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Re: THE LONG WAIT by QueenBeeHive: 9:56am On Oct 15
op fire on

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by millieademi(f): 10:18am On Oct 15
Nawa o...

Are you sure she's not dreaming? All this wahala one day.

Thanks for the beautiful story

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Ven97: 2:22pm On Oct 15
I feel her pain jor... It's not easy

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by PrudySara(f): 2:35pm On Oct 15
All this trouble for one person and in one day .. I really feel for Kemi!
Well done OP
Khriztarl, Emex100, enirock, Oremeyii, Ann2012..... come and join me

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Khriztarl(f): 2:39pm On Oct 15
PrudySara:
All this trouble for one person and in one day
.. I really feel for Kemi!

Well done OP

Khriztarl, Emex100, enirock, Oremeyii, Ann2012..... come and join me
thanks alot.

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by cyndy1000(f): 6:41pm On Oct 15
Thanks for the update.
Please can you make a bit lengthy
Thanks in advance

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Ann2012(f): 4:52am On Oct 16
PrudySara:
All this trouble for one person and in one day
.. I really feel for Kemi!

Well done OP

Khriztarl, Emex100, enirock, Oremeyii, Ann2012..... come and join me

Oya shift small smiley

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by PrudySara(f): 2:23pm On Oct 16
grin
Ann2012:

Oya shift small smiley

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by makuazini(m): 2:38pm On Oct 16
this girl has suffered in this life sha... I pray she later makes it in life. I'm following this story with my full chest! ride on my dear.

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Khriztarl(f): 5:27pm On Oct 16
Nawa o. 11hrs of bad luck.

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Emex100(m): 5:57pm On Oct 16
Khriztarl:
thanks alot.
thanks babe. am here now
Re: THE LONG WAIT by Missmossy(f): 7:11pm On Oct 16
Interesting piece now following. I pity Kemi embarassedmore updates please

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by YTmami(f): 12:43am On Oct 17
Chapter 8
"Jeeeez!" Kemi screeched as she alighted from the bus, entering into the heavy rain, she immediately felt a cold chill down her spine and remained frozen on the spot. She looked round in search of shelter, but there was none in sight,
she tried to force her legs to run, but failed woefully so she walked briskly as the rain poured down on her with anger.
She soon found a bench in front of a closed shop and heaved a sigh of relief, she walked towards it and sat , shivering from the cold. She wrapped her arms around herself like that would make a difference. Her clothes were drenched already. She tried to rub her palms together for warmth, but didn't get the desired result. She gave up trying and sat still, cold and weak.
A young girl holding an umbrella appeared in front of Kemi a while later, she looked shocked when she saw Kemi and almost tripped when she took a step backwards too quickly.
Kemi told her sorry and was about to ask if the shop belonged to her mother, but the little girl had already vanished out of view.
Kemi knew she must be an ironically wonderful sight to behold with her tousled hair and dirty clothing and pondered if her dishevelled appearance had scared the young girl away or it was just the shock of seeing an unknown person in front of the shop that most likely belongs to her mother or someone else she is familiar with.
Kemi imagined her running home to report what she had seen and they'd return with her to see for themselves.
Hopefully the rain would have subsided by then and Kemi would have been gone, but the lightning in the sky said otherwise.
She rummaged through her wet bag in search of her phone, but found the fifty naira note she thought she had misplaced earlier on while she was getting chased. She beamed with happiness. She could afford to get a tricycle home for the remainder of her journey.
She smiled to herself, ecstatic about her discovery.
Her phone was switched off so she had no idea what the time was and with the cloudy weather it was hard to guess the time.
Her throat felt dry and she needed to get water soon.
She would have to share an umbrella with anyone she sees.
Like an answered prayer a young boy in his late teens walked past, he looked impatience, but Kemi decided to try her luck, she quickly grabbed her bag and ran after him
"Excuse me! wait" She panted
He turned around with a frown that slowly dissolved into a smile when he saw her.
"Sorry for disturbing you, I need to get water so I can please walk with you to the nearest shop?" She pleaded
"Ok" He said simply
She thanked him earnestly and got under the umbrella with him. He smiled sheepishly while they walked, making Kemi wonder what was amusing him.
When they got to the shop , Kemi thanked him and hurriedly asked for pure water.
"It's bottle water we have" The attendant answered
"How much?" Kemi asked disappointed
"Fifty naira" The attendant told her
Fifty naira was all she had left on her.
She planned on using it for tricycle home, so it was either the water or the tricycle. She had to make a choice fast.
She felt like she was hibernating already so she chose the water to revive herself a bit.
She gulped it down her throat within few seconds, water had never tasted so good.
She was still not sated and wanted more water, but that would have to wait till she gets home.
She had already spent her last fifty naira on water.
She turned to leave and the boy was still standing there.
"You're here. Where are you headed?" She asked him, the rain was still dropping hard
"Anywhere you're going" He responded
"Huh?" She pretended not to have heard him
"Nothing. You can have my umbrella. My friend stays in that house" He pointed at a turquoise coloured house.
"No, I can't possibly do that-" Kemi began, but was cut short
"Don't refuse. You look like you need the umbrella more anyway" He smiled "I've already gotten to my destination, but I assume you haven't gotten to yours, so don't worry, but if you feel the need to return the umbrella then you can leave it with the person at this shop,I would surely get it" He added
"That's appreciated, I'll be sure to return it. Do take care" She smiled at him as she walked away.
Her legs felt weak, but she would be home soon and that was her solace.

