He hugged me.
With his arms wrapped around my shaking body, he looked around scanning for a familiar face. A face he was certain that caused my trembling.
‘Where is he?’ he said.
I didn’t bother to answer not because of the room full of eyes preying upon us but what he might do.
‘I know he’s here. Now, tell me.’ he held me tighter.
I didn’t answer. Still embraced, I started to move towards the entrance but my feet failed me halfway. Luckily, Tristan was there to help me.
‘I am telling you, we are not going anywhere unless I get to talk to Calvin.’ he said while propping me more close to him. He said Calvin’s name like he knew him.
‘No, I am not telling you who or where he is. I and Calvin had more than enough conversation this night than we had for the past five months so let’s go.’ I said.
We moved across the cafeteria while the audience of our little drama earlier were watching. They saw and heard everything that Calvin did and, oh yes, including what he said. I wanted to get out of the place to reach for fresh air and to break away from the drama that happened earlier.
We continued to stride for the front door. Outside, we stopped at the front of a burgundy sedan and I reached for the keys in my pocket.
‘Do you know how to drive?’ I propped my keys towards Tristan.
‘No, my mother didn’t teach me yet.’ he laughed.
‘Oh, your mother again. You always use that mother joke.’
‘I love my mother, you know.’ he bursted out another laugh.
‘And oh, why are you here in—‘
‘I was looking around the place.’ he didn’t let me finish. ‘And I saw you standing in the middle of the cafeteria trembling and barely moving towards the front door. AND the look in your face, I remembered what you said last time about meeting up with him.’
‘What?’ I said, remembering the dinners we had together. ‘Oh yes, that one. Now, let’s go.’ I threw towards him the car keys.
He smiled and helped me sit on the front seat.
He closed the door and ran towards the driver’s seat.
The engine started and the stereo played my favorite song.
~Morning will come and I’ll do what’s right.~