Vanity – Episode 28

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VANITY EPISODE 28

Happily I walked to the chop bar only to meet a none smiling face behind the food, I didn’t know whether to go back to my hotel or proceed, out of my selfish gain I didn’t carry money on me knowing that I will see my new friend there.

All of a sudden I felt a tap on my shoulder only to turn and see my pretty friend standing behind me smiling and looking very beautiful, hope was restored to my life again and I saw her in a polo shirt with the inscription of a catering school in, that very moment I did my assessment and calculation about her and my guess was very right.

She was in her final year in a leading catering institution in town and the day she doesn’t go to school, she came to help her mum at the chop bar, she asked me to follow her inside and when we entered I greeted her mum and she introduced me as her friend, the mum gave this horrible look from up to down and after she gave out a broad smile exposing her well arranged teeth after her physical assessment on me, my good friend took over shortly and served me food immediately without even asking me what I wanted to eat, as if she was reading my mind she served me with exactly the food I wanted to eat. Shortly after her mum left her to the house and I was glad within me because I wanted to spend time with the only person I have come to know in the city of Accra, she served a few people and after came to sit by me and that was when we got to know ourselves better. In short her name was Stella Afua Ohenewah Ansong and she was the only child to her parents, her mum owned the chop bar whiles her dad was a personal driver to the revenue authority boss, I also told her about my life and she felt pity for my late siblings and family, in no time we became tight friends who were inseparable, if I wasn’t with her at the chop bar, she will be at my hotel with food.

All this while I was as distributing my application letters to my targeted companies, in a week later, I went to do a follow up on the letters I distributed and on the way I met a Whiteman stranded, his car had broken down and it seems he didn’t know anything about cars, his right front trye had deflected and for him to replace it there was a problem. I wanted to pass by since that didn’t concern me but I remember my mum always said “do good and good will follow you”, always be ready to extend a helping hand to the needy and oppressed, I came closer to the Whiteman and he was having this hostile attitude but I pointed out to him that I wanted to help him, his English was not that good and he was a chain smoker as well, thanks to my former roommate Eddysongs I knew how to fix car tyres when there was a problem, in no time I was done fixing the tyre with his spare tyre and the man was pleased, he asked me where I was going and the work I was doing, I told him I was a job hunter and a university graduate, he in return gave me his call card to call him at 7pm that evening and he drove off. That assistance I gave him was my turning point, as I checked the card the name written on it was Michel Muller and he was into Logistics, Shipping Agency and Freight Forwarding, he was the owner of M2 Logistics Limited, as expected I went to a communication centre by 6:30pm to queue so that I call the Whiteman on time, you know white people didn’t joke with their time and your first impression always counted, exactly 7pm I called him and he answered his phone with a single ring as if he was waiting for my call, I introduced myself and he was glad I called, he told me not to waste time but come to his office which was close to the harbour the next day, I was so happy because I was about to be employed to a job I had studied hard for, I passed by Stella’s end to break the good news to her but only met her outside weeping, I was scared that maybe something bad had happened to her mum or dad but I saw them both healthy in the compound, after a little persuasion she told me that her first lover has broken up with her just because the guy claimed she didn’t get time for him and also Stella wasn’t ready to have sex with him, aaaaaaah is this why you wallowing in misery was what I told her(in my head I was so so happy that God had cleared that guy away from Stella’s life because I had started falling in love with her and that guy was like the red sea infront of the Israelites who was preventing me from crossing to the other side), you see what is rightfully yours you won’t lose and what you lose isn’t yours was the only thing I told her for her to stop crying, I told her I had good news so she should wipe her face and listen to what I had to say to her. She was very happy when I lied to her that I had gained employment because I knew that was the only thing that could bring excitement to her face that moment and the magic worked, she hugged me from the first time and I must confess if she held me any longer than she did, I could have ejaculated right there, Stella was endowed both front and back with a broad hip and her facial beauty and voice was astonishing, I believe she was the second female God created after Eve but He waited and brought her to the world that time, we spoke at length that night and she even advised me that if I had enough money on me, she would speak with her parents so they rent a small room they had in the house to me, she pointed the room to me and I was very excited, I liked the place so immediately we went inside to speak with her parents, the mum was very helpful by persuading her husband to agree to rent the room to me and we agreed on a monthly rent I will pay, I told them I would be back in some few minutes time to pay for the room so I move in early.

Stella decided to go with me since I will be coming back to her house to make payment of the room and when we got to my hotel room we were caught up with a surprise of our life, I nearly collapsed with the kind of welcome we received in there…

To be continued.

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