Flower Boy – Episode 44
© Samuel Oyebamiji
(Cus of Love)
Happiness knew no bound inside of me when I heard that Brandon had the solution in his briefcase
I watched as Brandon brought out an injection and got it filled.
He dropped his briefcase on the chair and stood up ready to walk towards Anthony
“Hey robot , what are you tryna do?” Brian asked
“What does it look like?” Brandon retorted
“What the hell!” Scot exclaimed and walked closer to Brandon
He pushed Brandon away.
“That’s quiet rude of you. Is that how to reply the flower boys, have you gone out of your mind? Just because we allowed you into this house doesn’t give you the audacity to talk to us rudely ” Scot said with an angry look
I’m kinda scared. I do not want them to fight.
Brian stood up gently and walk closer to Brandon.
He stood side by side and he shot Brandon a devilish gaze
“Are you so dumb to realize that it’s a honour for a common robot like you to stand before the flower boys. I had being living with Anthony for years, you really think if I know of a solution, I will not be the first one to administer it to Anthony.
Why are you being too forward. If you use the drug for him and he dies , what should we be saying.
When did you become a doctor? You are just a robot, what did you use the laboratory you had for if not for evil. Now walk out of this house with your f*cken equipment” Brian commanded
Brandon gently packed back his equipment and walked out with his briefcase Brian and Scot turned at me at the same time but their face had dropped into a gentle one
Brian walked closer to me and held me by my hands . He walked me to his room
He gestured for me to sit and I obliged sheepishly
“Nancy, you trust people easily. I do not like that.
Brandon is a wolve in sheep clothing. He does not have the solution to Anthony’s memory loss. Time is what heal memory loss not some kinda crazy formulated injections ” Brian said with a stern face
He noticed that I was scared with his sterned face.
He dropped his face into a smiling one and sat closer to me
“Nancy, Don’t he scared. I heard you telling Anthony that you have recovered your memory. Are you really sure you are Donna? ” Brian asked
“I’m serious, I’m Donna. The memories were so clear” I replied
“Did you still love me?” Brian asked
“I’m Donna, you know I always love Anthony, why asking that question”! I asked
“Firstly you can’t be Donna. I do not have a way to convince you since you are now Donna but I will convert you back to Nancy” Brian said
“What did you mean?” I asked
“I meant that I can’t stand you Love Anthony. i’m in Love deeply with you. If doing evil will make you Love me , then I will” Brian said
“You know I’ve never loved you. I had just liked you as a friend , and why will you do evil?” I asked
“Just watch” Brian said and walked towards his luggage
He squatted and filled in a injection.
“What’s that for?” I asked
“I wanna inject you so you can loose your memory again. You will forget you ever love Anthony and our love life will work. I promise to help you and stay by you afterwards. Nancy, I’m not being evil. Love is making me do this
I watched the door and I noticed that it’s opened.
I ran out abruptly.
This must never happen again. Why would he inject me just because he wants me to love him
Is Love by force? I ran down the stairs and I saw Scot sitting but backing me
I ran out of the house hoping that they won’t run after me cus I can hardly run
I finally get out of the compound and stared around for where I can run too
A hand held me by my left, I turned and I saw Brandon, another hand held me by my left hand and I turned and saw Brian
Fear overwhelmed me as I saw Brian
” please let me go Brian” I pleaded
“You are our babysitter, you have no where to go” Brian said
“Brian, leave her ” Brandon said boldly and Brian chuckled mockingly
“You this crazy robot is here still , Not until I teach you a lesson you will never forget” Brian said and left me and walked closer to Brandon .
He stood before Brandon. I noticed that someone was behind Brandon, I turned fearfully and I saw that it’s Scot
Jeez! But why should all this be happening ?
No, I can’t stand and watch Brian inject me just because he wants me to fall in Love with him.
Anthony is the one my heart has always desire . I Love him so much, even though he doesn’t treat me well, I still can’t stop loving him
Brandon bowed his head when he realized that he’s stuck between Brian and Scot
“Nancy, what did Brian wants to do you cus for you to run out of the house, it implies they wanna do something that is not right to you ?” Brandon asked me
I blinked my eye fearfully as I stared at both Brian and Scot. I use to find solace around them, I do not know why they suddenly changed
“Speak” Brandon said and I summoned little courage to answer his question
“Brian wants to make me …” I said but paused and shook in fear when Brian yelled at me in the middle of my speech
“Why are you threatening this lady?” Brandon asked and Scot placed a curve metal around Brandon’s neck while Brian kicked him in his stomach
Brandon stood still and maintained his bowed head
“I don’t wanna hurt you guys” Brandon said gently
Brian laughed while Scot hit him in his back
But he stood still like he isn’t even affected by their kicks and punches
Brian sent a very hard scary kick around his neck and he shook a little. Brian and Scot started beating
Brandon and he was bending his body little by little
I closed my eye with my palm in fear. Omg! I do not want them to fight? What will happen now if Brandon starts to fight with them too
We have being through a lot already . I do not want anybody to get hurt just because of me
Brandon raised himself all of a sudden and grabbed
Brian by his neck roughly. He threw him far away and Brian fell
He turned and gave Scot a heavy kick. Scot groaned in pain as he fell to the floor.
