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Twine (A Drama Series) by bibijay123(f): 11:03am On Aug 25, 2016
Copyright 2016@ Gaglo Blessing. No part of this work should be distributed or used without a prior written permission of the author.

Email: blessinggaglo@yahoo.com

Synopsis: Lives, love and different interests being intervowen by circumstances. There are those who fight for the right to love, those who fight to protect the ones they love and those who fight for the love of their own interests. Whether love triumphs or fail, that decision lies in the hand of time.

Prologue
Tomi

A peep into my life


I walked into the school hall drawing glances from other students. Some were even snickering behind my back! who cares?

" Na wa o! Soap don finish for naija?" i heard an albino girl in my class exclaim.

I went to the back row and took a seat.

Thursdays in Blossom high was society day. There were usually so many activities which i partook of. Need to say i always came out the winner? but today seems different, there were some men and women in suit on the high table, they had malt and table waters in front of them. The teachers were also looking extra smart. The vice principal was on a bright peacock colour attire that hurt my eyes. What was going on?

" Settle down! Every one should settle down" the vice principal said into the mic in his hand. I don't know why he was made the VP anyway. His Yoruba accent was thicker than ogbono soup.


" Stand up for the national anthem"

We all stood up and recited the anthem and plegde to our motherland.

" Today is a special day for us and we have special people in our mist today." He cleared his throat and coughed loudly with his mouth open. His left hand idly twiddle his beard. His beady eyes roamed over every faces in the hall.

" Brilliant Minds is an NGO that is focused on helping schools and also brilliant students. Give a round of applause for Mr Aregbe, the CEO and founder of Brilliant Minds as he comes to give us a speech."

The man in a sleek suit walked to the podium and gave a long gibberish speech. My ears caught the words " Overall best student" and " Scholarship " and the most important of all " Abroad " My mind was reeling, i was so happy. Everyone knew i was the most brilliant girl in the school.

" The lucky student will be given a full schorlaship to study abroad."

The hall was so silent now. All eyes were on the man standing on the podium. The VP took the mike from him when he was done and a round of applause resounded in the hall without anyone prompting us to do so.

My class teacher walked to me and asked me to step out of the hall with him. I liked him, he was a good teacher but a hungry one.

" Why are you looking so dirty and rough?! how do we introduce a dirty looking rat to the NGO!"

Why didn't they inform us or even give us a hint the day before so i would be prepared! my once upon a time white sock is now the color of a brown mud. I wore the front all through last week, this week i turned out the inside and wore it. It wasn't as bad as Mr Kamal was making it out. Don't mind him.

" I look okay sir"

" No you don't look okay! your hair is rough! your uniform has spots in it and it is rumpled! your socks are......you look like you just crawled out of a sockaway!"

This people knew that i was always like this! why is the devil trying to use them now? why didn't they tell me ahead of time.

" Sir.....why didn't you tell me yesterday"

His eyes almost popped out of his socket." My friend who are you! go! go! go back to your seat!" he walked away from me muttering under his breath.

I remembered my mother screaming at me the previous day to wash my uniform. I was glued to the black and white TV set watching my favorite Mexican series on AIT. How is it my fault that i was born to be lazy? did God not create us in his image?

I walked back into the hall and took my seat.

" Oyinyechi Okafor" the VP shouted.

What was going on? She was the albino girl in my class. She used to be my seat mate but i changed seat because of the rate at which she carries expo during exams. This girl can even write expo on her eyelids if possible. The only thing likeable about her is her tidiness. She even brings an extra socks to school which she wears when we close from school. The gators in her uniform could be related to a sonnet. 14 lines no doubt. Why was the VP calling her instead of me? I sat upright, my palms were sweaty already. I must not miss this golden chance.

" I present to you our most brilliant student, Oyinyechi Okafor"

The hall went silent and all eyes on me. I felt my face heat up gradually as tears stung my eyes. What has dirtiness got to do with intellect? this must be the devil' s handiwork o. The treacherous students started clapping after being prodded to do so. How could i lose this golden opportunity to an albino and one who even carries expos! I ran out of the hall and almost collided with our Yoruba teacher.

" Ekun ki ni lo wa sun? Shior!" ( Why are you shedding tears) when i was told you to always be looking good did you hear me. Shey oti ja lo ju e bayi......e don clear for your eyes now?"

I continued crying. What is this one saying? is that what this bleached out pig should be saying now?

