OGECHI AND I # EPISODE 41#

Ogechi and I EPISODE: 41
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“Hi Jesusboy” Ogechi greeted.
“Hello. How are you doing?”
“I’m fine thank you. Where have you been all these while? I
had expected to get a call from you. But when it took a while
without getting one, I concluded we might never get to talk
again for a very long while. Nevertheless, something really
important has come up, and we need to talk”
“Alright. Go ahead. I have all the time in the world.”
“Not on the phone. We need to see and talk. That means
you’ve got to come down to Oklahoma. I would have come
over to Regina if you were still there. I’ve been
communicating with Cynthia lately, and she told me you left
after an argument you had with her, and she doesn’t happen
to know where in the world you are. I could still come over if
you tell me where you are.”
“Don’t worry Oge, I’ll just come over to Oklahoma. It’s not
quite luxurious here, and I wouldn’t want to try fixing a
square peck in a round hole.”
“Don’t be silly Jesusboy. We’ve come a long way. I would
find my way through a rat hole to see you. But since you’ve
chosen to come instead, we have to fix a date.”
“I was actually going to travel to Nigeria in four days’ time.”
“What? Please Jesusboy, we have to see before you travel.
Were you planning on coming back to United States
afterwards?”
“Not exactly.”
“Thank God I caught you before then. In that case, we have to
make it as soon as possible. Tomorrow, to be precise.”
“Tomorrow? I’m not even prepared for a trip”
“If you can’t make it here tomorrow, then you have no choice
but to tell me your location so that we can come over”
“We? You and who?”
“I, I meant to say I.”
“Ogechi, what’s up? Is there a problem?”
“No problems Jesusboy. So are you giving me your location
or what?”
“Don’t worry; I’ll be in Oklahoma tomorrow”
“Promise?” she asked
“Promise” I replied.
I wondered what she wanted to tell me in such a hurry that
couldn’t be spilled out on the phone. I got prepared for the
trip and left for Oklahoma the next day. That was my second
time of being in Oklahoma, and it was for the same purpose;
to see Ogechi. On my last visit to her I had to disguise myself
and hide among people, but this time around nothing like
that was going to happen. I just wished there hadn’t been
anything like the “renouncing” of our relationship; I would go
there with a great joy. But no need to dwell on such thoughts
since I couldn’t become a reality under any circumstances
imaginable.
Ogechi gave me a big hug when I arrived at her house. We
were careful not to involve our emotions in whatever we did
in order not to arouse feelings that might mar us
irredeemably. The radiance of her light skin did not go
unnoticed though, but I just had to hold back my
complements before one thing led to another. One thing never
really led to another between us, but the fear of danger made
me overly cautious of even the least of the things that could
spell doom. We simply exchanged courtesy and humor as we
made for the VIP, which was where she normally received top
shots. I guess I was a top shot to her, even without attaining
any enviable height in life per say. She offered me all she
had to offer me, as we sat in that VIP discussing random
topics for nearly an hour and half without getting any closer
to what would seem like the reason for her inviting me over.
Then Ogechi inserted a CD into the home theater there and
one of those jazz songs we used to listen to back in Enugu on
rainy and cold nights started playing. That brought back the
very memories that were supposed to remain indefinitely
suspended, and triggered abominable desires. Was she trying
to bring back the good old days? I asked myself. That would
be a very dangerous thing to do and she knows it, so why
would she even think of such? The light she saw in her dream
may not have mentioned what would happen if we decided to
get back together after Cynthia awoke from coma, but I’m
pretty sure something would happen; something really bad.
And I wasn’t going to risk finding out what would happen. So
I braced myself and sat back, waiting for her next line of
action.
“Do you remember this song?” She asked.
“Yeah, I do. Why are you playing it? You know you aren’t
supposed to do anything that would endanger us don’t you?”
“C’mon Jesusboy, I’m not endangering anyone here. No
matter what has happened, we still deserve to be happy don’t
we?”
“We sure do, but not a kind of happiness that won’t last for
long.”
“Don’t worry my dear. I know better than jeopardize our
lives. I just want you to take your mind back to the days we
wish never ceased. Jesusboy, you know that I love you and
will love you till the day of my death. It is true we can’t be
romantically involved anymore, but that doesn’t stop us from
being romantically involved with another partner who’s ready
to show us the love we deserve. My mind will never be at rest
until I know there’s someone in your life that will take care of
you like I would or even do better than I would. For this
reason I summoned you here today to persuade you to take
another woman for yourself. A woman I know and am sure
will take good care of you till the end of your life”
“Ogechi, even my mother wouldn’t dare choose a wife for me.
Why are you doing it? Don’t you believe I’m capable of
finding myself a woman? I might be broken at the moment
because I’ve lost you forever, but trust me; I’ll get over it
soon and move on. Don’t worry about me falling into the
hands of the wrong woman because I won’t. I didn’t the first
time, neither will I the last time.”
“As sweet as that may sound, I disagree. I really want to be
sure the right woman takes over the egg that didn’t hatch in
my care. I will die if I hear that you are troubled or shattered
in the future as a result of the woman you ended up with. So I
have to secure you a sure future with the only woman I can
trust to take care of you. The only woman I know loves you
as much as I do.”
