Grace knew she was somewhere but she had no idea where she
was, she knew she felt some kind of numb pain wash over her like spasms. She
opened her eyes, she wanted to turn her neck but something restricted her from
moving her head, she lifted her hands and touched it, it was a neck brace. She looked
up at the ceiling and saw the ceiling fan twirl lazily, ‘Am I in heaven?’ she
thought as this couldn’t be hell, it wasn’t hot or anything. She was still
lying there when she heard his voice, it was like a heart-wrenching sob.
shattered when I found out that…that…you did those disgraceful things for a
living. I admit that I was proud, selfish and arrogant, I should have heard you
out and I am really sorry. God! Please bring her back to life! I need her back,
I promise to make things right if she pulls through. If you get her out of
this…please…” He cried.
fine.” Grace murmured.
fainted only to be revived by Jemima and some neighbours. As soon as his eyes
had opened, he had asked for Grace, and they had told him that they had reached
her on time, and that she was at the hospital. He had instantly rushed to the
hospital and had been by her side all night till this morning, crying and
praying that she doesn’t die.
life. I haven’t forgiven myself but I forgive you…” Grace said.
attempt suicide anymore. I just realized that I have so much to live for. But
for you and I, it’s not going to work. My past…”
those words to spite you…please understand the pains I felt. I was so betrayed by
you, by the love we shared and by everything…”
cannot be an ‘us’, we are in two different worlds and …try as we may…my past
might come to haunt us…” Grace said.
said and closed her eyes.
it’s best you leave.” The nurse said to him.
instant…” The nurse threatened.
room staring at nothing, Demilade’s family had left the house yesterday night
and till now, there seemed to be no news on Bobo’s whereabouts. George stormed
out of his room dressed and ready for work, he didn’t look too happy.
towards the exit door of the house and was about to leave.
of your family?”
stay here with me while your job is at risk…I just had to say those words so
that you could leave.”
be out of your life soon’ are words that should be blurted out just like that?”
almost five days and he’s nowhere to be found, we can’t even find a lead or
anything…” Demilade started crying.
walked up to her to hug her.
feel so terrible, yet, you are so strong and I feel terrible because Bobo could
be in the hands of evil people who have no idea of how special he is to us…”
Rose hissed, her eyes were red from too much tears. She went to the door and
opened it, then a loud scream followed.
embrace and raced to the door to grab Bobo in a choking hug. An elderly woman
stood at the door, smiling and crying at the same time. Demilade hugged and
kissed her son and looking up to the woman, she mouthed the words, “Thank You.”
behind them, they all couldn’t contain their excitement.
been worried sick! Where did they take you to?” Demilade asked a barrage of
Bobo said excitedly.
here…” The elderly woman said.
appreciation as she fell to her knees to thank the woman.
for almost five days, he was kidnapped and we been searching for him since
then…” George said.
come he found Bobo? He abandoned me when I was pregnant…” Demilade said.
Bobo…” Mrs. Ajala said tearfully.
brought me to his place, he started asking me lots of questions and even though
the man who had asked them to kidnap me wanted me dead, he saved me.”
man, apparently, he discovered that he had kidnapped his son and decided to
bring him to my house so that I could return him to his mother. My son,
followed the rough path and the fact that after his upbringing, he could stoop
so low to follow the dirty ways of life, led his father to an early grave. I am
so ashamed to say that I have a son like that…” Mrs. Ajala said, wiping a lone
tear from her eyes.
happens to be his biological father, rescued him.” George said in shock.
I should be grateful that he spared my life.” Bobo said quietly.
to have met your dad through such terrible means…I am so so sorry…” Demilade
said and hugged him tight.
kidnapper, because if he wasn’t, I’ll be dead. The kidnappers said that the
client issued a directive that my head should be delivered to you…” Bobo said
your ordeals in that place. Am I clear? Do you remember the story I used to
read to you as a child, about the Gobblin who refused to think of the bad
things but concentrated on the good in the world? I want you to focus on that.”
asked with a huge grin.
her son tightly.
him, he must be so tired.” George said.
down…we’ll take him to the doctor as soon as he wakes up.” George said. “I
guess I’ll have to call my office and tell them that I can’t make it to work
sitting room, everyone smiled as they watched her express her joy.
anyway tell you the name of the person who wanted Bobo dead?” George asked.
have I done to deserve all this ehn?” Demilade said in tears.
also need your help even though it might not be in the best interests of your
son…” George started.
under the carpet.” Mrs. Ajala said.
said, kneeling down again.
greater gift my dear, the gift of Bobo, my grandson. I’d like to ask a special
request that, Bobo recognizes his father’s family as his. Even though we
haven’t been there for him all these years, I’d like to introduce him to his
father’s family and also be a part of his life.” Mrs. Ajala said.
and somehow I knew that someday, he would need to identify with his father’s
family. I accept your request.” Demilade said.
and the doctor’s didn’t look like they were about to do that anytime soon.
her breath, her mother hadn’t come to see her and neither had her father. She
was officially mad at them. Suddenly, the door opened and a young man stepped
inside the room.
need to leave this place now!” Amelia screamed.
hospital. I am just here to talk to you. You see, the hospital has been working
hand in hand with the police and we’ve decided to place you on a suicide watch…”
Where is my dad? I need to see my dad!”
especially regarding the fact that you might have stabbed yourself. You see,
the knife almost hit a vital nerve which could have killed you in less than
slowly crept upon her.
husband back…okay…” Amelia said as her eyes welled up with tears.
were full of life and excitement. What happened to make you become this version
of yourself?” The doctor asked calmly.
to her, as soon as she wiped her eyes of the tears, her story began.