Before a person became a friend, he/she was a 'stranger', then maybe an acquaintance before attaining friendship. In life, many circumstances or situations tend to take us away from family and friends that we are so used to and safe around such as NYSC, industrial training, internship, law school, medical school, competitions or even relocation.
'Emeka is that you?' I asked expecting otherwise
'Nope' answered a female voice.
Ha! I knew no girl, so who could that be.
'Who then?' I said getting up.
'It’s dera your classmate.'
I didn’t know any dera but it would be rude bombarding her with questions with the door to her face plus I didn’t even know anyone in my class.
I opened the door but it was so dark that I couldn’t see her face.
'Ah! It’s dark already, I didn’t know that. Please come in.'
'Thank you' she said stepping in. I was beginning to think that you were dead or something worse.
'What could be worse than dead?'
'I don’t know' she shrugged.
I now remembered her. The overly outspoken girl in the class who somehow, always had her manners with her but would always interfere when not wanted. Emeka would write me down for not knowing her name. Everyone knew her because of her interference spirit. She had not interfered in my business because I had not cr…