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[story] meant to be episode 59

59

Angela had just finished talking to her husband on

the phone,…. It’s three days they left for Lagos

and they have not succeeded in talking to Benny’s

family,….

The security guard had refused to allow them

into the house as he was warned not to open the

gate for them,….

Grandma walked into the sitting room to meet

Angela brooding,……

“My daughter why are you sad all of a sudden? “

she asked settling down on the sofa….

“Mama,.. They still haven’t spoken to her family “

she answered feeling disappointed

”You mean Benny’s family? ”

”Yes mama” She answered absent mindedly.

“I know she wont allow them into her house

especially your father in law,…. That woman

vowed never to see them get married,….. She’s a

virtuous woman though she gave birth to a

villain,….. ”

”this is serious”

“Pls give me my grand daughter let me give her

my daily blessings,…. “ grandma said changing

the topic,……

Angela handed the baby to her and meant to

check on the food she was cooking ,……. She

had barely stood up when the security guard

entered the sitting to inform her that her friend

was around to see her,…. She instructed him to

allow her in……

Tope walked into the sitting room all smiles,…..

She knelt down and greeted grandma,.. She

introduced herself to her,….. Angela walked in

almost immediately and screamed at seeing her

friend,….

“Tope!!!!!,……” she shouted happily hugging her

friend.

”You just abandoned your friend,… “ she said

feigning sadness.

”I should be the one angry with you, you didnt

bother telling me about your safe delivery,… If

not that i overheard some women discussing

how your mother in law tried stealing your baby

and how your father in law told the public that

they’re separated and awaits their divorce,….. ”

”So my family problem is now the talk of the

town” she asked her friend.

“Seems you don’t know the family you married

into,… Every body in this state knows the

Johnson ‘s family,… Your mother in law is a

household name,… The public eyes are on your

family,…”

“Pls let me get you something to drink,…. Pardon

my bad manner,…. “ she apologized to her friend.

She called her maid to serve her friend drink,…..

The maid returned with a drink and some

homemade snacks,. She placed them on a glass

stool beside Tope,….

”Tope what happened to your phone, i tried

calling you but couldn’t reach you” Angela asked

her.

“My phone has been faulty, i’m planning on

getting a new phone soon,…… “ Tope stood up

and carried the baby from grandma,…..

”what’s her name? ”

”Adaora, “ she replied.

”What about her baptismal name? ,… ”

”Treasure,….. ”

” lovely names,…she’s indeed a treasure ….. So

how is your husband and father inlaw? ”

”They’re fine,… ”

”So gist me, what actually happened at the

hospital ”

”Errrrm…….. “ she was about telling her when the

front door opened and her mother walked in with

her siblings,……. They all jumped at their sister,……

”Mama, you didnt tell me they were coming over,

“ she asked her mother excitedly.

”We wanted to surprise you,…. “ they chorused.

“we wanted to surprise you” Eric said winking at

her.

“I’m so happy,…….mummy thanks for bringing

them”

“As a matter of fact, we are spending the

weekend here,…… “ Eric said smiling sheepishly.

”That’s wonderful,….. Thank God i prepared

something delicious,…. ”

Grandma cleared her throat to get their attention,

the children on remembering they haven’t greeted

grandma went to her in turns and hugged her,….

She welcomed them to her home,….. Angela’s

mother went straight to the kitchen to drop all

she bought on their way home,….. The maid

helped her to arrange them,….

She returned to the sitting room to see Tope

sipping her drink,… She eyed her and collected

the baby from her,…..

“Eric come and touch your niece,…. “ she

beckoned on her children.

They all gathered round her touching the baby,…

Arguing on whom she resembles,…..

Tope wasnt comfortable anymore,… She was

ashamed of herself,…. She had come to confess

all her wrong doings to her friend and seek for

forgiveness,…. But with her friend’s mother

around she was fidgeting,……

Angela served her family drinks and snacks,….

They sat down enjoying their snacks,…..

“So Tope,…. My mother will tell you all that

happened since i was asleep when it all

happened,…….. “ she said pointing at her mother

whose eyes was on the television screen but her

mind was in Tope, wondering what she came to

do…….

Grandma excused herself and went to her room

to pray,…..

”Tell her what? “ Angela’s mother threw at Angela

angrily.

”About the kidnapping ”.

Her mother sighed loudly to everyone ‘s surprise,

….

“As if she wouldn’t have been happy if the baby

was eventually kidnapped” she smirked at Tope.

“Ahhhhh, mama why are you talking harshly at

Tope” Angela asked her mother.

“Because you’ re a fool,….. “ she threw at her

daughter again.

”Me?,…. Fool”? “ Angela asked feeling

embarrassed.

“yes,.. A big one ooo, since you have failed to

know the kind of friend you have,….. “ her

mother thundered.

The children were invited to the dining to eat and

they left,…..

