We later refreshed and went to meet my brother
in Genesis. When we got there, we met them
playing scrable with some babes and a bottle
of Moet in the table.
” you try wel-wel o, na now you dey com for
since wen i call you abi, wetin you dey do for
house since?” my broda asked immediately he
saw me, sounding a bit annoyed even when his
facial contenance didn’t show it, i knew.
” bros, no vex abeg, i just tire,” i replied him
while i left them outside and entered inside the
house to relax.
I went inside cos i wasn’t in the mood to talk or
play game that moment and just when i brought
my phone outside to play music with my
earpiece a friend mine, eDie(Azo), younger
brother of Jay ( Kpoluzo),one of the guys my
brother and i squatted with in Genisis before we
moved to our apartment) entered inside and
when he saw me, the 1st word he said was,
” you dey misbehave o, you nor get sense o,
you nor know say you suppose don come here
since abi, wetin you con dey do for house
house since? Just dey sleep anyhow like fool
when people dey here dey do things.”
(see attacking! choi)
I don’t know why, but i felt pissed off by those
words that moment, even when i know that was
how we used to attack eachother o, but i wasn’t
just in the mood that evening.
I acted like i didn’t hear him and as i plugged
my ear piece in my phone and placed both
ends in my ears as i increased the volume of
the phone to the highest.
(no time to hear crap!)
That act of mine spited him as he came closer
to where i was and removed the ear piece from
my ear.(na there i tey vex o)
” wetin dey bring dat one dey com na, u nor get
Which kine play be dat?
Why you go remove ear piece from my ear, you
be fool sef?” i asked him with my voice slighty
(para mood activated)
“Oshare get sense o, if ona do tins wetin con
concern me, i nor get right to dey my house?
You just com dey run your mouth like valve wey
spoil, dey wan me anyhow, com, warn yourself
if i dey vex, i dey know o,” i added while he
stood and watched me with a suprise look on
his face before he went outside.
When he went out,
‘good ridance to bad nonsense!,’ i said in my
mind as i continued my music.
After some minutes, Kpoluzo
came inside, he wanted to say something but
when saw the look on my face, he went outside
before he came back again while making a call,
from the way he replied, i knew it was his mom.
“ehn, all dem Efe, Diplomatic and meekest and
co dey here sef, na all of us chop all the food
sef and the drinks, dem say make i greet you
sef,” he said over the phone as i got shocked
cos of the ” World best lie” i just heard.
“why you go dey lie for my head like dat, dey
use my name dey lie dat kine Big fAt Lie, bros
you can lie for Africa o,” i said in my mind as i
just stared at him.
(the lie weak me!)
After he ended the call, he looked at me and
“you dey misbehave o, why you neva com
since? People dey here dey chop since, you
just dey house, wetin you con gain wen you
dey house since so?
Wetin do your phone since wen your number
no dey go.”
He said with an angry tone, and that added
petrol to the fire in my mind that Azo lighted.
” bros, which kine talk be dat?
I nor understand, so i nor fit dey my house in
peace again?
Abi na which kine food ona chop today wey i
neva chop before?
You dey ask me wetin do my phone wey make
am nor dey go, na me be network?” i fired back
at him rudely while i stood up to leave.
(i no get joy dat moment)
When i got outside, my brother noticed my
countenance and called me to ‘one corner’,
when he inquired what the problem was, i told
him, he calmed me down and told me not to
mind them.
I listened to him and felt relieved a bit before i
went back inside and continued my music.
Immediately i stepped back in the room,
Kpuluzo came back and said,
“nor be quarrel o, as i nor reach to ask you
simple question so, no vex you hear, cos i
believe say if i nor com talk to you, you for nor
open your mouth talk to me like your mate” he
said in a calm tone in an attempt to make me
feel guilty but i cared less.
I didn’t say a word cos i was stil kinda angry,
and i don’t like talking when i’m angry cos i
might just say things that would worsen the
situation, so i kept calm while he talked, even if
i’ll apoligise, it won’t definitely be that moment,
maybe some other time when my mind is
calmed, i resolved in my mind.
“rice don finish o, but the Egusi soup wey
remain, meat no dey o, but ona fit manage am
or buy egg put tey eat am,” Kpoluzo said as
meekest entered the room.
“hwfa na, you nor go chow?” meekest asked
‘no, i belle full,’ i replied him.
” na cos of wetin dem tell you, make you dey
vex so, nawa for you o, abeg com make we
chop jare,” he replied me.
‘if na temptation ehn, e nor go work, tell who
send you com say you no see me,’ i replied him
as i went outside.
When we got to my lodge, i saw my caretaker (Happy) 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 misbehaviour, abeg allow me to be on my “worst behaviour” 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 now, 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 while stretching the food flask and the can malt to me with a smile. I couldn’t place where the sudden care and attention from her was comin from cos we were just Hi-Hi neighbours 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’ and you dey jonze for there.” I was beginning to see the reasons with my subconcious 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 subconcious 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 contenance 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, but the food, i didn’t take it 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) Incase 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 again,” i said while she smiled and said “Chidinma” before she left. While she left, Edith cleared her throat loudly from her room opposite mine, dat kine ‘i see/ hear everything’ 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 him 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 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 .


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