DIARY OF A PSYCHO GIRLFRIEND – XXVII

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Dear Diary,

I woke up with a throbbing headache, it was dark and the ground I laid on is very cold. I felt sand beneath my palms and I sat upright. It took me some minutes before realization dawned on me.

I was alone, I tried feeling around with my hands but I gathered handfuls of sand only. There were mosquitoes buzzing around and I remembered my experience in the cell, the headache worsened.

I began to imagine what would happen to me, perhaps Amina would kill me, or she would lock me here till I die of starvation. Or she would torture me and let me die a slow painful death, or she would bring vicious dogs to bite me to pieces.

I still prayed fervently to be woken into reality, I prayed my roommate will shake me furiously and chide me for being a heavy sleeper. I prayed I was still with Jhay and I never met Farhan. I prayed Farida and I never became friends. I prayed I was never Prof. Fajuyi’s lust interest. I prayed I never had anything to do with the Amazons. I prayed with my eyes tightly shut, when I realized the futility of everything, my eyes gave way, tears gush out freely like a busted pipe. I couldn’t control it. The more the tears flowed the more things look more bleak. There is no hope. Amina would do whatever she wants with me and nobody would know she did it. Police would investigate and will continue to meet dead ends. And my mum, oh my poor mum, I remembered Natasha’s parents and I shuddered. God forbid I prayed fervently.

“Can you keep quiet for once and let’s concentrate on finding ourselves out of this situation?” a tired voice whispered.
“Who is in here? I can’t see you, Farida is that you, Farida! Farida!!” I searched around aimlessly with my hands like a beggar who has lost her walking stick.

I felt a cold hand touch my legs and I jumped and grabbed her, I do not know where I grabbed but I grabbed her anyway. I resumed my sobs again and hugged her fiercely. Farida was like a balm on an aching chest, an anchor. I clung to her the way a child does to a mother who had gone out all day.

“That’s my hair you are grabbing with my neck, arrgh-ah” she pushed me away gently.

“I am so sorry, it’s long I hugged someone, God knows I need a hug after all that has happened” my voice shook

“Like you didn’t hug my brother recently” I can make out her face, her skin glowed in the darkness. I wondered the last time she had her bath

“Farida, I can explain, you should listen to me. Since there seems to be no hope anyway” even I willed myself to disbelieve what I said

” I am not dying, I will die one day but I am not dying here” she scoffed

“You know I don’t understand you Lanre, one minute you were all angry at Farhan, the next minute I heard you guys were making out in the open” she shook her head and continued “To think that you never told me” I imagined her shaking her head and biting her lips as she said this. Her face is still not clear enough.

“It wasn’t in the open, it was dark and it just happened, I actually felt guilty after and I-i-iii tried to stop things from getting out of hands but… ” I sighed deeply.

“Hope you know Natasha is dead” I added

“I knew she was going to get hurt” Farida said without emotion.

“So you knew about her death?”

“Please I don’t, I knew she had problems with the high priestess only, and I warned her not to step on her toes, she would not listen, she wanted to sell Amazons out. Nobody forced her to become an Amazon , nobody asked her to seduce the high priestess, the high priestess never loved her. Natasha wanted something but she never got it”

“What was it she wanted” I prodded

“And how is it your business what she wanted? I should tell you, you may be right. Amina could kill us before tomorrow. Natasha wanted freedom, she wanted freedom after all she had… We had done together, nobody will let her go freely with all those secrets” Farida voice trembled

” What secrets?” I moved close to her and held her hands, they were still cold. It gets colder every minute.

“Lanre, I have done things I am not proud of, same with Natasha. Natasha and the high priestess saw to the killing of a lecturer that was disturbing her. Natasha saw to the killing of a man threatening her dad. Her dad was about to get this huge deal and he was getting threatened by his former business partner, the high priestess did everything for Natasha. Natasha developed cold feet and wanted out ” Farida laughs hysterically as she said this ” wanted out” she repeated.

I didn’t say a word lest Farida decides to go mum. She swallowed and went on

“My brother loved you, he has always had a thing for you. But you were the big snub, you never gave him a second glance, he said you wouldn’t even acknowledge his presence when he said hello, and God knows I hated you then. I thought you were a snub too, but I love your shape, and your perfect small ‘nyansh’ ” she added in pidgin and we both laughed. Hollow dry laugh.

“I was with Jhay then, other guys looked like Shrek to me ” I sighed

“Oh, lover girl, then I heard you guys met at Campus Blast that day, he asked me to keep an eye on you for him and find out if you had a boyfriend. I had to become your friend, I actually wanted to. Then he told me about how Amina had been threatening him when he was about to ask you out” she freed her hands from mine and continued “she told him she would kill herself and pin it on him, she actually pulled that stunt once. She SKYPEd Farhan one day and chug down bottles upon bottles of Codeine. Farhan was confused and didn’t want to be the cause of her death. I asked him to explain things to you so you won’t think he is taking you for granted when Amina starts spreading silly love stories around school. He said he doubts if you would believe and he said he had to tell you he was with Amina so you guys would be apart for a while, even that doesn’t make sense to me” she held her head in her hands

My eyes were used to the darkness now.
“How come Farhan never told her parents all these?” I asked.

“You don’t get it do you? They will think he is just being a crook, the last time he did that, our Father threatened to disown him. They all caused it, everyone used to call them husband and wife when we were young” she hissed

“But how did I get into the mess, how did you get involved? Fine. Natasha’s death was by the Amazons, who killed Prof. Fajuyi, who?” my headache has returned

“Prof. Fajuyi is dead? Woah!”
” don’t pretend Farida, I am not even an amazon yet and you guys… ”

“They didn’t do it, the Amazons wouldn’t kill unless you want them to” she explained

” Why are you saying “them” are you not one?” Farida is confusing me

“I think I want out too. I wasn’t as bad as Natasha, and I don’t think they killed Natasha, they give warnings before killing a member, Natasha never received them” she shook her head

“But you befriended the high priestess too, didn’t you?”

