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[story] Astray In Love

Episode 7

I was posted back to Abeokuta, Ogun State.

“Your state of origin” Gunner Emmanuel

Whisper’s into my ear, i nodded in positive.

“How could that be” Emmanuel asked me after

we were been dismissed. “I don’t f—–g know”

I replied. “We all know that we are fighting

insecurity in the country, Bornu, Yobe and

Adamawa States are the major states that most

of us were posted to, some of them have

started crying. Moreover, it has never

happened in the history of Nigeria army that a

newly passed out soldier was posted back to

his own state to go and serve there”.

Emmanuel further explained. Me myself wasn’t

happy about it because i thought of the fact

that i will be a little bit close to my hometown

and to where my families resides, i wanted to

serve in the eastern or northern part of the

country where i will have to meet new people,

learn different languages and most of all live an

independent life. “Should i go and complaint so

that it will be amend.” I thought to myself.

While i was thinking about all these things,

something brought Ayomide’s thought to mind.

“This is an opportunity for me, at least i will be

close to her, i will have upper hand to carry out

my mission, I will even be able to visit her in

Sango anytime i feel like” I thought to myself.

It looks as if the thought alone ease my pain, i

smile to myself. “I guess it God’s will” I


We left Kaduna the third day after our passing

out, the journey from Kachia Kaduna State to

Abeokuta Ogun State was stress free as a long

luxurious bus was arranged for only 35 soldiers

going to Abeokuta. I engaged myself with

games and videos on my phone in order to

keep the journey lively. I decided to called

Ayomide and informed her about my posting as

i have called my mum and my twin brother late

that day after our posting has been announced

in order to informed them.

Me: Dialing her Number (Ringing)

Ayomide: Hello

Me: Yeah baby girl

Ayomide: How far

Me: Cool here and u

Ayomide: Fine as well

Me: How are your families

Ayomide: They are all fine and what about


Me: Glory be to God

Ayomide: Where are you, i can hear the sound

of vehicles

Me: Yeah! I just call to inform you that I’m

through with my course and i have been posted

to my unit.

Ayomide: Waoo! That nice, so how was the

course, hope u did not let me down

Me: Laughing! Trust me now

Ayomide: Sure! I trust u. So how did it finish

Me: Glory be to God, Second position!

Ayomide: Waoo! (Shouting) That’s a very good


Me: Thanks dear

Ayomide: Aren’t you going to celebrate that for


Me: Laughing! Sure i will…

Ayomide: How many are you guys

Me: We’re just 130

Ayomide: WTF! Second position in a class of


Me: Yes

Ayomide: Gabriel you really tried ooo

Me: Thanks dear

Ayomide: U welcome! So where are you posted


Me: Guess?

Ayomide: Hmmmmm!

Me: *(Silence)*

Ayomide: Don’t tell me is Maiduguri ooo

Me: No

Ayomide: Northeast!

Me: No

Ayomide: Then where now

Me: Hmmmm! (Smiling)

Ayomide: Talk joor

Me: Abeokuta!

Ayomide: Are u kidding me

Me: Am serious

Ayomide: Really

Me: Yes

Ayomide: Waoo! Thank God for you ooo. Your

parents will be happy

Me: I did not even like it, i wanted to go to


Ayomide: U are not serious, instead of you to

be happy and thank God at the same time, you

are here wishing yourself bad luck

Me: Hmmm! Who knows may be you are even

the one that pray so that they will bring me

close to you

Ayomide: Me! What is my problem with your


Me: Laughing! Don’t worry….

Ayomide: Funny you (In an awkward manner)

Me: Am in the vehicle now, on our way to


Ayomide: Alright wish you a safe journey

Me: Thank you! I will chat you later

Ayomide: No problem! Bye…

Me: Bye…

“Yes! At least i have make a move, she should

know i am up to something” I said to my self

after i hanged up.


Posted by on February 21, 2019.

Categories: /Literature/Stories

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