I left home early on Friday morning. I needed
Lizzy first at the bank where she works. She
introduced me to some policies. I intend to
I was directed to Lizzy’s office. On my way
banking hall, I ran into my lodge mate back in
“It’s a lie…Bola!” I couldn’t believe my eyes.
“Pamilerin!” she called out and we hugged
“What are you doing here” I asked
“I work here, an IT student (Industrial
“Wow! Bola I’m so happy for you. I’m glad
you did not
give up on yourself.
“Thanks, I got an admission a year later when
school and here I am”
“Congrats dear, the downfall of a man, is
end of a man. How are your parents?”
“They are fine, when we got home that day,
stop talking about you”
“Really, I’m sorry I lost your contact”
“Pamilerin! i almost gave up but I held on to
advice and make up mind to be a better
“Bola I never knew you were expelled from
that very day your parents came to pack your
“I believe you, I knew you had no idea. But
knew prefer to gossip behind me, rather than
me the truth”
“Anyways people can be funny at times, that’s
good to surround yourself with good people”
“You are right, I’ve learnt my lessons. Now I
associate with people that add value to my
“Nice, I feel elated to see how well you are
Thank God for your supportive parents”
“My dear I couldn’t have done it without them,
grateful to God for given me such Parents”
“My regards to them”
“I will, so what brings you to the bank?” she
“I came to see a friend for official and
matters” I said smiling.
“Who is that?”
“Mrs Lizzy Paul”
“The Loan officer! She’s my Boss, I work
I’ll lead you to her office”
Bola tapped the door lightly and opened the
let me in first.
“Good morning banker” I said
with a smile.
“You finally show up, thank God for midterm
Good morning dearest” Lizzy stood up from
and hugged me.
“Please have your sit” she offered.
“Thanks. How’s your hubby and your little
I asked referring to David, Lizzy’s son.
“They are fine, both of them are now 5 and 6”
“That’s good, I like that”
“Bola thanks for bringing her in, you can leave
“Bola is my friend, I ran into her on my way
I informed her.
“Really, I thought she just led you to my
“Bola is a friend I lost contact with, my
today really worth it”
“Happy reunion then” Lizzy said smiling.
“That reminds me, Bola let me have your
We exchanged numbers. While Lizzy was
some paper works.
“Lizzy me I need a favor o”
She looked up “Let’s hear it”
“Please help me retain Bola after her IT. At
want to help me secure a job here but I
because I don’t like banking jobs”
“So you want to do change by batter, right”
“Whatever, just help me please…”
“No problem, I’ll try my best” she said
“Thank you” Bola and I chorused. She was so
“Now back to business” Lizzy said
“Yes, official mode activated” I said jokingly.
“Bola please make some coffee for your your
“Alright ma” she said and prepared the coffee.
“I’m not in charge of the policy program but
you to the person in charge” Lizzy stated
while I was
sipping my coffee.
“Ok, can we leave once I’m done with the
“Cos I’m still going to Daniel’s place”
“You mean his office?”
“No, the mansion”
“He’s not going to work?” she asked
“It’s like we are both on midterm break” I said
“Anyway, that’s cool, you need time togt to
so many things. My regards”
“I will thanks dear” I said…
I left the bank for Daniel’s place. His gateman
the gate for me. He was surprised to see me.
“Good morning Madam” he bowed his head.
“Good morning Papilo, how are you?”
“I’m fine ma” He said smiling
“Ehn en! No wonder my Oga no go work
“You don’t want your Oga to rest?”
“Make him rest o, body need am” he replied.
I handed over to him a loaf of bread and a
Juice I brought for him.
He was happy and thanked me.
Daniel was working on his laptop when I
walked in. He
was so happy I came. He had prepared
the time I got there, he made for me as well. I
watch him work on the Laptop.
Some minutes later, he closed the laptop and
“There’s something id like to show” he said”
“What is it?”
He held my hand and lead the way. He took
one of the empty rooms in the house. We
I saw the place has been stocked with Home
“I want to make sure you are very comfortable
we are married” he stated.
Wow! Thank you”
“I don’t want to stress my children too, I want
to have all the good life I had abroad”
“This is Nigeria, our children won’t be using
until they are of age. No washing machine, no
washer. I’m training them to do chores with
“That is mean, who washes with bare hands
“A lot, lot of kids does my dear. We will only
introduced them to all this when They are
“Are you serious?”
“I’m dead serious, the last thing I want in my
“I pity my unborn children in advance, their
Mum is so
mean!” he said sarcastically.
“Are u seriously saying that to my face” I
on the chest.
He held my two hands to stop me from hitting
further. He drew me closer and kissed me on
“I love you my baby” he muttered. I can’t wait
our kids running around in this house”
“Hmm, I love you too”
He held me in his arms and kissed me
this time. The romance was getting intensed
had to stop.
“ Dee, let’s go back to the living room” I said
refrain from his embrace.
We went back to the sitting room. We
the wedding, the number of kids we want to
some other things.
He also said we’ll have to go to the states
to meet his family before they come to Nigeria
wedding. He said I can even cease the
shop for the wedding.
I can’t believe my ears, so I’ll be traveling to
just to meet my parent in-laws.
“I want you to quit your job, I think you
should go into
business” he said
“I’d love to have my own business too, but all
business I have in mind requires large capital”
“Just think of one and we’ll know what to
“OK, but do you know the funniest thing, I’ve
love with teaching and now I wouldn’t mind if
my own school” I said
I nodded my head in affirmative.
