*THE PERFECT MAN* Episode 14 The rays of the early morning sun, seeping through the slightly parted curtains brought me out of my sleep. Turning in my bed, I looked for my phone. As soon as I switched it on, different messages flooded the phone. Bryan had sent like six. I smiled. I derived a little satisfaction from the fact that I had kept him up and worried all night. It was as if Nneka was in my mind because as i tried to call her, her call came in immediately. 'Hello, Kamsi, what happened last night? Why did you just switch off your phone,' she asked 'I didn't want to talk yesterday,' I replied 'Even to me? Ah kamsi, I'm hurt.' She said. 'Don't be dear, I was down.' 'Ok, you know what? Let me do some house chores, I will come as soon as I am done.' 'Take your time dear, its not like I'm going anywhere.' I cut the call and noticed my mum was by the door. She pushed it open and walked in. She was smiling. She probably over heard me telling Nneka that I wasn't going anywhere. I had to put a stop to the eavesdropping and soon. 'Thank you nne,' she started, sitting on my bed. 'Why are you thanking me mum?' 'For staying back. I overheard you. I was dreading opening your door. I was afraid you might have gone. I couldn't sleep last night. Neither could your father. Thank you for not bringing shame to us.' So my leaving with Bryan equated with bringing shame on them. I couldn't even cry. I decided to pull her legs. 'Our flight is by 9pm mum, your thanks is a little premature,' I said. The sudden change in her facial features made my otherwise gloomy morning bright. 'Nne m, pls don't go. In the name of God, please don't marry that white man. Think of your poor father and I. This past few days has increased my blood pressure. The doctor has asked me to come in tomorrow. I've been having constant headache. Kamsi do you want to kill me before my time? A person can have only one mother o,' she started sobbing. My mother was an elite actress. I looked at her crying and for the first time, I felt no remorse. She could cry all she wanted. At least that was all I did since I got home. My mum that was as fit as a fiddle, booking an appointment with the doctor just to convince me not to leave. She was lucky Bryan has left me.

'Kamsi, won't you tell me to stop crying,' she asked alarmed.

'Well mummy, if you like, cry an ocean. Your plans have worked. Bryan has left me. He would soon be on his way to florida, alone.'

'So you are not going back,' she asked, wiping her tears.

'No mum, I'm not. At least for now. But let me make this as clear as possible. The only reason I'm not going back now is because Bryan and I live together and i would rather remain in Nigeria than go back to aunty Nkoli's house. So you and dad shouldn't think for a moment that I stayed back for you people, because I didn't ,'

'Nwa m, my child, I dikwa harsh, you are quite harsh. Why did onye ocha break up with you? It's like something is wrong with him?'

'His name is Bryan and there's nothing wrong with him. He broke up with me because he doesn't want me at loggerheads with you and dad. He decided to put your happiness before his and you guys don't deserve it any bit,' I was shouting now.

'Nne m, pls reduce your voice. The boy dikwa wise. Anyways, I will make your favourite food today, uwka and smoked fish,'

'So because I'm no longer travelling, I now deserve ukwa, it's my fault for coming back. I should have just remained overseas and married Bryan,' I replied

'Nne, no matter where you are, remember that it is only you I have,' she said, walking out of the room.
_

I had not seen my father since I decided to stay back in nigeria. He probably went to tell the news to his brother. Their song of victory. They had won this battle but not the war. I also had not heard from Bryan. I didn't know if he had left. I decided to forget about him in the mean time. There was no way he could leave Nigeria without me. I heard some rustling downstairs. Nneka had arrived. She stormed upstairs.

'Kamsi, give me gist abeg,' she said as soon as she entered the room.

'Babe, no gist o. Bryan said he doesn't want me again, since my parents rejected him,'

'Haba, how can Bryan say that? Where is he now,' she asked

'He should still be in his hotel. Don't worry, he will come around,' I replied

'Babe, are you sure we shouldn't go and see him?'

'No, there is no need. I know Bryan. There's no way he would leave Nigeria without seeing me. If he doesn't beg me today, you can go to his hotel room tomorrow and talk senses into his white head.'

'Ok o, I suggest we go there now. But since you know him, I will wait till tomorrow. But let me go downstairs first, my mum asked me to give your mum ogiri.'

She went downstairs and later came up. We spent the whole day gisting, watching movies and catching up. She brought me up to speed on the neighbour hood gossip; Chidimma had a baby outside wedlock, Chisom married a drug dealer and Ekene had finally graduated after eleven years in FUTO. It was nice to hear these things. In florida, I had no best friend. Bryan was my only companion. I thought about Bryan again. I looked at the time, it was 9pm. He had not yet contacted me. Not even a flash. I was getting worried. I decided to swallow my pride and call him. Number switched off. I was alarmed. I looked at Nneka. She was dozing off. I tapped her gently.

'Neky, Bryan's phone is switched off,' I said, visibly panicked.

'Haaaaa. Try it again,' she replied.

'This is the third time I'm trying, still switched off,' I said.

