TRAUMA (Episode 8)
Jummy sat on the bed hugging the pillow and weeping profusely. When her two friends came in and met her devastated, they were scared.
“Jummy what happened? ” Tolu asked.
She tried to answer but the wailing won’t allow her to.
“Jummy, take it easy, tell us what happened? ” said Bisi.
“Thomas broke up with me” she finally said.
“Oh am so sorry, please don’t cry anymore ” Tolu consoled.
Bisi picked up a handkerchief and started cleaning the tears on Jummy’s eyes.
Suddenly a knock was heard on the door and Bisi went to check it out.
At their doorstep stood Juwon waiting to be invited in.
“Good evening, my name is Juwon. Am here to see Jummy ” he said.
Bisi sized him up with her eyes before she provided him with a reply.
“She isn’t in, she went to visit a friend ” she replied.
Juwon noticed the sarcasm in Bisi’s expression.
“Ok, when she gets back tell her I came to check up on her when I didn’t see her in class today, ” he said before he went his way and Bisi went back in.
“Who was that? ” asked Tolu.
“A guy who called himself Juwon. He said he came to check up on Jummy because she wasn’t in class ” Bisi explained.
Jummy hissed on hearing the name “Juwon”.
“I told him you are not in, ” said Bisi.
“Jummy what are you going to do now, remember our exam is coming up in two weeks time. Please pull yourself together, don’t let this affect your academics ” Tolu advised.
“I have heard you, thanks” she replied.
Tade with one of his friends was sitting under a tree in the campus talking. A few yards behind them was Jummy watching them with a frowned face. Her heart beat faster as she was contemplating what she was about to do.
“Should she really do this? What she was about to do is heinous ” she thought.
“Yes it is but what about what those guys did to her? They ruined her life. They deserve to be paid in their own coin” she thought.
“But what about the consequences? What is going to happen to her after she fulfilled her quest? Will she be able to bear it? ” she asked her self.
“Yes, she is willing and ready to face any consequence of her action” with this, she made up her mind to proceed on her mission.
With caution, she approached them taking one step at a time to make sure they wouldn’t see her until it’s too late. Gradually she was closing in on them and they were oblivious of the death coming from their behind. Jummy slowly dipped her into the bag she was carrying and brought out a bottle containing liquid. She drew nearer to them in other to make sure none of them would escape her wrath, then started to uncork the bottle. As she was about to lift up the bottle’s cap, a strange hand suddenly held her hand. She turned back and saw that it was Juwon.
“You don’t have to do this, give me the bottle” he whispered.
“Free my hands Juwon” she said angrily.
“I can’t let you do this Jummy” he said still holding her hands.
“Why can’t you just leave me alone? ” she cried.
Her voice attracted the attention of her targets. They turned back to see Jummy and Juwon playing love. They laughed and went back to what they were doing.
” I know they hurt you beyond words but please leave it to God to judge them, ” he said and slowly Jummy released the bottle to Juwon. As soon as he got the bottle, Juwon emptied it’s content on the green grass and immediately the grass got burnt.
Written by Oluwafunminiyi Komolafe