Broken-Broken - Episode 11

Like A Dream

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“Is that me?” I asked, in a state of confusion and shock.

Franca came behind me in the mirror and smiled. “Yes, baby girl, that is so you, now you look exactly like a fairy…” She teased and I smiled.

I looked different-I looked to beautiful and not like myself at all. The dress was a tube gown, knee-length, clinging to my hips . It had a flowery pattern. There was a purse and a pair of shoes to match…they were all Dolce. The makeup transformed my face completely-it just couldn’t be me…

I could feel moisture at the corner of my eyes but I blinked them away quickly- I still could tell that this was a dream. Perhaps i wasactually dead and just imagining my life somewhere in heaven cos this beautiful thing happening to me cannot be happening…I do not deserve it…

“Will you stop feeling sorry for yourself and let’ s go enjoy the show?”Summoning courage, I nodded quickly. Careful not to trip, I held Franca’s hand and walked with her.

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The show was everything I have always seen on TV just that, now I am in the show and I was sitting next to one of the most powerful women I know in the fashion industry.

The show was beautiful and I saw familiar faces which I normally saw on TV…the lady that was mean to me was really good, everyone celebrated her and she was probably the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. She just knew how to wow the corwd and many men in suts kept whistling at her..i got to know her name was Tanya

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. She came out in different spectacular outfits—she was indeed Nairobi’s star and I could tell that even Madame was proud of her.

Through out her walking, I realized she kept looking at a particular direction….she would smile and even wink…it was so fat that no one  wouldn’t take any attention but I did…she did it three times so while she walked away and before she came out again, I looked towards that direction and my eyes came in contact with a man….he was rich quite alright and he was white, he looked like all these American superstars. While our eyes came in contact, I quickly looked away.

Tanya came out shortly after, this time, wearing a micro mini gown, leaving all her asses out on display. There was a loud whistling from the men in the room,,,,Madame rolled her eyes and sighed.

All the turning and walking she did, got me clapping even though I never smiled at her…_i didn’t like her at all…

The excitement got to me too much so I had to excuse myself and went to the bathroom.

I was vomiting…it wasn’t cos of the food I ate but the excitement was too much for me…my body wasn’t used to such and I couldn’t handle it.

While I washed my face carefully, so as not to wipe the makeup, I was looking at myself in the mirror...unconsciously, I began to mimic the way Tanya had walked and blew kisses at the crowd…so who was that man she kept winking and throwing her butts at? Probably her admirer or her boyfriend. He must worth a mint..i thought to myself..he ws also cute….i kept thinking unable to stop but  I stopped when I heard someone sobbing in the bathroom

I first of all contemplated if to go check or not but the sobbing persisted so I went to check who it was…it was the other model that had worn the Cinderella gown.

I rushed to her…

“What happened to you?” I asked, flushing the toiler for her…..

I noticed she’s been crying for a while…

“Im pregnant..Madame would kill me…I can’t stop vomiting, the morning sickness is getting to me so fast..i don’t want to ruin tonight and I am so scared…”

“Should I call Franca?”

Before she answered, Franca and three other models came in, along with Tanya.

“Atieno it bad? Are you okay?” Franca said, rushing to her while the other two embraced her, trying to pet her. Tanya stayed behind, watching herself in the mirror.

I moved back while I created room for the rest of them. I was standing beside Tanya and feeling like probably ..i don’t know why I even had to talk to her….

“You are so beautiful and you did so well….” I said to her..its fashion, I can’t help myself

She looked at me and scoffed. “I’m a star, that’s what’s expected.Someone like you woiuldnt know that.” She said bluntly and returned to the mirror.

I kept quiet and went to the rest.

“Someone will have to take your place.” I heard Franca say while the rest nodded. “You can’t go another round like this and you still have one more round to go.

Read " Bleeding Petals " by the same author ( Tobi Loba )

. You need to go to the hospital. Wekesa and Kerubo… I need you both to find her a cab right away, we will get someone to do the round for her.”

The two ladies nodded ad quickly left the bathroom.

“I don’t have any more round to go, I can take her place.” Tanya said, that was the first thins she said since she got in.

