Silver Lining….Ep4

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Six Months Later!!!!
“Hello Nkay, is Mikey, hope you are well? I just want to inform you that you can proceed in serving my husband the divorce papers as I have successfully moved into another apartment with my mom’. Mikey said across the phone to Nkechi.

‘Okay that is great, in that case I will need you to provide the office address of your hubby and will also advise that you changed your line till you guys have your first meeting at the court’. Replied Nkechi.

‘Oh really, well am actually using another line anyway and that was because is one of my resolutions for a new beginning, so he can’t reach me, but thanks all the same’. Mikey thanked her before dropping the call. Her mom came to meet her while she was still brooding over the conversation she had with Nkechi.

‘Are you okay? You seem lost’. Her mom asked her as she joined her on the settee in their sparse living room. ‘Well I just spoke with the lawyer Nathalie introduced me to and gave her the go ahead to serve the divorce papers to Seun’.

‘Well, that is a good development and is a start to something good. Right now what I want you to think about is how you intend taking care of yourself. Is high time you write out your resume to start looking for jobs or think about a business you can do, I can support you with initial capital for that. I don’t want you to object to it because am your mother and is my responsibility to see you happy’.
‘Really appreciate mom but am certainly not thinking of looking for a paid employment due to my age, I have decided to go into business and Nathalie has actually helped in convincing her company to allow me to take charge of the light refreshments for their company’s annual meeting coming up next month’.

‘You mean you are a caterer? Asked her mom. Mikayla nodded in affirmation. ‘Wow, Kay my dear you are really full of surprises. I know you to be a good cook but I never knew you have the passion for it that you want to turn it into a business venture’.
‘Hahaha mummy!!! When life throws you lemons, you have to use the lemons to prepare refreshing lemonade drink. When my life was looking boring before the birth of Princess, I used the internet to while away time and picked interest on food, and soon discovered a passion for mouthwatering delicacies especially finger licking foods and did a lot of practices from what I learned online. You know I was the one that covered the catering aspect of princess’s 4th-year birthday party and in fact, that was how Nat knew I was good at it, thus helping me to get the contract’.

‘So you mean her company trusted her word of mouth? That is really great my dear’. ‘No, not really, the head of logistics in her company asked that I prepare some of my delicacies for the office and I did enough as Nat works at the head office. They were really impressed with the food and gave me the contract right there. Isn’t God wonderful?’

Two Weeks Later

“Adamu!!!Adamu!!!Adamuuuuu…”Where has the security guard gone to? Seun muttered to himself as he tries to place a call across to his second wife, and just immediately Adamu his security guard opened the gate.
‘Where the hell were you when I was shouting your name for you to open the gate?’
‘Ah Oga abeg no vex am for me..I be go put on the pumping machine as dem bring light.’
‘My friend, open the gate properly so I can drive in’.
Seun knew he was been hard on his security guard but the letter he got this afternoon from the court is really disturbing him. He alighted from his car and made way to the entrance of his duplex he shares with his second wife. He is always proud entering his house but today was so disturbing that he felt so down. He immediately decided to check on his folks at the 2 bedroom apartment that was originally his boys quarter but his folks and two kid sisters now presently stays there.

He knocked gently on the door and his mom answered and opened the door after announcing his presence. ‘Ahhhh Oko mi you don’t look happy, is all well with you? Or did your wife offend you?
No, Iya she didn’t, in fact, I haven’t entered the house. What is bothering me is my first wife Mikayla, She is seeking for divorce from me and she didn’t even tell me rather I got serve the papers from the court at Ikoyi and am to report to the court in two days time or face the penalty.

‘Hmm, so she has the gut to do that? Well is good riddance to bad rubbish. Is that why you are like this? After all, you are married to Bose who has given you two beautiful kids. Divorce her and let her go.
‘Iya you don’t understand, something isn’t right. Someone must be backing her for her to have been so bold to ask for a divorce, I thought her mom won’t have approved her divorce. Could it be that she had a lover all these while and I didn’t know?’

‘Abomination!!!! Retorted his mom; She can’t have been doing that when you guys are still married. That means she was harboring men in your matrimonial home. Have you called her or go to meet her at home?
‘Have called severally ever since I got the message but her line isn’t connecting and also she has vacated the house without telling me about it. She sent the keys through the court also’.
That got a shock from his mom because they have never thought Mikayla to be so bold in handling things and she is beginning to think that her son is right about someone supporting Mikayla.

