a crush

Emotionless 14

5:09 PM


The kiss was just for a few seconds but it felt so long. I think it was because my heart was racing. I couldn't believe it. After kissing so many men I still had butterflies with this kiss. "I'm sorry I shouldn't have done that." Edem said after. I smiled and kissed him back. This time again the butterflies rumbled in my stomach. He smiled and held my hand as we walked to his car. He opened the door for me and hopped into the car. "Where are we going?" I asked. He giggled and told me it was a surprise. I guessed he was taking me to his apartment, I mean that was where this seemed to be going. Then something caught my attention. A name I heard on the radio that was playing in the car, Alison.

I turned up the volume to hear what was being said. "Mrs Alison Coleman has for many years denied that she is a lesbian. Honestly I think people are just out to give her a hard time..." I heard the radio presenter say. My heart started racing. "Well one thing is for sure that her husband loves her. He is always denying these allegations." Another person on the radio said. "So you are sure there will be no divorce soon because Alison hinted in the last..." The presenter started but the other man cut in and said no. I was a confused by the information I was hearing.

"Hey, are you ok?" Edem asked. I wasn't sure what to say. Then what I did the other night made sense. Abena asked me to open the window so they take pictures of Alison and I in her bed together. Was major Coleman trying to use me to validate or at least make the claims of Alison bring a lesbian look true? Why would he do that to his own daughter in law?

Just then I heard something more enlightening on the radio. "We need to give Alison Coleman a break in such hard times. Her father's health gets worse everyday." The presenter said. Inheritance? Alison was the only child of her parents. If her father died she would get everything. The pieces were coming together nicely. Major Coleman probably threatened Alison with those pictures. I looked at Edem who had a puzzled look on his face. He stopped the car at the next bus stop. "What's wrong Lin?" He asked. My mind was spinning. I didn't want to have anything to do with Major Coleman anymore. I turned to Edem and forced a smile. He saw through me as usual. Then he turned to the radio. "Are you related to the vice president? Don't worry he won't die." Edem said. Tears fell from my face.

Edem was the last person I wanted to get caught up in this mess. "I'm really sorry. I can't burden you with my crazy life." I said to him. I was ashamed of myself. All this while I wanted him to see me a certain light but the truth decided to come out in a very nasty way. He kissed my forehead and told me tell him what the problem was. "Whatever it is I'll protect you." He said. I wiped my tears and told him everything. Somehow he didn't look surprised. Maybe he always suspected. I felt safe in Edem's arms. "Who else have you told about this?" He asked when I was done. "No one." I replied. "You are sure?" He asked again. "Edem, I'm even surprised I'm telling you. No one else knows." I replied.

"You need to run away. From your story men like Major Coleman are dangerous. My uncle has a house around Aburi. We can go there and figure things out properly." Edem suggested. It sounded like a good plan. My heart had stopped racing at this point. I looked out the window as Edem drove off. He had a rather worried look on his face. I knew I shouldn't have told him the truth. I could almost feel him judging me in his head. "I think we should stop somewhere so I get some towels, a toothbrush and stuff." I said to break the silence. Edem turned to look at me. "Oh don't worry it's a vacation home so my uncle keeps all that stuff there."  He replied and smiled.

We got to the house at about 11:45pm. The house was the only one in a dense bush. It was perfect for hiding. At least if anyone was coming for me we would see them. Edem had the keys and so we went inside immediately. He kissed me on the cheek and told me not to worry. He left to turn on the lights around the house. The hall had very minimal furniture. A couch center table and a TV on the wall. I put my bag down and sat on the couch. That was when I realised I left my phone in the car.

I walked in to car and picked it from the seat. I looked to see if I had any missed calls from major Coleman or Abena but there was nothing. As I walked back into the house I heard Edem's voice. He was talking on the phone. I wondered if he had even asked his uncle for permission to use the house. I was going to sneak up on him but I froze when I heard Edem's words. "Yes Major she's here with me at the Aburi house. No she hasn't. No one else knows. Ok sir I will handle it. Yes I'll do it tonight." Edem said. My heart started pounding as I watched him go back intoThe kiss was just for a few seconds but it felt so long. I think it was because my heart was racing. I couldn't believe it. After kissing so many men I still had butterflies with this kiss. "I'm sorry I shouldn't have done that." Edem said after. I smiled and kissed him back. This time again the butterflies rumbled in my stomach. He smiled and held my hand as we walked to his car. He opened the door for me and hopped into the car. "Where are we going?" I asked. He giggled and told me it was a surprise. I guessed he was taking me to his apartment, I mean that was where this seemed to be going. Then something caught my attention. A name I heard on the radio that was playing in the car, Alison.

I turned up the volume to hear what was being said. "Mrs Alison Coleman has for many years denied that she is a lesbian. Honestly I think people are just out to give her a hard time..." I heard the radio presenter say. My heart started racing. "Well one thing is for sure that her husband loves her. He is always denying these allegations." Another person on the radio said. "So you are sure there will be no divorce soon because Alison hinted in the last..." The presenter started but the other man cut in and said no. I was a confused by the information I was hearing. "Hey, are you ok?" Edem asked. I wasn't sure what to say. Then what I did the other night made sense. Abena asked me to open the window so they take pictures of Alison and I in her bed together. Was Major Coleman trying to use me to validate or at least make the claims of Alison bring a lesbian look true? Why would he do that to his own daughter in law?

Just then I heard something more enlightening on the radio. "We need to give Alison Coleman a break in such hard times. Her father's health gets worse everyday." The presenter said. Inheritance? Alison was the only child of her parents. If her father died she would get everything. The pieces were coming together nicely. Major Coleman probably threatened Alison with those pictures. I looked at Edem who had a puzzled look on his face. He stopped the car at the next bus stop. "What's wrong Lin?" He asked. My mind was spinning. I didn't want to have anything to do with Major Coleman anymore. I turned to Edem and forced a smile. He saw through me as usual. Then he turned to the radio. "Are you related to the vice president? Don't worry he won't die." Edem said.