Brandon held me by my hand and we both ran towards where his car is.
We entered the car and I realized that even Anthony is not safe. Though I’m not sure of this , but what if it was Brian that orchestrated how Anthony lost his memory?
“Brandon, please help Anthony too” I pleaded
“I’ll come back for him, let me make you escape first” Brandon said but I insist
I can never let Anthony stay in that house with his brothers that are behaving strangely this days
Brandon ignored me and Started the car but I opened the door obstinately and ran back to Anthony house. I ignored Brain and Scot who were still trying to recover from the serious pain they were going through
I entered the house and I saw Anthony sitting
“Anthony, follow me please, you can’t stay here” I pleaded and held his right wrist trying to pull me up
He removed his hand from mine angrily and shot me an angry look
“Who the hell are you? And where on earth are you taking me to?” Anthony asked
“Anthony please follow me, we did not have time.those two guys you saw here some minutes ago might hurt you, please follow me ” I pleaded and Anthony’s face looked like that of someone that was reasoning with me but it seems he hasn’t trust me yet
“Please, follow me Anthony” I pleaded
“And see the baby sitter that is trying to steal our own brother from us, when did our babysitter becomes a kidnapper ” Scot said as he stood with Brian at the entrance
(Nancy is prettier than Donna)
Fear overwhelmed me and I was glad when I saw
Brandon behind them. He knock them down with an heavy blows on their head. They fell and I held Anthony and ran outside the house
We entered Brandon’s car and he drove us to his place.
“This is getting complicated than I thought” Brandon said and I exhaled
“So tell me what Brian wants to do for you?” Brandon asked
“Never mind please” I said and rested comfortably on the chair
He left Anthony and he went Inside a room to do what only he knows
I moved closer to Anthony and stared directly into his face
“Anthony! ” I called and he turned at me
“Brandon will administer the drug to you now and you will be fine , okay?” I said and he nodded and faced front
Brandon came back later with some medical equipments in his hand. He administered the equipments to Anthony and Anthony felt dizzy
He slept off the chair that he is
“Why did he sleep off?” I asked
“He will be fine, that’s how the drug reacts at first” He said and I nodded
Brando showed me where a room I could lodge in for the main time.
I lay on the bed and I can’t stop thinking about Anthony. Why is Brian so much obsess about me? I hope he accepts fate soon that we can never be in Love
I rested for a while and I slept off. I woke up by midnight and walked out of my room to the living room where Anthony lay.
He was sitting down and placing his head on his palm
“Sir” I called with a fast beating heart hoping that he has recovered his memory
“Nancy, are you really Donna?” He asked and I arched my brow
“Sir, have you recovered fully well from your memory?” I asked anticipating for a positive answer
“Yes I have. I recollected everything , all thanks to Brandon who helped me. I’m more disappointed in my brothers for betraying me. Brian made me loose
my memory and scot supported him. Scot supports him in all that he does though. I do not know why ”
Anthony said gently and bowed his head slightly
“I’m happy you have fully recovered sir ” I said
“I can’t just believe you are Donna though. Cus with all what I’ve gone through, I find it hard to trust anyone. I’m happy really that I recovered my memory cus we going for a show tomorrow. The flower boys and you will be performing” He said
“But we have not done any rehearsal so far , how are we gonna do it?” I asked
“The issue isn’t even in how we gonna do it. The issue is in how I will perform with my brothers that betrayed me , but we must perform cus I really want us to win ” Anthony said and I nodded
“Can we do a little rehearsal now?” I asked
“Sure, but did Brandon have any musical instruments here ?” He asked
“I have no idea but I think I should ask him” I said
and went to a room I assume to be Brandon’s room.
I knocked and he opened the door.
“Hi Nancy” he said as he fixes the button of his dress. He had just finish dressing
“Hi” I greeted wondering where he is going at the middle of the night
“What did you want at this time of the night?” He asked
“Erm…first, where are you going please ?” I asked
“Have you forgotten your foster father so soon.
