Finito! I say to myself, as I wipe the drops of water from the windshield.
The only way cousin kiz made the Mercedes available, was when I washed it.
Sound from my stomach interrupts my excitement.
I need to get food, so I flee from this punishment.
With the speed of light, I fetch the keys.
My whole world looking like a hive, so “busy”.
Though my legs could have taken me,
the assistance of four tyres is all I wanted.
30 metres away from the food court, I see how beautiful the bread had been sorted.
The sight of this pyramid of flour, keeps the hungry voice of an infant within me, aborted.
Standing next to the Bread,
I see my one and only gem, waiting for her anointing of bread and egg.
I quickly drive towards her.
Let me keep my windows up
She will think I had the Air conditioner on.
I park my Mercedes, sorry I mean my cousin’s Mercedes-Benz
Right in front of the vendor.
I quickly get the window down before I start sweating.
“Can I get 2 loaves of …”
Kube is that you?
“Didn’t see you”
I did not know you drive
“Oh yeah this is my Mercedes coconut”
“You know I am humble”
“I don’t want the whole world to know I have a Mercedes, or I have a lot of money, or my 3 mansions, not even the millions in my account”.
“I am down to earth, my first crush was even called Sandy”.
Kube will you be around this evening?
I want to discuss an issue with you.
Is it just me or Irene wants to come visit me?
OMG, the wonders a Mercedes can do.
I quickly answered, as she took her bread from the vendor.
I will see you later
Smiles all over my face, as I sat in the car.
Thoughts of this evening, strolling in my mind as I drove home.
I enter my room, just to realise I left without buying my bread.
Forget food, man shall not live by bread alone
Kube! Kube! Kube!
That must be cousin Kiz calling me.
Kube, there is a problem with the car.
Please leave it parked, till I get the mechanic to look at it.
I proceed to cleaning the room, knowing I will get a visitor soon.
A knock at the door, that must be her.
It actually is, I let her in.
“Can I get you anything”
I am okay.
Thank you Kube
Kube, will you be busy this Saturday?
No, I answered with alacrity.
‘Cause my grandparents wanted to see the man after my heart and I …
“Oh okay okay, fine”
I cut her sentence short.
Kube let me finish.
“No no don’t stress, I will make it”
Can you bring the car?
Yeah and wear a suit too.
“Don’t worry, my Mercedes coconut will be ever ready”
Okay, if you say so.
Thank you very much
“Thank me? I super thank you”
Jumping to the heavens as Irene left.
Wait a minute, Cousin kiz said the car had a problem.
I don’t care.
This is a delicate matter of the heart
I start to iron my clothes,before things fall apart .
The days move slowly, as I count down to Saturday.
Saturday eventually arrives like dart
Staring me in the face, waiting for me to play my part.
I rehearsed over a million times.
My first impression needs to be spot on.
30 mins after cousin kiz leaves, I grab the keys.
En route Irene’s house.
I get there only to see her, looking as beautiful as always.
“I bought a hamper for you”
Thank you so much
“Are you ready”
No I have to help John, he snapped his ankle
“Wait, I am confused”
Kube, I told you my grandparents want to see John, so I need someone to drive us there, since he can’t drive.
“Don’t Kube me”
“Bring my hamper, nonsense”.
*John limps to the front door*
Hello Kube, thanks for agreeing to ...
I shoot a fierce glance at him, as I cut him.
“Agree to what”
“You will hop to your destination”
I walk back to the car, holding the hamper
I start the car, and my Mercedes coconut refuses to start.
I should have listened to Cousin kiz.
I say the lord’s prayer in tears, take a deep breath, then I try again.
It refuses to start.
There is no other way, I have to do this, like the noble man I am.
I step out of the car, shoulder high , chin up walking to Irene.
If it is an apology you are giving, I won’t take it.
“Ah Irene, what apology”
I want 5 cedis for taxi.
*irene opens her eyes in shock*