My Bestfriend My Love ~ 15 Final Episode 


I woke up the next morning to the sound of my phone ringing, and I picked up to find out it was my mom. She asked how I was doing and said she had good news for me. She sounded so excited so I asked what it was, and she asked me to guess. I couldn’t, so I begged her to tell me. She told me she ran into Stanley the night before and she asked how he was faring after our breakup and whether he was ready to forgive me.  She told me, she added that, he would always mean a lot to me and I would never get a boyfriend and a best friend like him and so if he even didn’t want us to come back, he should at least be friends with me. Then she said he said he wasn’t over me and though what I did hurt, he had missed me. That was what I had been hoping and praying for, for some time but when my mom told me, I didn’t know whether to be excited or whether to cry. I had messed up again and my mom asked why I wasn’t happy but I lied and said I had a headache and would talk to her later. “Oh God! Why me? Why now? Did he have to wait this long and make me sleep with my ex before deciding to work things out with me?” I wept and sat on the floor in my washroom.
“What am I going to do?” I asked myself. The situation was too messed up and I wished then for death. I wished for death because I didn’t want to go out into the room to face Jide, and I didn’t want to face Stanley either. I was scared and I kept weeping. I needed to talk to someone, so I called Rabby and she screamed when I told her what had happened. She said, ‘not again, Bola.’ Then she asked me to shower, dress up and come to her room so we talk. So I did that and I told Jide I had a lecture that morning and so he left. I got to Rabby’s room in less than 30 minutes and she asked if Stanley had called me and I said no, and she asked, ‘what are you going to do? And do you still want Stanley back or do you want to go back to Jide?’ I didn’t know what I wanted, so I just wept and told her how much I hated myself. I told her I couldn’t break Stanley’s heart again and I didn’t want to lose him. I told her what happened with Jide was just because I had no one else to keep me company and it was because of what we had in the past. 
I didn’t know what to do and obviously Jide wanted me back, so, what was I going to do? I had to tell him something. I had to figure out what to tell him before I met with Stanley. I had to. So Rabby suggested I called him and I did. I asked him if he was busy and told him my class was in two hours and added that there was something I needed to talk to him about, so he should meet me in front of Rabby’s hostel. He got there in no time and I went outside to meet him.
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I sat in the car and told him, I was sorry about what happened and I needed him to forgive me and do something for me. He looked at me confused and I told him I still loved Stanley, and though I wasn’t sure why we did what we did, I wished he would understand and let me go. I expected him to be angry and all but he wasn’t. He told me he realized it and completely understood, but he asked if we could at least remain friends and I smiled. “O God, thank you so much!” I said to myself and I told him, “why not?” I hugged him and thanked him. But before I got down from the car, I asked him to help me keep what happened the night before, a secret. He asked if I was sure that that was the right thing to do and I nodded and said I might tell him later but for that moment, it wouldn’t do me any good if I told him. He said okay and promised to not let anyone know about. 
He left after and I ran to Rabby’s room happily. I told her what happened when I met Jide and she was shocked. She said, ‘Bola, this is a miracle. You should give a testimony.’ We laughed at that and then I waited till she dressed up and we left for our department together. I was absentminded the whole day during all the lectures we had since I couldn’t keep Stanley off my mind. I couldn’t wait for his call; I missed him and wanted so much to see him. I called my mom after my last lecture and told her I was feeling better and she asked whether Stanley had called me and I said, “no.” She asked me to be patient and that he was definitely going to call. Talking to my mom made me feel better and after dropping Rabby off at her hostel, I sped off to my hostel.
I wanted to make him his favorite meal, “banku” and “okro,” but before I could start, my phone rang and when I checked it was him. I picked up and the sound of his voice did nothing but made me feel at home. I had missed him so much and I cried. He asked if I was in my room, I said yes and he told me he was coming. He ended the call after and I just sat on my bed and cried the more. I really missed him and the fact that he had called made me so happy that I couldn’t help but cry. 
He didn’t knock on my door when he got there; he just opened the door and walked in. I got up when I saw him and immediately hugged him and I told him I had missed him so much and he said he also missed me. I smiled when he said that and then I looked into his eyes and told him I was so sorry and that he should forgive me. Stanley just looked at me and told me he had forgiven and that was why he had come to see me. I felt like screaming and hugging him; but I just stood there and he walked to me and hugged me again. And he said, ‘I really missed you Pearl, never do what you did again and promise not to hide anything from me again. Don’t hurt me the way you did again.’ 
I said nothing, and kept nodding and I thanked God in my heart for bringing him back to me. I finally had the love of my life back in my arms and I told myself I was going to do everything to make it work and never risk losing him again
Season 2 continues next weekend,  astory by Mary Awudi (Fafali)