Must Read: Shadows… Part 21

A Story written by Austinblinks…

They all ran towards Uche and were surprised to see him hanging from a tree branch with his legs dangling above the ground.
Lanre: Uche…. Are you alright?
Uche: emmm… Yea I’m good…uhhh
Lanre: So… What are you doing hanging from a tree?
Uche: where is it? Is it gone?
Lanre: where is what?
Uche: The snake! The big snake!
Emma: Damn… You claimed to know all different types of fighting skills and you’re scared of common snakes? Something you can easily trample under your feet.
Uche: Shut up. It was a big snake.
Emma: hahaha… I wish everyone saw this. Our macho man, the guy who claimed he can beat the whole class, is hanging from a tree after screaming like a girl all because of a snake.
Temmy: even I that I’m a girl cannot scream like that
Emma: hahaha… You hear that Uche? Temmy can kill a snake…. You freaking baby girl.
Mary: common Emma, it’s high time you stopped patronizing everybody.
Emma: I hear you…. But Uche… Are you going to come down from there now or should we wait until 2030?
Uche: Shut up! I’m coming down.
Uche began climbing his way down from the tree. He had no idea he had gone that far up. The snake was big and greenish in color so the moment he saw it , he jumped on the tree, screaming his way up.
Emma: Yeey… Uche…Uche…. The snake is close to your head….ahh
Uche shrieks, screamed again and let go of the branch he was holding . He came down with a thud, landing on the ground feet first, then his buttocks. All he heard was.Emma laughing hysterically at him, almost rolling on the floor.
Some of the others had to conceal their laughter , seeing the class macho man falling from a tree in fear is not a view they had imagined seeing and it indeed, was funny as hell.
Emma: Hehehe…. That was funny man… It’s like seeing Incredible Hulk fall from a tree… I will tell my kids this event one day.
Uche: (wincing in pain) O God! Emma I will deal with you… I swear
Emma: You are still talking there… I will ask the snake to come back now o.
Lanre: C’mon guys! Let’s move it’s few hours to daybreak .
Moji: Wait… Haven’t you guys noticed anything about the sky yet?
Daniel: What is it?
Moji: I mean… By this time, the sky is supposed to look brighter at this moment but somehow it still looks like it’s 12am in the night. .
In agreement they all began to look around, making a sense of what Moji just said.
Mary: But wait…don’t make a fuss out of this yet. I mean it’s just 4:15am ok, we can’t conclude on it yet.
Lanre: She’s right. By the way, maybe it’s just that time of the year when we experience longer nights and shorter days .
Emma: Once again… Our Romeo and Juliet calms us down.
Moji: kai Emma. Must you talk ni
Emma: Yess now. At least we have another couple here who are as useless as Nigerian state deputy governors.
Moji: Hahaha…. Jeeez Emma!
Emma: Yes… Name 5 state deputy governors here in Nigeria… just 5!
Daniel: compare us with everything but please don’t compare me with those stupid politicians in our country.
Temmy: hello.. watch your Mouth! My dad is a politician
Emma: Ha! Now we know why you are in this forsaking forest
Temmy: What’s that supposed to mean? My father is a good, honest and trustworthy politician.
Uche: You have just named the 3 major things all politicians lack; Good, Honest and Trustworthy.
Emma: You see that Temmy.. even Uche knows what politicians are…. and we all know Uche ‘s a stupid dummy.
Uche: Emma….
Emma: (shuts him up) hey….. snakes… remember…. snakes…. don’t let me call them out for you again o…..
Daniel: Anyways… are we just going to sit here and talk or we keep moving?
Uche: Moving to where?
Daniel:: Look I’m hungry. I saw a Mango tree back there the other time, let’s go back and get some, they are very ripe.
Moji: So you want us to go back?
Daniel: Yes! What have we gained moving forward ehn? We have no idea where we are going. We should just stay in one spot and wait till the sun come up.
Temmy: By the way,we have to allow Lanre to think. He’s being sitting there, trying to figure something out.
Emma: Figure what out? He’s sitting under a tree with Mary sitting close to him, her big breasts right there in his face… The only thing my guy is figuring out is how long it will take him before he grabs those two planets on his girlfriend’s chest.
Lanre: Shut your mouth there Emma! Daniel is right, we need to take something for strengths, we’ve been running around all night. However, we cannot all just turn back and go get those mangoes.
Daniel: That’s true
Mary: Isn’t it a bad idea that we split up?
Moji: I think we should all go.
Lanre: Look at Uche guys…. he has been limping since he feel from the tree. He can barely work.
Emma: Except anyone of you would love to back him but remember he has metal for skeleton. But me I’ll be glad to drag him on the ground.
Lanre: So some stay here and some wil get the mangoes
Daniel: I’ll go!
Lanre: Okay. Who else? What about you Emma?
Emma: Go back in the direction the shadow chased us from? I’ll pass, let me starve to death, the mangoes better eat themselves.
Lanre: All you do is talk…
Moji: I’ll go too.
Lanre: Okay so Uche, Mary, Temmy, Emma and I stay here while Moji and Daniel go and get the Mangoes.
Emma: Okay…. wait..wait… I’ll go with them.
Lanre: Alright then. 4 stay behind, 3 gets the Mangoes. And guys….please be careful out there
Moji: Okay… you guys be safe too. We’ll be back very soon.

To Be Continued…

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