The silent victim
By mercy olawale
I was so happy when I heard that have been posted to Lagos state for my youth service, a state full of live and where everyone is also lively.
I started making plans on how to get an apartment there before I travel and fortunately for me , a friend of mine found one for me and he said its a good place though its a public yard.
so sorry, I did not tell u guys my name…I’m marvellous, a young lady that full of dreams.
I arrived at Lagos and straight to the place my friend found for me.
when I got to the compound everyone received me with joy like they have known me for years…my joy knew no bound to know that people here are good and that most of them are singles ( singles ladies and guys)
the next day, as I was walking round the compound I noticed that a door was closed , no curtain but it was locked from the inside..I wonder who is in , who could have close his or her door this hot afternoon but anyways I ignored
three days later, I saw a lady coming out from that room, she was so beautiful but behind that beauty I could noticed a dull expression , If someone had told me such a beautiful lady lives here , I wouldn’t have believe, but then I wonder why she have been inside alone for the past three days I came.
Days turn into week, as the same Lady keeps coming and going into her room alone, no one talks or greet her, and I wonder why she is like that, why did people separate from her…and why is she always looking dull….but then I made no attempt to meet or ask what the problem is.
One day I called one of my neighbor and ask her why that lady behaves like that and why Is that people don’t associate themselves with her. then my neighbor answered and said that she met the Lady here and that when she noticed no one was talking to her, she herself separated from her too just like everyone else.. then she told me that this is Lagos where everyone mind there business and that I should mind my business and forget about the lady…But within me something wants me to talk to her and ask her what the problem is, and also be her friend but I never did instead I listen to my neighbor and mind my business.