So Abdul has been calling me… yup… he has been calling me and I have not answered him. I don’t think I am going to, I don’t want to hear what he is going to say because I don’t want whatever he will say to mess with my mind. I don’t know… I don’t know… I prayed and prayed that he will stop calling me because I know that if he persists; the day will come that I will answer his call. That day came.
It was two days ago, Abdul called me like four times and the fourth time was the charm. He is not the kind of person who bombards you with calls back to back nooooo.
Let me tell you what he does, his first call comes in let’s say in the morning by nine and if you don’t answer; then his second call comes in three hours later. And he ends up spreading four calls throughout the entire day, it’s only four calls but it makes you feel as if it’s fifty two calls.
So yeah, two days ago… he called me four times and I answered on the fourth call.
“Hello” I said into my phone, my heart beating as if it was going to come out of my chest… I can’t believe that this guy still has this kind of effect on me. I thought he was going to tell me that he wanted us to get back together or something of that nature but he didn’t.
“I am so sad right now” I replied “why” he asked
“Because I have been banking of the fact that many people I know don’t watch NTA but if you, who I know doesn’t watch any kind of Nigerian television at all have seen me then everyone I know has already seen me on that channel” I replied with the tone of a dramatic teenager.
He laughed and we had a nice conversation… like a really nice conversation; let’s just say that the conversation made me remember the Abdul I fell in love with in the first place. I wanted to ask him why he was calling so much but I just decided to let it go.
We talked for like thirty minutes and as we talked the thoughts of telling him about Derek Briggs kept nagging at me; I fought with myself on that. If he called me to tell me about being together, I would have immediately told him about Derek but he didn’t… he called to have a simple conversation.
“I know you have to go to bed early, so that you can wake up to read the news for Nigeria” “you say that like it’s one important thing” I replied “it’s important my dear… don’t look down on yourself. Alright then”
“Thanks for calling me” I said “thanks for not making it awkward” he replied and just before he cut the line, I called him “I have to tell you something… I am dating someone” I blurted, he was quiet for a few seconds “I know and it’s fine” he replied casually and the call ended.
I had to tell him, I didn’t want him to think that there was any kind of hope for both of us; I like Derek and things with us are really good and easy. He is not dramatic, even when he is upset with me; he talks… he talks, he doesn’t yell at me or anything. I really really like him and I don’t want to do anything to ruin it.
So, I have settled to have Abdul as a friend; if he is also okay with it.