LOVING MY BEST FRIENDS FIANCEE
*LOVING MY BEST* *FRIEND’S FIANCEE*
*8:30pm, Val’s APARTMENT*
*Queen narrates her side of the story*
‘’If only I had met you first’’ I heard him mutter as we shared an unplanned hug. I quickly pulled away from him, staring into his eyes as I composed myself, pretending to be uncomfortable with the hug we just shared. I could feel my nipples itch.
‘’Val we shouldn’t be getting too close. It’s getting unhealthy” I heard myself breathe. Deep down I wanted more than just that hug from him.
Val was a neighbor who moved into the compound the previous year. He was my girlfriend’s fiancé and I helped him secure the apartment which kind of made us close. He was a nice gentleman, charming and a good listener. Whenever I had problems with my computer, or any research stuff in the internet he had his way of helping out with a smile. Slowly and unintentionally I found myself getting too close to him that was necessary to the extent that I felt comfortable sharing most of my intimate secrets with him and he always kept them safe for me, a quality that’s lacking these days.
I enjoyed the evenings I spent with him. The stories, the plays, and care he showed me. Slowly and unexpectedly the affection started developing much more than it should which was so very wrong because he was engaged to a very nice lady who I valued like a sister.
I knew Val equally felt the same way I felt through his actions and with the way he looked at me most times and I knew if not for his fiancée we would have started a booming relationship. His hug that very evening was so unexpected, even though I liked the feeling, it proved all my suspicions.
‘’why did you make that comment?, are you having doubts about Clara?’’ I curiously asked.
‘’no not at all, just that sometimes I get confused. I love Clara. She hasn’t offended me in any way, but I’m beginning to feel something strong as well for you, which shouldn’t be. You are just her best friend. I don’t know. I’m sorry for what I just did’’ he confessed and apologized.
‘’I think distance is affecting your relationship with her. You guys should find a way to be closer’’ I softly advised.
‘’Queen you know she has a good job in UNTH Enugu as a nurse. We can’t afford her losing the job for my own selfishness. I can’t join her in Enugu either, because of the small job I’m managing here in Owerri’’ he explained.
‘’well I think it’s better we stop seeing each other frequently. Maybe once in a week should be better, so we don’t end up making a mistake’’ I suggested while he held me strongly. I felt his touch, the heat of passion between us, and the fire in our eyes, the burning desire between us was so much intense. I loved this guy, I wanted him for myself but I couldn’t betray my friend, I couldn’t betray myself. I was better than that but I just couldn’t explain what was happening inside of me. I quickly tried to free myself from his grasp but he held tighter. This time my underwear was wet with my fluid.
‘’I have to go. Goodnight’’ I breathed without moving an inch; he closed in one more time and kissed me hotly. I had never felt how I felt that moment all my life. I wanted him but it was wrong, this wasn’t supposed to happen.
All hell soon broke loose.
I found myself on the floor as he kissed and undressed me; I managed to beg him to stop without struggling with him or pushing him away. I was only wet with desire. I needed him just as much as he needed me. My whole body was on fire.
‘’why are you doing this Val?’’ I asked as I felt him gently penetrate me, sending a surge of current inside me. I couldn’t control myself any longer. I moaned out loud, encouraging him with my outburst. That moment the consequence of what we were doing was so far from our heads. It was as if we were the only two people in the world. It was so sweet, so heavenly, so wondrous.
It was a long ride through Sodom and Gomorrah , finally everywhere soon became quiet as we laid exhausted beside each other.
‘’I guess you are happy now?’’ I managed to ask him as I gathered my strength.. I pretended to be hurt with what he just did, trying to lay they whole blame on him.
‘’I’m so sorry Queen. I just couldn’t help myself’’ I heard him apologize while I sat up to dress.
‘’so what happens from now onwards huh?. You pretend like nothing happened and continue your relationship with your fiancée?’’ I asked. He looked genuinely worried.
‘’please it’s better we stay away from each other. You have finally gotten what you always wanted. Good night’’ I uttered with a slightly raised voice as I walked out of his apartment, expecting him to come after me but he didn’t.
Yes I enjoyed the passionate moment we shared but at the same time deeply hurt and displeased with myself. I felt so cheap, so hurt and so ashamed of myself. I couldn’t imagine how I would face him the next day. I couldn’t imagine how I would look my friend in the face when she shows up. My soul was lost but my body totally satisfied.
*LOVING MY BEST* *_FRIEND’S FIANCEE_*
*Queen’s side of the story continues*
I managed to avoid Val the next day and the rest of the week. He too didn’t bother checking up on me and I couldn’t help but wonder if all he wanted from me was the sex he just got or if he actually cared about me like he said. Of course I was greatly surprised he never bothered to check up on me, not even a single call or message from him showed up on my phone.
It’s pointless describing the state of my mind that moment. I just wasn’t reasoning well and it was best I stayed away from him even though it was hurting to know that he wasn’t making any effort to get in touch with me.
