How do you like your surprises? Subtle and sweet or fierce and semi-deadly?

I got one of the semi-deadly ones today. Today was my clearance day for the month and I had band practice after. By the time I was done and was ready to go see a few friends, all of them were forming busy. As I had no strength to start begging anybody, I decided to behave myself and stay at home. Made plans to go out later in the evening.

A few minutes and pages (of my current read, PS: I still love you by Jenny Han and sequel to To all the boys I’ve loved) later, there was a knock at the door. Wasn’t expecting anybody so I didn’t even try to get up at first. I just called out asking who was there. Voice wasn’t so familiar so I had to get up and see. Behold Agwu!

He says he doesn’t read my blog so I’ll feel free to talk freely.

Agwu is a guy I met when I was in my 4th year. One of those persistent people who have made me wish I could just commit murder across phone lines. The last time I saw him was in 2015 and each time he calls me, he usually succeeds in pissing me off somehow. And now he was at my door.

He lives in Lagos. He was in Abuja last weekend for a wedding and Oga travelled the long miles to Bauchi (a 7-hour drive) to come and see me. I’m crying.😭😭😭

I almost had a heart attack. I literally stopped breathing for a few moments and then when I could breathe again, my heart was racing and I could barely calm down.

I came out of the room for a few minutes. Looking at him, barely believing he was there and trying to calm down. My temporary roommate was in the room and I was hoping she would just get out and give us some privacy but nah. I was so glad when someone came to call her out (Thanks Sugar!).

I felt like annoying me on phone wasn’t good enough for him and he had to come do it in person but to stay on the road for 7 hours to see me for a few hours ( he stayed for just 2 hours) and then go back to Abuja! I said I’m crying!

For somebody I’m always fighting with, it was a pleasant surprise and I would never say this to his face but it was fun talking with him.

Speaking of surprises, again, how do you like yours?

PS: I know he said he does not read my blog, but just in case. Thank you Agwu.

Oh, and congratulations on your First Class. How does it feel to be on a 6.3?πŸ˜‰


Published by clandie

Most loved daughter of a King. Lawyer and aspiring writer. Hair lover and everyday story teller.

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  1. Awww… that is true friendship right there. No one does long road trips in Nigeria just because! Thank God all your friends formed busy.
    I like my surprises thoughtful and sure to leave me in awe.

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    1. Sister! It’s funny how one act from a person can turn a lot of things around. From thinking ‘such an annoying person’, I’m now thinking, ‘ Such a nice person sha’.


    2. As for the road trips, I usually call myself Ajala, but I’ve never done 7 hours just to surprise a person. This one just blew my mind.


  2. That made me feel all warm and fuzzy and excited for you!! I like my suprises just how you delivered yours – overwhelmingly meaningful and heartfelt.
    Thanks for sharing!! So happy you got to have such a wonderful experience.

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