Sorry 4 u.
Within ten minutes or thereabout,I arrived at their place.
However,I had already told Tobechukwu that I would be coming to Awaka,and so I told Amara she had to accompany me and she loyally did..
Two hours later, we were back at their place..
* * *
It wasn’t long before everyone(I mean every member of her family) were all back to the house..
As is expected,I was warmly welcomed with old gist thrown here and there,and with such statements as “we have even thought that you have forgotten us Odii” going around more times than I can care or cared to remember……Nkiru was there too!
After everything, with time going by speedily and everyone having eaten,Junior and I retired to his room..This made me remember old times where I would have been in Amara and Nkiru’s room,with some sort of untold and unexplainable sister-sister-jealous issues going on with me having no idea whatsoever about it.
It wasn’t long before Amara and Her elder sister showed up in Juniors room.They told Junior to give them the room as they want to discuss something very intimate and important with me.He left the room,with my phone.
I remembered the last time this kinda scenario happened, it didn’t end well.
Even though I didn’t want to think of anything bad that could happen from whatever it is they had in mind,it can’t be worse than the one in my mind..
“You have really grown big Odii” Nkiru chipped in,breaking the silence.
I just smiled..
” This one you people are kinda moody,I hope nothing is wrong?” I shyly said.
They both smiled and showed negatively through the shake of their head that all is well.
“Nkiru will be getting married by August..She even fixed it on your birthday Odii!” Amara said.
What feeling was I supposed to show here? I didn’t know.
So I just looked up and smiled at her and vocally told her am so happy about it,promising that I surely would attend it.She kinda felt happy about that.
And then it got me wondering in the first place at how she re-decided she wanted to marry after going and probably accepting a call to become a Reverend Sister..Whatever rocks her boat I guess.
Along with Amara,we all chatted and talked at length for quite a well before their mum came in and told them to give her a time with me.They all left.
* * *
After some minutes of preliminary talks between us with me thinking it is going to be the normal aunty-relation talks,she digressed.
“Some things are really hard to hide you know?” She asked me.
I told her she lost me.
She continued again,plainly:
“You and Amara,Nkiru told me everything, but I advertently neglected it up till some few days ago”..
I wanted to say something, but she didn’t allow me to talk as she continued:
” I don’t know how I never really saw this earlier enough,and I don’t know the kind of strong hold you have on Amara,but you do realise you are doing the wrong thing right?” She asked me.
” Amara loves you a lot Odii.It has blinded her,it has made her totally stupid and right now,you are the only one person she can listen to on anything and do it”
I kept quiet.
“As much as I hate it down to the core of my spine and whatever stupid childish bullsh*t that have gone on and is still going on between you two,I still don’t neglect the fact that you have been the only person that totally makes her feel very elated.I mean,just the fact that you were coming has lightened her up like she saw an angel(literally).” She said!
“I know how many times that I have tried to bring up the issue of marriage with her,but that’s just too far removed from her mind!”
She added while I stared on in silent.
“We all know you to be a very smart boy and wise too.The point of all this talk Odii is that whatever you do,know that you really are the only person right now that have the power of hurting Amara very badly and I doubt if she can ever remain the same. ….as well as doing what’s right!”.
She ended,and as she wished me goodnight,she left the room.
At that point,I became confused,totally confused.And just in the middle of my confusion, I felt Pretty’s presence in the room heavily.Nothing could be more worse and devastating!