Kalu stepped out of a black Mercedes Benz as his phone rang,
Kalu: “Yes, baby!” he said rubbing his pink lips as he applied lips gloss on them.
A female voice echoed, “Where are you?”
Kalu: “I’m at the hospital! I came for the malaria test I did last week.”
The voice replied, “Okay,baby boo!”
Kalu: “where are you?”
The female voice giggled, “Guess?”
Kalu: “No,no no!!! Don’t tell me you’re in Lagos!” he screamed.
The voice smiled and nodded, “Not yet. In about thirty minutes!”
Kalu: “I go spoil you tire!!!!!”
The female voice was heard laughing, “Don’t be overjoyed I’m only staying a day with you then the remaining of my stay is gonna be at my friend’s Tawa!”
Kalu: “Ah-ah, why na? why would a lady be my rival na?”
“Go joor! You and your canal thoughts,”she said as they laughed, “Don’t forget the wedding is weeks away and I need her to help with shopping oo! You know she is a wedding planner na!”
Kalu: “Okay o! oya just do and come and bring yourself oo!” she laughed, “and remember that I love you!”
“How can I forget? Kisses. I love you too.”
Kalu had spent over a year in Lagos and was preparing to get married. Jude’s father had employed him and because of his dedication to work and intelligence he was made head of operations at the Lagos office.
The door of the car tweaked as he pressed the lock button on the remote. He was sweetly dressed in kaftan with very beautiful design; as he entered the hospital he hummed a song dangling the car keys.
He stood dump founded, he couldn’t say a word. Anger and forgotten pains showed upon his face as tears shoved the pupils round. What if he committed murder? Would the pains he felt all those years be justified?
It was Caro, he bumped into. The anger and pain melted into pity. She was but a shadow of herself.
Kalu: “What has happened to you?” those were the only words he could mutter.
Iya Kpati who had come out of her room yelled knocking at Mama Chinedu’s door,
Iya Kpati: “Oya o! Mama Shinedu, shey dis wan you ‘er drezin is not,ehun, oyidinary market we are went?
Mama Chinedu: “My friend, I dey come ooo! No vex!”
Iya Kpati: “Ah, o ga o! you is drezin fo di Africa. She no efun fine sef!”she whispered.
Mama Chinedu locking her door,
Mama Chinedu: “I don ready”she re arranged her head tie.
Iya Kpati smiling,
Iya Kpati : “Make man no come and bi toasted you oo!”
Mama Chinedu: “No bi only toasted na roasted! Make we dey go na!”
Iya Kpati gawked at her,
Iya Kpati: “ Shey me dat waited for you. I not be a pezin!”
Mama Chinedu: “No vex!I don beg you na!Oya na!” she took a step.
Iya Kpati: “Ah ah na! waist for Omo Kpanlanga na!”
Mama Chinedu: “I don forget say she dey folo us!”
Iya Kpati: “You old mama takes one ‘our. She wey bi small gehs go sleep dey mouth like this,ehun!” she mimicked an imbecile making up. Mama Chinedu laughed holding her ribs, “trust to God! Na so all dis small gehs do,”they were both laughing, “ ehen, fo Kalu wedding fo Eko I go begs H’ene make she rub em for me!”
Mama Chinedu gave her hi-five,
Mama Chinedu: “my friend! My friend!!”
They hit their butts against each other. Mama Chinedu almost been thrown to the ground.
Iya Kpati: “we go sow dem! Abuja levus!” they gave hi-fives again.
In about thirty minutes Ene was out and they were on their way to the market,
Iya Kpati: “H’ene shey you wanting to sleep on top dat your ehun,”she held an imaginery eye pencil and mirror no vex.
They all laughed,
Ene: “Iya no fex!”she feigned a Yoruba accent.
Iya Kpati: “Shiyo! Shey you ‘er imistating me abi?”
They were going for the shoes that would match with Kalu’s wedding uniform. He had sent them the materials and head gears. They had agreed to go get shoes and bags to match the head gear. Ene being the most fashionable led the way. In the market they bumped into Aunty Amarachi. News had it that she was sacked from work and she now sold garri in the market.
Ene pouting her mouth to her direction whispered to the others,
Ene: “See that Caro wicked aunty!”
Iya Kpati: “Heyie, wucked womaned! Wuckeding is disease o!”
Mama Chinedu: “forget dat wan oo! Her husband run with all e money and property go camp wit another woman! Idiot!”
Iya Kpati: “Is good fo ‘er! Di husband efun do well as e pack all ‘er prosperty!”
As they passed her Iya Kpati broke into a song,quickly she bent her head when she saw them.
Ene and Mama Chinedu jeered at her.
Kalu took Caro into his car as she narrated her ordeal. After that night of battering she was admitted for weeks and in the process her eye was damaged,
Caro: “it was then I discovered that he had a wife and kids in France. And months later, Eclaire was closed because it had gone brankrupt. No one knew Tanko’s whereabout.”
She was left with cash but she ran into Bayo, the guy she met at the party. It was like life was smiling on her again. They started a relationship after three months he disappeared swindling her all that she had. He didn’t just leave without a parting gift, she was infected with HIV.
Caro: “I discovered that Bayo was Tanko’s best friend. Those devils shattered my life, “she sobbed.
Kalu couldn’t help but feel pity for her. When she asked of his own story,
Kalu:”It’s just God, my dear. I’ll be getting married in two weeks time,” he smiled as she felt her world crashing for the third time.
“All thanks to God. He used you to lead me to the love of my life. Maybe if I had remained in that position you left me I would have died a loser” he paused
“Caro, after all my sacrifices, my tarnished ego, my hatred for my mother, everything I sacrificed just to make you happy. I remember how I used every penny I had to make sure you were comfortable, the sleepless nights…Oh Caro. This should have been us getting married, why did you have to treat me so badly? Did I ever offend you? All you did was pay me back with a Judas kiss…” Kalu lamented as he drove in sorrow
Caro: “I know this is hard, but you will have to forgive me. I thought I had arrived, I thought I was on top of the world. Please, it may not be today, but someday, find it in your heart to forgive my wicked acts” she sobbed and looked at him
Kalu was looking fresh and well fed. She wished for death, “I insist you come to the house to my fiancée! She should be around by now!”
Caro couldn’t say a word on getting to the mansion, a pretty lady ran out and smothered him with kisses,he turned to Caro, “I told you!”
The lady looked at Caro who had changed over the space of one year. The beauty was still there but in glimpses, “Your friend,” his fiancée asked.
Kalu: “It is Caro.”
“Jesus!what happened to you?”Caro moved back as Kalu’s fiancée moved closer.
In a flash, she ran out of the house.
The pastor stood before them and said, he was called Pastor Chris he was the pastor of the church Kalu attended.
Pastor Chris: “You can now kiss the bride!”
Kalu dropped the veil of her face and kissed Precious as Ibe and Jude tapped his shoulders. They were the best men
Everyone was in merriment.
At the reception, Kalu’s former compound mates were all present all the way from Abuja. They collected two tables for themselves. Iya Kpati and Mama Chinedu were all over the place
Rice and drinks were in excess.
Three months later, Caro was being buried. She didn’t survive the illness. Throughout her illness Kalu and Precious supported her. Precious who was two months pregnant and Kalu poured sand as they cried their eyes out.
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