The Brat and The She Devil-Episode 57

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So he stood there, unable to move as he watches her shower, the front of his trousers suddenly becoming very tight, his heart beating faster than it had ever beat before, his throat closing and at the same time the pain to his head is ebbing away as his head is filled with thoughts of this beautiful woman taking a shower in his bathroom, in his house and ..he wishes he could join her, let her wash him with those same hands and still his beating heart and make his boy stop throbbing within his trousers..
He stands there, urging himself to turn and walk away..
”Brian, this isn’t right, this is bad, and since when do you watch an unsuspecting woman shower?” he chides himself… ”Your parents trained you better than that, turn the hell away” he tells himself
He does , only for a second but his eyes is drawn back, his jeans becomes tighter as though it is fighting to be set free..
”Down boy!!!” he warns himself.. ”Nope, close your eyes and turn away, turn away, and go out the door, out the door and back to bed” he says but his eyes refuses to stare away..
Then when she turns to face him, eyes still close..
A tiny gasp escapes from his mouth..”Adora!!!!”’
*
I turn to wash my face, letting the water clean out the latter from my eyes and ears, my neck and chest..
”Adora!”
I tense, freezing as I hear someone call out my name in shock.
I freeze for a few breath seconds, I wipe the water and latter from my eyes and open them.
”Who is there?”
Fear catches in my chest.
I go close to the shower curtain and pull it towards me as I push my head out to stare at the closed door..
No one.
I frown.
I swear, I heard someone call my name, as though very close, as if the person was standing right there at the door.
But, there wasn’t anyone.
Or was it Brian? No, Brian was still unconscious and even if he were, he would be so pained to want to walk all the way to the toilet and even if it were him, he wouldn’t stand there and call my name, be a perv to watch my bath right?.
Maybe it was my imaginations..i probably thought I heard my name. I go back to showering, seeing a clean towel folded away from the shower hanging on the shelve, I grab it to wipe my body, I take his shirt and I wear it, putting of the light I leave the room.
*****
Brian tries to still his heart as he lays on the bed, closing his eyes tight as he sees her walk out of his bathroom heading towards him…
Dear heart, don’t explode just yet. Calm the fxxk down.
But in all honesty she looked like someone out of his dreams.. clad in his shirt, revealing long beautiful legs.., hair wet.. body glowing..
He shuts his eyes.. unable to forget the way she looked naked behind his see through shower curtain and his heart almost stopped.
Yes!!! Maybe he did die and went to heaven, Adora was…blissfully breathtaking, and he wonders if she could hear his heart thudding in his chest beating..
Was it hard enough? He swallows trying to be still, so still as he feels her bending to peer into his face, he holds his breathe.
*
I bend to peer into his face…I frown.
I touch his face, his neck.. his chest..
Is it just me or it looks as though he found it difficult to breath or going through pains, his brows are knocked together and his eyes are tightly shut,..and ..
I place my fingers close to his nose, after a few minutes I pull awake panicky..
He wasn’t breathing,..
”Oh No!!” I grab his face, ”Brian, Brian!! No no..please No no, you were breathing a few minutes ago, no don’t do this..don’t please. Brian?” I place my ears close to his face, and then to his chest..back to his face..i place my fingers again.. nothing..
I pull away, fear filling me ”I should call Ikena, oh God, oh God!!!” I panic looking around for my phone ”Brian!!” I call his name again, my voice cracking as i leave him going to look for my phone, I find it in my bag I begin to scroll for Ikena’s number, a hand to my head and the other holding the phone, I sit down my body shaking as I place his head on my thighs, my hands to his nose again as I place it there, he isn’t breathing…
The phone is dialing Ikena’s number, I am worried when I suddenly see Brian jerk up suddenly drawing air into his lungs as he coughs..removing my hand from his nose..
I drop the phone immediately as I reach for him ”Thank God!! Oh God thank God…I was so scared” I grab his face ”Are you okay? Brian are you okay?”
He was fighting for breaths, he nods ..
”Are you trying to kill me?” he blurts out
”Me!! You were the one not breathing and I was scared and was going to call Ikena!!”
”I was until you covered my nose” he takes in more air as he holds his head and then touches his tummy
”I wasn’t , I was trying to see if I could fill you breathing and-” I frown staring at him , why wasn’t he surprised to find me here ”Have you been awake Brian?”
His eyes wavers, giving him away ”Er..No!!” he says
”Brian, have you been awake from the moment I walked into the room and peered down into your face and almost panicked that you weren’t breathing?”
”Errrrrrr..Nope!!” he repeats
”Brian, did you by any creepy chance call my name in the bathroom?”
”Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr nooppppppe” he stresses it as he avoids my eyes.
I gasp!
”Oh my God Brian!!” I say as I slap him hard across his face
”Ouch Jesus Adora!!” he holds face, then his head as he winces in pain
I cover my mouth with my hands, ”I am so sorry” I say as I see him lean backwards
”Damnit!!”‘ he explains ”I am a dying man woman!!” he groans in pain
”I am so sorry!!” I exclaim as I reach for him
”No, no, you are one temperamental witch!!” he exclaims rubbing his cheek
”And you are a creepy perv, how dare you argh!!” shame washes over me, then pity for him as he winces in pain
”Okay, first off, I didn’t plan to. I woke up surprised to find me all cleaned, I thought maybe it was ikena –”
”So you had every intention to go watch Ikena shower, really?”
