Incase you missed the first episode, you can read it here
Jide and Chinwe spent time together before they headed to their respective homes. They got home feeling on top of the world, especially Chinwe who could not believe Jide was her’s. She had a lot of disappointments from her previous relationships and had put up her guard, but somehow Jide managed to warm his way to her heart. She laid on the bed in her room as she replayed her first kiss with Jide over and over in her head. Her thought was cut short when Obioma burst into her room and demanded Chinwe tell her the juicy details of her date with Jide. She smiled as she told her every single detail and Obioma screamed in delight when her sister told her she was in a relationship with Jide.
Jide got home and was too excited to even shout at his younger brother whom he had told severally not to go into his room when he was not around but still found him in his room playing his Playstation 3 console. His younger brother was shocked to his marrow when Jide did not get mad at him but instead asked him for the second controller pad as he joined him in a game of soccer. The smile on Jide’s face confused his brother further who just shrugged because he knew his brother would not tell him why he was smiling.
Chinwe broke the news of her relationship later that night in a tweet that read; “The Start of Something New.” She got a lot of replies from her followers, mostly guys who were curious to know what she meant, but she refused to let the cat out of the bag. Jide saw the tweet, smiled, resisted the urge to reply the tweet, and instead, sent her a message on Blackberry Messenger. They chatted for a while before Chinwe announced she was sleepy. Jide called her to say good-night, which made Chinwe feel loved and she giggled throughout the conversation.
The first test for Jide and Chinwe came 3 months into their relationship when he had to travel out of the country for his Masters Degree. Chinwe was so afraid of losing him and she told him her fears when she went over to his house. He understood her fears and reassured her of his commitment to their relationship. He told her he loved her for the first time which brought tears to Chinwe’s eyes as she replied telling him same. They kissed and made love for the first time.
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Eighteen months later, after a lot of phone calls, video calls via Skype, endless chats on Blackberry Messenger, Jide was coming home. Chinwe sat in her office that beautiful wednesday morning as her thoughts wandered to the birthdays they did not celebrate together, their one year anniversary when she had to cry herself to bed at night because she missed him and how sad she was on Christmas Day when all they could do was share a virtual kiss. Finally, she was to be rewarded for her patience and endurance of reproach from her friends who tried to convince to give other men a shot since she was not aware of what Jide was involved in abroad. Her mother did not help situation as she asked her if she was sure Jide was as faithful as she painted him to be when Chinwe told her about him. All these had even made her doubt at a point but Jide saved the day when he sent her a gift on Valentine’s Day via DHL. It proved to her how serious he was about them and all she had to do was wait. She waited for him and the wait was over because he was finally coming home. She heaved a huge sigh of relief as she settled in to work.
Chinwe was on her way home in the evening when her phone rang and Jide informed her he had arrived safely in the country and was on his way home. Her heart was full of joy and she looked forward to the weekend when she was to be reunited with her lover. The weekend came by pretty fast and by Saturday, Chinwe who had moved to her own place was nervous to see her boyfriend. She hugged him tight when he came around with and examined him from head to toe just to make sure he came back in one piece. He laughed at this as they kissed and headed straight to her bedroom.
Three days later, Chinwe called Jide in the evening and asked him to come over to her place. Her voice was shaky and she did not give him any answer when he asked her what the matter was. She just insisted he came over. He drove as fast as possible to her house and as he entered the living room, nothing on earth could have prepared him for the sight that welcomed him.
……………………..To Be Continued……………………………………