FROM BAIT TO CATCH #5 (SHORT STORY)

THE STORY SO FAR:
Sharon’s “smart” plan to use Raphael as a bait to get attention from other men, which seemed to be working at first, has hit a brick wall. As they say, all that glitters is not gold. Besides, her boss is highly impressed with Raphael and appears to be sidelining her, just as she feared. To make matters worse, her desire to get away from work and Raphael hasn’t received the easy nod of her boss that she was so certain of.

That means that afterall, the world isn’t our girl’s oyster like she thought a few weeks ago. But she seems to be a tough and clever girl. Let’s see how she navigates the turbulent waters in Epsode 5.

THE STORM BREAKS

When I got home after work, the storm that had been brewing broke. I wept till my head was aching. Nnanna called to ask if he should come over for a cosy evening at my place after work rather than our planned dinner date.

“We could watch that new movie you bought. That would be so much better than going into Lagos traffic at that hour,” he added.

How typical! I knew he wouldn’t bring anything but would be watching the news while I cooked something for us. I told him I wasn’t feeling okay.

“Oh! Maybe next time then,” and he cut the call.

Can you believe that? No “Sorry, my love!”, no “Can I get you anything?”, not even “You must be tired. Do get some rest” or “Take good care of yourself. I’ll call later to see how you’re doing.”

This further confirmed that my Mr Nigeria’s sweet nothings usually whispered when we were ensconced on my sofa had been largely insincere.

“God help you, Nnanna, if you ever call my line again!” I shouted at the phone.

“If it were Raphael,” my thoughts began.

“Don’t go there. Don’t you just go there!” I warned.

There was someone at the front door. I stayed quiet hoping they would go away but they kept knocking till I answered. And speak of the devil…, it was Raphael! I felt strangely relieved to see him and wanted to pour out my frustrations with Nnanna to him. But I remembered my beef with him and toughened up.

“Won’t you let me in?”

“Why would I do that? You think I don’t know you’re scheming to steal my job. You’re not wanted here.” He ignored my outburst.

“Are you alright?”

“Of course, I’m fine. But how does that concern you?”

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What happened next was so unexpected it blew me away. Raphael lifted me up and carried me inside, kicking the door shut with his foot. You’d think I’d be kicking and screaming all the way, but I wasn’t. By the time I remembered to protest, it was too late ’cause he was setting me down gently on the sofa. Then he pulled a pouffe and sat down before me.

“I want you to tell me what the problem is. Every single thing. Now let it out.”

He looked at me like he really cared and as he held my gaze, I couldn’t take it anymore and burst into tears. No girl wants to be seen when they are bawling their eyes out and this was Round Two. I must have looked a mess but I still saw the admiration in Raphael’s eyes.

I wanted him to hold me or say something but he just sat there. After a while, he went into the kitchen. I was too tired to follow him or find out what he was doing. Then the yawns began and I drifted off to sleep.

By the time I woke up, it was after 10 p.m. and Raphael was gone. Did I feel disappointed? Well, that’s an understatement. It was more like panic. He left me a note, though, and it read like this:

“Sweetheart,” (the word never sounded better, plus it was an improvement on ‘My Joy’), “it’s getting late. So, much as I hate to leave you alone, I have to go. I warmed some food for you but you had slept by the time I was through. Didn’t want to wake you up, so I put it in the warmer. Do try and eat something. Be back early in the morning and will break the door if you try to take your stunt from yesterday farther.” (As if I would!)

“Love you always.” That was our usual line but he added, “PS: No one loves you like I do. Sleep tight.”

As if I’d be able to sleep a wink again that night. As is common when you’re excited or expectant, boy, was it a looong night! #yawn #yawn

It also happens to be nighttime now, so permit me to get a little shuteye and when I come back, I’ll tell you what transpired on the morrow.
-To be continued-
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016

How can you compare Sharon’s character with Nnanna’s? Are they birds of a feather or what?
Do you think Raphael is making a mistake to keep loving a girl who has treated him as badly as Sharon has?
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233 thoughts on “FROM BAIT TO CATCH #5 (SHORT STORY)

  1. My advice to Raphael since the first episode has been that he needed God, plus, he needed to be financially okay. Now, may be, he did as I advised and ‘he’s reaping the fruit of his labour’.
    On the question, ”How can you compare Sharon’s
    character with Nnanna’s? Are they
    birds of a feather or what?”
    The answer is plain…they are truly birds of a feather…. Nnanna´s plan(s) may even be worst, may be to defraud her… What if he’s not a lawyer after all?… Just a question.
    On the second question,
    Do you think Raphael is making a
    mistake to keep loving a girl who has
    treated him as badly as Sharon has?
    My answer is dead no. He’s following his heart.
    Ride on ma. God bless you. Sorry that I didn’t comment on episode 4. I read it, but never said anything…. God bless us all…. Have a blessed week.

    • Thanks, Lawrence, for following the story. I appreciate. I also feel Raphael is right to follow his heart and Sharon caught someone like her, but worse, with her bait. Lol!

  2. It is clear that Sharon has started Reasoning again. Raphael and Nnanna are two different persons. Raphael has proved or is proving that his love for Sharon is not inclined to materialism; he truly loves her. In summary, Raphael is Genuinely Romantic. The fact that he shows her love and care despite her hostile disposition further underpins my conviction. Sharon should Send Nnanna to the Dustbin; he is obviously dubious, insincere and uncaring.

    • It’s always a pleasure to read your detailed comments, Chinagorom. To the dustbin. Lol! Have a wonderful weekend and remain blessed!

