“Zainab, can you just do me a favour by attending the class together with them? It will not speak well to fail the whole class. Had it been I have been taking them before, it would have been easy to reject today’s offer. I promise to retake you if you don’t get it in the class”, I pleaded to convince her.
“I have heard you o. Oya let’s go because it’s already past six”, she replied satisfactorily.
I was so happy and gave her a nice peck on her cheek.
“Thank you dear”, I appreciated her and we zoomed off to school.
We met full house at the venue of the tutorial, everyone was set waiting for me.
“Pardon me for coming late. I’m really sorry”, I apologized to the whole class for coming late.
“Apology granted. We have known and even said it before your arrival that Zainab must be the one delaying you. So just carry on with the tutorial”, said Aisha, a class member.
I looked at Zainab’s face and saw her smiling, and then I thanked the whole class and started the tutorial.
We finished the tutorial around 7:52pm and they appreciated me for opening their eyes to many hidden facts about the course.
I was dragged out of the place by Zainab and asked me to follow her back to her house. I accompanied her and petted her to let me go home because grandma must have been expecting me since I didn’t tell her I was not coming home on that day.
“Call her you are not coming home today now”, she said.
“She is not connected”, I replied.
“You mean, she doesn’t have phone?” she questioned doubtfully.
“No jawe, she doesn’t”, I replied.
She kept mute for some seconds.
“Don’t let me delay you then, we shall talk tomorrow. Remember me to her and take care of yourself too”, she said and handed a note book to me to keep for her till the following day. I was in hurry so I couldn’t question her on the book.
“Thanks for the understanding. Take care of you too” I replied and stopped a bike which took me to my abode.
I was seriously tired and wanted to rest, but it was hot so I decided to put off my wear. In that process my phone started ringing, I checked who was calling and it was her. I managed to pick up the call…
“Hello dear, hope you are now at home?” she asked in a caring tone.
“Yeap, just now. Thanks for the care”, I replied.
“You are the one to thank most. How is grandma doing?” she asked.
“Fine, she is on bed already”, I replied.
“Ehyah! So, what are you gonna eat tonight or she has prepared you something to eat?” she questioned in a caring tone.
“I have not checked. I’m gonna take care of myself. Thanks for the care. What about you?” I asked in return.
“I’m ok. Have you opened the book?” she asked anxiously.
“No, what is it for self?” I curiously asked.
“Whatever you see when you open it is yours. Good night”, she said and hung up the call.
I quickly picked up the book and checked. I couldn’t just believe what I saw…