June 23, 2020 at 10:20 am #1393351Ayotunde AyodaboParticipant
Let the journey starts, Shade should really be very careful about the vice principal….June 23, 2020 at 11:56 am #1393354LAMPParticipant
Life offer different things to different people at either the same time or different occasionJune 23, 2020 at 1:33 pm #1393369ValentineModerator
TECHNICAL VIRGIN Episode 3
“It’s okay, I understand” brother Kehinde responded almost immediately and there was silence at the other end.
“Have you closed from school?” He asked, “I came around your school to work on my car and I thought I should give my church sister a lift so she won’t have to fight with the conductor” he said teasingly, laughing over the phone and Sade gave a faint smile.
“Thank you my brother, i just closed from school but I won’t be going home immediately” she replied carefully . “I want to go to the mountain from here. Maybe some other time sir” she said.
“Which of the mountains, if you’re going to the Aladura mountain, you can join me because that’s the direction to my house” he explained and Sade gave a surprise exclamation.
“Ah! Ah! You know the Aladura mountain?” She asked with her mouth widely open.
“Yes I do, who doesn’t know Aladura mountain? That’s where I spend my weekend with the Lord.” He replied and it impressed her. She like working with like minded people, people who are lost in their quest for more of God. She had wanted to turn down his offer even though it was the said mountain she was going, but for the fact that his Christian life impressed her she would accept his offer for a lift.
“Alright, am walking towards the school exit gate. Where in particular are you?” She asked, and hastened her steps.
” I’m outside the school gate, you will see me once you come out of the gate ” he replied and just then, Sade came out and sighted him standing in front of a Toyota Corolla car waving and smiling at her. She returned the smile and walked up to meet him. They exchanged greetings and he opened the front car door for her to enter before went the other way to enter the driver’s seat.
“You won’t believe I’ve been at the mechanics’ works shop since that morning you saw me. They assured me that my car would be ready this morning only for me to arrive there and found out that it has not even been touched” he said shaking his head sadly.
“I had to stay back and watch them work on it. Since morning,it now that they just finished working it after several discouraging attitudes they have been displaying since morning.” He narrated with with a tensed up face.
“It’s a pity sir. These handwork people are like that everywhere, their tomorrow means next week. Thank God they finished it up today.” She said looking at the roadside hawkers through the glass window as he drove the car at a moderate speed limit and brother Kehinde took that opportunity to have a good look at her and he smiled satisfactorily before looking away.
“What if you come and worship in my parish this Sunday?” He asked, concentrating on the highway.
“Me ke, no oo” Sade replied disagreeably,
“Am very committed in my parish so much that if I miss church service in a year, everybody will notice it” she said laughing.
“My pastor won’t even permit me to miss a Sunday service for any reason…” She continued,
“Hmmm.. Are you the Pastor’s wife?” He queried trying to feign seriousness and she bursted into laughter.
” No, am not. I’m just a committed worker” she explained and he twisted his mouth in such a funny way that got the both of them laughing.
“You should worship with us rather, I promise you, you will enjoy our parish Sunday service. You may even decide to divert to ours” she tried to convince him.
“Well, because of you, I will give it a thought and possibly a try. But on one condition o” he said whining his eyes playfully.
“And what’s the condition?” She asked and observed that brother Kehinde was not driving through the route she was familiar with.
“Wait, this is not the road na. You have to go straight a bit and then turn to the right hand side” she quickly spoke up demonstrating with her hands as she him direction.
“There are many short cuts to the Aladura mountain but this is the shortest and it’s a bit motorable. That place you are directing me to is the longest route.” He explained and drove on.
“Back to our previous business” he said smiling like a spoilt child.
“Are you ready to meet my conditions?” He asked looking at her as she looked through the window fearfully, trying to observe the thick forests on the both sides of the road.
“What’s the condition?” She asked absent mindedly without looking at him and there was silence…
Hmmm… Is Sade safe with brother Kehinde?
To be continued
Episode 4 (unedited)
“Brother where are you taking me to?” Sade out bursted opening her two eyes wide and looking behind several times in fear.
“Hahaha… Ah! Sister mi, are you scared?” Kehinde asked laughing hard in such away that displeased her,so she frowned her face but her heartbeat increased rapidly as she began to imagine the worst. Soon some Bible passages started dropping on her mind and she began to combine the quotations with prayers silently in her mind.
” Fear fear baby! We are almost there” he said pointing to an old sign post which read,
“This way leads to Aladura mountain” the sign post with a rusted black arrow symbol pointing to the left read and in no time, the car pulled over to the backside of the mountain which was almost a place land and she recognized the place.
“Ah! Boda Kehinde, you raised my blood pressure. I thought you were going to use me for rituals” she said, breathing down with her two hands on her chest.