  3. My advice to Raphael since the first episode has been that he needed God, plus, he needed to be financially okay. Now, may be, he did as I advised and ‘he’s reaping the fruit of his labour- fasting’.
    On the question, ”How can you compare Sharon’s character with Nnanna’s? Are they birds of a feather or what?” The answer is plain…they are truly birds of a feather…. Nnanna´s plan(s) may even be worst, may be to defraud her… What if he’s not a lawyer after all?… Just a question.
    On the second question, Do you think Raphael is making a mistake to keep loving a girl who has treated him as badly as Sharon has? My answer is dead no. He’s following his heart. Ride on ma. God bless you. God bless us all…. Have a blessed week.

      • Raphael really loves Sharon. I love the fact that he is also patient and not rushing things. Nnanna is opposite of him. Selfish and definitely not the kind of man Sharon will want to spend her lifetime with.

  4. No they are not, just that Sharon is a bit too hard on herself by not wanting to accept Raphael the way he is. on the part if Raphael i don’t think he is making any mistake, he just has to follow his heart.

  5. of cus not, they are nt birds of a feather………..Nnanna is jst after her for money but nt luv,,,
    and as for mr luver boy Ralph…….he is jst following his heart…our girl Sharon has not realised she is in love………

  6. Raphael is bae!
    But I think that he should keep on pushing, till someone donates some brains and sense to Sharon. She’s just confused, I hope she realizes soon, how much Raphael cares.

  7. no no no, nnanna and Raphael are incomparable, Nnanna doesn’t know the secret on how to make women happy, but Raphael always know the right button to press at the right time, i give it to him 100%….it is said that love is blind, i guess when you actually love someone, no matter the trauma u undergo because of the person, u will always have a soft spot for him or her.

    • “Raphael always knows the right button to press at the right time.” Another name for that is thoughtfulness. Bless you, Ijeoma!

  8. Nnanna is just a selfish brute without emotions and concern for others. although his character is quite similar to that of Sharon, but i’d prefer Sharon a thousand times more. love conquers all, and loving someone is also a wonderful and beautiful experience. no matter what, Raphael can’t help loving her despite the way she treated him. Raphael kudos to you jare and continue your journey on the highway of love

  9. yeahhh!! this episode is so cool. I think Sharon is just stubborn and doesn’t want to let go of her ego. And for that Nnanna guy, he has a crazy personality and likewise Sharon,i don’t think they are interested in their relationship. Rapheal is such a sweet heart, he knows what he wants and he’s going to get it. i love his spirit, he’s not wasting his time on Sharon.it’s going to pay off in the end.

  10. Well Sharon’s character converges a bit with that of Nnanna. Both characters are proud and egoistic, they are birds of a feather but i think if they flock together it will be a volcanic eruption, like some say, two insane people cannot leave in one house, one will have to go to the market, their egos will destroy them. I really don’t think Ralph is wrong to keep loving Sharon, not minding everything, the heart wants what it wants, even that which is wrong for it. its a proof that he really loves her and has come to stay.

  11. No way! Sharon and nnanna…sharon is just despreate and confused, and i know in a clearer mind she wont have taken some of the decisions she has.
    Nnanna is just an illmannered, arrogant and uncharming man.
    Rapheal is not making any mistake i think he is just following his heart.

  12. well i think Raphael and Nnnanna’s characters are opposite and I think Raphael acts in a more matured way as he is understanding and enduring becuase he loves Sharon geniunely, besides, he knows what he wants (Sharon’s geniune commitment) while Nnanna is just there to spend Sharon’s income with her

  13. Nnenna z very brutal and callous,, infact he z a golddigger in Sharon’s, life, so unsympathetic, he has a little or infinitesimal attitude wit dat of Sharon in terms of trying to be wicked but all d same I think Sharon still have a little mercy left in her heart unlike d former..lovely ma

  14. I think Raphael z not making a mistake by loving Sharon despite her callousness, he z simply following who his heart yearns for whom he believe dat one day, she will turn out to look his way

  15. Sharon and Nnanna are of the some character just that Nnanna’s selfishness is more concentrated, he has no conscience.Raph is just following his heart despite sharon’s flaws

  16. Nnanna and Sharon are not birds of a feather. Sharon has an atom of care and concience in her.
    Raphael is not making any mistake. Its not easy to prove the love you have, for a woman. If tolerating her little excesses is the cross he has to bear just to prove his love, then let him gladly do it. It will not only make Sharon see the love, it will teach her a lesson. I can’t help but feel inspired by these lessons, tnx ma

  17. I can say that Sharon and Nnanna are birds of the same feathers, because they somehow portray the same behavior of selfishness and self-centered and as for Raphael i guess he is following his heart. he is indeed a caring man

  18. Raphael and Nnanna they are two different personality Nnanna is only after Sharon wealth while Raphael is more.enduring and caring and like its been said love is magical he still loves her very much just as she also loves him but her pride is making her not to see the future clearly .

  19. certainly they are not because Sharon did hers for a purpose but for Nnanna, it seems he is a “CHEAT”. am grateful that Sharon have come to realize that “ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD”, and as for Raphael, he thinks and act like a man because the way ‘MEN” thinks and act is quiet different from the way “BOYS” thinks.

  20. Sharon and Raphael are not the same but each of them has their issues. And if Raphael truly loves Sharon, he should be able to go to any length.

  21. Ummm to say Nnanna and Sharon are one and the same character would not be true although they both take advantage of people but Sharon’s motive was made known and that of Nnanna is not clearly known but I think he is a player who is after Sharon’s money.
    I think Raphael is truly a friend because he noticed that Sharon has not been herself and came visiting, gave her listening ears and still stood by her but honestly I think Raphael still loves her.

  22. Both Sharon and nnana are not birds of the same feather I feel nnana doesn’t like her and he is trying to feast on her salary or something and as for Sharon she was in a rushy situation that has pushed out that emotional thing that she has been neglected for a while so both can’t be together because of their different needs….to me rapheal is not making a mistake he knows that she only liked him but there is an inch that she is falling little by little

  23. Sharon’s attitude towards Nnanna is rude and very callous. she might be trying to protect her emotional feelings from tampered/hurt but it is not worthwhile. If am to be Raphael, I will relax and allow Sharon to make her choice and determine whom she wants to spend the rest of his life with. If I eventually becomes the one, Thank God! and if am not, to God be the glory. so, Raphael is making a mistake by forcing himself into Sharon!

