Episode 2

“Good morning.” Tunde panted as he ran into the waiting room at the ministry. “Good morning sir. You must be Mr Tunde Johnson.” a lady in her mid twenties whom tunde supposed as the secretary said. “yes ma’am”Tunde muttered taking a good look at himself as the lady’s eyes ran across him. “This way please.”she said finally breaking the akward silence that had crept in.”Thank you.” he said as he walked briskly into the office. “Good morning Mr Tunde Johnson.” The minister greeted as Tunde walked in “Good morning sir. It is a ple…””Have your seat.” the minister cut in. Tunde was startled at the way the minister reacted to his greetings but he quickly took a seat.” Now, Mr Tunde.” the minister started “You applied for the job as Director of physical planning right?” he continued “Yes sir.” Tunde said adjusting the collar of his shirt. “well, Im sorry…” the minister continued standing to his feet and facing the wall.”we wont be able to give you that job.” He concluded. Tunde felt a chill run down his spine as he slowly moved the chair backwards and rose to his feet. “Thank…” Tunde started. “but…” the minister cut in this time facing Tunde who stopped and faced him.”we can give you the job as the consultant for physical planning though it pays less. Resume on monday.” he conclude moving closer to Tunde. He stretched his hand towards a Tunde who was shedding tears “congratulations dont be late on monday.” he warned walking him out of the office.

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“Jem, its 3pm we gonna be late,”senator called out as he made his way down the stairs. Jemimah was busy pinging with her I phone 5 on the sofa in the living room dowstairs. “Jem, aren’t you ready yet?” the senator asked “Im kinda busy here dad.” she replied “well how about your mom being stranded at the airport all because her daughter is…””using the bbm for I phone.”she said completing the sentence”I’ll just go get ready its not like they’ve even taken off.” she mummured as she ran up the stairs. “just be quick with the dressing.” He snorted as he took his seat and settled for the TV. It took about thirty minutes for Jemimah to resurface. “I’m good to go so dad shall we?” she said as she came down the flight of stairs. “they took off about 20 minutes ago.” her dad said as he glanced through the text message on his phone. “Airport.” Jemimah said facing the confused driver.”so,are you ready to see your sister?” her dad asked.” well,I guess so like you said she might have changed who knows?” she said still glued to her phone. “Just keep an open mind” He advised.”My little angel atleast that would reduce.” she thought loudly.

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“Buddy.” Tunde shouted storming into their room.”ha, this guy is not here.” he thought to himself. “what is the time,3:30,cool.” he thought as he slumped onto the bed. “wow,you’re home already.” James said as he entered into the room shirtless. “what was the problem today?” Tunde asked unknotting his tie. “Just the usual. Guys getting badly injured in training.”James answered as he tirefully slumped onto the rickety chair.”so how did it go?”James asked not really expecting any good news but his thoughts changed on seeing Tunde’s face brightly lit.”well, I met with the minister himself…”Tunde started as he sat up. He had originally wanted to unbutton his shirt but he paused”…and he gave me the job…””as the director?”James cut in. “No ,as the consultant for physical planning.”Tunde said flipping the collar of his shirt.”wow youre really lucky.” James said. “did he tell you what happened to the first job?” James asked enthusiastically.”No but I guess someone else got it.” Tunde said not really paying attention to that part of the discussion. “whatever happened to it I’ll find out on monday.” Tunde remarked as he stood to pull off his trousers.”wow! Monday thats like.””too late, im moving into my official apartment on sunday. Tunde said boastfully. “That’s 2 days from now.” James exclaimed “yep!”Tunde replied entering the bathroom.

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“Are you sure this guys are coming?” Jemimah asked as she was getting bored sitting by and doing nothing. Well, not nothing really as she was still busy on her BBM on I phone. “Dad?” she said realizing her father had not replied her or said anything since their arrival. “what little angel?” he finally said “im getting bored and tired.” she said trying to get her dad’s attention off the newspaper he was reading. “well dear its only been an hour bepatient they’re family.”he said “wait, an hour? They should be here by now” he retorted jumping to his feet. “flight JPAR604J Aero air now arrivin.” the voice blasted. “that’s them” he exclaimed as he tuck his phone in his pocket. “where are they?” a homesick Jemimah asked “there!” he shouted as he moved swiftly across. “hello dear!” mrs davies said going in for the hug only to find her eldest daughter already doing so. “come over Jem.”she said as they went for the family hug.

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