The Curse Of Cain - Episode 21

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When I stepped out of the bath, I noticed he was already fast asleep but I wasn’t sure as his face was turned towards the other side of the couch. He was still shirtless but I looked away and I smiled when I saw a tray of what I knew must be food on the stool close to the bed.

I was starving already and I hurriedly opened the tray. It was fried rice and chicken a two bottles of water.

I sat and took the spoon to start eating, then I realized he hadn’t touched the food and I wasn’t sure if he had eaten, well, he must be quite filled already or perhaps, the news about his men must be weighing him down.

Poor Devil!

I had taken my bathe and wore the same cloth I had worn throughout the day, I had washed my underwears and spread in the bathroom to dry off,my hair was dripping wet but I was too hungry to bother about it.

Half way through my meal, my eyes kept circulating around the room until they found themselves on Calvin again.

He was the most built man I have ever seen and the most mysterious . Why was he in Africa anyways and why had he left Nigeria to come hide here as soon as I was kidnapped. Why did I keep seeing him in my dream and why am I suddenly feeling attracted to him all of a sudden?

I paused.

Attract what?

No, no, lemme rephrase that.

He was the most built man I have ever seen and the most mysterious

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. Why was he in Africa anyways and why had he left Nigeria to come hide here as soon as I was kidnapped. Why did I keep seeing him in my dream and why am I suddenly interested in knowing more about him all of a sudden?

Yeah, that was much better.

I allowed my eyes to travel around his body for a while, I wouldn’t lie, it was a while since I last saw a half-naked man so please, do not judge me. Besides, it’s not as if he could tell that I was….

Oh God! See those arms! Those must have caused lots of death, they were so strong and so firm and so….

I stopped and dropped my spoon…while I concentrated on the spot that I had just seen.

He had tied his socks around his arm. That was really stupid, why would someone do that when its not as if hes trying to hide something.

Or maybe he was trying to hide something.

Out of curiosity, I stood up, I wanted to take another look at it but immediately I stood up, there was this heavy breeze from outside and the way it blew against the curtain kept giving off disturbing noise and before I knew it, things started scattering in the room.

I knew I needed to close the window so I climbed on the bed, shut my eyes to guide against the dirt from outside and then I began to push the glass-windows but it was stuck and the wind kept howling….

Calvin was already awake and he rushed to my side, with his one push, the window snapped shut and the breeze ceased.

“Are you okay?” He asked.

“Yea, thanks.” I replied, happy that he was finally awake.

“I hope none of those dirt got into your food.”

I smiled, wow, a devil that cared, nice.

“Well, good thing I have had enough.” I replied. “Thanks for the meal too.”

He scoffed and went back to his couch, about to lie down but I wanted to raise a discussion about the scar.

“Why did you do that?”

He paused and lay down all the same. “Do what?”

“You always scoff anytime I say a thank you. Don’t you believe in people showing gratitude?”

He shrugged. “Maybe.” He replied and then turned to the other side.

“Well, it’s a good thing to show that you appreciate someone’s effort. If you do not care about me you wouldn’t have done all these.”

“ Done all what?”

“The meal, the question and the window.”

He sighed as if my questions were getting too much.

“I gave you food cos it will be stupid if I don’t. I don’t want you to starve, I closed the window because unlike me, you can easily be blown away by the power of that wind and I asked if the dirt didn’t get into the food so that my money won’t be wasted. Now can I sleep?”

“No Calvin, you cannot sleep.” I said stubbornly and he raised his head , a little surprised.

“What do you mean I cannot sleep?”

“You are a man, you are human, you are allowed to mourn over the losses of your men but do not use that to maltreat me.

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. I am sorry about your men okay? But do not act as if you are this iron man that has no feelings.”


 I was surprised at her sudden outburst but I was also amused to know I was actually frustrating her. I don’t know what her problem was exactly.

I sat upright, looking at her. I didn’t know why she was angry but it sure made her look more beautiful. This lady had no idea what she was doing to me and I wanted to try to sleep it off as much as I could.

