​THE HEAT OF VIRGINITY final episode 

My mom then said to Ella. 
“You see everything is fine, I told you.” I then went to my room and Ella followed. I had to pretend to be happy with her to erase the doubts she was having, so we played board games and watched TV. When it was dark I dropped her off and came back home. I was going to my room and my mom called me. 
“I gave birth to you, I nurtured you, I took you to the best schools in the country. I made you got the best job a graduate can have. I have always looked out for your interest. I am your mother and I have been good to you since the day you were born. Now Mark , tell me the truth. What is going on?”
At that moment I knew I couldn’t keep it within me. I told her everything that happened. She then said. 

“I am totally disappointed in you. I brought you up well, only for you to be bewitched by that girl. I blame your father for making you serve in Krachi. Now Mark , you will take me to where you are housing them.”
“Now? It’s late mom.” I said

“Now Mark . And who else knows about this? ”

“Nobody just us.”

“It is going to remain that way.” Her driver then took us to Regina’s apartment. I knocked and Regina opened the door and said.

“Sweety, I was just …….” 

“Who is your sweety?” my mom cuts in.. Regina was scared to her teeth.

“Sorry mummy, I didn’t see..” she apologised

“Don’t call me mummy. Your mother disowned you because of your treachery.” We all stepped into the apartment.  

“Do you know who I am?” mom asked

“No ma” Regina answered in fear, almost kneeling down

“I am a Judge in Tamale. I can make life very complicated for you if you try to destroy what I have spent almost all the years of my life to build.” mom said angrily
Next thing Junior walked into the sitting room and cried out. “Mummy, Mummy …” He stood still as he saw the crowd. My mom saw him and said. 

“Oh my God, Mark !!” As she held my hand tight. There was silence for a minute. 
Mom then broke the silence by saying.

“The deed has been done, but if you truly love my son you will have to let him go. I was very angry but now I don’t have to show it because of him. He is innocent and does not have to suffer from your recklessness. I will make arrangements for you two to relocate to the UK. That is were you will spend the rest of your lives. You will have to get your educational documents and necessary documents for that effect. Tomorrow, you will leave for Accra and you both will stay there till your visas are ready.”
Regina was just sobbing and didn’t utter a word.

“My personal assistant will come tomorrow morning to facilitate the arrangements. This is the best I can do not for you, but for him Mark you have two minutes, I will be waiting in the car.”
She left for the car and I stood there looking at Regina.

“I fought for us Reggie and now see what it has led? I don’t think I will ever see you again. Good bye Reggie.” I then looked at Junior, I carried him one last time, kissed his cheek and blessed him. I dropped him down and headed to the car.
We got home and no word was uttered between my mom and I. The following morning I had a call from mom telling me to come immediately to Regina’s apartment,  I could feel mom’s voice shaking, I then rushed there only to see Regina lying on the floor with Junior on her chest both lifeless. 
She gave Junior a poisonous substance and took some herself after writing a note which read:
Second by second I think of you, How can all of this be true? Even after the comfort, Just the thought of you makes me cry,

I never even got to express my love no matter how I try,

I have no hope that it will ever get better,

I always smell your familiar scent,

It makes me think of all of the times we’ve spent,

So many things I never got to say,

I never imagined you’d ever be so faraway,

You were my destined love,

And I loved you like no other,

In my heart you’ll always be,

Until I breathe my last,

I will never forget your soothing voice,

I know there’s life after this life,

But now I have to let you rest,

I have to make your mom happy,

But I don’t want to be in London, 

I hope your wife will love and care for you like me, 

Staying alive will still bring those forces of love,

I’ll miss you with all my heart,

I wish we never had to part,

But I know we shall meet again,

And I shall prepare you rice, macroni and 3 pieces of meat,

Junior Loves you and I know you love him too,

But I’m sorry I can’t go without him.

So now, I guess this is my goodbye.

Please do not cry, I know it isn’t your fault. 

