Saturday, 13 April 2019

the rough night with few gangsters of my campus

Students ran away without looking back as they saw them approaching, even lecturers driving by had to speed their cars away in fear of what would happen in a matter of minutes. There is no way someone won’t be killed today because whenever the members of the Arch Angels were seen around the campus with their green jackets on, that surely spells death for either a student of the school or a staff. Three men putting on Identical green Jacket and same brown pencil chinos are walking down the path that leads to the faculty of law, the only significant difference between them is that only one of them is putting on a Green Beret while the other two are putting on green baseball caps. Immediately the law students in the lecture room saw the boys approaching their class, they all ran off. Some escaped through the window, some squeezed through the door, the students including the lecturer in their class ran away in fear. Within a minute the whole lecture room was empty but one of the law students stayed back. He kept his gaze fixed on the handout on his table pretending like he wasn’t bothered about the arrival of the three guys that just scared all his course mates away. After a few minutes, he kept his handout aside and raised his head up as he adjusted his nerd glass. He starred at the three of them that were now standing right in front of him, he kept on looking but didn’t utter a word, the silence was broken by the guy that had the Green Beret on. “You are really as brave as they say” the guy with the beret said after clapping for a period of time. “Kong, table his f--k up” He said again. “Undermining the powers of the Arch Angels” Kong replied. “Hey mister, do you have any objection to what he just said about what your f--k up is? ” the guy with the green beret asked and waited for the guy sitting to reply but when no answer was forthcoming, he continued. “Nazaretha, pass his Judgement” “If thou undermineth the powers of the double A, thou shall be killed anytime thou art apprehended” Nazaretha replied. The guy with the beret smiled like he always do anytime Nazaretha speaks in his funny old English. “You still don’t have anything to say yeah” He asked the guy sitting again as he brought out his revolver from the cross bag hanging around his neck. “This will be your greatest mistake and even of it takes a thousand years, my boys will hunt you and drop you” the guy replied staring at them blankly. The guy didn’t bother replying him but rather he gave him three shots. One to his forehead, and two to his right and left side of his chest which clearly signified the signature of the Arch Angels. Immediately he finished taking the shots, he walked towards the board and picked the Tempo lying in front of the door. *Slimmy was here* he wrote on the board. “For they know not that Slimmy is the angel of death” Nazaretha shouted and walked out right behind Slimmy and Kong. They walked back with the same style and slow speed in which they came in with not minding that the people around might have alerted the authority of the school, they had no course to fear because they are the authority. In a very short while after the incident happened, the news had already spread like wild fire. Most students in the school had started packing their bags and heading for their respective homes. They need no prophet to tell them that another war is imminent, the last war that happened in the school some few years ago claimed more innocent lives than the lives of the cultists that were directly involved in the dirty dealings. Before evening that day, the whole school including both hostel and off campus buildings were practically empty. Most people ran to save their dear lives, the only people left in school were cultists and some students who really wanted to have first class gist about how the White Tigers will want to avenge the death of El Salam who was one of their prominent member that was murdered by the Arch Angels. Days went by, days turned to weeks and weeks were beginning to turn to months and there has been no news of killing or even a single gunshot being fired. Students began to resume one after another, gradually lectures started again and everything went back to how it was. OluwaGentle thou art the sneakiest of them all” Nazaretha hailed Gentle who just walked to where they were seated. “Nazaretha you no dey ever serious” Gentle replied Nazaretha as they shook hands, he did the same with the rest of the guys sitting around with them. “Slimmy make I see you abeg” Gentle said. Slimmy stood up immediately and they both walked to a corner to talk. They are not exactly the kind of identical twins that you won’t be able to differentiate. Slimmy is the definition of his name,very slim if not skinny in stature. Some of their closest pals always tease him that he shouldn’t move closer to a whirlwind else he would be blown away, yes he was