Tunji smiled as he watched the duos study
with ‘deep concentration’, they were just
studying for Kemi’s sake; when their post-
utme exams would be coming up in less
than eighteen hours?
Kemi had chosen the spot for them to stay
and study, in her words ‘its shady and
comfortable’ true to her words, the duos
seemed to enjoy the shade- with legs
spread out, the balcony was filled with
different textbooks, past question papers,
including Kemi’s Tablet and Laptop- which
she gave them ‘ should in case, they’d like
to surf the net’.
Tunji’s eyes rested on Sasha, there she
was, all her attention fixed on a past-
question paper. Her free hand caressed and
black-long dreadlocks-the source of her
strength; her silky full eye lashes didn’t
move as her eyes travelled round the
paper. He shifted his gaze to Kenny who
seemed engrossed in a textbook-with a
pout. Tunji scoffed, Kenny was free to pout
afterall he’s an only child; he should serve
the role of a boy and also a girl.
He held his breathe as Sasha looked up,
like she sensed his presence, he was about
to tip-toe away when she gave a long sigh,
followed by a hiss.
“I’m tired o.” she announced.
“Same here.” Kenny agreed without looking
“These past questions are almost same…
can’t read them no more.” Sasha added
“This Biology text book looks like a novel
I’ve read already” Kenny pushed the book
“That’s cos you’ve read it for good three
“Yea, I know almost everything.” Kenny
rolled his eyes.
“Hmn, Genius! Define Biology.” Sasha
“Nobody’s gonna ask me that question, its
so dumb.”Kenny eyed her.
“Stop looking at me that way, I’m not your
wife!” Sasha pushed his face.
“For better for worse- you must marry me.”
“Stop it jor.” she pushed him again.
“Stop what? Our Marriage is made in
heaven my sweet pumpkin.” Kenny teased
“I wonder what your children would be like?
Terrorists?” Tunji laughed walking up to
“You didn’t hear our gist, did you?” Kenny
“I didn’t” Tunji smiled, sitting beside them
on the darduma.
“When I become a Major General ehn?
Everybody must respect me.” Sasha
“Major-general? When did Unilag start
offering Military courses?” Tunji asked.
“she’d go for NDA after her first degree.”
“You have the strength?”
“Strength ke? I know Kung fu.” Sasha
“When this Country engages China in any
kind of War, I’d fight them off with my
Kungfu.” she added.
“Really?” Tunji managed to say amidst
“Yea, I can do the crane, praying mantis,
tiger, tai chi, drunken style, …all of them.
Jackie Chan was my my student you know”
Tunji was already reeling with laughter, that
girl was something else.
“Sofrey sofrey o! Don’t burst o.” Kenny
patted his back.
Their discussion continued, with Kenny
telling them how he would love to be the
best Medical Doctor in the world.
“You were supposed to be studying!” Kemi
Shrieked from behind them.
“Honey you aint helping matters:” she
glared at her husband.
“No aunty Kay, we’re through with the
books” Sasha chirped.
“and you don’t have the word ‘revision in
your vocabulary?” Kemi squealed, her
bulging tummy moving up and down.
“we’re just having fun.” Tunji rose up to
“I can smell food.” Sasha rose to her feet
crinkling her nose.
“Eat me nao!” Kemi snapped.
“Seriously, I can smell curry and thyme
too.” Kenny does the same.
“That won’t stop me from whooping your
bum” Kemi replied.
“Spare them those threats, they’re looking
hungry.” Tunji hushed her.
“no, Uncle Tee-Jay let her continue o. Shey
she’ll soon get to the labour room nao.”
Sasha snapped her fingers.
“and what’s that supposed to mean?” Kemi
asked hands akimbo.
“actually, we’d be spectators, to laugh our
heads off at how you’d be screaming your
head off.” Kenny hardly completed his
statement before Kemi’s hand swooshed
towards his direction. He tried to run away
but she caught his arm.
“Mummy…mum…They want to remove my
cheeks o!” he screamed as Kemi pulled his
“They want to kill your only son o!” Sasha
“Ehn? Ta ni? Kemi If I catch you!” Ashley
huried out of the house.
“Look at how swollen his cheeks are! I
must pull yours too o!” Ashley added
examining the pouting Kenny.
“Mummy, sorry ma.” Tunji Pleaded as Kemi
hid behind him.
“No problem o! Shebi I’ll soon take my
children away.” Ashley clapped.
