I went back into my apartment immediately.
I decided to clean my room and keep it for the new week.
After about 40 minutes, I was through with that, so I decided to take a nap before getting ready for my promotion training on Monday.
As I was in my sleep, I had a bad dream.
I was crying with my two brothers in black attire.
My mum was nowhere to be found, which merely meant that she was the one that died in my dream.
I cried and cried out to my conscious state.
It wasn’t a good one, and that got me so scared.
I immediately went on my knees and prayed to God Almighty to preserve my mother for me.
After my prayers, I called her immediately.
But she didn’t pick up her calls, and that got me more tensed.
I repeated the call for the second time, and she didn’t pick up still.
I continuously kept calling her line in fear.
“Where did she drop her phone for crying out loud?” I said in an undertone.
I thought of who to call, to help me check on her; but I couldn’t think of any.
In that confused state, my phone rang.
I rushed it like a cat that just saw a rat.
It was my mum calling back.
I hurriedly picked it.
MY MOTHER: Ezinna! I left my phone at home to visit a friend.
ME: Mummy you got me worried. Phones are supposed to be with you not to be kept at home.
MY MOTHER: I know my daughter, I actually forgot it.
ME: It’s alright. Mummy!
MY MOTHER: Yes, any problem?
ME: Yes Ma, I need you to be very careful.
MY MOTHER: Talk to me, what’s the problem?
ME: I had a bad dream about you, please always take your drugs at when due and avoid trouble the best way you can.
MY MOTHER: Nothing will happen to me, my daughter. The devil is a liar, but I have heard all you’ve said. I will avoid trouble the best way I can.
ME: Alright Ma, bye for now.
MY MOTHER: Alright my daughter. Hope you do hear from your brothers?
ME: Yes mama.
MY MOTHER: Good.
And she hung up immediately*****
I began to feel a lot better because the dream scared a living hell out of me.
I reached for my books and started reading up in preparation for my training.
I read for about an hour before my phone rang.
“Who could that be this time?” I thoughtfully asked as I brought my phone closer to check who the caller was.
It was Linda!
“Hian! Not this time naa. I’m not ready for gossip,” I muttered to myself as I picked the call.
LINDA: Babe, better dey o….Choi!
ME: Hmm! Wetin happen?
LINDA: Many things.
ME: At least start somewhere since you sound too excited.
LINDA: No be small excitement o.
ME: Linda shoot naa.
LINDA: I’m in love with Michael.
LINDA: Which one is hmmmm again?
ME: Linda, you don’t usually fall in love naa.
LINDA: Unto say I no be human being or wetin?
ME: Maybe you don’t have love to share with men again naa.
LINDA: You dey craze.
ME: Because I talk true bah?
LINDA: You no talk any truth jare. See Ezinna; we had mad sex.
ME: Jesus Christ! Linda are you that cheap?
LINDA: Look at kettle calling pot black. No be almost immediately you and Larry do?
ME: No naa, yours is too quick. Besides I still regret that of Larry and I.
LINDA: Biko (please), I no de regret anything. I love this guy.
ME: You opened up too quick naa.
LINDA: Whether you open now or later, opening na opening…simple.
ME: I hear you. Flex your time.
LINDA: Instead of you to be happy for me, you are there forming a saint.
ME: I’m happy for you naa.
LINDA: Bye joor!
And she hung up immediately****
“Hmm! What kind of game is Linda playing on Michael?”
“Why is she moving so fast?”
“I just hope it’s not what I’m thinking o.”
“If Linda thinks she can tie a man down with pregnancy, that’s a big joke.”
“Well, what’s my own? That’s their business to sort out, not mine.”
Those were my thoughts as I went back to the book I was reading before Linda interrupted me with her call.
After about 30 minutes, I became exhausted and decided to clean up the used dishes in the kitchen.
It was getting late at about 8:00 pm, at night.
After about 15 minutes, I was done with the dishes and went straight into the bathroom to have my night bath.
While I was at it, I overheard my ringtone.
“I wonder who is it this time.” I thought to myself as I hurriedly finished my bath to get the call.
But I wasn’t fast enough, because the call was off before I came out from the bathroom.
I took my time and changed into my nightie before attending to my phone.
It was Larry!
I smiled as I dialed back his phone number.
He picked immediately.
LARRY: Hey, baby, let me call you right back.
He didn’t even allow me to say a word before hanging up.
After a minute, he called back.
LARRY: Hi, baby.
ME: Good evening dear.
LARRY: How are you?
ME: I’m fine.
LARRY: I just wanted to hear from you before going to bed.
ME: So thoughtful, thanks, baby.
LARRY: You are welcome my love.
ME: Good night then.
LARRY: Good night baby, dream of me.
ME: I will.
LARRY: I love you.
ME: I love you too.
And he hung up****
I plugged my phone on the electric wall socket.
And dived into my bed immediately.
I said my prayers and slept off*****