“Kini? How can you even think of that?” He bursted into laughter.
“I’m a Christian not a ritualist” he said calmly and off the car ignition.
“So, what are you saying about my condition ?” He asked looking at her as she turned her wristwatch over to check the time.
“Am still waiting for you to name it” she said and began to put herself together to climb down the car.
“On the condition that you hang out with me after the service so I can more about you and your Christian faith” he said and waited for her response.
“Well, I can’t promise you that yet because I already have an appointment with my fiancé. We shall be visiting his elder sister in the hospital that Sunday” she said without looking at him. He shook uncomfortably on hearing the word fiancé but he adjusted himself and feigned a smile.
“Wow! Good to hear that my church sister is already engaged. But you can at least squeeze out little time out for her church brother too. I don’t think am asking for too much.” He said and twisted his neck pleadingly.
“Okay, let’s see how it goes first. If we comes back in time, I will call you but if not; we schedule for another day. Let me go and pray before it gets dark. I need to leave this place before 6pm today.” She said and began to open the car door.
” Can I come pick you by six?” He asked and saw her restlessness then continued,
“You know this mountain is almost my second house. You may find it difficult getting a bus that will convey you home because today is Friday” he explained but she didn’t respond so he released her to go for her prayers.
After 3hours of Marathon prayers, Sade noticed that it was getting dark, so she checked her time and found out it was already past 6pm. She quickly said the grace, packed up her bible and jotter and walked down, following the major road she was familiar with. She had to carefully climb down the rough mountain which was covered by bushes and large stones. By the time she arrived the valley, she was panting for air and sweating profusely. She trekked a long distance and arrived the major road where she would board a bus but just as Kehinde said earlier, there was no bus. The few buses that passed bye were filled with passengers and the private cars were not ready to stop as each of them ran on high speed with their glasses whined up.
Her phone began to ring but she couldn’t pick up because she was worried as it was already very dark. It was her fiancé Kolade and her roommate that were calling and the phone kept ringing repeatedly.
“Hello” she answered Kolade’s call.
“My dear, where are you?” Kolade queried worriedly over the phone.
“I told you this morning that I will be going to the mountain after work” she said and he affirmed it.
“I’m waiting for a bus that will convey me to the town and have been standing here for over 1hour but there’s no available bus…” She explained and he interrupted her.
“Bur…but why did you have to stay there till late in the night na? I told you to wait till tomorrow so that we can go together but you insisted. Look now, you are in the middle of no where without any possible means of coming back…” He began to complain bitterly and it got her upset,
“Please, please am not ready for your nagging right now. Don’t bother about me, I will find my way to my house with or without a bus..” She fired at him angrily and ended the call when she saw two boys from nowhere approaching her.
” Haunty , you dey wait for bus? ” one of them asked with a deep Yoruba tongue while the other one walked behind her and stood adjacent to her without saying a word. Fear gripped her heart, the thought of brother Kehinde flashed her mind and she began to regret for not allowing him to come back and pick her up. Her phone rang again and it was Kehinde, she looked at the two boys fearfully before picking the call.
“Hello, brother Kehinde” she said in a whisper and he suspected that she was in trouble.
“Where are you right now” he asked standing up to dress up.
” Am at the major express road that leads…” The call ended while she was still talking as one of the boys covered her mouth and snatched the phone from her while the other one forced her hand bag and threw her to the ground…
To be continued
Episode 5 (Unedited)
They threw her to the ground as she tried struggling with them over her phone and handbag. She let go of them when one of them started suggesting that they should rape her so that she will learn her lesson never to stay out late in the night as a girl.
“Abi o” the second guy concurred and tore the her gown from the breast part while she fought hard to cover her body from further harassment. The other boy held her hands behind and soon they over powered. She raised alarm as the other boy unzipped his trouser, and made to go down on her, a car light flashed towards their direction but the perpetrators didn’t bulge as they assumed it was a car passing bye. She intensified her voice and the boy struggled to cover her mouth and also tried to make out with her but the car began to come closer to them with its light fully flashed at them. When they realized that the car was actually hunting them, they fled with her phone and handbag leaving her almost naked on the muddy ground.
“Sister Sade!” Kehinde screamed and jumped out of his car to meet Sade who was crying and also covering her nakedness with the remains of her torn gown.
“Are you alright? Did they hurt you?.. ” he asked so many questions at a time and tried to observe Sade who was almost naked and dirty. He looked around again to know if those rascals were still around before holding her up.
“Here’s my shirt” he said,removing his stripped long sleeved shirt and handed it over to her to wear and he was left with only his white singlet and chinos trousers on. He noticed her discomfort on wearing the shirt in his presence and turned his back on her,
“Sorry” he said and looked away for her to wear the shirt.
