Within 10 mins of landing in Enugu, we had
deplaned and met with Jude. Laura was on a
phone call while i discussed with Jude.
Jude: Boy, you look worn out (hugging)
Me: As in eh. At a point, i wasn’t even sure if the flight wouldn’t have been cancelled.
Seemed the rain wanted to fall forever. Good
to see you bro
Jude: guess it fell all over the country then.
My visibility was so low i had to stop
severally. So who’s the pretty lady? (noticing
she just ended her call)
Me: Hey, Laura meet Jude, Jude Laura, my
friend and course mate back in school. Met
again at the airport after bout 3 years.
Jude: Nice meeting you Laura (shook hands)
Laura: Nice meeting you too.
Me: she’s heading to ogoja, and i was thinking we could give her a lift?
Jude: No problem.
Me: so can we still make it tonight?
Jude: sure. But we’d better be on the way.
Wasn’t sure when you flight would arrive, so
had to refill because these filling stations tend
to close quite early you know. Security and ish
***In 10 minutes, we were already on the
highway, headed to Abakiliki. Sitting next to
Jude in the front passenger seat, while Laura
sat behind Jude.
I placed a call to Favour that I’m on my way.
Now, having turned on my phone when we
deplaned, i had received an email notification
and two text messages. Now was the time to
**Frank: “Dude ow far? Jude say Dem delay Una flight. Probably u dey air now coz ur no no dey go try. Holla wen u get this. (Dialed
his number, not reachable)”
**Dolapo: “Hey, how was your trip? Ur no ain’t goin try. Sent u an urgent mail that needs
urgent attention. Get back to me ASAP.”
**Opens mail: “Make use of the attached files and draft a proposal, quotation and template for XYZ Systems Limited. Send to Mr. Bayo. Forward me a copy of the mail.
Do that before the end of the day”
Dolly: are you in obudu already?
Me: delayed flight, just leaving Enugu
Dolly: guess you’ve seen my mail?
Yes: I’ll work on it as soon as i get home
Dolly: just make sure you send me a copy
before you go to bed.
Me: I understand.
Dolly: Good. Safe.
At that moment i began to resent my job. Was
actually thinking about crashing right when i
get home. Now Dolapo is gonna keep me up
for another hour.
Like though she knew what thoughts were in
my head, Laura said “guess that was you
bitc*** sorry, your boss?” without waiting for a reply she adds ”you should come work for me ya know!”.
Ignoring her, i asked Jude, “so baba, how far is it from here and when do you think we
should be un Obudu”?
“The road is very good from here up to Ndok
junction, except a little bad stretch when
entering Abakiliki, which is about 74 kms from
Enugu. Ndok junction is about 84 kms from
Abakiliki, but because of the very bad stretch
from there to Ogoja, we’ll go through okpoma- okuku-Igoliand then to Obudu. Lets say by 10pm-10:0pm.” Jude said.
Wondering why he didn’t just say hopefully
10pm-10:30pm i then said “Alright. My boss just gave me a task.
Which is gonna keep me
up longer when i get home.
Make i crash small”.
Laura then ask “so what do you say about my offer?” I turn to see her rubbing her crotch but with a straight face. “it might not stand by the time you wake up!” she adds
“ALI, please leave me alone” i replied her amidst chuckles.
Laughing, Jude intervened saying “you two
need some rest”.
The stress of having driven in a normal Lagos
traffic earlier in the day, the waiting time at
the airport, the heavenly feeling in the plane
(with my brain releasing several doses of brain
chemicals, to include norepinephrine,
serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nitric oxide,
prolactin etc. all responsible for inducing sleep
in men just after intercourse/heavenly feeling,
biochemists in da house), the cool air and the
music playing in the car, I was by no so
exhausted/relaxed that i must have slept for
more than an hour only to be woken up to a
torch light beaming on my face.
We had stopped at an army checkpoint
Jude: oga no be mi,, na dis afternoon mi i
pass here. Rain bin dey fall sef, and Una been
dey inside Una tent.
Soldier: so where u go? No be Abakiliki u dey
Jude: no o oga, i just go Enugu go pick my bro.
Dem delay their flight na why i no come
Soldier: (beaming his torch on my face, then
Laura and back to Jude). Oya na, carry go.
“What happened?” i asked Jude.
“No mind that man, twas a case of mistaken
Identity, that a commercial driver passed here
in the morning with a Mitsubishi Grandis like
mine and was supposed to collect a package
for him in Abakiliki on his return trip”. Jude
replied as we drove off
“Him no dey recognize face?” turning to
Laura ”mi luv, ow far?”
“Lemme alone” she said rubbing her crotch again, “I want to sleep” she replied sarcastically.
Jude: hahahahaha (oblivious to the tease), you two are so funny.
(Began to rain rain again)
“so Laura, when are you going back to
Lagos?” i asked her
“missing me already?” she answered/asked
“you wish” i replied her. “I don miss u pass” i added
“thank God i didn’t believe you at the Airport”
she said still ignoring my question
“your number one problem is that you love
being flattered” said amidst laughter.
“I’ll b going back in two weeks time” she finally answered my initial question
“wetin happen? U no wan make Dem enjoy
honeymoon?” i asked sarcastically
“you’re not serious. I’ll be with Cindy” she answered laughing.
“Cindy lives in Ogoja?” i asked surprised.
“Cindy na Ogoja girl to start with, she’s on break from school. Her masters program”.
“so what about ur office? Who’s gonna run the place?” i asked showing concerns
“Fury, you ask too many questions, i wan
sleep” she said turning her head towards the window and acted sleeping
Leaving her alone, i sat quietly.
Don’t know how much i slept, but i woke up to see we where in Ogoja.
Within 10 mins we had dropped Laura off at
Cindy’s (with her screaming how and where
the hell did we meet, Jude was in a hurry, so
there wasn’t any discussion) and we were on
our way to Obudu.
Laura had teased saying “you sure you don’t wanna come in, we could have that 3some you know” with tongue out.
“there’s plenty of time for that” i said through the window as Jude drove off.
She shouted back “in your dreams” just as i looked back to see her and Cindy locked in a French kiss.
Obviously Laura had lied about
when she became bi.
The drive to Obudu (53km) took about 40
minutes. And by 10:15 we were at Franklin’s
Favour came out to welcome me, served me
dinner of eba and eruru (afang/okazi) soup.
We discussed while i ate (my first solid/real
food since Wednesday)
Had a warm shower and came back out to the
living room with my PC to work on the
proposal. Time check 11:30 pm.
Favour was watching a late night movie on the south African tv station “e”.
For reasons i don’t know, i sat with her while
she watched the movie as i worked on my PC.
In the course of the movie, i noticed Favour
was worked up, as she kept turning in her seat
at light touching her b—m.
Movie ends around 1am, a point in which she
called it a night. And turn the tv off. I stayed
back to complete what i was doing, sent the
mail to Mr. Bayo and cc a copy to Dolapo.
By 1:20am i head for my room only to pass
through Favour’s room to see the door open.
The room was only illuminated by her bed side
lamp and i could see she was self servicing.
A pursed for a few seconds as i saw her insert
her fingers inside her k—y-cat as she flicked
“There’s a force behind Mrs. Adamu” i muted to myself and headed to my room for a well deserved sleep.