Belina the Tender beauty Episode 11





Belina the Tender beauty Episode 11

Episode 11
Richard drove so fast and he had to quickly get a
hold of himself. He mentally started doing his
relaxation technique and he was happy when he
started calming down a bit. He raced on top speed
to the hospital hoping that he would get there on
time and do some things that would take his mind
away from the past few minutes. He couldn’t
believe that his mother had the effrontery to come
back after close to 22 years. To do what? Claim
ownership after he had grown without contributing
anything to his life? No, he thought, she must
have underrated what she did.
He finally got to the hospital safe and sound and
he marched to his office in anger. The people in
the hospital stared at him surprised; that was the
first time they would see him that angry. As he
got close to his office, he met Tony and knowing
his friend very well, Tony knew something was
wrong somewhere. He followed him into his office
without a word and gave him a minute to calm
down before he questioned him. “What’s wrong
Richard? Is dad ok?” he asked becoming worried.
“That’s the problem. He is too ok”, Richard
answered. “What do you mean by that?” Tony asked,
confused. Richard was pacing from one end of the
office to the other making Tony dizzy, “if he
hadn’t been too fine, he would not have allowed my
mum into the house”, he said still pacing. “What?
What are you talking about?” Tony asked shocked.
“Exactly what I am saying, I got there after
calling you worrying my freaking self that
something might be wrong with dad but on getting
there, I saw my own flesh and blood mum staring
me in the face”. Tony stared at him open-mouthed
not able to say anything. Richard finally sat down
to the relief of Tony who was tired of following
him around with his eyes. “what did you do about
it?” tony finally asked “Nothing, and I am not
going to do anything about it”, he said and relaxed
on his chair. Switching on to more important things
he asked, “What of the psychologist?” “Yeah, she
is here already and is attending to Deji right now.
You just need to see her, she got me tied to her
little finger immediately I set my eyes on her.
Believe me, she is a sight to behold”, he said
already enjoying the change of topic. Richard looked
unconcerned and said sternly, “that is none of my
concern”. Tony shook his head and said, “unless you
are not the Richard I know, you would have the
same opinion as me when you see her”, he said
grinning. Richard kept quiet and made a mental
note to avoid the second floor as much as possible
till the end of the day
I looked at my first patient as he sat in his wheel
chair in the very large hall-like place which was
decorated to the brim. It looked so heavenly and I
adored the place myself. As I pushed him around I
kept a light conversation going until he relaxed
totally and I was glad. He was extremely taken by
the drawings and art works so I decided to use this
first time to familiarize myself with him and make
him enjoy himself. I noticed that he should be a
little older than I am but I decided to treat him as
a friend. We explored the art works together
laughing freely at every joke I made. He looked so
full of life and no one would have believed that he
didn’t know anything about himself. I noted his
extreme enjoyment and the little things he said
unconsciously and planned on working on it. I was
very happy that just on the first day, we had
achieved things that would have taken a week to
achieve. I looked at my wrist watch and was
alarmed when I saw that the two hours session was
almost up. He noticed this and made a funny
remark and we both laughed. I pushed his wheel
chair as we headed out. He said something about
wanting to walk by himself but I told him that he
would not do that until the doctor permits. We got
back to is room and he was a little bit relunctant
to let me go, I had also enjoyed myself extremely
and was feeling a little bit attached to him but
smiled and told him that it would just be like the
twinkle of an eye and the next thing he would
know is that we would be having another session
again the next day and that in no time, his
memory would come flooding back. His parents had
thanked me profusely and I left the room for my
office. I was about to climb the steps leading to
the second floor when I stumbled on the most
breath-taking sight I had ever placed my eyes on. I
was there like forever admiring the most beautiful
craft I had ever seen when all of a sudden, it
Tolu sat down comfortably in his house looking very
comfortable and no one would have been able to
think that he had a hand in the case that was
being viewed in the television. He watched as the
TV brought to life times without number the issue
of Tunji’s murder and he hissed audibly. ‘If it had
been a commoner, the case would not be shown
more than once o, but now that it has happened to
them, they are disturbing our eyes and ears with
the story. e o tii ri nkan kan”, he thought to
himself. He was so confident that he could not be
a suspect at all because he made sure that he never
visited Tunji in his house so no one could connect
him with the case. He switched off the TV and
went out to get a good meal at the nearest eatery.
Now I have some cash, let me spend it, he thought
as he stepped out of the house.
