“Well, I was just surprised that as beautiful as you are, you are still a virgin. I’m proud of you though” he said with a smile.
“Thank you sir ” she said, then continued.
“I need to go home now cuz am going for choir rehearsal by 4pm” she began to zip her small hand bag. He picked up his car keys from the table and said,
“I will drop you, then go from there to my own reversals too.” He said standing to his feet.
“Reversals” she asked, widening her eyes.
“I remember you promised to worship in my parish tomorrow” she said and he began to laugh.
“But you are yet to meet my condition” he said, putting his hands in his pockets.
“I like the way you are posing” she said laughing and he gave her a smile that revealed his dimples.
Hmmm.. I also like those dimples” she said standing up to her feet.
“All these compliments are meant to divert my attention from our discussion right?” He said as they walked out of the eatery.
“Not really. I already told you I will squeeze out time for you after my outing with my fiancé” she said without looking at him.
“He’s a lucky man though” he said under his breath and she turned back and asked,
“You said what?” Looking inquisitively into his eyes.
“Nothing, I wasn’t really talking to you” he replied and opened the car door for her to enter. He drove her home meditatively without saying much. When they finally arrived her place she climbed down and bent down to thank him.
“I shall be expecting your call tomorrow” he said.
“And I’m hoping to see you in my parish tomorrow” she replied before walking away.
She arrived her house only to meet Kolade’s long face waiting for her. She swallowed hard, and bent down to greet him but he responded coldly and waited for her to unlock the door.
“Come in” she said standing at the door post, but he didn’t respond nor turn to look at her.
“Or do you prefer staying outside let me get a seat for you?” She managed to ask, trying to control her anger. When she didn’t get any response from him, she entered the room and left him to himself outside. After standing there for about 20minutes, he entered the room grudgingly without knocking and found her dressing up.
“You could have at least knock before entering the room..” She said calmly but Kolade was not interested in whatever she had to say.
“What happened last night?” He asked, his eyes red. She tried to avoid the quarrel looming and began to narrate what happened but he didn’t allow her to complete her story before shouting her down.
“I told you, didn’t I tell you to wait so we can go together today? But you were stubborn! You don’t always like listening to me…” He kept on shouting and his voice filled the room.
” ejo, todu oluwa fimile …
For God’s sake leave me alone. Kola leave me alone o” she said pulling her right ear as if sounding him a warning but he got more provoked and began to recount other past incidents and occasions where she didn’t adhere to his instructions and he mentioned an incident that got her upset. She fumed up and began to lash at him.
“What about you?” She blew hot,
“You don’t care about my welfare, you don’t call or contribute anything spiritually or physically in my life. All you do is instruct and command me on what to do, what not to do and fault findings. See, Kola am getting fed up with your quarrelsome attitudes” she blew hot at him and picked up her bag with a hard cover notebook.
“I want to lock my door and go to choir. Can you now leave?” She said and opened the door for him. He stood transfixed, amazed at her boldness.
“Are you asking me out of your house?” He queried looking intently into her eyes but she didn’t care a bit.
“I said, leave! I want to lock my door, am already late and don’t have time for your drama” she said and he feigned a smile and walked out arrogantly. She locked up the house and hastened out to church.
After the reversals, she switched her new phone and the first call that entered was Kehinde’s call.
“Bother, Kehinde please I will call you later..” She said hurriedly over the phone as she was trying to conclude a discussion with the youth choir leader.
“Okay!” He said and quickly ended the call.
“You’re leading praise and worship tomorrow. No excuses!” The choir leader mandated and she accepted having realized that his mind is made up on her.
On reaching home, she dialled Kehinde’s number, he picked it up and said,
” Don’t waste your airtime,cut the call let me call you back” he said and she ended the call with a smile.
In less than two minutes, he called back and they spoke for close to 35minutes before they bade each other good night. As she was about entering the small kitchen to find something to eat, her roommate entered. They exchanged greetings and she asked her what she cooked.
“Ah! No food in this house o. I’m thinking of preparing Noddles for the both of us” she said and the roommate hissed and brushed past her.
“Haba , kilode?” Sade stared at her but she didn’t respond. After standing for few seconds, she swallowed hard and entered the kitchen to prepare the Noddles which her roommate refused to eat.
She picked up her phone and called Kolade’s number several times to apologize for her actions but he didn’t pick. She put on her data and went to search for him on WhatsApp, fortunately for her,he was online so she sent some chats to him and apologized.
The chats showed green mark lines which indicates that he received the chats but Kolade didn’t reply . She gave herself excuses on his behalf that he probably was busy and waited for his response till she dozed off…
Wetin dey worry brother Kolade sef?
To be continued