Amara :i don’t get you ,is it that you can’t graduate or what
Chidi:nothing i just don’t want to leave the school for now
Chidi:am not just prepared to face what the outside world holds for me.
Amara till couldn’t understand him,she just then decided that on the right time he will explain better
Amara :tell me about your childhood
Chidi :there’s nothing special about my childhood
Amara :but I want to hear or you don’t want me to know about you.
Chidi key what do you want to know
Amara key (sit up)tell me about your family
Chidi :hmmmmmm, well am from the family of four,my dad ,my mum, my little sister and me
Amara :you have a sister
Amara :how old is she
Chidi :she is 19 years old
Amara :if your sister is 19, how old are you then
Amara was surprise
Amara :i don’t believe you
Amara :you have spent eight years in this school and you are 24 how come
Chidi sit up facing her)let me say God blessed me with the gift of intelligence,(Amara was confused,chidi notice this)it seen you are lost let me explain better, when I was in Jss1 i was counted as one of the best students in that schools even in my class,one day i was passing through Jss3 classroom and i saw an mathematics equation written on the board, and it was solved wrongly, i entered the classroom and after I greeted them all,i told the teacher that the answer was not correct, she doubted it at first but when I was done with the calculation i got the right answer.
Amara :wow you must have made the teacher look stupid
Chidi: oh yeah she was,and that changed every thing, they informed my father about what happened,my father was proud of me and in no time i was promoted to Jss3.
Amara :how old were you then
Chidi :12 year
Chidi :i wrote my Jss3 examination and i went to ss1,then from ss1 to ss2,I then told my dad i wanted to take Wace with the ss3 students, my dad agree,in no time i got am admission into this university, so here am I.
Amara :how old were you when you got admitted
Chidi laughed )15,
Chidi laughing )they wouldn’t have admitted me if not for my dad.
Amara :hmmmmmm ,then how did you end up being a cultist
Chidi :stop making it sound that way,it makes me feel bad
Amara :well I have no other name to call it
Chidi :call it a social groups
Amara gaze it him with her eyes wide open
Chidi :yes at least that is better then calling it a cultist
Amara key,how did you end up being in a social group
Chidi :much better, well I was in my first 200L i met a guy name jacob,we became friends, then we started living together, he was this kind of a guy that has no auto of fear,he speaks with so much guts,i asked him one day what was his source of his strength, he told me he could show me and I agree, that was how I was made a member.
Amara :hmmmmmm,and after that
Chidi :nothing, jacob was the leader then so when he graduated and left,they made me their new leader not because I was the most dangerous of them all but because of my money, influence and so lot of things and they needed someone that has connections,so that is where I am till today.
Amara :and how did emma and the rest of your friends come in
Chidi :jude and Godwin became a member after me then when I became the leader that was when emma came in,and ever since then he has been my best friend, end of story.
Amara :how did you get so influential, your dad right
Chidi :that will be a story for another day,cause right now I have to go
Amara wasn’t happy that he was leaving but he told her that he has important things to do,she made him promise that when next they see he will continue from where he stopped,he agreed and he kissed her and left. Amara was happy that at least she is getting to know a lot of things about him.
It was the next day morning, Amara was getting ready for school, she woke up very early because she needed to read before going to school, as she was about to leave her room her phone rang, it was her father she ended the call then called him back
Amara :Good morning papa
Mr uche :yes my dear,how are you
Amara :am fine papa and you
Mr uche :am fine
Amara :what about mama
Mr uche :she is fine,i have been trying to reach you but your number is not going through
Amara :maybe it the network
Mr uche key,Amara
Amara :yes papa
Mr uche :when are you coming to see us,it’s been long since your last visit, your mother is very worried
Amara :it’s not like I don’t want to come and see you and mama,exam is around the corner and i can’t miss any lecture .
Mr uche :you are right but can’t you find out time to come, we really need to see you,we have something to tell you.
Amara key papa what is it that you want to tell me you can say it on the phone
Mr uche :i cannot say it on the phone, we want to see you and you have to be fast.
Amara : papa, i can’t give you any assurance for that,you might not see me for a very long time,so just tell me cause I can’t leave the school now.
Mr uche was silence for so time
Mr uche :Amara,you know that I am not a rice father and a time might come when I will not be able to pay for your fees,and my prayer for you is to see you become a successful person in life.
Amara : papa why are you telling me this now
Mr uche :I must tell you this,because I don’t want a situation whereby I can’t be able to continue paying for your fees in school.
Amara : papa let that time comes,and when it comes we will cross it.
Mr uche :no my daughter, i want us to start planning towards it now
Amara key papa what are your subjection
Mr uche :i want you to get married
Amara was shocked
Amara :marry, now (laughed )papa ne but I don’t have any one now
Mr uche :that is why I called, some one has asked for your hand in marriage,and he has promised to further your education.
Amara : hmmmmmm, so who is he that thinks he can marry me
Mrs uche :you already knows the person
Amara : papa just tell me his name
Mr uche :it maxwell
At first amara thought her ears were deciving her but her father repeated maxwell name again,Amara got angry
Amara :what,get married to maxwell, papa,papa just stop,why will you be telling me this now, even if i want to get married it can never be maxwell,why maxwell of all people.
Mr uche :because he is responsible and realisable, he’s a man that can take good care of you
Amara :wait oh papa,maxwell actually told you he want to marry me
Mr uche :yes and he is serious about it
Amara : papa, maxwell and i are just friends and nothing more,and am okey the way we are
Mr uche shouting )but I am not okey with it,do you have any idea what that boy has been doing for i and your mother,do you
Amara :please papa if this is a joke just stop, it’s not funny.
Mr uche :don’t you know when your father is serious.
Amara started crying
Amara :but I don’t love maxwell i don’t have any feeling for him,how can you tell me to do that
Mr uche :then you should work on that,everything i am trying to do now is for your own good,or you think I can let you end up with that stupid fool you call your boyfriend,you think I don’t know, i heard everything, now you better end want ever thing you think you have with him and focus on maxwell who will soon be your husband, and try to come home quickly cause if I wait for you and i don’t see you before the end of next week I will come to meet you myself and you know what that means.
Amara till crying )papa please
Mr uche :you better stop crying, i have said my own ,let me not see you,nonsense
He huge up,Amara was so speechless, she cried bitterly, she never knew maxwell could do sure a thing,she didn’t go to lecture that day,chidi tried calling her but she didn’t pick up,chidi called Sandra that amara wasn’t picking his calls, when Sandra came back from lecture she check on her but her door was locked, she even tryed knocking but no response,she called chidi to inform him but chidi knew she was inside because report came to him that she hasn’t left the house, it was just about thirty minutes after Sandra knock at her door,she got hold of herself, wash up her face and tidy herself up,she opened her door and slowly walk out of the house because she didn’t want anyone to see her,she took a taxi and headed to maxwell house.
To Be Continued…