”Argh!! Ewww, no please don’t make me have nightmares, I like women..i like to have a good view of a woman not a man and no, I had no intention. I went to the door and knocked, no answer and I wondered if I left the shower running and I didn’t remember, but I did knock, no answer and I open the door to find someone showering and I didn’t know it was you…not immediately though”
”How long were you standing there watching me like a perv Brian?”
He thins his lips ”Hey, I am not a perv” he points at me
”You didn’t answer the question!” I fold my hands
He blows out hot air ”Do you want the honest gospel truth or the white lie?”
”Brian!!”
”okay, long enough to know it wasn’t a stranger but you and when I realized it I called your name and then I freaked out rushing back here and pray you didn’t realize how stupid I was, I agree , I was stupid and I shouldn’t have and I am sorry but goddamned Adora…your body freezed me to a spot and I couldn’t think but was completely shut down for a few minutes, my mind and my..well began to think for me…but…I promise it won’t happen again, I am not a perv! And i haven’t ever watched a woman bath unaware before, this is my first and my last..unless you say otherwise but..i am truly trully sorry…and your slap hurts like a mean bitch ..” he flexes his jaw as he holds it
I stare at him, I swear the only thing I heard was ”Goddamned you body freezed me to a spot and I was completely shut down for a few minutes, and my mind and my body ……” and everything else blurs
A blush rises in my cheeks as I look away..
”Well make sure it doesn’t happen the next time” I tell him standing up… ”And I am sorry I slapped you, I shouldn’t have knowing that you are hurt”
He manages to sut up, ”Heh!! I deserved it, but it won’t happen again”
I walk away from him to sit at the chair across from the bed, he is smiling .
”Why are you smiling?”
”Oh, nothing, just that my shirt sort of fits you” he says ”White looks good on you”
I hide a smile as I turn away, pulling the shirt closer to me, I was practically naked under his shirt. I clear my throat.. ”I made some soup, would you want to sip some?”
”Oh!! Snap!!” he exclaims
”What?”
”I am a klutz right? We had a dinner date today right?”
I shrug
”I am sorry, I was looking forward to it”
‘It isn’t your fault, this happened”
”Still, I am sorry. Maybe we can have another one, when I am fully functional that is”
”Yeah maybe” I say
”Hey, I am really sorry, it was our first official date, us being a couple and I went out and got beat up..”
”Do you know who did it, the robbers? Maybe if you saw their faces you can report to the police station, they would apprehend them”
He frowns ”Robbers?”
”Yes, Ikena told me what happened”‘
”He did?” He is curious, I cock my head to the side
”Yes, that you were attacked and robbed, he found you when you were already bleeding and took you to the chemist and couldn’t take you to the clinic because everything was stolen from you, identity card and health insurance details and everything you were with and stuffs liker that…”
Ikena, he smiles shaking his head

”Oh yeah, yeah. And you, how are you still here?”
”I found you soaked in blood in your room, I came and knocked and when there was no answer I left, at the security stand he called and spoke to me, some sense of urgency in his voice that I come back and check on you, I did and was so scared when I finally got in..i even thought you were dead, you weren’t breathing ” I put my head down, playing with my fingers
”I am sorry” he says
”Why?”
”because I made you worry”
”I wasn’t worried, I was scared”
”same thing” he replies..
I shake my head .
”So, you did this?” he says looking at the bandage
”No” I laugh ”the one I did wasn’t so neat and professional as that, but I did clean you up a bit and when Ikena came we took you to the hospital, you were out for a couple of hours..a semi coma”
”Damn!!” he runs a hand over his face. ”No wonder it felt like years had gone by”
I smile ”Good to see your humor is back”
He laughs ”So I guess you were the one who stripped me and left my button and zip open?’ I follow his eyes
” Just your shirt, I didn’t touch you there” I point at him, he is smiling
”Hey relax, you say it as though it’s a bad thing to touch me there” his eyes sparkles, my blush returns , I look away
”You want soup?” I clear my throat changing the topic
He smiles again ”If I have you as a sexy nurse to care for me like this everyday, maybe I should go out and get mugged everyday ..”
”that isn’t funny, you would have died”
He sighs ”Why so serious, I didn’t, and yes I want soup, I just have to shower and all”
”You can’t shower, your wound would get wet” I tell him
”don’t worry, I wouldn’t allow it get wet, unless you want to do the honours of wiping me clean, head to toe, all of me…I don’t mind to lie on the bed” he winks at me
”You are a grown man, I am sure you can handle yourself, if you slip , fall and die in there, I am not going to be held responsible. Doctor says you should rest, not to move around like you are one superman ”
‘well I cannot –not shower” he tells me
”well…” I look around ” just don’t soil your bandage, your wound has to heal”
”I am like a super human, I heal fast, my cells regenerate like some demi god” he laughs
”Right, I will go get the soup, be careful” I say walking away , pulling the shirt down. Why didn’t I pick a longer shirt.
I didn’t see him smile watching me leave. I purposely took my time, after thirty minutes I come back into the room carrying a tray to find him coming out of the bathroom, he has a towel around his waist, I lower my eyes after observing that the bandage is dry.
I place the soup as I notice him taking longer to get to the bed as he walks slowly, he sinks slowly to the bed.. I straighten up.
”Erm, I don’t know if you wouldn’t mind helping me though”
”With what?”
”Er..my boxers and Pj pants”
Argh!! Really?
