I immediately felt a huge weight of shame. The shame I felt stuck to my skin and made me loath myself for a moment as I hurriedly wrapped myself in my blankets in my futile bid to suffocate the shame that has stuck on my skin.
Obinna sat quietly besides me and starred into space and said nothing else. I wanted to ask him to leave so that I can cry myself to sleep or drown in my own tears; yet his presence seemed to be comforting.
I had thrown myself at him just because I wanted to fill up a vacuum in my empty life, but he turned me down and I had just started to realize how desperate I was becoming.
I fell inlove with a single married man who finally chose his family, as he should over me, got me detained in a police cell for days and now I am throwing myself on my neighbor whom i barely knew; Ene is this what has become of you?
As though on cue; Obinna got up from the bed just as I struggled to get up too. I was still wrapped in my blanket, he motioned me to lay back down, gently unwrapped the blanket and pulled out an oil from his pocket.
”I know you are stressed and I just wanted to give you a massage, just relax and let me ease the tension”
I let Obinna massage me, and as he freed my tense muscles and I let out tears. I didn’t know when I started to cry. I cried so hard. My whole body shook painfully and I could not control my tears.
Obinna didn’t understand my tears and he just stopped at starred at my face and in that instant, our lips locked in a kiss…
To be continued.