October 17, 2015 at 8:30 pm #350455
what is he gonna do to Mr Adams?
Betty thought as
they walked towards his office, she was tempted
ask him but her tongue was tied.
Boom! Jay-Jay kicked at the door with the
inscription”MR ADAMS” and it flung open, he
her in and bolted the door.
Mr Adams was alarmed and he rose to his feet.
“You!” Jay-jay started pointing a finger at him.
he said again moving towards him.
Mr Adams backed away “Jacob please”He
And Betty was not suprised he knew Jay-Jay.
Jay-jay continued moving towards him,when he
finalled got to him,he pushed him to the wall; his
eyes bloodshot. “Jacob please…”Mr Adams
pleaded again “What happened?” Jay-Jay growled.
“I swear..I was paid to do it” Mr Adams shrieked
“Did you touch her?” Jay-Jay whispered “I swear…
I did not, ask her…I swear” Mr Adams was
writhing in pain.
Jay-Jay turned towards Betty “He did?” “No” she
replied, she enjoying the whole scenery, she
was tempted to laugh at the look on Mr Adams
Foolish man! She thought,Oya come and drag me
your guest house now! She hissed within her.
“who paid you for the job?” Jay-Jay scowled
go-off his neck. “It’s Gloria; G-gal” Mr Adams
whimpered. Betty gasped, “hmn..”
Jay-Jay grunted, he moved
towards Betty, placed an arm on her shoulder and
“so you look this fine girl finish come say you
enter her london? You no knw say london get
levels?”Jay-Jay chuckled and straightened up. “As
you mumu reach, dem send you, you no fit look
road, you no dey look eye? You no dey fear face?
get moral to threaten her? Your guest house fit
contain her? ” Jay-Jay added,his face hard and
voice rising. “I’m sorry” Mr Adams whimpered
Wham! Wham!! Jay-Jay’s palms landed on his
He reeled and almost fell down, and Jay-Jay
charged towards him. Kpas! Kpas!! Two slaps
followed. He threw a
punch,and Mr Adams staggered, he held the wall
support “Please don’t kill me” he pleaded,his voice
was croaky. Betty who was enjoying the scene
alarmed.”Jay-Jay?” her voice was shaky. “of
course I won’t kill you”Jay-Jay chuckled “I’m Jay-
Jay, I don’t shed blood” His chuckle was louder
“Now…I think you’ve gat the message, do not
with just any girl. Tell all your fellow lecturers;
Amah is my sister! Understood?” “Yes sir” Mr
Adams whimpered “Good! Next time you try that
nonsense; ama use
your balls for suya! Now apologise to her!” “I’m
sorry” Mr Adams was sobbing. “Good! Nnem, let’s
go” Jay-jay took her hands;
slamming the door behind them. “Thanks, I’m
very grateful”Betty said as they got out
of the building. “Aiit, you’re like a sister to me,
any problems just call
on me ok? This is my phone number”He wrote it
on a paper. “Thanks brother” she said excitedly
hugging him. Emeka was driving past the
garden; he was thinking of Betty, he tried calling
few minutes before now but she didn’t pick his
perhaps she was busy reading her books.
He ran his free hand through his hair and glanced
the garden,- he gasped. He quickly stopped the
car, his heart was racing. He saw Betty with Jay-
Jay; they were sitting on a
cane chair, Jay-Jay was leaning towards her,
she was smiling happily.
Emeka bounced out of his car and sauntered
Betty turned unexpectedly,their eyes met. He
expected her to freeze or jump up, but she
calm; her smile was wider now. “hy Bestie..” she
said with a grin “hy” He didn’t smile “Bestie
please meet Jay-Jay…Jay-Jay meet Emeka”
she said gently. “Hi, nice to meet you” Emeka was
stretching forth his
hand for a hand shake “Its my pleasure” Jay-Jay
smiled, he didn’t take the
hand shake “errm..I was driving by..then… errrm…
I just wanted
to say hi” Emeka said gently pocketing his hands
“Wow…thats so sweet of you, you’re such a
Betty laughed is she high or something? “Bye”
Emeka turned to
leave. “Ciao” Jay-Jay chuckled
Emeka gave him a cold look before walking away.
