The sprawling house adjacent to Mama Saviour’s shop had three latest SUVs, five salon cars, four separate satellite dishes, a roof covered with solar panels and a lot of lovely flowers around the premises.
The owner of the house, a man in his forties, kept really odd hours; he was mostly seen driving out of his house about the time Mama Saviour was closing her shop at eleven pm or twelve midnight. He appeared not to have any servants as nobody ever came out to buy anything; even the security man lived at the house and was only seen when he was opening the gate for his master and his friends who didn’t visit often.
Alex was only concerned with these details because he had reached a point in his delivery business where he consciously sort for customers. After using a hundred and fifty thousand for school fees, faculty and departmental dues, a thirty percent contribution to Isaac’s rent, a development that pleasantly shocked Isaac, Alex knew he had to start making money to replace the one used.
As opposed to just making money for daily survival, he needed new customers who’ll pay heavily for their errands; payments that he could survive with while putting some aside.
And a customer, who lived in such a resplendent house and was as busy as the owner of the big house, was the ideal picture of people in his target market.
A cardboard pasted on the iron door of the shop announced his business name – Delivery Guy. Below that, he listed the kinds of delivery he did which basically entailed shopping for people, like he did for Mama Saviour; delivering orders – that hadn’t begun yet and laundry delivery, which was sparse because people didn’t really know of his business and those that knew didn’t trust him.
A similar cardboard notice graced Isaac’s laundry shop and a couple of other shops who had agreed as opposed to the others who had out rightly and rudely rejected the idea.
Customers were sceptical; they’d never heard of such a service in their neck of town and so they assumed it was a scam. Some went to the extent of warning Mama Saviour about the possibility of Alex one day disappearing with her money.
This weren’t unfounded suspicions and Alex cracked his brain to find possible solutions to ensuring trust in his business. Mama Saviour was one of his marketers, by word of mouth, she praised his integrity and time consciousness when on an errand.
When asked how he got paid, he explained the ten percent of the amount of transaction. As for the laundry he’d delivered, Isaac had charged the total amount of twelve shirts at three thousand naira, so Alex earned three hundred naira, excluding his transportation fee.
“Hello,” Alex answered the call from Mama Saviour.
“Where are you?” she asked, sounding urgent.
“I just returned from delivering laundry for Isaac,” he explained.
“Come to the shop now and explain this Order Delivery for a customer,” she practically commanded and Alex took off running even when he was still on the phone.
It took him two minutes to get to the shop and he came face to face with the sophisticated lady that had one time complained to Mama Saviour that her shop was too far from where she lived two streets away.
“…I only come here because your shop is like market, you have everything here that I can buy without marching mud at the market,” she was saying to Mama Saviour as Alex walked in.
“Good afternoon, Ma,” Alex greeted and the lady turned sharply at his deep voice, her eyes immediately appreciated the sight of him and her lips widened in an accommodating slash seductive smile. Alex would recognise this smile because he got it from women a lot, even old women at the market.
“Good afternoon,” she greeted, her eyes roving his body.
Alex felt naked just standing before her.
“So, you’re the Delivery Guy,” she commented, pointing painted long manicured nails at the designed cardboard notice.
He nodded, “Yes, I am,” he replied respectfully. If he guessed her age, she’d be in her early thirties.
“I’m impressed by your ingenuity, it’s quite rare among young people of this state. I hear you’re to be trusted and I’m desperate for more convenience in my life at the moment; so what does Order Delivery entail?”
“Err…okay, I’m thinking…okay…I thought…” Alex became suddenly jittery when he occurred to him that this was a potential customer and at that moment, the delivery process he had thought out didn’t seem so genius anymore and he feared that she might reject it.
The lady chuckled, “Calm down, Alex, I’m not going to bite,” she said but her eyes told a differently story. Mama Saviour chuckled at his nervousness but had an encouraging expression on her face.
“I’m sorry, I’m a little nervous,” he apologized and cleared his throat.
“I understand. Just explain it to me,” she said calmly.
“Well, to get your ordered goods delivered to your door step, you’d need to have gotten Mama Saviour’s phone number and account number,” Alex felt encouraged when she nodded in understanding.
“When you call and order for goods, you deposit the total amount in her bank account. I come in when she has finished packaging it, by then I obviously know your house, so, I bring the goods to you and collect ten percent of the total amount of transaction, excluding transportation fee, if there be need for transportation.”
Alex completed the explanation and stood back breathing heavily, his heart pounding as he waited for her questions and scoffs.
“Wow. Just wow. Seriously, my neighbours need to hear this. Our estate right now has six tenants and they are all young and extremely busy professionals. I’ve told them about this shop, but they’ve never bothered to come here since it’s a bit far, with this kind of service, they’ll be buying here all the time,” she said excitedly.
