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A Story written by Gaglo Blessing (blessinggaglo@yahoo.com)

Johnson’ s residence.

Chief Adediwura Johnson was in his private study with his first son Kelvin. Is this the demerit of sending one’ s child to school abroad? they become too opinionated, its like they left the respect back home in Nigeria before boarding the plane abroad and when they got back they just couldn’t find it anymore or don’t care to.

” Dad i am telling you I can’t marry that girl! Hell no! have you ever spent even an hour in her presence? she’s too arrogant and rude! ”

” Kelvin the marriage rites were done when you were both babies! this is for our own good….her father has multinational companies in five different countries!”

” I don’t care! I don’t Bleeping care!”

He stood up and faced his son.” If you refuse to marry her i will disown you! never will you step your feet into this house again or even speak to any member of this family! I am your father! When i talk you listen because i have been on this earth before you! You were both aware of the fact that you will become man and wife right from cradle! ”

” I will not marry her and that is it dad!”

He walked out of the study banging the door after him. His mother called out to him but he ignored her and walked out of the house.  It  was drizzling lightly, he got into his car and pressed the horn angrily. Musa the gate man opened the door for him and he drove out.

Thank God he saw the apparition in time, it was a bundle of white silk and a mass of tangled hair that tried to run across the street, if he wasn’t an experienced driver he would have knocked her into the gutter. He was furious now and he marched out of his car angrily.

” Hey you! Are you blind?! ”

She continued walking in the rain acting like she couldn’t hear him. The fool. The least she could have done was to apologize but Nigerians…….he got back into his car and rolled the car to where she stood waiting for a bus.

” Where are you going?”

” Leave me alone! You almost killed me and all you could do was to shout at me! I am not surprised tho! Its typical of you Nigerians!” She shivered.

He couldn’t help laughing.

“I could say the same of you too.”

She looked like a rat caught in the rain. A s*xy** rat….he amended and laughed out again.

” What is funny?”

” Nothing.  Where are you going?”

” Thank you. I will wait for a bus”

” Your choice. ” he said and drove off. He was just about getting to the end of the street when the downpour became heavy. He should just drive home, she wasn’t his business but something told him It was the right thing to do. He found himself reversing back to where she stood.

” Get in” he shouted.

To Be Continued…

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