JODA : Episode 1 – 10


By Amah’s Heart

Episode 5

As we stepped into the house, Kuria’s place was so beautiful. The architectural work was so fine, everything in the house was creativ. I used to think my house is beautiful until I stepped into Kuria’s place, even Binta was amazed at the beauty.
“Your place is so fine Kuria, I’m serious…no joke this time. Because even when I’m sounding serious Joda takes it for a joke, she can’t even differentiate between when I’m joking and when I’m serious. But everything here is so creative, who did the interior decoration for you?

“Thank you Binta…I did all the decoration, aside my vegetable business I’m also into interior decors and designs, so this place was done by me…

Binta and I both explode with “wow” at same time. The guy is really good, you needed to see his plac. I fell in love with the decorations and I asked him if he can do something like that in my place. I also told him I will pay any amount for it, he objected for sometime. I insisted with a plea, he later agreed to do that. I was happy, we exchanged numbers. I will call him after speaking with Denis about it.

“Joda, your house will soon change to new look with a touch from Kuria. After I get married to James, I will talk to him about decorating our place too. I can’t be left behind in the house deco thing, Kuria…you are really strange, your place is creative, haven’t seen anything like this. Your name is strange, haven’t heard any name like that before and even your food is strange, trequi, have never heard of such. Your second name should be called “Strange man” anyway…I can’t wait to taste your food before going to meet my James, who is already waiting for m. I just said I must not miss kuria’s trequi…

I shook my head for Binta who kept on talking, non stop, Kuria was only smiling as she babbles. He took us to the back yard sit out which was also outstanding. He served us the trequi, which looks and smells great. It smells like mint, when I tasted it, it was okay too. Binta’s phone was ringing non stop, she kept on ignoring the call as she enjoyed her food. I ate so slow with the fear it won’t have a side effect on me, because my stomach easily breaks loos. We talked as we were eating. Binta of course was the talkative among us and Kuria was enjoying the whole attention she was pouring on him. He sometimes looked at me in a way that made me smile, he was fun to be with, after sometime Binta stood up.

“I got to run Joda, James will be so angry if I don’t see him again today, we actually planned to see today, he has being calling me, but relax and enjoy your trequ. Kuria obviously doesn’t bite, he is a perfect gentleman, he will keep you company. I’m not sure of coming back today but I know you will be fine. I text James to come and pick me and he is almost her. Thanks so much Kuria, please can I have one more plate of trequi for James…Thank you. Joda feel free and be good…don’t miss me”.

