I soon heard a steady knock on my door, which brought me out from my thoughts. I immediately composed myself as i went to open my door and when i opened it, there stood Samuel with a smile on his gentle face, and he peered into the dark room.

“Are you still sleeping? It’s almost 7:45pm” he asked me while i forced a smile.

“Actually i wasn’t even sleeping oo” i replied as i yawned, switched on my bulb and allowed him in. He entered, looked around for a while before staring at me again. I tried to hide my face by looking down, but his sharp eyes noticed my dull face and red eyes. Seriously guys can be very sharp when it comes to reading a girl’s face, especially a girl they are interested in.

“What’s wrong? What happened?” he asked seriously and with care, while i sat on my bed and looked away, he was soon beside me and he held my hands tenderly.

“Please what is it, maybe i could be of help?” he asked, while i forced a smile.

“Don’t worry it’s nothing” i replied, but he just shook his head.

“I don’t believe you, moreover nobody cries over nothing” he insisted.

“Samuel it’s nothing serious, i just remembered someone i used to care for” i explained and he smiled.

“Ok, I now understand, so where is he?” he asked but i just gave him a blank look.

“Why do you want to know?” i asked back as i rolled my eyes, which made him to smile and shrug. But then my retort didn’t put him off, instead he drew closer to me and looked into my eyes.

“Sweetheart a problem shared is a problem solved, moreover sharing your story with a friend sometimes helps to reduce tension and bad feelings, and i equally promise to share my own story with you when you are done with yours” he said to me fearlessly, while i looked at him silently as i battled within my mind whether to share my secret with him or not. I thought to myself that no matter my feelings for him, he is still a boy and might use it against me in future, but the way he stared at me really showed he cared and the sparkle in his eyes were very real and filled with love. My eyes melted again and i burst into tears while he held me in his arms and consoled me.

“It’s okay baby” he said with his gentle voice, and truthfully I didn’t know how i felt that moment cos it has been a long time a guy held me in that manner.

His arms were comforting and i really felt like sleeping in them when he held me, but then i equally didn’t want to appear vulnerable or weak to him and so i managed to control and keep myself in check by drying my eyes.

“It’s okay everything happens for a purpose, what are you going to eat tonight?” he asked, while i said nothing.

“I have soup, i can make garri for you” he said, which made me to laugh.

“Thanks Sam, you are a nice guy but don’t worry, i will drink tea with my biscuit” i replied, while he shrugged in resignation.

“Don’t worry once i’m done with my night bath i will come and spend an hour with you” i had said to him, when i finally composed myself and stopped my tears that evening. He stared at me as if he was reading my mind through my eyes.

“Do you promise? Cos i can’t wait to hear your story?” he asked, while i smiled and nodded.

“Yea i promise” i replied, before he stood up and left in order to give me space to take my bath.

As you all know, we girls do like to keep our secrets to ourselves but then Samuel really appeared very special to me, because he had few friends and didn’t socialize much. This made me to trust him and seriously the feelings i had for him was equally so much that i was even ashamed of myself sometimes. Yet, I couldn’t help it and at precisely 8:55pm that fateful evening i saw myself in his room where we stared at each other as if we were searching for something in our eyes.

After taking my night bath that evening, i took my biscuit and a cup of tea to his room because i promised to come and stay with him for a while in order to tell him my story.

“So dear, i’m all ears” he said to me with a smile, while i drank my tea and smiled back as i prepared to share my story with him.

And there i sat in his room about to reveal my intimate secrets to a male who really was nothing but a stranger to me, if not that i had feelings for him, and with a smile on my face i opened my mouth to do what i never knew i would ever do in my life.

Hmmmmm, love really works wonders.

I told him the first few chapters of my love life with Emmanuel, which was focused mainly on how we started and how he took away my virginity, which equally turned him into an addict, and truthfully i really knew not what pushed me into revealing some part of my intimate life to him, even though i kept the main part to myself, while he listened attentively with his eyes focused on me.

“So how did it all end?” he seriously asked, while i breathed deeply because i stopped my story at the scene where Emmanuel slapped me. A smile equally displayed on my face as i noticed the excitement with which he asked the last question.

“I will say our affair officially ended on his graduation day” i replied, as the memory of that particular day rushed into my head, while Samuel nodded his head for me to continue.

Then i continued.

Find out in the next episode

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