Love is a beautiful thing. He can remember the last time papa told him saying, “Follow your heart. If you love to dance or play instruments, by all means, do so.” While mama said, “Please don’t marry an onye ocha.” But he is only eight shades away from her. He is thrown in between two thoughts and his friends tell him, “She’s gonna give you babies four shades away from your shade.” But mama reminds him of the cultural differences and the complexity of it all. It’s true when they say you can’t tell who will fall for you, it could be because of your eyes, smile, your way of living or something else. She desires to be with him for the rest of her life but what complexes things the most is that they have known each other since they were in high school and she found herself in the same university as his and she says that it’s destiny. He is in a dilemma because he is not sure if he should live with Shontelle, embracing diversity or live with the lady who is only a shade lighter than him, one from his very own town.

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