Vacation in obudu chapter 29

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By Nite fury
Because I slept quite earlier than I usually do, i woke up
early the next morning feeling really tired (of sleeping).
I could feel slight pains on my waist as I just kept
rolling on the bed. It was still raining and I wasn’t in a
hurry to leave the bed. Time check 4:45am
I checked my mail box to see some mails from some of
the company’s clients whose projects I was handling
and two from my own personal clients.
Turning on my laptop, I started by replying those that
needed just replies before attending to those that
involved my addressing certain issues.
Not until 6:45am did I exit the room to see mom
preparing to leave the house for church. Calling out to
Favour who was in the kitchen, she asked her to take
two of those yams from the kitchen to the car for her.
I asked Fay why she was taking the yams along with
her. She replied saying it was customary to take two
yams to the church on new yam day, then bring back
one after they had been blessed by the priest so the one
brought back home would extend its blessings to the
ones yet to be harvested in the farm.
I went back to do my morning hygiene and take my
bath. Came back out to the living room around 9 just
about the same time mom returned from church. Sitting
across from dad who was on a couch, I began to ask
him questions about the new yam celebration, what Fay
had told me about the rain and its significance and just
about anything.
Breakfast was boiled yams and eggs sauce, with only I
and dad on the table arguing about politics as we ate.
Save for different people calling in with prepared food
(pounded yam and soup), “melon cakes”, and some
with yam tubers, the rest of the day went uneventful
during,which time i slept and also did some with my Pc.
Food exchange is a norm in such celebrations in this
part.
By 4:45pm we were on our way to the residence of the
family that had invited my host family for the new yam
celebrations. Dad drove, mom in front while I and Fay
sat behind. Good a thing, Favour had warned me to
prepare to eat pounded yam all through that day.
We drove for about 15 minutes before we got to one
huge gate. Dad honked, and seconds later, the gate
was thrown open as we drove into the very big
compound. A number of cars were parked inside, just
as music was playing from loud speakers outside the
main building. Table were arranged outside and most
were occupied by other guests.
We made our way into the building, with dad and mom
saying hi and laughing with different guest at their
tables before finally going in. I and Favour just tagged
behind sheepishly. Minutes later, we met with chief and
his wife (the host) with the four of them laughing as we
sat in the vast living room. Two other guests were
present inside with two pre-teen girls. Obviously their
kids.
The wife went into the kitchen and came back out to
join us. Minutes later, i noticed three girls begin to
move in and out the kitchen to and from the dinning
table. While the hosts talked and laughed with dad,
mom and the other couple, I and Favour sat next to
each other silently watching the giant tv screen same
way the little girls did.
After a few minutes, the wifey got up and went back
into the kitchen, came back out and announced to us it
was time to hit the table. Chief led everyone present in
the living room to the dinning table.
An open food flask containing pounded yam wrapped
in white nylons, a closed flask obviously containing the
soup, an open bowl containing fried chicken while
another contained boiled goat meat. Four wine bottles
at different points, bottled water and flat plates by the
10 dinning seats, hand wash bowls, wine and water
glasses. Boy, this was the first time I was gonna
partake in such expensive dinning setting.
As we took our seats, the wife kept looking at I and
Favour opposite her and mom like perhaps I was Fay’s
fiancé or something. In a bid to quell her curiosity, I
noticed her bend towards mom and whispered into her
ears, to which mom smiled shaking her head. It was at
that point she introduced me to chief and his wife as
son to their friend in Lagos and classmate with Frank
who had come for the new yam celebration.
Unfortunately, Frank left town yesterday for PH for an
aptitude test.
Mom, Mrs and the other lady all stood up after a brief
prayer before meal led by one of the little girls and
began dishing out the food. Soup was afang, and as I
later found out, contained lots of stock fishes and
“kpomo”.
Chief opened the wine closer to him and poured for
himself and his wife, dad and the other man did same
for themselves and their wives. When I wouldn’t touch
the one closer to me, chief specifically called out to me
“young man, that wine,is supposed to be open”
“yes sir” i said as I grabbed and opened it. Fortunately
it was non alcoholic, so I stood up and poured a glass
for Fay, the two girls and finally myself.
Mrs at some point in a bid to bring us into the
discussion asked Fay how work was going and me
where exactly i stay in lagos, state of origin, my course
study in unical, what I was doing for work, etc.
Corrected her I about the school with her saying but
she thought Frank attended unical. Yes I said, we were
classmates at FGCV. Then one if the little girl spilled
her wine, to which Mrs called out “who’s there,
Rosemary… Bring me a towel quickly”
Seconds later, Rose emerged from the kitchen with a
towel to which she directed her to clean the girl’s dress
and then the table. Not until she was about living did
she realize I was the one seated there. But on a second
thought, with the way she looked away like she had just
seen me for the first time, I began to feel she must
have seen me before then having realized that Frank’s
parent were the guest when we entered the living room.
The rest of the meal went uneventful till we returned to
the living room. A few other guest had arrived with
chief going out to receive them.
I had to ask Fay why we had to get the honor of dinning
with chief, to which she responded by saying chief and
dad had been friends right from their days in the
university, while the other couple were their
godchildren.
I had hoped to see Rose again, but she didn’t come
anywhere close to the living room till we left.
On our way home, Frank called mom to tell her about
the test and how it went. Called him myself later when i
was in the room an he told me how everything went and
that he would leave for Calabar the following day, to be
home on Monday. I told him we had just returned from
Rose’s aunts residence and also filled him in on what
transpired from Thursday with Ella, my meeting with
Rose and finally her attitude when we met at her
aunt’s.
