Mrs uche :Maxwell I don’t think i remember that name.
Maxwell :am Maxwell Marcus , second son of Ada Marcus
just then she began to recall
Maxwell :the one that left for the UK 14yrs ago.
now she remembered the little max that use to run around with Amara all over the house playing hide and seek but now that little boy has because a man.
Mrs uche gland at him amazed )maxwell.
Maxwell smiling )yes mam
Mrs uche hugged him)may the good Lord be praised,look at how you have grew so big ,when did you returned.
Maxwell :just yesterday
mrs uche :how is everything
Maxwell :everything is fine
Mrs uche :I saw your mother some day back but she didn’t tell me you would be coming back too.
Maxwell :even my mum was not aware of my coming, she was even surprised to hear I was at the airport in Lagos where she came to pick me.
Mrs uche :how is studied
Maxwell :studies are fine but I am done now.
Mrs uche :you don’t say
Maxwell :yes mam,please where is Amara I have missed her so much.
Mrs uche:Amara is now in the university
Maxwell happy)nice,that’s good please mam I could really love to see her
Mrs uche :that’s not a problem let me go inside and get you the address to her place.
Maxwell excited )you have it
Mrs uche :yes I have it,the last time my husband sent Money to her she sented the address to us,Am coming let me bring it
she went into the house,Maxwell waited impatiently as he wanted to see the first girl he has fallen for all this years,just then he remembered all the promise he made to her before he left for UK,after kissing her that night,Amara hide her face with her hands ,she was only 8 and Maxwell was 13,he removed her hands from her face and ask if she liked it she nodded which means yes, he has always keep that memory in his head,he came to reality when he heard his name been called, mrs uche brought out a piece of paper there was an address number written on it.
Mrs uche :this is it (gave the piece of paper to Maxwell,he collected it)
Maxwell :thank you mam
Mrs uche :there is no problem
Maxwell;:I will take my leave now.
Mrs uche :no problem greet your mother for me ooooo
Maxwell :I will
Mrs uche :drive safely.
Maxwell key mam
he immediately went inside the car and drove off,Mrs uche waved Maxwell goodbye.
Mrs uche;:look at max,children of now a days,they grow up very fast,we thank God ooooo
and she continued with her sweeping.
In the school campus students where busying with different activities, Sandra was in the class reading when Emma walked in.
Emma gave Sandra a big kiss on her cheek )my baby how are you doing
he sat beside her placing his hand round her ,Sandra smile back at him.
Sandra :am doing fine.
Emma :what are you doing
Sandra :I am trying to complete this assignment I need to surmit it today.
Emma :is it difficult for you can I help.
Emma was an accounting student he wasn’t that brilliant but he was ok unlike chidi who was so intelligent.
Sandra :no,Am just copying it,Amare helped me with it I just need to rewrite it with my hand writing so that the lecturer won’t suspect a thing.
Emma surprised )Amare did it for you ,but both of you are from different course so how come.
Emma :that is what amazed me about that girl,she is very brilliant and well behave.
Emma :nice, and talking about Amara I think chidi likes her and want to have her.
Sandra didn’t buy the idea at all
Sandra :listen Amara is a different kind of girl that won’t be easy to play to his tone.
Emma :come on,just try I mean you never can tell.
Sandra :even if I decide to help,hope he will treat Amara differently not like all those girls he hang out with cause she is too nice for that,and I won’t forgive myself if he breaks her heart
Emma:don’t worry about that okey.
Sandra keep quite for a while then spoke.
Sandra key I have heard you I will try to talk to her.
Emma :that’s my baby (he huged her and kiss her again)thanks, so now let’s go have lunch
Sandra :I need to finish what I am doing.
Emma he got up and started packing up her books.)You will do it at lunch (he smile at her she smile back)
Sandra ooooo why don’t I always refuse you.
Emma :that’s because you love me (They both laughed )
Sandra :get away from here (got up and push Emma away )
Emma key come on let’s go.
they both left the class both holding hands.