Seun got tired and left for the main house to meet his second wife and his kids. He kept thinking of the court appointment he has with Mikayla. He knows damn right that he had never treated her well but that was because his family never wanted her from the beginning and he thought all will be fine with time but it didn’t, instead it became worse when she couldn’t conceive after their first year of marriage and he began to think that his folks were right after all. He succumbed to pressure from them to get a second wife without her knowledge. He allowed them to control his feelings towards her and it generated to hatred towards her, he couldn’t even stand her presence let alone share a bed with her. His late daughter was conceived on a night he was drunk and wanting a place away from his nagging second wife.
Now Princess is dead and he didn’t even attend the funeral just because he couldn’t bear to look at his wife’s face and face her family members who knew of his ill treatment towards her. He can’t believe he is getting worried about meeting her but he definitely has to face her but first, he has to get through to the lawyer his PA recommended for him.

 

To be continued…

Mujora

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Silver Lining…Ep 3

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Nathalie met Nkechi at the close of church service to inquire about her schedule for the coming week, as she wants to book an appointment for her friend. ‘Waow Nkay, is been awhile we last saw, eating your money alone abi?’

“LOL..ya right, we are just been busy making sure our clients’ needs are met, how is your end anyway?’
“My end is okay, I really want to see you with regards to a dear friend of mine who is considering leaving her hubby. I already told her I know a law firm that can represent her and they are exceptionally good.’
“Would have loved you to tell me a little of what to expect but I will prefer getting all details from your friend herself if that is ok with you?’

“Of course, No problem, that will be much better. So when exactly can we come, because I intend coming with her, at least for the first session”.
“Well, you can call tomorrow from 9am to book an appointment for Wednesday when I will be in the office. I will personally hand her over to someone that I can affirm is very ruthless in divorce battles but I do hope she had a court marriage”?
“Ya, I guess so, though not too sure” replied Nathalie.
“No problem, just book the appointment and I will see you ladies on Wednesday”.
Nathalie thanked her and left to join her hubby and her 2 kids who were waiting for her in the parking lot.

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Mikayla got married at 21, before her marriage, she was an epitome of beauty and likewise intelligent. She got married immediately she rounded up her mandatory youth service corp program. She met her hubby while she was serving, Seun swept her off her feet, serenaded her with gifts and affection that she had no choice than to fall in love pretty fast with him. She didn’t mind that he was 12 years her senior, didn’t pay heed to her friends when they told her not to rush into marrying him because he proposed to her 8months after they met.

She just felt this was her opportunity and she should grab it. Her mom also supported her decision because she wanted to have her grandkids as Mikayla is her only child. From the first day she met her in-laws, she could sense that they didn’t approve of her being that she ain’t Yoruba but Seun quickly reassured her that they will come around in due time
but they never did.

After her marriage, she saw her hubby in a different light. He became so aggressive towards her causing her emotional pain but never raised his hands to her. She could remember the first time her hubby called her barren, she cried for two days. She could take the insults from people, her inlaws but couldn’t believe her hubby will label her as such. So many times she has had to treat herself for STI, she had to swallow it all, treating herself and allowing him to keep sleeping with her just because she wanted a child of her own and after God smiled on her, she told him she wasn’t ready to contract HIV from him because she has repeatedly treated herself from the several infections he passed on to her. That got him angry and partially moved out of their matrimonial home, only to visit once in a week. But that has never bothered her because she was always at peace in his absence. She got to find out after her daughter’s birth that he has 2 kids outside their marriage from a woman his family arranged for him and apparently he lives with her.

She really can’t wait to be done with this marriage and move on with her life. So unfortunate that 10 years of her life was wasted on her marriage with Seun, but her daughter’s short stay with her made it bearable.

Nathalie had informed her of her appointment with the lawyer she recommended and she wants to discuss with the lawyer before going ahead to inform her hubby about her decisions.

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“Wow this office looks spacious and neat, it really portrays an office for the professionals”, Mikayla admired the office as she joined Nathalie in the law firm where she has an appointment with Nathalie’s friend, Nkechi. They made their way to the reception where the receptionist was already waiting to attend to them with a beautiful smile.
“Good morning, we have a 10’o clock appointment with the MD and she is expecting us”. Said Nathalie to the young lady

‘Okay please have your seat while I confirm your appointment’. They made way to sit at the waiting lounge; Mikayla was already getting tensed as she doesn’t know what will be the outcome of their meeting. If today goes well, then she will be sure of a swift and successful divorce proceeding. Sensing that Mikayla was getting worried, Nathalie placed her hands on her shoulder to let her know she is here with her to face the storm. She was about to tell Nathalie to place a call to her friend when in walked a beautiful and elegant lady, who walked straight to them with smiles on her face.