“and what was that?” Betty queried “uhm?” Jay-
Jay smiled “You refused to shake him, and..”her
voice trailed off “are you angry?” he chuckled
moving towards her “yes I am” her voice was
rising. “That’s not how to be angry…” he kissed
this is how to be angry” he added moving away.
She turned gently and walked away. Betty was
mute. She kept toying with her glass of
“Hey! Are you okay?” Jay-Jay was sitting right
facing her. She almost forgot she called him to
her here. “Helloooo, Nnem, talk to me” he called
out again. “Jay…I don’t like what you’re doing.”
she started “Emeka has refused to pick my calls
because of your
attitude yesterday” she stopped to lower voice
“you even kissed me…imagine, Jay that was too…”
she stopped again. “So what are you trying tell
me?”Jay-Jay said quitely “You taking advantage
of me!” she snapped. His eyes narrowed; she
wished she never said that.
“You see Jay…” she stopped not knowing what to
say. She searched his eyes. “Are saying I’m
responsible for whatever is going on
now between you and Emeka?” His voice was
She made to speak but he stopped her. “I’ve
never had any silly intention towards you, I
regarded you as a sister and nothing else. I’m
for the kiss, that was not a kiss but a peck!” he
up “You know what? I think you’re the one taking
advantage of me!” he walked away. “Jay-Jay” she
called but he didn’t look back. She sighed. Placed
her knotted fist below her chin.
She was in trouble. “Hi” she looked up,it was
Emeka. “I’m sorry for what happened yesterday”
muttered “its okay, so was that your boyfriend?”
seem angry “He is a friend like a brother” Betty
Emeka sighed, he waved at the waitress, gave her
” so what are you doing here all alone with your
filled with eatables? Emeka smiled.
She managed a low laugh, ThankGod Emeka is no
longer angry, she need to see Jay-Jay…where is
she gonna find him? Emeka was staring at her,
she looked away and
“Where the hell are you going?” Edith queried.
Betty didn’t reply, she quickly combed her
into bun with her ribbon; she rushed to pick her
shoes “I asked you a question” Edith squeaked
Betty rolled her eyes, she wasn’t ready for Edith’s
interrogation. “This girl! Have suddenly gone deaf
or dumb?” Edith
squeaked again. “You told me the other day to
face my problems
alone” Betty retorted. “You’re not going
anywhere,till you tell me where
you’re going”Edith eyed her “see, I offended Jay-
Jay, I need to go and apologise”
Betty replied shortly “Ehn?” Edith yelled, Betty
grimaced “You wan die abi?” “No..I’m going to
Jay-Jay’s house” Betty said applying
her lip balm. “have you been there before?” Edith
squeaked. “no, i’ve got his address” Betty picked
her phone and
purse. “Don’t go o” Edith was screaming now. “If
you don’t see me after two days, call my mum
tell her I’m dead” she was close to tears now.
“Betty, please don’t go” Edith pleaded.
Betty opened the door, turned to glance at Edith;
then at the wall clock-it was past five already,
left hurriedly. “Sister number wetin?” the cab
driver asked “number…errm…34″ Betty replied
glancing at the
paper in her hand as if to be sure.
She was already in Odutola street, just a few
from Jay-Jay’s house. The street was scanty, if
anything happened to her here, there’d be nobody
help. “We don reach” the cab driver announced.
She got down, gave him some naira notes;
a thankyou and moved toward the gate. She
knocked and knocked no answer; she got tired
and decided to leave. “Hey! Na you knock this
gate” someone roared behind
her. Her stomach churned, she turned swiftly. The
guy had a muderous look on his face. “yes…
errm..I’m looking for…errrm..Jay-Jay lives
here?” she stuttered “Jay-Jay?” the guy asked as
if to be sure. “Yes, good afternoon” she could not
help flexing her
knees. “why you dey find am?” “I’m his friend…
sister…I need to see him” she
The guy scrutinized her with his eyes.
“You no fit see am nw, him dey busy” he said
note of finality. She felt weak, tears welled up in
her eyes. She turned
slowly to leave. ” Tiger you and who dey talk?”
She gasped, she turned sharply, she saw Jay-Jay.
“na one sister like that” the guy replied.
Their eyes met- she and Jay-Jay, he looked away;
melted- she must have hurt him much. He
something and walked in. “him say make you
enter” Tiger told her opening the
gate wide for her.
