Jeff would come to our hostel to check on Nicole and I and would come to meet my absence .This continued for sometime until he gave up coming there. He had studies, he had to focus on that now since he had come very far to fail .
I missed some important days in his life on campus because I was always doing my own thing. I even missed Miss Lydia’s wedding and till now I hate myself for that. I told myself I had nothing more to friendship with Jeffrey and began to feel he was pestering me.
Jeff got very broken hearted, he couldn’t believe all that he had heard from me.At that time,he felt his world was crushing down on him and that was exactly when I felt the world revolved around only me.
Nicole’s behaviour had continued to irritate me since I felt she was talking too much. Little did I know she was always covering up for me during lectures and tests we had in class; all which I missed.
Jeffrey never stopped coming to my hostel or visit the family at home. Our friendship was more of a family thing and I realised even if I told him a thousand times we couldn’t be friends, it would never change his mind.My parents noticed the change between Jeff and I but felt it was something we could solve.
Ariel eventually agreed to come to the city to meet me,and would take time off work to spend a weekend with me there.When I heard this, I was excited.I told dad a lie that day that we had a few things to purchase in school for medical practice so I needed some money and because I wasn’t used to asking dad for that kind of huge amount, he gave it to me without complaints.
Ariel told me to book a reservation for him,stating that he would pay me back as soon as he arrived and also he said it would make him more committed to the visit and wound convince him of my seriousness. I did it all, he was smart, he was cunning and I was stupid, oh how stupid I was. And the funny thing was, I had sent him tons of pictures of me and all I had was just one picture of him, and whenever I asked, he would claim he wanted to be sure I loved him for him, not for his looks. And sheepishly , I would try to convince him of my undying love, and would try to appease him with nude pictures of me.
He eventually made it to the city, and as usual, I didn’t even tell anyone about it, it didn’t even hit me to; not even Nicole. I met him at the hotel, he was tall , handsome and had a wonderful smile. I couldn’t compare Jeff with him,he was way better, I convinced myself .
We had lots of fun , I was Rachel, the big girl. We went into the hotel room; I felt secured that I was with someone I loved and who loved me as well. I gave myself to him without a care in the world what I was doing.
Something Leah had clearly spoken about was against God; against our religion. Damn religion; I Rachel Andrew was on top of the world. He convinced me to spend the night with him , I told him I couldn’t because I had a test the next morning , as if I really did. Now , at this point , I don’t know what triggered his anger , I don’t know if it was because I couldn’t spend the night or maybe I said something else I can’t remember saying , but whatever it was, brought out a very ugly side of him.
He called me foul names, and kept going on and on about how he always knew I was cheap, and he knew I was sleeping with other men. The same man who swept me off my feet slammed me on the floor , he told me of how he had shown his friends all my nude pictures and how they had watched the videos and many voice notes. He told me he had made a bet with his friends, that I would actually pay for him to have his way with me , just to prove how stupid I was.
Well ,you can imagine how I felt, I was confused and shocked, but I attempted to regain any little dignity I had left and so I tried to get up. Suddenly, I felt a punch on my face and I tripped over and hit my head against a coffee table. My phone kept ringing but I couldn’t answer, my mind drifted back home. Oh how I wished Jeff was with me, how I wished I had at least told Nicole my whereabouts ; I began to get back to my senses as I was filled with so much regrets….
Please watch out for the grande finale of pearls of different colours!!!