By Raymond Ogah
My name is adeolu. There’s a saying. “What can’t kill you can make you stronger.” But the truth is action speaks louder than mere words. I don’t know how strong I will be coming out from this predicament that I have found myself. This all started about 2 years ago in my youth service year in
Kogi state. There was this very good canteen not too far from Yagba East local government council, where I frequent often for my CDS. It was the aroma that lured me to the place, the savory of scented stew and fried meat, it was irresistible, I couldn’t just evade myself from the luscious captivity that overwhelmed me Perhaps, a simple restrain would have changed history, would have saved me from all these. As I entered the canteen, I grabbed a plate and stood on the queue salivating and waiting for my turn. When it got to my turn, before me was something more compelling than the meal that I expected. My eyes got locked in contact with the young lady who was serving the meal. She was beautiful beyond expression, I could hardly compose myself and it took me some few seconds to reboot.
She then asked,“What food do you want sir?” In fluent English.
I stuttered,“Give me….. rice N50, dodo N50 and 3 pieces of meat.”
I was going to pay and she refused to collect the money. I didn’t understand the kind gesture, I then insisted and she smiled at me and said “It’s okay, it’s on me.”
I then took a seat and started eating. While I was eating, I noticed her looking at me at some
instance. It drove my curiosity wild and I was eager to know her. She sounded quite polished and she looked more dignified than running a local canteen, I knew there was more to it. As I was done, I went to meet her.
“Thank you very much. My name is Adeolu can I know your
name?” I asked.
She giggled and said. “My name is Tope.”
As we both smiled at each other like teens gripped in some high school crush. So I left the place hoping to return the following day. I got to my rented room and I was still thinking of Tope. She was average height, dark skinned and very attractive. Her curves were at the right angle and her bursts were an eye candy. I knew I needed companion to quench my lust while I served
my country in the beautiful state of Kogi and Tope just happened to fit into the picture. Being a nerd and a slacker isn’t a thing to be proud of. I had only had s*x once. Thanks to Seun who took me clubbing then some chic agreed to get down with me and at the end made me pay N4,000…That
wasn’t funny. I felt I needed to lay claim of my very own pet, a decision I soon regretted.
The following day I went to the canteen, but this time around I went there late. Unfortunately food had finished, but the good thing was that Tope had time to spare. She was busy preparing to wash
the dishes and I didn’t hesitate to assist her. She didn’t want me to get my hands dirty but I insisted. I
helped her in getting water and she was thrilled that a corper would stoop so low helping her with the dishes. Well, why wouldn’t I, it granted me the avenue to view her heavy kegs that
jiggled as she was washing the dishes. Suddenly her mother appeared from a distance, Tope sighted her and she said to me.
“Please hide, don’t let her! see you.”
By Raymond Ogah