It was Bode dt woke me up d following morning.
He told me his dad’s burial had been fixed for d next
weekend,n there’s no money.
He told me how his dad’s family members started blaming his mum for not giving them adequate information about his dad’s
illness before d old man eventually passed away. All these stories made me love d woman more.
At last,he decided to go.I saw him off to d door,n he suddenly
turned back,hugged me n gave me a peck.
I came back to d room,n started thinking of how i could help Bode n his mum concerning d burial.
D only source i had was my dad,but i wasnt sure he would even send money again ds month ending as i was having a feeling he
sent d last one bcs of my birthday.
But then,i wouldnt be able to wait till d end of d month,to know if he would send money or not,as d burial was fixed for 29th
So,then what can i do oooo?.
“Oh Yes!..I have an idea.I will call my dad dt i need money. But what if he asked what i need it for,what will i say?..
I will tell him somebody is sick n dt d doctor said he needs surgery,but there’s no money,so,i wish i could render any little
assistance within my reach…Can u be of help sir?”.
Dt was exactly what i did.
He said “Who is ds sick person?”.
“It’s one of d corpers sir”.I lied.
“Ok.Since it’s something dt has to do with life,i will try n send any amount i can between now n tomorrow. My regards to him.
We’ll remember him in our prayers”.
“Thank u dad.Love u sir.” I hung up.
Then,my conscience pricked me gently “U just told a lie!.. How disappointed would ur dad be if he found out!.”
I felt bad,but i quickly consoled myself by a thought “what could i have done?. How would he know?.Who will tell him?..he
Almost immediately,i was relieved.
I expected an alert from d bank throughout dt day,to no avail,d following day too,no alert,but on d third day,i received
an alert of #50,000.
Wow!. I quickly called Bode after withdrawing d money,to come
n meet me at home after school hours,by then,it was just 2
days to d burial,27th April.
When he got to my room,i said “how much have u been able to
get now for d burial?.”
He said nothing..dt his mum’s sister who promised to send an amount of money last week failed,but just received a message
from her dt morning dt she would see what she can do by
I opened my bag n gave him d #50,000 my dad sent.
He opened his mouth n couldnt shut it.
He held me very tightly,kissed me….and before we both knew
it..we did it!.
To be continued in part 7.
You shall not fall IJN.