The phone dropped from her hand like when a time bomb reaches its time, she was sure she heard him right. They have been talking for twelve good years and she could tell when he wasn’t joking. She moved away from the window.. that had been her favorite spot for receiving his calls. She sat on the edge of her bed, she didn’t realise a splatter of her phone was near until she had stepped on it. With a careless look she ignored the phone, It didn’t matter at the moment.
Just five years ago, yes! How could she forget, it was on March 2006 he had promised her heaven and earth like they say. He had told her he’ll be there for her through school, he had told her no woman would take her place in his heart and also told her he would be there till they walk the aisle together. But he had lied; He had just broken those promises. He had just sent her heart into shatter as the phone.
Oh! About phone.. It was a gift from him and it had made her sit with the highs and mightys in the University. Her school was one where the things you can afford give you a high status. Although she hadn’t join in the chase for affluence and positions, the things he had given her had earned her the status all the same.
‘How could he?’ She asked aloud. It was just her final year and there are two more years to go before she becomes a certified medical doctor. Did he forget all the things they said she was going to do with her medical practice? Did he forget that his first woman had died because a quack nurse treated her? Why couldn’t he just wait? After all, he had promised her he would do.
Tears welled up her ivory almond eyes and she let them pour like a useless windscreen wiper on a rainy day. She felt them soon on her lips and down her neck. Mr. Kelvin had just broken her heart. If only she had seen it coming, perhaps she could have begged him to give her time. Perhaps she could have asked some people he respected to talk to him. But she didn’t see a trail or perhaps she was too engrossed with school to observe. She cried the rest of the night, wishing her mum was there so she could tell her what Kelvin had done.
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