It had been a week since Morayo had last seen Daniel. She lay awake in her room, staring blankly at the ceiling. Her eyes were red and itchy from all the crying she had done. She heard Tomi and Segun outside her door. They sounded so far away. She knew they were trying to cheer her up and lift her spirits, but they were not Daniel. There were some things that a best friend and a brother could not cure.
She remembered the day she had told Daniel what had happened. The look of pain and anger that settled on his face had ripped her heart out her chest. How did he not understand that she had done it for him? She had had no choice. It was either that or… She shuddered at the thought of all the possible things Kunle could have done to Daniel if she had refused him. A shadow of a tear formed in her eyes again, but she knew it could not become a tear, she had emptied her ducts. She could no longer cry. She could no longer express herself in any way. All she had was this deep empty hole in her heart.
And all she could do was fall inside it.
“I hate that bastard so much.” Segun said to Tomi, “I want him dead.”
Tomi sighed, she set aside her mug before she replied, “I know how you feel dear, I want him dead just as much as you do. But this is not our fight, not yet at least.”
Segun slammed a fist on the table, “I hate this feeling. I hate not being able to help her. I hate that Daniel is letting her go through this alone. Maybe he’s not as much of a man as I thought.”
Tomi sighed, “It’s weird that I am being the voice of reason here honey. But Daniel for all his fault just had his life threatened over a woman. It is enough to make a man think twice.”
Anger flashed in Segun’s eyes, “That’s a lie. If I were ever in that situation, I would not let my woman go through this kind of thing alone.”
Tomi sighed and sipped her coffee. The table remained silent for a while. Only the slow hum of the air-conditioning unit could be heard in the room.
Tomi opened and closed her mouth a few times. She could not get the words out of her mouth.
“What?” Segun asked.
“It’s just…” she replied putting down the cup, “It’s just that people promise heaven and earth until they are in that situation too.”
She looked Segun in the eyes, “think about it. That feeling of powerlessness, that fear of not knowing what they want with you. Can you imagine how Daniel must have felt? Tied up and gagged and surrounded by strange men. According to Mo, they had weapons too.”
Segun opened his mouth to reply and then shut up again. He lowered his head and slammed his fists on the table again.
“I just don’t like the way Morayo is locked up in her room, crying her heart out alone.” He said finally, “It’s not fair.”
“Life is never fair, dear brother,” Morayo said, standing at the kitchen door.
Tomi rushed to her and hugged her. “Baby, I’m so sorry. So, so sorry.”
Morayo sank into the hug and sobbed, not as heavy as before though. No, now she sobbed because she was happy.
Rosaline sat across from Daniel. She poured herself another glass of wine. Her guest drank water. The air around him was heavy and she could see bruises on his knuckles. Had Daniel been fighting? Or what had he been punching?
“What brings you here Daniel?” She asked finally breaking the silence.
“I don’t know.” He answered, “I really don’t know.”
“Or has my little toy finally come to his senses and done away with that riffraff?” Rosaline regretted her words the moment she said them. Anger, cold-blooded anger flashed across Daniel’s face. He looked like he was about to pounce on her and beat her up. What had happened to Daniel? What had changed within him?
“I will not allow you to speak about the woman I love in that manner.” He said. He spoke slowly and stressed each word carefully.
Rosaline downed her glass of wine quickly. The cool feel of it running down her throat calmed her nerves.
“I’m sorry I spoke about her that way.” She said, pushing the cup and wine bottle away. “But you still haven’t told me why you are here? You didn’t show up to work one day and when you called the next day, you asked for a month off. What is going on Daniel?”
Daniel sighed heavily, he opened up the bottle of water and gulped down its contents in two quick gulps. He squeezed the plastic bottle in his hands before dropping it on the table.
“As I said,” he replied, “I don’t know. Something happened to me last week and let’s just say, I think I could have died.”
Rosaline sat up in her seat, “Died?”
“Yes.” Daniel replied, “I almost died Rosaline. I almost died. I could have died and no one would have known where I was.”
Rosaline remained silent. She only watched Daniel as he gripped his head in both hands with pain and anguish written on his face.
“I almost died.” He finally said once he got a hold of himself, “I really don’t know why I’m here. I don’t have many people in my life, Rosaline. I couldn’t go to Tayo, I can’t bring her into this. I got shot a while back. She’s barely recovered from that, and now this? I can’t give her something new to worry about.”
“And Morayo?” Rosaline asked cocking her head.
“Well,” Daniel said as he clasped his hands, “she’s the reason I almost died.”
Then he told Rosaline everything, about Kunle, about his history with Morayo and finally the kidnapping.
At the end of it all, Rosaline had a smile on her face. The smile hid the fury she had within her quite well. Rosaline was mad, she was boiling. Whoever this Kunle bastard was, he was going to pay for messing with her toy.
She opened her mouth to speak, making sure to hide her anger very well, “first things first Daniel, you should not be here.”
He looked at her questioningly.
“Well yeah, unless you are here looking for sex, you should not be here.” She stood up and pulled him up to his feet. She led him by the hand to her door and gently shoved him out of it. She stood by the door, a sad smile on her face, “You should go to her Daniel. I want you, but not like this. It takes the fun out of the chase. So as much as it goes against my natural instincts, you should go to her.”
