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I had just two lectures on Monday. I was headed home when Cindy called again. She said she just entered school and wanted to know my location. I told her I was headed home and she said I should wait for her in front of her former hostel. I couldn’t understand what was so urgent she wanted to talk about.
About ten minutes later, I saw her alight from a cab. I signaled her from where I stood under a shed.
“What’s up, what’s is the emergency?” I asked as she sat beside me under the shed.
“Come on, no pleasantries?”
“Sorry good evening and how are you?”
After we exchanged pleasantries, I asked her why the sudden wanting to see me and all.
“Can we find somewhere to relax and talk?” she said ignoring my question.
“I was headed home before you called but since you are here now, let’s go to 11:45”
“Since you are already going home, why don’t we go together”
I didn’t expect her to suggest that. Also with the way Shania left in the morning, I didn’t know if she was coming back or not. Though I have called her a couple of times but she didn’t answer. Since Cindy called in the night, Shania has just been moody and talked less to me.
“Eee…. I think I would prefer we don’t go to my house. Let’s just go to 11:45” I said after deliberating in my mind.
“Why, you don’t want me to know where you stay?” she asked looking at me.
“It’s not like I don’t want you to know my house. Well, in your own words, don’t push it”
“Hmmmmm!!! Ok o. if you say so”
We took a cab and left for 11:45. We didn’t have much to talk about as we just did a little catch up. As we alighted from the cab in front of the café lo and behold Shania walking out from there. She stopped as we approached her. I saw the look on her face but she was so fast to change it asap and faked a smile.When we got to where she stood, she hugged and kissed me and after the introductions, she left. I expected her to ask me for the keys but she didn’t.
This is the same person that have hardly said a word to me since morning and is not even taking my calls. I know the hug and kiss thingy was to intimidate Cindy and send a message to her.
When we settled inside the café, Cindy decided to break her silence since we met Shania.
“Who is that girl?” she asked with a strange look on her face.
“The person I told you that she is some minutes ago” I replied her nonchalantly.
“A friend and she had to do all that? Did she have to hug and kiss you to show everybody that she is your very good friend? And didn’t she see that you are with someone?” she said with annoyance.
“What is your problem, the hug and kiss or the fact that she did it before you?” I asked laughing and enjoying her frustration.
I was already having my fun with her reaction and decided to rub it in the more.
“You don’t have to be pissed over nothing” I said.
“So that action of hers out there is nothing right?”
“Believe me it’s nothing, worse things are going on between us behind closed doors so don’t just get pissed over nothing. Truth be told, she is the reason why I didn’t want us to go to my house, I don’t have to spell what that means out to you” I said looking her in the eye balls.
“Even at that does she have to show it to everybody or flaunt it to my face?”
“Well I apologize on her behalf, she meant no harm”
“You know what, I don’t think am in the mood to discuss this issue with you, maybe we should leave it for another time” she said standing up.
“Ok, if you say so” I said as we left.
I got home and met my room open. I know Shania must have used my spare key because she never asked me for my key when we met earlier. After I called her several times without getting an answer, I sent her a text telling her where to collect the key should in case she didn’t meet me at home.
I heard the shower running when I entered. After changing my cloth, I went to the kitchen and saw a plate of fried rice. There was no sign that she cooked so I suspected that she bought the food. I was still in the kitchen when she came out from the bathroom. She looked surprised seeing me inside.
“How and when did you enter?” she asked.
“I met the net open, you didn’t bolt it well”
“Ok, that is for you” she said pointing to the food and walking into the room Unclad with my towel tied on her hair.
“Have you eaten?” I asked from the kitchen.
“Yes” she answered from the room.
I ate in the kitchen before heading back to the room. I met her already dressed and ready to leave.
“What’s up with you?” I asked sitting on the bed.
“I’m good. I guess I will see you some other time” she said turning to face me.
“What is wrong with you? What is the problem? You have been giving me some cold attitude since yesterday, why?”
“Nothing, just haven’t been in the right mood” she replied looking away.
“Come on, stop lying to me. Why not tell me what the problem is let’s talk about it and get it over and done with?”
“Ok you want to know what the problem is?” she asked.
“Yes, tell me”
“What is it with you and that girl again?”
“You mean Cindy?”
“Yes Cindy or whatever you call her”.
“Is it because of Cindy that you’ve been acting cold towards me?”
“That doesn’t answer my question”
“Fine, there is nothing between us. It’s just like I told you yesterday. She wanted us to meet and talk about something”
“All of a sudden she calls and wants to talk about something and you willingly obliged. What is wrong with you? What is your problem? Ain’t you over this girl yet? Can’t you for once give her a taste of her own pills? You know what? I don’t wanna stop you from whoever you want to roll with, but if you are going to start rolling with that chick, then I’m off your lane” she said angrily with tears in her eyes.
“What does that mean?” I asked looking at her already teary eyes.
“Just like it sounds” she said dabbing her eyes with a handkerchief.
“Shania come on” walking up to her “there is nothing between me and Cindy. We couldn’t even talk about anything today. She got pissed when I told her about us. There is nothing between us, believe me” I said hugging her.
After we held unto each other for a while, she disentangled herself from me and kissed me deeply. She told me that she still wanted to go and I saw her off. I needed no soothsayer to tell me that Shania was in love with me.
To Be Continued…