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Re[story] Meant to be episode-4

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****Richard sat on his double sized king bed trying his girlfriend’s number,…. Being the heir to Johnson’s empire, his mother made sure he lacked nothing,.. He doesn’t have a life of his own, his mother controls his life,…… He studied abroad and when it was time for him to take over his father’s business, his mother insisted on grooming him first before handing over the business to him,…… he walks around with bodyguards because his mother believes she has many competitors, especially now she’s aiming the Governor’s seat,….. Richard is every girls dream man,…. He’s handsome and fair in complexion,….. His height and stature is what trip girls most about him,….. He possesses a charming smile,……. He met Angela, the day he sneaked out of the house to have fun,…… He saw a beautiful damsel chatting with a man in his late fifties at the gate of a company ,….. He watched her closely,… She later handed a food flasks to the man and left,….. He followed her until he was able to catch up with her,…… His expensive dressing made her know how rich he was,. He introduced himself to her and their love story kicked up from there,.. It was barely two months he met her,…….. He has only met her three times and these periods were when his mother travelled out of the country,…… The incident that happened in the afternoon spoilt his day,….. He had wanted to spend the whole day with his girlfriend since his mother was out of the country,…. He was shocked to see his mother enter the restaurant,……… he hates himself for not being able to introduce the love of his life to everyone,… because of what he feels might happen to her if he does so,…. Now she’s not picking his calls,……. “Baby pls pick my call, i’m so sorry for not being able to man up to my responsibilities,…. God knows i love you so much,… I’ll explain everything to you when next i see you,….” He prayed in his heart,……. The door to his room opened and the least person he expected to talk to entered………His mother walked in majestically, closing the door behind her.

“Son,….. Heard you’ve been indoor since you returned,… Hope you’re not sick” she asked looking concerned,………. He ignored her, She repeated the question:

“Are you sick? ”

“Mother pls stop,….. Stop pretending as if you dont know what you’re doing to me,….. ”

”All i’m doing is for your own good,……. Don’t make me look like a bad mother ”

”Mum, you’re a bad mother,…. You’re ruining our lives,…. Look at my elder sister,…. You disowned her because she married a man you don’t approve of,…. You would’ve killed her husband if not because she threatened to expose our family secret to the press,…. But you didnt stop,….. You made sure her husband was jobless until they managed to escape to Ghana,…. What kind of mother are you,……. Where’s your husband, Mrs Johnson!? ”

A thunderous slap landed on his chic, he tried opening his eyes but he couldn’t,….. His mother’s diamond ring hit him in the eye and he started bleeding, he held the eye with one hand.

”How dare you!!!!!!!!, how dare you talk to me like that,…. You think you’re a full grown man,…I’ll teach you a lesson you ‘ll never forget in your life,…… ”

The sound of a broken glass made her stop with her threats,….. The sound became louder, someone was breaking glasses,….. ”Not again,…… “she shouted running out of the room and her son followed her immediately. They both ran downstairs to the living room to behold a pathetic sight.

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*******Angela returned home to meet her mother and siblings watching television,…… Her mother opens her shop anytime She has the strength to do so,…… Her husband spoilt her so much when he was rich,….. She used to be a housewife before things turned sour for them,….. She was forced to open the kiosk by her family members,….her laziness has contributed to the suffering of the family,… Angela opens the shop anytime she returns from her teaching job, it’s her efforts that has kept the kiosk growing,…… Her three sibling, Eric, Chinedu and Ebube are helping out the little way they can,……. Eric is in his SS2, Chinedu is in JSS 3, While Ebube the last child is in JSS1, they attend a public school because there’s no money to train them in a private school,……. Angela brought down the things she bought from Keke, the driver helped her bring down the bag of rice, groundnut oil, 1 carton of tin tomatoes, 1 carton of indomie, and other foodstuffs ,… The sound of the keke that drove out caught their attention,…. They all ran out to know who the visitor is,…. “Mama come and see what sister bought oooo” Ebube screamed out of joy,…. Their mother ran outside immediately.

“Angela,. You bought all these with your money…. Chaii my daughter, my God will bless you,…. “she hugged her so tight, ”Oya help your sister pack those things inside the room, be fast about it”.

They carried everything inside while Angela took the chicken to the kitchen,

“Mummy, where’s daddy? ”

”Your father has gone for his shift,…. I know it’s not yet time for him to leave, i dont know why he left so early,….. ”

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Posted by on February 1, 2019.

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