It was Pastor Mrs. She was on her way to school that monday
morning as she taught in a primary school at Oyan, but she
quickly branched at my place to check on me.
She came with a basket containing pepper soup, jollof
rice, vegetable soup and obe ila alasepo (okro soup with stew
She said she didn’t know d one I would love to eat, but I
should try and take the pepper soup as it would deal with that
malaria fever. She told me to warm them as I could see she
brought them out of d freezer that morning, and couldn’t wait
to warm them before leaving the house to prevent her from
getting late to school.
I collected the basket from her, appreciated her and sat on
my plastic chair.
“Can I drop you at the health centre for your injection?, since its
on d same route to my school”. She asked.
“I’m not ready yet ma, I will take a bike. Thank you ma”.
“It’s a pleasure my dear. So, how are you feeling now?.”
“I’m better today ma”. I answered.
“Oh!.Thank God. My mind was with you throughout d night. I
really couldn’t sleep soundly. I started blaming myself for
allowing you to stay here all alone, I should have forced you to
come with us yesterday. But, hope you slept well, and….”
I switched off!..I was hearing in my spirit “Open up to
her!.Open up to her!!”.
Then I heard another voice contrary to that one saying “Don’t
try it!.you’ll disappoint her. you can see how she loves and
cares for you, she’ll withdraw the gesture..What if….”
Suddenly, I felt Pastor Mrs.’ hand on my shoulder.
She tapped me and said “Are u okay?.I’ve called you
twice, but you didn’t respond.
What is bothering u?.What are you thinking of?.Feel free to
share it with me, I’m a mother..”
Before she could finish her sentence, I cut in “Nothing ma”.
“Hunhun!. Don’t tell me there’s nothing when obviously
there’s something. that’s a lie, and I don’t expect you as a child
of God to tell one, if you don’t want to share it, just say you don’t
want to share it, instead of saying there’s nothing when
I was dumbfounded. I didn’t know when I said “Okay ma, I
will tell you later”.
“that’s better my dear. See you later then. Hurry up so u can go
for your injection on time. Make sure you eat before you go.” She
“Okay ma. Thanks Mum.”
I got to the health centre that morning and saw Bisi. She was
surprised to see me, and also to hear that I didn’t attend the
burial of Bode’s dad.
When she asked “why?” I told her I was sick, but didn’t tell
her beyond that.
As I was getting back home, I met Bode coming out of d
I was a bit shy to look at his face, remembering what
happened between us. I was no longer free with him. I wish I
didn’t see him.
He gave me souvenirs of his dad’s burial, and said his mum
sent her greetings, and that she promised to come and visit
me as soon as she could go out.
I took those things from him and thanked him.
Then he said “Sis Sewa, I’m indeed very sorry for what
happened last week. Its the devil. Please forgive me..”
He wanted to hold my hand, but I didn’t allow him.
I said “Its fine!, Its fine!!”.Just go.”
Then what happened next?.
Watch out in Episode 9