The Steamy Church Romance III

Hi Fam, we’re on track! Here’s where we left off last week;

“Ei thiiissss guy.” Hans said, snapping him from his trance. “So this be why you come church eh.”

“Oh commot for there. You not hear that verse before? Seek ye first.”

“Yoo, you dey there den  dey tell me ‘Seek ye first.’ E be Elsie you go seek first?”

“Why you know am?”

“Me I not go talk anything o.”

“Eeenh, make you not talk, what?” With that, he changed the subject, they talked about other things, and parted ways.

Yaw saved the number, full of hope and excitement. The future was pregnant with possibilities.

“Sorry God” he apologised once more “For saying ‘shit”   

***

III

“Hi, Elsie?”

“Yes?”

“How’re you?”

“Who’s asking?”

“Yaw…you gave me your-“

“oh yes, I remember. Hi Yaw, how’re you?”

“Honestly?

(giggles) “Yes, honestly.”

“Nervous”

“Www..why?”

“Be-be-because…because I’ve done something incredibly risky.”

(sighs in deep interest, mutes the TV) “Risky?”

“Yes”

“Tell me”

“I’ve let myself like you to much too soon when this could go all kinds of ways and…and…and I’m aware that telling you this could make things very awkward and possibly end this conversation prematurely.”

(long pause) “so…why did you choose to tell me?”

“I was suffocating”

giggles

“I’m the kind of guy that, well, I don’t know how to mince words. I don’t face my fears because I’m brave; the dread of being haunted is worse.

(almost whispering) I’m a fear?”

“Yes. No, not like that (sighs) I feel better now.”

“What, you’re over me already?”

“No, not that. It’s the burden of needing you to know. It’s lifted now.”

(pauses. for long) “What’re you doing now?”

“Fooling myself.”

(amidst a laugh) “How?”

“I’m in the office, trying to work, knowing full well I’m too distracted to.”

“Myyyyyy Mr, Yaw fear seems to bring out the best in you.”

he laughs

“But work on a Saturday night, that’s pathetic”

“I know”

“Where’s your office?”

“Labone”

“I see. I’m heading out, to do my nails in Osu. WhatsApp me your location, I might pass by.”

Thirty minutes later, she was there. He dashed out of the office. She was leaning against a black 2016 model Sonata. It was a company car, he saw the ‘Drilltronix’ logo on the front door. She was in a deep blue ankle jeans trouser and an oversized denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up. ‘Who does that?’ he thought to himself? Who takes ordinary clothes and glorifies them like this.

“Hi Mr. workaholic.”

He smiled. “I thought you were kidding.”

“I dont kid, but Nice Nails closes at 8pm, so if I don’t get there in 15, I’m going to have to take my scaly feet to church tomorrow.”

“I could come with you. Can I?”

“Seriously?”

“Why? it’s not permitted?”

“No, not that. Just that most of the guys I know…never mind, sure. Let’s!”

“Cool, I’m getting my keys.”

“No, not necessary. We can go in mine, I’ll bring you back.”

“Ummm, sure. Gimme a minute, let me lock up.”

It was his first time in a salon. This one was in some obscure part of Osu. There were a few ladies being attended to. They all looked ostentatious. They stared as if he was a Roman sister in a brothel. He felt uncomfortable, she sensed it.

“Have you ever had a manicure?”

“Is that the one for the hands or feet? Always confuses me.”

“For the feet, silly.” she giggled

“No, never.”

“No way! You must have one.”

“Today? Not sure about that.”

“No, seriously. You’ll thank me after.”

She beckoned an attendant to see to him. Just like that, she took charge. He liked it.

He was ticklish under his feet. When they used the coarse stone under his feet, he squirmed. She almost fell over laughing. It was funnier because he wasn’t pretending. She asked for his opinion on paint color. They talked about all kinds of nothing. He was the only guy there, but it didn’t feel weird anymore. He felt comfortable, having his nails did ;-).

“Look. At. Those. Feet!” She said when they were done with him. She wasn’t exaggerating, even he had trouble recognising his feet. “How does it feel?”

