found in the house and closed his eyes in fear.
eighteen and I have my life ahead of me.” Osas cried.
losing their friendship.
Right from their childhood days, Emeka and Dayo had
been his clique even against his parents will. He was the good guy in the trio
and even as they got admission into the University and the boys were ready to
plunge into the unserious life which some students ploughed, Osas had proven
himself the geek and the different one.
have. I have never had sex with any woman till Miyebi and I don’t even know
whether we did it. Emeka and Dayo has had about ten girls between them and none
of the girls has ever fallen pregnant. Why me? After all my service? After trying so
hard to be good and a model son….oh God! How else can I escape this? How?
Please give me other options. What if I die? What if no one comes to my rescue
him as though taunting him and daring him to touch it. It happened in less than
a minute, Osas took the plastic cup, took off the lid and swallowed the whole
content of the cup.
supposed to take place the next day. Her mother did not buy her a
dress as she was supposed to and she was left with no other option but to get
something off her closet. She stood infront of her wardrobe and stared at the
clothes for a long time, contemplating on what to wear when her door burst open
and a young girl ran into the room to give her a hug.
you come?” Isiuwa asked aloud.
mother’s younger sister who was by the way, a single mom. Mense was everything
Isiuwa wanted to be and many more. She was seventeen and already in the
university. She had everything that Isiuwa didn’t have. A phone, a wild number
of friends, access to the the internet, a facebook page, twitter, instagram with over three thousand followers and a life.
is tomorrow! Yay! So glad I came on time.” Mense laughed, blowing air into the
bubble gum in her mouth and letting it pop.
asked, staring at her cousin’s earlobe.
around to make sure that there was no one else in the room with them. “I got a
been around…infact I returned from school to an empty house. That’s why I am
here, apparently, she told your mom to come and pick me so that I can spend the
holiday in your house.”
which she nicknamed the ‘prayer house.’ At Isiuwa’s house, there was play, no
fun and Mense’s maternal aunt and her husband were very strict with her and always blamed
her mother’s upbringing for every mistake she made.
and have fun!” Mense said matter-of-factly.
I’m trying to see if I have something that I could wear for the party tomorrow.
I was thinking of this one…” Isiuwa
brought out a white dress.
bit. How about errr…channelling the boyish look? Do you have a denim sklirt? I’d dress you in a denim skirt, a white shirt and top it off with a bow tie. I have
some kind of sneakers that you could pair it with too.”
that he’s in really big trouble and I don’t think he’ll have my time at all…”
trouble is, he’ll give us his bow tie.” Mense said.
joke Mense shared, they headed to Osa’s room and knocked at the door. When he
didn’t open up, they pushed open the door and saw him lying face-foward on the
tap him on the leg. “Osas! Osasuwa!”
the stool…” Mense said with eyes wide.
shook her brother again.
upward, Osas’s face was pale and his mouth was slightly parted.
she was about to stand up when she caught a note on the side of his bed and she
picked it up and read.
Dad & Mom, I know you might shudder when you read this but I am sorry that
I failed you as a son. I’d rather die than get married at this age to a girl
who I’m sure that I never got pregnant. I wish you trusted me more. Your son,
heels, alongside Miyebi. As soon as they stepped into the room, Mense silently
handed them the note and said.
husband rushed towards his son, felt his pulse and shouted.
father lifted his son in his arms and carried him out of the room with his
wife, Miyebi and Mense in tow.