I calmly left the police station and waited for Mike in a shop close by. I anxiously waited for forty five minutes, but he failed to show up.
Nervously i returned to the station, with my heart pounding furiously, fear engulfing me immensely. But luckily i met him at the entrance door, the spot i earlier had a little confrontation with Stella. I heaved a sigh of relief as i stared into his eyes.
Stella’s brother was standing by his side, they stared at me for a while without saying anything.
“you are free to go, but do know that my eyes are on you” He finally said to Mike as they shook hands,
“no problem” Mike murmured, held my hand and made to walk away with me.
“can i have a word with you please” I heard Stella’s brother ask with his eyes on me. I stared at him nervously, breathed deeply and shrugged.
“okay” i muttered and walked towards him, while Mike watched suspiciously,
“you have seen nothing of what we call life’; your boyfriend is false in heart, in mind, in soul; he has a false flattering tongue, false lips, false principles, you better be careful” he advised seriously, surprising me with his bluntness.
“you better watch your tongue mister” Mike instantly barked, reached out and dragged me away,
“don’t mind the idio.t” he nervously said to me as we left the police station.
We said nothing to each other until we arrived at his apartment minutes later.
“so how did you finally settle with them?, did you sign the papers?” I asked curiously. He breathed deeply, and shook his head,
“please i rather not talk about it. Please” i heard him say,
“but i have every right to know, don’t I?” i asked,
“please let me be, i’m very hungry” he murmured with an angry tone.
Without another word, i dutifully prepared and served breakfast, which he ate hungrily. My thoughts kept wandering to and fro as i watched him eat. I wasn’t as hungry as he was, because my heavy mind blocked my apetite.
“i’m still eager to know how you settled with him?” I anxiously asked, hiding my anxiety with a calm smile,
“i’m telling you no story, so please bother me no more. I have enough problems already” he replied coldly. I stared at him angrily, stood up and bit my lips.
“I think you are hiding something nasty from me, it’s better you open up now or?” I threatened with a raised voice.
“or what?, Cyndii give me some space please, i’m choking” he replied defiantly, getting me extremely annoyed with his comment.
“fine, I’m leaving, you know where to find me, bye” I shouted at him, grabbed my bag and ran out of his apartment. I was extremely angry and downcasted, i felt very bad because he treated me like an insignificant child. I understood his problems were telling on him, but to be treated in such undignifying manner was something i couldn’t stand. He equally never cared to run after me nor call me back.
I was almost in tears when i got back to my lodge minutes later.
Fate however added salt to my wound, by making me run into Benjamin as i ran up the stairs with tears in my eyes.