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[story] meant to be episode 43

43

A MONTH LATER

Richard and Angel had become very close,… He

visits and takes good care of her,…he has

succeeded in making her fall for him……. She has

started developing feelings for him gradually,……

Richard decided to take a quick step because she

has just fews months left to put to bed,….

Richard had taken her to the hospital for her

antenatal check up,….. He later drove her to their

favourite restaurant to have lunch,….. They were

enjoying their food when Richard decided to take

the bold step,…..

“Angela,….. “ He muttered her name.

She looked up and looked straight into his eyes,.

..

”Why are you sweating profusely under the AC? “

she asked Richard who was fidgeting,…. He

placed his hand on hers,…..

“Angela,… I’ve wanted to tell you my feelings for

you but i’m scared you might misunderstand my

intentions,…. I love you unconditionally and i’m

ready to stand as your child’s father,….. I want to

take care of you and the baby,….pls i want to

marry you and be the father of your baby,…….. I

love you so much Angel,… “ He professed with

drops of tears from his eyes,…

Angela remained mute,…. She looked down facing

the floor,… She was shedding tears,….

”Angel, i wont force you into marrying me,…

Think about my proposal, i’ll gladly wait for your

answer,….. “ he said wiping his face with his

hanky,…

”I’m tired, pls can you take me home,…. I need to

rest,….. “ she managed to say.

”Sure,…. I’ll drive you home right away,…. I hope

you’re not angry with me,.. “ he asked with a

scary look,….

”pls take me home,… “ she said quietly.

The drive back to her village was a quiet one,…

Richard dropped her at the gate and left almost

immediately,…. He received an urgent call from

home,….

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Richard got home to see a strange car parked in

his compound,…. He didnt bother asking the

security guard who parked the car,… He rushed

inside the sitting room to meet his family,….. His

dad, sister, inlaw, and the twins all watching

television,….

“Vanessaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “ he screamed aloud and

rushed to his sister,….. They hugged each other

tightly.

”Sweet bro,…. You’re looking handsome dude,…….

“ Vanessa teased him.

He hugged his dad and inlaw in turns and carried

the twins in his arms,……. He couldn’t stop

smiling,…… He was so happy to see his family

together again,…. His daddy was back to his feet,

….he has fully recovered,….. They settled down

with glasses of juice,… They chatted alot,….

Vanessa has been feeding his ears with good

news,…. She couldn’t stop talking,…..

”Your security guard and servant stressed us

today,.. First your security guard refused to allow

us into the house,….. I never knew Ahmed was

no longer working here,.. I told him this house

belongs to daddy but he said he has never seen

daddy before,… .. We stayed out for hours

before i called Desmond,.. He wanted to call you

but i refused because we wanted to surprise you,

…. “ she narrated to her brother excitedly.

”Then what did my servant do?…. “ he asked

smiling.

”That one?,…. He refused me entrance into the

kitchen,.. He only managed to serve us juice and

biscuits,….i later heard him talking to you on

phone,…. ”

”You cant blame them they’re only doing their

job,…”

They chatted for long before Richard took them

to their separate rooms and made them feel at

home,…. Vanessa prepared delicious meal for

them and they ate happily,…. Richard prayed

inwardly for Angela to accept his proposal to

make his family complete,.. He couldn’t stop

playing with the twins,…..

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Mrs Johnson has been in Ghana for more than

one week, …. She and her friend have been

searching for Vanessa and her family,…. She

abandoned her collapsing business and travelled

to Ghana in search of her husband,….. She was

asked to exercise patience since it’s not easy

finding Vanessa,….

She was determined to find her husband,…she

was ready to wait, going back to Nigeria without

her husband means going back to her death,…… ..

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Angela have refused to talk to anyone since she

returned from Asaba,.. Her mother have been

wondering what might be bothering her daughter,

… She entered the room and noticed her legs

were a bit swollen,…… She saw that as a good

opportunity to talk to her daughter

,…

“Angela, your legs are swollen,…you’ve been lying

here since afteroon,…… Let me massage them,…

“ she said sitting down on the bed and placing

the legs on her laps,…….

Angela checked her leg and sat up to have them

massaged,….

”Mummy,…. “ she called her mother quietly

”Richard proposed to me today,… “ she said

quietly.

Her mother was excited,…. She dropped the legs

on the bed on hearing the news,….

”So when is he coming with his people? “ her

mother asked.

”why are you in such a hurry,.. I didn’t give him

an answer,… Mama i was shocked,…… I couldn’t

believe someone will think of marrying me in my

condition,……. I need to think about this,… I feel

he’s trying to take advantage of me,…. ”

Her mother gave her a stern look,..

”I hope you’ve not been listening to that your

useless friend,….. “ her mother threw at her,..

”Haba mummy, how can you call my friend

useless,…. “..

”I pity you,…. Just pray that young man doesnt

change his mind about you,…. You should be

thankful that he proposed to you,….This one is a

beggar with choice,… This is not the time to think

of taking advantage,… This is the time you need

to think of your child,…. Even if he doesn’t know

his father now,… . A time will come when he’ll

ask for his father,… This man is ready to give

your baby a name,….. He’ll put our enemies to

shame,….. ” Her mother advised her.

Her phone rang,…… Richard was calling her,….

She refused picking his calls,….

”Angela pick your call na,… “ her mother told her

looking at the phone to see the caller.

”I don’t have strength to talk now,.. ”

The phone rang again,….

”Oooooh,… Richard is the one calling ooo,… Dont

you want to pick his calls?”,…

“I’m not yet ready to talk to him,.. ”

Her mother stood up and sighed heavily glaring at

her and stormed out of the room angrily….….

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TO BE CONTINUED.

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Posted by on February 14, 2019.

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