© Kefas Lorrenta (Blair)
Richard put away the files as he glanced through his schedules for the week…it had been an hectic first day.He was too occupied that he forgot to have his lunch..he sighed as he remembered his meeting with his board of directors. .if only he had a secretary maybe things would have been easier’…he wondered how long it will take Tola to get him a competent one as he claimed. ..His phone rang and he picked immediately’
Hi sweatie pie’ how’s work over there? Tare asked in her angelic voice.
It’s nothing compared to working with you’
I know. ..Friday is just few days away’
Yeah…how’s baby pearl?
She’s in school….I would be picking her up any minute from now.
okay love,please send her my love.I have a meeting love, we’ll talk later.
okay sweatie pie’..love you.
love you more.
The line went dead…he stared at his wife’s picture on his wallpaper and smiled..2days without her was hell’
Betty threw away her clutch in frustration. She never thought getting a job at T..High could be this difficult. After doing excellently well in the interview. ..she was sure of that,even the co-ordinator had call to congratulate her…he was sure she was among the chosen ones but only for her to get a call this morning from the head that she couldn’t get it’….Theh old man wanted her’…she was tired of this kind of life,sleeping with men old enough to father her.
What will become of her?..leaving her life to please vanessa.
Betty…how did it go? what’s wrong ?
I didn’t get the job.
What? you are kidding me right? with your smart brain and killer curves.
I didn’t get the job Vanessa. …They all want my body’
And?….vanessa said peering into her eyes.
I can’t give them that…am tired of sleeping around to please you.Let me look for a suitable job no matter how small it is…we can start from somewhere.
Will you shut the hell…how dare you? after I picked you from thrash and gave your life a new bath.
I didn’t mean that..am sorry’
You better be.give them what they want without delay’…we have no time to waste.
She needed this…she was going to destroy them one at a time.At 29 she had no boyfriend. ..it seems her ever constant pimples scared them away’…when they had her to their fill at night. .the story change in the morning. .it was always nothing happened between us”
They have contributed to her misery’…Mitchell was lucky enough to Elope with Godfrey”….but Richard wouldn’t be lucky enough,she would watch him crumble.
Mrs Donald you are here again. .doctor mark said smilling.
Yes doc….I just came for another test.
But I told you nothing is wrong with you…all you need to do is to wait for God’s appointed time.
For how long? doc mark am tired..
I know. ..Please excuse me.
He picked up his ringing phone and walked away from her.
She sat on the chair with her head burried in her palms.
Not too long the doctor reappeared.
So as I was saying please exercise patient with your husband or rather still adopt.
Adopt? are trying to mock me and my husband? what’s the meaning of this? I can’t believe this is coming from you.
Am sorry,but your husband is keeping secrets from you…even if you wait for eternity his never going to impregnate you.
Am sorry I don’t understand what you mean? One minute you are talking about God’s time and the other a different thing.
I suggest you ask your husband what his keeping from you. ..and make the right decision before it too late.
What do you mean? you are getting me all confused.
That’s all I can say…just go to your husband. he would explain better.
Mitchell left the doctor’s office a confused person….what could Godfrey be keeping from her?…she did want to believe what her mind was saying…Godfrey wouldn’t do that to her.
Good day mrs Richard
good day,please am here for my daughter’
Your daughter? I thought you sent someone to pick her up already?
What do you mean? I didn’t send anyone,besides my husband is out of town.
Oh my God…A man picked her up an hour ago’
What are you saying ?
What man..Tare asked in fright.
Please ma,call your relative or anyone who you think might pick her.
No…there’s no one. ….except my little brother who is studying at unijos. ..she brought out her phone and dailed her brother’s number immediately…
Hello….my daughter..she isn’t with you.
She isn’t with him..his the only one that can pick her .
How does he look like?
His quite tall and light skinned.
I can’t believe this happening. ..you know very well it just I and my husband that picks pearl..
Mrs Richard please ask your friends maybe one of them did.
No…I don’t have friends and my husband close friend lives in kano.
Dont say anything mrs popiski,how can you allow someone to pick my daughter without calling to inform me? What do you do with the expensive school fees I pay per term?this is jos where nothing is secure. If anything happens to my daughter. ..I will make you pay
She ran off with tears streaming down her eyes’
She turned on the ignition of her car driving home..she couldn’t involved Richard. .just 2days he left and things were already happening. .he wouldn’t mind running back.
Baby….pearl….she shouted at the top of her voice as she searched around the house.
Her daughter was no where to be found..she asked the gateman who said no one drove in.
Oh God where’s my daughter. ..she paced around the living room as tears streamed down her eyes’
After some seconds she decided to call her mother inlaw..maybe she sent someone to pick her up since she always complained of not seeing pearl’
The call came just before she dailed Maggie’s number.
An unknown number…she picked up immediately’
Who’s this please? Tare asked a little bit frightened.
Am sure you are looking for your daughter by now..you don’t have to panic just drive down to mechanic village.
Who are you? Tare yelled. What do you want from me?
Save it angel…your time starts now.
I want my mummy….pearl said in between tears.
don’t worry angel,mummy is on her way’…do you want bobo?
I want my mummy’…..I want mummy.
The tears had started falling uncontrollably’
Come on sweetie..you don’t have to cry..uncle will get you anything you want okay?
I don’t want you…I want my mummy.
What of indomie…am sure you would love to eat.
no no no…I want mummy
hi honey…have been calling,where have you been?
We need to talk,am from the hospital’
will you just stop lieng to me? for how long have you been keeping secrets.
What are you talking about?
Stop pretending. ..what are you keeping from me? doc mark told me everything I just want to confirm.
Frey mouth flew open…he knew it was too late.
He went on his knees
Am sorry’…I didn’t know how to tell you,seeing how desperate you were.I didn’t know how to say am impotent…
Tears filled mitchell’s eyes as she yelled pointing her index finger at him.
All these years…all these years have been living in lies.For how long have you known?
2years’…he breathed out shedding tears too’
Oh….you’v betrayed me,why?…I trusted you with my life.
She ran upstairs and carried a few belongings of hers.
Mitchell please don’t leave me…Frey shouted,running adter her.
let me go…she shrugged off his grip and entered her car…
Don’t open the gate musa.
Open the gate now!
Musa stood confuse on whose order to obey’
I said open the gate’
…she ran out of the car and ran towards the gate.
Frey held her tightly’
please don’t leave me …Please he sobbed.
Making me stay won’t change a thing…you let me go or live to hate the person I will become…
He released her from his grip…
He watched her drive away from the compound..
To be continued