So,we went swimming in the place were both
agreed,which was “Terminus” near our school.
As we reached there,dressed up in our
swimming attire,and as I was about to dive in
into the pool,guess who was there in reality
I got off the pool immediately, and due to my
myopia,I had to get closer enough to get a
clearer view and stop myself from imagining
It was her.
Yet,she didn’t do as if she knew me nor has
been haunting me with series of flashes and
unexplainable shift in realities I have been
having,all because I saved her that.
“Michael why u dey look girl like this na?
Loveth and Ujunwa and Blessing and
Onyinyechi never do you?” Chinonso,one of
my course mates and friend that likes
making jokes but serious caricature said out
loud,to the amusement of others.
I didn’t even notice when she came.
‘You guys wont understand kept ringing in
my mind’ as I joined them in that pool again.
I went under,to the deepest part of the
pool,telling them that I can stay more than
three minutes,to which they replied is a lie!
I went in,swam to that deep end,and relaxed
there,calmly seated at the floor of the pool.
I was there,with my breath held intact,I saw
her again. I dismissed it as one of my
imaginations and closed my eyes.By the time I
opened them again,I heard:
“Welcome” in chorus,yet it was whispered by
only one voice!
I wanted to climb or rather swim up,but I
couldn’t.Then I heard the voice again saying:
“Stop struggling.. You will be fine!”.
I calmed down,and relaxed myself,and then
Pretty came to me,held my hand,kissed it and
“Open Ur eyes!”…. And I did.
All this while,it didn’t even occur to me that I
was still inside the pool.So,as I opened my
eyes,I used my last strength to hit the floor
of that pool and propel myself up..
“Come guy,u be witch?” I heard Chinonso say
out loud as I came out.
“Wet in dat one come mean?” I asked.
“Show him na Ebenezer!” He retorted.
He showed me the timer that was reading the
time,and it showed that I have been inside
that pool for close to 8mins,and that when
they thought something was wrong and came
I inside to ascertain,I made a gesture to
them,showing them am fine..
I got frightened internally,even though I didn’t
“That girl nko?” I asked.
” She has left since na! You no see say she
been dey here before we come.” Ebenezer
“At least you don know say I swim pass
you,Rivers boy!” I joked.
“Guy you be witch I swear!”
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