When I’m not sitting with her, I would look at her every minute. Always keeping an eye on her like she was the most precious thing in the whole world! I didn’t stop calling her and texting her.
So there was this day that we had practicals. I got to the place and just chose somewhere to sit randomly. She walks in, sees me and she’s so upset. Why? I’m sitting on her seat. “Why do you follow me everywhere?” she said angrily. This time I was upset too. “How was I suppose to know this is your seat? Is your name written on it?” I replied harshly. She got herself a different seat. You’ll think that “yess!! finally he’s changed” but no! That was just a split second change. I went back to her later like a beaten dog with its tail in between its legs.
I updated Alice on what happened later in the evening. “Awww… sorry dear” she said. “Hmm this girl… I really wish I would just forget her but it’s not easy” I said.
I think at a point, her friends begun to convince her on my behalf without me even asking. They realized how real I was. With time, things got better – or worse? You decide after reading this.
“I really like you Jeff. You’re a really good guy. I wish that I had feelings for you but it just isn’t there” she said, during one of our emotionally intense phone calls.
“Do you like anyone? I know you’re not dating but do you have feelings for anyone?” I asked.
She was silent for some time… “Well, something like that. He’s my best friend. We’re really just friends”. My heart broke into tinier pieces than they already were!
“Wow!…” I said, then I was speechless.
“Yeah, maybe if you had told me earlier…” she tried to console me.
“Hmmm…” I couldn’t believe it. I mean I thought the girl had no feelings at all, so for her to like this guy… he probably is very special. I thought.
The guy who gossips
As if what I was facing wasn’t enough… There’s this guy in my class who also lived close to Bella. I spoke with him some time and as a guy I think I felt confident to tell him a few things.
He was Alice’s friend, quite close, they have a story which I didn’t know about. I only knew that they knew each other.
I was in my room on a Saturday when I received a text message from Bella. “Eeiii Jeff, is that how you are?”
“Huh, what have I done?”
“Hmmm…” she replied my text.
“Oh talk eerh” I sent.
She tossed me up and down a bit, then she finally spoke out.
“I didn’t know you liked Naana, and you also like Alice”
I was stunned. Well, I hadn’t openly told her I liked Naana, but what’s wrong with liking her? And I didn’t like Alice in that sense so what the heck is she talking about. I thought to myself.
“Hmm… Alice and I are just friends oo, I like her as a friend. We talk a lot but we’re just friends. It’s Naana that I’m in love with. What’s wrong with that Bella? The fact that I love someone doesn’t make me a bad boy” I turned it on her and made her guilty.
She felt bad and sorry for me as I explained how I’ve tried to win Naana’s heart since year 2 but to no avail. She understood me.
“But who told you?” I asked.
“Oh no one” Trying to cover up for the guy.
To be continued…