All That Glitters Episode 26

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she walked briskly

almost increasing her pace
she wanted to get to sonia before she was done with lunch at the canteen
she pushed open the door and walked in

scanning the entire area ,,her gaze fell upon two familiar figures by the far left corner

she walked over to them

“hey!”

sonia looked up and saw halima’s snorty face

“I need to speak with you in private”
she said
looking at jessy…probably expecting her to excuse them

jessy who was sitting beside sonia revved up and said

“what is so private that you cant say to my hearing”

“its not something I’d like a third personality to know about” halima replied her

jessy was about to say something when sonia stopped her and said

“its ok jess,,,just excuse me for a moment”

instead sonia stood up and walked halima to a corner

when they reached

sonia said

“so ,,,what’s it about?”

halima peered into her

“um Look…I just wanna clarify something,,,so I guess I’ll just go straight to the point,,,”

she paused

then asked

“what exact relationship do you have with Muna?”

sonia was dumbfounded

the question hit her like a brickwall

what kind of relationship did she and Muna share

brother and sister relationship?

companionship?

one sided love?

what exact relationship do they have

what did Muna think of her

well as far as she knew…
Muna cared about her and would do anything for her

but that was it!

nothing further than that

they had grown together

he had known her since

and she had now become like a sister to him

even her mother calls him her son

so what would she say shares with Muna …

her feelings were not enough

her looks would never be compared to this girl standing in front of her…

so what exactly does she have to offer

sonia opened her mouth and said

“he is my friend”

halima revved

she had heard this same word from a lot of people

claiming they are “good friends”

but she had to clarify the issue once and for all

“I just don’t want any misunderstanding between us,,,cos I don’t want to be seen as an imposer,,,so I’ll ask you directly,,,are the both of you dating”

sonia shook her head

“we’re not,,,we are just friends”

halima thought for a while…
“sonia,,,do you have feelings for him”

she was dumbstruck again

that was the money question right there

and there is the truth

the fact , which remained that

it wasn’t just feelings

it was deeper than that…an unexplainable bond since the very first day she set eyes on Muna…

the very first day the old man picked a little boy from the streets and brought him into his home…

she was sitted outside her house playing with her doll

when she saw the old man walking down the street

she was about to get up and go greet him

but she stopped when she saw a boy being carried by the man

the unreadable expression of the kid fascinated her

the way he waved goodbye at her fascinated her

she wondered how someone would smile and wave at someone you don’t even know…

her curiousity got the best of her

she kept tabs on Muna from that day on but nothing shocked her or bonded her more to Muna more than the day which she found herself running errands but wandered off and got caught in the wrong alley…known for notorious neighborhood thugs…

sonia was frightened to death

a little girl in the midst of wolves,,,she felt repelled

even though she was a little bit grown at that time barely puberty age but it was still wrong

why were they looking at her like that

it was wrong

it wasn’t until a man touched her shoulders and pulled her close that

a tiny boy ran forward and tried pushing him away

up till now she wouldn’t know what gave Muna the courage

barely 14 at that time but yet he…

halima broke of her thought

“sonia pls be honest,,,I need to know if I am disrupting anything going on”

sonia had a gloom
expression as she slowly shook her head

halima asked again

“are you sure?”

sonia hesitantly nodded

halima gave her a quizzing Look

like she wasn’t convinced

the suggestive way sonia acted when she saw Muna and her together raised her objectiveness

and also

she got bothered by the fact that when she called Muna that night

sonia picked the call

she could tell it was her

it was her voice

a lot of things ran through her mind at the time

what were they doing at the same place at that late time of the night

what was Muna doing to her with his hands that he couldn’t pick up his own phone

ok if they werent doing anything

why would a guy let a girl pick up his phone if they hadn’t any kind of deep relationship

halima then said

“Look I just wanted you to understand that,,,at first ,,,I had a bet with rita,,but as things went on,,,i started to fall for him, ,honestly sonia I’ve never felt this way about any guy before,,,its a feeling I can’t explain”

