felt so bad. Her body ached and she felt so empty. She had used her child for
selfish reasons and now, karma was dealing heavily with her.
dispose of the baby’s body or bring him to us but I told him to dispose of it.
The baby was beautiful, I saw him with my own eyes…he looked so much like
Jimoh…” Funmi said.
him to and what kind of a mother I would have been to him, so he died instead. Look at what
desperation has pushed me to.” Simisola cried.
deserve all the punishment being meted out to me. My life is a lesson to
many….’never force someone to marry you’….I did and now, look at me.”
waited for the medical team to tell her what was happening.
life be? She asked herself. First, she gets pregnant for her mom’s lover, next,
her mom gets arrested for the attempted murder of her lover and finally, her
mom’s lover physically attacks her ex-fiance and God knows if he succeeded in
condition for now…the impact of stone was serious ”
conversation.” The doctor said.
corridors to where Bayo was, she replayed the scene that had happened at the
front of her mother’s house just this morning.
stone and Bayo fell to the ground, Tola’s scream had alerted Gloria’s security guard and a few people. Daniel couldn’t believe what he had done, he kept crying and calling himself a murderer. The security man and a good Samaritan helped place Bayo in the car and Daniel joined in rushing him to the clinic.
to make sure Gloria was jailed and for attempted murder but he had just almost committed murder. He waited with fear for Tola to come out from the doctor’s office and when she did, he rushed up to her.
“How is he?” He asked. “Is he okay?”
“The doctor says he is in critical condition.” Tola said, looking at him. “I should report you to the police you know…”
“I am so sorry Tola…I wish I could undo the hands of time…” Daniel cried.
“Pray he gets better….I am about to call his mom and I really don’t know what to tell her, he is all she has.”
“I deserve jail…I deserve to be imprisoned…”
“No, you acted in anger and this is why it’s bad to act in anger. I won’t tell anyone about your involvement in this…you’ve been through a lot already…and God knows that I am the cause of all this. I led you on, and you fell in love with me…this is all so twisted.”
“No…don’t do that for me. Don’t lie in order to cover up my mistakes.” Daniel said.
“Okay…but I really have to call his mom.”
“I’ll stay here with you while you call her.” Daniel said.
him back to health, he was still grappling with his memory as the impact of the
blow caused him a slight memory loss. However, as days flew into weeks, his full memory was restored. Daniel was there too, praying and hoping that he would be alright. Tola had been honest with Bayo’s mom about the accident and she was very angry at first but Tola’s pleas that she pardon Daniel softened her heart. Ebuka came in daily to check up on his
friend, it was a painful time for him as well, seeing what had happened between
Tonia and him.
clear his head and he was ready to do as she had advised.
hard labour and Kentura was sentenced to fifty years in prison. Due to Tola’s kindness to him, Daniel dropped all charges against Gloria and she was set free, however, she couldn’t face society so she relocated to another country for a while.
One day, as Daniel sat by Bayo’s bedside with Tola, he asked.
“There’s no hope for us is there?”
Tola shook her head. “I am sorry but my heart is with Bayo…” She said looking at a sleeping Bayo on the bed.
“I loved you so much and I still do…”
“I know and that’s why you’ll always be the father of my baby….”
“Take good care of the baby….” Daniel said.
“Are you going somewhere?”
“Yes…I am leaving town, I need to start afresh.” Daniel said.
Tola patted his hand and looked into his eyes.
“You are a good man….and I am sure that there’s a good woman out there for you.”
“Thank you….” Daniel said.
Days after their conversation, Daniel left town.
walked up to his seat and sat beside him. He recognized her instantly.
the capital…” She said.
stay and changed her number…I heard her husband divorced her and I’ve been
trying to reach her sister to no avail. Do you know what really happened?”
catfish…” Adaobi laughed.
friend to talk to…” He said.
going to be eventful after all, he thought.
daughter’s birth. When the doctors said that they could go and see mother and child, they all went in and Bayo surprised them all by falling on one knee and asking for Tola’s hand again.
Tola called Daniel’s phone to inform him of the birth of their daughter and he was so happy to hear of her arrival. He promised to pay a visit some day and asked that she send him pictures.
Tola and Bayo got married and raised their daughter Morenike together, Daniel was still in the picture though and his daughter bore his name.
Bayo has been undergoing fertility treatments since his recovery and is hoping for the best.