  24. Nanna and Raphael are two different people, Raph is the one who truely loves Sharon here…Raph shud keep it up not minding wat Sharon has done to him.

  25. What an incompatible birds of same ‘species’ but not of of same feather,that’s why they could not flock together
    Raphael is making no mistakes because love forgives all things, counts no wrongs,love is unconditional, he should go on!

  26. Anyway,if am to say maybe God has them to be together because Sharon is now realizing her mistakes and it seems Raph truely loves Sharon and ready to go to any level

  27. Honestly, Nnanna and sharon are birds of the same feather, sharon claimed to be smart by using Rahpael as a bait to get men attention ,on the other hand, Nnanna claimed to be smart by being a parasite .Rahpael was not making a mistake. he was following his heart, there is noting true love cannot do. it endureth, careth despite the circumstances surrounding the love

  28. why is she complaining? did she care or know how Ralph must have felt when she used and dumped him. they re d same nd she is reaping d fruits of her labour

  29. Raphael and nnanna are two different people…raphael genuinely loves Sharon and is also caring and romantic…Nnanna on the other hand is just a selfish,self centre creature who doesn’t love anyone

  30. you know, we never know what we have until we actually lose it. Sharon had better let down her ego before she loses him completely!

  31. Yes, they are birds of a feather… they are not doing anything to show that one can trust them. For Raphael, he has no problem. he loves Sharon and let him continue.. he might end up saving her

  32. Definitely birds of a feather. As for Raphael, he is making no mistake in loving Sharon. I guess his true love for her has blinded him to her insincere feelings towards him. Sharon does not deserve him at all but the likes of Nnanna

  33. Sharon and Raphael are two different people*opposite attracts*. Raphael is not wrong trying to wait or prove his love for her but he shouldn’t expect too much so that his heart won’t be broken again

  34. Sharon and Nnanna have something nothing in common when it comes to attitude, Nnanna is the worst of it all even though Sharon has the attitude of using someone to get what she wants but at least she still cares but for Nnanna he doesn’t even care if one is dying or not like for what he did to her when she told him she was not strong, at least a man with his right senses would say kind words to her but no is his case, all he could do was to hang up. Also, i don’t think Raphael is making any mistake, he feels she can still love him back and above all he loves her so much and you know Ma, love does not cause a thing!

    • I’m reminded if the movie, “Love don’t cost a thing” starring Nick Cannon. The things we endure for love! Bless you, Onyinye!

  35. Awwwwu! Raphael is a boo, so caring, loving and understanding ohh! I wish this were real I would have given him a 360 degrees hug lolz… I don’t think Raphael is making a mistake at all he is just going for that which his heart yearns for, deep down he knows he has a place in Sharon’s heart but she is just being stubborn.

  36. Sharon and Nnanna have something in common and that’s selfishness but Sharon is far more better than Nnanna, in Jennifer’s language he is worster…Egocentric, self centered and uncaring ahh no no Sharon is far more better than Nnanna in fact the likes of Nnanna are the worst kind of people one can ever wish to meet or date in life.

  37. Sharon and Nnanna has the same character in common, both of them are selfish. Raphael really love Sharon,so loving and caring. Love the part that he carried her inside and also warmed her food…. Wowwwww?

  38. Raphael believes in Sharon and loves her no matter what but Sharon can’t see that. You don’t know the value of what you have unless you lose it.

  39. Sharon and Nnanna are really birds of the same feather. Rapheal should just keep trying if he really loves her. There’s no harm in trying.

  40. Raphael is right to keep loving her it shows that he truly cares and his love is for real. He is a man that is following his heart. Sharon is completely different from nnanna because she is not a bad person. she is just a girl who is in love and at the same time confused

  41. yea. they have this selfish attitude in common.Raphael is just following his heart. He really love and care for her despite what she is doing to him

  42. Yes sharon and Nnanna are birds of the same feathers because if not that Nnanna is a lawyer i think sharon won”t love him and vise versa.Rapheal is not making any mistake by loving sharon no matter all that she is doing because i will say that some people don”t value what they have until they loose it.that is all sharon is doing and now she is suprise to see that Rapheal love her.

  43. For me, Sharon and Nnana are birds of the same feathers but they can’t flock together..mehnn their case is critical oo.. As for Raphael he is not making any mistake… I feel things will work out..EPISODE 6 HERE I COME

  44. To a large extent Sharon and Nnanna share same attitude but Sharon is not as uncaring as Nnanna at least she felt bad when she hurt Raphael and even saw it right to compensate him. Nnanna is an opportunist without a heart. Raphael on the other hand is true to his heart and follows it to the letters. we don’t know yet where it leads him but i sure know he is not hurting himself like Sharon. Am loving the turn of events here Ma

  45. OMG, i can imagine, Rapheal really loves Sharon, and i don’t think he will regret loving her, and as for Nnanna and Sharon, she is far more better than Nnanna cos Sharon cares, even if she wants all to her self, Nnanna doesn’t care at all about anythings but himself, and thats very bad for a guy..

  46. lol!!! they have something in common which is trying to use people, they could pass for birds of the same feather.
    oh! i’m loving the character of Raphael, he is sweet and i love that he keeps loving sharon…love forgives.

