Story by Michael Luxguy Augustine
I was that dark handsome guy that a girl wld stare at once i pass by her.my early life hustle had given me that physical body built with 6 packs,intimidating chest especially when i take off my cloth or when am on just singlet.then my muscles were growing and developing very well.
school went on well for my first month in school but there was these lecturer mr Mike who enjoys making jest of me every weddnesday that he is always having us.he wld just get into d lecture hall,teach a little & then i become his next topic till his period ends & trust students they would laugh & laugh like it ws what they came to school to learn.
These single act began to disturb me,whenever am going for lectures i find my self being scared with my heart beating continuously & whenever i get into class am always feeling ashame somehow ofcourse ashame of being mocked.another problem am having is that each day i get home i meet a letter hanging on my door,a times on my bed.it a letter of warning from d most dread cult group on campus “THE BLACK MEN” always warning me to join them or die in few days time & with this am sure my continuing in unilag is at risk so i might have to drop sooner or later.who wld i tell or where wld i hide to continue.
Today being weddnesday i entered d lecture hall with my heart in my hand because we wld be having mr mike today first period for that matter and unfortunatly for me he ws already lecturing before i stepped into the hall.i cldnt enter through back door because he always lock d two back doors once he is in d hall leaving just d fronts doors open.
Entered & greeted him
Mr Mike:come back here(i walked back & faced him and sure d whole class were ready to laugh)are u a student or a cleaner(d class laughed)
Me: (oh not again o lord)yes sir(i replied with a shaken voice)
Mr Mike:yes sir what? That u are a student or a cleaner?
Me: (stil on shaken voice)am a student sir
Mr Mike:am not sure u are a student,look at what u are putting on,already washed out second hand clothes(i become ashamed instantly and he continued making fun of me)if u don’t have clothes to wear then go & borrow(the class bursted out with laughter.d man was embarrassing me in the presence of hundreds of students.tears began to run down my eyes but he never cared,he was having a good time with me.he continued)yesss if u dont have u borrow & return after use.who says borrowing is a sin! but if u borrow the one the owner would use to trace u to class hmmm(class kept laughing)go & seat down and dont wear rags to my class,u are no difference with u from a cleaner(laughs continues)…..i walked with an already wobbing legs,tears filled eyes to a seat & sat down the seat was vacate,shame wldnt let me seat with someone,all d teachings of mr mike for that day i can’t recall & sure enough he knows nothing,he teaches like a primary 1 teacher & left for me alone he is not worth begin a lecturer.in my tears as i bow my head to my seat desk with & support of both hands two guys walked into d lecture hall
Mr Mike:where are this once from(d class laughed their ususal way)
1st Guy:heey jam am dia
2nd Guy:abeg leave am make we proceed
1st Guy:no maro,make we leave this jews…..mr mike cdnt say a word again,i didnt raise my head though because i was in deep pains caused by d embarrasement from mr mike.
The guys walked up to me
1st Guy:hey mr josing stand up….i raised my head up,d whole class were watching even mr mike,d guys looked very ragged & they are well built than i am,their trousers were almost on their kneels exposing their boxers.i quickly stood & the first guy entered
2nd Guy: oyah u enter make u sudon(seat down)
1st Guy:are u deaf? Seat down
Me: (entered & sat down)
2nd Guy: oh i forget say na oyinbo guy o(sat down too,i was now in their middle shivering)
1st Guy:for this hot sun na im u dah shiver
2nd Guy: d man neva get liver now….they sat there with me till our 4 lectures for d day finished,then stood up and left both hitting my cheek.i stood up quickly & left for home.
I got to my lodge,opened my door & behold d deadly letter on my bed with a small axe tied with red piece of cloth on top of it.fear griped me,i went outside to checking if my door was tampered with but it wasnt,i checked the windows & both windows were intact,i picked up & letter & read through it & it reads “TODAY IS 14TH UR DEADLINE,U LIVE OR DIED.THE CHOICE IS URS DANIEL KYBEE
i was already sweating like it was raining on me,i throw d letter down.quickly packed my things,i must live back to Edo to save my life,i rushed out of d house & behold they were up to 11 of them,all on black from head to toe holding similar axe i saw on my bed & hitting it continously on their left palm.i stood transfixed as beads of sweats drops.
Story by Michael Luxguy Augustine