Me: ****Calling Ayomide****
Ayomide: Hello oga soldier
Me: Baby girl, what’s up
Ayomide: Am cool and you
Me: Fine jare, how was your day
Ayomide: We thank Baba God ooo
Me: That’s nice
Ayomide: And how is Abeokuta?
Me: Abeokuta is fine ooo, life here is pretty simple most especially in the barracks
Me: Yeah! Not like sango “You know what i mean now” I murmured jokingly.
Ayomide: You are not serious ****We both laugh**** So what’s the latest?
Me: Hmmmm! The latest is, i want you to come to Abeokuta
Ayomide: “To do what?” She asked surprisingly
Me: I just want to see you
Ayomide: Me! “Come to Abk” she asked curiously. Moreover! If u want to see me, you know my house
Me: ***She wan dey form innocent be that*** No now! it’s not like that
Ayomide: Then is like how
Me: You know am a young soldier, i cannot start applying for pass now. Moreover, they will think i want to start taking an advantage of the fact that am serving in my state.
Ayomide: That’s true, you have a point
Me: ***Chai! I be Baddo*** So that’s why… Infact I’ve missed you self
Ayomide: ***Smiling*** What did u miss about me
Me: Don’t worry, i will tell you when u come
Ayomide: So! When did u want me to come
Me: On Saturday!
Ayomide: ****Hmmmm**** Today is Tuesday, I will think about it and give you feedback on Friday
Me: Alright dear i will be expecting
Me: So where are you now
Ayomide: At home
Me: Doing what
Ayomide: Just lying down. What about you
Me: Soldier’s Club
Ayomide: Soldier’s Club?
Ayomide: What are you doing there
Me: Just having fun, playing snooker
Me: Any prob about that
Ayomide: Not at all
Me: Alright dear
Ayomide: Just take care of yourself
Me: I will! And u too
Me: Hung Up…
It was past 8 already, i left soldier’s club for my house. When i got home, i was tired and unable to cook, i decided to check on Mummy Teni if she has something in her kitchen that she can offer me, Mummy Teni is my neighbour, i stayed in room 1 while she stays in room 2, her husband was among those who conducted our screening exercise but unfortunately for him, he was nominated to Maiduguri for an internal operation before i came back form training. Mummy Teni and i have been so closed since the very first day i moved into that my room. We do call eachother Neighbour by name…
Me: ****Knocking at her door****
Mummy Teni: Who is that
Me: Neighbour! Neighbour!!
Mummy Teni: Neighbour?
Me: Abeg con open door joor
Mummy Teni: ****Door opens****
Me: Good evening ma
Mummy Teni: Good evening ***Paving way for me to enter inside***
Me: I thought you would have slept
Mummy Teni: I just want to finish with this film before i go to bed jare
Me: Alright! Where is Teni
Mummy Teni: He’s inside sleeping
Me: Sleepy Sleepy
Mummy Teni: ***Laughing*** Leave my son alone ooo. Where are you coming from by this time of the day
Me: Soldier’s Club
Mummy Teni: Ok
Me: Please is there anything eatable in this house
Mummy Teni: Yes! I cooked beans in the evening, should i bring it for you
Me: You still asking again, what brought me here if not food
Mummy Teni: ***Smiling*** You will not kill me
Me: Abeg bring package it for me jare
Mummy Teni: Went into the kitchen and came out with a flask
Me: That’s why i like my neighbour
Mummy Teni: Na you sabi
Me: Till tomorrow jare
Mummy Teni: Alright good night
Me: Thanks so much, good night!
Mummy Teni: ***Shut the door***
After i finished eating, I sat down on my bed, initiated a chat with Ayomide. She replied instantly as if she has been waiting for my message, we chatted for about 30 minutes before i slept off.
TO BE CONTINUED…