Weekend soon approached with the event I so much dreaded. Clara arrived town in her usual lively spirit, trying to involve me in all her plans. I managed to avoid her on Friday she arrived town but on Saturday morning, she showed up at my apartment. I had no choice but to reluctantly let her in after allowing her to bang on my door for several minutes.
‘’don’t tell me you are still sleeping by this time’’ she asked as she walked in. I forced out a smile.
‘’you look somehow, is it stress or sleep?’’ She asked inquisitively as I shook my head.
‘’anyway Val told me you took good care of him as usual. Thanks dearie, at least knowing you are close by settles my mind even when I don’t show up for weeks. I know he can never misbehave or carry any woman under your watchful eyes’’ she joked. I forced out a smile.
‘’guess what? We are going to see Mercy Johnson’s latest movie and yes you are coming along with us. So if you have any plans for today better cancel them for me’’ she poured out happily. I just didn’t know what to say at that moment. My conscience was hurting, the idea of staying close to Val again was frightening, my composure was so in disarray.
‘’I hope all is well?’’ I heard her ask one more time. I nodded with a forced smile.
‘’yes of course there is something else I wish to seek your advise on?’’ she suddenly added, drawing up my curiosity.
‘’is it wise getting pregnant for Val before white wedding?. He’s insisting I get pregnant before any other thing is done since he has already done the introduction but you know I have always been against getting pregnant before wedlock. I have always preached against it and now I’m facing a similar situation’’ she opened up.
‘’well if he’s ready to go ahead with the wedding plans as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed. As in he’s ready to get married within one month of confirmation. I don’t think it’s a bad idea. Nobody will notice’’ I managed to advice.
‘’I don’t know. I’m not comfortable with the condition’’ she shrugged.
Seeing a movie with Val and Clara by my side was one of the most uncomfortable experience I had ever been in. the movie was an interesting one but my heart kept pounding all through that I regretted accepting to go out with them. I just had to because of my friend. I just had to behave like I used to in order for her not to notice the tension between her fiancée and i. Clara was a very sensitive lady and I knew any mistake from my part could send her curiosity high. Val in his own part acted as if all was well. He managed to even compliment my outfit and with his behavior, no one would ever suspect we had sex a couple of days ago. Men could be deceptive no matter how innocent they looked. I felt sorry for Clara, a part of me wanted to open up to her but I needed no telling that it was suicidal. What I did was an unforgivable sin no lady would ever take. Notwithstanding the situation, I still secretly yearned for him, much to my disgust I wanted to experience the feeling I had days back one more time.
In summary I felt disgusted over the sin I committed but couldn’t help but want the feeling once again, just like an addict. If only I had a boyfriend at that stage perhaps I wouldn’t be feeling how I felt but my last relationship left a terrible taste in my mouth, I never knew I was dating a married man till three months into the relationship and since then had kept all my male friends and admirers at arm’s length till Val’s temptation.
After the movie as we left the cinema, Clara excused us to go to the ladies room, leaving Val and I together. I tried my best to keep cool.
‘’I hope you feel better now?. I just had to stay away so you could have your moment, cool down and let what happened between us settle’’ I heard him say softly. I looked away, saying nothing to him.
‘’am I still free to call, text and check up on you occasionally?’’ he asked. I said nothing.
‘’I know I did wrong and I’m so sorry. Just say the word and I will never bother you anymore unless Clara is around’’ he pleaded. I still said nothing. He smiled.
‘’your silence means I’m free to check up on you’’ he added after some seconds of silence between us. I still said nothing. Perhaps it would have been the right moment to shut him out of my life, to tell him to keep his distance but I didn’t.
‘’Clara is leaving tomorrow, I will come over to your place as soon as she leaves. I really want us to sort this thing out’’ he added. I still said no word.
The next day, *just like he promised, at exactly 3pm the next day, *I heard a knock on *my door and it was no other person but VAL and I let him in.
The feeling was growing, the passion*** getting higher and the fire inside of my privates getting hotter. Who else to be blamed but Val. . He was taking advantage of my urges and getting careless with everything.
We both deserved each other and Clara deserved someone better. I soon started having ideas.
How do I expose Val to save my friend while appearing innocent and finally cornering him for myself afterwards??
I thought of how best to expose my affair with Val without implicating myself and couldn’t find any reasonable way. I was in love with Val, I wasn’t reasoning appropriately but then I equally realized he wasn’t making any future plans for me. It was all about the sex and nothing else. He was still very much strongly committed to Clara and the more their commitment to each other grew I couldn’t help but develop a strange kind of resentment for my friend.
Days soon grew into weeks and our illicit affair continued with Val sleeping with me every other night. I soon got used to his presence, his caresses, his lips and his foreplay. He was go good at everything. Every night by night he took me through the current of great o—-m most especially when he worked on my pussy with his lips. It was always a screaming session for me as he licked, s—-d and bit down there while I sang his praises over and over.
Which woman would want to leave such guy? Definitely not an emotional woman like me.
