Tonya and I have been talking. According to her, she has come up with a plan for her future. She just realised she can’t cope with the dog eat dog dealings in the banking industry. I wondered why it was a newsflash to her. I already knew that about her, I had just been waiting for her breaking point. She disappointed me though, she has lasted about four months now!
“So the thing is I think I will be going back to the states soon.” She started.
“Really?” I asked genuinely surprised. “What will you do about Sola?”
“I don’t get.”
“I mean aren’t you together anymore?”
“Of course we are together. Don’t be silly. I will relocate after the wedding.”
“Are you serious?” I asked, really shocked.
“Of course I am. I have discussed it to mum and dad, and they agree with me that it’s best I go back. I am not sure I have much of a future here. I been here for about 18 months now, and I think I’ve done well, giving the circumstances.”
“So what did Sola say when you told him?”
“I have not told him yet.”
“What? You plan to relocate, and you haven’t informed your husband to be? So you just sat down and planned his life for him.” Tonya just always finds a way to give a new meaning to the word ‘shocking’ whenever I talk to her.
“I don’t think he should have a problem with it, Anna. I will go back to the states, and work his immigration, as a spouse of a citizen.” She said nonchalantly.
“Ehm, you have forgotten one thing Tonya. He is a TV personality. People like that don’t just pack their bags and leave their country. Their faces are everywhere!”
“Sola is different. He will do it because he loves me.” she insisted. “Anyway, I have made my decision. I will tell him tonight.”
“When did you make this decision for both of you?”
“This morning, after my boss at work kept going on and on about my hair. I just felt it wasn’t worth it to stay back.”
Tonya, as we all know, is mixed race, and her hair call sometimes look like cotton wool. I would give anything to have her kind of hair. If every Nigerian with natural hair quit what they were doing because of comments about their hair, we would have jobless naturalistas all over the country.
My mouth was agape after her explanation, as I kept shaking my head.
In the meantime, I will just keep watching as this drama unfolds.
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