“Please, wear it let’s get out of here. This place is not always safe at night” he explained with a calm voice. She quickly buttoned up the shirt and made a skirt with the remains of her torn gown and informed him tearfully that she was done.
“Stop crying” he said and placed his hand on her shoulder before leading her to the front car. She sat down there in the car still sobbing as he ignited the car and began to reverse the car carefully. When he was done, he turned to look at Sade who was still crying and his countenance fell.
” Did they hurt you? I mean I hope they didn’t succeed in… ” he asked and she nodded like a child.
” But they made away with my phone and handbag containing my Bible and other accessories ” she explained and he started laughing.
” Are you crying because of the phone and handbag? You are more important than those things, I mean your safety first! ” he exclaimed and she looked away.
” Okay, I will get you a new phone if that’s the problem and… umm.. If you permit me, I don’t mind buying another new bag with all the accessories for you ” he said smiling and nudged her hand to talk but she was cold as she imagine what those boys wanted to do to her.
“Where do we go from here ma?” He asked but she didn’t hear him because she was lost in thoughts. He repeated the question but she didn’t respond, so he tapped her on the shoulder and she jolted back to her consciousness.
“Sorry I scared you” Kehinde said apologetically.
” huh! Hmm… Not really ” she said and looked at him with the corner of her eyes.
“Okay, I was asking you where I should take you to. My house is close bye,if you don’t mind you can go with me and freshen up then first their tomorrow morning, I will go and drop you . ” explained but her facial expression didn’t buy the idea of sleeping over at his place.
“Ow..Kay! I get it.” He said haven read the expression on her face,
” I will take you home if that’s what you want ” he said and marched the accelerator.
“Where exactly is the place you are living?” He asked, concentrating on the steering and she told him. There was silence in the car all through the drive to her place and she felt indebted to him for saving her from the hands of those rascals. After about 30 minutes drive, they arrived Sade’s one room self-contained apartment which was built in the form of a boy’s quarter. She stole at him before thanking him and he waved it aside.
” like I said earlier, I will get you a new phone tomorrow, so don’t let what happened trouble you at all. I already know the direction to this place, so expect your phone tomorrow unfailingly” he said as she alighted the car, stoop down and thanked him before running into the compound holding her clothes with her two hands.
She arrived her room at some minutes past ten and her roommate began to bombard her with questions seeing how tattered she was. But she started crying instead, removed her clothes and ran into the bathroom,
“I had encounter with robbers. When I come out from the bathroom, I will tell you in details” she said without looking at her.
” hmmm, This one you are crying ,I hope they didn’t rape you shaa o” she asked like a gossip monger but got no response.
The next morning, Sade woke up with serious body aches and her roommate massaged her body with hot water, looking at her suspiciously. Sade had assured her last night that she wasn’t raped but she didn’t believe her. She had always wished that Sade become like her who was no longer a virgin but Sade maintained chastity even though she was in courtship with Kolade.
At exactly 11am, Kehinde was at her house and presented a brand new Android phone to her in the presence of her roommate. He asked to take her out to where she can retrieve her lines and she agreed. When they left the house, Abike her roommate almost ran mad as envy ate deep into her. She couldn’t imagine why Sade was always attracting handsome and responsible men and not her.
“She is in courtship and still another man is buying her phone and even taking her out” she said to herself.
” I will tell Kolade that she is seeing another man ” she concluded with a devilish frown.
After the welcome back, Kehinde took Sade to an eatery in order to make her forget the incident of last night and there, they got talking and shared a little about themselves to each other. When they were about leaving, Sade called him by his name and said,
“Brother Kehinde, thank you for not allowing those hooligans take my virginity. I would have just killed myself if they had succeeded” she said, put her palms together as if she was praying with her eyes closed in sincere appreciation. Kehinde on the other hand couldn’t believe his ears as he sat up properly and stared at her with surprises written on his face.
“You’re still a virgin?” He didn’t know when the question came out of his mouth as he drew close to her. She smiled at him and said,
“Why the surprise look” she asked looking into his eyes…
To be continued
“Well, I was just surprised that as beautiful as you are, you are still a virgin. I’m proud of you though” he said with a smile.
“Thank you sir ” she said, then continued.
“I need to go home now cuz am going for choir rehearsal by 4pm” she began to zip her small hand bag. He picked up his car keys from the table and said,
“I will drop you, then go fro. There to my own reversals too.” He said standing to his feet.
“Reversals” she asked, widening her eyes.
“I remember you promised to worship in my parish tomorrow” she said and he began to laugh.
“But you are yet to meet my condition” he said, putting his hands in his pockets.
