I took an excuse, standing up from
where I was sitting down. I was so not
comfortable, I therefore hurriedly went
into the toilet to ease myself. While I
was urinating, I was thinking of the way
forward, what was going to be my next
plan of action?, I switched on the tap
water and washed my hands while I
began to think aloud.
”wetin I go con do now, see me see
gobe which kind wahala be this, na me
use my own hands take carry trouble
o”. I stayed in the toilet after washing
my hands, walking to and fro deeply
thinking of what to do next.
”I no fit call my brother, he fit no get
cash….. Or should I call Thompson?..
Noo, Thompson still dey owe me, that
guy is broke… Chai! Na so I go take
wash plate like this, na so police go
take beat me anyhow?” I pondered,
All of a sudden, a thought stroked me.
”Temy you should jump through the
toilet window and escape, no one will
catch you”. I looked towards the toilet
window, I could see how exposed it
was. This was certainly the right spot to
run. I was about to jump the window
when another thought stroked me.
”Temy, why you wan leave the babe wey
una two come together enter this
restaurant, it’s not fair o. Whatever
situation you found yourself right now,
you caused it”. I stood still like the
statue of Liberty contemplating on
which to follow.
I slowly went out of the toilet and
peeped, looking towards the direction of
Joan, who was already demolishing the
plate of rice and turkey lap. I could see
her flushing the food down her throat
with the cold bottle of fanta. I slowly
dipped my hands into my pocket and
brought out the 1500 naira, looking at
the little effect it could produce. I pitied
I went straight back into the toilet yet
again, and this time, I began to think
deeply, I racked my brain completely
and this time around another idea
stroked me. ”Temy why don’t you call
I practically listened to my instinct. I
called maysons line but he didnt pick
up his phone. I repeated dialed his
phone number but still yet, there was
no response. I was at the point of
giving up hope when one of my course
mate walked into the toilet to ease
Chucks: Temy wetin you dey do for
toilet na… Abi no be Temy I dey see.
Me: bros, chucks, Kasala don burst o.
Chucks: wetin happen na?… Wait abeg
make I piss first.
Chuck entered into the toilet, locked the
door behind him and began to urinate.
In no time, He came out the toilet,
washed his hands and approached me.
Chucks: Temy abeg no vex o wetin
Me: Chucks, the money wey I carry
come for myself and my babe, no
reach. Abeg you fit assist me, I go pay
Chucks: and money no con dey like this
Me: ooboy! ( i tried to say something
but nothing came out of my mouth)
Chucks: Temy sorry o.
Me: No wahala. I will try to sort it out.
Chucks: but Temy how much be the
Me: I just need a thousand five (1500).
Chucks: na small money na… I be think
say na like 5k or more.
Me: thank you so much.
Chucks counted the 1500 naira, he gave
it to me and I was indeed very grateful,
I thanked him. Chucks had just saved a
life, from public humiliation, police
assault, public beating or maybe jungle
I paid for the food she ate while She
inserted the remaining bowl of salad
into her bag. After I had paid for the
food, Joan hugged me, Boarded a bike
and zoomed off. I stood there looking at
her bike disappear, ”she didn’t even
kiss me… only hug. nawa o” i tot.
I sadly went home, looking defeated. I
completely disliked Joan at that very
instant. Our relationship ended at that
very spot, no hope of revival even
heaven can atest to it. While I was
strolling down my street, I saw a lady
waving towards my direction. ”na me
she dey call?” I wondered. As I
approached her, I could notice how
radiant she was looking. She was
without no blemish. I didn’t know her,
she was the definition of beauty. She
had a chocolate skin, nice boobs and a
round ukwu. at that very moment I
wanted to know her. I was so
”ooh! Sorry. I thought you were my
brother” she said
”aww, sorry babe, I’m not your brother.
I’m your soon to be husband” I replied
She smiled opening her set of white
teeth. Her dimples was just perfect.
”fine girl, may I know your name?”
”wao juliet??.. I guess, I should be your
I took an excuse, standing up from