Thinking the answer would provoke Frank,I made to apologise immediately only to see him looking less concerned.
Frank: I came to realise that you stopped coming home because of me.
Me: Says who?
Frank: Saying what my mind has being telling me.
Me: You’re wrong.
Frank: Nne,I’m sorry for the last time.
I’ve come to realise that I can’t get everything I want violently. You said you loved me and I chased you away with my wrongs.
I’m willing to make things right. I promise never to hurt you anymore.
He came closer to me and placed his left hand on my shoulder.
“Give me a second chance baby and I’ll make you the happiest lady . . . . . . . .
Me: Frank,its not about all that. I feel . . . . .
His phone rang,stopping me from saying my mind.
Frank: What? Who? How dare he? I’m far from Onitsha o. How do we do this thing now?. . . . . . oya,arrange dem for one corner.
Make sure dey no comot for your eyes o. I’ll be there before 7pm.
He hung up immediately.
Me: What is the problem?
Frank: My guy just called me. An enemy group just invaded our territory..
” gbagam!” Jesus! He’s also a cultist? Chei.
Frank: I’ll be leaving now baby. I’ll see you at home.
Me: Frank,are you going to fight or kill someone?
Frank: If need be.
With that,he walked out without looking back.
God knows i wanted to run mad that moment.
I can’t describe how much I hated cultists and how much I still hate them. He wasn’t even ashamed of it. He was going to kill people? And he still thinks I’ll agree to be his girl?
I started walking myself to the school compound. It was time I made up my mind about the kind of people u needed in my life.
I got to school and there was Lawrence, sitting beside the grotto which was looking very beautiful. I stood there for a while but till today,I can’t still remember if it was the grotto or Lawrence that I was admiring.
He stood up and came to me,then he tapped me;
Law: Rose,are you alright?
Me: Ye . . .es. I’m fine
Law: Has he gone?
Me: Yes. He got a call from home. Law,this place is looking heavenly. What did you do?
Law: Decorated it of course. My elder sister taught me well. You know she’s a designer?
Me; You’re a darling. Thank you.
Law; Anything for you baby. So,tell me,you knew he was coming right?
Me: I’m not aware. If he had told me,I would not have come out
Law; Shuu! Why?
Me: I don’t like him..He smokes,drinks and is also a cultist
Law: You’re kidding right?
Me: I’m not.
Frank; Please be careful around him OK?
Me: Thank you. Let’s go