  47. Seriously, nnanna and Sharon are both users..they just use people to get what they want…well, to my dear Ralph, its a good thing to love but then love wisely…open your eyes

  48. Nnanna does not have affections but Sharon does , that is why she felt guilty about the way she treated him. Raphael on the other hand shows that he is still in love with sharon

  49. Raphael and Nnanna’s dispositions has no exactitude. One cannot be certain enough to sat that they are birds of a feather. Their characters are different and so defines each of them differently. Sharon cannot help turning back to Raphael though she does not on earth deserve him for a friend. Raphael either is a wonder to us in still loving Sharon. Has he lost his mind? I don’t think so…

  50. No No No, I think Raphael is just doing the right thing..lemme see the bible puts it as ‘heaping hot coals on their head..’ so I think he is just doing fine.
    As for Sharon and Nnanna, she should just pick the signal that he is just lame and they cant be together..

  51. I am seated right here! No going away… I must see the end of this. It looks like someone is paying back good for evil….

  52. Yes, Nnanna n Sharon r birds of the same feathers. Sharon sets a bait n caught a guy like her.
    No, Raphael z doing the right thing n that z following her heart. Am so loving that guy.

  53. Waoh! can’t wait to see how this whole suspense ends. I think Raphael already knows what he wants and he’s going for it. Besides, i kind of think Sharon has feelings for this young man just that she won’t let her arrogance and feeling of having a high economic status over Raphael admit her love for him. As for Nnanna, Raphael is a better gentleman than he is.

  54. Nnanna ND Sharon are birds of the same feathers in the sense that they have mny things in common, a deceitful heart, cheat, selfishness ND so many of them. come to talk of Raphael loving a girl who has treated him as bad as Sharon, it is very good of him doing that because paying good deed with evil is an unsensible idea despite Sharon’s callous attitude towards him

  55. They are not, Nnanna is an asshole while Sharon cares despite the fact that she’s angry with Raphael, she was able to accept him when he came but Nnanna the self-centered goat couldn’t show a little sign of care. Who does that?. Raphael is not making a mistake by loving her because it obvious that she loves him.

  56. Of course sharon and Nnanna are caught from the same cloth. As for Raphael, he’s only fighting for his love nd DAT is the wise thing to do instead of regrets later in life

  57. I dont think Nnanna and Sharon are birds of a feather cause where Nnanna is selfish and self centered Sharon actually has a tiny bit of good in her.she is capable of remorse in the case of Ralphael. Remember that saying love is blind, i think Ralphael is just blinded by the love he has for her that’s why he looks past the way she treats him.

  58. They are not… Sharon has a little compassion in her,and I can’t b too judgemental abt Nnanna cus his character in d story is not straight yet

  59. Like the saying goes like poles repel, Nnanna and Sharon are two persons looking to benefit without suffering. They want to have everything served on plater of gold. Ralph has a kind heart just hope he is not playing the long con game.

  60. Sharon and nnanna are two different persons with different ways of reasoning.
    Sharon at least has the hearth of a lover, she has emotions, bt the little I av read about Nnanna, he is just there, for the sake of being there.
    As for Raphael, he is not mistaking, love is hope, love is the ability to let go.. Love being there when she needs u, despite her action towards u….and that’s exactly what Raphael is doing

  61. Yes Nnanna and Sharon are birds of a feather they want were it is easy.Wow Ralph’s love for Sharon is strong and I think he is doing the right thing because it will make sharon to start seeing him as d right man for her. He is not making any mistake, I feel he should keep it up.

  62. Sharon and Nnanna almost have the same character. Rapheal is not wrong because he has faith in his feelings for Sharon. he strongly believes that sharon loves him

  63. Nnanna and sharon are not the same sharon is jst being confused and too proud to accept her feelings for Raphael. And Raphael is just following his heart he is not to be blamed in any way.love has blinded him.

  64. Nnanna is too materialistic. Raphael possess, if I should put it in more simpler terms, true love towards Sharon. So, he’s not making a mistake.

  65. Nnanna’s character depicts that there’s no true love between him and Sharon. But Raphael is not making a mistake. He believes that what ever is yours will always remain remain yours no matter the situations.

  66. Sharon’s character with Nnanna are totally different from each other, they are not birds of a feather because Nnanna don’t really love Sharon, he just want her money and Sharon don’t love Nnanna because he doesn’t do what she expect from him.
    Raphael is not making a mistake to keep loving a girl who has treated him as bad as Sharon, is just a matter of time for her to love him two.

  67. ON this note, I want to digress a little. In a normal communication process, there must be a ”frame of reference”. Both Sharon and Nnanna are different people. Their characters are not the same. Sharon is always loving, caring and interactive. Nnanna has never shown any love. To best describe Nnanna, he is callous. Therefore, both can never make a good home. Finally, Raphael is not making any mistakes. His consistency has shown the depth of his love.

  68. Sharon’s character is way different from Nnanna’s who is less caring and self-centered and Rapheal is not making a mistake with Sharon. She just needs to accept the fact that she actually feels something for Rapheal.

  69. Raphael is really patient with her. Nnanna is something else, huh! who does that? its obvious he doesn’t love her.

  70. woah! what a match, sharon and nnanna. i vote for your friendship. God Pays one back to every of her nagetive act. so in the case of sharon, nnanna is a worth price for all her evil to raphael. raphael don’t worry, just maintain who you are,you will one day find your match. also nnaa (nnanna) keep it up with sharon

  71. yes,she just got her match.no Raphael is no wrong still loving Sharon because they say love forgives, it is parciant and its endues.

  72. AWWW….Raphael is so romantic. love that part.
    I don’t think Nnanna and Sharon can be called birds of a feather. Nnanna is out-rightly selfish. I think someone needs to sit him and give him a lesson on how to treat a woman. we could call it DATING 101. On the other hand, Sharon, I think, is a nice person. She just doesn’t know it yet.
    Raphael isn’t making a mistake to keep loving Sharon even if she has been treating him badly. if you truly love someone, and they keep treating you badly, you should make it clear to the person that you’re there to stay no matter what they do. In no time, the person will have stop treating you badly and start seeing reason with you. I think that’s what Raphael is trying to do.

