Sandra and Lawrence met at thier first year in the university, Lawrence was on scholarship at the time, Sandra couldn’t believe her luck the first time she bumped into Lawrence on her way to class, he had such a kind smile and a tender look that weakened Sandra knees when he spoke.
Because she was late for class, they couldn’t talk much but barely three weeks later, They met each other again at thier fresher’s night party and they were so excited, when they met again. They got talking for a while and from that night, They became an inseparable pair.
At first, they were friends and as months passed by, They got closer and closer and the chemistry between them was undeniable and months later they started dating. They also graduated from the university same time and did their NYSC program in the same state.
Lawrence was everything a wealthy girl like Sandra could ever want and desire.
A year later after thier service, they got married secretly, because Sandra’s
Parents initially opposed to thier union, but when they discovered that thier daughter Sandra was already pregnant for Lawrence, They gave thier blessings.
Stepping into a new home wasn’t easy for Sandra. When she accepted to marry Lawrence , She knew he was not from a well to do family like hers and he was unemployed but she accepted to marry him.
“I remembered the comfort I’m coming from, But I love Lawrence so much and I can do anything for him” Sandra said to herself with hot love in her eyes.
What actually pushed Sandra into marrying Lawrence was that she saw a brilliant young man who has vision, She Loved Lawrence so much and she saw a bright future full of fantasies. Few months later, Sandra delivered a baby boy who they named Nathan.
Years laters, Lawrence was still unemployed, he had been unemployed for a long time as he had been looking for a job for Three whole years since they left Asaba where they did thier NYSC program.
His wife, Sandra had been thier source of survival. She was employed after she gave birth to Nathan in a reputable company, She paid for thier rent, feeding and everything. Sandra was so embarrassed to go to her parents for help because that was the reason why they were against their union in the first place.
After Seven years, Lawrence had overcame poverty, he could afford even the most expensive life anywhere in the world and he didn’t lack the beautiful things of life anymore. All thanks to Sandra, Lawrence became wealthy, through her connections, Lawrence was employed in the most reputable company in the city.
The couple were yet to have another child, Sandra love Nathan so much, Nathan is the replica of his father Lawrence.
On Nathan’s 10th birthday, sandra received the biggest blow of her life. that day, Sandra and her son Nathan returned home earlier than expected, from the orphanage home, Every year, on Nathan’s birthday, They always visited the Orphanage home to give out gifts and other goodies to the orphaned children.
Before they returned home, they stopped over at a confectionary store to buy two big cakes for Nathan’s birthday party scheduled later in the day, as soon as they returned home, Sandra headed to the kitchen, dropped her son’s birthday cakes on the dinner table, when she heard a loud moaning coming from the bedroom.
Nathan was already sited on the couch at the sitting room and he was busy flipping through the television channels to watch his favorite cartoon channel, when sandra whispered “Keep it down, my son” and she tiptoed to the bedroom after seeing to it that Nathan had obeyed her instruction. The moaning sound kept rising as she drew nigh. Nathan watched, clueless, questioning himself, what exactly was happening.
“Oh my God! Oh, no! Oh! Oh!” Sandra said tearfully when she got to the bedroom. “This can’t be true. Oh oh oh!” she returned from the bedroom in tears. Sandra bathed her cheeks in tears. pain was engraved on her face. The tears rained from her eyes without ceasing.
“Honey, I can explain. It’s not what you think. I’m sorry. Forgive me. I don’t know what I was thinking. It was just once. I didn’t…” Lawrence said as he rushed out of the bedroom sweating in his pants. He bent a knee before Sandra and remorsefully apologized.
End of Episode 1
To be Continued
A Story By Christabel Nwoko