“What exactly are you driving at, Ogechi? You already have a
woman prepared for me? Oh my gosh! Do I look that
vulnerable to you? Of course you know I won’t subscribe to
that idea. I wonder why you brought it up in the first place,
Like you’ve forgotten it’s the same old me.”
“You’re right there. I knew you won’t consent easily, that’s
why I made it a do or die affair. I never knew I loved you this
much. Now I know, and I’m very much unwilling to let you
fall into the hands of a woman I’m not sure will love you like
I would. If you choose not to go along with this proposal of
mine, then today might me our last on this planet.”
“Ogechi, what has come over you? Do you intend to kill me
and kill yourself if I don’t?”
“Exactly, but in the sweetest way ever.”
“Has there ever been a sweet way to die?” I asked.
“I can’t say for sure. If there hasn’t, this will be the first. And
if there has, this will be the best. But if you go with my
proposal, we won’t have to go through this”
“You mean you’re really going to kill me? I asked surprised.
“I don’t see any weapon that will aid that. Or do you have a
short gun hidden somewhere?”
“Weapons and guns wouldn’t make it sweet would they? Now
listen my dear, we aren’t supposed to do anything born of
true affection after I renounced my love for you because of
Cynthia. If we ever happen to do anything that shouldn’t be
done between people who aren’t lovers, we will die the death
Cynthia would have died if I had not denounced our love. But
believe me Jesusboy, if you refuse what I ask of you today, I
will make sure we make sweet love for the first time and die
afterwards. I’d rather call down death upon me than let you
settle for some strange woman who might not truly cherish
the beauty of your soul.”
“Ogechi, I would never believe your mind would conceive
such thoughts. You want us to die after making love? And
what future would await us after death?”
“I don’t care. If you really care about that, then accept the
woman I have chosen for you. You know I would never do
anything to hurt you. I chose this woman for you because I
know you’ll find the happiness I would have given you. But if
you won’t, then I have no other option than to bleep you and
die.”
“You sound as though you’re going To Molest me. We both
know you can’t overpower me, so where is all these
confidence coming from?”
“You’re right. I can’t overpower you, neither will I try to. But
there is one thing I know you can’t do anymore, and that is
resisting me. Do not try to draw strength from past glory, for
you only successfully resisted me back then because I never
had any intensions of getting laid like I do now if you refuse
my offer. I give you to the end of 60 seconds to decide which
it’s going to be. Take the girl I have for you, and live happily
with her ever after. Or reject her, and we make out
passionately before dying.”
It was of a fact that I lacked the strength, or even the will to
resist Ogechi if seduced by her. The girl was the kind Kings
will give their kingdoms to have. I wondered what came over
her that made her resort to such option upon my refusal to go
with her idea of choosing me a supposed worthy replacement
for her, and the more I pondered on it, the closer it was to 60
seconds. Finally, it was past 60 seconds and I hadn’t said a
word, which only meant one thing; that I was ready to board
the abomination that would drive me to my grave.
Ogechi stood up from her position opposite me and advanced
towards me with the “I’M SORRY” look on her face, and my
heart skipped three times in a row. Death was coming, and I
could do nothing to avert it. I wished I had time to write
about my life before I passed away. At least, it would serve
as caution to the wise, and a lesson to the strong. But I never
had that opportunity, and there I was, heading to hades in the
most unusual way ever, driven down there by my one and
only true love.
I had already lost it before Ogechi performed her first three
arts of seduction on me, and it was nothing but a go. She
came to me on the sofa, and began unbuttoning my shirt.
Being fully aware of what the ultimate future held for me, I
bent my head and said a prayer in my heart;
Dear Father,
I tried my best to climb up the ladder,
That would have led to where the saints gather,
A place designed only for men that truly matter.
I had made it so far into the skies,
Was supposed to reach the heavens before the set sunrise,
For I was much afraid of how the sun’s heat fries,
But now gravity calls to me, promising safety, but it lies.
Even at the verge of doom, they can still be safety,
Pardon the garment of weakness I’ve put on lately,
Save my soul before it transcends to depths so lengthy,
For Your love is unconditional, and Your grace is always
plenty.
Redeemer! Redeemer! The great Lord of the strong,
You are the strength of the weak; You’re merciful all day
long,
Look down upon me with mercy, and forgive all my wrong,
Take me to paradise like You did to the thief beside the cross
You hung
After making that prayer, I relaxed every bit of me on the
sofa with absolute calmness. All of me responded positively
to Ogechi’s touch, but all of a sudden, from nowhere I
managed to gather the strength to say the words; “I WILL.”
Only my mouth spoke the words. No other part of me was in
agreement with the idea. As soon as Ogechi heard that, she
retreated hurriedly like she never really meant to do it in the
first place.
“Thank you so much, Jesusboy. My joy will now be
complete” she said extremely glad”
“After I managed to return from the height she had taken me
to without crashing, I opened my mouth and asked;
“Now you’ve got what you wanted. I just pray the girl in
question is as pretty as you are from inside out. If not, count
me out.”
“Of course she is. And you’ll definitely love her” Ogechi said
confidently
“If you say so. So who is she? And what’s her name?”
“She’s someone you know quite well. Her name is Cynthia”

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