Special scenes *moments before nysc* 55
“hope you ain’t uncomfortable?” Tessy asked curiously, while i faked a smile and shook my head,
“not in any way” i replied, regained my composure and continued eating,
” so what really did Elinor tell you about me?” she asked, as she effortlessly tried to start up a conversation,
“lots of good stuff, especially how beautiful, friendly, reserved and young you are” i replied,
“so did i meet up with all of them?” she asked,
“yep, and i can’t imagine how you do manage to keep guys away” i answered calmly,
“i like you very much, you speak well like someone from a nice family, tell me about your people” she asked curiously. I swallowed hard and looked away. The last thing i wanted to do that moment was to tell her about my family. I breathed deeply, stared at her with a smile and quickly created a story in my mind.
Luckily my phone rang before i was able to pour out the bunch of lies i made up. My heart leapt when i saw it was Adaora calling,
“oga where you dey nau? The door is locked and i can’t get into the house” she muttered, while i bit my lips and glanced at my watch; 1:30PM it read,
“d--n” i cursed quietly. Tessy’s eyes glued on me as if she was reading my mood,
“i rushed out to see a friend, i’m already on my way back, please just give me five minutes” i begged,
“okay” she murmured sadly. I heaved a sigh and returned Tessy’s look,
“so what’s up?” she asked,
“the person i’m staying with just returned from work and i left with the house keys” i explained. She bit her lips and shook her head sadly,
“cm’on dear there are still many more days ahead” i quietly said to her,
“there isn’t any need crying over split milk, let me have your phone number” she murmured and shrugged. I smiled collected her phone and entered it.
“can we meet tonight?” she asked,
“no i hardly go out at night, i was raised that way, i think tomorrow will be alright” i replied, while she stared at me with disbelief,
“i really havn’t met a young guy who hates going out at night, you are really different and i admire you more for that” she flattered while i blushed,
“please i wish to start going” i murmured and stood up,
“i can drop you at your place” she offered. I instantly shook my head and winked at her,
“thanks dear don’t bother” i replied and hurriedly left the restaurant without waiting for her reply.
I really can’t imagine what Adaora’s reaction will be if she catches her dropping me…
I returned home 20minutes later, to meet a very furious Adaora waiting for me. I needed no one to tell me what will happen next.
Hmmmm but it was all my fault because i left my young bethrothed to go after older ladies which really is a big taboo. I smiled, crossed my fingers and waited for her reaction with guilt…..
To be continued shortly…