January 28, 2015 at 9:11 am #134285
She smiled wanly ”emekus the man”
she retorted and we both laughed.
”time to part,i have reached my
junction” i said. ”okay naa,bye” she said and we
* * * * * * * * *
my phone was ringing when i entered
the room after bathing,it was some
minutes past eight o’clock in the night.just then i remembered i had
forgotten to call chioma.
I recognized the eleven digits on the
screen,it was ogechi’s number,i hadnt
saved her number earlier.
I wondered why she was calling me.i thought we saw today.
she kept quiet for a long time ”Emmy
there is something i want to tell
you”she started. ”what is it?” I asked as i sat down on
”i dont know how this may sound but i
really love you,it was because of you
that i came back from kano”
my heart sanked,was she playing a game? She loves me ? What of those handsome and
wealthy youngmen of hers??0January 28, 2015 at 9:13 am #134287
”oge i have heard you” i remarked
”what are you saying naa?”
”i said i have heard you,but this is not the right time to talk about love..oge
am sorry to disappoint you but please
put this love issue aside”
”okay but bear it in mind that oge
loves you and is there for you”she
remarked. ”okay goodnight” i said and
disconnected the call,i felt angry all of
a sudden,what was she playing at??I was still lost in thoughts when
someone knocked at the door of my
”who is that?”i asked with a tired
”dede food is ready”my junior sister’s voice came from behind the door.
I stood up and tossed the phone on
my bed,there was still enough time
left to call chioma.
I walked to the dining room,mama
and papa were already sitted at the table.i took my seat and closed my
eyes in prayer.
Papa took the cue,he said the meal
prayer in a jiffy.
Dinner consisted of fried ripe plantian
with jollof rice,i savoured every grain till the last grians left on my plate.0January 28, 2015 at 9:14 am #134288
”Nnam,do you need extra?”mama
I shooked my head.
”jehovah thanks for the meal,thank
you papa,thank you mama” i remarked.
They mumbled thier replies and i
stood up awkwardly,ready to dash
into my room.
”Emeka you did very well in todays
public talk,keep it up” papa’s voice startled me.
I had expected him to say something
about what i had told mama,it seems
mama had kept a sealed lip.
I winked at her and walked out of the dining room. My phone was blinking green light
when i entered my room,i dashed for
it and checked the screen..ten missed
calls from nkeiru.0January 28, 2015 at 9:15 am #134291
My heart sanked,i felt quilty for not
calling her through out the day. I was about to dial her number when i
got an incoming call,it was from her.
”Emmy howfar”she replied,i noticed
her voice sounded faint.
”fine,nkeiru are you okay?” i asked,worried.
”no…i have been throwing up since
morning,i feel weak and dizzy,i just
managed to go outside this night to
buy airtime because i havent heard
from you since morning”she replied. ”am sorry dear,please bear with me.i
have been busy today,hope you have
”yes..i took aspirin”
”aspirin isnt enough naa,makesure
you take something better tommorow”
”okay,am already feeling sleepy
”goodnight dear,i love you”
”i love you too”she replied and
disconnected the call,i heaved a sigh and dropped the phone.0January 28, 2015 at 9:16 am #134292
It was late in the afternoon and i was
inside my shop were i sold phone
accesories,recharge cards and nokia
torch phones when i got the shock of my life.
I was busy unknotting a blackberry
bold5 phone when i looked up and
saw chioma entering my shop.
My heart sanked,i hadn’t called her as
i had promised,and it had been nearly a week since i saw her.
”good afternoon” i greeted with a
smile on my face.
She stood still..i saw the emotions –
shock,relief,indifference- dance on
her face. ”afternoon,please i want to repiar my
”chioma am sorry for not calling you
all this while,i have been very
busy,am really sorry please sit down” i
motioned at the leather sofa opposite me.
”thanks”she said and sat down.
”let me see your phone”
she brought out an old model white
and black nokia phone that my junior
sister wouldnt have accepted even in a dream.0January 28, 2015 at 9:18 am #134294
”this phone cant function very well
naa” i remarked.
”i have been using it since ages” she
I shooked my head and opened my drawer,i gave her the asha205 nokia
phone that i had intended to give my
”take it,it is yours now..”
”thanks but i cant take it”
”you can and you will” I remarked adamantly.
She took it reluctantly and thanked
me profusely.0January 28, 2015 at 9:19 am #134295
We were both Engrossed in a petty
conversation that obviously was
leading nowhere when an okada
halted in front of my shop.
Nkeiru came down from the
motorcycle and paid off the cyclist. ”angel how far?” i asked as she
entered the shop.
”am fine”she replied,her eyes darted
from chioma to me.
Chioma took the cue,she stood up
immediately. ”bro Emmy,am going” she said.
”okay,you will hear from me soon” i
replied,silently praying that she
shouldnt say anything about the
phone i gave her.
”thanks,goodbye” she left and i heaved a sigh of relief.
Nkeiru sanked down on the sofa and
”baby whatsup?is there anything i
can get for you?” i asked as i took my
usual position on the arm of the sofa. She shooked her head.0January 28, 2015 at 9:20 am #134296
”not at all,am okay”
”so whats troubling my angel?” i
fondly asked as i lowered her head on
my lap and started caressing her hiar.
”Emmy nsogbu di ” she said. My heart beat accelerated,i
remembered our last
conversation,she had said she was
two weeks late-that is she hadnt seen
her monthly flow on the supposed
date,and she was troubled. ” baby what is it?” I asked gravely.
” i bought the PT strip and i followed
the instructions on the pack”she
paused and i held my
breath,preparing myself for the big
blow. ”the result was positive,that is..am
pregnant”she said quietly.
”you cant be”i mummured,not
knowing what else to say.
”i told you we should use protection
but you preferred the withdrawal method” she accused.
”hey angel,no need for panicking,you
cant just believe that flimsy tube of a
thing,i think you should visit a medical
lab for close examination and test” i
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