" Opolo ( brain) is not by book alone but by all things! See nau Na omo ibo afin ( Albino) will collect the scholarship. Shior! '' she walked into the hall and left me standing there drowning in my tears.

The previous night flashed before my eyes, at 8.30 pm my mother suddenly remembered that she has not seen my school uniform hanging on the rope outside.

" Tomi have you washed your uniform? "

Diego was leaning close to Paloma on the TV screen. And this woman was talking about uniform! I was the inventor of ' wash and wear' So no shaking.

" Iwo ko mo n ba so ro ni? ( Are you not the one i am talking to?) My mother shouted.

Paloma was passionately returning Diego' s kiss now. Oh that kiss!

" I will wash it mummy"

" OK o. Motigbo"

I knew she also enjoyed the Mexican love series but she will be forming like i was the only one not doing what she was supposed to do. 8.30 pm and dinner is not even on the cooker yet. Wait till daddy comes back, that is when you will hear your own.

After When you are mine, Gardener' s daughter came on. My mother and i both rushed into the kitchen when we heard dadddy' s car drove in. Like mother like daughter abi?

When dinner was served it was after 10pm. Daddy fumed and kept muttering under his breath. Immediately after dinner i rushed into my room but i couldn't find my socks. I checked my school bag, my mountain of dirty clothes in a corner of the room, inside my bathroom, behind the toilet. I finally found it by 10.56 pm, it was under my bed! it was there the whole time! I picked my uniform and socks as the wall clock in my room read 11pm. Ehen no lele, no be today i thought. I will quickly wash it and dry it on the standing fan in my room. Guess what happened as i stepped into my bathroom?


You guessed right.

The light went off.

" Do i blame Nigerian government? or myself?" I said out loud.

I ran into an empty class room and sobbed my heart out. This is so unfair! i was cheated out of my right.....i was the most brilliant student. I won several competitions for my school in the past. My school was the number one in our district because of my brilliant performance in national quizzes and competitions. The new library in Blossom high was built by a Christian NGO because of a brilliant story i wrote. If my look wasn't a problem in the past, why now? the heart of man is truly wicked.




Prologue closed.

TBC

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by amyvals(f): 11:18am On Aug 25, 2016
And she is back with another dope story....*bring in my cushion, I want to relax well for this story*
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Edwardhead(m): 11:22am On Aug 25, 2016
hmm
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by D9ty7(m): 11:27am On Aug 25, 2016
This is the first story from you I am following. Let's see how it goes.

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by veekid(m): 11:35am On Aug 25, 2016
Bibi yaff started again o, where my pple at?

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by dominique(f): 11:53am On Aug 25, 2016
D9ty7:
This is the first story from you I am following. Let's see how it goes.

Her stories are really nice. Go and read "The Devil has the money" and "Allen Avenue", you'll become a fan.

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by veekid(m): 12:04pm On Aug 25, 2016
Synopsis: This is a fictional story of an African girl albeit a lazy one. She's super hot, talented and intelligent but her number one flaw is " laziness."
If not for the bolded, I lld have think otherwise
Anyways : keep it coming

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Girl360(f): 12:26pm On Aug 25, 2016
And she dropped another one..
Let me follow sharp..
Meanwhile I've not even started reading, but y'all know Bibi can't go wrong

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by SweetieConstie(f): 1:08pm On Aug 25, 2016
WOW! cheesy




Yet, another masterpiece from the great and talented writer, Bibijay123! grin



Keep it coming, ma'am! wink Following with keen interest... grin




Slyisaac and Iykekelvins, you guys should come oo... Bibi has started a new one! cheesy

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by noblet2(f): 1:17pm On Aug 25, 2016
following
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Nobody: 1:31pm On Aug 25, 2016
Been hearing lotsa good things about her works....I've got to read this one. smiley

BTW,when you're mine and gardener's daughter?! Awesome series. grin

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Jumizie13(f): 1:45pm On Aug 25, 2016
Chai!!!!!



Tomi the lazy girl
Tanking yu Bibi.

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Nobody: 2:34pm On Aug 25, 2016
Nice one bibijay123! Looking forward to the next update already.

BTW, is your boyfriend's name Michael? You keep writing mic as Mike. cheesy

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Nobody: 2:42pm On Aug 25, 2016
Yay, bibjay123 is back. And she's here to slay. Keep rocking sis, I dey your back cheesy
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Opeoluwa99(f): 2:55pm On Aug 25, 2016
*in dbanj's voice* she's back again

Love you kiss
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by bibijay123(f): 3:04pm On Aug 25, 2016
Chapter one.






