Kehinde drove Sade home in silence and turned several times to look at her but she was too ashamed to look into his eyes, so she looked away and got drown in her own thoughts. There were so many questions troubling his heart which he needed to ask her concerning Kolade and what happened few minutes ago,but in order to avoid making her more emotional, he kept them to himself and hoped that his suspicions are not true. Soon, they arrived her house and he looked at her again before speaking up after the long silence.
“My dear, I don’t know exactly the problem between you and Kola but I don’t think a woman should be handled the way he did. It’s d–n wrong!” He said and hit his hands on the steering of his car, then he continued.
“And you just have to stop crying, I don’t feel right seeing your tears. Wipe your tears,no one should determine your happiness.” He said and drew close to her with his white handkerchief and wiped the tears that flowed down on her cheeks.
“You know what? I will come pick you up by 4pm so that you won’t have to stay alone and cry over what happened. Is that okay?” He asked but she nodded in the negative.
‘I told you I will be going out with my fiancé. I don’t think we would be back by then ” she explained quietly without looking at him.
“It’s alright then, anything that will make you happy is okay by me. Nevertheless, I will still call to know how you’re doing” he said and opened the door for her to go down. She thanked him and walked into the compound. Her roommate was already back with a friend from her own church and they were lost in their discussion so much that they didn’t know when she entered the room.
“Ha! My boy friend cannot do without sex o. And me I don’t want to lose him because men are scarce to get. I will give him what ever he wants and keep trusting God that one day,he will propose to me” she was so shocked to hear that statement coming from her roommate whom she thought was born again.
“Well, Tope have been demanding sex from me but I can’t do it. My parents will kill me if they finds out am no longer a virgin. My father is a pastor and am the only daughter, so I don’t want to bring him disgrace” the visitor said laughing.
“Girl, shine your eyes o. If you lose Tope, to get another well to do man will be difficult o. Do for him anything he want o” Sade’s roommate advised her friend.
“See am still a virgin, though technically. The only thing I allow him to do with me is smooching and romances. I never try?” The visitor asked rhetorically and Sade who couldn’t contain their dirty discussions cleared her throat to announce her presence and they both turned to see her standing behind them. Her roommate gave her a stink look and returned back to their discussion.
“Well, romances is not bad, you guys can start from there gradually and graduate into the real thing..” Her roommate said laughing.
“No ooo! I want to marry as a virgin, we are not graduating into anything o” the visitor who was not comfortable with Sade’s presence protested,stood up,picked her small fancy bag then said
“I wan go Jaree ” she said and they both left the room.
Though Sade found their discussion irritating, there was something her roommate’s visitor said that got registered in her mind and she kept meditating over it even as she changed into her house wears and ate her food. As she ate her rice and stew, she picked up her phone and began to dial Kolade’s number to know the time they would go to the hospital to see her sister but Kola was not picking up. After the fifth attempt, the phone was switched off and she became restless, and began to contemplate going to his house but the thought of being embarrassed again kept her from doing so. She broke down in tears and her roommate entered and found her crying.
“Sade, you are crying? Did someone die?” She asked and Sade nodded her head in the negative.
“Then why are you crying?” Confused, she asked expecting a response.
“It’s Kola” she cried and her phone began to ring. She rushed at it thinking it was Kola, but it was Kehinde. She ignored the call, pushed the phone aside and her roommate eyed the caller.
“What happened to Kola?” She asked
“He’s not been picking my calls and he even embarrassed me in church today when I wanted to talk to him…” Sade explained and her roommate exploded in anger.
“Who did he even think he is sef? Every time Kola this, Kola that! Why would you be crying for him every time?” She burned in anger and a thought came into her mind. She paused for a while, stood up and walked up to Sade’s wardrobe and fetched out a beautiful blouse and a Jean trouser for her.
“Get up and dress up. Call that guy that bought you phone to come and take you out. That way,you will get to forget Kola and his troubles” she said with a commanding voice but Sade refused.
“I’m not in the right frame of mind to go out with anyone now” she explained but her roommate had a mission and would not take ‘No’ for an answer.
“You know I won’t allow you to just lie down here crying like someone who is bereaved. Stand up…” She was saying when Sade’s phone began to ring again.
“It’s brother Kehinde that is calling and I’m going to tell him to come and take you out right away!” Her roommate said with finality and before Sade could stop her,she slid the green symbol.
“Umm.. Good afternoon sir” she greeted and twisted her voice, then continued.
“Sade is here crying, I don’t know what’s wrong with her but I believe if you can come and take her out,she will feel better..” She said and Sade grabbed her phone from her. But before she could counter what her roommate said, Kehinde ended the call and picked up his car keys and began to drive down to Sade’s place. She arrived there in less than 40 minutes drive from where he was, knocked at their door and was ushered in. After about 20minutes persuasion from her roommate and Kehinde, she dressed up and followed him.
Kehinde took her out to a sight seeing center and cracked many jokes to make her laugh, and she started to laughed coldly until she began to enjoy the sights and get relieved from her moodiness.
By the time he was going to drop her at her house after their sight seeing, Sade was laughing so hard, talking about some of the funny things they saw and didn’t wish they depart….
To be continued