Episode 4: The Chat
Love is a beautiful thing. Several times I have seen friends and colleagues claim to fall in love. I had laughed at them, I had teased them. Little did I know I was next to be hit by this storm – the love storm. My name is Victor and I found love.
Victor: How are you?
My Gift: I’m very fine o. How about you?
Victor: I’m fine too; how did you know I was the one?
My Gift: Who doesn’t know you? Eyin celebrity.
Victor: Mhen…it is too late to be whining me na.
My Gift: SMH, I’m not whining you o; you, low key gim gim brothers, we know you, plus your picture is on your dp.
Victor: I see…true o.
My Gift: This one you messaged me…I hope I’m safe oo?
Victor: Lol…sure na…somebody cannot message you in peace ni?
My Gift: Lobatan. Egbon peace corp.
Victor: *Laughs*…owo meji fun yin o. My hands are up Anyways…the ministration in school was powerful. I wanted to tell you in person, but we didn’t get to talk.
My Gift: We bless God.
Victor: And the way you were dropping deep stuffs in the teaching, I pay homage o.
My Gift: Must you whine?
Victor: I’m actually very serious, those words were life; they had the capacity to bring one into the consciousness of one’s purpose.
My Gift: Hmmm
Victor: You know, recently, I was thinking about how many of us don’t understand impact; how can you be somewhere and not be useful?
My Gift: Many are not useful because they don’t see themselves as being worthy of use.
Victor: Kai… many people want to feel valued and important, yet they do nothing.
My Gift: To be valued, there must be a value we are adding; no one is celebrated for doing nothing.
Victor: Word, Ma!
My Gift: Stop doing like a fish na.
Victor: Fish pie ni. How has your break been jare?
My Gift: Very fine…
Victor: Mama has been praying and eating the word.
My Gift: Fish! Me that have been enjoying my beauty sleep.
Victor: I don’t believe you rara. Not a single bit. That’s what they would be saying and they will nau be hitting us with deep stuffs.
My Gift: Mo ya look away.
Victor: *Laughs* I didn’t expect you to be this friendly sha.
My Gift: This life ehn, you people and assumptions.
Victor: Oya sorry na…
My Gift: I have heard ooo. On a more serious note, I have been seeing you from afar and meaning to tell you something.
Victor: What’s that?
My Gift: I don’t know how you’ll take it sha.
Victor: Don’t worry just say it.
My Gift is typing………
Author: Ifeoluwa James is a lover of God, a writer, an actor and a lover of drama and movie production. He is a student of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at Bowen University.
Episode 5 drops on Wednesday!