THE LAST FRESHER EPISODE 3

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SCENE11

(Day. Exterior to Interior. Mrs Twale Anoms is seen walking into her compound premises, face swollen, eyes as well. When she gets to the door of her house, she knocks. Tj runs to the door to open).

 

TOJU

welcome mum. You are crying again. What happened ?

 

Mrs TWALE ANOMS

( use her cloth to wipe her face) Human beings are worse than chameleon. Can you believe that your fathers boss as good as he seems , made me sign the entitlement form and denied me the benefits.

 

TOJU

(surprised) you don’t mean it, mum.

 

Mrs TWALE ANOMS

I was surprised myself. According to him, the car that was damaged in the accident was beyond repair so the company used your dads entitlement to buy a new one.

 

TOJU

but dad told us  the company insures their cars and life of their drivers.

 

Mrs TWALE ANOMS

Same thing I said only to get an indirect order to leave his office and never return. (Drop tears) How am I going to see  you through school ? The entitlement was all we had. (Starts crying).

 

TOJU

(use her cloth to wipe her tears) Its okay mum. Everything will be alright someday. If I don’t get higher education now. I will get it someday when am able to afford it. I need you to be strong for me. You are all I have now. (As Toju  continues to console his mum, light fades).

 

SCENE 12

(Toju, Mudi, Emico, Greg, Kevwe, Tare, Jeff, and Iyke, are seen at  their church hall where they rehearse, trying to  put some steps together for their next presentation. Toju on the lead tries to fight focus, the more he fight the more he miss step. Mudi and the rest of the crew advice he takes a rest. Mudi continue the rehearsal as the lead. Some minutes later, they pause for a break and join Toju).

 

MUDI

(sits close to Toju) I know you miss your dad , but guy, life has to go on. Your dad would want you to be strong for your mum now.

 

GREG

yes Tj. You need to be strong for your mum and us. Life sometimes throws us knockout  punches, our ability to bounce back and fight is what makes us better humans.

 

EMICO

Tj, look deep inside you and hear your dad telling you, you need to move on. Being strong for your mum and the family is the best you can give now.

 

TOJU

(relieved a little) Thank you brothers. I will do my best. (Shakes and hug them all).

 

MUDI

That’s more like the TJ I know. Rehearsal is done for today. See you same time tomorrow. (Goes to get his rehearsal bag. Others too. They all discuss as they leave the hall. Scene fades).

 

SCENE 13

(Day. SOME DAYS LATER. The Anoms residence. Interior. Mrs Anoms is seen in the kitchen preparing breakfast. Toju doing his morning chores. Mudi comes in)

 

TOJU

Mudi you are set to leave for the JAMB examination.

 

MUDI

yeah bro. Fully set as you can see. Came for your goodluck wish.

 

TOJU

(shakes and hug Mudi their crew way) Goodluck Mudi. Go kill the JAMB exam. And (pause for a while) Giraffe if you find any question difficult.

 

MUDI

(laugh) Sure thing. The exam wouldn’t be thesame without you. But its all good. The gist when I return. Catch you. ( Leaves for the door).

 

TOJU

Goodluck. (Pause to watch Mudi as he leaves. Puts the broom down and sit to think. As he thinks, his mum walks to him to console him).

 

MRS TWALE ANOMS

Toju. I know how it feels. But its okay. (Tears drop from her eyes) one-day, God will deliver us from this. I know it.

 

TOJU

(turns to his mother and rest his head on her shoulder. Scene fades).

 

SCENE 14

(Day. Interior. Church hall rehearsal ground. Toju, Emico, and Jeff, are seen rehearsing some dance steps with, Toju leading. After a while, Mudi rushes  in rejoicing holding a paper. Rehearsal stops ).

 

MUDI

I made it guys. I made it. 260 (rushes to raise TJ up and hand the paper to the others).

 

EMICO

Congratulations Mudi. (Shakes and hug him. Jeff does same and hand the paper back to him)

 

TOJU

Am happy for you all. Iyke, Tare, Greg, and Kevwe called earlier that they made it as well.

 

JEFF

we must celebrate this one oh. Where we go do the party na ?

 

MUDI

young mama bar na. Pepper soup and palmwine.

 

TOJU

You too like enjoyment. Na your pocket cha.

 

MUDI

Greg, Kevwe, Iyke, and Tare go support. Una go join self oh.

 

EMICO

Who get load nahim dey carry am na (laugh).

 

MUDI

Na the crew load oh. We all go carry am.( All laugh. Scene fades as they laugh).

 

SCENE 15

(Day. The Anoms compound. Exterior.  Mudi is set to leave for Niger Delta University. He is seen holding a travelling box, a school bag hangs  on his back. Helping him with another bag is Toju who stand beside him as his mum address him)

 

MRS AKPOBOME

Mudi my son. remember what I told you.  You are the only one to take care of you over there in school. So whatever you do, remember where you are coming from and your purpose of going there.

 

MUDI

I will mum.

 

MRS TWALE ANOMS

Mudi your mother has said it all. Be the good guy we know you as, and stay away from bad company. You will know them by their works. Make us proud.

 

MUDI

Thank you ma.

 

MRS AKABA

(stretch an envelope to Mudi) Add this to what you already have.

 

MUDI

(collect the envelope) Thank you ma. ( Put the envelope in his pocket, pick up his travelling bag and wave them all goodbye as he leave with TJ. Scene cut).

 

SCENE 15

(Day. The Anoms residence. Tj is seen sitting alone in the house moody and lost in thought. Mrs Twale Anoms comes in to interrupt him)

 

MRS TWALE ANOMS

Tj

 

TOJU

(come off his thought in shock) mum.

 

MRS TWALE ANOMS

your time will come. I want you to believe and know all hope is not lost. You used to tell me yourself and made me believe. Its your turn to start believing. ( Goes to Tj and pat him to be strong. Scene fades) .

 

SCENE 16

(Night. Interior. Mrs Anoms residence. Tj is seen watching television. With him his mum. They heard a knock on the door. Tj runs to the door to see who it is)

 

TJ

(surprised) Good evening sir.

 

REV OKOLIE

Good evening Toju.

 

MRS TWALE ANOMS

(gets up from her seat to greet Rev Okolie) Welcome sir.

 

REV OKOLIE

Thank you mrs Anoms. Sorry to visit without informing you.

 

MRS TWALE ANOMS

You don’t need a notice to visit, sir. This is your family.

 

REV OKOLIE

(SMILES) I have a good news I can’t wait to break to the family. (Hands a big size  envelope he is holding to mrs Anoms) Here. open it.

TO BE CONTINUED

 

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