It was the same day that evening Amara came back from lectures , she entered the sitting room ,Sarah, princess and Annabelle was sitting on the couch all were busy with different things.
Amara passed them)hello girls.
they all response.
Princess :you are back
Amara:yeah am back
Annabelle :how was lecture
Amara :it was fine,I need to go in and freshen up.
Sandra :Amara please can you sit down i will like to have a word with you.
Amara key (she sat down )what is it.
Sandra smiling )do you remember that guy who came with Emma here the other day.
Amara:yes I remember him
Sandra:well he told me he likes you and wants me to let you know of his intention
Annabelle curious )who are you bebes talking about.
the sound of chidi shocked both Annabelle and princess.
Princess :chidi,are you serious.
Sandra :yes I am and I think he is serious about it.
Amara was a little bit confused.
Amara h God, any guy could walk down to me and say he is serious about me but deep down he is lieing.
Princess :no,no (surprised )not chidi, you know he can never get serious with a girl even if she was the most beautiful being on earth but I can credit him for knowing his ways around a woman he sure know how to make a woman feel special.
Annabelle :and he is handsome too he is so intelligent,that guy is something.
Princess :how I wish he could just look my way I won’t wait a second to say yes.
Amara was now confused the more.
Amara :you guys are getting me confuse,awhile ago princess was condemning him,and now this.
Sandra :what princess said are true I won’t lie to you he can’t get serious with any girl because he haven’t found any one he loves, all girls are either going for his money or because of popularity so he can’t have anything to do with people like that.
Princess :Amara, I nevered condemned him,I only said what was called the truth but I didn’t mention it was his fault,Who know he might be your God sent
only her knew the meaning of the word,as Amara was trying to figure out what princess meant Annabelle walk up to her and seat close to her.
Annabelle :ah baby girl,let it not seem like we are begging you to date him but we are just trying to help you get a guy that will be good for you not those stupid young students that cannot even feeds themselves.
Amara :the chidi has not even approach me yet.
Sandra :are you giving him a go ahead.
Amara smiled)I don’t know
Annabelle r are you already inlove with him but you are keeping it from us.
Amara h please don’t say that.
Sandra :so what do you say
Amara :I don’t know if I am ready for guys now.
Annabelle :see you ooooo we are trying to help you make a future partner here.
they all laughed
Amara :you are not serious (she got up and walked to her room)
Sandra :Amara you haven’t given me an answer.
Princess :leave her she will soon know what she is missing.
They couldn’t stop themselves from laughing.
THE NEXT DAY
Amara was about going out as she passed a young man close to the gate,amara didn’t even notice she passed some one cause she was last for her lectures, she didn’t wake up early cause of the late night reading she did.
Maxwell saw her walked pass)good morning miss(she stoped and looked at him,she was surprised to see a boy at that place that early cause the hostel was only for girls ,maybe he is one of the girls boyfriend she thought)
Amara :good morning (she turned to take her leave)
Maxwell :sorry to disturbed you (she stoped to answer him)but I am looking for some one.
Amara :who may that be
Maxwell :please is this address correct (showed Amara the address number )
Amare was surprised to see it was her address that was written on it
Amara :yes you are at the right place I actually live in flat 8 who are you looking for.
Maxwell h am looking for a girl by name Amara uche.
Amara felt some coldness in her,hope nothing has happened to her mother or father God please let this be a good new she prayed in her heart.
Amara:hope no problem
Maxwell :no not at all I just want to see her.
Amara :am Amara uche.
Maxwell was speechless he couldn’t fine words coming out from his mouth,Amare just look at him with confusion that was killing her,”o my God “Maxwell shouted out with excitement”you are grew big”
Amara :excuse me
Maxwell laughing )oh am so sorry forgive my manners I am over excited, it’s me Maxwell, don’t tell me you don’t remember me please.
Amara could not control her excitement as she jumped on Maxwell.
Amara :Maxwell, look at you
Maxwell :no you take a good look at yourself what have you been feeding on.
To Be Continued…