TEACHER CHUKS 3
©️Opeyemi Ojerinde Akintunde
“Favour!” Was what dropped in my heart, when Baba Agba pulled me aside to ask for my plan…
“I like the fact that you want to help Ajaara, and you have taken her as a responsibility, but we both are men, and though I am 74 years of age, I won’t want to be thinking of the buttocks of a 15 year old age, I want to spend my last years having pure thoughts” He said Jokingly
I understood the point he was trying to make, Ajaara will be a temptation for me, Should she start living with us. I racked my brain thinking of a solution, but a name dropped in my heart instead…
“What did Favour have to do Ajaara?” I questioned myself.
“ She can stay with Favour, that way she will grow spiritually and Favour will be a good mentor to her” I heard in my Spirit.
“ Oh my Goodness, God was really a divine organizer, He knew Favour was going to be a great hand in my ministry… but shame to the devil who wanted to destroy that plan. If Favour and I had slept together, spiritually we both would be in regrets and the revival that had just happened would have not surfaced.” I reasoned.
“ Sir, I will talk to Favour to accommodate her, I believe it will be a way of ministering to Ajaara. Favour will be a better person to learn from.” I said to Baba Agba.
“ Accomodate her?” Favour asked in surprise
“ Yes!, you know she can’t stay with me” I said
“ I know, but she will be bad company to Mercy.” She said surprisingly
“ Mercy is back from your parents place?” I asked
“ Yes, She will be returning to campus in two weeks so I wanted her to spend a little time with me, I am sorry for not telling you, I didn’t want you both to have anything to do with each other. She doesn’t even know you are here.” She said avoiding my eyes
“ I understand… Protecting your child from the bad guy” I said jokingly but I felt pained in my heart knowing Favour did not trust me with her child.
“ I am sorry…” Favour said and I could understand her, no one would see Ajaara and would want her child to have anything to do with her. I saw the way Favour occasionally looked towards where Ajaara was sitting, Favour shook her head in disdain at Ajaara.
“Favour, what if Mercy was Ajaara, would you want People who could help her, cast her away because of her appearance..?” I asked her
Silence permeated the air.
“ Let’s see how it goes for a week, if I can’t cope, I will return her, but first things first, she needs to take off all the extra earrings,nose ring, jaw ring and leg chain. There are certain things that can not enter my house.” Favour said.
“ Thank you so much, thank you…” I said happily “Ajaara , Ajaara come over here” I said to Ajaara who sat down curled up in a corner. She stood up and walked towards us.
“Ajaara, God has sent us an angel, this is Aunty Favour, she is my friend… She has agreed to have you in her house”
The look on Ajaara’s face was epic as she rushed to hug Favour. Favour was surprised.
“ I promise to be a good girl, thank you…, thank you ma’am, I have always wanted to be Mercy’s friend but she never answers my Greetings.” Ajaara said in excitement
“ Mercy?, You know my daughter?” Favour asked
“ Yes.. I know you very well , you live down the street beside the Tailor’s shop” Ajaara said
“ Wow… so Mercy knows you” Ajaara nodded in the affirmative “ Well I guess the reason why Mercy doesn’t want to be your friend is because of all these you have on you. People will have wrong impressions about you when they see you.. So before we leave here, you have to take them off. If you know you can’t do without wearing earrings, just one pair is enough” Favour said
“ Ok ma’am “ Ajaara said as she started pulling all her accessories off in a rush. There were some rings, that were hard to pull off, so Favour offered to help her. Tears filled my eyes as the picture I saw ahead was beautiful. I saw Favour helping a lot of young girls get off the evil addiction in their lives and hopefully raise them to be beautiful women.
They both shared a smile, I was lost in my thoughts to know what they spoke about. All I heard Ajaara saying was she was going to get her clothes from her uncle’s house.
She dashed off to her house.
“ I told her to change into something more decent” Favour said to me
“ You really did a good Job training Mercy” I said
“ She is all I have and can ever have, so I have to put my all into her. I don’t have a womb anymore, remember” Favour said smiling
“ But you could have more kids if you choose to” I said to Favour…
She raised her eyebrow at me giving me a questioning look like she was asking me “ How can a woman without a womb have children” but rather than give her an answer, I just smiled.
“ Chuks, What do you mean?” She said poking me by the side, but I still maintained my mute mood. Ajaara came back into what she thought was a more decent wear.
She wore a crop top that was showing her belly accompanied with a long skirt.
“ Is this the most decent wear you have?” Favour asked with a sarcastic smile, Ajaara shook her head in the positive.
“ Alright, let’s be on our way, you won’t be needing your other clothes, Mercy has more than enough to share.”
“ I don’t share clothes with people, my clothes are fine” Ajaara said with a little rebellion in her voice, it seem she wasn’t happy with the way Favour was treating her like an outcast….
To be continued….