Is It A Sin? (Episode 5)
“Wait, please don’t go, I will double your salary if you could bury this for me.” Mrs. Chioma said beseeching.
“I will bury this matter only on two conditions.” The gateman stated.
“What conditions?” Mrs. Chioma, Chinnedu and Chiamaka asked in chorus.
“You will retain me as the permanent gateman in this house and you will stop been harsh on Nnena. If you can do this I will bury this matter.” The gateman bespeak.
“Okay I will do as you just say.” Mrs. Chioma replied affirmatively.
The gateman leave for his cubicle after playing the short video he recorded early to Mrs. Chioma, Mrs. Chioma was shocked, she was so disappointed at Chinendu actions.
Things was going rough as usual in the house, many attempts have been made by Mrs. Chioma and her crews (Chiamaka and Chinendu) to delete or destroy the evidence showing Chinendu raping Nnena, but all was to no avail, some assassins has been sent by Mrs. Chioma to the gateman but unfortunately, the assassins always meet their doom, is either the gateman got them arrested or injured them brutally. The gateman was an average height young man, he was in his early 25s, and he was once a night guard at the cemetery (grave yard) and also a vigilante so he has some supernatural power. I learn that the father of the gateman was a great herbalist in their village, maybe his father imposed those supernatural power into him who knows and who care?
(FOUR WEEKS LATER)
Chief Nnamdi with the rest of his family, they were all gisting and chatting. Nnena was order to serve the whole family with a glass of wine each. Nnena rush and came back from a tray which contain a bottle of red wine with five glass cups. Nnena was serving the family just then she rushed to the toilet to vomit; Mrs. Chioma and Chief Nnamdi went after Nnena, they were so suspicious because Nnena is now prone to be tiredness if she work a little and always dizzy like never before, she do split saliva everywhere in the house which is rare four weeks ago and this invites her to be more suspicious.
“What is the problem my dear? Are you sick?” Chief Nnamdi questioned suspiciously but caringly.
“Am sorry sir, I think it was malaria, I am always dizzy these days.” Nnena responded respectfully.
“Okay let me call the doctor, so that he can come and check you.” Chief Nnamdi said as he opts for his bedroom to pick his phone.
“Hope it is not what I am thinking?” Mrs. Chioma asked rhetorically.
(FEW MINUTES LATER)
“My dear, I have called the doctor, he is on his way, but I also receive a call from the branch manager at Abuja, he told me I got a lot of meetings to attend and some discussion the company has to hold, so therefore I will be traveling to Abuja, I will be back in two months time.” Chief Nnamdi retorted.
“When are you going?” Mrs. Chioma asked eagerly.
“Now na.” Chief Nnamdi said as he hurried upstair.
LOCATION: CHIEF NNAMDI’S COMPOUND (CAR GARRAGE)
“That strange changes in that girl seems suspicious, Chioma, your behaviors are also rare and scanty this days, I don’t know the reason why you just hate that girl for goodness sake, I could observe from your behaviors and the bad and ugly expressions which always shows on your face whenever you sight that girl, well that is your own cup of tea, Chioma! Chioma!! Chioma!! I have called you three times; I am using this medium to beg you at the same time warned you that nothing must happen to that girl. I won’t like the situation whereas you will be begging me and I would even bother to listen, Chioma! Don’t toy with me and also run away from my wrath, you know what I can do, if anything happened to that girl even if the result from the test resulted to be positive, don’t took the law into your hand, am the head of this family, so I represents the Chief Judge of this family, when am back I will look into the matter myself. I know something must be fishy somewhere in this house. Phone me when the result for the test is out let me know the result.” Chief Nnamdi said with an astonished looks as he enter his car to zoom out from the building.
Mrs. Chioma was dumbfounded, she opened her mouth wide, and she was totally speechless and shocked. “Why this sudden likeness for that girl?” Mrs. Chioma thought as she reluctantly opts for the building.