'No need to wait till tomoreow. Let's go to his hotel now. I drove here, so I can drive you there,' she replied

I quickly dressed up and grabbed my handbag. As I got to the kitchen, I saw my mum singing while cooking. She was really preparing the dinner. She looked up and she saw me walking towards the main door. She called my name and we halted.

'Where are you girls going again, the food is almost ready.'

'Mummy we are coming back, give us an hour,' I replied.

'Kamsi,' she called me,

I turned towards her. She was visibly scared.

'Are you running away?'

'No mum, I am not.'

'Will you come back my child?'

'Yes mum, I will come back.'

I dashed out immediately and entered the car. Few minutes later, we arrived at Primak Hotel. I all but ran to his room. I knocked on his door, no response. I heard footsteps approaching. I turned around and saw the receptionist.

'Aunty, oga has checked out o. He asked me to give you this phone and this note,' she said, stretching her hand.

I collected the items from her and opened the note and read it. Then I passed out.


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*THE PERFECT MAN* Episode 14 The rays of the early morning sun, seeping through the slightly parted curtains brought me out of my sleep. Turning in my bed, I looked for my phone. As soon as I switched it on, different messages flooded the phone. Bryan had sent like six. I smiled. I derived a little satisfaction from the fact that I had kept him up and worried all night. It was as if Nneka was in my mind because as i tried to call her, her call came in immediately. 'Hello, Kamsi, what happened last night? Why did you just switch off your phone,' she asked 'I didn't want to talk yesterday,' I replied 'Even to me? Ah kamsi, I'm hurt.' She said. 'Don't be dear, I was down.' 'Ok, you know what? Let me do some house chores, I will come as soon as I am done.' 'Take your time dear, its not like I'm going anywhere.' I cut the call and noticed my mum was by the door. She pushed it open and walked in. She was smiling. She probably over heard me telling Nneka that I wasn't going anywhere. I had to put a stop to the eavesdropping and soon. 'Thank you nne,' she started, sitting on my bed. 'Why are you thanking me mum?' 'For staying back. I overheard you. I was dreading opening your door. I was afraid you might have gone. I couldn't sleep last night. Neither could your father. Thank you for not bringing shame to us.' So my leaving with Bryan equated with bringing shame on them. I couldn't even cry. I decided to pull her legs. 'Our flight is by 9pm mum, your thanks is a little premature,' I said. The sudden change in her facial features made my otherwise gloomy morning bright. 'Nne m, pls don't go. In the name of God, please don't marry that white man. Think of your poor father and I. This past few days has increased my blood pressure. The doctor has asked me to come in tomorrow. I've been having constant headache. Kamsi do you want to kill me before my time? A person can have only one mother o,' she started sobbing. My mother was an elite actress. I looked at her crying and for the first time, I felt no remorse. She could cry all she wanted. At least that was all I did since I got home. My mum that was as fit as a fiddle, booking an appointment with the doctor just to convince me not to leave. She was lucky Bryan has left me. *THE PERFECT MAN* 
Episode 14

The rays of the early morning sun, seeping through the slightly parted curtains brought me out of my sleep. Turning in my bed, I looked for my phone. As soon as I switched it on, different messages flooded the phone. Bryan had sent like six. I smiled. I derived a little satisfaction from the fact that I had kept him up and worried all night. It was as if Nneka was in my mind because as i tried to call her, her call came in immediately.

'Hello, Kamsi, what happened last night? Why did you just switch off your phone,' she asked

'I didn't want to talk yesterday,' I replied

'Even to me? Ah kamsi, I'm hurt.' She said.

'Don't be dear, I was down.'

'Ok, you know what? Let me do some house chores, I will come as soon as I am done.'

'Take your time dear, its not like I'm going anywhere.'

I cut the call and noticed my mum was by the door. She pushed it open and walked in. She was smiling. She probably over heard me telling Nneka that I wasn't going anywhere. I had to put a stop to the eavesdropping and soon.

'Thank you nne,' she started, sitting on my bed.

'Why are you thanking me mum?'

'For staying back. I overheard you. I was dreading opening your door. I was afraid you might have gone. I couldn't sleep last night. Neither could your father. Thank you for not bringing shame to us.'

So my leaving with Bryan equated with bringing shame on them. I couldn't even cry. I decided to pull her legs.

'Our flight is by 9pm mum, your thanks is a little premature,' I said.

The sudden change in her facial features made my otherwise gloomy morning bright. 

'Nne m,  pls don't go. In the name of God, please don't marry that white man. Think of your poor father and I. This past few days has increased my blood pressure. The doctor has asked me to come in tomorrow. I've been having constant headache. Kamsi do you want to kill me before my time? A person can have only one mother o,' she started sobbing.

My mother was an elite actress. I looked at her crying and for the first time, I felt no remorse. She could cry all she wanted. At least that was all I did since I got home. My mum that was as fit as a fiddle, booking an appointment with the doctor just to convince me not to leave. She was lucky Bryan has left me. Reviewed by De SOUL ENERGIZER on July 15, 2017 Rating: 5

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