“Thank you, o,” Mama Saviour exclaimed, while playfully hitting Alex on his shoulder.
Alex grinned, “Thank you, Ma,” he said.
“No, thank you. You’re the one with the brilliant idea, you should be proud,” she said sincerely and Alex docked his head almost shyly, pleasure coursed through his system at her words.
“By the way, my name is Sunshine,” she flung casually and flicked her extremely long hair with her artificial nails. “I make creams, soaps and perfumes, and my products are called sunshine too.”
“Ah, aunty, is it your cream that makes your skin this smooth?” Mama Saviour asked in awe.
“Yes, but they are costly sha. You know our people like cheap things, so, plenty of my customers are at Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.”
“Ah, that means you’ll travel a lot,” Mama Saviour smiled.
“Not really. I send it through courier or bus. Alex, that’s another side of your business I’ll need your help with, so next time we’ll talk,” she said pointedly, her eyes boring into his.
“Okay, Ma. Thank you, Ma,” Alex said, slightly bowing every time he thanked her.
“Give me your phone number and account number,” Sunshine said to Mama Saviour as she flicked out a slick smart phone that Alex felt would cost more than his University fees.
But Mama Saviour hurried into her shop, “Let me check in my phone,” she said over her shoulder.
Sunshine sighed in mild exasperation, “Let me get yours while she’s at it,” she said to Alex and he rattled off his phone number to her. She was saving it when Mama Saviour came out with her small phone and a note book.
She proceeded to call out her phone number from the note book and then her account number from her phone, saved as a phone number. Alex bit his lower lip to curb his smile as Sunshine shook her head in exasperation again while Mama Saviour remained completely oblivious.
Alex and Jojo had completed their registration process and had paid all outstanding dues. Alex refused to tell Jojo about what transpired with Miss Ukata, but some of that money helped with Jojo’s departmental and faculty dues, and some textbooks that he was grateful for.
Lectures started in full swing two weeks after paying their fees. Alex made sure he copied out his course timetable, registered for his courses and attended every lecture.
Everything just fell into place, as early mornings and afternoons didn’t have much delivery, so he wasn’t bothered in class. He created a kind of schedule for Mama Saviour, so, she was aware of his free periods at school and could use his services at that time.
Sunshine had kept to her promise and all her fellow tenants regularly bought from Mama Saviour and used Alex’s services, mostly in the evening, when he’d have had time to rest after lectures. They never attempted to cheat him, instead they appreciated his business and gave him added tips. Most of them forfeited their changes when he didn’t have any to give them.
Sunshine used him the most. As opposed to going for weeks without shopping at the shop, with Alex’s services, she bought almost everyday and she always smiled and conversed with him as though they were age mates.
Alex knew where the familiarity was leading to. He saw that Sunshine was attracted to him and he wasn’t adverse to her either. Today, she had called and paid for a big pack of detergent and he was on his way to deliver it.
The estate Sunshine and the five other tenants lived was small with just ten apartments, spaced considerately enough to ensure privacy between neighbours. The houses were built the same but tenants decided what hue to paint their rented homes.
Alex had to walk through the main gate, pass the four other apartments close to the gate before reaching Sunshine’s apartment. He knocked on her door and got no response.
After ten minutes of knocking, he swiped out his phone and dialled her number, while wondering if she had stepped out in the fifteen minutes it had taken him to walk from the shop to the estate.
“Sorry, Ma, I’m at your door, you…”
“Come in, the door is open, I’m in the shower.”
She didn’t have to share that information, Alex thought, as he could clearly hear the sound of water and the echo of the bathroom through the call.
Sunshine ended the call before he could ask if he should wait for his payment or get it later. He turned the knob of the door and walked into a beautifully but definitely femininely furnished sitting room.
This was his first time in her house; she had a flat screen TV on the wall facing two leather chairs and a three seat sofa. The floor was tiled, the drapes were a dusty red and flower pots with artificial flowers decorated corners of the small sitting room.
Below the TV on the wall, there was a set up of other small electronics and the walls were painted peach. There were two connecting doors, one was slightly open and it revealed a kitchen while the other was shut, it probably protected her room.
Alex wondered if he should take a seat or drop off the huge pack of detergent and return later for his payment. He was about to take his second option when the closed connecting door opened and Sunshine walked out with a flimsy towel over her breasts.
She was slim and svelte with a light complexion, her face looked weird without the heavy makeup she usually wore, her body was slick with bath water and Alex couldn’t breathe, talk more of speak as every step she took towards him, revealed how naked she was under the towel.
Sunshine didn’t seem bothered that she was inappropriately dressed for this meeting.
“Thanks, you’re a life saver,” she said and smiled coyly at him. Alex could only nod and swallow convulsively as he tried to drag his shirt over his slowly erecting crotch.