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by YTmami(f): 12:48am On Oct 17
Thank you prudysara, millieademi, makuazini, missymossy and everyone

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Humbleness: 12:20pm On Oct 17
Interesting , thanks for the update.

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Adeola25(f): 3:03pm On Oct 17
Thanks for the update

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Ann2012(f): 3:35pm On Oct 17
Well done OP

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Missmossy(f): 3:52pm On Oct 17
This is interesting, keep it up.

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by dawno2008(m): 9:07pm On Oct 17
That's life dictating it note on poor kemi, I pray it all end well for her,cos not everyone that is fortunate, some never get out of the life maze.

Good work op,but don't starve us of updates pls.

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by PrudySara(f): 9:34pm On Oct 17
Kemi's struggle though! I hope she comes out strong! Nice one OP...

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by QueenBeeHive: 10:28am On Oct 18
op fire on.
Re: THE LONG WAIT by shesawesome(f): 3:39pm On Oct 18
Waiting on update
Re: THE LONG WAIT by YTmami(f): 1:18pm On Oct 20
Chapter 9
An hour later she was on the verge of passing out, tired and weak, but she was so close to home and that was a consolation.
"Kemi!" She heard someone call out her name or was she hallucinating?
"Kemi!!" She heard again, this time louder.
She was in no mood to talk to anyone.
She ignored the voice and kept walking.
Moments later she felt a tap on her shoulder, she reluctantly turned around to see who it was.
It was Sandra, her friend that works in the shop down the street
"Girl!! I've been screaming your name for minutes now, why didn't you answer me, you look really pale and distraught, what's up with that? And what's that smell?" Sandra moved to sniff her clothes and Kemi retreated from her
"Ummm.....I'm really tired.... can we talk some other time...." Kemi said and turned to leave
"No, you won't use that tone on me, no way, not today. Let's go sit inside for some minutes. You could really use some water and I mean that literally and figuratively" Sandra smiled
"You mean I stink" Kemi stated
"No, I just mean you could really use some water" Sandra said, smiling some more.
The sarcasm in her voice was apparent. Kemi knew she was really a sight to behold. Her whole world has felt obliterated today. She had woken up in a gloomy mood, gotten hopeful when she received the phone call from Tolani about a job interview, hours later she had sunk into another gloomy episode, worse than the one she had woken up with.
"Hello, snap out of it" Sandra interrupted her thoughts
Kemi frowned and grudgingly accepted to go with Sandra.
Moments later Kemi was eating and drinking, thanks to Sandra.
"Feel better now?" Sandra asked. She sounded genuinely concerned
"Yes I do, thanks loads, it's more than appreciated....I've had a really long day" Kemi's voice sounded shaky.
She really felt like sleeping.
"Sorry, you'll be fine. Relax then we can talk.
Would you like to shower and change out of your clothes?" Sandra gave her a look that said she couldn't stand the smell any longer
"I would love to, but I have nothing to wear if I do.. so I'd just go home and do that. Thanks for all this, can't express how grateful I am" Kemi got up to leave
"Ehm, sit back down... don't rush." Sandra prompted her "You could have these new ones I bought from a woman today, it's your lucky day because she passes here everyday and tries to make me buy some , but I don't. Today for some reason I was interested in buying. Sandra added.
"Today is her lucky day"
Kemi thought of the irony in Sandra's statement, the day has been anything but lucky for her. It's been the direct antithesis of that.
She felt a pain in her chest, unwilling to recount the events of the day.
"I wouldn't want to bother you" Kemi said finally
"It's not a bother... Why are we friends?"
Sandra's rhetorical question was followed by silence
"Okay, thank you again..." Kemi smiled
"Yaaay, is that a smile I see there? We're making progress" Sandra clapped her hands together.
Kemi grinned in response, she was a little relieved she won't have to go home looking like that.
"Use the bathroom on your left, on the way to the backyard" Sandra told her
"Okay" Kemi nodded
"Oh and do take your time" Sandra teased
Kemi understood what she meant and gave her a hand gesture that was followed by laughter.
Kemi made her way to the bathroom, feeling slightly lighter. Food would do that to a person, she thought to herself.
She could really use a listening ear right now and Sandra seemed like the ideal person to talk to.

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Missmossy(f): 1:53pm On Oct 20
Eyah some help finally comes her way, I hope Sandra is to be trusted though. Welldone OP. More please embarassed

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Ann2012(f): 2:53pm On Oct 20
Thanks for the update

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by shesawesome(f): 5:54pm On Oct 20
She finally caught a break

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by shesawesome(f): 5:54pm On Oct 20
She's finally home
Re: THE LONG WAIT by QueenBeeHive: 7:59pm On Oct 20
nice one
Re: THE LONG WAIT by PrudySara(f): 8:43pm On Oct 20
Some help came through! At least, she has seen food to eat Thanks for the update!

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Re: THE LONG WAIT by Kenneygirl(f): 12:05am On Oct 21
More update

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