Waking up on a roof top ain’t as glamorous as movies and the press make it seem; well it’s not like we went to the rooftop for a romantic evening or with the slightest intention of falling asleep there but we did. When I woke up, my eyes were still closed so I didn’t see my environment and I believed I was on my bed; I reached for what I thought was a pillow and the coarse texture made me open my eyes in wonder. Just for me to see that I was reaching for a large stone.
I can’t fully explain to you the different emotions I felt when I woke up and fully realized that I got… we got drunk to the extent of sleeping outside A.K.A the rooftop. I think the most prominent emotion I felt was embarrassment, I felt so freaking embarrassed. I mean I have been drunk in my life but not like this and I doubt if Ashezi has ever gotten to this stage of drunkenness.
I looked over at Ashezi who was still sleeping peacefully at a corner near the door; I walked up to her and tapped her viciously, I couldn’t wait to leave. When she woke up, she went through all the same emotions I did earlier “Do you know how we got here” she asked me rushing to her feet and dusting herself. “The last thing I remember is you saying that you had a way to get us back into the hotel” I replied helping her remove the dust on her back.
“This is something Lota can do not us” “Yup” I replied moving towards the door but I stopped when I saw the look on Ashezi’s face; she was very bothered, it looked like she was going to start crying “The deed has already been done, let’s just look at it as one of those very fun nights that we lost control of”
“No no no. What fun night? I don’t know about you but last night wasn’t that fun. All we did was gulp liquor like housewives trying to forget their wicked husbands. Asari, we are not twenty one anymore… we shouldn’t be doing this” the tears were now flowing freely.
As much as I understood where she was coming from, I didn’t believe that our behaviour warranted tears “are you okay?” I asked “No, I am not” she snapped wiping her continuously flowing tears. “This is bad but look at the bright side, we didn’t wake up in the gutter… do you know how bad it would have been? Rooftop beats gutter any day anytime”
“But this is still bad, we were supposed to be the ones babysitting Lota and making sure that this didn’t happen to her” Ashezi was very sad about us waking up on the rooftop of the hotel; “why so sad?” was all I wanted to ask her but no time for all that touchy feely stuff “shit happens, so let’s hold our heads high and leave this place. Please” I was becoming desperate… the sun was rising real quick.
We left the rooftop of four points hotel, and walked with our heads high as if the walk of shame was our own fashion show; indeed it was a show because every person who say us knew that we were still wearing clothes from the night before, a night of hard partying.
We made it out of the hotel with no hassle; I was scared that we did something despicable that made us go to the rooftop to hide but I guess that was not the case because hotel security didn’t give us any attention. We got an Uber and were on our way.
I was very anxious for us to get back to our hotel because I knew that Lota was going to be scared and furious at the same time; imagine your friends leaving you in a bar to go ease their self and disappear for the rest of the night.
“Lota, will be furious at us” Ashezi was now free from tears “yup, as she should… I know that you are sad for us falling asleep outside but is something else going on with you?” I asked because I wasn’t sure all that tears was for the rooftop sleep alone and she nodded “I don’t want to talk about it now… later” she said and I held her hand. A sign of my support.
I was going through my own issue, the uncertainty I was facing after quitting my job; it was nerve wrecking, sometimes my heart would skip a beat whenever I think about it. It was a struggle making sure that I didn’t enter full panic mode. I guess that was why I drank as much as I did the night before.
“So you still don’t know how we ended up on the rooftop of that hotel?” I shook my head “do you?” “Nope” she answered. “I guess it will remain a lifetime mystery” I concluded.
As the Uber pulled into the gate of the hotel we were staying in, I felt my heart skip a beat again; like I was going back into my reality. A reality where I had to face the uncertainty in my life called my career. *Sigh*