Till we meet again,  I wish you a happy marriage, 

Regina and Mark (Junior)
I was shaking and sweating allowing tears to flow freely like a river, I didn’t know when I gave out the loudest cry in my life throwing the note at mom. I feel she was the cause of this but…. Hmmmm.
It was 20th November, 2016, about two years after Regina and Junior left us. I married Ella and we had a daughter but their memories would forever remain evergreen in my heart……….until I breath my last. 
I thought deeply as I dropped the pen and closed my diary wiping tears away from my eyes. I still can’t control my tears anytime I think of them. I still love them and may their souls rest in perfect peace.



Episode 15
I grabbed unto her B—m and I began to suck her Tips.
“Oh Mark, there hasn’t been anybody else apart from you. No one has touched me and no one will but you. Take me Mark ” I was unbuttoning my shirt and she was pulling her bum shorts… We were Unclad and kissing, catching up from where we stopped years ago.
I then inserted into her, she moaned. She was so wet and creamy. That feeling, that same feeling, everything was coming back to me.
We made love not sex, it was love.
When we were done she said.

“Oh Mark , you released in me again.”

“Oh shit, I am sorry.” She then laughed.

“It’s okay, I am safe. My ovulation had passed.” We both laid down on our backs in silence. She then broke the silence and said. “Is she more beautiful?”

“Come on Reggie, Please.”

“Is she better than me? Does she satisfy you like the way I do?” “I am afraid, I can’t answer you.”

“Do you still love me?”

“I can never stop loving you Reggie.”

“Then why can’t you marry me?”

“My family and her family are already involved.”

“I love you with my life, and I understand you have moved on. I cannot ask you to leave her for me. I want to ask you one Question Mark. Will you choose to marry a lady you love or a lady you are trying to love?” She asked the most shocking question
“If I am left with that choose I will choose you. But I told you, our families are already involved.”

“Am I not worth fighting for?”
I became bewildered and completely helpless. I couldn’t answer her question. so we slept off. In the middle of the night she woke me up by sucking my manly, I was completely lured and ignited. Overwhelmed by the flame of passion I grew. She then posed in a doggy position and her bum was just right in front of me. I stood to mount on her and rammed into her till we were both wasted.
The following morning, I left for home. Unfortunately I met Ella at my place, she was seated in the sitting room and my mom was comforting her. She was in tears. My mom then asked me.

“Where are you coming from Mark ? Your chairman said you guys arrived last night”

“A friend of mine was having a party so I had to attend.”

“Is that why you switched off your phones Mark ?”

“My batteries ran down.” My mom then said to Ella.

“You see everything is fine, I told you….


Episode 14
She took a deep breath in and was downcast. 
“I know you have suffered because of the decisions we made in the past. I cannot erase the past but by God’s grace, I can make your future and Junior’s better. You will write WAEC again, you will pass and you will gain admission, junior will go to the best schools and he will make us proud. But you need to keep to your word. And I will keep to mine.”  I then hugged her and left.
At home in my room, I was deep in thoughts. I was wondering if this my plight will remain secret. Ella and I had our wedding penned in a few months, our families are involved and the planning had begun. 
Days later, I was in Port Harcourt and I was kept abreast about the progress being made regarding Regina’s accommodation. I was very impressed at the development. I just wanted her to have a place she could call home and raise our child.
Ella noticed something different about me and I was tired of giving her the excuse that I was ill. I later told her I developed cold feet regarding our planned wedding. That I will be fine. I returned to Tamale after my official assignment and the first place I went to was Regina’s new apartment.
I made sure it was far from my place to avoid any trouble. I got to her door and I rang the bell. She then opened the door. She was looking more gorgeous than ever. She had her hair done, her nails, she even added little weight. She had a smile on and I just stood there looking at Regina…. She had a bum shorts on, with a half top. She was amazingly sexy, I just couldn’t help but stand there and look or should I say lust on her.
“Are you going to stand there?” She asked bringing me back to reality

“Oh sorry.” I apologised
As I entered the apartment. The sitting room was beautiful with a touch of different shades of purple. I was very impressed by her choice of taste and luxury. I knew she had it in her… 
“I know you must be hungry.” She said

“Yes, I am starving but where is Junior?” 

