“It’s the female category get up Trisha,” I said but Trisha kept her eyes shut.
“Excuse me.” Davis got up and left, then Trisha fluttered her eyes open.
“Are you avoiding each other?” Chase asked Trisha with raised brows.
“No,” Trisha replied sharply.
“I gotta go before am been called upon,” Trisha said and rushed out while holding her forehead. I guess she was in pain. Chase and I exchanged confused glances, then we left, taking different directions. I was hurrying to the hall when I ran into Daphne with her friends beside her.
“Who do we have here?” Daphne asked with a smirk”.
The little wonder woman,” Chloe said and the trio burst into laughter.
“Look, I don’t have time for your annoying antics.”
“Shut up while the grown ups are talking,” Anna cut in. I blinked rapidly in disbelief as I fought the urge to smash her head on the wall.
“I have an audition to attend now, so I’ll make this snappy,” Daphne began. “You love Davis right?” she asked me but I was quiet. “C’mon answer me, I know of your little feelings for Davis, but isn’t Trisha supposed to be your friend? Why is she taking Davis from you?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about Daphne.”
“Don’t be dumb, you’ve always had a crush on Davis right from childhood but he never noticed, or maybe he did but he didn’t care. Trisha is supposed to be helping you get Davis but she’s flirting with him, making sure he never notices you.”
“Trisha doesn’t know about my feelings for Davis. I never told her.”
“You never told me either but anyone who sees you would know you’re in love with him including Trisha.”
“Trisha still isn’t a flirt and she and Davis aren’t even friends,” I defended.
“Really? But they live together.”
“That’s a lie.” I was baffled.
“She never told you.” The trio burst into an annoying laughter.
“Trisha isn’t your friend, she’s a back stabber and the earlier you get that into your fish brain, the better for you,” Daphne concluded and walked out with her friends.
I was speechless but I wanted to find out myself. I walked into the hall and took a seat at the back. Trisha was performing and she was hell good. I glanced at Davis who was smiling at her. I felt tears slid down my cheeks.
“It isn’t that emotional,” Chase said from behind.
“Chase, when did you get here?”
“I’ve been following you.”
“I heard what Daphne and her puppies said to you. Don’t take that serious.”
“Does Trisha really lives with Davis?”
“Yes, but the two aren’t close.”
I was quiet for a while as applauses rented the air. Trisha was done performing and Daphne came on stage. She was performing Desdemona.
“You really have a crush on Davis?” Chase asked.
“Isn’t it obvious?” I replied in tears.
“Davis is the wrong guy for any girl.”
“Take that as an advice and get him off your mind because he can never love a girl.”
The female category ended, then the male went on stage. Soon the audition came to an end and the contestants were congratulated and asked to prepare for the last audition when the winners would be announced.
“Trisha!” I called running up to Trisha as she left the hall.
“You did awesome.”
“Let’s go have lunch.”
“I’m not hungry.”
“C’mon Trisha I don’t like eating alone.”
I persuaded her till she succumbed and followed me to the cafeteria. We joined the queue then placed our orders and carried our trays.
“Let’s go join the boys,” I said referring to Chase and Davis. Chase was eating while Davis was busy with his laptop.
“I prefer sitting on a different table,” she protested.
“I really want to be close to Davis.”
Trisha heaved a sigh then said, “Let’s go.”
“Hey guys!” I greeted with a smile and sat beside Davis while Trisha sat beside Chase. “Why aren’t you eating?” I asked Davis but he ignored me, I saw Chase giving me a pitiful look then he smiled and said. “Davis eats laptop for lunch.”
Trisha chuckled and faced her meal. After lunch, we had three classes and school was over.
“Trisha I’ll give you a ride home,” I offered. I actually wanted to see her reaction, whether she would tell me she lived with Davis.
“No thanks for the offer,” she declined.
“But why? You don’t come to school with your car anymore and this is the right time to know where you live.”
“Chase already offered to take me home,” she said but I knew she was lying.
“Why don’t you want to let me know you live with Davis?” I blurted out and she looked baffled.
“I thought we were friends Trisha.”
“It’s of no use, Daphne was right,” I added and stormed out.
I watched Eva walked out angrily. I really don’t get her, there’s no reason why she should be angry; and what did Daphne tell her?
From where I stood, I saw Davis rush into his car while coughing violently. He shut the door with shaky hands and the handkerchief he used to cover his mouth fell out then he zoomed off. I walked to the white handkerchief and picked it up. It was stained with blood.