”Where is it?”
And he had the guts to smile..
”Behind you, same place you picked out my really nice office shirt which looks good on you anyways, you should wear more of my shirts..”
I fold my hands,
”The lower drawer has my brief, the second one has my Pjs, anyone would do”
I turn away, it takes me a few seconds and I get there..
I felt weird having to go through male briefs.. I swallow as I give them to him, he is looking at me strangely, a smile tugging at the corner of his lips, his eyes sparkles again.
”Tiny problem Miss Adora” he says tapping his jaw
”What?” I raise my eyebrow
”Well, you see I recently got mugged, a slice to my tummy, a hit to my head and I cannot very well bend to wear those, I wonder if you can help me. You just now said Doctor said I should rest and not exert myself, and that means that I cant stretch as much as I would want to…and bending would cause a rip because I would have to go all the way down and I cannot because wound, because pain …well..” he trails off
”And?”
”And, I think you know what I am asking” he smiles
I stare at him as though he was out of his mind ”You want me to help you with those?”
”Yes!! See, you are really smart”
I am aghast !
”I think you had your head pretty banged up”
”No no, I just want to wear something instead of being naked under this towel all night, it isn’t exactly healthy, not that it isn’t healthy it is just..well..you in that..me in this sort of give me ideas I shouldn’t have even of I want to but I shouldn’t so ..well…I need to put on my cloths atleast but I cannot very well bend or stretch because I would rip my stomach open, or unless you don’t mind cleaning out blood or freaking out again….you could help me with those, please”
Argh!! I shake my head..
Helping him meant that I had to bend, and I would be below him, head under his..him, and which means once his legs are inside his briefs I have to help it up, and ..who is going to fix him..into his brief when I get to his waist, Me?
I swallow as I suddenly became very hurt, my blush rises again.
As though he is reading my mind, he half laughs as he says it ”Don’t worry, he doesn’t bite not unless you want him to. And ..i have a towel around , why so serious!!” he is smiling, actually smiling.
Oh he was enjoying my discomfort wasn’t he. Or he thinks I cannot do it? Oh you are wrong Brian.
”Fine!!” I grab his brief as he manages to stand up holding on to me, as he lets go of me placing both his hands on akimbo.
I bend, taking his brief to his feet, waiting for him to raise up his leg, I try not to think about what is right above my head.
”Your feet Brian, you have to raise one up after the other so I can put your brief through”
”Oh yeah.”
He raises his leg up slowly as I put one leg in, he raises the other one up as I put the other leg through.. just when I was about to lift the brief up his legs, up to his waist..he staggers. I reach out with one hand to steady him from falling while I am still bent, and the unthinkable happens..
His towel drops..
I look up and I am staring right at him, not him Brian, but him…junior Brian..
I gasp!!

*****
Ikena picks up his phone when it rings for the forth time .., he drops the plate of food on his bed side table and answers it.. ”Teka?”
”Yep! we have picked him up”
Ikena nods ”Good”
Silence
”Say it Teka, I know you are inching to talk, spill”
”Dude you fxxked up the guy pretty bad”
”I told you that already, I gave him a chance, but he was trying to be smart, wanting to spook his Boss, I won’t let some stout have their way with a kid who didn’t do them anything”
”How do you know the rich kid didn’t , maybe he has enemies, maybe”
Ikena chuckles, ”The kid has only been in the country for a few …ofcourse he has no enemies”
”well, someone who wanted to harm or off him thought him as one”
”The reason why he needs to be kept safe”
Teka sighs through the phone ”Atleast you left him alife, you are going soft”
”I don’t get you, you query me for roughing up the criminal and then tell me I am going soft, pick a struggle son…what do you want from me?”
Teka laughs ”Heh…maybe nothing other than the ordinary..let me know when your girl comes through, the department is itching to know what I have on Vampire..they think I am moving on a hunch and that I may have the wrong guy”
”Well, seeing is believing right?”
”Yeah, seeing is believing ”
”How is the kid?”
”Well, the kid is an actual man”
”You call him kid”‘
”Because he is old enough to be my son if I banged a girl at 15 and she got him for me”
”Heh…soo?”
”I can call him kid, you can’t, you both should be about same age, you are kid to me too”
”Alright Grandpa” Teka laughs ”Safe Man, keep me posted”
”You too, sure thing”
Line goes dead.
Ikena wonders if he should call to check up on Adora and Brian; or maybe he shouldn’t, if anything was wrong, she would call him, he told her too.
Then he smiles, who would have thought, those two were like cat and mouse always fighting and hating on each other at some point, now…now she is all caring about him even staying over..
He laughs , Brian would flip when he wakes up, maybe even like it.. who knows.
Those two? He shakes his head laughing, maybe some things works out in the most funnies of ways in the most unlikeliest of places with the most opposite of people..
What was the odds of that ever happening? Miss Adora and Sir Brian..
He laughs.
When he remembers he has no idea who wanted to harm him, his face contorts in a frown..
He hopes Juliet is able to give him that information when she gets it, but most importantly, he hopes she doesn’t get caught, else he would have sent her to her death.
Maybe tomorrow, he would drive down there, attend the church, make sure she is okay.
He nods, yes , he would have to do that, kill two birds with one stone; find out if she got any info and if she is okay and if for some reason she is in trouble, he would have to pull her out to safety.
