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[story] meant to be episode 24

24

Mrs Johnson sat down thinking of her next move,

….. She thought she would’ve deceived Richard

with her fake tears,……. She sipped her drink

while thinking,…. She then remembered the parish

priest,……… She knows how much Richard

respects their Parish priest, she decided to pay

him a visit, she felt like dancing at such a brilliant

idea………but it’s been long she attended church

service,….. She decided to try her luck……

She dialed the reverend’s number and his

secretary picked it,…

“Good day, pls how may i help you? “the

Secretary asked politely.

”This is mrs Benny Johnson on the line,… Can

you book an appointment for me to meet the

priest ”.

”oooh, i’m sorry i cant, the Reverend is on leave,

he will resume office next month,… ”

“Ok, i’ll call you later,… Have a nice day,…” she

cut the phone angrily.

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The old woman returned to the ward without

seeing the doctor, she was told he had retired

for the day,…. She slightly opened the door to

check if Angela was sleeping,. ….

She met her awake.

“My daughter,… I thought you had slept off,… ”

”mama,.. I cant sleep,…… ”

The old woman sat beside her bed,..

”The doctor i went to see has gone home,……

Hope you’re not having headaches,….. “ she

asked checking the bandage on her head.

”no mama,…… ”

After feeding her the food she brought,…. They

started chatting.

”my daughter, you haven’t told me your name,……

Tell me everything about you ”.

”My name is Angela,… I have three siblings,…. My

father died many years ago,…… I’ve told you

where i’m from,… ”

”What about your pregnancy,…. Who’s the father

of your baby? “ she asked pointing at her

stomache.

”I still cant believe i’m pregnant,….mama believe

me, i’m not pregnant “she said almost swearing.

Mama decided to let sleeping dog lie,…….

”So who were you coming to visit in Lagos

before the accident?”

“Mama, i dont remember what happened to me,

…. i wish i can remember,…. “ she said amidst

tears.

”It’s ok my daughter,. “ she wiped her tears.

”Mama, you’ve not told me about yourself, what

about your children?,…..where do you get the

money you’re spending on me from,…. You’re old

and feeble yet you seem strong,…. ”

”My daughter, dont worry about the money i’m

spending,.. My husband left alot of money for

me before his death,…. I dont want to talk about

my children now,…. Get well fast and i’ll tell you

my life story”.

“Can i stay with you for sometime,… I dont know

why I’m scared,… I feel something bad is about

to happen to me,… I always feel save around

you,…. Mama,… Thank you so much mama for

saving my life,…. I’ll forever remain indebted to

you,…. ”.

“Angela my dear,… My house is very big to

accommodate you,… You’re welcome to my

home,…. You’re now like a daughter to me,…..”

she hugged Angela and sobbed remembering her

lost family.

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The doctor arrived very early, Mama spent alot

of time preparing something special for Angela,

……. She arrived the hospital late,….. She had to

queue up to see the doctor.

************she finally entered the doctor’s office

to see him after a long wait,….

“Good day doctor “ pls my son,. I noticed

something unusual in Angela,….. …. There’re

some parts of her life she doesn’t seem to

remember,… For instance,.. She doesn’t

remember she is pregnant, though the pregnancy

is still early, but i know it’s three months or more

than,…. Then she cant remember what she was

coming to Lagos for,…. I suspect there’re other

events in her life she had forgotten also,.. “

mama said with a concerned look”.

Thank God it’s just this, i was afraid it would be

something worse,… I need to check and examine

her… ”

Mama thanked him and went to see Angela……

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The doctor invited mama to his office,….

“Mama, Angela is suffering from what we call

selective Amnesia” the doctor informed her.

“And what does that mean?, at least i have little

knowledge of what amnesia means,… She asked

him curiously.

“This is a type of amnesia in which the victim

loses certain parts of his /her memory,…..and

these events that might be forgotten include

relationships, special talents, and traumatic

events,…. It will take her time to remember those

events,…. Dont force her to remember them, it

might be dangerous,…. ”

”Thank you so much doctor,…. ”

”she will be discharged next tomorrow,… Pls take

care of her until she regains herself and is fit to

travel to her village “..

”i will doctor ”.

She felt sorry for Angela,…. She opened the door

to her ward to see her sleeping peacefully ,……

“Such a beauty,…. May God restore your memory

my daughter “she prayed inwardly for he

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