When i got home my mum welcomed me, she asked me if i have informed my twin brother and i said yes. I am Taiwo while my twin brother is Kenny. We not too identical and that’s why i don’t normally do things together despite the fact that we came to this world with the same placenta. My dad on the other hand wasn’t on my side, he wasn’t even the one that signed my form when i purchased it. All these things happened because he choose not to value is own children, i persuaded my elder brother to do the signing aspect for me. When i told my dad about my plans, he did not alter a single word, he just look at me and continue watching is television. I left him with the determination that i will go and come back and he will be surprise by my progress.
That night i place a call to one of my friend, is name is bode, we went to the same secondary school, bode did not have the intension of going to high institution right from our secondary just because he knew he is not that good academically. He has made up is mind to go and learn bricklayer as soon as he finishes with his final examination (WAEC). While the phone is still ringing the thought of getting a positive answer ran through my mind.
Me: Phone still Ringing
Me: Guy how far now
Bode: Bobo I’m fine ooo
Me: How is your side
Bode: Not too bad.. We’re pushing it little by little
Me: Let just keep thanking God for the gift of life
Bode: Yeah! This one that you call by this time of the day, hope there is no problem?
Me: Guy i just need a little help from you
Bode: Haba! u be my padi now, just name it i will give u if i have it
Me: U know i told u about my plan joining the Army
Bode: Yeap! Sure!! Sure!!! The tin don work?
Me: Yes! Am shortlisted among the successful applicant
Bode: Guy congratulation ooo… At least if u come back i will be looking for troubles especially those omo onile (Area Boys) that use to disturb us at site.
Me: Leave me alone! That’s not my problem
Bode: Then what’s your problem, u suppose to be happy by now.
Me: We are asked to report back to Abeokuta next tomorrow with some required items and we will be leaving for Kaduna that same day. But my main problem is that i did not have enough money to get all those things we were asked to bring.
Bode: That’s a big problem ooo
Me: Am telling u
Bode: So what’s the next thing now
Me: I don’t know if i can follow you to site tomorrow so that i will work as a labourer, at least i will use the money to buy some of those items
Bode: That’s a good idea brother! I will tell my boss about it as soon as we dropped now. I’m very sure he would allow you
Me: Thanks so much ( In a soft voice)
Bode: You welcome! So how did u intend getting the rest of the money
Me: I have called my elder brother and my elder sister but no positive response. My mum said she will also look for means by tomorrow morning
Bode: Ok! I will come along with the 4,000 Naira am having too. I will give it to you tomorrow at site
Me: Thanks so much, am very very grateful
Bode: That’s why we are friends
Me: Thanks so much
Bode: No problem brother Good night!
Me: Good night, see you tomorrow
Bode: Alright…. Hang Up….
I was very happy at that moment. Bode is indeed a good friend, i thought to myself.
TO BE CONTINUED…..