Franca and Atieno exchanged glances…

“Why can’t she take my place?” Atieno asked Franca , pointing to me.

I thought she was joking so I laughed out loud.

“I’m serious. Let her do it. She looks my size Franca plus I saw her walk infront of the mirror few minutes ago, shes natural, let her do it…”

“The cab is here.” The other two ladies said they helped Atieno out of the room.

“I will call you later dear and none of you should talk to Madame before I do. Let me handle it.” Franca shouted as they left.

“You can’t be serious Franca. Why can’t I do it? “ Tanya demanded, she sounded angry.

“Atienon wants scarlett to do it and that’s final!”

“She can’t do it! She is a nobody! How can you just say that?” Tanya shouted, flaring up.

“Franca, please, I am not interested in stepping on any toes and….”

“Nobody wants you here anyways, why don’t you just leave!” Tanya shouted at me.

“Will you both just keeo quiet!” Franca shouted at us.

“Look, this is a big mistake and I will be glad once Madame Lucia fires you!” Tanya said finally, walking out.

“Franca please…” I began…

“Shut up and follow are doing this I can see the desire in  your eyes already!”

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Now..the next is the exquisite Meghan Taylor’s gown which will be featured on the Amazon’s movie for 2020, this is how its going to look like…..

While the MC or whoever it was kept explaining the gown I was putting on, I couldn’t help but feel jittery. You know that feeling you have when you are somewhere very very high and you are looking down below….i felt worse than that. I could even feel a pee coming.

The gown I was wearing resembled that of Katniss in the Hunger games for those that have seen the movie..the one where her clothes had wings…..yea….it was a short red gown clinging to my hips delightfully, it,  was made of the finest silk with a pair of beautiful detachable wings made from the finest cotton and adorned with diamonds....the wig I was wearing was a red bob style and my eyelashes shot out like twigs. My makeup was so heavy making me look like the devils angels. I was wearing a knee length black ankle boot…  .

 “You can’t do this. All you need to do is to breathe, count your steps and make me proud…beat Tanya….let her realize she is not the only star…anyone can be a star and you are here to be one…”

While Franca gave me the pep talk..i wasn’t listening   all I could see was walking down the runway and tripping….falling flat on my face and probably breaking one of the wings and finally being deported to Nigeria where I finally wake up.

Let’s welcome the  Red and Black Meghan Taylor 2020 for the Amazon's movie….The Devils Advocate…

The music started and the beam of light was already positioned in my direction….I was still behind the heart  was beating so fast and I was beginning to sweat….from behind the curtain I could see the eyes of a thousand and the camera lights.

“Go girl!” I heard Franca say but I couldn’t move…

“I said Go!” She shouted, pushing me out of the curtain that I almost lost my balance… that instance, I saw Tanyas..she looked as if she was ready to mock me at any time.

I adjusted my position and stood up well….

My God…there was so much crowd and too much lights…..

Trying so hard to regain my confidence, I concentrated on the music and I flashed back to the time when I was in my mothers house when I used to practice for a time like this….that was when I regained my confidence.

I walked and let the music count the beat for me….my legs moved effortlessly as if they were walking on the clouds….i stopped as I got to the end of the walkway and just as I turned I spread out my wings as if I wanted to fly…the crowd stood up and  I couldn’t believe the applause I heard….

That was when I later realized that just like in hunger games as well, the wings had their own lights….i never knew that such gesture would bring out sparks of light….

Finally I was smiling I walked back  majestically, I could see Tanya’s look of disappointment…I could see the whiteman rasing his cup of wine to me as a cheer and I could see Madame nodding her head in approval while the curtain was pulled down…the applause still continued.

Franca looked at me in awe and embraced me….”I knew you are a natural born star….”

