(He’s in love with two girls)
Written by Wunmi Ijaola
“Paulina” I called her name when I got closer to her.
“Frank” Angela called me, behind.
Oh no! What will I do now?
“An… Angela” I turned to face her, she was already close too.
“Frank, Why? I… I mean I called you while I was over there and you ignored me for this thing” Angela said.
Referring Paulina to as a thing.
“I’m not a thing” Paulina said as she stood at an angle-akimbo.
“I… I was just.. ” I paused and completed the sentence in my mind. “Confused”
“I wasn’t too sure if you were the one who called me” I lied.
“But you were so sure it was Paulina you were running to?” Angela questioned obviously she disbelieved me.
Paulina simpered as she left us and walked away.
“Talk to you later Angela” I said to her hastily went to catch up with Paulina.
“Hey Paulina, wait up”
I foolishly didn’t say anything as my boyfriend left me and went after another girl, Paulina.
Is this relationship still gonna work out?
Isn’t he the same guy I spoke to romantically last night?
I walked to the class and waited for them to come in. I was expecting a very good explanation from Frank or I’ll hit him really hard. Is he even aware of what he is doing?
Then the history teacher came in shortly and began to teach. Frank and Paulina were yet to return to the class. My heart began to break into pieces, even the pieces were breaking into pieces too. I didn’t want to cry but I’m so sure my eyes were teary.
Finally, Paulina and Frank walked into the class but luckily for them, Mrs Ribbins the history teacher didn’t even say anything to them.
I glared at them as they sat next to each other with Paulina tickling Frank’s hand and he smiled while he enjoyed her company.
Is he my boyfriend or our boyfriend?
I wasn’t even listening to the teacher, she’s a gentle type anyway, she do not care about the students listening to her, she just teach and leave.So I kept on staring at them; my own boyfriend with another girl kind of love-playing.. So unheard of!
As if Frank knew I was staring at him, he caught me doing so and I shot him an hard gare. He quickly stopped the childish love-play and he faced the board as if he’s gonna pay attention to the teacher.
At last, Good. Fair enough.
I then took my glance away from him too and gave it to the board… Trying to understand what Mrs Ribbons was teaching but her lecture was boring besides, I know this topic really well.
Watching my boyfriend is way more interesting than this boring lecture. I sighed and returned my glance at Frank.
Oh My God, I don’t want to believe this, Frank’s hand was wrapped over Paulina’s neck and they were whispering to themselves and smiling.
Oh no no, I began to sub silently.
And when all the classes came to an end, I hurried packed my things and rushed to the library, the only quiet place, the place where I won’t see my boyfriend cheating on me… I still don’t want to believe that those things I saw him doing in class were true yet I went ahead to the library to have a very good cry.
There was no-one to make me feel good or console me, the few people here are so engrossed with the book they were reading and Gabriella, my only friend isn’t even aware that I’m so down because she has been giving her crush close monitoring.
“Hey Angela” I heard a muscular voice already-nearby called me by my name.
I wiped off my tears but it won’t stop pouring, so I had to use a book to cover my face.
It was James.
“Hi James, what are you doing here? ” I asked him.
“Hi, I came to say Hi” He said and sat on the desk in front of me. I thought he said he only came to say Hi.
James and I are in the same class, he is a quiet guy and people thinks he is weird because all he does is to sit there with book in his hand or his head on the desk.
“Do you need a shoulder to cry on? ” He asked.
“Huh? What? ”
“I’ll willing give out mine” He said.
I sniffed and since he knows I’m weeping, I just took away the book I used to cover my face. Then I looked up to him.
“I… I saw you in class today” He said trying to start a conversation.
“Yeah, I attended History Class” I spoke to him sheepishly.
“I know, you were barely listening to the teacher, it looked like you were gonna cry be your eyes were damn teary and here you are crying all you want” He said and I was shocked. Has he been watching me?
“Have you been watching me? ” I managed to ask.
“Uhm yeah, very closely. Well, I was on my seat, staring at our classmate randomly then my eyes caught you. Now don’t ask anymore question, should I get you a pail? ” ..
“What? ” I blurted and he laughed.
“Just joking” He said and I smiled –amidst my tears and sadness.
“So what’s wrong? You can share it with me if you don’t mind” He said
“Well, I actually do mind” I said. I don’t wanna tell anyone anymore about my boyfriend who is flirting with a pretty new girl.
I kinda looked away from him as I started to wipe away my tears with my fingers since there no tissues here and I left my handkerchief in my locker.
James suddenly held my hand, I looked at him – very shocked, he just smiled and began to wipe away my tears.
“You cried because of Frank” He said when he was done.
Still shocked, surprised, I don’t know… so I couldn’t even say a thing.
“What if he doesn’t deserve your tears? ” He asked further.
“What, what do you mean?” I found my voice and asked him.
“Hey James, come on” Lucas, his friend stood by the door and called him over.
“I’m coming” He answered him then turned back to me.
“Well, I’m just saying” He lastly said then stood up to meet his friend. So he has a friend?
And… And.. What did he just say? – do?