*LOVING MY BEST* *FRIEND’S FIANCEE*
Which woman would want to leave such guy? Definitely not an emotional woman like me.
‘’what exactly is your plan for me?’’ I asked him one fateful evening as we lay exhausted in each other’s arms.
‘’plan? I don’t understand’’ he muttered, upsetting me for the very first time in our relationship. At least he could have pretended to have something no matter how strange for me.
‘’you are engaged to my friend and sleeping with me. Are you not supposed to have plans for me?’’ I pushed further. He drew back and kept quiet.
‘’answer me Val’’ I demanded quickly, expecting him to say something calming, even if he never meant them.
‘’well you knew I was with Clara before we got together. I really don’t know the plans you want me to make for you. Is it money you need?’’ he stammered, irritating me further with his choice of wrong words.
‘’I guess that’s it. I’m nothing but a sexmate. But you know I’m bigger than that. I just have to accept one of the guys disturbing me and start my own relationship since you are now taking me for granted’’ I threatened and stood up. I noticed his face thicken as if my words got the best part of him. However he quickly relaxed and smiled.
‘’come on Queen you know I won’t like seeing you with any other guy. I will feel bad and jealous. I can’t stand it. I don’t know what I can do to set things right’’ he softly stammered.
‘’there’s nothing you can do. it’s over’’ I threatened and walked away from him for the second time in our relationship. I made up my mind that very night to accept Chidi, a gentleman banker who had been on my neck for the past three months.
Chidi was very different from Val, he wasn’t a bad guy, he hardly joked nor made me smile, he was always serious with everything he did and equally a strong Christian. He never really saw himself as a born-again per say but never joked with his church either.
Chidi was a good husband material but never for once made me desire him, he was ready to get married as quickly as possible and after doing my own investigations about him, I found out he was so very real and not in any way fake like my previous relationship. He was a necessity I needed due to my current situation. I felt I could get myself to love him.
Unfortunately, just like every bad habit, Val and I couldn’t control our feelings and it was just a matter of days before we were back to our illicit affair. I enjoyed what he did to my body and I guess he enjoyed the soundtrack I gave him.
And so in summary I was sleeping with Val while dating Chidi . And so it continued till the day I saw Val’s wedding invitation card. Apparently he finally agreed to wed Clara without first getting her pregnant and never for once informed me of his plans till Clara showed up with the news and card.
That same evening Chidi took me out for dinner and afterwards we ended up in his house. I had to accept spending the night in his house that very night because I couldn’t bear spending the night in my apartment, knowing that Clara and Val are just a distance away probably having sex. I couldn’t bear the thought and so had to spend the evening with Chidi in order to remain sane.
Yet no matter how hard I tried, I just *couldn’t stop thinking of what Val and Clara could be doing at that moment, however Chidi soon distracted me when I felt* his hand on my boob as he softly kissed me. *It was his first time of trying to get intimate with me. i didn’t kiss him back but didn’t stop him* as well. In no time I saw him struggling to take off his clothes and mine. *The next minute he was already inside me. No foreplay, no licking of my pussy, nothing.* Just straight to action and in the next five minutes was done, leaving me totally unimpressed and disappointed.
*Val’s side of the story*
I really *loved Clara with great passion. She was the kind of woman I wanted as a wife. She had a good* job, well mannered, *educated and from a religious family, A right woman to be the mother of my kids. Queen on the other hand was sexiness refined, she was* so hot and irresistible. Whenever I was with her all my hormones lit up with so much force. She was fun and fire to be with and sure I so much enjoyed her company and everything it came with but deep down I very much knew I was walking into a dangerous path. But no matter how much I tried to resist and hold back my urges, I found myself addicted the more. I badly wanted to stop the illicit affair but I always found myself *going back again and again *till it got dangerously difficult to stop. Yes I really felt so ashamed* of the whole thing to the extent that I couldn’t even confide in any of my friends about it.
Queen’s sudden relationship with Chidi however was something I never expected so soon from her but couldn’t do anything *about it no matter how bad I felt. I knew I had no choice than to encourage it as long as she still allowed me to have* my way with her. It was just a bizarre love triangle and sometimes I do wonder how it would all end. I felt maybe once I get married and take my vows I would end my romance with Queen.
Now my wedding date is out and almost everything *is ready without any hitch but one thing I knew for certain was that a cheat will always be a cheat even when married and nothing* lasts forever.
*Three weeks to Val’s wedding*
*Queen’s side of the story continues”
This fateful Friday morning I woke up on Val’s bed with an evil smile. Clara was supposed to visit that same day to spend the weekend with him and for the first time an evil idea came into my head, something I had been searching for a very long time. And it wasn’t just an ordinary idea but a plan that could finally put distrust in Clara’s head without giving myself away and what other way to achieve it all than leaving behind my pant under Val’s mattress with the intention that my friend would get to see it when washing his bed sheets like she normally does whenever she visits.