With that, she closed the door.
Daniel looked up at the sky briefly and then he turned to leave.
Kunle threw a naked Hadizah onto the bed. Her long jalamia lay thrown to one side in the corner. She had no need for such right now, he’d be having her for dinner today. The Nubian beauty lay on the bed seductively. She shyly covered her breasts and closed her thighs.
“You know I don’t like it when you look at me like that,” she said bashfully, “you look like you are about to devour me whenever you look at me like that.”
Kunle chuckled, “But I am about to devour sweet Hadizah.” He pulled off his shirt and tore off his trousers. His boxer shorts soon followed. His angry erection stood tall and proud. It throbbed in anticipation of what was about to happen. Precum was already leaking out of his opening. He gently massaged it all over his dick. He grinned as he saw the girl lick her lips. Lust was written all over her face.
He beckoned to her with his free index finger.
She crawled over to him on her knees. There was no need for any prompting. She sat on the edge of the bed and grabbed his hips. He moved towards her and placed a hand on her head. She needed no further prodding. Her tongue shot out and lapped up the precum at the tip of his dick. She loved the taste of him. She parted her lips and took all of him in her mouth. He sank in all the way to her throat. She buried her face in his pelvis and breathed in the musky scent of sweat there. Hadizah loved him best when he was sweaty. There was something raw and primal about it.
Her tongue curled around his shaft, while she flexed her throat around his dick cap. She began to bob her head along his shaft slowly. She built her pace up slowly, she could feel him struggle to hold back his groans. She laughed in her head. This man was going to submit to her. She had trained with a cucumber just for this. There was no going back now.
“Hadizah…” Kunle groaned, “I’m going to cum.”
Hadizah didn’t ease up, rather, she pulled his hips closer. Her head bobbed continuously. Her tongue licked the shaft as much she could. Kunle grabbed her head firmly and poured his seed down her throat. The warmth of his release warmed her insides. She continued to lick his shaft as his rapidly deflating dick spasmed in her throat.
“Damn,” Kunle said, finally pulling himself free from her mouth, “I guess, I’ll have to repay you for a job well done.”
Hadizah squealed as she climbed backward on the bed. She eagerly spread her legs in anticipation. Kunle’s tongue always made her soul shudder. She reached down and spread her pink flower open for Kunle to see. She was wet and ready.
He didn’t disappoint her.
He climbed onto the bed in between her spread thighs. He licked his lips and placed his mouth against her clit. His tongue flicked out and grazed it. She whimpered at his touch. He took another slow, long lick. She shuddered and her toes curled under his ministration. She was so easy. Kunle spread her open with fingers and moved his tongue around her in slow circular motions. He slid a finger on the other hand inside her warm, wet and wanting opening. She gasped as the unexpected intrusion.
‘Oh!” He said against her wet pussy, “Someone likes that I see.”
Hadizah only nodded and balled her hands into fists as he began to finger her rapidly. His tongue was unrelenting too. It toyed with her clit and sent her hurtling into the hands into the arms of ecstasy. Hadizah creamed his face again and again. Her toes curled and she gripped the sheets, screaming in release.
Kunle finally stopped his assault on her. He mounted her still shivering form and looked into her eyes. “Are you ready?”
“Yes.” Hadizah whimpered.
With that, Kunle thrust himself inside her.
They joined at that moment. Their breathing synchronized and they lay perfectly still. Then they began to move in unison. Hadizah matched Kunle’s thrusts with hers. She ground her pelvis against his as he continued the rhythmic in-and-out motion. They slowly built up the pace and continued to race each other. They were running towards the finish line. Neither was going to let the other get far ahead. Hadizah wrapped her limbs around Kunle and he buried his face in her neck. He nibbled against her neck, she gripped his shaft with her pussy. She slowly flexed it around him. If he was going to play dirty so was she.
“Hadizah,” he breathed in her ear, “I’m going to cum.”
“Me too.” She moaned.
Together they erupted in bliss. He pumped her womb full of himself and she milked every inch of his shaft with her walls.
They lay together like that and then he rolled off of her. She was fast asleep by then and so he joined her.
Daniel stood outside the door, unsure whether to knock or not. He pocketed his hands and turned around. This was a mistake and he was a fool. He had abandoned her when she needed him the most. Fool, he chided himself. There was nothing left for him here.
“I swear to God who made me, Daniel,” Morayo’s voice rang out from the other side of the door, “If you take another step, I’ll kill you myself.”
He turned around and looked at the door, “If you knew I was here, why didn’t you open up?”
“You didn’t knock.”
He chuckled and rapped his knuckles against the door. It swung open the next second.
“Hi.” They said at the same time. They stood there for a long while. Just looking at each other and grinning like idiots while tears welled in their eyes.
When Kunle woke up, the first thing he noticed was that Hadizah was no longer beside him.the second thing was the fact that he was tied up, hands and legs.
“Oh good,” a female voice rang out, “you are awake.”
The third and final thing that Kunle noticed was the beautiful fair-skinned lady in his room. She had three men the size of trees behind her.
“I was beginning to think that you were going to die in your sleep.” The woman said.