The babalawo cleared his throat and smiled to himself after hearing all I had to say.
He had recognised my face the moment I stepped in and had listened attentively to the reason why I came.
“You didn’t come again for the DO AS I SAY POWER?” He asked looking at me.
“Baba sorry no vex,” I apologised shaking my head. “Dat aspect of drinking sp€rm no gree me do abeg.”
I didn’t even know when I switched from english to pidgin.
“Big things don’t come easy,” the baba replied grinning. “You say you want spiritual protection from all ogbonge, yama-yama diseases?”
“Yes baba,” I replied nodding my head.
“Ok take this soap,” the baba said handing a package wrapped with palm leaves to me. “Bath with it each time you do that thing with any man and you will be clean again with every dirt and disease washed off.”
“Ah baba thank you,” I greeted showing my gratitude.
“One more thing,” the baba continued. “On no account should any other eye see this soap and for no reason should any other body bath with this soap. If they do, all the diseases that were washed off would return and engulf you.”
I shuddered as I listened to the baba dish out the instructions regarding the soap.
“I’ve heard everything you said and will keep to them,” I replied and dropped some money on the floor. Then I stood up and left.
The first thing I did when I got to my lodge was to hide the soap in a safe hidden place in my wardrobe.
Then I went to the kitchen to prepare what to eat.
I was still in the kitchen when my phone began to ring. I rushed to get the phone and to my utmost dismay, Dennis was the caller. I hissed angrily and went back to the kitchen.
My phone continued to ring but I ignored it.
When I was done cooking, I dished out some in my plate and went to check out the missed calls on my phone.
I had missed 8 calls on my phone.
The first 3 were from Dennis while the last 5 were from senator clifford.
I quickly checked my account balance and discovered that I still had two thousand five hundred naira balance so I dialled senator clifford’s number.
“You weren’t picking my calls?” Senator clifford asked as soon as he picked.
“I went to ease myself sir,” I replied.
“When would you stop addressing me as sir?” He asked.
“I’m sorry,” I apologised.
“Meet me at Gabby hotels this night,” the senator continued. “Hope you’ll be free?”
“Yes I will,” I replied. “I’ll be there.”
“Gabby hotel is 1 kilometre from Leo hotel so its not too difficult to locate.”
“Ok sir I will be there.”
“There you go again,” he commented and dropped the call.
That night, me and senator clifford had fun long into the night and in the middle of the night, I informed him that my birthday was few days away.
“How do you plan to celebrate it?” Senator clifford asked cuddling my nude body.
“In a big way with friends,” I replied stroking his d!ck.
“Alright no problem,” he said smiling.
The next morning, senator clifford wrote my cheque and saw me off to my highlander jeep.
“Take care my darling,” he said as I opened the door to the jeep and entered.
“Thank u my love,” I replied and drove off.
I got to my lodge and immediately rushed into the bathroom to bath with baba’s soap. I needed to see how effective the soap was and I had no time to waste…
I felt something run through me like an electric shock the moment the soap touched my body and I stood still for some time to comprehend what was happening.
A strong vibrating sensation had run through me the moment I sprinkled water on the soap and I couldn’t explain why.
Or was that how it cleansed me of diseases? I couldn’t tell.
I took everything slow – the bathing I mean – from head to toe, making sure I washed off all the dirt on my body.
I started from my neck, down to my b—m, stomach and down-down to my punani area.
I rubbed that area slowly and steadily, savouring all the tingling sensation it gave me.
Then I went further down and scrubbed my legs, then came up once more to scrub my back and buttock before my face followed.
When I was done, I splashed water all over my body except my head because of my hair and tactically poured water on my face too.
Then I climbed down and dried my body with my towel.
I re-wrapped the soap with the palm leaves and went to keep it in the hidden corner of my wardrobe.
I had barely sat on my bed to rub cream on my body when my phone began to ring.
“Tunununu tunununu tunununu tun” the phone rang.
I glanced at the caller and it was senator clifford.
“Name anything you wish for your birthday and I will grant it for you,” he said jolting me with his offer. My eyes widened and I wondered whether it was the baba’s soap at work.
I had lots of needs in my mind and I didn’t know which to talk about. The senator waited patiently for my answer.
“I wish to go shopping in Dubai,” I said rolling my eyes.
“Wow is that all?” He asked making me feel like I could ask for more.
“Yes that is all for now,” I replied controlling my gluttony.
“Alright dear consider it done,” he replied and hung up.
I couldn’t believe what I just heard.
That senator clifford had agreed to take me to Dubai for shopping on my birthday sounded too good to be true.
But then I had to wait and see.