Remember that he was was the disguise man that was hit at the stomach at Romeo’s place ” He said
“True, Are you going to save him?” I asked
“I told you he is not dead. He had a plan B for whatRomeo did , I need to help him” Brandon said
“Brandon, you such an angel, you have being helping us always , are you aware that the drug you administered to Anthony had made him fully recovered?” I asked
“I know it will, I need to get going” he said
“Please do you have a kinda musical room around here ?” I asked
“Sure, I like music too” He said and took me a very largely decorated musicals room
I thanked him and he left . I hope that he comes back safely with Williams
I went to meet Anthony at the living room and informed him. He followed me to the musical room gently and we both sat
The musical room was more like a studio.
We both sat before a piano that was opposite each other
He stared at me for a while like someone that was lost in thought. I coughed gently when he won’t stop looking at me and he took his face away and set it at the keyboard
“Set your key to C major” He said and I obliged
“Done” I replied
“Good! Have you listened to our second debut titled
‘Don’t leave me lonely’?” He asked
“Sir, I’m a big fan of yours, I’d listened to all your songs and even know all the lyrics offhand ” I said and he nodded
“I would not need to stress myself more that way.
Switch on the instruments and place the media player on your head. Let’s get started ” He said and I did as commanded
“But sir, sorry for interrupting, I’m just thinking, what if Brian and Scot did not come? They can’t be so sure that you have recovered your memory” I said
“If they didn’t come, then just you and I will sing” He said
“Won’t people be disappointed and ask of where Brian and Scot is, the media might carry rumour that there are some kinda quarrel amidst the flower boys ” I said
“Let’s see what happens tomorrow” He said and started free styling on the keyboard
We commenced the rehearsal and did it with seriousness till it was day break
By the time he said we are done, I was damn tired
“Sir, I do not think I’ll be able to go to school today” I said before leaving to my room
“I’m not going either , school will stress us out before the show, just go and rest. Later in the afternoon, we will start going for the show ” Anthony said and I nodded
I was almost at the exit of the musical room when Anthony called me
“What dress do you plan putting on to the show?” He asked
“I didn’t think about that” I replied
“You are probably panning to wear one of your babysitting cloth to one of the most glorious show in America” He said sarcastically
“I think I’ll take you out myself and get some beautiful clothes for you and also take you to where your skin will be worked on so you can look the best for today’s show ” He said and I blushed
My dreams are coming true already. Anthony is gonna take me shopping. Wake me up, I’m probably dreaming
But why is he behaving so cool? Unlike the times he use to behave very cruel. Has he believed I’m Donna already or what?
I walked out gently and went to bath. I dressed and rested on the bed. I do not really know if I’m resting but one thing I know is that my thoughts are filled with Anthony
I’m Donna. I’m so sure of that. All I need for him right now is to believe me. I hope he believes soon
, I can even tell him a thousand memories of ours if he will hear me out
After few hours, I heard a knock on my door. I stood and opened the door. It’s Anthony
“Sir” I greeted and bowed. He looked so handsome and his lips looks more sexy. He has just finished dressing and his scent is driving me crazy. I feel like grabbing him and kissing him
He already gave me my first kiss, kissing him again and again wouldn’t have being a big deal
All I need is just for him to believe me.
“Are you ready ?” He asked and I nodded while stylishly looking at his very cute face
It looks like that of an angel even though I’d never seen one before. His soft face that is devoid of pimples gat me thinking about how it will feel like to place my my soft palms on his check
He walked out and I followed behind. He shopped for me and we went out of the place with some sets of very gorgeous clothes
The memories of Anthony and I keep flashing in my memories and I wish I can sit him down and explain everything to him
But I’m still kinda afraid of him. Even though I now know I’m Donna. I still feel a kinda distance between us. Maybe because he is yet to believe
that I’m Donna
No wonder I’d always love Anthony badly. I miss him so much anytime I’m not with him
We went to all the necessary places and different works are performed on different part of my bodies
He took me to large studio finally and those guys took me to a room and dress for me , I came out looking damn gorgeous . If anyone had seen me , they will have thought that I’m the queen of mermaid or the Queen of the sea
Everyone was staring at me and admiring me.
My eyes met with that of Anthony. He was flabbergasted at my sight. He is dressed too and he looked so gorgeous.
We both look adorable.
I walked closer to Anthony in my very beautiful dress and bowed my head stylishly
“Is she the Nancy I brought?” Anthony asked and everyone in the studio laughed at flower boy
“Yes she is sir, that’s our work on her” One of the worker said taking glory for the beautiful work they did on me
“You can never be Donna” Anthony whispered into my ear
My face dropped and I looked at myself from neck to toe feeling embarrassed and trying to decipher a meaning from what he just said
I summoned a little courage to ask him
“Why sir?” I asked gently and stylishly
“Cus you are prettier than Donna” He said and blushing almost kill me