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The Perfect Valentine's Day- By Chioma Ukeje.

Night before Valentine’s Day

I had just opened the door to her room when my phone rang. Tiredly I checked the caller ID and groaned, it was Susan the Gossip.
“Here we go” I sighed
“Hello Susan, how u dey?” I asked tiredly
“Hey darling, I’m fine o, and you?” Susan replied
“Am fine just got in from work so I’m fagged out Thank God it’s Friday! I responded eyeing the clock on the wall
Hahahamore importantly tomorrow is Val’s day”
“Yay” I said without much enthusiasm
“So what are your plans with Michael?” Susan asked slyly
Busybody times 100 I thought
“Nothing specifically planned yet, we are going to be spontaneous” I said
“Babe, make sure you do mani ati padi tomorrow might just be the D-day” Susan said excitedly
lol… well if that happens you will be the first to know” I lied
Fa hear” I thought
“Babe I wan crash talk to you tomorrow abeg, Night” I hurriedly said and dropped the phone when she replied.

Later that night as I was about to sleep I thought to try my boyfriend Michael again even though I already know his phone has been switched off since yesterday.
“The number you hav…”
“I have a coward for a boyfriend” I thought
“If he didn’t want to go out for val isn’t it a simple thing to just inform me and we would have watched a movie or something? I have suffered in this life!”

Valentine Morning
As I sat at the dining eating breakfast I thought aloud to myself
“Should just go to his house and look for him? What if something is actually wrong?”
“That’s desperate” My sister Tina said under her breath
I lifted my head sharply and looked at her
“Are you talking to me? I asked
“Nope, just thinking out loud” Tina replied
“Am surprised you are here today, don’t you have a boyfriend or friends to hang out with?” I said conversely
Tina smirked and replied “No I don’t and since when did you start being interested in my life huh?”
“Whoa where did that come from?” I said taken aback by the edge in her voice
“Never mind” she replied nonchalantly as she walked out
“I wonder what’s wrong with her” I thought as I stood to follow her but with a loud bang the door shut in my face
“Hey I know you are mad but remember the house rules no door slamming ever!” I angrily stated
There was a pause as we stared at each other
Then with a sigh Tina apologises
“I have no one to hang out with, there is a guy that I like but he asked out another girl behind my back while flirting with me” She continued sadly

“Wow” I thought
“When was the last time I hung out with my sister and really talked to her? Not just the casual hello hi conversation” I thought sadly
And at that spot I made a quick decision
“Guess what” I asked her excitedly
“What?” she replied unenthusiastically
“Am going to take you out for a girl’s day out, we’ll hit the mall go and get spa treatments catch a movie and end it at a club, the whole works” I said almost jumping up and down at the thought
“It’s a lie!! She screamed
She then proceeded to almost crushing my neck in a tight hug.
“But what of Michael? “
I thought it over for a sec and said “F**k him, let him be dead in a ditch for all I care at this moment” I replied without any malice.

Later that night

Tina and I just got home and I felt so happy to see her in such high spirits, it had been a long time we had hung out like this and I guess I just didn’t notice my sister had become a woman.
Hahaha that dude in the club was such a loser, I mean his gfwas right there and he wan toast me” Tina said happily
“Don’t mind him… kind of cute though don’t you think” I said suggestively
We both burst into laughter
“Cute my big round fannie” Tina managed to say in between laughing.
“You’re the best sister ever thanks for today, I’ve really missed you”
“Same here sis”
“Next Val lets do this again this time lets travel or something, who says we need a guy to enjoy Valentine day eh” she said conspiratorially
“Definitely my love but let’s do it more often that once a year ok” I said as I hugged her goodnight
“Goodnight sis and don’t worry I’m sure Mike will call you once it’s morning” she yawned
“Yeah I’m sure of that too”
I was about to sleep when my phone rang, I looked at the caller ID and lo and behold it was Mike
I picked and said “Hello Micheal
“Hello Sweetie, please don’t be upset with me My D…”
“Are you in a hospital” I cut him off
“No… what happened was my…”
“Were you kidnapped?” I cut him off again
“No, I’m trying to ex…”
“OMG!! Did someone die in your family? Mama Oh please don’t tell me its Papa?” I said sarcastically
“Sweetie no everyone is fine but Pa…”
“Well then you weren’t sick or kidnapped or anything so goodnight I hope you have a lovely life ahead of you” I said then I dropped the phone and drifted off thinking
“Well Nairaland has taught me how not to be a side chick this guy wan play with my intelligence, indeed every disappointment is a blessing in disguise”
Then I quickly updated my bbm status to “ Single and free… Best Val’s day ever!!!”
And I saw Mikes own as “Chai I’m finished”
Then I slept with a smile on my face


  1. LOL! That's some mean move sister! Hi5 though!

  2. Hahhahaha.No way...this sounds like a movie

  3. Me likey. Loved that you deviated from the trend. I nominate this for the blog gift

  4. Hahahaha...
    As they say,if ur with him on the 14th,ur the main chick,15th,ur the side chick. 16th,ur a fling and if u don't see him at all in Feb,ur dating

    1. Girls have wisened up o,hehehe no one wants to be played.

  5. Lmao! This just gave me an Idea.. Kabuoy! Oya come o... lol

    I really loved this. None can compare or take the place of a sister especially when you two are very close.

    1. Thanks everyone for your kind words...I appreciate it and yeah @sunshine sisters are everything :D

  6. Wowza! Way to go girl. Luv d story it's amazing.

  7. Hehehe! That phone conversation cracked me up. Sarcasm in its splendour.
    Thumbs up chioma. Nice!

  8. Thank God I shamed the devil and didn't give into temptation of sending a story so I for shame myself. All the stories have been awesome so far but this is my favorite.

  9. The stories keep getting better!!!
    Everyday na Val for me & my kid Sis sha...
    Sisters are the Bestest.

  10. Haha! Really nice. Would be perfect for a short film.

  11. We should always look for positive ways to make ourselves happy without waiting for another person to come make us happy.

    Good one.



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