“What has Temmy done to this girl that
is making her cry like that, and that will
be the second lady around me crying
today. I hope Temmy did not do
anything too harsh or hurtful”. I was
still in thought when my phone rang
again and this time it’s Janet. I wanted
to ignore her call but felt she was just
calling to know my well being.
Me: Hello Jane
Janet: Hello Will, Please I need to see
you (her voice cracking)
Me: Hope there is no problem Jane? Are
you crying?
Janet: Please I have to see you. Can I
come to your place?
Me: (Why is all of them crying now? Is
today worlds’ crying day?) Janet calm
down. I took a drug and needed to rest.
Why are you crying? Did somebody hurt
Janet: No, I really need to see you this
Me: (Well I can’t leave Funmi here for
you and I’m not too strong) Is it
something we can discussed online?
Janet: No, it can’t be discussed online,
it’s when I see you.
Me: Well you have to cool down first,
maybe I should call you back because I
can’t leave this place now and I need to
rest, and I hope you understand that.
Janet: Alright no problem. When are we
going to see?
Me: tomorrow or probably on Monday
Janet: Promise?
Me: Yes I promise
Janet: Thank you. I love you
Oh! How I wish I can reply “I love you
too” but that was some weeks ago. My
affection for her has evaporated, faster
than alcohol. I initially thought she was
crying because Temmy did something
at their side. Though, I trust Temmy not
to go that far. Come to think of it, what’s
making her to change her mind of a
sudden, and what about her fiancé in
abroad. Well I refuse to be anybody’s
extra tyre.
Some minutes later, Temmy burst into
the room, obviously angry
Me: Temmy what’s wrong?
Temmy: Sincerely what’s wrong with
Sensing what he is likely going to say
next, I covered his mouth giving him
sign that Funmi is still around. He did
calm down after hearing that
Me: So what’s the problem? I received
both Rachael and Janet’s call and they
were both crying with Janet showing a
funny expression of love towards me. I
wonder how their room will look like
this evening.
Temmy: I don’t care how it looks like
but you offended me bro.
Me: What did I do?
Temmy: Really when did we stop
talking sense into each other’s brain
Me: We are growing up I guess
Temmy: D–n that! I was going
extremely astray and you let me. I got
deluded with love and neglect my
priorities yet you were just looking at
me. From 100 level to 400 level, we
read and go to night classes together
but you’ve started going all alone while
I wasted my life away at her side.
Me: Keep your voice down bro, we can’t
make sense with anger.
Temmy: I am sincerely angry
Me: Just calm down okay. You did not
waste your life away at her side, you
spent your with the one you love.
Besides we are grown up bro, we can’t
always be on each others neck
Temmy: Why not? It make us behave
well, put us in check and makes our
academics to flow in a rivers of
Me: Yeah, you are right, but the
moment we start having relationship,
we have to put the ladies into
consideration. It can’t be business as
usual. I’m sure you wouldn’t want your
fiancé to hate your best friend because
he’s sharing her time.
Temmy: Seem this issue of dating is a
wrong step at a very wrong time.
Me: No bro, we are the one that
handled it wrongly. We are supposed to
balance it up so that we don’t use
present to affect the future and neither
do we neglect our present for the
unseen future. Balance is the key.
Temmy: You are right with that
Me: That’s why I told you not to take
any harsh decision
Temmy: You don’t understand. I almost
got you killed today and that makes fell
very bad.
Me: You are not my supervisor that
coerced me to go there, neither were
you the one that reset my brain into
factory default setting with plank. It
wasn’t your fault. For how long was I
Temmy: Up to 3 minutes bro
Me: 3 minutes? And I had that long
weird dream that looks like I was there
since forever? Anyway, next time I’ll
watch my mouth.
Temmy: You weren’t hit because of
what you said. They only use that as an
excuse. They hit you thinking you are
Me: How do you mean?
Temmy: The guy that hit you is
Rachael’s boyfriend or ex-boyfriend
according to what she told me this
Me: Really? That’s unpredictable. Why
will he want to harm you?
