CHAPTER 4 Saheed: y shud we leave? fyn girl mind ur business
Me: Sophie leave, don’t wori abt me Sophie: No, i say leave him alone.
Me: Sophie go, i wud settle dem *i’m afraid of wat saheed may do 2 her bcoz he is veri brutal Saheed: Ehen! so u are d lover girl dat has been showering diz church rats gifts Abi? Saheed walked 2wards her and tries 2 plant her a kiss on her lips but sophie landed him a big slap 4 his face. dat serves him right Sophie: U must b mad, leave my boyfrnd alone. *So she even call me her boyfrnd, i no fit take diz insult 4rm Saheed again, y e go touch my girl, i stood up but saheed’s boys throw me back 2 D ground. Meanwhile, Sophie removed her fone 4rm her bag and did sumtin, i suspected dat she sent a msg. It was not up 2 two mins wen d big gate facing us just open, four huge guys came out 4rm d house, dere face b lyk stone, Sophie whispered somthin 2 one of dem, e b lyk say dat one na d Oga. Saheed and his wan pick race. Man: If u try 2 run, u are Dead….. D men caught saheed and his boys and told dem 2 kneel down. One of d men brought out a whip and gav Sophie, Sophie pull their trousers down exposin their bare buttocks, she flogged dem twenty each, I gain courage and collected d koboko 4rm sophie, i must pay dem back 4 d beatin de just gav, i gav dem additional 10 lashes, Saheed wan cry, him and boys pick hot race. I thanked Sophie, she told dat she is livin in dat house where doz men cameout 4rm. Omo d house big, she took me inside and served me food, she told me dat her parents were not in d country now and de wud b back in 2 weeks tym. We were watchin one korea film called Boys before flower, d film borin, i no kno wetin she see 4 dat film, instead of her 2 de watch film lyk ‘Game of Thrones, Atlantis, Viking and so on. E reach wen one girl 4 d korea film(She is d main character) kicked one guy 4 d film,e b lyk say d guy name na Gu jun pyo. Nepa come take light, i thanked her and bade her goodbye,she den kissed me on my lip, dat was my first kiss.What happened to saheed and his gang had already spread in school, I did not know how it reach school but it wasn’t my concern after all, saheed started greeting me anytime he sees me and sometimes he hides whenever I am passing, some carried rumour that I yaff join bad gang dat is stronger than saheed’s own *bad gang ko HKN gang ni*, while some said that my girlfriend is a cultist. On the other hand, Sophie started showering with gifts, she also became a family friend, I visit her also but have never met her parents, “they are always on business trip” was what Sophie usually tells me any time I ask about even though I do not have the liver to face them.
Sophie took me out on one occasion for shopping; she spent a lot on me that I was even scared whether she stole the money from her parents. I started wearing upgraded clothes, my parents could not even believe that a girl could spend that much on a boy.
I was sleeping one night when rain started falling heavily, it started like joke until our roof started dancing shoki. The noise made by the roof woke all of us up except from my dad, he was just snoring deep.
We were all afraid that the breeze will remove our roof and my dad was still deep asleep, nobody bothered to wake him up because it is always hard for him to gain full consciousness anytime he is disturbed from his sleep. All of us including my mom just sat down and watched the roof as it is doing the lil kesh and orezi kind of shoki. Thank God that the rain stopped eventually after we had all stayed awake for like two hours. My dad woke up the next morning shouting “my roof” “my roof” “my roof”. My mom just hissed and left to her shop while everyone went on with their various duties.
After doing my own morning duty I decided to go to where they are selling newspaper since it was Saturday, I met people arguing about good luck Jonathan tenure and buhari’s current tenure, I did not know what made me contri
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