“I like the way you are posing” she said laughing and he gave her a smile that revealed his dimples.
“Hmmm.. I also like those dimples” she said standing up to her feet.
“All these compliments are meant to divert my attention from our discussion right?” He said as they walked out of the eatery.
“Not really. I already told you I will squeeze out time for you after my outing with my fiancé” she said without looking at him.
“He’s a lucky man though” he said under his breath and she turned back and asked,
“You said what?” Looking inquisitively into his eyes.
“Nothing, I wasn’t really talking to you” he replied and opened the car door for her to enter. He drove her home meditatively without saying much. When they finally arrived her place she climbed down and bent down to thank him.
“I shall be expecting your call tomorrow” he said.
“And I’m hoping to see you in my parish tomorrow” she replied before walking away.
She arrived her house only to meet Kolade’s long face waiting for her. She swallowed hard, and bent down to greet him but he responded coldly and waited for her to unlock the door.
“Come in” she said standing at the door post, but he didn’t respond nor turn to look at her.
“Or do you prefer staying outside let me get a seat for you?” She managed to ask, trying to control her anger. When she didn’t get any response from him, she entered the room and left him to himself outside. After standing there for about 20minutes, he entered the room grudgingly without knocking and found her dressing up.
“You could have at least knock before entering the room..” She said calmly but Kolade was not interested in whatever she had to say.
“What happened last night?” He asked, his eyes red. She tried to avoid the quarrel looming and began to narrate what happened but he didn’t allow her to complete her story before shouting her down.
“I told you, didn’t I tell you to wait so we can go together today? But you were stubborn! You don’t always like listening to me…” He kept on shouting and his voice filled the room.
” ejo, todu oluwa fimile … For God’s sake leave me alone. Kola leave me alone o” she said pulling her right ear as if sounding him a warning but he got more provoked and began to recount other past incidents and occasions where she didn’t adhere to his instructions and he mentioned an incident that got her upset. She fumed up and began to lash at him.
“What about you?” She blew hot,
“You don’t care about my welfare, you don’t call or contribute anything spiritually or physically in my life. All you do is instruct and command me on what to do, what not to do and fault findings. See, Kola am getting fed up with your quarrelsome attitudes” she blew hot at him and picked up her bag with a hard cover notebook.
“I want to lock my door and go to choir. Can you now leave?” She said and opened the door for him. He stood transfixed, amazed at her boldness.
“Are you asking me out of your house?” He queried looking intently into her eyes but she didn’t care a bit.
“I said, leave! I want to lock my door, am already late and don’t have time for your drama” she said and he feigned a smile and walked out arrogantly. She locked up the house and hastened out to church.
After the reversals, she switched her new phone and the first call that entered was Kehinde’s call.
“Bother, Kehinde please I will call you later..” She said hurriedly over the phone as she was trying to conclude a discussion with the youth choir leader.
“Okay!” He said and quickly ended the call.
“You’re leading praise and worship tomorrow. No excuses!” The choir leader mandated and she accepted having realized that his mind is made up on her.
On reaching home, she dialled Kehinde’s number, he picked it up and said,
” Don’t waste your airtime,cut the call let me call you back” he said and she ended the call with a smile. In less than two minutes, he called back and they spoke for close to 35minutes before they bade each other good night. As she was about entering the small kitchen to find something to eat, her roommate entered. They exchanged greetings and she asked her what she cooked.
“Ah! No food in this house o. I’m thinking of preparing Noddles for the both of us” she said and the roommate hissed and brushed past her.
“Haba , kilode?” Sade stared at her but she didn’t respond. After standing for few seconds, she swallowed hard and entered the kitchen to prepare the Noddles which her roommate refused to eat.
She picked up her phone and called Kolade’s number several times to apologize for her actions but he didn’t pick. She put on her data and went to search for him on WhatsApp, fortunately for her,he was online so she sent some chats to him and apologized. The chats showed green mark lines which indicates that he received the chats but Kolade didn’t reply . She gave herself excuses on his behalf that he probably was busy and waited for his response till she dozed off…
Wetin dey worry brother Kolade sef?
To be continuedJune 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm #1393378RyderParticipant
another Churchee girl story, lets startJune 23, 2020 at 3:27 pm #1393386JaylogoParticipant
this your modern way of speaking yoruba its something big ooJune 23, 2020 at 4:49 pm #1393395Paddy2xParticipant
Next pleaseJune 23, 2020 at 5:23 pm #1393403Paddy2xParticipant
Bro. Kolade is so arrogant, I’ll prefer you go for bro Kehinde if he is really the way he portrays himself to be. Next pleaseJune 23, 2020 at 5:35 pm #1393406senator danielParticipant