“Eeyyah mummy, its not fair o.” Tunji
“Okay pull my own cheeks.”
“Which cheek? Maybe she should pull your
beards.” Sasha laughed running away as
Tunji chased after her, giving room for
Ashley to get at Kemi
“double six!” Kola squealed excitedly.
“Oh puleease, don’t damage my ear
drums.” Cassandra hissed jealously.
“stop jealousing my son Cassie.” Williams
picked up the dice’.
“I had three sets of double six, when I
played with mum this morning” Cassandra
“Oh yea.” Williams rolled his eyes shaking
“Oh daddy don’t roll your eyes…its girlish.”
“hmn, I learnt that from you.” Williams
“I learnt it from Sasha” Cassandra chirped.
“Talking about Sasha, I’m missing her.”
Kola said quitely.
“Yea, I miss her fights, if she was here, we
won’t play this Ludo in peace.” Williams
“And I guess your mum is missing her
troublesome daughter too.”
“Sasha’ll be like…” cassandra mimicked
“I don’t give a hoot! I and Kenny don’t miss
your sorry heads!” she snapped turning the
Ludo over before bursting into fits of
“That’s what a perfect Sasha would do or
say.” Williams laughed with his Kids.
Joyce drew a long hiss as she crossed and
uncrossed her legs. which grown man
would play Ludo with his kids at night?
That shows how irresponsible he is. His
‘wife’ is probably snoring her life away
upstairs, while he’s baby sitting- what a
“Dad…lets start all over again. I’ll take ‘Blue’
” Cassandra suggested ignoring Joyce.
“I’ll take Yellow, daddy’ll take red and
green!” Kola said.
“Your mum hates green.” Williams told
them with a smile.
“wow…no wonder she refused to buy me a
particular green dress when I followed her
the mall.” Cassandra laughed.
“Sasha loves green.” Kola noted.
“what a sick colour loved by a sick
person.” Joyce hissed, visibly irritated.
“Only sick people hiss and talk alone.”
Cassandra said audibly throwing her dice’
“I wasn’t talking to you!” Joyce shot at her.
“Neither was she talking to you.” Williams
“Do you have to include Sasha or her
mother in everything you say?” Joyce
“Maybe you should bash your head on the
wall- Hater!” Cassandra spat.
“Don’t dare insult me!”
“Cassie..errm…Kola, please go to your
rooms, we’d continue the game tomorrow.
Good night.” Williams spoke up.
“Night dad…” Kola hugged him.
“Night.” Cassandra pecked him.
“Love you all.” he called after them as they
lighted the stairs.
“What’s your problem, I won’t have you
harassing my kids!” he faced Joyce when
he heard the door close.
“Neither would I have your wife threatening
me!” Joyce rose to her feet.
“Threaten you? Barbra would never do
“Of course your sweetheart is always
innocent!” Joyce clapped.
“When will you treat like the person I am? I
have equal rights as Barbra!”
“No you don’t! You’re just here cos of the
child in your womb.”
“Then you must be stupid, if you think
you’d throw me out after having ths baby! ”
Joyce yelled angrily
“Of course, after the test, you either leave
with the baby, or only the baby remains if
its truly mine!” Williams was equally angry.
“But Willy…that not your promise to me.”
Joyce wiped the tears streaming down her
“You said you love me, you promised to
make my life good…that’s why I let you do
this to me.” she sniffed.
Williams swallowed hard, his heart melting.
“If I knew You’d treat me this way…I won’t
let you get in between my legs…” Joyce
“Its okay, I’m so sorry…” Williams held her
as she shook with sobs.
“You’re making things difficult for me by
your attitude.” He patted her back, his
hands froze when he heard a slight cough.
“Mummy said you should come to bed.”
“Tell her i’m coming.” Williams replied
leading Joyce to a couch.
“when you’re done with your miss!”
Cassandra’s voice rose with accusation.
“I’m sorry dad.” she started mounting the
stair case but stopped halfway when she
heard a knock.
“Who’s that nao?” she asked unbolting the
door, though she knew it was risky to do
so without peeping, atleast not at night.
“weldone o, my name is John and I’m here
“Oh Mr John, please come in.” Cassandra
said excitement creeping into her voice.
Her plans are working out well.
“Dad, this is the man that came the other
time-looking for Joyce.” she smiled
mischieveously as John walked into the
living room, with an old woman.
“Oh my God! Mama?” Joyce shrieked.
She bit hard into her tongue, she should’nt
have said anything, she just gave herself
To be continued