Mr. Badmus walked on his street very slowly,
carefully eating the gala with him. As he walked,
he looked back at his life and shook his head
pitifully. He looked around him hating his
environment the more. If he had been told by a
sorcerer that he would still be in this retched
environment by now, he would not have believed it.
He got to his house and stretched his body on the
chair immediately he entered. He dozed off and
started dreaming of strangling Belina. He already
had his hand on her neck and was squeezing hard
when a knock brought him back. He hissed irritated
and made for the door. He did not know why he
had to be disturbed from such a pleasant dream so
he did not bother to ask who was there, he just
opened the door with a killing glare on his face.
Immediately he saw a familiar uniform, his
countenance changed to a frightened one. “Can I
help you sirs?” he said hoping they were on the
wrong door. “Yes you obviously can”, the most
threatening of them said and brought out his card.
“You are under arrest for the murder of Mr.
Olatunji James and you have a right to remain
silent cos anything you say here would be used
against you in…” “What?” Mr. Badmus screamed, “I
don’t know anything about that”. “shut up man,
now, move”, one of the officers ordered as they
handcuffed him and pushed him out of the house
into the waiting black maria.
When you love God, obey Him and do His will, you
don’t have to fight your battles yourself; He would
fight for you without you asking Him to.
Richard stood so still that he felt glued to the
spot. He had left his office to check on some of
his patients but saw someone that made him
question if he was daydreaming. He stood so still
until she turned and he all he could do was gawp
ridiculously with his mouth open. He never imagined
that he would see the ‘lady in blue’ again but here
he was staring at someone who was a replica of
her. He thought that not even twins could be that
similar and that made him definite that she was
actually the one he was staring at flesh and blood.
She was the same person only that the distance had
undermined his view and scrutiny of her. He had
been able to take in her appearance that day at the
concert even though it wasn’t easy but within
close range, he felt that even in a thousand years,
he would not have finished feeding on her beauty.
‘I need to get out of here fast’, he thought, ‘but
not after I find out what her name is’. He noticed
that he hadn’t moved a muscle and also noticed
that she hadn’t as well so he was a little bit
pacified so he moved towards her. He immediately
saw the look of surprise and wondered what might
have prompted it. He got to her and said
breathlessly, “hello there”.
Mr. Badmus yelled, pleaded and did all sort of
things just so that the officers would understand
and leave him alone but they did not listen,
instead, they beat him up. He was the object of
ridicule as everyone on his street and beyond came
out to watch the latest movie display only that it
was real and not an act. Some people were secretly
recording the incident which would make a good
post on net. They got to the police station and
dragged mr. badmus into the cell. He struggled like
a mad man but he was held with expert hands. He
continued shouting ‘I am innocent’ but it was more
like ‘I am guilty’ in the ears of the officers. They
threw him into the cell and he fell down crying
profusely and it took just a moment before he
noticed the people looming over. He lifted up his
head and the first person he saw was a scarred guy
grinning down at him wickedly with his toothless
I stood gawping as the unbelievable man
approached. I still found it amazing that he had
actually moved. He had stood like a statue and I
had praised the talented artist who brought the
craft to light but when he moved I was extremely
surprised. He approached me and silly me, I hadn’t
expected that he would talk, much less to me but
when I saw his mouth moving I was taken aback
once more. He said something but my mind was
preoccupied thinking about nothing or everything
and I felt like disappearing until he touched my
hand and I was shocked, in fact, I could swear he
was electrically charged because it was like
touching a life wire but it was enough to bring me
back to normal.
“Are you ok? Do you need a glass of water?” he
asked looking worried. I mentally slapped myself for
my behavior and willed myself against thinking
about that voice. ‘I have no business with the male
gender’, I thought and when I remembered Kelvin
and my dad, my voice became sharp immediately. “I
am fine thank you”, I said and made to leave but
he stopped me. “Wait, what are you doing here? I
have been wanting to see you”, he said urgently.
“What do you mean? Have we met?” I asked
surprised at his statement. He smiled and said,
“Yes and no. I saw you at Heaven’s Gate concert”,
he said grinning widely. I flushed. There is
something about that face that I could not
understand. It on its own portrayed a man of
strength and determination but there were a lot of
things there that I could not understand. He
seemed unreadable and unpredictable; even with my
psychological mindset and training, I knew that it
would not be very easy to read him though I could
sense he must have gone through some rough roads
in life. I noticed that we have been staring at
ourselves for some minutes and I quickly said, “it
is nice seeing you sir but I must get back to my
office sir”.
