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[story] meant to be episode 36

“36

Aaahhh, madam, thank God you’re awake,… I

thought you’re dead,…” the cook said excitedly.

Mrs Johnson eyed her.

“how long have i been here” she asked her with

a straight face.

“Since morning ma,.. I came to your room to call

you for breakfast,…. I met your door open,… You

were nowhere to be found but the tap in your

bathroom was running,… I went to check on the

tap only to see you lying unconscious on the

floor,….. ‘”

The doctor came in almost immediately ,…

“Madam, you’re awake,. how’ re you feeling?,”….

He checked her pulse and blood pressure before

continuing …

“I’m sorry, you had another cardiac arrest,…. This

is risky for you,… Another arrest will be

disastrous,….. You need to stay here with us for

at least one week, to watch over you,…. ”

”What?,… I cant stay here any longer,… I need to

be in my office,… Doctor pls help me,…..i’m

healthy and fit,… “ she begged the doctor.

”I’m sorry ma,… I dont have any other choice,…

madam your health should be your first priority

not money,… .. ”

After much argument, she accepted to follow the

doctor ‘s advice.

She asked for her phone, the cook brought it out

from her handbag and handed it to her,… The

screen of the phone was cracked,.. But she

cared less about it,…. She called her secretary

and informed her of her present condition, she

begged her secretary to take care of the

company till she’s discharged from the hospital,

…….

She wasn’t surprised at the turn of events in her

life,…. She knows the source of everything,….

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Vanessa called Richard to inform him of her son’s

predicament,… But his phone was still switched

off,…. She decided to track him on Skype at least

to make up for her mistake,…. Her son was doing

well in the hospital,….. But He is yet to be

discharged,…..

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Angela opened her eyes only to see the same

strange man holding her hands, he was almost

dozing off when she screamed,….

“Who are you and what are you doing here!? “

she shouted at Richard releasing her hand from

his grip,…..

”Angel, it’s me,… Pls stop pretending not to know

me,…. “ Richard begged her.

”Leave my room,… Get out!!!!!, you want to rape

me just the way they did”

Richard was shocked,….

”you were raped?,,,…. By who?…. I swear i’ll kill

the idiot that touched you!!!”

”Get out!!!!!, and stop pretending as if you care,…

You all are the same,…… ”

Their loud voices made the women rush into the

room,….. Eric and his siblings had returned from

school, their mother had told them what

happened to their sister,… Eric felt bad,. He felt

pity for Richard,…

”Angela can you calm down and listen to us” her

mother spoke first.

“No, dont do this again,… This is not good for

her,.. Dont force her to remember him,…. “

mama told Angela’s mother.

Richard was confused with all they were saying..

”Angel, look into my eyes and tell me that you

dont love me,…. Tell me that you dont ever want

to see me again,… “ he said with tears in his

eyes.

”I never loved you,…. I dont even know who you

are, so pls get lost!!!!!! “ she barked at him.

Richard left the room in annoyance, he called

Desmond to take him out of there,…. Desmond

tried explaining to him but he shunned him,……

”Dont you dare speak to me,. You knew all along

that Angela is pregnant and doesn’t want anything

to do with me again, but you didn’t tell me,…. ”

”If i had told you, you wouldn’t have believed me,

….. I wanted you to see things for yourself,… ”

”take me out of here,.. I’ve had enough!!!, ”

The women ran after him but he ignored them,….

Mama Johnson then shouted his name.

”Richard my son,…… Pls come back”…….

He stopped immediately,…. He turned to see the

old women staring at him,….

“my son pls listen to what she has to tell you,. .

“ mama told Richard pointing at Angela’s mother.

Angela’s mother walked to the car, she was sorry

for accusing him wrongly,….

”my son, pls forgive me, i judged you wrongly,…

Pls dont abandon my daughter now that she

needs you most,…. Pls my son,… Have mercy on

a poor widow,…. “ she said crying.

Richard hugged her and told her he already

forgave her even before she apologized.

”Mama, what is going on?, she remembers

everyone except me,…. What did i do wrong?,….

I’ve always loved her even till this moment,…. ”

She narrated Angela’s predicament to him,…. He

felt sorry for his girlfriend,…..

