‘That was the most disgusting thing ever’, said Gold angrily.
‘Not to talk of embarrassing’, added Zurah.
‘What made you throw up like that, Jane?’ Galen was a bit more sympathetic.
‘I’m sorry, girls… I don’t know what happened!’
Zurah looked about to burst open in anger.
‘What happened!?? I’ll tell you what happened! You embarrassed us in front of all those people is what happened! What the hell was that for?’
Gold was livid with anger. Zurah as well. Galen was a little more sympathetic, but she seemed pissed as well. They’d been in the middle of sweet, juicy gossip when Jane had puked all over the table. The sound of someone vomiting coupled with the confusion and frantic scrambling of the other three girls had drawn the attention of not just the attendants, but the rest of the customers in the shop. The subsequent ten to fifteen minutes had been terribly embarrassing for not just Jane, but her three friends, and the physical mess was the least of it.
They had had to endure the bemused, mocking, and sometimes sympathetic looks given by the rest of the customers. Apparently, a pretty girl causing such a scene, making such an awful mess was cause for jealous happiness among other supposedly pretty groups of girls in the same vicinity.
‘I’m sorry, girls’ she said for the umpteenth time. Not that she was particularly sorry. What she was truly sorry for, was letting her emotions get the better of her head. If Galen was telling the truth…
The four girls boarded a bus back to Ikeja, from where they went their separate ways.
Back in her apartment, Jane began to think. She couldn’t deny that she had a thing for Oye now. But he was dating Nadeen! Galen couldn’t have lied about what she’d seen at Chuks’ party now, could she?
Oye had been her friend for a while now. She’d started catching feels for him sometime ago, she couldn’t exactly place when. It’d taken her a while to realize that she greatly enjoyed his company. He made her laugh. His compliments had started to mean more to her. She’d become more interested in his relationships with other people, especially female folk. She’d initially denied the feelings, imagining it a fleeting fancy. When it became more intense, she realized she could deceive herself no longer. She really did like him.
At about the same time Jane was musing to herself in her apartment about what Galen had said and how it affected her own emotional well-being, Galen was thinking similar thoughts.
Oh, they all thought her naive and innocent. Stupid even. But she would eventually prove that she was the cleverest of them all. Especially to that bitch of a girl called Jane.
Jane always thought she was smarter than anyone else. Always flaunting herself with her know it all attitude, trying so hard to be smart, without a care about the damage her big mouth could cause. Galen smiled to herself. When this was all done, she would bring Jane to her knees. Afterall, revenge was a dish best served cold.
Galen had closely watched Jane’s expression as the talk had shifted to Oye and Nadeen. It was as she suspected. Jane was interested in the boy. Being quiet and reserved sometimes had it’s advantages. In her case, it had enabled her develop her skills of observation. She could read most people almost like a book, to a great degree of accuracy.
Galen smirked to herself as she remembered how Jane had gone visibly pale after she’d dropped the first bomb. Not that she’d lied anyways. She had actually spotted Nadeen and Oye kissing somewhere. The very sight had turned her own stomach, made her eyes red with anger.
She’d known Oye for longer than any of the others had, since they’d attended the same secondary school. She would not allow bitches like Nadeen and Jane steal Oye from her. Afterall, he was her property.
Galen smiled at the thought. He was hers. Even if he didn’t know it yet. He would know. In due course.
Galen picked up her phone and began initiating the second phase of her plan.