Claudia is looking at me as I paint my nails, my mind is everywhere but here. Truth be told I haven’t been myself of late but then I just don’t know how to open up to her because that would mean putting our friendship at risk, we have come a long way and there are just vows I have made to myself that I can never break come what may.
‘I think Innocent likes you.’ She says looking at me, I know this because I can feel her eyes burning my face
‘Just drop it, how many times am I going to tell you that Innocent and I will never work? How many times will I tell you that he needs to grow up before he can date me?’
She stares at me.
‘What is wrong with you?’
‘What do you mean what is wrong with me?’
I know she has more to say but then the silence that follows shows me that for now she will drop it.
Claudia and I met at Kamwala high school five years ago, I was a transfer student from Chibelo basic whilst she had been there since grade seven. I had wanted to go to David Kaunda Technical School but then I didn’t do well enough for the school to accept me and that is how I went to Kamwala High School, it was hard for me to get a hang of the place and being a quite pupil didn’t help either but she immediately made me feel at home and that is how we became friends. We have been inseparable since and when we both completed high school and it was time to go to UNI we knew we would apply at the same school and thank God we were both accepted. Here we are full time students at the university of Zambia studying Business Administration and Public Administration respectively.
‘Wane Phiri I am talking to you.’ She says and I just look at her wordlessly, I am not about to get into this with her. I already have so much on my plate and sadly I can’t tell her.
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