Ireti came to me that night but I told her I was very busy with work which I needed to summit the next day.
” What kind of work is more important than me? I would have stayed back with Papi who wanted to take me for shopping instead of coming here. Benefits of being an only daughter and only child, my Papi does everything for me. Mart, will you still give me the money you promise me and also my car, I told you I need to change it. Since I cancelled my shopping spree with Papi just to be with you, Mart, you will refund back the shopping money that Papi supposed to give me. right…?
I usually give money to Ireti every week which I count as nothing because she is my woman and i needed to take care of her. I sometimes transfer money for both her car maintenance and for shopping. I can’t buy a new car for her now as she’s been requesting. Is not in my budget and is unreasonable to even consider such unnecessary expenses but I will give her the money for shopping if that will make her happy. But that’s not even what’s heavily seating on my heart. All I’m after is to get hold of her phone. Since I know the method of how to unlock it.
Ireti later went to bed, clinching her phone so close to her.
She was chatting and I kept looking over to know when she will sleep. I stood and walk to the kitchen. I made some hot coffee for myself and sat on the dining. Gradually siping it quietly and trying to calm my nerves. The coffee will make me remain awake for most part of the night.
After sometime I returned to the room and Ireti was still awake. Talking and laughing over the phone. I began to wonder if she knew my plans and decided to remain awake. I grind my teeth and went back to the sitting room. I turned on the TV, one of Sandra’s best stations that I have come to enjoy. A romantic movie was showing, and when it got to the Kissin part, I began to imagine what Sandra will do I looked over at where she sits most time and started wishing she was here with me. I flashed back to the day I kissed her, the test of her lips, her soft warm skin, the fierce look in her eyes. I remembered the day I try to impress her by cooking dinner, I gave her some to test and she smiled and said ” so delicious” licking up her lips. Her laughter still echoes in my head. It was a beautiful moments. I wondered where she maybe and what she could be doing at that moment. “is she with Jeff or Sleeping? maybe praying, or even talking over the phone… what could she be doing and where exactly is she?
I don’t know why I can’t seem to forget her. It’s so hard and I don’t really want to forget, I cherished the good moment we shared and wish it was more. I gasped out, place my head on the throw pillow and went into a deeper thought.
” What if Sandra was innocent, what if she was really saying the truth but was unjustly accused? Can Ireti do such a thing…why did Papi sent such message to her? Oh my God… I wish the aquarium was taken and my burgundy shoe was left untouched. I wish both my aquarium and my shoe had not not disappeared. Everything would have been normal, Sandra wouldn’t be gone, she would have still be here. I will be coming home everyday to her smiling face and delicious aroma. I would have been sleeping by now and not sitting here with a troubled heart and waiting for Ireti to sleep so that I will know why Papi send her such message. What if he wanted to send the message to his lover and mistakenly sent it to his daughter…to Ireti’s phone.
I was too curious to find out. My head began to ache. I stood and went back into the room. Ireti has finally fallen asleep but I did not see her phone. I scanned round the room but saw nothing. I gently pushed her to another side of the bed, I thought she maybe lying down on the phone but it was not there. I felt so broken, where could it be?
I searched, when I couldn’t find it I forced myself to sleep.
The following day, the phone was in my mind. I won’t rest until I get to the end of this. I chose to stay home instead of going to work. Ireti wanted go back to her place but I told her to stay with the promise to give her more money for shopping. I ordered different food and drinks, drove out and bought a strong sleeping drug from a pharmacy.
I added it in the alcohol, the juice and water that she will likely take. She drank the alcohol first, I also took mine in a cup and pretend to be drinking it. Ireti gulped it down and demanded for water to drink and I brought the table water that I mixed with the drug. I brought it out from the fridge, shake it and poured it into a cup. I gave it to her and watch her in silent drank half of the cup of water. She ate and later complained of feeling sleepy.
Ireti went to bed, all this while I was monitoring her phone. She threw her phone under her pillow case, placed her head on it and slept off.
Now, I know why I couldn’t find the phone the previous night. She usually secures it.
After I was sure the drug has taken full effect and Ireti was in deep sleep, I gently moved her head away from the pillow. I removed the phone from the pillow case, took her hands and started using her finger print. She shakes, made a sound and change positions. I started all over again, took every of her finger print on the phone. Just the same way I see her do it. The phone suddenly unlocked. I gasped out in relief before leaving the room to the parlour. I took a seat, gave another deep breath and started digging like an ultimate search.
My target was in finding out who Papi is, so when I opened her phone, I went straight to the message with Papi and it was indeed filled with unbelievable shock. Dirty messages, her nudes, complete nakedness was usually sent to Papi, she even sent one yesterday to him while she was in my house, she snapped her naked self in my bathroom and sent to him.
I came face to face with a big realisation that Papi is not her dad as she made me believe. Papi is her elderly man friend, he is the main man and I was her side cock. It was like a terrible night mare. so unbelievable.
She took pictures of my aquarium and sent to Papi, asking him if he likes it because she planned buying it for his birthday. The foolish Papi was excited and showered her with praises. I saw my burgundy shoe on his dirty, ugly legs, he even wore it for his birthday. Party I almost screamed out that night, I felt like killing her and killing myself too.
