She was sleeping like a baby, i look at her finelips likemarshmellow, i was tempted to kiss her but i was afraid she will wakeup, so i slowly got up from bed and tiptoed outof the room with myclothes on my hands, i enter parlour and wearmy clothes i check timeafter five, waoh time don go oh, i see her purse for table i took itand open it, i saw bundles of naira inside i took 200 naira andquickly ran out of the house, this time the dooropen, but why e nogree open before na, yeye they smell.I walk to the main road where i enter bike, thebike carry me go housedirect without any hold up, and when i got home i saw our door lockedwith a different key, all those italy key wey they strong pass rock,even if you carry hammer wan take break am,the hammer itself gobreak, na wa oh, na those nonsense police go lock our door like that,but wait were my mummy they cus i never even see her, e be like sayshe sleep for store i for enter road go meet her but day never breakwell, i think the time should be around 5:30am now, so i sat at thefront of our door waiting for day to break, i hope my phone is securedinside because i nor trust naija police, i relax for my frontage whensleep begin dey border me, i never sleep since morning because ofpolice and lizzy, and by the way wetin she they talk self about mebeing a half human and half merman, wetin be the meaning of mermanself, i think say na only mermaid them they see, is there anythinglike merman? I dont know maybe when they break i go check am fromdictionary.If i be merman i for they see sign na, or wait! wait!! wait!!!.I have many things that other people dont have, since i was born ihave never seen anybody palm as white as mine, during harmattan seasonmy hand they white like kilode, (till now my hand still they white,and worse during harmattan season) some people say i dont have bloodthere thats why, but is that really a sign of being a merman? one morething, any time i mistakely burn my hair on mybody, within two daysthe hair don grow back, and also since i was born nobody has ever beatunderwater, because of that my ex girlfriend they call me witch, iremember how i won a brand new wristwatch on one faithful day when wewere dong competition for who will be the last person to come out fromriver.Hmmmmm i dont think all this signs are concrete enough to convince methat am a merman, well i will have to find out no matter what. I lookup day don dey break small small, i stood up and went to look for thecarpenter, i enter his house and knock on his door.”na who they there”Me: bros na me abeg i need your help.Carp: chief Oz na you be that?Me: yes.Carp: okay i they come.He open the door and signal me to come in, see as him room they smellbadly, i look bed and saw Justina sister, i wasnt surprise at allafter all na him girlfriend.Carp: wetin happen wey you come visit me this early morning.Me: abeg i need your handsaw.Carp: wetin happenMe: i forget my key and i wan break the door.Carp: na hammer you go carry na.Me: hammer no fit break am.Carp: you they craze, shey na white house e bewey hammer no fit break am?
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