\u00a9 Adebiyi Demola\n\n\u00a0\nOn hearing that, we quickly clad ourselves and started running helter skaters in a confused manner. I quickly rushed back to the sitting room and sat down with my one leg crossed over the other pretending as if I\u2019ve been waiting for her arrival while Taiwo quickly rushed out to the gate. She hissed when she came back. \u201cWhat was the issue? Where is she?\u201d I questioned.\n\n\u201cDon\u2019t mind that yeye man that just used his own reggae to spoil my blues. He wanna lend something ni jawe. Idiot! Mtchew\u201d, she said angrily with her eyes coloured.\n\u201cThank God it was not her\u201d, I said when she replied immediately \u201cif it was Zainab nko? What will happen? Will heaven fall? Of course No! So, forget about that and let\u2019s enjoy ourselves before her arrival\u201d. I was shocked to hear such from her again since she was the one who suggested the solution. I was just looking at her with my mouth wide opened. Then, she moved closer to me and started car-ssing me which got me lost again. My joystick started gaining strength and when she was on her action, my phone started ringing beside me, Zainab calling, she quickly took my phone and off it. The action got me annoyed which made me yelled at her, \u201cwhat\u2019s all this rubbish?\u201d I questioned angrily and she was shocked and scared when she saw my eyes turned red. I pushed her away, picked my phone and left the house\u2026\n\nWhen I got back to my house, I tried to put call to Zainab but her number didn\u2019t go through, it was switched off. I dropped my phone on the bed and I started packing what to take to school into my bag. Then, I heard my phone ringing, Taiwo calling, I neglected all her calls while she later sent me a text message which I read thus; \u201cit pains a lot when you see someone you love loving someone else and maltreats you because of that person. It creates wound in someone\u2019s heart which could devastate her life. What you have done today has shown me who you are and I promised you won\u2019t go scot free. You gonna pay for your action. Just try to mark my words\u201d\n\nI was shocked to receive such message from her. What did she mean? Was she trying to threaten me or what? Good to have this message on ma phone as an evidence. It\u2019s high time I leaked the secret between us to Zainab\u201d I said to myself. Then, I re-dialed Zainab\u2019s number but still off. My system changed and couldn\u2019t concentrate on anything. I was thinking whether to call Taiwo and reply her, but I controlled my anger and buried it. I completed the day in moody status. The following day, around 12:00 noon, I received a call from someone through Zainab\u2019s number which got me scared.\nI picked up without hesitation\u2026\n\u201chello, is this Afeez on the line please?\u201d\n\u201cyes, I am Afeez. Who\u2019s this please?\u201d I replied in an effort to know the voice, when he spoke out again.\n\n\u201cThis is Dr. Bello from State hospital Ede, Osun State. The owner of this number got involved in a fatal car accident and she has been brought here, so your urgent attention is needed\u201d, he muttered and hung up the call. His last word hit me h\u00e6rd! I was shocked and almost collapsed at what he just disclosed.\nMy mood was destabilized and I didn\u2019t know the next line of action to take\u2026\n\u201cCould it be that Taiwo has started her evil work? How do I get her Dad informed? Should I go to the hospital now or I should find a way of getting her informed first?\u201d those were the questions begging for answers in my mind. I summoned courage and put call to Taiwo, but she refused to pick up and that was when I decided to go to the hospital myself. I didn\u2019t bother to take my bath; I just took a cloth from the wardrobe and rushed out without letting my sister know anything about it. I was about to enter the hospital when an ambulance with active siren speeded out from the hospital through the entrance. I quickly rushed into the hospital and called the number. I was almost slumped when the doctor told me that \u201cher case was critical because she sustained severe head injury and therefore, she has been transferred to another hospital\u201d I stood at akimbo for some minutes while my cloth became w-t with sweat immediately. The doctor made it known to me that her dad has been involved and he was even trying to fly her out of the country. \u201cWhat a sad and pathetic situation! Isn\u2019t it that my last nightmare has started coming to reality? Why are these happening? Urgent action has to be taking\u201d, I soliloquized and then, I left the hospital and went home moody. I explained the ugly situation to my sister which she also pity and sympathized with me. When it was around 7:00pm that very day, I got a called from Taiwo\u2026\n\nTaiwo: Hello, I missed your calls in the afternoon.\nMe: yeah. Did you hear from Zainab?\nTaiwo: Not at all, though she promised to come back today and I\u2019ve even tried her number this evening but didn\u2019t go through.\nMe: And you didn\u2019t call daddy to ask about her?\nZainab: This is not her first time of doing such, so calling dad is immaterial.\nMe: So, you didn\u2019t hear that Zainab was involved in an accident? Is that where and how you wanna start your plan you threatened me about? So, killing her is the solution to the matter?\nTaiwo: (cut in) I beg your pardon! What do you mean? Stop alleging me of what I know nothing about please. And besides, which Zainab were you referring to?\nMe: How many Zainab do you know?\nTaiwo: How possible is that? Zainab? Accident? Never. Please, am gonna call you back.\nShe hung up the call while I was wallowing in an emotional pain. I expected her to call back but didn\u2019t see her brake light throughout the night. I lost appetite and my night was odd. The following day, I decided to call Taiwo in other to ask about Zainab\u2019s health status.