A new dawn

Kīrīmi was still dreaming when the shrill voice of the alarm woke him up. Something seemed to throb in his grey matter but he knew that a cup of coffee would tone it down. He attributed it to the fall during the ngeta ordeal. Everyone else seemed to be engrossed in their own business either freshening up and preparing for the day or making their beds or engrossed in their phones. They knew that once they hit the streets it’d be incommunicado till evening.
Kīmani traipsed into the room in high gait seemingly lost in the message he was replying to while smirking. It seemed like he was held in awe by some damsel and almost knocked his foot on the bed which brought him to his senses. ‘There you are,’ he motioned to Kīrīmi, ‘come and have breakfast with me as we chat.’
Kīrīmi followed him to the kitchen counter where an espresso machine was brewing coffee. They waited for it to finish brewing in silence while filling their plates with a little of everything available on the dining table. What an awesome day to start the morning, ‘Kīrīmi thought to himself, ‘yeah, even more delicious than Kawīra’s chicken. ‘Now Kawīra if you were here, you’d see your life,’ he muttered to himself amidst an ear to ear smile.
They sat and ate in silence and after clearing the plates, they sat at the lounge and Kīmani gave him instructions for the day. He’d be assigned someone who’d show him how to mow the grass and trim the bouvganvillea fence. With that he ushered him outside and took him to the gateman who as he came to understand was his trainer and companion for the day.
He noted that the engine of the coaster that had brought them yesterday was already running and the driver was stretching and yawning outside as he waited for his passengers to board. It was still dark so Kīmani urged him to get back in the lounge and start on his chores once the sun arose. Soon enough the bus left an Kīrīmi dozed off on the couch only to be woken up by the sun rays streaking through the transparent blinds.

Published by Nyar Kaheti

Born and raised on the picturesque slopes of Mt Kenya, Nyar Kaheti is your girl next door vibe kind of girl. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and listening to country music among other things.

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