Sat. May 11th, 2024



Episode 39/40


Written by Oluwatosin Odebiyi


Jessica and I silently headed back to her house after dumping Cynthia’s body. I was so scared, so nauseous and so afraid. It was my first time of witnessing or partaking in murder and it was such a horrifying experience.



Jessica said nothing to me as she slowly drove back to her house. I couldn’t help but wonder what was going through her mind. I never knew a woman could be so strong and devoid of feelings.


‘’dear lord how do I atone for this great sin?. How do I get my life back after what I just did? I shouldn’t have gotten involved with Jessica. Please God help me to be strong’’ I prayed nervously.


On getting to her house, Jessica parked her car, breathed deeply and faced me.


‘’gosh I’m so terrified. I need a strong drink’’ she said softly. I shook my head, unable to say a word.


‘’I hope you aren’t planning on leaving tonight?. I can’t spend the night alone. I need you by my side. We have to stick by each other’’ she muttered searchingly. I rubbed my face with my palms and shrugged.


‘’you are right. We have to spend the night together. I can’t imagine sleeping after what we have done. We should have taken her to the hospital. Cynthia can’t just die like that. She’s a very young and strong woman’’ I stammered, opening the car door.


‘’enough of regrets my dear. Let’s go have a drink inside’’ she replied with a soft smile and together we headed into the house to drink.




Yes I was a bad guy. Yes I ran a lot of scams to survive but taking someone’s life was never my thing. It was something I never dreamt of doing. I couldn’t help but wonder how I would face the police, Cynthia’s friends and family in coming days. As her boyfriend, I knew I had lots of questions to answer. I equally knew my body language and reply would be used to judge me.


I definitely had to get myself back in shape ahead of what was coming. My survival depended on it and the last place I wanted to be was in jail.



‘’what are you thinking?’’ Jessica soon asked, watching me keenly as she poured another drink to her cup. I breathed deeply and shook my head.


‘’I’m so scared Jessica. What if Cynthia never really died?. How are we sure she’s dead?. We could have taken her to the hospital’’ I breathed fearfully.


‘’I’m also scared as well but there is nothing we can do about it’’ she muttered, stood up and pulled down her trouser and pant. I stared at her curiously, breathing heavily.


‘’what on earth are you doing?’’ I asked.


‘’we can’t just continue drinking all through the evening’’ she replied, licking her lips as she pulled off her top, leaving only her s£xy bra. I swallowed hard as my joystick warmed up.


She slowly drew close, climbed on my body, took the drink I was holding and dropped it on the table.


‘’my body is on fire. I need you. I want you inside me. Let’s take each other to cloud nine’’ she demanded, breathing into my ear as she opened my shirt.


In no time, I was completely unclad with her in the sitting room, playing love with great abandon. We mercilessly devoured each other. We made love in the kitchen, in the bathroom and in the bedroom. We never had it so intense. It was just as if the spirit of s£x took control of the whole atmosphere. We never stopped until we almost collapsed with exhaustion.


‘’I love you so much and I believe together we can achieve a lot. How about we get married?’’ she suddenly proposed after the intense love making. I couldn’t believe she was proposing to me.


‘’you mean we should get married?’’ I asked with disbelief.


‘’yes my love, let’s get married. At least that’s the only way we can be sure of protecting our secrets and interests. But there is still one obstacle though’’ she



added, pulling away from my body. I stared at her curiously, wondering what the obstacle could be.


‘’so tell me about the obstacle?’’ I demanded seriously. She smiled and shook my head.


‘’just leave that for me. It’s nothing’’ she replied, kissed me and walked to the bathroom without another word. I breathed deeply as I watched her disappear into the bathroom.


To be sincere I just was in a vegetable condition. I couldn’t even figure out a thing or know what exactly my life was turning into. It was very clear that Jessica was slowly running my life and pushing me deep into uncertainty.


**Jude’s side of the story continues**


I decided to wait for my cousin instead of returning to my hostel but as the clock struck 10pm, it became very obvious that he wasn’t coming home. I couldn’t help but feel that he was with Jessica again.


My cousin was slowly becoming my enemy without realizing it and I just didn’t know how to follow him up because he still was the only family I could boast of having.


I tried his number again and again and still he refused to answer my calls.


At exactly 11pm, my phone rang and it was Pamela calling.


‘’where are you?’’ she asked.


‘’I’m at my hostel’’ I lied.


‘’are you sure?’’ she asked, surprising me with such prying question.


‘’yes but is anything the matter?’’ I asked. She kept quiet for a while.



‘’not really but I have this bad feeling that something could happen to you tonight’’ she breathed and hung up, leaving me totally scared and worried. Her phone call was definitely very strange,


Yes very, very strange.



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