The Painful Pleasure (TPP)
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“What exactly was Moji doing? Why on earth will she ignore my invite? The Moji I know will never do such a thing to me.” I felt so dejected I sat at a spot in the department. As I was thinking about the whole thing, I just heard a voice. “Sorry I’m late”. It was Moji. I was really happy to see her. I had missed her so much. In fact, when I saw her, she appeared prettier than ever. “What was wrong with me all the while? How come I’ve not been able to see such a beautiful damsel for so long? What exactly was covering my eyes?” I thought to myself.
“Sorry I couldn’t go to class with you today. I felt a bit weak this morning. It was when I got better that I texted you because I really want to see you”. Moji said. When I heard her say that she really wanted to see me, I thought to myself. “Maybe I’m right after all, maybe she is as attracted to me as I am to her”. We started the whole conversation fully. . .
Me: Moji, about Sandra, I think. . .
Moji: (cuts in) No, don’t do that. You don’t need it. That’s the more reason why we need to talk. We are very close, in fact, we are like siblings. We talk about everything, but we hardly talk about our love life. . .
Me: Moji, just listen to me, I can’t afford not to tell you this now. Sandra isn’t my girl friend. The affair started when I had issues with church and God. That was when I went to the bar, got drunk, and before I knew it, I was naked on the bed with her.
Moji: (Covering her mouth with both hands) You slept with her?
Me: Not once, not twice, not thrice. I did it several times. She bought that Samsung phone for me. I’m so tired of the whole affair. I’ve been trying to tell you but I didn’t have the courage to. The day I finally summoned courage to tell you, that was when my mum got sick, and we had to go home. I tried to tell you the other day too, but Sandra came and ruined the whole thing. Moji, please get it right, I have nothing to do with Sandra. She is in my past, and I’m trying to correct everything. Please all I need is your support.
Moji: (Confused) You had issues with church and God? So that’s the next thing to do? Sleep with that useless, saucy, good-for-nothing lady? Dapo, if you love that girl it’s cool. You don’t have to deny her. She’s your girlfriend.
Me: Moji, believe me. I never liked that girl once. It was just a mistake. It really wasn’t my will. Moji you’ve always believed in me. Please believe me this time. Sandra is nothing but a slut. I’m sure she has so many guys like that in her life. She is just a selfish girl that thinks she can get whatever she wants.
Moji: Hmmmm, I believe you. So what is the way forward?
Me: Thank you. The mistake I made is that I could have bluntly refused her yesterday. But she is crazy, she can even hit you. I just had to play along and. . .
Moji: Please spare me all that story. What is the way forward.
Me: I told her I’m done with her yesterday, she told me that I should pay her back every dime she has spent on me. Else I’m going no where. Including the money for the phone.
Moji: Wow! That’s serious. You are in serious mess. So, like how much are we talking about?
Me: The phone is 65,000 Naira, but she said plus everything she has done for me, she will take a whole of hundred thousand Naira.
Moji: Hundred thousand Naira? Does she want to buy a land? Wait Dapo, did you ask for all those things before she bought it for you?
Me: No, in fact that’s what I told her. She did everything on her own will. That’s a good point. Maybe I shouldn’t give her a dime. After all, I didn’t force her to do any of those.
Moji: Dapo, we can’t do that. That girl is capable of doing anything. Let’s give her whatever she asks for.
Me: Moji, stop saying ‘we’ I put myself in this, I’m going to come out of it. I can’t afford to disturb you this time. It’s my mess, let me just clean it.
Moji: How would you say such a thing, didn’t I promise to be always there for you? You share my brother’s (Younger cousin’s) name. You are just like my twin brother. We will pull through all these together. Just relax.
Me: Thank you so much Moji, how will I thank you enough? I really do appreciate you
Moji: But there’s a problem.
Me: A problem? What’s that?
Moji: I don’t have up to hundred thousand in my account right now. I don’t have more than 60.
Me: Don’t worry Moji, I will find the rest.
Moji: You and I know that you don’t have that money, and you don’t have a source through which you can get that money.
Me: I hate to admit, but I really do not have any means.
Moji: Don’t worry, I’ll just call my boyfriend, maybe I can get some money from him
Me: Boyfriend?!. . .
What next? Was she serious or Joking? Find out in Episode 35