My Imsu Desire
I stood still transfixed. They still haven’t noticed me yet. To tell you how focused the both of them were in their God damn chitchat. My anger was boiling inside me. I glanced around, right now I need to find a wicked object I could use for my uncle. Plank, iron or anything like that. My eyes caught up with a glass flower vase and I really think it’ll be good for the head. I walked in tip toes so I could get it unnoticed by the two of them.
Wait, what am I doing? I normal at all sef. If I commit murder and I end up imprisoned wetin I con gain. I never even enjoy my life the way I want am, I never go my Imsu yet, I never marry, I never born. I decided to drop the violent act as I realized it was my village people at work. So I walked up to them in noisy strides this time. My dad was the first to see me and he smiled. Why is he smiling? This wasn’t the kind of reaction I was expecting from him.
“Son you’re here, welcome”, he said trying to hug me but I pushed him back angrily. “Dad, what the hell are you doing here. I’ve been searching for you all day only for me to find you here having a chitchat with this bastard(pointing at my uncle), so you’re friends with him now. You guys knew each other before. What the fuck did the idiot tell you that made you…… .
“Keep quiet there, boy, he’s still your elder and I won’t let you insult him like this again, not in my presence, you hear me”, he cut in angrily. “What’s up with you man, don’t tell me you’ve let him brainwash you, you’re wiser than this dad, I can’t believe this and….. ” “Shut up!!!!!!”, he fired back at me.
All this while Mr philanthropist was just peering at me awkwardly. I still couldn’t picture his expression. What is he thinking about me. “I said shut up, what have you suddenly become like this, you were once a cool quiet boy with little flaw, now you’re like a wide animal. What’s happened to the calm little boy who I harboured into my home as a son years ago. Have you really now become this hardheaded and unforgiving, life problems aren’t supposed to turn us into beasts, they are supposed to make us a more better person than we used to be and strengthen our traits and character as a good person, understood?”, he said with remorse, as if he was really disappointed in me.
“Dad I understand now, am sorry about the way I spoke to you yesterday, it wasn’t intentional, I swear”, I said almost crying now(true to God eh, my papa words really touch me this time). “It’s OK son, I forgive you, I know that you really didn’t mean to insult me”, he said and we hugged tightly for long as if our hearts were reunited. My head and shoulder bent slightly towards my uncle. The man just dey look us since as if na Mbc 2 abi African Magic film nai him dey watch, his look was so funny and I didn’t realize I was smiling at him, somehow all my anger and rage had been suppressed. Jeez, he just smiled back at me, OMG, he looks so much like his brother, my father, when smiling.
We released each other from the embrace after about a minute. “Son, I want you to know that I came here in peace, just to know your uncle’s side of the story and he’s told me everything with proof. Now you need to open your heart to forgive and I tell you good things will come your way afterwards”, he said. Nawa oh, this my papa can preach fire and he nor even dey go church like that but with just a mere conversation with him, one would think he’s a pastor. “Mr Dozie, can you please explain to your nephew everything that happened in the past, son have a sit”, he said. I was about to sit down when my phone inside my pocket blipped. I had just received a message. I hope say nor be those people oh(Mtn especially). I decided to take a look.
2 minutes later, I was still bouncing up in joy and happiness after reading the contents of the message. OMG, I’m on top of the world right now.
Their father!!!!!!! My village people don baff? The next second was throwing hugs up and down to my dad, even to my uncle. Jumping up like a monkey, screaming. The message was from JAMB utme, it read:
Dear candidate, Ifeanyichukwu Maxwell Ibekwe, reg number 75283638BC. We made a typographical error in your utme result. Your correct utme score is 307. Pls ensure to reprint your result slip. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience we might have caused you.