Oh, death why did you have to knock on my door? Why did you have to snatch the only valuable thing in my life? How do I begin to comprehend the emptiness that I will experience from now on?
Mikayla had been married for 5years with no issue; it has been hell on earth for her during that period. Her hubby that she thought would support her through the dark period, ignored her and gave room for her in-laws to torment her. Favor finally smiled on her and she gave birth to a beautiful girl in her 6th year of marriage that she called Princess. Princess was everything she had always dreamed of, someone to call the fruit of her womb. At age 4 she was already a beauty to behold.
Her marriage was never the perfect one even after the birth of her daughter; it rather became worse as her in-laws kept making life miserable for her, saying why didn’t she give birth to a son. Being a housewife with no form of financial support, she has had to put up with so many insults and abuse just because of her daughter and now nothing is holding her back now that the essence of her holding on, has being snatched away. She thought of laying a curse on the hit and run trailer driver that caused the accident that led to her daughter’s death. She thought of committing suicide but whenever she felt like doing anything evil, her daughter’s image will just pop up in her subconscious and she will just ignore but she knows sooner, she will give in.
“Chief I am sorry but there is something I need to let you know about”
“Really!! Replied Chief Obi to his driver.
“There was no way to get across to you ever since you traveled out of the country and something serious happened while you were away but I wanted you to relax from your trip for some days before letting you know about it”.
Chief Obi was already getting anxious and was wondering what could have gone wrong that he wasn’t informed about.
“So why didn’t you alert my PA in my office so he can reach me since you couldn’t”? Queried Chief to Musa his driver.
“Anyway, what is the problem, spill it out.
“Dele your Mechanic is dead, he took your car for servicing and got involved in a ghastly accident involving a trailer that was at a top speed. On trying to dodge the trailer, he lost control of the car and in the process hit a lady holding a little girl who died on the spot but the mom survived.
“My God!!!!! Exclaimed Chief Obi .’ Why didn’t anyone think of letting me know about it? Why didn’t you inform my PA’? He kept asking his driver. He just couldn’t imagine that this happened and he was kept in the dark.
His driver had to let him know that he did inform his PA but they assured him that the company’s legal team will sort it out since it doesn’t really involve him, so no use interrupting his business trip. A business deal he had wanted for a long time.
Even though his PA was right, it still wasn’t enough excuse not to inform him. How the family of the deceased would have felt when they know the owner of the vehicle didn’t even show concern for their loss.
Sensing his wondering thoughts, Musa quickly assured him that they have met the deceased family and that they were present during the little’s girl funeral but they haven’t been able to see the mom because she had refused seeing anyone. He quickly added that it will be good if he can pay the family a visit just to show his concern and condolence to them.
Chief as he is often called by his staff, knew Musa was right, and that is just one of the reasons he really likes him. Musa is his senior driver and had been with him for a long time, he is practically a family. He quickly assured him that he will do as he had said.
“Mikey I know right now isn’t the best time to argue with you but I don’t think divorcing your husband 6months after your daughter’s demise is the best decision”. Nathalie told Mikayla whom she had known for a long time. Mikey as she usually calls her has always been strong with a vision and determined but ever since her marriage to Seun, she has changed into a different person entirely.
“The truth is I don’t care, have been living a lie for a long time and is time to breathe, replied Mikey”. She knew Nat will try to talk her out of it, but she isn’t ready to be cajoled into marking another anniversary with her husband, a man that wasn’t available for his daughter’s funeral, a man that has never acknowledge her as a wife for the past 3 years, no this is definitely the right thing to do.
“Well, I believe you know the right thing to do and sincerely I am happy that am seeing the Mikey I used to know and I promised to be there all through with the divorce process”. That got a smile from Mikayla as she muttered her thanks.
Nathalie decided to help her get a good divorce lawyer from a prestigious law firm. She knows them to be extremely good in diverse law cases and also has a good legal team for divorce cases.
“Now that your mind is made up, I will book an appointment with a law firm for you next week , they are exceptionally good and I believe they will assist you in all ways possible”.
“That will be great Nat, I really appreciate all you have done for me, you are such a darl”, replied Mikayla. She felt like crying but she knew the time for tears has long passed, is time to move on.
To be continued…
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