(FEW MINUTES LATER)
The doctor zoom his car into the compound, Chief Nnamdi has also left for his business trip to Abuja. The doctor walked majestically into the building with a brown box which contains his apparatus or instrument.
After examining Nnena for some minutes, the doctor concludes that;
“Madam, she is…” The doctor was interrupted by Mrs. Chioma.
“Doctor, let us have some private chat.” Mrs. Chioma said as she dragged the Doctor to the guest room.
“Ehnehn Doctor, what is your result from the test you carried out on her?” Mrs. Chioma asked suspiciously.
“She is four weeks pregnant.” The doctor replied.
Mrs. Chioma was panic, she knew her son Chinendu was responsible for the pregnancy, she wish the land could just open up to swallow, she recalled that the gateman has the evidence that Chinendu is responsible for the pregnancy, and the gateman refuse to die also he refuse to delete the short video, she fear her fate in Chief Nnamdi house, “if the man (Chief Nnamdi) found out that his son is responsible for their maid pregnancy, hmmmmm. I rest my case.” Mrs. Chioma thoughts in disbelieves. Many ungodly and wicked thoughts ran into her mind.
“Ma, let me go and break the news to that girl and guide her on how she should be doing in this her new condition.” The doctor said as he was ready to head for the sitting room.
“Doctor wait please, don’t break the new to her, she must not know about this but as times goes on,… wait o, doctor please can you just help me to abort that pregnancy?” Mrs. Chioma requested as she look in another direction because she was very ashamed of herself.
“I can’t do that o ma, am not a quack doctor, am a medical and trained doctor and don’t ever try to tell me this kind of rubbish again.” The doctor uttered as he angrily barged the door behind him.
“Please, doctor I will pay you Five Hundred Thousand Naira if you can do this for me.” Mrs. Chioma echoed as she run after the doctor.
The doctor was dragged back by the sum of money he heard.
“You mean Five Hundred Thousand Naira.” The doctor asked with disbelieved.
“Yes, Five Hundred Thousand Naira.” Mrs. Chioma replied with approval.
“Okay ma, am ready to do it, bring her to the hospital tomorrow.” The doctor replied in a wheezing tone.
LOCATION: GOD’S CARE HOSPITAL
Mrs. Chioma and Nnena came down from a Murano Jeep 2017 Model, Mrs. Chioma was looking elegant as usual, and they were ushered in by a nurse. The doctor was glad to see Mrs. Chioma; he knew his account figure (money) has triple-fold on sighting Mrs. Chioma and Nnena.
“Please give us some privacy.” The doctor beseeched as Mrs. Chioma leaved for the reception.
“Now lie down!” The doctor commanded.
“To do what?” Nnena asked suspiciously.
“To abort your unwanted pregnancy!” The doctor echoed.
“Hmmmm… yo..u m…ean I..I. a…m pr…eg..nant?” Nnena asked stammering.
“That is according to the result and not according to me.” The doctor replied.
Nnena weep silently, she knew Chinendu was the one that raped and ravished her and he is definitely responsible for the pregnancy. Providence has warned her mother not to allow her abort any pregnancy; her mother has told her not to ever abort pregnancy. Her mother always warned her not to abort pregnancy even after she departed from her to remains a ghost. She wept bitterly. The doctor pitied her but he couldn’t help, money is involved and money is regarded to as everything by the riches.
“You have to abort this, this is an unwanted pregnancy, and this will bring disgrace to you and Chief Nnamdi’s family at large.” The doctor said pitifully.
“It’s better for me to live a disgraceful life that to disobey my parent and God warning. Doctor, I can’t abort this pregnancy, though it’s an unwanted pregnancy but I still couldn’t abort it. My mother had severally warned me not to abort any pregnancy, she even warned me in my dreams despite the fact that she has departed from me to remains a ghost and she has warned me that if I abort any pregnancy or disobey her warnings it will lead to my demise (death). Am afraid of dying at this tender age of mine, though I may be living in hell but I know God does everything he does with its reasons, I know one day God will send my savior to me.” Nnena narrates with a very serene tone.
