Onyinye screamed when she realized the mistake she had made. “How did I mange to commit such a blunder?” she queried herself. She looked up into the heavens as if her next line of action was going to be handed over to her from the sky.
After some minutes, she grabbed her phone and redialed Chinasa’s number. It still didn’t go through. She bent her head towards the earth, staring into the pile of clothes she had on the floor. She was still thinking of what to say to Pauline when her call came in again. “Pauline is too inquisitive; she will not rest until she is told what the good news was. And if I don’t tell her something convincing, she would become suspicious” she told herself.
When the call came in the second time, Onyinye wiped her hand on one of the clothes and then picked the call.
Pauline: Ah ah, I have been calling you since, where did you keep your phone?
Onyinye: Sorry, I’m at the tap. I’m washing my clothes downstairs
Pauline: Okay. How far? You sent a message, what’s the good news about?
Onyinye: Ewo! Did I send it to you? So-oo-ry, I was supposed to send it to my elder sister.
Pauline: Okay. I have been wondering what the good news was about?
Onyinye: Sorry, it is not for you. What happened was that I didn’t even look at the recipient I picked. I’m sure I must have picked the first ‘P’ that appeared.
Pauline: No problem. Gist me small, what’s the good news about?
Onyinye: No o. It is a family gist.
Pauline: Okay o. Please don’t forget the plan and your role tonight.
Onyinye: Forget? How can I? I’m trying to quickly wash these pile of clothes, rest a bit, sleep, more like and then get ready for the concert.
Pauline: Okay, see you then.
Onyinye made a sign of the cross the moment the call ended. “Another bridge crossed. I will definitely cross all the bridges” she reassured herself.
Onyinye quickly finished her washings, took her bath and rushed down to Chinasa’s room.
In her room, Chinasa was busy flipping through the pages of the magazine her father had sent to her. Onyinye sneaked into her room and quickly grabbed the magazine from her hands. Chinasa sprang up from her bed in fright to see who had entered her room.
Onyinye: Look at you, is that how fearful you are?
Chinasa: Who, me? If I was fearful, would I still be on this campus?
Onyinye: Do I know for you? Meanwhile do you know you are not serious at all?
Chinasa: What did I do again?
Onyinye: I’m supposed to get back to you on something, isn’t it?
Chinasa: Yes, have you gotten anything for me?
Onyinye: Look at you, so if I didn’t come to you; you wouldn’t have asked?
Chinasa: Sorry. I was going to call you today.
Onyinye: Talking about phone call, where is your phone?
Chinasa: Ewo! I switched it off when one guy like that was disturbing my peace.
Chinasa rose to get her phone.
Chinasa: Wow, just seeing this message. Please what is the good news about?
Onyinye: Are you attending the concert tonight?
Chinasa: Of course yes, who is not attending the concert?
Onyinye: Wow! Those girls will roast you alive today
Chinasa: How, what are they planning?
Onyinye: They plan to capture you on your way to the concert, take you to an unknown place and then you would be asked to strip yourself. The guys will record you as you dance to any song they choose to play for you.
Chinasa: Are you…
Onyinye: Wait first, the video is expected to be circulated among the students just like hers was circulated to students.
Chinasa: God forbid!
Onyinye: He has already forbidden it.
Chinasa: What do we do please? It means I’m not going anywhere this night.
Onyinye: I’m not sure that is the right to do. You have to attend the concert. You won’t miss the concert for anybody.
Chinasa: Why, you want them to take me?
Onyinye: No o! I have a plan
Chinasa: Mba nu! I’m not going anywhere tonight
Onyinye: I say calm down, I have a plan. Nothing will happen to you
Chinasa: So what’s the plan, what did you come up with?
Onyinye: Tell me you are calm first
Chinasa: I’m calm.
Onyinye: Okay see my plan…
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