He wouldn’t want some other innocent dead on his behalf just because he wants to save and protect another, he would pull her out, then he would find away to get the client’s name himself. For now, he would visit their house fellowship or church and see what the devil has to say to the children of God.
Fxxking irony of life.
*****
She raises herself up from the bed, John is snooring heavily with his bottom turned upwards. He is naked on his bed, so is she. She gets up and begins to rummage through his room for any valuable she can pick for herself.
She sees a new watch in his wardrobe, stashed away with a gold chain, she takes it and puts it in her bag, still searching she grabs his work bag, she figured it was because it has a laptop in it.. she looks back at him to make sure he wasn’t awake, she contemplates.
She grabs the laptop and pushes it deep into her bag, she goes to the bedside table, his phone is there, and ten thousand naira on the table, her money, she takes it and puts it into her bag. She is eyeing his phone, she takes it too and puts it into her bag. She grabs his wallet, he stirs, she drops it immediately as he turns to face her, she freezes.
After counting one to ten and he didn’t move again, neither did his eyes open, she releases her breathe, ..
”Shit!” the wallet had fallen close to his leg, if he drags it he might wake,..
Oh well, she had enough, she could sell that laptop for a good amount of money and his phone too..
She dresses up quickly, carry her bag and leaves his house quietly.
John continues to snore.
*****
I am frozen for the better part of 60 seconds.. I cannot move, I cannot think, I cannot breathe.. I mean, how could I, his…him was staring at my face, and.am I supposed to have my senses intact after seeing Brian’s him…Brian’s him that…isn’t exactly a little Brian..
I blink, and I blink a couple of times..
”Adora!!” I hear my name as though from far away..
”Adora!!” it is closer, like shaking me closer
”Adora!!” Brian holds my shoulders with one hand and covers his ..really not so small Junior with another ”Do you mind?”
I blink again, then heat rises up my cheeks causing the blush to be more than all the blushes I have had in my life all together.
I would know..
I think.
I blink again..
”No!…” I say almost breathless …then I realize what No means to his question ”Yes, yes I mind …argh!!”
It dawns on me…
I push myself away closing my eyes with both my hands , I am hot, really hot..
”Dear Lord Brian!! What the hell is the matter with you?”
”Me? I didn’t do anything, you were the one who did that, not careful in trying to wear me my brief, I almost fall and I hold on to you and your hands shoots out of nowhere and my towel drops..”
”Me? I was trying to prevent you from falling ” I flare up at him as I turn to him, seeing him practically naked with his both hands the only covering to his member, I close my eyes again with both hands
”Well, maybe you were trying to get me naked , who knows”
I am aghast!!
”You are mad, why would I want to do that” I drop my hands again
”close your eyes Adora, this is sexual molestation!!!!” he points at me with one hand and closes himself with the other
”But I didn’t touch you, you you…you planned this Brian”‘ I throw at him ”And cover yourself will you, dear Jesus !!”
He covers himself with both hands… ”How, really, I was unconscious not so long ago, how do I plan this?”
”I don’t know. You were unconscious and yet you sneaked to peep me in the shower”
He laughs ”Really, I get, this is what this is about right? Besides, that was a mistake but this…this in on purpose Adora!!” he says pointing to the toilet and then to the towel on the ground and then point hands open to show himself as he points to him
I turn red and turn away

”Brian Andrews will you cover yourself damnit !!! you are crazy , I didn’t do anything on purpose, maybe you did because you could very well wear your briefs yourself and you made me help you and just when I was doing that you conveniently dropped your towel and right..right to my face!!” I fan myself
”That’s just bullshit, like I would want you to just…look at him?”
”How the hell would I know, and yet you think I did it on purpose because I just want to just look at it..what the hell, oh God…my eyes!!” I cover my face again as I face palms
”Well…when you say it you make it sound and look inadequate, I would have you know that It..it is very adequate and saying it is not doing justice to its capabilities”
I scoff as I turn around , his both hands are on akimbo, it literally dangles as he speaks, I cover my eyes when I notice it , is it just me or this room is so hot, I can hardly breath, my thoughts are flying wide

”I don’t care much for it’s adequate functions or its capabilities, I just said I think you did it on purpose…”
He laughs ”Really?” I peep to see him fold his hands.
Are you being serious Brian
”Would you cover yourself atleast?”
”Nope!!”
”Why the hell not?”
”Well, technically I cannot, hello…I have a ripped tummy and a splitting migraine , I cannot bend or stretch that far.”
”how is that my fault!!” I throw at him
”its not. ” he says sighing ”Fine, you know what, you have seen it, we are both adults. Can you now help me with my briefs, I feel violated standing here naked”
”It would help if you cover both hands with it Brian, because i am not taking one foot close to you..and him”
I hear him chuckle as I squeeze my eyes tighter,
”Fine!!”
”Fine! I have covered him, can you help me with the brief now?”
I open my eyes slightly, both hands over his-him..
I take another minute to calm my breathing before I walk up to him, bending..i manage to pull his brief up his waist and over his hands , he pulls his hands out.
When I look up he is staring at me, I frown when I notice the smile twitching at the corner of his mouth.
”why are you smiling?”
Maybe I shouldn’t have asked the question because it looked as though he was waiting to answer
”I have a confession”
”which is?” I raise an eyebrow
He rubs his lips, then he takes both my hands,
”What are you doing?”
”Oh, just protecting myself from further slaps”
”Brian?” I frown
”What?” he is laughing, he holds my hands tight ”Relax princess, why so serious”
”what is the confession?”
