A Perfect Love – Part 3

Dooshima, shifted her weight from one leg to the other for the 4th time. She was in Mr. Frank’s Office. He was writing something. He seemed very busy. ”Sir, maybe I should come back tomorrow when you’re less busy”, Dooshima said.
Mr. Frank hissed “That’s the thing with you students, you have no gumption! You came into my office and saw that I was busy, but because you feel that what you have to discuss with me is more important than what I’m doing, I should just drop everything for you!”
“Stand there and wait till I’m through with what I’m doing. If you can’t wait, then get out of my office!”
Dooshima was getting upset. Mr. Frank was always rude to students. He seemed angry a lot. She calmed herself down and said “Sorry Sir, I wasn’t hurrying you up. I’ll wait. And wait she did, for almost 45 minutes.
Mr. Frank seemed to roundup his work and then looked up at Dooshima, closing the books.
“Eh, Sir, Adokiye Goodluck, My friend, I mean my Fiance sent me. He said I should see you ehm, that he spoke to you about me.”

She had the Lecturer’s full attention now. He looked at her for some seconds and said “and so what?” 
“Ehm so, It’s because I’ve been failing your course and we were thinking that maybe if you help to explain how I should answer the questions.” Mr Frank stopped her from going further. “Wait, are you talking about exam malpractice?? Do you think I’ll give you the questions ahead of the exams?” Dooshima, couldn’t be calm anymore. “What is all this stress about, Sir??Why are you so wicked? You kept me standing for 45 minutes! Who is asking you for that kind of help? Who? I have been reading and failing your course and I can’t understand why! I came here so you can help me to see where I blundered,but now I see that there was no need! She adjusted the books in her hand and walked out.

Mr. Frank smiled as she walked. This one seemed to be a fighter, he thought. He went back to his writing,smiling.

“I told you that that man is mad! Can you imagine? Even after I mentioned your name he was like, ”so?” Honestly if I had a car I’d run that man down in a second! Dooshima said to Adokiye.
“Calm Down, Dosh”. Frank could be a hot head sometimes. I’ll call him again. Maybe he thought you came to beg for marks” Adokiye said kissing her on the lips.
“Leave me joor, I’m very serious”, she said pouting somewhat
“I’m very serious too” Ado said unbuttoning her blouse.” When you’re upset, it does things to me, Keep shouting and keep driving me crazy”. Now, Dooshima was giggling and then laughing. Adokiye would not let her talk. He was kissing all over her face.

Later on in the car, Dooshima asked where they were going. Adokiye said he was taking her to meet one of his Aunts. It was time she met another member of his family other than his siblings.
“Ado, this place is far o” “Not to worry” Ado said, “we’ll be there in a jiffy”
Ado’s Aunt’s house looked like the front of a Church. It was painted white and had several silver crosses on the gates and the main door.
Is she a Prophetess? Dooshima asked.
Yes, Ado replied. She called me out of the blues and said she had a dream about me at the beach with a woman. She asked if I had someone I was involved with. I said “yes” and she said she would like to meet you”
Dooshima’s face fell. Ado, I’m Catholic ,you know I don’t subscribe to that kind of thing!
“What kind of thing? Are you not my wife? I have nothing to hide from you”. Come down my stash, let’s go in.
Dooshima didn’t like this.
It looked like Ado’s Aunt lived in the one story chalet behind the Church building. They were met by a young man with dreadlocks. There were tiny silver crosses in his hair. He smiled when he saw Ado.” Uncle, welcome. Mama said you were coming. Come up straight”.

Ado’s Aunt looked like she was in her 50’s.She was dressed in an all-white garment with scarf to match. She welcomed them both. Minutes after, she seemed to go into a trance. Her body jerked violently and her eyes were shut tightly. Dooshima attempted to go towards her to help.The young man with the dreadlocks said” Leave her, the Malaika are communicating with her. If you touch her, she will not come back on time”

After some minutes, Ado’s Aunt came back to the present and stared at Dooshima for a long time and said” Your mates were telling me things about you. They didn’t want me to come back on time” She laughed. “Mates, which mates, Ma?” Dooshima asked.
“You want to say you don’t know that you are from the water?”
“Water? No, I’m not!”
Dooshima turned to Ado. She was beginning to get angry. Ado shrugged. ”Babes calm down”
Ado’s Aunt went on “ Shebi you have a sister following you. She has a mark in the middle of her head?”
Dooshima answered quietly “Yes, she does,but that was from an accident when she was little“.
“Don’t worry about that, I have seen you are a good one. You will live long and be happy. My worry is that because you are a Royalty, you have 2 husbands begging for your attention. I saw you wearing 2 rings from the men in the spirit world.”
Dooshima jumped up. ”Ado, please in God’s name let’s leave here. I’m in the car.”
Ado’s Aunt laughed, “Ask your Mother about it, when you get home!”
“Ultimately you must choose between the 2 husbands”, was all Dooshima heard, as she made her way to the staircase.

To be continued.

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