Tales Of Love, Lies And Divorce – Chapter 11

‘So how is Germany?’ That was the first time he’d spoken to his cousin since he picked him from the airport.

Ben had been on call talking to some lady. Yes, from the way he’d sounded, Sly knew his cousin was talking to a woman.

‘Been fine bro and how has married life been with you?’ Ben paused and looked around the house as he dropped his luggage.

‘Why should you ask me that?’ Sly returned, a bit fierce. He’d not gotten over the fact that Ben had missed his wedding.

‘Man, I am sorry, Okay? I promise to make it up to you. I was very busy at the time of the wedding. I am sorry I didn’t get to meet your wife but I’ll still meet her right?’ Ben was apologetic.

‘Sure, let me fetch you a drink.’ Sly packed his luggage and headed to the cellar first.

‘So long a time…’ Ben whispered to himself and walked closer to where the pictures hung gracefully adding to the lovely theme of the parlor.

The painting of a nude woman holding a child to her breasts attracted him. He loved paintings a lot, it reminded him of Bruce Onabrakpeya’s work ‘Negritude’

Then his eyes strayed so her smiling face; her eyes were golden and they danced with laughter. They were clouded by a canopy of long, thick and dark lashes. He wondered if they were natural? She sat on a rocky terrain and threw one slender but shapely leg to the air. She was a sight to behold. Her long neck was graceful, it reminded him of the Ostriches he’d seen on his way back to Nigeria.

Who was she? He brushed the picture slightly, she was perfect and highly photogenic as her caramel complexion twinkled.

‘That’s Amaka….’ Sly smiled proudly as he returned with a bottle of white wine.

‘Amaka?’ Ben raised his brows.

‘My wife, mother of my son Odinaka.’ He supplied.

‘Oh! She’s absolutely stunning’. Ben was unsettled by the beauty of the woman in the photograph and he wondered if she were this beautiful in person…the picture woudn’t flee his memory but he made strong effort not to fix his eyes on it. He hated staring at people’s wives talk more his cousin’s.

‘So tell me about your love life, when are you getting married Ben?’ Sly poured the drinks.

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‘I don’t have a girlfriend presently but I do have a very interesting sex life. Do you wanna hear it?’ he winked at Sly who wrinkled his nose in disgust.

‘Please don’t tell me you’re gay.’ Sly paused and stared at his cousin who was clearly amused at his line of thought.

‘Don’t make me laugh man, do I look gay to you?’ Sly chuckled softly.

‘I don’t know, you know white culture has a way of influencing Africans who reside there so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.’ he swallowed his drink hurriedly.

‘I can never be gay. I don’t have a girlfriend Sly. I am too busy to keep one. Who knows? I may find myself a wife before I return to Germany.’ he gulped his drink.

‘That my friend, would be your greatest accomplishment.’ Sly raised a glass in toast.

‘I have money, I am satisfied… That is my greatest accomplishment.’ Ben rebutted his cousin’s statement.

‘No, you need a woman by your side. A tall, beautiful, shapely, hardworking, intelligent, very good in bed.’ Sly paused as Amaka walked in with their child.

‘I guess you were describing your wife…’ Ben’s eyes brightened as Amaka walked towards them and instantly, he knew he would never be the same.

She wore  a mini skirt that showed off her sexy legs and the tank top she wore revealed her tommy slightly…how could a mother of one be this hot?

He quickly poured himself more drink to adjust to the situation as she drew closer to where he sat.

‘Welcome….’ Amaka forced a smile. She had to pretend before this stranger. Definitely, that was Sly’s cousin, Benson, or whatever his name was.

She scanned him briefly and noticed the slight resemblance he shared with Sly but he was lightskinned with a mass of black hair and low cut beards.

His eyes were soft and dreamy, Sylvester’s cousin looked very much a Casanova, the likes of Ramsey Noah and Majid Michel.

‘Hey darling, come over here.’ Sly was a bit excited by her expression. Had Amaka forgiven him? He would find out later.

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‘This is Benson, my cousin I told you about. He would be staying with us for a while.’ Sly took her waist with his free hand.

‘Hello Benson, I am Amaka, pleased to meet you.’ she offered a hand which he took too quickly.

Their hands bonded for some moments, her heart fluttered at the softness of his touch and she imagined being with a masseuse. She quickly withdrew her hand as a strange sensation crept up her neck. Why was she acting like a school girl?

‘Call me Ben.’ He focused on her eyes, she was more beautiful in person. Amaka was a goddess.

‘I have to go check the baby’ she cleared her throat and excused herself.

‘No problem.’ Sly kissed his baby and dropped his glass.

‘I am sorry to say this but I already made reservations at a hotel’ Benson lied. He couldn’t stay in that house.

‘Are you kidding me? Sometimes I wonder if I have offended you in any way’ Sly picked the glass again.

‘No, don’t say that. Remember I told you I have a very interesting sex life?’ Benson swallowed nervously, he had to leave that place, he couldn’t face her again. She was like an inferno and infernos consumed their victim.

‘What is your sex life about really?’ Sly lifted a brow in curiosity.

‘I  do threesomes…’ that was another lie.

‘What? That’s crazy.’ Sly shrugged, he wasn’t surprised, his cousin had always had a rough edge since their youthful days.

‘Not surprised? So you see my cousin, I really have to go but I’ll come here frequently. I need to bond with little Odinaka you know?’ he winked.

‘Why don’t you stay the night and leave tomorrow? I don’t remember chasing you…’ Sly suggested.

‘My intention isn’t to make you feel bad so Okay, I shall stay the weekend… Is that cool?’ He threw his hands up in the air.

‘Better, cousin… Now let me show you some pictures.’ Sly was quite excited his cousin had decided to spend the weekend.

‘No problem, go ahead…’ Ben swallowed the drink and prayed he would withstand seeing her pictures.


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