MY MISSING RIB
A Story written By BRIGHT DANIEL
Adam, popularly known as Prof is Mr Stanley’s special adviser. He has a short height and a barhead with grey hair on his jaw. One could see a long chewing stick in his mouth which he dragged vigorously up and down as he stood beside Mr Stanley at the dining table. He wore a black jump-up trouser. One could see white stockings created by the jump-up and black voluminous shores on his feet. On his body was a white longsleeve shirt which he tocked in properly without a belt. He is highly educated and smart regardless of his odd outfit. Opposite the dining table was Mrs Stanley in an expensive attire too just like her husband. By the side of the table was another beautiful girl, Celestina in a long milky gown. One could see a red wetlips glowing on her lips which added to her beauty. When the noise of the chewing stick from Adam’s mouth became unbearable to Mr Stanley, he glanced at him and said, “Prof, of what benefit do you derive from having a stick inside your mouth every minute of the day? Even when you are asleep!”
“Master” Adam began removing the stick from his mouth. “This stick is a source of my inspiration. It gives me a highly sophisticated self of altruism and authoritarianism which enables me to alphabetize my vocabulary Perspicacuously”
Hearing the mind blowing grammar, Celestina and Mrs Stanley began to giggle. It wasn’t something new to Mr Stanley, so he shook his head negatively smiling too.
“Master, listen, the great philosopher, Plato says…” Adam began again.
“Prof, you have explained enough” Mr Stanley interrupted him to avoid another grammar. Just then, Steve stepped down from the staircase. He wore a milky suit looking handsome. Seeing that, Celestina began to smile thinking he would sit beside her but Steve took another seat opposite her.
“Steve, you kept us waiting” Mr Stanley, the father said.
“I’m sorry, dad” Steve apologised.
“But Celestina here has been waiting for you, son” the mother added.
“Like i said, I’m sorry, mum” Steve glanced at Celestina. “How are you Celestina?” he asked.
“I’m fine” Celestina replied glowing with smiles. One could see her whitish teeth clearly. “It seems like you aren’t in a good mood today?” she added.
“I am!” Steve replied.
“Happiness comes from the bosom of the heart” Adam added and they all laughed and began to eat but Celestina never stopped admiring Steve.
“Son, hope you are ready to embark on a journey to England tomorrow” Mr Stanley began. “You aren’t spending more than two days there. It’s for the benefit of our hotel”
“Of course dad, i know”
“That’s why Celestina is here to see you”
“Yes, i know all that, she called me before coming”
“That’s good” the father concluded.
Few minutes later after the delicious meal, Steve and Celestina moved outside the compound strolling slowly on the tied floor. One could see flashy cars, swimming pool and different type of flowers all over the place.
“We have been like this right from our childhood” Celestina began. “And nothing has changed between us” she glanced at Steve.
“Yes, that’s true. We have been true friends. But wait..” Steve stared at her. “What could possibly be the thing you want to be changed between us?” he asked.
“Nothing, i mean we have not quarrelled”
“Oh, you want us to become cat and rat”
“No! You silly boy” they laughed then Celestina gently grabbed his hand. “The type of change I’m talking about is from good to better, and from better to best” she added. Before Steve could reply, his phone rang.
“Excuse me” he said and picked the call…
Back to the house, Mr Stanley stood up followed by Adam who adjusted his trouser upward managing to move his feet due to the big shoes. When they entered into the room, Mr Stanley collapsed on the bed and stretched his legs. Seeing that, Adam began to off his shoes.
“Prof, what do you think about my son and Celestina?” Mr Stanley asked staring at the ceiling.
“Master, it depends on what you want me to think” Adam replied finding it very difficult to pull the shoes out.
“I mean do you think they will make a good husband and wife?”
At that point, Adam finally pulled the shoes and removed his chewing stick. “Master” he began. “The philosophy of Naturalism by Jean Jacques Rousseau and Heinrich Pestallozi holds that nature is the whole reality that is encompassing and embracing. It is antithetical to all forms of spiritism and subjectivism which are attempt to personalize all experiences..”
“Prof!” Mr Stanley interrupted him sitting up. “I didn’t say you should speak grammar for me! I asked a simple question that requires yes or no response!”
“Oh, sorry master. What i meant by my philosophical speech was that you should allow nature to take place in the life of your son and Celestina”
“Yes, master” Adam concluded and put back the stick into his mouth.
To be continued…………………..
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