The truth have been staring right back at my face, the truth was so glaring but I was too foolish to know. I felt crazy and began to laugh like a mad man. I needed to scream to keep my nerves together. I screamed and kept screaming, forgetting the time of the night. that was the only thing I could do to released the anger of not strangling Ireti to death that night. Musa came rushing up to the house. He knocked on the door, before going through the window to talk to me. I was sitting on the ground, sobbing in silent
” Oga… Oga, Na your shout wake me up from where I dey sleep. I carry my dagger for hand. Wetin dey happened? no fear Oga, anybody wey wan kill you I go Killam first. I be correct soldier, nothing dey happen…I dey here.
I ignored Musa and remain seated, pulling at my bears, biting my lips and trying to keep my emotions in order.
I thought of how I humiliated and accused Sandra, I thought of what Ireti did to her and I did nothing. I hate myself even more. All the memory of Ireti mentioning and admiring my burgundy shoe and aquarium and I never read meaning to all her obsession because I thought her family are rich enough to acquire all that.
She loved my burgundy shoe far more than me and has wanted it long before she took it. She snapped it and made a fake one even after warning me to becareful of exposing it much to the public eyes. She Replaced my shoe with the fake one. Ireti was a real criminal and I was indeed gullible as Sandra had said.
Why did I Judge Sandra so harshly, why did I let a good girl go and kept the evil one. Why… just why did I allow myself to fall victim to such scam.
I couldn’t explain my pain through words as I cry like a child. I wanted to be a man but tears crowded my eyes and I gave way for it to pour down while still sitting on the ground.
My parents, whom I always wanted to make proud will be so disappointed in me if they were here.
Ireti woke up late the following morning and I was still where I was all through the night. The only difference is that I made a call and some men were outside, waiting for her because I asked them to wait until she wakes up. I wanted to give her time to sleep to her satisfaction because that will be her last in my house.
” Hey Mart, why did I slept off like that? Well, I guess I drank too much alcohol. did you see my phone, whaat…
She saw her phone and rush to it but I held it. I have already changed the settings on the phone and it does not require her finger print to unlock anymore.
” How dare you take my phone, give me back my phone this minute… you have no right to touch my personal stuff. How did you unlock it? Mart….??
My face was still down I was holding her phone and I guess she was troubled because she doesn’t know how much information I have on her through her phone.
I swiped her phone to her bewilderment and brought up the picture of my aquarium, also pictures of Papi putting his wrinkled ugly legs in my original burgundy shoe. I opened different pictures of her nakedness which she usually send to “Papi”. I kept waving it to the air in a funny way without saying a word even though all I wanted was to scream down the roof
I couldn’t even look up at her evil face because I may do and hurt her beyond repair.
” Mart… I’m sorry, I can explain… please, I love you… let me explain. I’m sorry… give me a chance to explain please…
I turned to her with a sarcastic smile and said.
” Alright baby I will, but you will have to explain with a torture in jail until my aquarium is returned back and you must pay dearly for my burgundy shoes because it appears your so called”Papi” loves the shoe and I don’t want it back. You will explain better to the police my pretty Ireti. Oh yeah, The police are actually outside since 5am. Waiting for you to wake up…
I took my phone and called the men in black to come inside because the witch has awakened. And in no time, three police men filled my house. Ireti started screaming in fear immediately she saw the police.
” Mart you can’t do this to me, no… you can’t. I thought you said you love me… please my love don’t allow them to take me away. Mart… Martin… please let me explain. I will do anything you want , anything you want me to do I will. Please don’t allow them take me away. I’m begging you… please.
She went on her knees and began to cry.
” Don’t cry yet. Reserve the tears for your upcoming torture. Ireti, you will have alot of crying to do, so reserve your plead and tears for that time to come. this is not the time for it baby. I will also love to meet this “Papi” of yours and truly know why…I mean why you did this to me. Ireti, You came for the wrong meat and the bone will hook in your throat for a very long time. I will personally makes sure of that.
I turned to the police
” please take her away. do whatever you want with her but I want my aquarium back and she must pay for my burgundy shoe that she gift out to her Papi. Everything she has must be ceased, her Papi must be arrested because he is an accomplice. Let me know if you will be needing anything because I’m on this case for real…
Ireti, the drama queen started rolling on the ground tearing up her clothes. She was shouting and preventing the men from arresting her. I went inside grabbed another clothes and threw at her. If after she finish tearing up the cloth on her she will see another one to cover her cheap nakedness. I was kind enough to give her a spare cloth. She will be needing it anyway.
They pinned her struggling body down on the ground as she tries to resist arrest. I watched as they handcuffed her and whisked her away.
She kept screaming, crying loudly and kept pleading but this was the beginning of hell for Ireti.
Ireti messed up my life and did not only shatter my emotions and stole from me, she also made me to hurt the only girl I cherished so much.
I don’t even know where Sandra is or how to find her. Her number isn’t going. I’m going crazy here.
Ireti finished me up. Her hurt eat deep into me and I began to wish is all a bad dream.
If Ireti stabbed me openly I would have seen my physical wounds and sort ways to nurse it. But this wound is internal and I don’t know if I will ever recover from this hurt and pain that have come to take a dwelling in my heart.