Sophia leaned on the chair, and eyed her image facing her. She sighed as she tried to adjust the newly purchased Peruvian wig, that was arm length, she then looked at her dress, it was the latest fashion and style if you were the small b—m type. Empire waist line that’s what the sales lady called it, it was gorgeous. It hugged her body and flowed to her feet. He was going to drool today.
She stood and walked to the standing mirror opposite her bed. She looked at the dark chocolate skinned girl, she was tall for her age and she remembered when she was in primary school, her nickname was chooba, the long thin chocolate sweet loved by her schoolmates.
She had grown but to her dismay in height and her hips. She tried as much as possible to hide her hips, her coursemates often teased her that she was rivaling Kim Kardashian.
She sighed and looked around for the gold wedge sandals, she bought for the occasion. She slipped it on, with a smile as she remembered how she met Gabriel Onaife.
Yes her one and only boyfriend, who held the key to her heart and she had fallen for him during her gce exams.
They met at the centre, he went to accompany a friend who was writing the exams. He was already in his second year and bam it was love at first sight.
Now they had waited long enough, she was done with school, she was waiting for her deployment to NYSC.
He had encouraged her to do her marketing degree at university of Nsukka. And he was ever attentive and helpful. She had introduced him to her parents and friends even her roommates knew him.
He worked in a booming architectural firm and he had a house in Lagos. Well she had come back to Lagos. Thanks to her father’s connection, she knew she was posted here.
Enough school matters, today was their six year anniversary. All her friends envied her, as to how she could get a man who would stick by her all through the years and yet not ask for back payments.
She picked her handbag, as she applied a new coat of lipgloss and blew a kiss to the mirror.
She was going to make this anniversary very memorable, she had gotten a beautiful package for him and when she’d get to his house. She’d make his best food. After all they say the way to a man’s heart is his stomach.
She got out of her room humming happily and went down the stairs after saying goodbye and telling her dad where she was off to.
She went out, the day was beautiful, she would stop at the market to get some more ingredients.
Sophia was overjoyed, when she saw his car. “Good he’s at home, he must be sleeping, they overwork him at that place.” she said, as she entered the living room. She had the key, she went to the kitchen and started cooking. She sang happily, a woman in love.
She decided to wake him up, it was already seven in the evening. She set up the food and some romantic candles. She dimmed the light, humming to herself, she went to his bedroom.
Not even bothering to knock. She opened the door.
Lo and behold, she met Funke, her best friend on top of her boyfriend. She screamed and ran out. Gabriel struggled out of the bed but Funke held him down. He eyed her and wore his trousers hurriedly, Sophia didn’t wait, she walked towards her things. She wasn’t in a right state of mind. She felt like burning his house down, but when she heard him calling her name, she ran out and decided never to come back.
Sophia was a shadow of herself, she was lost, her only hope, her joy, her life it was lost.
She avoided her parents and siblings, she ignored her phone. She was tired and she began contemplating suicide. What was wrong with her? Maybe it was because he believed she was naive since she never allowed him to touch her.