Tope was lost on how to start explaining to her

friend,….. Tears were already dropping from her

eyes,…..she fell on her knees…….

”I never knew you have no shame,…. You still

showed your face here after my warning,….

You’re a disgrace to friendship,…… “ Angela’s

mother threw at Tope throwing her hands in the

air.

”Mama, pls i’m sorry, i dont know what came

over me” Tope begged her.

“Dont even try to blame the devil ooo, because

you’re the devil himself,…… As for you Angela,…

You better sit up and watch the kind of friends

you keep to avoid someone taking over your

husband under your nose,… “ her mother said

furiously.

Angela was shocked at what her mother was

saying,… She doesn’t understand why Tope was

begging her mother,………

”You should be thankful to God for giving you a

rare man like Richard, he’s one of a kind,…. I

doubt if such men still exist,…… He told me how

your friend here was throwing herself on him

when you lost your memory, not all men will do

what Richard did….. I dont even want to talk

about the insult she gave to me,….she was happy

you were missing, …… And when you returned

with half your brain,…… She was overjoyed and

saw that as a good opportunity to take over your

man,…….. Thank God Richard could control

himself,…. Infact he is a God sent,……. God sent

him to wipe away my tears,……….. This girl would

‘ve ruined your life………. “ her mother said trying

so hard to control her emotions.

Tope was wailing uncontrollably.

“Angel pls forgive me,… I’m sorry” Tope begged

her.

Angela closed her eyes and tears fell down her

cheek,…..

”i trusted you” she managed to say.

“Pls forgive me, your husband loves you so

much,… i was only jealous ….pls”

After some minutes of silence, she wiped her

tears…..

“Tope i’v forgiven you,…… But i dont think things

will be the same again,.. Just try as much as you

can to stay away from my family,.. … I wish you

the best in life,…. ”

Tope stood up immediately and carried her

handbag,

”Thanks for forgiving me,…. At least my mind is

at rest,…… Thank you” she said opening the exit

door….. ….

“Byeeeeeeee, And pls dont ever come back again

” Angela’s mother threw at her as she closed the

door behind her,

:

:

Angela’s siblings returned to the sitting room to

continue watching television after they had

finished eating,… Their mother went upstairs to

have a change of cloth,……

Angela thought of all that happened, she couldn’t

believe Tope of all people could do that to her,

…… She heaved a sigh of reli59

Angela had just finished talking to her husband on

the phone,…. It’s three days they left for Lagos

and they have not succeeded in talking to Benny’s

family,….

The security guard had refused to allow them

into the house as he was warned not to open the

gate for them,….

Grandma walked into the sitting room to meet

Angela brooding,……

“My daughter why are you sad all of a sudden? “

she asked settling down on the sofa….

“Mama,.. They still haven’t spoken to her family “

she answered feeling disappointed

”You mean Benny’s family? ”

”Yes mama” She answered absent mindedly.

“I know she wont allow them into her house

especially your father in law,…. That woman

vowed never to see them get married,….. She’s a

virtuous woman though she gave birth to a

villain,….. ”

”this is serious”

“Pls give me my grand daughter let me give her

my daily blessings,…. “ grandma said changing

the topic,……

Angela handed the baby to her and meant to

check on the food she was cooking ,……. She

had barely stood up when the security guard

entered the sitting to inform her that her friend

was around to see her,…. She instructed him to

allow her in……

Tope walked into the sitting room all smiles,…..

She knelt down and greeted grandma,.. She

introduced herself to her,….. Angela walked in

almost immediately and screamed at seeing her

friend,….

“Tope!!!!!,……” she shouted happily hugging her

friend.

”You just abandoned your friend,… “ she said

feigning sadness.

”I should be the one angry with you, you didnt

bother telling me about your safe delivery,… If

not that i overheard some women discussing

how your mother in law tried stealing your baby

and how your father in law told the public that

they’re separated and awaits their divorce,….. ”

”So my family problem is now the talk of the

town” she asked her friend.

“Seems you don’t know the family you married

into,… Every body in this state knows the

Johnson ‘s family,… Your mother in law is a

household name,… The public eyes are on your

family,…”

“Pls let me get you something to drink,…. Pardon

my bad manner,…. “ she apologized to her friend.

She called her maid to serve her friend drink,…..

The maid returned with a drink and some

homemade snacks,. She placed them on a glass

stool beside Tope,….

”Tope what happened to your phone, i tried

calling you but couldn’t reach you” Angela asked

her.

“My phone has been faulty, i’m planning on

getting a new phone soon,…… “ Tope stood up

and carried the baby from grandma,…..

”what’s her name? ”

”Adaora, “ she replied.

