My Father’s Desire Episode 3


Obioma and Nneka were discussing while walking along the footpath that led to the market when Obioma sighted Edochie and Adaobi.
“Wonders shall never cease!”
“What is it, Obioma?” Nneka asked, as she was surprised at the sudden outbrust.
“Are you blind? cant you see? Are those people not Adaobi and Edochie?” Obioma quried.
“Of course, they are the ones. Is there any problem?” asked Nneka.
“You will never cease to amaze me, what do you by ‘is there any problem?’ When did Adaobi switch to Edochie. I thought that she was in love with Ikenna. So why is Edochie holding her hands in such an amorous way?” Obioma asked angrily.
Go on, ask useless questions. Obioma, Obioma, learn to mind your business. I have always warn you to mind your business. Adaobi is neither betrothed nor married to Ikenna so if she feels that Edochie is a better friend than Ikenna, please let her be. I do not have any problem with that and you shouldn’t…
“Why?” Tell me why I shouldn’t bother ?” Obioma interrupted.
“Because it is none-of-your-business!”Nneka answered as a matter-of-fact.
“O-ho, if you say so. But nobody should call me when the problem arises,” warned Obioma holding one of her ears.
“No problem will arise and nobody will call you” Nneka said.
By then they have reached where Adaobi and Edochie were standing, they greeted them and continued with their walk.
Few days later, Chidimma, Edochie’s cousin was in Adaobi’s house. Obioma was jealous of Adaobi and had even tried everything she could to snatch Ikenna from Adaobi but failed. So she gave Chidimma her friend some money to connect her to Edochie for she is desperate to get married. When she saw Adaobi and Edochie. She became so angry that she went straight to Chidimma’s house as soon as Nneka left. She told Chidimma that Adaobi now slept in Edochie’s house.
Chidimma was so disappointed in Adaobi that she decided to pay her a visit and warn her to steer clear of Edochie. When she got to Adaobi’s house, she knocked on the door and immediately the door was opened, she began to shout,
“Adaobi or whatever you call yourself, I used to respect you as a decent girl who is in love with Ikenna, a responsible boy, but not anymore. What do you think that you are doing? Answer me Adaobi, what are you up to? when did you start visiting Edochie’s house? Stay away from my cousin, Stop flirting around him. He cannot from a struggling family like yours. He has come to the village to rest, allow him to do so. You are….”
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