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[story] meant to be episode 41

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“Helloooo mum,….. “ he mocked her.

Mrs Johnson was surprised to see Richard, she

understood his pranks and played along,….

“Good day son,…. What an unexpected visit,…. So

why the sudden visit,…. “ she asked him,

signaling him to seat,…. She asked the Secretary

to excuse them,….

”Ooh no need for that,… I’ll soon be on my way

out,… I came to sympathize with you for what

happened to your Almighty hotel” he said.

Mrs Johnson felt like giving him a hot slap,…. But

she controlled her anger.

“Are you this jobless that you abandoned your

office work to come here to say this rubbish,….

Now i know that you’re insane,… You’re mad,…..

“ she charged at him.

”Oh,… Oh… Oh,…. Calm down,… Take a chill,…. I

only came to sympathize with you,….. Anyway,…

Can i have my phone if you’re done with it,…… ”

”I knew it,…. I knew it was you,… How dare

you!!!!!, ”

”Ohhhh pls stop!,…. I should be the one angry

here not you,…. First you stole my phone and

now you’re throwing words at me,….. “ he yelled

at her standing up, then continued.

”You’ll pay for all the pains you’re making me go

through right now,…. This is the genesis of your

problems,….. Your evils will catch up with you,

….. “ he said bluntly.

”It’s not your fault,…. You’re biting the finger that

fed you,… You’re daring a tigress,… I’ll deal with

you,…. ”

”I’m gladly waiting for you,…. Have a nice day,…

“ he said storming out of the office.

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Richard entered Desmond’s office looking gloomy

in his sun glasses on,……

”Guy what happened to your eyes that you’re

wearing sun glasses inside the office,…. “

Desmond asked his friend.

Richard sat down and ordered for coffee,…..

His order was brought almost immediately,… He

removed his glasses and his friend saw that his

eyes were red and swollen,….

”Guy what have you been doing to yourself,….

Look at your face,… You look horrible,…. What is

it?,….. Dont tell me it’s about Angela and the

baby,….

“I’m confused,…. I dont even know what else to

do,…. Just try and put yourself in my shoes,….

Imagine Nancy not remembering you, …. Imagine

her carrying your baby and you cant get close to

her,… Imagine her seeing you as a friend,….

Imagine admiring your woman secretly,….. “ he

lamented wiping away the tears that has

gathered in his eyes.

”Guy, you’re the man here,…. Cheer up,.. You

need to be in charge, i feel your pains,… Pls dont

cry like a baby,.. . Angela needs you now,.and

you cant achieve anything behaving like this…. ”

”Each time i look at her,… I could see the look of

helplessness written all over her face,…. She’s

struggling to remember how she got pregnant,….

I need my girl and my baby,…. I cant take this

anymore,… Desmond cant i be happy for once in

my life,… Look at how shattered my family is,….

My father suffered in his marriage,…. Now it’s

me,…. Pls i need my Angel back in my life”

”OK since you want her back so much,… I think i

have an idea,…. But you need to exercise a little

patience,…… You stick to being a family friend,…

Give her time to get close to you then propose

to her,…… “ Desmond advised him.

”And you think she’ll just say yes to my proposal,

…. It will make her hate me more,…she’ll think i’m

trying to take advantage of her condition,…. ”

”you wont make it seem like that,….. Just let her

know you’re doing it for the sake of her unborn

child,. You want to give her child a name,….. No

woman in her present condition will reject such

offer,….. But you’ll give her time,…. ”

”That’s a nice idea,.. I’ll work towards that”

Richard cheered up after listening to his friend’s

advise,….

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Angela was about dozing off when Tope walked

into her room,…..

“Angela,….. How ‘re you today? “ Tope asked.

”I’ m fine” Angela answered lazily fighting with

the sleep that almost engulfed her.

She sat up on her bed, while her friend relaxed

on the chair in the room,….

She offered her friend soft drink,..

“So how’s your mother,..? “”Angela asked Tope.

”she’s fine, she sent her regards,”.

After some minutes of silence,… Tope spoke up.

“So which hospital did Richard took you to

yesterday? ,… “ Tope asked.

”i cant remember the name oo, “ she said

scratching her head to remember it.

”so why did you agree to follow him to Asaba?,

…. Are there no better hospitals in your village

where you would’ve registered for your ante

natal care,..? .. ”

”There are many good hospitals here, but Richard

insisted i follow him to Asaba,…. ”

”And you followed him?,…

“Yes, i had no other option,… My mum trusts

him so much,… ”

”So because your mother trusts him,.. You

followed him,…. “ Tope asked her friend bluntly.

”Why are you sounding as if you dont like

Richard,.. Or is there something you’re hiding

from me?, “ Angela threw at her.

”Not really, just that i dont trust that guy,…. He

flirts alot,.. Remember i stay in Asaba and i know

most of these big boys,…. I just hope he’s not

trying to take advantage of your condition,… You

must be careful with the way you get close to

him,… To avoid story that touches the heart,..”

Tope advised her.

“thanks for your advise,…. “ Angela thanked her.

”Make sure you always inform me anytime he

asks to take you out,… At least i can be your

Guardian for now,…. ”

”I’ll do just that,…i forgot to show you all he

bought for me… . He bought alot of things for

me yesterday,……….. . He looks harmless,.. And i

love the way he takes care of me,… I always feel

comfortable around him,……. I don’t want to

condemn him yet,…. I’ll just be watchful,

remember i’m no longer a baby,.. Ever since i

returned everyone has been treating me like a

child,… I dont want that again,… “ Angela

lamented…..

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