I froze for an instant as the lust that overwhelmed me just a few minutes before dissipated with such alacrity, I could barely recall any of it.
Emeka sighed and rolled off me. There was no way I could hide my reaction! I was so freaked out, I could barely move. He lit a cigarette and puffed away. There were no words exchanged between us. I mean, what do you say in a situation like that? “Hi have you been taking melanin-inducing pills to change your skin colour but forgot they don’t localize around your genitals?”
I gently stood from his bed and got dressed, hoping for the life of me that he wasn’t a crazy guy who would hold me down against my will. He didn’t. He didn’t even leave the room as I slowly wore my shoes and picked my purse from the living room couch where I had dropped it in the heat of the moment. I let myself out of the house and as if sensing my presence, the gate opened and I walked out.
I was barely out of the gate when the full weight of what I had just seen hit me. A dark skinned man with an albino penis??? Where on earth did that come from? How did that happen?
Please don’t get me wrong; I am not one of those people that think Albinos should be discriminated against but I sure as hell did not sign up for a duet of ebony and ivory all in one package when I left my house that evening.
I looked at my watch. It was almost 1:00am. I quickly reached into my bag and dialled Thato’s number from my cell phone. She was still at the club with Amanda, watching Amanda flirt with half the men in the room. I quickly gushed out the street address and asked her to hurry. I didn’t offer any explanations. Now that I think about it, I think she must have thought Emeka tried to rape me because she rushed down to pick me up so quickly.
“Are you alright Diney?” She exclaimed as soon as she saw me. I was standing by the roadside, looking like a sex trader.
I quickly entered the car and sighed with relief as the heat from the vents eased off my goosebumps.
“What happened?” Thato asked hysterically.
The knots in my stomach as the image of Emeka’s genitals kept recurring in my head prevented me from speaking. I was nauseous and all I wanted to do was throw up.
“Please just take me to my car.” I said quietly to Thato. She could see I wasn’t crying or physically hurt so she eased off a bit and drove to where I parked my car close to club Hush. Without a word, I entered my car and sped off.
On getting home, I took a long hot shower. I felt like the water could wash off Emeka’s touch and kisses. I even brushed my teeth thrice. I curled in bed with my teddy bear and all night, I tossed and turned; all I saw in my dreams were tall dark handsome men dancing and jumping around my apartment with their albino dicks hanging out.
I was up by 5:00am with a banging headache; I don’t know if it was due to lack of sleep or simply a result of the drinking. Whatever the case was, I couldn’t sleep. I got out of bed and made myself a cup of strong coffee and sat in my living room, staring at the TV but not watching. I was so traumatized, even the smell of coffee threatened to evoke the urge to vomit.
By 7:30am, the sun was up and I was still sitting on the couch. I decided to take an early bubble bath and possibly bake a cake; anything just to keep me indoors till I was fully recovered. I was busy running the bath when I heard incessant knocks at my door. I checked my cell phone for missed calls; there were none. I considered ignoring the knocks but they seemed so persistent, I had to answer the door. I almost hissed in anger when I saw who it was that had the effrontery to knock at my door so early on a saturday morning; it was my neighbor Theo.