I dropped at New Nyanya junction and strolled casually to my destination. The internet cafe is located in a place facing my street. Elder Ogba street. I had passed the Market a little bit when I heard my name..
I turned round to see tall Israel walking towards me.
“O boy, how far na”
He asked as he caught up with me.
“I bam o.”
“Na where you dey go so”
He asked. Now we all know that is a foolish question. One thing is to see me dressed in working clothes, another is to ask me where I am headed to.
“I dey go your father wife place”
I replied him.
“Baba, stop to dey play na. I wan introduce you to one girl. She say she like you well well.”
He said to me. My ear twitched at the mention of introduction, like and most of all, girl.
“I for like follow you o. But e get one babe wey me wan go meet for plaza”
I answered him.
“Eh, make we go there together jor.”
He said and walked in step with me. Na so we begin waka dey go o. I no even spoil my mind as to wetin make the babe been dey cry. I just bone unto say e fit be say something dey disturb am. Na so we reach plaza, I look the environment, I no see babe. My phone begin ring.
“Hello, I am seeing you. Walk into the street by the side of the plaza, you will see me there.”
My mind cut. The street wey she just yan na one kind dark street like that. The place to me na no-go area for night o.
“O boy, na double pole street she say make we enter o.”
I said to Israel. I could see the reaction on his face.
“How we go do now?”
“Since you be my back-up, make we enter na”
I said to him. He nodded his head. We walked into the Plaza and exited through its side gate. The whole area as expected was dark. Now, we have electric supply 24hrs daily but damn it, those guys have vandalized their transformers. The area is always in constant darkness. From the darkness, all you see is little glowing lights and white smokes. The air itself is no longer oxygen, if there is any element like igbogen, with formula I•2.
I nearly jumped out of my skin.
“I am here.”
Perpetual’s voice sailed through the darkest part of the street to me. Israel and I walked towards the voice. A black gate was there, there she was, dressed in black too. She turned, pushed open the gate for us. We walked in. A chair was placed at the extreme end of the compound. We walked there and I allowed Israel sit there while I stood and waited for her to bring a seat for me. This she did. She brought two. I sat on one while she sat on the other one. She was looking at my face, I was looking at hers.
“I broke up with my boyfriend”
The door holding her tears broke open and water flowed. It is only expedient for me to draw close and hold her in a warm embrace. My shoulder was getting all the tears and catarrh but to me, it was an investment.
Before I could say.. s*x doesn’t kill, my shoulder had become wet. Israel just sat voiceless not knowing what to say or do. I too did not know how to comfort her. Instead the nice smell from her hair which was placed on my face was consoling me. Who says it doesn’t pay to comfort a woman? People even say, “a shoulder to cry on is a dicckk to ride on”. Figure it out.
I whispered into her ears. I was too taken back to even ask her why he had broken up with her. Maybe I was the cause, maybe not.
“Attai, I wan ball”
Israel whispered. Her arms were still round me so I dismissed him impatiently. He stood up, I only heard the gate shutting. Maybe he tiptoed away.
I asked her.
“Ehm.. It’s a long story.”
Long ke? I have all the time. No time to do what Nigerian actors do.
“I have all the time in the world.”
I said to her gently. She paused her embrace and lifted her head and looked into my eyes. Now, that moment passed slowly like in movies. I could see stars flying around.
“Promise me you won’t break my heart”
Screecchhhh!!! Eh, when did I even get her heart that she is talking about breaking it. Some girls can real ly jump the gun.
Now I did not say that, my diickk did. And before I could say anything further, warm lips fell on mine. Hey, don’t get it all wrong, she did not just throw herself on me. I kissed back but not with as much enthusiasm that she kissed me.
“I love you”
She whispered and lowered her head down shyly.
“I love you too”
My diicckk replied. Hmmm, this diickk no go put me for trouble o. We gisted for some time, talking on things, avoiding emotional things. That was from my part though. I don’t get emotional with Kitty-cats I wanna fuucck.
“I think I should be going.”
I said to her having spent close to an hour plus.
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