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My Life At DESPO – Episode 46

When we got to my lodge, i saw my caretaker eating from a big bowl of rice with a sachet of De’rock in one hand.

“my guys, ona welcome o, where ona enta since na?,” he asked while chewing the food in his mouth.

‘we go one side before,’ i replied him while we entered my room. As i got inside, i fell like a dead man in the bed as i wished for sleep to come and take me away.

” wetin you think say you dey do so? Nor just try am o, abeg go change clothes, make we dey comot before you go dey misbehave there,” blacky told me.

‘bros, is it your misbehavior, abeg allow me to be on my “worst behavior” like Drake in peace jare,’ i said while we heard a knock on the door.

‘who goes there?,’ i asked.

“its me,” a female voice replied while meekest peeped and smiled like a roasted goat.

‘is ‘me’ a name of a person’ i asked while i stood up to check who the person was. When i got to the door i raised the cotton and brought my head out in a peeping manner when i saw someone with smiling face holding a food flask in one hand, and a can of chilled malt in the other hand.

” where have you been? This is my 3rd time of coming to check on you,” she said with a maintained smile in her face. (i nor go lie, the babe fine sha)

‘so you are the ‘its me’ ehn, well i went out a while ago and i just came back now though, whatsup?,’ i asked her.

“come outside nau, look at the way you are peeping as if i want to kidnap you” she said and i smiled while in my mind, i was like since when dis one start.

Since you don’t want to tell me why you have been coming to check on me like FBI, i’ll go back and continue with what i was doing before you came by’ i said.

” i guess you are not in the mood for talk this evening, anyway, i came to give you these,” she said, handing me a  food flask and the can malt to me with a smile.

I couldn’t place where the sudden care and attention from her was coming from cos we were just Hi-Hi neighbors and nothing more.

One mind said, why you dey dull yourself na, see dis fine babe wey all the boys for lodge dey trip for com dey give you ‘green light’ you wan con jonze?.”

I was beginning to see the reasons with that part of my subconscious when the other mind said,  ” na ordinary smile nai dey confuse you so, choi, you sharp pass like dat na, why you wan fall my hand. See, na dis kine smile Eve smile for Adam wen he take lose guard chop dat fruit wey she give am o, you wan repeat wetin Adam do wey cos kasala for the whole human race?” my 2nd mind asked.

I was about to reply my subconscious when i felt a cold sensation in my hand and i came back to reality to meet the food flask and Malt stil stretched at me.

I collected the malt from her with a smiling face and a big thank you but her countenance changed to a sad one.

In my mind, i was like ayam not understanding before i said, ‘ thank you very much, i’ve had enough food today and i’m filled already, i collected the drink cos it won’t get spoilt even if i don’t drink it today. I didn’t take the food cos it might get spoilt cos there won’t be space to warm it cos all my pots are filled already, don’t be offended, hope you understand,” i said with a smile on my face before she smiled and nodded.

I understand that the female species are very delicate in nature and therefore tends to be handled with uttermost care.

I would have outrightly rejected whatever she brought without giving her any explanation but that would be mean of me and that could have made her feel bad or spoil her entire day. (wisdom is profitable to direct)

In case you don’t know, she was the same girl that came to borrow my lighter the other day that meekest asked me to link them up.

As she was about leaving, i held her back, “remind me your name,pls” i requested while she smiled and said  “Chioma” before she left.

While she left, Edith cleared her throat loudly from her room, opposite mine, dat kine ‘i see and hear everything’ kinda cough. “crazy girl,” i said in my mind while i entered my room.

” if i say you be idiot now, e go be like say i be bad belle, after i don perceive the aroma of chicken pepper soup wen dey com from dat cooler, you con allow her carry am go back like dat?,” meekest asked me immediately i stepped inside.

” wetin dey worry dis one, na food flask she carry, you hear, cooler na for party by the way, the fear of love portion, is the beginning of chop well,” i replied jokinly while we laughed.

“see kolo! If na dat one you reason wey make you lie say all the pots for dis house dey occupied ehn, you better go collect am com make i chop before i go tell her the truth, even if na love portion sef, i ready to chop the food and like d plate join sef, i don kukuma dey like d babe before, so, if I chop her love portion, nor be crime,” he replied me while i laughed out loud.

“clean your mouth,” i told him and he looked at me confusedly while he cleaned it.

“good boy, your talk dey smell before na im make i say make you clean your mouth, yeye child!,” i said.

“see, i dun tell you finish, dat one wey you dey talk for there no concern me, i go run her package,” meekest replied.

“mr package, carry go na, i nor hold you, its a free world, do wetin you wan do,” i replied him so that it won’t look like i’m an enemy of progress. (shey you understand)

“ehen, na now you dey talk like better person! Oya go do fast make we dey comot here cos dem go don dey wait for us,” he said.

” so you mean say i nor be better person since ehn, i nor blame your life,” i said while we laughed and i went to change my clothes before we went to De’Legit.

When we got there, everywhere was crowded, you know as Matric matter dey be na, after dem don do the school own finish, na Bar/hotel/club dey end am, infact, na the night life own dey sweet pass sef( personal opinion).

The Dj did a good job, a banger was playing and some people were dancing and i smiled, i felt happy inside me cos i loved the vibe i felt, i was like awish i nor come dis place i for vex for myself o.

After feeding my eyes for some time, we decided to search for my brother and the rest cos none of their numbers connected when we dialed so that they could give us direction to the table they where.

“omo, na to go find them as none of their number dey go so, we nor fit just dey here dey look na” i told meekest as we began the ultimate search for my brother and the rest.

We entered the crowded place and started searching each table to identify anyone that look like my brother or the rest guys n co but we couldn’t find any at first.  So we got a chair and sat to relax before we enter the other side, man gats rest cos body nor be firewood.

After we relaxed a bit, we stood up to enter the other side, and on our way down, we collided with my brother who was on his way back to their table with a small basket containing some drinks and some disposable cups.

“ona dey misbehave wel-wel o, since wen ona comot genesis, see the time wen ona tey dey come,” he said as he saw us before he led us to the table they were.

When we got there, we met a full table and they were all in pairs of babes catching fun while drinking, chewing(suya n Bar-BQ), dancing and gisting.

We shook hands with all the guys and said Hi’s to their companions before we sat on the seat reserved for us.

 

To be continued…

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