Written by Feathers.
It was night and dad had invited me over to his yard again. I sat before him with my legs crossed.
“Not only did I not want Alice to come here, I do not want to see you guys together at school, is that too hard to understand?” He asked.
“Not at all.” I answered.
“Hum! …” He was quiet for a while and said; “You know I love you, son.”
“I know.” I answered briefly.
“…And I want the best for you, Rose is a good lady, her father and I agreed when she was young to bethrode the both of you to each other.” He said calmly.
“Okay.” I answered briefly.
When he saw that my reply was brief, he asked; “Are you angry?”
“No.” I replied. “I’ll do what you say.” I answered.
“Wow! such an obedient son.” He said and I nodded.
I assumed that he was done with what he had to say, I stood and said; “I’ll be leaving your house tomorrow, don’t stop me.”
I did not wait to see how he reacted , but he didn’t utter a word till I walked out.
I had browsed a decent house and paid over night for a year.
I really didn’t have much, just the savings from the money that dad gives me weekly.
Now that I had paid for a year rent, it made my account balance shallow but I’ll find a work to do and be fine.
No one should force me to do anything.
Leonard noticed I was not dressing up for school, even as he and Donald dress up for school
At a time when Leonard couldn’t contain his curiosity, he asked; “Raymond, why aren’t you up in bed.”
“Nothing.” I replied and remained still on the bed.
“Aren’t you going to school today?”Leonard asked.
” Leave already.”I said gently but he understood that I was not interested in talking anymore with him.
After he had got dressed, he walked out.
Donald finished dressing few minutes later and came to me.
He looked at me for a while and squatted beside me like he wanted to say some word.
He stood but didn’t say any word, he wanted to start going when I called; “Donald! what did you want to tell me?”
He looked at me with his dark eyes and said; “This is wrong to say and it may look like backbiting but Leonard isn’t what he claims to be, but I love him.”
“Understood, don’t say anymore.”I said and he walked away.
We are not found of talking about the other party when they are not around.
I reasoned with what Donald said and promised myself to take a closer look on Leonard.
About an hour later, I confirmed already that they had gone to school.
I packed my luggage and walked outside, I was happy that I didn’t meet mama Any in the living room, I love her and she might have touched the softest part of me with her words.
I couldn’t take my car, dad bought it for me and I should have access to it the way I want but I won’t take it along.
After walking a distance from home, I took a cab to my new house.
It was at the second floor.
On entering the flat, it was so beautiful just like I had seen on the internet.
I set my luggage and thought about Alice, Alice can come here all she want and no one would disturb her.
But…why do I always want Alice around me?
No…no no! it can not be what I’m thinking.
I didn’t take Marie along cause I want to be lonely, I need a space of myself.
I browsed my phone and secured a job at a restaurant. I would be going there every evening so I can use the salary to keep up with myself.
I walked out of the house and took a cab to Alice’s house. I knew she would have been in school, I just want to drop a message for her that when she comes back from school, she should visit the address I will drop.
On getting to her house, I knocked and a man opened the door.
I could suspect easily that he was Alice’s father.
” Please give this to Alice , tell her to check up on me.” I said.
“Who are you?” The man asked.
“The head boy of her school.” I answered.
“Oh! It’s you, Okay, I’ll deliver your message…in my dream.”The man said and tore the address I gave to him.
He closed the door on me.
It was my first and greatest insult from anyone on earth.
Have I done something wrong to them? Or could they have heard something evil about me?