A month after they fought, Nia’s father allowed her back into the house.
It had now been about a week and she still hadn’t seen or spoken to him, which was fine with her.
Octavius had asked to speak with her about an important issue, so they sat down to discuss his problem.
“So Nia I need help–Uh. Why’re you dressed-I mean…well you’re-”
“They’re not for you.”
He laughed nervously. “I didn’t mean that, well I-”
“Calm down Octavius. I’m starting to question whether you’ve even had sex before.”
Ha laughed again and his entire face was red.
She rolled her eyes. “My reason, not that it’s your business in the slightest, is that I’m inviting Hana later. So, what did you need to speak about.”
He cleared his throat. “Right.”
“Well you know Karen… well, that she was pregnant, right?”
“I heard something about it. Are you the father?”
“Yes Nia, I am. She didn’t say a word to me, until the other day. She said she was scared I’d leave but I don’t want to. I love her, but my father would disown me if he found out.”
“Send money to her, and your child. Make a plan. You can finish school, then move out with her and even if your father disowns you, you’ll have a proper future. You’ll have nothing to be afraid of, for you and your family.”
“Oh. That makes me feel so much relief. I thought you-”
“You’re my friend Octavius. I’m here, however you might need me.”
He stared at her again.
“Except in the one you’re currently thinking of.”
He chuckled. “Yeah right, I know that.“