Silver Lining..Final Episode

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Four Months Later

‘Hello, Nkay, good to see you in church? Thought you would be in Abuja like you planned’? Asked Nat when she ran into Nkay in the church they both worship.

‘Ya, you are right, but something came up at the chambers that would require my undivided attention, so the Abuja trip is postponed. Last month was really a memorable month for me, said Nkechi with her face glowing’.

‘Really!!! Why do you say so’? Asked Nathalie,’ Well can’t believe my favorite brother married my friend. Am not the type that feels comfortable with such but with Emeka and Mikayla, it was clearly different. No one is as happy as me’. Replied Nkaechi.

‘This was purely fate and destiny in action. Couldn’t believe it when I heard it was a staff of my dad that caused the death of Mikey’s princess. My brother was so worried thinking Mikey wouldn’t give him a chance after that, but she made him realize that only God knows why some things were meant to happen and by God’s grace, they will have their own kids that will be brought to the world with love and happiness’.

‘My dear, I understand, am really so happy for Mikey my friend. For once, I am confident she is with a better person, someone who loves her so much the way she loves him. I bless the day they connected honestly. I even called her last night and she told me she is enjoying Paris to the fullest, that her honeymoon is fabulous’.

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“Doctor how is my son doing”? Seun asked the doctor who kept looking at the file in front of him. He just can’t seem to understand what is going on, his son was involved in a motorcycle accident and presently in bad shape. He had to rush back from the meeting he was scheduled to attend in Asaba when he got the news from his mother. His wife hasn’t been herself and he was getting worried with this annoying suspense.

‘Well, Mr. and Mrs. Oyewo, your son has lost so much blood and we will need a blood transfusion. His twin sister is his perfect match but considering her age is not advisable.
‘But doctor, you can take mine, am his mother, please do something very fast’.
Well am sorry Mrs. Oyewo, with the recent surgery we had on you, it will be a risk we can’t afford. Replied the doctor.
“Ahh mogbe”…..screamed Seun’s wife
‘Okay, what about me? Can I donate mine’? Asked Seun.
‘Well, we have to do screening on your blood if you are compatible and healthy enough for the transfusion and if it doesn’t match then we may have to buy blood’. The doctor replied.
‘Ok, that’s fine, let’s hurry’. Seun answered.

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Ah, is nemesis catching up on me, Seun thought within himself. How could he have been so stupid and fell for Bisi’s lies and his mother’s manipulative scheme?
He never knew that after the accident he had, he became impotent and all along, his mum and his wife Bisi knew and didn’t tell him. What still baffles him is that, his mother connives with Bisi to hook him up with the pregnancy she already had for her ex-boyfriend who died and left her pregnant.
All because of hatred for Mikayla, his mom was ready to sacrifice her own son’s happiness and he foolishly fell for her game plan.

‘Oko mi, ema binu, there were so many times I tried to tell you the truth, but I couldn’t because your mom kept blackmailing me. I will understand if you throw us out but from the very first day you held the twins, I saw you as their father’.

‘Bisi, right now, I want to be left alone, because I don’t have words for you anymore. If I will continue to see them as my kids, then you have to draw up a legal agreement stating categorically that I am the father of the kids’.

‘Ahhh, no problem about it, if that is all you want, I will do it’.’Where is my mother? Seun asked his wife.
‘She is at her house, I think you should go and see them, if not for anything, your father’.

Seun knew it was a good idea and did just that. He met his dad shouting at the mom, and when he saw him, implored him to sit down so he can talk to him. Seun had to obey but he sure won’t change his mind of wanting them moving to the village or far from his home.
‘My son, I know you are angry and you have every right to. I feel so ashamed that your mom would treat you this way. We wanted the best for you that was why we wanted a second wife for you but sincerely I never knew Bisi was already pregnant when you married her. Your mother selfishness got the better of her this time around but I want you to forgive her because she is still your mother. We will leave your house first thing tomorrow morning for the village because I don’t want anyone to come between you and Bisi because irrespective of what she did, she is a good woman and she has never treated us like we ain’t the actual grandparents of the kids’.

‘Hmm, thank you, Baba, am sorry it had to be like this but I really need to work on the broken bridges. Glad you understand that I need space from you people. Can’t believe mama can hurt me this way. Ahh is painful but have already forgiven her’.

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‘Seun Guess what? Tunde said as he walked towards Dayo and Seun who were already seated at their normal hangout.
‘Hmm, what am I suppose to be guessing about? Just spill the beans
Mikayla is married!!!
What? Asked Seun and Dapo simultaneously.
Ya, you guys heard me right and you know what? She is married into the wealthy Obi’s family. She is married to the second son of Chief Obi and he is the MD of their oil servicing company that is in Abuja.
Wow, you don’t say? Asked Seun who felt so downcast after hearing the news. But how did you hear about it?
My niece works in Chief Obi’s daughter’s company. She owns a Law firm that is well known here in Lagos. Think is called Strategic Law Firm.
‘Are you serious!!! That is the law firm that represented Mikayla in the divorce. Could it be the family sponsored the whole divorce proceeding? Asked Seun.

