DIKE THE GRAMMARIAN
Last Episode (Episode 23)
:Written by BRIGHT DANIEL
Chioma sat hopelessly alone at the backyard of their
house lost in thought. Trace of sadness could be noticed
all over her body ranging from her eyes to her legs. Just
as she sat quietly, Ngozi arrived looking at her piteously
without noticing her presence.
“Baby girl, how are you doing?” she broke the silence then
Chioma turned slowly with red eyes.
“I know you’ve come to mock me”
“No!” Ngozi moved closer. “Why are you talking as if we
aren’t friends anymore? I’ve only come to know how
“Well, I’m not fine” Chioma averted her eyes from her.
“I understand. What are the elders saying about the
“The igwe said..” Chioma was interrupted by footsteps
coming from the passage. As both watched to see who
the person was, Ubiji come through and stood at the door
then Chioma stood up instantly, while Ngozi disdained
“What are you doing here?” Chioma glared. “Just leave
here!” she ordered stretching her hand.
“Chioma, I’m sorry for..”
“Sorry for what?” Ngozi inferred by interrupting Ubiji.
“You’re a very big disgrace. So you’ve come to amend the
heart you’ve already broken, sorry coz it’s too late. Just
carry your wahala and go back to Adaku” she concluded.
None of the girls allowed Ubiji to explain himself telling
him to leave but he hesitated.
“So you no won go, abi?” Ngozi reached a bucket of water
which she flung to pour him.
“No!” Chioma shouted trying to prevent her but was
already too late; part of the water wet Ubiji’s body then all
“I deserve more than that” Ubiji broke the silence to the
“Oh, really?” Ngozi reached another water but Chioma
prevented her this time around and glared at Ubiji.
“Go na! You’re adding more problem to my problem! I
don’t want to hear you’re apology. Just go!” she shouted.
Her voice wanted to break down in cry but she held it
boldly winking her eyes. After she went back to her initial
position, Ubiji turned and left shamefully.
FEW DAYS LATER
The king charged Dike two million, five hundred thousand
naira for the money he stole through the young men and
he provided the money. He was also released from the
police cell and was made to apologize before the king
and the elders. So he sat among them in the palace
saying, “I regret my actions which were appalling and
made some of you insecure in your own sanctum. It was
caused by the aggressiveness and anger of me being
fired from my occupation not for any other reason but for
the same reason i was put into a cell. Please, accept my
The elders cleared their throats murmuring among
themselves and nodding their heads like Agama lizards.
Obviously, they had accepted his apology.
“Dike” the king began. “You’re an educated man who
should inflict as a positive impart in the society but you
turned out to be the opposit due to anger as you said.
Nevertheless, we have forgiven you..”
“What about my boys?” Dike interrupted.
“They will be released too” the king assured.
Ubiji’s money was given back to him likewise others but
the last issue was how to win Chioma’s heart again. That
must be very complicated! He gathered another mind
going back to Chioma’s residence. Though, Dike, the
father was around sitting in front of his house but he
didn’t mind. When he arrived, Dike lowered his pair of
eyeglasses looking at him.
“Good day, sir”
“Good day. She’s in”
“Excuse me sir?”
“Chioma is inside, or isn’t she the one you’re looking for?”
“Oh, she is, sir” Ubiji smiled.
“Then go see her” Dike also smiled shaking his head after
Inside the house, Ubiji met Chioma in the sitting room
who became surprise to see him once again. She also
wondered how her father allowed him in by looking
through the window.
“Just allow me to explain” Ubiji moved forward while
Chioma became quiet with her ears open. “Remember i
chose the cheque not Adaku due to the condition i found
myself. It was a hard decision for me, but i know better
now. I’m ready to return the cheque back to her. Just hold
on..” he brought out his phone and called Adaku in
Chioma’s presence with the phone on speaker.
“Hello, Ubiji” Adaku sound from the other side of the
“Hi, please, we need to talk”
“About what? That reminds me, have you transferred the
money into your account?”
“No, I’m sorry, i don’t need the money anymore. I think
that’s the only think between us. Thanks for your
generosity” the line went off.
Nobody had to tell Adaku that anything between them
was over. So, Ubiji looked at Chioma and tore the cheque
“You’re the one i love, please give me a second chance”
Chioma gradually moved forward and hugged him. “I miss
you and i love you too” she said on his shoulder..
A YEAR LATER,
Ubiji invested the loan as he planned and made much
profit. He married Chioma after her service but wasn’t
able to pay back the complete loan, so he sold one of the
lands and completed it.
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