I stared at Eric and he look pretty serious with Jeffery being a good person.
Well, who wouldn’t defended his friend?
I will do that if it was Andrew anyways!
” I remember the first day we met, you know with my small statue, I was being bullied by a group of boys and he came to my rescue ”
” He beat them up without knowing what I did to them so after then, I decided to make friends with him and he ignored me ”
” I didn’t give up, I believed he’s that way for a reason. No friends, nothing, just him alone all the time ”
He paused and chuckled! Well, I think I am finding this interesting and I agree with him.
Was there something that happened to him in the past that makes him hate people?
” I believe it was insecurities, he was having insecurities and people like that find it hard to trust people ”
” I drew a plan of making him free with me and trust me, it worked after two months. We became friends”
” Despite that, he talks less , we barely engage in a long conversation. Each time I visit him, he is always alone with his book and on his bed ”
” I tried all I could to see through him and all I see was a broken guy with pure hatred for people and less trust, it didn’t happen because he wanted to ”
He paused and chuckled again.
” He was going through a lot at that moment as a teen. I can’t tell you the story, he will do that himself but believe me Alexa, whatever he does is out of the anger that has been in him from scratch ”
I stared at him trying to process everything he just said.
And what did he mean by he will tell me himself? I shove the thought away, it’s unimportant.
Too much information but I was still curious to know more. What made him that way?
” is that why he hates me too?” I finally asked.
Instead of him to answer, he started laughing confusing me than I already am.
What’s funny about what I just asked?
” Yours is different Alexa, he doesn’t hate you ”
If he doesn’t then…
” Why all the punishments?.”
I asked blinking my eyes innocently..
” That’s definitely because he likes you, seeing you with another man hurts, knowing that you have kids hurts. He likes you Alexa, so much and I believe you are the only one that can make him better again”
Wait !! What?
” Bro?” Edna called as I badged into her room.
” Where the hell did you keep your phone huh? I have been calling you since forever ” I said a little angry and she gasped.
She rushed to her bed side to check her phone.
” Oh my God! I am sorry Jeff, one dumbo was disturbing my cellphone and I had to put it on silent to stop him from disturbing me, I am sorry ”
She replied! A Dumbo huh?
” Who’s he ? And why is he disturbing you?” I asked in a serious tone.
” Chill bro, he’s a school mate and…”
” I shouldn’t see him anywhere around you, tell him to stop calling you else I will track him ”
I said and she rolled her eyes.
” Yes big brother, so why are you here in my room to be precise?”
I took sat down beside her on the bed breathing deeply.
” I want you to help me with something Edna ” I said
” What’s wrong? You look worried ” she asked checking my temperature.
Did I tell her that I am sick? Crazy!
” I am fine Edna”
” Fine, what did you want me to do for you?”
I sat properly on the bed facing her.
” There’s this lady I want you to make friends with before your birthday party ”
She chuckled crossing her arms!
Really? Why did she chuckled now?
” Seriously bro? Why did you want me to make friends with her? Who’s she anyways?” She asked.
I hope she doesn’t shout like a crazy lady right now.
” Her name is Alexa , I will give you her home address then you can go there and..”
” Are you kidding me Jeff? How can I go to someone’s house and ask her to be my friend? She will think I am crazy or something ”
That’s true though! But I need her to come to the party at least!
I know she won’t even acknowledge my invitation!
” You know what? Did you have a picture of her? ” She asked.
A picture of her! Oh yeah! The one we took in a meeting.
A group photo with our foreign investors actually.
I swiped my phone and in no time, I saw the picture.
” Here, she’s the one in the middle ”
She collected my phone checking the picture .
” She’s beautiful, and I can see she’s reserved too. You will give me her address like you said and did you know if she went out today?”
” Yes, she’s at work ” I replied sharply
” Okay, if I make friends with her then what next?”
” Invite her to your birthday party , that’s what I want ”
She furrowed her eyebrows in confusion .
” Is she the one?”
” The one what?” I asked back.
” Don’t tell me you don’t know what I am saying Jeff, you love her don’t you? ”
” Edna…I .. I. ”
” Oh my goodness! Finally! My brother is in love and guess what? I like her already ” she yelled excitedly and I chuckled.
That’s not love! Did I love Alexa ? Absolutely not!
The next month, her excitement died down and she sat down back again with a frown on her face.
What happened just now? Is it because I didn’t react to her assumptions?
” How about your fiancee Jeff, are you going to get rid of her?”
She asked with a glint of happiness in her eyes.
” Fiancee? What fiancee?” I asked with a confused expression.
” Dad haven’t told you about her? The girl he asked for a marriage proposal on your behalf ”
” Her name is Anika ”
I sat reminiscing about what Eric said earlier.
