All of a sudden she held my hand and demanded that I pay before trying it. I had a lot of money on me that day so I gave her 200 cedis without stressing myself about the actual price of what I was taking in. I had never tried Cocaine before but per the videos or movies I’ve been watching, I knew it would make me ‘high’. Since that was my mission, I was ready to spend anything and take in anything just to ensure I am high enough. Taking the small metallic straw she used, I sniffed in a little through both nostrils but I felt nothing. I sneezed a couple of times and I became alarmed. I still wasn’t feeling a thing so I decided to taste a little of the substance. To my dismay, it tasted perfectly like chalk. When I realized the extent of my foolishness, I looked up hoping to see the girl but she was no where to be found. Even though it was unfortunate, I couldn’t stop teasing myself. I knew how people would ridicule me if I came out with it so I kept mute and laughed over it. I took some drinks which I only paid for after I was convinced it wasn’t just water and a color solution, “Once beaten, twice shy”.
I got really intoxicated but somehow, I found my way to the guesthouse I had booked. I had help but I didn’t recognize anyone. I just knew I was being helped by strangers. “Please you booked for one in a room…. You…” The receptionist said but before she could continue, the person holding my hand to stand properly replied in a very harsh tone. “W)agimmie? Are you blind? Can’t you see how helpless the person is? Are you planning to have a dead person on your hand? What a stupid question to ask when you can obviously see I am trying to help this young man? You can do your work but if you won’t add a little compassion, then you are no better than a computer…” She continued but these were the words that I remembered vividly after that night. I was touched, I couldn’t say a word. I was just standing there like a dead person. After a little more lashes she gave her the keys and I was guided to my room still unaware of who was helping.
“Who are you and what are you doing here?” I asked the young beautiful girl who was sleeping by me. My head was aching and I had not fully awoken so I couldn’t really tell who it was. I held my forehead and as if she was expecting it, she gave me a cup of water with a painkiller. “You were extremely drunk yesterday, get some rest and don’t stress yourself…” She said as she walked away. She was half naked and I was totally naked. I couldn’t tell what transpired between us but I was rather keen on knowing who she was. So I put on a boxer, went to the washroom to have my face washed. As I stood there looking at her, my memory started coming to me. She looked very familiar so I asked, “Do I know you from somewhere?” “Maybe, maybe not… I’ve been to a lot of places. So I can’t really tell…” She said as she was trying hard to avoid direct contact with me. I realized her attitude was questionable so I took a walk down memory lane. I didn’t walk far before I remembered her. She was the same girl who scammed me. “Oh yh… You gave me a powdered chalk as cocaine right? It’s surprising how a beautiful girl like you could be a scam… Anyways what are you doing here!” I was becoming furious. “I saved you from yourself. You should be thanking me, not accusing me. That’s your money, not a penny was touched…” She handed the money to me. It was the same notes I gave her. Her gesture got me curious. “Who the hell is this girl?” I asked myself…. (Story Continues)