‘Hi girlfriend, am so sorry to have kept you ladies waiting but I had an early morning briefing with my team members. Nkechi says, as she hugged Nathalie.
‘Welll no problem, we have all day for this meeting if possible, I actually took permission to work from the house today. Anyway, this is my friend Mikayla, who I told you is in need of your expert service’. With that, Mikayla brought out her hands to shake Nkechi’s own but instead Nkechi pulled her into a warm hug that made her feel at home.
Sensing that Mikayla has gone through a lot, she had to assure her that her company will do its best in helping her through the process and she will personally hand her over to the best divorce lawyer, the firm has.
‘Now I want to hear all about your marriage, the reason you are taking this step and what plans you have already in motion’. Nkechi told Mikayla.

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Mikey, you have to stop crying, you have to be able to face your demon squarely. Nathalie tried consoling Mikayla who has been crying ever since they got back to Mikey’s house from the law firm. ‘Didn’t know the meeting will be like this? I felt so naked and really useless. It now dawned on me that I was so blind in all my dealings with my husband. Nat where will I start from after this ordeal? Knowing we didn’t have any court marriage how will it be treated squarely? But you know what? I don’t care. I just want to be done with this whole charade and begin anew’. Replied Mikayla to Nathalie.

‘That is the spirit I want you to have, fine you don’t have a job, but in due time you will get. The big question now is do you want to tell your hubby about your decision or you want the firm to serve him the divorce papers themselves? Replied Nathalie. And for them to do that, you may need to move out from this apartment so that Seun doesn’t become violent towards you. However, if you want to tell him yourself, no problem but no one knows the way he will take the news from you. However if you want me to be around, I will’.
‘The firm will do that, I just don’t want to give him the pleasure of seeing how it really affects me ,but before then, I need to get an apartment for me and my mom to move into, after which the divorce papers can be served at his office’.

‘Well, that seems to be a good idea, answered Nathalie and really am impressed with that but do you have the funds for an apartment yet? I could lend you if you want and my hubby knows a good agent that can get you a wonderful deal?
‘So much might have happened to me in my marriage but that hasn’t made me stupid. I do have savings because once in awhile he pays =N=250,000 into my account, and with what I have I think I can be able to rent a 2 bedroom apartment. Besides, I really don’t want to abuse the privileges you have extended to me’.
‘Oh stop that, interjected Nat, what are friends for if not for inconveniences? Am pretty sure you will do same for me if I were to be in your shoes, so chill and let someone take care of you a little’.

 

To be continued…

Mujora

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Silver Lining….Ep 2

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Chief Obi didn’t get to the peak of his career by mere intuitions, it had to do with the grace of God , great discipline, and integrity. With establishing different companies to suit the different sectors in the country. At age 72, He was already a billionaire and his wife who has her own flourishing textile industry is the best gift God has ever given him in his life. They both have three kids who are doing exceptionally well. His last and only daughter Nkechi, whom he calls his baby, is the owner of a well-known law firm in Lagos. He could still remember when she told him she wanted to have her own law firm, how he felt she was too young and was wondering if she will be able to do it, but she has over time proven that she is really the true daughter of her industrious parents.

Ugo his first son currently oversees his oil and gas company and had actually taken the company to the next level. Married with two kids and based in Abuja, he still finds time to visit his parents likewise making sure his father assets are well-taken care.
His second son Emeka has always been of concern to him because at age 38, He is yet to get married. That has been of great concern to him and he sometimes wonders if he was gay. Whenever he Is quizzed about getting married, he always replies that he will get married when the time is right but for now, he hasn’t seen the one. Emeka has always being the most intelligent among his kids and though he like to portray being stubborn but he actually is a man with a large heart which he got from his mother.
“Hello, my chief, how you doing”? Asked Chief Obi’s wife whom he calls his Lolo. She walked towards him and sat by his side in their massive bedroom.
“You seem to be far away in your thoughts, is everything alright?
“Well can’t really say but it depends on how you see it when you hear what I have to tell you.