”Well, the thing is” he slurs, looking into my eyes ”Is that” he says ”I kinda like” he continues choosing his words ”Dropped the towel on purpose” he says biting his lower lip and closing one eye..
I blink , once , and then twice..now I am struggling to release my hands which he holds tight laughing
”Asshole!!” I scream at him, he is laughing really hard but holding on to me tighter, I want to slap him, hurt him, anything .
”Let go off my hand Brian, you are just a disgusting, annoying, perv and…oh let go off my hand else I would hurt you” I struggle, but the more I struggle the more he holds me tighter and pull me closer to him, the more his laughter increases
”Relax Princess, hear me out ” he says laughing, now he has me in a hug but my hands are behind me and his hands are holding mine in place ”Hey, relax, you are going to rip open my tummy wound you know, and you wouldn’t want me bleeding to death on your watch?”
”Your family will understand ” I snap
He laughs ”Hey, that hurts. Look, wait, hold on Adora,look, I knew how embarrassed you got when you found out that I saw you naked and stuff so I figured, if you saw me naked too maybe the awkwardness wouldn’t be there again ..so it was just a second’s thought and I didn’t think it would get out of hand..so I dropped it, it was a joke, a bad joke..i am sorry if I offended you…but I just thought that..i saw you naked, you freaked out, even if it wasn’t on purpose, now you see me naked…one –one. So there wouldn’t be this…you saw me naked, I can go..oh wait you too!!”
”so this is supposed to be what, some leverage over me?”
”No princess, just..to smooth out the awkwardness , that is all”
”well it was stupid, do you always act on your whims”
”Sometimes !” he curls his lips
”Well, you shouldn’t, not everyone would applaud your childishnes”
”I am sorry, like i said it was a bad joke”
”Really bad, it was right in my face”
He smiles ”You didn’t like it there right, you didn’t like how it looked?”
My cheeks burns with it ”really?”
”Just a question”
”Does it matter, it was offensive” I lied
”Ouch!! And I thought he looked pretty good”
”Not for me”
”Double ouch!!” he frowns
”Sorry, did I burst an ego”
”Meh!! Just a bruise” he says, he is still holding me in place, staring into my eyes, I am not exactly comfortable with the way he is looking at me, I feel warm, too warm..
”What Brian, can you let go off me?”
”No” he shakes his head
”Why?”
”Well” he cocks his head to the side ”You are technically my girlfriend right?”
I am quiet ”Er…..”
”You didn’t change your mind under 24 hours did you?”
”Well…er..”
”Well er..err..now you are stuttering, what…am I that bad, ?”
”I don’t know you well enough to give you an answer to that are you that bad”
”But….you are my girlfriend …yes or yes?”
I blink…blowing hot air ”Why are you asking?”
”Well…because you don’t need to be shy around me..i mean, you might get to see junior a lot more often that you think”
I raise my eyes to stare back at him ”Really?”
”Oh, don’t worry, I remember you say you are a virgin and all and I do not plan to go down that road with you…unless you are ready and want to of course …which being honest it is going to be twice as hard now seeing how breathtaking beautiful you are with all those insane curves and all, seeing you naked that is…but…I will be the perfect gentleman until you want otherwise, but still, you don’t have to feel awkward and shy around me…or him…” he tells me
I don’t have anything to say,

”Your soup is getting cold” I clear my throat
He smiles ”Tushei’ , okay nurse, do I get to be feed too, I mean it’s not everyday a guy gets mugged around here”
”You can feed yourself, your hands are functional”
”Still, please”
”No!!” I pull away from him, he lets me
”Okay, but you watch me eat, maybe wipe a spill from my lips?”
”You are not a baby but a grown ass man”
”We are sometimes baby, I don’t mind being yours….well technically I am your baby right, your boyfriend…baby….huh huh?” he winks, I laugh shaking my head
”There is something seriously wrong with you” I grab the plate of soup and wait as he slowly sits on the bed
”Yeah, I think they gave me something at the clinic, some highness drug”
”Endorphine maybe, for the pain”
”Maybe it has a little bit of weed in it..”
I laugh ”Maybe or you don’t need weed to be high Brian, that should be your middle name”
”Hmmm, I should change it to that, come sit here beside me, I want to see your face…hmm it smells delicious”
”You should taste it first, it might be horrible”
”Really, well…guess I would enjoy it nevertheless” he says taking the plate from me and placing it on his legs, he lifts up his spoon, dips it in the soup and scoops out some..”Did you put Kunomi inside?” he squints his eyes
I laugh ”Really, love portion? Why would i?”
”I don’t know, make me fall inlove with you maybe”
”No, your probably have a heart of stone, it wouldn’t work. I wouldn’t want to waste my money and the babalawo’s time and his concoctions”
He laughs ”Ouch!! You dish out some mean yabs Adora, so what, I am unable to love you, you think I cannot love you?”
”Men like you probable are incapable to love, your heart is loveless”
”It is not, I have a love-heart”
”Right, who have you loved anyone before?” I fold my hands
”Well, yes I have, what sort of question is that?” he frowns
”Oh really, who is that?”
”Who…who?”
”Eh, you understand who..who means right?”
He opens and then closes his mouth ”Stop intimidating me woman, sit down, you toweling me is making me unable to think”
I laugh as he pulls me down to sit on the bed beside him ”Okay, who na?”