  73. Sharon and Nnanna are not a perfect match at all ….Rapael is not making a mistake cos I believe love conquers all. So if he truly loves her as he claim, then he should continue.. But Sharon should also see her mistakes and learn from it.

  74. Sharon and nnanna cannot be birds of a feather, nnanna is selfish and uncaring, he is not like sharon although kind of selfish she is caring, love is patient and raphael is not wrong for still loving her that is what love entails

  75. They are both birds of a feather because they know how to use people to get what they want. Raphael is actually making a mistake loving someone that don’t care about how you feel.

  76. Sharon and Nnanna are not compatible. Raphael is not making any mistake of loving Sharon who treated him so badly. At list she has tested from both pots(Raphael and Nnanna). Let’s see the pot that has an attractive dish. Raphael keep it up! I am loving your style?

  77. Sharon and nnana are not comparable. Sharon even though she puts on a tough facade is sweet and seeks love but nnanna is clearly selfish and self centred. Even though Sharon got selfish at a part, she’s still a sweet young lady. Raphael knows what he wants and cherishes it that’s why he can wait for Sharon

  78. Sharon and Nnanna are not the same, but they are definitely perfect for each other! That’s Karma, living and breathing. Raphael showed his strength through both his hard work and his forgiving Sharon, which goes a long way in depicting his character and love for her.

  79. In my own opinion, Sharon and Nnanna are birds of a feather. They both entered in a relationship without considering their motive of being in a relationship. I also don’t think that Raphael is making a mistake in loving Sharon even after the whole maltreatment she gave him because that’s the only time he has to show her how much he love her.

  80. they seem to be birds of a feather but them Sharon seems to be a nice person she knows she is wrong and tries to make up for it but Nnanna doesnt.
    Raphael is not wrong in loving her like he said she is confused

  81. Yes, sharon and Nnanna are birds of a feather.like I said before,what goes around comes back around. Will say Nnanna is using her same way she’s using Raphael. Raphael isn’t making a mistake loving Sharon bcos he believes there is a future out there for both of them

  82. One good turn deserves another.Sharon was busy playing smartness on Raph ,Nnanna was busy on the other side playing the same on her .Infact both of them are the same..

  83. Egocentric n cynical-they both possess that feature.Ralph is a doting lover n am sure wud stop @nothing to win back Sharon’s love,LOVE CONQUERS ALL THINGS

  84. I pray that a man like Nnanna will never visit me but this love is too much oooo,but do people like this still exist in this world hmmmm,well thats by the way sha.Sharon dear is like you and Nnanna is the same ooo but is just that you are caring somehow for finding work for Raphael but Nnanna is just a heartless guy,just dnt want to talk about that guy sef because his matter no be here.As for Raphael my love,you are doing a great job because there is nothing like understanding your love ones and always been there for them when they needed you mostly.i just hope that some guys will learn this little thing u just did here.Sharon oooo better hold Raphael or i take him away from you,since you dnt want his love,my dear i think i want ooo LOL,just kidding.Raph dear just continue doing your love mathematics because i knowhow it feels to love someone even though the love is not responding very well.

    • Your comments go to the heart of the matterr and still cover all the bases. And they are beautifully detailed. Nice work, girl! You are awesomely blessed in Jesus’ name.

  85. Sharon and Nnanna are birds of the same feather which within them they know what they are looking for and how to get it. as for Raphael they is nothing wrong loving a girl like Sharon as far they are compact-able, can work together for the sake of love to fuilfill the saying goes love is blind

  86. No no no no,……sharon cannot be compared with Nnanna , a man without shame who doesn’t have pride and dignity as a man or rather a lawyer and doesnt knw how to reciprocate love.
    Raphel is not making a mistake,he is following his heart. he loves sharon

  87. They are somehow different, Sharon is a good girl just that she is more interested in what a man can offer. She only need to know Raph better. Nnanna on the contrary is a self centered man

  88. yes. they selfish charaacter in common. Raphael is just following his heart, so there is absolutely not wrong with that

  89. NO. I don'”t think they are birds of the same feather because Sharon was just desperately in need of a high class guy for relationship but Nnanna was just looking for a girl or lady that will help him with the bills. i also think they are not meant for each other.
    i don’t think so because i know Rapheal genuiely love Sharon and believes that they are meant to be. therefore, he is not ready to give up on her. continue Aunty as i savor the remaining episodes.

  90. Absolutely. they are birds of the same feather both in character and in thinking. no doubt, because they shoe the same similiarities.
    with Rapheal, though it has being long and he still came back for her,,there is still a feeling he has for sharon,,so i think he still loves her.

  91. i don’t even want to think that those two have anything in common. Nnanna is very uptight and his selfishness has got no comparison. even though some will say that Sharon got what she bargained for,nay nay, she does not in anyway deserve such man. also Ralph has done nothing undo-able by loving her that much, it takes a real man to do that.

  92. Sharon is quite different from Nnanna because she is very caring and friendly but Nnanna is not as such he is stingy and he never cares about other people just himself. I personally hate people like Nnanna. While Raphael on his part is not making a mistake, in fact he is building a stronger relationship with her.

  93. ( Nnanna & Sharon) Like minds i’ld say but What makes the difference is that sharon is being loved in return unlike Nnanna. My vise for Raphael is to remain consistent in his motive and assuredly, she will yield to it.

  94. Aww, Raphael is a cutie! I think sometimes love can make one put the person they love on a pedestal, seeing only the good & overlooking the bad.

    Sharon & Nnanna are actually pretty similar. Both rather self-centered.

  95. I would say Sharon and Nnanna are birds of the same feather because they are both in each others company for anything but love, Nnanna is in the relationship for social recognition of being with a rich girl while Sharon is in the relationship to prove she can be in a relationship.
    I dont think Raphael is making a mistake because it is in his nature to be persistent and he obviously knows that deep down she feels something for him

  96. they are birds of the same feather because Sharon was taking advantage of Raphael so also Nnanna was taking advantage of Sharon. Raphael isn’t making a mistake because he knows Sharon so I believe he knows what he is doing.

