After having a cold bath, he had made breakfast and spoken to maami and Titi on the phone, he would try to visit her even if it was for two days.
She could put to bed anytime soon, he had asked maami the last time she spoke to the baby of the house Dami, maami had assured him that Dami was doing fine in school.
After ending the call, he made a mental note to call Dami before the end of the day. He had not spoken to her in a while now.
He was still figuring how the rest of his day would go, he could hang out with Chuks and Princess, but he had no clue as to how their schedule was. Moreover he would not want to be tagged a handbag.
He heard a knock on his door, who was he expecting?
He opened the door to find someone he was totally not expecting.
The day sure had a lot of surprises in stock for him.
Sandra hit her hand on the steering wheel, was she hitting things out of frustration, worry, or confusion? Being stuck in traffic was not even helping her to clear her head, she had been so busy at work yesterday and had not been able to call Fola.
The projects she was working on were demanding her time and energy, she had rounded off with office work a little too late only to discover her phone had been switched off as the battery ran out.
She had hurriedly charged her phone on getting home just to be disappointed that Fola had not even called her or sent a text, even if it was once.
What was really happening? She had made up her mind not to call him, but now that she thought of it, was she not being proud?
What if Fola was in a deep mess and here she was bearing unnecessary grudges.
She would get to the office and call him, she hoped all was well with his mum, she was anticipating the day she would meet her future mother-in-law.
She smiled as she thought of it, Fola was still struggling but it was only a matter of time before things would be fine.
He would propose to her in the most romantic setting possible, too many movies were making her picture it in different cheesy ways.
Would he sing to her while proposing? Or would he attach the ring to his mouth while kissing her?
She smiled at her silly imaginations, the car behind hers honked loudly and that was when she realised the traffic had moved.
As if her daydreaming was only beginning, the radio station she had been listening to started playing ‘One naira’ by M.I feat Waje.
She sang along increasing her voice when she got to the chorus,
“Whether na one naira
Whether na one million
Baby you got me
Baby you got me
You’re the only one that I see, that I see
Mu na gi ga wu garri
Whether or not you get money
I’ll stay with you if you’ll stay with me.”
She was going to stick to her man in trying times and in sweet times, wasn’t that what love was all about?
The noisy chatter of students trooping out of the lecture hall would make one wonder if there was a riot in a market, the BCH247 lecturer who hardly came for her classes had made a surprising appearance that morning and had even claimed she had wonderful tidings for the class.
Everyone had been keen to hear what the news was, maybe she would be giving them the AOC(Area Of Concentration) for the exams since she hardly came for classes, or she would eventually recommend the textbooks that would help them.
They had been disappointed when she released an impromtu test for the entire class based on her last lecture which was three weeks ago, so many students had even forgotten the topic treated only to be served hot breakfast that required racking of their lazy brains.
Their protests however was unnecessary as the lecturer had taken the answer scripts back to her office for marking while wishing them a lovely day.
Dami sat with Ore and some of their colleagues, they were discussing on the test. Ore had even claimed that he dreamt about the class having a test but had not expected the test from a course that was taught once in a blue moon.
They had solved the questions together which each person trying to prove why his or her own method was more correct, other cliques were equally seen deliberating on the test answers.
While most students had exited the hall, it was in the midst of the discussion that Ore noticed Dami had withdrawn into her shell after looking at her phone.
He did not know what was behind her change in mien.
However Dami on the other hand had received a text from Evelyn,
the content of the text was:
*Dami, please can we meet?
I’m truly sorry but we need to talk. Evelyn
She found it strange that Evelyn sounded cool, there was no way she was going to call her back.
She would not play the silly role in any silly game Evelyn had to offer.
She was asleep when she felt a light tap on her arms, she was too tired to respond the person.
She turned and made to sleep while facing the other side when she received a more painful smack on her shoulders.
That was all it took for her to awaken from her slumber.