I came down from keke and paid the Aboki man, I walked to the gate and murmured some prayers before I knocked on it, the gate was threw opened after some minutes and I walked in, standing before me was my girl, she jumped me and hugged me for some seconds. .
Tola: Wow I must confess you’re looking good, your face, your dress and the perfume you wear are so wonderful, I love this .
Cnn: Really? .
Tola: You know I said I want you to impress Big mummy and I love the way you dress .
Cnn: Nice, who is in the house? .
Tola: Big mum and I, we are waiting for you .
Cnn: I hope I am not late? .
Tola: Yes you’re not, African time is not good you know? .
Cnn: Lets go inside or we are staying here? .
Tola: Let’s go Big Mum has been waiting for you***we headed to the sitting room*** .
Cnn: Where is Mummy? .
Tola: Let me call her for you, she is in her room***She went to Big mummy’s room to notify her of the arrival of Cnn*** she’s coming dear .
Cnn: ***I looked at the sitting room as the event of the previous time began to played in my head, that day I was seated on this same couch when Tola moved closed to me and sat on my lap, before I knew it we have started kissing, I was like disappeared when the door to the sitting room suddenly threw opened and Big Mummy walked in, I smiled at myself as I remembered how I managed to escaped that day.
Big Mummy was shocked to meet her daughter and I in that position, who will not? Imagine in her sitting room, she took her phone and dialed a number, when she was about started conversation with the person at the end of the line when I stood up, I pushed her out of the way and ran out, that was how I escaped that day, thank God she had forgiven me*** .
Big Mum: Hello (She said as she walked to the sitting room) .
Cnn: ***Her greeting brought me back to reality*** .
Big Mum: You’re here my son inlaw .
Tola: ***Smile and wink at Cnn at the same time*** .
Cnn: ***I stood up and prostrated in front of her*** Good morning ma .
Big Mum: ***You’re welcome to your cell*** My son inlaw! My son inlaw!! Good morning how was your night? .
Cnn: Fine ma .
Big Mum: ***Seated opposite him*** Stand up and have your sit dear .
Cnn: ***I stood up from prostration position and sat facing her*** .
Big Mum: You’re officially welcome to my house, actually I sent for you but before we can processed let do formal introductions, what is your name? .
Cnn: I’m Mujeeb by name ma .
Big Mum: Nice name, we are from the same state right? .
Cnn: I think so ma, I’m from Osun .
Big Mum: Ok, let do the introduction later beside I’ve lot of things to discuss with you concerning your wife to be, anyway you have to eat something first Tola please entertain your guest, when you’re done with the meal you come and call me .
Tola: Ok ma ***She left left for the kitchen to serve her man with semo,Egusi soup with goat meat*** .
Big Mum: Feel at home dear ***She went to her room*** .
Cnn: Thank you ma ***I sat well and balanced on the couch as if I was in my daddy’s parlour, thank you God Big mum received me with joy, Tola came with two wrapped of semo and meat, she placed it in the dining she called me to come and eat and I joined her in there as we ate together*** .
I was feeling uncomfortable and restless as I left the two of them alone in the sitting room and headed to my room, I sat on my bed and began asking myself series of questions “Time is going now, won’t he come again?” “What could make him so late like this?” “Is everything all right?” “Or something bad has happened to him?” “Oh my God the boy is now in my sitting room waiting for his arrest.” When I couldn’t take it any longer I took my phone and dialed his number but he didn’t answer my calls, anyway I don’t have to be worried since his number is going through maybe he’s closed to me that’s why he couldn’t pick my calls. I have to do all my possible best to delay the boy till the arrival of my brother, but God is powerful than me because my eye was cover to the extent that I didn’t know that my brother had involved in an vital accident somewhere around Jabi Lake.
LOCATION: ACCIDENT’S SCENE JABI LAKE, ABUJA . Crowd are now gathered around our car as some of onlookers were busy asking themselves numerous questions “Who is this man?” “What happened shay na fight?” “Bros accident happen here?” “Oh my God this man don die o.” Few minutes later I saw a blue hilux car approaching us, the car moved closed to us and I saw “FRSC” (FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION) boldly written on it, four men came down from the hilux and came over to our car, Thank God someone is here to safe our lives not onlookers. My daddy buried his head on the steering I think he hits his chest on it, looking at him would make one concluded he’s now gone, the other two policemen and I were unhurt, but our mind isn’t settled due to the shocked of the accident and it really took us unawares.
The FRSC team forced the car doors opened and brought us out, four of us were carried to Gwarimpa General Hospital, my daddy was rushed to emergency ward, where he was attended to, “I’m the doctor assigned to your daddy” the doctor introduced himself to me as we made our way to emergency ward “Young lady don’t be afraid your dad will be ok” Doctor said again. I just stood folded my arms as I was busy looking at the Doctor Who was trying all his best to revive my daddy, series of test has been conducted on him, thank God his chest scan was quickly out than expected, the result shows that he didn’t sustain any injury on his chest and I Thank God for that, Doctor penned down something on file after he gave him two injections,
“Young lady you can now wait for me at the reception” he said to me, without answering him I moved out of the emergency ward and waited patently for him at the receptions, 30Minutes later he walked out with sorrow written all over his face, looking at his face made me confused more, wether my daddy has gave on the ghost, I would have called my mummy and explained everything to her but my phone is nowhere to be found, maybe its in my daddy’s car? I can’t say. .
