Mofe stared blankly ahead of him as Nse walked on never taking a single look back. Tears streamed down his eyes but he couldn’t bring himself to call her. Nse disappeared into the atmosphere. Mofe’ s eyes opened wide as Nse disappeared.
“Nse!!!” “Nse!!!” Mofe called out as he suddenly woke up from bed. He looked around him and realised his surroundings. Jumbo stirred in her sleep but did not get up.
“Who is Nse?”, she asked. Mofe why do you scream another woman’s name like she took something from you.
“Jumbo, please it’s too early this morning for your interrogation” Mofe retorted as he swung his legs from the bed.
Raising herself abruptly to a sitting position, Jumbo looked mortified.
“Mofe Shola Adigum I an your wife, if you scream another woman’s name in your sleep I should be worried”
Mofe was confused, this was the 3rd time this year he was having the same dream about Nse since Jumbo started giving him sleepless nights. What was happening to him now? He had not seen Nse for 9 years and hadn’t spoken to her much in that period. He was too confused to listen to Jumbo’ s winning.
“I will be in the study, I want to do my quiet time” More picked his bible and left the bedroom.
Jumbo sighed heavily and shook her head. She had tears in her eyes as she watched Mofe walk out of the room.
Mawutor looked closely at Mofe and knew immediately that something was wrong.
“Ma guy, let’s have a drink at the cafeteria”
“Mawutor, I am not in the mood for drinks, I just want to finish this project and head home”
“Mofe Shola, I know you better than you think. Let’s talk about it.” Mawutor snatched Mofe’ s pen and pulled him off his chair. Mofe reluctantly followed Mawutor out of his office.
“When was the last time you spoke to Nse?”
“I haven’t spoken to her in about a year or two, besides you know Nse. She never wanted anything to do with me. Guy, I am married now why am I having tearful dreams about her?”
“Have you prayed about it?”
“Well, I didn’t take it seriously before, but now that it’s showing up again… I probably should do so. You know o thought I had dealt with my love for her”
” Obviously you didn’t, my understanding of the dream is that she is far away from you and keeps moving far, but your heart still yearns for her”
“But how? I love Jumbo”
“Are you sure? are you guys okay the two of you”
Mofe bowed his head silently and shook his head, “Mawutor I don’t know, something is wrong and I can’t place my finger on it”
Mawutor placed his hand on Mofe’ s shoulder. “It is well, just don’t start getting any funny ideas. We will pray about it ok?”