I Hate You 

I hung the call. That’s just too cliché for my hearing before my sweet bedtime, so I thought. But I couldn’t sleep. Not a sting of sleep came afterwards. My mind wandered on useless thoughts about us throughout the night, and by the time I found sleep, it was too late, yet I slept anyway.

I must have read the text for more than a million times already since I last spoke to him; the text I thought would never matter to my life two days ago. The number of tears I had shed since then also would have been enough to mould at least three clay huts in my village if I had been collecting them. Thank God I live alone, it would have been worse because of the sort of consolation I’d have gotten from my former roommate.

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Fighting for Joseph’s Love 8

“That common street girl took Joseph from you” Bello exclaimed furiously as they drove home. “She took the head girl position from you, and now she had just taken the best graduating student too” He adjusted his agbada arm. “All from you. You should be very ashamed of yourself.” He coughed loudly.

“Abeg, take am easy sir.” The driver said shakily.

“You!” He barked at the driver. “You have seen another job abi?” He asked.

“No o.”

“Then, mind your business and drive.” He said.

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Fighting for Joseph’s Love 7

“So, who’s the head girl?” Mr. Bello Bello asked like he has been waiting for the moment.

“Judith.”

“You mean the same girl that is trying to get Joseph from you?” He said with a straight. Gifty could not look him in the eyes as she nodded in shame. “When do you plan on getting anything right, Gifty?” He said angrily. “I did all I could to help you get Joseph, but you failed to make him love you. Instead, you allow a common street rat take him. And now, she has the position I worked so hard to secure for you.” He stood up angrily and faced Gifty. “You are a disgrace to my image and…”

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Fighting for Joseph’s Love 5

On the first day of school, after the midday break, the principal called for an assembly of the students for an important announcement. They all wondered what it was that seems so important, but Gifty beamed like she already knew what the gathering was all about. She couldn’t hide her excitement as she looked like something interesting is about to happen to her. She was in front for her class row in the assembly, with Eunice behind, both smiling babyishly. … More Fighting for Joseph’s Love 5

Fighting for Joseph’s Love 4

Judith received a small sheet of paper with a writing that says, PLEASE, LET’S SEE AFTER SCHOOL IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY – JOSEPH. She looked at Joseph after reading the letter. He had been looking at her all along. He looked back at her with a sorry face. She nodded and looked away afterwards.

After school, he was waiting for him in front of the library. She walked up to him with Deborah. He smiled at her, but she doesn’t seem to be in a smiley mood.

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Fighting for Joseph’s Love 3

“Don’t ever ask me that question again.” Deborah said angrily. “You mean you don’t know your weird girlfriend has been molesting my best friend ever since?” Joseph looked really surprise. He wanted to say something but was cut off by Deborah’s continuous speech. “I don’t know anything sha, but the next time your stupid girlfriend comes close to my friend, I’m going to design her face with a thick log of wood.” She walked away from Joseph and said “Me, I’ve said my own. You better go and know how to control your girlfriend.” She hissed aloud. … More Fighting for Joseph’s Love 3

Fighting for Joseph’s Love

Gifty is the daughter of Mr. Bello Bello, friend and business associate of Mr. Patrick Gold, Joseph’s father. She is a betrothed to Joseph and the family of both parents approved it. She’s obsessed with Joseph – she probably thinks she’s in love with him too. She frustrates the relationship between him and Judith every time she sees them together. Her joy is always fulfilled with the sadness seen in Judith’s face each time she does it. And the presence of her best friend, Eunice, beside her makes the joyfulness perfectly complete. … More Fighting for Joseph’s Love