December 3, 2016 at 10:41 am #908372
Story by Michael Luxguy Augustine
My name is DANIEL WINNERS,am 18years old,my mother told me am an indign of Delta state.yes my mother told me because i dont know who my father is and my mum had refused discusing anything concerning him with me.well i had no reason or what so ever to bother my head over it because my step father Mr Clinton Winners had been a loving and caring father all the way.he provided me with anything i want and everything a child should have to make him live a commfortable live,although that really doesnt stop my urge of wanting to know my real father.
Today we are travelling to Edo my steps father’s home town.for the last 16 years that mama got married to my step father she had been disturbing him for him to take her to his home town so she would get to meet his people by my step father had always posted her till today that he can no longer give excuses.he is a wealthy man but i am still wondering why he had insisted in us travelling with public transport instead of in his car.mama could not argue with him so he would not find any excuse not to travel again so she had accepted.mama already had two boys and a girl for him and she wouldn’t want a situation whereby their father would die without his children knowing where their father came from.the boys looks very much like their father and the girl looks just like mama.we started our silent journey from lagos to Edo state so we could all know his home town.i was the only one looking different in the family because i dont look like mama.mama had told me i looked like my grandfather(my dad’s father) whom is now late but still i dont feel different from them because i got anything my step siblings get.
Like play like play who arrivalled Edo state where we took a taxi to my step father’s home town,we got to a junction and my step father asked the taxi driver to stop.the gentle looking taxi driver pulled over
Step Father: (directing the taxi driver)you see that green house close to that pole?
Taxi Driver:yes sir
Step Father:that’s where you would drop them ok?
Taxi Driver: okay sir
Mama:are you not getting there with us?
Step Father:no no no let me greet my best friend over there(pointing)i would join you people later
Mama:get home first na
Step Father: (opening the car)i said am coming(goes down i shut the car)
Mama:men eh(sighn)driver abeg go…the driver got to the place and stopped,we all come down,i was quick enough to notice a cemmented grave by the side of the house,people were seated outside,i could tell the father of my step father was the one on white singlet and wrapper wrapped round his waist,two other elderly men where seated with him.they all turned with their eyes fixed on us
Mama: (referring to me)help the driver bring out the load
Me: ok ma…oh had i known today was the end,had mama known what awaits her she wouldnt had bothered her head knowing where her husband was from.
I had the man i suspected to be my step father’s dad say to the other elders “those two boys looks like clinton” i could tell he is educated but what the other elder replied him back was what i didnt hear because he was almost murmuring the words out.we went closer to them and mama smily greeted
Mama:my fathers good afternoon…we greeted too
Elders:good afternoon beautiful lady.hw are you children?…the one i suspect to be my step dad’s father asked “my daughter who are you looking for?”
Mama:the family of Sir Winners sir…the man answered “this is the compound of Sir Winners and am sir winners,may i help you?”
Mama:ah sir am Clinton’s wife sir…i saw the eyes of the elders rotate,looking at each other before one of the elder’s asked
1st Elder: (almost whispering)my daughter which of the clinton
Mama: (ignorant of the obvious message that something is wrong) Clinton Winners sir
Sir Winners: (called out)mama clinton (a woman answered from the backyard)come come come and hear(a midle age woman of about 60 years of age came out)you said you are clinton’s wife?
Mama Clinton:eh? Which clinton or have you come to mock me?(looks at the children)ewo ewoo this two boys looks like clinton
Mama:mama why would i mock you,am Clinton Winners’s wife and this three(pointing the children) are his children,i know it been long he came home but he came with us because i insisted in knowing his home town
2nd Elder:so where is he now?
Mama:he stopped at the junction to go see his best friend befriend before coming home…mama clinton fell on the ground and began to shout,this act surprised me and mama,even my step siblings
Mama:mama what is it(scared somehow)did i say anything wrong?
