By Esther Oluka
Alphae falls in love with Judith’s calmness and maturity even at a young age. His advances are rejected and the two lose touch after joining different secondary schools. However, fate has other plans and through Alphae’s sister, they reconnect and start dating.
Judith and Alphae Opolot’s story goes back to when she was a pupil in primary school. At the time, Judith lived in Bweyogererere, a Kampala suburb, where Alphae had friends whom he visited from time to time.
On days he would visit his friends, he would see Judith walking around the neighborhood. He became fascinated by her and later thought there was nothing harmful about starting a friendship with her.
“I then began saying hello every time I saw Judith,” Alphae says, adding, “And before I knew it, we became friends.”
But overtime, Alphae developed romantic feelings towards Judith and told her.
“But I did not want to know anything about boys. In fact, one time, I found him hiding behind a water tank around the neighbourhood waiting for a chance to see me. Because I was not interested in him, I got furious. I remember fetching a basin of cold water and pouring it on him,” Judith says.
Despite the incident, Alphae kept going back to the neighbourhood attempting to see Judith. Most of the time though, she was unmoved. Read more…