‘’ But if Clara should break up with Val would I actually benefit from it? Wouldn’t he be mad at me as well??’’ I couldn’t help but wonder but then the thought of putting tension between the two lovers surpassed every other fear.
Val was still heavily asleep as I dressed up that fateful morning and so it was so easy to leave behind my pant as I retrieved my clothes where we tossed them the previous night as we made love. I couldn’t help but smile in satisfaction for coming up with such a brilliant plan after really giving up on how to put the two love beds in tension. Of course I was the last person Clara would ever suspect and I even had this believe she would open up to me about the discovery. My only prayer was for her to be watchful enough to see the pant.
I left for my apartment later that morning, prepared and went to my hair salon as I hopefully waited for my plan to mature. I just couldn’t wait and oh yes the rest of the day went uneventful till the next morning when Clara showed up in my apartment with a colored face. I smiled deep down as I welcomed her in. I needed no telling that she had discovered my trap.
‘’you look so shaken up dear, what’s wrong’’ I asked as I curiously let my friend in. she quietly sat down, kept quiet for few seconds before asking the question that confirmed the success of my plans.
‘’are you sure you haven’t been seeing Val with any woman lately? I just need the truth. Be open to me as a friend’’ she begged. I shook my head.
‘’no I haven’t seen him with any lady. Is there a problem?’’ I asked
‘’did any of his female relatives come over lately?’’ she asked further. I shrugged
‘’ I haven’t seen any lady visit, unless of course the person came during working hours when I wasn’t around to notice’’ I answered calmly. She kept quiet again.
‘’if you suspect your fiancée is cheating on you but haven’t actually caught him in the act, would you marry him?’’ she suddenly asked. I drew back and scoffed
‘’you already know my history with guys and I’m not really in the best position to advice you but if I should suspect my fiancée without actually catching him red-handed, I will simply wait to be sure of everything instead of rushing to wed him. But I hope all is well??’’ I replied and asked. She shrugged and held her head.
‘’’I don’t just know. My head is simply aching me’’ she answered without actually telling me the reason for her questions but I already knew. After some minutes of silence she got up and left my apartment. I never bothered to force her to open up to me.
Later that same morning soon after Clara left for Val’s apartment, Val showed up at my door, breathing furiously. I never expected him to show up so soon, not with Clara still very much around.
‘’you have finally done it. Thanks so much’’ he barked. I pretended to be surprised as I blocked him from entering my apartment.
‘’what’s the matter?’’ I managed to ask, infuriating him the more with my question. Instantly, *he slapped me with the pant I left in his room the previous morning, shocking me with his action. I staggered backwards with shock as the pant fell on* the floor.
Before I could even compose myself to say anything, I noticed him instantly step on the pant with that same quick movement he used in hitting me while Clara showed up behind him at that exact moment.
I really couldn’t tell how much she saw at that moment or what she even noticed. I couldn’t even understand why Val had to come to my room with Clara still very much around or even if it was his own plan and way of getting back to me.
‘’ Or did Clara just surprise the both of us?’’ I wondered as my eyes fell on Val’s feet which cleverly covered every single part of my pant he stepped on.
So here was Clara standing behind us still looking visibly angry while I stood defiantly wondering what the next move would be. I couldn’t tell what was in Val’s mind, I couldn’t tell what was in Clara’s mind. I couldn’t even tell if the two were in it together or they were both as surprised to find each other at my door post as I was.
: LOVING MY BEST *FRIEND’S FIANCEE*
*Queen’s side of the story continues*
Clara just stared at us for some seconds, hissed and returned back to Val’s apartment where she supposedly came from without saying anything to any of us. I really couldn’t understand anything at that moment. I just was stunned and in disbelief. Val slowly stepped away from the pant, pointing angrily at me.
‘’no matter what happens between Clara and i, just know that whatever we had is over. I can’t believe I was this stupid’’ he barked and returned to his apartment. I heaved a sigh of relief as I wondered if I actually achieved anything with the little stunt I pulled or if I really behaved stupidly. I simply decided to wait and see for myself as days progressed.
But unfortunately, Val meant every word he said and really started avoiding me as if I had an infections disease. He wouldn’t even return my greetings talk more of inviting me over like he used to do. Clara on her own part left that same day she discovered my pant and I couldn’t get myself to call her to know the status of things between her and Val because I didn’t know what she knew at that point in time since Val wasn’t talking to me anymore, I just had no choice than to keep to myself and bloat over the unfortunate stunt I pulled.
By the following week however I realized that my period was about two weeks late which was never part of my plan and on going for a test discovered that I was with child, something I never bargained on at that period of my life. By my calculation I couldn’t even determine who was responsible for the little baby in me between Val and Chidi. I couldn’t help but get upset because I was too big to make such mistake and had always calculated and kept to my safe period whenever having unprotected sex with any of them.
I had to tell Val first even though I knew I might not achieve much with the news but I had this strong feeling he was the one responsible due to the fact that he had more rounds with me than I ever had with Chidi. It was so unfortunate i found myself in such situation and never for once did getting rid of it ever cross my mind.
