Diary Of A Jehovah's Withness - S01 E45

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Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 45

“yes”i replied in monosyllable.

“so what happened?”she asked as she perched on the edge of my

bed.

I sighed heavily.

“nke babe thats the past,am back

now.”

she shooked her head,”my cousin was there the day you were led

into a black maria van and she

informed me,emmy i have been

worried,i havent slept since

then”she paused.

“i came here thrice looking for you but your mother was non-

commital,it was also that cousin of

mine that called me not long ago to

tell me she saw you and your mum

walking into the compound”.

I sat down beside her and took her right palm.”angel i appreciate your

care and concern,how is your

health?you look haggard”.

“am fine,just worried.this few days

have been hell for me,and i went

nearly beserk when i couldnt get to you”she retorted.

“hope all is well?”i asked..my heart

thumping wildly.

She sighed and speechlessly

handed me a paper.

I took it and read the content. “so you are really pregnant?” i

found myself asking like a zombie.

She nodded,i embraced

her,caressing her hair.

“dont worry,it is okay”i mumbled

while my second being was screaming ‘LIAR LIAR’

what next ??Nkeiru will not kill me..so she

wants to take over from my sister

abi…i thought as I entered our

compound after escorting her

home. I was so so confused,this

pregnancy issue was getting out of

hand.

Something must be

done,something must be done.

BUT WHAT? I was still carried away thinking

about nkeiru’s wahala when power

supply came.

‘up nepa!” sabina’s voice jolted me

out from my reverie, i sat up and

quickly plugged my phone which was off due to low battery.

Fifteen minutes later i switched it

on,as if on cue..my phone started

ringing.

The name displayed on the screen

was that of ogechi. “helow”i said immediately i pressed

the green button.

“oga sir,howfar? I heard you are

back?”

“yeah,who told you”

“your mum naa,anyway i called to know if you are around,am on my

way to your place”she remarked.

“okay,see you when you come”i

retorted and disconnected the call.I

sighed heavily and sanked down

on my bed,just then sabina came in

“dont worry,it is okay”i mumbled

while my second being was screaming ‘LIAR LIAR’

what next ??Nkeiru will not kill me..so she

wants to take over from my sister

abi…i thought as I entered our

compound after escorting her

home. I was so so confused,this

pregnancy issue was getting out of

hand.

Something must be

done,something must be done.

BUT WHAT? I was still carried away thinking

about nkeiru’s wahala when power

supply came.

‘up nepa!” sabina’s voice jolted me

out from my reverie, i sat up and

quickly plugged my phone which was off due to low battery.

Fifteen minutes later i switched it

on,as if on cue..my phone started

ringing.

The name displayed on the screen

was that of ogechi. “helow”i said immediately i pressed

the green button.

“oga sir,howfar? I heard you are

back?”

“yeah,who told you”

“your mum naa,anyway i called to know if you are around,am on my

way to your place”she remarked.

“okay,see you when you come”i

retorted and disconnected the call.I

sighed heavily and sanked down

on my bed,just then sabina came in

“dede papa said i should call you”

my heart did a mad flip flop dance,i

could swear that it shifted from its

normal position to my stomach.

“when did he came back?” i found myself asking as i stared at

sabina,actually i was staring at her

but i wasnt really seeing her.my

focus was at the door opposite my

room,when had papa sneaked into

his room? I was sure he wasnt around when I came back from

escorting nkeiru,his rickety hilux

jeep wasnt parked outside the

compound.

“he came back when you went out”

sabina replied. “what about his car?”

“it had a mechanical break down”.

I shrugged and hastingly combed

my hair,appearance mean alot to

papa.i stood in front of the wall

mirror,i started from my hair,face,shirt and trouser.

I looked good although i was

emaciated,my gaunt cheekbones

stood out and there were two holes

below my eyes.

‘fine boy gone ugly’ i mumbled. Nevertheless papa would be

impressed,at least i didnt smell like

salimu.

On remembering him i chuckled,in

my haste i had forgotten to bid him

farewell. 0h dear dear friend The first thing I noticed when I

entered my parents room was that

the enlarged photograph of mama

and papa was no longer hanging

on the wall adjacent to thier

wardrobe. The photograph was a black and

white outdated picture of mama in

white wedding gown and papa in

black suit,as far as i could

remember that photograph was

never removed from its position except when mama removed the

cobwebs behind it.

My gaze fell on papa who was

skimming through the ‘sing to

jehovah’ hymn book with yellow

cover that had people of various race and colour singing and smiling

on the front cover.

Could I be that happy? I pondered.

“papa good afternoon”i greeted at

last.

He raised his eyes from the book,his brows were creased in a

frown.

“emeka you have shamed me”he

began,dropping the book on the

bedside table.

I shuffled my feets uncomfortable,i was expecting something worse

from papa,I expected him to fly

into his endless tantrums.

I came prepared,i was shocked

beyond words when papa

dismissed me with a wave of the hand.

“go,you are not my son”he retorted

scornfully.

“papa..pa..pa”i stuttered,i couldnt

bring my self to speak.

“any child of mine that go against the teaching of jehovah cease to

become my child,i cant stomach

that stupidity from any of

you..listen,rehoboam the son of

solomon should be enough lesson

to you.instead of listening to the voice of the elders he choosed that

of his contempoary agemates,he

foolishly said ‘my father chastised

you with whip but i will chastise

you with scorpion’ what became

his fate?”papa asked.

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