‘No, I don’t think so, Mikayla implored their service for the divorce, but after the case, became a good friend to the MD of the law firm who happens to be Chief Obi’s daughter, and the daughter, in turn, introduced Mikey to her brother. Replied Tunde
The wedding was the talk of the town. That was why there was serious traffic on the island two weeks ago. I didn’t even know till my wife told me about it yesterday when she saw some of their wedding photos online. You can check it out later if you want.
Seun I won’t lie to you, you lost a rare gem. Mikayla didn’t marry because the guy happens to be rich because I learned she has a successful catering business well patronized. Tunde said.

‘Well, Seun I don’t think you should dwell on what you have lost but what you have presently. You have a wife who loves you and two beautiful kids, Dapo said. I am glad you headed my advice of moving your folks far from you so your mom doesn’t continue with her manipulations.
Thanks guys, is good to have you guys as friends. I remembered when you both tried to warn me about cheating on Mikayla but I wouldn’t listen. I allowed my mom to manipulate me but I share part of the blame for allowing her to succeed. I wish Mikey the best in her business and marriage and I hope whenever we run into each other we can be civil to one another.

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Eleven Months Later

Mikey couldn’t take her eyes away  from the twin cots where her twin babies lay sleeping peacefully. She didn’t even know when her tears rolled down her cheeks. She really has a lot to thank God for, her mum who has been her backbone, Nat and Nkay who have proven themselves in different areas, all there to motivate her when she was in the dark room, her wonderful hubby, the love of her life, who God brought to wipe the tears from her eyes.
Thanks to Princess who orchestrated everything, for if not for her demise, she would have still been in the dark corner waiting for the bright cloud.
Truly in all things, she gives thanks to Almighty God. She wiped her tears and left to join her hubby in the living room.

The End!!!!

Mujora

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Silver Lining….Ep 6

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One year Later

Someone is really looking sexy, Mikayla’s mum said as she walked up to her daughter to admire her in her beautiful red gown that did justice to her hour glass figure.

Hmm mummy you are trying to make an old lady blush”, replied Mikayla to her mum.

‘Blush indeed! Am really happy how you have risen above all the challenges you encountered, you are the true daughter of your father, and am very sure he would have been proud of how far you have achieved under two years’. Her mum said with tears in glistening her eyes.

‘Anyway I don’t want you to be late for the dinner you have with Emeka. That young man is really a matured fellow and I thank God for bringing him to your life’.

‘Have to confessed that the first time I accepted to date him after one month of pestering on his part, I was always expecting him to change and be like Seun, but I realize is not fair to compare him to my ex husband because in all ramifications, Seun doesn’t measure up to Emeka and with that realization I made up mind to enjoy being with him and lets see what the future have for both of us’.

‘So if he asked you to marry him, will you?’ Mikayla’s mum asked and praying within herself that her daughter gives a positive answer because she always wonder if she has given up on marriage.

‘Yea sure I will but that will come if he wants it’. Replied Mikayla.

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‘Are you okay? You seemed to be far away ?asked Mikey to Emeka whom she has been dating for a year’.

‘Am okay love, just wondering why my PA hasn’t sent the mail I asked her to’, replied Emeka who couldn’t help to conceal the worried look on his face.

He thought he had it all planned, has been planning the perfect proposal from the day Mikayla agreed to have him as more than a friend. He had always known she is right for him and can’t wait to have her as his wife but first he need to be able to carry out this proposal mission without sending out a signal.

His sister, Nkechi , his mum and Mikayla’s mum and Mikayla’s friend Nathalie has assured him everything was under control but why are they 5mins behind time? He thought of using the rest room but that would make it the sixth time he is excusing himself for that and that might make Mikayla suspicious.

Still in his thought, he didn’t noticed when the artiste he had called to serenade Mikayla with songs, stepped in and was singing their favorite love song.

‘Wow, honey, That is our song’, Mikayla said with smile and Emeka knew the time has come for the moment he has been waiting for. They were the only one in the private lounge, as he had already booked the place in advance. He asked for a dance from Mikayla and she gladly accepted because she was dying to be in his arms.

They walked to the center of the lounge, dancing to the cool blues, and Emeka started letting her know how incomplete his life was till she came into the picture, how she had made life more beautiful and having her always keeps him going and promised never to hurt her or make her cry. It wasn’t unusual for Emeka to say all he was saying because he always let her know how special she was to him. She replied by letting him know he had made her to believe in love again after what she went through and thanked him for being patient with her and able to break down the walls she erected around her heart.

