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Undertakings III – What Happened

Alani the vulcanizer had just taken another swig from the Alomo bottle, shivering slightly as the bitter taste hit his tongue when a loud bang came from the distant corner. He started slightly and cursed as he spilled a bit of liquid from the precious bottle. “Iyala iya dat pessin,” he muttered.

And then he frowned; sitting under his dingy shed in the dripping rain on Okanlawon Street and thought: wetin be dat noise sef? Hope say no be dose OPC boys dem dey fire o.

He looked up and down the street worriedly; trying to penetrate the dense curtain of rain with his alcohol-heavy eyes, also stretching his ears to pick any other sounds apart from the tip-tap of the raindrops. But he heard nothing, and therefore mumbling to himself about how pipo wey no get life go dey disturb other pipo; he adjusted his butt on the half-soaked bench.

He coughed dryly and took a longer drought from the near-empty bottle.
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Mama Bukky was in the kitchen.

In fact, she had just served a spoon of steaming ogbono into a plate and turned her head slightly to ask her daughter; Ibidun, who was standing by the door if she would like more when a loud explosion from outside their window rocked the house.

Mama Bukky screamed loudly, flinging the plate one way and spoon the other and rushing to grab her daughter rudely from the doorway. She heard the girl scream in fright but did not immediately respond; instead clutching her tighter in fear.
Without hesitating, Mama Bukky flung open the bedroom door and shoved Ibidun in before shutting the door behind them. Navigating the dark room effortlessly, she pushed the shivering girl down behind the bed and got down beside her.
As Ibidun’s shivering continued, Mama Bukky cuddled the little girl while muttering prayers for her husband and first daughter who were supposed to have arrived a while back.

A few minutes later, she realized she had no idea what the noise was.
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“Make love to me Chuka,” Ndidi moaned out loud, pushing her breasts against the young boy’s eager palms. Oh lord; the boy thought, let me not wet my pants.
He wondered why he did not properly prepare for tonight when he was the main agitator. They were here, in his brother Chinedu’s chemist because he had insisted. He had seen his brother carry that Magaret girl with the paw-paw breasts into the store several times, and she always came out chuckling. And he had been wondering when it would be his turn.

Now it was his turn – and he was so nervous and scared. The furthest he had ever gone with a girl is to grope and pull at her breasts. He had never seen naked breasts before – not counting the ones he and Nonso used to spy on at the girls’ hostel back in the village, the ones in the porn movies. He feverishly rubbed Ndidi’s; all the while thinking do I just remove her blouse?

The explosion that came from up the street ended his dilemma.

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8 responses

  1. babyada

    Hehehehehehehehehehe…
    Abeg no let me laff out my brains.

    This was hilarious! Everyone’s dilemma/confusion being stopped short by the unexpected.

    Beautiful!

    June 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  2. babyada

    A few typos;
    … therefore ‘mumbling’ (mumbled) to himself.
    ‘…instead clutching at her mother in fear.’ That part is confusing. You switched POV.
    ..(who) were supposed to have arrived a while back.

    Well done.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    • The ‘mumbled’ thing is – it’s an incomplete statement.

      Error. Corrected.

      Error too. Corrected too.

      Thank you much!

      June 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm

  3. Dope descriptions here, Seun. But then you left me wondering what the explosion itself was about.

    June 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

    • That’s the idea homie!

      Thanks for the feel…have you read the other two parts?

      I’m sure you’ll see something.

      June 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

  4. BimbyZ

    What happened?!?!? Gosh! Nice

    June 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

    • Thank you!

      Read Part IV and find out!

      June 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

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