I am still searching for the word to use
describing the situation I just found
Janet is surely going to give me a lot of
headache with this her new decision to
reconsider me. She said no earlier and
moved on, I don’t know why she’s
her mind now. Besides, all the rumours
heard and revelations I’ve seen about
drained almost all the feeling I have for
naturally hate seeing somebody,
lady getting hurt because of my action
inaction, but I might have to start with
I’m ever going to have peace on the
I showed Temmy the text message I
from her and he advised me not to
anytime soon, though I had promised
waved off Janet’s issue from my head
narrated all I could remember from my
expedition to Temmy and Funmi. We all
laughed about it and eventually
time to start taking risk fear. Courage is
acting with fear not without fear.
We all went to church on Sunday in
car, and after church service, we
straight to Funmi’s to her hostel. It was
girls’ only hostel made of two separate
buildings in the same compound with
rooms constructed as self-contained.
some ladies in the compound, most on
Some were sitting on an abandoned
wooden table while others were sitting
different plastic chairs, drinking and
Though, they weren’t drinking alcohol
moment, many bottles of alcoholic
scattered all over the compound that
unkempt, embarrassing the obvious
Some of them stood up and to embrace
while others continue their discussions.
entered her room and I was surprised
to see a
simple decorated room contrary to my
expectation of something big owing to
obvious financial status. The only thing
room that is not in our room is the
and that was where I headed first. I
the refrigerator and could not find beer
other alcoholic drinks except for
types of juice, water and one red wine.
Me: I was expecting to find alcohol in
Funmi: I don’t buy them any more, I’ve
been trying to stop taking it.
Temmy: Meaning you only drink when
to party or when it’s bought for you?
Funmi: Yes, including cigarette. The red
is a gift from my young cousin on my
Me: Which means if you can do away
people that might buy it for you or
to a party of such, you are good
Funmi: Yes, but that’s practically not
am a kind of person that love to see
around me most time, which is why I
need your help. I can’t leave my friends
without having friends to relate to.
Me: I understand, but what about your
boyfriend or is it fiance?
Funmi: I’m not in a relationship.
Me: Oh! Why did you break up and
Funmi: I never had a boyfriend in my
Me: Are you kidding me? From
school up to this stage, you are rich,
and you attend party a lot coupled with
fact you have numerous wild friends
sure many of them if not all have more
one boyfriend and yet you never had a
Funmi: (Smiles) My father is the type
never allow me out when I was
sent to a girls only school and never
breathing space to the extent barely
friend in secondary school. It was when
gained admission and he had to head
office in another state that I got this
I’m enjoying. Besides I hate breakups
happens a lot around me, that
me. My cousin nearly commit suicide
her ex broke up with her.
Me: Hmm, you are not discouraged, you
rather scared. So how do you manage
unrelenting suitors? I’m sure you’ll have
Funmi: I don’t usually give them time or
to say anything except if I happen to
fellow. Those are the one I made my
rather dating them.
Temmy: Master friend-zoning, you
ma (We all laughed)
Even though I am obviously growing in
and affection for her, hearing this
think maybe I should just zone myself
she officially zone me like others. We
while in her room while prepared
We were all playing ludo game after
when one of her hostel friends burst
room without knocking, telling her she
visitor outside. Funmi asked for the
the visitor and why the person isn’t
into her room instead of staying
calling out, but her friend refuse to give
reasonable information about who the
might be. We sensed maybe the visitor
guy or the visitor is intimidated by our
presence, so we decided to leave at
for her to accommodate her visitor. We
headed outside only to find Uche
with the ladies outside. She was the
visitor who has come to say thank you
of them concerning her birthday party.
Uche were other five guys sited with
ladies. As we were moving towards
sighted me and rush down to me in her
Uche: Will wait!
Me: What’s the problem?
Uche: you refused to pick my calls
Me: Because I died before I
Uche: I wanted to ask how you were
How are you now?
Me: Really? You wanted to know how I
feeling after you neglected me at your
if I’m nothing. Well you’ve your answer,
Uche: Stop saying that now. I wanted to
for you but your friend won’t allow me
(pointing to Temmy).
