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[story] meant to be episode 49

49

”Don’t stop me son,…I met and fell in love with

your mother, though i met your step mother first,

…. I came close to Benny so that she would help

me in wooing your late mother since they were

best of friends but she misunderstood my

closeness to her,……. I married your mother one

year later and God blessed us with Vanessa,….. It

was after her birth that Benny came to help her

out,….. She s£duced me into sleeping with her,

…… After that she threatened to expose our s-x

escapade to my wife if i fail to have an affair

with her………… The doctor had earlier warned

against giving her heart breaking news since her

heart is weak,…… I was shattered, i love my wife

so much and cant stand her quitting the marriage,

…….. I obliged to Benny ‘s request,….. We started

having an affair,. … She started controlling my

life gradually ….. I turned to a wife beater,….i

made life miserable for my wife,……. Then One

night when she was pregnant with Richard,……

She caught us making love on our matrimonial

bed,….. Before i could get to her, her heart failed

and She fell down the stairs,…… I rushed her to

the hospital and she was immediately operated

on,…… Her baby survived but she died hours after

the surgery,…. I couldn’t forgive myself for

causing my wife’s death,… I decided to end the

relationship,. But i didn’t know how I ended up

marrying her and how i became her puppet,……. “

he confessed to his children.

They were all sobbing when he finished,….

Richard and Vanessa wept bitterly,..they hugged

their dad…he left the room and returned with

photographs of his late wife,…. He showed the

photos to Richard who held them to his heart,…..

He wished his mother was alive, he never got the

chance to see his mother, he grew up believing

Benny was his mother,….. He wept sorrowfully,

…… He had never cried so much before…….. At

least he now knows what his mother looks like,….

She was smiling beautifully in one of the

pictures,…. She had dimples,…. Richard couldn’t

let go of the pictures,………..

They went back to their rooms after their

grandmother accepted their dad’s apology,

Richard returned to his room still sobbing, Angela

understood the emotional state he was in,….. He

hugged her crying,…… She la!d him on the bed

and placed his head on her laps,…. She used

soothing words on him to know if he’ll calm

down,…. He held the pictures to his chest while

he slept on her laps,…. He slept with tears in his

eyes,…. She la!d beside him and they had a good

siesta together…….

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The sound of Richard’s phone woke them up,….

He checked the caller Id and it was Desmond,…..

He had travelled to Dubai with his fiancee to

shop for their wedding,…. They missed his best

friend’s traditional wedding.

They chatted long on the phone before he ended

the call ,…….

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The family agreed to have a Thanksgiving service

In their neighborhood, the Parish priest was

Happy to hear that,….. They planned ahead for

the Thanksgiving after which, they will all travel

to the village before they would follow their

grandma to Lagos to see her place and also visit

their Grand Father’s companies and her

orphanage home,……….

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ONE WEEK LATER

Mrs Johnson’s world has crumbled, all her

associates have abandoned her,….. She thought

about her life seriously and decided to attend

Sunday service to see if God will forgive her and

help her out with her conditions….. She kicked

against going to the church in her vicinity since

the parish priest knows her evil doings,.. She

decided to attend another church,……. She arrived

the church early and sat at the front row,…. She

was so dedicated to the service,…. She was

having a good time in the church as she covered

her hair and parts of her face with veil,… She

wore sunglasses to hide her face from the

congregations since she was a public figure,………

She was enjoying herself until it was time for

Thanksgiving,…… She saw her family carrying

different kinds of food items in their hands

dancing to the beatings of the church band… She

was perplexed.

She saw her husband dancing with Vanessa and

her babies,…. She saw her mother inlaw smiling

and waving at the congregations,…… Then she

saw Richard dancing with a pregnant lady,…. She

removed her glasses to be sure of the face she

was seeing,….

“Johnson?,……mama?,..Vanessa? …….Angela? …….

“ she muttered to herself.

Angela danced past her, she wiped her eyes,……

There were tears in them,……. she opened her

mouth in shock for minutes staring at them,…

She wondered how they all managed to reunite

again,……. Tears dropped from her eyes,….. She

meant to sit down but her legs were shaking,……

She sat down covering her face,…..

After service,…… Mr Johnson and his family left

to attend to their guests at home,… Mrs Johnson

waited for everyone to leave before going home,

….. When she was sure that no one would

recognize her,… She decided to leave, she meant

to stand but she couldn’t, she tried again then

she collapsed holding her chest,……….

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Posted by on February 14, 2019.

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