True to his words, senator clifford processed my travelling documents gradually with his influence as a senator and within one week on the night of my birthday, I found myself sitting on an airplane for the first time in my life, on my way to Dubai, for a memorable shopping spree, free of charge…
Our plane landed in Dubai at exactly 11am Dubai time…
To be honest, my eyes saw wonders.
I didn’t tell my mum that I was travelling neither did I tell Dennis, my estranged boyfriend.
‘Runs’ is one very risky but rewarding business.
I didn’t tell my mum because I knew she would ask too many questions and possibly discourage me from travelling.
What else would have taken me to Dubai if not runs?
I felt so happy and successful.
I had become an international lady and I felt it was worth celebrating.
I was now several steps ahead of my peers in the business as I now had an international passport and could travel in and out of the country as at when necessary.
Senator Clifford was indeed God-sent and I felt honoured to have him in my life. I’ve never asked him about his family or wife. Those information weren’t any of my business. All that mattered to me was to satisfy him and receive my pay.
We spent one week in Dubai and came back to Nigeria thereafter.
My pu$$¥ saw hell through out our stay as senator Clifford enjoyed himself anyhow and anywhere he wanted.
I didn’t travel with baba’s soap because of the fear that senator Clifford could find it and bring untold consequences on myself. The baba had warned me seriously and I wasn’t ready to take any risk.
Senator Clifford and I went shopping severally and visited many places of interest. I bought clothes, handbags, shoes, under wears, make up and numerous clothing accessories. I also bought provisions and some foreign delicacies.
The trip was very fascinating and I felt like never coming back again but I had to come back for the sake of my family and academics.
Our flight landed on a Sunday evening and senator Clifford’s driver dropped me off at my lodge and zoomed off.
I had lots of goodies to offload to my room and senator Clifford’s driver had waited patiently till I was done.
My room was dusty and I had lots of cleaning to do.
When I was done, I went and took my bath with the baba’s soap.
It was when I came out and senator Clifford started calling me again that I knew that there was a link between baba’s soap and senator Clifford’s recent calls.
I picked the call to hear what he wanted to say and yet again he asked me to make another wish and he would grant it for me.
Baba’s soap had not only the property of washing off diseases but also of holding men spell bound and driving them to do whatever I wanted.
Senator Clifford had fallen into my trap and I was going to use it to my advantage, no doubt…
“I need a very well furnished duplex of my own,” I replied straight away.
“A well furnished duplex?” He asked probably to be sure he heard me right.
“Yes a well furnished duplex,” I repeated.
“Alright consider it done,” senator Clifford replied and dropped the call.
I felt so good and elated.
I was already ranking as the biggest girl in Filbom lodge – for that was the name of our lodge – and had so many girls flocking round me for assistance.
The guys living in our lodge felt too intimidated to talk to me as they felt I was far above their class and would have no respect for them. I respected their assumptions and kept my distance to avoid insult.
Even if I wasn’t going to live in the duplex, I could rent it out and have it serve as another source of income for me.
It had been long I saw my family and I felt the need to go home and see them. I also wanted to use the opportunity to show them my jeep and prove to them – my mum in particular – that I was doing fine.
I hadn’t received any call from any hotel or client since I came back from Dubai except from senator Clifford.
I got up from my bed and went to my wardrobe to dress up. My clothes were all rumbled sake for the one I ironed the night before. I quickly wore it, put on some make up and left.
I didn’t plan to spend the night at home so I had to leave early enough so that I could get back on time.
I got home around 5 o’clock in the evening.
My mum’s face turned into a frown the moment she saw me climb down from my jeep.
“Wonders shall never end o!” She exclaimed.
“Mummy how?” I asked staring at her with surprise.
“Wonders shall never end!” She repeated.
“Oh! the jeep? I bought it few days ago. Come and take a look,” I persuaded.
My mum reluctantly came over and peeped at the interior of the vehicle.
“Wonders shall never end!” She exclaimed again.
“Thought I told you about my new job?” I asked staring surprisingly at her. “I told you that I now work and go to school.”
“Please what type of work is that?” My mum asked.
“Company work and they pay well,” I replied.
My mum kept mute staring continuously at me and the car.
“Mummy I bought this for you,” I said bringing out a parcel from the back seat and handing it to her.
“What is inside?”
“Open it first nah.”
“I’m not interested in your gift!” My mum said dropping the gift on the floor and shrugged her shoulders. “You’ve finally succeeded in joining prostitution abi?”
“How can you say such thing?” I countered feigning annoyance. “I work with a top perfume company and they pay me well.”
“How can a student be working with a top company and be paid well to buy a jeep? You don’t even know how to lie.” My mum pointed out.
“It was God’s favour,” I continued. “You know that our family is always favoured.”
The argument continued as we went into the house. My siblings were all in school and my mum was left with the house-help which she had brought to work and keep her company.
