“Promise you wouldn’t date any other girl apart from me” Kenny kept asking me to swear. I had no option than to keep swearing and reswearing about it. I needed her cash, and having one of the biggest phone malls in the city, wasn’t a joke at all. She introduced me to almost all her friends, and took me to places I never ever thought of going. Infact, I was feeling myself all day and all the time. Most weekends I come to her place, we would spend Friday night at the VIP section of the club we went. I wasn’t intimidated by the nature of our relationship, but did my best to wade off predators from snatching her away. Guys envied me, Girls wished they could become a side chick, I was living the life I dreamt off. Most times when we come into a situation where there was more of guys, I will be the one making orders and doing the payments from her account. I knew the pin digits of her ATM, and she even trusted me to that extent.
I met Nora at Shoprite one Sunday afternoon, after I went to make purchases for myself. I saw this cute girl in the cosmetics section looking out for what to buy. I tried making a move, but the inner voice kept reminding me about Kenny. It persisted till I damned the consequences and went ahead to meet her.
“Guess you are having difficulty making a choice, can I help you select that perfect choice”? I asked her
“Awww… thanks. Are you the sales rep, I was even looking for you guys” She said with a smile. I felt like giving her a hot slap because I wondered if she didn’t notice I was also a buyer.
“So what do you feel like buying” I said with a fake smile. She started describing the stuff she wanted and I was getting confused.
“Errmm… let me call the sales rep, she would know better” I said. That was when she looked at me carefully and realized I was also a buyer, before she busted into laughter. I also laughed to avoid it looking one sided.
“But you accepted you were a sales rep” She asked “Why”
“I did it because that was the only way to gain your attention” I quickly dropped. She smiled and looked at me head to toe, and Aunty Kenny’s money was reflecting all over me.
“Now you have my attention, what can you do with it?” She asked calmly.
“I don’t want it for free, I will pay for the attention” I added. I quickly alerted the sales rep, who helped her make a choice, and we headed straight for the counter. I brought out my heavy stocked wallet filled with cash, and made sure she saw every bit of the money inside.
“Is this how you want to blow my mind?” She asked. I smiled and held her by the hands while leaving the shopping mall.
“So where are you heading to” I asked her
“Wanted to buy this for my sibling, it is her birthday” She said.
“Happy birthday to her” I added before bringing out some cash and I gave it to her.
“Tell her a new found friend says Happy birthday” I said before calling for a cab man to attend to her.
“You are really a nice person, and would love to see you again” she said. She quickly brought out her phone, passed it to me and I inputted my number inside. She waved bye and I waved too as they drove out of the compound. My phone rang and I immediately picked it up to see who was calling,
“Hello who is this?” I asked
“Turn back” the voice said…