How are you here?” I asked on seeing
Pretty now in the same room with me and
grandma,and with grandma telling me that my
wife is very beautiful(which I laughed to by
“How else? Have you forgotten we came
together?” She asked me back.
“I don’t remember coming here with you!’ I
replied back defensively.
” That’s what you think!” She said.
“Is this how you two always quarrel ”
grandma asked no person in particular.
“Leave him grandma!” Pretty said immediately.
” Don’t you know you should always make
your wife happy,not quarrel with her every
time?” Grandma asked.
“You are now supporting her na Mmaa” I
said and left the room.
“Leave him,that’s how he behaves” grandma
Immediately I reached for the door and
crossed to the other side,I woke up to
“How are you and your night?” She asked
“Fine o” I replied,clearly exhibiting all the
signs one shows when in my shoes.
“How is grandma?” She asked .
“She is very fine aside from the consistent
temporary amnesia she suffers” I answered.
” Well,its expected shaa” she answered.
“Yea I know,but not like this na!” I answered.
“Don’t think too much about it” she told me.
“No problem” I replied her,and continued:
“With the way things are,I don’t think I would
be coming today.It will be tomorrow. Am
really sorry about it” I concluded.
“Well,I expected it shaa and am OK with it.You
and grandma deserve each others company”
“Abi?” I said.
“Yea! Just be on the first bus out of that
village tomorrow to this place.” She said.
“Yes madam” I replied!
“Bad boy” I heard Ugoeze say to me,with me
wondering how I got into his room in the
first place.Well,I suppose they woke me up
from the chair I slept off in and I went and
slept there.But,I don’t remember it though!
“Na u be Oga na.You know how many girls
for my village way dey ask me of you?” I
We started chatting and reminiscing old times
till the day totally brightened out and it was
After eating breakfast and chatting with
grandma,Ugoeze told me he wants to go
somewhere and that I should accompany him.
After pressuring him,he finally told me what
his true aim was.
He told me that there was a girl like that he
was going to f*ck,saying furthermore that
punny too dey hungry the girl wella.
He even told me that I can even f*ck too if I
The way I relate with Ugoeze,you would think
we were mates.But,this my cousin is like
better elder to me.
I told him “no o”,that am not s*x starved!
He said I might change my mind shaa and we
After ten minutes or so,we arrived at the
girls place and she was alone with her other
sister,a younger sister,but according to my
cousin,they are a family of seven, so I guess
the rest aren’t round!
Smiling at me,Ugoeze left me and went to an
inner room with the girl she told me about
I was left alone with the other girl,who
according to me is purely not my kind.Even if
she was my kind,I still would have said she
wasnt my type.I just needed an excuse to
stay away from her!
Don’t get me wrong though,its not that the
girl in question was ugly or lacks the basic
necessary features that most of our modern
day guys find tempting, she had them.But,my
state of mind was purely off on those type of
stuffs,and I beguiled myself in a positive way
into reaffirming that I didn’t need it and that it
was not paramount..
Like twenty-minutes later,he reemerged with
the girl with the only thing been spoken by
me with the girl I was with being the fact that
Ugoeze is my brother/cousin and that we live
in Aba; but that I just came to visit my
* * *
The rest of that day was kinda dull except
towards the evening when Their light came
and then I in my boredom induced state
unwillingly watched some of the silly Nigerian
movies they had lying around.
* * *
The next day being Friday, after staying with
them till around 12pm,I took my leave,making
them believe I was going to Awaka to see
Tobechukwu and stay with him till Sunday
before going back.I confided in my aunty not
to let my people know of this fact shaa(using
a false pretence to legitimate the veracity of
As I entered a bus coming to Owerri,I
started recollecting the events of the night in
Pretty came to me again,telling me that I was
actually doing the right thing of which I will
reap the reward in my later years.In her
consolation speeches,she assured me and
reassured me that she totally understands
that what I was doing was really hard and
she appreciates it;especially, as I am doing Ur
After having so many more series of mind
striking thoughts about Pretty and her total
committal to making sure that I don’t deviate
from what I told her I would do,I started
having thoughts about Amara.
Of all the many mind speeches,dialogues and
the likes that I debated within my mind,one
thing I never did think of was the fact that
“was Pretty really worth it?”..I know I asked
myself questions like why am I always so
susceptible and subtle to considering Pretty’s
persuasions but for reasons unknown to
me,I always felt that Pretty was just
it,another part of a bigger me,complementing
me in ways no one else has done..
We arrived at Owerri and I called Amara and
tools her am coming to their house. She was
eagerly receptive as usual,but then it struck
me that my Journey,my real journey just
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