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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Episode 5 | All that glitters( Episodic Story)


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Episode 5
°°The big show°°
+(backstage of the s--d hall)+
“Tobi tighten the chords on your bass”
Tobi nodded and picked up his instrument
“Mike make sure you re check your strings,, I don’t want any slacking”
“Yes boss”
Mike answered him
“Johnny! Johnny! Get over here ”
John left the mirror where he was busy styling his hair and ran to where Dre was
Dre put an arm over the kid and said
“Go to the technician and tell him that I need those lights on *cymbal style*”
“Repeat after me **cymbal style**”
“Cymbal style”
John repeated
“Good now go”
As john left Dre attended to his hairstylist who was already feeling fed up cuz the guy won’t stay one place
Dre was like this each time they had a show,,always raking orders and making sure everything was in place before tje time is up,,
Someone opened the door and walked mike stopped working on his bass and looked up
His face lit up when he saw sonia smiling and waving at them
“Soso!!!,,”
He screamed out
Tobi and Dre’s attention were moved to that direction they both smiled and beckoned her to come in
“Hey guys! I brought you some snacks”
“Mmm” ,,t0bi said as he gently took away the nylon of snacks from her hand and tiptoed to a corner…of course MIKE ran after him
“Hey you punks better leave some for john o”
Dre called after them,, he turned and Faced her
…only sonia could come to the backstage without troubles the bouncers at the door wouldn’t just let anyone enter like that
“As if you knew I was feeling snackish”
Dre said
Sonia smiled and replied him
“Hm I guessed since its a big show tonight you guys would need some warm up”
Dre also smiled
He playfully pinched her cheeks
“Always thinking of our welfare eh”
“You should be our manager ,,,infact frm tomorrow I’m gonna sack mr yaro and put you in charge of us I dnt even know what that guy is doin”
Sonia widened her eyes
“No No pls Dre don’t do that ”
It was better to stop Dre when he. Is all excitedly talking like that
He cou Ld really do somethin as Rash as this
“Are you sure ,,,cuz I could really…”
“No Dre pls ..No need for that.. I’m ok in the sidelines”
She smiled again
Dre sighed
You could tell he’s been aimin to do somethin rash for a while
By this time sonia was lookin left to right
And all over the room
Dre noticed her and asked
“Are you looking for something”
She stiffened
“Uuh”..”No I was just uhm”,
“Just I havnt noticed Muna since I came”
Dre grimaced
“Oh mr Grumpy is over there”
Dre pointed to a dark corner of the room
Where Muna was sitting on a couch
With his arms folded,,earpiece on and eyes closed shut
By this time john retuned to the room
Dre looked up and saw him
“Soni I need to take care of somethin I’ll be back ”
“Okay” she replied
As Dre left she turned and stared at Muna
**why is he sitting in the dark**
She wondered to herself
She thought for a while
then she went to him
“Hello Muna”
Muna opened his eyes and looked up at the figure in front him
“Oh hi ”
He looked around first
“did you just get here”
He asked her
“Yeah a while ago” she replied
Muna nodded
“Hmn ok ” he said as he put back his earpiece and continued what he was doing
“I um ,,I got something for you”
She told him as she pulled out a wrapped package and handed it to him
Muna didn’t even look up
He pointed towards the table by the chair
Meaning she should drop it there
She slowly went to the table and dropped it
She still stood in front him
Muna looked up and gazed at her
“Anything else” he quizzed
“Well I,,I wanted to tell you something”
He was mused
He stood up
“Ok ,,let’s hear it”
He glanced at his wristwatch
as she opened her mouth to speak
The technician peered his head thru the
Door and said
“Cleansweep you guys are on in five minutes”
Ruffling noises as Dre and the guys pickedup their stuffs and headed to the
Stage
“I’m bouncin in first ”
Tobi yelled
“No me first”
MIKE countered
As they both struggled to pass through the door at the same time
John sighed and used hi Sed his feet push the both of them out
“Good work boy” Dr
Sed his feet push the both of them out
“Good work boy” Dre commended him
As they went out
“Muna come on we’re on”
He told Muna
“Ok I’ll be there in a sec” Muna replied
He then turned and faced sonia
“Yea so what was that”
Sonia revved
“Huh”?
He asked again
“What was the stuff you wanted to say”
She started
“Oh uhm I wanted to …”
As she opened her mouth to speak
Once again the technician peered in
“Mr Muna,,,Audio live in 30 seconds”
He impatiently told him while tapping his wrist watch
“Ok ,sorry I’ll be there shortly”
He replied him
“Sonia we’ll talk later ”
He told her as he went off to join the other guyz
She mumbled an “ok” as he left
Then she breathed deeply and slumped her shoulders
She seemed dissapointed