That got Lolo worried because she really hates seeing her husband deep in thoughts and always want him to be happy. She always gives God thanks for marrying him even though they do have their differences occasionally.
“Well, Dele one of my company drivers assigned to the liquor company is dead; He was hit by a hit and run trailer driver. Another sad fact is that he hit a lady and her daughter while trying to dodge the trailer. The Lady sustained some injuries and she is fine now but the daughter died on the spot. No one in the office cared to let me know, as it was handled by the legal team but I still feel there is more to be done”.
“Hmm that’s a serious tragedy, really feel for the parents of the little girl, but what exactly did the company do to compensate the family of the deceased and why didn’t they care to inform Nkechi even though they felt you don’t need to know due to your absence”? asked Lolo.
“Well Nkechi wasn’t in the country as well, Emeka was informed late and he told them to pay the family a condolence visit, which they did. As for the compensation, the young mother didn’t want any financial compensation, but the legal team and some staff were present at the funeral”.
“So what exactly is troubling you? What more do you feel you need to do”?

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Mikayla’s mom came visiting from the village as seeing her daughter depressed during her grand daughter’s funeral makes her want to cry but she needs to be strong for her. Her daughter has passed through so much for someone her age. She regretted not heeding to her late husband’s advice of not consenting to her marriage to her husband.

Now her daughter is the shadow of herself, her daughter had never enjoyed her marriage due to the kind of family she married into. Now she has made up her mind to leave the marriage and this time around she has to give the support she never provided before as she had always been against her daughter’s decision to leave her marital home due to what people will say but she has had enough. If her daughter still insists on leaving the marriage, then she will be there for her through it all. Her only child cannot be killed by another family, over her dead body; reasoned Mikayla’s mom as she knocks on her daughter’s matrimonial home.

The knock on the door jolt Mikayla from her sleep, she thought of ignoring the visitor as she wasn’t expecting anyone but the knock became more aggressive and had to get to the door to know who it was. Opening the door, she saw her mom and that got her happy because she knows her mom will be staying for awhile with her to keep her company. Her mom hardly visits her due to the nature of her job as a senior Nurse with the government hospital in her village in Delta State. Now that she is retired, she just hopes she can be visiting frequently in order not for her not to go insane.

After the greeting and making sure her mom was settled and resting, she went to the kitchen to prepare dinner for her mom alone because she had stopped cooking for her husband since he decides to come to the house whenever he so wishes.
Her mom joined her in the kitchen, ‘How have you being faring Kay? you look lean and withdrawn’. Her mum walked up to her and turned her to face her, ‘Whatever decision you have taken, I will support you’, that got a shock from Mikayla, as her mum had always frowned at the idea of her leaving her marriage and her husband had always used it against her, knowing her mum will never allow her leave the marriage but now that her mum her given her approval, she just can’t wait any longer.

‘Thanks, mom, am really so happy you are here and ready to work the road with me’. Fresh tears clouded her eyes and her mom pulled her into a warm embrace letting her know she will be there for her.

 

To be continued..

Mujora

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Silver Lining….Ep 1

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.

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“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.

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“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…

Mujora

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We Were Meant To Be….Final Episode

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Now, what do I wear for this hangout? Reasoned jane. She was still wondering how she was able to allow Tolu convinced her to accept the date offer, after all, she also will be there for support. There were times she wanted to suspect if Mike was the father of her baby but she always has this feeling that he isn’t . There has never been any sexual chemistry between her and Mike and couldn’t imagine sleeping with him even if she wasn’t sober. Or did he rape her? Hmm, that can’t be. She knew she wasn’t raped and a rapist wouldn’t have aroused those sexual feelings she had that night.

She was actually exhausted after the surprise baby shower her colleagues threw for her the previous day and was hoping to use the weekend to just rest and turn her room to become spacious and convenient for her and her baby. So glad she rented a one bedroom apartment as opposed the self-contain apartment her mom wanted her to go for before this condition she found herself. It was as if she knew she will be needing it.

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“I actually told Tolu that they can meet us here by 3pm, so we have an hour to talk about other stuff before they arrive, mike told Tunde.

Tunde’s mind was just on Kenny, He really want to solve this riddle especially after Jane told him in confidence that she doesn’t know how she found herself in her condition and that has made him start thinking what if Kenny was pregnant because he realized after the sex romp, that the condom broke. He remembered being worried then when he regained consciousness and had to wait for 3weeks before doing all the medical tests just to know if he was safe and was so glad when the results came out negative in all categories. The big question became what if he impregnated Kenny? But he quickly pushed the thought from his mind because he felt Mike would have known if Kenny was pregnant.

He was getting anxious to see Kenny in other to satisfy his curiosity so he can discover the hidden feelings he has for Jane but he is still not sure if he would want to date a single mom even though he has no reservations towards one having a relationship with a single parent. He has dated only two ladies his entire life and was betrayed because they both cared only for his money being from a very rich family. He feels what he has for Jane is very strong and she seems to be someone he wants to have in his life and doesn’t want her present condition to stop him from getting to know her but first he needs to clear his conscience regarding Kenny.

