A story written by Chekwube Emmanuel… (0703440 1770, [email protected])
The rest of the week rolled by uneventful. I had already gotten my project topic and was working on my abstract and also drafting my table of contents.
On Friday of the following week, I was coming from my supervisor’s office when Oge called me. We got talking and after a while, she told me that a friend of hers was celebrating her birthday which is going to be an all-night stuff and she will like for us to go together if I don’t have any plans for the night. I asked if her boyfriend isn’t going to be pissed with her for going to an all-night party with an ex. But she said that her boyfriend wouldn’t know and even if he finds out that it’s on her head and not mine and the highest thing the boy will do is to walk out of their relationship. I told her that I will call her since I didn’t know how the evening was going to be.
After my call with Oge, I called Precious to know when she will be coming back. She told me she doesn’t know yet owing to the fact that it’s second semester courses that she has issues with.
In the evening, I called Oge to know the time for the party. She said it will start by 8pm till dawn but we will go by 9pm. She was so happy when I told her that I will go with her. After I called Oge, I called my cab man to notify him that I will be needing his service.
By 9:30pm we were on our way to the party with Oge looking so hot. She was on a very short red fitted gown with a six inch wedge sandal. She caught me a few times checking her out and will always smile.
We got to the party almost around 10pm. The party was on already when we got there. We met the celebrant and after introductions I led her to an empty space where we settled down while the party continued. I ordered for a bottle of Magic Moment and a pack of yoghurt from a waiter. Since I wasn’t invited directly, I didn’t want to wait for the celebrant or whoever that was in charge to serve our drink.
The party progressed till around 1 a.m. when I saw someone walking towards us from the entrance. I was surprised seeing her because it never crossed my mind that she might be in the party. I nudged Oge who was already tipsy and laughing to every joke the MC was cracking.
“You didn’t tell me Cindy will be here”
“You didn’t ask me if Cindy was going to be here. Moreover where is she?” she replied looking around.
I nodded towards the approaching figure. Cindy on her own was dressed to slaughter.
“Is there a problem? Are you guys dating?” Oge asked unperturbed.
“No….. but……” I started to say something before she hushed me.
“Then there is no problem”
Her last statement coincided with Cindy getting to our table.
“Hey I have been asking around for you” Cindy said hugging Oge who was already standing for a hug.
“I also asked after you, but Vera (the celebrant) said she hasn’t seen you”
“Yea I came a bit late” she said sitting beside me without saying a word to me. I also pretended like she wasn’t around as I sipped from my cup looking up to the stage.
“You guys don’t wanna say a word to each other or do I need to introduce the both of you? Ok Purity this is Cindy, my former roommate the one you came to look for last semester and Cindy this is Purity, my very good friend. He once came to look for you in our former room when you already packed out. That said, I will pretend like the both of you don’t exist until you start talking to each other” Oge said turning to face the stage.
“Don’t mind him, he knows that I’m pissed with him. I didn’t know he could be very mean and heartless” Cindy said looking away.
“Hmmm!! mean and heartless? I agree with you on that” Oge said laughing.
“And this is a case of pot calling kettle black right” I said looking at Cindy.
“It’s just that I don’t know why I can’t stay mad at you, if not, I made up my mind not to talk to you ever again” Cindy said.
“Ok, Ok, whatever transpired between you guys should be left for another day. You guys shouldn’t spoil this party for me” Oge said bringing the Cindy and I issue to an end.
To Be Continued…