She said as she hugged me….i was too happy and I knew it was time for me to faint…

****** ****So guys..lemme see your comments.....*****

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  • Adekanmbi Aderonke picture
    Adekanmbi Aderonke
    OMG now, this got me.... M so happy right now. Knew she was going to make it here... Awwwwwn Tobi Loba, a cupcake for you *kisses* meanwhile, let other episodes keep rolling in
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    Tobi Loba
    lool..yes ma'am
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    Precious jewel
    Kept me smiling all a star is born!
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    yes ooo
  • Mariam Ogunlana picture
    Mariam Ogunlana
    Wow...most thrilling episode so far. Thanks Tobi
  • Imaobong Ekong picture
    Imaobong Ekong
    I can see a happy, bright future.
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    Favour Abhatue
    Wow, wow, that was really great. Nice one
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    I love this, I pray she goes upward now and forgets her past
  • Jacob Toluwanimi picture
    Jacob Toluwanimi
    Scarlett is a natural born ?... Am so much in love with this story... More ink to your pen ?... We love Ya Sistoh???
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    Celestina Oranye
    Oh my God Am fainting for her already
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    Rama Abdulai
    Woooow. Am loving this already
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    Sheila Sheila
    Wow I love dis, more episodes, keep d Gud wrk my best writer Tobi
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    Tobi Loba
    Awwwn...i feel the same guys, thanks a bunch
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    Abigail Amande
    Wow!!! I loving this story. Well done Tobi.
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    Oluwadare Mojisola
    Wow! This is fabulous
  • olynelly picture
    Yes.really fabulous. More grease to humeroradialulna joint Tobi. Even though i am tempted to say i love the turn of events. My heart will scream "shutup. You know Tobi is full of surprises" So as I am jejely reading and believing things to be smooth for scarlet, I can't erase the story title. Tanya might me a threat to Scarlet and she may be broken again. Just saying my mind ooo!!!
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    Sodi Nkas
    Tobi Pls give me 5 more episodes each day na. is it too much to ask? you're killing someone with suspense and its not good for my health.
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    Saba dorcas
    wow.... dt is good.... wow... dis story is going somewhere.... nice job dear... another chapter plz
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    Imy Jackson
    Nice nice nice,take some accolades for this nice story,I like it big time
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    Rachael Nnanke Omini
    Tobi sweet heart..I know badness is coming for Scarlet
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    Tobi Loba
    lmao@ollynelly. na soo
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    Tobi Loba
    @rutzy, lol,not too much oo..I will try harder.. inspiration is just on recession
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    Tobi Loba
    @Racheal Darling.. you talk am o
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    Fabian Ibeh
    Tobi honestly I skipped the make up and dress part, cuz even one thing I no understand 4 there, this story isn't what I can grab. But e sweet sha
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    Tobi Loba
    Thanks people.. @imy ,saba,Abigail
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    Tobi Loba
    Thanks people.. @imy ,saba,Abigail
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    Fabian Ibeh
    Tobi honestly I skipped the make up and dress part, cuz even one thing I no understand 4 there, this story isn't what I can grab. But e sweet sha
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    Pacuto Tuape
    Lol...time to faint!!! Shine girl
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    Medina Lawal
    Wow Tobiloba"the saviour writer " you made my day. Keep going girl.
  • Olaleye Adedamola picture
    Olaleye Adedamola
    I know she will make it, Am happy for her I can see bright future ahead for you Scarlett.... Pls tobi help us to upload one more episode.... Thanks
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    Temitope Haruna
    This is beautiful, I am loving this
  • Olamide Akintunde picture
    Olamide Akintunde
    A new star is born. Weldone Tobi
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  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba are a man..its expected
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    Polyne Onchari
    Even after spending the whole day attending classes, still I couldn't miss this episode, actually I need more,, thank God I can see my mummy's name there,, kerubo,,, much love Tobi
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    Kai Tobi Believe me eh you are the best Your choice of words is superb Kai walahi I por give you assurance but I no be Davido Lots of love from ph specially for you Tobi
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    Tobi Loba
    lool@Polyne..shout outs to your mom...@ sammy..thanks so much..Mr Davido
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    Tobi Loba
    lool@Polyne..shout outs to your mom...@ sammy..thanks so much..Mr Davido
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    Mauray Anyanwu
    Oh dearie love this piece. A natural ? is born
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    Nyamusi Noreen
    Wekesa is a male name girls are called Nekesa.good work
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    Adeoti Akindele
    Waoh! @Tobi u are just simply d best *winks* another star produce! Go Tobi, go Tobi!!! next episode please
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    Tobi Loba
    Thanks for the correction@Nyamusi, would effect that
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    Agbaje Prayse Gospel-k
