“Good to know, so no more awkwardness?” He said to me. I nodded, “Of course no more awkwardness Batman.” He grinned at that and became more relaxed. “Whatever happened to Mr Coldwell?” I asked. “I haven’t heard from him since then, probably took the first flight out of the country.”
We both laughed at the joke. And what a better day to settle an issue I thought wishing Altine was here to see this. “Let’s join the party before Kabiru sends the cadets in search of me,” he said but I stopped him. “Might I suggest a parley before we rejoin the birthday party?”
He stopped to hear me out. “No more involving me in things that do not respect my values including accountability and transparency.” He raised up a hand to say he wouldn’t. And I certainly hoped that he would remain true to his words. We went in to continue with the celebrations. A resolution had been made.