the morning after

The Morning After 5

SATURDAY, MARCH 8th, 2014.

Isolo, Lagos.

4PM

Dunni looked at her phone in exasperation, she had been trying to call Funmi but the calls just wouldn’t connect as her primary line was switched off while her alternate line was dropping calls. She had called earlier in the morning, only for it to ring out.

‘At least she should have seen my missed calls and called me back’, Dunni complained to no one in particular. The last time she had heard from Funmi was two weeks ago, the last Tuesday in the month of February to be precise, when Funmi had called her to enquire if she had succeeded in getting Bode to delete the videos.

If she had been told that Bode would make a video of her friend and then blackmail her with it, she would have sworn on his behalf that it was not possible, but after what happened this past Wednesday where he even threatened her, she wasn’t so sure anymore.

As for the rape? All men are rapists and she really didn’t understand why Funmi was taking this matter overboard. She could understand how it felt to be disvirgined via rape because uncle George had raped her too as a virgin when she was only sixteen and when she had told her mum about it, all she got for a response was, ‘please don’t let your daddy know, he will drive my brother, your uncle out of the house and there’s nowhere else for him to go and he’ll be homeless and that will be your fault’.

She remembered very vividly how her mum had told her to keep shut about the incident as raped victims don’t get husbands when they talk, going as far as to subtly infer that it was her fault she got raped. Her dad never got to know because she never told him, but her life definitely never remained the same.

She had known Funmi since she was ten as both of them had gone to the same secondary school but had only become very close friends to the point of being called sisters when her dad had come visiting her in school and met his university school mate and friend who happened to be Funmi’s dad. The bond had grown as she automatically now had two fathers, Funmi’s and hers and would later get to spend holidays at the home of the Badejos. The flip side however was that as the bond grew, so did the tendency for her dad to compare her with Funmi.

‘Funmi had seven A’s in her W.A.E.C and you could only just scrape through,’ her dad had moaned waving her result slip at her face in the sitting room. He visibly wasn’t pleased and it became even worse when Funmi afterwards got admission to read chemical engineering in the university and she didn’t make it in. He didn’t shout at her. He just waved his head, ‘and she’s your mate,’ he hissed. ‘And to think that you’re even older than her with three months’. And when she finally got her admission a year later and had gladly broke the news to him, all he said was, ‘so we won’t have peace in this house because you got admission to read sociology in school, when your junior is in her second year studying chemical engineering. I’m proud of you’.

She loved Funmi as a friend and maybe as a sister but she just couldn’t help but feel a tinge of jealousy at the perfect state of her life. Nobody had the right to such a beautiful life and this was where Bode fit into the plot – a playboy extraordinaire. He was supposed to be the dirt in the glittering diamond called Funmi. He was the one to make her fall in love and like a serial playboy that she knew he was, cause her pain by breaking her heart -not rape her. Okay, maybe force himself on her but definitely not make a video of it. She liked Funmi as a friend but not as someone who made her feel like second grade.

She tried calling the numbers again but they still wouldn’t connect. ‘Thank God, the petrol scarcity is over, I’ll just go and visit,’ she sighed, finally giving up on calling.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 8th, 2014.

Magodo, Lagos.

10PM

Bode checked his fridge to see if there was any remnant from yesterday’s party but all he could find were drinks. He was tired of drinking. He had slept throughout the day, a hangover from yesterday’s party. It was a blast of a party with the only hitch being the absence of Funmi. He had made plans for her but she didn’t come. Even Dunni didn’t come but there were plenty of girls around to make the place a lot of fun.

It was time to up the ante as it was obvious Funmi wasn’t ready to play ball. He fingers roved on his laptop’s touch pad as he now expertly uploaded the video and sent the file. In about three hours, the video would be published and he would send the link to that bitch. She obviously thought he was bluffing. He moved the cursor to ‘Valentine 2012′ and clicked on it. A smile playing on his lips as he watched scenes from his very first sex-tape. Amaka Obi was the closest he could ever get to a perfect sex-tape. She was happily married now oblivious of her status as a porn star. He licked his lips as he thought of the phrase happily married. Funmi was his next toy and he would make sure she feels the wrath of the beast called Bode.

He picked up his phone, tapping on his keypads as he sent a text to Funmi, he wanted it to be the first thing she saw when she woke up.
You made a big mistake by not coming to the party yesterday, it was your chance for a truce. I’ll send you the link when the video is published, you’re about to get famous.