‘’and so what do you want me to do huh?’’ Val asked with lack of interest when I finally managed to get in touch with him.
‘’how am I even sure you are pregnant for real?’’ he asked further. I bit my lips and kept quiet. It was pointless trying to reason with him. Our little romance was over and now it seemed as if I looked like an old haggard woman before him.
‘’I didn’t come to ask for anything from you. I just came to inform you’’ I managed to stammer. He scoffed.
‘’listen Queen, I’m still getting married to Clara. Nothing is ever going to stop it. I don’t know what you are trying to achieve with this new information. I thought we understood ourselves. I thought we were just having fun and nothing else? How about Chidi’’ he poured out nervously. I simply smiled and walked away from him. I was close to tears but it was pointless crying over what I helped create for myself.
That same very evening, Chidi showed up at my apartment from work and I told him about the pregnancy. He was so filled with excitement and hugged me joyfully.
‘’it’s time you meet my family so we could do the right thing as soon as possible’’ he proclaimed while I smiled and nodded in agreement. He was really a nice guy but I never felt anything strong for him. He never deserved what he was getting from me but I made up my mind that moment to leave behind my past and make him the happiest man on earth.
With swift energy I grabbed him, pushed him down on my sofa, undressed him, and then slowly s—-d him before riding him, grinding my waist over his thing as I sent him to Pluto.
Three days later I met his family and a date for our introduction was fixed.
*Val’s side of the story continues*
The discovery of Queen’s pant in my room by Clara as she took my bed sheet for laundry was something that left me totally speechless and shocked. The shock and disbelief in her face that morning was something till this day I’m still yet to find the right words to describe. She screamed with disbelief as she held up the pant while I swallowed hard praying for it to be nothing but a dream but alas it wasn’t a dream and was as real as ever.
I wasn’t prepared enough to offer a tangible explanation, but then what kind of explanation could I even give with the location of where she found the pant. I needed no telling that Queen had it all planned out. I never believed she would ever plant such evidence against me. I knew of course she left the pant there on purpose because if she actually misplaced it she would have informed me. I cursed her under my breath as I faced Clara’s fury. It really was the first time in our relationship she ever had such reason to suspect me. I just didn’t know what to say as I stared at the evidence before me.
‘’who forgot her pant in your room?’’ she barked.
‘’eeem I think it’s my cousin. she came two days ago for a professional exam and spent the night in my room while I slept in the other room because there isn’t any bulb in the other room and she had to read’’ I managed to lie even though I knew the lie was far from being perfect. She scoffed.
‘’of course I never expected you to own up. You have to find an unbelievable lie’’ she breathed. I stood up and went close to her, with the intention of holding her. She furiously pushed me backwards. I staggered. I couldn’t really believe it was all happening.
‘’I can call my cousin for you to *confirm’’ I managed to mutter. She shook her head, threw the pant at me and headed out of the bedroom. I *just couldn’t go after her; I was so much at* loss on what to do. I couldn’t help but mutter quick prayers to my creator begging him to give me* one more chance of redemption.
Few minutes later, I noticed Clara leave my apartment and I *suspected she went over to Queen’s place which infuriated me the more. Of course *there wasn’t any way* I could expose her friend without putting myself more in a mess. I vouched to deal with the silly girl. I couldn’t help but regret everything I did with her.*
Minutes later Clara returned to my *apartment and locked herself in the other room. I just couldn’t wait anymore to attack Queen.* I *quickly rushed to her room , not minding the risk and it was just a slight restraint that stopped me from hitting her with all my strength that fateful* morning. Fortunately for her though, *Clara surprised us at the nick of time almost discovering the whole truth herself if not that I was quick enough to hide the* pant with my foot.
Clara left my apartment that same morning without giving me chance to make up with her and never did she pick my calls till I had to rush down to Enugu to see her and was so surprised to find her so cool and *relaxed. She even welcomed me into her apartment without any scene, leaving me totally uncomfortable with her action.
‘’see Val *you and I know the pant I saw in your room wasn’t your cousin’s* . yes I’m angry you *brought another woman into your place but I’m more angry because of your lies and how you tried to cover it up. Relationships are based on* trust and I can’t marry a man I don’t trust. I can’t be with someone that lies to my face’’ she explained as we sat down to talk.
‘’so is there no chance of setting things right?, how about our wedding? The invitations have been sent out. We have paid for a whole lot of things already” I managed to stammer
‘’you should have remembered all that before you decided to play your game. I feel more pain about all these than you because I’m a woman and age isn’t on my side that much. Nevertheless, I have left everything to God and asked him for a sign if he wants our wedding to proceed or not’’ she summarized, leaving me totally faint hearted.
I left Enugu early the next day as a defeated man. I didn’t achieve much with the trip and I really didn’t understand what she meant by leaving everything to God and waiting for his sign. At that moment I couldn’t tell if our wedding could still hold or not.
