Gift episode 30
stood with me and we became the most
envied best friends on Campus, am everywhere
Deborah is. We went to library together,
lectures and then return home together.
We understood each other so well even
in sweeping and mopping the room, I
go tell you straight. I no like dirty, and
Deborah is clean. We were two friends
made in heaven and brought down to
Earth, I provided financially for both of
us, ’cause my Monthly allowee from my
dad will make you think like am working
somewhere when you see the alerts. I
bought text books and everything for two,
I had too many clothes to even think of
buying one myself. All thanks to Anderson,
I no wan just pick the dude call, am just
too ashamed. There was this guy disturbing
Deborah in Campus for relationship but
Deborah refused to accept him, I come
dey wonder why? He begged me to plead
with Deborah that he has good intentions
Me: babe, give the guy chance na. The guy dey hawk your matter for campus.
Deborah: which guy sef you dey talk about?
Me: Jay na, that fine bobo wey dey for medicine.
Deborah: you funny oh, that guy fit hawk my matter?
Me: the guy love you.
Deborah: I no need children love, I dey twenty seven years now. w€tin I need na marriage and money to fund my education, my mother and younger ones look up to me.
Me: you mean say na you dey train yourself for university?
Deborah: yes, no be everybody dey lucky like you. I no get time for kabukabu love, abeg.
was shocked when Deborah revealed
such to me, she always go to work immediately
we returned from lectures, I was thinking
she went to her boyfriend’s house not
knowing she was doing part-job to support
herself. There this man supporting her
financially, because her job can’t handle
some expenses in school, so the man
was the one supporting her. Immediately,
I started helping her in those bills she
broke up with the man, I was surprised
and asked to know why she did it. She
told me she has no future with the man
that he should now face his family and
leave her yansh alone, Deborah sha…
During the examination period Deborah
focus in her reading with zeal that I have
never seen in my entire life, she even
wanted to quit her part job but her boss asked her not
to that she should take her time and prepare
for school that her job await her. I find
the elder sister I wanted in Deborah, after
the examination I begged her to follow me
home, she couldn’t refuse me because
I be her one and only girlfriend na. She
agreed to spend some days and then
with me and then travel home to meet
her family. Sarah was asking me who the
big aunty was that she hoped I haven’t
brought someone that won’t chance her
from marrying my brother, med girl. When
I told her Deborah was older than my lil
brother and it won’t be possible. Sarah
became friends with the person she was
seeing as enemy before, my dad came
during the week Deborah was with us and
I introduced him to her. I could see that
my dad was eating her up with his eyes,
Deborah was beautiful no doubt.my dad
even started calling her Debby. Ehnn..
he never take permission oh!
Deborah: your dad is cute ooh!
Me: yes na, my papa na the finest man on Earth.
Deborah: close your mouth joor.
Me: you know how many years him dey?
Deborah: thirty or twenty nine?
Me: aahh! when them come born me na? My dad married my mom after she got pregnant with me. Them be childhood sweetheart, he was twenty years when they gave birth to me.
Deborah: and you be nineteen years now oh!
Me: I be big gal.
Deborah: commot there joor.
could see Deborah liked my dad, she just
won’t stop asking me about him. And my
dad always find an excuse to come home
those days, as I a sharp girl I knew it was
because of Deborah. My dad called me
to his room and made his feelings towards
Deborah known to me, asking me if he
can marry Deborah. I was like lol daddy,
You no suppose take permission before
you wan marry my friend na. Deborah
travelled after spending a week with us
reluctantly, love in the air faahh!!
dad was always updating me about his wooing
and he narrated it with so much youthfulness
that always made me laugh. He was complaining
that Deborah was reluctant and truly I
didn’t want to meddle in their affairs, no
matter what he is still my dad and influencing
Deborah who has done so much for me
to make a decision detriment to her plans
is a big no no for me, my dad has two
kids already and a son. It is very
difficult to see any woman who will truly
be committed to such man, she will feel
that her position is under threat. After
the Christmas school resumed and I re-united
with my friend Deb, come see the way
my dad was blazing my lodge, is funny.
Deborah was even reluctant to openly
show her affection, I don’t really know her
reason till one day we returned from lecture
and she was buried in her thoughts.
Me: babe, w€tin happen?
Deborah: forget, nothing.
Me: nothing ke, tell me joor.
Deborah: okay, I go tell you. Your father want make I marry am, is it okay with you?
Me: haa! no be me dey marry am na, sooner or later I go pack go my husband house.
both laughed over it, Deborah accepted
and my dad fixed date for traditional rites
sharp sharp, Deborah was watching like
movie the speed my dad was going sha….
The man don get where him go throw money,
He has been over saving it. Even though
he is rich my dad just lived a moderate
lifestyle, you no go even notice that he
has so much investments, always on the
road. He barely have time to even talk
about his investments or even brag, always
thinking of business more business, too
many business. Deborah was uncertain
about my brother stand concerning the
marriage, my brother wey talk say em no
wan near Naija at all. My aunt husband
loved that kid like mad, and he is doing
well over there, coming home must be
when I am going to marry, if he like make
him hate Naija. He must touch down or
I go just break him neck. After we saw
our results of previous semester, I was
all smiles. Mehnn.. I felt like I was walking
in cloud ten, d–n.. Deborah always took
away my glory in having the best results,
that babe is brain. There is one fine bobo
that was asking me out, mehnn.. the dude
is handsome and his name is Benneth.
Final year student and I am in 300l, I told
Deborah about him and she was like.
Deborah: babe, so after the girlfriend and boyfriend what next?
Me: love na..
Deborah: which kind yeye love? is all se-x and se-x. Nothing good will come out of it, if you like dey there make them dey use you shine.
Me: I no understand, so how I want take marry if I no date?
Deborah: person wey wan marry you no go even dey reason bf and gf stuff, him godey talk of marriage and how to see your parents.
Me: na nice guy tho.
Deborah: date am na, after him don chop come tell me say na nice guy. The same guy godey plan to scatter your marriage after you don marry, wise up.
Me: so, how person wan hold soul and body together.
Deborah: na you go even tire to hold that body and soul together, go ask the guy say make him come see your father, hear w€tin him come talk toriperi stories.
told Benneth the possibility of seeing
my father, he was blabbing that it is too
early that he loved me and want me to
be his girlfriend. With Deborah by my
side Benneth and his likes were red-carded,
after our first semester exam. we all headed
to Deborah village to perform the marriage
rites, I was looking queen. The rites was
done and the white wedding was fixed
after second semester examination, you
could see from afar the love their two have
for each other. Deborah didn’t even showcase
her step-mother role at all, she still behaved
and acted like my best friend. My fear
earlier was like she will go overboard
but she didn’t, and I was happy my dad
made the right choice. But the way those
adults are sneaking around it won’t take
years before someone will register nine
Months sha…the next semester we had
issue with one of Accounting strong course
because the lecturer has left for sabbatical
leave, no lecturer was able to fit in so
they just have to recall another retired
lecturer who was very strict and radical.
The old professor nodey like yeye, they
tear us assignments like we are the one
that caused him to come back. Students
started complaining of the kind of logic
and mathematics the man is lecturing
us, no be small whala. Thank God I was
ready for it, he gave test that made everyone
sweat for thirty minutes and the scripts
came out with 0s and 1s flying around.
I didn’t see my own neither did Deborah
saw her own, the next class we had him.
He came with our scripts and praised
the both of us, d–n.. To have the right
materials in education is just cool, our
classmates were Gift teach me na, abeg
teach me na. even Eva and Naomi started
forming familiarity, I gave the middle finger
straight. It will end in carryovers sha..