SLAVE TO LOVE
I waited relentlessly for her call to come in, pacing around the room, checking my phone screen every minute as I resisted the urge to put a call through. I actually would have, but I had been warned severally by Tomi to stop calling unnecessarily. I could literally feel my heart pounding in uncertainty of whether she would call or not.
Finally, my phone beeped and I almost smashed it in excitement as I picked her call. “Hey baby, come pick me up. We’re going out”, she cooed into the phone and I melted at the sound of her voice. “Yes, babe. I’ll be right there“, I managed to say before she hung up. I dashed outside, grabbing my car keys on the way.
I was at her door in less than fifteen minutes. I knocked at the door and waited for her. I soon heard approaching footsteps and I prepared myself mentally for her appearance. She looked so flawless as she opened the door and smiled at me, kissing me on the lips as a guy came from behind her, leaving the house. I was confused, “Who is that?”, I asked. “Let’s go baby, don’t worry about him”, she replied as she dragged me towards the car.
I thought about what just happened as we got into the car and I remembered how my friend, Ben, told me he saw her with a man sometime ago. I wondered if it was the same man. He warned me that Tomi was deceptive and that she’s just playing with my feelings. I thought about whether it was true, with the way she gave me so many conditions and restrictions, her crazy outbursts sometimes, her mood swings, and the so many male friends.I
turned to look at her and as if on cue she threw me another bright smile. At once all of those thoughts flew out the window. True or not, I couldn’t lose this woman, not for anything. I love her, her smile, her voice, her face, everything about her. She might act up sometimes but I love her like that and there’s no changing it.
I smiled back at her and sped off, thinking about her all the way.
when i read stories about lovestruck people like this, the first thought that comes to my mind is always, “what a fucking idiot.”