However I didn’t get to wait much because at exactly four days to the wedding date, Clara fell mysteriously sick to the extent that she was admitted in the hospital and as the doctors battled to save her life, couldn’t really offer a tangible explanation over what was exactly wrong with her.
‘’was it GOD’S sign or another of Queen’s plan?’’ I couldn’t help but wonder.
Our wedding never held on the scheduled date and as for queen, I was totally shocked to hear about her marriage with Chidi just few weeks later with my baby in her stomach.
*LOVING MY BEST* *FRIEND’S FIANCEE*
*Val’s side of the story continues*
Clara finally *recovered after spending agonizing weeks at the hospital but unfortunately for me our *relationship never recovered and right from the moment* she was discharged started avoiding me. I couldn’t really believe* a woman would abandon her man and wedding plans just because of a singular mistake from her man. It was *something so very incomprehensible.
I had seen friends who their girlfriends caught in the act yet their relationships never ended. Why* was mine so different? I couldn’t help but wonder over and over.
As days *progressed I found relief in drinking and started drinking heavily. It was as if my life was already over. I just didn’t know where to start or how* to go about things. Well at least I will soon be a father. I always consoled myself with the thought and yes about Queen, I decided to pay her a visit and see how she would receive me.
On that fateful Thursday afternoon I showed up at her salon, smiling sheepishly. She was so shocked to see me. It was very obvious with the way she froze as her eyes fell on me. She quickly left her salon and joined me outside.
‘’what brings you to my salon Val. I’m really surprised’’ she managed to mutter as she scanned me with her eyes.
‘’I came to see how you and my baby is doing’’ I answered. She scoffed.
‘’which baby?’’ she asked
‘’the one you told me before your wedding’’ I answered quickly.
‘’well I’m sorry; it was something I made up back then. You can see I’m happily married and any child I have now belongs to my husband’’ she softly explained. This time it was my turn to scan her with my eyes. She still looked as sexy as she used to. Evil thoughts quickly flew into my head.
‘’you ruined my relationship with Clara, what makes you feel I will allow you to keep yours huh?’’ I asked. She kept quiet.
‘’I have a *whole lot of reasons to destroy your marriage. At least I can come to claim your first child and even if I’m not actually the father the dust it will create will be enough to end your marriage’’ I threatened.
‘’Chidi is very loving and understanding. My marriage can never fail’’ she tried to argue faintly.
‘’that’s your business’’ I scoffed
‘’so what is it you want? I know you didn’t come here only to threaten me’’ she asked. I smiled.
‘’well since I’m no longer in any relationship at the moment. We can continue from where we stopped. If you can come to my place this evening for us to have a good time and you make me happy, I promise not to do anything that will ruin your marriage’’ I proposed. She kept quiet as she pondered over my proposition.
‘’this evening’’ I said once again, smiled and left her without waiting for a reply. It was a proposition I felt she would take and yes as for me I really didn’t have anything in mind yet for her only that I needed a woman that moment to satisfy my urge.
*Queen’s side of the story*
My wedding went swiftly as planned even though it was a very low key wedding due *to the fact that we didn’t have much time for something much more robust. I was happy things settled the way it went without much drama. I equally was happy that Clara never actually found* out that I was responsible for the tension between her and her fiancée. I even paid her some visits at the hospital and she never for once confronted me over anything.
Slowly I began to forget my relationship with Val as I learned to manage my husband and concentrate on other things. To be frank I regretted the *role I played in destroying my friend’s relationship because I was carried away by sex and I never knew Val still remembered me till the afternoon he showed up at my salon* with his threats.
I knew I had *to comply to keep his mouth shut because he was nothing but a broken animal that was looking for someone to drag down with him. I knew he meant every threat he* *made and I knew he had nothing to lose at this stage. I regretted ever telling him about the* pregnancy. It really was one of the so many mistakes I made.
Later that evening, I called my *husband to tell him that I would be coming home late due to a home service I was going to render to a customer. Afterwards I proceeded to Val’s house with a pounding heart because* I really didn’t know what to expect in his place.
Val welcomed me with a smile as soon as I showed up at his door, ushered me in and served me a drink. I just was very nervous as I took his drink. Of course I no longer trusted him. He could even be setting me up for all I know.
Minutes later, he came close to me, caressed my shoulder and slowly reached for my breast. I never resisted him. If that was all he needed, I had no problem giving in to him.
Few minutes later we were in his room where he did to me what he knew how best to do. I couldn’t stop myself from screaming out as he licked and knacked me with great abandon, front and back, igniting my whole body with fire.
‘’I want you to make me a promise’’ I demanded from Val in one of the evenings I spent in his place.
‘’what do you want?’’ he asked curiously.
‘’that you will never attempt to break up my marriage’’ I solemnly demanded. He quickly shrugged.
‘’I won’t have any reason to do that as long as we are cool together’’ he answered while I looked away with a bit of disappointment. Yes it was fun hanging out discreetly with him but I needed no telling that our affair won’t last long. I had this feeling that ‘once my pregnancy becomes advanced and I stop visiting him that he would start acting funny’. Moreover there wasn’t any way my mind would ever be at peace with him at the corner.
