Monday, March 6, 2017
I was in the village and i was in the only place that i
ever want to be with the only person that i ever want
to see, under that tree with Ada and the sun was just
setting. The sky was golden and the atmosphere was
serene. We were sitting on the big outstretched roots
of the tree, cuddling each other and talking sweet.
"How many kids would you like to have? " i asked
her. She giggled and say four.
" Hmm, same as me" i said
"I would like 2 boys and 2 girls, it would be even that
way" she added. I smiled, closed my eyes and kissed
her on the forehead.
"Quincy, i think someone is calling you " she
whispered. I opened my eyes and everything seemed
upside down, a small part of my head seemed to
sting, i closed my eyes.
" Quincy someone is calling you" Princess' tiny voice
rang out. I opened my eyes again and princess was
sitting on me in the bed trying to hand over my phone
which was ringing. I had obviously fallen asleep and
was dreaming. I took the phone from her and put it to
my ear, the ringing tone pierced my ear and i took it
off my ear immediately, princess laughed while i
smiled and picked the call.
"Hello baby, guess what?" Ada's sweet voice shouted
excitedly over the speaker
"Hey sweetheart, what?"
"Okay, the king's eldest son just proposed to you?" i
said and scoffed.
"Mad boy, noo"
"You won a U. S visa?"
"Hahaha, no again"
"Just tell me please " i pleaded.
"No, keep guessing"
"Ermm, you are pregnant for me"
"You are silly"
"Ada tell me naa, before i die of suspense"
" Okay, I will tell you "she said and paused while i
" Well, i'm coming over to the city for my waec
exams" she shouted and i jumped from my bed.
"You are coming over here Ada?" i asked excitedly.
"Yes baby, i will be staying with my aunt"
"Please when are you coming? Today, tomorrow?
When baby? "
I was obliviously too excited.
"Don't worry, i will soon be there" she said
"You know i have many things i would like us to do
when you come. Please make it quick"
"I will, i have to go now, talk to you later"
"Okay baby, i love you so much".
"I love you too, bye" she said and dropped the call. I
threw my phone on the bed and jumped up on it. I
looked at princess and she was staring at me.
"You love who?" she asked tilting her head in a funny
way. I picked my phone.
"Oya take Phone, go outside and play candy crush" i
said handing the phone over to her..
For the days that followed,all i did was wait on her
coming like it's the second coming of Christ. I had
already thought out interesting things i wanted to do
with her. I lit the whole house with my excitement.
Even Janet got her own share of it. I kind of followed
her up with anything she wanted to do, she was a
sort of control freak and nothing made her more
happy than having me do the things she wanted me to
do, it gave her the idea that i loved her.
The day came, i was in Janet's house, teaching her
mathematics. She was slow with anything that looked
like mathematics and was nonchalant about it. She
just used the mathematics as an excuse to have me
in their house while her parents were around.
"I know you have 3 pink and 4 red bras, so you're
going to school and you dipped your hand into your
bag randomly to pick one, what is the probability that
you will pick a pink one?"
I was trying to explain to her the concept of
probability. She just stared at me with a funny
expression on her face.
"Jane see, you have to add the total number of bras in
the bag and it would be..... "
"Must you talk about my bra?" she interrupted me
leaning on the table and supporting her chin with her
"I'm just trying to give examples this girl "
" must it be my bra? "
" Ok, let's use your pants" i said and laughed.
" No, Q why how did you know the color of my bras? "
And that was how our maths lesson ended and bra
colors took over. We were still talking about it when
my phone rang. An unsaved number appeared on the
screen. I rushed it before Janet could snatch it away,
i picked and Ada's melodious voice came up.
" Baby i'm in my aunts house " she said excitedly. I
maintained my calm. I didn't want Janet intruding
although whenever my phone rings, she automatically
concludes its a girl that's calling and she's not
always wrong. She stared at me as I talked with Ada,
she gave me the address to her aunts house and it
was a bit far but i guess love knows no barrier. I
couldn't wait for another time to see her and so i
decided i was going to meet her right away.
"I have to go, there's something i need to do" i said
to Janet as i dropped the call and got up from my
"Whats that? " she asked looking up at me
" I have to get my mom's car from the mechanics
workshop" i lied
"Ok, i will go with you " she said getting up from her
" No, i will first go to the Atm to get money for the
mechanic and i will be trekking"
"I can cope, let me change "
" No, i need to be fast, taking you along will delay
me" i said desperately trying to keep her off.
"I will be fast, you know i walk faster than you".
Janet is a stubborn girl but i couldn't afford to
compromise here, not because of her but for the sake
"My mom said i should go alone ".
That was a lame excuse but i was running out lies.
"Quincy!!" she shouted
"See eh, don't worry, i will be back soon" i finally
said. I kissed her and ran out before she could call me
back. I flagged down a bike as soon as i got outside
and we rode off.
To Be Continued
Posted by Genevieve Ugozor