  97. Sharon is crafty and selfish and unfortunate for her, she attracted Nnanna who is an opportunist and selfish (he is smarter than her in the character of class seeking). Yes! they are birds of the same feather.
    2. No, Raphael is not making a mistake of his choice to keep loving Sharon. He knows what he loves and wants. ”LOVE OVERCOMES ALL THINGS.” Is still early to quit.

  98. ( Nnanna & Sharon) Like minds i’ld say. different aims but synonymous means of acquirig them. what makes it similar is the fact that they both have a bait, someone they are using to acquire their selfish desire and What makes the difference is that sharon antiques is mainly for love while Nnanna desires money My vise for Raphael is to remain consistent in his motive and assuredly, she will yield to accepting him.

  99. they are absolutely not of the same character. . Though they both have selfish desires,, nnanna iis . more selfish and cunning.. AT least, Sharon has a sympathy towards others and she is remorseful towards her wrong to others. this is shown or seen when she gets a job for Ralph as a way of saying sorry to him..

  100. they re seriously birds of the same feather no disparity. they fit together, they re both amibos, looking for people to take advantage of. But for rapheal i don’t blame him if he still loves sharon after what she did to him, he is the type that is strong willed and will go after what he believes.

  101. Raphael is one hundred times better than Nnanna. They both are not birds of same feather and can never be. Raphael seems to do something unbecoming, loving a woman who has nothing to do with him. I think his love for her is real and genuine. Only such, can stand such hate of hers.

  102. Raphael is a matured, caring man, while nnanna is opposite that will not be able to handle family in future. i pray that sharon will use her head b4 is late

  103. To be honest, Sharon and Nnanna could be said to be birds of a feather. This is because they have a common feature: quest or desire for already made personalities. They want people who are already successful, not people struggling to be; they want established people. However, While Sharon is Kind and generous, Nnanna is tightfisted, Sharon is also loving, but Nnanna is not. Secondly, I do not think that Raphael is making a mistake keeping a girl who has treated him badly like Sharon because it is obvious he genuinely loves her; he is being chauffeured by love. And as the Bible puts it ”…..it(love) keeps no record of wrongs”. (1 cor 13:5)

  104. Sharon and Nnanna are so not Birds of the same feathers abeg. It’s true Sharon acts mean to Raphael too, but she’s not as bad as Nnanna, the dude acted like he wasn’t human at all.
    To me,Raphael is not making a mistake loving Sharon, you can’t blame Sharon for her actions (at least not totally) it’s all based on their past and especially on the fact that Raphael has been away from her a long while. Besides am sure somewhere along the line they’ll both feel the same (I pray so ☺)

  105. I think Nnanna is a thorn on sharon’s flesh and the both are birds of the same feather but not supposed to fly together. Raphael is a nice guy. i like the way he treats this situation. odi wise

  106. Sharon wants a perfect man but never know that only her can make a man perfect because they are no perfect men out there…. she must be ready to contend with some flaws if she is ready for relationship.. for me ,i think raph is still the best for her.

  107. Sharon and Nnana are quite birds of the same feather.. they only think about their benefits.. I think Raphael really likes her

  108. I believe that to an extent they are of the same feathers in the area of being materialistic, Sharon wouldn’t not like to marry a jobless man and honestly no woman will, Nnanna would go to the extent of snooping around to find about Sharon’s salary. hence, the two are in the relationship for their own selfish interest. Raphael on his own part wasn’t wrong to love a girl who doesn’t love her because in loving her unconditionally, he will definitely convince her at the end. thanks.

  109. in a way Sharon and NnaNna are birds of the same feathers because they are both self centered and cunning…. and i dont think Raphael is wrong to follow his heart.

  110. both Nnanna and sharon are of the same character. sharon has sold her security and invited goat to guard her farmland. nice bait, she has caught the big one that she can’t bring out of the bait.
    i am totally in dilemma for Raphael by being carried away by the alcoholic content in his love. Any way, love is like a wicked policeman,when it gets a man arrested,he will lose all his thinking faculty. he may not make a big mistake but needs the grace of God to intervene in the life of sharon.

    • Lol! Your analogies are something else. “Sharon has invited a goat to guard her farmland…she has caught the big one that she can’t bring out of the bait…love is like a wicked policeman….” I’m guessing you’ve grown your wisdom teeth. Lol! May God multiply your wisdom and enlarge your coast in Jesus’ name.

  111. Nnanna and Sharon are similar in their desires..even though nnanna seem to be worse off…as for Raphael,love conquers all…so loving her is no mistake as long as it is genuine

  112. Indeed, Sharon and Nnanna could be described as birds of a feather; the reason is this, they seem to have same type of blood flowing through their veins, their unquenchable quest for successful personalities and similar taste for life. I would say Sharon is still learning when compared with Nnanna; In the sense that Sharon’s true intentions are clearly stated while that of Nnanna is not, which makes him more dangerous. I would say Raphael is indeed romantic, and his selfless act ”checking on Sharon while she was ill ” that is what a good and genuine friend should do…… NO! I don’t think Raphael is doing anything wrong,rather i would advice he keeps up with the good man he is, also to keep pushing until GOD causes something good to happen between himself and Sharon.

  113. Nnanna is more worster than Sharon if there is any word like that.But in a way we can still say they are birds of the same feather but Nnanna s own na grade 1.I dont think Raphael is making a mistake if the love is genuine he can carry on with it Sharon may later reciprocate the love.

  114. Well, Sharon and Nnanna have similarities, but no one ever wants to admit such facts about themselves. Raphael should keep fighting for what he wants.

  115. Both Sharon and Nnanna are looking for who to use so to some extent they are.
    For Raphael loving Sharon, it is no mistake, he is just carrying on with wat he believes in

  116. I think sharon and Nnanna are both selfish..but Nnanna is worst…Rapheal is right to continue loving her because the patient dog eats the largest bone.

