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“Nike i appreciate you for honouring
my invitation. I
pray you will also be honoured in all
endeavours.” Mrs Akinola prayed.
“Amen.” Nike replied feeling nervous.
“I called you so that we can iron things
you and Segun and know where we are
Mrs Akinola explained and waited to see
if she got what she was saying by her reaction.
Nike looked at the faces in the room.
They were not
smilling. She looked at Segun who gave
assuring smile which made her feel relaxed a little
“You see i don’t like when people
influence my son
negatively. I noticed that since Segun
met you or rather since the time when your
started. He has been behaving strange
become extremely rude and proud.” Mrs
Nike looked at her with a scared face.
“Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t say
him. I was just using the exam as a case
study. Shebi you met him during the
“Y…….y……yes ma.” Nike stammered
“You see this girl here. You know her right?” Mrs
Akinola asked pointing to Jummy.
“Yes i know her.” Nike replied a little
“She is Segun’s girlfriend. So if you
call Segun your boyfriend i guess you are just kidding
Segun personally told me he is just
Mrs Akinola said.
Every other person in the sitting room was shocked
to the marrow as to what Mrs Akinola
Nike looked at Segun for a clue but
instead of giving
her a facial expression he looked down in shame
like actually did what he was accused
Nike looked at Jummy who smiled her
as a sign of
victory. Tears flowed freely from her eyes.
“You don’t need to cry over a spilt
milk.” Mrs Akinola
Nike stood up and made for the door.
“Bye ma.” Nike said and walked out without waiting
for a reply.
Segun quickly ran after her.
“Nike.” he called.
She ignored him and continued walking
towards the gate.
He ran after her and held her hand
caught up with her.
“Nike don’t do this to me.” Segun
“Do what to you? You’ve spelt it out
for me. Jummy
is the choosen one for you. Your family
consented to it so my presence in your
life will eventually turn to be a waste.” She
“Nike. Its all a lie.” Segun defended.
“Why don’t you oppose your mum
when she was
talking but instead you looked down like you did it
which i know you did.” Nike added and
walked out of
“It doesn’t speak well if i oppose my
mum openly before you.” Segun defended.
“There are better ways through which
you can do
that and will sound polite.” Nike
A bike man wandered freely on the street. Nike
flagged down the bike and mounted it
and off she
Segun walked back home dejected.
“It is now i’ll show this people my true character.” he
said and slammed the gate angrily as if
the gate was
part of those who offended him.
He got to the sitting room and could hear
voices of his parents which seems like they were
“You disappointed me by saying all
these to that
innocent girl.” Mr Akinola said.
“Why is she forcing herself on my son?” Mrs Akinola
“Who is your son? I think these children
young to be exposed to things like
this.” Mr Akinola buttressed his point.
“Let them know themselves better
now so that they
won’t have problem in the future.”
Mrs Akinola said.
“Which future? Don’t tell me you are planning on
getting them married in future?” he
“I made a promise to her mother.”
“Don’t you know they could take the
engagement of yours and start having
sex with the
belief that they are couples.” Mr
Akinola said and walked away to his room.
“Hello.” a voice said from the other
“Am i speaking with Mercy?” Segun
“Yes and who is this?” Mercy replied.
“This is Segun. Nike’s boyfriend.” he informed.
“Oh! Longest time.” she said.
“Yeah.” he replied.
They asked about how they were
Segun stated the reason behind the call.
“I want you to ask Nike if she is at
“Why not call her yourself?” Mercy
“We are actually in a small misunderstanding. So
she wouldn’t pick my calls.” Segun
“What went wrong between you
two?” Mercy asked.
“Nothing much. I’ll explain everything to you later.
But first make that call please.” Segun
“Okay. I’ll call you back.” she said.
“And don’t tell her i asked you to
make this call.” Segun warned.
“Okay.” she replied and ended the
A few minutes later Segun’s phone
ranged and he
knew at once that it was Mercy.
“Hello. She is home.” Marcy informed.
“Okay thanks.” Segun said.
He stood up from his bed and changed
his cloth into
something light. He left the house
headed to Agodi GRA without informing anyone of his
He got into the GRA and walked towards
house. He knocked on the door and the
gateman greeted him warmly being a regular
“Oga you are welcome.” the gateman
“Weldone baba.” Segun replied and
headed for the main building.
He knocked on the door a few seconds
“Am coming o.” Nike said from
Segun waited patiently for the door to be opened.
“Segun what are you doing here?!”
smiling suprisingly. A smile which after
seconds changed to a frown.
“Can i come in?” Segun asked.
“Why not.” she replied and stepped
aside for him to
He got into the sitting room and got the
shocker of his life.
Seated on a sofa was someone he
didn’t expect to
Segun walked into the sitting room and
met Emmanuel seated on the sofa.
Emmanuel stood up with the aim of
Segun looked at his hand and weighed
He shook hands with him.
“I’ll come back and check on you.”
Emma said as he
walked towards the door.
“Okay. Thank you.” Nike replied
following so as to
see him off.
“No stay with your visitor.” Emma
“Okay.” Nike replied.
“My guy see you later.” Emma said
“Alright bros.” Segun replied.
Emma walked out of the house.
“What can i offer you?” she asked.
“Am ok.” he replied.
“In this hot weather? At least you need
something cold.” she said and walked to the
She returned a few minutes later with a
“I never believed you guys could clear the eye.” she
said referring to the feud between
Emma and Segun.
Segun kept quiet as he didn’t know
how to reply her.
There was silence in the room for some minutes.
“Nike.” he called breaking the silence.
“unhm?” she murmured.
“I came here to apologise because of
what my mum
did to you.” he said.
“Your mum didn’t offend me.” she
“Okay but what about us?” he asked.
“Us?” she replied with a question.
“I mean our relationship.” he replied.
“Segun. You see i’ve moved on long ago. Your mum
said i am a negative influence on you,
and i don’t
want situation whereby people will look
at me with
one bad eye like i am a bad girl.” she explained.
“Don’t mind her. She said that out of
that day.” he defended weakly.
“Annoyance? She chosed her words
carefully. so i knew she was prepared for me.” she
“So are you telling me that…..?” he
said as his voice
“Yes.” she replied.
Segun stood up.
“Bye.” he uttered then walked to the
“Segun.” she called.
He looked back
to hear her out.
“We can still be friends.” she added. He nodded his head and opened the
door. Off he
He got home and could hear voices, one
seems like Jummy’s voice and the other masculine
baritone voice which he couldn’t
“Who could that be?” he thought as
he headed to the
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