Thursday’s Socials Finale4 min read
Unknown to her, while Teni was setting up to receive her she had been experiencing her doubts about what they were about to do. She had always secretly admired Kome and always wanted to get to know her. She also envied her personality. She was never bold enough to have a chat with her and she was too full of herself to make the first move; Kome had tried to invite her to fellowship several times but she never allowed her to finish her invitation. She did not want to be part of a group of people where half of its population did not really know why they attended the fellowship in the first place. She had helped several of the people to engage in one bad thing or the other. She just wanted a true friend because she knew she did not really have one; people just flocked around her because of what she could offer them. She was glad Kome was really excited about how she had transformed but she also knew this was her time to have the long awaited chat.
Teni asked Kome to turn around so she could adjust her hair. While she was doing that, she told her how beautiful she looked and also asked if she could ask her a question. Kome was all smiles when she signalled she could; I just want to know, why are you risking everything just for some moments of pleasure? Kome could see that Teni really wanted to know and so she decided to let her into the battlefield of her mind and how she felt so alone a lot of times. All she really wanted was to know why there was so much fuss about the socials. Teni instantly related with Kome because she knew and was experiencing loneliness of her own but from a different limelight. They were both popular in the paths they had chosen and had come to their crossroads where they needed to re-evaluate if the paths they chose were really worth the effort.
Teni could not resist giving Kome a hug and whispering in her ears, I understand! She explained how uneasy she had been feeling in the last few days and her constant refusal to walk up to her to talk. The day Kome walked up to her was one of the saddest; she was tired of the girl she had become and no longer saw any meaning in her lifestyle. She knew how to put on a happy face but she had been gradually dying inside. She just could not resist adding Kome to her list due to old habits but while preparing for the makeover she began to experience heaviness in her spirit. She could not let Kome go on with her plan.
Teni narrated how curiously was the beginning of who she had become. She explained to Kome that once she stepped into the venue for the socials, there would be no turning back for her. She would never be satisfied with just seeing what happened within but curiosity would lead her to try other things she would never be able to take back. She further went on to tell her that it was a trap because many people had been looking for a way to make her fall and separate herself from the fellowship.
At that moment, Teni went on her knees and started crying. Kome had been her light and hope; a reassurance that everything was going to be okay. She told her how she had admired, respected and even secretly envied her over the years. If she crossed over, her light would be gone. She was ready to listen to Kome and she was tired of been who she had become instead she wanted to know who this Jesus was; she also needed a friend and a sister.
All the while Teni was talking, Kome transited from not wanting to listen to joining her on the floor where they both wept. It felt really good to be reminded that she was God’s light on the Earth especially in her school. She especially was glad someone stopped her before she made the greatest mistake of her life. She was so sorry for been so stubborn and selfish; she was really glad for the opportunity to have a second chance.
Kome pulled Teni up and hugged her. She asked Teni to please help with taking off the makeup and costume. It was time for her first assignment as a friend; helping Teni find her Way!