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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Something Sweet Not Sour


   Chirp tonight, so I know that life brews out there. Croak tonight and spawn the next generation and as I silently wait for your approval, I watch the lone flightless ant bat away the last petal of wings and stump on them. How did I miss their flight and the bright light that calls us here. Where did the others go, as I stood motionless, transfixed and life swung fast by.
Something Sweet Not Sour, lingers in the moisture choking air all around me. And for the first time a long time, I'm wide awake. I'm not going to just lay down here and count all my missed opportunities, I am going to shake off the doubt and fly...
     As in, time really flies and it was just like yesterday that I baked my cake and iced it.
This morning is hot and I can feel the rain clouds gathering as the moisture in the air climbed and peaked.
This my sleepover was amazing me, because my friends are Hoovering and trying to arm wrestle information from me.
'Ade we are waiting', Nnoye snapped at me.
 Do you ever wake up feeling like you need at least two extra hours of sleep, I do. I stumble and find my way into the not so familiar bathroom. In need to cool my hot face and drink some water and as I wash my face, I feel better.
Ajoke joins me with a half frozen bottle of water and I gasp, drink some and feel my insides cool down.
'I will let you shower and then you have no choice but to give up the sweet juicy gist'
'Fine', I add and grab my towel and shoo her out of the bathroom.
A shift dress was perfect for this hit day and I need to prepare for the three wedding coming up in June. My hands go to my hair as I partition and braid my hair into three strand twists.
'So what did Juniors father want', Nnoye says with so much contempt that Ajoke slaps her back.
'Daniel and I were friends long before you came into the pic...'
'...But we have a child together', Nnoye adds frustrated with the situation.
 To that I had nothing to say and Ajoke shakes her head.
'So once a person has a child, he or she can't be close to their former friends?'
'I didn't say that...'
'...You came here knowing he would go out with Ade, knowing they have a bond. If you don't want to hear about their time together then you didn't have to come here'
'Don't blame me for been curious'
'See why it doesn't matter', I add.
'Nnoye abeg'
'Ajoke leaf me jooor'
'It was just lunch', I add trying to calm my friends.
'Yet the media was conveniently there...'
'How else will I press your buttons'
'Why don't you like me?'
  Nnoye's question was legitimate and I honestly wished my water was vodka right now, this was getting very interesting.
'I just hate fakers, pretenders...'
'Takes one to know one'
 'Ladies let's move this to the living room', I suggest.
'Why? So you can move close to the bar'
'As if I can't do without alcohol', I am a little irritated with Ajoke's statement.
'Shes right, drink already and end this silly cravings', Nnoye says and leads the way.
        Us girls sit by the bar and pour ourselves some red wine and then start giggling.
'Ade is turning us into alcoholics'
'You two are adults', I tell Ajoke and then Nnoye.
'Did you two kiss?', Nnoye sounds sad and a lot more jealous than I expected.
 And Ajoke almost choked on her drink and I roll my eyes at them.
''See you don't know Ade, she would never even if she was a little in love with Daniel Ojora'
'I am not', I snap at Ajoke.
'Okay, but did he try?'
'No, he respects me too much'
 Nnoye laughs and Ajoke kicks me under the table, I jolt and spill my wine.
'If I was to judge the situation, I'd say you two will never be together'
 Ajoke laughed so loud that I got a little worried.
'Because you have a child with him, je ka gbo ro jare'
'Ajoke our friend is not interested'
'Ade, are you?'
 I shake my head and sip some more wine and open the fridge to get out a prepacked sandwich. It was delicious and fresh and the lettuce was crunchy.
 My thoughts were on how handsome he looked and how easy it was to talk to him.

  So right now, I want Something Sweet Not Sour and it's about time.

**"ADE'S JOURNAL", Season 3, Episode 29**
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Adebusola Ukayat Elegbede is a Playwright and Content creator with a passion for real life challenges. Born in Kaduna state and lives in Lagos Nigeria, she has a passion for story telling from the perspectives of characters in conflicting situations. I started out on the New Writing Project in Nigeria with the British Council Lagos Nigeria and The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square U.K. My passion for creating stories led to comic books, television drama's and an online journal on my website (busolaelegbede.com). As part of the WPIC in Stockholm Sweden 2012, the experience has forged life long friends and ignited my passion as a volunteer and advocate for human rights and the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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