Daddy did not give me money that day. He was so pissed with me, it was mommy that gave me transport fare and a stipend which I managed till January allowance was paid.
Thank God for the foodstuff I took with me from home, I would have learnt a wonderful lesson from hunger.
On getting back to Oyan, Bode was still around because there was no money for him to return to school. I told him what I went through because of him, and even then, I wasn’t sure if my dad would send me money again as usual, so i couldn’t give him money.
He felt sorry for me, and told me he would source for money elsewhere. I didn’t know how he did it, but he went back to school the following week.
Soon there was a rumour among the choir members that something was going on between Bode and me. Before I knew it, it had become viralamong church members.
One Sunday morning, Pastor Mrs Williams sent somebody to tell me she would like to see me after service. I wasn’t myself throughout the service. I kept thinking “what did i do? Why does she want to see me?”….Anyway, I said to myself, “if it’s because of Bode, there’s nothing between us, and that is just what i will tell her….Period!.” I didn’t hear anything in church that day, I was already devastated by the rumour going on, and this?….
Finally, the service was over. I found myself sitting next to Pastor Mrs Williams on a three-seater sofa inside the pastor’s office.
“Good afternoon ma”
“How are u my dear?.”
“I’m fine ma.”
“I know you would be wondering why I wanted to see you.”.said Mrs Williams”.
“Yes ma”. I answered.
She continued…”.It’s about a rumour going on in the church. Can you please shed more light on the relationship between you and Bode?”.
“Ma, Bode is like a younger brother to me, nothing more. Believe me ma. I only render assistance to him whenever he’s in need and that has even stopped now.” I told her.
Anyways, I’ve denied it on your behalf. I only wanted to confirm from you, because the very first day I set my eyes on you, I knew you camefrom a christian home, and I have no doubt in my spirit that you are well trained..but then, I want you to be very careful because there is power in tongues
Don’t give the devil any chance at all, and don’t trust yourself If you see or hear a child of God saying ” I trust myself, I can never commit sin”..then, you have heard or seen someone at the verge of falling.
So, please, be very careful and the Lord shall help you In Jesus Name.I said “Thank u ma”, and left the office.
As I was going home, I was telling myself “Now, I really need to be very careful….though there was nothing between us really, but how could anybody think I could be dating a boy about the same age with Oyindamola..our second to the last born? not even the one next to me!..Well, I just need to becareful!”