Friday came as usual, i got dressed for church
practice. Osas and I strolled along to the church.
This was the first time I'd be going to church
practice without my father looking over my
shoulder. Osas, although being a man servant who
attends practice always, never went with my dad. He
always came up with one excuse to leave earlier or
later than us, or to drag behind long after dad picks
me up. At 20 dad trusted him a little more than me.
He was a student in uniben, so there was little dad
could do to monitor him. We got to church about 20
minutes before practice time, and we parted ways.
Osas went with his fellow man servants, while I eft
with my friends Ruth and Hannah.
Ruth and Hannah were the only close friends i have,
we attend the same secondary school, and attend
practice together. They were about my age too.
Mum knows them very well, and had banned me
from associating with them. Both of them were very
popular in church and school, for entirely negative
reasons. Ruth in particular always filled my ear with
stories of her rich boyfriends, most of whom had
either just returned from Malaysia or Italy. She had
a lot of expensive stuff to showcase every week. She
spends her weekends in highbrow hotels in Benin
city. She once showed me pictures of herself in kada
plaza, somewere in Benin city, with one of her
Malaysian friends. I do not even know were kada
plaza is in benin. Ruth knew how to have fun, she
had an exciting life going for her. I'm often left to
bemoan my own lonely little life, in the cell my
parents had created. Hannah did not have the same
freedom as Ruth, her parents were just like mine.
But unlike me, Ruth knew how to get around her
parents. I knew she had a boyfriend, a man servant.
I guess i was the one always left out. I kept thinking
about her boring my life was all through the
The day's practice went by pretty fast, we were done
and ready to leave. It was about 4:30 pm, so i was
heading towards the gate hoping to meet Osas
somewhere along the way. I was quite confused
when I discovered that only a handfull of us were
heading home. Others, including my friends were
hanging around. Even Osas was nowhere in sight. So
I turned around, and went back to the church
compound, to search for him. I know dad would be
furious if i returned late. On my way back, i sighted
Ruth from afar, deeply involved in a conversation
with a guy. His name is Ehis, he is alittle older than
us. He was a tall, dark skinned handsome guy. I have
seen him around a lot of times, he was a popular
face. I stood far from them for a while, hoping that
the conversation will end soon, and Ehis will leave. I
don't like being around him. There's a certain way
he makes me feel, i get nervous whenever he came
around. He had this soft gentle and sweet nature,
whenever i spoke to him. He doesn't fail to remind
me of how beautiful i was. He had his way with
words. Most times, after practice i spend my entire
night thinking about him.
I was so deep in my thoughts that i did not notice
Ehis walking towards me. "Hey" his sweet baritone
voice jerked me back to reality. " wow you are still
around, how come? I immediately looked down,
trying to gather words to reply. I knew what to say in
my head, but the problem is that my head had been
disconnected from my mouth. I only stuttered a few
words, only God knew if he understood me. I had
barely finished a sentence when I heard my name
from nowhere. Osas and Ruth ran towards me,
exchanged greetings with Ehis and informed me that
we would be leaving much later. He said he had
other things to attend to. I was almost furious, i
knew dad would so mad at me. Ruth noticed my
indignation, and quickly intercepted, "cant you see
everyone is still around?Come on let's have fun".
Before Ruth finished her sentence, Osas was already
on his way out of sight. I resigned to wait. Ruth, Ehis
and i walked towards the church hall. Ehis tried to
grab hold of my hand, i quickly moved my hand
away. He didn't say anything.
The three of us eventually walked to a secluded part
of the church. It was a building under construction.
It would serve as accomodation for the parish priest
once it is completed. I have never been inside the
building before, i only see it from a distance. It was
quite neat inside, not as littered with nails and plank
as i would have thought. The planks were neatly
arranged on pieces of blocks to form a kind of
bench, it was as if it was a regular meeting point. I
sat down comfortably, on one of the make shift
benches, Ehis sat beside me. And Ruth sat on a
different bench, st the other end of the room. She
immediately brought out her phone and started
playing temple run. Ehis focused all his attention on
me, he communicated in a way that made me feel
more comfortable with him. That was the day i got
to know that he too was a student at uniben. He told
me a lot about himself, and was genuinely
interested in me. He asked about my family, and
why he has never seen me around after practice. I
managed to find words to explain my parents
attitude to him, and how much i missed going out.
He understood how boring my life was.
After much talking and encouraging me, Ehis told
me i wasn't the only one with strict parents. He
assured me that his parents were once like that, but
he found a way to cope. He told me he could help
me handle my parents.
There was a long pause in our conversation, all the
while i was looking at the floor. Ehis moved alittle
closer, held my hand with one hand, and began to
speak in a gentle and captivating voice. "Ella, you are
the most beautiful girl I have ever known, i think
about you everyday, but i have never had the chance
to tell you how i really feel about you" he pulled my
chin, looked straight into my eyes, and whispered
softly " Ella, i love you" i felt as if my heart was going
to burst, it was beating so fast. No one has ever told
me that before. The whole world stoped before my
very eyes. I couldn't say anything, i didn't even know
what to say. I just know that i spend my night
thinking about him too, he didn't seem like the
"wolf" my mum described. I was so lost in my own
thoughts, i barely noticed when he brought his
phone out, typed in something, and put it back in his
pocket. I was still lost in my thoughts and fantasies
when Ruth's phone buzzed from the other side of
the building. She sprang up from her sit, and told
me she was going to ease herself. When she left, it
suddenly don on me that Ehis and i where all alone
in that uncompleted building. I became a little
scared inside. Today would be a day that changed
my whole world.
To be continued......
Friday came as usual, i got dressed for church
I love dis pls continued
From all indications Ehis texted Ruth to excused them. Ella ur own don kpeme, mama bom-boi in advance,our parents wants da best 4 us at all tym.
Nice episode, go on girl
its captivatin,cant wait for d rest of d story
well well... it was fantastic... i luv it
Now d real story has begun...
Pls give out d rest of d story, jst cnt wait.
Can't wait, can't wait, can't waaaaa
luvly nd nice
Hope this story too won't end like the rest.uncompleted!
Wow i'm really enjoyin it,. Kip it up! Bt mek a gud endin plz
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