blinking

“so I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t causing A rift here.,,Muna doesn’t talk much so,,,I couldn’t ask him,,,but girl to girl now,,,I need to know that there is no problem with me proceeding, I really like him and I’ll really appreciate it if you are honest with me cos,,,it seems as if there’s something between you two,,,although I’m not clear about it”

well that does it

sonia couldn’t find the right words

what good would come out if she said her mind

it wouldn’t make any difference

things would still remain the same

“there is no problem halima,,,he is my good friend,,and I’m happy if he is finally happy”

her own words stung her heart
like needles piercing through

she selflessly denied it

she did what she thought was best for the both of them

what she thought was best for him

there is no way she could compete with halima

she had it all

rich parents,,lavish lifestyle
and beauty beyond measure

what did she(sonia) have

absolutely nothing!

what could she offer

Muna deserved better

and halima was definitely better
after a while,,,they ended their chat and parted aways…but halima had said thank you to sonia for her honesty
she even offered that they should be friends and made to hug her

which sonia openly accepted

she had a blank expression on her face as she walked back to her sit

jessy had quizzing look roaming all over her she asked
“well that took a while,,,what were you guys keenly talking about”

sonia looked up at her friends face

what would she say to her now…

if jessy realised what she just did…
she’ll probably hurt her
right here right now



The bell rang for closing time

all the students packed up and headed to their different homes

halima had an uplifted slightly happy mood as she packed up her stuff

she had cleared up the air between her and sonia and was really looking forward to spend time with Muna

she planned to walk home together with Muna so she could probably tell him her mind on the way…

but he had left even before they rang the bell, all the cleansweep boys had dissapeared, she wondered where they always go to and what they usually do

so then she decided it would be later in the evening when she goes to his place to work on their project
she would tell him her mind and let him know how she feels

she smiled to herself
at the prospects of the outcome

she was quite confident of it but then again like a bad viibe

Tamuno appeared by her desk the moment she was done parking

he winked at her

and she buffed

he then said

“what’s up”

she nodded

“so how about we go have some fun tonight” he said

she rolled her eyez at him
“must everything about you be only about fun all the time”

Tamuno shrugged his shoulders
“well yeah I’m young,, I’m rich,, what else,,life is about fun tho,,,”

she rolled her eyes again

he then said

“someone like you should know,,,I mean,,,you’re in my shoes too,,your parents are really rich,,you’re beatiful,,you’ve got it all,,,so why not just hang out with me”

she lingered on his statements

perhaps everyone thought that way too,,

perhaps people thought she was still rich

that her parents still bought expensive stuff and go to exotic places…

at that moment

halima felt withdrawn

she started thinking of home again

she revved up and made to leave

“hey where you going!,,,what about my requests”
Tamuno queried her

she calmly replied him

“I’ve got something important to do this evening”

she excused herself

Tamuno looked puzzled after her,,,

what could be so important

what could be more important than him…

**
Muna made sure he had held billz locked safely within his legs before he settled to attack his left ear

the ticks on the dog was starting to multiply and it was really beginning to worry him

“should I be buying disinfectant for you everyday eh billz”

bills looked at him with his two big eyes like duh!

who knows what was going through the puppy’s mind

*well duh,,,its your responsibility,,,I’m your dog*

he and the guys had to leave school
earlier to see if they could secure a spot on a band show coming up in gwaza city

this wasn’t an ordinary thing

it was like the biggest band event in the country

if not the entire west africa

international personalities would be present at the event

A band could even get the chance to get signed to a legit record label, that was their biggest dream

it would be a one in a lifetime opportinity happening nowhere else than in gwaza city, but then again,,,

*that place tho*

Muna thought,,,thinking of the history they’ve had with that city but he brushed off the idea, atleast this will give them a chance to fully establish themselves

*luck is shining upon us*

Muna thought

thank God for Dre

it was he who saw the advert on the wall and carefully tore it out

he took it to muna’s house and they studied the details properly divinely!

Muna was about to settle for the next ear as he turned billz to the other side a knock came on his door…

he wondered what yaro could be looking for

he had already paid him and returned his plates

so what then

he moved bills away

and dusted off the dog hairs from his body

and went for the door

he hinged it open but was surprised at what he saw

the two people standing outside his door was quite unexpected

so how come

Tbc