I opened my blackberry messenger and read the
It was from Jaga.
Jaga: how far na, i find u come house yesterday,
u no dey around, where u go na?
Me: clara invite me come one party, na now i
just enta house sef.
Jaga: u go party since yesterday afternoon kon
come back by dis time, how u take waka now.
Me: jaga na long story oh, but just imagine am like
say na police detention i dey since yesterday.
Jaga: ah, but for u to sleep over, e mean say u
achieve something na.
*Not wanting to let him know i slept with clara, i
quickly changed the topic*
Me: jaga, e get something wey i wan discuss
Jaga: wetin be dat, hope say u neva give person
Me: no be dat one, i need money badly and i go
like make u help me with cash.
Jaga: if na dat one, u go wait till end of this
week. Make i see wetin i fit gather for u.
Me: okay now no wahala, at least u don try.
I began to percieve burnt smell coming from the
kitchen, which made me remembered the
noodles i was cooking.
I quickly stood up and ran into the kitchen with
speed, brought the pot down and put off the
I stared at the food and saw that it was partially
burnt, i had no choice but to eat it that way so
as to reduce the hunger pangs i was feeling.
I took a fork and emptied what was left of it into
a plate and carried it back to the room.
I dugged into the food and ate it hungrily not
minding the burnt taste.
Few minutes later, i was about rounding up when
i heard a sound from my door.
”kpon kpon kpon” it sounded again.
Who is there, i asked
its me Iya kola, the voice replied.
On hearing that, i recognised who she was.
Am coming just a minute, i answered.
I quickly stood up, packed what was left of the
food into the plate and went to drop it in the
*in case u guys never knew, iya kola is my next
door neighbour, she is like a second mother to
me and she in turn treats me as her son*
i rushed back to the room and opened the door
Good morning ma, i greeted.
Iya kola: how are you daniel?
Me: am fine ma, i replied offering her a seat.
Iya kola: hope all is well, its been a while u
Me: yes ma, i heard u travelled.
Iya kola: oh yes i did, i just got back yesterday. I
checked on you but you were not at home, the
surprising thing was that u didnt come back
home until this morning, what happened?
*ye mogbe, i don enter am today*
Me: dats true ma, i went to church, we were
having a program, we finished late and i couldn’t
make it on time which made me slept in the
Iya kola: hope u remembered me in your prayers.
Me: of course ma, why won’t i.
*see as i just package lies dey distribute for her,
please God forgive me*
Iya kola: it shall be well with you
Me: Amen, i answered.
Iya kola: here are the gifts i bought for you on
my way coming, she said extending a polythene
bag towards me.
Me: thank u very much, am grateful ma, i said
collecting it from her.
Iya kola: you are welcome. I will be on my way
now, let me go and prepare food for my husband,
she said while standing up.
Me: okay ma, please extend my greetings to
Iya kola: i will, be a good boy and remember to
read your bible always.
Me: yes ma, i replied.
After she left, i quickly emptied all the contents
of what was inside the polythene bag on the
Hmmmmmmmm, bananas, i said peeling one of
them and started eating it.
At least this is much more better than the burnt
noodles i ate recently.
After eating to my fill, i emptied the peel into the
dust bin and went into the bathroom to take my
Few minutes later after coming out of the
bathroom, i got dress up. Having nothing else to
do, i laid on the bed and took a nap, awaiting the
next day which was sunday.
To be continued.
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