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The Series Of My Life - Season 2 - Episode 16
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Source: olaxali
Jennifer And I In Bremen
The ringing phone brought me out of bed. We
had woken up earlier and started talking.

The tension had reduced. It was time to ask
Jenny how she had been. I had tried much to
avoid anything that could trigger her crying the previous day.

She had relaxed and it was time to clear
some things.

”How was the interview” I asked her.
” I told them everything you said” she said.

That meant that she was my younger sister in
Germany.
”from what you had seen and heard in the
camp, when is it likely that they will post you
out” I asked.

” Maybe one month after interview” she
said.

One month, that meant that in a little over
two weeks, she could be released from the
Camp. It was time to think about what she
would be doing after Camp.

There was no work for the asylum seekers.
No work whatsoever by the German
authorities. They were simply not allowed to
work or go to school. There must be an
extreme situation before they allowed the
asylum seekers to do anything. They just
depended on the monthly allowances and some small money they made by doing some menial jobs such as loading buses and trucks for men and as for women, there was nothing.

But I had to find something for her somehow.
I got down from the bed to check who was
calling. It was Johnson. He was coming to
Berlin that morning and wanted us to meet.

According to him, a man from their village
who lived in Cotonou wanted him to find out
where he could be buying used clothes, used


shoes, used ladies bags and purses, etc.

I told him that I would return from Bremen
the next day so that we could talk about it. I
liked the idea of venturing into a different line
of business; a legal business.

I took Jennifer down to the hotel restaurant
and we ate bread with tea and honey. When
we returned upstair I told her to bath and get
ready, we were going out of Bremen.

There was a coastal city in the North of
Bremen called Kiel. I had watched a
documentary about the city.

It was where the Germans developed their
first Submarine during the second World war.
It was also the city where the Germans built
their ships. Since it was close to Bremen, I
wanted to use that opportunity to visit the city
and look around.

We arrived in Kiel an hour and 20 minutes
after leaving Bremen. It wasn’t even as close to Bremen as I had thought. There were
numerous tourists in the city as I had
expected.

Kiel was the most strategic naval
base for the German soldiers. Their vessels
could be seen packed from the city center.
I took Jennifer to the city museum where we
had seen most of the whites gone.

The whites usually look for museums and
libraries when they visited a new city. I
guessed that was why they usualy had the
knowledge of almost everything.

We got to the museum and looked around.

The history of the city was drawn and written
all over the place.

Kiel was under the rule of Denmark until
1848 when Schleswig and Holstein rebelled
against them. After the rebellion, Schleswig
and Holstein were merged to one State in
Germany ( Schleswig-Holstein State). Kiel
became the capital.

After touring the museum, we went to the
dockyard where cruise ships loaded tourists
and travelers. They were ships going to
Norway, Denmark, Sweden, finland Russia
and some other places. I was tempted to
jump into one and sail away but Jennifer had
no legal documents with her. We took wait-
and-take- pictures and left for the WW2
Museum.

Due to Kiel’s importance as a naval base, it
was bombed by the allied forces during the
second world war. Remnants of wrecked war
equipments were carefully arranged. According
to the encased posters on the wall, during the
bombings, there was no water in Kiel for
three days and no transport for eight days.
Jennifer seemed not to be interested in the
war history, therefore we headed to the
shopping district. We window shopped for
hours, ate French fries with Mayo and
Ketchup ( Some crap they called food). I
bought her a Motorola Phone and told her it
would be waiting for her in Berlin when she
came out of Camp. I wanted her to know that
i was still with her.


When it was getting dark, we hired a cab
and went back to our hotel.

I had carefully avoided the Emmanuel kissing
issue. I had tried my best to push it at the
back of my head where it belonged.

I knew Jennifer and I would go our different
ways but it didn’t have to be through anger
and disappointment.

”Sometimes, we just have to follow our heart
no matter what we encounter on the road”

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