“I can’t believe this oh Muyiwa” Timileyin started her rant. I sighed and took a deep breath.
“Please Timi, I have a headache” I was still shaking and needed to sit down.
“Oh, now you have headache abi?” she bellowed down at me. “Now when we are talking about another girl you have headache. Between yesterday night and today, they have come to cook, clean and form girlfriend and you let them, but no, you have headache” she rolled her eyes as she paced in the kitchen.
No, not today, I said to myself as I forced myself to stand up and headed to my room. I had typhoid and a migraine that was making me dizzy. I didn’t have the strength for this. Gbodi had told me this my gentle nature would be the end of me.
“We are talking and you are walking away Muyiwa, seriously?” Timileyin barked at me as she followed. I reached my drawer and brought out the ibex capsule. I squeezed his hands in anger and turned to face her.
“What the fuck is your problem?” I shouted. I hated swearing or cussing in front of a lady, worse my girlfriend but I had had enough.
“Timi What are you upset about?” I asked. “Is it the fact that I am sick and you as my girlfriend didn’t think it wise to prepare something nice and bring over knowing I would be too weak to cook for myself or the fact that there was someone else who thought so and I appreciated her for it”.
She looked like she was having a hard time deciding which it was.
“Or is it such a surprise that I even have other girls that care enough for me but have no intention towards me? Is it so difficult t believe?” I asked her as she stood looking dazed.
Never, not once; have I ever raised my voice at her. She didn’t know how to react.
“But why will Ronke cook for you? Your ex fa?” she looked hurt but I was too angry to care.
“Why will she not cook for me?” I quickly cut her short, “what is the big deal? Some people care regardless of the past, they will not buy lunch for themselves and come to my house to come and eat not considering me”.
“But baby you said you were not hungry now” she replied defensively.
“Really? First I told you I had not eaten , then I told you I was not hungry, and I am ill and need to take drugs” I decided to paint the picture for her “but Muyiwa said he wasn’t hungry so you now you are not obligated to care now”.
The sarcasm was in full force now.
“How many times do I beg you to take your drugs when you are sick, I pet you till you eat, but I am ill and you can’t atleast show some care?”
“Baby . . . .” she looked remorseful but I wasn’t buying it.
“See just go back to the office, you have work after all. I will be fine” I said going back to my bedside.
“But . . .” she started.
“I am too tired to fight today. I’ll be fine” I took the bottle of water and took the drugs. I got on my bed and lay down.
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Hmmmm, people and their issues. Was Muyiwa in the right? Was Timileyin in the right? Guys kindly share this post with your friends and drop your thoughts. My friends and I have been deliberating on this topic ever since I brought it up. Thanks again for reading.