“He’s asleep, come let me serve you dinner.” She sat me down on

the dining section and she served me a dish.
I opened it and what I saw took me through memory lane. It was rice, Macroni and 3 pieces of meat. Just like the old days. I looked at her and she was all smiling. Flash backs began to usher in my thoughts, visualizing faded images in my memory that was once clouded. I began to fill a little spark.
After the lovely meal, she started taking me round her beautiful apartment, and the last place we stopped was her room. It looked cozy and very calm. She then stood before me and said. 

“Remember the first night we spent together?”

“Yes I remember. How can I forget?” We both stood there looking at each other.
All I could see was a lady I once loved with all my heart and she buttressed my thoughts with a touch on my face. Her hand on my face felt like those times. I heard voices in my head. 
“Kiss her!!.” repeatedly.
Then I kissed her, she kissed me back and we started kissing aggressively. I pulled off her shirt and her Tips… Oh my God! I had missed them. I haven’t been intimate with anybody else and my cup was more than full.


Episode 13
“His name is Mark.” 
I took a pause and looked at him, he was already asleep. I didn’t know whether to touch him, carry him or something. I was just too unprepared for these before me.
“I cannot stay here in Krachi.” She said

“Then where do you want to stay? You can’t come with me to Tamale” I said calmly

“Mark , I have nobody, nobody. I have been rejected by my family, friends and relatives. The only person I have is you and my baby. I can’t stay far away from you, Please.” she said
“Reggie, a lot has happened these few years. I have moved on and you being close could affect everything my mother has established for me, everything I have worked hard for recently. It can destroy me Reggie.” I pleaded
“Mark , I understand but I need someone to run to, someone to depend on. I will never interfere in your life again. I just need a new place to start all over, I don’t want my baby to go through what I went through. I need to further my education, you helped me once and I know you can help me again. I can’t provide for and protect our child Mark…… ” She said
I started to reflect on everything she said. I looked at the child, my child and I felt so sorry. I knew I can’t deny them solace, cant deny them what they want. That’s my blood she’s talking about. I was hasty in conclusion. I looked at my watch and it was almost 1 pm.
“Reggie, if we have to go to Tamale, we have to go now. Go pack your things, I will be waiting in the car.”
It took us about 5 hours to get to Tamale. I lodged them in a hotel and handed her GHC 200 in case she needed anything urgent that night. I then left for home. I avoided everyone and went straight to my room. I was very unsettled and completely in distress.
Ella had been calling me but I was too weak to pick her calls. The following day, I drove to pick Ella so we could go to church. She noticed I was not myself and she asked me.
“What is wrong Mark ? you have been acting strange.”

“I am pretty ill, but I will be fine.” I insisted it was a flu.
After church service, I dropped Ella at her place and I went home to get some stuffs for Regina and Junior. I got Regina a new Phone and Junior, some of my old toys and lots of candies. I got to their hotel room and she appeared more relaxed. Next thing I heard was. 
I saw the excitement on his face, it sent a cold chill through my spine. Then Regina said. 

“Junior, come on stop that. He is uncle not Daddy.”  

“uncle!” he then said
I smiled, for he looked so adorable. I gave him his goodies

“Thank you uncle.”

I was amazed and there was this urge inside of me to spend time with him.
“Reggie, try and relax today, tomorrow you will go shopping with Junior. Here is GHC 3,000 for you 2. The driver will come tomorrow in the morning, he will also help open an account for you as well. I have told him to secure an apartment for you in a

very good environment. It will take you guys 3 days at most to furnish and set up the place to your taste.”
“Are you not going to be around?” She asked

“I told you I will be traveling this week and will be very busy. I may not see you till I return from my trip. But I will always call you….”
Be calm for episode  14


Episode 12
She held my hand and led me into the church. 
I didn’t know what to think or expect, I just needed to know what was wrong with her. We got into the church and what caught my eyes was the sight of children playing on a mat spread on the floor. 
“Okay Reggie we are in the church, tell me what is going on? And why did you decide to blank me out completely? ” I asked

“I thought it was the right decision, ending everything we started 2 years ago. But I was wrong and I am sorry.” she replied
“Okay, now tell me why are you not in school? Is your mother okay?” She then gushed out in tears. It was becoming irritating and I grew impatient and….. I heard a tiny voice of a kid saying. “Mummy sorry.”
The little boy then embraced her by her leg and she carried him up. I was shocked the baby looked very much like me when I was little…. He had the shape of my eyebrows and my droopy eyes. I then stuttered. 

