May 10, 2018 at 8:57 am #1214347kingsabintoParticipant
Continue with your good character and the sky will not only be your limit but your starting pointMay 11, 2018 at 2:57 am #1214556Etz Sky PrinceParticipant
My goods for the day got finished at isiama river Bank,many people were present there playing and making out in pairs.I stood at the river bank with my empty container in my head staring at the big wide river. The teaching of the history teacher was still playing in my head in repeat,i was thinking Hard on the possibility of the teaching been true,trying to scrutinise how the marmaids will be fairing in the water,how they looks like.i stood there for up to half an hour then I decided to go home using the rag which was provided for me by mama ikenna to cover my head from the radiating hotness of the crunching Sun.
I head home that day after delivering the container and the money to mama ikenna and she gave me my ten percent which is four hundred naira and I thank her for her immeasurably kindness. It could probably be past 5 pm when I got home cos the sun was getting diminish from the west orison.i got home and discovered that my mum was not yet back so I quickly hide the money under my pillow and I set out to the field close to our house to exercise my legs with football.
I got there and I saw some teens playing football and they started hailing my name when they notice my presence.
“wisdom the brain box “.
Ekenne my only friend in the Street that we usually play and read together hail my name. Ekenne is a student of my Alma mater my class mate and loyal friend he is always hot tempered and don’t take any nonsense from any body in respective of who the person is.he is a very strong boy and he can fight for everything and anything.
“Ekenne how far na”i greeted In the local street Language.
“brain box I dey o”he replied and we shaked hands together.
“so you finally don Land in that school “.he elucidated using the popular street slangs and I smile.
“how the School na”he asked not giving me a chance to reciprocate is first dialogue.
“school is fine o, infact over fine dey worry the school self “I retorted with a bright smile using English and the street Language at the same time.
“I dey see am for your body, see as you fresh like witch”.
Look at this idiot,how wish he knows that his friends Trek bare footed and was embarrassed solely today he won’t be here saying this trash. “I know say those fine rich girls go Don dey die for you already no f--k up for that school Like you did in our school o”he said and I nodded my head like I agree with him.i know Ekenne if I don’t stop him he can discuss about girls till the next day so I quickly interrupted the conversation.
“I wan Play football “I said and he became happy then he took me to his other team mate that were waiting for him when he was discussing with me.
“guys,this guys wan join our team we no first complete before ” he said and the team member with the opposite team agreed.
“what is the score?”.
“them dey win us two to nothing “.he reply and we quickly set in the Middle of the field. Ekenne pass the ball with another boy and we were set to go up passing it within our self in the Middle, he passed the ball to me and I dived at it running to the opposite goal post with all my speed.i dribble The opposite team midfielder, running skeptically when I saw the defender running toward me in a bid to attack me and I quickly switch and pass the ball to one of my Team member Who wanted to pass it to Ekenne but unfortunately one of the opposite member stop The ball on the way.ekenna ran and attack the boy collecting the ball from him when he was about to shot the Ball down,and he quietly passed it to me .i wanted to shoot The Ball at the goal keeper then I sense he is fully position so I passed it back to Ekenne then I ran to the left goal post and Ekenne quickly kicked The ball toward me and I gave it a head Bolt To the goal post.the coerce shouting of a goal Echo the field as my Team mate ran and raised me up shouting in joy.
The opposite team passed The ball and the game started again.few minute’s later we succeeded in leading them five goals to two all scored by me. I notice the opposite Team were targeting me so I started playing with caution.unfortu
nately for me a boy from the opposite team clear my two legs from the ground purposely when I wanted to score the sixth goal and I fell down on the Sandy ground.ekenne rushed toward me and assist me to stand up.
“you dey craze,why you clear am for ground “.he asked the boy who was not even remorseful of what he did.
“but he no injure na”.the boy retorted.
Yeah I did not injure but I feel he should have remorse and apologize to me.
“so your plan na to injure him ba?” Ekenne asked the boy moving toward him.the next scene that follow shock the living daylight out of me Ekenne give the Boy a head Bolt on his nose and he scream in pain with Blood hozzing down from his nose.the opposite team where in a bid to attack Ekenne but my team mate also rushed to the scene and a serious Fight started.exchange of blows were been heard and seen as they fight solely,rolling on the Sandy soil and I quickly pick my slipper which were at the extreme of the field and I started going home.
>>>To be continue…….May 11, 2018 at 3:21 am #1214573Etz Sky PrinceParticipant
I have plead with val to be helping me out with the update here and he promised to start tomorrow but there will be no mentioned of people when an episode drop again so always follow up on this thread
cos he will always post everyday.
@mikeladebayoMay 12, 2018 at 3:18 am #1214631SoftieParticipant
you can wait nd fight them too? better allow ikenne to teach u some skills so that ur mates wont be riding u againMay 12, 2018 at 3:20 am #1214632SoftieParticipant
i think it’s better that way, that will even ease uMay 12, 2018 at 6:58 am #1214673Henry SanctusParticipant
OK ride onMay 12, 2018 at 7:56 am #1214684ValentineKeymaster
I got home That day and I met my mum seating outside the house cutting vegetables
“Good evening mum “I greeted which trigger her attention to me and she smiled follow by a frown.