He led her to the mainly building
but stopped by the door leading inside. She
the door gently and went inside. She closed the
behind her, and looked at him, he was
standing, his hands behind him, his face was
neutral. “What do you want?” “Good evening Jay-
Jay..” she started “What do you want?” His voice
was firm. She sighed, what was she going to tell
“I’m sorry Jay-Jay…” “so?” he cut her sharply. “I’m
truly sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you” she
pleaded. She moved towards him but he backed
away. “what makes you think I’m hurt?” He asked
“I’m sorry, please” her voice was shaky. “So?” he
asked again “please forgive me” the tears rolled
down her cheeks,
she went on her knees. He looked away, he hate
to see her cry.
“Stand up” He whispered. “Not until I’m forgiven”
she said amidst tears. “It’s alright” he said
pulling her up, he had forgiven
her since, if he hadn’t forgiven her he wouldn’t let
in. “Ebezina- don’t cry” He said wiping her tears.
She searched his eyes. “Thank you” “anything for
you sister” he said patting her head. “Sit down” he
gestured to a sofa
“what do i offer you?” he asked smiling. She felt
homely now. “We have water and…you don’t take
said amidst smiles “I don’t” ” well, little sis, water
is the only thing for now” He
moved towards his fridge.
He offered her a glass which she drank, he stared
her for some seconds. “you suprise me!” he
stated, she looked at him
questioningly “you know, you came straight to my
any fear that i might kill or hurt you, I gave you
you drank without fear that I might drug you…you
seem trust me so much” He said shaking his
head “every sister trusts her brother, and no
drug his sister” she said smiling. “yea, you gat me
at that”he chuckled. “your favourite channel?” he
picked up the Tv remote.
“Fashion TV” she replied relaxing into the sofa “I
knew it” he chuckled.
WATCH OUT FOR PART 5October 17, 2015 at 8:34 pm #350460
Betty sipped some water and swirled it in her
before swallowing it., that was her fifth glass, she
was lying down on the soft rug watching
BadooTv.Com with Jay-
Jay who was sipping some wine.
Her eyes drifted to the wall clock. She suddenly
became time conscious. “Jeez!…” she quickly got
up “did anything bite you?” Jay-jay asked sipping
wine “yes…no..time” she pointed at the clock
“what’s with time?” he didn’t look up. “Its past
8pm already, and the gate to the hostel
closes by 7:30.” she said pitying herself “you can
pass the night here if you wish..”he started
she stared at him- in her wildest dreams. “If you
think you can spend the night in the harem of
cultists, then you are welcomed.” He added
smiling. “No”. She said almost in a whisper
“uhm?” “I’m leaving now” she said picking her
purse. “okay.” he picking up something that
looked like a
reciever”bring over the camry” he said into it.
“Lemme drop you off.” he told her. “I’m going to
Emeka’s place- I..i’ll spend the night
there” her voice was low. “I’ll drop you there,” he
He didn’t seem to care. He led the way out, they
into the car and drove off. The journey to
Emeka’s place took 30 minutes.
“here we are.” Jay-Jay whispered, stoping the car
right in front of Emeka’s flat. “Thank you” she
smiled “I’l call you tomorrow morning” he was
smiling too. She knocked gently on Emeka’s door,
she is really
gonna suprise him. “Hi..” she said as Emeka
opened the door. “wow..” was all Emeka could say
before pulling her
into a warm hug.
“Sit down, let me get you something to eat” he
sounded excited. She sat down; the thought of
food made her happy. “To what do I owe this
visit?” he asked placing a
plate of jollof rice before her. Visit! “I was at Jay-
Jay’s place, I wasn’t time
conscious, it got late, so I decided to come
know..spend the night here” she explained slowly.
“Because Jay-Jay couldn’t accomodate you for
night or what?” Emeka asked with a low laugh.
