It was a Saturday, the Sun shone brightly on
Etyle City and the wind blew softly making the
day unbearably hot for those working directly
under the sun and crowded offices but cool for
those under shades. The City was silent as it
used to be by mid day, only few cars and
pedestrians were seen on the road.
Amarachi paid the cab driver as she alighted
and offloaded her luggage beside a storey
building. She brought out her phone and made
a call to her friend.
In less than a minute, her Friend Ini walked out
of the gate of the storey building.
” Ohhhh” Ini screamed as she rushed to give
Amarachi a hug. The embrace lasted for almost
a minute after which Ini helped her friend with
the luggage and led her into her apartment.
They chatted happily as they walked into the
Kolawuyi Amarachi Toyin who had just finished
her youth corps service had come in search of
a job in Etyle City and planned to live with her
Friend Ini until she gets a job and become able
to support herself and stay on her own.
Amarachi had been friends with Ini from her
primary school days, they attended the same
primary and secondary school and were known
to be best of friends, they always worked,
played and shared everything together. They
were both twenty three and also read the same
course in the university. Only that Ini had
gained admission into the university before
Amarachi and had graduated a year before her.
Ini had no problem getting a job in the City, her
Dad was a retired commissioner, so she got a
job immediately she finished her youth service.
She made contact with Amarachi to come apply
for a vacant position in the same firm where
“I’m so tired, the stress in this City is too
much” , Amarachi said as Ini walked her into a
room in the apartment.
“Sorry dear, you need to rest but after you take
a shower and eat, go take a shower and come
to the living room when you are done” Ini said,
showing her the bathroom. “I’ll go prepare
something for you to eat now.”
After some minutes of waiting without
Amarachi showing up in the living room, Ini
walked to her room to find her fast asleep
clothed in a towel only.
“Hmmm, she must be very tired” Ini thought to
herself and walked out of the room.
Shouts of joy erupted from the football viewing
centre as the referee blew the final whistle.
Arsenal Fc had just won their first European
Champions League title, it had been a tough
They played against FC Barcelona, a spanish
club who were known to have won the title
several times. Barcelona played hard but were
unable to get the ball into the net, the match
had proceeded to the extra thirty minutes. At
the die minutes of the game, defender Puyol
had mistakenly sent the ball pass his team
goalie through a disastrous header actually
meant to keep the ball out out of the box.
” Up Gunners!!!” Bode hailed as he walked out
of the centre with his friend Frank.
” Na Luck una use win jor” Frank replied him in
“Luck or no luck, we are champions of the
“See you, come next season you guys would be
trashed out like you are always trashed”
“Hahahaha, haters keep hating, we are the
Frank and Bode were flatmates, young men
aging twenty four and twenty six respectively.
Their other flat mate, Kelvin who wasn’t a lover
of football was left at home by the duo. Kelvin
was older than the both of them, he was twenty
eight. The three guys had met in the university
and became close friends, instead of renting
several single rooms, they had decided to stay
together in a flat.
Bode and Frank walked into the house and met
Kelvin fast asleep in the living room, although
both had their different rooms, they slept most
times together in one room chatting and
sharing their day experiences.
” Kelvin, what did you prepare? We are so
hungry o” Frank said to Kelvin, waking him up
“You want to eat again? Aren’t you filled with
football already? ” Kelvin asked jokingly, “Go
into the kitchen, you’ll find beans. I’m going into
my room to sleep, I have to prepare for Church
tomorrow ” Kelvin said and walked away from
Frank and Bode rushed into the kitchen like
kids who were fighting to get a toy. This was
their usual manner, the first person to get to the
got usually got the larger portion of food.
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