“We need to talk about my products and how your service can help me,” she flung over her shoulder and she retreated to the door she’d come out from.
Alex cleared his throat, “Yes, M…Sunshine,” he instantly corrected himself as she had warned him over time to use her name. He stood by the side of the sofa, wondering if he should seat and wait for her but opting to stand so that the length of his not so long t-shirt would cover his half mast erection. And hopefully, the effort of standing would also contribute to clear his mind of the sexy image Sunshine had made when she walked into the sitting…
“Yes!” Alex answered sharply as he was suddenly startled from his dirty thoughts. He licked his dry lips and mentally refused to blame himself as it had been over three months since he’d had sex, the longest he’d ever stayed.
“Come in let’s talk,” she invited from the recess of the house.
Alex hesitated for just a moment before walking to the door that she had emerged from earlier. When he passed through it, he was faced with a short corridor with four extra doors, two on the opposite side and three on the side of the connecting door to the parlour.
The bathroom door was slightly ajar and the scent of her soap hung freshly in the air. He took a few steps and found the one she was in and the sight there left him tongue tied and unable to breathe as it felt like he had a log in his throat.
Sunshine was currently wiping her body of moist with her towel and she was bent over, backing the door, so Alex was faced with a clear vision of her private part.
“Oh God, sorry!” he exclaimed and turned immediately to leave the small room.
“Wait! Don’t go,” she said, dropped her towel and walked confidently to him with her perky breasts bouncing with every step she took.
“Turn around,” she chuckled at his back, using his shirt to forcefully turn him around and his eyes unconsciously went to her breasts and then swivelled away when he realized what he was doing.
“Look at me,” she coaxed in a seductive voice. When he hesitantly focused his eyes on hers, his heart hammering as though it wanted to crack out of his chest, she asked, “Don’t you like what you see?”
Alex swallowed convulsively and looked down and then away, “I thought you wanted to talk business,” he croaked out breathlessly.
“I do, but I want something else too. You’re a big guy, I just assumed you knew I was crushing on you,” she said, her hands caressing his hard abs and softly touching his fully erect penis.
Sunshine didn’t wait for his response. With her head levelled with his chest without her high heel shoes, she reached up and bit his nipples through his shirt, causing him to hiss in pleasure.
She chuckled and started unbuckling his belt. She was pretty fast with it and in seconds, Alex found his trousers around his ankle together with his shorts. When he looked down, he found her face inches from his standing pole which jerked eagerly to get in her mouth.
“Hmm, you’re bigger than I imagined,” she murmured with obvious pleasure. “I finger myself at night when I imagine how hard you’ll fuck me,” she confessed before licking the moist escaping the wide head of his dick.
Her dirty words and the image of her spread on her bed with her fingers in between her legs aroused him more than he could imagine. She sucked his hard length into her mouth, causing him to groan in pleasure, when he looked down she was touching her breast with one hand while the other held his huge dick in place.
Alex couldn’t take the arousing sight anymore, he heaved her up by the arm and shoved her towards the bed. He immediately pulled off his shirt while systematically using his feet to shove his jeans from his ankles. When he approached her on the bed, she handed him a square foil pack and attacked his broad chest, his pecs and then…
He pushed her hand away from touching him and bent towards her to suck in her small nipples into his mouth. He suckled hard and enjoyed her groan and “Yes!” sounds.
His fingers searched and found her wet centre and she arched her back to hurry the process of his fingers entering her. She thrashed on the bed, holding his arm and pushing it to further dip his fingers into her.
The smell of sex filled the small room and their sighs, moans and groans echoed as the explored each other’s bodies.
“I want you now,” she pleaded in a gasp and Alex totally agreed. He went on his knees, sheaths himself quickly and scooted in between her legs. His right finger played a while with her pleasure nob, then he used the round head of his penis to play with the nob, enjoying her breathless gasps as she tried to arch her back so that the penis would slip into her pussy.
Suddenly, Alex shoved in and she cried out, “Yes! Oh, yes!” she was quite vocal in her pleasure but it didn’t bother Alex as he pounded into her. His nerves expanded and twisted as he felt the suction of her cove on his dick.
“I’m going to cum. Sweet God…” she exclaimed and gasped continuously until a keening sound left her throat as she climaxed in total ecstasy.
Alex kept pounding, even twisting her legs to the same side and watching her buttocks bounce as he slammed into her. He began grunting as though in pain as he felt the beginning of his own release. His hips quickened pace and Sunshine began gasping too. They reached satisfaction together with grunts and moans and bodies entwined, slick with sweat.
They stared at each other and without warning busted into laughter. Alex fell on his side and gathered Sunshine into his arms. She rounded his neck and held him close while chuckling and dropping tiny kisses on his neck.
It was the beginning of a profitable relationship in all ramifications.
ALEX OF IKOT UKAP ADVENTURES continues
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