  117. Raphael to me is real and caring but wait a minute !Sharon was thinking of Raphael and I guess she is in love ………

  118. Sharon and Nnanna clearly don’t have any form of connection. Poor Sharon for thinking something reasonable could come out of their relationship. Raphael on his end has clearly fallen head over heels for Sharon and she seems to be realizing it. He’s actually really brave for still being in love with her and being around her.

  119. Sharon is gradually falling hard and Raphael knows just how to treat a lady! Nnanna is just like Sharon, looking for whom to use for selfish interests…

  120. They have one or two things in common but that doesn’t make them birds of the same feather.
    His right to keep loving her

  121. I think Nnanna is also like sharon,trying to use her as a bait to defraud her.Raphael is simply following his heart and Sharon is just being stubborn.

  122. Sharon and Nnanna might share the character of doing something to gain another thing in an insincere way…. Raphael is still on track, it might pay well soon, even if it doesn’t in this one(sharon), maybe another

  123. Yes they are, because they are not serious with each. Sharon made Raphel her boyfriend and Nnanna made Sharon his girlfriend for a reason best known for them.
    No, because Raphael loves her from his heart not because of money like Nnanna did.

  124. the only trait Sharon and Nnanna share is that they use and play on people’s emotions just to get what they want.

  125. Lol am actually m the one being lifted off my feet; that was really romantic and even cooked! hehehehe I wouldn’t blame poor Sharon if she z swooning already lol .

  126. I would say that they are birds of a feather in some aspects, the difference is that Sharon is caring. I don’t think Raphael is making a mistake, love should be unconditional, and never a mistake.

  127. I don’t think that Nnanna and Sharon are birds of the same feathers.Nnanna is a Gold digging moron plus he doesn’t love Sharon who on her own made a big mistake and doesn’t know what she wants.
    I also laud Ralph’s effort. He is a good guy.

  128. Wow what a blissful one there; so much courage & maturity on the side of Raphael indeed he truly loves her…am really proud of you dude…for Sharon&Nnanna they nothing different from one another two boring fellows.

  129. As for Sharon she’s just a player that got played, Nnanna on the other hand is worse, as he is not even close to what Sharon has in mind for a perfect relationship; they are indeed birds of thesame feather. Raphael is just a lonely desperate guy that is not giving up on Love.

  130. they are not birds of a feather. Sharon is just desperate while Nnanna is greedy.
    there is nothing wrong with the action Raphael is taking

  131. Raphael and nannna are two unlike terms . nnanna is after material things while Raphael maturity played its role in his attitude. he is way better than nnanna . Rapheal still loving Sharon despite her devious lifestyle towards him , I don’t see anything bad because am pretty sure they have gone through a lot while they were friends

  132. Wow…I don’t think they are birds of the same feathers. secondly, Raph is not making a mistake by loving Sharon…the guy has to follow his heart.

  133. Raphael is not making a mistake by loving Sharon because when you loves someone, you intend to look beyond the persons mistakes.

  134. LoL……….i feel sharon met someone dats more stronger dan she is and she is someone is alway and i thnk she loves to be in control and she finally mett her match………..i don’t blame raph for loving her dat much. wat he doesnt knw is dat she loves just as much as he does buh she doesnt wat to bring her self to admit iit…only time will tell..

  135. They are in a way as they both are too self-loving.Nnanna, however is irresponsible, immature and annoying; I can still stand Sharon. Raphael however, is a darling and shows that true love is persistent and unassuming, forgiving and enduring, and it sees through to the heart: he knows he can win her over.

  136. Sharon and Nnanna are not that same in character . It is just that Sharon’s encounter/experience with Raphael is really messing things up for her

  137. 1. I won’t say they are exactly the same. Nnanna is actually very mean in addition to being selfish. Sharon, though a bit manipulative, has a sense of sympathy. She compensates as we saw earlier in the case of Raphael.
    2. No, I don’t think Raphael is making a mistake. He is understanding and patient. The selfish tendencies in the earlier characters are not found in him.

  138. Yes i think they are birds of same feathers. They both have crappy reasons for their relationship. Nnanna is not really in love with Sharon and Sharon is not in love with Raphael. just deceiving their partners

  139. Love knows no limits. Raphael kept on treating Sharon good because he really feels for her. Sharon only went with Nnanna because to her he was the best option. Turned out, he was the wrong option

  140. Well yes they are of the same character in some ways they fit each other
    I can see that Raphael actually loves Sharon for something which is genuine he should just wait around she would soon turn around and realise his love

  141. Sharon and Nnanna are not birds of the same feather, although Sharon behaves carefree it is just part of her ignorance

  142. well the both has selfish attitude in common,they think only about themselves,and it seems Raphael cares for her so much

  143. Sharon and Nnanna have a similar character. They both want attention and merry-go-round, gold-digging kind of life. Raphael is right by believing in what he truly wants and going for it

  144. Nnanna and Sharon are two different people. There is no similarity between both of them. SO, they are not bird of a feather. Raphael’s incessant love to Sharon simply depict the depth of his love to her.

  145. Birds of the same feather? Never! I dnt see any resemblance in their characters. Sharon may look like a terrible person but look deeper you will find a softhearted and beautiful lady. I think Raphael is truly in love with Sharon

  146. Yes they are, because they are hurting others feelings.
    He is, because she is playing with his feelings all this while and never told him.

  147. Nooo they are not,just that Sharon doesnt want to accept Rapheal just the way he is.But then,Ralph is ”a one in a million”type of person.He has this gentle soul like that of a dove.

  148. Not really…Sharon I’ll say, s acting out of ignorance. I believe she’ll still come back to her senses.
    Raphael is just tryng to follow his heart so I won’t blame him.

