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FOR TYPHUN

Falling in love with you is one of the easiest things I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing. 

I remember when I first saw you, I only knew about you from my conversations with your brother because… well you’re his brother. Your brother had told me you were coming over and I was so excited, we were friends from afar off in a way, so I was thrilled you were coming around. I didn’t get to be properly introduced to you like I would have wanted and we were so weird and awkward at first to the extent that it became our thing. 

I just admire you, for so many reasons I can’t put down here, I remember watching you walk one day and imagine I was in all those movies where the girl is in a dark alley and scared for her life and I thought you’re just the kind of person I’d like to meet under such circumstances. Do I sound crazy? I don’t even know where that came from BTW.

You’re like this really cool big brother figure and I just love your company, I always have new jewellery when I leave, if not that then I probably bullied something edible out of you, hence your nickname for me: The taker.

๐Ÿ” Cheeseburger. 

 

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EXP #1

EXP #1.14

“That sounds awesome!” I beamed.

I was finally going to be rid of the Slave Master, I am never stealing anything in my life ever again. 

“Mama, please rethink this thing, tomorrow is Monday. At least give it a week” Vwaire said in a very soft voice holding Aunty Juliana’s hand. 
Aunty Juliana shook her head sternly “It’s your money not mine, let your sister get her life back on track with her share even if you don’t need yours” 

Vwaire dropped Aunty Juliana’s hand and watched as the older lady stood up and went into the house, she sighed loudly when Aunty Juliana was out of the room and stood up without so much as a second glance at me or Bruno. 

“Wow” I said instantly pissed off by Vwaire’s attitude. Me and that girl have no thing at all in common once you get past our physical appearance. 

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The next day was Monday, one more day left till the Slave Master’s deadline, I couldn’t help but remember.

Vwaire borrowed me a formal dress to wear to the lawyers office, although it was after herself and Aunty Juliana finished a big fight in her room. 

We first went to the hospital to pick up the DNA test results. All though the result seemed pretty obvious, I couldn’t help but shake with nervousness as I opened the envelope. What if I’m not actually related in this people? What if it was all a huge mistake and misunderstanding?
Doubts began to flood my mind as I brought the result out, palms wet and shaky, I managed to hold the DNA result and  decipher what it said. I heaved a huge sigh of relief when the DNA result showed that I was indeed related to Aunty Juliana and Vwaire. 

After the hospital we went to the Law Firm where Aunty Juliana’s lawyer worked. I filled lots of forms in the lawyer’s office and signed a couple of papers, alongside Vwaire and Aunty Juliana 

“That’s all madam” the lawyer said facing Aunty Juliana “You have successfully divided your shares into two and transferred them to your nieces. Congratulations” the man said the last word as he extended his hand first to Vwaire who shook it politely, then to me, I shook him trying my best to hold on to the smile that was threatening to break out on my face soon.

“Thank you, Mr Bello” Aunty Juliana said, also shaking his hand.

“My pleasure madam”

After the firm, Aunty Juliana decided that I needed to see the shipping company and asked her driver to take us there. Vwaire was uncharacteristically calm and quite during the drive. 

As soon as we got to the shipping company, someone approached Aunty Juliana to talk to her about whatever, leaving me to wander about with Vwaire. 

“So…” I nearly jumped when I heard Vwaire’s  voice next to me. 

“So?” I asked.

“What are you going to do with your shares?” Vwaire asked conversationally.

I eyed her suspiciously “What do you think?” I finally answered “I’m going to sell it to the highest bidder and use the money to settle my debt and get my life in order” I smiled to myself “It’s been a long time coming”

Vwaire shook her head.

“Don’t sell it” Vwaire’s voice came out a couple of minutes later as we aimlessly walked.

“What?” I had to ask. 

“Don’t sell the shares. Don’t sell your birth right. This company is not just a good investment, it’s practically our family heirloom. Do you know the amount of people that have been trying to get these shares off Aunty Juliana since all these years? Lots of people have been trying to get a hold of our shares so as to control Judisque-Allan. Do you know there are some goods we don’t deal in because of Aunty Juliana’s grip on the company? There are some people in this country who would like to get hold of Judisque-Allan and use it for shady business, but no one has a grip on the company as much as Aunty Juliana does, if you sell you won’t just take away our power in the company, but you will also make an avenue for whosoever to get access to the company and not everyone has good intentions, and it will not end well for any of us. Please don’t sell” 

Vwaire’s words hit me and reminded me of the story of the prodigal son, I’d just received my inheritance and I was ready to sell it just like that.

I bit my bottom lower lip, steeling myself for the alternative decision.

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I am sleeptyping. If you noticed anything to indicate that, I am so sorry. I’m so swamped in work these days and Thursday’s doesn’t seem to be a good day to post EXP #1

I’ll edit and rewrite this in the morning or later, just had to put something down before the day went. 