“Is… That your child?” As sweat began to drip from my face.


She then replied sobbing.

“This is our Mark ….This is our son.”

“How come, how is it possible?” I wanted to know

“He is 2 years old, you are the only man I have slept with, he even looks like you.” she said

“Oh my God!” I sat down on a bench because my knees became weary. 
“Tell me everything Reggie.”
“3 weeks after you left Krachi. I became ill and I was vomiting. My mom then asked me if I was seeing any man. I told her no. She took me to see the doctor, he ran some tests and the result was that I was pregnant. My mom beat me in the hospital with her slippers. When we got home, she threw my stuffs out and disowned me. I went to meet my closest relative and in spite of all the pleas my mom refused to take me back……” As she started sobbing. I held her hand tight to comfort her. 


“Continue.” I was interested
“My relatives insisted I tell them who was responsible, but I refused. I didn’t want to implicate you and I know you didn’t mean it. You have always wanted to help me. So I did not tell them. 4 months later, they started maltreating me and I then decided to leave. A pastor’s wife took me in and I was there for 1 year. That was were I gave birth to junior and worked with the church’s primary school”. She narrated
“You mean this church?” 

“No, I came to this church about 6 months ago. I had to leave the

other place, the pastor made some advances on me, I reported to the wife and she threw me out. I have been here since. It’s been terrible Mark ….”She began to cry out.
My mind was heavy and I knew I had to do something about her situation. She suffered because of me, her education, her family. I felt so much indebted to her. 
“Reggie, I know everything can’t be okay, but I will do everything possible to make sure you get the best in life. God has blessed me with a good job and money is not a problem. I will get you an apartment here in Krachi and every month I will send you GHC 1,000 for you and Junior.”


“Good, make sure you do your thing.” 
Ella and I became so close, I went to see her family and they gave me a warm welcome, her siblings were so friendly… Things were getting more and more interesting.
We travelled to Navrongo for the wedding. I had with me the engagement ring and I was praying she would say yes, a part of me was sure…
She decided we stay in different hotel rooms because she told me she was still a Virgin that she needed to keep till that special night, I felt so lucky…
After the church ceremony at the reception, I gave someone my phone to make sure he captured the moment. I then called Ella’s attention.
As I knelt down with the ring. 

“Oh my God…” I then asked. 

“Will you marry me?” She covered her eyes and screamed. “Yes!! I will.” To my surprise, people around were clapping and that made me very uncomfortable. 
After the event we headed back to our hotel rooms and I called my mom telling her the good news. My mom was really glad. That night, I went on Facebook to post the proposal picture. I noticed I had several unread messages so I took my time to read them.
There was one message that took my attention the most. The sender didn’t have a profile picture so I went ahead to read the mail.
“Please are you the Mark that served in Krachi over a year ago? please call this number 055*****73 Regina.”
I felt very disturbed and I called the number immediately. Unfortunately the phone was switched off. I checked when the message was sent and it was about 4 months ago.
I got back to Tamale and kept on trying the number with no success. On Wednesday morning it rang. I waited to hear the voice and it was Regina’s. 
“Oh Jesus, Reggie,  I just saw your message are you okay?” She began to sob. 

“Mark please come and help me. I need your help now more than ever….”

“I don’t get you Reggie,  is everything alright?”

“Nothing is alright, please come I need your help.”

“I am at work now, I won’t be chanced to travel.” 

