Caro sat up on the bed covered with white bed sheet. Her hands swiped through the fibers of the long hair. It was rumpled. Tanko entered wearing a bold smile with two cups of coffee,
Tanko: “Hey,Perle, You’re up already?” he stood above her with a bogus night robe, white too. With bowed head she sighed, “What’s wrong?”
Caro: “I have to go!” she stood up but he held her.
Tanko: “after you have had this coffee,please,” Tanko always had his way. The coffee was steaming. It was exactly what she needed. It burnt her tongue but she took it all the same it was her own way of punishing herself for cheating on Kalu.
She was dressed and ready to go, he was still on the bed,
Caro: “I have to be on my way! There’s a shoot by 10 this morning!”
Tanko: “It can be rescheduled if you want you know?” he walked closer to Caro as he spoke.
Caro: “Nooo!” she looked away as he tried to kiss her,
Tanko: “Had a good time last night,uhm, you’re bad in an innocent way!”he kissed her,
Caro: “We shouldn’t be doing this, prease!”
Tanko: “Tell me, you didn’t enjoy last night. You’re such a good bed rider!” he kissed her again, “Tell me,huh!” he placed the hands on her butt,
Caro: “Urrgh! You’re skillful and strong but I have a boyfriend who…” he grabbed her lips before she could finish the statement.
Tanko was smooth; he could lead a faithful woman to the vanities of adultery. She found herself kissing him; they pulled each other to the bed.
Iya Kpati came out of the room flung herself on the ground crying,Precious and a few others rushed out,
Pastor: “Iya Kpati why the tears?”
Uncontrollably she was in tears, “what of Mama Chinedu” someone cried,
Ene who was just entering the compound,
Ene: “she is sleeping in her room!”Ene’s reply calmed them but why was Iya Kpati crying, “Iya wetin na? why you dey cry?”
Iya Kpati refused to off her explanation,
Iya Kpati: “Ah! Yeh! Yeh!! Yeh!!” she laid on the ground swimming in the sand.
Co-tenants tried holding her but she was too stubborn. Kalu was still asleep. Unlike before he didn’t come out.
Precious: “Iya talk to us now!”
Ojo walked out of the room with a tooth pick in his mouth wearing native, shirt and trousers were of different shades and make,
Ojo: “Shiyo! I never see dis kind drama queen before make una no mind em jare!” he hissed and left.
Iya Kpati: “God punish you Ojo! E no go better for you!”
“Ah-ah!” everyone screamed.
Pastor: “Iya thou shall not curse!”
Iya Kpati: “Wo, pasitor – one member fimi si le o! leaf me lemme tok as e pain me for mind!” Pastor angered left for the room.
Ene and Precious took into her room as the rest dispatched. Mama Chinedu was sound asleep. The doctor said she needed sleep but one would wonder if rest can be gotten in a compound that entertains one squabble to another.
Iya Kpati was in tears because Ojo told her that his girlfriend was pregnant and he was going to bring her in as second wife, “aswear I go poison em!”
Caro was in Tanko’s arms as they fondled on the bed after a steaming sex session. The guilt was gone. The second session had murdered it,
Caro: Anyway, that’s life, Kalu has to realize that we aren’t in same class anymore. she thought. Tanko’s phone beeped, it was Caleb the head of Éclair Magazine photography department,
Caleb: “Good morning,boss Tee!”
Tanko was very playful with the workers that they were free to address him with “Oga Tee or Boss Tee”. Of a truth, he had jovial personality. Everyone that came in contact with him had to be endeared to him.
Caleb: “we were supposed to have a photo session with Caroline by 10 but we cannot reach her!”
Tanko: “Uhm, reschedule for,ehm,”he looked at Caro then she whispered twelve, “12!”
The call ended. He grabbed her as they went for another bout of sex.
Kalu had just taken his bath and was preparing to go charge his phone at the barbing saloon down the street when a knock came from the door. It was Precious,
Kalu: “Presh,Presh! Wetin you carry for plate na!” he reached out for the plate but she held it firmly first,
Precious: “Guess first!”
Kalu: “Oh,oh! I’m hungry oooo! Gimme something na!” he made for it but she hid it behind, “okay,ehm, rice!”
Precious: “Was that what we talked about last night?”
Kalu: “Yay! Samosa!” they giggled as she dropped the plate.
At the saloon, he couldn’t wait for the phone to be full. When it could power on, he dialed Caro’s number, a strange anxiety bounced on him as the call went through. It rang out the first time she didn’t pick. It did the second time no response, still.
Caro was coming out of the bathroom when Tanko handed her phone, planted a kiss on her lips before giving her the phone,
Caro: “if we keep up with this I might not go for the shoot again o!”she tilted her head as she sat at the edge of the bed,
Tanko: “That can wait!” she pushed him away.
Caro: “Go baff,abeg!” he pouted his lips and left for the bathroom walking bare.
She became nervy when her missed calls were from Kalu.
Kalu: “why isn’t she picking na!” he dialed again.
The vibration of her phone made her jerk. It was Kalu calling again. She didn’t know if she should pick or not. With the phone in her jittery hands she was very confused.
Question: “What was Caro going to tell Kalu? Should she tell him the truth? Or she should ignore the calls?”
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