I feel so confused about everything, how can Eric say that Jeffery likes me?
Does giving me lots of punishment and being too possessive makes him like me?
What makes him think so? Jeffery will never like someone like me.
I believe he hates me and Eric said he doesn’t.
What sort of love makes you punish someone you love?
It’s so confusing and everything is driving me crazy!
Everything is now bothering me, I know his personal life shouldn’t be any of my business but I have become so curious since I heard a little about him this afternoon.
What could have made him the way he is? I don’t just get it.
Did anyone offend him in the past? Was he betrayed ?
I guess that should be it, that’s the reason he finds it hard to trust someone and sees everyone’s flaws.
I just wish he could stop transferring all the aggressions on innocent people.
I mean I was a victim and I don’t know anything that might have turned him who he is today.
Eric’s words replayed in my head again and ugh!!!!
There’s no getting out of this, I have tried forgetting about all the discussions we had earlier but it wasn’t sitting well with me.
It wouldn’t leave my head! It kept coming back like a movie I have watched severally.
Its really frustrating. So frustrating!
* I believe you are the only one that can make him better again*
* Seeing you with other guys hurts, knowing that you have kids hurts. He likes you Alexa, so much to *
* Forgive him if he comes begging *
I rolled my eyes at the last one, Jeffrey I know will never apologize to anyone.
I just wonder how his parents have been living with him in peace!
How can he even like someone like me when he knows I have kids?
He even thought I was married! Was that why he got angry Emma and Evan called me mummy?
Was that why he gave me loads of work when he saw me with Andrew?
I burst out laughing at his childishness!
He could have confronted me rather than punishing me.
I don’t want to think about it right now, I need to be done with this and get home.
I miss my babies already!
It’s been a while I prepare dinner for them, I will just do that today since we are closing early.
” What the hell are you talking about?” I asked with anger boiling up in me.
Dad can’t try that bullshit with me, how can see send a proposal on my behalf what sort of head sickening thing is that?
” Maybe you should hell go and ask your father of what I am talking about ” she replied shrugging her shoulders.
That can’t be true can it? Is he out if his senses?
Even if I am in sane, he can never choose a wife for me.
” Where the fu…where are you Dad ” I yelled leaving her room downstairs while she followed suit grinning
” What is the problem son?” He asked with a fearful expression on his face.
My hand turned into a fist, my eyes became red in anger.
What is my relationship with him before he will give me a wife to marry?
” Planning my own wedding at my back? How low can you think Dad? ” I asked standing before him.
I could see his wife gulped in fear too.
I am holding back because I still regard him as my father!
” Don’t Son me, were you going banana when you thought of that trash? ” I snapped angrily.
” I..I..just wanted the best for you Son ”
I chuckled at him! The best!
” The best you say? What nonsense best ?. nothing from you can ever be best for me, you murdered the most important person in my life, you knew how much Mum mean to me yet you and this woman behind you murdered her in my present ”
” And you say you want the best for me? I know why I have been keeping quiet over this all my life but if you know what’s good for you, annul that stupid marriage proposal or whatever unless you want to marry her as your second wife ”
” That was what you wanted discussing with me? Get this into your head dear father, I will never marry her and if she comes close to me, believe me when I say this. I will kill her ”
” Read my lips Dad, I will kill her and no cops can do anything about it ” I replied and stormed out of their house.
” I told you Dad, that’s none of my business anyways, I am out ” I heard Edna say as I enter into my car.
How can I live with people like them?
I smiled broadly as I was almost home.
The company is just few walk away from my house so I decided to trek home .
It saves money you know.
Eric offered to bring me home but I politely declined, he has done enough for today.
I was about entering into my apartment when I heard someone wincing.
I turned to see a girl probably of my age holding her leg.
” Hey are you okay?” I asked walking up to her.
” Yeah, I hit my leg on the stone ” she said trying to stand up and I supported her.
” I am sorry about that, please be careful next time ” I said to her .
Thank goodness she wasn’t injured
” You seems like a nice person, thank you ” she said smiling at me while I smiled back.
” It’s fine, hope you can walk home?” I asked
” Of course I can, thanks for caring ”
” You are welcome, I need to get going then ”
” Going without telling me your name? Well, I am Edna ” she said politely .
” I am very sorry about that, my name is Alexa ”
” Alexa ” she repeated nodding her head.
” Your name suits you, beautiful and kind-hearted ”
” Thank you ” I replied a little flushed.
” So can I get your number? We can be friends you know ” she said.
” Yeah sure ”
She handed me her phone and I imprinted my number .
” Thanks, I will give you a call tomorrow. We might as well hangout some other times ”
” That’s a good idea ” I replied and she nodded.
” See you tomorrow Alexa ”
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