Little did I know that David was a victim to being a sex toy. Until he narrated this secret to me as he was my trusted friend. ‘I was a very young and nice boy at the age of fourteen when my parents divorce. My three siblings and I were left to the mercy of my poor mother. She toiled very much to educate us but soon we became dropouts. A age sixteen, I was employed by a rich woman as a caretaker of one of his mini marts. She knew my situation and found me hardworking, submissive and handsome enough to catch her eye. She took advantage of me and lured me in to having secret affairs with her. She increased my pay and as I was able to get myself and siblings into school, I did not make loose this offer than to utilize it as such. Within six months and with her alone, I became a master in the game.
She took me to one her parties of which her friends already knew about our relationship. That same night I was forced by one of them to have sex with her and she paid me a lot. Some later were dating me behind her. This became worse when I got to secondary school [boarding house]. In disguise as my aunties, they came for my and go have sex with them in hotels. I never ran out of money during my secondary education. Now I am going to the university. I have to stop this habit but oh my siblings and mother, what about them/ I still have to quit this. A say which goes No matter how long night beeps, they light will definably show its face. When I reflect on all these, I asked myself, ‘did I misuse life or life misused me’/ I regret for this because I promised myself to remain a virgin before I get married. I have violated this row. How do I face this future, if the cat finally get out of the bag / but then help in this; ‘did I misuse life or life misused me’.
News spread that David’s mistress had died with HIV/AIDS. I visited David the nest day only to be hit by the news that he had cut shot his life by hanging. He left a note for me telling me never to blow it out. My poor friend died at the age of twenty-two but his questions still remains unanswered. Did he misuse his life or life misuse him..