“She likes me, but I never gave in to her demands. She loves and revered me at the same time. She still do, I guess and that got Natasha jealous at a point. Jeeez Lanre why will you think like that? I love me some good ol’ dick” she laughed and I joined this time heartedly.

I do not know whom to believe but I don’t think Farida will deny anything she has ever done.

“You know what? I think we should take a vacation after all this. I wish we won’t have to write exams and all that shit but seriously we need a vacation” she nudged me when I wasn’t saying anything

“We sure would take vacation in heaven, forever” I said with glum

“You are a killjoy, what if you are going to hell eh? She laughed again

“You still won’t tell me how you got into all these mess and things you were not proud of” I reminded her

“You still have time for gossips when death screams into your face eh? ka son gossips, guluma eheheh” she said in Hausa and laughed again

“I am here because of you, according to what she said, I am the one who encouraged Farhan to date you. She read my brother’s chats. Now I am going to die for you, just imagine that trash, but no I won’t, you are not that fine to die over ” she tickled me and I burst into laughter

We don’t know the horrible fate that will befall us, or maybe we know. We just want to pretend we don’t.

“Farida? What about your parents, are they not making efforts to get you out of wherever they think you are” I asked

“My Father has lots of kids to worry about one when he or she gets missing” she replied sarcastically

“They should be trying their best, but I don’t think he would really care when I am reported dead. I only pity my mother and the twins, hope you know Farhan is my step brother? But we are super close. I pity him too” her voice has lost it vigour.

“Do you think we would leave this place” I asked Farida

“Lanre, I don’t think so. Amina is mean, she is really mean. Things she has done to me. To think I would die like this and she would force Farhan to marry her. God!” she broke down into tears. Her shoulders shook as she cried. To think Farida who had been strong along will cry made me feel hopeless but then I shrugged. I should be the strong one here.

I heard stones getting crushed under heavy shoes.

“She is here” I whispered to Farida, Farida sniffed and sat upright.

The door was opened and bright light shone in our faces. I couldn’t see and I had to cover my face with my hands

“Well well, ladies hope you both are comfy, how was the catching up? Farida love, how are you?” she cackled and I heard a soft moan

I was still wondering what happened to Farida when I felt a kick in between my legs

“And here is the slut who wanted to take my man, to think Farhan would prefer a stick like you to me baffles me” she kicked me again and I fell on my back holding my pubic area

“I guess he realized she has no psychotic history, her mental health is clean. She would make clean babies that has no psychological diso-ha!” Farida screamed

” Farida” I felt around and she stepped on my fingers

“Who wants a crazy being for a child, your parents ought to have abandoned you at an asylum, aaargh”

“Farida please stop talking” I pleaded as I struggled to release my fingers.

“Tell me, have you taken your drugs today.. ” I heard a twack,” what about injections? Oooh!”

I was able to remove my fingers and I scurried away. I nursed my fingers as Amina dealt with Farida, Farida was screaming and it hurts.

I heard Farida whimpering, she is done with her. I closed my eyes tightly and I imagined her coming towards me, I felt the slap before I could sense it. Then another one. She was about to slap me for the third time when I held her hand and twisted it. She used the other hand to hit me hard on the head with an object, the pain shoot throughout my neck to my lower back, it was the torch she used to blind us. I mustered up strength and applied more pressure on her hand, she hit me again with the torch but the blow was weaker this time. Rising up on one leg, I released one hand from the hold I had on her and I punched her in the stomach, my calculation was right, the torch fell and Amina groaned in pain.

“Farida, Farida, I got her” I felt sharp pain in my thigh, opening my eyes a bit. I saw the torch facing another direction, Amina was digging into my flesh, I pushed and pounded her head but she won’t budge. I grabbed the torch and hit her on the head with all my strength. The pain went away sharply and returned in a dull ache.

Amina slid on the floor, I rolled towards Farida and shook her. She opened her eyes weakly, she was bleeding from the nose. Her face was a mess, she smiled and tried to sit up straight. I held the torch and tried to pull Farida up, we were making our way towards the door when Amina pulled me by the waist.

“Where are you going slut!” she hit me on the head with her head and I was blinded by pain, Farida has sagged into a heap on the floor and she was still bleeding.

Amina pulled out a gun as I rose my head and grinned, she still looked breathtaking.

“I guess I have to end things quickly, you were a tough one, bye bii…” Farida screamed and flew at her, a deafening sound went off before they both collapsed on the ground.

Amina struggled to push Farida off her. Then she massaged her neck. I went for the gun the same time she reached for it. It was between her laps. I bite hard on her fingers until I tasted blood, then I kicked and kicked and kicked until she fell back.

“You don’t even know how to handle a gun slut” she said in between clenched teeth

“My dad is a soldier bitch” I shoot at her shoulder and her leg.

I went to check Farida, she is still breathing but there is a huge blob of blood on her tummy. I checked Amina’s pocket and I found a phone. I dialed Farhan’s number repeatedly but he didn’t pick. Then I dropped a message. I didn’t know how long it took before I fainted with Farida cradled in between my legs.

EPISODE 28

One thought on “DIARY OF A PSYCHO GIRLFRIEND – XXVII

  1. T.piano December 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Wow…eager to know what happens next

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