“Circle!! Kanesh!! Circ! Circ! ”
He opened his eyes to the shouts, he still had 10 minutes till his alarm went off. Why won’t these mates take a day off? He thought to himself. Yet when it was even 4:35 pm when he stepped out of his office they would not even glance at you if you asked where they were going.
He closed his eyes ,trying to drown out all the noise and remind himself that because of his current situation , going to work was essential.
10 minutes had passed in a flash, just as he opened his eyes again, and on cue his phone was blurring. He picked his phone and smiled, on the screen was ‘ Bae’ ( She had insisted he save it like that) , his faithful alarm for the past three years.
” Good morning Nana” he said as romantically as he possibly could. She laughed at his failed attempt and asked for a selfie as proof that he was out of bed.
Some guys would have thought him to be really “yawa” , but he did it lovingly, for today was an important day, they had both worked towards it and she had pushed him, encouraged him and even fought with him to get him here.
He cherished her and he was finally glad that Sunday when she called to find out where he was staying some three years ago.
They had not started out as friends, they’d met at an interschools debate at the Accra International Conference Center, they only casually shook hands because it was mandatory before the competition started.
They were not enemies either but at the time the seniors had schooled them meticulously into believing that since they were rival secondary schools ,friendship of any kind was banned.
They had later met at KNUST, when she showed up in his room with members from the outreach ministry of their church when he had missed student’s mass because he was ill.
For some reason unknown to him, she kept checking on him since and their friendship began.
He was woken from his memories when the mate shouted ” yess back seat! “