“David is a devil” Linda cried as i helped her sit up,
“I will report him to school security and the police” i assured her,
“No don’t do that, it will only make matters worst, just let me handle it” she replied sadly, while i looked at her with pity before shaking my head sadly.
“Don’t worry about me just go to your room i want to be left alone” she added sorrowfully,
“Why, you are yet to regain your strength, i’m not going anywhere” i replied with a heavy heart, but she calmly pushed me away from her side,
“Mary please just go with your friend, trust me i’m okay” she assured with red eyes. I shrugged with resignation, stood up and dragged Mariam with me as i quietly left her room.
My legs shook as i walked out from Linda’s room that evening, while my heart wept as if i was the one who received the beating. Surely i was very downcast with a guilty feeling because i knew i caused the whole fight by being in her room that evening.
“Do you believe that Timi is a cultist?” Mariam suddenly asked as we climbed the stairs leading to our floor, instantly dragging me away from my thoughts,
“I seriously don’t know dear, life itself is a mystery” I calmly replied.
Even though i was shocked when i heard David’s revelation on Timi’s involvement in cultism, i wasn’t entirely surprised because i really never liked him for once but just tolerated him because of my friend, perhaps that was why i easily believed David’s revelation even though i clearly hid my feelings from her, because i really didn’t have the strength to take on another scene…
“I will confront him tonight” she muttered quietly,
“Good but be diplomatic when doing that” i advised. She said no other word and left for her room….
I barely had settled in my room, when Samuel’s knock shook and woke me from my thoughts,
“Please dear i’ll like to be left alone” i pleaded when i opened my door. He stared at me with surprise but i looked away and avoided his gaze.
“Hope you are okay?” he asked,
“Yea but please let me be for now, i’ll come over to your room later” i pleaded.
He stared at me for a while, shrugged and left without further questions, even though i knew his mind must be filled with questions that very moment.
I really couldn’t help but wonder what was in Samuel’s mind that fateful evening, but my heart soon leapt when i heard someone knock on my door with (David’s usual way of knocking) which left me stunned, speechless and indecisive as i contemplated whether to answer or not……..
“What is it again?” i coldly asked David when i finally opened my door. I never really planned to answer his knock that fateful evening, but i was forced to do so when it became obvious he wasn’t ready to give up knocking on my door.
In order to stop him from disturbing my neighbours whom i knew were already peeping from their respective door “keyholes” to ascertain where the persistent knock disturbing them was coming from, and Samuel whom I also knew heard the noise, i really had no choice than to open my door and face the devil.
“What took you so long?” he asked with a smile, expertly avoiding the question i asked him.
“What is it that you want?” i coldly asked again, while my right hand strongly held my door knob, for easy closing of my door incase he tried anything si.ll.y.
“C’mon baby why the angry look?” he asked with a composed smile. I boiled inside as i stared at him with hatred,
“How can he appear, so calm, well composed and lively after all he just did?” i wondered angrily.
“Anyway since you don’t want to talk to me, let me go ahead and say what brought me to your room” he added calmly.
“I came to apologize because of what happened this evening in Linda’s room, and i truly did what i did just to prove to you that there is nothing going on between Linda and i anymore even though i do regret hitting her so hard” he tried to explain, but his explanation and apology only got on my nerves and infuriated me more.
“You didn’t just hit the poor girl hard, you also tried to kill her, and never you say that you did such a stupid thing to prove your nonsense love to me, i never sent you on such errand, so just leave me alone please” i bravely barked at him. His eyes instantly lit up in anger for a while before dying down again.
“So i lost Linda for nothing?” he asked,
“If you know what’s good for you better go and apologize to her and pray she forgives you” i answered bitterly.
“Mary please don’t turn me into a wretch because you won’t like it” he muttered with a dirty smile, which really shook my poor legs and frightened me.
“Are you threatening me??” i asked nervously. He just smiled and walked away, leaving me in great fear, suspense and wonder. Truly David knows how to leave a lasting impression on anyone he targets and as he walked away that fateful evening i was left in deep thought as i tried to figure out what he meant by being left a wretch….
I locked my door showered and rushed into Samuel’s room, deeply shaken and scared to my bones.
“baby hope you are alright?” he asked with concern,
I only came to his room that night to loose sight of David and whatever plan he has. And one thing i love about Samuel; he never complains but always there for me when i need him most………