Betty felt insulted, she stood up gently, picking
purse and phone “I’m sorry for the trouble” she
moving towards the door. “Hey, c’mon baby, that
was not what I meant…” he
said apologetically. She wasn’t listening, she left,
he followed her, he
looked left and right but no trace of her. He
heavily, he was in deep poo! He should’nt have
those words…He felt the world crashing at his
Betty was standing by the road side, she was
breathing heavily, she was trying her best not to
D--n it! She cursed under her breathe, who does
think he was anyway! She felt her forehead, her
was aching badly. D--n the headache! d--n
Emeka! D--n the hunger she felt! D--n…
A car pulled up beside her, Jay-Jay got down,
go home little sis” he whispered taking her hands
gently, opened the door and she got in without a
He looked at her briefly before driving off. He
helped her out of the car, sat her down on a
cushion in the living room “Stop crying” He said
gently, she had been crying all the way. He
foil paper that contained suya “Eat” he whispered
but she shook her head “please Nnem” he was
pleading with her. She has
never heard that softness in his voice before, she
never knew he had the word ‘please’ in his
dictionary. She took a piece, it tasted foul, she
made an attempt
to throw up, but he held her down. “steady there!
Its not the suya, but your heart- its full
of pains” he said gently, pouring some creamy
substance into a mug. “here, drink up, it’s milk”
she drank it all,and drank another serving halfway
before keeping the mug down. He pulled her up
moved her towards his bedroom. “you need to
sleep” He whispered tucking her in bed.
He put off the lights leaving only the bedside
lamp. “If you need anything, press the bell” he
showing her a button by the bedside. “goodnight,
I’ll share the spare room with Tiger” he
explained before leaving the room. Her eyelids
were heavy, she closed them gently, this
is where she belongs-home. She was awakened
by the sound of a gun shot. She
sat up abruptly pushing the bed covers away, she
looked around; Yikes! It was morning. She
bell button on impulse.
The door squeaked and opened with Tiger’s head
“You need anything?” he asked he doesn’t have
the courtesy to greet! Mtchew.
“Where’s Jay-Jay?” she ignored his question. “him
don comot, e say make I tell you say him dey
come now now” tiger replied alittle bit politely.
“the gunshot?” her voice was low, “Rox was
loading his gun” he explained with an
amused look who ever Rox was! Mtchew!
“Thanks”she watched him
shut the door. What the heck was Jay-Jay
thinking leaving her here?
What if Tiger beheaded her? She shuddered.
Getting up gently, she moved towards the
Slowly she washed her face trying to wave
murderous face off her mind. She looked up at
mirror, her eyes were swollen. Mtchew! Maybe…
“Betty?” Jay-Jay called her she froze, “Where’s
this girl?” she quickly wiped her face and ran out.
“There you are! How was your night?” he asked
dropping a polythene bag on the table . “Good
morning” she sat down “uhm…your eyes are
swollen, you cried alot
yesterday..” he squatted beside her “wanna talk
about it?” he continued. She shook her
head. “okay” he sighed pulling the polythene bag
He brought out a flask, bread, butter and boiled
“breakfast” he told her standing up to get a mug.
Gently he served her while she ate. “You have
lectures today?” he asked, she nodded. “Eat up let
me take back to school.” he sounded like a
father, she wanted to laugh but kept a straight
Betty was walking as fast as her legs could carry
Emeka too was running after her. Why was he
following anyway, can’t he just leave her alone?
Mtchew! “Please Betty…” emeka pleaded holding
her arm. “what’s it?” she glared at him “please
I’m sorry, I swear I didn’t mean to hurt you by
those words” he sounded desperate. “hmmn, I’ve
heard, you didn’t mean those words but
you said them? I thought you were a friend” she
started walking away “But I love you” He
screamed after her. She stopped in her track, her
heart racing fast, did he
just say those words to her? A crowd of students
began to gather. “Please baby, I truly love you, I
wouldn’t hurt you”
emeka was now on his knees. “gosh! Please
stand up” she was nervous “forgive me” he
pleaded “I forgive you, please stand up, we’re
scene” her voice was shaky.
He stood up gently “thanks you.” he was
her eyes “I love you too” she said quitely, those
welling up again. They hugged each other warmly
and the crowd of
student clapped and cheered.
“ehen! See love nwantiti!” a plump girl exclaimed
before walking off, the crowd began to disperse.
“That was the most romantic display, I’ve ever
it was Chuks. “ol’boy I feel you!” Chisom
exclaimed “HI” Betty was grinning widely “Nwa
oma, I never knew Romeo and Juliet were still
alive” Chuks chuckled. Oh yes! She felt fulfilled, at
least. “This calls for a celebration” Edith said
them. Betty hugged her. “yes”chuks and chisom
chorused. “I guess sahara sweets will do” Edith
they all moved towards Emeka’s car. Betty’s
phone rang, it was a text message, she
opened it… “Hey little sis, I saw that episode, I
never knew you
were that romantic…that was lovely, right now
pop champagne with my guys. I’ll call ya later.
kia and Enjoy!