" My mom wants to meet you" Richmond my boyfriend said." She invited us to dinner"

" What? When? Why are you just telling me now!"

It was on a Saturday morning, this crazy guy could have told me this five days ago but he was just telling me now!

" Calm down babes. She is only inviting us to dinner tonight. " he walked into the bathroom unclad.

My God! i didn't have a single clean dress in my wardrobe! I used to send my laundry to the dry cleaners but my mom' s health coupled with other expenses made me start doing them. By doing them i mean, pick what i want to wear the next morning and wash it the night before. By morning it would be dry, a quick touch of iron and I was ready to face the day.

" Rich I am going home! What time is the dinner?"

" 6 pm and why are you going back home?" he called out from the bathroom. I ignored him and picked up my bag.

" I will be ready by five. Yea come pick me up by five pm."

I practically ran out of his apartment. I was just opening the door to my own apartment, when i heard the clap of thunder and it started raining. How will my cloth get dry now? My sitting room was a big mess, clothes were strewn on the sofa, a box of pizza sat on the table. I thought i had thrown it out! my house smelled like rotten veggies! what the heck! I was only at Richie' s place for two days, how could it smell this bad? i searched for the source of the foul smell and voila! It was a bowl of salad i made some days ago. When did i leave this one here? oh! I made it for Richie and i must have forgotten to take it along with me. I washed it out, opened my windows to let in air and i totally forgot to rinse out the bowl and dry it.

' Grrrrrrrrrrrrr'

I picked up my phone from the kitchen counter.

" Is that proposal ready now?"


Linda.

" Hello..... Hello.... the network is breaking...."

I disconnected the call. Linda was my boss and the CEO of the company i work for. This was supposed to be a two weeks leave for me but she has been disturbing me with one thing or the other. I don't have her time now, i have a bigger crisis on my hands. I rushed into my bedroom, I threw open my wardrobe and my heart skipped a beat. It was bare. I searched through my bulky laundry bag and picked out a long silky dinner gown. I gave it a quick wash, squeezed it extra hard to drain out the water. I felt it with my hands, yea it should be dry in no time.

Richmond picked me up some minutes to five, he complimented my look and i beamed at him. He was a tall guy with six packs, his nose was slightly crocked as a result of a fight in high school. He had no idea how i live or how much my energy battery was on conserving mode.I cook dinners at his place or take it along with me on my way to his place.

" Welcome son" A beautiful middle aged woman, definitely Richie' s mom kissed him on the cheek.

" Is this your guest?"


No. His handbag.


" Yes Mom. Meet Tomi"

I was expecting him to say meet my girl friend Tomi. What was the essence of coming here if i don't even get introduced as his girl.

'' Do come in Richmond, dinner is getting cold."

" Good evening ma."

" Evening my dear" her eyes sized me and from her looks i was definitely wanting. My hand crept to my hair, i was always having a bad hair day because i don't give it a good brush before going to bed. Or is it my make up? i don't know how i always manage to smear mascara on my cheek bone. We followed her into the grand living room. I saw my reflection in a glass door leading to the stair case and i froze. I looked like a tangle of mess. My hair, if i could still call it hair looked like something a cat coughed up.

My silky gown had spots of dirts on it. My lipstick was a scarlet mustache around my lips. Why didn't Richie tell me! the dinner was like a mini society party. There were kimkardshians look alike and Kate Middleton look alikes. They were all expensively decked out in pearls and furs.

" Hey Rich" A big boobed barbie walked up to us and planted her lips firmly on his lips.

" Woow! Woow! Alicia!" He laughed uneasily.

I walked away from them, it was all going wrong. It wasn't what i envisioned. Now i know how Alice must have felt in wonderland. Nobody paid me heed and a glance backward showed Richie was no where to be found.

" Come, come to the dinning room" Richie' s mom announced.

Everyone rose and i followed them. Someone took hold of my arm.

" Where were you?" I seethed.

" I should be asking you babes, I wanted to introduce you to my cousin Alicia but you were no where to be found."

We went to the dining table, before Richie could pull out a chair for me, cousin Alicia had already pulled him onto the seat next to her. I took the seat beside her, Richie gave me a " I am sorry look" .

They were all laughing loudly and talking at the same time......it was more like bragging. My son is in oxford, my daughter is in France learning the Art of sex, my grandchild went to the moon. Alicia nudged me.

" Ehen''

She gave me a look." Where did you school?"