She was so lost in what she was saying with her eyes closed, that she didn’t notice when Emeka got down on one knee holding an opened jewelry box that has a beautiful diamond ring. She came to reality when the music stopped and wondering why, had to open her eyes only to behold the love of her life on a bended knee, smiling sheepishly, she couldn’t hear what he was saying and just kept muttering yes!yes!!,yes!!!.

The next sounds she heard as Emeka slipped the ring onto her finger, was screams of congratulations. She looked around and saw people that has made her life meaningful the past 2 years, Her mom, Nathalie, Nkechi and Nkechi’s mom. Mikayla couldn’t hold back the tears; Emeka had to wrap his arms around her for a warm embrace and kept planting kisses on her teary face.

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‘Mikey love, I have gist for you’, Nathalie said as she got into Mikayla’s house. Really, what could have made you so excited, replied Mikayla.

‘Okay, guess who i saw today’? Nathalie asked as she made herself comfortable in the sitting room.

‘Hmm you should know I’m not good at the guessing game’. Replied Mikey who wasn’t ready to play any guessing game as she was so tired from the previous day outing she had with Emeka.

‘Alright that’s fine, I actually saw Seun this morning. He obviously came to do some shopping at the mall and spotted me at the cashier point. I didn’t notice his presence till he tapped me on the shoulder’. Seriously!!! Cut in Mikayla.

‘Yes, answered Nat and it actually seemed like he regretted the action, probably expecting a cold shoulder but I rather flashed him one of my wonderful smiles and asked how he was doing and his family. You needed to see how uncomfortable he was and then he asked how you were faring and I told him you were doing great’.

That got a laugh from Mikayla because she could actually picture Nat in her element and knew she would have really made Seun felt uncomfortable.

‘Gosh Mikey, I really wondered what you saw in that guy? Obviously you were blinded by love. Seun is definitely not aging with grace, he looked liked he has so much responsibilities on his shoulder, and needs someone to pamper him’.

‘Really!!! replied Mikey, well he has his wife, his kids and of course his over bearing mother to help ease of the stress, or do you want to help him out’? Mikey asked jokingly.

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‘Wow Dayo is been a long time we last saw, what has been happening to you’? Asked Seun to his friend from his University days as he met Dayo in the lounge they have agreed to meet.

‘Well have been good and you’? Replied Dayo

‘Well it hasn’t been easy with the country’s present economy problems but we are still striving’, answered Seun.

‘Have you ordered anything to drink? Seun asked while trying to get the attention of the waiters in the lounge.

‘Not at all, was going through my mail while waiting for you to come. So what’s up, why do you want to see me?

‘Hmm I really think we would need a bottle of wine while I talked about the reason for wanting to see you’.

That got Dayo really confused and worried as well, Seun had always being confident about life, but the Seun he is seeing now looks so sad and worried. He was able to asked him what was wrong, before the waiter came to take their order.

Dayo waited for the young waiter to be through before imploring Seun to explain what is really going on with him.

‘So what exactly is the problem? Because to be frank, you don’t look your cheerful self?

‘My brother, I have sunk so deep into the hole that I don’t even know how to get out. My business is fine but not so fine with the present economic challenges in the country. My major problem is my folks, how to send them back to the village or anywhere but not my house. My mum seems to have a hold on my family and I am beginning to get frustrated. My mum wants to rule my house, and my wife clearly ain’t ready for that. This has led to frequent quarrels and my mum is trying to instigate I send her away’.

‘My wife is trying to prevent what happened between I and Mikayla. And truthfully I have to say that my mum is the architect of the love lost between Mikayla and I’.

‘Hmm, I did warn you, replied Dayo. I tried to make you realize that your mum was been manipulative and too involve in your home, but you wouldn’t listen and the fact that you are just learning of your mum’s motive is baffling. Sincerely if you want to preserve your marriage and want to bring up your kids under the love of their parents then you have to send your folks far away from your matrimonial home before you develop high blood pressure.

Your wife clearly knows your mother so well and don’t want any issues in her marriage, she ain’t as peaceful as your wife and being a Yoruba woman, she knows how the Yoruba mothers reason. If you really love the mother of your kids then is a sacrifice you need to make.

‘Can’t really say I love Bisi like I loved Mikey, but we just fell out of love. What I have for Bisi isn’t love. I see us more like mutual partners that want to care for each other. Fine we were dating while I was still married and after the car accident I had when Mikey was pregnant with Princess, she took care of me alongside my mum in my family house because I couldn’t bear seeing Mikey pregnant and Mikey never knew I had the accident. Sometimes I wonder what could have really happened between I and Mikayla’.

 

To be continued….

Mujora

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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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