I was again embarrassed by the Adeboye’s. I was slowly walking out of their house like a rejected son-in-law; hoping and praying that Kikelomo would change her mind. I managed to look back at Bidemi, whose tears have started rolling down freely from her eyes. I looked at Kikelomo, she doesn’t look like someone that would rescind her decision. I walked out of their living room and out of their house.
I stood in front of their gate, trying to believe that it’s was all a dream. It’s no dream. I was actually sent out of the house by kikelomo but who would blame her? I summoned the remaining courage and pride left in me; I headed back to my house. Fuming and thinking: what have I not seen in the hands of the Adeboye’s?. The most embarrassing day of my life was with the Adeboye’s and I’m very sure that, what happened today will surely be among the worst day of my life too.
I got to the front of my house. It’s almost 4pm on my wrist watch. My parents won’t be coming back from the hospital till 6pm. I rushed to my room, stocked my wallet with some money and I headed for Rooftop top hotel. Today’s Sunday. I’m very sure that Tunde and his friends will be there. Sometimes I used to wonder how they make a living. I really do need their company right now. I got to the hotel and I headed straight to the relaxation spot.
I met Tunde, Ronke and their friends all drinking their first bottle. I was hailed from afar “Ikoko Ikoko”. I shook hands with the guys and I pecked Ronke on her right cheek, who insisted that I gave her another one on her left cheek. I humbly gave her another innocent peck and I settled down with them. I called the barman: who later filled the table with beers on my request.
We all drank up and chatted loudly. The gathering and the drinks was beginning to take his toll on me. I have started feeling tipsy. I have forgotten the issue of the Adeboye’s. I danced azonto to all the songs played. I was really enjoying myself when until my Dad called. I have to rush away from the sound system: so that he won’t doubt where I was. I picked his call.
Me: hello daddy
Daddy: hello Femi, we won’t be coming over to the Adeboye’s house today. Mr Adeboye has just been transferred to Luth hospital for further series of test. We are going with them. Make sure that you don’t stay more than 8pm over there.
Me: okay daddy… help me to tell MummyK that I will continue to pray for them.
He ended the call emphasising that I leave the Adeboye’s house before 8pm. It’s now some minutes past 5pm. I rushed back to the gathering of my friends and we continued our enjoyment. It was not quite long that Tunde stepped out to receive a phone call. He called me from the midst of our friends.
Tunde: (smiling) Femi… I need a favour from you and I will be very glad if you could help me out
Me: (smiling) anything for you. You be my padi na
Tunde: okay… it’s nothing much really. I just got a call from one of my girlfriends. She’s on his way now but Ronke has been acting strangely these days.
Me: (feeling tipsy) so what do you want me to do?
Tunde: very simple and it will be a very easy thing to do; now that you are feeling tipsy.
Me: (smiling) don’t mock me today… you still need my help, remember…
Tunde: I’m sorry… I want you to engage Ronke with anything you could think of. Don’t let her know that I’m not around. Dance with her. Get her drunk. Just do anything that would make her mind drift away from me.
Me: that’s very easy. I think I could handle that
Tunde: (smiling) I knew you could… let us go back to their midst; your work starts in about 10mins time. By then I would have disappeared.
We went back to their midst after I had assured him that it’s a piece of cake but at the back of my mind: I know that it’s not. Ronke already has something for me. I hope it won’t go off the hook today with Tunde not around.
To Be Continued…