‘’well I promise not only to be giving you sex from now on-wards but I will now be cooking and washing for you as well whenever I have the strength. So please don’t ever think of betraying me’’ I offered. He giggled and kissed me.
‘’my dear I will never try to betray you’’ he promised but Deep down all I now thought of was nothing but how to get rid of him. I really had to do something fast but no idea came to my head apart from poisoning him.
‘’But how do I go about it without raising suspicion?’’ I wondered faintly.
Two days later I nervously approached a very popular ‘herbal’ seller in my area everyone knew by the name BABA. According to stories I heard about him, he had herbal drink for any type of problem. Snake bite, gonorrhea in fact everything and I felt perhaps if I could tell him that I needed to poison someone after stating my reasons he might help me. It was a risk I felt was worthy to take.
I waited at his small shop till his last customer left before first narrating my problem to him. He patiently listened till I landed on what I needed from him. He nodded and stared at me for few more minutes without saying anything, which got me very nervous as I wondered if he would help me or not. Opening up to him was a calculated risk and I made sure I painted a very nice pitiable picture for him. I told him ‘’I’m a pregnant married woman whose ex is threatening to sleep with even with my condition because of a mistake I made by telling him of my pregnancy *before getting married. I told him any day I would stop sleeping with him that my ex could* *end up breaking my home and making my child a bastard. I explained that my ex was a very bad man keen on ruining my marriage by coming for the child he earlier abandoned which he isn’t* even keen of raising if he should have him’’.
‘’well I thought for Igbo people, once a bride price is paid on a woman’s head, any fruit from her belongs to her husband?’’ Baba finally queried.
‘’I don’t know about tradition. I don’t even want my child to be a subject of controversy. I want him to have a happy home’’ I insisted breathlessly.
‘’can you pay two hundred thousand naira for a concoction?’’ he finally asked, settling my nervousness with his demand even though his price was outrageously high.
‘’two hundred thousand naira is too high BABA. Please collect fifty thousand naira from me’’ I pleaded, infuriating him with my bargain.
‘’woman I ordinarily don’t do this. I only listened because of your condition. I don’t like seeing children from broken homes because I grew up in one. The concoction I intend giving you is something that’s untraceable once you mix it in his drink, especially fruit juice, the one you process at home. No doctor can ever discover anything from his blood. It will slowly destroy his immune system and all his organs without him noticing till it’s too late. Death is swift once it gets fatal. So if you can’t pay one hundred and fifty thousand naira just forget it and leave my office’’ he explained further. I knew I couldn’t argue with him. I hastily nodded in agreement because he had exactly what I needed. Yes I never intended being a murderer but I had to protect my unborn child.
The next evening I brought Baba’s money and he prepared an odorless liquid for me.
‘’if you can get to blend orange or any fruit to make a fruit juice, just add the content half shot of whisky cup for a medium sized water bottle. By the time he finishes it, send him more and more. By the time you are due to deliver you will see the result’’ he explained while I smiled in contentment.
The next evening, I paid Val a visit with my Greek gift. A very sweet home made juice to buy his heart as I claimed to him. He was so surprised and happy that I would care so much as to take my time to make such juice for him
‘’yes dear I’m doing all these so that by the time I have my baby you won’t try to act smart’’ I told him truthfully but he misinterpreted my words and smiled happily as I safely kept the drink in his fridge.
: LOVING MY BEST *FRIEND’S FIANCEE*
EPISODE 6 (FINALE)
*Val’s side of the story continues from the next day after Queen’s last visit to his apartment*
I never really expected Queen to leave herself completely *for me the way she did after I threatened her and since I had nothing to lose at that moment enjoyed every attention she gave me. She* even offered cooking and *washing for me, something I never requested but then I understood her reason for all* the gesture. She badly wanted to save her marriage *and was willing to do anything to see it through. *Fighting with me or opening up to her husband would be a very bad move* from her part which she knew and the best choice was making me happy while I satisfied her in return.
I checked my time which displayed *6:30pm; I breathed deeply as I recounted every single thing that* had happened so far between Queen and I. It *really wasn’t a very pleasant memory but an eventful one. I did things I regretted, things that ruined* me and things that got me in my current situation. I couldn’t even imagine how Clara was living her life without me. I couldn’t imagine her falling in love with someone else. I really messed up big time.
With a sigh I slowly headed *to my fridge to fetch the fruit juice Queen brought for me the previous evening. I hadn’t touched it since she left it for me and I felt my lonely evening was a ** good moment to have a good drink. As I opened the fridge, I heard a knock on the door. I quickly shut the fridge and hastily went to check who could* be knocking by that hour.
I couldn’t believe my eyes with who I **saw. The person standing at my door by that very hour was Clara. I was so speechless* , so shocked and so surprised.
‘’you won’t let me in huh?’’ I heard her say softly, bringing me out of my shock with her words.
