So does Sypcy Star get kicked out of the house where she's squatting? Is she making other plans? Where will she stay? Read on!
I wrapped my night coat around myself and stepped out of the house. Having been given quit notice by my friend BB to leave her place within 24 hours, I thought I needed some fresh air.
If for nothing, at least to think. As I was making my way out, I heard hubby and wifey arguing heatedly about something I had no clue about. So, really there was something going on.
I got outside walked a while, then, decided to start making calls. Good thing, I had my phone in the pocket of my night coat. I didn’t have to go back into the house…at least, not yet. I was getting really uncomfortable, already.
I got my phone out. But who do I call? As a matter of fact, Sparkle was coming to visit that day and I had planned to leave when she would be leaving and go spend the night at Dabby’s. Well that was before I knew I would be asked to go away for ‘about two weeks’ *laughs wryly*.
Dabby stays with her sister and the kids. I usually stay there sometimes, but not for more than a week. I was actually going to go sleep there so we could go to Canaan Land together the next morning (Sunday). Anyways, I started trying to reach her but trust our network in Naija. I tried and tried to no avail, so I sent her a text telling her I was coming over to the house for the night.
Then, I tried calling Nosa (another friend of mine) and thank God I got her. I told her what had just happened and asked if I could come stay with her for the supposed ‘two weeks’. She couldn’t give me an answer right then since she wasn’t sure her husband would approve. All the same she promised to talk to him and asked that I give her time and she would get back to me. I thanked her and told her I would be sleeping over at Dabby’s and hopefully would be coming to her own place from there.
Then, I called Sparkle. I couldn’t tell let her know of the latest, via phone, so, I just gave her directions on how to get to Bb’s, let her know I was expecting her and went off the phone. After sitting out there for a while, I went back in.
I got in and noticed the argument had stopped. Hubby was going some real extra miles trying to please wifey who was in the kitchen preparing rice. I also noticed that she was using part of the stuff I had bought during the week. I usually find a way to contribute to our feeding so when I saw her preparing rice with part of the stuff I had bought and the argument had stopped, permit a sister to get hopeful; I started thinking probably, hopefully the issue of me leaving was no more. I mean correct me if I’m wrong o but you couldn’t be asking me to leave your house and then eat from my food stuff na abi? *awaiting response o*.
All the same though, I arranged my tiny bed, did a few of my laundry and had my bath. Coming out of the bathroom, BB invited me to dish food for myself and I replied; “of course”.
I got dressed, went to the kitchen, dished my food and while I was enjoying the meal, I was enduring a certain home video on TV. You know how I hate those stuff, but, I was watching it with BB. I had to try and make her comfortable, so, hopefully she’d change her mind about me leaving.
Hell! We were even chatting about the damn movie. All this while, I was thinking, hoping she’d say it already: that I could stay and not leave again since she and her husband had settled their issue…gosh! I was desperately hoping that would become the case though, but was that forthcoming?
Next thing I knew, Sparkle calls and lets me know she was close. When I informed BB that Sparkle was close and I had to go get her, she responded with excitement in her voice: “Ok”. All these, I was taking notes and hoping that at the end of the day, that change of heart would be confirmed.
I met Sparkle and as we headed back to the house, I couldn’t help but spill. I let her know how BB had asked me to leave her place without giving me any prior notice. I could notice Sparkle was starting to get furious. Then, I let her know that BB had, later, seemed friendlier and that I was hoping she had changed her mind and would soon let me know I could stay. I also begged Sparkle not to act annoyed when we get in the house. And then, we got to the house.
NB: These are happenings in my life sometime in 2011. I had just moved to Lagos from Port-Harcourt. Join me right here again, next week for the continuation of this story… This is Diary of A Hustling OAP. - Spycy Star