Bami gave Nifemi the permission to go to Olumide’s house especially because of the food his mother was preparing. Neither she nor bami could cook well, so she was delighted. However, when Olumide’s mother asked her if she wanted to eat, she said no until she was persuaded so as to not seem as if she wanted it.
Nifemi ran as fast as she could, almost stumbling on the way. Her little nine-year-old body struggling to keep up with her excitement. Every Friday she went to the market side to watch cars entering and leaving the village, as people travel more during the weekend so she specifically chose Friday so she could see enough to last her for the week. So every Friday after leaving the community school she attended, she ran to the market side to watch cars because the car park was too far and bami wouldn’t allow her to go that far. She always made sure she got home before her father. That was the agreement they made.