It was Henna’s birthday.
Yes, i should have gotten a gift for her but it skipped my memory…because i had alot on my plate.
The issue with mama, Ralph, papa and aunt Chime and then Ifeanyi. We decided to have a small get together in a small restaurant in the outskirts of the village. It was very far and we had gone in Ifeanyi’s car.
Kainene, Henna and Ifeanyi’s elder sister was there…gosh! I hate that girl…she’s so pompous and proud and believes no one was better than she was.
Then Ifeanyi, Henna, Ije, Oma and i.
We…or rather should i say they were having fun.
‘i invited Ralph and Jude over you know…’ Henna suddenly said.
I nearly choked on my drink ‘you did what?!’
Ifeanyi gave me a wierd look while Kainene was like has-she-gone-mad?
‘i invited Ralph and Jude…’ Henna repeated staring at Ije and Oma ‘any problem?’
‘you shouldnt have invited that shameless golddigging flirt over to this place!’ i snapped before i could stop myself.
‘i can sense something here…’ Ije said looking at me suspiciously ‘babe…tell me like seriously, whats between the both of you…i mean…’
‘just hold it there Ije…’ i said immediately ‘i dont have time for this. You know very well that i cannot date Ralph even if i want to date…i’d rather go for….’
‘Ifeanyi…’ Henna said immediately and the girls laughed.
My face flushed in embarrassment..why did they have to say that in front of him.
‘what…’ i stammered.
Kainene rolled her eyes ‘seriously..dont tell me you too have a thing for my brother…’
Henna looked at her ‘so what if she does?’
‘Henna, i wasnt talking to you’ Kainene said.
‘Sure you werent…’ Henna snapped.
‘thats enof seriously…’ Ifeanyi interjected ‘you guys should stop taunting Ivyy please…you know she doesnt like it’
‘thing is…i’m already regretting coming to this place’ i said rolling my eyes.
‘oh my babie…’ Henna said pouting throwing her hand over my shoulder ‘i’m sorry some people are giving you a hard time…’ i knew she was referring to Kainene…for some reasons best known to the both of them, they never really got along as sisters.
‘you are also one of them…’ i said smiling.
‘you are finally smiling…’ Oma said.
My smile widened but disappeared immediately i sighted the monster coming with a swag i had come to hate. His errandboy, Sam was with him as usual..i wonder if that boy was ever going to get a life asides from being Ralph’s toy thing.
‘hello babies in the house…’ he said smiling sitting beside me ‘hi Vee luv…happy birthday Henna’
Henna and the girls exchanged glances ‘so you had to acknowlegde the presence of ur luv first before wishing me a happy birthday. Anyways, no problem…where’s Jude?’
‘Jude, uhm….stopped by to get cigarettes..’ he replied looking at me.
I caught the anger and jealousy on Ifeanyi’s face but i pretended not to see it.
‘excuse me Veebeauty…seems you’re as bored as i am, lets take a stroll’ Ifeanyi said standing up offering his hand and i gladly took it. Anything to get away from the demon beside me.
We walked away from the table despite the stares the girls were giving me. Who cares?
‘care to tell me what….’ i was saying.
‘Vee pls dont start…its going to spoil your mood and i dont want you ruining Henna’s birthday’
‘truth is, i dont know why you’re hiding this from me…she’s my mother’
‘i know…’ he suddenly looked pale ‘Vee, i…i want to ask a question’
‘what is it?’
‘are you and Ralph an item?’
‘heck me! That dirty and nonsensical idiot? Hell no! Why do you ask?’
‘nothing….’ he shook his head immediately ‘i…i just dont want any guy claiming you…’
I laughed ‘and why would he claim me? Am i a trophy?’
He laughed then suddenly looked serious. He brought my hands to his chest ‘i rili love u Ivyy…yes, i havent been able to tell you about it…but i always did love you…even before i left for the city…you’re my source of joy and happiness, even Henna and Kaine knows that’
‘Ifeanyi….’ i was dumbfounded and flabbergasted…Ifeanyi was my best friend…yes he was once my crush but…did i still have feelings for him?
‘just say yes…i’ll take care of you…i’ll make sure you are contented and happy…’ he said pushing my hair aside.
‘Ify, i nid time to think about this…’
‘i cant wait…i luv you…i cant wait any longer…’
‘you dont nid doubts…i love u so much…’
Maybe i should give it a try..give love a trial…afterall he was once my crush…i made up my mind to tell him yes when his phone rang and he had to step aside to answer it.
I decided to use the ladies as he answered his call.
I paused when i saw Ralph there with a grin on his face ‘i knew you’d come here baby’
I opened my mouth. He had an Attention.
I cant remember what happened next but i knew before long we were kissing and smooching inside the ladies…his manhood already out of his trousers.
A prayer for me please.
It was Henna’s birthday.