The Ghost of Annabelle: Episode Six

One thing I never knew was that Angela was Mabel’s friend. My heart bled and grew numb when I found out and days passed as my mind ruminated on the fact that they were really great buddies. I was driving out of the “Peppermint Restaurant” one afternoon when they were driving in. It was so amazing that none of them saw me as I maneuvered the steering wheel of my car, driving into the highway.

“I have gist for you.” Mabel told Angela.

“Wait a minute…let me eat something first.”

“Ooh, I’m also damn famished.”

“The waitress is already here.”

“Yeah.”

The waitress handed each of them the menu and they ordered some fried rice and chicken. I had assumed that they were mere acquaintances but they discussed and shared intimate issues about each other that made me conclude that they were more than mere acquaintances. As they were eating, drinking and conversing, they laughed and in their laughter, there was a certain kind of friendly assent that bespoke of familiarity. I wouldn’t have known if I had not driven back into the restaurant and sat at one end, watching them with keen interest. They were engrossed in their conversation to know that someone was looking at them.

“Angie, you know what?”

“What like what?” Mabel smiled.

“All men are cheats.” Angela said firmly.

“Don’t say that…I trust my guy ooo. He’s faithful.”

“Do you know what he does when he’s not with you?”

“I don’t but if he tries any shit with me, I will lynch him.”

As they chatted, they shared their life experiences, their desires, their dreams and passions.

“Is your guy your first?” Angela asked with a chuckle and Mabel laughed out loud. She was surprised that she would ask her this. She had had many guys in her life and was thinking that she must have had a similar experience.

“My first love was Timileyin, a nice guy, handsome and hardworking. He brought joy into my life and exposed me to things I had never known. This is to say the least.” She paused for a while before she said further. “Although I didn’t marry him, we are still good friends, and I often visit him and the woman he married. I was scared of living my life with him.”

“And why were you afraid of being his wife?”

“I loved him so much but he was bad tempered and almost nearly ended up beating me and I don’t want a husband who will be beating me all the days of my life.”

“Same thing here baby. I don’t want a monster for a husband.”

I stood staring at them as they talked. It was an enchanting sight to behold and I wondered how they met and became bosom friends. The genuine smiles on their faces brought confusion into my heart. I thought about the difference between the tyrant who exploit his or her countrymen and women with the political drum of tyranny and the family tyrant who tyrannizes by beating his wife and making his home a dungeon in disguise.

My blood boiled and my heart throbbed with alarming crescendo. My sight could no longer contain the two of them talking out so freely and telling each other their loves and experiences. I stood up and walked to my car. As I kicked off the car, I saw them standing up and walking to Mabel’s car. I bend my head in order to avoid being seen.

While in the car, their faces were still radiating joy and true friendliness.

“My relationship with my guy had been in trouble for a while but I could see in his eyes that he truly loves me.”

“Is there anything like true love?” Mabel asked as she turned the car’s ignition.

“I believe there is true love but it’s hard to find.”

“Do you think your guy truly loves you?”

“I don’t think so but he’s such a nice gentleman.”

“What is his name?”

“His name is Andrew.”

“Are you kidding or what?”

“That’s his name. I mean it.”

“Really?”

“Yeah. Does the name remind you of anything?”

“It reminds me of my guy too.”

“What a coincidence!”

“A happy coincidence really.”

I was following them from behind and didn’t know when a lorry almost hit my car. Obviously, I couldn’t continue to follow them but my curiosity was satisfied. They were friends and my mind’s preoccupation was how to go about relating with the two of them. I really loved Angela but I find it awkward to bluntly put an end to my seeing Mabel. It was a dilemma of some sorts and I wondered as I pondered what course of action to take.



18 thoughts on “The Ghost of Annabelle: Episode Six” by innoalifa (@innoalifa)

  1. Cassanova! Annabelle is around the corner waiting patiently for you. i’ll advice you to leave both Mabel and Angela, else….

    1. @Shovey, you wan make hin leave them and suffer the torment of the ghost alone? Don’t you think he needs someone around before the ghost shortens his life?

      Thanks for reading dear…

  2. This is getting more and more interesting… that lorry should have crushed him then he and Annabelle will finish their fight in heaven or in hell

    1. @Aminat, in heaven or hell abi? I think heaven…lolz…

  3. Abi o @Aminat…men will Alwaz be men,instead of thinking of how to end his relationship with mabel so as to focus completely on Annabell he’s looking for ways to string them along without their knowledge, wish the lorry had crushed him bt hmmm…

    1. Sorry abt de name mix the…Angela instead of Annabel

    2. He is a mumu man now @kosnie

      1. @Kosnie & @Aminat, he’s a real mumu…instead of making Angela the girl of his dreams and the materialization of his inventive genius, he’s busy playing games…the lorry is letting him have more experiences and is elongating his suffering…

        I appreciate your stopping by, you two :)

  4. Dis guy ehh, you dey find trouble,you just can’t keep your belt buckled abi, your trouser must fall.
    That’s why you killed Anabell, anyway I pray her ghost will finish you off and save those two innocent girls in their dry fantasy about their guy.

    1. @ameenaedrees, I think he hasn’t gotten the woman that would tighten his belt for him…when he finds her or she finds him…hmm…his life will transform…

      Thanks for dropping by…

  5. Dry fantasy abi dry fantasy I wonder what they see in him sef @ameenaedrees

    1. @Aminat & @ameenaedrees, I;m wondering what they see in the guy too… he’s kind of special to them…

  6. Annabel has rested for too long, she needs to wake up and pay him a visit.

    1. Annabelle is angry and hungry to haunt him now [lolz]

      Thanks for reading, @Raykeeyah :)

  7. Lol… its only normal that this girls didn’t focus on their guy having the same name Andrew your shit will catch up to your ass soon.

    1. @ufuomaotebele, It’s really good having you here. Welcome back :)

  8. Hi Inno @innoalifa this is such an amazing story…the poetry weaving it into an amazing piece but i know that you didnt just tag me to read it…u also wanted to know my thoughts(good or bad) as you said about it and i’ll get right down to it…

    Actually i wanted to wait till iv read the whole episodes so far before i give my thoughts but this particular episode caught my attention because it swerved me off balance.

    This episode was about the conversation between Mabel and Angela which our MC witnessed. Unfortunately, you’d kept us only through the mind’s eye, ears, thoughts of the MCs so imagine my surprise when he started to narrate a conversation he witnessed. You didnt make it clear that he overheard them, you only mentioned he was looking obviously from a safe distance not to be seen. To have been about to hear a full length conversation between two close friends, he must have had to be close probably in a disguise for them not to notice or at an end to be able to hear them and not watch, except of course the characters were shouting on top on their voices so he could hear everything….

    Besides this flaw …its been a great story so far….

    i’m heading to the next…. Thanks for reading my thoughts on this.

  9. Your thoughts are quite insightful, I must say. I appreciate your stopping by and your comments would ever be useful mental consideration in my subsequent writings.

    Thanks a million dear, @KyceeQ.

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