As he smacked his lips at the seemingly perfect construction of his threat text, there was a beep on his phone. It was a text message. He picked up his phone, not sure who was texting. He didn’t want to believe it was Funmi as she had never replied any of his messages before. Or maybe she couldn’t withstand the fire in this text? He salivated as he thought of the possibility of the text being from her and fantasized about her begging him. The text was from an unregistered number and so he had another millisecond of suspense as he scrolled up to the text to read it.

You made a big mistake by making a video of how you raped me. What stronger evidence does the judge need? You’re about to spend the rest of your life in hell! Funmi.



29 thoughts on “The Morning After 5” by Dee's hive (@dees-hive)

  1. Lol,you for no reply naa,the guy na confirm bastard

    1. @OlabisiFeyisayofunmi *smiles* thanks for stopping by your comments are greatly appreciated.

  2. The Morning After 5 is out @Afronuts @funpen @Nalongo @whistlingbeautiful @oremeyi @aniefiokitong @bunmiril @Samoluexpress @namdi @mcsnol @olajumoke @jofiak (you definitely have made the past episodes rock with your bull’s eye critiquing…feel free to have a go as hard as possible. all comments are appreciated)

  3. Lmao.. That was an awesome twist. Sorry for the guy sha

    1. @DominicOhai thanks for stopping by, appreciate your comments.

  4. Nice twist. The plot is still as good as ever. The part where you talked about Amaka is a bit confusing, though. Did he actually make a sex tape with her?

    1. @mcsnol …yeah, he did make a sex-tape with her. I tried to interpret that as clearly as i could. i did a background on this, from the last eps (TMA4). where i built it in that he had 3 sex-tapes done. thanks for the comments. its appreciated.

  5. I am short of words to review this story with on this online space… It is definitely a perfection… Anyone reading this series 5 should take it or leave it. The fiction has just started…

    1. @SamoluExpress humbled sir, glad you like it. your comments made it this good. i appreciate you stopping by. (in-between…*head-swelling*…smiles)

  6. Great. Love this twist. And love the moral behind better.
    It is high times victims fight back. What if every raped on tape victim fought back like this. There would have been an improvement.
    Great work

    1. @oremeyi methinks so too. thanks for stopping by. your consistent comments have been encouraging. its greatly appreciated.

  7. No errors spotted. Good twist; still enjoying it.

    1. @bunmiril thanks for the very useful feed-backs. it has gone a long way to improve me. i appreciate.

  8. This series is still riding high…. keep going. I’m more interested

    1. @vincentdepaul thanks so much for the compliments and for sticking with the series. it is highly appreciated.

  9. The tables are about to get turned!

    Nice coming Dee. Keep the pace…stun your readers, surprise us with unexpected twists and turns.

    I like the fact that every part ends with a cliffhanger that will make readers anticipate the next installment. That’s a cool way to keep the ride going.

    1. @Afronuts your comments have made the writing better. appreciate your stopping by. thanks a bunch.

  10. Wow, nice move. I guess that would bring an end to Bode’s valentine movies.

    1. @namdi *smiles @ bode’s valentine movies* great line. i sincerely think so too. thanks for stopping by. your comments have been greatly helpful.

  11. Something tells me that sinister man still has more tricks up his sleeves.
    Good instalment @dees-hive.
    I’m staying with you for the ride now.

    1. @olajumoke having you on the ride brings a special spice to the journey. thanks for stopping by. grateful to have a consistent army of helpers on this trip. You are a General in the team *smiles*

  12. Yea! For funmi, can’t wait to see how this turns out. Keep going, you’re hooking me in.

    1. @funpen thanks for being hooked in. need your eagle eye on this. your comments are appreciated.

  13. Now that’s what I would like to see…him peeing his pants! *smiles*

    1. *smiles* @Tai from @Afronuts PANTS DOWN 2, its obvious you like the men punished for their sins…no easy get away…issokay… thanks for stopping by. appreciated.

  14. Yes! Thank you jare.
    Ha! Bode the beast…in your face!
    @dees-hive, i love your endings. Very on-point style. :)

  15. @kwiksie thanks for reading and dropping your thots…your comments are sure fun to read. would like to know your thots as you progress…they are very much appreciated

  16. Nice one from funmi, and that yeye friend of her’s hope her beans spills soon enough.

    1. @ameenaedrees thanks for stopping by. its really appreciated. i really do hope so too.

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