Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 17
The drive to the village was a rough one as there were road traffic from Lagos down to Amanuke.
It was dark when she got to the compound but there was light in the compound, her headlight flashes over the compound as some children we’re seated on a mat across the yard while granny was seated on a plastic chair telling some stories.
Soludo sees the light and looks behind him, he immediately stands up from the group and run to the car as he knew it is Amanda.
When she parked the car at a car of her building, she came down and Soludo screamed out with joy of seeing her, he jumps on her immediately and holds her tight at her waist.
She giggles and smiles at him.
“Aunty you left without telling us, I was getting worried.” He complains.
“Am sorry my dear, had an important call to attend to but am here now right?.” She says disengaging from the hug as he nods his head smiling, the rest of the children ran up to her quickly as they all hugged her including Ositadinma. She pats each of them on the back before holding Soludo’s hand in hers as they all marched to where granny sat looking at them.
She squats down on one knee and greeted mama.
Mama suddenly smiles and drag her to a hug.
“Why will you disappear like that without telling me ehn my jewel?.”
Mama questions her.
“Am sorry mama, I had an important business to take care of in the city but am partially with it for now.” She politely said smiling.
“Look at your dimples, but that isn’t an enough reason for going without telling me, I was worried about you.” Mama said as she places a hand on her shoulder.
“I know mama and am sorry, I promise not to do it again.” She sweetly says to her as she holds mama in a hug.
She stands up and face the children before opening her hand bag and brings out a wad of one thousand naira note from it, she gives each of them two thousand naira except Soludo who gives three thousand naira, some of the children mumbles at what she did but didn’t say anything about it, most of them ran to their different houses to show their parents.
Mama Soludo and Mama Tobenna came out from their home and you welcomed her.
“Chai, my dear you’re back. You left without telling us.” Mama Tobenna says in smiles.
“Yes aunty, am back now.” Amanda responded.
“You’re welcome my dear, how was the city?.” Mama Soludo spoke out.
“Thank you aunty Oluchi, and the city is okay.” She said.
“In fact, aunty Oluchi and aunty Philomena I have something for you two.” She said as she puts her hand inside her bag searching for something, she soon brings out as mama Soludo and mama Tobenna mouth were wild open in disbelief.
Amanda handed them one hundred thousand naira.
“Jesus, my God will bless you Chimamanda, may everything work out for your good.” Mama Tobenna blessed her as mama Soludo echoed an ‘Amen’.
“Please, you are family so I can assist you in anyway I can.” Amanda smiles at them both.
“Mama I brought you something,” she says as she brought out a bracelet as she wore it on granny’s wrist.
“I love it my jewel, thank you.”mama says happily.
Amanda quickly went to her building and drop her belongings before taking her bath and soon joined mama and the children as they listened to granny’s tales of the moonlight.
They all became a big happy family that night, with Soludo by her side, Amanda has gotten the past events yet she couldn’t ignore the feeling that she was in danger but with her grandmother by her side, she felt peace.