Valentine’s Day Episode Three

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You can Read Episode Two here

At last, I thought and I breathed a sigh of relief. I opened the message and started reading;

Hi. I really wanted to tell you this in person but I’ve not been able to work up the courage to do that. It’s not that I don’t care about your feelings, but things haven’t remained the same in the past few months. We have kind of drifted apart and we both are to blame. How much longer all this can go on, I have my doubts. Breaking up and going our separate ways, is the only way out. Sorry I had to do this with a text.

I read the SMS three times in order to be sure my eyes wasn’t seeing double. What could have happened for her to send such a message. I felt weak suddenly and I started to search my memory to see if I could figure out why she sent such a message but I couldn’t point out any reason why. Things haven’t exactly been as they where when we started dating about two years ago and I remembered that she was a bit nervous and jumpy the previous evening when we last met.

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A nudge from Segun brought me back to reality.

“My guy! Wetin happen now? You resemble person wey just see ghost”.

” Sege no vex abeg but I wan go one place now. We go see later.”

I picked up my bag and left Gabriel Oladeji lecture theatre in a hurry. On getting outside I called her number but she didn’t pick my call and when I called again she’d switched off her phone. My next lecture was by noon and I decided to see if I could track her down. The first place I went to was her department but she wasn’t there. I looked around the place hoping to see any of her friends but I had no luck. Just as I was leaving someone called my name and I looked back and saw Tolu.

“How are you Tolu?” I greeted with a forced smile.

“I’m fine jare,” she said “Are you looking for Gbemi?”

“Yes”

“She didn’t come for lectures today. She’s not feeling too good. Didn’t she call you?”

“Nope. She’s not picking my call and she’s switched off her phone,” I said.

“That’s strange. I was planning to go to the hostel now to check on her. Let me get my things and then we can go together”.

” Okay. Thanks “.

We walked side by side without talking. Maybe she sensed I wasn’t in the mood for talking. My phone rang when we were halfway there and I wouldn’t have picked it if it wasn’t my project mate calling. He told me I had to come to the laboratory to check on the insecticide we are working on for our final project.

” I have to go. Tell Gbemisola I’ll be there as soon as I can and that she shouldn’t ignore my calls “.

” Okay”.

On getting to the lab I found out that it wasn’t anything serious that he couldn’t have handled by himself and I almost played out my frustrations on him but I controlled myself. It was almost time for my lecture and I just couldn’t afford to miss it.

I kept wishing I had a way of speeding up time so the lecture could end early but alas I couldn’t and the lecture ended around 4pm. It was my last one for the day and I left for Gbemisola’s hostel immediately.

Her phone was still off because I tried calling her several times without success. I got to her hostel quickly and then knocked on her door.