  149. well if raphael truly loves her then i see no crime in loving the same girl that treated him badly and as for sharon she almost have the same qualities as nnanna

  150. obviously, they are two different people and want different things in the the relationship. sharon wants a complete guy she can fall in love with and would reciprocate her love but Nnanna seems to be to be just interested in a woman’s wealth and not a genuine love.

  151. Nnanna is simply a bad ass: an unapologethic gold digger and cut throat selfish moron who simply like a parasite, want to keep sapping from his host and leaving it for dead. Sharon on the other hand is a naughty girl who is merely confused about what she actually want. To me, Nnanna’s world is real and daring, But Sharon is living in a world of clear fantasy.
    I see no mistake in trying. Things do happen for a reason and behind every reason is an inspiration and that inspiration is: if one truly loves another, even a million miles will not stop that one from trying to reach the loved one.

  152. Obviously, Nnanna is a parasite, it is unfortunate that Sharon is blind to that to an extent. Nnanna is not a care giver but care recipient. Raphael is really a man of true lovely heart. True love doesn’t fail even when strong mountains of failure are present, that’s the role of Raphael, he’s not wrong to keep loving the flying bird, it’s just that the bird has not truly understood love. Sharon is still looking for love with absolute perfection which is nowhere on earth.

  153. There are little similarities BTW them but not totally dsame feather. Raphael is just doing the right thing; love covereth all wrong

  154. birds of the same what ?…..lol.
    Read this piece over and over again,,,,,,, i never see the similarity. As for Mr lover Raphael,
    He should still chase the bird if he is still hungry

  155. Honestly dunno wah else to say but i think somehow that Sharon got what she deserve but nevertheless, thank God for Ralph that has come to stay.

  156. They say.. What goes around comes around, Sharon is the perfect female of Nnanna. They are truly birds of the same feathers, full of themselves.. And so self centered.. They are well to do.
    On the hand of Raphael.. The truth is, the heart knows where it belongs.

  157. sharon and nnanna are two very different people. atleast sharon has a pure heart somehow, even though her pride has blocked her view. raphael is not making a mistake. he proves to us that there are still good men on earth plus, what he feels for her is pure love.

  158. sharon and nnanna can not be compare because the characteristic is contrast. Sharonvcan care but Nnanna is uncaring guy, he can not even give his girlfriend a birthday gift,and if Rapheal should continue sharon will fall for him.

  159. No, they are not birds of the same feathers because they have different mind set on the relationship and Raphael is not digging his own grave for trying to be with the woman his heart yells for.

  160. love defies rationality. ralph is no fool for loving unrequitedly. nnanna and sharon are birds of the same colour, size, feather and shape. they are both emotional frauds, selfish and eternally scheming.

  161. They the same because they both take whatever they want and the rest is history. About ‘lucky Raph”, it is clear that he really loves her and there is absolutely nothing wrong with following his heart.

  162. My honest, ernest sincere prayer is to get a husband like raphael….very awesome personality! that Nnanna tho…he’s cliche oh….no one does stuff like that anymore…sharon and Nnanna are not really the same, although they have one or two similarities…sharon still has conscience sha…guys like Raphael are hard to find! they’re scarce

  163. Sharon and Nnanna character is contrasting.Nnanna is that type of guy that is ready to eat up any girl that comes his way.And for Raphael i encourage him to continue Sharon must fall for him in no distance time.

  164. Sharon and Nnanna are birds of a feather. The only difference is that the latter is an ingrate and craftier than the former. At least, Sharon brings something to the table unlike her ‘learned’ Mr. World.

    Raphael is not making any mistake. It’s quite true that unrequited love hurts but then it’s good to hold onto what you love until there’s nothing you can do about it.
    Kai! Raphael is a good man. Ego won’t allow some men go through all that stress.

  165. Wow! Wow! Wow! Raphael is a perfect gentleman. Sharon is so lucky to have him, I hope she removes those scales from her eyes and love Raphael too.

    So sweet of him to drop a note and also prepare food for her, really sweet.

    I can’t wait for her to cut ties off with that Nnanna and be with Raphael forever.

  166. aww… Raphael is really so sweet, it is obvious he genuinely loves Sharon. she should get it done with Nnanna as fast as possible because he’s not worth it at all.

  167. Ogori luo di na abuo o mara nke ka mma. I need Raphael in my life now. He is a perfect gentle. The truth is that Sharon is in love with Raphael but she is not aware of it.

  168. Sharon and Nnanna might truly be birds of the same feathers. That was what she might likely do to Raphael. He is has a strong hope for him and Sharon’s future or he might also be scheming too. The suspense is great.

  169. Sharon and Nnanna are not totally birds of the same feathers though they have similar features. Sharon is way better than Nnanna because she has sympathy or should I say conscience which Nnanna is obviously lacking, it is true he doesn’t really love Sharon but collecting from her and not reciprocating with at least sorry is very bad.
    Raphael is a typical example of a man who knows what he wants, he truly loves Sharon and is willing to do everything for her to come back to her senses or realize it.

  170. I get it now, Sharon is simply seeking for attention and the right one indeed, every lady at her age will. Raphael on the other hand is that worthy man for you Sharon, take the chance before you loose it. A perfect lovely marriage in advance to you guys.

  171. Wow! There’s something about love that I can’t understand. After all the ill treatment from Sharon, he still love her like never before. She should stop being obstinate and accept Raphael. Nanna is inconsiderate, he cares only about himself. So she should be careful not to marry a wrong person because of her pride of admitting that he loves Raphael.

  172. Raphael is such a caring guy. Even when Sharon was treating him bad, he still did not care but kept on looking after her despite all. I think Sharon should give this guy a small chance…..he might be her Mr Right.

  173. I don’t know why I don’t like this Raphael guy from the beginning of the story, but I’m beginning to have a rethink, Lol! What a caring guy. I keep wondering if guys like him truly exist. Kudos to him though.

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