Thu. Jul 11th, 2024

{mystic doorbell}

You can never progress when you decide to

stay at a spot.

Quote by Angel Ben


By the time i got to Ranking’s house, it was

already late.


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My plan was to use the favor that he said he

owed me to tell me to give accommodation

in his house ,”but what if he didn’t grant

it,what will happen to me” i contemplated

within myself as i stood in front of the huge

gate of the house thinking if i should knock

it or not.

“did i even need to contemplate about it, like

I’d a choice, if he doesn’t accept me, that

means my situation is going going to

elevate from angel turn human to homeless

angel” a forced smile forcefully graced my lip

as the thought scraped into my mind.

As i wanted to knock the gate ,i noticed a

doorbell by the side of the gate,on the wall,

ever since I’ve been staying in the

house,that was the first time i noticed it, i

moved closer to it and tried to press it but i

felt a strange aura emanating from it, it was

complete darkness.

I shifted back a bit from it and shut my

invisible eye and alas, the doorbell was no

longer there.

I understand what it meant at once.

I knocked on the gate hard thrice before

dandy opened it.

” who I they look for oyinbo pepper” he

asked in his thick hausa intonation rubbing

his eye with his hand.

” I’m asking of Ranking” I answered him


” na night appointment my oga I give you or

why I they look for him this night”? He

asked in a suspicious tone.

“yes he gave me an appointment, just tell

Ben Manna is here to see him” i lied in order

to allow him call him, i knew my fate lies on

the call, if Ranking knew of my presence and

refuse to attend to me,then it means that

I’ve just begin my initiation into being a

stray angel.

Dandy viewed me from my head to toe

before bringing out his small phone and

dialed a number on it and placed it on his


” oga ,one person i they ask for you down

here, i talk say my names i be beans mama”

he said spoiling the sweetness of my name

” Ben Manna” i interrupted him loudly and

he corrected himself a bit tho not getting

the correct pronunciation.

After some discussion between them which

i was unable to hear because i didn’t wish

to, Dandy terminated the call and asked me

to come inside.

I heaved a sigh of relief as i heard that

statement come forth from his lip.

As i stepped inside and Dandy was busy

locking the gate, i made my way inside the

house as i already know my way around.

I haven’t taken up to ten steps when Dandy

suddenly dragged me forcefully by my cloth

and i fell down on my butt because i wasn’t

expecting it

” where I they go, i they craze, me i tell you

say make i they go abi” he lamented on me

with his thick hausa pidgin English and all i

could uttered was ” I’m sorry”

I knew Dandy a lot to know that he tends to

get easily angry when you argue with him

when you wrong him.

He asked me to sit on a chair at the entrance

of his room beside the gate to wait for


I knew at once that i didn’t have a cause to

be happy yet, because if Dandy asked me to

wait for Ranking outside ,that means

Ranking instructed him to do so.

After waiting for some minutes under the

strict guard of Dandy, Ranking came out

with a small purse in his hand.

I stood upon at once and greeted him.

“and I’m grateful for what you did for me,

so why are you here”? Ranking asked

immediately after the exchanging of

pleasantry between us.

” I’ve been kicked out from where i was

staying” i replied stupidly like it has

something to do with him,but it really had

something to do with him,because it was

because i refused to press charge against


“because you were labelled as a criminal

right”? He presumed making me a little bit


“no, it was because i refused to press

charge against you” i replied with a tingling

of pride in my voice

” how”? He asked surprised

” i was staying with Joyce ,the woman that

acted as my legal counsel and she

threatened to kick me out if i refuse to press

charge against you but i couldn’t bring

myself to do it, so she kicked me out” i

enunciated looking extremely pitiful

“ouch, am sorry for that, let me see how i

can be of help” he said unzipping the purse

in his hand and brought out many #1000

notes, he counted 50 notes and stretched it

to me but i refused to collect it

“is it small” he asked and wanted to take

more from the remaining notes in his hand

“no ,it isn’t that it’s small but this isn’t the

kind of help i need” i said stopping him

from adding to the notes in his hand.

“so what exactly do you need”? He asked

looking serious

” please i want you to let me stay here with

you” i said wit swiftly as if, if i didn’t, i won’t

be able to say it

“what”! Ranking exclaimed looking at me

with the “you can’t be serious look”

” that’s not possible, i would really like to

help you but i can’t accommodate a stranger

into my house” he said blankly”but if you

need any other help different from that, feel

free to contact me” he said taking his leave

from there.

I looked around and saw that Dandy was

not in sight

” do you really that me saving tabitha was a

coincidence” i said getting his attention

” what do you meant by that” he asked

coming back to me

” the reason I was able to save Tabitha was

because I am her .

To be continue.

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