THE DARKEST HOUR
(Cry of an angel)
“Do you want to follow us to Ndiogoro?” Faith asked her.
“Yes” she replied.
“It seems like both of you are twins” Adaku added as she brought out her bucket of water.
“Mumu, can’t you see they are identical twins?” Faith said. “Very soon you will ask me whether is water what we are fetching” she added and all giggled even Udoka.
“Sorry oh, madam correction!” Adaku shouted then they laughed.
“What are your names?” Faith asked the twins.
“I’m Udoka while my sister is Monica” Udoka introduced.
Adaku approached closer to them dramatically, she looked at them up and down, back and front then stood beside Faith who stared at her strangely. Even the twins wondered why she did that.
“Wait, i know where you are going” Adaku interrupted Faith. “I only did that to see if there is anything i can use to differentiate them. How can i know when I’m with Udoka or Monica?”
Hearing that, the twins smiled broadly. Faith thought of what she said. “It’s true, how can we know?” she also asked.
“With time, you shall know” Udoka replied.
“You mean there is nothing i can see on your bodies then know” Adaku asked then the twins shook their heads negatively. “Nna Odikwa egwu oh!” she exclaimed in igbo language.
The four girls interacted and went home together. It is always fun to be with Faith and Adaku due to their hilarious and dramatical characters without suspicions.
Mrs Robinson watched her son David pick the call. Her eyes fixed on him and ears opened widely to listen to his conversion with whosoever that called. She thought. David gently placed the phone on his ear.
“Hi, Dave” Sandra sounded on the phone.
“Hi, Sandra” David replied. Hearing the name ‘Sandra’ the mother’s enthusiasm arose.
“Finally the strike has been called off. I can’t wait to see you again my love”
“Yeah, i just heard the news now. Well, I’ll be in school soon”
“Probably” David glanced at her mother.
“Always on probation. Please, come tomorrow joor” Sandra sounded desperately.
“Alright, bye” the line went dead. David could see his mother smiling unusually on the bed. He ignored her coz he knew what she would say.
“I heard the name Sandra. Who is she?” the mother asked.
“She’s my course mate, mum”
“Is she beautiful?”
“Oh, not again! Mum, can you just leave? I’m not in the mood” David collapsed on the bed helplessly and hopelessly but the mother persisted as usual..
THE NEXT DAY AT JUMBOSCO FEDERAL UNIVERSITY.
One could see well dressed female and male students inside the school. They were always seen peered together at every angel having romantic time. Some were either heading to lecture or coming out from library. Some were on their way to fellowship with Holy Bibles in their hands. They were normally on tight black skirt that exposes the shape of their underwear and white top well tucked in. David and Mike his friend just arrived to their lodge. The lodge was well furnished. At one angel was a voluminous bed where they sat down. David wore a pair of black plain trouser and shoes, and a shortsleeve body-hug shirt that exposed his muscles. Mike wore a boot, jean trousers and T-shirt. Suddenly, a knock came from the door then Mike smiled coz he knew it was no other person but Sandra. “Get the door, man” he told David who walked gradually and opened the door.
“Dave!” Sandra shouted and jumped on him. She hugged him tightly with joy and happiness. She even kissed him which David reciprocated with smiles. “I missed you so much”
“I miss you too, Sandra” David replied.
“I thought you won’t come today, i would have dealt with you” Sandra disengaged herself from him then recognised Mike’s presence. She wore an ash jean trouser with a pair of flat cover shoe and a yellow top. She’s neither tall nor short, slim nor fat. She can also be termed as a beautiful girl. She walked to Mike and gave him one sided hug. “I’ve missed both of you”
“David missed you more” Mike said then glanced at David.
“Yes, incredible it is” David interfered.
“Shut up” Sandra told him with smile and hugged him again.
Back to Eziukwu, Udoka became dull at their backyard. She stood with her hands folded and spacing into the sky. She thought of nobody but David. One could see grasses few centimeters away from her and dirty bucket of water that had stayed in the rain for days. “I should have collected the phone from him” she thought and sat down on wooden chair. “But my mother would have asked questions.. God, why am i feeling this way? Is this how it is to be in love?” she kept thinking.
“Udoka!” Monica came out. Udoka looked at her without responding then averted her eyes. “I have been looking for you and why are you like this? Is it because of David or our plan to follow Adaku and Faith to Ndiogoro?” Monica brought down her voice..