“You skanky bitch!”

“I know, right,” I said with a chuckle, missing the venom in Adebola’s voice and misreading good humour in his words.

“You scheming little bitch!” he said caustically.

This time, I didn’t miss it. My head snapped around to face him and my eyes narrowed. “I beg your pardon?” I said.

“You guys never have enough, do you?” Adebola seethed. “You just can’t respect boundaries, can you?”

“What are you talking about?”

“Bryson is my friend! My friend! And it was that friendship you ruined when you trotted your ass, like the shameless slut you are, in his face!”

“Excuse me!” I snapped, feeling my temper ignite. “Who the hell are you calling a shameless slut? And speaking of that night, perhaps you’d like to tell us next that it is possible for a dude to force his ass down on someone else’s dick when he’s not consenting!”

“You guys just can’t learn to leave my associations alone!” Adebola roared.

“Now, now, Adebola –” Biola began hastily.

“Let me finish!” Adebola rounded on him. “First it was you with George, and your determination to get into his pants. That went south, and I lost a friend, even though I had no business being made to suffer for your discrepancies. Then it was this floosie –” He swept a hand in an up-and-down wave over me.

The snide expression on his face made the insult and his gesture sting. “You’re starting to really piss me off, Adebola,” I said in a bristling tone.

“Yes, Adebola,” Ekene cut in, “back off. You’re crossing a line.”

I am crossing a line?” he shot back, a hand placed on his chest, his brows lifted with incredulous anger. “Me – are you fucking kidding me! Bryson was one of my true friends from the fashion industry, until he was embarrassed to dump me along with everyone in this group.”

“He is a grown person,” Yinka intoned. “He made his decision to distance himself from you and all of us. Don’t blame Declan for that. Take it up with Bryson.”

“See me see trouble o,” I exclaimed, spreading my palms open.

“But this Bryson sef, it have do for him joor,” Paschal interjected. “He’s too pretty, I didn’t think pretty boys were your taste, Declan.”

“Who does not like pretty boys bikonu,” Ekene said with a small laugh.

“You apparently,” Paschal slung back.

Amidst an outburst of chortles from Biola, Yinka and Jonathan, Ekene bridled, with a finger wagging in the air, “Oh no, you did not just diss my man, you two-bit man-whore!”

“What did you just say to me?” Paschal flared.

“That you’re a two-bit man-whore!” Ekene maintained defiantly.

“Oya, oya, cut it out, you two!” Eddie interrupted sharply. “This isn’t about you two.”

“This isn’t about anything,” I headed him off. “I simply told you guys about my new relationship. It isn’t supposed to be a big deal.”

“But it is a big deal,” Eddie countered. “Five seconds ago, that guy was straight. Now, all of a sudden, he’s not only fucking ass, but wanting to go steady with you?”

“Honey, that’s just setting you up for an epic heartbreak,” Biola said.

“I know, right,” agreed Eddie. “Are you sure this is the right thing to do, Dee? Wasn’t it this same guy who was too embarrassed to own up to the fact that he had sex with you?”

“Well, that was –” I started.

“And in the midst of a gay group sef,” Paschal added with a mocking chuckle. “Like he had any reason to be embarrassed. Na all of us follow dey do am nah.”

“Look, this is –” I tried again.

“And I can’t stress this enough,” Eddie cut me off. “He is straight – was straight, at best confused. That’s no recipe for a solid relationship. Those who are undecided about their sexual orientation are a torture for gay men to date. Bisexuals are bad enough.”

“Gee, thanks, Edidiong,” Jonathan said curtly.

“You’re welcome,” Eddie sallied back.

“Listen –”

“Although I think you’re right,” Jonathan interrupted me to say. “Not about bisexuals, mind you, but about guys such as this Bryson who come to a realization of their gayness at such a latent stage. But that’s not my problem with this whole thing. I’m with Adebola. It’s unfair to him what we are doing, honing in on his territory and making things awkward between him and his friends. I mean, come on, Dee, Lagos city is full of gay men. You could have spared a thought for your friend before deciding to make things weird for him.”

“It is my happiness, Jonathan,” I said icily. “Last I checked, that counted for something.”

“Yes, but, can’t you see all the reasons why this relationship may not be good for you?” Eddie said.

“I just want to live in the moment, to love and be loved. Is that too much to ask?” I gritted out, my stare hard on him. “When and if things end badly between Bryson and me, I will hurt. I know that. But then, isn’t that why I have you guys – my friends? To make me feel better about a bad situation?”

