I spent the previous night on my Braveheart23 2go account, chatting up precious and promising to send her 100 go credits as Christmas gift..She was obviously excited and I was glad..I was beginning to like her and was just concluding plans to tell her to be my “Girl”..
We chatted till around 2am before my sagem battery died and there was no light to boost the phone as the power holders held their light to themselves like a man without fuel holds his gallon at a fuelling station selling at 145 naira.At least I was able to engage her in a lenghty conversation today…I slept off happily with the hope of continuing our gist and fulfilling my promise to her as soon as possible the next morning..
Boo. Boo…- My Elder sister called out my name like a woman on her MP stung by a scorpion..
Boo boo..she shouted like three more times..
I am coming ….I mumbled.. There was still no light …God .
I got out of the room to see My father and mother in a seriously tensed ghen ghen kinda atmosphere..
Good morning ma..good morning daddy.- None of them answered me.
Mum was in the kitchens sieving rice and Dad was in the living room ,one of his hairy yam legs was placed on the stool.
…Yes..boo.How are you – My Dad replied.
I am fine Sir… I replied and prostrated again..
My mum did not bother to even reply or look at me . she continued her kitchen work…..as she sang Jesus na biggy man , u no dare call am small boy with so much vigour and passion..
” Lola, shey u will not come and find the palm oil for me now” …She shouted at my sister who rushed in to help her find the palm oil which was just right in front of her ….directly..How she didn’t see it amaze me..
I looked at my sister to find out the reason for the way mum was acting but she fled to the kitchen before I could communicate to her by matching her foot..
Merry Christmas ..
Thank you sir …
Many more of this in Jesus name….
You will see one chicken outside..White..with red crown like this ..beside the generator outside …ehn …Go and kill it….
..I couldn’t fathom what I heard ….Probably I wasn’t hearing right ……
….”I said Chicken…chicken ..And be fast with it…We are going to the Church by 11am for the service..
He said and immediately walked out of the living room as I looked on , my mouth wide open …
I was just 15 ..!!!!!