“This girl is really crazy. Imagine how she was talking to me. Afterall, i was the one that helped her in her papers. She’s not even my type. She must be mad.” he said.
He stopped a bike and off he went. He got home and noticed his father’s car was parked outside. He did a sign of cross before entering.
“Good evening dad.” he greeted postrating.
“The fighter.” his father said. He made to leave for his room. “Come back here.” his father commanded. He stopped in his track and faced his angry father.
“How much did you purchase this exam form?” his father asked.
“Ten thousand naira sir.” he replied.
“So are you writing the exam or you are busy chasing useless girls?” the man asked.
“Am writing the exam.”
“Then why did you fight today?”
“Me!?…. Fight?…” He asked feigning innocence.
“Are you okay? Kneel down there.” He obeyed his father instantly going down on his knees. “Answer my questions now or never.” his father shouted.
“I didn’t fight. Some guys actually attacked me.” he defended.
“And what was your offence?” his father asked.
“I don’t know.” he said. His father slapped him angrily.
“Who the hell is Olanike?” his father asked.
“She is a girl in my centre.” he replied.
“Are you there to make friends?”
“No.” he answered.
“So, why on earth are you making friends with some useless girls who add no value to your life? Or do you now have a girlfriend?”
“No. But dad……”
“Shut up.” his father cut him short.
“Dad! What’s going on?” his brother Tope asked.
“Your brother is now having girlfriends. He was beaten because of a girl today.”
“How did you know that?” tope asked.
“A spy actually told me.” their father replied.
“A spy?” Tope asked suprised.
“Yes. I have someone monitoring his movements.” their dad replied.
“Segun, is it true that you now have girlfriends?” Tope asked.
“No bro, she is just a friend.” Segun replied.
“A friend! Are you there to make friends?”
“Dad it’s normal for students to make friends during exams like this.” Tope explained.
“Not at this age. They are too young to have positive influence on themselves.” their father said.
“He is sixteen.” Tope said.
“He is still a bloody teenager.” their father yelled.
“Okay Dad. Can he go and freshen up so that he can relax?” Tope requested.
“Get out of my sight.” their father commanded segun.
“Thank you sir.” Segun said.
“Give me your phone. Come back for it after your exams.” their father said.
He handed his phone to him but not after removing his sim cards. He got into his room opened his wardrobe and brought out his second phone and inserted his sim cards.
“Who the hell could have told this man about Nike?” he thought angrily. “I need to find out who the person is. And if i get him or her. People will cry.” he said angrily hitting his fist against the wall. He fell down on his bed and made to sleep without taking his dinner. Afterall tomorrow is sunday.
–to be continued–