Jay-Jay” She smiled, Jay-Jay saw it too…G-gal
can go hell and
burn to ash, she doesn’t care.
Students were crowded round the notice board
to the faculty of sciences building, Betty and
were among them. Their end of semester result
just being place.
Betty got a second class upper, but a course was
ticked absent, she gasped. “how comes?” Edith
asked “don’t know…but i wrote the exam” Betty
confused. Edith thought for a while..
“Errm, come, let’s go to see the lecturer.” she
suggested. “what are you gonna do?” ” never
mind, come with me.” Edith said taking her
The lecturer was a female. Mrs Okoro.
“Good afternoon ma” they both chorused “How
may I help you?” mrs Okoro asked without
looking up. “our statement of result says Betty
Amah, was absent
during your exams” Edith started. “So?” “she
wasn’t absent, she wrote the exams.” Edith’s
voice was rising now. ” Who knows, maybe her
paper got missing” Mrs
okoro replied eyeing Betty. “That paper isn’t
missing, we need to see her
booklet” Edith snapped.
Betty gasped- Edith’s gat the liver “Listen girls,
leave my office before I get provoked.
Don’t you have manners?” Mrs Okoro was visibly
angry now. “listen madam!” Edith was smiling
“It seems you don’t know who Betty Amah is..”
moved towards the table “have you heard of Jay-
before?” she continued. Mrs Okoro glanced at
Betty, then at Edith “Yes.” she
said quitely. “Good, and hope you know what he
can do when you
tamper with his affairs? I guess you love your
Edith wore a triumphant look. Mrs Okoro looked
Edith and Betty made
to leave. “Wait please” Mrs Okoro’s voice was
shaky. “I have the scripts here” she said opening
her locker. “Oh..” Edith smiled mischievously. “She
had an ‘A’, I’m sorry” Mrs Okoro was visibly
scared. “So why did you hide it?” Edith asked “I…
I..was paid by Gloria; G-gal” edith laughed. Betty
gasped. “anyway, thats your headache, amend
soon, go to the exams senate, I want everything
cleared by nextweek” Edith ordered. “I promise”
Mrs Okoro said slowly.
Betty and Edith left the office happily. “What’s up
with this G-gal?” Betty queried, “Don’t mind her,
we’l handle her, atleast, we can use
Jay-Jay’s name” Edith chuckled. “hmmn” “cmon
cheer up girlie! Let’s talk about something
better errm…let’s talk about Emeka!” Edith wanted
make her happy.
Betty laughed at the mention of Emeka’s name,
it alwaays makes her happy.
WATCH OUT FOR PART 6October 17, 2015 at 8:38 pm #350464
Betty was sitting down on a step beside the twin
She wasn’t reading the books she seemed to
be staring at, she was thinking of Emeka and
She tried to compare and contrast, she couldn’t
who was the best,
Anyway, she sighed, its a good thing I have a
brother and a boyfriend; both in one campus.
Her phone rang sharply interrupting her thoughts
“Hello? ” “Hey, little sis, its me” Jay-Jay chuckled
from the other
end “Jay-Jay?” she wanted to be sure “yea, Nnem
how are you?” he asked. “I’m always good, I was
just thinking of you” she
replied “oh no! Baby you should be thinking of
was teasing her. She laughed. “I gat to tell ya
something” he hesitated.
“I’m wouldn’t be in town for about two weeks, I’m
gonna travel today.” he sounded serious. “Travel?
To where?” “My dad wants me to come over
urgently, details- till
i’m back” he said slowly, “No tell me now” she
wanted to hear it all. “No, you just take care, stay
out of trouble okay,
remember I have invisible eyes all over the
he chuckled. “I’ll miss you, brother” her voice was
low “I’ll miss you more, now take care” his voice
too “Jay-Jay?” the line went dead. She tried
calling and the network operator told her
the number was incorrect. She sighed! She was
d--n going to miss him.
invisible eyes? Wow! He is going to explain
when he comes back. They were both sitting
close to each other on a block-
Betty and Emeka.
