It happened back in the year 3014 AD, when technology started cooking us finer feeding us and helping us with our faeces whilst walking on the streets sides. We did not need water closet in those days though; it was viably available, technically built to cook one’s best dishes than the best man chef one could ever call to… I had a ‘keke maruwa’ that could fly then, it used to use nothing but just water and with little salt. I flew awshiveringt to… The morny was darkly, with the race of those funky fogs lacing the season so, patching on each side of each hole on my skin, leaving my living dying and my paled-up look shivering like a chick amid furious pats of Antarctica hot cold call. I haven’t taken anything that dawn and the yuletide mo is near so, I cuddled up fate, I had faith, I decided to go to my bestie, one
I couldn’t do without.
“knocks” “hallooooo! Good morny, Jaja, it’s Jeje, please open your tall black iron door it’s cold really out here”.
He opened the door unto me after several seasons of knocks on it, he lived in some rented apartment with nada rooms, just a stone’s throw from mine. The knocking back parts of my fingers almost got peeled to the bone. He loved sleeping, not even death with all his glorious dearth could wake this one the moment he lies. That’s why he was named Jaja of all sleepers I supposed.
“said out of angst” “Aaaaah ah! What ehn, what now this dawn, it is too early you know!
I was still at the door, he stood holding his iron door with his left hand and his right on his hilly hair, with confused facial expressions. I noticed his electricity bulbs were on, he wasn’t really sleeping, he just decided not to answer me when I was knocking, perhaps adducing I would leave when there is no response. It was quite unusual that he would do that to me, me of all.
“Can I come in please? Abi, what is the meaning of all this now! You don’t want me to come in right, okay, you have another slut around right, I should come back right?”
He let me in after my words, I guessed I did the right construction.
“Ah ah ah, sorry, you you can come in, yes coming! So very sorry buddy!”
I had this tingling that something not right was going on in his apartment but I had the nudge at the same time I needn’t fondly ask but to patiently pretend. I knew him quiet well of cause, knew what he could do and even knew what he didn’t know about himself I thought. We knew each other far too well to my understanding then.
I sat down on his one-harmed chair, the television was on and the android TV game we used to play together was still plugged on, the game was paused. The game he was playing was World War II –a very strategic and bloody one. The game came out immediately the world was with the intent to start the III one, to remind the world at least to some degree, the evil in fighting wars.
On his chair, filled with kinds of sophisticated devices, mainly androids, common to adult that were not yet 30 back in those days.
Jaja stood, very alarmed and sweating profusely when I was feeling badly shivering-up.
Sit guy. What is wrong, are you all right, why sweating oddly this way, wait, are you sick or something?
“still standing, filled up with body waters as if he was just back from jugging the sun”
Ehm, buddy, you need to leave now!
“With looks of surprise at first… but later hissed, a prolonged one” One of your serious jokes again right? Look, if you won’t tell me what is wrong with you I shall tell you one of the things that are wrong with me. You know we discussed we have nothing to do the yuletide seasons that are about catching us unawares, what do you suggest we do, that is why I have came this early, to discuss it and other things if time permits!
“He yelled, the whole of his two big eye balls almost fell” I said leave… and I mean now.
I didn’t concur; I smiled in the stead and rest my back better on his seat. Suddenly, some men came out with of his second room, locked n’ loaded with giant guns, highly sophisticated ones, ones you could shoot here, even if the target dwells in the 29th planet which was just discovered, it would hit one and that is the end, the person decomposes instantaneously, no remedy. My skinny skeleton slid out of my slim body seeing that. Immediately, I knew within me I was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
One of the armed men: “with thick and serious voice!” Let him be Jaja, since he won’t leave because he is so deaf and far too obstinate, he shall go with us, we leave now. It is his destiny to be part of it.
I started peeing on my boxer and myself.
“Vibrating” ew whe when… when “breathing uneasily” when did you become a soldier?
I am no soldier Jeje, it is just…
Another armed men: “intercepted” Boss, let’s leave!
The slimmest and the most furious of them all: Okey-doke, we leave now, eh wait, “faced the one at the door, hope you have intercepted all those wall techs. we want a clean shot this day”!
Jaja: Yes of cause, he’d done that, you guys are good to go.
The slimmest and most furious of them all: No, all of us are going together, we hunt together, we can’t risk leaving most especially this one, “pointed straight at me, his hand almost touched my flat round nose” he might cause us hell, no loose ends, that is the rule.
Still Vibrating where I was seated, rolling up and down, backwards and forwards hesitantly in the seat.
“Smiled wrily” Ahem! I have a serious phobia for hunting besides, I have never hunted before since it is hunting you all have planned to go and do!
The last of the armed men: Sire, he must go with us, plus him “he said emphatically, facing the rest of the gang about Jaja”.
They forced us out of Jaja’s, into their black cars, after some minutes, we stopped, perhaps it was a bank they need to rob, but on our way, I have inferred they were heading to cause menace in their words. I was fettered in the boot with chains and my face was veiled. Suddenly, I started over-hearing exchange of gun shots, after few minutes, silence took charge , nothing again but the footsteps approaching, leaving me almost dead in the body, the boot was opened and was hauled out into some thick bush.
“Curious” wait, wait, what?
I was watching television, quite after 25 years in the year after the death of our Lord Jesus Christ – 3039. On the screen, I noticed someone who resembles that friend of mine. One week after, after I was done with my jail term, my memory came back to life and I recollected it was him, I said, I knew him, I knew it was him, Jaja Papilo, how could he change his name to John James. John James had become a tycoon and a business man within 9 years. I went on an adventure of having his number and after months of trying to get it I got it and gave him a call.
“Swallowed spittle hurriedly…” Ahem ehm! Sir, this is a party member calling, I watched your campaign to be the governor of this state for the third time, really, you were amazing, I mean your speech was a wow. I am a fan!
Eeeeh! Thank you my friend, I appreciate that.
But sir, the moment I saw you on the TV screen, you brought back some long memories.
“Amazed” really, how do you mean?
Thank you, I have you heard of the name Jaja before?
“Reminiscingly” h mmmmmmm… Jaja?
John James: I am not sure for now, you know a man of my status knows a lot of people. So, what is up with Jaja, another good fan right?
No… sir, not that, Jaja was once my best friend before we… Well, my name is Jeje…! Thanks for answering the call sir anyway, lots of luck.
“Curiously” You said your name is what again?
Jeje, as in J E J E right?
Yes of cause that is the spelling.
“Laughed boisterously…” Aha aha aha aha…, Je…je… “Hanged up”.