Bimbo Adetayo stayed up to wait for her son to return from his work. Lola had prepared the spare room for her mother-in-law before going to bed at 10pm. She’d packed up the food and kept Bolu’s in the microwave.
Bolu came home to find his mother snoring on the sofa. He had seen Lola’s message about his mother’s arrival, which indicated the actual time that Lola would have gotten home. The previous night, he had called his mother back to tell her to come as soon as she was able, and when she arrived this evening at 6pm to an empty house, Bimbo had alerted her son.
Bimbo started to talk in her sleep. “Save her! Save her!” and Bolu shook her awake.
“Are you alright, Mommy?” he asked, concerned.
Bimbo stirred from her sleep, rubbed her eyes and looked up at her son. Then she looked at the clock in the room, which confirmed that it was 11pm. “Are you just getting back from work?”
“Yes, Mom. Why are you sleeping on the sofa? Didn’t Lola make up the bed for you?”
“She did. I was waiting for you to come home. But it is late now…