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[story] meant to be episode 46

46She opened her eyes looking scared,…..

“Richard,.. Pls i want to talk to him,….. Can

someone call him for me, “ she said fidgeting.

Her voice woke Vanessa who was sleeping

beside her on the bed,……

She turned and was surprised to see Vanessa

sitting on the chair with her head on the bed

sleeping.

”Thank God you’re here, aunty Vanessa,… Pls call

Richard, i want to see him,…. “ she said

stretching out her hand for a hug.

”calm down dear, Richard will soon be here, he

went to see the doctor,….. “ she said hugging

her.

The door opened, Richard and the doctor walked

in.

”Oh thank God you’re here,.. “ she heaved a sign

of relief.

”Richie,….. They want to kidnap me,…… They hit

the driver,….. “ she stuttered.

He hugged her tightly,….

”Angel, i’m here now, nothing will happen to you,

…… ”

”Baby they want to harm our baby,……. I saw

them in my dreams,… ”

Her condition was getting worse,…. Richard held

her tight,…

”Doctor please what’s going,…?,….. Pls help her”

“It’s normal,… She’s regaining her memory,…. I’ll

give her sedative to calm her down, she’ll wake

up feeling better “ the doctor assured him.

”Baby, pls dont leave me alone, stay with me,…

They might be back to take me,….. ”

She slept off few seconds later in Richard ‘s

arms,….. He refused releasing her from his grip,

……. When she was deeply asleep, he quietly la!d

her on the bed,….

He went out and called her mother telling her

about the good news,.. He assured her that

everything will be ok,…. And begged for her

Permission to allow Angel sleep over in Asaba

because of her present state of health ,….. He

told her to discuss with her husband ‘s family

since he’ ll be coming with his father for the

Introduction,……

Angela ‘s mother was filled with joy,…. She called

aunty Beatrice and broke the good news to her,

….

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Angela was discharged late at night,… She had

fully regained her memory,…. Desmond and

Nancy were there to take care of her,….. Richard

was the happiest man on earth,….. He was over

excited as he watched his Angel hover around

him,…. His Angel is back,…… He carried her to

the car not minding people were staring at them,

….

After helping her with a warm bath,… He served

her dinner,… He fed her as she loves being fed

by him,……

“baby i can’t believe i forgot you and everyone

around you this past months,…. I’ve only seen

such in movies,…. I never believed such will

happen to me,…… I cant imagine how you felt

during those periods,…. ”

”sssssshhhhhhhhhhh” he said putting a finger

across her lips.

“Dont talk while eating,… ”

When he was done feeding her,…. He called the

cook to clear the table,….. He bathed and joined

her in bed,….

“I’m sorry for making you pass through alot,……

Actually, i wanted to tell you about the pregnancy

before i saw myself in Lagos,…. I know you

were shattered when you knew i was pregnant,

….. Baby i’m still scared,… I feel they might come

back for me”.

“Nobody will harm you,.. I’m now here with you,

…. ”

”I’m sorry for failing in my duties,… “ he

apologized to her.

”i should’ve prevented this from happening but i

was too careless,…… My step mother is the one

behind your kidnap,….. She confessed to doing

that,…. “ he told her.

”I’m happy i’m here with you,…i love you so

much Richie,… ”

”i love you too My Angel” they slept in each

other’s arms

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Richard dropped her off the next day after going

for her check up,… The doctor confirmed her

perfect,…… He informed her mother of their visit

the next day,… He wants to hasten his marriage

plans,……

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Two days after the introduction ceremony,….

Richard and his family embarked on a journey to

his village,…. He managed to remember the route

to his village Umuahia in Abia state,…. Though he

noticed the place is rapidly developing,….. His

father instructed him to drive to his uncle’s house

first before going to their house,……

On getting there, his uncle and family rushed out

wondering who had parked the jeep,.. Vanessa,

her dad and Richard alighted from the jeep,..

Their uncle was shocked, after many years, his

cousin is back,… They ran to Mr Johnson

shouting Johnny, Johnny,…… Their scream

attracted other villagers,…. Everywhere was filled

to the brim,…. He was known as a philanthropist

in the village,… His second wife changed all

these,….. They were all happy to see them,….

Richard could barely recognize Any of them,….

He was small when they last visited the village,..

He had wanted to report his stepmother to his

kinsmen but a force always stopped him from

doing that,…. He believed his step mother had a

hand in that,…..

Mr Johnson took his time to narrate all he has

been through to his kindred,…. They were all

shaking their head in pity,….. Uncle Ogbonna, his

father’s cousin was almost shedding tears,…….

“That evil woman destroyed our family,…. Do

you know that i wouldn’t have been in this village

suffering if not for what that woman did,….. My

brother here got me a US visa,….. I went to get

my ticket money from him only for her to tear

my visa before me, and asked her guard to throw

me out,…. The next time i came to Lagos,….. I

heard you have relocated,…. And no one seems

to know where you relocated to,… I went to see

your grandmother few months later only for me

to be told that she has relocated to London,…… I

came back one year later to check on, but i met

new tenants there, they told me she has moved

out,…… To make matters worse, she stopped

visiting the village,… Just few months ago,….. We

saw her when we returned from the farm waiting

for us,…. At first i thought it was a ghost,…… She

explained to us how she forgot everyone, even

her family members, she lived a life of solitude

for many years,.. Thank God she didnt hand over

all her husband’s properties to Johnny…. She

employed workers who helped her out in the

Company,……. She brought in a contractor from

Lagos who with his workers renovated your

grandfather’s house,… She did a wonderful job

there, you wont be able to recognize the house

again, she has turned the house to a mansion,……

“ Uncle Ogbonna told them.

Richard couldn’t get what he was talking about,

was he talking about his dead grandmother or

what?,…..

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Posted by on February 14, 2019.

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