I gather up enough courage to look back and I see him.
I remember this guy I say to myself. I see him everywhere I go. And then it dawns on me that he might have been following me.
His voice jolts me back from reason “You think you are the finest girl in this school abi?, just misbehaving anyhow you like”. Omo, at this point, my heart was racing and pounding. I felt like it was going to explode in my chest.
I mumbled a few things that even I couldn’t comprehend ” errm, I ….what do you want?”.
He replied ” nothing o, I just saw you here alone and I thought I should look out since its not so safe here” I couldn’t be more thankful simply because “WHO I WAN EXPLAIN GIVE?”
I walk-run to the party, luckily for me, its still going on. I join Dare like nothing even happened, even gave him a kiss while thinking “Gosh, how will I break up with this one?”
Now, I might have skipped the part where I introduce my kolo friends- Tola, Ngozi and Omoye. We were all in the same class and a terror to everyone.
Tola is a daddy’s girl, always talking about her dad so tey we dey suspect say no be really her papa.
Ngozi is from a typical ibo family where ‘ada’ must marry first before any of them even thinks about having a boyfriend. and oh her mum, sweet mrs chukwuka, always calling to ask us “I hope you girls are still VAGINZ?
Now omoye was too dodgy. We didn’t even know why she was our friend. She literally jumped into the equation to make us even and Tola was not having it at all.
I believe we all have that one lielie- mydaddyhasnigeria-i’mstillaVagin-isleptathomelastnight friend. Even when its pretty obvious that everything na wash. We just let her bask in her ocean of lies, Literally.
Now , what I didn’t understand about Omoye was her constant reason to have what I had. Even Dare was at risk in my opinion. We were sharing ideas on how best I could let the nigga go and this is how it went down
(DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT IN ANY WAY REFERRING TO ANY INDIVIDUAL IN PARTICULAR, IF YOUR GIRLFRIEND BROKE UP WITH YOU LIKE THIS, EYAAAAAAAAH)
Me: Dare is so boring, kai. I feel like I am in a relationship with myself
Omoye: I am sure he is not that bad
Tola: Please he is that bad, If you are not interested, tell him now
Ngozi: I hope you guys have not done it yet?
Me: what does that have to do with anything? Even if we have, does it change the fact that he is boring?
Tola: Please send him a text message let us move on
Omoye: Wait, let me see what you are sending
Tola & Ngozi: “eyes rolling”
Me: Dare, I dont think this relationship is going anywhere,dont worry, its not you, its me. I want to work on myself. If you dont want to be friends, its fine, I understand” – SEND!
Tola: Did u now die that you did it?
Ngozi: Such a cruel world
And we all burst out laughing.
Meanwhile, my other phone had been ringing for hours and I did not even notice…..