I got tired of watching the football match because platoon four already has three goals up against my platoon. “Why don’t we go to Mami so that I can repay your favor?”
We left and headed to Mami. We spent time eating after which we had some drinks before going our separate ways.
Since camp activities started hitting up we hardly go to Mami together to eat, but we still ate together occasionally without Purity.
As I left Chinwe in front of the clinic and was heading to my hostel, Divine called me. She told me to wait for her at the Pavilion that she wants to discuss something with me. I went back to the Pavilion and waited. Not long she came and sat beside me. After we exchanged pleasantries, she started.
“Purity I am sorry about my sister’s attitude. Sometimes she is like that, which is why I’m not perturbed by her recent change of behavior. She once had a boyfriend who treated her badly. When I say badly, I mean very bad. After their relationship packed up, out of anger and hurt, she had sworn that she is never going to date another guy until she meets someone that shares the same names with her.
It had been like a joke at first till after two years and she had kept to her words. It is three years and some months now and she is still not budging to my pleas to change that. Now she met you, someone that shares the same names with her but seeing that you are with some other person is something she is finding hard to digest. I’ve tried talking to her but the same cold attitude she is giving you is the same she is giving me and everyone else. Shania told me about how she ignored you, but if you can still try and talk to her, maybe she will come around.”
After we talked, I promised her that I will try and talk to Purity before we parted. When I got to the hostel I decided to chat Purity up on Whatsapp.
“Hey, what’s up?”
“Are you there Purity?”
“Can we talk, if you don’t mind?”
I sent these messages consecutively but got no reply even after she read the message. I decided to quit the pleasantries and go straight to the point.
“Why are you being cold towards me and keeping to yourself?
“It’s none of your business.” She replied.
“Really? I know it’s none of my business but I care about you as your friend.”
“You don’t have to care ok?” She replied.
“Do you know this is the first time in my life that I am meeting someone I share a similar name with and to think that this person who has been friendly suddenly went cold baffles me. If there is something I did that you didn’t like, don’t you think you should confront me with it instead of going dark on everybody?”
I saw typing on her profile but got no message after waiting for a while.
“It’s ok if you don’t want to talk to me again. But for whatever it is, don’t be cold to others and stop withdrawing from people. We have barely 8days to spend here so have fun while it lasts ok?” I typed and sent.
“Purity this has nothing to do with you. It’s something I can figure out myself, so you don’t have to worry about me.” She sent after I waited for like eternity.
“A problem shared is a problem half solved, they said” I’ve got ears and time if you want to share whatever it is.’ I replied.
“Don’t worry I can fix myself.”
“I’m worried already, can we meet and talk?”
“Where?” she replied.
“The place you walked out on me.”
“Ok, but before then, I’m sorry for walking out on you and the cold attitude.”
“Tell me that when we meet.”
“Ok, let me shower, I’m coming.” She sent and went off.
I went and showered, changed and went to the Pavilion. I saw Yusuf and his new girlfriend seated and talking. On getting close to them, I noticed that they were arguing over what I didn’t know. I changed my direction before they could notice me and moved to the place where Purity walked out on me.
Some minutes later, Purity walked from behind and settled beside me.
“It seems your friend has found himself a camp chick” she said nodding towards Yusuf.
“Yea they’ve been going out for a co
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