Brilliant, Smart, and dark-skinned 24-year-old Cynthia never got the love, care, and affection she always wanted from her family as she sees in some of her friends. This made her earnestly want attention and care at the slightest pinch.
Cynthia suffered a lot of heartbreak and betrayal because she made a lot of friends, giving them the loving care, and affection she wanted thinking she would get the same treatment but she never did.
These made her lose interest in her contemporary and decided to make friends with elderly people. Meanwhile, she had a terminal disease which is one of the reasons she wanted sincere love.
She was so lost in thoughts, tears rolling down her eyes when one of her most respected elderly friends came in unknown to her. When she realized she quickly snapped away cleaning her cheeks.
You can trust me with whatever it is, she persuaded with so much empathy.
Hmmm! Can I trust you, she asked?
Yes, you can the elderly friend said.
She finally opened up her ordeal. Little did she know she was talking to the “whole world”.
“Cynthia! Come to my office I want to see you” called one of her elderly friends and colleague. Off she went. On getting there, she heard the shocker of her life of how her supposed elderly friend mentioned her name with full description for better recognition telling her with some others present all her ordeal. She began to cry and lost trust in people.
Who do you open up to when in need of an ear?
Are you truly the on-end ear to the weak?
Can I trust you?
By Boluwaji Olofinkua
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