Emeka’s finger’s were playing round her cornrows,
was another lovey-dovey session. He whispered
something to her and smacked his hands
playfully. “Ouch! That hurts!” Emeka said rubbing
the spot. “are that weak?” Betty sneered “Oh yea!
When it comes to issues like this, but I’m
not weak at errm, you know..” he winked at her.
“Bad boy! You love dirty talks” she pulled his
ears. “that shows I’m learning fast” They doubled
with laughter.. “Hy Betty-love” someone called
from behind them. they turned startled. A boy
was walking towards them, he has a rugged
look- with dreadlocks,tattoo’s all over e.t.c “I’ve
been searching for your all-over..” the boy
continued. “Excuse me, do I know you?” Betty
asked confused. “C’mon what’s the meaning of
that, you don’t
recognise me anymore? It’s me Kay- your baby”
boy replied, trying to take her hands. “I don’t
know you!” Betty snapped, standing up. Emeka
stood up too “Who is he?” “I don’t know him, I’ve
not seen this face before!”
Betty replied looking more confused now. “You
heard she doesn’t know you, can you leave
now!” Emeka told the boy. “Betty-love, is it cos I
didn’t come over last night or
what?, okay,I’m sorry, you know I love you” the
said trying to hug Betty, but she pushed him
“Leave me!” she shrieked “Kay! Or whatever you
are, leave this place now! I
won’t have you harrassing her right in front of
Emeka’s voice was rising. ” see this one o, wetin
consign you? How many tines
have you tasted her p---y?” the boy retorted.
“You’d better tell him to leave me o, else I would
our secrets o” he told Betty Emeka gaped at Betty
who looked horrified.
“I don’t know you, we don’t have any secrets”
“Ehn, okay, where did she tell you she spent the
night yesterday? Library right?” The boy asked
Betty gasped, she truly was at the library
last night with Edith, they were solving some
assignments. “She was at my place:” the boy told
Emeka. “Its a lie!” Betty yelled. Emeka made to
” You aint gonna believe him are you?” Betty
whimpered “see you! How boy’s have slept with
you in this
campus, ehn?” the boy added Emeka couldn’t wait
anylonger, he walked away.
“Hey..cool..okay, have a nice day, I just did my
The boy told her before walking away.
Betty could feel her spinning, her vision becoming
blurred, she sat down, picked her phone “Hello!”
“Edith where ever you are, come now, I’m dying.”
managed to say before letting out a heart rending
sob. Edith looked at her friend Betty, pitying her.
been in a bad mood for todays now- since that
episode with Emeka. “girlie, its high time you’d
stop doing this to your self,
you’ve not been eating o” Edith knelt beside her
Betty didn’t open her eyes “Try to call him
again…” she added gently ” Can’t you gerrit into
your head, that he switched off
his phone” Betty snapped, her eyes still shut.
“Now girlie, Keep your cool, huh?” Edith told her
“And do you know whats hurting me more?” Betty
up. “no..” “I saw him with G-gal this afternoon, at
Kitchen” tears welled up her eyes “serious?”
edith’s eyes almost popped out. “I think…” betty
got down from bed.
“I think, he is doing that to hurt me, and I’m truly
hurt!” she moved towards the mirror hanging on
wall. “G-gal of all people! Sometimes I wonder…
if…” her voice trailed off, she sniffed and wiped
tears. “Hmmmn, but, I think G-gal is the one
on him, I don’t think…Emeka would do such” Edith
told her wiping her tears. Betty smiled a faint
smile, she knew that too, but she
think she is losing. “When is Jay-Jay coming
back?” “In the next four days.” she replied. “I’l
arrange something, atleast before he comes back,
we’l handle G-gal in our own way” Edith said
“How?” Betty couldn’t help laughing. “wait and
see! G-gal will have to pay.” Betty stared at Edith
suprised, what can she do, but
Edith was wearing this determined face,.
