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[Story] meant-to-be episode 5

”Hope he ate before leaving? ”

”I was sleeping when he left”

“you are always sleeping,…… Why are you not at

your kiosk,…. You know this is where we get our

dialy money from? ”

”I wanted to rest, so i closed for the day,… Or do

you want me to die before my time? ”

”How can you allow daddy to go to work without

eating,……You dont care about your husband,…

Mama i’m not happy with your attitude towards

daddy ”

”I’ll quickly slaughter the chicken and prepare a

delicious meal for him,…. I’ll take it to him later

in the evening ”

”You’re really taking proper care of your daddy,

…. Pls cook fast, we’re all hungry too” she said

going to open her kiosk which is infront their

compound.

Angela went to the kitchen to prepare dinner for

the family when she found out that there was no

water in the house,…..

“Eric!!!, Chinedu!!!!! ”

They ran to her.

.”So two grow up men like you are at home and

there’s no water in the house,…. What have you

been doing? ”

She ran inside and came out with a long cane,…

She doesn’t spare her younger ones anytime they

misbehave,… She took up the responsibility of

being an elder sister and a mother to her siblings

since her mother has failed in her duties.

”Sister pls we’re sorry,…. We told mummy to give

us money to buy water,…. She said she doesn’t

have money,…. Pls it will never happen again,.

“Eric pleaded.

She was angry at her mother’s negligence of her

responsibilities,……. How can a mother be so

lazy,.. She can’t take proper care of her family,….

She angrily went inside and brought out money

and gave to her brothers.. They rushed down the

street to fetch water.

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***********She was done in some hours time, she

prepared rice and chicken stew,.. She packed her

father’s food neatly in a foodflask and headed to

where her daddy walks as a security guard.

*******Daddy Joe was so happy for having a

daughter like Angela, she has helped healed his

wound these past years, she has sacrificed alot

for his family,….. Daddy Joe was an international

business man, he owned many chains of

businesses,….. He was loved by all because of

his generous nature,…… His friend introduced him

to a new business, but unfortunately for him,…..

The ship surveying their goods capsized, he lost

everything,…… He even borrowed money from

the bank using his house as collateral,…… The

bank seized his house and cars,….. He went bank

rupt in one month,….. This was how he ended up

working as a security guard in one of the soap

producing company in his new area,…

Angela loves her father so much, she is ready to

sacrifice all she has to make her father happy,

….. The bond between them is inseparable,…. Her

father confides in her as a wife,….. And she

doesn’t disappoint in giving him listening ear

unlike his wife….

“my daughter, how did you manage to prepare

such a sumptuous meal, it’s been long i ate such

food,…… “her father asked devouring his meal.

”Daddy i’ve been saving since i started work,….. I

collected all my savings and bought things for the

house,…. ”

” My daughter, God will bless you,…. He’ll surely

bless you with a good man to always make you

happy,…… ”

Her mind went to Richard,… Is he going to make

her happy,….she remembered she have not

switched on phone since Tope threw it inside her

bag,…….

”Daddy i need to start going,…… It’s getting dark,

make sure you return early in the morning,…. I’ll

keep on praying for you ”

”thank you my daughter ”

She boarded a bike and went home……

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Richard couldn’t stop crying at the thought of

what transpired in the sitting room some hours

ago,.. The sight they met in the living room was

pathetic,……… It shattered his heart,……..he ran to

his room and locked himself after the

incident…………. ..he has attended to his wound

and it has stopped bleeding,……. He took a warm

bath and retired to his bed,…….. He needed

someone to talk to,…. He went on Skype,….thank

God his sister was online…. The sight of his

Sister lightened him up a bit.

He has been secretly chatting with his sister

without the mother’s knowledge,….

“” Wowwwwwwwwwww, what happened to your

eyes Richie? …. You have a swollen eye”

“Yeah, the tigress hit me”

“Oooooopss, sorry about that,… Hope you locked

your door”.

“Sure ”

” So what happened again ”

He narrated to her what happened at the

restaurant, and how he spoke to her,…..

“Sorry about that,…. Just remember you’re the

man in the house,…… Don’t allow her to dictate

your life to you,…… I really need to see your

lover ‘s face,….. She must be a goddess to

charm mummy’ s boy,…. ”

”Yeah she is, i love her so much,…. You need to

see this girl,….. She’s so beautiful and i love her

guts,……. ”

”Enough of your girlfriend abeg,….. Remember

our plan,….. Act the fool and get what we want,

….. ”

”Yeah, i wont forget that, how’s Jeff,…. And my

cuties”.

She brought her two lovely twins before the

camera to say hello to their uncle

“Hello uncle,……. “they chorused

”My bundle of joy,…… I love you all so much,…..

Drop of tears could be seen flowing down his

chics.

”Richie boy, pls dont start,…. This is not our

agreement,….. I’ll stop talking to you if you

continue like this,……. ”

”Sis, i’m sorry,…. Just that each time i remember

how shattered our home is, it tears me apart,…. I

cant visit my niece and nephew,…… Cant we just

have a happy family?,.. Why is God punishing us

through mummy,…… Why is mummy so

heartless,. In the quest for power and fame,….

She’s becoming powerful as the day goes by,…..

I don’t have a life of my own,…… My friends are

all laughing at me…. ”

”It’s well,…. Very soon, all these will end,.. Trust

me,….. Ok?, now wipe your tears,….. ”

She cheered her brother up by telling him how

successful her husband has become,…… They

would be going to The States for vacation,…. He

was so happy for his sweet sister.

They ended their chat,…… He remembered his

girlfriend, he checked the time and it was

11pm…..he decided to allow her sleep,…. He

would call her first in the morning…….

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