Temmy: Because Rachael just broke up
with him yesterday
Me: What? Yesterday like real
Temmy: All these while I was the side
guy, she was cheating on him with me
Me: I disagree with that bro. I have a
feeling they’ve broken up a long time
ago, maybe she just made it official
Temmy: Official or not, they were dating
and that does not justify why she never
mention it to me.
Me: I don’t support lies, transparency is
the key. But come to think of it, if she
had told you, would you still go for her?
Would your feelings remain the same?
She was only trying not to hurt your
feelings bro.
Temmy: And she’s not hurting my
feeling now?
Me: Yeah, s–t happens bro. I even
thought the issue was about beer.
Funmi entered the room from the
kitchen, she was obviously listening to
our conversation.
Funmi: Sorry to interrupt but will you
guys like to eat now?
Me: Wao! That’s fast. I’m not ready to
eat though
Temmy: Funmi leave food for now and
let’s talk
Funmi: I hope it won’t get too cold to
eat. I’m all hears
Temmy: I don’t know if William has told
you this, I don’t like what I saw today
Funmi: (sighs) I know and I’m so sorry.
Temmy: I know you are sincerely sorry,
which is why I’m telling you this. You
need to change Funmi.
Funmi: I know, I’ve tried to change
several times but it never work. I’ve
been drinking for a long time and do
smoke sometimes too.
Temmy: You smoke too? You really
need to stop girl, you are killing yourself
you know that. You are a lady and you
are going to be a mother.
Her eye has started getting filled with
tears again with her head going down
Me: Funmilola remember your promise
to me. No crying remember?
Funmi: (Used her hand to wipe the
tears) I’m sorry.
Me: Listen, the way out of this is very
simple. You have to do away with your
friends that are encouraging this.
Funmi: You told me that before. But I’m
going to need your help to do that. Will
you help me?
Me: Yes I will help. Continue with them
and you’ll become worse.
Temmy: Also no going to party of any
such again. Look for another hobby to
replace partying with or you can be
having cigarette and alcohol free party.
Do away with any alcohol or cigarette
in your possession. You want to be
away from them as much as possible.
Funmi: Thank you Temmy. I’ll try my
best. You guys will have to help me
through it, especially Will.
Temmy: He will.
Funmi: Thank you guys. I’m sorry for
what I said to you at the party
Me: No problem, you were on another
level that time.
Funmi: I wasn’t really drunk. I knew
what I was talking about then and I’m
really sorry.
Me: Apology accepted.
Temmy: Guess we can eat now.
Me: You guys should go on. I want to
recollect my mysterious dream during
the time I passed out.
Funmi: I’ll love to hear about it.
Me: Believe me it is funny and mind
blowing at the same time. Less I forget,
Temmy you need to settle things with
Rachael. She’s a good personality and
she’s sorry.
Temmy: How can you tell?
Me: I told you she called me crying. She
sound so sincere and I believe her.
Please call her tonight before you sleep.
You are the man you know. Try
understanding things from her
perspective. I’ll also speak with her
when I get the chance to. It’s Rachael I
wish to see in white when I best you
Temmy: Okay I’ve heard you, Rachael’s
brother. Are you going to call Janet too?
Me: Call her to say what exactly? I’ll see
her later
Temmy: Just be careful with her. I’ve
lost trust in her totally after what I saw
and heard about her. She got too many
things to hide.
Funmi brought the hot amala and they
continue on the consuming operation
but I wasn’t able to join them as I felt
so filled. I instead took some juice while
we watch a movie on the system.
Aramide did call me before I went to
sleep, she asked about my health and
said there is something we need to
discuss. Uche did call again, but I
neglect her call all the same. The funny
thing that ended the night was from
Janet’s text message. It reads “Baby I’m
sorry I rejected you earlier. I’ve realized
my mistake and I’m ready now. Please
let’s talk tomorrow. Dream of me, I love
you”. Well I’m not the one in control of
what my night dreams will be, so she’s
in OYO. By the way, would you suggest I
go back to her, with the possibility of
her been engaged? Not so sure. . .

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