(I’m in love with two girls)
Written by Wunmi Ijaola
“Tada!! ” Said Freddie just as he opened the door for me to come in.
“Freddie!! ” I called out and jumped on him excitedly.
“I’ve been waiting for you like forever” He said.
“Well, I had to stop by somewhere before coming home. Omg Freddie, you have began to grow mustache” I teased him and he frowned in a funny way.
“No Frank, come on stop it! ” He said and I laughed.
“Did you come with Uncle Timothy? ” I asked him.
Freddie stays with our uncle, Timothy.
“He did not come along with me, didn’t I tell you that he travelled? ”
“Oh you must have told me but I’ve forgotten. So it means, he won’t be attending our birthday party? ” I asked him.
“Well yeah but he promised to make it up to us when he returns” He said.
“Oh” I nodded. “Where’s mom and Dad? ” I asked him.
Usually, whenever I return from school, I’ll always find them in the living room or the dinning room to welcome me.
“They’ve retired to bed, they had a stressful day at work today and besides, you came home late from school today” He said as he hung my school bag on his back. “How was school today? ”
“It was fine and yours? ”
“Boring… I swear” He said – again.
“Have your dinner then we’ll talk about everything till you doze off first”
“Uh, And what if you doze off before me? ”
“Should we put a bet to it? ” He asked me.
And I laughed and shook my head: “No, no, I agree” I had to say.
“Let’s go to the room, I have no appetite to eat, seeing you alone has fed me. The last time we saw eachother was on our last birthday or so” I said.
“No it wasn’t, it was on Christmas day” He corrected.
“But it looks like the last century” I said as if I was going to whimper then I pulled him over and hugged him again. “I really miss you Freddie, Twins are not meant to be separated, I still don’t know why you prefer to attend Dream high and it’s so far away from here”
“I’m very sorry dear but you don’t have to worry about it, we will be attending the same college soon” He told me.
“Come on, you and I have so much to tell eachother” I said holding his head and almost pulling him to my room – our room actually.
“You know what Frank, I’m so furious with you” He suddenly said when we almost got to the room.
“What? Why? ”
“I saw the invitation cards you printed, why didn’t you include my name? ” He asked me.
“Well… I.. Err…”
“Do you want a separate birthday? ”
“No, that’s not what I mean. Many people don’t even know I have a twin brother except for Angela” I told him.
“Are you hiding me or something? ”
“No, why would I? but I already made up my mind to tell them on our birthday ” I said: “Besides, you love to do things your own way, if I had included your name on the IV, you may not be happy about it” I said while we stood by our room door.
“Uhm,you are right and that’s what brings about what I have to tell you about the upcoming party”
I opened the door and we walked in, into the beautiful male-ly room.
“What is it? ” I asked as I sat on my bed.
It’s a double decker bed, mine is the one below and his’ is above.
“I don’t like crowdy places, I didn’t even invite any of my friends, I hope you invited only few people? ” He asked me and I gave a false smile; little did he know that I have invited the whole school.
“Did you say you didn’t invite anyone? Not even your girlfriend or are you gonna tell me you don’t have one yet? ” I asked him.
“Wow, you already have one” I exclaimed and i faced him, eager to know about it, atlas my- unable-to-fall-in-love-twin brother is finally in love.
“No, I don’t have a girlfriend yet but it’s just a wish I really want to come true” He said.
“What do you mean? ”
“I have a crush bighead! ” He said and playfully hitting me on the head.
“Really? What’s the name the girl that got you hooked up this way? ” I asked.
“Her name is P–”
“Hold on, I almost forgot to speak with someone” I interrupted him then returned to sit on my bed, slide out my phone out of my pocket then I dialed Paulina’s number.
She picked it up almost immediately.
“Hello dear, how are you feeling now? ” I asked.
..Then noticed Freddie was trying to say something to me, since I was already on a phone call, I had to just read his lips.
“I wanna call my crush too” That’s what he said.
I nodded and watched him take his phone and climbed the short ladder to his own mattress.