Tosin sat at the board room and watched one of the young
executives give his presentation. Her mind was far away as she was thinking of
the night she had spent in Priscilla’s arms. Who could have known that she
would feel so satisfied with a fellow woman? She thought. She thought of a life
where she didn’t have to get married, instead, she builds a career, ends up
owing a big empire and having a woman like Priscilla at her side. Would it
work? She thought again. ‘What would people say?’ She thought. She hated it
when she had to place the society in focus whenever she had decisions regarding
her life to make.
She loved her family but then again, she enjoyed her freedom,
the freedom to be anywhere at any time and not be stuck at home after work every
night, checking on the kids and on the domestic staff, life was easier at
Abuja, sweeter even.
surrounding environs?” The assistant general manager asked her.
extending the project would be the best idea.” The assistant general manager
said, clearly upset about her lack of focus at the presentation.
P.A communicate with you all.” Tosin said and grabbing the presentation file,
she sauntered off.
it had no caller ID.
calling to ask you why you had to tell Shade that she should ask her aunt Kemi
to come for the mummy and me day at the school and not my P.A.”
I want to know is when you started running the affairs of my family from your
stepped on a very delicate nerve. Not only did she embarrass Shade who has been
so inconsolable since the incident at her school, she bathed my P.A with soup.”
sleeping with that girl, address her with a proper title and stop calling her
coming and she was so shocked to hear Bode speak about separation.
live like a bachelor, I’d rather define it properly and introduce myself to
people as divorced.”
I really don’t care that you exert your pleasures on the stupid thing but this
marriage stays intact.”
Tosin? What have you turned into? Where is the woman I married?”
piece of panty hose!”
you, stay the hell away from the decision-making in my house and secondly, you’ll
be hearing from my lawyer.” Bode said and hung up.
girl that wants to answer the last name-George? She must be kidding to think
that such prestigious family would stoop so low to her level. Pig!” Tosin spat
and began dialling Priscilla’s number.
concentrating at work…”
with her mother and siblings, her mother walked into the room and said to her.
face the wall.
school, e get something wey pesin nor dey learn for school.” Her mother said.
Jumoke didn’t reply.
“Una don do am?” Her mother asked.
love with a married man…” Jumoke turned to look at her mom with tears in her
get how you go fit do everything wey dey this world and you nor go make
mistake. You be God?”
as…as a right! I feel like it is right to love him…to want to be with
mouth. If you want make you continue with am, continue but know say, im get
wife and e dey hard to see man wey go leave him wife for small girl. This one
sef wey get big wife….hmmm…. na big problem you dey sooo…”
apply for job? Nor be you dey helep am take care of him childrens dem?”
too….I know that she’s such a workaholic and…I pitied the kids…” Jumoke said
you make you continue with de man….lai lai…if I tell you dat one, I nor be
better mama but wetin I fit tell you be say, you nor need to lie down dey cry
like pesin wey nor get hope. Stand up from bed, clean ya eyes and go to work.
I dey sure say de man go don dey office now sef. You don ask yourself why he
nor dey house dey cry? My dear, advice yourself ooo..” Her mother said standing
up from the bed. “I dey go market.” Then changing the topic she said. “Make I leave key?”
Thank you ma…”
fresh bout of tears.
so frail and pale, it was understood, she had lost her husband.
just charged her to court.” Beatrice said to the lady.
dead for it!” The white woman screamed.
responsible for my husband’s death.”
prove that she killed him…besides, she lied in her first statement to the
police. She said she had nothing to do with Tom at all only for the police to
get pictures of her at the crime scene, sent in by an anonymous source.”
should have more implicating proof that we can use to nail her…” Tom’s wife
mobile phone and making a call.
brought her in, with the aid of two other officers.”
gone and my calculation of the time she conceived, dates back to the time the deceased was alive.”
for the hearing till she has given birth. It would not be so hard to detect a
mixed race baby.” The attorney said.
her first statement with the police. You could actually say that she’s been
lying all along and pin the murder on her.”
her, nothing must happen to that baby.”
I know that lawyer, even though I can’t remember his name, he is ruthless in
court and I’m sure he’ll want to cover up her tracks.”
at the court with just me, her lawyer and the judge present and I am going to
raise the fact that the suspect is pregnant and that there is a possible case
that the baby could be aborted when it is needed for our case.”
that she does nothing stupid to end the life of the foetus. You have to act
fast before she’s out on bail because by then, she can do whatever she wants
with the pregnancy, without our knowledge.”
for a few necessities.” Officer Dara said.
said and laughed.
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