THE HEAT OF VIRGINITY – Part 8 by Edun Oluwatobi

I then said. “Please Tope, I just need to know how you are faring, to know if I can help you with anything, to hear your sweet voice again Please Tope it means a lot to me.” She took the money and she started sobbing again and she said. “Goodbye Adeoluwa , goodbye…” As she ran away in tears. I stood and watched her fade away in sight. I had tears in my eyes and felt an emptiness within. The vehicle got filled and I embarked on my journey to Lagos.
As I journeyed I reflected on the sweet moments Tope and I shared. I then realized they were the best times of my life and I felt privileged to have had such memories. I got home and met my family, everyone was happy to see me again. I sure did miss home and all the comforts, but nothing compared to Tope, whom I missed dearly. I knew I would probably not see her again and
everything we had would only linger in thoughts till they grow dim with time. A week pa*sed and I didn’t hear fromTope, as I suspected. I knew she must have taken the decision to stay aloof, it
must have been very hard on her. I had no option than to move on and face the reality before me. Through my mom’s connection, I was able to secure a very profitable job in one of the
biggest oil companies in Nigeria, in just 3 weeks after my youth service….

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