We have got this heart touching story, titled: “The Thorn In My Flesh” and here is a brand new Episode for your reading pleasure and am sure you’re going to learn a lot from this story..
Chief Oko: “okay, erm, let me just tidy up this account so that we can go to the guest inn across the main road” he said, flipping through his stock book.
Mama Toke thought about it again and began to have a rethink.
Mama Toke: “but why are human beings this wicked? How can this man that used to be my husband’s friend insist on sleeping with me before helping me? Is that how this world has gone bad? And me too, what came over me that I agreed to sleep with him. Will my husband be happy with me wherever he is? But what can I do? All the people that I know have refused to help me. Will it be fair for me to fold my hands and watch my daughter drop out of school? If she does not sit for the exams this year, what is the guarantee that she will write it next year? God help me and forgive me” she thought.
Chief Oko: “hello!” he said waving his hands before her face.
Mama Toke: “did you say something?” she asked because her attention was carried away.
Chief Oko: “I said we can go now” he said.
Mama Toke: “please have mercy on me and borrow me the money. I promise to return it as soon as possible. I am your best friend’s widow and you know how he helped you set up this business while he was alive. It is his daughter that we are talking about now, don’t do this to me” she went on her knees and pleaded.
Chief Oko: “where is this one coming from again? I thought you already agreed to us doing it? By the way, your late husband didn’t set up my business for me. The only thing he did was to give me goods on credit and after that I worked my way to where I am today so don’t even go there”
Mama Toke: “okay, at least for the sake of the friendship that you once shared, can you give me the loan? I promise to do whatever it takes to pay back”
Chief Oko: “Woman, why are you this inconsistent? If you can do whatever it takes to pay back, why can’t you do whatever it takes to get the loan? Listen, time is money and you are wasting mine. If you are not interested, just leave my shop now. You should even be happy that I am willing to do you this favour. How many men pay before they sleep with women these days?”
Mama Toke: “but I am not just any woman. I am a widow, your late friend’s widow for that matter”
Chief Oko: “and so? Is it not better that you give it to your late husband’s friend than to go and give it to an outsider? I am sure that you will end up giving it to an outsider so that you can pay me the money if you don’t give it to me”
Mama Toke: “oga O….”
Chief Oko: “ehn-ehn, it is enough like that. Leave my shop, I need to attend to customers, my boys cannot do that all alone” he said.
Mama Toke: “Okay, fine. I am ready, let us go”
Chief Oko: “Now you are talking” he said rubbing his stomach and smacking his lips.
Chief Oko paid and led mama Toke into one of the rooms in the local guest house that he often patronized when he didn’t want to go home. As soon as he shut the door, he wrapped his hands round her buttocks. Mama Toke shrank from his touch; it was strange having a man’s arms around her after several years of celibacy since the death of her husband.
Chief Oko: “what is it now? Just relax” he said unbuttoning his shirt.
Chief Oko laid her down on the bed and got into the bed himself. He brought his lips to her mouth and kissed her but she did not respond. He kissed her again and ran his hands through her skin that would have felt better had she had the money to use a good moisturizing lotion.
She lay there, still and waiting for him to get done and give her the money so that she could go and pay her daughter’s examination fees.
Chief Oko: “why are you just lying down like that? Am I making love to a dead body or what? Touch me now, kiss me, romance me so that we can enjoy it together” he said pushing her hand down to his groin.
Mama Tope did not say a word after she withdrew her hand from his groin.
Chief Oko peeped closely and saw that she was shedding tears. He ignored her and got down to business. He spread her legs and entered after wearing a condom, she winced a little because she felt pain as a result of not having sex for several years.
He grinded her for some minutes and after he came, he withdrew and lay back on the bed, obviously disappointed. The sex was nothing close to what he had expected.
She got up and began to adjust her blouse but he held her down and mounted her again, this time around thrusting in and out of her with anger. When he was done, he withdrew and fell back on the bed with a thud and fell asleep immediately.
Mama Toke tapped him after she had finished cleaning up herself and instead of an answer, what she got was his loud snoring.
Mama Toke: “please give me the money let me go, you can sleep all you want after I am gone” she said.
There was no response.
Mama Toke: “chief wake up now, I cannot stay here and wait for you until you wake up”
Chief Oko turned and went back to sleep, snoring loudly to the consternation of mama Toke.
Chief slept on for almost an hour before he woke up.
Mama Toke: “thank God you are awake. Please give me the money now” she said stretching forth her hands.
Chief dipped his hands in his pocket and brought out three thousand naira and handed it over to her.
Mama Toke: “how much are you giving me?” she asked with alarm in her voice.
Chief Oko: “go ahead and count it yourself” she said to him.
Mama Toke: “I have counted it and it is just three thousand naira. It is not complete” she complained.
Chief Oko: “it is three thousand naira and so?”
Mama Toke: “I told you I needed seven thousand five hundred naira for the exams fees when I went to your shop”
Chief Oko: “you should be thanking me for giving you that amount seff. You think three thousand naira is easy to come by?”
Mama Toke: “three thousand naira after sleeping with me? Haba, that is wicked” she said.
Chief Oko: “no, you don’t know the meaning of wickedness. Wickedness is when a woman will lie on the bed like a corpse while a man makes love to her. There are several prostitutes around looking for customers for as little as two thousand naira. If I give them this three thousand, they will give me different styles including blow job but what did you do, you refused to even kiss me, ordinary kiss, mbanu”
Mama Toke: “ah Chief. Don’t do this please. I need seven thousand five hundred naira for my daughter’s fees” she said, with tears pouring from her eyes.
Chief Oko: “if you are through, please get out and shut the door behind you” he said and pretended to be asleep…..Tbc.