I spent approximately one hour at home before I started coming back to my lodge.
I had driven for about thirty five minutes on the express way when I noticed that a particular 504 car was trailing my jeep.
I slowed down, they slowed down. I increased speed, they increased speed.
Without thinking twice, I pressed on the gas pedal and it answered without hesitation.
The 504 followed suit in hot pursuit.
The occupants of the car were young men about six in number.
It was a race of life and death as those guys were determined to overtake and probably block me.
But then my driving lessons weren’t in vain and my darling jeep was still in good shape.
The chase continued.
There weren’t too many cars on the road so the few I saw, I overtook them instantly and sped on.
The 504 did the same and followed in hot pursuit.
All of a sudden, my jeep started losing speed and the 504 caught up with me and attempted to overtake me.
I pressed harder on my gas pedal, no show.
I swerved to the left then to the right to block them as they attempted to overtake me.
At last, I sighted a police station in front and quickly drove in as the 504 Peugeot sped on without stopping as they knew the implication of attempting to snatch my car inside a police station…
“I was being pursued by armed robbers,” I narrated to the middle-aged policeman who came to question me for driving into the premises in the manner I did.
“Armed robbers?” He echoed. “Where?”
“They sped off as soon as I entered this place. They’ve been following me from far off,” I explained.
“Hmm ok no wahala,” the policeman replied. “But u go roger us something nah for saving u.”
The way he said “roger us something” sounded like there were hundreds of them but in essence it was only him standing before me.
I opened my handbag and brought out N500 note and handed to him.
“Ah madam thank u,” he greeted. “Na God go bless u walahi. Nagode madam thank u.”
I waved at him, whined my glass, engaged my gear in reverse, drove back a bit, selected gear one and zoomed off without looking back.
I got to my lodge around 9pm in the evening and beeped my horn and our security man opened the gate for me.
The security man was employed few days after that incident that occurred the night I celebrated my new jeep.
I had just switched off my ignition when a call from Gaby hotel came into my phone that a client needed my company for the night and was willing to pay upto 500k depending on how well I satisfied him.
The amount 500k hit the sensitive part of my auditory cortex and I didn’t know when I switched on my ignition to the immense surprise of the security man.
“Please I forgot something,” I said motioning to him to open the gate for me. He obeyed and I drove off to meet up with the business. I couldn’t imagine myself going into my room to sleep while cool 500k passed me by.
I got to Gaby hotel around 9.45pm and introduced myself to the receptionist.
It was the first time I was doing business with the hotel so I didn’t emphasise my “pay before service” policy. I just gave them the benefit of the doubt cos the hotel looked rich and well managed.
“Room 245,” the receptionist informed pointing down the hallway. “The room at the extreme by your right.”
I thanked him and followed the direction he was pointing. I heard muffled voices of couples having s€x in their rooms as I made my way to room 245.
“Mm…ouh.. Oouuuss…the juice is coming out!” I heard a masculine voice moan as I searched on.
I soon got to room 245 and tapped on the door.
To my surprise, a feminine voice responded and asked me to come in.
I had never had a female client since I ventured into this business and that night seemed it was going to be my first time.
I swung the door open and went in.
Truly, my client was a well groomed middle-aged woman. She wasn’t fat but nonetheless had enough flesh in the right places and looked more like a married woman than a single lady.
My first thought when I saw her was that she had probably invited me to carry out some of her dirty jobs for her like set somebody up or help her get something from an enemy via seduction.
Not until she asked me to pull off my clothes and come and give it to her like no other lady had ever done before.
I wasn’t experienced in l€sbian s€x and had never come across my mind that I would one day come across a female l€sbian client.
I stood transfixed to the spot I was standing unsure of what to do.
“Don’t tell me you came here to mope at me?” She snapped becoming irritated.
“Sorry ma,” I apologised and instantly took off my clothes.
“Help me and remove mine,” she instructed turning her back.
I unzipped her blouse and skirt which revealed robust and well fed b00bs and bumbum. Her b00bs were full far from the sagged b00bs I had expected to see.
Her bumbum was very fleshy and soft to touch.
I set to work as soon as her clothes were off, working my way from one n!ppl€ to the other as my free hand explored her hairy pu$$¥ region.
I needed my full payment so there wasn’t any time for dulling.
Inexperience wasn’t going to be an excuse to loose 500k and if I didn’t know what to do, I did what I knew.
“Suck me,” she instructed pointing at her pu$$¥ area. I hesitated for a while but caught myself superbly.
“Lie down and spread your legs,” I commanded for the first time that night to gain some control before she started seeing me like a slave with no opinion.
She lay down and spread her legs as I instructed.