" School? Lagos"

" Oh really? Richie and i went to Cambridge you know." She faced him." Those were the real days of fun!"

The others laughed like a pack of hyena.

" My dear you didn't touch your Thai curry" this came from Richie' s mom.

My gaze dropped to the bowl of yellowish soup with chunks of red pepper, carrot and chicken breast. She didn't even ask me before dishing it on my bowl and exclaming it was Richie' s favorite soup. The dishes on the table were a variety of Italian and Chinese dishes. I couldn't say no so i forced a smile and put some into my mouth.

" Don't you like it? i spent hours in the kitchen sweating to make all this" she pouted.

" I like it" i lied. Richie winked at me, he knew.

" Pablo Picasso. i think his works are masterpiece." A girl with lips too big for her face said.

" What do you think of what she just said" Richie' s mom directed her question at me.

What were they even saying? i gave her a blank look.

" Do you think Pablo Picasso' s works are always masterpiece.?"

" Pa....pablo?. Yes"

A bald headed shouted "No, no, i disagree! i totally disagree with you young lady unless if you care to elucidate on that!"

They were all staring at me now. Richie looked uncomfortable. Alicia was smirking.

" I don' t know who he is"

The noise died down, mouths hung open, eyes were widened in shock. I felt my cheeks burn in embarrassment. I stood up, i moved too fast, not knowing the chair sat on my dress, the sudden movement knocked the bowl of Thai curry onto Alicia' s thigh. She shrieked. I turned around and fled from the room. I heard Richie calling after me but i ran and kept running. Out of the building, out of the compound, i wanted to run to the end of the world and take a plunge below.


TBC




Pablo Picasso. i think his works are masterpiece.

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by bibijay123(f): 3:06pm On Aug 25, 2016
iAmCharis:
Nice one bibijay123! Looking forward to the next update already.


BTW, is your boyfriend's name Michael? You keep writing mic as Mike. cheesy

Awww. Na auto correct o. Will edit it.
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Michelle55(f): 3:07pm On Aug 25, 2016
hehehe.. chei I'm here and going nowhere. kip it coming dearie

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Lyoncrescent: 3:17pm On Aug 25, 2016
I am following full time. Carry Go

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Nobody: 3:23pm On Aug 25, 2016
SweetieConstie:
WOW! cheesy




Yet, another masterpiece from the great and talented writer, Bibijay123! grin



Keep it coming, ma'am! wink Following with keen interest... grin




Slyisaac and Iykekelvins, you guys should come oo... Bibi has started a new one! cheesy
takes front seat... kisses constie kiss

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by bibijay123(f): 3:25pm On Aug 25, 2016
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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by olatex25(m): 3:25pm On Aug 25, 2016
Here comes bibijay... Here come d genius... Weldone sis... Following...

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Nobody: 3:26pm On Aug 25, 2016
Hhhhmmmm, here I come with my guguru, ......
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by ErnieSmallzz(f): 3:28pm On Aug 25, 2016
cool nice 1 op *runs out to get my popcorn*

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by bibijay123(f): 3:29pm On Aug 25, 2016
olatex25:
Here comes bibijay... Here come d genius... Weldone sis... Following...

Thanchu bro grin
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by rosalieene(f): 3:29pm On Aug 25, 2016
bibijay123:
enigurl room089 Jumiezie13 rosalieene
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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Cornerstone001: 4:22pm On Aug 25, 2016
amyvals:
And she is back with another dope story....*bring in my cushion, I want to relax well for this story*

The Prologue alone is awesome, it's a wow cheesy
Weldone Bibi, ride o
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Cornerstone001: 4:22pm On Aug 25, 2016
amyvals:
And she is back with another dope story....*bring in my cushion, I want to relax well for this story*

The Prologue alone is awesome, it's a wow cheesy
Weldone Bibi, ride on Bae tongue
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Cornerstone001: 4:24pm On Aug 25, 2016
cheesy cheesy
veekid:
Bibi yaff started again o, where my pple at?
Here we are Bro. grin grin

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Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Cornerstone001: 4:26pm On Aug 25, 2016
You are 103% right Sis.
She's wonderful smiley sad
Girl360:
And she dropped another one..

Let me follow sharp..

Meanwhile I've not even started reading, but y'all know Bibi can't go wrong
Re: Twine (A Drama Series) by Girl360(f): 5:05pm On Aug 25, 2016
Cornerstone001:
You are 103% right Sis. She's wonderful smiley sad
Lool...and the additional 3 percent?

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