We finally entered the compound after the gateman
opened the door. I got out from the car and reach out
for my Ghana must go bag. I followed Mr Aduhene as
we entered the living room. I must confess, my head
was up till my leg hit one of the tables in the Hall. Wat
a fool I said to my self. The glace I was having in the
Hall never made me notice that the wife and daughter
of Mr Aduhene were already seated in one of the ‘three
in one’ sofa watching movie on the big screen which is
equivalent to the ‘ceni’ we use to watch in the village.
Suddenly Mr Aduhene called out my name
Me: Yes sir
Mr Aduhene: sweetheart this Sakpaku. Anita, Sakpaku
will be with staying with us. I guess you now have
someone to stay with at home when we not around.
Anita and Mrs Aduhene both had a funny smile as they
pictured me from head to toe. I guess it they were
laughing at my bag and probably my long and unkept
hair which I cut the last 2 moths.
Mr Aduhene: Sakpaku, this is Faustina my wife and
Anita my daughter. Hope you will b a good boy. The
man at the gate is Mustapha.
Faustina: you are welcomed my son. We promise to
make your stay a joyful one.
Me: thank you madam.
Mr Aduhene then told Anita to take me to my room.
Anita: Follow me Sakpaku.
She finally took me to my room and I couldn’t believed
My room had a full 7 by 8 inches bed wit string
mattress and 3 pillows.
Anita told me to feel comfortable at home and that
they are happy to have me in the house. I thanked him
and she left my room. I was soo happy to be living in
such a house lacking nothing all.
5 minutes later Madam Fausty called me to come to
the living room which I rushed to her
Madam Fausty: Sakpaku please go and have a shower
so you can go the barbering shop to cut your hair.
Anita will take you there.
Me: okay mum
I rushed to the washroom to have a shower. The
coolness of the water from the shower kept me in the
wash for more than 25 minute though my normal time
in the washroom use to b 6 minutes.
I entered my room on put on my obroni waawu shirt
and my black jean trouser which I which once every 4
I came out of my room after dressing up to the living
room where madam Fausty and Anita were seated.
Anita: are you ready
Me: Yes madam
Anita: Eihhhh please am not madam. Just call me
Anita and miss Fausty looked at each other and
Anita: Then let’s go.
She went to her room to pic her car keys and step out
of the room to the compound. Anita also uses Kia
Sophia ii 2013 model. She jumped into her car and
made a u-turn towards the gate and asked me to join
her at the front seat where we drove off.
Anita and I never had a chat till we got the barbering
The barber gave me a nice cut after 30min. Anita was
busy making calls in her car while waiting for me. I
finally got to her after I had my hair cut.
Me: Anita please am done.
Anita: Wow, like seriously. You looking great. You such
a handsome guy. She said with a cool tone.
She drove back to a filling station to get a fuel after
which she bought 3 shirts an 2 trousers for me in a
boutique located close to the filling station. I thanked
her and got back into the car.
While driving home Anita and I had a little chat
Anita: Sakpaku, how old are you
Anita: I don’t believe it. Your height an structure can’t
be for a 21 year boy
Me: Am serious. That’s my age.
Anita: OK. I head my dad will b taking you to one
private university around. He told us you are good
student. The champion in your village (she smiled)
Anita: Am also 23 a fresh graduate from the university
of cape coast. I have been leave with my dad an step
mother for 15 years now since my mother died. I like
my step mother very much, she is a caring woman.
Me: I look at her with suprise ….so the woman is not
her real mum.
I couldnt even say a world cos I shy Anita.
We finally got home. Madam Fausty was not in the
living room I guess she was in the kitchen. I entered
my room and lied on my bed. Suddenly I heard a
Me: come in please
It was Anita
Anita: you forget to pick the cloth I bought for you in
the car. Here are they
Me: thank you. I pick it from her
Anita: ahaaaaa…put them on let me see if they will fit
you as the guy at the boutique
I undress immediately with only my boxer and singlet
on. I put on one of the shirts n trousers she bought. To
b frank with you I look very handsome in those cloths.
I looked at d mirror in the drawer and thought it
Anita stood up and looked at me with flirty eyes,
Anita: you such a handsome man.
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