don wake…” She cried.
and ran up to her and stared at Nosa who had opened his eyes.
Uyi…quick quick…nor waste time…” Eliza said delight.
hands to stop them but couldn’t his body was numb with pain, he remembered
everything that had happened but he had no idea of how long he had been unconscious so he asked.
been like this since Tuesday and we have been worried.” Eliza cried out.
floated through as he pushed open the door and quickly bent towards the bed to
ooo.” Eliza said joyously.
everything he wants. Eliza make sure you feed him like a king…I want my
brother to have enough food to heal properly.”
transpired to place him in this condition but inorder to unnerve his friend, he asked
remember…” Nosa said.
stared at Nosa, wondering if he was being sincere.
Uyi quickly said.
you dey run down staircase, come fall and na so he find you dia….” Eliza said.
anything…” Nosa said further.
remember and what can’t you remember?” Uyi asked quickly.
pieces of things, like how I came to this house, I can remember Cassandra, your
wife, where is she?” Nosa asked, playing his role well.
said, giving him a strong stare.
head pretty badly…everything is so fuzzy…” Nosa said.
get something for Nosa to eat? I’ll like to stay with him alone.” Uyi quickly
said as he dismissed the two maids.
chorused and left the room.
said with a stern voice.
don’t remember anything?”
it?” Nosa asked looking around.
under lock and key for various reasons.” Uyi said.
don’t remember anything? You don’t remember what happened to my wife?”
I only remember that she seemed to have a problem with me around and that’s
all. You said she’s overseas right?”
she there for?” Nosa asked feigning ignorance.
day, as for now, concentrate on getting better. I need to catch up with the
boys for something, quickly!” Uyi said and left the room.
shook his head in self-pity. He remembered it all, the beatings he had received
from his friend, the fact that he had helped him bury his wife, all of it. He
knew that Uyi wasn’t stupid and would try hard to figure out if Nosa was being
truthful to him or not and if he found out that Nosa had him fooled, he would
definitely be in big trouble. However, Nosa knew that this was the only way to
get himself out of the mess Uyi had placed him in and he’d better start
thinking fast before it becomes too late.
out each and every night since she saw the picture of Odili in another woman’s
arms but she still loved him with
her whole heart.
She asked herself. ‘Why does my love for Odili die and resonate at intervals?’
where she had spent the whole day soaked in tears and walked out of the room to
the sitting room. Amaka was not at home as she had gone to work. Soluzo sat down
on the sofa and turned on the television to reveal a mid-aged woman speaking to
the camera about relationships and the bad breakups.
an open heart heals it faster. Don’t just leave a cloud above a relationship,
work towards finding out what happened and what you could have done to make
things better. Call him, or her and if possible pay a visit to speak to
eachother about your relationship and understand the reason behind the
break-up. Never break up over the phone, on the internet or social media, walk
up to your boyfriend or girlfriend and tell them to their faces. Most
importantly, do not assume, always get your facts right before making any rash
decisions.” The woman in the television said.
as she stared at the screen in shock, she knew the woman was right and she
needed to patch things up with Odili and tell him what she had heard from
Quickly she hurried into the room, packed her bag and headed out,
stopping for a bit to take the camera Amaka had left on the dressing table and shove it into her bag. As
soon as she’d done that, she rushed off and headed to the
sitting room. She got to the door and turned the knob only to find out that it
was locked. Then reality set in, Amaka had locked her in.
mother out of the hospital, while their father waited at the car, he had
returned from Soluzo’s hometown the day before and was pissed with his children
for not telling him about what happened to his wife.
Odili asked again.
will you stop worrying?” His mother chided.
mom and I love you too much…” Odili said.
reach Soluzo?” His mother asked.
since then I haven’t been able to reach her or anyone for that matter. If I had
stored her phone number in my head, such thing wouldn’t have happened.” Odili said
regretfully, he had decided against telling his mother about the accident.
come back in time for the wedding.” His mother said.
had the small hospital bag with their mother’s stuff placed at the booth. Odili’s
mother said to her husband.
the church first…before getting to the house.”
need to go home and rest.” Her husband chided.
go to the church…we are not fighting with flesh and blood but with
principalities and powers.” Odili said passionately.
at him in shock, they knew that formerly, Odili wasn’t really keen on the
things of God.
and pray that everything turns out fine. Let’s pray that the wedding holds on
Saturday as planned and that Odili and Soluzo would find happiness in
eachother. Let’s also pray that whatever evil that has been concocting plans against
us be destroyed forever!” Uche said passionately.
pagan in our midst, you all win! Let’s go to church…” Their father said.
into the car, each one having different intentions to lay at God’s feet.
To be continued on Sunday…