”hey, I love my mother, she is a queen and she is awesome, I love my father, though he is grumpy and annoying but I love him…I love ..er…I love me, I love God, I love…”
”Dude that don’t count , I don’t mean that agape love and you loving yourself is just vain”
”So which love do you mean, love is love isn’t it?”
”No, I mean the love that ensues between a man and a woman, lovers..all emotions heightened love you feel for a partner, have you even loved someone like that ? like fallen inlove before and understand it’s feelings, that kind of love?”
”Okay when you say it like that…nope” he thins his lip
”See!!”
”Not See, doesn’t mean I am incapable to love”
”Then what does that mean?”
”It means that I maybe haven’t seen anyone who would make me fall inlove”
”Never!!?”
”Well, never!!”
I am silent , ”Drink your soup”
”hey what was that look for?” I cocks his head to the side
”Nothing, drink your soup,”
He does so, after a few spoons he looks at me ”Have you fallen inlove before?”
”When did we exchange hot seats?”
”Answer Adora”
”No!!”
”Oh, you don’t have the right to judge me”‘
”I wasn’t , just stating that you don’t seem like one who would, you never can be able to love that is all, guys like you it is obvious”
”Never say Never Adora,”
”just the truth!! Drink your soup !!” I take the spoon to his mouth
”Yes Ma’am!!” he says drinking, after a couple of minutes and the soup is almost done, he says ” By the way , this is heaven, where did you learn how to cook?”
”In a witch’s coven” I state blowing my nails, he chokes on the spoon, I throw my head back in laughter
”Very nice!!” he says smiling wiping his mouth as it spills to his jaw ”Humor suits you”
”I learnt from the best!”
”Hmm”
I watch him as he continues to eat, when he is done he rubs his tummy with a smile of satisfaction, ”Okay maid, how much do I owe you for this pleasant meal?”
”You wish I am your maid” I grab the plate, he holds on to my hands,
”You don’t want to be my maid, I mean I have a lot of things I know you would do for me..like massage my legs, my shoulders and neck, oh…plus bath me, and whatelse…” he taps his jaw ”Well, there are other mouth watering perks the maid would get aside payments”
”Which are?”
”Sit and I will tell you, when I take a water though” he reaches for the bottle of water I place at his bedside and drinks…”One second” he says as he continues to gulp
”Yeah, while you are doing that, let me take this away”’
I leave him and go to the kitchen, I wash the plate, but instead of going back to the room I go to the sitting room and I sit there, curling my legs beneath me I reach for the remote and put on the Tv, not interested in watching anything in particular I leave the voice on mute and watch the moving pictures.
For no reason at all I didn’t want to go back there, maybe…I needed him to rest..i felt, somewhat , uncomfortable…
Maybe, maybe because I was tingly all over as he touched my hands, looked into my eyes and maybe because I have seen him naked too..i was hot, the heat rising within could bake a bread and I needed to just clear my head.
Liar Adora! You are catching feelings.
Oh shut up conscience, I chide myself.
Okay maybe I was but, he was a wounded man, I felt dirty to even think of it. So , I rather calm my stupid thoughts and be far away from him at the moment, and he wasn’t helping…saying things that had an undertone of that…
Silly Brian..
Maybe the endorphin was working overtime, he just needs to sleep it off, when he wakes up in the morning he would be the old Brian, not the old –old Brian, but the one that…
Oh !!!

I facepalm…
Why am I picturing his nakedness …
His very fine, sexy…six packs, flat tummy, all nice build , his chest a place I would love to lay my head or place my hands or kiss and maybe place my bosom too, and his…
Oh dear Lord!!
How can one have such…huge…
The heat is making me really uncomfortable,…
”Breathe Adora, why so serious. You are doing that thing again” he says
I jump when I feel his voice close to my ears, I look up to find him smiling, I shift folding my hands ..i frown
”Doing what thing?”
”That thing…you know that thing you do when you are nervous , or uncomfortable or uneasy, I don’t know…that thing”
I feign innocence, pouting ”I don’t know what you are talking about. Why are you hear, you should be in bed”
‘So should you, it’s almost 3am Adora, good thing tomorrow isn’t a work day so you can sleep in. why didn’t you come back, are you running away from something?”
”No I am not”
”or from me?”
I scoff ”Why would I be running away from you, you aren’t the devil are you?”
”Well, maybe you think me to me one, or is it because of the things I was saying in there, I was joking”
”When aren’t you joking Brian?”
”Ofcourse I don’t want you to be my Maid, it has jokes written all over it”
”Right”
He walks slowly round the chair and then sink in beside me..”But I do want you to be more in my life though… look, I know I can be annoying and stuff but that is part of me, atleast I am not the asshole you met earlier”
”Well, thank God for that”
He looks away ”Yes, thank God” he reaches for my hand ‘I know I am a handful, but…thank you for taking care of me”
”Ikena is the one you should be thanking”
”Yeah, you both, I will do that when I see him but…thank you Adora, I am an annoying mess I know, I am trying to be better but I am playful and stuff…that part would be hard to let go”
”Why are you sounding as if I am asking you to do anything, like change”
”You aren’t but….i like you Adora, I know I have told you before but I just need to state it again, and I asked you out because I want to date you. I may not have much to my name Brian..and I would work towards it, and I know I am not the kind of guys you like”
”How do you know the kind of guys I like”
”I don’t, I am just saying”
”I see”
”Still….i have been somewhat careless with myself, ”
”what do you mean?”
