Emma no gree lie down, the chair wen e sit no dey comfortable enof for am to sit tokless of lie down. As my guy sidown, he no balance, and e back don dey pain am. Day don dey dark wella and the compound wen e dey no dey help matters.
Past 9pm and Archibong neva return from where he go, Emma no dey sure weda e go come back again and him don dey taya to dey wait. D place get as e be and e no go fit pass d night for outside for this kind area, e too risky for am.
Na common knowledge say on Tuesdays na Victor own. Na d day wen e babe dey come visit and pass the night, and as roommates wen soji, Emma and Victor don arrange timetable wen go benefit dem both. Emma get on Mondays and Victor get on Tuesdays. Dat na why Emma leave d comfort of e crib dis very blessed day come show Archibong side to pass d night.
Emma no fit utilize e Monday, e babe no gree show, dis na d second time in a row she dey post am like Nipost. So dis week own come pain am pass d normal inconvenience wen e dey normally get on Tuesdays, plus Archibong no come gree show face. E kak for chair dey reason d matter, wetin e go do. Archibong no dey gree pick call and na d last bar for e fone battery remain.
Emma no come dey comfortable again, e don begin hiss up and down like snake wen get belle and e eyes no good for head again.
“At least if say dis mumu pick call, give me understanding say e no go show face or travel, I for know,” Emma begin yarn give himsef. “Na me fuck up, I for call am before I move. Choi!”
As e dey reason am, naim e hear one funny sound, dis no be d first time e dey hear dis kind sound dis night. In fact, na d fourth time. My guy rush stand up, e eyes begin shine like aboki torchlight, e waka near where e dey hear d sound and for d fourth time dat night, e no gree see anything. One kind funny sweat come begin worry am, na only him dey d compound and 10pm go soon sharp.
As e dey waka go back to where e sit down before, e fone wen e take do torchlight come quench, d battery don flat finally. That one even increase d sweat wen dey worry am, e rush dey waka come out wen e leg match one kind funny thing. D thing soft one kind and e dey shake one kind. Everywhere dark and Emma no dey see wetin e match. Instantly, naim e remove leg take off like rat wey see pussycat. E no know wetin e b, but e mind tell am say na snake. All these assumptions na outside gate e go dey reason dem. E mind no carry am again naim e decide to go back him house.
At least Victor go understand, na e real guy and dem don dey togeda for over ten years now. Highest e go sleep for Matilda room wen dey opposite, d babe na soji babe, she no go hard to break words with. Emma mind no hard am to make up and only him dey waka for street for night. Luck wen e get be say bus and bike dey run dia area 2-4-7. E no waka long before e see bike wen carry am enter crib.
As Emma dey come house, e dey pray make e meet Matilda for house, dat one go save d many-many talk and gist until Victor finish with him whosh. As if God dey hear sinner Emma prayer, na Matilda e meet as e open their compound gate.
“Eh… Mati baby! See as u kpokish dis night! What’s d levo na??” Emma dey give am smile but na Emma teeth wen break for side Matilda dey always look.
“Hol am joor! No just washie me, u hear? Na now u see am abi?” D eye wen she eye Emma fit remove hair from e head. “U and ur babe dey since dey soft for inside, na now u see me.”
“Haba na! Na now I dey enter house o! Where u see me?” Emma begin laff as e dey yarn.
“Ahn-ahn, Emma! No come lie give ur real paddy o! No be ur babe I see now with towel? Abi u wan change am?”
As e hear ‘ur babe’, d rest thing wen Matilda dey yarn no enter e ears again. Na so e rush with speed enter e room, e no even knock. Wetin e see weak am. E babe just sit down for bed with small towel for her waist, she sef no believe wetin she see. Victor cover e face with e hand. Emma put hands for head, e too weak to talk tokless of to act. Na so tears begin roll down from e eyes like tap wen dem open. Dat na d first time wen Emma cry for ages. E real guy dey run him babe for e back.
Written by Chuky one’pilla, tweets @Chuky1pilla