….
At the stage ,,,the curtains were still closed as Muna joined the guyz on stage they were all dressed in their signature
Black and red attire
John had a bandana tied over his head
MIKE and tobi wore body fitting T shirts and stringed jeans with a lot of black and red decorations
Muna had a red jacket over his black singlet,,he had gelled his curly hair straight
Dre wore a red innershirt with an overflowing black coat,,he took off the rubber band from his long dreadlocks and allowed it scatter all over his face
All the guyz came closer and formed a circle
They stretched their hands to the middle
Dre started”okay guys let’s make some magic happen tonight”
Then he shouted
“For the TEAM!!”
The guys replied
“For the TEAM!!!!!”
Then he said
“All that glitters!!”
They answered
“For all that glitters”
…RAAAAAH!!!!
They all shouted and broke off as the curtains opened
Exposing them to the audience
.the entire hall was filled to the brim
The screams from the crowd made it seem like the entire city was present
“Mehhn”
Was all tobi could say
This was quite something
Without wasting much time john started on the beat
Dre looked at Muna and he nodded
And strummed his guitar
Dre the lead singer grabbed the mic and sta Rted off the chorus
The screams increased as Dre started singing
it was their favourite song ••nothing more••
(Dre)
//so this is it!//
//I finally grab the string//
//this is the peak//
//of our final destiny//
||pause||
(Then in a slow manner)
//the rythm of life //
(MIKE and Muna with a back up chorus)
//yeah…rythm of liiife//
(Dre)
//the peak of our lives//
(MIKE and Muna)
//yeah ,,,peak of our liiives//
(Dre)
//its nothing more //
(MIKE and Muna)
//no No ,,,nothin moore//
(Dre)
//I said its nothing more//
(MIKE and Muna)
//Noo Noooo,,,nothin mooore//
••then next instrumentals only••
Before tobi grabs a mic and delivers his rap verse
°° Etcetera etcetera°°
..
….
The door opened and Muna stepped into
His house
There was light this time
He was hanging his guitar bag over his
Shoulder
And it was aching him
He carried it like this all the way home
He took it off and dropped it by his Bed
As he sat down he noticed something pricked him
He stood up and touched his back pockets
It was that package sonia had given him
He hadn’t even checked it yet
**well I’ll open it later**
He thought to himself as he shoved it into a cupboard
He moved towards the bed and dumped his heavy body flat on it
And then breathed in deeply
His mind wandered over the events of the night
**The show was a complete success **
He thought to himself
**we were drowning in compliments**
**he is a wacko but honestly Dre is a real microphone magician**
He smiled as he thought about the way the crowd were screaming Dre’s name repeatedly
Then another thought entered his head
**what was she trying to say at that time by the way**
He wondered
Then shrugged
**who knows ,,we’ll find out later**
…his eyelids felt heavy
He closed his eyes and drifted off to sleep


••Monday morning••
Tobi and Dre were approaching the school gate
They were both in a chatty mood
Dre in his usual cheerful voice was
Recounting all that happened last night
“It was like we were in cloud nine”
He blurted out
“I’m tellin you Man,,,there is No greater paradise than preaching to the audience in that soulful manner”
Dre was using his hands to demonstrate a rockstar on stage
!”true words Dre,,,it was like dynamite”
Tobi agreed with him
“Hey did you guys see the way those girls were screaming our name”
John asked
“Come to think of it there were more girls there than in school sef”
Tobi recalled and frowned his face
He faced Dre and said
“If you had just allowed us to mingle with the crowd some more I would have seen a few willing babes to take home and have my own personal celebration”
He increased his frown
Dre just smiled and told: him
“Relax Man..its all part of publicity stuffs,,,its better we get scarce immediately after a show to maintain an impression”
Although tobi wasn’t still happy he just shrugged
And they continued into the school compound
As they were reaching the assembly hall they could see some students standing outside some goin in but some were reluctant
“Hey let’s hurry up MIKE and Muna are surely waiting for us inside”
Dre told them
“Also we need to….”
He stopped short when he noticed the teacher incharge of inspecting the students entering the assembly hall
“Shiit”
He yelped out
Tobi and john looked at the direction of his shock
Mr samson was busy seperating some students from the ones he allowed in
The ones outside were told to kneel down at a corner
“No tie abi,,,kneel down there”
He said to one student
“You come here , so this is how to tuck in abi”
As he continued he looked up and noticed the cleansweepers approaching
He flashed his evil smile and brought out his notepad ready to write down some points
Dre grabbed tobi and john
“Look look look here you guys No fooling around,,,adjust yourselfs before we get there”
Tobi folded down john’s collar ,,and john helped him tuck in better
As Dre was adjusting his tie
“Hey hey john gimme a rubber band quick ”
John gave him a rubberband which Dre used to bundle his dreadlocks neatly
He was already closed to mr sam before tobi yelped at him
“Dre your trousers!!”
Dre looked and saw that he forgot to pull up his sagged trousers
“Oh thanx”
He turned to the guys and whispered to them
“Remember, ,,cleansweep maneuver”
Tobi and john nodded understanding fully what he meant
As they reached mr sam
“Now let’s see how many points you punks have for me this fresh morning…”
Without waiting for him to finish
They started shouting hails and praises at mr sam
(All together)
“Morning sir,,,!!,,,Allegiance boss”
(Dre)
“Raaah!”
(All together)
“At your service boss,,!!aaah,!!,,,respect to the baba!!”
“Aaah,, gbosa ,,gbosa!!!”
“Yeeeeba !!anyother samson is a counterfeit!!!”
“Yeeepa raaaaaah!!!”
They kept yelling and yelling till they
Fused their way into the hall
Mr sam was speechless
“These ,,these little pu…”
He stammered
“I couldn’t even,,,I mean th,,they just…”
He was so flabbergasted he couldn’t even spell out his words
What next?

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