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“How did you meet Collins?” I asked Vera. She smiled, looked at me, and laughed hard. I was dumbfounded.
“Why are you laughing like a witch na?” I asked. She said nothing, and after a while said I would be surprised as to how she met her boyfriend. She even added that I’ll be more surprised at the fact that they haven’t seen face to face ever before.
“Hian!” I exclaimed. “Which kian relationship be that na?” I questioned surprisingly. “How can you be in a relationship with someone for close to 2 years and you haven’t met him?” I continued in my short shocked state.
“Baby girl, yes! I haven’t seen Collins before. We just chat, do video calls, calls and texts.” She replied. “I met him on Eskimi when I finished my SSCE. We both got chatting and along the line we exchanged contacts. He couldn’t come see me cos I was staying with my parents and I didn’t have the right and privilege to travel yet, so he told me to be patient and get admission first so that he will be free to visit and vice versa.” She narrated sweetly.
Collins calls every minute to hear her voice. Her phone is always busy that I get jealous that no guy calls me on phone to at least ask how I’m doing. He says sweet things to her. He sends texts early in the morning and late at night. A day without Vera getting Collins calls or text messages is like heaven against her. When she wakes up in the morning, she gets to read lovely messages from Collins. She became so used to him that she couldn’t wait to see him.
Collins, on the other hand, runs his father’s company according to what Vera said. His dad travelled for medical checkup as he was diagnosed with hypertension some years back. So, the family responsibilities lie on Collins, and that’s why he hasn’t come to see his girlfriend just yet.
Collins takes good care of Vera. She lacks nothing. He sends her gifts, recharge cards, money, name it.
After some months, Collins decided to come see Vera. She was so excited. She imagined how she would react when she sees him after all these years of blind dating. She couldn’t wait to kiss those lips she sees on his profile pics. She verbalized how she imagines how he will cuddle her in his arms and say those sweet words he sends as text messages in the early hours of the day and late at night.
“Does that mean you will have sex with him on your first night?” I asked curiously.
“As the spirit leads.” She replied with a grin.
“Hmmmm!” I exclaimed! “Don’t do it oo!” I held her left shoulder and looked at her straight in the eye. “You must not sleep with him oo.” I guess I must have looked like my mother while saying it.
“Show him you are well brought up.” I continued. “You know all these guys remain sweet until they must have come inbetween your legs, then you will see how the sweetness will become bitter. Babes, shine your eyes ooo!” I warned, pulling my own ears.
“Sheybi, you don’t want him to see me as cheap?” She asked innocently. “Let’s just pray he doesn’t ask for sex.” Vera said.
It was Friday already. The day has come for Vera to meet her online boyfriend. She was nervous. She made sure her hair was in order. She already planned a hotel where Collins would lodge during his stay. She didn’t plan on staying with him in the hotel. Lots of things went through her mind. She couldn’t control herself. She must have visited the toilet like a million times.
Then her phone rang, it was Collins. He told her he was closeby and that she should get prepared to see him. Her heart skipped. She’s one of the shy types. When he called that he was in front of her logde, she took me along to come meet her boyfriend.