‘’oh my God’’ I couldn’t help but scream. I never prayed for her visit, I never asked God for such miracle yet he found me worthy of such.
She slowly walked in and sat on one of my single chairs while I sat on the other one as I scanned her with my eyes. She really appeared to have added a bit of weight and different. Of course I already lost count of days I last saw her. I had to give up on her when I noticed she was doing everything possible to stay away from me and living very far away helped her achieve it.
‘’I can’t believe you are here Clara. Let me get you something to drink first’’ I managed to mutter, as I got up. She softly smiled.
‘’I can’t believe I’m in your house either, anyway let’s talk first before anything’’ she replied, stopping me with her words.
‘’I’m *pregnant Val. I never wanted to tell you because of what you did. You broke my heart and after our* wedding couldn’t *hold because of my sickness, I felt maybe God wanted us to go our separate ways. But I have thought things through. I have consulted family and religious* people and everyone advised me to give you a second chance for the sake of my baby. I’m capable of being a single mother but I won’t like to deny my child any privilege. So I’m in your house with this question. Am I still welcome in your life? Are you ready to be a responsible man?’’ she asked, shocking me with every single word that escaped her lips. I felt cold shiver all over me as I rushed to her side.
‘’yes I’m ready. I have been so hopeless without you. Let’s rebuild all I destroyed. I beg of you’’ I prayed from my heart.
At that moment I was ready to forget everything about Queen, her pregnancy and whatever we had going. I was so ready to call her the next day and tell her to forget about me and face her marriage. I couldn’t lose this opportunity of having my life back with the woman I had always planned spending the rest of my life with.
‘’now we are done talking. You can now offer me something and I hope it’s special’’ she said playfully. I nodded with all happiness and headed to my fridge.
I quickly rushed to my fridge as if I had any quality wine inside. Luckily i heard Clara’s voice again.
‘’Val I know nothing is in your fridge. Just get me cold water please’’ she demanded sweetly, leaving more smiles on my lips. I obeyed her demand and served her water.
We spent the rest of the night discussing about life and the future. We never ate that night and I believe it was just the happiness that was too much for any other thing.
Clara headed back to Enugu the next day, leaving me a very happy and fulfilled man. I wasted no time in meeting Queen and settling issues with her. We ended everything we had going that very day. I returned home and disposed her food and the drink she made for me. I had to remove everything about her from my life in order to move on with the second chance life gave me.
*Queen’s side of the story continues*
My conscience never gave me any piece of mind after I left the poison in Val’s fridge. I was so scared and nervous.
‘’will everything work out without giving me away?. Will I be able to live the rest of my life with such guilt? What if it fails?, what if Val finds out?’’ I wondered over and over. I couldn’t even sleep.
Two days after, I got a call from Val, his tone sounded so different and my heart froze.
‘’hey can we see today?. It’s very urgent’’ he asked quickly.
‘’sure of course, Should I come over to your house this evening?’’ I asked.
‘’no I will stop by at your shop around 10am and wait for you in my car’’ he answered, leaving me more confused as ever .
To cut the long story short, I didn’t have to wait for long before I found out the reason he so urgently wanted to see me.
‘’Clara is back and with my child. We have gotten back together’’ he announced excitedly as soon as I joined him in his car that fateful morning. I could see very clearly how happy he was.
‘’I just came to tell you that whatever we have currently should end. Clara is back for real and still your friend since she never discovered anything. So I would like us to face our various families and forget whatever happened in the past. I have nothing against you anymore and I want you also not to have anything against me. You can have your child peacefully and enjoy life with your husband. I believe we will continue seeing each other, though this time as family friends’’ he offered while I breathed deeply, shrugged in resignation and nodded.
‘’I’m happy for you Val. I wish you the best’’ I congratulated him.
Minutes later, I watched him drive away. I couldn’t get myself to ask him about the poisoned drink I gave him but then I remembered Baba saying that the poison would only work when taken over a length of time and only a bottle wouldn’t be enough to kill him. I prayed for his welfare as I regretted the money I wasted procuring the poison.
Few weeks later Clara and Val had a quiet wedding with few guests. Our two families remained family friends till this day. But unfortunately for me, I lost my baby at the point of delivery. I had a still birth and I never questioned God about it because he knew his reasons.
I still remember as Val and I exchanged glances as he visited me at the hospital with his wife. I could bet I saw a bit of joy in his eyes. The only thing that could have bound us forever was gone and we were forever free from it all. I could have killed him to keep my secret. He could have been long death if not for God’s favor. I could have been a murderer. I was lucky to get my relationship and life back in the end.
But friends whenever you are engaged or in a very serious relationship desist from any temptation that could hurt your relationship, it’s never worth it and never ends well no matter how sweet it looks in the beginning. And dear ladies, please use your head whenever a guy tries to tempt you no matter how you feel towards him. Most times when things go wrong we the women carry the most blame. Sometimes you see a beautiful girl full of life commit suicide and you never would believe what led her to it.