    Wow!!! I so much love this. Gotta follow this story to the end... Thanks ti the amazing writer
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    Tobi Loba
    aww..thank you
  • Uwem Udoh picture
    Uwem Udoh
    Wow Tobi,this is so happy for Scarlet.
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    Tobi Loba
    @Uwem,, wow..where have you been?
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    Clara Brandon
    Awwh lucky her ooh
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    Rebecca Albert
    My smile knows no bounds
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    Eddie Worlali Atsu
    Wow u re really a Scarlett....
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    Rising Odhiambo
    Am office time has been stolen...
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    Tobi Loba
    lols, yippeee!@Rising
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    Adetoun Oyindamola
    I love this...a star is born
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    Crystal Fred
    M intrigued
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    Harniel Amo-Ansah
    Singing???...Tobi Loba will you marry me?... Girl you so awesome.keep it up and God bless you
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    Tobi Loba
    lola@harniel, no i wont marry you, lolssss,,, thanks so much and Amen
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    Tobi Loba
    lol@Crystal, Im glad, @Adetoun, thanks alot
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    Mma Obi
    Tobi you are a great writer. Keep firing. Am loving the story
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    Tobi Loba
    thanks a lot Mma
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    Abimbola Afolasade
    Wao this is awesome, love dis
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    Adegboyega Adeola
    WAO! This is dream comes through
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    linda wolobah
    Omg I'm so happy for her
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    Tobi Loba
    lol, yea
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    Happy Qute
    Eyahhhh M so happy already
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    Bukola Falolu
    Can't put my phone down since I start reading. It was wow.
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    Tobi Loba
    lol, thanks sisters
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    Uchendu Chinenye
    Wow am so happy now, finally her dreams are coming to reality
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    Judith Nkem
    Omg loving this
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    Adeleke Adeola
    I love this Much love sis
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    Tobi Loba
    Thanks@Judith and Adeola
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    Happy Godfirst
    Thanks thanks thanks let's continue rocking you're too much dear
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    Oku Joseph
    As Warri people would say "Tobi kukumakilme o" Nice one dear
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    Oku Joseph
    This last message is from Oku Cynthia not Oku Joseph. I am using my dad's fcbk to read
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    Tobi Loba
    Aww, thanks sis@Cynthia
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    Abatan Omowunmi
    Wow,nice one.
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    Tobi Loba
    thanks sis
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    Suzzy Tim
    Aww...... Amazing..... And that's why i love reading your stories dear Tobiloba
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    Tobi Loba
    aWWW, thanks suzzy
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    waooow , i held my breathe till i finished readin, kisses to my great writer.Tobilistic
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    Tobi Loba
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    Etz Oluwa
    Woaw. The story begins. I love this
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    Olabode Favour
    Wow,great job
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    Tobi Loba
    lol, thanks Etz and Favour
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    Paulyne Monisola Adegoke
    More ink to ur pen. Love this grass to grace episode.
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    Tobi Loba
    thanks @Pauline
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    Esther Adeola
    Wow it gettin more interesting
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    Francisca Joseph
    Go Scarlet! Go Scarlet!?
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    Sarah Obi-ogwah
    OMG I can't stop smiling (wiping tears from the corners of my eyes)
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    Anietie Ubong Umoh
    When you have passion for something, go for it. She was really a born fashion star.Am now beginning to smile. I refused to drop any comments from episode one to seven because I never knew when she would begin to smile again. Am now happy for her,because she's finally in her dream world. Wowwwww
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    Tobi Loba
    Lool, thanks Anietie
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    Ohiare Maryam
    Don't faint yet, I just wish Francis could still be alive to see scarlet ?
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    Busola Bolaji
    U are too good keep it up
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    Busola Bolaji
    U are too good keep it up
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    MD Fredrick
    Nice one tobi nice fitting of the kenyan names i feel you are exactly like the fairly scarlet scar
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    Tobi Loba
    looool@MD, maybe I've got a Kenyan blood in my vein. thanks Busola
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    this episode got me crying ?, this is tears of joy. Grace speaks for her.
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