‘What are you looking at?’ I asked my boyfriend, Kitan, as I walked into the living room.
He was pulling something out of a basket filled with junk.
‘Is that you babe?’ He asked.
‘Yes, it’s me. Were you expecting anybody else?’ I rolled my eyes.
He pulled out a box, gave me a cheeky smile, and moved to the couch.
‘Hahaha, very funny. Come and see for yourself. I found this in the storage room while I was in there with Fred…’
‘What were you and my maniac of a cousin doing in the storage room?’ I moved closer to him.
‘If you let me finish talking, you’ll find out. We were just….’
‘Is that the family pictures you’ve got there?’ I squeaked.
‘Smh. That’s what’s written on the box, right? It’s so heavy. Wow! Must be hundreds of pictures in here.’ Kitan started to open the box
‘Stop! Don’t open it.’ I shrieked.
‘Just don’t open it okay. Give it here.’ Kitan pulled his hands back as I tried to reach for the box.
Fred came in just as I climb on top of Kitan to get to the box and the pictures within.
‘What the hell guys. Get a room.’ He made gagging noises.
‘Give me the box.’ I growled at Kitan, ignoring my cousin.
‘Ah-ha! I told you that she would flip if she sees it, but you didn’t believe me.’ Fred said.
‘Bloody rascal…you say a lot of things, and it’s a lot safer not to trust a word that comes out of your mouth. Humenah will you get off me already. Why don’t you want me to see what’s inside the box?’
I struggled the more to get the box but Kitan managed to crawl out from under me.
‘I can tell you.’ Fred offered.
‘Shut up your mouth, Fred.’
I panicked. In that box, Kitan would find truths about myself that I was not yet ready to reveal.
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