Gift episode 28
vex para for the guy why he spoil my night for
me, Anderson didn’t even bother talking
back at me it was late sha… We walked
in together, he made sure am safely inside
my apartment and still reminded me to
stay away from Naomi and Eva. This time
I was calm, I didn’t say a word to him and
he left, this one just dey see me like small
pikin na wa oohh…! I picked up my text
books and started reading, I studied for
an hour before I went to bed. Eva called
later in the day asking me where I have
been that they didn’t see me in the club
again, club I left 12midnight na now this
babe dey notice say I nodey the club hall.
I told her I was ill and I couldn’t stay any longer,
so Anderson drove me home and she
asked about my health and I told her am
fine. Our results came out and I had all
my courses A, I don’t know how. But before
I even knew about it my coursemates
were the ones telling me about it, I was
so happy and I called my dad to inform
him about it, he surprised me with a new
car. Me that can’t drive, he asked me to
do more that he will buy me more gifts,
I was so happy. I didn’t relent from my
studies, Naomi and Eva went out of the
country when lectures was still on and
I wondered if they really came to school
to study or just to bear the name I be student
for this school. Anderson and I became
very close, he such a sweet talker and
overly protective of me. He didn’t allow
some guys come close to me telling me
those ones are fu-ck boys, as if he is righteous.
Around him I felt safe and happy, he doesn’t
skip lectures like before. Anything that
he didn’t understand he will meet me and
I will explain to him, there is one day he
couldn’t make it to lecture that the lecturer
gave us unannounced test. I wrote for him
and called him, he later claimed he travelled
to Lagos. All these big boys will not like
coming to school, I became popular in
my department, but I didn’t let it get into
my head as everyone who approached
me for one thing or the other got a friendly
reply, every guy wants to be my friend
nobody dey reason to even date me because
of the cutes guys around me, Jackson
was something else. He will narrate his
escapade anytime we hang-out together
with other of my friends. Too many male
friends around me, those guys didn’t even
allow girls to come close to me saying
they will spoil me. I was like ehehhhnnn…!!
these people are seeing me as virgin and
their last born in this department oh!!
Anderson was busy teaching me how to
drive one weekend and I wanted to know
why he loved me so much and yet made
no move to make his girlfriend.
Me: Andy, am I beautiful?
Anderson: *laughing* who tell you say you ugly my break em head?
Me: nobody, but why you no like me?
Anderson: how? I no like you. I love you.
Me: why I no be your girlfriend.
Anderson: *laughing* I love you pass my real girlfriend sef.
Anderson: you resemble my twin sister wey die.
I be replacement girl for him life? pathetic.
I felt like crying my eyes out for what he
said, so am not attractive enough to make
his kulikuli rise for me. Anderson took
me out on dates and even bought lots
of things for me, his girlfriend and him
quarreled over me but he didn’t give a fu-ck
about it. Jackson tried to make me his
girlfriend when Anderson knew about
he told him off, he asked me not to accept
any heart-breaker. The thing make me laugh
when he dey talk am oh, someone that
cheat his girlfriend anyhow and the girl
no send sef. My dad was fond on Anderson
and anything Anderson said my dad nodey
gree object am. He doesn’t like coming
to faculty course lectures and General
courses, so one cute guy walk up to me
talking sweet things inside my ears. His
name is Effiong, when he asked for my
number Anderson appeared from nowhere.
Anderson: sweetheart *he peck and hug me*
Me: Anderson *I blush*
Effiong: who he be?
Anderson: her boyfriend, something block your eyes.
is very handsome and he knows how to
use it and intimidate anybody, when Naomi
and Eva got back and tried to put me back
into their gang, Anderson refused and
even had a heated argument when Naomi.
Naomi is fair and more beautiful than
Eva, one of the finest girls in my department.