”So what about the baby,….. Who impregnated

her,…? “ he asked with a stern look.

”from our calculations,…. She was pregnant

before her disappearance,……. ”

”Does that mean that she’s carrying my baby? “

he asked.

”my son only Angela can answer that question,

……”

“I think i know what to do,…. Pls take care of

her,….” he said dipping his hand into his pocket,…

He gave Angela’s mother some money for their

upkeep and left……..

The two old women cancelled their trip back to

Lagos……they wanted to help mend Angela’s life

before going back to Lagos,.. They promised to

spend sometime with Angela and her family, …….

Richard got home tired,… He was tired to drive

to the office,.. He needed to talk to his sister, he

had forgiven her for what she did,….. He called

her with the other line,… She picked at the

second ring.

She told her brother about her son who is

hospitalized, he consoled his sister,….. He

assured her that her son will be perfect,….

She was so happy talking to her brother

….He narrated all he has been through for the

past months to her,….she was surprised he never

told her about it,…..

“I’m so sorry for what happened to Angela,…..i

think you need to visit a therapist to help you

with Angela’s condition,… ”

”that’s a good suggestion,.. I’ll do that tomorrow,

… ”

”your step mum called me,..?,.. ”

”Who”.

“your step mother,…. I was shocked when i

heard her voice, i dont even know how she got

my number,…. ”

”So why did she call?, ”

”she apologized for all the wrongs she did,… She

promised to visit Ghana to take care of daddy,… I

was happy she finally accepted her mistakes ,…..

”What?, so you of all people fell for her trick,..

You dont seem to know this woman, she’s

desperate,….. “ Richard warned her.

”I wanted to giver her my house address, before

my son fell into the pool,…. ”

”you’re lucky you didn’t do that,….Why are you

so gullible,…. You would’ve ruined everything we

suffered to plan,..dont ever speak to that witch

again,…… ”

”i’m sorry for my stypidity,…. “ she apologized.

His cook came knocking,… He informed him that

Desmond was waiting for him in the sitting

room,.. He ended his sister’s call and went to

meet his friend,……..

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Desmond apologized once again, and Richard

forgave him,…. He told him of his plans to meet

a therapist concerning Angela’s mental condition ,

“I’ll follow you to his place tomorrow,…. He’s the

one to help us out,….”

He paused and cleared his throat,….

“I think your step mother is up to something,… ”

Richard glanced at his friend at the sudden

diversion of their discussion,….

”Guy, you look disturbed, is there anything

bothering you? ”

”Yes,.. Ever since i caught your step mother with

your missing phone,.. I cant stop wondering what

she’s planning,….. ”

”how?,…… When?, “…….he asked with a surprised

look on his face.

Desmond narrated his encounter with Mrs

Johnson to his friend,……

”No wonder she called Vanessa,… She took her

number from my phone, . Is she this desperate? “

he asked rhetorically.

”This woman is really mean,…. That means

someone traced us to the club,…… “ Desmond

said remembering all that happened that night,….

”I’ll confront her about this,… ”

”dont you think that would be risky?” Desmond

asked.

“I know how to handle her,” Richard assured him.

They talked about other things and Desmond’s

wedding,……

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Richard and his friend woke up very early to

meet the therapist before going to their offices,..

. Richard has missed work for some days,…

The therapist after listening to Richard’s

explanations,….. He smiled.

“Your case is not a difficult one,….. All you need

to do is to find a way to take her to the hospital

for scanning,… You’ll be able to know how far

the pregnancy has gone,…. If you’re sure of the

paternity of the child, then you have to start

from the beginning“ the therapist told Richard.

”what do you mean by starting from the

beginning? Richard asked.

“you have to pretend you don’t know her too,…..

Take your time to woo her,. Make her fall in love

with you again ,… Show her care,… Give her all

the attention she needs,. You’ll see her falling

inlove with you again,….. Then as time goes on

there’s a possibility that she’ll begin to remember

you gradually,… Though it might be a bit difficult

trying to woo her,…. “ the therapist advised…

Richard was happy to hear that,….. He was

determined to bring back the love of his life at all

cost,………..

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