Oceans Apart (14) by Milli


“You are here….like here… in Lagos”. Vivian said. She really couldn’t believe it.

“Yes I have been around for some time…waiting for someone”

“Oh…okay..erm…I came to hang out with some friends.”

“Oh that’s nice.”

“Some of them are here already but I could sit with you until the person you are waiting for gets here”

Dozie really didn’t want that. Talking would probably lead them talking about what had happened in Amara’s house the last time and he could already feel some uneasy tension.

‘Nah…that won’t be necessary you can go and meet your friends.”

Bimbo parked his car and walked into the restaurant he was able to recognise Dozie’s face. Apparently he was talking to a girl. He walked up to them and introduced himself to them.

“Good evening… Bimbo Adekoya” he said stretching his hand towards Dozie. Dozie was actually relieved that he came just in time so Vivian could leave. Dozie did not shake his hand and simply said. “Good Evening…look I really do not have time let’s just get straight to why we are here. At this point, Vivian was confused. Dozie noticed the puzzled look on her face and apologized. “I’m sorry Vivian it just has not been a very good day for me.”

“Okay…I’m going to meet my friends now”. We can talk later if you want.”

“Okay”.

“Hmmm…she is a pretty one.” Bimbo said smiling

“I know… I am not blind.” Dozie said rather coldly. “Can we just get straight to the point?”

“Let me order some drinks first”. Bimbo said, smiling.

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Behi and Osas were outside the restaurant. They had seen Dozie and Bimbo’s cars parked outside.

“Now listen to me. You are going to go in there, walk up to where they are sitting, interrupt them if possible, take Dozie away and tell him everything.” I will wait in the car.” Osas told her friend.

“Huh you are not coming with me…please I need support”, Behi said sadly as she held Osas’s hand.

“I am here for you but you are going to have to do this on your own.

“Okay”

She took a deep breath and walked into the restaurant and looked around and saw the Dozie and Bimbo sitting together. Dozie did not look happy at all however Bimbo was all smiles. He was such a mean person. She had to fight for her relationship. She was not going to let Bimbo ruin it. She walked up to them and said:

“Hi Bimbo…I need to talk to my boyfriend right now.”

“Wow look who is here”. Bimbo said.  

“Behi…what are you doing here?” Dozie asked. He was surprised.

‘”I need to talk to you now Dozie”

“To tell him what Behi, please quit pretending you are nothing but a cheat”

“I still don’t understand what is going on, but do not talk to my girlfriend like that,” Dozie said rather coldly and sternly to Bimbo.

“Hmmm you are still calling her your girlfriend after all these pictures.” She probably lied to you every single time she was with me…I mean she couldn’t have told you she was with another guy right. She’s a cheat man, I know it’s hard to believe but she is not different from all those Lagos sluts out there.”

Behi had had it. She was extremely angry and she was not her best when she was. Acting on impulse she raised her hand and gave Bimbo a slap in the face. “Dozie all I would say is that if you believe anything this arrogant fool says I will be extremely disappointed in you.” With that she walked out of the restaurant. Bimbo still had his hand on the cheek where Behi had slapped him. He was in shock. Dozie still sat down. He was as confused as ever. He had never seen Behi so angry in his life before but a part of him found it rather feisty and he could feel a smile creeping around his lips.

Bimbo finally removing his hand from his cheek said, “Is that the kind of girlfriend you want to have.”

“Let me hear what you have to say,” Dozie said trying to conceal his smile.

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“Babe please what happened in there,” Osas asked. Behi had come into the car very furious.

“Please let’s just go home.”

“Er…no you are going to tell me what happened in there…I know how you can be when you get angry.”

“Fine….. I lost it, because that Bimbo insulted me in there…who the hell does he think he is…”

“And Dozie?”, Osas asked, interrupting Behi.

“Huh?”

“Dozie….what did you tell him?”

“Well I…I told him if he believes what Bimbo says then I will be very disappointed in him.”

“Hmmm Nice”,

“And yes I slapped Bimbo”

“What….?”

“I said I slapped Bimbo”

There was silence for a few seconds

“You go girl!!!!!! Osas said and gave her friend a high five. “He needed that slap a long time ago”.

“Yep…you said it. Okay fine, we would wait till they come out and then I will tell him everything”, Behi said.

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Dozie was not exactly listening to what Bimbo was saying but he had picked up a few things. He was thinking about Behi. He could tell she was really angry and furious. He really needed to listen to her. Bimbo just made her look bad. Apparently he mentioned Behi had other boyfriends she was seeing and even said he had caught her twice with two different guys and different times and all that. Deep down he already knew Bimbo was a phony and just wanted to get back at Behi but he just didn’t know what the reason was. He didn’t believe a word Bimbo said. He should have never indulged him in the first place. When Bimbo was finally done, he said “You really need to let her go. You don’t deserve such.”

“Yea I will think about it.”

“When are you going back to London”.

“Soon.”

“Okay was nice meeting you, I’m sorry we had to meet this way.”

“It’s fine.”

