There’s something about the past, it always
have it’s way of catching up on you.
That week was not so good, Tunde is not
helping matters either, he bombarded me with
text since I’ve stopped picking his calls.
Daniel calls everyday but I still sounded cold.
I want to tell him everything, but I lacked the
“When will you get out of this mood for God
sake?” he asked me during our conversation
over the phone.
“I’m fine” I said
“This weekend is our double date you know”
“I’m sorry I forgot” Sincerely I did not
remember, I already have enough on my
“I’ll come pick you up early so we could
sought out things before the dinner date in
“Ok I’ll be expecting you” I said
“See you on Friday. I love you”
“Daniella, I said I love you”
“I heard you Dee, I’ll see you on friday”
I was worried, I knew it’s wrong for me to
withhold the truth from him. All I need is the
courage to say it.
On Friday he got to my house around 6pm.
“Nice dress, you look gorgeous”
“Thanks” I said with a faint smile.
We got talking in his car and I think his
charms worked on him. I felt free with him
Some minutes later, we left my place and
headed straight to the restaurant.
A table for four has already been booked.
On entry into the restaurant Mr Paul sorry
Paul waved at us. We joined him and his
fiancée. We all settled down.
Paul did the introduction, it was nice meeting
Lizzy, she’s fair, average height and she’s
beautiful. Paul and Lizzy looks good together.
“Hmm, I always knew you have eyes for good
things” Daniel said pointing to Paul.
“Look who’s talking” Paul said teasingly.
A waiter came by and we all placed our
orders. We all introduced ourselves briefly.
We talked about growing up and all.
From our conversation, I got to know little
about Lizzy, she’s a banker by profession.
One more thing i like Lizzy already, she’s
simple, down to earth and the way she
comport herself wowed me. “This man is
really lucky” I said to myself.
The evening was great. Paul also informed us
they’ll be getting married in three month.
Daniel and I congratulated them.
Daniel took me home after our date.
He stopped in front of my house, alighted and
helped me with the door.
“Good night my love” he said
when I steeped out of the car.
“Good night Dee”
He held my face in his palms and kissed me
Two weeks later, Daniel came to my house
during the week and we are in his car parked
in my compound when he changed the topic.
“Daniella I have a feeling that you are hiding
something from me. Is there anything you
think I should know about you. I mean both
past and present” he asked.
I jerked when he mentioned the past. Many
things were going through my mind. I don’t
know whether to tell him the truth or not
about my past.
“Dee I already told you about my ex and
that’s the only guy I’ve been with before you.
The only thing I can say for now is that I’m
not a saint ”
“I’m not a saint either, but if there is anything
I need to know please don’t hesitate to tell
me, I don’t like secrets”
OK, that was all I said and that changed my
mood again. He left some minutes later.
I got back to my room, I took my bath and
was about to sleep when I received a text
message. It was from my ex Tunde. I click on
the message and it read.
“You don’t want to come back to me because
of that Americana right. Don’t worry, he will
soon dump you once he finds out the truth
“So Tunde has been stalking me” I said to my
self. Now he’s even planning on blackmailing
me. I wonder why he refused to leave me
alone. I called him back.
“So you can actually call me, my baby is
scared right” he said
“Who is your baby, I can see some nuts are
loosened in your brain, you this shameless
loser” I said
He laughed ” Really!”
“Get this straight into that thick skull of yours,
I will never be yours”
He threatened me, he even gave me one week
ultimatum. He said its either I come back to
him all he’ll spill the beans.
I was shocked when he told me he knew
Daniel’s office. I know for sure that’s he’s
talking about the abortions. Now I have no
other choice than to tell Daniel. it’s better he
hears it from me than from that loser ex of
Daniel also called me that night before I went
to bed. He told me he knew I’m hiding
something from him but he said I should take
all my time. He said he won’t push me to say
anything I’m not ready to share. He said his
good night and ended the call.
“Now is the time, I have to tell him
everything” I said to myself when the line
The following week, I called Daniel on. I told him I’ll come to his office after school.
I got to Daniel’s office later that afternoon, I wasn’t in a good mood and of course he noticed Immediately I stepped into his office.
“Have your sit” he said and I sat on the sofa.
“What can I offer you” he asked
“Nothing, I’m OK”
“What’s eating you up sweetheart?”
”I came to tell you about my past”
“I’m listening” he said and sat beside me.
I suddenly went dumb. I tried to speak but words are not coming out.
“Daniella go ahead, you can talk to me”
Still I couldn’t talk, I was just staring at the floor.
“Is it that bad? Did you kill someone, are you an ex convict, do you do drugs or you have a child? He bombarded me with questions.
“ I wished I had a child but I don’t because I aborted it”
Despite the fact that abortion is legalized in the state, Daniel detest it.
“You murder an harmless child? You should have prevented that by using protection”
I didn’t say a word, I just sat down crying silently. He went back to his sit and said nothing.
“My ex want me back, he threatened to tell you himself if I don’t break up with you and come back to him”
“And that is why you are here”
“Please don’t put it that way, I didn’t mean to hide it from you”
“Daniella! you are not even planning to tell me before, but you could tell me now because your ex is blackmailing you?”
“I’ve always wanted to tell you, I just lack the courage to do it earlier”
“And you expect me to buy that?”
“I’m sorry Dee, maybe I don’t even deserve you in the first place” I said
He didn’t say a word, he was just staring at me. For like 15min, the room was quiet.
“Please say something” I pleaded
“I need time to process all this and please I want to be alone” he said
I couldn’t believe he just walked me out of his office indirectly. Tears started streaming on my cheek.
I stood up, cleaned my face with my face towel and left his office. With all hopes lost, to be sincere I don’t know where all this will end.
To be continued…