“How about Saturday it’s very important .” Then the line then went off.
Memories of Reggie came back, I was confused and very bothered about her situation. I kept on calling but the phone was switched off. I then sent a text message to her. telling her I would be coming on Saturday, but will leave on Sunday morning because I had to prepare to travel to Port Harcourt on Wednesday on an official assignment.
She responded the following day with the address and her location. I had made arrangements with a driver to take me there with my car and I told Ella I was going on a business meeting at Accra. 
I left very early in the morning and I got there around 11:30am. The location was a church far inside the town, it wasn’t easy locating it. I saw Regina by the gate of the church, standing. She looked pale and mucky, she had lost weight and she looked very unpleasant and troubled. I came down from the car and she ran towards me. She embraced me and said.
“Oh Mark ….” As she wept deeply. I held her back by her shoulders. 

“Reggie… Please talk to me what is wrong?”  

“Come to the church with me and you will know everything.”…


Episode 10
“Awww… How sweet. you know what? Let me have your number. Meanwhile, let’s go meet up with our friends over there.” She replied
I then gave her my business card and she was like 

“Wow!! Mark , you here. I have always known you were special” After the reception, I dropped her home and when I got home I called her and we spent over an hour talking on the phone. 
We kept on talking for long over the week and the prospect of Ella and I starting a relationship grew by the day. We decided to fix a date the following weekend and we chose Saturday. 
So on that day we went to a nice restaurant to have lunch. We cracked school jokes and talked about old times… It was a wonderful moment. I then asked her. 
“Ella about your business. How much will it cost you to relocate and restructure your business?”

“Well, it will cost me GHC5,000.” I then reached out to my small bag and brought out my cheque book.
Then she said Mark. What do you think yo are doing?” 

“I am writing you a cheque of GHC5,000? 

“I can’t take it, I am sorry, I just can’t take it.” 

“It’s a loan, you can pay me when you ready to.” 

“How much interest?” 

“1Cedi ” 
She laughed, hugged me and that was it. I really wanted to do something very important in her life, so she would know that I was very concerned about her future. When I got home my mom

called. She wanted to know my next move.
Obviously marriage, I told her about Ella and she wanted to see her the following weekend. I then told Ella if she would like to pay my home a visit and meet my family. She delightfully welcomed it.
She came over and my mom really liked her. They talked for over an hour and I even felt left out. It was a good thing. She had lunch with us and she also helped in washing the dishes, my mom was so proud of her, even though it was their first meeting.
After I had dropped Ella off at her place I got back home and my mom called me.

“Ella is a good lady, she will make an awesome wife. She’s creative, she’s got her own business, she’s going to have time to run and maintain her home, have time for the kids. I mean what else do you need?” 

“I know Ella is wonderful.” 

“When are you proposing to her? you better do it soon. before someone else does.” 

“Well, we will be traveling to Navrongo in 3 weeks, for her friends wedding. I think that’s when I will do it.”


Episode 9
The institution made arrangements for me to travel to the U.S for a 10 months managerial course. 
I only wished I could tell the good news to Regina, but there was no means, she didn’t have a phone, she wasn’t on social media and not even an email account, Few days later I traveled to Texas, U.S.
It was a wonderful learning experience and I was well taken care of. I met people from different parts of the world and I had a great time. At the end of the exercise, I returned to Ghana and the following day I was assigned to the position of an assistant manager.
I had my own office and desk, it was too good to be true. My salary was wow!! My life was beautiful. After 3 months of working I was able to acquire a brand new car. I could afford any luxury that I wanted.
My fashion changed, I got lots of cool natives and suits, expensive wrist watches, perfumes… I didn’t know how to spend my money, every month it kept on growing in numbers and since I wasn’t really an out going type with only few friends I had a huge savings.
A former course mate at the University was having a wedding. I was invited and I felt it was a very good opportunity for me to meet up with good old friends. I came late for the church wedding so I took a back seat and shortly after the church ceremony ended and we all dispersed to the reception not too far away.
At the reception I took a secluded seat. I never really liked to mingle and I decided to just observe from a distance. I saw lots of old faces that made me smile. It was really good seeing their happy faces again. But a face I would never forget was Ella’s.
I had a major crush on Ella for 2 sessions and a semester, until she and Adams started dating shortly before we all graduated.


