Clara and her mother had nowhere to go apart from her late grandparent’s house in the village, which automatically means she has to stop schooling. Moving to the village wasn’t easy, she had to help her mother with her new business (petty trading) to survive and also farm work.
To make life so tiring for Mrs. Juliana, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she visited the hospital for her last checkup, which she refused to tell her daughter. One fateful day, Clara went out to visit her aunt who just came back from Lagos, her mum was very weak that day but encouraged her to go because she didn’t want Clara to notice her condition. After Clara’s departure, as she was struggling to stand up, she lost balance and fell on the floor; she hit her head on the floor and died immediately. Three hours later Clara got home, still screaming for her mother to come and see the things she brought from her aunt’s place but was surprised that she had called her mum severally, no response. Getting all worried because she would normally meet her outside enjoying fresh air, she immediately rushed inside to check her, only for her to see her mother lying on the floor. She rushed to her; on getting close she realized her mum was gone. She sat on the floor thinking maybe she was dreaming, but then she realized it was real, that was when she started screaming for help. Mrs. Juliana’s body was taking to the mortuary and weeks later she was buried.
Clara couldn’t believe within the period of two years she lost her family and was automatically an orphan.
She later moved to her aunt’s place to start a new chapter of her life. Her aunt helped her get a job in a supermarket, she started working there and everything went back to normal but without her education, which she had passion for.
Clara met a guy called Jide, a very regular customer at the supermarket where she works. Due to the way Clara attends to customer, she gets tips from almost all the customers that visited the supermarket every day, saving for her school. She and Jide became good friend that Jide introduced Clara to his girlfriend called Annabel Lincoln. The friendship Bond among this three was so strong that no one could know Jide and Clara were just friends. Annabel had to go back to the States where she schools but before leaving she had already helped Clara to fill a scholarship form without her knowledge. Some weeks after Annabel Left, Clara received a mail….
The mail informing her everything about the scholarship and dates for her interviews. She didn’t understand what was happening, but showed the mail to Jide.
Jide knew all this while but couldn’t tell her because Annabel wanted it to be a surprise to her. It was then he explained everything to her… She called Annabel and thanked her but Anna told her to pass her interview first.
Clara started studying; her aunt would stay up at night to watch her studying. Few months later, she went for her interview and she passed. There was so much joy in the house, her aunt and jide’s parents all were present to celebrate with her including jide.
Jide called Annabel to inform her, on hearing the news she danced round the house her parents were surprised because, she had being staring at her phone expecting to hear from them concerning the interview…. It was then she told her parents the whole story and parents were also happy and proud of her.
Things started changing when Anna’s friends in Nigeria told her jide was seeing Clara. she ignored it at first because of how easy going and very truthful Clara was, but she started having doubts whenever she calls jide, he is always with Clara. from movies to, dropping her at work, picnics and all other events together.
One morning she called jide and confronted him about it on phone, he got surprised and angry that he hung up on her and refused her calls.