Lizzy, Comfort’s friend was on her way to the hospital. She couldn’t drive, the news wouldn’t let her. The voice of the lady that called her still echoed in her head, “Are you Lizzy? Your friends were rushed to our hospital!” Lizzy screamed. The news had left her in distraught.
Lizzy sitting at the front of the cab,
Lizzy: “Abeg driver, do quick!” There was little traffic; the driver maneuvered his way. Her mind flew to Sarah, Israel’s Sister flipped out her […]
Felix ambulated about in the room. Restless. Bode sat with a bottle of vodka,
Felix shot Bode an astringent look,
Felix: “Re…what? Do you know we just murdered someone? A girl who was carrying my baby?”
Bode: “Leave me outta this man! I didn’t do a thing! I only helped you out. Besides none of us planned for her death!”
Felix broke down in tears,
Felix: “I’m a murderer, man! I just ended the life of a young girl who was in love with me! […]
FIVE HOURS LATER
Iya loja’s phone rang she was in the boutique checking the record book of her sales personals,
Iya Loja: “Gideon, calling Bilikisu for me!” Bilikisu showed up,
Bilikisu: “See me here, ma!”
Iya Loja: “Why is accounting not balancing here?” she pointed at a book with drawn lines. It was the sales book. Bilikisu stuttered, “Shey you ‘haff loss your foice ni? Talki!”
Bilikisu: “urhm, ehm…” she scratched her head.
Iya Loja: “ shey kraw-kraw e doing ni? Okay o! Gidi, remofing five […]
Veins strung out on the forehead of Israel, sweat like beads stood on the veins,
Israel: “what are you do…?”
Sarah who was standing in between them chimed in,
Sarah: “…Israel, give her a chance to explain, please!”
Lizzy had called and explained everything to Sarah; the truth had been revealed to her. Coincidentally she had called Comfort when she was on her way to Sarah’s,
Sarah: “Commy!” that was what she called her,
Comfort: “Yes,ma!” she increased the volume of her phone,
Sarah: “Can you come […]
Jane gave them a stern look,
Jane: “Excuse me?”
Amos cousin who was known as Officer Innocent spoke,
Officer Innocent: “You heard him. My niece say your husband give em belle!”
Jane: “My husband?” she looked at Angela, “impregnated you?” Angela had her hands on the head crying, “I think you’re at the wrong place!”
Amos turned to Angela,
Amos; “You no sabi talk again?” he smacked her, “Talk!”
Angela: “This is the house!”
Amos was about to smack her again when Officer Innocent intervened,
Officer Innocent: “e […]
Doctor Sanusi rushed in with his medical staff,
Doctor Sanusi: “Jennifer, go and get the oxygen ready! Let’s take him to the emergency room!”
They trolled him towards the emergency room; Iya Loja followed them crying, Audu stood seeded in a position at the corridor; he couldn’t believe he was going to lose his son. Tears trickled down the left eyes. Jerry was held firm on the bed, whining, crying and tussling, as they entered the room. Iya loja’s cry pierced into […]
They continued staring at each other. It was like a nightmare to both of them. Israel didn’t know what exactly to do, Comfort was loss for words too. The nauseous feeling had disappeared. She found herself walking towards him like with a gait of a malfunctioning robot,
Israel: “Shit!” the words shot out and he banged the door almost cracking it. With the speed of light she ran after him about to open the door of his car, she held him,
The doctor took his seat and pointed at a chair, Felix sat down.
Doctor: “the test result shows your wife hit her head on an object and that is the reason for her concussion!”
Felix’s pulsating had increased, the mouth felt dried and the face looked quite pale. He would have killed her, he thought.
Felix:” Sir, how’s she? Would she make it?” the doctor looked at him and smiled,
Doctor: “Relax, she is fine. We gave her some medications.”
Felix: “Thank you,sir!” he nodded […]
Tiana: “You can go over there and wait for him!” she pointed to a bench where visitors sat, dryly she walked over there ignoring the missed calls from her boss. It was better to ignore then get the deal done than pick up with nothing to show and get tongue lashed.
She pressed silent again as the call came in. Fury would have been emitting from her boss at that moment. Those who were around her at the office bore the […]
Jane was preparing Jake for school hiding her bruised face from her son as she bent down to buckle his shoes, he bent down to look at her face,
Jane: “Jake!!!” he moved away from her with a gory gaze, “I’m sorry baby. Come here mummy didn’t mean to scream at you,” drew him closer.
Footsteps were heard from the room. The owner seemed to be dragging them. It was Felix.
He drew the chair of the dinning to sit,
Felix: “Can’t I have […]
The masked men had taken Obianuju to a deserted bush land; they did not remove the nylon they had covered her head with. They tied her hands and foot with ropes, and kept her in a dark room. While she was there, she did not cry or pity herself, she sang and when she was tired of singing, she prayed. While she was praying, she dozed off. In her dream, Ohamiri appeared to her. She had a book in her […]