Secret Betrayal

I got admission into the University to study pharmacy. I had to stay off-camp cos I wasn’t used to saying with lots of people in the same room. Due to the expensive cost of getting an off-campus room to stay, I felt the need to find someone who I can share with, so we would split the rent.

I found someone. I found Vera.

Vera is a very nice girl. She had the same bodyshape as mine; even the height. We related so well immediately we met and became very close as months went by. Vera became my best friend. My friends were her friends, and my enemies, her enemies. She hates seeing me hurt. In fact, she was like the sister I never had.

Months went by. We had good neighbours we spend some time with after lectures. Some days, we would gist about school, our love lives, family, etc. Everyone showed off their boyfriends. Except me.

Well, I wasn’t ready to be in any relationship, so I just kept to myself.

Oh, did I forget to tell you my name? I’m Fifi.

One day, Vera and I were so bored and we had to stroll somewhere to help ourselves out of the boredom. On our way back, a car stopped beside us and offered us a lift. We agreed and entered the car.

The guy, who drove the car (possibly, the owner of the car) was a cutie! He introduced himself as Desmond. He asked for our names and we told him reluctantly.

Funny, I noticed he was more interested in Vera than he is in me. He asked for Vera’s number which she gave him and he promised to call her the next day. Then he stopped us in front of our logde and drove off his way.

Oh, I also forgot to tell you that people loves Vera a lot. Sometimes people just see her and shower her with either cash or gifts. I kept asking what Vera did to get this kind of likeness. Soon enough, I put my mind off it. Although, I withdraw from her sometimes. She outshines me when I’m with her, so I try to stay away from her so I would shine too.

What about her social media handle? On Facebook, Vera has thousands of followers. On twitter, same. On instagram same too. Yet, she is not a celebrity.

Vera is from a poor home. Her dad is a retired civil servant, while her mum is a small-scale businesswoman.

Still, I wonder what she posts that gives her this kind of attention. I just kept questioning myself. I had to start sending request to all her friends which she wasn’t against. Every passing day, her followers increased. But yet, I was just there. No one looked my side like they do to hers.

One good day, I wanted to know how Vera met her boyfriend and know everything about him. His name is Collins.

“How did you meet Collins?” I asked.

To be continued…

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