l me, I’m not going to do anything to the person, you know me.”
“Hmm… it was Jack who told me” that was the guy’s name.
“Eiii… so what was his intention? People are wicked oo”
“Well, I’m not surprised. He liked Alice but she never agreed to him” She told me.
“Wow I see.. so he’s jealous of me?” I asked.
“Yeah I think so”
He trying to spoil my name to Bella turned out to be the very thing that made Bella and I even closer. I was happy I could turn the situation around by being absolutely truthful.
I told Alice about it and she ended up telling me everything concerning Jack. “I didn’t tell you because you guys know each other” she explained.
“Well I understand. I don’t know what he wanted to achieve tho. Spoiling my name like that” I said in utter disbelief.
“Hmm… that guy disturbed me to the extent that I even stopped picking his calls. He started calling with strange lines. Whenever I heard his voice, I would cut the line.” She said.
“Eii, seriously? I see…” I replied.
“Do you remember the first time I texted you and said it was a mistake?”
“Yes” I replied.
“He was the one I was texting. Because both of you have names beginning with ‘J’ that’s why I made that mistake” She explained.
“Oh ok, I see… then you guys were really good friends.”
“Oh yeah, Jack and I were really cool until he started pursuing me” She lamented.
We talked for a while as usual.
* * *
Later on, I was talking to Naana on phone and Jack’s issue came up.
“Don’t mind that guy. He sent me a message trying to tell me he loves me, when I responded negatively he said it was just a joke” She said.
“Ei really?” I was surprised.
“Yes, but from his actions and everything I know he’s been trying to hit on me” She told me.
I was so shocked. This guy is a snake. I just have to be careful. Since that day, Bella and I became closer. I’m pretty sure she also put in her word to let Naana reconsider, but that girl wouldn’t just do that.
It’s still Naana, I know she likes someone else, I know I’m deep inside friend-zone but I still have hope. I’m stupid, I know.
I like you, I want to love you… but I don’t
“Have you eaten?” I asked Naana, like I do everyday.
“No I’m not really hungry” she replied.
“You know you have to eat. Your tummy will begin to hurt and I don’t want that to happen” I pressed.
I was always taking care of her as though I have been hired to do so. I didn’t care whether I got any returns whatsoever. I was so selfless to her to the extent that, it got to a point, whenever she needed me and called me, I would cut the line and call her back. Mehn!! that’s a whole new level of selflessness… or maybe stupidity. Call it whatever, but it was that bad.
Then a time came when she started responding positively. Not that she wanted to be my girlfriend or anything, but she began to appreciate all that I was doing. She started confiding in me, telling me about the headache the other guy was giving her. She felt there was no future between she and that guy but somehow she loved him.
One day as we walked home together, (yes she finally started going home with me. Initially she wouldn’t even let me walk her down the staircase… No!) she said:
To be continued…