CHAPTER 5 (THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING THERE)
The next few days were confusing, not only did Feyi act like what we shared never happened, she acted like I didn’t exist. She who always pestered me and I complained, after what happened it just changed. She went cold on me. I tried ignoring her, but it started becoming alarming, I did things that would naturally annoy her, but she never replied.
One particular moment I took her phone and started reading all her messages out loud, she just glanced at me for a brief moment and walked away. All these was driving me nuts, so I decided to let her have her space. I thought we were about to have something special, maybe I was wrong, or maybe she realized how crazy this was and wants to put a stop to it. Well, that’s fine. I never wanted us to be involved anyways.
While things at home became weird and crazy, things at school were going great, Nifemi and I had become very close.
But the problem with Nifemi was her boyfriend who I’ve never really met. She never talks about him, which was a sign of hope for me.
We had become reading partners, which to me, meant a step to becoming something more than friends.
“Hey, let’s meet up today, we should read overnight”
I was anxious to hear the reply on the other end of the phone, I really wanted to spend some time with her, being with her takes my mind off home.
“I don’t think I would be able to come; I’m supposed to spend night at Tobi’s”
“Sorry, who is Tobi?”
” Very funny Folarin, Tobi is my boyfriend na “
” Okay ooo enjoy, Me too will find love “
“Folarin you are very funny I swear”
Well, I guess I have to face home today. Nothing seemed interesting. The fact that I wouldn’t be able to see her weighed me down. I made my way home, resided to my bed, and drifted to sleep.
My phone ring brought me out of sleep. I checked to see who was calling, and to my surprise, it was Nifemi. I was a bit confused, why would Nifemi be calling me?
” Hello what’s up”
“Did I wake you? I’m sorry but I’m on my way to school”
” No, I’m on my way to school, too”
I was surprised by the amount of energy that filled me. I started to notice the feelings I was developing for Nifemi.
I got to school as fast as I could, and when I got there, the street lights were reflecting Nifemi’s beauty. The smile on her face just put the whole world on pause, and all I could think about was how lucky her boyfriend was to have her.
” What are you staring at, silly? ”
” What’s that on your finger?”, I said, staring at the ring on her finger
” Tobi gave it to me”
It wasn’t the most comforting of discoveries to know she was wearing the ring her boyfriend gave her to spend time with me.
” I wore it on my way to Tobi’s house, but I changed my mind”
” So why did you change your mind?” A grin flashed on my face.
“Are we not here to read?”
” I don’t want to fail”
I noticed her blushing. Wow, could she be falling for me? I mean, she left her boyfriend to come spend the whole night with me.
” Well, if that’s your story “
“What?!” She choked on her own laughter
“Yes, if that’s your story”
“You are not serious”
She punched me, sending electric shocks throughout my body.
” So lemme get this straight, you left your boyfriend to spend time with me?”
“Folarin, keep whining yourself, I’m here to read”
“If that’s your story”. I was enjoying where this was going.
“Whatever, ode”. She began to blush seriously.
We got to the overnight library, and after contemplating where to sit, I got a glance of her cleavage and I just went into a trance, my brain stopped working. I didn’t say anything, I wasn’t concerned about everything around me, she had filled my mind.
“Hey ode!! Won’t you sit?”
Those words brought me back to reality.
” Were you checking me out?” she grinned at me, as shame filled my body
” Well, you look beautiful today”
” So it’s only today I look pretty abi?”
” You know what I mean”. I really couldn’t stop smiling
While I was composing myself, our eyes met, this weird feeling overcame me. I took my eyes away feeling uncomfortable, I don’t know why I felt this way, I couldn’t wrap my head around why I couldn’t raise my head to look at her. Eerything about this night immediately became uncomfortable.
” So do you like my ring?”, she said, to lighten the mood
Why was she asking me this question? Why did she need to know what I thought? Maybe she was attempting to break the awkward situation between us.
“It’s alright” I decided to play along
“Just alright??!” She flashed her beautiful smile at me again. God, why was she doing this to me. I mean, doesn’t she know how beautiful she is? It was cruel teasing and flashing the thing I desperately want, but I couldn’t have, because it belongs to another
” Wait, why do you wear the ring only when you go to see him? It seems you don’t like it?”
” Well, it’s like a sign that he owns me”
” I just wear it to make him happy”
” And if I wear something that shows that a guy owns me, amazing guys like you won’t want to talk with me”
” Really?” Everything she said did not make any sense to me,
” Yea, you kind of amazing”
“Just amazing?” I said loving where this was going.
“And you are cute”
” Nifemi, are you flirting with me?” I was really enjoying this
” Stop deceiving yourself”
” Oh my god, you really are flirting with me”
The night drifted fast, but I couldn’t stop wondering what this night was about. But what I understood from this night was that she and her boyfriend were definitely having problems and somehow, she might be into me….