“Oh, I am sorry, where do you work”, he asked
looking interested. “Here”, I said casually. “Here?”
he asked incredulously and his face shifted to a
mischievous smile that I wondered if he thought I
was joking. “Yes here, I am the new psychologist
here”, I said smiling. His smile faded and he
gasped, “Miss Belina Badmus”, he stated and I was
surprised that he knew my name. I wanted to
pursue it but I knew that I had to run for my dear
life because this guy was definitely something from
another planet. He stood there frozen to that spot
for the second time that day and I quickly
muttered something and scrambled up towards my
office leaving him there.
I got to my office and for the first time, I
breathed well. The recent days of my life just
seemed to be loaded with unexpected things. I
recalled the face which have become pasted on my
memory and wondered how God could have come up
with such craft. I had thought that Kelvin was the
most handsome guy I had come across, that is
apart from Tony who is also very handsome. For the
first time since the concert, I remembered Kelvin
and his betrayal and since I was not having any
other patient, I allowed myself to dwell on it.
I had accepted Kelvin into my life after close to
one year of friendship. He was a very charming guy
and most of my female course mates thought we
were more than friends and they said so aloud.
They were very jealous and they did all sorts to
shift his attention towards themselves but Kelvin
did not even notice them. He asked me out and
after about a month of persuasion on his side, I
finally gave him the chance to win my love. I did
not love him and I made that clear to him but he
was sure that he could make me love him. I did not
have it in mind to love anyone man and that
feeling had been growing in me ever since my
tender age. I had watched secretly as my dad beat
up my mother. We were very poor then but we did
not have to bother about landlord fees because the
house belonged to us. My dad would go out, return
drunk and beat up my mother mercilessly. Whenever
he tried to lay his hands on me, my mother would
protect me and receive the punishments on my
behalf. I despise the male folks since then thinking
that they were all the same but Kelvin came and
after about one year, I was sure that he was not
like my dad and after necessary probation, I
accepted him. I had put some rules in place though
and the major of them all were: he should not
smoke, drink alcoholic drinks and tell me lies but
the one on top was that we were not to have sex
ever except we got married. He said he does not do
any of them and that he would respect me and
keep us clean.
We dated for six months and so many times he
almost lured me into his bed but I refused
blatantly. We fought over it sometimes but I
always forgave him because I felt he was a guy
who was finding it hard to control his urges but
something happened one week after my mother’s
death that left me completely broken. I called him
immediately my mother died seeking consolation but
he only replied a cold “I am sorry about that”. I
was very upset and angry at his nonchalant attitude
but I kept it to myself and consoled myself. I
locked myself up in my bedroom at home not
coming out at all and my dad did not give a damn.
Prisca had been my guardian angel then and had
come over to my place to stay with me. Even
though I was happy she was there for me, I had
already fallen in love with Kelvin and I needed the
comfort that only he could give but he was
nowhere to be found. He did not call and I refused
to call him. Exactly one week after my mother’s
disappearance into the world of the unknown, he
called me and asked me to come over to his house.
I was elated when I saw his call that I did not
confront him about his behavior but when I got
there, I got the shock of my life.
My head made me feel a little bit uneasy when I
was about getting to his apartment. I had only
felt that way when I got to the hospital and was
told that my mother had passed on. I ignored it
thinking that my uneasiness was due to the recent
occurrences in my life and the fact that I had not
seen Kelvin for some time.
I knocked the door like four times and the door
was later opened by a girl. She looked like a girl of
18yrs there about but she was putting on a ‘see me
through’ gown which just managed to cover her
butt. The gown filmed her naked body underneath
and I saw Kelvin sitting comfortably on the three
seater couch; the only chair in his extra large one
room apartment. The girl left me at the door
which I have not left since my entrance and went
to join him on the couch, holding him so tenderly
and curving around him like a mermaid. I saw my
world shattering before me as I looked at them
both and saw the shameful bulge in Kelvin’s
trousers in disgust.
