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(A STORY BY: TOYIN TAIWO)
EPISODE 13: ANIKE
The next day, I resumed lectures. Admiral calls me everyday to ask after my family and my well being. On Thursday evening he asked if I could come spend the weekend and I agreed. Please who am I to say no.
He sent #200,000 into my account. On Friday morning, I fixed my hair and do some shopping. He booked my flight and by Friday evening, I was already in Abuja.
The driver was already waiting for me at the airport, he took me to the house. He joined me in one of the sitting rooms, I had to thank him all over again. We got talking, he’s very jovial I already noticed that on our phone conversations during the week.
Dinner was served and we ate together, quietly. After the meal he said he’ll join me in my room later. My heart skipped a bit. “Tonight is the night” I said in my mind.
Later in the evening. He joined me in the guest room and we got talking again, he ask some questions about school and my academics. I was wondering if coming to Abuja is just to chat with him.
He told me, I could ask him any question if I have any. I asked about his family. He told me he’s divorced, he also told me what led to the divorce. He has two kids who lives and school in the UK.
He told me they don’t come to Nigeria, he only visits them. He said they are with their mum and are doing fine.
I asked why he didn’t remarry and he said he has trust issues because of what his wife did to him.
He told me he has a function to attend on Saturday and he wants me to accompany him.
“One more thing, my PA will take you to the hospital first thing in the morning…”
“Hospital! I didn’t allow him land. “Sir! Why are we going to the hospital?” I asked curiously.
“Just to run some tests, I want to be comfortable around you” he said. You’ll also so be placed on contraceptive to prevent pregnancy” He explained.
“That means we’ll be having sex without protection” I thought and I shiver.
“Don’t worry I’m clean, you can sue me if you find out I’m not.”
He smiled “And stop referring to me as sir, call me prince, that’s what those who are close to me calls me.”
“Yes sir… I mean prince.”
He bade me good night and left the room. I thought of everything he said before I slept and I know there’s no turning back.
The next day, I followed his PA to the hospital, series of test was conducted, HIV, widal test, blood count, sugar level, blood group, genotype, ECG name it, I was even taken into a machine where I was scanned from head to toe. I went back to the doctor’s office after the tests. PA was there too. I entered and sat next to him.
The Doctor gave me the contraceptive pills Prince told me about. He said, I can’t get it on counter, so I have to come to get it in the hospital once it’s finished, he said I could tell prince to send any of his staff to get it for me. He then handed a brown envelope to Mr PA before we leave.
We got back home with the sealed results in PA’s hand. He was in another sitting room watching CNN. He opened the brown envelope and read the report which I guess was satisfactory because he was smiling.
He discharged his PA. Your result came out good. He handed a plastic bag that was beside him to me.
I brought out the two packs, I couldn’t believe what I saw. IPhone 6 and Samsung S7 edge and apple laptop.
I looked at him with a questioning eyes.
“They are yours” he said.
“Thank you sir, God bless you.”
“Like I used to tell you, if you need anything whatsoever, do not hesitate to tell me.”
“Don’t worry I’ll have some things deliver to you in school next week.”
“Alright sir, thanks.”
He told me to go and prepare for the function we are attending. I got to my room and met a Red Vera Wang couture evening dress, a black Prada peep toe heels and purse. I wonder how much it will cost. I changed and I was summoned to join him in the car. I came out and the motorcades were set to leave, black cars with tinted glass. I was lead to his car which is in the middle and I sat besides him. I felt like a queen or a first lady.
We alighted when we got to the venue, I was really shy around him, I’m sure some people will take me for his daughter except for those who knew his children. It was an elites get together, I met with some, senators and governors I only see on TV. Some top celebrities were also there. I feel good to be around great people.
One of his friends, told him he likes me, he said he won’t mind having me, when he is through with me. He told him I’m not a random girl and the man shut his mouth.
I was happy, because I can’t imagine him passing me around among his friends like we see in movies.
We got back home that night, I was filled and I told the chief who called me for dinner that I’m filled. I got to my room and showered. I changed into my night dress. I put on my data and start replying messages on Facebook and WhatsApp.
I also called my mum who obviously thought I was in school.
Some minutes later one of the staff told me my attention was needed in the Admiral’s bedroom. My heart skipped multiple beats.
He led me to his room and left. The room was glorious, even a five star hotel rooms is no match. You can’t insomnia in this room.
He beckoned on me to come sit on the king size bed with him. I was nervous and I didn’t do well to hide it.
“Anike, relax. I don’t bite” He said and took my hand, I followed him and we both sat on the bed.
“Anike I really like you. I know you are not a prostitute and I will never treat you like one. I’ll wait till you naturally warm up to me. I should have just let you go the first time you came. I can choose to help you and your family and just let you go, but you are exactly what I needed in my life right now. I want someone like you, not call girls.
As for me I’m good with you, just try and like me a little, it might be difficult because of our age difference. I know I could pass for your father, that is sure but I need a companion and I found one in you.”
I only nodded to everything he said, sincerely I don’t know what to say.
“Can you sleep beside me tonight?” he asked.
Please what I’m I suppose to say. I said yes and lay on the bed. He laid beside me.
“Good night” I said closing my eyes in fear.
“Good night or do you care to sleep in my arms.”
I nodded like a little girl and he pulled me into his arms. I slept in his arms and woke up in the his arms on Sunday morning.
I stood up quietly.. I tip toed and went back to my room to bath but my things were no longer there.
I met one of the staff and he told me my things have been moved into Admiral’s room this morning.
… to be Continued.