She had known Pat since they were in Form One. They had gone their separate ways afterwards but ended up working in the same school. The first time she saw her again she had marvelled at how Patricia, whose body used to be tattooed with eczema had now metamorphosed into this sophisticated beauty. She wore the latest clothes and had a rich Banker boyfriend who according to him, was unhappily married, with two children.
She had asked whether his wife minded.
Pat had just laughed. “How long have you been living in Lagos?”
“About six months.”
“Stick around. You will soon understand what life is about.