Ella never reciprocated the feelings and it was difficult to open up to her. She’s a beautiful fair skinned lady and very decent. She was into crafts: She made beads, shoes, bags and cloths.
She carved out a name for herself on campus. I was so pleased to see everyone smiling and having a good time. I was busy with my phone and next thing, I looked up and I saw Ella coming my way. 
My heart beat began to accelerate faster as she approached me. She had a smile on and I knew I was in trouble. She pulled out a seat on my table and sat down, she then said. 
“Look who we have here… Mr Loner. You haven’t really changed have you?” She asked

“Hi Ella, so good to see you.” I greeted

“oh Mark, the guy I liked so much but never had the balls to walk up to me.” She said calmly

“Wait…You don’t mean it.” I reacted

“You never knew I liked you? Why did you think I was always in your class hanging with Chioma?” she asked again

“Oh my God… But you ended up dating Adams now?” I reminded her

“You are pathetic Mark. If you knew how long I came around your class hoping you would act. You know, I knew you have always been serious minded, focused and very dedicated. You were not just man enough.” she continued
“Are you still with Adams?”

“Adams and I broke up during service year, he wasn’t serious at all.” 

“Is it too late, Ella?” I asked
She laughed and shook her head. 
“Mark you are still pathetic. You haven’t changed but it’s still cute though.” 

“How about your craft business?”

“It’s doing well, I use my house for now but I really need a place because sometimes I get large orders and no space to work. I am thinking of getting a job so I can save up to get a place for my business.”  
“Okay…. Ella, I know I messed up in the past. I am sorry about that, I was very shy and immature. I have really changed, trust me on this. I have always admired you, always patronize your crafts even though I never needed them. If There’s nobody you are seeing, please consider me. I am begging you.”…


Episode 8
“Please Reggie, I just need to know how you are faring, to know if I can help you with anything, to hear your sweet voice again. Please Reggie it means a lot to me.” She took the money and she started sobbing again. 

“Good bye Mark, good bye…”
As she ran away in tears. I stood and watched her fade away in sight. I had tears in my eyes and felt an emptiness within. The vehicle got filled and I embarked on my journey to Tamale.
As I journeyed I reflected on the sweet moments Regina and I shared. I then realized they were the best times of my life and I felt privilege to have had such memories.
I got home and met my family, everyone was happy to see me again. I sure did miss home and all the comforts, but nothing compared to Regina, whom I missed dearly. I knew I would probably not see her again and everything we had would only linger in thoughts till they grow dim with time.
A week passed and I didn’t hear from Regina, as I suspected. I knew she must have taken the decision to stay aloof, it must have been very hard on her. I had no option than to move on and face the reality before me.
Through my mom’s connection, I was able to secure a very profitable job in one of the biggest institutions in Ghana, in just 3 weeks after my national service….


Episode 7
I loved her and I became so fond of her. 
We became more carnal and grew in intimacy. Everyday we engaged in lascivious delight and Regina began to enjoy the pleasurable ecstasy each time we entangled in the salacious act.
After my service year had ended, I decided to staymback for a week so as to bid farewell to Regina. I knew everything we had was going to end as soon as I departed from Krachi, and she knew that too. 
She couldn’t help but cry all through the last few days I spent with her. I felt for her, I was moved but I couldn’t change what fate had put before us.
The day I was leaving, she saw me off to the station. As I waited for the vehicle to be filled, she was sobbing inordinately, her face covered in tears and her nose licking…. It was a sorry sight, I hugged her close and she cried out loud.
“Noo… My life! My life! Oh God why?” she cried out

“Reggie it’s okay baby, I will miss you dearly.” I consoled her

“What will I do now? Where will I start from? I cannot love anybody again. oh God please…” 
I was able to calm her down and she stopped sobbing. We had already created a scene and people were beginning to say things.
“Reggie, please I need you to have this money, it is GHC 500, get a good phone so we can keep in touch.” 

“Of what good will it be Mark? When I know I cannot have you forever.” Hmmmmmmmmm….