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“Jane are you alright? You look pale”, asked Tolu.
“Am fine, just overwhelmed that’s all and don’t know why”, answered Jane.
*Well if you are fine then step out from the car? Tolu replied.

Jane alighted from the car and allowed Tolu to lead the way to meet Mike. Each step taken makes her more anxious with goose bumps gradually showing on her skin. She felt like turning back but Tolu will not have it. Well, she will just as well enjoy the outing, after all, there is nothing to be afraid of.

She could see Mike raised hand signaling them to come towards his table and she noticed a guy was seated opposite him but couldn’t really place who as she hasn’t seen the face.They got to the table, Mike was already standing to acknowledge them. She greeted Tolu and when he turned his attention towards Jane, he couldn’t hide his shocked expression and that was when she actually heard her name being called by his friend. she looked to his friend and discovered that it was her personal doctor.

Under a flash, she knew her doctor was her baby daddy. She suddenly felt weak and just went limp.

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Gosh, why do my head hurts, Jane was thinking within herself, where could she be? Why is she hearing people calling her name? She could hear someone calling Jane and was also able to place Mike’s voice calling Kenny. Who could be the other voice calling her Jane? That person must know her very well because few people know her by Jane while acquaintances and colleagues at work know her as Kenny.

She was still thinking why can’t she open her eyes, until she felt a touch on her forehead, and with that was able to open her eyes. Asking where she was, Tolu quickly rushed to her side that she is in the hospital but not her usual hospital and she actually got them worried. Jane asked after Mike and his friend, to which Tolu replied that Mike went to get her something to eat and his friend is actually his cousin who is a doctor.

Tolu thought of asking her why she fainted but decided against it. Apparently, there is something between her friend and Mike’s cousin that only they both know about and she hates jumping to conclusions, so she will rather wait for Jane to clear things up.

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Jane was still sleeping when Tunde checked up on her, Mike had to leave due to a family emergency and Tolu had refused to leave Jane’s side but Tunde had to let her know he can stay with her while she gets to Jane’s house to get change of clothes for her since she will be spending the night at the hospital.

Now that he is alone with jane, he really needs answers. Tolu has said Jane’s other name is Kenny but ever since she lost her twin brother Taiwo, she seldom uses it and prefers being called Jane. He knows without any doubts that he is the father of her unborn child and won’t leave her now that he knows. How will he face her if she wakes up even though he knows is inevitable?

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She had slept back after talking briefly with Tolu and now waking up, without Tolu around almost got her worried till she turned and saw Tunde on the only chair in the room, napping. she thought of waking him but decided against it, but seems he knew she was awake because he opened his eyes immediately. He greeted her and asked how she was faring and went about to tell her that all was well with her.

She knew there were questions both of them needed answers to and the earlier they get to it the better for both of them. Tunde bluntly told her he knew who the father of her baby was, that assumption was a shocker to her because she felt he may not know but him telling her bluntly means he has been able to put everything together.

Jane couldn’t say anything other than to nod her head, before she could even say anything, Tunde was by her bedside assuring her they will get through it together and that he had always known he needed to see her after the party but when he met her again at the hospital, he didn’t recognise her to be who he met at the party because he was slightly drunk and he instantly felt a connection with her but felt he needed to meet Kenny to apologised on what transpired between them in the party so he can concentrate on dating her. That got her shocked.

Jane started crying and wondering if he said something wrong quickly apologized but she cut him short and told him she was crying because she never knew she will find the father of her baby and didn’t even have plans of imposing herself on him even if she finally meets him. She went further to ask why he feels the pregnancy was his which he had to tell her his instincts did and besides he already had the mind of courting her when he didn’t know the same Jane was actually Kenny.

Tolu got into the room and was surprised to see Mike’s cousin sitting on Jane’s bed with Jane’s head resting on his shoulder. Jane quickly did the introduction that Tunde was actually her personal doctor she told her she liked. Tolu felt there was more to the story but knew in due time, she will get the full gist but for now, they need to get Jane out of the hospital.

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“He is indeed a faithful God, who would have believed your doctor is actually your baby’s father? Asked a perplexed Tolu after Jane gave her all the details she has been dying to hear.
“Ya and am so glad about the way things turned out and especially how things are going. Who would have thought that it will turn out this way?