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>>EXP #1.15

๐Ÿ” Cheeseburger 

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RIGHT-SIDE UP

The day we stopped talking, it was as if the core of my universe had been ripped apart. My days were longer and drab. Nights were lonely and cold. I missed every single thing about you. From the way you scrunch your face up when you’re about to tease me, to all those crazy nicknames you randomly give me on a whim, also all those times you get stupid and pat my overly-pimpled forehead because you know I don’t like it. 

The fact that me and you had a disconnect affected me a whole lot more than I would ever have thought imaginable. I missed all those days when we’d randomly bump into one another and start doing whatever. I missed the stupid tone your voice always gets when you’re about to give a sarcastic remark, I missed you Leo. 

I cried and prayed that we’d get back together and go back to how we were before, God really does answer prayers. That’s why when you smiled at me this night showcasing those two slight dimples on your chubby bearded cheeks, I couldn’t help but remember how much I missed your smile when we fell apart. Seeing you, seeing your smile this evening, it just put my world back right-side up. 

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S/O to all those beautiful friends who make the world go round!

Have a beautiful week ahead guys!

Next post on Thursday. 

A.N.T.I.C.I.P.A.T.E

๐Ÿ” Cheeseburger.

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THIRST

People thirst after knowledge,

Some people thirst after fame, fortune and prosperity, 

Some thirst after wealth, 

Others after glory. 

Just drink a little water. 

Quench your thirst for a bit. 
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So I got in contact with a street photographer over the week and I decided to write on one of his pictures. You can check him out on instagram @theadebayomi

TGIF Yo! 

Next post tomorrow. 

A.N.T.I.C.P.A.T.E

๐Ÿ” Cheeseburger. 

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EXP #1.13

Ding dong!

We all turned at the sound of the doorbell before Aunty Juliana could say anything else.

“Who is it? The door’s open!” Aunty Juliana yelled as no one made to open the door. 

Vwaire and I were having a kind of staring contest going on. I couldn’t believe she’d just said that. She’d practically thrown me out to the wolves without second-guessing her decision. From my peripheral vision I could see Tinuade looking back and forth between the both of us.

Vwaire broke off eye contact first as a foreign presence stepped into the living room, I turned to look at whoever, following her lead. 

“Brino?”

“Bruno?” 

We said in unison. 

“Am I seeing double?” Bruno said looking back and forth between Vwaire and I. 

“What are you doing here?” 

“You guys know each other?”

Bruno and Tinuade asked simultaneously. 

Aunty Juliana sighed and before anyone could say anything said “Brino, please explain. What is going on now?”

“This is Bruno” I said simply.

“Bruno? The guy you were just talking about? Like just now?” Tinuade asked and I nodded. 

“What is he doing here?” Vwaire asked, eyeing him. 

“I don’t know” I replied. 

“Gentleman what are you doing here?” Aunty Juliana asked. 

Bruno coughed, scratching his forehead, a nervous habit. 

“I’m from ON&T”

“What is that?” Vwaire asked. 

“It’s an IT company, we deal with computers: hardware, software, database, network and internet connection, the shipping company is one of our clients and they sent me here because your internet is having problems?” Bruno said the last part as a question, still scratching his forehead.   

“Oh yes! The Wi-Fi, it’s been having issues for over a week now!” Tinuade exclaimed jumping up off her seat “You’re here to fix it right?”

Bruno nodded. 

“Aunty, I can take him to the library right?”

Aunty Juliana nodded rubbing her temple, Tinuade strode out of the living room, beckoning on Bruno to follow her. 

“I’m coming also” I said to no one in particular as I made to follow them. 

The library was a pretty spacious, considering the fact that it was a mini-library, it had a very soft green carpet and bookshelves lined the walls with chairs and cushions at the edge, there was a study table, upon which sat a PC, behind the study table was a huge sliding door which led off to a balcony, from which one could see the back of the compound. 

Upon entry Bruno requested the Wi-Fi router from Tinuade, after securing the password, he brought out his laptop, from the bag he’d brought along and began to work. Tinuade left a few moments later, probably feeling useless. 

“Care to explain or I have to beg it out of you?” Bruno said, not looking up from his work. 

I smiled and went up to where he sat and gave him an awkward hug, due to his sitting posture. 

“I missed you” I sighed. 

“And I’m curious. What happened after that savage took you away that day at the mall?”

I exhaled audibly “Nothing really, we just went back to his house and he was very pissed sha

Bruno looked up at me for the first time. 

“I’m not lying, seriously.”

“So what are you doing here? Are you a twin? Who was that babe downstairs? Did your Slave Master sell you here? Why are you staying with these people? How long have you been here for?”

“Bruno!” I had to exclaim as he was about to flood me with a deluge of questions “Calm down. Let’s take this one at a time”

“Okay, sorry. What are you doing here?”