“what happen to your cloth”she asked without replying my question.
“I went to play football “I answered facing my gaze on the ground cos I am already scared of the frown on her face.
“how is school today? “she asked diverting The question and I followed up chilly.
“school is fine mum,it was fun all through”
I lied to her cos I don’t want her to be worried,her Smile mean alot to me.
“lemme help you mum “I said moving toward her in the a bid to collect her knife and help her out.
“no, my son go and take your bath and read your books, I will call you when the food is ready”she retorted rebuking me.
“no but, go and do what I said,you are in that school because of your intelligent and not my sweat “she interrupted my speech and I smiled.
“thank you mum”i retorted then I went inside the house to do as she commanded.
Later that evening when I have eaten my dinner, I went to the parlour and met my mum breaking melon seeds and I quickly sit-down and I join her.
“mum, is it true that mermaids exist inside isiama river? “I asked and she raised her head surprised with my question.
“who told you that ?”.
“they taught us African mystery in school but I don’t believe the teacher”.
“my son, the teacher is right,there are marmaids inside the river “.
“are they all wicked?”I asked again.
“no my son they are not wicked,a man called obinwa desecrated the water which trigger The anger of the marmaids and they started punishing the whole village,though they were later appease but they made a decree never to allow any of their own to come to the village ever again and so it has been ever since then”she explained while I listen with rapt attention and my curiosity got satisfied.
“my teacher said they became so wicked that was Why the elders made a decree that no mermaids should ever visit the village again “I explained and she smiled.
“can mere human stop supernatural?,if the mermaids choose to come and wage war on humans no one can stop them, they have powers beyond human”she explained and I smiled ,though I am still curious to know what happen at the principal office. I wanted to tell her about Isabella but I thought over it,i don’t want her to be worried because her son his seating along side a heartless girl.
“mom”i called slowly.
“yes son “.
“if a mermaid Grant us wealth will you accept it?”I asked and she smiled and she focus her attention solely on the melon she was breaking without replying my question and I let it be like that. I don’t know what trigger me to ask that question it just enter my mouth and I voice it was out.
I woke up the next day to meet the sun shining bright Already and my mum is still on her bed.
“oh God am finished today”
I exclaimed.we actually slept very late yesterday,breaking melon in almost half of the night. I quickly tiptoed out in other not to wake her up,and I quickly rushed through my morning chores then I took my bath. I wore my uniform,park my Books in my hands and Was set to tiptoed out and when she woke up.
She shouted and I became scared Directing my gaze on the floor.
“why didn’t you wake me up? “she asked.
“am sorry mom, I just feel you deserve to rest “I replied.
“what are you going to eat now?”
“don’t worry mum, Just take care of yourself I will be fine beside am already late “I said and she smiled. I gave her the money I made on the sale yesterday like I have always done but she rejected it.
“my son, you are in school now and you need to save money for somethings”
“no Mum, I don’t need anything all I ever wanted is a smile on your face “I said and she smiled then she gave me Two hundred naira from the money and she kept the rest.
“bye mum ”
I said and she smile again.
“go in peace my eyes ” she said and I zoom off,going to school bare footed again.
I was standing on the road side,waiting for a cab that will take me to school cos I knew I am d--n late and treking is not an option today.
“wisdom The brain box ”
I heard from my back,i make a u turn with my head and I saw Ekenne coming toward me with a bandaged head and he was wearing house Wears.
“Ekenne,what happen to your head? “I asked forgotten about the Fight the day before
“see jamb question o,No be that fight yesterday”.he retorted then I remembered.
“why you dey go school without shoes”he asked staring at my legs.
“na long story joor, una no suppose fight them na”i elucidated changing the topic That he diverted to.
“is that why you ran?, they are all in the hospital now o we beat nonsense commot from their body”he boosted.i knew Ekenne will make me late more if I don’t act fast, so I quickly try to cut the conversation,who cares if they Fight, or if they are in the hospital?,I did not send them to Fight so it is their cross. Fortunately for me a cab was passing by at that moment so I quickly stop it.
“see you when am back from school ”
I motioned To Ekenne then I hop into the car.
Cabs are not allow to enter the school vecinity so the cab man dropped me off school and I paid him one hundred and fifty naira from the money my mom gave to me,then I continue my journey with legs, bare footed to be precise.
The gateman open the get for me without complain and I enter the school to meet a scene that Swift me off my feet and makes me shivering with hot sweat steaming on my body,my penal Andreana became so vibrant pleading to be released,with just a stone thrown from me is… ………
>>>to be continue…….May 12, 2018 at 10:26 am #1214718Ireoluwa EmmanuelParticipant
wisdom, if mermaid grant u wealth, will u accept it?