“Wouldn’t it just be better if you – I don’t know – avoid heading toward that bad situation?” Jonathan said.

“You can stop kissing Adebola’s ass now,” I snarled, turning my glare around on him. “We get it, he played a major role in fucking your boss over, and you’re grateful to him for that. Just don’t feel obligated to constantly shut me down just to prove how grateful you are to him.”

“Hey, listen, Declan –” Jonathan began hotly.

“No, you listen! All of you, listen!” I swept my angry gaze over the group. “I have always, ALWAYS being there for each and every one of you, never questioning your choices, never second-guessing your decisions. I realize you think that being my friends is about telling me the hard truths, but I have thought about all this, and yet I said yes to him. Why? Because he makes me happy, and I just want to have that, to be happy. What will come, will come, but living my life for now makes a whole lot more sense than worrying about the future. So, could you all just stop – just stop, and be happy for me?”

The silence that settled in the room in the wake of my impassioned admonishment pulsed with undercurrents of dissipating tensions for about three seconds, before Adebola moved forward, slowly, toward me. Then he stopped directly in front of me. One finger was raised up and he poked me in the chest, hard enough to actually rock me back for a second.

And he hissed, “He is not your happiness to have, Declan. The sooner you realize that, the better friends we can be.”

And he turned away from me and stalked to the door. There was a muted chorus of protests from the others as he walked stiffly away.

He is not your happiness to have, Declan. The words roiled around in my mind, settled, and then sprouted with an awareness that hit me with a force that made me draw in a sharp breath. “Adebola,” I called out in a clear voice. He’d just turned the door handle and jerked the door open. He wasn’t going to stop, so I hurried on in a clear voice, “Adebola, are you in love with Bryson?”

He froze at the door. Another momentary silence fell on the room. For a moment, he stood by the door, his stiff back to us, and then he slowly turned around. His face was a grimace of pain willfully held in place, and his eyes were like twin glaciers, like nothing could ever melt them. His voice was a rasp as he said, “Yes. Yes, I am.”

And seconds after that admission, the door whispered shut behind him.

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  1. Dennis Macaulay
    February 16, 05:44 Reply

    Okay I literally felt my heart Racing while reading this! And PP that ending is wicked! Haba!

    I do agree with them, men like Bryson are no good, they will continue doing this yo-to with you and one day they will decide they now want to be straight again and they will leave you dangling. I have been there before!

    • pinkpanthertb
      February 16, 05:46 Reply

      Oh? As in, all caught up with a straight guy? Story for KD soon? 🙂

      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 16, 05:58 Reply

        Lol! You know how I pick out stories from my overactive imagination, I have been there tho! Went head on relationship with a latent gay men and he left me hanging dry half way cos he wanted to be straight again.

    • Khaleesi
      February 16, 06:24 Reply

      Great Piece Pinky, you get better everyday! @Dennis, mehn, giving your heart to a man who’s unsure/confused about his sexuality is one of the cruelest things you can do to yourself … one day you’ll ne high on the opium of love and suddenly without warning he’ll develop a deep desire to be straight again, @the drop of a hat you’ll be left out in the cold with nothing but a hurting and broken heart – its never worth it!!

      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 16, 06:43 Reply

        I am telling you! I have been there! It’s not worth the stress. Bang them and waka with your peace of mind.

  2. Gad
    February 16, 05:54 Reply

    Much ado about Bryson.

  3. Chizzie
    February 16, 05:55 Reply

    lol I bet Adebola is going to make enquiries about acid and where to purchase it…so Declan berra watch out. No scorn like that of a yoruba homosexual..

    • pinkpanthertb
      February 16, 05:58 Reply

      Hahahahahahahahaa!!! Really? Ever tangoed with scorned Yoruba homosexuals before?

    • Ace
      February 16, 06:15 Reply

      Chizzie!!! You fucking didn’t! I didn’t see that coming, I laughed so hard catarrh flew from my nose. Hahahahahha you are such a bitch!

    • daniel
      February 16, 07:46 Reply

      Lmao Chizzle u wee not kee mee

    • Mercury
      February 16, 09:00 Reply

      Yassss!!!, Chizzie you know it.

    • trystham
      February 16, 10:06 Reply

      Whats’s the name of that loud, brash Yoruba stud who fucks u? So I guess we should be expecting to see a pic of ur dead body splashed all over LIB anytime soon, NO???