How could I be in the same room with a woman and not touch her or anything, it was driving me insane, especially now that I could tell she wasn’t wearing any underwear or anything under that short gown that was hanging tightly around her hips…and the way her eyes shone angrily at me…..i knew the symbols we both had were working  as some sort of magnet between us and I was willing to cool things off but she kept making it worse for me…

“Sonia, what do you want?” I asked, tired of her problem.

“I want you to talk to me okay?”

“Okay.” I replied.

“What is it Sonia?”

“Those people after your life, what do they want and am I in trouble as well?”

“They want my life obviously and no you are not in trouble.”

She was quiet and I know she wanted more, it was quite surprising the control this lady had on me…

“The lady I met at the restaurant was a spy, okay? I got to know too late and that was why I sent the guards ahead. I have many enemies Sonia, many. You have no idea what I have done and what I am capable of doing. I have killed lots of people mostly because they wronged me or perhaps for pleasure, I lost count. But one thing is, nothing, no harm will come to you, I swear.”

She was standing so close to me and my hand was almost reaching out to brush a strand of her wet hair when I checked myself and pulled my hand back.

You are supposed to woo her idiot!

Again, I extended my hand towards her some strands of her front hair and then tucked them behind her ear. I felt her shudder as my hand grazed her skin.

I could tell I was able to assure her with that as she became more gentle and withdrew to the bed but I couldn’t help but think of what  I just did. I had badly wanted to touch her hair, to just feel the softness, and I had withdrawn but later did so as I recalled what I was meant to do. What exactly am I doing? Am I pretending or doing things based on how I actually feel…? I mean, what I actually want…I mean….whatever!


He withdrew his hand almost as immediately as he extended them….i shouldn’t have shuddered, instead I should be happy that my plan was working but the truth was, I was getting tired of the whole challenge stuff, he was complying now and I had nothing to challenge him for again especially when I saw the sincerity in his eyes that nothing will happen to me, I knew he meant that.

“Will the mansion be safe?’ I finally asked while I withdrew back to the bed.

“No one knows where I live and even if, they can’t find it easily before I get to know.” He replied from the couch.

That reply gave me a half assurance and a half panic-one , the enemies wouldn’t get to us on time and two , if Michael finds Ben, how will Ben find us? Am I not putting Ben in danger and even if the time comes, am I willing to let Calvin be punished?



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  • Olaleye Adedamola picture
    Olaleye Adedamola
    Hmmmmn, Nobody can saying it now Tobi if Sonia will may he punished or not.... Well-done Tobi
  • Abigail Amande picture
    Abigail Amande
    We will see when the time comes. As for me, I think it will be very difficult, even if you decides to do it, it will be a costly sacrifice. Well done Tobi
  • Mavis Siaw picture
    Mavis Siaw
    Well done dear
  • Oluwadare Mojisola picture
    Oluwadare Mojisola
    Time will tell whatever will happen
  • Irene Avworo picture
    Irene Avworo
    Can't wait for what will unfold..... You are simply fascinating Tobi dear
  • Mandy-princess picture
    Hmmmm, Tobi, this episode sha, just ended when i was just about reading. Great job dear
  • Celestina Oranye picture
    Celestina Oranye
    God, this episode blew me away. Tobi my writer crush, I wish I cn hv dt patience to write like u. Thumbs up
  • Ola Hormolar picture
    Ola Hormolar
    Hmm see breez of love, romance do start be dat... Tobi am hungry for more.. Nice work
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    Yes ma@Mrs olaleye, we cant say for now
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    Hmm@Abigail, you are so right sis, thanks for the comment
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    Thanks a bunch@Marvis slaw
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    @Mojisola, yes sis, time will always tell nooni, lol
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    lool@Mrs Irene, you making my head swell, please keep it up, lol
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    lmao@mandy, don't worry , another epi coming shortly
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    lols@Celestine and Ola, don't worry, there will be more
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    yAAY@Celestine, i have a crush, dont worry, im writing for both of us lol
  • Husna Mubarak picture
    Husna Mubarak
    Haha tell me about the poor devil... Thnx Tobi
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    lols, thanks@Husna
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