Things have been moving fine between Tunde and Jane with Tunde being over protective of Jane and making sure all is well with her. He was glad she finally accepted moving into his house now that she is in her 9th month. His plans were for them to use the opportunity to bond perfectly well before their baby comes to the world and he sure was going to spoil their baby boy silly. He never believed that he is finally happy coming to Nigeria to get himself back after his ex-girlfriend betrayed him. His plan has always been to stay in the country for 2years before going back to continue his practice as a gynecologist in Georgia, and now with Jane and his son in the picture he needs them together as a family and that is his plans for now.

His folks have been very curious about his new developments and can’t wait to finally meet Jane even though Jane had been worried that they may find it awkward that the first time they are meeting her will be when she is almost due to give birth. However, his folks are very understanding and are flying down to Nigeria just to be there for the delivery likewise the baby’s dedication.

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5 Months Later

Looking at his son always gives him joy that that knows no bounds, it has been fun all the way learning all it takes to be a father. Could still remember how happy he was when Jane accepted his proposal. People felt it was too sudden to take this step but he knows without any doubts that he had found his missing rib and he is usually not one to listen to what people has to say.

He is so ready to walk the road with Jane and believing God to guide them through it all.
“Why are you still staring at your son?”asked Jane
“Well can’t get enough of seeing my beautiful son who took his beauty from his mom”. Mike walked to meet her with smile on his face and cupped her face for a mind blowing kiss. He muttered thanks to her which got her asking why the thanks? which he replied was for coming into his life and making him the happiest person on earth.

That got her teary eyed because to her, she is the one that should be thankful for his maturity about how things played out, able to love her and respect her irrespective of how they met as some other guys may have seen her as a loose woman who engages in one night stand but he looked beyond that to know exactly the kind of woman she really was.

With no further words between them, they retired for the night, hoping for a bright and promising future.

 

The End!!!!!

Mujora

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We Were Meant To Be…Ep3

If you missed the previous episodes, click HERE and HERE

“Am really sorry we haven’t seen since the last time you called, I had to dash to Abuja for an official trip so what’s going on? Asked Mike as he settled in Tunde’s posh apartment.
“Nothing really just wanted to find out about someone I met during the birthday bash we attended recently”, replied Tunde.
“Hmm, seriously I didn’t really know half of the guests there but I knew the celebrant and we go way back, but who exactly are you asking about? And why didn’t you save yourself the stress by asking for the girl’s details, already concluding it will have to be a lady he was asking him about, which categorically is the truth.
“Well am actually talking about the celebrant, couldn’t place her face but I really want to know how you knew her and what she is like?
“You mean Kenny? Well we both have a mutual friend in common who happens to be my colleague and she usually come to my office to see my colleague so we kinda hit it off as friends even though I have always admired her from a distance but she just wouldn’t look my way so I resolved to just be her friend but she really is a decent lady, that’s all I can say. Hope no issues, though?
“Naw, not at all, I remembered her as being pretty and would have love to get to know her that’s all. Can you help me out on that?
“Well for your sake, I will try answered Mike.

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Tunde kept thinking of the conversation he had with mike and was wondering why he kept thinking of the Kenny girl while still having a crush on his patient Jane. Mike has said Kenny was decent, but does a decent lady engage in one night stand? The thought of that made him feel like needing a drink and he actually felt bad trying to judge her when he clearly doesn’t know anything about her and she alone is not to blame in this situation because she was also drunk on that day like he was. He was still lost in his thoughts when his phone beeped and it was Mike telling him that Kenny is presently out of Lagos and won’t be back till 4months time and that if she returns, he will try and hook them up. To which Tunde thanked him even though he felt somehow down by the news. 4months of constant thinking till he gets to meet her face to face.

He decided to scroll up his WhatsApp contact as he searched for his sister’s contact when he noticed he had actually saved Jane’s number on his phone which he had totally forgotten about due to his search for Kenny. Her display photo was so beautiful and he actually felt the picture didn’t do justice to her beauty in person. He decided to chat her up to know how she is faring, not thinking if she would appreciate the gesture or not.

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Abuja has been fun, and Jane can’t wait to go back to Lagos. She was really glad her boss decided that her team return back to Lagos to complete their project. Another stuff she can’t wait is to go to the hospital for her check-up while also using the opportunity to see her now favorite doctor who has been checking up on her via WhatsApp.

