Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 51
Nkeiru sighed helplessly when she
saw I wasnt in a joking mood.
“Emmy are we quarelling?” she
asked in a timid voice.
“we are not”i snapped.
“just hurry and tell me what brought you here,as you can see i
have a lot of things to do” i
“Emmy abortion is not the best
option here,i thought you loved me
enough and would love to keep the baby”.
“i never said i dont love you”i
“then why acting this way? Action
speaks better than words. Anyway
I came here to tell you that I have decided to keep the baby”
“good for you but dont expect any
dime from me.nkeiru am not ready
to settle down yet,you have to
My father is a pain in the ass.i want to build my own house,be
independent.i dont what to give that
old man an upper hand in my life”
“i know..”she paused and stared at
her long manicured nails.
“is there anything else i need to know?”i asked,dropping my hands
from my chest.
“yes”she replied and stood up.
“I will be leaving for lagos soon,i
heard there are better paying jobs
there and that place people wouldnt query me much when I
give birth without a man by my
i stood speechless just as she
embraced me tightly,i breathed in
her fragrance,the lovely ‘rexona’ perfume.
“take care”i mumbled as she
walked out of my shop.
two weeks later,i was going steady
with chioma,there was no passing day that i didnt calll her.my love for
her was at it peak.
It was that kind of love that made
you do crazy things,i hadnt invited
her to my home yet because I
wanted to lie low for the moment,infact i wanted to act like a
down to earth gentleman and all
this was because of a girl.
I hadnt told ogechi that i was dating
her friend chioma,i know ladies too
well,she may start an ugly scene. For the past two weeks she had
been calling me consistently,i
hadnt discouraged her neither had i
It was just a matter of time’ i kept
telling myself. She would soon read the
handwriting on the door.
The day i invited chioma to my
home was a day I wouldnt forget in
my life.i had taken all measures to
make her feel at home in my place. I woke up in the morning and
started cleaning up my room that
had been a total mess for the past
week,washed my bedsheets,tidied
the room,washed the daperies and
applied sunfresh air freshener in the room.
I hoped everything would turn out
well as i had planned.I was in my room performing
press-up to build up my biceps
when sabina knocked at the door
and informed me ogechi was at the
parlour waiting for me.
I felt a pang of momentary fear,that kind of fear that makes
one to wet thier shorts.
“what is she doing here?”i asked
myself as i dashed into the
bathroom and splashed some
water on my sweaty body. Ogechi was flipping through a
fashion magazine when i entered
the sitting room.she looked up with
a smile plastered on her face.
“how are you” i asked as i sat on
the sofa opposite her. “am fine”she replied.
I kept quiet,wondering what
brought her here.
“Emmy i came to ask if you have
been hearing from chioma your
sister” i took a deep breath,happy that she
hadnt raised the issue of love.
“no”i replied curtly.
“you see i need that money
I smiled sadly “oge you are with my sister’s number,why not call
“i have been doing so but it isnt
i sighed helplessly
“what then do u want me to do