Nike: Doctor how is my daddy? .
Doctor: You daddy is much ok now, but we need some of your relatives who will sign undertaken because we need to operate him .
Nike: ***Crying*** Ghos my daddy’s condition is so critical to that level? .
Doctor: Not really you can go and see him after an hour, though we still need to operate him, please call your mummy .
Nike: My p *** Before I could complete my statement one of the FRSC officers walked to us with my Daddy’s phone ringing in his hand, he picked the call because the caller name was saved with “MY SISTER”.
Seeing Cnn that morning really made me felt ontop of the world, he presented himself very well in front of Big Mummy, he was well composed and looking handsome, have already took my time to prepared his meal and make sure everywhere is neat and tidy. Big Mummy left us alone after she welcomed him, she asked me to server him which I did like someone under the spell, honestly I was under the spell, not evil spell but love spell, two of us settled at the dining as we consumed our food while big mum left for her room, I took glanced at his face his cute smile welcomed me .
Cnn: Dear I don’t know Big Mum is this nice .
Tola: She is a nice person, even I couldn’t believe my ear the day she discussed this issue of meeting you with me, I thought she was joking .
Cnn: I really owe her lot of things .
Tola: Only thing you can give her is to take good care of me, she doesn’t need your money because she has .
Cnn: What about her husband? .
Tola: Her husband is late .
Cnn: Eyah! Sorry o, she has no child? .
Tola: She had four and all of them are not in the country, they are in UK .
Cnn: Na big woman she be o .
Tola: Before nko? *** We continued chatting till we finished our meal and returned to the sitting room where Big Mummy joined us few minutes later*** .
Big Mum: ***Faced Cnn*** Guess you enjoy the meal? .
Cnn: To say the fact the food is yummy .
Big Mum: ***Laughed*** Do you know I cooked the food? .
Cnn: Hahaha, mummy you’re indeed a chef .
Tola: ***Laughing*** .
Big Mum: I’m playing Your wife did
Cnn: Wow so Tola can cook this good? .
Big Mum: Your wife is not a lazy woman .
Tola: Thank you mum .
Big Mum: So my dear, though I wasn’t pleased with the position I met you and my daughter the previous time .
Cnn: Am very sorry about that ma .
Big Mum: you’re forgiven already, so do you truly love my daughter or you wanna chop and clean mouth? abi you have been eating it before? .
Tola/Cnn: ***Feeling uncomfortable with the question*** .
Big Mum: The question is difficult to answer right? .
Cnn: Not really ma, I truly love your daughter, she can testify to it ma and I know she loves me too because we have been dating for so long .
Big Mum: So what is your plan for her? .
Cnn: To marry her whenever she’s ready ma .
Big Mum: Good idea but what do you want to do with ur own life? .
Cnn: I’m planning to further my education to become a graduate and work in a big company .
Big Mum: Nice, I love you because you have a vision, just be focus and work towards it I wish you all the best in life .
Cnn: Amen, thank You mum .
Big mum: ***Ibrahim supposed to be here*** You see my Daughter is a diamond, you have to treat her like one, don’t beat my daughter and don’t make her regrets following you .
Cnn: I won’t, I promise you ma .
Big Mum: May God help you .
Cnn: Amen, thank you .
Big Mum: ***Faced Tola*** Tolani my daughter, I don’t have much to tell you, thank God you grow with your parents have you ever seen them fighting before? .
Tola: No ma .
Big Mum: Be respectful and always obey your man, you shall not regrets marrying him .
Tola: Amen, you’re so wonderful mummy, I love you .
Big Mum: ***Dialing his brother’s number*** My children I want to use this avenue to announce to you that am now in fully support of your relationship, have called my brother and his wife everything has been discussed with them and they are in support too .
Tola: Thank you ma, thanks for everything .
Big Mum: You see the first ***Before she could finished her words, her call was answered, Hello the person at the other end of the line said to her*** Hello Ibrahim where are you? .
Voice: Hi my name is officer Danladi, This to inform you that the owner of this phone is involved in an accident and he has been taken to Gwarimpa General Hospital, if you reside in Abuja kindly come to the hospital now or you call someone very close to him*** .
Tola: Hope no problem? .
Big Mum: ***Screamed*** I’m in trouble .
Tola: What happened mum? .
Cnn: What is it mum? .
Big Mum: ***Faced Tola*** Your father involved in an accident on her way coming here, he has been taken to Gwanrimpa hospital .
Tola: ***Confused, my daddy should be in Osun not Abuja*** You mean Ibrahim my daddy? Accident on his way coming here? Is he in Abuja? .
Big Mum: ***She just nodded because she couldn’t know the proper answer to give to her questions*** .
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