Story: The Midnight Epic… Part 35
I got to the Motor Park, I got a seat,and sat,
while I waited for other passengers to arrive.
I connected my ear piece to my phone and
was listening to music.
Someone tapped me on the back.
“Guy are you also a student?” he asked.
“Yeah” I replied.
He left the seat he was sitting on, and moved
forward to sit beside me.
He extended a handshake.
“Am Dan, he said”
“Am Jeffrey, but call me Jeff” I replied.
We continued talking and having a chit-chat,
he asked me questions like which department I
belonged to and which level.
At a point it got annoying, I wanted to listen
to my music, his continuous questioning and
gist compelled me to keep taking the ear piece
off my ears and asking him to repeat his
After two hours of traveling, the bus broke
down, the fuel pump developed problem, the
driver and a few other guys who thought they
could help, were trying to fix it.
Some of the passengers sat under trees, some
were standing under the sun, hissing and
continuously glancing at their wrist watches.
“Leave me alone, I don’t like you! is it by
force” A lady said, from the other side of the
I was at the other side so I went around the
bus, to witness the scene.
It was Dan, the guy that sat beside me, he
was trying to make the best of this menace by
toasting the young lady.
The girl moved away from him, he moved
closer to her again, with his hands pointing to
his chest. As he spoke
“Babe, I promise to take care of you, all you
have to do is invite me into your heart” He
I almost burst into laughter, I did actually.
Under this hot sun, the only thing on this
guy’s mind is to woo this babe.
I walked toward them, still laughing.
The girl noticed me laughing, and was
beginning to laugh along with me.
“Young lady” I began, with my hand around
“Haven’t you considered the possibility, that
the reason why this bus broke down was so
you can meet this handsome guy, I said
pointing to Dan”
He was frowning when I arrived thinking I was
there to ruin it for him, he began smiling after
I made that statement.
“Show some love sweetheart, not too many
people get this opportunity to find someone
professing undying love to them” I said..
I winked at Dan, then left them.
After about an hour, the Bus responded, they
were somehow able to tweak the fuel pump to
We all got in and zoomed off.
“Guy ah swear, you be correct Guy” Dan said.
He brought out his phone to show me her
contact. He saved it as Ezinne.
He Requested for my number too, I gave it to
After another two hours journey, we finally
reached our destination, at about 6:30pm.
Dan promised to call me, before we parted in
the motor park. He said he wanted to see a
relative of his before heading Into School.
I took a taxi to my Apartment, It was very
dusty, I dropped my luggage by the bed, then
lay on the bed.
I was soon lost in a deep sleep, I was
exhausted, so it wasn’t unexpected.
I woke up by 9pm, to the sound of a knock on
“Yes, Who’s by the door?” I asked.
“It’s your Guy, Ibro!” he responded.
With weary eyes I opened the door, he was
looking really Good and Fresh.
We greeted in our Guy ways.
Since I was awake, I decided to call Sandra.
“Hello Love” I said, immediately she picked up.
“I thought you wouldn’t call me to inform me
of your arrival” she said.
“I wouldn’t dare” I replied
“So when are you arriving?”
“Next week” she replied.
“Next week? That’s a long time, you mean I’ll
be alone without you in school for a whole
She laughed a little, “I’ll be there before you
” I love and miss you Jeff” she added.
“I love you too Sandra” I said and hung up.
Then called all my Crew Guys, to Inform them,
some of them were in school, while a few were
yet to resume.
When I called Rita, she was crying.
“Rita what is the problem?” I asked.
“Jeff please come over to my place” she said.
I wasn’t only tired, I was famished, so I took
my bath, and left to grab something to eat in
Before heading to Rita’s place.
I saw the door wide open, it had been reaped
from it’s hinges.
I met her sitting on her bed, with head in
between her legs. I sat beside her, she raised
her head to see who it was.
I looked around the room, it was almost
All her appliances that I once saw were gone.
“They took everything!” she exclaimed, and
I raised her head up and hugged her.
“Its Alright dear” I said while patting her on
the back. I really felt for her.
The following day, I had no classes, so I hired
a guy to come fix the door.
I took a taxi to the market, I bought her a
Standing fan, and a pressing iron, which I
considered to be her basic needs.
She was surprised by the gesture.
I didn’t do it because I expected anything in
return. It’s just in my nature.
There’s a certain Feeling I get when people
look at me in the face, with Joy and
Appreciation written all over their face. Its a
Days went bye, everything was smooth,
Amarachi didn’t bother checking up on me,
and neither did I on her. She had a boyfriend
she loved now, which was what I had always
wished for her.
On the Thursday of that same week, I came
back from class. And took my bath, I had just
left the bathroom, walking into the room, I
noticed my phone’s notification light was
I picked it up to check. it was a message from
“Make sure you come to my Place, Tonight!”