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***ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE***
A weak feminine voice needed no authentication echoed out from the receiver’s side of the call.
Shade didn’t think of it twice before decoding the voice to be that of Tunde’s mother. She was scared and almost dropped the call, but summoned courage to speak out.
“Ye, ye, yes ma.” She replied stammeringly, trying to compose herself.
“I learnt that you and your friend came home together?” She stylishly asked.
“Ye, ye, yes ma.” Shade replied, still couldn’t get over the tension.
“That’s good. So, how was your exam?”
“It, it, was fine ma.”
“You want to speak with him right?” She asked rhetorically.
“Ye, ye, yes ma.” Shade replied, nodded her head in affirmation as if she was rightly in front of her.
“Ehyah! He is not around for now. I’ve sent him on an errand but left his phone for charging. Hope there is no problem?” She asked and listened patiently to hear what her response would be.
“No, no ma.” Shade replied and a bit convinced with the excuse gave by his mother.
“Are you sure? Because the way you are sounding seems somehow. Or did your mother tell you anything?” She asked, getting Shade confused.
“No. Not at all ma.”
“Alright. Just make sure you listen to your mother in case she has told you something or tells you later. It’s for your own good.” She advised, sounding somehow depressed.
“Alright ma.” Shade replied confusingly, wondering why she uttered such statement.
“That’s good. I will deliver your message when he comes around. Take care of yourself and remember me to your mother too.” She said calmly.
“Alright ma.” Shade replied and hung up the call reluctantly. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath. She was totally lost while trying to comprehend Tunde’s mother words.
Her mobile phone fell and scattered when she turned around with her eyes opened and saw her mother standing at the entrance of the kitchen, putting on frighten face.
Shade’s mother came around immediately she started the call, but Shade was oblivious of her presence.
Shade gazed at her mother forlornly with shock, wondering what was going through her mind. And she later took her head bowed when she couldn’t resist the crimson look on her mother’s face. Shade knew she was in trouble, not only because of the call she made but what she put on cooker had started burning.
Though, Shade’s mother was seriously aggressive, yet she composed herself and remained unraffled. She instructed Shade to take off the pot from the cooker which she did without hesitation before she was being interrogated.
“Now, tell me, whose call were you receiving which got you so engrossed to the extent of forgotten what you’re cooking?” She asked, gazing at Shade horrorly with her arms akimbo.
“Em, en, your friend ma.” Shade replied stammeringly with her head still bowed, trying to avoid eyes contact with that of her mother.
Her mother knew who she was referring to as her friend but pretended to be ignorant of it. She needed to be cleared and sure of Shade’s claim.
“My friend or what did you just say? Who amongst the friends of mine?” She interrogated further, forcing out a mocking smile.
“Mummy Tunde.” She replied and raised her head slightly, gazing at her mother stylishly to see her facial expression.
“Did you mean Mama Tunde called you?” Shade’s mother asked confusingly.
Shade was wholly confused and lost. She didn’t know whether to say “yes” or “no”. She just nodded her head in affirmation.
“Good! So, what did she tell you?” She asked calmly, looking at Shade keenly for any suspicious reaction.
“Nothing ma. She only asked of you and advised me to listen to whatever you tell me.” She responded out of fear, shivering like a chick suffering from cold.
Shade’s mother was a bit calmed. Different thought ran through her mind…” was she trying to pull Shade’s legs just to know if I’ve told her about the issue? Or she has told her herself? No, she couldn’t. She will not like to expose the issue. I’m even in the best position to tell my daughter, not mama Tunde. But does it make any sense to tell this little girl? No. I would rather stop her from going there…”
Shade mother was jolted out of her whirlpool of disarray by the ringing tone of her phone. It was her husband. And she picked it up immediately.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW GOD WILLING.
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Interesting storyApril 19, 2017 at 9:38 pm #995465Adebiyi.deemolaParticipant
***ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE***
Shade’s father asked about Shade immediately after he exchanged pleasantries with his wife.
“Is my angel not back home from the examination town?” He intoned worriedly.
“Yes. She is back since afternoon. She is even here.” Shade’s mother replied calmly.
“Oh, thank God. But what happened to her lines? I have dialed the two lines but both were switched off. Any problem?” He asked further.
“No problem. Her phone mistakenly dropped from her hands and that was the reason why her lines were off.” She replied, beckoning Shade to rapidly gather the scattered phone together. And without hesitation, Shade did as instructed. Fortunately for her, it came up when it was switched on as if nothing has happened to it. Shade’s eyes was full of smile forgetting the outstanding challenges before her.
“But the lines are now available.” Shade’s mother added calmly.
“Good! That’s better! May I speak with her right here instead of calling her line again? Or don’t worry, let me call her on her line.” He requested kindly but later decided to change his mind.
“Why calling her separately when she is here beside me? I’m giving the phone to her right now to discuss whatever you want to discuss.” She replied and handed the phone to Shade, who collected the phone reluctantly.
“Hun, see you. Don’t tell me you’re jealous of your daughter o. Just keep your mind at rest, she can’t hijack you from me…” Shade’s father said jokingly, thinking that the phone was still with her wife until Shade’s unique voice echoed out weakly into his receiving ear.
“It’s me daddy.”
“Oh, Shaaade! So, your mum finally gave the phone to you out of jealous?” He asked astonishingly.
“Yes sir.” She intoned soberly.
“This is not my Angle’s voice. You sound worried. What is the issue? Or you have trespassed again?” He asked confusingly.
Shade couldn’t disclose the truth to her father with the look on her mother’s face. So, she quickly cheered up and pretended as if nothing has happened.
“No, daddy. Only that I’m a bit tired and need rest.” She replied silkly.
“Of course, you will need to rest. I know you must have overstressed yourself for the exam. You know what?”
“What’s that daddy?” Shade asked hurriedly, just immediately as if she was expecting him to say something before.
“Let’s do it this way. Just return the phone to your mother.” He commanded.
“Alright sir.” Shade replied without thinking twice and handed the phone to her mother in a respectful manner…
“Daddy wants to speak with you.” She added.
“I’m now with you.” Shade’s mother voiced out.
“What’s really going on over there? I can’t understand please. Has Shade done anything wrong again?” Shade’s father asked worriedly.
The question was not an impromptu for Shade’s mother. She never expected less from him. She knew how smart and sensitive her husband was. She knew playing upon his intelligence could be backfired, but she has to play save by covering up the case. This was so because Shade’s father has warned her from letting Shade moving around with Tunde, but she wouldn’t listening due to the cordial relationship between Tunde’s mother and her. And also, she saw Tunde as a promising child with a great future.
“No. Why did you asked such question?” Shade’s mother denied.
“I can’t understand. Something must be wrong, because your reactions and that of Shade are not welcoming. Are you sure you’re both very much okay?” He asked Confusingly.
“Nothing oooo. We are very much okay.” She affirmed her stand in assuring tone.
“Good to hear that anyway. Since you’re very much okay, would you be so good to offer me a favour?” He asked, assuming her claim to be true.
“What’s that, dear?” She asked curiously.
“I want my angel to be freed for today. You know how she reads whenever she has an exam to write. I know she must have overstressed herself for the one she just wrote. So, please, she needs to rest. And in case she has trespassed, forgive her for today.” He pleaded gently.
Shade’s mother took a deep breath, then granted his request unconditionally and the call was hung up.
She looked at Shade with hatred, while Shade took her own head bowed.
“God saved you tonight. Just complete what you’re doing and join me in the sitting room.” She said and left for sitting room.
TO BE CONTINUED