ERUKA (episode 8)

© Oby Chinyere
I went home from Bazil’s place the following day, as I got home I gave Julio a serious warning never to insult Bazil again We continue to go the market together, Julio as-sisted me in mounting Kuma’s stand until she finally resumed work after some days Julio traveled back to school.
Kuma wasn’t coming to work often, she comes any day she feels like and closes earlier, I asked her what is happening with her why the sudden change of behaviour, she opened up and told me that she wanted to st©p work, she planned to open her own shop which was alre-ady in the process, I was surprise and wondered where she could have gotten money from because it can’t be from the sti-pend I do pay her,
I told her getting a shop and stocking it up with goods requires big money, I asked her where she planned to get money from she boldly told me that her b©yfri£ndwas capable, her b©yfri£ndhas agreed to sponsor her in achieving her dream.
I supported her in my own little way and wish her well.
I was quietly looking for a replacement for her, because I can’t leave her slot vacant, i later got another person, a teenage girl, Kuma was older than Julio but the new girl was younger and doesn’t have experience and I was glad to fill her in.
I continued my love with Bazil as it wax stronger everyday.

Here is a story you will really love to re-ad; Dark Night
I forgot about Dave and never speaks of him, everything that matters to me was Bazil
One day towards evening one of my customers that has office close to Bazil’s house called me to bring some wears for her and her colleagues, so I hurriedly packed up some wears, and rush up to get transport to her office before she close, I nee-ded the money because I wasn’t having enough cash to pay my suppliers,
As I got to her place I discovered I have forgotten my phone in my shop, so I went straight to her office and she was there waiting for me, she and her colleagues picked everything they wanted from all the office and outing cloths I brou-ght for them, they all paid me, I was so happy as I left,
I remembered Bazil’s house was not far from there so I decided to go over despite it was alre-ady de-ep evening and I nee-ded to call him like I have being doing, to let him know that I’m coming but my phone was not with me, so I just went over to his place unexpectedly, I may even give him some of the money I sold so that he can have upkeep money since he is not working and the business he was pursuing, the one I loaned him some hvge amount had not cli-ck, he told me he will pay back ones the business matured, despite is being a while ever since I loan him the money and no good news yet I will keep praying and hoping that the business turn out fine
When I got to his place, I walked to the door, i can hear him talking with someb©dy inside, the person was a Lady and they seen to be walking towards the door slowly
I was about to knock on the door when I heard the female voice clearly, and I was certain that the lady’s voice was that of Kuma, my former sales girl, so I paused, I didn’t bother knocking again,
I could hear them so clear now as they st©pped close to the door and continue talking so I listened from where I stood holding my fragile heart
“…really..Haaa! Zil, that was too much, so you gave that guy upto such amount that night…
” yes baby…do you un-derstand the gravity of what he saved us from, the money was just a ti-p, is nothing, I was almost urinating in my p@n-ts that night, until the guy started decoding my signs and quic-kly change the whole thing, I know her sister wasn’t fooled but trust me Ruka was, I can fool her easily, if not for that guy final word and Ruka sl@pping her sister who wanted to break my head with the bottles… I told you how it all went down
“Yea, I can’t just st©p flashing back to that day, immediately you told me that they were coming, I almost turned back, I was only saved because I maintain my cool and walked into the night fast, if I have made a mistake and turned… Eeeh… I would have turned into a pillar of salt like Lot’s wife…hahahaha…this your babe is so smart…I was so smart that night, I watched from the dark how her wicked sister took the chicken after Ruka sl@pped her, I felt so angry because that roasted chicken was mine and I have alre-ady planned how I will devour it that night, I felt like stoning her from my hideout that night After she carried the chicken and was l!çk!ng her hands like a crazy woman while leaving…
” I think I promise to make it up to you and has fulfilled my promise, we are going there tonight, you can order for another chicken again, eat whatever you want Baby, there’s money to spend, if the money finishes I will can my ATM to dispense more cash for me…Ruka is on my palm, she does all my biddings without a second thought, I Will drain her, svçkher dry like mosquito before dumping her broke as-s…
“Remember to collect the money from her to open the shop for me as you promised me, I can’t wait to be my own boss Lady, Ruka doesn’t even have single s-en-se, she is too stupid, she is dying For you and Will still get dumped like a dustbin, I’m glad that I’m no more working for her, a fool for fake love, I pla-yed with her intelligence she still gave me some cash when I told her that I was st©pping work and that my b©yfri£ndwas opening my own shop for me… Her sister is a real Jezebel, I’m glad Ruka never listens to her, plea-se do whatever you have to do fast and get more money out of her until she is broke and i will make her one of my sales girls as she made me, I can’t wait to be a boss Lady…
” I know, just relax baby, I have my way of doing things, we have to use wisdom so that it won’t look suspicious, even after buying whatever we want now we will come back to the house and enjoy ourselves, we can’t stay out for long to avoid being seen together, I know i told her to always call me before coming over to my place and she has always obeyed but I have to trade safe, let’s not spoil our plans… It will mature soon baby, then Ruka Will be a history…
They kept talking and laughing, I couldn’t listen any more. My legs shakes, my heart was pounding like drum into my ears,
I don’t know if i should confront them, that’s waiting for them to open the door and come outside to see me
Lot of things went throu-gh my mind but all I did was to disappear like thin air in to the night before they could open the door
I watched them from the corner of the house as they both walked out
I held my mouth from screaming, I ru-bbe-d my eyes to make sure is not a bad night mare,
Could this be real, oh my God…
To be continued…
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