A Chronicle of Xs – Holly

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Part 1 – The Meeting:

I met holly about 2 months after I changed apartments. It was a new area, I didn’t really know anybody. Literally, nobody knew me too, for Holly was the first resident of that area to address me by my name instead of “Uncle” or “Brother”. I had stepped out of my gate to make a purchase at a corner store. She met me there, wanted to purchase a recharge voucher. She couldn’t, for they had no change for her N1000 note. I took note of her, and her figure, and then I thought nothing of it.

When I got done with my purchase, I decided to get some takeout food not far from the store. As I was standing at the canteen (which happens to sell recharge vouchers also), she showed up to purchase a voucher. While I was waiting for my food to get packed, she was also loading the voucher to her phone. Then she took off, just a few seconds before I was ready, but I caught up with her deliberately and delivered my opening line.

“So, how come you purchased for yourself alone? That’s selfishness”.

She smiled, and responded casually.

“Don’t worry, some other time, I’ll buy you yours”.

“Do you live around here?”, I asked.

“Yes I do.

I walked with her a little chatting about random stuff, until she got to her junction.

“I would really love to continue this discussion, and also get my recharge card later”

“Same here”

“Okay, mind If I get your phone number?”

Fine by me

And that was how we met. 

I called her that same evening (yeah, I like to move fast), and we had a lively quarter hour conversation. Turns out her place is quite close and we agreed to hang out later that evening. We hung out in an open place just beside my house. I bought us drinks and we talked. 

Fast forward to the weekend (which was a few days after), she came around my place to spend some time. We chatted and actually enjoyed each other’s company. There was a little cuddling, but nothing serious. I didn’t see her again until about 10 days after, but we kept up chatting on phone from time to time. She came around a few more times, sometimes spends less than half an hour, sometimes 1 to 2 hours. She cooked sometimes, and sometimes she just came to watch some movies (always had a few good ones around). It was all good, all casual. A little cuddling from time to time, a little loss of guard once in a while, but nothing serious. We never even got to second base yet.

164 thoughts on “A Chronicle of Xs – Holly

  1. The very root of your writing whilst appearing agreeable in the beginning, did not really sit properly with me after some time. Somewhere within the sentences you were able to make me a believer unfortunately just for a very short while. I nevertheless have a problem with your jumps in logic and one might do nicely to help fill in all those breaks. When you actually can accomplish that, I would definitely be amazed.

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