She still remembers the first day he chatted her up, she actually contemplated responding but somehow she felt no harm there and ever since then, it had become a normal thing for them to check up on each other daily. She actually intends giving him a surprise as he doesn’t know she will be in Lagos the following day. There is something about him that she really can’t place and she knows deep down, her doctor fancies her but probably her condition is putting him off at bay not wanting to get entangled, probably thinking her baby daddy is around the corner and he hasn’t been bold enough to ask her even though she wish he doesn’t ask.

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“Why don’t you want me to see your beautiful face? You always turn your back towards me and you know I don’t like being anxious? She didn’t respond, neither did she turn to face him. After much pleading, she finally felt like facing him, and then he woke up. Tunde has been having this frequent dreams for months and doesn’t know why or what to make of the dream. It was so dramatic and he really doesn’t believe in dreams but this is kinda becoming symbolic about something. How can he tell people about this without them thinking maybe he has a spiritual wife.

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Tunde decided to place a call to mike to ask for further information about Kenny, which he later learned has returned back to Lagos. The news was so refreshing to hear that he had to beg mike to create an avenue for him to be introduced to her.

Mike was skeptical at first, wondering why the sudden interest in Kenny after he told him about a patient he kinda likes. He had to warn him to desist from trying to play games with Kenny because she is a dear friend to him. Tunde had to assure him that he meant no harm and he wasn’t ready to let his cousin know that he actually slept with his decent Kenny at the party. Mike agreed that they will meet up Kenny at her office to take her for lunch, which he agreed to.

He was still thinking of Kenny when a tap on his door brought him back to reality, beckoning on the visitor, he discovered it was Jane, he was so excited to see her that he didn’t know when he stood up to give her a hug which was awkward to her at first but later had to allow him, which kinda felt familiar to her like she has once been in his arms before.

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“Ok Jane, started Tolu, I have allowed you to brood on your own for some months now and I think is high time we find the father of your baby. You can’t keep telling me you don’t know who he is and I know very well you ain’t in any relationship. So who is the father of your baby? People will keep asking and is high time you have a ready answer available”.

This got jane so worked up because she knows Tolu is right. Even her mom has been on her neck after she delivered the news to her a month ago. How can she tell them though she wasn’t raped, but she doesn’t have an idea of who the baby’s father was?

She can’t even bring herself to tell Tolu that the pregnancy was as a result of a one-night stand with a total stranger. Oh gosh, the thought of that made her nauseous. She is already 8months pregnant and yet to find out who impregnated her not that she actually took out time to find out anyway.

“Tolu I know you have been patient enough with me and have assisted me in ways I never expected but please can you let this topic of discussion slide? In due time I will explain every detail to you but for now, I just want to concentrate on this pregnancy for now, please”.

Tolu really felt bad for her friend, she knew something wasn’t right and she can’t just place it. She had tried to calculate at what time her friend would have taken it and have come to realize that it was the month of her birthday but she knew she wasn’t pregnant before the birthday, or was she? Well, she would let the matter rest and keep on being there for her.

“Ok fair enough, I will be there when you are ready to talk, meanwhile, Mike wants us to have lunch anytime you are free this week or if weekend would be preferable for you.
“You mean Mike your colleague?
“Yes, of course, answered Tolu, or do you know any other Mike?
“Not really but why does he want to see me? Is he even aware am pregnant? Wondering if Tolu mentioned it to him.
“No he isn’t and that was why I couldn’t give him a definite answer. He has been disturbing me for the hangout for the past 2weeks.
“Really? That’s odd and I wonder why?
“Ya me too, have been wondering why he has been adamant on us hanging out. Oh, I forgot, he also mentioned he will be bringing a friend alongside.
“Hmm, this sound suspicious and am beginning to be skeptical about the hangout.

 

To be continued….

Mujora

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We Were Meant To Be…Ep 2

If you miss Episode 1, pls click HERE

Still reeling with disgust and guilt over what happened two months ago, Tunde just couldn’t get past how stupid he behaved over few bottles of beer, he usually wasn’t an alcohol person but when his cousin couldn’t leave without him for the birthday party he was invited to attend, he had to oblige him and ended up messing himself up in the process.

All he could remember after that outing was meeting a pretty damsel with an infectious personality and a sexy voice despite her being slightly drunk, whom he later understood was the celebrant. He remembered asking her for a dance with him after he noticed she danced so well. He really isn’t the type to be found in a night club, even though his friends back in Georgia always try to drag him to attend and maybe if he had always attended with them he could have known the game rules when it comes to clubbing.