Tears fell from my face. Edem was the last person I wanted to get caught up in this mess. "I'm really sorry. I can't burden you with my crazy life." I said to him. I was ashamed of myself. All this while I wanted him to see me a certain light but the truth decided to come out in a very nasty way. He kissed my forehead and told me tell him what the problem was. "Whatever it is I'll protect you." He said. I wiped my tears and told him everything. Somehow he didn't look surprised. Maybe he always suspected. I felt safe in Edem's arms. "Who else have you told about this?" He asked when I was done. "No one." I replied. "You are sure?" He asked again. "Edem, I'm even surprised I'm telling you. No one else knows." I replied.

"You need to run away. From your story men like Major Coleman are dangerous. My uncle has a house around Aburi. We can go there and figure things out properly." Edem suggested. It sounded like a good plan. My heart had stopped racing at this point. I looked out the window as Edem drove off. He had a rather worried look on his face. I knew I shouldn't have told him the truth. I could almost feel him judging me in his head. "I think we should stop somewhere so I get some towels, a toothbrush and stuff." I said to break the silence. Edem turned to look at me. "Oh don't worry it's a vacation home so my uncle keeps all that stuff there."  He replied and smiled.

We got to the house at about 11:45pm. The house was the only one in a dense bush. It was perfect for hiding. At least if anyone was coming for me we would see them. Edem had the keys and so we went inside immediately. He kissed me on the cheek and told me not to worry. He left to turn on the lights around the house. The hall had very minimal furniture. A couch center table and a TV on the wall. I put my bag down and sat on the couch. That was when I realised I left my phone in the car.

I walked in to car and picked it from the seat. I looked to see if I had any missed calls from major Coleman or Abena but there was nothing. As I walked back into the house I heard Edem's voice. He was talking on the phone. I wondered if he had even asked his uncle for permission to use the house. I was going to sneak up on him but I froze when I heard Edem's words. "Yes Major she's here with me at the Aburi house. No she hasn't. No one else knows. Ok sir I will handle it. Yes I'll do it tonight." Edem said. My heart started pounding as I watched him walk back into the house through the back door.


To be continued... 

crush

Emotionless 13

5:34 PM


"Look, do you want to finish this and go back to your normal life right? Well this could be your ticket." She replied. My heart was pounding. She was right, I wanted to be done with Major Coleman but killing the vice president's daughter wasn't something I was ready for. That wasn't the deal! I stood there in the bathroom looking at myself in the mirror and wondered what I had gotten myself into. Just then my phone vibrated. It was a text from Edem. "Hey, night owl. I miss you small. How's your mum doing?" The message said. I smiled. Did he just say he misses me? The feeling was very mutual. To be able to see him again I had to do the tasks so with a deep breath I walked back into the room, said what Abena told me to say and pulled out the tablet from my bag. Alison swallowed it and I stared at her as her eyes closed.

"Tap her cheek to make sure she's asleep." Abena said. I breathed a sigh of relief. I did as she said and noticed she was fast asleep. Abena wasn't done with me. She followed up with instructions to lean in and kiss Alison. I didn't care much what was going on at this point. I did it immediately without thinking in all the ways she asked me to. Finally it was ok to leave. I dashed as quickly as I could out of the house and the limo driver drove me away with the security men all over the house clueless about what transpired.

"What is going on? Why did I have to do all of that?!" I shot at Abena when I got back to the house. She continued reading her book. "I don't know what you think you are trying to do but this is just stupid." I shouted. Abena turned to look at me. She warned me never to raise my voice at her again. "You have no business in this plan. You do what we tell you to do. If you turn around and leave me in peace Major Coleman will not hear about your arrogance tomorrow." She said coldly. I went to my room slamming the door behind me. I wanted to explode. Arial run to me and I picked her up. Stroking her calmed me down. She was the only part of the house that didn't drive me insane. So many scenarios was swimming through my head. When I saw Edem calling I smiled. I answered the call and we spoke for a while.

The next morning when I woke up I heard Major Coleman's voice downstairs. I had questions but I wasn't sure if asking him was a good idea so I stayed in my room with Arial. Edem asked if I wanted to have lunch he said he would come over to my mother's place to visit me if that was what it would take. He was so sweet. In no time at all I heard footsteps. Nearing the door then a knock. I went to the door and saw Major Coleman standing outside with a smile on his face. He walked right into the room. "I hear you did a good job yesterday actually I think we can trust you now. So here you go and feel free to go out and pamper yourself. The whole weekend is yours." He said and gave me and envelope with a lot of cash and walked away. I wanted to ask him why he was doing all this but I couldn't. This was a sign that it was going to be over soon and I sure didn't want to jinx it.

That night Edem and I met at a very nice restaurant in town. He was wearing a navy blue long sleeve shirt and black trousers. I guessed he was from work. He looked as good as always and when he saw me goes face lit up with the most amazing smile I had ever seen. We talked and ate and talked some more. I kept up my lie about my mother being sick. I told him she was getting better and he seemed glad to hear it. "You seem a bit distracted." He said. I caught myself far in thought and smiled. "I'm fine." I lied. He went on to tell me that he broke up with his girlfriend. He didn't go into detail. In fact he just mentioned it and changed the topic. I smiled in my heard. After dinner as we walked to the parking lot Edem held my hand. "Lin it seems you have been really worried the past couple of weeks. You know you can talk to me right?" He said. I felt so loved when he said those words. Then before I could say a word he leaned in and kissed me.


To be continued... 

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