You can never progress when you decide to
stay at a spot.
Quote by Angel Ben
By the time i got to Ranking’s house, it was
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My plan was to use the favor that he said he
owed me to tell me to give accommodation
in his house ,”but what if he didn’t grant
it,what will happen to me” i contemplated
within myself as i stood in front of the huge
gate of the house thinking if i should knock
it or not.
“did i even need to contemplate about it, like
I’d a choice, if he doesn’t accept me, that
means my situation is going going to
elevate from angel turn human to homeless
angel” a forced smile forcefully graced my lip
as the thought scraped into my mind.
As i wanted to knock the gate ,i noticed a
doorbell by the side of the gate,on the wall,
ever since I’ve been staying in the
house,that was the first time i noticed it, i
moved closer to it and tried to press it but i
felt a strange aura emanating from it, it was
I shifted back a bit from it and shut my
invisible eye and alas, the doorbell was no
I understand what it meant at once.
I knocked on the gate hard thrice before
dandy opened it.
” who I they look for oyinbo pepper” he
asked in his thick hausa intonation rubbing
his eye with his hand.
” I’m asking of Ranking” I answered him
” na night appointment my oga I give you or
why I they look for him this night”? He
asked in a suspicious tone.
“yes he gave me an appointment, just tell
Ben Manna is here to see him” i lied in order
to allow him call him, i knew my fate lies on
the call, if Ranking knew of my presence and
refuse to attend to me,then it means that
I’ve just begin my initiation into being a
Dandy viewed me from my head to toe
before bringing out his small phone and
dialed a number on it and placed it on his
” oga ,one person i they ask for you down
here, i talk say my names i be beans mama”
he said spoiling the sweetness of my name
” Ben Manna” i interrupted him loudly and
he corrected himself a bit tho not getting
the correct pronunciation.
After some discussion between them which
i was unable to hear because i didn’t wish
to, Dandy terminated the call and asked me
to come inside.
I heaved a sigh of relief as i heard that
statement come forth from his lip.
As i stepped inside and Dandy was busy
locking the gate, i made my way inside the
house as i already know my way around.
I haven’t taken up to ten steps when Dandy
suddenly dragged me forcefully by my cloth
and i fell down on my butt because i wasn’t
” where I they go, i they craze, me i tell you
say make i they go abi” he lamented on me
with his thick hausa pidgin English and all i
could uttered was ” I’m sorry”
I knew Dandy a lot to know that he tends to
get easily angry when you argue with him
when you wrong him.
He asked me to sit on a chair at the entrance
of his room beside the gate to wait for
I knew at once that i didn’t have a cause to
be happy yet, because if Dandy asked me to
wait for Ranking outside ,that means
Ranking instructed him to do so.
After waiting for some minutes under the
strict guard of Dandy, Ranking came out
with a small purse in his hand.
I stood upon at once and greeted him.
“and I’m grateful for what you did for me,
so why are you here”? Ranking asked
immediately after the exchanging of
pleasantry between us.
” I’ve been kicked out from where i was
staying” i replied stupidly like it has
something to do with him,but it really had
something to do with him,because it was
because i refused to press charge against
“because you were labelled as a criminal
right”? He presumed making me a little bit
“no, it was because i refused to press
charge against you” i replied with a tingling
of pride in my voice
” how”? He asked surprised
” i was staying with Joyce ,the woman that
acted as my legal counsel and she
threatened to kick me out if i refuse to press
charge against you but i couldn’t bring
myself to do it, so she kicked me out” i
enunciated looking extremely pitiful
“ouch, am sorry for that, let me see how i
can be of help” he said unzipping the purse
in his hand and brought out many #1000
notes, he counted 50 notes and stretched it
to me but i refused to collect it
“is it small” he asked and wanted to take
more from the remaining notes in his hand
“no ,it isn’t that it’s small but this isn’t the
kind of help i need” i said stopping him
from adding to the notes in his hand.
“so what exactly do you need”? He asked
” please i want you to let me stay here with
you” i said wit swiftly as if, if i didn’t, i won’t
be able to say it
“what”! Ranking exclaimed looking at me
with the “you can’t be serious look”
” that’s not possible, i would really like to
help you but i can’t accommodate a stranger
into my house” he said blankly”but if you
need any other help different from that, feel
free to contact me” he said taking his leave
I looked around and saw that Dandy was
not in sight
” do you really that me saving tabitha was a
coincidence” i said getting his attention
” what do you meant by that” he asked
coming back to me
” the reason I was able to save Tabitha was
because I am her .
To be continue.