      • trystham
        February 16, 13:23 Reply

        Hian!!! I wasn’t bristling. I was already dreaming up the headlines. “VENGEFUL YORUBA GAY STABS IGBO LOVER AND DISCOVERS ‘FAT’ BODY WAS ONLY JUST AIR AFTER HE POPPED”

        #sigh my colleagues don’t know why I’m smoling so contentedly now

    • enigmous
      February 16, 22:03 Reply

      Hahahahahahaha…Chizzie you are evil.

      Throwing epic eclipse, are we?

      Evils. Hahahahahahahahaha.

  4. simba
    February 16, 06:04 Reply

    Adebola is a true friend, he owned up to the truth and admitted he is in love with bryson..most will rather die than admit an obvious truth. Now for peace to rain, u and ur friend will find a common ground and talk but hell it’s awkward lol..nwunye di.

    • pinkpanthertb
      February 16, 06:07 Reply

      Common ground? Lol. Declan is going out with someone Adebola wants to have. Do tell us, simba, what possible common ground can be reached?

      • simba
        February 16, 07:57 Reply

        Pinky dear… honestly am too naive to answer tht. but I do believe in talking things out than malice which can lead to Acid attack @chizzle… personally I ll ask bryson to fuck Adebola or let’s have 3some.. if tht can quench his thirst… moreover better keep ur enemies closer.. meanwhile I will have my own mobile acid pouch just incase somebody wan play faster..

      • Gad
        February 16, 09:17 Reply

        Guys sef. You want a guy but the guy don’t want you,why not rest. Which common ground for Christ sake? Should Declan refrain from dating Thyson because Adebola feels he loved him? So since he can’t have him none of his friends can? Na wao

      • chestnut
        February 16, 09:54 Reply

        Lol@ “Thyson”…Gad u tried it! U know very well that dat niccur’s name is “Bryson”,u’re just being
        Pinky (abi nah Declan) shey u can now see that people don’t like Bryson. We want out Kizito back!

    • Samurai
      February 16, 09:59 Reply

      There is nothing like common ground here. Adebola loves Bryson but Bryson doesn’t love him, or at least, doesn’t want him. Adebola should learn how not to vent his frustration on Declan for wanting to be happy. It is really pathetic.

      If someone doesn’t want you, no matter how hard it is, just leave the person alone. He shouldn’t make Declan feel guilty for following his heart (at least, he understand how dangerous it is to date a latent gay man). He shouldn’t sacrifice his friendship with Declan on the altar of petty jealousy.

      Since Bryson doesn’t want Adebola, even if Declan declines dating Bryson, it won’t make Bryson love, want or want to date Adebola. He, of all people should know this. He is letting his jealousy becloud his sense of judgment. Someone should just slap some sense back into his head.

  5. Lothario
    February 16, 07:08 Reply

    Confused guys have never been the way forward. Problem is that we all know this But keep ignoring that still small voice warning us when the passion is at it’s peak.

    My candid opinion? If a man can barely acknowledge that he likes other Men, even to you who’s rocking his bed right now…..then that’s going to be an epic heartbreak when it happens.

  6. JustJames
    February 16, 07:13 Reply

    Ah yes, one of my most glorious relationships was ruined due to the fact that the guy wanted to be more straight (i didn’t know it then, thought he was tired of me).

    He’s dating someone else now and he feels more comfortable with himself but sometimes I feel very cheated.

    Adebola should should stop being such a drama queen. With all the points raised by the friends against the relationship to Declan he should realise maybe he’s better off without Bryson drama. And Declan can be quite quite selfish in my opinion.. Yes we get it! It’s happiness blah blah blah but it’s hurting your friend and instead of trying to ease the hurt you are forming arrogance. Lovers come and go, friends tend to be there forever or for a very long time. He should handle the the situation less less selfishly.

    • Gad
      February 16, 09:36 Reply

      James please I need your help. How should Declan calm Adebola,s hurt? What’s the difference between a lover and friend and which do you think has a stronger tie?

  7. chestnut
    February 16, 07:39 Reply

    Nothing good can come out of this “Bryson” entanglement. The drama involved will be too much, and feelings will be hurt. Declan should just go and look for Kizito,whom we all know and love;there won’t be any unnecessary drama there.

  8. trystham
    February 16, 08:42 Reply

    Phew!!! these guys know how to defuse a situation. I expected claps, slaps, claws, screeches…I ACTUALLY made popcorn.Like I said, ur friend’s crush is a NO NO.

