It only took two months into my 1.2 (second semester of my first year) for me to ‘know’ the girl I would marry. This, courtesy of a revelation I got after having an amazing talk with my friend Mokan.
My friendship with one beauty queen Nene had blossomed marvelously. Nene was among the first girls in university to be my girlfriend (Girlfriend is a girl who is a friend. To my parents, aunties, and uncles, hope this is clear). She was easy to make friends with and at any moment that we would meet along the varsity streets and corridors, she would always wave at me. Sometimes, we would stop and say hi to each other. This is an attribute that is rare especially for first-year ladies. Most of them turn a blind eye to gents, something that I don’t understand. Anyway…
As days went on, our relationship as friends kept growing. By then, we had gotten used to each other and so conversing was not an issue. Occasionally, during functions that saw us meet, I would walk straight to where she is and sit next to her. All in a bid to kill boredom (You know how university lectures can become boring) and also, to be active during the function. No other intentions whatsoever. This, however, was noticed differently by Mokan.
The amazing talk I had with Mokan over Nene as a wife material happened one Saturday afternoon. It was minutes towards the closure of church after the afternoon service. I was browsing outside the pavilion grounds (where we hold church services from) using the eduroam Wi-Fi when Mokan came where I was. Moments later, Nene passed by where we were. Knowing us all, she greeted us and proceeded to where she was headed to. Hardly had she walked a hundred meters away when Mokan started the talk.
“By the way, I have been seeing you and Nene around the school.” He began. “You guys make such great friends. She’s such a good girl and hey man, thrive your relationship even further! With her values and how you guys roll out together, she’s a good girl to be your wife. Your relationship is on the right track. Just work it through for all to go well so that, immediately after you graduate, you do your wedding. You see…”
Surprised, is what can best describe how I was. Mokan’s words changed the way I viewed Nene as a friend to me. The following two months saw my mind heed unknowingly to what Mokan had told me. Whenever we would be together with her, I don’t know how it happened but, I used to picture the two of us as a couple! From then on till when school was closed for the long holiday, I found myself following what Mokan told me, working my way through . But that moment never lasted for long. It was in that year’s long holiday that I slowly found myself getting out of track in working my way to Nene.
Till today, I am really happy that Nene knows nothing about this . I mean, there is no way I could tell her. She would have thought all that in the story was just a cover-up of me trying to confess my feelings to her and that could have broken the friendship we hold till now. You really don’t know how hard I’ve strived for me to keep it unknown to her. But wait! Might have Mokan used the same approach by telling Nene what he told me? Hmm…