It was Bode that woke me up the following morning.He told me his dad’s burial had been for the next weekend, and there’s no money. He told me how his dad’s family members started blaming his mum for not giving them adequate information about his dad’s illness before the old man eventually gave up the ghost. All these stories made me love the woman more.
At last, he decided to go. I saw him off to the door, and he suddenly turned back, hugged me and gave me a peck.I came back to the room, and started thinking of how I could help Bode and his mum concerning the burial.The only source I had was my dad,but I wasn’t sure he would even send money again by the end of the month, as I was having a feeling he sent the last one because of my birthday.But then, I wouldn’t be able to wait till the end of the month, to know if he would send money or not, as the burial was fixed for 29th April.
So, then what can I do oooo?.”Oh Yes!..I have an idea. I will call my dad that I need money. But what if he asked what I needed it for, what would I say?..”I will
tell him somebody is sick and that the doctor said he needs surgery, but there’s no money, so,I wish I could render any little assistance within my reach…
Can you be of help sir?”.I asked dad! .He said “Who is this sick person?”.”It’s one of d ‘corpers’ sir”…I lied.”Ok. Since it’s something that has to do with life, I will try and send any amount I can between now and tomorrow. My regards to him.We’ll also remember him in our prayers”.”Thank you dad. Love you sir.” I hung up.Then, my conscience pricked megently “You just told a lie!.. How disappointed would your dad be if he finds out!.”I felt bad, but I quickly consoled myself by a thought “what could I have done?. How would he know?.Who will tell him?..he cant know!.”Almost immediately, I was relieved.I expected an alert from d bank throughout that day, all to no avail.More interesting stories available @generalloaded.com. The following day too, no alert, but on d third day, I received an alert of 50,000 naira.
Wow!. I quickly called Bode after withdrawing the money, to come and meet me at home after school hours, by then, it was just two days to the burial, 7th April
.When he got to my room, I said”How much have you been able to get now for the burial?.”He said nothing, that his mum’s sister who promised to send an amount of money last week failed, but just received a message from her that morning that she would send 4,000naira. I opened my bag and gave him the 50,000 naira my dad sent. He opened his mouth and couldn’t shut it. He held me very tightly, kissed me and before we both knew it..
we did it!…
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