    Its just sad that in the gaybourhood, nobody knows who has truly taken someone else’s heart with all the screams we give over every fine boy, big pricks and so on

  9. Mercury
    February 16, 08:58 Reply

    Awwwwww, poor Adebola, this is sooo my friends crush wants me. I’m sorry I’m with Declan on this one. You love someone, then do something about it, besides Bryson was the one who sought out Declan, common guys, the girlfriend code doesn’t apply to us jhor.

    • chestnut
      February 16, 09:22 Reply

      No,but d “bro code” should…but we don’t always adhere to it; I mean c’mon, we’re human and most of us can’t resist a super-hottie. If I were in Declan’s shoes,and a hottie whom a friend of mine had unrequited love for, wanted to get serious with me,I don’t know if I’d say ‘no’ and pass up that chance for happiness or a good fling or whatever (seeing as he doesn’t like my friend in “that” way),especially if I had no options (unlike Declan,who has Kizito as a good option…*side-eye*). The difference though,is that I’d be sensitive enough not to rub it in Adebola’s face(intentionally or unintentionally;we all know how frustrating it is when d crush that doesn’t find u attractive,finds ur best friend,attractive). I would have kept d news on d downlow for a while,then found a diplomatic way to break it to Adebola privately,not in front of everyone else who knew that Bryson had been curving Adebola.

      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 16, 09:39 Reply


        Bro code gini?
        Biko ma any nti!

        If your bread is buttered by mither nature please chop!


      • chestnut
        February 16, 09:51 Reply

        Lol. Dennis that’s kinda what I said nah…just don’t eat ur buttered bread in front of someone else who has been begging mother-nature for butter,all to no avail.

      • pinkpanthertb
        February 16, 09:59 Reply

        But chestie, none of Adebola’s friends knew Bryson was curving him becos none of them knew he likes him likes him. Declan didn’t know that as well. Saying he should break the news diplomatically would imply he knew Adebola has a thing for Bryson. He and the rest only just came to that knowledge now. And the way he announced his relationship is the innocuous way any friend would tell his BFFs that he’s just landed a new catch.

      • chestnut
        February 16, 10:19 Reply

        Oh really? I thought everybody knew Adebola wanted Bryson o! So where did I get that impression from? *scratching head* I thought it was kinda mentioned in earlier parts of the series. Maybe I’m mixing my stories up…my bad!

        • pinkpanthertb
          February 16, 10:24 Reply

          Mild speculation. They teased him with it. They never really believed it.

      • Khaleesi
        February 16, 10:58 Reply

        Dennis!!!!!!!!!!! Its like your recent bitter experience has brought out a harsh, vindictive side coupled with extra doses of sluttiness … ***opens glittering Karl Lagerfeld handbag and hands u 1st class ticket to hell aboard a boeing 787 dreamliner****

      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 16, 11:11 Reply


        *****Accepts ticket to hell*****

        Can I have a window seat please? and can I seat next to max pls!

  10. Gad
    February 16, 09:41 Reply

    In other words,your interest in this straight guy is gay sex. Such fairness

  11. Samurai
    February 16, 10:02 Reply

    Aren’t you evil, Ace?
    Just tell me.

  12. Vhar.
    February 16, 10:33 Reply

    I wish Adebola had said something in Episode 7.
    All this “drama” woulda been avoided. Really.

      • Khaleesi
        February 16, 11:01 Reply

        Nne ehn! To be so unoccupied and have that much time on your hands!! Think of all the research I’d do! By now I’d be a walking encyclopedia of KD articles past,present, present-continuous and perhaps future …

  13. Paul
    February 16, 11:05 Reply

    There’d never be a win-win situation in this.
    Dialogue is d best.
    Bryson needs to talk to Adebola n also Declan needs to have a heart to heart talk with Adebola .
    Adebola would need a lot of time to digest d hard fact but he’d later accept it.
    Friendships r not worth giving up for relationships.
    (Ehn Uncle Gad, there’s a diff btween a Friend and a Lover)

    • Gad
      February 16, 12:53 Reply

      What’s the difference and which one is stronger

  14. Dennis Macaulay
    February 16, 11:25 Reply

    My dear things happen, people cheat and lie to their boyfriends, people go on holidays with their side niggas and lie to their men.

    The world is a vile place, grab happiness anywhere you find it.

    I am with Declan on this one!

    • Paul
      February 16, 14:22 Reply

      Gradualy we’d get d full gist.

    • JustJames
      February 16, 14:37 Reply

      I see something.. Not sure what it is but I see it.

  15. Oluwadamilare Okoro
    February 16, 21:09 Reply

    *sigh* too short na!


    And yes. I knew it! Adebola dey love up hahahaha

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