We both exchanged phones, went through it and both
dropped it on the bed as I crossed over to seat beside
ME: so my credentials.
BiMPE: ok, let’s have a drink first na.
ME: no, later.
BIMPE: ok *****stood up and walked to the other side
of the bed, opened her bag and brought out a file***
here is it, you can go through it to be sure.
ME: **collected it and scanned through*** yeah its
BIMPE: so can we have a drink now?
ME: sure ***smiled****
BIMPE: ***stood up and walked to the table, popped
the bottle and poured the drink inside the two cups****
onihaxy, that reminds me, I bought a shirt for you,
please open that bag to see it first maybe you like it
***pointing at the bag****.
ME: ***turned to the other side of the bed, opened her
bag and brought out a flower shirt. I spent up to 5
minutes on the bag and shirt without looking
backward***, waoooo, this is cool, thanks so much
BIMPE: ***walked back to the bed with the two cups
of drink.** you are welcome dear, now let’s have a
ME: ok ***collected a cup from her****
BIMPE: wait onihaxy, I want to ask you something,
ME: *** paused and held the drink cup in my hand***
what is it bimpe?
BIMPE: have you tell anybody about our baby secret?
ME: no, I swear
BiMPE: are you sure?
BIMPE: ok, swear to me that it will never come out of
your mouth to any soul.
ME: but I have done that before na.
BIMPE: I know, just do it again so that I can be rest
ME: ok oooo, I onihaxy oooo, I swear and promise you
that this secret will never come out of my mouth to
BIMPE: ***smiled** and what if you violate your
promise?, what should happen to you?
ME: ****smiled*** make bicycle crush me to death
BIMPE: ***laughed**** rara, I no want that one. Use
part of your body to swear.
ME: ok, make I go blind, deaf and dumb ***laughed
BIMPE: ok, that one is better.
ME: ***yinmu*** “this girl no know anything, sebi na
BIMPE: alright, let’s drink
ME: had a toast and drank.
When the liquid was about to finish, I discovered a big
solid object at the bottom of the cup. ****yelled***,
bimpe, what is this?
BIMPE: **smiled**, sweetheart relax, its a part of a 3-
layered kolanut, I also have it in my own drink, as you
ME: and what is it doing inside the drink?
BIMPE: relax, I got it from the most powerful herbalist
in this town. I placed it inside the drink while you were
checking the shirt.
ME: **scared** and what does that implies?
BIMPE: baby relax, you just took an oath. And
remember what you said before drinking. You will go
blind, deaf and dumb any day this secret leaked to a
ME: **screamed*** whaaaat!!!!!!!!
ME: ***furious and angry***** bimpe, why did you do
this to me?
BIMPE: onihaxy, I have no choice, I have to protect the
only two people that I cherish so much, Daniella and
ME: ** smashed the cup on the floor*** and did I ask
for your protection?, since when did you start
BIMPE: **** scared and pulled backwards*** I’m sorry
onihaxy, I’m just bothered that you might tell your
friend, and from there, it will start spreading like wind.
but the deed is already done, and its irreversible. Let’s
Just stick to the covenant please .
I looked at her with so much disgust, bitterness and
hatred, with the broken pieces of the glass cup in my
hand, I felt like piercing her face and giving her a
heavy punch of life, I felt like designing her face with
the broken glass, But I thought of it that what will be
my explanation if she got wounded?.
I thought of it that the hotel management might arrest
me if I wound her. I thought of it that betty and henry
will eventually find out that I was in hotel with bimpe.
How will I explain what I was doing with a married
woman in the hotel room to the extent of injuring her. I
thought of it that I can’t even explain what prompt my
anger because my mouth had been sealed with kolanut
I thought of what I will explain to betty on why I was
caught inside hotel room with her sister inlaw who
used to hate me. I thought of the sick daniella lieing on
the hospital bed.
I just looked at her again with disgust, picked up my
credentials, smashed the remaining piece of glass in
my hand to the floor and dropped the cloth she bought
for me on the floor. I walked towards the door, held the
door handle and turned back at her.
” Don’t ever in your life dial my number again”.
” Don’t ever in your life cross my path again”
“Infact I don’t want to see you again in my life”.
” I hate you with passion”
” I hate you for life”.
I uttered words in annoyance as I banged the door so
hard and I walked towards the reception, I was about
stepping out when I heard a voice from behind saying
“excuse me sir”.
“Excuse me sir”
ME: ***turned back with a frown*** Hello.
RECEPTIONIST: we are sorry to bother you sir. Please
spare us few minutes.
ME: ***walked closer*** what for?
RECEPTIONIST: ***picked a landline and dialling a
number*** for security purpose, we are instructed to
always call our customers’ room whenever a guest
leaves the room.
ME: no problem
RECEPTIONIST: ***on call for few seconds***
ME: ***looked at the entrance and saw two hefty
security guards**** “thank God I didn’t try anything
funny, I for hear am today ooooooooooo”. So can I go
RECEPTIONiST: yes sir, you are free sir, we are so
sorry for any embarrassment sir.
ME: its ok, but what was that meant for?
RECEPTIONST: a customer was murdered by her guest
last week, that’s the reason for the new security
ME: **smiled**, its ok, you are welcome.
I left the hotel building and thanking God that I was
able to control my anger and rage. I took a bus
returning to oshodi and on my way, different thoughts
began to flood my mind.
“Could this oath be real?”.
“What if its real?”
“Do I even need to tell anyone?”
“What if it was a poison and not a oath?”
“How to I explain to segun if he asked me about the
I got to oshodi and took another bus to mushin, I got
home, started packing my things and planning to return
to Ado that same day, I put a call to my betty.
ME: hello dear
BETTY: hi love, I was about calling you
BETTY: yeah, daniella will be discharged tomorrow
morning, so we are expecting you on saturday
ME: eyah, and I was about telling you that I will be
leaving for Ado today.
BETTY: huuuuh onihaxy, but why na?
ME: nothing dear, just wanted to settle some stuffs.
BEtTY: onihaxy, but today is thursday na. Please love,
please wait, my brother really wants to see you
concerning our relationship.
ME: as how?
BETTY: as in, I told him lots about you, so we want to
make it an official introduction.
ME: will bimpe be there?
BETTY: offcourse now, where else would she be?
ME: ***hissed*** ok dear.
BETTY: onihaxy wait a minute, did you just hissed now
because of aunty bimpe?
ME: never mind jaree.
BETTY: hmmmmm, I thought you guys had finally
buried your hatchets. This your on and off fight, I no
dey understand ooooo.
ME: looool. you are so funny dear. Ok, I will be around
for your sake.
BETTY: thanks dear. So na aunty bimpe dey chase you
comot before?. Its well..
I hanged up and few minutes later, I got a whatsapp
message from my friend.