A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 47
‘Babe…’ Danai’s tone made Eve sit up straight in bed.
‘What’s the deal with Nto?’ her question sounded nonchalant but Eve wasn’t fooled.
‘What do you mean?’ she took the lotion Danai passed over to her and rubbing some into her hands, massaged it onto Danai’s bare back.
‘Mmmh,’ Danai purred, ‘I think she likes you,’ she continued in the same tone.
‘You do?’ Eve swallowed hard, trying to hide how freaked out she was.
‘Whatever gave you that idea,’ she now massaged Danai’s shoulder blades.
‘Call it intuition…I actually think it’s more than that, I think she is hopelessly in love with you,’ Danai finished and turned around, looking directly into Eve’s eyes.
Eve reached over and brushed a few locks off her face.
‘I think you are seeing things,’ she tried to smile lightly.
‘Oh come on! don’t tell me you haven’t noticed!’ Danai was now searching eve’s face.
‘OK… fine, I suspected she had the tiniest crush on me, but love baby? nah!’
‘I’ve never been wrong and I can smell a woman in love a mile away…’
‘Supposing she was or did like me, it’s her problem right, I can’t possibly help that…’ Eve wanted this topic closed but didn’t want to get Danai any more suspicious so she played along.
‘Hmmm, true…do you feel anything for her?’
The question was so unexpected that Eve gasped softly, ‘babe!’
‘Well?’ Danai wasn’t letting it go.
Eve held her face gently between her palms, ‘Danai…you are the only woman for me…don’t you know that?’
Danai noticed that Eve hadn’t answered her question but leaned over and kissed her partner.
All Eve could think about was that the thing with Nto had to end ASAP.