I answered, telling him all about how the Slave Master took me to the engagement party where Tinuade kidnapped me just yesterday and how Vwaire, my doppelganger had stormed in making sense of a very confusing situation.

“So lemme get this straight. You guys are twins. How come none of you ever knew? How come your mum didn’t –”

“She’s not my mum” I interrupted and went on to tell him about Aunty Juliana and narrated the story she’d told me this morning.

“So you should receive the DNA test result tomorrow abi?”

“Yes” I nodded. 

“What have you not told me yet?”

“I’ve told you everything” I lied. 

“No you’ve not. It’s obvious in your demeanour, what have you left unsaid?”

I shifted uncomfortably “The Slave Master came for me this morning” then I proceeded to tell him the rest of the story. 

“What? How did he know that you are here?” 

“I don’t know, but that guy must have some serious connections to have found me o!”

Bruno shook his head, his brain probably moving in different directions as fast as the speed of light “That doesn’t make any sense. He found you in less than 12 hours and you were taken at night” Bruno before continuing “it doesn’t add up. He found you too soon”

“Do you think he planned it then?” I asked following Bruno’s line of thought. 

“I don’t know, maybe he really does have strong connections” there was strong doubt in Bruno’s words. 

“So your IT company sent you here” I said after a lapse of silence. 

“Hmm-hmn” he affirmed with a nod.

“Wait, why doesn’t your aunt just pay up your debt for you?” Bruno asked all of a sudden. 

“What do you mean?” I asked “I don’t think they’re all that well to do anyways”

Bruno gave me a are-you-kidding-right-now face. 

“What?” I asked. 

“Your aunt is like the highest stakeholder in the shipping company?”

“What shipping company?” 

“You know of the Judisque-Allan shipping company right?”

“Yes nah, they are like the No. 1 company for shipping goods into and out of the country” I answered immediately, I don’t like looking stupid and Bruno was giving me a face as if I was behaving stupid. 

“Yes, your aunt is the highest stakeholder in the company, she owns like 55% of their shares, she’s on the Board of Trustees, she’s on the Board of Directors and she’s very well respected among the staff”

“Wow” I breathed, realising just for much money my aunt had access to. 

“I’m done here” Bruno said a few minutes later “the Wi-Fi is all fixed up”

I nodded and followed Bruno as he made his way out of the library my mind still reeling over the new information I’d just received. 

Aunty Juliana and Vwaire were seated on the settee in deep conversation when we stepped into the living room.

“Oh, you’re done?” Aunty Juliana asked as she caught sight of us, earning her a nod from Bruno. 

I was burning within me and couldn’t help myself from blurting out “Exactly how much do you make from the shipping company per year?”

“Excuse me?” Vwaire answered. 

“How much do you make from the shipping company per annum” I repeated. 

“How is that any of your business?” Vwaire answered “Just because your boyfriend must have informed you about our–”

“Vwaire! Stop it!” Aunty Juliana exclaimed. 

“That’s what we were just talking about before you both came in” Aunty Juliana said clamly before turning to face Bruno “I believe you must have acquainted her on our position in the shipping company” without waiting for his reply she turned back to me “my sister, Juliet was friends with the son of the owner of the shipping company, they were about to go bankrupt and needed all the financial support they could get. Juliet pumped all of her savings into the shipping company, a stupid risk I advised her not to take, but it worked out. The company was ressurected and Juliet became it’s highest shareholder, after her demise, since I was her next-of-kin I inherited her shares, but they actually belong to you, to both of you since you’re both her children, so I’ll contact my lawyer next Monday and have him split the shares between the both of you, then you can do whatever you like with it. How does that sound?”

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Who else loves the Jafiya twins as much as I do, they are so perfect for Brino and Vwaire. Okay, I’m tired now, I’ve been writing this post for about 2 days now and I wanted to make it extra long. 

God bless all the Urhobo people in my life who made me realise that I was spelling Vwaire wrongly, some people even spell it as Vwaihe. 

Sooooooooooo, I found another book in wattpad, it’s actually a sequel to this awesome book I read about 2 years ago it’s titled Begin Again and I am like ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ because the main characters finally got back together (they broke up at the end of the first book and I thought the writer was as sadistic as Veronica Roth at that point in time. Fine! They’re both not all that sadistic, just a little too realistic for my liking) 

I talk too much. 

Next post tomorrow. 

A.N.T.I.C.P.A.T.E

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๐Ÿ” Cheeseburger.  

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HEARTBREAKย 

So they came. 

I didn’t ask them to, they came of their own accord. 

And they carved out for themselves a place in my heart. 

They wrote their names not on the sand, they knew water would wash it away. 

They didn’t write it in the clouds, for rain would wash it away.

No, they carved their names in my heart, where they knew I wouldn’t be able to forget.

And they up and left. 

All of a sudden. 

Leaving behind a gaping hole, a constant pain, and a broken heart. 

My broken heart. 

๐Ÿ” Cheeseburger.

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