Chapter 3 All of dem come settle down de chop our dinner. My papa wan cry, i almost vex wen d 2nd thief begin chop my meat. Meat wey de take months b4 we chop 4 our house. All my sisters behave bcos dem de hear hw robbers de rape girls. Wen de finished, de washed their hands and commot 4rm our house. Afta de had gone, my father started makin mouth. My Father: Make dem come, i go show dem sey na me b ‘fearless’, i will deal wit una… My Mom: shut up…Useless man, see as u sitdown de cry lyk baby.. Mtcheeeeew. *No mind my papa, na hunger de worry am, i thank God dat i was smart 2 hide my sandals… D next day was sunday and was our church thanksgiving, none of my family members gree go church, xo na onli me go church dat sunday. Wetin i no lyk b say, evrione including my pastor de ask y my parent no come church and na onli one word i used to reply of dem ‘NOTIN’. Afta service, i started trekking home, wen i reached in front of my house i heard my name. I looked back and saw sophie……… I looked back and saw Sophie walkin 2wards me wit smiles on her face. Mehn! diz girl fyn die, she wore designer shirt, designer bag, designer trousers, infact all d part of body na designer full am. I no wan spoil mata, so i pretended as if my house was still far 4rm were i was,meanwhile my house was just facing us. Me: Hw u doin? Sophie: Fyn nd u? Me: im cul *she puts her hand in her bag and brought out a parcel and gave me. i looked at d parcel wit a confused mind. Me: watz diz? Sophie: just a little gift. I wanted 2 refuse it but she insisted dat i took it. I had 2 take it na. Me: Tankz Sophie: where are u going? Me: home Sophie: which home again, is diz not your house? *how diz girl take kno say na here i de live, as i wan deny am datz wen my twin sisters come de run 2wards me 4rm house. i no fit lie again. Me: (Feelin ashame) yea its my house. Wat suprised me was dat she was not even concerned about d kind of house i was livin. she hugged my sisters and was chatting wit dem……… Commented on by I was just standing dere, watchin dem. and at d same tym observin Sophie’s beauty. Afta she was thru wit my sistas, i escorted her 2 d junction. Pple were just starin lyk as if de were watchin movie,even pple wey de cari face for me begin de greet me, dat wen i gained courage 2 hold her on her waist, i thought she wud slap but instead she just luked at my face and smiled. B4 i got home, my twin sisters had alreadi spread d news dat i hav a girl frnd, my mama and my snr. sista begin de luk me wit suspicious eyes, i no even mind dem. I went 2 d backyard and opened d parcel, Omo! na Andriod, she has already bought and registered an airtel sim, she even load am wit credit, she also stored her numba in d sim card. I decided 2 call her……. Me: Hello Sophie: hello dear *Wow, she even called me dear Me: Tankz, ur gift is so great Sophie: datz just a small token. *she even call am a ‘small token’. Me: No, it’s a big tin 2 me 4 now. Sophie: k,make sure u call me often and i wil make Me: Can i ask u question? Sophie: Yea Me: don’t u feel ashame being wit me considerin my status. Sophie: No, i think u are unique and i lyk u. Me: i lyk u too and tankz 4 d gift. Sophie: No problem, i feel sleepy now, Gudnyt luv. Me: Gudnyt. *She called me luv, e b lyk say diz girl love me Datz means dat i hav 2 play my cards well. I no mind tellin tellin my parents say na girl buy d fone 4 me, i just told dem dat it was my teacher dat dashed me bcos of my brilliance. ********** One day afta skul, as i was walkin home, i saw saheed and his boyz dat usualli 4llow him lyk mumu, Saheed and his gang are d most dreaded guys in our school. Wen i saw dem 4llowin me, i started walkin fast, wen i saw dat de were still 4llowin me, Omo i pick hot race, i kno it was my sandals de were afta. Saheed chased me until i fell on d ground, de overpowered me and started molestin me, datz wen i saw Sophie runnin 2wards us… Sophie: leave him alone!
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