DIKE THE GRAMMARIAN
(Village In Confusion)
:Written by BRIGHT DANIEL
Though Ubiji didn’t mention to Adaku that his problem
was money but she had an idea.
After two days, Adaku reached her cheque-book, open a
drawer beside her bed and took a pen. She was on a
brown bomshort and a white top that ended just after her
chest in a way her stomach was fully visible. A line of hair
from her panties to her navel increased the seductive
outfit of her body. After writing on the chequebook, she
tore it out smiling at the amount written on it.
Sooner did Adaku find her way to Ubiji’s residence but
was disappointed; the door of the house was locked
without any resemblance of a homosapian, rather the
noise of aborel animals from the mango tree in front of
the compound quenched the tranquility a bit. “Ubiji”
Adaku called searching all over the compound, yet no
response. She became more disappointed and sat down
on a bench sheltered by the tree. She was on a white
short jean skirt and a black handless top. The nipples of
her breast could be seen and imagined how delicious
they would be if erected and sucked because she wasn’t
wearing a bra. Just as she waited patiently, she sighted
Ubiji coming with Chioma. Oh, not again! What
explanation was she gonna give to Chioma now?
Nevertheless, she sat boldly forcing out a smile when the
two lovers drew closer surprisingly especially Chioma.
“Hi, Ubiji” Adaku stood up. “I have been waiting for u?”
“Why?” Chioma interfered harshly.
“Chioma, calm down, i was talking to Ubiji not you”
“Meaning you shouldn’t interfere”
“Do you realize that you are talking to my fiance?” Chioma
began to burn in anger, while Adaku remained quiet
thereby making the arena to go back to it’s partial initial
Ubiji held Chioma closely in a way that shows: TAKE IT
EASY. “Adaku, why are u here?” he asked calmly.
“To see you” Adaku replied.
“Okay?” all listened attentively while Adaku reached the
small back-pocket of her jean skirt and brought out the
“Though you’ve not told me why you’ve been worried but i
think this is why; take this, it’s a cheque of eight hundred
thousand naria. That’s a little i can help u with”
The two lovers surprisingly looked at each other, then
Ubiji stretched his hand to confirm the cheque if it was
real or not. But before he could get a texture of it, Chioma
dragged the cheque from inbetween their hands and tored
it into pieces.
“What was that for Chioma?” Adaku asked.
“I told you he doesn’t need any help from u!” Chioma
replied. “Just say what you want from him and leave us
Ubiji tried to calm her down. “Chim…”
“Don’t Chim me!” Chioma interrupted and glared at him. “I
can’t believed you wanted to take the cheque from her.
You act as if u don’t know what this girl is up to and
always take her side. If she’s the one you love then let
me know and stop this pretentious attitude!”
“Chioma, stop!” Ubiji yelled.
“Oh, i should.. okay, suit yourself” Chioma walked out.
Ubiji tried chasing her and shouting her name but she
“I didn’t mean to ruin your day” Adaku began without
smiling. “I’m only trying to help but somebody is taking it
too far. Have a nice day” she walked out on Ubiji too. But
was her intention to help him for real? No, obviously, she
wanted Ubiji for herself. She had always been like that;
taking things that belongs to Chioma even before she
went to the city. That’s probably why Chioma stood on the
ground that Adaku wanted nothing but to have Ubiji for
A WEEK LETTER
Ngozi didn’t look surprise when Chioma told her all that
happened coz she knew Adaku was up to something.
However, Ubiji had not come in contact with Chioma
again, even when he tried, Chioma would deny him the
access. Adaku never bothered to see Ubiji rather, but she
was totally not happy throughout the week finding herself
in several occasions thinking about him.
However, Ubiji had been busy trying to get a loan from
the bank with the help of his uncle to continue life as a
Dike, on the other hand went back to the four criminals
who were quiet, smoking and staring at him in the room.
“I can’t believe the tranquility that overwhelms this
sanctum” Dike began. “It’s up to a week after we shared a
whooping nine hundred thousand naira which i know u got
60% of it. Ever since then, you’ve not asked whether there
is another job or not. Anyways..” he threw an envelope to
Obinna again. “That’s another job to do tonight”
Surprisingly, Chidi asked Dike, “Are you not aware of the
vigilante group formulated by the villagers? You want us
to be caught, right?”
Dike glared, “Is that why you are frightened, quivering and
staring at me like some kind of animal that missed road?
You are sophisticated with rigorous weapons and
ammunitions compare to the so called vigilante group. So
don’t pontificate on this matter rather omit the thoughtful
anxiety from your subconscious..”