That is how I knew Naomi and Anderson
had dated and he dumped Naomi afterward
having se-x with her and went back to the
arms of his girlfriend, I was like this guy
and playboy lifestyle. The lecturer handling
for unit course in our department invited
me to his office and asked me out, I refused
and he threatened to fail me. w€tin I do
this old man na? When I told Anderson
it, he flared up and went to the man’s office
me sef come dey fear. He came back after
an hour and assured me that no lecturer
will try that rubbish except He/She wants
to loose His/Her lecturer job, waaoohh!
my superman. I was very happy, I mean
proud to have someone like him. Naomi
and Eva avoided me even during the examination
they didn’t sit close to me. Somehow am
happy that I can give my all to what am
writing and also felt sad that I have lost
their crazy gists about their romps, bad
girls. After the Examination, I wonder
who gave my father’s the information
that we are done with our Examination
because I lied to him so that I can stay
back for the end of the year departmental party.
Somehow somehow the man find out
and demanded to see me home immediately,
I drove home sad and Anderson told me
that he is the one that did it, I wanted to
knock that guy on his head. But d–n!!
I can’t help it, he is the sweetest thing
that could happen to any girl. I think my
heart have started beating for him.
was the happiest girl on Earth when I arrived
home, he didn’t even allow me to breathe
fine when she started her day-dreaming
of marrying my brother, how can someone
be narrow-minded. She brought her SSS2
results and showed me, I was shocked
the girl just dey knack A’s upadan. She
even said she wanted to be a doctor so
that she will treat my brother whenever
he fell ill after their marriage. I was like
hmmm, na waoohh for you oohh..!! She
started pestering me when my brother
will return, I nodey see the future na was
my reply. Anderson called me that he is
visiting, I was so happy and he came then
we went to his house together. I now understood
why he has so much influence because
his parents are filthy rich, see maids and
servants everywhere. And he is the only
son, his mother called me Agnes. I was
like who be Agnes again na?
Anderson mom: Andy, who you bring home?
Anderson: my friend.
Anderson mom: my daughter *she hug me tight*
Me: good afternoon, ma.
Anderson mom: no call me mother.
treated me like their daughter, the woman
refused to even let me go home. My dad
has to come on his own and took me home,
He was like Gift those people wan thief
you from me. Am now in two families, gosh!
and everyone of them treated me like
their own. Anderson’s father was the worse
the man changed my name to Dotted Gift
the way he showered me with gifts, the
christmas was one hell of fun. As I went
places with Anderson’s family, the funny thing
was that Sarah in the midst of fun was
still jacking text books and buying more
medical books from the money she got
from well wishers during the christmas.
The extra she spent it on skin care to
look beautiful, I say this girl dey jobless.
She started disturbing me that I should
video call my brother. I did and this girl
couldn’t even face the screen for ten seconds,
she will blush profusely and hid her face.
My brother asked who she is and I told
him is his Nigeria wife, chikena. That day
Gift treated me like Queen Elizabeth of
England. After the Christmas Anderson’s
father called me to come and see him
in their house, I went and met the man.
Anderson Dad: Gift, you go like follow us to America.
Me: when, daddy?
Anderson Dad: this January.
Me: school go soon open.
Anderson Dad: you go school overseas.
Me: what of Anderson?
Anderson Dad: he is also going with us.
Me: make I first inform my dad.
told my father about it and he refused,
he claimed am the only child he has in Nigeria
how can all his children leave him. Anderson
wasn’t happy to leave me behind, his parents
asked me to persuade him because his
presence is highly needed there for him
to get used to the family business. He now
told me how he lost his twin sister, he
blamed himself for the death of his sister,
he was drunk when he went to pick up
his sister in a shopping mall and both
of them got into accident, he survived
but his twin sister lost her life. I felt for
him and kissed him but he didn’t respond,
I tried again but he didn’t. I just hug him when
I realized he only have that sisterly love
for me. When I escorted them to the airport
and they left the country with a huge part
of me, I realized how much he meant
to me. Things began to fall apart when
he left, Our Elder say the chick will values
its mother when she has deserted it for