”What about her baptismal name? ,… ”

”Treasure,….. ”

” lovely names,…she’s indeed a treasure ….. So

how is your husband and father inlaw? ”

”They’re fine,… ”

”So gist me, what actually happened at the

hospital ”

”Errrrm…….. “ she was about telling her when the

front door opened and her mother walked in with

her siblings,……. They all jumped at their sister,……

”Mama, you didnt tell me they were coming over,

“ she asked her mother excitedly.

”We wanted to surprise you,…. “ they chorused.

“we wanted to surprise you” Eric said winking at

her.

“I’m so happy,…….mummy thanks for bringing

them”

“As a matter of fact, we are spending the

weekend here,…… “ Eric said smiling sheepishly.

”That’s wonderful,….. Thank God i prepared

something delicious,…. ”

Grandma cleared her throat to get their attention,

the children on remembering they haven’t greeted

grandma went to her in turns and hugged her,….

She welcomed them to her home,….. Angela’s

mother went straight to the kitchen to drop all

she bought on their way home,….. The maid

helped her to arrange them,….

She returned to the sitting room to see Tope

sipping her drink,… She eyed her and collected

the baby from her,…..

“Eric come and touch your niece,…. “ she

beckoned on her children.

They all gathered round her touching the baby,…

Arguing on whom she resembles,…..

Tope wasnt comfortable anymore,… She was

ashamed of herself,…. She had come to confess

all her wrong doings to her friend and seek for

forgiveness,…. But with her friend’s mother

around she was fidgeting,……

Angela served her family drinks and snacks,….

They sat down enjoying their snacks,…..

“So Tope,…. My mother will tell you all that

happened since i was asleep when it all

happened,…….. “ she said pointing at her mother

whose eyes was on the television screen but her

mind was in Tope, wondering what she came to

do…….

Grandma excused herself and went to her room

to pray,…..

”Tell her what? “ Angela’s mother threw at Angela

angrily.

”About the kidnapping ”.

Her mother sighed loudly to everyone ‘s surprise,

….

“As if she wouldn’t have been happy if the baby

was eventually kidnapped” she smirked at Tope.

“Ahhhhh, mama why are you talking harshly at

Tope” Angela asked her mother.

“Because you’ re a fool,….. “ she threw at her

daughter again.

”Me?,…. Fool”? “ Angela asked feeling

embarrassed.

“yes,.. A big one ooo, since you have failed to

know the kind of friend you have,….. “ her

mother thundered.

The children were invited to the dining to eat and

they left,…..

Tope was lost on how to start explaining to her

friend,….. Tears were already dropping from her

eyes,…..she fell on her knees…….

”I never knew you have no shame,…. You still

showed your face here after my warning,….

You’re a disgrace to friendship,…… “ Angela’s

mother threw at Tope throwing her hands in the

air.

”Mama, pls i’m sorry, i dont know what came

over me” Tope begged her.

“Dont even try to blame the devil ooo, because

you’re the devil himself,…… As for you Angela,…

You better sit up and watch the kind of friends

you keep to avoid someone taking over your

husband under your nose,… “ her mother said

furiously.

Angela was shocked at what her mother was

saying,… She doesn’t understand why Tope was

begging her mother,………

”You should be thankful to God for giving you a

rare man like Richard, he’s one of a kind,…. I

doubt if such men still exist,…… He told me how

your friend here was throwing herself on him

when you lost your memory, not all men will do

what Richard did….. I dont even want to talk

about the insult she gave to me,….she was happy

you were missing, …… And when you returned

with half your brain,…… She was overjoyed and

saw that as a good opportunity to take over your

man,…….. Thank God Richard could control

himself,…. Infact he is a God sent,……. God sent

him to wipe away my tears,……….. This girl would

‘ve ruined your life………. “ her mother said trying

so hard to control her emotions.

Tope was wailing uncontrollably.

“Angel pls forgive me,… I’m sorry” Tope begged

her.

Angela closed her eyes and tears fell down her

cheek,…..

”i trusted you” she managed to say.

“Pls forgive me, your husband loves you so

much,… i was only jealous ….pls”

After some minutes of silence, she wiped her

tears…..

“Tope i’v forgiven you,…… But i dont think things

will be the same again,.. Just try as much as you

can to stay away from my family,.. … I wish you

the best in life,…. ”

Tope stood up immediately and carried her

handbag,

”Thanks for forgiving me,…. At least my mind is

at rest,…… Thank you” she said opening the exit

door….. ….

“Byeeeeeeee, And pls dont ever come back again

” Angela’s mother threw at her as she closed the

door behind her,

:

:

Angela’s siblings returned to the sitting room to

continue watching television after they had

finished eating,… Their mother went upstairs to

have a change of cloth,……

Angela thought of all that happened, she couldn’t

believe Tope of all people could do that to her,

…… She heaved a sigh of relief as she b—m fed

her baby who was already crying for milk,

…………….

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her baby who was already crying for milk,

…………….

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