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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’.
“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.
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’.
‘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.
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.
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