that slim but that doesn’t in any way affect his good looks, Gentle on the other hand is a little bit chubby, he is not as tall as Slimmy, they have the same complexion and they kinda look alike facially. Just that Gentle prefers to keep his beard like that of rickross while Slimmy keeps his goatee beards. They talked for a while and Gentle walked back to the guys to bid them goodbye and then walked back to where his twin brother was waiting for him so they could head to wherever they were going. They hadn’t walked far when Nazaretha called Gentle’s name and was mouthing some things but Gentle couldn’t hear him. He turned around to face Nazaretha but was still walking with his back, Slimmy saw a girl walking in Gentle’s direction, the girl was also not looking up because she was engrossed with whatever she was typing on her phone. He realised that Nazaretha was only distracting Gentle so he could collide with the girl, he held his breath to picture the drama that was about to happen, before Gentle could realise that Nazaretha was just teasing him,it was too late, just as he was about to turn…. ……..Gbam…… They collided, the girl’s phone and hand bag fell to the ground. Slimmy and the rest of their friends started laughing uncontrollably, for a moment Gentle also tried to hold back his smile but when he couldn’t anymore, he bursted out laughing too. This must have infuriated the girl more and just as they were all laughing, there was another loud sound, yes it was another collision but this time it was a collision between the girl’s hand and Gentle’s cheek. The slap was so loud that they all stopped laughing at once. Almost immediately after the girl slapped Gentle, Slimmy was reaching for a gun inside his cross bag but Gentle who already knew that was what he was going to do rushed to where he was and stopped him from bringing out his gun. He said some words to his brother and them he let go of the gun. Gentle walked back to where the girl is standing. “I am sorry” he said as he handed over to her the phone and bag that he picked on the ground. He walked away from her immediately not minding to look at the regret that was written all over her face. Slimmy watched his brother as he walked by, the love they have for each other is unexplainable, they could do anything for each other just to please each other. “Oga wait for me na” He shouted as he ran to catch up with him** Make una come inside” Kong said as he ushered Rofiat and Hadijat inside the Arch Angel’s mansion. Rough walked in majestically while Hadijat just followed behind trembling at the faces she was seeing around, the house was filled with a lot of guys who were busy playing different types of games, some were seen smoking indian hemps, some were busy with their phones while some came to have a gist with Rofiat, Hadijat kept mute all through and kept her gaze fixed on the tv until Gentle walked in to join them in the sitting room. “Rough da Rough, what’s up na” Gentle said as he greeted Rofiat in their traditional arch angel’s way. “Am good brodaly, how you dey” Rofiat replied. “I dey, So you know this woman” Gentle pointing towards Hadijat who was now standing on her feet. “Am so sorry about yesterday, I really don’t know what came over me. Please forgive me for just this one time and I promise never to cross your path again” Hadijat recited one of the lines she read on Internet yesterday after Rofiat told her to check for apology speech, it’s really hilarious that she actually did surf the net for an apology speech. “Apology not accepted” Said Slimmy as he walked into the sitting room clad in only a towel tied around his waist. Immediately he walked in, most of the guys hanging around in different corners of the large sitting room walked out one after the other. Rofiat stood up immediately and kept her face to the ground knowing fully well that Slimmy doesn’t take it lightly when a lady stares into his face directly, Hadijat on the other hand couldn’t take her eyes off Slimmy’s abs. “Don’t mind my brother, your apology is accepted” Gentle spoke after a long moment of silence. “Rough” Slimmy called out. “Yes boss” Rofiat replied. “Who is she to you” He asked. “My little cousin” she replied. “Should I forgive her ?” Slimmy “For my sake, please do boss” Rofiat. “Rough da Rough” He said and smiled a for a while l “Okay I forgive her” he added. “Thanks much boss, thanks so much Gentle” Rough said and signalled to Hadijat that they should start leaving. “Leaving so soon?” Gentle asked. “Yeah I have to drop her on campus for lectures very soon” Rofiat replied. “Okay then, safe” Said Gentle to them as they walked out of the room. “Kid bro, I think you like that little chick” Slimmy teased “I have always told you I am your elder bro, I came out before you mennh” Gentle teased back. “That’s because I sent you on an errand to see what the world looks like bro” Slimmy teased again but Gentle just walked away smiling knowing fully well that if they continued, he wasn’t going to ever win the argument about who is older between the both of them Hadijat gave a loud yawn as she sank into the three seater sofa and laid face flat. She buried her face into the throw pillow and began to murmur what sounded like a quick Thanksgiving prayer. ‘Halimat!’ Rofiat shouted as she flung open the door and bounced in. ‘Halimat!’ she shouted one more time. She sat on the sofa by the left side and began to untie her shoe lace. She looked up while at it and saw Hadijat still in her prayer mood. ‘You want to start a vigil in the morning?’ She teased as she took off her shoe and relaxed back. Hadijat sat up and let out a deep breath. ‘Thank God it’s all over’ she said, breathing into her palms. Rofiat glanced at her and smiled. ‘You’re indeed very lucky, the Slimmy I know would not let things go like that.’ Halimat walked into the lounge from behind just as Rofiat stood up. ‘Oh! You’re back. How did it go?’ She asked, placing her hands on her waist, already switching herself to gist mode. ‘Where you go since?’ Rough answered Halimat with an irrelevant question, even when it was obvious that Halimat was coming out from her room. ‘I went to check for something in class and I returned few minutes ago’ she replied and joined Hadijat on the sofa. ‘On Saturday? I was expecting to come here and find breakfast already prepared’ ‘I’ll start preparing rice now, we have stew already’ Halimat said. ‘I can’t wait’ Rofiat said. She stood up and straightened up her clothes and picked her shoes up. She began to proceed towards her room. ‘I’m going out now.’ ‘It won’t take long, you know. The gas cooker heats up very fast’ Halimat tried to convince her, standing up to go to the kitchen. ‘Maybe I’ll come back early’ Rofiat said as she walked out of their sight. She came back two minutes later, after adding more powder to her face and changing her shoes to a leather slippers. She was putting on her wristwatch and staring around the chairs, looking for something. She found it, her phone. She unlocked and swiped down to check the notifications. ‘Hadijat’ she called, still looking into the phone as she turned. ‘Why didn’t you bring my phone to me when it was ringing?’ She asked but got no response. ‘Mtcheew. It’s even this funny boy’ she muttered to herself as she deleted the notification and locked the screen. She turned back to the seat to see if anything was forgotten, none was. She turned back again and was about proceeding towards the door when she noticed that Hadijat was lost in thoughts and smiling sheepishly to herself. That explained the reason she didn’t answer Rofiat’s earlier question. Rough walked closer and waved her hand across Hadijat’s face, startling the girl. ‘What the hell are you thinking about?’ She asked, giving her a contorted look. ‘I thought you were making Thanksgiving prayers some minutes ago.’ Halimat walked back into the lounge, drying her hands with a towel. ‘Nothing,’ Hadijat smiled and got up from her seat. She switched on the television socket and picked the remote before returning to her seat. Rough was still standing in the same position and staring at her awkwardly. ‘You better watch your sister. She might be developing fever too’ Rofiat warned Halimat playfully before walking out of the house. ‘How did it go?’ Halimat who was now seated asked, few seconds after Rough left. ‘Fine, wonderful’ Hadijat gave a quick glance at Halimat, flashing her teeth. ‘Fine, wonderful?’ Halimat repeated in a surprise tone. ‘Yes, it was wonderful’ ‘Interesting… What made it so wonderful? I can’t imagine how an apology session could turn around to be wonderful’ ‘They accepted our apologies’ Hadijat stared back into Halimat’s face, spreading out her hands and palms to add effects. ‘Is that all that happened?’ Hadijat raised her eyebrows. ‘Yes’ Halimat stressed and returned her gaze to the TV. She took the remote control by her side and increased the TV volume. ‘And you guys did not stop anywhere else?’ Halimat asked, half shouting now as the sound of the music video being aired now filled the air. Hadijat picked the remote control again and reduced the volume. She stared at Halimat for her to repeat her question. ‘Did you guys visit any other place?’ Halimat repeated. ‘No, we didn’t. Why are you asking?’ ‘It’s strange that you’re looking so happy’ ‘Don’t you want me to look happy?’ ‘No, not that. But I know you hate apologizing to guys, especially with your bad history of dishing out slaps to them. So I’m surprised that you’re happy after this.’ Hadijat hissed briefly. ‘The guys seem nice to me’ she began, narrowing her eyes. ‘Especially the slim one’ ‘Slimmy?’ ‘Yes’ Hadijat rolled her eyes and licked her lips. ‘You need to see his abs, his body perfectly defines the word sexy’ ‘You’re silly’ Halimat said and got up. ‘So his abs are what makes him nice?’ She asked without waiting for a reply and walked to the kitchen. ~~

No comments:

Post a Comment