Written by Austin Blinks… If you missed part Forty One, read it HERE!!!
Ada: Where are you best friend?
Me: In my hostel, why you asking.
Ada: Come down to “Spices” right now i wanna see you!
Me: Ada please! Just let me be!
Ada: Okay will you come to “Back of U&I” ?
Me: Haaaaha…. you know that place is for couples, i can’t meet you there.
Ada: Ooooh! But i want you to meet someone!
Ada: When you get here you’ll know.
Me: I’m not interested..
Ada: Please now…. i need you. I really want you to meet this person.
Me: A girl?
Ada: Will i ask you to come and meet a boy ni? Are you gay? Please just come..
Me: Okay then…give me 15 minutes, let me freshen up but i’m not coming those places o! Meet me at the “front of Queens hall”
Ada: Why do you boys always run to queens hall? Is it because that’s where all the most beautiful girls in UI stay?
Me: It’s closer to where i am! So just come there
Ada: Okay best friend…. make sure you look good o.
Me: hmmm okay…..
Ada and I haven’t seen much since we resumed, partly because she’s now dating Michael and they both seemed to be be good for each other. I haven’t gone out all day and now Ada wants to see me. I put on my round neck top and a jean trouser, wore my sneakers and stared at the mirror untill i’m satisfied i looked good.
I stepped out of the Independence hall and greeted the “Katangites” i found at the entrance …that’s what we call ourselves ; we the residents of Independent hall, we pride ourselves as been the hottest, coolest and most sophisticated boys in UI, don’t even try and argue that with me or other Katangites.
The campus was a little crowded, it usually is but this is different, i remembered today is the day potential new students wrote their Post- Utme (Entrance exam). I got to the front of Queens hall and saw Ada almost immediately but no one was beside her…
Me: Hello Ada! How are you?
Ada: I’m fine! Thank you for coming.
Me: Okay….so who did you want me to meet?
Ada: i wanted to see you! I’ve missed you! The love i have for you as grown bigger like the love Rose had for Jack in the Titanic movie before their ship hit an iceberg and Jack died died when he froze to death but Rose did not die because she was resting on a plank even though personally i feel that plank would have contained both of them sha….Oh! I’m talking too much again abi? My point is i wanna start a relationship with you like the relationship that Romeo and Juliet had and they both poisoned each other and died, even though personally i feel they both could have eloped instead of dying…..Oops!
Me: (shocked) (sighed) Look Ada…..
Ada: (cuts in) Hahahahaha…. don’t say anything jor! I’m just missing with you….hahahaha….look at your face right now…. Anyways….that’s the girl i want you to meet….
Ada pointed her hands towards the right side and my eyes followed her hands… That’s when i saw her, dressed in a blue gown that perfectly fitted her. Her hair was allowed to flow down, reaching her shoulder and flew gently as the wind blew. She had a smile on her face and gave me a wink and then smiled even more, her hair was straight and black. At the moment, i knew Bidemi was the most beautiful girl I’ve ever met. I was lost for words, mesmerized by her beauty and amazed by are presence, i walked towards her as my heart beats against my ribs….
Bidemi: Hello Dolapo!
Me: (swallowed hard) Emmm…. Morning. …oh! Emmm Afternoon Bidemi! Wh….what are you doing here??
Bidemi: (smiling ) well…. i came to write the entrance exam. I’ve decided i wanna study in UI.
Ada: (cuts in) Yes… after you guys broke up and Wale told me how devasted you were. I spoke with Bidemi and we both agreed you love so much, the good thing is, she loves you back. I advised her to study here so you guys can be closer..
Me: I don’t understand Bidemi… you told me….
Ada: (cuts in again) That she doesn’t want you again? That was the plan. You chased her out of your life so we all agreed that you should suffer the consequence a little.
Me: We??? How many people knew about this….??
Ada: Emmm….Not much! (counting with her fingertips ) just Me, Bidemi, Wale, Femi , Kikelomo, Michael, Funmilayo and……oh Yes! Your Mom too!
Me: ( i busted out in laughter, Bidemi laughed too and held my hands in hers) Oooh! You guys! Even my Mom!
Ada: it was Femi’s idea but i did the planning. This was what happened… after i called Bidemi….
Me: (clears throat ) Ada…. Don’t you have somewhere to go? You can tell me.the details later ehn…
Ada: haaa…. i talk too much shey? Okay let me leave u both….
Ada hugged Bidemi first and then hugged me too….i whispered in her ears…
Me: (whispering ) Thank you Ada.
Ada: It’s nothing best friend! All i want is to see you happy…… Remember that time last semester when i said….
Me: Oya go now…… now!
Ada laughed and left. I turned and met Bidemi’s smiling face…
Me: I love you Bidemi! I’ve always loved you and i will always love you….
Bidemi: I know Dolapo, i love you too that’s why i came back…. i don’t want to live this life without you. But don’t you ever push me away again no matter what, no matter what you’re going through, no matter the danger. We’ll stick together and overcome it, you hear me??
Me: Never! I will never push you away. You asked me a question, you asked “How can you love and leave someone? ”
Bidemi: Yes? Do you now have an explanation for that?
Me: You can love and leave…..but true love always comes back no matter what … i left you, i came back…you left me and now you’re back!
Bidemi: You finally got an answer to that! My handsome and intelligent boyfriend…
Me: hahaha…. how was your entrance exam?
Bidemi: Huh? That one? So simple! They have no other choice than to admit me.
Me: hahaha….that’s what we do in UI, we give you a simple test, lure the intelligent ones into our school….. then we kill you with academic stress..
Bidemi: (laughs) Haaaaa….
Me: But don’t worry babe! I got you!
Bidemi: So…. will my boyfriend show me around the school??
Me: Of course, Girlfriend!
We began to walk together, stealing glances at each other and smiling. Then i looked up, saw a group of UI boys staring at Bidemi in admiration, they looked like hungry lions ready to devour an antelope …. i quickly placed my arms around her as if to say a “Keep off” warning. She must have noticed too, she moved closer and placed her head on my shoulder.
I don’t know how long this would last but one thing i know is that I’m in love with a girl who loves me back so i will fight for this love with all i have. We may end up getting married or we may not, we both still got alot of years ahead of us, we have some growings to do, challenges to face but if we got love, then we got everything. People say It’s difficult to find love, they say It’s even more difficult for the one you love to love you back…. But I’ve found mine…. you should find yours too (winks). I’m Dolapo Martins Jr.. And that is my story of love.
~ The End~