The next morning we took out our laundry to wash seeing it was Saturday, we were talking about random things when Rebecca suddenly asked
“Who wouldn’t you see again?!” My heart dropped to my stomach as I looked at her”I do listen to your prayers”she said “..and last night you were distraught” I gaped
“I’m baring myself out to God and you listen?”
“Well sorry but it seemed you didn’t tell me all of it”
“Nothing..I meant uh..I won’t go to a party again” Rebecca stared at me then resumed her washing.. She was so nosy, was I supposed to tell her everything especially something I was embarrassed about.. something I was still fighting to erase from my mind..but the face was still sadly fresh almost like I was seeing him physically..well maybe because it was just last night.
I prepared for the meeting with the excos later that day and took the party to the back of my mind, with God’s help I succeeded. After the opening prayers the meeting started, the Secretary took down the minutes of the previous meeting before we went on break and I was asked to give my financial report, publicity secretary also gave his report and we deliberated on the matter of fundraising for the next two hours.
Sis Racheal was the Secretary, there were rumours that she was already going to Martins house to cook and clean for him,I tried to figure out if something was going on between them..not that I was jealous
“Sister Emilia” i looked up at Martin”you seem far away, I was saying you have to meet with the Secretary to draw out a fund drive sheet, say by next fellowship day it should be ready for distribution, we should take this project as Gods own project, He’s just using us as vessels he would bless..”
Soon the meeting was adjourned and closing prayers was said, Racheal and Martin left talking and I picked up my ringing cell, it was Erica
“Hey are you going home tomorrow?” She asked, my Dad made it a tradition since we were close to school to come home on Sundays
“Uh no..I have so much work to do”I said
“I need you to cover up for me because am not going”
“Why?Dad knows I’m preparing for exams but you..”
“Sis pls pls pls..”
“Fine I ll try..” Erica blew a kiss and cut the call
I dropped my things that Sunday and made my way to my sisters place in one of the BQs she resided in, I knocked and knocked before deciding to call her
“Erica where are you? ”
where are you? She asked back
“I’m at your place, door’s locked”
“Uh..can you come back later, I’m not close right now”
“Your not close.. Are you in GRA?” Twas a wild guess but I was right..
”yea” she said I went silent.. “chill am with Don” what was she doing with Donald..by this time.
.”ok fine” I cut but she called back and told me to take whatever I had brought for her to my room where she would come get it when she got back in school
“Dad must not know about this” she added
“Of course I guess I’m your ally now”
“I ll make it up to you” she cut.. I went back to my hostel and sat on my bed wondering why my sister was like that..she wasn’t in school and I couldn’t tell my father, I guess she hadn’t been here all weekend. After I prayed for her again I decided to sleep, My phone rang..it was Serena but I didn’t pick up.
“I’ve been tryna call you for days” she said when we saw at biochemistry practical
“Iv been really busy with fellowship” I said
“Ok well we were going shopping.. thought you could tag along”
“Thanks…I have clothes” I focused on the test tube I was tryna empty..
“Sean’s been asking about you” she said
“Really..how’s he?” I said passively
“Fine.. he wants to see you..I gave him your number” I looked at her
”what…wait why are you throwing me at your brother ”
“Cos you both like each other” she deadpanned
“No..I don’t.. Hes an unbeliever, am a Christian, in fact I don’t think this friendship is gonna work anymore, you always tryna make me do something contrary to my beliefs” Shocked she looked taken aback..
“Millie I was just..” I waived her off and went to the bursen burner, Rebecca had heard everything, she leaned and whispered
“told you so” Serena glared at us both before she focused on her own agents..what did she see in me even, we were so parallel, was I doing anything to draw her in?I knew I couldn’t be her friend, she d pull me to her side..evil communication corrupts good manners,my father had warned me about bad friends… I took out my practical manual and jotted down my findings, fighting within myself not to think about Sean.