L…Lara?” Sheila stammered, stunned.
“Yes, Lara. The very Lara I told you about.”
“What? O n ro ejo mi kiri?” Lara asked surprised.
“But why? Why did you do this?” Sheila stammered.
“Oh you need to know her. It’s not something she can’t do.”
“Yes. The very same Lara. I should have known. I should have figured out you were a deceitful, cunning person who doesn’t want the happiness of others. I’m pretty sure she saw us at the restaurant. She just couldn’t stand the sight of us together. That’s why she crossed you in the restroom.”
“Kunle you better stop all this nonsense. Who do you think you are?”
“Who am I? What do you think? You can no longer blind me with your charm. I’ve outgrown that.”
“Why would you do that, Lara? Why would you want to destroy the happiness of someone else? I don’t know you and I’ve never met you before. I never crossed your path? Why?” Sheila asked her.
“It’s not beneath her. I wouldn’t expect anything less from someone who slept her way to all these riches.”
“Kunle!!!!!!!!!!!!” Sheila and Lara shouted simultaneously.
“You think I don’t know? You think I didn’t know about you and your bank regional manager? How he promoted you to the assistant manager of your branch, under a year after service? Is that how easy it is to just get promoted, someone just new to the bank?”
Lara stammered. “I…I don’t know what he’s talking about. How dare you insult me?”
“Oh, there’s more. How about that Rep member? The one who you are always with in Abuja? All that time you tell me you go for meetings in Abuja? The one that rented this place for you? You think I don’t know?”
“I didn’t want to believe it. I deceived myself into thinking all was a lie. That was until you started treating me like crap. I was blinded by my love for you. I gave you my heart, yet you dashed it to pieces. Still, that wasn’t enough.
You had the guts to insult me in the presence of your friends. Yet you want to destroy the happiness I found after you shattered my heart. Just to satisfy your selfishness. Not anymore my dear. Not anymore.”
He paused. “You were right about something that day. Yes, I’m no longer in your class, but you got something wrong. You are beneath me. You see” he dragged a finger over the table, “you are worth less than this to me now.” He blew the speck of dust away.
“I do not roll with filth. Trash like you do not deserve happiness. Good luck to you as you screw yourself into greater riches. I’m content with my life. I hope I never set my eyes on you again. By the way, thanks for the wine.”
Kunle turned and grabbed a stunned and dazed Sheila’s hand, pulling her out of there for the last time. She turned and looked at Lara who stood there shocked, not knowing what just hit her. Their eyes met and Sheila mouthed “I’m sorry” as Kunle led her out.
“I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life. Imagine the idiot bringing that little tramp to my house and insulting me in front of the small girl. Ko shele si mi ri” Lara barked into the phone.
Dupe tried not to laugh. “Take e easy ore.
I warned you it wasn’t going to be easy.
The way you treated him, I would have been surprised if he had forgiven you.”
“Ki lo mean?”
“I’m serious Lara. A man in his right senses would not take you back. You just have to forget about him.”
“Ko le lo gbe bayen. After insulting me? In my home? Jo ma so oshi si mi jare!!!!!!”
“Iwo lo mo. I’ll just tell you, forget about him. Iyen ti lo, o ti lo niyen. Face other things.”
Dupe hung up the call and burst into laughter.
Serves her right, the self-centered B***h. She was glad she finally made things right. She was glad she had the chat with Sheila the other day.
She couldn’t imagine her surprise and luck when she had run into her a few weeks ago when she went to see her fiancé. She was coming out of the large building as Dupe parked her car. She would recognize that innocent face and lovely body anywhere. She had called her over and confirmed it was really her.
Over the next few days she had talked to her. She didn’t mention the incident at the restaurant, but had told her she should fight for her man, not let anyone’s agenda poison her mind or thoughts. She had told her to damn everything and go for him, and surely she was going to get a surprise.
Stupid B***h, Dupe thought. Serves you right.