“Hey!! What was that for??”, I asked really angry.
“Somebody cannot sing along again now abi?”
I’m now blending in.
“Next time you keep your mouth shut. Whether you know the song or not, it’s non of your business.”
She looked prettyyyyy mad 😒
“Fine I’m sorry I barged in on you”, with that I left.
Who the hell does she think she is anyway??
If she was frustrated why didn’t she just stay home sef??
Why did she now have to come and sing so nicely thereby earning me a free slap 😫😫😫
“This life sef no just balance”, I heard a voice say.
Oops I was lamenting out loud, not in my mind like I thought.
I looked back to see Ada catch up with me.
“Mama where have you been and why were you talking as if someone collected your biscuit?”
I sighed tiredly
“It’s nothing, just remembered something”, I couldn’t tell her the truth because she would ensure she finds the girl and probably fight her. I honestly don’t want that. 😒😒😒
The last time I witnessed her fight with a girl in her street wasn’t funny at all,she poured gutter water into her mouth after ensuring her mouth was wide open with one of her hands.
If you think I’d tell her about the real incident, abeg I’m sorry to disappoint you dear reader😑
Who knows what she might do?
Maybe cut her hair with scissors😮
She looked at me suspiciously but didn’t refer back to it.
Instead she said, “Come on let’s go get something at the food shed. It’s break period already.”
Thank God it’s break already. My heart was already heavy with the thought of going back to that man’s class.
“Gem, my brother’s son is coming to spend the weekend with us”, aunty Dunni informed me on our way home that afternoon 🔅.
“Awwwwn that’s cool.He’s going to use the other guest room right?”
“Yes he is.”
“Um sorry to ask you this really stupid weird question, what’s his name?”
She looked at me quizzically for a second before realization dawned on her.
“Young woman, you slept off while I was telling about my family didn’t you?”
I’ve entered it today😑😑
“Em em um em em I huh fell asleep by mistake”, I looked at the ground soberly.
“It’s alright, I understand I was boring you out with my life history 📜”
I looked up excited
“Really?? You’re not mad at me?? For real??”
“Yup, I’m not. Though next time, just inform me when I bore you out alright?”
“Okay so his name is Dupe. He’s an undergraduate of Unilag.”
“So how was today?”
“You wouldn’t believe what happened, our English class was something else…..”
And on and on and on, we kept talking till we got home.
Done with my assignment, I headed out to Ada’s place since it was Friday.
“Aunt! I’m off.”
“Alright dear, be safe.”
Almost out of the door, I heard her voice again.
She came out of her room with a pen in her hand.
Always writing one thing or the other.
She inspected the clothe I wore before nodding in approval.
“Good, you can go now.”
I smiled then gave her a peck before running out.
“You’re the best,aunt!”
I yelled while going down the stairs.
I heard laughter before finally leaving our block.
Smiling, I feel on top of the world 🌏 this evening.
Things are going great.
If my plan works out fine I’ll get back to my family in ti…”, I bumped into a wall.
I looked up to see the supposed ‘wall’.
I groan again for the second time this evening.