Sir Winners:my daughter (shakes his head)you see that grave over there was where we burried the person you are claiming his your husband 17 years ago…mama passed out why i stood confused within me,this people probably dont know what they are talking about
.December 3, 2016 at 10:45 am #908379
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Story by Michael Luxguy Augustine
In no time people had covered d compound(that’s y i hate village things)d noise in d small compound was alarming,everyone wanted to knw what was wrong,infact those that were told what went wrong on time goes out to call more people(women,they like gossip).
My mother was revived bt she wasnt that concious as Sir Winners continued to explain what & how his son died
Sir Winners:clinton had an accident 17 years ago,this incured him a mark on his forehead where his head was opened due to d accident,he couldnt survive it.his death was a painful one because he was my only child.he died a death he did not agree with his creator,he died before his time…yes my step father has a mark on his forehead as if it was sticted,hmmm this is making sense now but i wish he wld just come out now & tell them something like “who died? I never died” but no he never did.so that was d last time i saw my precious step father? No it not possible,i know i wld see him when i get to lagos again.i felt tears drop from my eyes.mama clinton ws still shouting as if clinton just died,she was by his grave now hitting it as if she wants to hit out clinton(my step father),women were gathered holding her and consoling her while some elders were gathered at one side discussing on hw to go to lagos to confirm everything(world people eh,they always want to see with their eyes).
The next day myself,two youths & two elders(sir winners & one other elder) sat off to my step father’s house in lagos.my mother couldnt follow us because she had not regained her conciousness fully.
Like play like play we arrivelled lagos & entered a bike to my step father’s house.it was rented & it a big house,a one story building but its wide,two houses down & two up,each contains 4 bed room flats & a big parlour,we & one other tenant occupied d down flates while d landlady & one other tenant occupied d up building.we got to d house,i opened the gate because it only insiders who can open d gate,visitors cant no matter hw they try unless we teach them or they have similar gate at home & behold my step father’s car wasnt in d compound where he had parked it before we travelled d previous day,i was so surprised but thank God d landlady ws outside,she ws fixing something in her car(the landlord is late)
Me:good evening ma
Landlady: Dan,how are u(she noticed the elder when she raised her head)afternoon o elders
Elders: (both smiling,trying to hide that things weren’t all right)our daughter,how are u(the youths greeted too)
Elders: our children nkor
Landlady:they are all fine sir.Dan any problem?
Me:no,pls is my father around?(here in lag everyone thinks he is my real father & as u can see am even answering his name Winners)
Landlady:ur father! he was here helping me out few minutes ago but drove out about 5minutes ago to his office
Sir Winners:u mean clinton just left here?
Landlady:yes he just drove out,any problem
Elder:no problem,this(pointing at sir winners)is his father
Landlady: ok,he just left that he wants to get something at his work place
Sir Winner: ok thank you.daniel do u know his office?
Me:yes sir i do
Elder:take us there…at lest i was happy that they would be proven wrong by seeing my step father alive and healthy but am still surprised how come he ran back here living us in Edo state,maybe his people offended him.well cant wait for all this whole drama to end and i proven right.i took them to my step father’s place of work and as God may have it we met his manager outside,about to open his car probably to drive out,i knew him very well and he knows me too because my step father is his assitant manager and had brought me to the office on many occasions.he was surprise to see me,we greeted and all that
Me:sir please is my dad at work
Manager:ah ah,your father just drove off a minute before you approached me
Sir Winners: please my dear,he is my son,please what did he come to do at the office
Manager: (shakes his head)hmmm,mr clinton winners was a good and hardworking man(this man should go straight to the point na) and am surprised he came to tender his resignation letter without due reasons
All: (except me)he resigned?
Manager:yes resigned,does he have any problem at home?
Sir Winners:no not at all,daniel take us back home we would wait for him at home
Me: ok sir…we thanked the manager and left but wait what is really going on,is my step father playing tricks on us! he better stop because his tricks are becoming expensive than expected.we got home,entered the compound and met the landlady again
Landlady:eeenn you people are lucky,he just came back and i informed him
Elder: oh thank u my daughter but where is his car?
Landlady:i dont know,he came back without it and i didnt bother asking him
Sir winners: ok thank u my daughter.dan take us inside…lo & behold inside d house was empty.
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