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The Darker Berry #11

Read episodes 1- 10 of The Darker Berry The first time they met she had been sitting across the hall from him, her red lips igniting the dimly lit room. He’d stared long and hard at her until she turned, conscious of being watched. He’d raised a glass, head slightly bowed in salute but she’d ignored him, her pretty brown eyes focused on the man before her. Sho, they had called him. The guy she was currently with and the only son of an Oil mogul. Sho was the type of man girls like Susan dated, the type of man guys like him couldn’t take a girl from. But he had fallen fast and hard for her from the very moment his eyes caught hers. He had wanted her and so, the power to ‘unlook’ had not been left to him. “I was saying hi to you the other time.”…

The Darker Berry #9

He lingered at the entrance of the house for a few seconds, the sight before him uncomfortable to watch. Still he remained at the door, watching them hold each other. Chibuzor dragged her closer to himself even when she made to end the embrace, his hands stroking her back gently like a mother trying to lull her tot to sleep. Leaning against the wall, Femi continued to watch, a wry smile playing on his lips – how was it that Umi had never seen what this man felt for her? He seemed to drop hints at every given opportunity and even now that he stroked her back, he did it so seriously like one at the embrace Olympics. Femi wondered if the man was comfortable in the friend zone. Or maybe he just liked to watch from the shadows while the woman he liked saw other people. It would be…

The Darker Berry #8

“I know I told you I can handle this but I honestly don’t think I can.” “It’s not something you can’t handle.” “It’s murder. Murder is not something I want to handle.” “What changed?” She looked at him long and hard, her face expressionless. “Umi?” “Yeah?” “What changed?” This time, she looked away from him, her eyes on the speaker playing a Jay Z song. How could she tell him what she had found out without seeming like a meddler? How was she still to hold on to her pride without seeming stupid? Her hands reached for her black bag with the gold strap. She was going to leave before he got the words out of her mouth. He was in her way before she could reach the door of his Study. Femi had brought her in there some minutes before because she had told him after they had sex…

The Darker Berry #6

And because we love you guys like that… Enjoy! When he ran up the stairs to his bedroom, he told himself his mother’s statement about Umi was the only reason he thought about her as a potential spouse. He was done with relationships and commitments. And even though his friends had set him up on one or two dates after the last relationship ended, he had found a way to wriggle out of it. Still, he found himself musing, thinking about what Umi would be like if she were his girlfriend. Would she be domineering – authoritative while they were in public or having random conversations – and submissive while they made love? Or maybe it would be the other way round. Maybe she’d be easier to talk to and harder to fuck. Fuck. He needed to stop thinking about sex because somehow, since he had her, when…

The Darker Berry #5

Hi guys! Good evening, or as some people around here will say, Happy Sunday. Tomi has been under the weather. My poor baby is ill. Please be kind enough to send a prayer up. Other than that, it’s all good here. Have a lovely week ahead! He didn’t seem like himself. Something felt off about him. Tired, somewhat red eyes admired her in a lazy manner when she walked into the restaurant for their breakfast date. Even when he stood to meet her, it seemed like he was beat. But a million-dollar smile spread across his lips, followed by a warm hug. Too warm maybe. His neck burned hers a little when they hugged. “Wow. You came. I thought you’d stand me up, after all the forming.” “Don’t be silly, Femi,” she replied, lowering herself to sit in the chair he pulled out for her. “Eighteen days of…

The Darker Berry #4

Hey guys, it’s been a while. We missed you. It’s been such a long two weeks but now we back with a bang. Literally. So let’s recap before we get to business. You see, Umi has a sister, Amra who appeared out of nowhere with a daughter (Zainab) Umi had never seen.  uhn-uhn, that’s right. What’s worse, Amra abandoned her kid and disappeared on Umi. And that’s not all, Zainab went missing too!  Yes, that child put our Umi through so much. However, things got better when Femi saved the day; he found Zainab, asked Umi out and she said yes! And that’s where we left off guys. Hey, one last thing, Femi has plans for Umi. And nah, nothing clean about those plans. Let’s get startled already, shall we? She was in a mini gold dress. He watched as she emerged from the building she worked and…

The Darker Berry #3

Read episodes 1 & 2 of The Darker Berry This! She was not prepared for this. Not even in her nightmares or in those moments when her mind enjoyed wandering into dark places to pick memories she would rather live without. But here she was, thrown back to her past by a single visit from the one person she least expected to see. “Amra?” her voice shook like the weak gust of wind that blew over her and the woman standing before her, clutching the hand of a little girl. The woman smiled at the mention of her name but her smile was met with a frown that lingered over her and lowered to the girl she was holding. “Zainab, say hi to your aunty, Umi.” Zainab, fair and beautiful, with thick African locks, braided into one long ponytail, looked up at Umi’s unfriendly glare and glared back in the…

The Darker Berry #2

Here’s what happened on The Darker Berry last week; Umi and Femi met each other for the first time. Not so fast. Before you get all mushy, Umi does not like Femi. It’s not her fault really, he was a dick to her and he’s an unashamed Asewo. Umi has two besties; Quincy and Chibuzor. Chibuzor is in love with Umi and he kinda used Quincy (in a bad way) to get Umi’s longtime boo out of the way. Femi wants to get Umi in his bed. Well, because he’s a Ho and he’s tired of his current play thing. Read up on what happened last week HERE if you haven’t just yet. And, if you want to refresh your memories. Now, let’s get to what happens today. Lying before him, outside his office window was the breathtaking view of the ocean on a late afternoon. When he was…

The Darker Berry #1

Hi Fam! Thank you for the votes and love shown yesterday. It’s good to know there are people that always got your back. God bless you all! So we are here at last, Tomi and I and you guys. I have to warn though, this is 18+ and dark as promised. Hehehe. It’s to feature every Sunday, here and on Tomi’s blog, so expect the next episode on hers. Enjoy! She hated tears. They were for the weak. For those women who loved and gave their hearts to men. She was not one of them. She was Umi and she simply did not do love. But love had done her in somehow. Found that hard outer shell, cracked it open and slipped in quietly through the fissure until it located her soft core and dumped its mushy mess into her. This love came in form of a man whom…

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