The Player Curse Episode 17
Oge was killing me.
It took me a while to get used to the idea of Bros Emma straffing her. Now she was carrying his baby and apparently proud of it. Besides money and age, the guy had nothing on me. The remaining conversation I had with Ugo was a blur, I couldn’t remember anything.
From the look on Tope’s face as we strolled home, he had himself a girlfriend. I didn’t know where I had gotten the rotten luck that had been my companion in recent time. I was not a spiritual person but I wondered if God could save me from this quick sand.
“I will make Bose my queen, she told me she had been tripping for me since I came to get agege bred from her shop one year ago”, Tope informed us.
I wondered what must have made her trip, but I as usual, kept quiet. Oge with a protruding stomach, making egusi soup in Bros Emma’s kitchen, while he sat in the living room, reading a newspaper were among the imaginations ruining my world.
“Fifi, which genre of people will you be accommodating in your abode?” Tope asked, immediately changing the way he walked to blend with the inappropriate words he spoke.
“You should avoid family people or those that wouldn’t be able to re-new their rent at the right time”.
‘Like your father’, I thought to myself.
“So which kind of people do you have in mind learned one?” I asked.
“As your Lawyer and an erudite friend, I strongly recommend that you take in only students of a higher institution”.
I didn’t remember ever telling Tope that he was my lawyer, he hadn’t even resumed as a Law student. But once again, I kept it to myself.
“Like someone from LASU?” I asked.
“Too many cultists jor”, Ugo quickly replied.
Tope raised his hand as if to silence us. The raised hand exposed a torn part of the shirt at the armpit region. He took his time before he replied…as an erudite fellow.
“Dear Ugo, both the male and female species constitute students of that great Institution, don’t be hindered by your myopic prejudice against the school”.
“Your mama is myopic”. Ugo replied.
Tope laughed out loud, he was clearly enjoying himself.
Ugo and I saw him off to his flat then went to his. Oge was plaiting Hanatu’s hair when we got in; they were also talking about something that was of great humour to them both.
“Bro, what did you buy for me?” Hana said with a broad smile, “I told Oge about your plan, she said she will get provisions for me when I am about to leave”.
“She wouldn’t need to do that; I will be able to take care of you”, I said curtly.
Hanatu must have noticed the pitch of my voice, for she looked at Oge , trying to decipher if we were fighting.
“Fifi, you have no right to stop me from getting something for Hanatu”.
“Of course I can”.
“You can stop her from being my sister, but you can’t stop her from being my friend”.
“Whatever! Just don’t justify your actions because of your gifts to Hanatu”.
Hanatu wanted to talk but she was motioned to keep quiet by Ugo. Like Hanatu, he was amazed without knowing what Oge and I were really talking about.
“Hanatu, let’s go home”.
“But you told me that I could spend the night here”, she replied.
I walked out of the house but was met by Oge before I got to my flat.
“You don’t have to take on the issues we have on Hanatu, she should be left out of it”.
“Are you really pregnant?” I asked her, I could smell her fragrance, but tonight I was too angry to like it.
“Ugo must have told you, that guy has a big mouth”.
“Oge, you are not even 18 yet”.
“How old was your mum when she gave birth to you?”
“Don’t you ever mention my mother in your life”.
“What will you do if I do?” she said moving closer to me, daring me to do my worst.
“You are just a confused ashewo”.
“Like your mum?”
I threw my fist at her; she ducked as my hand struck the wall behind her. The fear in her eyes was heartbreaking. She didn’t believe I could want to hit her.
“I am sorry,” I said.
She was shielding herself with her arms, like I could try to hit her again.
“I am glad I made the right choice, Emma would never hit me”.
“But I said I am sorry”.
“I am pregnant, and I am keeping the baby. I love him more each day. Just because I gave you head doesn’t mean we are all that”.
“You are hurting me, Oge”
“I wish I could do more!” she said, going back the way she came.
Maybe I should have told her I loved her that night.
To Be Continued