CHIOMA THE VILLAGE GIRL
I couldn’t believe my ears when my dad said I was going to the village to continue my education, it was unlike my dad.
“Chief!!!! For God sake, why will Jake go to the village to continue his education” my mum exclaimed.
“dad why will I go to the village, check it out I have no class in the village” I said firmly.
“you all know that I am a titled man, Omeluora one of Itolu Kingdom and I really love my tradition and culture. With the kind of lifestyle Jake is living he doesn’t know anything about tradition and culture and I will like him to belong, understand and know his tradition who knows he may end up being a titled man like his father” chief Omeluora said as he laughed in an elderly manner.
“dad what you are saying is meaningless, I don’t f—–g wanna belong to any tradition” Jake fired.
“you must be stupid” chief said angrily.
“chief how do you expect him to cope with things there? You know he isn’t used to local and unpleasant environments” my mum said trying to convince Chief.
“woman you don’t have anything to worry about, he is staying with my mother, I will get him a driver and all that he needs, with the best school”
“well if you say so, I just hope he copes”
“so I will now be left alone” my younger sister cut in.
“not at all my angel, here is lively beside I promise to take you to see him once in two weeks” my dad said.
“OK am OK with that” Cindy my younger sister replied as she continued with her phone.
I looked at every one in the living room as they all succumbed to my dad’s decision, I hissed and headed for my room.
As soon as I got to my room, I connected my head phone to my iPhone 6 and started playing my favorite song by LHF benzo to cool off my anger….
The next day was a Thursday, I woke up from my soft bed, muttered some prayers that I never forget to do every morning even though am an arrogant person, and headed to the restroom.
I washed my face and brushed my teeth before relaxing on my bed to play music (am a music lover).
I was still listening to my cool music when a knock landed on my door…
“come in” I said removing my head set
“food is ready” Carole our cook informed
“I will be there shortly” I muttered.
I was about living the bed when a call came into my phone oh it was Hannah my one and only girlfriend. Her family and mine are really close
“good morning sunshine”
“good morning Jake, how was your night” an angelic voice asked
“went well and yours?”
“Jake are you coming to school tomorrow, we were asked to come copy our scheme”
I sighed before answering her
“I don’t think am resuming with you guys”
“Jake are you leaving the school for real”
“yea, my dad wants me to school in the village”
*what village??? Jake stop kidding, this isn’t April 1st” Hannah said laughing loud
“am serious, you can come over today so we would discuss things”
“sure I will by noon”
The line went off. I left my room straight to the dining
“where the hell is Jake” I over heard my dad..
“am here” I said as I sat on my chair, they were almost done with theirs
“where have you been” my mum asked
“I was busy upstairs sorting something”
“eat your food” my mum said
My dad was fully dressed in his native attire ,an ogbu agu top, a black trouser with a red cap and his beeds, he was ready for work (that’s his normal way of dressing to work or he wears a senator attire)
“Jake I want to inform you that you are living for Enugu tomorrow morning, so you could know your new school and collect your necessary materials to resume school on Monday”
“OK” I said in a low tone “dad by the way what’s the name of this new school”
“when you get there, you will know” he took his briefcase and left the dining
I looked at him but was just silent as many things were running in my mind. Minutes later I was the only one left in the dining as I quickly rushed my tea, bread and sandwich.
FEW HOURS LATER===??
“ding dong” the door bell alarmed
I went to check who it was and it was no other person than Hannah
“you look gorgeous”
She was putting on a dark blue gown at her knee level with a silver shoe, silver Michael kors Bag and a silver head band and the enchanting perfume she was putting on.
“how is Cindy”
“oh she is not at home, she went out with mum”
“so you are home alone”
“welcome aunty Hannah, what would you like to take??” labake our maid asked
“oh nothing, am OK”
“are you sure” I asked
,” OK let’s go to my room”
“so you are no longer coming to Lambert International School”
“No as a matter of fact things are beyond me, am even living for Enugu tomorrow morning and today will be the last day I will see you till further notice”
“why is your dad doing this??”
“I don’t know”
The room was silent for some minutes as I saw tears rolling down her cheek, I held her wiped off her tears and kissed her on her forehead
“I will really miss you” she said
“same here, I will over miss you”
“I want to ask you for a favour” she said suddenly
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