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Bad Friends; The Harbinger Of Death!


Bad Friends; The Harbinger Of Death!


They say bad friends are the harbingers of death. Yet cruelty wasn’t written all over Seyi’s face the first day we met. She glowed in her velvet green dress as she walked like her feet were in partnership with the ground.

From a smile, to hello, to lunch, to dinner, to house visits; we became friends, best of friends. Sleep overs became a regular thing as our families bonded because of our friendship.

It was another sleep over night; Seyi spoke about her new boyfriend and how she was concerned about ‘losing her virginity’ to him, we ended up breaking it all down by trying to figure out why ‘losing virginity’ was a thing in the first place, the term virginity should be abolished and either way it can’t be taken or given. In addition, no one needs a reminder in regards to how it reeks of gender bias.

We fell asleep in no time, I woke up to use the washroom when I realized Seyi wasn’t in bed, I tried searching for her only to find her in the middle of the living room, in the dark. At first I thought she was sleep walking, but I came to realize she was wide awake.

Apparently, she needed to drink some water. I couldn’t help but think she might be up to something. Witchcraft? Or I’ve been watching too much Nollywood.

The next morning, I was meant to drop Seyi at home; Instead, we decided to go for a walk, she placed her bags in the car and we set out.

We walked for a while till we decided to go up the hill, Seyi was hesitant but I was able to convince her. After a couple of minutes,  Seyi was thirsty when I offered her my water bottle which was filled with red wine and extra ‘spices’.

Seyi gulped it down, by the time we reached up the hill, she was losing her balance.

‘Seyi, why did you tell Richard about Kunle?’ I asked as she stammered while trying to figure out how I found out.

‘You know I was never in concord with you seeing two men simultaneously.’ Seyi expressed as she looked back at me.

‘It was never your story to tell, your blabbing mouth cost me millions.’ I replied with anger raging through my bones.

‘I’m sorry, I didn’t think it would have any repercussions asides helping you to make a choice.’ Seyi replied as she staggered.

‘A choice? And you also had to sleep with him for that…’ I questioned as I laughed hysterically.

‘I’m sorry, It wasn’t meant to happen. I’m not feeling so well.’ Seyi lamented as she held on to her abdomen.

‘How about you make a choice now: you jump or I’ll push you?’

‘What? Hold on, I’m finding it difficult to keep my balance.’ Seyi tried to hold me for support but instead I let her lose her balance, she screamed as she fell and hit rock after rock until it was silent.

I didn’t flinch, snitches end up in ditches. Now, she can meet Richard in hell.

A while after, I tried to call the estate security. They searched for about 3 days before they found her body.

Who knew fake tears could be this easy. Don’t blame me, she had it coming. Now, I’m going to faint the second time; grief does that to you.


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Written by: Mariam Alayande

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Mariam Alayande

Mariam Alayande is a writer and poet. She started writing at the age of 9. Some of her articles have been published in a couple of magazines and books and is increasingly gaining more recognition.

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