”heh family, me..stuff, maybe one day, when this is all over, I will tell you…maybe you will understand why I was the way I was when you first met me”
”why can’t you tell me now, so I understand ?” I stare at my hand in his, he rubs it,
”I want to Adora..but, it’s complicated. There is something I need to do for me first…if I tell you now, maybe you will see me differently and treat me differently, I don’t want that. I want you to see me and like me for me, this me you know…and if everything turns out okay, you know that it’s this me which achieved that, not he other me that came when a package with which I was born into”
I frown ”okay, I am trying to keep up but I don’t understand what you are saying; this you, that you..which you are you and what package is that, do you have secret life you are hiding, are you a criminal ..?”
He laughs ‘No no…not that.. it’s just complicated and it is not anything bad, it is good actually but complicated”
”and you can’t tell me now?”
He shakes his head ”Soon, I like this me now..and I need this me to do better Adora for me”
”Okay, I think the painkillers is messing up with your thoughts, you should sleep”
He smiles ”Yeah..” he struggles to get up carefully, he gives me his hand, I stare at it ”So should you”
”I think I would stay here awhile”
”Nope you aren’t, there is a bed large enough for both of us”
”But I want to watch TV”
”You liar , come on Adora, you shouldn’t be awkward around me, told you..you can tell me whatever goes on in that head of us, I don’t mind it; white, black, grey…I don’t mind..i want to know all about you…I want to explore that head of yours, find out what makes you tick”
”Hmm, sounds like you want to take on a project” I give him my hand and pull myself up
”Yes my beautiful witch, you are a project large enough to be an encyclopedia and I am ready to delve in..come on”
I smile, for some stupid reason I kinda like the way he said it ”My Beautiful witch’
”why are you smiling?”
I frown clearing my throat ”I am not”
”hmm”
We walk slowly to the room.

He lays on the bed, and I lay on the other, the duvet over us.
Thirty minutes had gone by.
”Are you sleeping?”
”Yes” I tell him, I hear him smile
”You are not a very good liar Adora”
”Neither are you a very good observer”
”I want to hold you” he says, I could feel him staring at me..
”why?”
He chuckles ”I don’t think it’s a question my girlfriend should be asking me”
”well….i think this girlfriend thing is still awkward”
”Why?”
”I turn to him, like..what do we do, what do we say, how do we work together and stuff….i feel awkward”
”come here”
”You want to stylishly make me come close right so you can hold me?”
”No, if not that I was scared my tummy opening with too much movements, I would pull you close,so..please ?”
Sighing I move closer,
”closer” he says tapping the bed space close to him, I move closer as I see him raise up his hand, he pats his chest ”closer here”
”Really?”
”Yes Adora, unlike you I say what I want, come on, I won’t bite”
I lay my head on his chest and I knew it was the best thing to do, but I don’t tell him that, I close my eyes briefly as I hear him breathe in and out and listen to the beating of his hear,
”So, you want to know how we are going to do this?” he says as his chin move over my head, I open my eyes
”Yes”
”simple, whatever we want, how the wind blows, I don’t think we should limit ourselves to anything, I like you, you like me,,,why be rigid about this”
”And at work?”
He smiles ”You don’t want me calling you my girlfriend at work?”
“It is against the rules and regulations”
”Fxxk those!!”
If he ever gets the chance to become something worthy of his father, maybe he would tell him to change that. It was a stupid rule, you can date anyone you want as long as it is consensual and it doesn’t in anyway affects your work , if it does then it would be a problem, If It doesn’t..then no one should bat an eye.
I hit his chest ” don’t be silly”
”Fine” he holds my hands , pulling it to his lips, he kisses the tips..”I won’t call you my girlfriend infront of workers but I would not be held responsible for what happens behind closed doors ..and when we are alone”
”like what?”
”Oh you know, a hug here, a kiss there, a smooch somewhere inbetween, a rose here and there, box of chocolates, working late just because we want to ..you know..stuffs like that”
I laugh ”Oh really?”
”Yes really, ”
We are quiet, the peace in the room is calm, I feel his finger caressing my clothed shoulders..
”You really are beautiful you know that?”
I swallow, unsure how to reply to that, so I am quiet. A few minutes pass.
”Sleeping?”
I shake my head ..
”Yeah, I don’t filter my mouth before I speak, it makes you uncomfortable when I pay you compliments?”
I shake my head ”Not really, you…make me very aware and I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing”
”Aware that you are beautiful?”
”I know people tell me I am but when you say it , it makes me feel different”
”Different how?”
” I don’t know…uneasy..or..nervous I don’t know”
I feel him smile again ”You don’t know how to receive one maybe. But brace yourself, I do that by default, and what is worse, you are actually really beautiful so I wouldn’t know how to lie…own it girl, beauty and brains, rocking body, done well for herself, the tamer of Brian Andrews…sort off. Own it princess, I won’t let you rest till you do…beautiful, beautiful..beautiful beautiful”
”Hey okay okay” I laugh closing his mouth with my hands ”I accept, he smiles a he kisses my hand, he pulls it away
”Would it be too much to ask for a kiss from my favorite nurse?” he bends his head to stare down at me, raising up my chin, staring into my eyes
I am speechless, I swallow..
”Adora? I want to kiss you..i want to taste your lips, maybe it would calm my beating heart..” he smiles
I nod..