She had a very fat pu$$¥ much fatter than mine with hairs all over. I couldn’t tell the last time a shaving stick came across that area but that wasn’t any of my business. My concern was to do my job and earn my money.
Without wasting time I plunged my tongue into the bushy orifice and lapped on and on like a thirsty dog.
“Umph,” the woman moaned holding on to my shoulders. I s—-d her for twenty minutes and there-about before we switched position and assumed the pu$$¥ to pu$$¥ position in a scissors style.
Our pu$$ies rubbed against each other and gave her immense pleasure which I couldn’t explain. We rubbed on like that for forty-five minutes and there-about before she was eventually gripped by her o—-m and lay off exhausted on the bed.
The next morning I had my cheque of five hundred thousand naira duly signed and waiting for me for a job well done…
I got to my hostel that morning and as usual ran into the bathroom to bath with baba’s soap.
It was the first time I was having l€sbian s€x in my entire life and unlike straight s€x where the man did the bulk of the work, in l€sbian s€x, the runs girl did the greater part of the work.
I didn’t know if baba’s soap included l€sbian s€x in its offer of protection and I wanted to check it out.
The morning sun shone brilliantly as I came back that morning but I still felt cold probably from anxiety.
I finished bathing and came out feeling cool and refreshed. Then my phone started ringing.
I looked at the caller and it was my last client – the female l€sbian client I slept with the night before. My heart fluttered and skipped a beat and two.
I had exchanged numbers with the woman before I left but I hadn’t expected her call so soon or did she just want to know whether I reached safely?
I pressed the answer button of my phone and brought the receiver to my ear.
“Hello,” I answered.
“Hello is that Rosy on the line?” She asked.
“Yes its me Rosy.” I replied.
“Before I say Jack Robinson, bring back that five hundred thousand naira I gave you immediately,” she thundered.
“I don’t understand ma,” I replied hesitantly.
“What didn’t you understand?” She barked. “I said you should bring back that five hundred thousand naira I gave you,” she repeated.
“Unto which levels?” I asked laying aside the gentle part of me and bringing out the runz girl part. “Ur brain dey touch? How u go pay me money finish begin ask me make I bring am back? U dey crase?”
“Na me u dey raise voice for?” The woman asked sending my heart fluttering anew. “Na me u wan use juju manipulate abi? You use juju block my eye sotey I carry 500k giv u abi? Oya watch and see. Na me and you for this city.”
I quickly dropped the call and shivered with fear. I couldn’t understand what I had gotten myself into and I wondered whether baba’s soap had any connection with what just happened.
I stood still shivering like a dry harmattan leaf. I didn’t know what the woman was capable of and there was no way I could predict her next move.
But wait first – I told myself – why am I even afraid of this woman? No be the same woman wey she be I be? Abi she wan use intimidation corner me one side?
I sighed and went over to my cupboard to rub cream.
I brought out my left palm in the characteristic manner and with my right hand squeezed the cream container.
To my surprise, clotted blood puffed out of the container and unto my palm.
“Jesus!” I screamed dropping the container and jumping to my feet. I flapped my left hand and spluttered the blood all over the floor of my room.
The container fell to the floor and broke which was quite unusual. It was made of plastic and the height from which it fell wasn’t sufficient to cause breakage.
All the cream inside turned to blood and spluttered all over the floor.
“Jesus!” I screamed once again. It had been long I called on the name of Jesus for anything. This particular scream of mine was involuntarily.
Then I heard a woman’s voice laughing at me.
With trembling hands, I opened the lock on my door and ran as fast as I could to my neighbour’s room.
I had never visited this neighbour of mine since I packed into filbom lodge until that night.
Innocently, the girl opened the door for me and I brushed past her and ran inside.
The girl was shocked.
I had ran into her room naked and I didn’t know.
The towel I had round myself had fallen off that moment I jumped from the bed.
The girl quickly locked her door thinking that I was been pursued by robbers.
“Ghost! Ghost!! Ghost!!!” I screamed pointing at her door.
“Ghost?” She asked me in bewilderment.
“Yes ghost, ghost, ghost oooo,” I replied still pointing.
“Where?” The girl asked obviously getting scared.
“My room, my room,” I replied shivering.
“How come?” The girl asked wondering whether I was okay or not.
“My dear I don’t know o,” I replied. “My enemies are at work o.”
“Wait let me get u my wrapper,” she said moving towards her wardrobe.
It was when she said that that I looked at myself and saw that i was naked.
I silently thanked God that it was a female’s room that I ran into. How would I have explained myself to a male?
I passed that night in my neighbour’s room having concluded in my mind that I would see baba first thing tomorrow morning.
The girl in whose room I slept observed my condition and didn’t ask further questions.
I guess she understood that I was better left alone…
To be continued…