ONE STEP AT A TIME: By Melvyn & Carl

ONE STEP AT A TIME: By Melvyn & Carl

We’re in love, Melvyn and I. And we want to share bits of our happiness. Updates of our life together. We will be taking turns to write this series. I’m Carl. He’s Melvyn to you. But he’s Bae❤ to me.

So Bae❤ is now here. After ten long months of being apart, he’s here with me. It was a long wait, filled with uncertainties, temptations, fights. But we made it through. In a week, we’ll be celebrating our 14-month anniversary. Remember THIS STORY of how we met and our six months together? Good times.

A relationship, being with someone, is never rosy – especially when you two live together. We are obviously from different families and different backgrounds with different upbringings, and so, there is bound to be behavioural differences, issues, flaws and all.

But the important thing is to never let any of these to overshadow the love you feel for your partner. I have taken Melvyn to be my best friend, lover and brother. I see him as family. This way, everything becomes easier for me to deal with. He’s been here now for two weeks and we are moving along.

This episode is kind of a pilot entry. So I won’t want to write much.

But here’s something: Bae ❤ can be petty. Good Lord. He can search and sniff around and take note of things for Africa and Asia combined. After he settled in, he went as far as digging up stuffs from my deleted items. It wasn’t funny.

On our way back from the church the other day, I beckoned on a passing black guy to take a snapshot of Bae❤ and I. After this stranger took the picture, he brought out a camera from his pocket and asked to take a snapshot with me. It was so random, I didn’t even know when I agreed. And as if to salt the wound, he asked Bae❤ to take the snapshot. Y’all should’ve seen his face as he took the picture. In my mind, I was like: Why today, Satan? Why today?

It was lucky for me that I didn’t actually know this dude. If the guy had been anything more to me than a stranger, who knows, maybe some drama would have ensued right there at the park.

Bae❤ and I have division of labour. Mine is to make meals and his is to give me a massage at least twice a day.

Okay! I have to run now. He’s on a phone call, which is taking longer than necessary. Let me go and distract him and make him end that call. Na from clap dance dey start! I can’t shout abeg. See you guys next week.


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  1. Amon
    March 21, 05:58 Reply

    You guys give me faith. It’s not easy but thank you for giving those who believe hope. We need role models and people we can see that are alive in love.
    God’s light and love on you guys

    • Pink Panther
      March 21, 06:02 Reply

      Yes ooo ?????
      They be serving us relationship goals. Whoever said gay relationships don’t last for Nigerian gay men.

  2. Mandy
    March 21, 06:31 Reply

    #baegoals #relationshipgoals #nigeriangaysinlove #youandyourboyfriend #loveislove #lovewins #wearehereforthis #loveinspiration #yourloveisourinspiration #gayrelationship #happilyeverafter #samelove

    • Pink Panther
      March 21, 06:34 Reply

      ??? Preach! I shall be borrowing all these plenty plenty hashtags for the corresponding post on instagram.

  3. Francis
    March 21, 07:17 Reply

    Congrats on the upcoming ànniversary. No be small something. Wish you guys the very best. ????

    P.S: Biko stop taking pics with random niggas off the street in the abroad. My friends for London, Malaysia and Singapore don warn me about that thing. Na so e dey start. The day wey police go raid such people (if they are bad peeps), na so dem go drag innocent you into their drama for another man land. You know how this police people can like to round up every fucking person they feel the suspect knows.

    • ambivalentone
      March 21, 12:18 Reply

      O Chi’m. Your paranoia is well-rounded. I want to be you when I grow up.

      • Francis
        March 21, 12:29 Reply


        My broda this one is transferred paranoia from peeps with experience in living in the abroad. Thou shalt not relate with niggas you know nothing about. Leave communication at Good morning, afternoon and night to avoid police knocking on your door one day.

  4. Kenny
    March 21, 07:33 Reply

    I’m just in awe right now, don’t even know what to comment. Very inspirational something! Wish you guys all the joy and happiness life has to offer. ????

  5. El
    March 21, 12:47 Reply

    To all Music lovers here, lets take a minute or 3 to appreciate Clean Bandit’s Symphony music video feat. Zara Larsson. The video featured a beautiful black gay couple. A must watch. Dunno if this is allowed here though but here is the link. Forgive me Pink Panther I just love sharing.

  6. El
    March 21, 12:51 Reply

    Sweet! I can’t wait for next week.

  7. Colossus
    March 21, 17:58 Reply

    Oh this is beautiful, I swear I’m not crying, it’s the onions my village people press in my eyes.
    When you’re in love, you turn into a hound dog, sniffing out everything. Just don’t overdo it so it doesn’t ruin what you’ve got. I wish you guys many more anniversaries.

  8. Jo
    March 21, 19:45 Reply

    Awnnn….You give us hope.

  9. Nuel
    March 21, 22:54 Reply

    OK o….patiently waiting for my turn. congrats guyz enjoy and be safe .

  10. cedar
    March 22, 15:20 Reply

    Now daz wurram talking about! Gerrout there, find and stay in love. Who said we should forever remain under the fear of breakups?

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