Mr Akinola was seated on a sofa in the sitting room with his wife and daughter.
“You! Call your brother for me”. He said. She stood up and went upstairs towards Segun’s room. Knocking on the door.
“Bro Segun? Daddy is calling you.”
“Okay, am coming. He replied. She left the door and went back to the sitting room to join her parents.
Few minutes later, Segun descended the stairs and went to the sitting room.
“Yes Dad, I learnt you’re calling me.”
“Yes. Aren’t you going for your papers today?”
“I will but i have an afternoon paper.” He replied.
“Okay! Take. He said handing him a #50 note.
“Thank you sir.” Standing on his feet.
“See you later in the evening.”
“Bye Dad.” They both chorused.
“Daddy, wait let me pick my bag, so you can drop me in the shop.” His wife said.
“Aren’t you taking your car?” he asked.
“No, i don’t feel like.” She replied.
“No problem. Meet me outside.” he said.
Mrs Akinola stood up and went inside to pick up her handbag. She re-emerged a few minutes later.
“Make sure you prepare something to eat before your father comes back.”
“Ok ma.” With this, she went outside and joined her husband in the green Toyota RAV-4 parked outside. Off they both went out.
11:30AM Segun came out of his room dressed in a blue long sleeves fitted shirt and a black pant trouser with a black paul smith shoe. He was looking handsome and cute. Mary was seated in the living room reading a novel. She looked towards the dining area when she heard footsteps on the stairs.
“Where to?” She asked.
“Am off for my papers.” He replied.
“But i thought it is scheduled for 2pm.” She asked.
“Yes, you’re right but i have to make it early to the exam hall to avoid stories that touch.” He explained.
“Okay, safe journey.” She prayed.
“Amen, thanks”. He replied.
“Heads will surely turn in that centre when they see a handsome boy enter.” she said laughing.
“hmmm” He giggled before rushing out of the house.
12:45PM Segun walked into Loyola college on monday afternoon. He walked towards the examination hall opposite the school football pitch. He entered the hall and walked towards his seat. Only a few student were around as at the time he came. He greeted those seated at the front seats, he looked towards the end of the hall and saw someone waved at him, he waved back and sat down. He mumured a few words of prayer, opened his textbook and did some 1th-hour revision.
“Hey!” she said tapping on the shoulder.
“Oh! It’s you?” he replied.
“How are you?” she asked.
“Am fine and you?” he replied.
“Am okay.” she answered.
“that’s good.” he said.
“Are you busy?” she asked.
“No, why?” he replied with a question.
“Just want to read my books.”
“Ok have your sit.” He said shifting for her.
THIRTY FIVE MINUTES INTO THEIR READING OR RATHER GISTING.
A light complexioned guy walked into the exam hall burning with anger. He tapped segun’s table, disrupting their conversation.
“Yes! How may i help you?” Segun asked.
“What are you doing with my girlfriend?” He asked.
–to be continued–