“Like fresh air blowing over a santo head for the first time.” They laughed, along with the attendants.

He was about to pay when she stopped him. He insisted. “I let you drive, return the favor.” She complied. They were the last to leave. He couldn’t believe it; in his entire 29 years, he never imagined that his first date (if he could call it so) with someone he felt he could actually like would be at a nail parlour.

She felt peckish, so they stopped for ice-cream at Pinnochios. She chose for him. It was actually nice. She dropped him off at the office.

“Thanks Elsie, for my first ever manicure. I’m beginning to worry my face now looks like the poor relative.”

She laughed. “You’re alright Yaw. You’re alright.” She revved the engine and drove off.

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PSS: Part 4 coming up next week.

29 Comments

  1. Sally said:

    interesting. was giggling whilst reading.
    Anyways i hope you rectify the manicure feet mismatch in the write-up. lol

    September 24, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      I think I heard the giggle Sally. I think I made the correction o, but not sure. Now i’m biting nails because I may have disappointed Saaaalllllyyyy

      September 24, 2017
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  2. Ababless said:

    Dear Ben

    I’m still impatiently waiting for part 4😉😉

    September 12, 2017
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  3. Mawuli said:

    The part 4 is long over due. Please release it before Hurricane Suspense destroys my phone

    September 10, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      Eeeeeet eeeeess rrreellleeaasseeddd!

      September 19, 2017
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  4. Elorm said:

    binge reading ohhhh

    September 9, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      kill it, kill it, kill it guurl!

      September 19, 2017
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  5. Darwin said:

    Can’t wait for the next part.

    August 31, 2017
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  6. Robert Laing said:

    I’m loving this story to the max. Can’t wait for the part 4.

    August 31, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      Seen it yet?

      September 19, 2017
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  7. Robert said:

    I’m loving this story to the max. Can’t wait for the part 4.

    August 31, 2017
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  8. Maame Nyarko said:

    Oooooh Ben you are making this thing like kumkum bhagya full of suspense
    Loool….

    August 29, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      hahaha, Kumkum is another level kraa, this is just ‘ku’

      September 19, 2017
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  9. Yaa Serwaa said:

    Oh Benj part 4 s3n. Me I want all oh lol.

    Can’t wait

    August 29, 2017
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  10. Liz said:

    Awesome story, looking forward to the next episodes, i noticed you mentioned manicure instead of pedicure, hope you have it corrected and giving us wonderful episodes weekly

    August 28, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      Oops, forgive Liz. In real life it indeed does confuse me.

      September 19, 2017
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  11. Joycelyn said:

    Oh Ben , this is so not fair.
    Very interesting but too short. Your suspense will kill oo.

    August 28, 2017
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  12. Amy said:

    OH no!😳😳😳😳
    Can’t wait

    August 28, 2017
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  13. Akwasi Ntim said:

    My dear sis never cease to amaze me with her script writing skills….nice piece

    August 28, 2017
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  14. McBen said:

    haha I think we have for ourselves a seerrriiouuss script writer! I just didn’t want to end reading it! fingerscrossed for part IV!

    August 28, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      Thanks namesake. Seen the 4, what do you think?

      September 19, 2017
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  15. Dede said:

    oh BenJ as always u thrill me!

    August 28, 2017
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  16. Asabea said:

    Can’t wait for part IV!!

    August 28, 2017
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  17. Nana said:

    I cant wait!

    August 27, 2017
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  18. Prorphay Markaffui said:

    “Like fresh air blowing over a santo head for the first time”………..😂😂😂😂 BenJ you be too much!
    I feel like getting a manicure or pedicure right now. Who’s with me? 😁

    August 27, 2017
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    • Araba said:

      Me!

      August 28, 2017
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  19. Dzidzor said:

    Yaaay to Yaw and Elsie making headway 😍😍😍😍 but pedicure is to feet and manicure is to hands or? 🤔🤔
    Can’t wait for part 4!!!!!

    August 27, 2017
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    • Nana said:

      You are right- ped (feet) , man (hands)

      August 27, 2017
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  20. Isaiah said:

    Great write-up! Keep doing you.

    August 26, 2017
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