Emeka nimbled at his meatpie, he was thinking of
Betty, are his actions right? He should have
to her. And this G-gal following him about, what
she want? Mtchew
He noticed some thing unusual about the
he was in, on each table he saw a boy, each
wearing a black jacket, they weren’t looking at
him, so there’s
nothing to fear. “Hi” He groaned, it was G-gal
again, she sat down facing
him, wearing that seductive smile.
his attention, he saw Edith talking to someone on
phone, she waved at him and hurried out of the
restaurant. “Having lunch?” G-gal asked does this
look like lunch? He wanted to tell her
“Errm…not really” he replied drinking from a can
maltina. “Hmm, you look nice” she quipped
“Thanks, you see G-gal, you need to leave now,
expecting my Girlfriend” he wanted her to leave
He looked up it was Betty. “Hope I’m not
disturbing anything?” she asked
mockingly. “I…errm” He felt nervous. “Emeka, this
is a very bad thing to do, G-gal of all
people!” Betty said quitely. “Are you Jealous?” G-
gal retorted. Her hands were too swift, she
grabbed the can of
maltina Emeka was drinking from, splashed some
G-gal’s face and emptied the remnants on her
dress. G-gal stood up astonished!
“You! How dare you!” she made to slap her.
Betty held her hand to stop her. “Hey steady
there. You don’t want the drama to start
now huh?” Betty chuckled, “Why don’t take a look
around you?” Edith said from
behind them. G-gal’s eyes moved round-
about five out of Jay-Jay’s boys were present.
Tiger waved his dagger as if to say hi, Rox was
cleaning his gun with a tissue, three other boy’s
adjusted their belts in a bid to show them the
and knives they were carrying. G-gal gasped,
Emeka too was like What the Bleep!
Even Betty was suprised, wow, Edith knew Jay-
boys? How comes she got them here. She felt
secured. “So you see…” Betty continued
“You shouldn’t try that okay, I’m not the Betty
used to know, I’m now Jay-Jay’s sister.” she
chuckled. “And I am warning you, stop stalking
me! Stay off my
affairs! Stop lingering in my paths” Betty told her
turning to leave. “Hey! Didn’t you forget
something?” Edith was
laughing. “Oh yes!” Betty looked at her hands, and
hand landed on G-gal’s face, her other hand
swiftly. “And that’s just the foretaste of what she
would do to
you, next time you cross her paths” Edith told G-
giving her a knock. She made some signs, and
waitress brought three cans of maltina.
“Let’s party..” Edith whispered as she and Betty
emptied the contents on G-gal’s head. “It’s
enough. Let’s go.” Betty said dropping the can.
They both left the restaurant with Tiger and the
following suit. Emeka swallowed hard, he stared
at the ‘maltina-
drenched’ G-gal, she was crying now.
He felt like
bursting into fits of laughter, he was impressed,
was fighting for him, she truly loved him.
He left the
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Betty and her friend Edith rushed into their room
gleefully. “Girlie, you are too much.” edith said
friend. “You show her say you no be Igbo girl wey
and train in yoruba land for nothing” Edith was
“Have you ever seen me dance before?” she asked
Edith. “Omo, you sabi dance? Edith was laughing
too. “Hey! Play this song…errm, is it gaga crazy?
the guy was saying ‘sugar cane no be
gerrit?” Betty was removing her jacket. “We are
really going crazy!” Edith replied searching
for the song in her phone. They both started
dancing, celebrating victory.
“Who is it again!” she hissed “Who is it?” “Who
else? Emeka now! ” Betty threw the phone and
it fell on the bed. “Hello?” Edith picked the call
“Hello? Baby…” “She’s not the one, she can’t talk
to you now! Call her
later” Edith snapped ending the call. “Go and learn
how to beg properly” she hissed.
Betty was still dancing and humming “who is in
garden, a little fine, can I come and see her? No
no” Edith laughed smacking her buttocks. “Don’t
reduce the size o” Betty warned her playfully,
before slumping into bed.
Jay-Jay was kneeling down before his father
Robert Ezigbo. The whole place was tensed.
“jacobs! What has come over you? You- a cultist?
Unbelievable!” Robert yelled at his son. “what
happened to the godly upbringing I gave you?
You know how much reputation I have in this
society?” Reputation my foot! I like what I’m
doing, leave me
alone- Jay-Jay wanted to snap. “I’m sorry dad.”
he said in a low voice “shut up! Now listen, no
more schooling for you!
You’re going to work in my company at
made arrangements, you’re leaving next
yelled before walking into his room.
Jay-Jay gasped, the first thought he had was
he can’t leave her, not while G-gal is still alive.
