Nkiru was very restless, just
that morning before she left for work, her mother had called her phone.
you came home?” Her mother asked.
your sister’s family’s home and not your home. Your sister has been
complaining of your disrespecting her before her children.”
why I want you to return home, latest tomorrow…”
her sister had reported the small spat they had yesterday to their mother. She
was so angry.
transport costs because I follow Sam to work every day…”
his first name? Is he your husband?” Her mother shouted.
brother Sam….why the sudden change?”
call him by his first name…” Nkiru said quickly.
you and daddy gave me a deadline abi?”
and that’s what I am working on here…”
while and soon said.
let’s talk about it.”
entered her sister’s husband’s car, she felt so angry with her sister. She had
purposely ignored her this morning when she passed her at the dining, feeding
car and started the ignition, Nkiru’s silence disturbed him.
Gbade….thank you…” Ogonna gasped clutching the diamond necklace to her
together for almost three weeks and it was paradise. The new house was not as big as the one he used to share with Morayo but it was beautiful and
Ogonna was already prepping one of the rooms for a nursery. She was working so
hard on getting pregnant and her instincts told her that she was already pregnant.
lessons?” Gbade asked.
Lagos is crazy love…I prefer it when I’m chauffeured.” Ogonna whined.
can take you wherever you want…” Gbade smiled and kissed her.
him back. He was dressed and ready for work and she didn’t want him to leave as
his absence made the house seem empty.
for today? I want to go to the Uni…it’s been weeks since I went and we have a
course for this afternoon.”
drop me off at work and come back to pick you up…” Gbade said.
you….thank you so much…”
err…thinking…what’s the way forward?” Ogonna asked.
adjusting his tie and looking at the mirror.
married to Morayo right? I was wondering if you’d file for a divorce.”
think about…” Gbade said stiffly.
I need to know if you’re going to divorce her or do you intend to play with me
and once we’re done, you go back to her? She’s still legally your wife!” Ogonna
about women! You give them everything and they ask for something else.”
so impossible? Are you divorcing her or not?”
see you when I return.” Gbade said and left the room .
out on me! Gbade!” Ogonna called out, hurrying over to the door and following
“A soft sell magazine…I bought it at the vendor on my way from lunch.” Nkiru said to her colleague.
“Does it have juicy gist? I’d love to read…”
a moment? I am still reading…” Nkiru said.
to her cubicle. Nkiru flipped through the soft sell, she had finished reading most of the gossip columns and was about to hand it over to Agatha when eyes was transfixed to a small advert box in the magazine, it read;
you want to have everything you’ve ever wanted in life? Then look no more!
Spiritine Temple is a solution to your problems! Touch and Go, Marry Me Quick,
Leave My Husband Alone, Examination Success, Love Me Ring and lots more. Hurry
now and call this number to speak with our spiritual director…”
numbers to call and Nkiru quickly scribbled it down, once she was through, she
handed the magazine over to Agatha.
shouted in excitement. “Where you dey since?”
Ogonna strut into the class, clutching a Louis Vuttion bag, and dressed in a
head to toe denim look. She looked gorgeous. Ebube turned to look at her and
shook her head.
her classmates and soon took her seat beside Ebube.
jare…you just bone my side…”
being pampered.” Ogonna laughed.
taking really good care of you…you are glowing…”
showering me with gifts and buying different things for me.”
class. Guess who came visiting yesterday?” Ebube said.
one I always gist you about…”
she’ll be leaving soon.”
dat ya office ooo…atleast make I show that useless Morayo say I dey take good
care of Gbade and that he is taking care of me too…”
Ebube said irritably.
bother? Anyway, soon, I’ll be on the wife list. I harassed him this morning and
I have a feeling that he is going to propose soon….” She said.
the best of luck…”
the class and Ogonna quickly said to Ebube.
up ooo…you know that I have missed classes…”
opened her book.
Sam even if it meant her losing her sister in the process. She thought of life without Sam and shook her head ‘it was next to impossible to live without him’. Before he came into her life, she had self-esteem issues, she always dejected and couldn’t hold on to a relationship. Now, she felt so complete as he ticked all her boxes.
As soon as work was over, she’d texted him that she was going to see a
friend briefly so he could go home without her. He called her back and worriedly asked if it was her sister’s tantrums that upsetting her but she said, no.
the narrow streets leading to the Spiritine Temple, she knew she was doing this
for herself and Sam. She took a deep breath and as soon as the taxi stopped her
at the entrance to the old and almost dilapidated building, she walked in.
dressed in purple and red, they all turned to look at her and she froze.
door and knocked, a light voice ushered her in.
lean woman said to her. She was seated on a funny looking chair and had crystal
balls on the table before her.
waved her to the chair. Nkiru sat.
are a beautiful creature…you have lived your life at peace with others but
never with yourself. Your heart troubles you….what do you want? Say it and
the spirits will carry out your mission.”
sister’s husband…at first I was willing to share but she’s making it
difficult for me to cohabit with her in her home so I have no choice but to
woman’s voice sounded like hypnotics.
I want her to forget all about him…”
him and me…and stop pestering…I will be fine…I really need a chance to be
happy at life.”
granted. Come here!”
over to the woman. The woman slipped a small silver ring on her thumb and said.
before you do that, your payment will be seventeen thousand naira.”
money from the ATM earlier so she opened her purse, counted the money and
handed it over to the woman.
“Don’t ever remove the ring….” The woman warned.
It all seemed surreal, she wish it didn’t come to this but her heart had chosen its mate and it was none other than Sam and she didn’t want to loose him.
Nkiru walked over to the door while the
woman chanted and danced around, sprinkling some dust substances on her.
stepped out through the door and found herself at the roadside. She was totally