The Win­ner Takes It All

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - GUARDIAN WOMAN -

FI­NALLY! Tunji had ad­mit­ted he was still in love with me! I was ex­cited and wor­ried at the same time.

Ex­cited be­cause there was hope for us. Wor­ried be­cause I didn’t un­der­stand what he meant by “… and there is noth­ing ic an do about it now ”.

He sighed and then spoke:

“The minute those words came out of my mouth, i k new you’ d make me re­gret them ”.

“I only asked a sim­ple ques­tion ”. I said.

Sim­ple? noth­ing is sim­ple with you! you are so per­sis­tent with your drama that half the time, iamju st try­ing to keep up with you! let’ s fo­cus on why you came here and for­get what is aid ”. Tunji sug­gested. How a mi sup­posed to for­get what you just said?i have spent the last cou­ple of months wait­ing to hear those words”! I ex­claimed in frus­tra­tion.

“Ade sew a,i am dan­ger­ously close to walk­ing out on you. Choose one, we dis­cuss chi gozie and you leave or we dis­cuss what is aid and you leave ”. He said.

I knew what he was do­ing! He was once again try­ing to see if I would choose us over Chigozie! Why was he ob­sessed? I was tired of try­ing to ex­plain to him that I had ab­so­lutely no in­ten­tions of speak­ing to Chigozie again once we cleared his name.

“C hi gozie’ s is­sue has noth­ing to do with what you just ad­mit­ted­tome”! I ar­gued. “Of course it has ev­ery­thing to do with it! if not for him we wouldn’ t be here! we would have been cel­e­brat­ing our sixth month an­niver­sary to­day the 30 th, if not for him”! Tunji was now rais­ing his voice and I could tell he was get­ting very up­set again. “I can’ t choose one tunji.iwantu st odo right by Chi gozie and id on’ t want to lose you ”. I ad­mit­ted to him. Hop­ing he would soften up a lit­tle.

“We ll then,i be­lieve you leave with nei­ther. you won the first round an di get to win this round and this timed ar­ling, the win­ner takes it all ”! TO BE CON­TIN­UED

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