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[story] meant to be episode 61

61

SIX MONTHS LATER

Mrs Johnson’s brother had returned to lagos with

her,….. No one have heard from them since they

returned to Lagos,…. The Johnson ‘s family was

once again happy and thankful to God,……

Angela and Richie’ s wedding preparation was

ongoing,….. Everyone have been busy preparing

for the wedding,…. Friends, home and abroad are

to attend the wedding,….

Vanessa and the twins returned home a week to

the wedding, her husband would join them on the

wedding eve,……. Angela’s joy knew no bound,……

Grandma’s friend will also attend the wedding,….

Everyone was in the sitting room chatting one

evening, when the security guard came in and

informed them that some visitors were around to

see them,…… Thinking it’s one of their family

friends, they told him to allow them in,………

The front door opened and they saw their step

mum wheeled into the sitting room,.her brother

and uncle walked in behind her,…… Mr Johnson

stood up abruptly,…. Everyone was shocked,……

“Benny, why are you here again?,….. I warned

you never to step your foot into any of my

properties,…….” mr Johnson asked her furiously.

Vanessa who was lost in her thought regained

herself immediately her father spoke,…… Her

mouth was still open in surprise with the sight of

her step mum,…..

She moved closer to Richie and whispered to

him,….

“Why is she looking like a ghost?,….she changed

drastically,… She’s just a shadow of herself,

looking haggard and unkept,…. ”

Richie gave her a smirking look,…… She

understood what he meant and quietly moved

back to her seat,…..

Benny ‘s uncle greeted everyone,…… He begged

mr Johnson to grant them audience,…..

”Mr Johnson, i know you’re angry with your ex

wife,…. I want you to know that you’ re not the

only one she offended, everyone in our family is

not happy with her, she’s more of an outcast in

the family now… … She has finally given her life

to Christ,….. She has been living in solitude,…….

But the strange characters she started exhibiting

forced us to bring her here today,…… “ Benny’s

uncle explained.

”I dont understand, if she’s not feeling fine, i’m

not a doctor, she should visit the doctor, “ mr

Johnson said bluntly.

”Pls Mr Johnson, calm down,…. This is not a

medical problem,….. She wakes up every

morning with a startle,….. She will refuse eating

her food or take drugs,….. All she does is cry

from morning till night,… We had to invite a man

of God who revealed that she must confess to

your family of all the evil she committed before

she’ll have peace of mind,…… “ her brother

explained further.

”Hmmmmm, evil?, we already knew all she did,

…. She wanted to kill me, my daughter inlaw and

grand child,…. There’s nothing more to confess,…

“ Mr Johnson said.

Tears dropped from Benny’s eyes as she watched

her ex husband speak angrily … She then got

courage to speak up,…..

”There’s more to confess,.!” she said interrupting

him.

“I…… killed….. your……….. wife!!!!!!,….. “ she

shouted in tear.

Everyone stood up immediately in shock.

”What are you trying to say?,….. I was there,….

She fell down the stairs and was rushed to the

hospital,….. She died after the surgery! ,….. “ mr

Johnson exlaimed in shock trying to remember

what happened that night.

”That wasnt what happened,. I lied about her

falling down the stairs,…. I’ll tell you how it all

started,……. “ she said amidst tears.

”You better start talking before i finish you up,

you wicked woman!!!!! “ Richard screamed at her

holding his fingers in a twist…….

”Ermmm,….. Errmmmm……. Pls don’t hit me, i’m

already dying, i’m already paying for my sins,…..

“ she begged Richie.

”You have not started suffering,…… You’ll die in

anguish,.!!!!! “ Vanessa smirked at her.

She begged them all to calm down and listen to

what she has to say,……

”It all started when your dad proposed to your

mother,….. I never loved your father,… All i

wanted was his money,….. I tried to s£duce him

but he was madly inlove with your mother,…. A

friend of mine introduced me to a babalawo who

helped me to use a love charm on him,……he

started dancing to my tune,…… I was his mistress

while he was married to your mother,…. My

mother found out about my secret affair with

him and kicked against it,….. “ she paused and

wiped away the tears that was streaming down

her face,…… She looked at Richard and Vanessa,

then shook her head regretfully then continued.

“Your mother never found out about my affair

with your daddy, she still loved and treated me

like a friend,…. We continued with our secret

affair until the day she caught us on her

matrimonial bed,….. She was supposed to travel

to the village, but her flight was cancelled,

immediately she saw us, she screamed out loud

and rushed out of the room,… Your daddy hurried

to the bathroom to dress up while i quickly tied a

wrapper round my waist and followed her,…. I

met her standing by the staircase still in shock,

….. She didn’t know i was standing behind her,…..

Then i….. Pushed her down the stairs,…….. “ she

narrated to everyone in a sorrowful tone.

”What!!!!!!!.,You were the one that pushed her

down the stairs and you lied to me that she

slipped and fell,….. You’re evil,…. You’re wicked,

you ‘ll die a shameful death” mr Johnson cursed

her.

Everywhere was calm again,…… ..

Grandma was busy sobbing and tapping her feet

on the richly tiled floor.

“I belong to a secret cult,….. I exchanged my

womb and your father’s brain for power, wealth

and fame,……..i kidnapped Angela when i found

out that she was pregnant with Richard‘s baby, i

was asked to bring the foetus for rituals in

replacement of your dad’ s brain ,…. ”

”Jesus christ!!! “ Angela let out a loud cry.

”I’ m sorry,…. Grandma pls forgive me,… I made

you forget your family,….. I planned everything to

avoid you causing problems for me,……. Richard

and Angela please forgive me,….. I was warned

never to allow you fall in love,….

”I was warned not allow you or your sister fall

inlove,… I tried my best to avoid it but i failed,…..

I kidnapped your baby because i wanted to use

her for rituals,….. Please forgive,….. I now know

that one can never battle with God,…… I’m sorry

for what happened,……Angela please forgive me, i

caused your father’s death,…i threatened his boss

to sack him…. ” she begged crying uncontrollably,

there was silence in the living room,… Only the

sound of her hiccups could be heard,….. She

started coughing continuously,… Angela rushed

into the kitchen and brought a glass of water for

her,….. She thanked her and gulped it down…… ..

When she was done, her uncle got up and

announced their departure,…. He was ashamed of

what his niece had done to the family……….

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Posted by on February 14, 2019.

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