Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Passionate Love (Episode 1)

Jemimah rolled on her bed as her friends sprinkled water on her.”Wake up,sleepy head”They mocked.
“Oh my God,Just let me sleep”She said drowsily.
“Let you sleep?..It’s 7:45am.Have you forgotten we’re having Math 121 test this morning”Christi
anah quizzed.
“Jesus!!”She said and sprang up from the bed.
“Aww…see your friend”Eniola laughed from the dressing mirror where she was making over.
Jemimah rushed to the bathroom and within 30 minutes she was done.She knew she was late for the test already and would have to wait outside the lecture room.Her previous day had been so stressful with lectures.All thanks to her boyfriend,Jake who brought her home on his old inherited motorcycle.As she thought of her lover,a sweet sensation passed through her Body.Although Jake’s not rich,he at least gave her love,care,attention and most of it all Peace.He had pointed it out straight to her that he wants no intimacy whatsoever until they are legally married.
A call startled her and she saw it was Eniola calling.
“Hello”She said.
“We’ve been to class,the students said that man is not coming.He told the H.O.C that he would be attending a conference at Uyo”Eniola said.
“Ohh,no problem then…So where are you guys?”She asked.
“On our way back home before going out”Eniola said.
“To where…”She asked but Eniola had disengaged the call.
She shrugged and laid back on the bed,closing her eyes.Her phone mobile phone rang once more.She hissed and reluctantly took it.It was Jake.She brightened up.
“Hello baby”She said sweetly.
“Hi girl”Jake replied.
“I’m good,where are you?”She asked.
“Yeah,just left the Department now..Heading to the main gate”Jake replied.
“So hum…Are we seeing today?”She asked rolling her eyes beautifully.
“No,yòu can’t”Eniola chipped in as she came in with a Tall,Dark guy behind her.Jemimah disengaged the call.She hissed bitterly.She recognised the guy to be,David Ridd,the son of the multi billionaire,Chief Mark Ridd who resides in switzerland and controls Nigeria’s oil from his caliphate.
“Look who’s here,Jemmy”Christianah said.Jemimah dilated her eyes and hissed.
“Haha,guess jemimah is shy of me”David replied with his deep voice.
David Ridd is a final year student at the Department of Petrochemical Engineering.Just like his father,he’s already making millions and has a lot of girls tripping for him but the girls disappear mysteriously after taking them home to his base in Lagos.
“Maybe we should excuse,you lovers”Eniola said and she went out with christianah behind her.
Jemimah looked hostile and angry.She hates this guy,she thought but he wouldn’t let her be.
“Jemimah,i’m here once again to get the answer to my proposal”David said calmly.
“David or whatsoever you’re called.Don’t you get it,I have a lover and see(shows him her fingers).I’m engaged to him.He’s my world and everything”Jemimah replied and adjusted herself.
“Err,Well.What’s the essence of eating a church rat when you have a fat chicken?”David said and folded his arms.
“Excuse me?”Jemimah asked with frustration.
“What good will that poor waif do you?.Think of it,baby.Won’t he abandon you if he hits the iceberg?.You deserve nothing but the best,Jemimah.Fine,you might hate me but i just hope you would learn the truth one day only i pray it wouldn’t take a long time.I think i have to go now.You have my number.Call me if you need any help.”David said and stood up.”Girls,you can come in”He added.
Eniola and christianah entered smiling radiantly.
“You’re leaving already?”Enny asked.
“Yes,i am”David replied as he brought out bales of money.He counted some,gave Eniola and christianah.
“This is for you”He said pointing a fat roll of money to Jemimah.Jemimah frowned.
“Bring it,Uncle dave..She’s shy.I will give it to her.”Eniola said.
“Okay,you girls should have a nice day”David replied and went out of the room.
“Hmm.Jemimah i will advice you go for David.Stop dating that Footroener”Christianah said.
“Please i will take everything but not insults on my boo”Jemimah spatted.
“Boo indeed…Hahaaahaha”The two girls laughed in mockery.
Jemimah looked away as the money was forced into her hand.She knew she was fighting an emotional battle and she hoped she Jake and his coursemates were at the New science hall expecting their lecturer.It was really a huge crowd as all sorts of noises were going on be it,relevant and irrelevant issues.
“You know,i hate this Physics 321..I just wanna be alone”Taiwo said in frustration as he threw his pen on the floor.
“Err…Have you gotten the solution to it Jake?.I don’t want any noise if the woman comes”Felicity asked.
“Still on it..give me few minutes”Jake replied.
Another guy,Victor by name entered and started Jesting around the hall.
“Ah..Just take a look at victor”Felicity exclaimed.
“Sss…Face what you’re doing.You aren’t here because of anyone”Taiwo spatted.
“Alright guys,i’m done with it…Have a look”Jake said and passed his notebook to them.
“Wow!…Give me five”Felicity shouted happily.”You’re really brilliant”.
“Let me see now”Taiwo said frowning.
Jake’s phone rang and he picked up.
“Hello girl”He said.
“Where are you?..We really need to talk”Jemimah said at the other end coldly.
“Is everything okay”He quizzed.
“Yes,just tell me where you’re”She replied.
“I’m at New science hall”He said.
“Are you having lectures?”She asked.
“Hmm,yes but the woman’s not around”He said and stamped on the ant trying to enter his trouser.
“Okay,on my way”She replied.
Jake smiled as he disengaged the call,he couldn’t wait to see her.Hardly had he entered to sit,when there was a stir among the male students.He turned and there was his beautiful girl,Jemimah walking in a sexy gait towards him.He smiled and stood up.The male students shouted”Oyaaaaa
aaaaa!!!”and banged the table.Jemimah covered her face shyly and smiled.Jake took her hand and led her outside.
“Jake,i’m confused”She began.
“How?..Tell me what’s bothering you”Jake asked holding her hands.
“David Ridd is disturbing me into dating him.I know how influential he’s in the school as the student Union president and also a rich guy.I wouldn’t want him to harm you.What can you do to it?.what do you think we can do?”Jemimah said.
Jake bowed his head,his mood had changed.
“Jemimah,hope i won’t lose you”He asked.
“If i have interest in dating him,i wouldn’t be here to tell you all that happened”She said and folded her arms.
“Okay,the lord will see us through”Jake said and patted her back.
“Alright baby,call me”Jemimah said.
“I have no money,infact my gas cooker has finished and no money to refill”Jake said.
“ you haven’t eaten?…Why didn’t you tell me?”Jemimah asked with concern.
“I don’t like the way your friends behave whenever i visit you”Jake said.
“Don’t mind them uhn…Take(opens her wallet and gives him two thousand naira)…manage..I’ll go to the Atm later to get money,so i will get you soup stuffs from the market”Jemimah said.
“Thanks… Iya is around..i have to go”Jake said and ran in as soon as he saw the lecturer’s car.

