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A story written by Gaglo Blessing (blessinggaglo@yahoo.com)…

” I don’t know” I wiped sweat away from my brows. Although we were on the beach and the evening was cool i was sweating like a goat about to be slaughtered.

” How could you not know bro!” King shouted at me.” You didn’t follow my instructions? ”

I looked away. The pompous Buttocks, i bet he was gloating within himself. How could i have told him that i didn’t know how to use something as simple as a condom. After that akward first day, Ama and i made love several times with no artificial barrier between us. I thought i was very careful not to spill my seed in her but life has a way of pulling a fast one on you. Lion and Tiger oblivious to my predicament were playing on the beach sand.

”  I don’t know how it happened king!”

” Well let me tell you exactly how it happened, lover boy got excited and decided ‘ What the heck?’ ” he said throwing an imaginary thing away. ” and he forgot to take the champagne bottle out of the fridge before popping it.”

I moved back and landed a punch square on his jaw. He staggered back and slammed his upper body into me knocking me to the ground. We rolled on the sand slugging each other. Lion and Tiger tried to separate us but they couldn’t .Some guys pushed us apart asking what the problem was. They left muttering under their breath when we all remained mute.

” Is figthing the best way to settle differences?” Tiger asked.

” What happened to us being brothers forever? ” Lion asked.

I walked away not looking back. It wasn’t anybody’s fault that i failed to protect my woman but does he have to rub it in? I was too proud to ask king to show me how to ‘ wear’ a tiny condom. Instinctively, i always pulled out when i felt my release coming but some days i lose my head and pop it in. Damn! What a fine fix i have gotten us into. We having been making love for almost four weeks now begining from December,the previous year. I am sixteen years old now and i have just gotten my fifteen year old girl friend pregnant. What a way to start the new year.

I could hear Ama retching in the bathroom. My heart squeezed tightly, how could i have been so careless! The boys and i had made plans to go to Ghana. After the yuletide season, the beaches became deserted and pickings were no longer good.We heard Ghana is still bubbling and we had hoped to find our pots of gold there. King also mentioned that a powerful native man who is there could make wealth for us. What do i do with a pregnant girlfriend now? i thought selfishly and guilt washed all over me.

”  You are back” Ama said coming out of the bathroom.

I forced a smile. ” How are you princess?”

” Not okay ” she sat beside me and laid her head against my cheek.

My Ama. What do i do now? ” what is wrong? ”

” Am scared Kojo.”

I kissed her shoulders softly. “Don’t be Cherie ( Sweetheart). I love you”
I lowered her to the bed and we drowned our worries in an ocean of passion. 

To Be Continued…

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