# SAME_NIGHT_AT_TOCHI ‘S_RESIDENT
Tochi’s room had a hurricane lamp on the
table which reflected her shadow as she
laid in the bed with her face up. One could
see tears gushing out from her eyes and
her chest pumping up and down. Anyone
who sees her will surely know that she was
passing through emotional pains. She
cleaned her tears occasionally but the more
she cleaned, the more they pour out. “I’m
already missing you, Wisdom. I love you so
much, i just hope you keep to your
promises” she thought and dried her tears
again. Her mother, who had gone to the
kitchen and found her food untouched
stayed at her door when she heard her
sniffing in tears. Of course she knew why
she was in that mood but gently returned
to her room.
On the other hand, Wisdom laid in his bed.
A lamp stood before him as he made use
of a pen and a paper. As he wrote, he
smiled occasionally feeling his eyes wet
with tears. He wore only a singlet and a
boxer. He suddenly kept the pen and turned
upward looking at the ceiling. “I will always
bring you close to my heart never to forget
you. Please, keep to your promise” he
At the same time, Vivian couldn’t stop
smiling or admiring Wisdom’s pictures. She
occasionally kissed it and said, “I must
surely meet you wherever you are. Can’t
you see I’m loving you already?” few
minutes later she slept off.
As Wisdom, his parents and Mr Anuma
were on their way to the airport, Tochi was
dressing up for school. Her mother noticed
that she had not said anything but just
good morning, so she called her from the
kitchen where she was.
“You’re still young to go through painful
“Mama, what are you talking about?”
“I’m talking about how you have been
feeling since last night. You are still
Tochi kept quiet and adjusted her school
“I heard everything you and that your
lesson teacher discussed yesterday
evening” the mother continued. “Only the
person who God has kept for you will
always stay. The person not meant for you
can not stay. So stop feeling this way and
concentrate on your future. Do you
“Yes, Mama” Tochi replied without smiling
but feeling shy. “I’m off to school” she
“Okay, my daughter” she walked out sadly.
Kingsley arrived at school very early, but it
was time for assembly yet, Tochi had not
come to school. Students gathered on the
assembly ground waiting for her but since
she was nowhere to be found, Linda took
over her duty. Kingsley sighted her walking
sluggishly from afar then he walked up to
“Why are you behaving like this?”
“I’m sorry, i couldn’t sleep last night that’s
why i woke up late”
“But why? You look so dull, what is the
“Can you share it with me, at least as a
“No, is doesn’t concern you” Tochi passed
him. Immediately she saw Vivian coming
down from a car but didn’t say anything.
Before Wisdom entered an airplane he
handed a paper to Mr Anuma at the very
sight of his parents.
“Please, give it to my student, Tochukwu
Desmond” he said.
“It shall get to her my boy” Mr Anuma
Meanwhile, Mrs Caleb, his mother was
already in tears thinking of how she will
miss her only son. Wisdom hugged and
consoled her while his father shook hands
“You will go safety and return safely. You
are the true son of your father! Ije oma,
nwam” the father wished him a safe
journey. They watched the airplane from
the tarmac until it took off, up in the sky.
Tochi and Linda sat quietly inside their
classroom. Of course all the students had
been told about Wisdom’s strip which took
place that day so Linda didn’t need a
prophect to tell her why Tochi had been
“Did both of you talk before he travelled?”
Linda asked Tochi.
“Yes” she replied without looking at her.
“What did he say?”
“Nothing much, we only made promises to
Suddenly, Vivian arrived in their mist. Linda
glanced at her, she disdained her and
“Can i join your conversation?” Vivian
“No, you can’t” Linda replied.
“Well, i wasn’t talking to you!”
“It doesn’t matter, so get out of here!”
“Hey, Linda stop!” Tochi interfered. “Allow
her to join us. She’s only trying to be
friendly” she added. Just then, a boy came
and informed Tochi that Mr Anuma was
calling her. After she left, Linda also
wanted to leave but Vivian’s voice
“Why are you behaving as if we are
quarrelling?!” Vivian asked her.
“Well, you started!”
“Yesterday, when you yelled at me for just
looking at you!”
“Is okay, I’m sorry, is part of me. Forgive
Linda stared at her angrily and gradually
returned to sit down with her.
Mr Anuma’s office was just.. Mr Anuma’s
office. Dictionary and other heavy books
were seen on his table as Tochi stood
before him waiting to get the reason why
she was summoned…
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