Jemimah entered the house in the evening after cooking for Jake.She met her friends eating lots of delicacies.She was puzzled.
“Hee hee(Claps her hand)….Where did you get these?”She asked,folding her arms and lips.
“Ha..It’s Uncle dave.Yours is over there”Christian
ah said.
“Tonight we are going to Groovy.A friend of him is celebrating birthday for his girlfriend.We can’t miss it including you”Eniola said and bit her chicken.
“Both of you are thieves”Jemimah said.
“Aww,call us anything.We only know the rich and not the poor..Durhh”Eniola said and rolled her eyeballs.
“Uncle dave asked us to give you this.(pointa money)”Christinah said.
Jemimah collected it and counted.To her surprise,it was a two hundred thousand naira.She walkes towards her bed.There were three shopping bags filled with clothes and accessories.
“You’d better date david…uhn uhn…I told you o”Eniola said as she opened up the foil cover of the shawarma.
Jemimah was lost in thought.She was really confused and her friends weren’t surprised when in the evening she dressed up to follow them to the party.
David sent a Range rover to pick them up from their off-campus home.

The party was a real mindblowing one.All sorts of assorties were displayed.David took Jemimah around everywhere he went.Jemimah was beginning to like him as he had good sense of humour,funny and lively.David asked her to sit as he went towards the microphone.
“Hello everyone..”He spoke.
There was a huge noise of Dave dollars as that was the nickname his pals gave to him due to his wealth.He laughed and waved his hand for decorum to be.
“All of you guys are urging me to go get married and remember i do tell you,i haven’t found my rose.But now i have and i’m using this medium to introduce to you,Miss Jemimah Typer.Can you please step forward,Sweetheart?”He said pointing at jemimah.
All eyes were on jemimah as she stood up shyly.There was a loud ovation from the crowd.David’s friends came forward to give the duo handshake,lots of envelope was deposited into Jemmy’s hands.She was surprised as she wasn’t the one doing birthday.She later learnt there was no birthday.It’s just a set up party.
David took her to the backyard and knelt before her.
“Jemimah,i really love you.I’m not here to date you,i’m here to make you my wife.I hope my gestures here will convince you that i care.Allow me in your world,let’s come together to raise a newfamily which would rule the world.I love you and that’s never gonna change”He spoke with a very convincing and emotional tone.
Tears welled in Jemimah’s eyes.She had fallen for David!!.

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