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[Story] Meant to be episode 3

***** “I can’t believe your stupid boyfriend denied you before his mother,…..” Angela’s best friend, Tope asked pacing up and down her room, “My sister, that was what happened oo,… His mother insulted me to the extent that she called me a beggar and dropped some money on the table for me,….. Before dragging her son out of the restaurant “Angela explained to her friend. ”I’m still surprised,… I can’t believe Richard is from such a rich home and he never told you about it,………. Seems you dont know his family very well,….. They’re among the top three richest family in this state,….. And i heard their mother is very wicked and powerful,…… You cant stand that woman’s anger oooo,…… You better start running for your life,….because that mummy’s boy cant stand for you when the heat is too much.. ”

”You know i love Richard,…. I knew he was from a rich home, but i never expected him to come from that family,…….. And he never likes talking about his family,…… ”

”Abeg forget your mumu love and stupid boyfriend,….You better be careful.. … ..by the way….. Have you counted the money in your bag?, “Tope asked pointing to my handbag. ,”I didn’t bother counting the money jare…. A lot was on my mind….. …. Pls help me count it “she threw the handbag at her friend and la!d beside her on the bed ………”” This is unbelievable,….. So this is how they waste money unnecessarily,…….. “Tope said counting the money. ”You better concentrate and count well,….. ”: Angela and Tope have been friends since they moved from their mansion in Mariam Babagida estate Asaba to a remote part of Asaba,…. They attended the same secondary (Asaba Girls Grammar School) AGGS, Angela is very pretty and tall with a nice shape,… She outstands her mates in beauty,…. Her good heart has won her many favours from people,…. Tope is also beautiful but not as beautiful as Angela,….. She’s chubby and average in height…. Her father is yoruba while Her mother is Ibo, she was born and brought up in Asaba,… She’s currently doing her NCE in Federal college of Education Asaba,.. Her parents are not as poor as Angela’s, they live in a three bedroom flat,…. Her father is a Civil Servant while her mother runs a salon,….. She has never supported Angela and Richard’ s relationship,……. “Hmmmmmmm,… You have a hundred thousand naira here!!! “she screamed after counting the

money. I held my mouth in shock, my one year salary is not up to that amount,…..”babe, you’re rich,…. Oya come and give me my

share ”

“Share ni,…….. Look at your face…… I’ll quickly write down what we need at home, i’ll use theMoney and buy them,.. Then i’ll give some money to my mother and father,….”….. ”Wont they ask you where you got the money from “Tope asked her friend with a surprise look,…… ”My mother will never ask,….. Only my father will ask where i got the money from,……….. But i’ll tell him i’ve been saving since i started work” “Sharp girl,….. That’s good sha,…. Angela…….Don’t you think you’re neglecting yourself,….. So you’ll give everything to your family without buying anything for yourself? ” ”I would’ve loved to buy something for myself, but you know what we’re passing through in my family,…. My father’s security job is not putting Food on the table,… I’m tired of my mother’s nagging,. i want to put smiles on their faces….””By sacrificing your own happiness?,…. Look at Our hair,… Use little money out of it and makey our hair,…… I can beg mummy to reduce price for you”

“Hair is not my problem now,…. We need to eat,. I must buy chicken today,… I’ve missed it”

“See your throat,…. You like better thing eeehhh”

“Before nko, who no like better thing,…….. ”

The ringing tone of Angela’s phone halted their discussion,…..Richard was calling her, Tope forcefully snatched the phone from her and switched it off.

”That boyfriend of yours needs to be taught a lesson ”

”i’m even tired of listening to him,….. You can keep the phone ”. She la!d down on her friend’s bed to take a nap before rushing to the market to buy foodstuffs for her family……

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