His girlfriend was in a bind
She bought relaxer from someone on credit
Did her hair to look good for him
Expected some money to come in during the Christmas break
Money refused to yield
Time came for her to pay
Relaxer seller wouldn't take No
He arrived just then!
He saw his babe
Blouse locked by the creditor
What was going on?
Tearfully his girlfriend narrated her ordeal to him
He begged the creditor
'Please come tomorrow, i will have the money ready'
What was he to do?
They were both 17 and he didn't have any money
He thought about it throughout the night
They were poor
He had no business having a babe
Much less one as sophisticated as this one
Early the next morning, he sneaked one of his mother's gas cylinders out of the house
He was going to sell it to raise the money
He would save her!
As he turned the corner off his street
Security men accosted him
Wetin you carry? Thief!
Serious slaps landed on his face
They talked about setting him ablaze!
'My house is over there, my mother sent me to get gas' he screamed
They followed him home
His mother saved him
Why did you do this?
He told his mother the truth
His mother cried
You almost lost your life because of a girl's vanity?
What if they had burnt you alive?
That afternoon, his mother gave him the money
Go and give her
He skipped like a deer
Got there in time
He was Superman
A month later he saw her in a man's car
His heart raced
He went to her house that evening
He saw the same man there
What was going on?
She told him bluntly
"He just moved into the neighborhood, he is my boyfriend now"
'She was your age but meant for older men' His mother said
Like two ships that greet each other with flashing lights and then sail off into the night, they went their separate ways
His pain gave him a telescope, he blocked out the moment and ran for the future
She forgot all about him too
She graduated and got married
He started his own law firm
Moved his mother out of the slum
Her husband died in a plane crash
She ran to his law firm
'Be my lawyer'
Her case had merit
He took it without a second thought
They had meetings, conferences, depositions
The case lumped their lives together
She drew close to him, fell in love
It was the natural thing to do
At first they met in hotels, then she moved in
He had a mansion.
She was his woman
His mother approved
Four years later, he won the case
As soon as she received her settlement he told her to go
The case was over
She ran to his mother
She didn't know what she did
Why he would so easily discard her
His mother went to him
He: I am getting married Mama, it was her choice to move in and it is now my choice that she moves out
She is my age but meant for older men!