“If you don’t do this, does that guarantee you will live? Mrs. Chioma will only kill you but I think she has her reason to let you live even when she knew you were pregnant.” The doctor readdressed.
Nnena was shocked; she knew her life is now totally at stake. “Why am I brothel to suffer?” she thoughts.
Nnena thought for some minutes, she was mute with some silent tears dropping from her eyes, the doctor just keep staring at her, he pitied the innocent girl.
“Who impregnate you?” The doctor asked concerned.
“Chinendu, madam (Mrs. Chioma) first son raped me and that unwanted s-x leads to this unwanted pregnancy.” Nnena replied as she paves way for more tears.
“Now I understand why Mrs. Chioma doesn’t react wide when I told her that you were pregnant.” The doctor said agonized.
“Doctor, you are the only one who could help me. My mother once told me that “When there is life there is hope” Mrs. Chioma as her reason why she haven’t murder me and I know that reason must be brothel to her. Doctor, just help me to tell her that the abortion was successful, I will face the wrath myself.” Nnena concluded as she broke down in tears.
“You mean… I should lie that I did a successful job for the job I never did… no o, I can’t do that.” The doctor articulate as he was trying to gathered the saliva with he has use in substitute of water.
“Please doctor, that is the only way out for me to survive, please just do this for me, doctor please.” Nnena was pleading incessantly, she drop on her kneels as she holds the doctor by his leg, she was weeping bitterly and unconsciously.
“I can’t do that, I have to do my job, am very sorry I can’t to do that.” The Doctor appends as he head for his boxes which contains his apparatus.
“Okay, do it, abort it but I just want you to know that if I die today, you are the one that directly killed me and that means Mrs. Chioma indirectly killed me and I am promising you that my spirit won’t forgive you, just do it at least I will meet my beloved parent.” Nnena enunciated as she lies down flat on the abortion bed.
The doctor was bemused, baffled and he was totally at sea, he truly pitied for Nnena, but his love for money made him blind to see that other people are in agony and emotional pains. The doctor was shocked by Nnena’s shocking statement, his jaw drops and his eyes were swollen with tears when he imagine the emotional pains, trauma and grieves Nnena must be going through. He thought for a while as he later replied Nnena shocking comment.
“I agreed to help you, but hope it won’t backfire on me? Mrs. Chioma is very wicked, hope she won’t kill me and ruin my family joy? I am risking my life to safe your guiltless life hope I won’t regret this?” The doctor asked completely baffled.
“I will face the wrath myself, my only hope is the chief and he will be back in two months time, when he is back all this matter will be shoved.” Nnena uttered courageously.
“Okay let me go and announce the good but fake news to your boss (Mrs. Chioma).” The doctor retort as he signaled Nnena to follow him.
LOCATION: GOD’S CARE HOSPITAL (CAR GARAGE)
“Thank you doctor, here is your payment.” Mrs. Chioma appreciated as she handed a check of Five Hundred Thousand Naira to the doctor.
“You welcome ma and also it is my pleasure to serve your needs medically as your family doctor.” The doctor said as he fake a smile.
“Okay doctor, we will be on our way now.” Mrs. Chioma rejoinder she reluctantly barged into the car.
“Goodbye madam.” The doctor said as Mrs. Chioma zoom out of the hospital.
Life is such a mystery! I was guilty for coming to this wicked world, why must I came to this world in first places, a world full of sorrow but no happiness, a world full of corruption but no honesty, a world full of ignorance but no loyalty, a world full of all such of murderous act but no fear of God the creator.
I have to survive, I have to live, I have to obey my ghost parent wishes, I have to revenge my parent mystery death but keeping this unwanted pregnancy, will it be the solution??
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