She left home very early
She wanted to be in school before the assembly
Her mother gave her transport fare
Her school was about ten minute’s drive from home
She said her goodbyes
Exited their flat through the kitchen door
The next door Kitchen door opened slowly
She sneaked in
She hurried into the sitting room
He locked the door
He took his time in the kitchen
Put some food on the fire
Then he came to her
They were always very hungry after
She had already discarded her uniform
She didn't want it rumpled
Her mother was eagle eyed
Oh how sweet this was!
The only downside was they must speak in whispers
Even when he hit that spot and his name was rolling off her lips in glee
Her parents assumed she had gone to school
At 3pm he scouted the horizon for her
She sneaked towards the gate and banged it as she returned home from school
His break ran its course
He went back to school
She got his address
Love defies all
On Tuesdays and Thursdays his classes started by noon
She left home dressed in her school uniform
Found somewhere to change, went to his school
He was after all her boyfriend
She was in love
Her best friend noticed
Why were you playing truant?
She told her about her boyfriend
They went to see him
His roommate was there
Roommate Tom'ed her friend's Jerry
Her friend was game
Twice a week they would visit and ride the thunder sticks for free
Her friend got pregnant
They told Roommate
Roommate told his Father
Roommate's Parents showed up at her friend's house
The parents discussed!
They asked for her friend's hand in marriage
Just like that her friend married and relocated with Roommate to the UK
Just like that!
She failed her examinations woefully
Her parents told her she would have to work to raise the money for the resit
She devised a solution
Her man was also an only child
His parents were financially stable
Men often needed to be encouraged to make the right decision
She got pregnant
What! Was he not supposed to propose?
Her parents kicked!
His parents Kicked!
Her parents came to see his parents
They came with some elders and a Pastor
He said he was not ready to be a father, they had been having sex for two years
She unilaterally decided she wanted to have a baby, did she think he was foolish?
What value would she bring into his life? She didn't even pass her examinations?
She: But you knew all this before sleeping with me
He: Were you not also enjoying the sex? Was I raping you?
His parents decided to adopt the baby
She must return to school, make something of her life
Her parents agreed
The Pastor and the Elders agreed
She disagreed! 'No one can take my baby from me!
I will stay with my baby'
Nobody listened to her
They took the child from her
She went back to school
Wisdom helped her focus
She studied fisheries
She met a medical doctor during her NYSC, they got married two years later
He married a fellow engineer he met on the oil rig
The child is now 14 years old, It is never too late to navigate your way out of pain