Kennedy leaped out of his bed that morning when he heard that alert sound on his phone. With sleepy eyes he checked and saw that his account has been credited by the Baale. He was so excited that he started singing the song “I don get alert, na God win. Dem don credit my account na God win”. This was good news. Then something rang a bell in his head and he heard a little voice “Did you check if it was the right amount?”
He went to the bathroom to wash his face. He wanted to have a clear head. He had drunk himself to stupor with his friends Pius and Kenneth to celebrate Pius’ return from police cell. Pius was released the previous day. The chief had released Pius after he had agreed to stop dating Wunmi. Kennedy had forgiven Kenneth and Pius over what transpired between them. It was the work of their enemies and the devil who tried to use those events to cause rift in their midst according to Kenneth. It was all in the past.
Kennedy didn’t want to take any chances so he decided to take his bath. He freshened himself and walked to where he had dropped his phone. He made the sign of the cross on his head and took a deep breath. He opened his messages. Another new text had arrived. He ignored the new text message and went on to open the alert text. He could not believe what he saw. He then opened the new text and saw:
“Good morning. Trust your night has been wonderful. The Baale have credited your account with 50% of the money. He said that is all he can pay. Thank you”
He almost dropped the phone out of shock. Hot tears started flowing out his eyes as he fell on his bed. All he could think of was the soft loan he took from his office which made up 50% of the money. He had planned to repay the loan the following month when he is paid their quarterly bonus.
He was heartbroken. Who would he blame – His father, Pius or himself? Was he going to fulfill his father wish after what has happened? Would he just allow his N1, 000,000 (one million naira) to go like that?
Kennedy got up from his bed and said “I know what to do”. He was a risk taker. He picked up his phone and dialed a number.
“Good morning Chief Williams, It’s me Kennedy.
Watch out for Season 2 this May 2021 of this Real Estate Series.