Must Read: Life With Spoilt Neighbours (Rated 18+) - Season 1 - Episode 2
Emma approached me and grabbed my hands, i tried letting go but he held on tight.
” What is your problem, what did i do?” – I muttered
”you told them not to vote for me abi? You’re in trouble” -Emma replied.
Me: ”listen, i did’ntt tell anyone not to vote for you, it wasn’t my fault i was chosen to be the prefect, i don’t even want to” – i uttered trying to set my hand free from his grasp.
#Emma was far older and bigger than me, for his age, he should had been in secondary school by then, but his brain was a special kind. He was probably at about 13years then#
”so why did you accept the position? ” – He asked while landing a slap on my face.
I couldn’t hit back, that would make things worse, i just tried letting my hands go, but he held on tight.
He was about landing another slap on me as a passer by intruded.
The man requested he left me at ones, and Emma said – ” you’re lucky, I’ll catch you tomorrow”
Emma left me and ran back to school (probably to descend on those who voted for me).
I was so relieved and elated when Emma left, and immediately i thanked the man who saved me.
I swiftly walked home as i heard a familiar voice beckoned on me..
I turned to look, Behold it was Nonso running towards me.
” Leke , hope that mad man did’nt beat you badly (referring to Emma) , cus i saw him threatening to beat Isaac for not voting for him’ -Nonso uttered
” He was about to when someone helped me” – I replied
And Nonso added-
” you’re so lucky. by the way, don’t mind him. Afterall, you are the class rep, you can report him to Mr Ojo.
And please, allow me write names of noise makers tomorrow. Abeg!”
”if that is your problem, ok, you can write, but don’t write Esther’s name” – I replied
Nonso laughed while saying ” i forgot she’s your wife.
well by the way, that new girl Tasha, she was among the people that voted for you o, she was the only girl that raised her hand to vote for you ”
I was surprised and was speechless for a moment, I then uttered ” well, I’ll thank her tomorrow”
‘ i also noticed she was always looking at you’ -Nonso replied
”come, is that not the way to your house, (pointing to the direction).. So bye bye” – i intruded
## Emma and i then waved good bye as we parted ways##
On my way home, about getting to the junction leading to my house, i saw two grown up girls , i greeted and passed.
One of them called me back and asked for my name, i told her.
” Do you know you’re very handsome?” – she said smiling at me..
Thank you ma- I replied looking at the ground
” my name is Tonya, you look so much like a boy i used to know, where do you stay?” -she asked
I replied by pointing my hands to my street unable to raise my head cus i was shy.
Her friend called her and she opted her friend to go without her, that she wana follow me home to know my house.
#I was transfixed, remembering my mom telling me not to talk to strangers let alone bring them home. I refused, telling her my mom would not allow it. she made it clear to me that she would’nt come inside. I agreed in reluctance.
On our way to my house, she offered to buy me ice-cream, but i refused. Telling her ”thank you ma”.
Still on our way to my house, she started asking me some uncomfortable questions such as
” have you ever ……………………………..”
” Have you ever had a girlfriend ?” – miss Tonya asked me..
”no ma, am still too small” -i replied.
## Tonya was a good looking young girl, she was in her early 20s back then, who lived in a street adjacent to mine##
” you’re a very nice looking boy, i would like to know more about you, that’s why i want to know where you live.” -Tonya
”ok ma, we are almost there” -i replied pointing my hands to my house.
## we got to the entrance of my house and we both haulted and she said ”so this is where you live right? I’ll come visiting someday to take you out, and to also get to know your mom”##
”Okay ma, thank you.”- i replied
”take this”- Tonya said.
##she brought out two pieces of N500 note and offered me one##
”Thank you ma, but my mom would asked me where i got it.” – I objected
”then tell her an aunty gave it to you, please take it” -she utter.
## after much persuasion, i insisted in refusing to take the N500 from here. She did’nt insist anymore and bid me goodbye giving me a kiss on my cheek and smiling and told me she’ll come to see me some other day.”
*i went inside the house and our door was locked, i went to the usual place we kept our key, and i found it………. I opened the door and marched straight to the kitchen, i opened the pot, but my mom did’ntt prepare anything for me to it. * we weren’t poor, as a matter of fact, i lived likka ‘aje butter’ with a blend of ‘kpako’*
when i saw there was’ntt anything prepared for me, i was pissed! I went to the fridge and made tea and ate along with bread to hold myself before my mom comes.
After i had taken off my uniform and had my bath, i zoomed off to the main house.
” aunty good afternoon” – I greeted
”how are you? And how was school’ -miss Emillia replied
” School was fine, where is everyone else?” – I asked
Miss Emillia: they went to out, your mom said she’ll be back very soon, she went to see her sister.
Me: Ok… ( i sat on the chair opposite her)
she was putting on a skimpy mini skirt and placed one of her legs on the handle of the chair she was sitting while watching TV.
As young as i was, i was carefully staring at her legs (not in lust though, just innocently looking).
She saw me and smiled, and asked.
” do you like them?”
I replied saying ” no o”
she started laughing and told me that her bf is crazy about them.
I did’ntt reply, i just gazed on the Tv.
She stood up and went to the kitchen and brought me a plate of rice. I ate as i watched tv. She was still sitting in the same position.
After i finished eating, i stood up and went to wash the plates. I then returned to my sitting position after that.
I noticed she was smiling even when what we were watching was’ntt funny, she looked at me smiling partly and called me …………………..