Like she promised,Vivian came back the next day and asked that we go out. I took permission from my aunt and we left the house. We headed to a place I don’t know and I didn’t even ask. I just followed her.
We got to a junction that was not far from my house,took a left turn and entered into a government school(name withheld). We bought groundnuts from what I think is a canteen and went into one of the classes. I was a bit uncomfortable but I reasoned that there were many people around so if she tried anything funny,I’ll shout for help. I think she noticed my discomfort when she said;
Vivian: don’t worry,I just want us to talk. just the two of us
Me; hmmm. hope there is no problem?
Vivian: Not at all. I just want to clear the tension between us.
Me: And who says there is tension between us?
I asked munching my groundnut
Vivian: You’re now forming dormitory girl for me abi? If you want to know,its about you,myself and Frank.
I looked at her and frowned.
Me; so you called me here to slap me again nah?
Vivian: Mba o(no o). I can’t do that. Do you want Frank to kill me?
I raised my head and looked at her.
Me; what do you mean by kill you?
Vivian: kam gwa gi(let me tell you),after you went back to school,Frank came to my house and gave me the beating of my life.
Vivian: it’s not a small thing o. the day before he did that,I had seen him with Somtoo . Little did I know that she was telling him about our visit to your house.
My head wanted to do a “maltina dance all”. AH! So he beat her for my sake? chei! But see as Somtoo don carry the blame. serves her right anyways.
Me: so,where is Somtoo now?
Vivian: I don’t know and I don’t care to know. Do you even know that when I confronted her,she denied it. I promised never to talk to her again. Nne,when you did not come back for Christmas break,he came again to finish me up,thanks to Ugoo and Emeka,who pleaded on my behalf. That was when I knew that frank loves you a lot.
Me: leave that thing. I don’t love him. And fl top it all,why would he beat a woman?
Vivian: He was just vexing that I slapped you and believes its the reason why you refused to come back.
Me: Not enough reason to beat you.
I diverted the discussion noticing that it will go on unend.
” have you seen Ebuka?”.
Vivian: I heard he wrote waec at Abuja
Also heard that he will be there for a while. But wait,doesn’t he call?