It actually happened so fast, first he was dancing to a party jamz and the next it seems their bodies were moving in uniform rhythm to the music and with almost everyone on the dance floor, he found himself really close to his partner and he was so aroused that he knew the lady sensed that because she just look into his eyes and all he could see was encouragement and that led to him bending towards her 5ft:8inches frame to join his lips to hers and he was so lost in the process. The urgency in the kissing, which was so good because his partner was really good at it, made him hold her more closely. A feeling that made it seems he want her all to himself. How they left the dance hall to the restroom can’t be explained, how they remove their clothes for the mind blowing sex is still uncertain but what he kept thanking God for , was the ability to have been able to use the condom he came with.

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“Hello Mike, this is Tunde, I really need us to see because there is something I need you to help me with. He could sense that Mike was already getting worried but had to tell him no issue, just want to discuss something that can’t be discussed over the phone”.

Ending the call, Tunde stared at the folder in front of him and he remembered the discussion he had with the owner of the folder. He remembered admiring her smiles and how jovial she was till he dropped the bombshell about her being pregnant. Still wondering why she would have looked so pale after hearing the news. Although he was a little bit disappointed because he was thinking of collecting her contact in order to know her more but he clearly can’t do that now as he doesn’t wanna string another person’s baggage alongside his.

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Can’t believe am gonna be a single mom, reasoned Jane as she thought of how best she will explain it to her immediate boss because with time it will be difficult to hide her pregnancy and the earlier her colleagues knows about it the faster the gossip will die down. Fresh tears clouded her eyes and she was so lost in her thought that she didn’t know when someone tapped her on her shoulder. Raising her eyes to know who it was, made her come face to face with her boss and she became worried because she hadn’t even finish strategizing.

Her boss was really shocked to see her crying and stylishly beckoned her to follow him to his office which she did. Sitting her down, he poured her a glass of juice and calmly asked her what was going on. She thought of lying but decided against it and blurted out her reason for the tears. Apparently, he didn’t see that coming, because, for the next 20minutes, he didn’t utter any word. She now had to use the opportunity to tell him that she intends keeping the pregnancy and with time everyone will know about it but she is assuring him that her pregnancy won’t get in the way of her job and would appreciate if he can allow her to access the benefits of pregnant staff even though she isn’t married.

Her boss just kept looking at her and she could sense he was thinking of what to tell her but she just hoped whatever decision he will make, will be for her benefit. She was already getting restless when he later told her that the company will assist her in anyway possible and she shouldn’t feel that becoming a single parent would make them think less of her. That was a huge relief for her and she was really grateful for that comforting speech. With that, she was ready to face her family and the world.

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“Good afternoon, my favorite nurse, beamed Jane as she strolled into the hospital’s waiting lounge”.
“Ah aunty Jane, welcome, how have work been and hope the malaria has finally left you”?
“Well to an extent yes but I actually want to see Dr. Lisa for a different matter”.
“Dr. Lisa didn’t come today but you can equally see Dr. Tunde, he is free for now, replied the nurse”.

Jane didn’t know how she can actually tell the nurse why she wanted to specifically see Dr. Lisa and she can’t afford to come to the hospital the following day because her team at work are behind in their workload. With no other option, she agreed to be directed to see the available doctor.

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Tunde really wasn’t in the mood to attend to anyone, but when he saw the name on the folder and knowing it belong to the lady that has been disturbing his thoughts, he had to sit still and await the object of his thought in his office.

The soft knock on his door brought him back to the present and he beckoned her to come inside. Jane was clearly shocked because she didn’t expect to see the same doctor that was the deliverer of the news that changed her life forever. With her usual infectious smile, she greeted him and took her seat. She had once admired him the first time they met at the hospital’s laboratory center and even before he dropped the bombshell, she had entertain thoughts of being friends with him. Looking at him while he studied her folder, she guessed his age to be the mid-30s.

The doctor cleared his throat and began by commending the fact that her blood sugar lever was normal and likewise her blood pressure and then asked her what brings her to the hospital. He clearly didn’t want to hear something negative but you never can tell the minds of ladies.

Jane told him not to think negative as if reading his mind but rather would love to know how she will go about her antenatal classes and other things necessary for her to do pertaining her pregnancy.

It came as a relief to Tunde knowing she isn’t contemplating going for an abortion and was wondering within him why that feeling of relief. He was still wondering when she saw a photo on his table of him and his cousin Mike with his sister on her convocation recently. She tried to place Mike face, which got her to ask what relationship he has with Mike, which he replied that he is his cousin and then asked her if he knew him, which she replied yes but didn’t elaborate.

 

To be continued…

Mujora

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