Exams was fast approaching, all the serious
are getting excited, while the dull ones are getting
nervous. Betty was sitting with Emeka (they’ve
Edith in the Library, they were studying with keen
She soon got bored;
“I’m tired” she sighed. “me too” Edith whispered
while Emeka grunted. “and famished too” Edith
added. “Lets go to the coke village, we can come
later” Betty suggested. “You guys go, I wanna
finish solving this physics.”
Emeka told them. They both left hurriedly
because the Libarian was
looking at them. Betty sipped her juice.
“Girlie, I’ve been watching you for some time now,
you seem withdrawn, always looking distant, wats
friend, or is it the exams?” Edith asked biting at
chicken. “hmm” betty smiled “come Betty! I asked
a question and you just smiled?”
Edith queried “I’m fine” Betty’s voice was low. “I
know that, but you aint fine in there” Edith
towards her heart “Its just that..I…its Jay-Jay”
betty told her. “Whats with Jay-Jay ?” “He said
he’s gonna be away for just two weeks, but
its almost a month now, no trace of him, no calls,
texts…and worst of all Exams is just two weeks
Betty explained looking down at her food “don’t
worry, he’s gonna be fine, He would be back
soon, okay, Jay-Jay can take care of himself”
was trying to cheer her up. “Okay” Betty sighed.
“Cheer up jor, eat up fast, Emeka is waiting!” Edith
told her with a smile.
Betty managed a low laugh.
Jay-Jay was pacing to and fro in his room. He
deep in thoughts. He has locked himself up in his
room since last night, not even his father’s
knockings made him open the door.
Rubbish! He drew a sharp breathe, what was his
father thinking anyway? Zimbabwe of all
His fingers ran through his hair roughly. For
regretted being a Robert’s family member. He
wondered what could be going on with Betty,
Tiger called this morning to say she is alright, but
He is not satisfied The person who told his father
he is a cultist will
surely pay for this! For the first time he wished
he had a mother. He had
never known her, neither did his dad tell him
her. He resigned never to ask about her, cos he
thought she’d be dead. A sharp knock interrupted
his thoughts… What the heck is this man looking
for again! He
groaned. He moved away from the door
determined not to
open it. His dad should just leave him alone!
“Jacob please open the door” Robert pleaded. Jay-
Jay inserted his fingers into ears. “Biko, open the
door.” Robert pleaded again. “What is it?” Jay-Jay
glared at his father, opening the
door slightly. “Can I come in?” “Why?” “We need to
talk.” Mr Robert looked sober.
Jay-Jay opened the door wider letting his father
in. “Sit down” Robert said quitely sitting on an
arm chair. Jay-Jay didn’t sit down, he rested his
back on the wall
instead, folding arms across his chest. “I said
sit…” “I don’t wanna sit!” he cut his father short.
“If you don’t sit,then we won’t talk” Robert sighed
“That means you aint ready to talk” “Jacob do you
realize you’re talking to your father?”
Robert’s voice was rising. “yes I do.” “Jacobs
what has come over you?” Robert yelled. “Nothing
at all!” Robert gasped. He shook his head gently
muttered under his breathe. “What?” Jay-Jay
couldn’t help asking. “Your mother, you sound
just like her, stubborn and
unruly” Robert said gently. Jay-Jay was shocked,
his mother?! “Jacob, you are just like your mum!
She ran away
when you were just one year old, I haven’t seen
came back to Nigeria cos of her, but can’t find
He said painfully. “Jacob, you are my only son…”
“I want the best for you. Ever since your mum left
I’ve set my hope on you, my life is strapped on
you…” his voice became shaky. Jay-Jay melted
within, he sighed. “Jacob please, don’t let me
down.” Jay-Jay squatted beside his father.
“Dad I love you, you know that, I won’t hurt you…”
“You already did, you joined a cult!” “Okay dad,
let’s strike a deal, you’l let me go back to
school and I’ll shun cultism.” He said placing an
round his father. “I want your happiness, you’re
going back to school
tomorrow, please amend your ways” Roberts said
quitely. “Love you dad” Jay-Jay hugged his father.
“Love you son” Robert hugged him tightly. “So
dad, tomorrow right?” he sounded excited.
“Yea, promise me you’ll look for your mother”
smiled faintly. “Yea” Jay-Jay cared less. “Come let
me show you her picture…” Robert stood
Jay-Jay followed him, Oh yes! Tomorrow he’l be
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