Old man John was sitting in his backyard when lil Mike jumped from Ms M’s house. Lil Mike’s eyes were filled with so much up excitement as he ran towards Old John. They exchanged greetings while Mike walked the few yards from the wall to John. Young man took a sit next to the old timer and they just started having chats while they smoked the lovely tea. After a few smokes it came to the old timers attention that he had to go for an errand, it at least seemed that way to Mike, this then led to Mike going to fetch his shoes from the other side of the wall and went to the front where old man John was waiting for him only to be told to fetch a jacket as their mission wasn’t promised to be short. Young man put on his shoes and told the old man to head on out while he fetched the jacket with intent to catch up from his place.
As Mike headed home, Old man John was already going towards the train station as he had told the younger. As he was walking everyone made it a point to either stop home for a brief chat or at least a random greeting. Lil Mike managed to catch up to him while he was chatting with MaNcube, the lady who owned the local tavern. Old John used lil Mike as an excuse to wrap up the conversation and promised to see her later. After the goodbyes the boys were once again all alone. As they were walking old John confirmed with lil Mike that he was turning 18 the next day. While unable to control his emotions the younger only blushes and all the old timer did was mumble ” Gatsheni,” and they went on to enter the ticket shop which confused the younger as though they had never paid for the train before. ” I thought we didn’t pay cause you still the CEO of the train company” old John chuckles as he turned back to wave at the lady who had attended to them, all he tells him is that time would reveal to him what went down on that particular day. This made the younger rather uneasy as they entered the train.
Mike takes the seat he sees vacant but to his surprise old man John told him that It weren’t wise for him to get comfortable where he was. For a moment the young man was confused and as the train was departing old man gestured him to come with and they started heading towards the last trailer and while they were walking there, Mike wouldn’t stop with the questions and when they were finally got to the last trailer the old man turned to Mike and said,” what did I say about patience.” From assessing the old man’s face the younger goes straight to silent mode. The old man follows up with, ” what’s about to happen is going to be new and disorienting but when you feel the earth everything is going to be automatic, I will see you when it’s time for us to reunite.” The younger dying to ask questions, he nods and the old man smiled and hugged him while he assured him he would be fine. Straight after the hugs the old timer blind folded Mike and he performed what appeared to be a spell that brought up a map. Mike was all blind folded uneasy was written on his face asking questions and expressing how all that was going on was scaring him and making him feel some type of way.Old man selected a destination, after he completed the configuration on the keypad next to the door. He opened the trailer door and guided Mike towards the door saying, “remember not to panick son I will be waiting for your grown ass, trust the earth, it will be your best ally.” As the younger was about to ask why they had to go different ways the old geezer pushed the boy into the black hole that appeared on the trailer door. The old geezer had worry if not regret in his face and receiving a call thereafter that he didn’t care to accept, he just went on to climb up the train where he jumped off to a levitating woven basket and flew away into the clouds.
The wind was blowing on the bare red soil the dust made seem misty. A black whole appeared and spat out Mikey. He came to in a fright as though he was having a nightmare, he shouted “Khulu,” while he got the blind fold undone and wiping the dust off his face. The young man is startled as some black holes started to come out of nowhere spitting out other adolescent girls and boys like himself…
Nqostoh has said… TBC
Have heart 💖