“Daniel!” A feminine voice called from behind.
Daniel and I turned back to look at the caller
before we took to our heels but we’re surprised
and stunned, Cynthia, Daniel’s girlfriend, called
from behind. She was gorgeously dressed, neat
and looking beautiful. Behind her walked her
uncle, whom she lives with, her uncle’s wife, and
two other beautiful young girls.
“Daniel!” Cynthia called again as she ran toward
Daniel and hugged him passionately, I was
stunned and shocked with Cynthia’s reaction
towards Daniel, ‘Princess did same’ that was the
only thought that came into my mind. Cynthia
uncle and his wife were looking tensed and
“Cynthia, your parents are watching.” Daniel
whispered into Cynthia’s ear and she slowly
disengaged from Daniel.
“Ola, how are you?” Cynthia asked smiling.
“So I don’t deserve a hug, right?” I teased
“Come on, they are here.” Cynthia
rebuttedindirectly talkingabout his uncle and his
“But theyare standing there when you hugged
Danieland they witnessed everything” I rebutted
“Silly you!” Cynthia concluded and hit me
“Won’t you greet my uncle?” Cynthia asked
directing her statement to nail-biting Daniel.
“Sure.” Daniel replied as Cynthia led the way to
where her uncle stood, Daniel and I walked
behind her, I winked at Daniel and he seems he
understand me, he smiled and winked back.
“Good afternoon sir.” Daniel and Igreeted in
“Good night… uhmm… I mean Good afterno…n my
sons.” Cynthia’s uncle returned our greetings
delightfully but stammering.
“How are you?” Cynthia’s uncle asked smiling.
“We’re fine sir.” Daniel and I replied in unison.
“I guess you’re my sister’s boyfriend.” Cynthia’s
uncle guessed directing his statement to smart
and wise Daniel.
“Hmmm…” Daniel thought for a while, he scanned
his brain trying to get in touch with the best lie
that would fit in to counter Cynthia’s uncle
“Sir, actually Cynthia is just my friend, a best
friend to be precise, she is very lovable and
admirable, she is a role model to many. As you
can see, her beauty is out of this world, she is a
gem and a rare gem of its kind.” Daniel paused
while downloading the remaining contents of his
“Sir, Cynthia is my classmate, she is very brilliant
and intelligent, she is equally smart and calm,
she mingle with good people like me and not bad
ones like this mygood friend (pointing to
me).”Daniel continued and Cynthia uncle and his
wife burst into laughter.
“Sir, I love Cynthia and I have tried my best to
convince her to date me but all she do says is
that ‘she is not ready for all this boyfriend and
girlfriend stuff, such stuff has more
disadvantages than its advantages, beside the
consequences are graved… boyfriend and
girlfriend stuff has nothing to offer than
distraction and doom.’ Sir, I love Cynthiawhole-he
atedly and I would love to be her boyfriend I just
hope you can help talk to her.” Daniel concluded
faking sadden face.
“But why did she hugged you when she saw
you?” Cynthia’s uncle asked suspiciously.
“Sir, like a said earlier, Cynthia and I are best of
friend, this my naughty friend (pointing to me)
and Ihave been in travel for the past four
months, I missed Cynthia a lot but I was unable
to get in touch with her, sir, her hug is just a
friendly hug.” Daniel defended smartly.
“Oh I see.” Cynthia’s uncle nodded his head like
an Agama Lizard.
“Sir, please help me to talk to Cynthia, I love her,
she is religious and she has everything a
youngand handsome dude like me would like in a
girl, please sir.” Daniel whispered to Cynthia’s
uncle and he nodded approvingly.
“Your names?” Cynthia’s uncle asked.
“I’m Daniel and he’s Ola.” Daniel answered.
“Okay, nice meeting you boys.”Cynthia’s uncle
commented and he shook hands with us.
“Thank you sir.” Daniel and I appreciated in
“See you guys later.” Cynthia’s uncle concluded
as he turned to leave with the rest of his family.
“Sir, don’t forget me o.” Daniel uttered from afar
and Cynthia’s uncle nodded in approval, Cynthia
looked back and she winked at Daniel.
“Daniel the smart guy.” I hailed teasingly.
“Don’t mind guy, that man want to prove he is
smart andwise but I’m far ahead of him in those
stuff.”Daniel replied smiling.
“Let hurried home… It’s getting late.” I said as
we increased our pace.
LOCATION: MR. MARTIN’S ALMOST
Mr. Martins, Henry, Daniel and I were gisting and
narrating our past experiences, Though, Mr.
Martins was doing most of talking we’re just
listening and enjoying his narration.
“The terrorist cocked his gun he was about
shooting me when…”He narrated just then the
beep of his phone could be heard, interrupting
our lovely and enjoying discussion.
“Excuse me please.” Mr. Martins begged, he
picked up the phone from the table he placed it,
he looked at the screen and it was a message.
He unlocked the phone and he read the message
‘Hi, please can we meet at Royal Crystal Rest
House, I mean no harm, I just want to discuss
something privately with you, don’t come along
with any of those boys please. Time: 2pm. Thank
you. Sender: Chief Chris.’
TO BE CONTINUED