Her eyes were wide open as she stared at the beautiful antique ring half buried in the ice cream.
Yvonne: “Oh my God” she put her hand over her mouth to keep herself from screaming. She had never in her wildest dream, imagined that Ulysses would ever her to marry him again,not after all that transpired between them.
Ulysses: “This time around, no gimmicks, we will do everything the right way, marry me” he said as he knelt with one kneel.
Yvonne: “Of […]
Judge: “Due to the flight risk which the defendant poses, bail is denied, the defendant will be remanded in prison throughout the trial. This is my judgment”.
Obianuju: “Emeka, don’t let them take me away, please” she cried, but Emeka just stood helpless.
Unknown to them, Amelia had bribed the judge who was a close associate of her father before his death; they had agreed that no matter what happened Obianuju must remain in prison, so the judge already had her judgment […]
The security personnel continued to bang the door, but Obianuju did not hear them, she was lost in her grief.
Obianuju: “Take me, take me, leave him alone.” She cried, wailing. Soon the door was forced open, and Arab men dressed in uniforms rushed into the room. They looked from Obianuju crying, oblivious of her surrounding, to Charles lying still and obviously dead.
Security men: “what happened here?”He said in Arabic, Obianuju just gazed at them sobbing. She didn’t understand what they […]
The media house went into a frenzy, their cameras were on automatic as they took pictures of Obianuju splayed on the floor, and Emeka bent over her weeping like a child. Charles came over and pushed Emeka aside, he knelt down and propped Obianuju into his arms.
Charles: “Somebody call a medic, my fiancée is unconscious” But before the ambulance arrived, Obianuju opened her eyes. She looked around disoriented at first, then she jolted out of Charles’ arms when she remembered […]
Amelia: “So I am about to be wedded to my friend’s husband? It is too late to go back; I must push forward, and as long as I live Obianuju will never find out that Emeka is still alive. What a life” She brushed the tears from her eyes and proceeded to join Bernard.
Bernard: “Have you been crying?” he asked looking concerned.
Amelia: “I just found out that we cannot get common shares in the company, I am so sad, it […]
For days after the burial ceremony of Emeka, Obianuju did not communicate with anyone. The mess caused by her in-laws was all over the news, even educated people were blaming her for the death of the passengers on that plane, and she felt like her world was crashing down on her. She went to Oriental hotel and rented a room, where she stayed for a whole week, crying and sleeping alternately throughout the day. Then she remembered the assets that […]
For days they did not eat what Obianuju cooked, they went out, to local bukkas to eat, and would come home with runny stomachs. In their determination to assert their rights, they forgot about Emeka’s burial, but Obianuju did not. On the fifth day of their stay, she had just finished meeting with the burial planning committee, she decided to acquaint her in-laws of the burial arrangements;
Obianuju: “My in-laws…” she began to say but her father-in-law shouted her down, forbidding […]
The house became too big and silent; Obianuju kept going from room to room, looking for Emeka. It was too painful to watch, Yvonne decided to pack a few things and take her to her own house. After a few days, Obianuju began to come out of her melancholy, but she changed from a sweet girl into a rude one. When people tried to give their condolence, she would snub them; she would give anyone who tried to look at […]
One evening, Obianuju prepared ofe aku and rice for them to eat. While they were eating, she broached the subject of their live-in situation.
Obianuju: “Now that we live together, what are we?” she asked
Emeka: “We are in love” he replied, for the moment, more interested in the food before him
Obianuju: “I am not like these city girls oh, I cannot live with a man am not married to” she said pouting.
Emeka: “Do not be disturbed ego oyibo’m, it will not […]
0bianuju:“My husband, I prepared your favorite nkwobi, and my father just sent us freshly tapped palm wine. Come in dearest and eat” Obianuju said. She had become more beautiful since giving birth; her breast had become fuller and perky.
Emeka:“My beautiful wife, just gazing at your beauty makes me full” Emeka joked.
Obianuju:“You should stop teasing me”she replied, blushing like a new bride.
“Oga,oga,wake up” a voice intruded.
Emeka opened his eyes, gone was his little house in the village, Obianuju was nowhere in […]
Obianuju: “Why did I find love, just when love was beyond my reach” Obianuju asked no one.The priestess came out of the inner room, leaning on a stick.
Priestess: “My daughter, Ohamiri is sad, and I can feel your pain, the sky is crying because you are crying”
Obianuju: “Priestess, I miss my mother”
Priestess: “You have only one mother now, Ohamiri, talk to her, she will give you all you need”.
Obianuju: “The one thing I need is the one thing she has […]