The Abandoned Child…Part 34
It was a drop dead beautiful svelte that opened the door for me when I reached Mr. Adogoke’s house at Ibadan. I had branched at the shop to greet madam and her girls before entering the main gate into the main compound through the pedestrian gate. The entrance door to the house opened from the inside just as I was about to open it from the outside.
Jesu Christi o! I hissed
Uncle Bolaji? She asked
Yes? I asked as I peered very well into those eyes; do not tell me you are ouwayemisi! I said
Of course I am! She exclaimed in laughter; you can not recognize me again? She asked
Jesu o! jesu o! Are you a model at school or some thing? Jeez! Look at you! You have grown into a beautiful woman! Like a super model! I exclaimed; how old are you now? I asked
Uncle BJ, I am just above eighteen now! She said
Look at you! I don’t know if I should lift you up or hug you or even kiss you! I said
Any one uncle! She said
Come here! Come here! I gave her a close hug that affected my crouch once again, I remembered the first day I met Chioma.
Please take my bag to the guest room! I said as I discharged from the hug and went straight into the convenience room at the sitting room to caution my emotion, I stayed in there for about ten minutes. I did not come out when I heard her calling my name from the sitting room.
This is not any other girl; this is Mr. Adegoke’s daughter! My mentor’s daughter! What was wrong with me? I am almost nine years older than her! She is like a sister to me!
Suddenly I heard DJ Slam’s voice in my head.
Shattap ya Yoruba mgati, mgbati mouth there! Na ya mama born am?
But the Papa na my mentor nah!
Ehen? Na her father go marry her? Biko wire the girl! Slam echoed
Chai! But the girl is innocent nah!
Oh no! Oh no! Jew man! Is she not above fifteen years of age?
She is eighteen I said
Then she don ripe be dat! Wire am! Wire am! Slam said.
Dem take wire swear for you? I asked.
If you no wire am! Another guy go wire am o! That’s all! Slam said as he fizzled out of my head.
I returned to reality as someone banged hard at the door to the convenience
Ta ni yen? Who is that? I asked.
Bolaji! It was madam
Mummy! I called back
I came out to meet Mummy already dressed to go out.
Thank God that you are around, please look after the house, she said; have you seen Yemisi?
No ma! Yes ma! Yemisi abi? I was confused
Kilode? What is wrong? She asked
Kosi nkankan ma! Nothing ma! I replied. I saw her as I came in, I did not know it was her! I managed to explain.
Okay! She has grown abi?
Yes ma! I replied.
Please take care of the house and the shop! You are the man in the house now. I will be back at night, tell Yemisi to prepare dinner before Daddy returns from work
Yes mam! I said
Immediately she left the house, I went to my room to loosen up and relax from the stress of the journey.
It was the aroma of the food she brought into my room that woke me up. I was so famished that I jumped out of bed and grabbed the plate of steaming Jollof rice from her
Thank you my dear! I said: how did you know that I was very hungry?
She laughed and said: I don’t know o! You have been sleeping since morning nah, I was knocking at your door but you did not answer so I decided to burst in with your food.
Thank you for bursting in! I said; you just saved a soul! I would have died of hunger from my sleep! I said as I ate up the steaming food in a hurry.
Uncle, take it easy nah! She said
To Be Continued…
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