He was carrying a small Ghana must go bag. There was a smile on his face.
Frank: Baby, come and give me a hug or ain’t you happy to see me?
I still failed to believe that he was my visitor.
Me: What are you doing here?
Frank: To see you of course. I have missed you a lot since you stopped coming home.
There was something strange about him. He no longer had that rugged look. He even had a normal hair cut instead of the long Mohawk he was known for.
Me: What if my parents were here?
Frank: I knew that they won’t be here.
Frank: I wanted to come yesterday but your brother told me your mum was already on the way.
Me: You talked to junior?
Frank: Yes nah. He became my paddy after he delivered your letter.
Me: Okay. So,what’s with your innocent look?
He laughed and I continued.
“Because I don’t Want anybody that will make me run back to my hostel without looking back”
He wanted to laugh,but seeing the straight look i was giving him,he buried the laughter.
Frank: I won’t do that
Me: Yes you won’t ,because there are lots of security personnel here to tame you.
Frank: Not even that. I’ve come to realise that . . . . . . .
He was interrupted by Regina. She was with Lawrence and I remembered quickly that we were to go somewhere.
Regina: Exactly who we were looking for.
Me: Lawrence, what are you doing in front of the girls hostel?
Lawrence: I followed Regina so she can call you out for me and then we’ll head to the school. Didn’t know you had a visitor.
My courtesy senses came back to functioning again.
Me: Ah! Forgive me.
I quickly introduced each of them to one another.Regina as my best friend,Frank,as a friend from home and Lawrence,as my real back man. They all laughed at the way I called Lawrence my back man. Lawrence used his eye to ask me if it was the Frank in my story and I nodded.
Me: Reg,please help me send this bag upstairs.
Regina: Okay. Nice meeting you Frank and welcome to our school.
Frank: Thank you dear.
Regina: Law,later nah.
Law: Okay my dear. Thank you.
Regina carried the bag and excused herself.
Law: Rose dear,I’ll be in the school. Let me go and start working on it and I’ll wait for you there.
Me: Thank you.
He walked away. I was supposed to to redress the school grotto and Lawrence agreed to help me since he was good with decorations. Now he was going to do it alone.
Frank: Rose,this one you’re looking at him that way,is he your boyfriend?
The question made me realise that I had being staring for long.
Me: I wish he were.