Segun got to his examination centre and was suprised to see olanike seated at a confined place under the stair case. He heard a sound like someone crying, so he traced the direction of the sound to under the steps.
“Nike? What are you doing here?” He asked. Startled.
“Oh! Segun its you.”
“What’s the matter.” he asked.
“Nothing.” she answered.
“Nothing! And you are crying.” he asked.
“Oh! Am i? She asked.
“You know you can tell me what the matter is.” he said calmly.
She dipped her hand into her purse and brought out her phone. She opened her message inbox for him. He read.
“Meet me at loyola college we need to talk.” 4rm Emma.
“So, what’s wrong with the message?” segun asked.
“I got to this place at exactly 11 o’clock but was suprised when Emma officially called it quits and returned the phone i got for him.”
“You mean you bought a phone for him?” segun asked.
“No i lied to my dad that my phone was stolen, so he gave me the money for another one which i gave to Emma.” she said.
“That’s silly.” segun said angrily.
“I helped him because he was not financially okay. I did it out of love.” She said as she tried to hold back the tears.
“So you duped your Dad because of your boyfriend?” segun asked.
“I thought i was helping him.”
“But why would he return the phone. He can continue using it now.” segun said.
“He said i was trampling on his emotions because i am richer than him and i have been assisting him financially, since we’ve being dating.” she said bitterly.
“That’s not an excuse.” segun said.
“I don’t even know what to do.” she said.
“Try and beg him and talk him out of breaking up with you.” segun advised.
“I have done that, but he seems to have made up his mind about it.” she said.
“That means he has lost interest in you a long time ago. He was just looking for an avenue to break up with you. Because i see nothing wrong in you having male friends.” segun explained. She listened with rapt attention.
“Thanks” she said.
“Wash your face with water to clear off any trace of tears.” Segun adviced.
“Okay.” She collected a bottled water from him and rinsed her face with a face towel he offered her.
“Lets get out of here.” he said leading the way.
“Okay.” she said and followed him.
–to be continued–