EP 10

A day to leave the camp and Uche was still avoiding me while Funmi continue to ignore my call for five days plus now. I finally got hold of Uche when everybody was trying to save their loads at the NCCF worship shed. She attempted avoiding me as usual but I held her hand and pull her back. She faced me and gave me a surprise hug that sent me into confuse mode. How can somebody who has been avoiding me all this while hug me so passionately like that as if she’s been expecting me for a long time? Ladies are indeed a rare species, understanding them is like trying to count the sand at the beach. The hug reminds me of the way she hugged me after her accident.

I pushed her out a little and ask what the problem was.
Me: Uche what’s the problem? Why have you been avoiding me all these while?
Uche: I’m sorry, I couldn’t face you
Me: Why? What did I do wrong?
Me: You did nothing wrong and I’m sorry for the way I acted that night.
Me: It’s okay Uche, what’s the problem?
Uche: Let’s just say I developed feelings for you but you always see me as a bad girl. It makes me sad and jealous when you preferred a new lady to me.
Me: Common Uche, we’ve discussed this and I even thought you were disturbing me because of Janet.
Uche: I’ve like you before I know you with Janet. Knowing you are close to Janet only makes it look like that’s the reason why.
Me: Hmm
Uche: I needed your help concerning my project by that time; I sincerely don’t know how to go about it then.
Me: Uche I know you are brilliant, your final grades speaks volume, so I don’t believe you needed any help.
Uche: That part of engineering usually gives me problem. I’m the one that asked our supervisor to join our project together.
Me: Hmm, and that was successful.

Uche: It was during those moments of working together I developed a strong feeling for you, but you were not even looking at my side at all. You were instead focused on Janet and your Rich girlfriend.
Me: You can’t blame me for that Uche. The first impression you gave me wasn’t good. Especially with the party, that really made me despised you a lot.
Uche: I’m sorry about the party, I never intended it to be that way, but you could have at least be my friend then, instead you were always neglecting and treating me like trash.
Sincerely at this point, I started to feel guilty because her allegations are not entirely false. I did not know what to say or how to handle it.
Me: But we are friends now Uche.
Uche: Yes we are, and I’m happy about it until that lady came along.
Me: Ifunaya is just a friend like you.
Uche: It doesn’t seem so and you are always concentrated on her
Me: I’m sorry if it looks that way.
Uche: Do you mean that?
Me: Yes I am very sorry about everything.
Uche: But this isn’t fair
Me: What’s not fair?
Uche: Why are you just coming today?
Me: Uche you’ve been avoiding me like plague

Uche: But you are a man, you always know how to get to a lady if you want to, just like you did now.
Me: I am lucky today because there are no many options for you to run.
Uche: It’s not fair because after tomorrow, I might not get to see you as often again.
Me: It won’t be too good to be seeing each other often too, remember I’m in a relationship.
Uche: You and your rich girlfriend are still dating?
Me: Yeah, why won’t we?
Uche: I’m just asking. You guys really tried then.
Me: Don’t worry; we’ll be visiting each other.
Uche: What if I’m posted on water, will you still visit me?
Me: You will redeploy, or are you planning on staying on water?
Uche: Maybe, it might be fun.
Me: Well, you’ll be coming over to city then.
Uche: Hmm, so you won’t come?
Me: Uche, staying and travelling on water might be fun for you but it’s not for me. You’ll be coming to the city, don’t worry I’ll be paying for transport whenever you come.
Uche: What if you are the one posted on water and you are not able to redeploy.
Me: If I can’t redeploy from the place to the city, I’ll redeploy from the whole state.
Uche: And you’ll leave me here?
Me: I left my fiancée at Lagos to come here and besides, I have phobia for water, I can’t be travelling on water every now and then.
Uche: Fiancée? Hmm. Anyway, you promise we’ll be seeing each other right?
Me: Friends for life, I promise.
Uche: Nice, I’m happy to hear that
Me: You are very funny Uche; you made it sound like a big deal.
Uche: Don’t worry you can’t understand.
Me: Hmm, please make me understand o. Anyway, which one should I help you with?
Uche: I’m done; I can’t pack everything now, since I’ll still bath tomorrow.
Me: Are you planning on going along with your buckets?
Uche: Why not? I don’t know where I’m going yet. My concern is how to get my kits ironed for tomorrow.
Me: That’s easy, just fold them perfectly and place them in between your bed and the mattress.
Uche: Won’t the bed pattern show on the clothes?
Me: No. Place a cloth on the bed before placing the uniforms and then your mattress on it. By the time you are sleeping, you are automatically ironing it.
Uche: Hmm Engineer Will the inventor (We both laughed)

Talking about how she responded to my relationship and calling Funmi my fiancée, I hope she did not know anything about our breakup. If she’s indeed the one feeding Funmi details about me here, it will kill this new opinion I’m having towards her.
Later that day, I received an unusual call from Janet.
Me: Wao Janet, it’s been a long time. How is camp over there?
Janet: Fine Will, you just abandoned me, it’s not fair o.
Me: Common Jane, you know I need to tread softly before your man cut my head off.
Janet: Hmm but we are still friends now
Me: Don’t mind me, hope you are good?
Janet: I’m fine. I sent you some pictures and messages on Whatsapp, have you seen it?
Me: Nope, I’ve been managing my battery since yesterday, so no browsing.
Janet: Alright. Check it but don’t freak out okay. I’ve explained all I think you should know under the pictures.
Me: What’s in the pictures Jane?
Janet: When you see it, let’s talk later. Call me o, I’ve got news for you. Bye.
Me: Alright thanks.

“What might she be sending that can make me freak out? I hope it’s not nude”. Curiously, I put on my mobile data even though my phone’s battery was below 30%. Numerous messages did entered but I went to Janet’s message straight away and what I saw and read did not just freak me out, I nearly collapse. Damn! This is not happening!



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