Michael Damari is a secondary school student who is about to turn 18. He is a gentleman, quite awkward around girls and very protective of his family. With only few weeks to his final exams, Michael isn't quite prepared for all life has in store for him within those crucial weeks. When his younger sister, Ola becomes a victim of bullying, he realizes he needs to do something and due to his family's financial constraint, he decides to get a part time job at a cafe. However, his new boss, Donny, seems to be selling more than just delicious coffee. He meets Cindy, a pretty socialite from a wealthy family, but is she really good for him? The bigger question is, can he get through the next few weeks in one piece and just how much will his decisions affect those he loves?View More
*5 years later*It was the most wonderful time of the year according to the musician, Andy Williams. December 25th was quickly approaching and with less than three days to go, you could feel the excitement in the air. I had booked a ticket from the United States to Nigeria and I was set to return to my home country by Christmas Eve. I had
It was a couple of weeks before our final exams and we studied like crazy. But of course, Idris studied more than anyone else. That guy was like a machine when it came to studies while the rest of us were mere mortals. I had convinced Laura to tutor me in mathematics. It was a subject we all studied despite our different departments at school. It was also the bane of my existence. Laura and I sat on the floor in the sitting room with our mathematics textbooks laid out before us.
I did not know a lot of guys like Michael. Okay, so I did not know a lot of guys, period. Anyway, I had not felt as comfortable around a guy as I did around him. However, the day I saw a movie at the cinema with Michael and his friends, it had all started great until he went to the bathroom and returned agitated. I recalled the uneasy look in his eyes even though he tried to act like everything was okay. I remembered the shock I felt when he grabbed my arm. It made me wonder if there were other sides to him that I had not seen. Well, I guessed everyone had a side to them that other people did
I had only spent a couple of days at my new secondary school but one thing I was sure of was that it was very different from my former school. Everyone here seemed to know each other from somewhere. If it was not kindergarten, it was a primary school, church or they were family friends. I was a stranger in a new place with zero ideas of how I was supposed to survive the new term of school. I was in junior secondary school so you could imagine how it felt to be the new student. People stared when I walked past and they stared some more when we were in class together.
I was livid as I took Kiki out of the hotel and hailed a cab. The cab driver gave us a curious look but didn’t ask any questions. We must have looked a sight to behold. I was furious and it was written plain as day on my face while Kiki was in a wet bathrobe with fear in her expression. I gave the cab driver the address and he drove off. We didn’t speak until we got home and even then I could barely look at her without remembering the scene at the hotel. I did not understand where my innocent 13-year old sister had gone and who this person was in her place. “Caleb,” she whispered with a downcast gaze as her eyes grew misty.“What?” I snapped.“I’m sorry.”“Sorry doesn’t cut it just yet. You have a lot of explaining to do so you better start right now before I lose my temper any further. Tell me how you two met.”“At my friend’s brother’s party.”“Which friend is that?”“Coco, you don’t know her.”“Who is her brother?”“Her brother, Cole is a model, a popular one. Her brother threw a
The night I left town to be out of Donny’s sights was a night I cannot forget in a hurry. Besides, unintentionally scaring Michael and hanging around dark corners of the neighbourhood, I was also afraid of what could happen to me. Coming into town was a risk I had to take for Michael’s sake, especially since I learned that Donny was planning to build up his crime empire again. I had served Donny for several years but I was not sure if my life was safe. After all, I had seen him do many scary things. He had killed before, I saw it happen once. He did not pull the trigger himself but
*A Few Months Later*Michael Damari"That's the last of them," I said as I shut the trunk of the cab and stepped back.
I cleared my throat and tried again. I made my voice as welcoming as possible despite the turmoil of uncertainty that I felt. “I mean, welcome home dad.” “Sit,” he said as he slowly raised the tea cup and took a sip. “Where did you go?”
Cindy ForbesHis sharp gaze settled on me.“What do you mean?” He asked.
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