Me: Of course he won’t, how will he
you were only coming to confirm if I’m
not, so you can finish your work if I
Uche: Will stop saying rubbish in your
how can I want you dead? I like you
than you think. I was the one that pour
water that brought you back
Me: Wao! Thank you pastor or is it
Uche for bringing me back. I’m sure you
happy and satisfied. Just do me a
don’t come near me again.
Uche: Why now? I’m not the one that hit
Me: Yeah, but you were the one that
me to the party playing supervisor card.
wasn’t at the party, of course my head
free of plank. By the way, tell your
hit me I said my head is not a cricket
thanks to them, I see stars in different
Uche: Why didn’t you want to come in
place. I was expecting you to cut my
Me: Cut cake with you as your what?
Uche: As my person now you know. I
know how you can like Janet and not
What do you see in her self.
Me: Uche you are hungry again. Just
remember, don’t come near me again
Uche: That won’t be possible. For your
information, our supervisor is going to
our project together after first
defense. We are now project partners.
Me: Is that your new trick? Well I will
do what I initially don’t want to.
Uche: And what’s that?
Me: Don’t worry, the police will brief you
soonest. You are most likely going to
supervisor in soup also.
Uche: Police for what? What did I do?
the one that hit you now. Will you are
o, don’t let anybody advice you badly.
Me: Yeah, a nice guy you wanted to
a nice grave right?
Uche: Will please I did not know
about it o
Temmy: (He came to us where we were
talking) Will, we have to leave here
guys are here.
Temmy was able to recognize the two
that confronted me at the party among
guys that were sited with the ladies.
the place and Funmi did follow us down
hostel without her car, saying she did
want to join in whatever conversation
I’m sure Uche would be wondering
meant by police, little did she know I
that to scare her a little. I really can’t
having Uche as my project partner,
tantamount to me doing the project all
as she will not touch anything coupled
the fact she won’t let me rest with her
I was able to meet Rachael at her
evening at a place close to their hostel I
wasn’t going to enter their room to
Me: Temmy did call you after our
Rachael: Yeah, he did but was not
the way he used to. He told me he
break before then.
Me: Don’t mind him. His head will soon
Rachael: I really pray so because I love
much and I don’t blame him at all.
Me: Don’t blame yourself either, the did
done, solution is the main thing now.
Rachael: I owe you an apology too. I’m
you got caught in the matter. Though I
dating the guy before, but we were
dating. He’s abusive and all he want is
and nothing more. We’ve stop talking
went for IT, I don’t know how he can
from the blue trying to act like my
Which is why I told him on Friday it’s
Me: Don’t worry Rachael, Temmy told
everything. I know that’s what’s mostly
to be the case. The most important
thing is I
survived it. Don’t beat yourself up okay,
Temmy is more than a friend to me,
brother and I can tell you he loves you
than you think. He’ll surely come
know he doesn’t get angry like that, so
he does, just be cool with him, he’ll
Rachael: Thank you Will. You are really a
good person, I wish you are my friends’
Me: Talking of your friend, where is
Rachael: She went out before I called
Me: I want to know somethings about
you know Uche?
Rachael: Yeah, she was Janet’s friend
home. And we were all roommates in
Me: She told me Janet is engaged. Is
Rachael: Hmm, you are not the first
Uche will reveal that to.
Me: So she’s lying
Rachael: No she’s not. Janet is engaged
the guy supposedly went for Uche
before she rejected him.
Me: Oh I see, then why was she that
me that time and why is she trying to
back to me now?
Rachael: My friend really love you. She
been wishing for you since you met.
Me: But that’s wrong, what about the
That’s cheating now.
Rachael: The guy caused it, he’s been
cheating too ans Janet is not sure of
Me: Then why can’t he leave the guy?
Rachael: He love the guy.
Me: That’s ridiculous, she did not love
What she had for me was a pure lust.
I really had something for her then, but
lost it now. She was the one that said
I wish she’ll let me be now.
Rachael: I’m not sure she will, she kept
me she love you.
Me: I would have asked her to chose
Rachael: You never can tell. What if she
the guy today?
Me: Will the guy leave her? Besides I
have anything other than friendship for
again. I’ll start avoiding her now.
told her I’ll talk to her but I don’t think
Rachael: Don’t neglect my friend o. She’s
a bad girl, she’s just confused.
I sighted someone from afar off that
Janet and I immediately left Rachael,
her we’ll talk later.
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