The following week, I called Daniel on. I told him I’ll come to his office after school.
I got to Daniel’s office later that afternoon, I wasn’t in a good mood and of course he noticed Immediately I stepped into his office.
“Have your sit” he said and I sat on the sofa.
“What can I offer you” he asked
“Nothing, I’m OK”
“What’s eating you up sweetheart?”
”I came to tell you about my past”
“I’m listening” he said and sat beside me.
I suddenly went dumb. I tried to speak but words are not coming out.
“Daniella go ahead, you can talk to me”
Still I couldn’t talk, I was just staring at the floor.
“Is it that bad? Did you kill someone, are you an ex convict, do you do drugs or you have a child? He bombarded me with questions.
“ I wished I had a child but I don’t because I aborted it”
Despite the fact that abortion is legalized in the state, Daniel detest it.
“You murder an harmless child? You should have prevented that by using protection”
I didn’t say a word, I just sat down crying silently. He went back to his sit and said nothing.
“My ex want me back, he threatened to tell you himself if I don’t break up with you and come back to him”
“And that is why you are here”
“Please don’t put it that way, I didn’t mean to hide it from you”
“Daniella! you are not even planning to tell me before, but you could tell me now because your ex is blackmailing you?”
“I’ve always wanted to tell you, I just lack the courage to do it earlier”
“And you expect me to buy that?”
“I’m sorry Dee, maybe I don’t even deserve you in the first place” I said
He didn’t say a word, he was just staring at me. For like 15min, the room was quiet.
“Please say something” I pleaded
“I need time to process all this and please I want to be alone” he said
I couldn’t believe he just walked me out of his office indirectly. Tears started streaming on my cheek.
I stood up, cleaned my face with my face towel and left his office. With all hopes lost, to be sincere I don’t know where all this will end.
For days, he did not call, I wanted to call him but I couldn’t, I need to give him space. If we are meant for each other then I believe he’ll come back. I prayed and committed everything into Gods hands, all I want is for God to have his way and bring him back if he’s truly mine.
I made up my mind not to call him. It wasn’t easy for me, I miss him so much, it was like a very important part of me was taken away, but I have no other choice than to wait.
Tunde kept on calling but I ignored his calls. I logged into my facebook account and I saw a friend request from Francis, Tunde’s friend and former co-tenant.
Francis is the one who gave me the address to his new house back then.
I accepted the friend’s request and we chatted via facebook messanger. I told him I needed his number and he sent it. I called him immediately.
I explained everything that was going on between Tunde and I. The guy made me understand that Tunde’s girlfriend, Antonia ruined his life, the girl ran away with everything he has.
He even took loans worth millions of naira from the bank to establish her. Now he has been fired from the oil company when they realized the huge amount of debt he was into” he explained
“So must he take out his frustration on me, is that why he was bent on destroying my own relationship and happiness?” I asked the guy.
“The challenges his facing right now has turn him to something else. Infact he needs special attention. If you see him you’ll pity him” he said
He advised me to just deal with him wisely, he told me he’s depressed and he’s searching for where he could get comfort.
I thank the guy and ended the call.
A week later, Daniel gave me a call on Friday evening. He said he’d like us to meet at his place the next day. He sounded formal, no greetings, his voice was firm. He didn’t even sound like he missed us or something. He did not even give me the chance to say anything. The only thing I had the opportunity of saying to him was “I’ll see you tomorrow” and he ended the call.