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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Stupid Zone Episode 11

The Stupid Zone
Episode 11
Settling into school was easier than I initially thought it would be because I had Tamia helping me run around and do everything. It seemed she knew the system very well and so we got settled in, in no time.
The semester started and I made a few friends in school but the one I was closest to was Tamia. The semester started in June and she told me if I couldn’t go back home for the festive season, I could spend it with her family. I thought it was a little weird considering that you can’t invite a friend of the opposite sex for a sleep over back in Zambia but I just accepted so I could not upset her.
Tamia was a nice person but she was hot tempered sometimes especially if she did not have her way and so I would accept to do most things with her not because I wanted to or fancied them but because I was afraid she would throw a tantrum once upset.
The semester moved by so fast and before I realized it, we were in October with only about a couple of weeks before we closed school for the festive season. That entire semester Tamia had been bugging me to join the football team but I kept telling her I was not sporty, which was actually true. We had argued over that a couple of times until one day when I said we could at least watch a game together as I thought about joining the school team.
“This is not football, its rugby,” I exclaimed when I saw the players make it on to the field dressed in protective American football gear.
Tamia burst out laughing and she laughed so hard such that I started getting annoyed.
“What’s funny?” I asked after she caught her breath from all the laughing that had made her tears run.
“This is not rugby silly, its football. In rugby you pass the ball behind.”
I didn’t care to hear her explanation because she lost me at silly. I could not believe she called me silly, I was older than her but she clearly had issues with that because she kept disrespecting me any chance she got. And as a man who had self-esteem issues growing up in a home where I was constantly disrespected, that did not sit well with me.
I had been disrespected by my mother, my sisters and pretty much everyone except Naomi who seemed to hold me in high esteem despite knowing my mother still flogged me at my age. I thought I had left all that behind only for the one friend I thought I could really count on to start the trend all over again. It bruised my ego and even though I was not going to admit it, I decided to do something about it.
I stood up from the terraces and started walking out of the stadium.
“Richie, where are you going?” Tamia called out to me but I did not respond.
“Richie, how do you leave me here like this?” she called out but I kept walking.
“Richard where the fuck are you going?” she shouted attracting the attention of the few people that were seated in the same section as us.
I stopped in my tracks and walked back to where she was standing with a bowl of popcorn in her hands.
“What did you just say?” I asked between clenched teeth.
“So you heard me now huh?” she asked with a satisfied smirk on her face.
“If I were you, I would start apologizing now” I said with a serious face.
“Or what Richie? What you gonna do?” she shouted.
I walked away from her and started leaving the stadium but she ran after me and jumped on my back tipping her bowl of popcorn. I just pretended like we were playing as more people were staring at us so I walked out of the stadium with Tamia on my back like we were a couple even though she kept scratching and biting me. I forcefully took her off my back when we were at the car park. She had a car and she had driven us to the stadium. I didn’t see the need for her car anyway because she lived on campus but she insisted she needed it.
“What was that?” I asked when she finally got off my back.
“What?”
“Really?”
“You are just too sensitive. A man shouldn’t be as timid as you are,” she spat in my face.
I had lost my temper and to avoid doing anything I would regret, I started walking away towards the school even though I knew it was far away. After I walked for a while, Tamia pulled up and asked me join her in the car. I pretended as if I had not heard her and walked on but she insisted while she continuously hooted until I got on.
She drove at high speed and I thought I would kiss dear life goodbye, it was a wonder I did not throw up. I got out of the car as soon as we reached the school parking lot and I started walking to my room without looking back. When I entered the room and closed the door, Tamia walked in without knocking. I had already taken off my shirt because I was getting ready to go and bath and I didn’t expect any female to enter the room without knocking.
“What are you doing here?” I asked as I started fumbling with my shirt so I could put it back on.
“I don’t like how we left things off.” She said sitting on the bed.
“This is a boy’s room, you don’t just come in without knocking.” I said still fumbling with the shirt. I didn’t know one could lose the hole for putting the shirt on your head. The shirt seemed literally sealed on all ends.
“Come on Richie, don’t act like you haven’t been eying me from that day on the plane,” she said as she got up from the bed and grabbed the shirt away from my hands.”
I was about to start protesting but she pushed me to the bed and sat atop me. I was stuck between shock and amusement and so I just stared at her blankly.
“Well the truth is, I liked you from that day as well because I could see you were a new dog that I could teach all the tricks I wanted.”
