I woke in the morning around 7am to
notice three missed calls and a
message on my phone. I tried to check
who the caller was as I tried to wipe
sleep out of my eyes.
”na who con be this one wey dey bell
me this morning by this kind time…
Oboy! 3 missed calls. This person must
be desperate o” I tot. The number had
no caller ID, so I went straight up to my
inbox to check what the person had to
The message went as follows :
”Sometimes I wish I could just pick up
the phone and hear your voice one
more time. Sometimes I wish I could
just turn back the hands of time But
then I realize that you were never meant
to be mine. I miss you so much.
I read the message over and over again,
as thoughts of Precious ran through my
mind. Indeed Precious was a nice girl
but she indeed fuckedd things up by
letting a random guy sleep with her, in
her ”own” room. She outrightly had no
self worth, what really hurt me the most
was catching her right handed in the
act. She couldn’t bare to withstand the
heat so she relocated somewhere else.
I indeed had feelings for her way back
but I had lost it to someone else.
I ignored the message, hoping to call
her back when I was less busy. I went
straight into the batheroom to take my
shower and get ready for school. While
I was trying to tie my shoe lace, I heard
a soft knock on my door.
”who is that” I asked ”come inside o”.
I beckoned on the unknown person to
come in. To my greatest surprise I saw
sister Mary walking into my room. It
was unlike her because she was a very
reserved person, she hardly even
knocks on my door except she wants to
start her compulsory morning devotion
by 5am or to probably borrow matches,
which was on a very rare bases.
Anyways I felt something was probably
”Mary… Good morning o…. I hope you
didn’t come for morning devotion o
because I don dey late for class o” I
said already checking my wrist watch.
”No, not at all” she said
”okay… Em, lemme get you matches so
you can use to light your gas” I said,
standing up. I knew inwardly and
perfectly well that there was a reason
why Sister Mary came to my room, but I
just didn’t want to give my listening
ears to whatever she was about to say
at that moment because I knew it was
all going to be about My ex ”Precious”.
”Temy relax… I want to talk to you. In
name of God. Please just chill abit. Just
spare me a little bit of your time. I
promise I won’t take long” Sister Mary
said holding my hand.
”okay… Hope there’s no problem?” I
asked ”it’s quiet early o”
”that’s why I came this early… Because
before I will see you again, it would
probably be in the evening and you’re
not always around” Mary said, looking
into my eyes. ”Temy.. Do you till hear
”No I haven’t… How is she.. I hope
she’s fine. It’s been awhile though” I
responded to her
”Precious misses you so much. She’s
coming back to stay with me. She said
she has been trying to call you ever
since but your number hasn’t been
”wait… You mean… Precious is coming
back here?… To this hostel?… But
why?…” I asked with sweat already
running down my face.
I couldn’t imagine myself living in the
same roof with Precious and worst part
is, how will Juliet, my girlfriend feel if
she finds out I’m staying in the same
roof with my ex. I felt like I was in a
deep trance or something similar.
”Precious should be packing her things
already by now. She says she really
loves you and she’s ready to do
anything to make it up to you. I don’t
know the issues you guys have but you
guys should try to resolve it as soon as
possible. This is an hostel of the Lord,
an hostel of love. We all most live in
peace and harmony. That’s all I have to
say for now. Thanks for your audience”
sister Mary said as she left my room.
”which kind wahala be this” I tot ”Juliet
must nt about this recent development
o. I just can’t tell her, I just don’t want
to make things complicated between
us. Oh Lord help me” I prayed.
I was indeed in a state of confusion
I woke in the morning around 7am to