Kuria gave Binta a pack which contains two plates of food. She thanked him again. Before sticking out her tongue to me, and stormed ou. Kuria followed her,so that she wouldnt get lost inside the house. After seeing her off, he returned and sat opposite me. I also told him I was going, I couldn’t stand his gaze any more, it was burning through my spine. He pleaded with me to stay a little while before leaving, is not like I really wanted to leave but Binta who was always talking on my behalf is gone. The environment was calm and I didn’t know what to talk about again. I started wishing Binta has staye. Kuria later packed the plates to go and was. I needed to do something so I asked him if I could be drying the dishes while he washed. He quickly agreed, so we did the dishes together, and I put it away accordingly. He was done washing and wanted to assist me in clearing up the table, as his hand touched my arm probably by mistake, I felt like I melted inside. My heart double skipped and I heard this sensational feeling down my stomach, like a butterfly. We later got quiet, as we have been talking, most especially him, trying to keep me company, the cold kitchen became hot for me. I was so uncomfortable, I couldn’t tell exactly how I feel, he noticed and asked if i was okay, I told him I wasn’t feeling too good, maybe the trequi was taking effect on me. He laughed, I asked him where his toilet was he showed me and I quickly went i. It looked so comfortable in there. I wasn’t doing anything but just sat there. My emotion was building so dangerously fast around kuria, and he was obviously careful so that he wouldn’t step on my toes. I sat there for sometime telling myself how stupid I was. “How can I even think of having feelings for another man when I’m getting married soon to Denis. The man I claimed to love. I hated myself for feeling this way I was feeling. I was still in my sad thought when kuria called me from outside the toilet door asking if I was okay. I replied with affirmative, I told him I was good. I later came out, and told him I will be on my way. I thanked him for the food and entertainment. He asked me to come around sometime, and I promised I will. He walked me to the door, as I tried to open the door, he held my hand with the door knob, he gently turned my face to him still holding my han. I faced him, he was really cool to be with, but only what I was looking at was his eyes and watch as his lips move. My mind was occupied with silent prayer, my emotions were still running wide. I could have taken my hands from him but I was enjoying the moment.
“I enjoyed your company Joda, but you were cold after your friend left. I just want to asked again if you are alright”?
I managed to smile before saying I was fine, at that moment it was as if something got into me and I gently k!ssed his lips. As if he has been wanting to do that but don’t know how, as I tried to part lips he held onto me as if his life depended on it and k!ssed me so passionately.
Denis was totally forgotten at that moment, the only thing I could think of was the beautiful moment with kuria. I didn’t want it to end, but I suddenly came to reality, as I got mysel. I quickly loosened from his grip,
“what just happened to me, this was the thought running through my mind as I stepped back from Kuria, who tried to apologize. As he tried to hold me again, I slapped him, which I quickly regrette. He held his cheek in shock, he tried to apologize again despite the slap I stormed out and ran to my car. He was after me begging me to stop and kept on saying he was so sorry.
I started the car and zoomed off. I watched him from my car side mirror, he was standing at same spot holding his head in his two hands.
I got home as quickly as possible and Denis wasn’t back. I was feeling and smelling of guilt. It wasn’t Kuria’s fault but min. I just needed someone to pass the blame to. I really wanted the kiss, I had imagined it right in his kitchen, when only his smell and face filled my min. I have wanted it before I ran into his toilet to see if the feeling will go away. I slapped him because of guil. I felt guilty for having feeling for another man, which led to a k!ss I have so much expected.
The truth was bitter in my mind but right there in my room, I felt I have cheated on Denis for allowing a k!ss with Kuria. How can I even face Denis? I might even confess my sins to him because I felt so bad. I tried to call him, I really need him home, I was sounding so uneasy as he picked and asked if everything was okay. I told him “no everything wasn’t fine I needed to tell him something, he said he was on his way home already before I called him.

I was pacing the house, I needed to confess to Denis of the k!ss with kuria. It was unfair to him, he had never cheated on me and he would never do that. Why should I do that to him? K!ssing and allowing my feeling to store up for kuria was enough cheating and I planned telling it all to Denis. I would confess and beg him to forgive me.
He drove in and Vanessa was with him. They didn’t come down immediately from the ca. I watched from my room window, and saw him k!ss Vanessa inside the car before stepping down. My eyes grew big, my mouth pathed way and I swallowed hard. I forgot everything I wanted to confess at that moment. Maybe I was mistaken something, it wasn’t a k!ss maybe I’m going crazy, but Denis can’t possibly k!ss Vanessa who was supposed to be my Chief brides maid, my friend. Denis couldn’t cheat on me. I totally trusted him, that was more reason I felt guilty for feeling the way I did for kuria. He couldn’t cheat on me, no way, that is not even possible, not with Vanessa or anybody. Might be I didn’t see right, something must have clouded my vision.
As they both came upstairs, laughing and talking at the same time, they suddenly stop on seeing me. Denis came to me and asked me what happened. I forgot about my confession and said I just needed him home that’s all.
They both laughed and everything about confessing was forgotting but guilt was still eating at me. I planned on telling Binta if she was around the next day.

Vanessa was all lively and friendly and wanted to be wherever Denis was. Although I didn’t trust her, but I trusted my Denis.

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