………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Vivian had been watching what had been going since she had left Dozie to sit with her friends. As Dozie walked out, she immediately excused herself, left her friends and quickly followed him.

Less than a minute after he walked out of the restaurant, he heard his name. It was Vivan…again.

He turned around and well he had to admit she looked really pretty,

“I just wanted to know if you were okay, I couldn’t help but notice there was an issue in there.” She said holding his hand.

“Everything is okay now thanks for asking.”

“So…erm when are you going back….

Dozie was not ready for any conversation but he had actually not been so nice to her since the last incident. He didn’t call or chat her up and on the days she did, he replied with one or two word answers so he decided to stay for a while.

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Behi had seen Dozie walk out of the restaurant and seen the girl who had quickly run out to catch up with him. What annoyed her the most was that she was holding his hand.

“Ooohhhh who is this one now and why is she holding his hand?” Behi said irritated.

Osas couldn’t help but laugh at her friend’s jealousy. ‘It’s obviously someone he knows now.”

“I’m going out to meet them…I need to talk to Dozie.”

“Babe…chill…..” Osas tried to stop Behi.

Before she finished her sentence, or could drag her back, Behi was already out of the car.

“I will be leaving soon…tomorrow actually….” Dozie said. He was still talking with Vivian.

“Oh…I see….erm I wanted to… erm…someone is walking towards us.” Vivian said as Behi walked up towards them.

“Hi..I am Behi..his girlfriend…sorry to interrupt but I need to steal him away for some time.”

“Its’s fine.” Vivian said with a small smile

“Erm this is Vivian…my friend I was with the day we first met….at the play..where I broke your glasses…..remember?” Dozie said.

“Really, Oh wow..Vivian”. With that she gave Vivian a big hug.

“Nice to see you again Behi…erm..I guess I’ll go back in now.”

“Okay”.

Vivian walked back into the restaurant.

“Can I talk to you now?” Behi asked Dozie.

Dozie looked at her for some time and started laughing.

Behi was confused.

“That slap was epic…never knew you had it in you.”

“Well I was really angry.” Behi said relieved that was the reason he was laughing and started laughing as well.

“I know we have a lot to talk about and I know your friend is around somewhere. No matter what I hear from this moment I will still take you back home tonight. I don’t want to you and her going home all by yourselves by the time we are both done here because it will be quite late by then. So tell her she can go home.”

“Still so sweet and protective after all this drama”, Behi said and gave him a hug.”

Dozie couldn’t imagine himself pulling away from her and hugged her tightly too.

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Bimbo was happy with himself and even stayed back to watch some football game showing on the TV. However he could not believe that Behi slapped him. She had really overstepped her boundaries. He finally decided it was time to leave. He stepped out of the restaurant and walked to his car. He noticed two people not too far off from his car all loved up and shook his head. He then took a closer look and noticed it was Dozie and Behi. He froze and opened his mouth in surprise. No way….this couldn’t be happening he thought to himself. First she made him look like a fool and dumped him then she slapped him in a public place and called him arrogant. He felt the anger building up within him. After all his stories her boyfriend still wanted to be with her. No she was not going to get away with this. She had to pay. Without thinking he opened a compartment in his car and brought out a screwdriver. He stared at it for some time breathing heavily. Then he walked slowly towards them trying to be as quiet as possible.

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Behi’s head was buried in Dozie shoulder so she didn’t see when Bimbo crept behind Dozie. He felt a sharp pain as the screwdriver went into his back and let out a loud cry and fell to the ground. Behi screamed and Bimbo put his hand over her mouth. “Don’t you dare tell anyone I did this.” With that, he ran away quickly and left her screaming for help. He quickly got in his car, started the engine and drove out of the restaurant parking lot onto the express road.

He sped crazily on the road because he was actually afraid that someone might have seen him or someone was chasing him. A million thoughts were running through his mind.

“What if I actually killed Dozie”, “It was just a screw driver”, “Would Behi tell anyone”. He said thinking out loud. He could feel his body shaking. He had gone too far this time.

“Calm down…Bimbo….you need to calm down.” He told himself.

At some point he had to slow down a bit because the car in front of him was not moving fast enough. He honked a couple of times but the driver of the car didn’t increase his speed.

Bimbo became irritated and decided to overtake the car but unfortunately he did not know that a truck had been packed on the other lane which he wanted to get to. He did not see the truck and before he knew it he crashed into it.

*** 

Big thanks to everyone who has been reading this series. However Oceans Apart will be going on a two week break. See you all on 6th of October.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Oceans Apart (14) by Milli

  1. Wait wait wait, Bimbo had an accident and you have to go on a 2 weeks break? Really???

    I’m happy Behi and Dozie got back together. However, they have medical bills to sort out now. Bimbo is such a child, but I hope he survives the crash.

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  2. Oh my!!!! You never know who is normal and who is not. I would excuse Behi for dating Bimbo, everyone said she was really naive then. But how is Eno bestfriends with that Monster? Behi, you should have just let it go ooo. And then fool goes ahead to get in a crash, he better not die oo

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