Emeka was a youngster in his teens, he was tall, dark in
completion and always on low cut. He had a baby face look that
made girls go gaga. Despite his age, Emeka was still in
secondary school. Though intelligent, he had to repeat class
several times when his parent moved from one resident to the
other. His father Mr. Chukwuemeka Johnson was a police officer
who always seemed to be transferred to other states for official
duties, the last time he was transferred he had to relocate from
Enugu to Lagos. Although his father had brought the idea that his
wife and children remain in Enugu whilst he travel alone. He
thought of Renting a two-bedroom apartment where he would be
living and then travel back to Enugu at the end of every week.
His wife Mrs. Chidebere Yetunde Chukwuemeka did not buy the
idea as she thought of the possibility of her husband having a
ghastly car accident once in 52 weeks of the year which may lead
to his death and she didn’t want to become a widow. She was
probably not trying to be a pessimist but according to her words
“when people seek for good deeds they should also think of the
bad that comes along with it, because nothing good comes
without a price.” She also thought of being alone 5days in a week
without seeing her lovely husband, and even though she knew
their moving together was going to affect her children’s
education, it was worth doing..
Mr. Chukwuemeka who is a listening man had no other option
than to agree with his wife. When Emeka came back from school
that friday afternoon, his mother broke the news to him, on
hearing it, he was startled, he could not decipher why his father
had to be transferred for the third time in five years, he was sure
going to miss alot of people.
The first on his mind was Chinedu; Chinedu was his best-friend
and next-door-neighbour, he was 15years of age but never acted
like a teenager. Chinedu is that kind of guy who will see you in
the morning without greeting even though you’re older than him,
it’s not as though he had any grudges against you, i guess he
just had the ego thing working for him. Emeka was two years
older than Chinedu in age but Chinedu was two years older than
Emeka in class. Emeka was in ss1 while Chinedu was in ss3 but
despite Chinedu’s Stubbornes he had always showed Emeka his
deserved respect when he dim fit.
By this time Emeka was already day-dreaming as he suddenly
switch from Chinedu to Amaka. Amaka was a girl of moderate
height, also in the same class with Emeka, she was 16years of
age with nice curves and dark sleek skin. Emeka had alot of
female classmates who were pestering over him because of his
looks and intelligence but he boycotted them all just because of
Amaka. He had a strong crush for her but never had the
confidence to let her know how he feels about her. Although both
of them were close friends, they usually read novels together, gist
together and once played roles of man and wife in a drama
playlet when their school went on extra curricular activities
which was organised by the state ministry of Education.
Several times he had had the spurred to ask her to be his
girlfriend but to no avail. Sometimes he thought a spell was
casted on him because ugly girls always had a way to
manoeuvre their ways into his life even though he didn’t show
them face but when he saw a pretty girl who he really loved so
much he could not approach her with relationship intentions
because he didn’t have the boldness to do so. But who exactly
will curse him when he had not offended anybody, he thought.
Just then the Audible voice of his mother disrupted his
“chidi! chidi! chidi!” she shouted above her tiny voice.
“Mm.. Mm.. Ma!.. Yes Ma!” he stuttered.
“What are you thinking about?, i’have been calling your name for
over a minute but you refuse to reply” she retorted.
“Nothing mama, i’m sorry but i have to go to my room now” he
“Alright!, you may leave, do call me your sister on your way
inside” she commanded.
“okay, ma” he said and dashed into his room in the speed of
Chidi is actually Emeka’s first name but his classmate are fond
of addressing him as Emeka after he was dubbed Sergeant Emeka
after his father.
Immediately Emeka got to his room, he sat on his bed weeping
and started to soliloquies. He said to himself.
“Amaka, you’re the love of my life, although i might be leaving
you but my heart will forever remain for you, i see you as a good
girl and i want to spend the rest of my life with you, i promise to
remain celibate, and for not being able to propose my love for
you, i will remain a VIRGIN all because of you. This i promise