He took his eyes away from the harlot he was
caressing and faced me. “Come in and close the
damned door, are you just gonna stand there like a
statue?” he asked and I looked on not leaving that
spot. I wanted to leave but I just could not move a
He laughed sarcastically and eyed me, “see
yourself? You don’t know what you have until you
lose it. You are there staring at us and can’t do
anything but stare annoyingly. This beautiful queen
here has been giving me all that you have refused
to give me for the past six months. Look, I don’t
love her but I love you, just like you did not love
me in the beginning but I have noticed that you
now have feelings for me”, he paused and I just
looked on like a fool that I was. “I know you just
lost your mother, I am sorry. Now, you need the
petting that only I… can give and I am willing to
have you back if you would consent to satisfying
me in bed in return. Aaaah, you are selfish o, body
no be stone now, and you dey do shakara. Who know
if person never visit your prison before”, he
concluded and his prostitute laughed out loud and
he silenced her with a kiss. I just stood there, not
believing what I was seeing and hearing. The love
that had been growing in me died instantly and
hate followed immediately. I did not say anything
at all through out I didn’t think I would have the
strength to. “So, what would it be Belina, make it
snappy, I have some unfinished business here”, he
said winking at me. I walked up to the couch
slowly and before they could predict my action, I
carried the extremely full cup of gulder and poured
it into Kelvin’s widely opened eyes. Kelvin started
struggling with his eyes while the little bitch
stood to challenge me. I sent her crashing into the
bed with the force of the slap I dashed her. I did
not say a word as I left that place a changed
I dried my face with my face towel and
remembered my own dad’s action just one week
after Kelvin’s but did not dwell on it again. I had
promised myself not to dwell on the past again
especially on the unpleasant events there-in and I
was even surprised that I had shed tears earlier. I
remembered the striking guy I just saw barely
minutes ago and noticed that I did not have his
name but I was glad because the male folks to me
have nothing to offer except sadness. ‘They are
just joy killers’.
Richard had finally left the stairs like a lost soul
after his ‘lady in blue’ had finally disappeared
from sight. He noticed sadly that his problem had
just doubled and there was actually no simple way
out of this. ‘how would I work under the same roof
with that?” he asked himself again.
He went through his patients half mindedly. After
cross-checking them to be sure there is nothing
out of place, he went back to his office to dwell
on what had happened just minutes ago.
As he sat down on the unofficial couch in his
office which he laid on most of the time, he just
could not do anything but laugh and smile. He
remembered the way she had been looking at him
when she turned in his direction and he laughed
out loud. She had been looking at him as if he had
been hawking groundnut, wearing an expensive suit
in the hospital. He laughed at the imagination and
moved on to the next thing that happened which
was the surprised gaze; it had been as if he had
suddenly grown three heads and a tail. But oh…
she looked so adorable that way; in fact, she
looked so devastatingly beautiful everyway. He
remembered the fact that she had been abducted
just days ago and couldn’t really blame the guy for
wanting to take her away from everyone’s prying
eyes even though he had the strange urge to beat
that bastard to stupor.
He remembered her appearance in the concert which
was permanently pasted in his memory but knew
that what he had seen today would not allow him
any other thought apart from hers. ‘she is
painfully beautiful’, he thought and just when he
started fighting against the thoughts, Tony walked
in without knocking and found him grinning all by
himself which he quickly wiped out. “Hey man, are
you having problems with your teeth?” Tony asked
jokingly. He smiled, “did I complain about them to
you?” “You don’t have to. Now, what is it that is
so funny?” he asked “Do you always have to find
out everything?” Richard asked knowing that tony
would not let the matter lie until he had ploughed
it out of him. “Yes, that is what friends are for”
Tony recited his memory verse grinning from ear to
ear. Richard sighed; “it is…” he paused slightly,
“Belina” he dropped. Tony was wide-eyed when he
heard that name and he later started laughing his
ass out. “What is so funny now? Cut it out”.
Richard said already sorry he had said anything.
Tony started cutting out his laughter bit by bit, “I
told you… oh Richy, you would always be the Richy
I know no matter what you say and how much you
deny it. Now, what do you think about her”.
Richard hissed and said, “You are a rogue” “Uhn, I
have always known that. I am all ears” he said
expectantly. “For once I your life tony, you are
right only that she is not real. I mean… she does
not look real. She is too beautiful to be true, and
guess what, she is the same girl I saw at the
concert the other day”, Richard said totally into
his speech. Tony left Richard’s opening speech for
later. “What girl?” he asked confused. “The one
that sang when you were chit chatting with your
babe”. Tony was amazed, “so, behind that splendid
body, there is a striking voice as well?” “Yes o”
Tony tilted his eyes mischievously, “so you were
suffering from love at first sight when I saw you
grinning right?” he asked winking with his teeth
all over the place. Richard was taken aback, “I…
ehm… well of course not. Why should i? She is just
beautiful and nothing more. Remember, I can’t love
anyone”, he replied uncomfortably. Tony coughed
aloud unnaturally for some seconds and said,
“Really?” Richard got the sarcasm, picked up his
pen and threw it at Tony. Before it reached Tony,
he was at the door laughing profusely, “You can’t
fool me Mr Doctor”; he said and ran out leaving
Richard almost the same way he met him, grinning.


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