“That’s not bad, school business is a good
“Yes” I nodded.
“That reminds me I spoke with your Dad last
“He said so but he didn’t tell me what you
he just told me we’ll talk later”
“I’m seeing him next week, so we can start
wedding arrangements. I also told him we’ll
skip the introduction part since my Parents
here. And he agreed” he explained.
We cooked lunch together in the afternoon..
After cooking, I pack some lunch for papilo
“Papilo!” I called out when I opened the front
“Ma! he answered walking hurriedly towards
“Here’s your lunch” I handed over the tray to
“Thank you ma, God bless you” He bowed in
“You are welcome”
Only me, you gave me food in the morning,
afternoon food too” he said smiling.
Hope you are not expecting food in the
because I dey go my Papa house”
“Ha… how you take know wetin dey my mind.
say you go sleep today o”
“No o, my papa get house”
We both laughed and he went back to his
I went back into the house, Daniel was
waiting for me. I joined him on the dinning.
Afterwards, he started working on his laptop
was seeing a movie.
My phone ranged, I checked the caller ID was
“So you now neglected me because I’m
“Its not like that, we chat online nau”
“Its online the same as seeing you physically,
You know my schedules now, I’m always
“But not too busy to check on your man”
“I don’t have an excuse, I’m sorry dear
cousin of life”
I promise to check on her the next week end.
When it was 6pm and I told him I’m leaving.
“I wish you can sleep over, but I don’t trust
with you” he said and held me.
“Hmm, me neither”
“Thank you for making things easier for me”
“Do you think it’s easy to be around a
like you without imagining things. Coupled
fact that I’m deeply in love with her!”
“Really, so how do I make it easier”
“Baby, you have your way of reducing the
You don’t dress seductively, and you know
keep your distance when you feel we are
“Daniel, you wanted to marry virgin, then I
be the one to ruin it”
“Thank you for respecting our decision”
I smiled. Sincerely it has not been easy for
“Will you drop me off?” I said and picked my
“Yes, at your service my Queen. Shall we?”
We got to my place and walked me in, he
parents before leaving.
“Lesbian what!” I was shocked at her
I was mute for more than 5minutes, trying to
what she told me.
“Daniella, that’s who I am, I’m a lesbian”
“That’s not who you are, homosexual it’s evil,
and a sin. In fact its one of the sins that made
destroy Sodom and Gomorrah”I explained.
Did your family members knows about your
“No they don’t I hid it from them, if Daniel
he will strangle me”
“Huh!” I sighed heavily.
I wondered why people trust me with their
was too big for me but still I can’t turn a deaf
“How long do you plan on keeping it, or you
walk up to them one day and tell them you
married to a woman?
“Daniella, I don’t plan on telling them. They
consent to it, so there’s no point telling”
“Sharon, I’m sorry but I can’t hide the truth
brother, you have to tell him”
“I can’t… tell…him”
“Please I can’t keep this from him, you’ll put
me in big
trouble if he finds out later that I knew about
“He won’t find out if you don’t tell him, I’ve
succeeded in keeping it for years”
“I’m sorry Sharon, I don’t keep secret from
me I learnt the hard way. Despite the fact that
guys lived all your life abroad, that Ekiti blood
flowing in his veins”
“Daniella but I trusted you”
“You can still trust me, we’ll find away around
trust me. I will tell him if you can’t”
“Are you sure you can handle it? You’re about
“Leave that to God. Are you in a relationship
with another female?”
“Yes, and we love each other”
The sound of the statement she altered
How can one fall in love with a fellow woman.
“The first step you’ll have to take is to end
relationship” I stated
“That’s going to be difficult, I love her”
“I know it’s difficult, but its going to be easier
you are here in Nigeria and she’s in the state”
“Daniella!” She sighed. Let me think about it”
“Please be fast about it, and end it quick with
Once that is settled then we can move to the
I went on and on to explain further. I told her
wasn’t created that way. The only relationship
approved is the one between a man and a
I quoted some words from Open Heaven
that i read some days ago just to open her
the truth. “One reason why some people
themselves to sodomy, lesbianism, bestiality
kinds of abominable acts today is because
shut their heart to God’s word. When you fill
mind with the Knowledge of God, His words,
there will be no space for junk and lies of the
She listened with rapt attention.
“Sharon! i held her two hands in my palms.
Homosexual behavior can be conquered, as
by many people who have completely given
I quickly searched for some scriptures on my
just to buttress my point.
If homosexual behavior were thought to be
Scripture would not have said….
“Even their women exchanged natural
unnatural ones. In the same way the men also
abandoned natural relations with women and
inflamed with lust for one another.” (Romans
The clear implication is that the homosexual
were deliberate choices.
If homosexual behavior were thought to be
unchangeable, Scripture would not have said…
“And that is what some of you were [past
But you have been washed, you were sanctified,
justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6: 11)
“All this are written in the bible” Sharon asked
“Yes, So you see there is a way out” I said
She nodded, I realized everything I said is
I promise to always remember her in my
believe all things are possible with God.
“Can God really help me?” she asked
“Of course he can, once you believe and you
willing to let go this lifestyle. He said we
anything in his name and he’ll do it”
“Can you fast?”
“I can’t fast”
“Of course you can, we are doing it together.
have to be closer to God now and you need
holyspirit. Are you willing to let go?”
“Yes, I’m ready”
“Then leave the rest to God”
i said with all confidence.
I excused myself and went to the kitchen to
something to eat.
To be continued….