The rest of the evening went uneventful, tv, chatting
and sleeping.
*****
Sunday morning, I woke up with running stomach
around 5am. Damn i thought to myself, I’ve always had
problem eating pounded yam. Having eaten it the first
Saturday when I had arrived and was ok, I felt
everything was ok within my system so I had really
taken my time to enjoy the meal yesterday at chief’s
residence.
The was no way I was going for mass in that state.
Mom and dad left for the first mass, and I explained to
Fay my predicament. She laughed saying perhaps the
wine had contributed. She offered me a drug containing
syrup Loperamide which I took and began to feel better.
But my mind was already set for evening mass at St.
Charles parish.
***Fast-forward
I left the house somewhat around past 3pm telling Fay
I was going to hang out with Jude and go for mass
with him.
By 6:20pm, some 20 minutes into the mass, I was
already bored with the priest’s homily and was looking
for a way to leave the church when my phone rang. Call
was from an unknown number. Since we sat behind, I
picked the call to which the caller was asking where i
was. I couldn’t hear the person (a female) clearly
because of the loud music in the background so i ended
the call. Then during the offertory procession, instead
of returning to our seat, I and Jude stepped out of the
church.
Heading towards gate, I dialed the number and
discovered it was Juliet. She asked where I was, and
wanted me to meet her at “Friends Class” (a joint) so
she’ll buy me a drink since Frank told her keep me
company in his absence.
Told her I was with Jude and she asked me to come
along with him. Jude wasn’t with his car so we took a
bike there. Getting there, she spotted us at the gate and
ran up to give me a hug and then Jude. Two other girls
followed her shouting my,name after her “Fury Fury” as
the also jumped on me when she moved over to Jude.
Juliet had another pair of Isabel Marant sneakers on,
the two girls had Nike Air max sneakers on. All three
wore some seriously short bump jean shorts and crop
tops. Obviously they were all high, save for Juliet who
looked coordinated. One of the girls had a lit cigarette
on her hand while the other had a bottle of Smirnoff.
Their shouting attracted the attention of a couple of
guys in the crowded place who kept staring at us as
Juliet led the way to their table. The Table had all sort
of empty alcoholic drinks on it. Juliet called the sales
girl and asked me to place an order. In not wanting to
ask for a soft drink, I had already resolved to take
Smirnoff. But fortunately, it was outta stock so I settled
for a bottle of fayrous instead. Forgotten what Jude
took.
Now the table was in a dark corner, both when we
came in, I noticed a girl whose head was on the table.
As Juliet as her friends danced and rocked themselves
like dykes to the appeal and cheers from seemingly
high guys, the girl whose head was on the table finally
sat up and to my surprise I discovered it was Rose.
She stood up, smiled at me,and then sat on my legs
and began to rock me. I was confused as she did this
until she kissed me unexpectedly did I realize she had
been smoking and was also partially drunk. Then she
stood up and pulled me up and started to rock me, but I
couldn’t move. Firstly, I suck at dancing, not to even
mention in public and secondly I just felt Rose wasn’t
her self.
As she dance, she began to say crazy and funny stuffs
about wanting to fvck me right then. I quickly realized
what ever she had been taking was finally taking
control of her, so I led her to a corner according to one
guy who suggested I get cold water for her.
As the sales girl went to get the cold water, she kept
shouting “Fury I want to fvck you right now”, “Fury just
take me right here” “She thinks I’m fvcking you, so
lemme just do it” “Fury just fvck me”, “Fury my love”
etc etc etc…
I became really worried and sent for Juliet and
demanded what happened. According to Juliet, she
(Rose) and her friends (Ella and co) had planned a trip
to the ranch, but somehow they left her behind. So she
joined her (Juliet’s) own group to the ranch. But since
her group weren’t going up the hill, they ended up
swimming at the pool down the ranch and then
returned to town. That it was when they got back to
town that Rose finally succeeded in reaching Ella (who
was up the ranch) to demand why she was left behind
after she paid for the trip and had even prepared some
snacks when according to her, Ella told her to go and
keep fvcking you (me), that she betrayed her and
couldn’t afford to hang out with her..
I was like wow! wtf.. So I asked her what Rose took
and,why they allowed her because obviously she hadn’t
taken those things before. Juliet said she took XYZ and
to the substance they added in their drinks and partook
in some of what they smoked. Said she didn’t know the
girl wasn’t into such, and that her problem is she
doesn’t know the girl’s (Rose’s) residence.
Told her I knew the place, and together we lifted her
and placed on a bike after finding her key in her purse.
I sat behind her as she slept all through the trip home.
Getting to her hostel, I lifted her and took her inside.
Telling her next door neighbor what happened, I
suggested the girl take her into the bathroom and clean
her up and she had puked severally at the joint. I gave
the neighbour her keys and left.
Time check, 8:20pm, I saw 3 missed calls from Fay and
called Jude and told him I was heading home from
there. To say the least, I was angry wirh everyone I
could think of, myself inclusive.
Was thinking of the explanation to give when I got
home for staying out this late, but fortunately dad and
mom weren’t around. I just told Favour after mass, I
and Jude hung out with a some ex FGCV guys including
Guy 1 and 2. Having put my phone on silent from
church, I didn’t hear the phone ring.
WATCH OUT FOR PART 30 TOMORROW

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