****** the other side, off campus****
“I have to deal with this Victoria’ s obsessiveness over me. I didn’t realize how bad it was until today” He paced up and down his room. James watched him .
“Dude, you haven’t really cared what she did with the other girls. ”
“Well I din’t . Yes. I never got details anyways. I only hear bits and pieces but I really never liked to listen to small talks or jist. Especially when it concerned her. I only get to know some girl either leaves or gets transferred or never shows up in school again”. He stops and then began pacing again.
“But now it’s a problem??” ..James already knew the answer to his question but it didn’t hurt if Anthony admitted it.
“Of course it’s a problem. I had to witness firsthand her madness. And poor Grace had to bear the burnt of it. Of course it’s a big problem that needs to be dealt with.”
“Are you just saying that because you sort of like this Grace girl or because you would do it for any other girl” ?? James asked, sitting up from the bed he was lying on. ‘”Wait before you answer that , you should think carefully. ”
Anthony eyed James, shaking his head.
“Yes for any other girl”!
James ached an eyebrow..
“Yes!! I will act and defend any other girl.!!”
James ached the second eyebrow.
“Ok fine. Maybe I won’t. I don’t know “… he stopped pacing and sat on the arm of his large chair. Facing James. .
“There is something about Grace. Something that intrigues me about her. It’s not just her beauty. In fact it’s the silliest thing.
Her eyes, the dangling of a lock of her hair over her eyes while she was writing… her clumsiness and even her stubborn chin when I was putting the ice to her forehead and face……I don’t know. There is something and I must admit I think I would love to know her..a little bit more”
“Just admit you want to sleep with her. I will get it”
Anthony turns to him..
“She isn’t that type of girl and don’t be stupid. For the first time I wasn’t exactly thinking about $3x when I was with her. So that’s not it.”
“So you like Grace??”
“I don’t know”
“You do realize that Victoria is going to make that girl’s life miserable. And it won’t be pretty.”
“That’s what I am saying James” he gets up and began pacing the length of his room again.
“I need to deal with this Victoria’s thing for me so she doesn’t harass Grace. I felt like breaking that arm. But I could never hurt a lady. Well, not physically “. Remembering the few hearts he had broken.
“But for the main time, I need to pacify Grace. She accepted to have a drink . Oh well…a water with me tomorrow ” he was smiling.
“A water???” James laughed.
“She doesn’t drink. That was my best option”…
“Nice Anthony. “..
“C’mon, let’s play …I need to kick your ass in FIFA!”
Anthony grabbed a pad and threw one to James. Putting on his PS game. Their eyes glued to the TV .
****The next day***
Anthony was in class on time. James beside him. Their lecturer was running late but Grace and Rose were nowhere to be seen.
“Aren’t they coming to class??” Anthony looked around..
“Hi Anthony. That colour looks good on you..
He smiled at the pretty girl. He remembered how soft her buttocks was. But her breath was bad. He shook away the memory. Turning away. His eyes didn’t stop searching every passing figure .
Victoria strolled in, Sandra carrying her bag and bunmi beside her. She went for Anthony. ..
“Queen bee…incoming. bitch incoming ” . James muttered under his breath, only to Anthony’s hearing. Who laughed.
“Aww my baby is happy to see me”…Victoria purrs as she leaned towards him, pouting to place a kiss on his lips
He turned away. James scoffed. Some people laughed. Sandra and bunmi gasped.
“You aren’t transparent Victoria and you are blocking my view. I need to see the door way. ” he pushed her way from him.
Victoria’s face didn’t changed. Her smile didn’t waver. A shoulder of anger danced in her eyes but she didn’t show it.. she straightened up and looked around..
Sitting down beside him.
“Don’t be difficult baby. I hate the way you treat me.”
“And I hate the way you treat innocent girls .”
Her expression darkened ..
“Are you referring to that twart??
Anthony’s jaw flexed. James tapped him. Anthony breathed.
“Don’t call her that. She has a name Victoria and I would appreciate it if you seize from bugging her. ”
“She is a twart and more. Haven’t you seen the gossiped blog today. Everyone is taking about it. She is as dirty as they come, even her room breeds worms” she laughed
James and Anthony turn …
” What gossip blog. Worms. .who..Grace? ?. Victoria why are you sarcastically evil. You disgust me. Please can you move. And leave Grace alone. ”
“But it’s the truth. And I will as long as she behaves and you look at me and no one else and what I said? it’s the truth.”
Anthony looked up when someone walked in. His heart sinking when it wasn’t Grace. Victoria snarled..
“Don’t bother waiting for her. She is probably busy cleaning out the worms that she lives with”
She brought out her phone and opens a page ,
“Look, if you don’t believe me.”
“What have you done Victoria? ” James asked.
“Nothing, I just told you what I woke up to this morning. The gist is everywhere and a lot of people have something disgusting to say about her. I really didn’t do nothing”
Anthony slowly went through the phone, his hand closed in a fist. His jaw flexed and his lip thinned..anger in his eyes
He got up, pushed his way and walked out.
Victoria’s laughter ringing in his ears..James followed him out, calling his name. Stopping him just outside the classroom.
‘Wait Anthony, what was that. What did you see. What happened to Grace.???
He caught up with Anthony who stopped but punches the wall instead. Fuming.
“Victoria fxxking happened !!!!!”
“Do you know where she lives…or have her number. Anything.??”
” who? ….erm No!!” James shakes his head. “No I don’t ”
“Fxxk!!!” Anthony swore again
“I need to find Grace “..
To be continued…