‘Wait, did she just call me a dog?’ I thought.
“Did you just call me a……” I began but before I could finish, she brought down her mouth to mine in a kiss and I lost my line of thought.
I had never kissed anyone before and I had always hoped and thought Naomi would be my first but that should have been the best kiss of my life. I didn’t have anything to compare it to but it gave me pleasure I can’t exactly explain and I found my hands wandering all over Tamia’s body.
Before I realized it, I was unfastening her bra and taking off her clothes and she was doing the same to me. My eyes were closed and in place of Tamia, I could see Naomi. Don’t get me wrong Tamia was beautiful and everything but Naomi was the one I really wanted. Wait, scratch that, Naomi was who my heart wanted but my body wanted whoever was available and in this cased it was Tamia.
I rolled her over so I could be the one on top and she laughed happily.
“Now that’s a big boy,” she said and that was all the encouragement I needed before I took her. She gasped and that caused me to open my eyes and I think she saw the disappointment in my eyes when I saw she wasn’t Naomi.
“I want to go,” she said.
“But I am in….” I began.
“Well get out,” she said.
“Naomi please.” I begged.
“What did you just call me?”
“Tamia, I’m so sorry.”
She pushed me off her and started putting her clothes back on.
“Please T don’t leave me like this,” I begged. At that point, I was thinking with the smaller head and I was as desperate as a drug addict who would do anything to get a fix.
“You go to your whore Nayomi or whatever her name is.” She shouted.
Under normal circumstances I would have corrected her pronunciation of the name of my first love but I was in enough trouble as it was so I ignored it.
“T it’s not what you think,” I tried to explain.
“Yeah that’s what you guys always say when you are caught cheating.” She shouted as she fastened her bra and turned it around to wear it properly.
“Cheating? We are not together Tamia. How have I cheated?” I tried to remind her but I only made things worse.
“Oh but you were just about to have sex with me huh? Even though we are not together. So you think I’m a whore?” she asked standing so close to me.
I had forgotten about my state of undress until then; I felt vulnerable.
“That’s not what I am saying.”
“Then what are you saying?”
I didn’t respond.
“I thought so. Bye.” She said as she walked out of my room.
“What a weird way to lose your virginity Richard,” I said to myself as I put my clothes back on.
From that day up to the time I graduated, Tamia kept playing such mind games with me. She would have sex me when she wanted or she would stop half way sometimes but if I asked her for it, she would always say no. She started making me do things for her because I had tasted the forbidden fruit and I wanted more. Naomi had me wrapped around her finger but she was not close to how mean or conniving Tamia was. Tamia had told me a number of times that I would marry her and I never argued because then I knew she would do something to me.
She had once added laxatives to my drink and I had diarrhoea the whole day and even missed a test. She had also once put hair remover in my shampoo and I had uneven hair patches. I didn’t shave off all of my hair because the winters got really cold but she still decided to do that to me. She had even gone as far as shaving off my eyebrows after making me drink some sleeping pills in tea and she had told me she had many more tricks up her sleeves if I ever messed with her. I was too afraid to leave even though she was clearly crazy and overly jealous and competitive.
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I finished my four years of university and graduated in the top five of my class. I had been offered to stay in the USA to lecturer at the university after studying further but I turned it down because I missed Zambia so much and I didn’t want to get back to school just yet. I had travelled back only four times in 4 years and I wanted to go back home so everyone could see what I had become.
I had juggled a minimum of three part time student jobs and I had made some money which I used to send back home to my mother. From the information I go, they had built a house and my sisters had gone back to school. My mother had also managed to open up a grocery store just at home.
I was hoping to at least bump into Naomi when I got to Zambia, maybe I would have confidence to talk to her seeing I was now a big shot. I was going to be working for one of the most reputable companies in the country and I had put my life in order.  I had even gained a bit of weight after being put on a proper diet plan at the school gym back at uni.
A lot had changed about me except for my accent. For some reason, my accent which I didn’t even like much seemed to never want to leave me and I finally just came to terms with it and embraced it.
I had my life just the way I wanted it except I had failed to get rid of a cancer that was slowly eating away at me- Tamia. We had travelled to Zambia together because she had insisted it was time she met my family because I had met hers our first holiday in school. We argued about it for days until I succumbed. I told her she would pay for her own ticket and she said she had enough money to buy Zambia, an air ticket was nothing.
I was offended but I knew if I argued, we would not see that fight end. I was finally at KKI airport and I was happy to be breathing Zambian air. I wondered what good things my country had in store for me as I walked away from the runway with my crazy girlfriend of four years.

To Be Continued

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