Now I don’t wait for him, I lean upwards taking his lips and we kiss, slowly, very slowly..
There was something beautiful about kissing Brian, and I swear I couldn’t explain it, all I knew is that I wanted more..and when he pulls me close to him, I cling to him as we savor each other’s lips.
And as seconds rolls into minutes, minutes into long minutes, I feel his heart pounding close to my chest, his hands pulling at his shirt covering my body and my hands roaming, caressing his chest..
He turns me , causing me to lie down beneath him, he nipples my neck, my jaw, kissing my face.. and when he gets to my neck again I want him to go lower, I feel the shirt is an obstacle , but I don’t tell him that.
He comes back to kiss my lips, his hands roaming over my chest…then it stops, tentatively drawing circles around my already perky nipples, a moan escapes from my lips, he swallows every sound with his lips, and when he leaves my lips again, I feel his lips on my neck, his hands fiddling with my buttons as he unbuttons them, soon after he is kissing me there, were my chest rises, the twin towers perfectly aligned above my chest he takes one in his hand and then the other he buries his mouth, suckling on them..
Dear Lord, I really don’t want him to stop.
After making me squirm with his lips on my chest, he unbuttons the entire shirt, letting his hands roam freely..unable to move as swiftly as he would because of the wound to his stomach he takes a longer effort to push himself down awards..
”Brian?” I call his name
”Ssshhh, relax princess, I just want to kiss you there, that is all” he tells me
”But…” I close my legs.. ”You are injured and..and…” I can’t think straight ”And that it is torture for one party to get one thing and the other and…we haven’t talked about this and..” I say
He chuckles ”I told you already, I want go down that road unless you are ready, I just want to..kiss you there that is all”
”And you?”
”Don’t worry about me” he says kissing my thighs and preying my legs open, I feel him blow hot air towards me, I bite my lips..
”Brian..please!!” I beg…”if you do that..i may want more” I say in all honesty, for the first time…I may want it all.”‘
He smiles against my thighs as he kisses me again ”I won’t let you, ” he says as he kisses my lightly ”Not today anyways, ” he kisses me again as I curl my toes as bouts of electricity shoots through me..
”Oh God!!” I moan as I feel his tongue over me again..
”I think you should hold on to something, my shoulders or head or the bedhedge”
”why?”
”You will see, though you haven’t been penetrated before..but..i can still take you and shoot you up to the heavens , and you might want to hold on to something tight..i just have to play with this little middle guy here and..” he trails off..
When I feel what he is saying a tongue touches me there…
I had no idea what I said for the next few minutes, all I knew is that..i felt as though I was flying and then falling, falling, falling…..till all I could feel was me quaking and my legs shaking..
I fell hard, and he was there to catch me, and kiss me back to earth.
He kisses my thighs, back to my tummy slowly as he pulls himself up, to my chest and then my lips..as he moves over my body, I feel him hard over me, and I want to touch him, make him feel just as good as he made me feel..
”You okay?” he asks over my lips..
It takes a few minutes before I could speak ..”Yes!!” I reply him
”Good” he places a kiss on my forehead, he slowly moves away from my body and rests on his back, I see him close his eyes..
I move to him, and lay on his chest, he pulls me close and then my eyes stare down at him, his brief showing evidence of his fully erected member..
I raise my hand , shyly, I touch him there..
He moans..covering my hands with his..
”Don’t pay attention to him Princess, when he gets no more food, he would sleep”
”Why did you do that? Now I feel guilty keeping you in this state”
”Spur of the moment, plus…I wanted to kiss you, kiss you all over, and I knew I wouldn’t be getting some, and I told you, ready when you are, as long as you want me to wait…I still wanted to kiss you. But…the boy would understand ”
”What if I want to, what if I want to have it all Brian?” I look at him, he stares down at me with a smile on his face, he bends to kiss my lips
”I won’t let you..” he wraps his hands on my shoulders ” Sleep princess, it’s been a long day, ” he says.
I stare at him for a long while, his lower him, tempted.. then I eventually close my eyes and go to sleep.
*
He listens to her breathing for a long while, his member keeps throbbing between his thighs..
”Down boy” he whispers.
Then he smiles shaking his head , Oh Brian, she definitely has cast a spell on you. Since when do you tell a woman you will wait for her to be ready and when she offers you refuse..
Oh!! Cupid you sly fox, I hope you aren’t anywhere shooting some bloody arrows? That is some serious joke man, for real.
He bends to stare at her, smiling..
She really was something , this Adora, and for some reason it warms his heart that she was his girl.
Maybe, this might be something good for him. Thinking about someone else aside him. Really, he wasn’t trying to impress her..
He really wasn’t going to let her do anything she wasn’t ready for, even if konji kills him and he gets blue balls from having an overnight boner..
For once, he was happy being the responsible guy..
Okay, maybe she shouldn’t have gone further than kissing her lips but heh!!. He enjoyed it, she enjoyed it…and that was enough.
”Down boy” he repeats as himself rears his head again in salute as he thinks of her…
He should just sleep, think of water, the oceans, action feels, a horrible movie, some boring book, bad graffi…anything other than the way she tasted..
It would work.
He closes his eyes…”football, Ronaldo, harry potter, game of thrones .no! too much sex scenes.. eh..xmen, the Nigerian news…Buhari…ah..yes, ”
He chuckles.
Soon, he falls asleep.
TO BE CONTINUED.