November 16, 2019 at 9:46 am #1348286
Written by: Micky brown
This is a work of fiction that i have been writing for a very longtime(although in my head) so feel i should let it out, The names, event, characters and venue are nothing but fiction…
Read with understanding and please don’t publish it or reproduce it in any form or format because you maybe persecuted for that
Mrs Johnson, Jerry, Mary, Esther (Esty), Mr Johnson and Mr & Mrs Paul Jude
We’ll know the other characters in the rest of the story as you readNovember 16, 2019 at 9:50 am #1348287
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LINK TO AVAILABLE EPISODESNovember 16, 2019 at 9:51 am #1348288
Mum: sorry my children it going to be okay
Mum said amidst tear i could still remember how she cuddle my kid sister who was just 5yr old then while i on the other hand was 8yrs old
Me: mummy why did daddy send us away?
i ask mum the question i Wanted to ask when she drag the only bag that was with us along with my kid sister
Mum: Jerry dear don’t worry dad will come for us when he is in his right sense Okay? He is just angry now
Me: what makes dad angry?
i ask mum who stood up pick up my kid sister and dusted her clothe then did same to mine
Mum: let go Jerry! i don’t have strength for your Questions please
We start walking toward the entrance of our street to join the busy road of Calabar city
Mrs Johnson POV
Me and Patrick John have been married for 11yrs, he was the a loving husband one could ever want, as a manager in one of the big companies in calabar then, he made sure I don’t lack anything, i became pregnant with our first child who was a boy (Jerry), he became more caring making sure we had everything, he made me quite my job as a secretary in UTB universal
Three years later i became pregnant again with our second child a female (Esther) then Patrick change gradually, he no more comes home early most time he slept over wherever he likes
i was hurting inside that one day he came home late as his new routine i confronted him that night which led to a quarel and he beat me up that night thank my children were asleep
i cried althrough the night the next morning, I made break fast for him to eat but he refuse, when he tried to exit the house i block his way
Pat: leave my way Mary!
i didn’t move i kept staring at him praying silently that he shouldn’t lose his temper again
Pat: i don’t want to repeat myself Mary
Me: where do you think you are going?
Pat: don’t be a dummy, can’t you see I’m going to work?
Me: who is she? i mean the woman who has taken you away from me?
He glare at me which send cool shiver down my spine but i didn’t make him see my weakness although it was in vain because when I tried repeating it a slap land on my face i fell down
He left me there and walk brickly into our room and drag my luggage out then went into Jerry & Esther’s room and pulled them out
Pat: go with your mother bastards
Me: you call your children bastards Patrick?
Pat: then what are they?
Me: please Patrick don’t do this to me, remember the love we share, remember our wedding night, remember our promise in the university
He push us outside the gate lock it then drove away, me and my children sat understand a mango tree beside our fence, i wasn’t myself anymore
God how will i survive this? Who will help me? Will my mother help me considering the fact that she was against my marriage with Patrick?
i kept asking myself unanswered questions till little Jerry broke into my thought with his questions
Jerry: mummy why did daddy send us away?
i heave a sigh and fight back the tears that was on it way out of my eyes
Me: Jerry dear don’t worry dad will come for us when he is in his right sense okay! He is just anry
Jerry: what makes dad angry?
i ignore his last question and stood up pick Esther who sat beside on my right hand side, dust her clothes and dust Jerry’s clothes
Me: let go! i don’t have strength for your questions
i pick our little bag and start walking toward IBB high way with one place in my mind which was heading to 8miles where my mum stay and drop my kids there before heading to my elder sister’s house to see if i could get anyhelp
i getting to the IBB express i remember that i didn’t have any money with me, another tears stream down my cheek,
A man who stood next to us notice my tears and he came closer and ask
Man: are you okay mrs?
His voice was lace with concern, i clean up my tears and made to walk away again but he stop me
Man: need any help?
i only see it as an opportunity to get a transport fare so i gently nod
Me: i need N500 to transport me and my children to my mother’s place at 8miles
He didn’t reply instead he brought out his wallet and count N100 nomination into 8 and hand it over to me then he gave Esther N200 and Jerry N200 too
Man: I’m Godwin
i sniff and reply
Me: Mary Johnson,
trying to make my ring visible for him to see that I’m married which work cause he smile, i stop a bus and hop in with my children and head to 8mile
To be continueNovember 16, 2019 at 9:53 am #1348289
On getting to my family house Jerry and Esther ran inside shouting “Grandma’s place” i smile and heave a sigh before walking in Slowly
Mma: i told you i didn’t like that Patrick but you insist in marrying him, nko omokut se okoyomde ndien? “Now you have seen what you wanted?”
i didn’t bargain for my mother to even let me stay for one minute instead she was talking to me calmly which put my mind at ease for a while
Me: mummy i don’t know what came over him, but I’m sure he will come back to his normal self any of this days
Mma: taaa!!! Kub inua fo ado, anie edoho fi adoho iko enye oro? “Shut up that your mouth, who told you?”
i kept quiet staring at the floor, i fear my mum even when i got married at the age 25
Mma: go to the kitchen and prepare something thing for those children, Martha went to school
She hiss and stood up from the couch heading inside her bedroom
i stood up lazily with tears and walk to the kitchen, i didn’t know what to cook as i was spending most of my time crying my eye out
The year 2006
i was so eager to go home and share the good news with grandma and mum, i just got a scholarship to study Computer science and technology abroad
When i paid the taxi man i ran inside screaming
Me: mama! mama!! mama!!!
Mma: Jerry nsitibe? “Jerry what happened?”
Me: mama I’ll be traveling to London to study computer science and technology, mama mme win scholarship
Mma: are you serious, kop eyen mmi do o
i left mama’s room to my room my room change then take my bath and relax
7pm my mum came back looking exhausted and worn-out when my kid sister heard that mum is back she left her homework and ran into the sitting room
Esther: mummy welcome
Mum: my Princess, How are you?
Esther: I’m fine, mummy Jerry won a scholarship to study abroad
i ran to her in a bide to twist her ear but she new what is coming to her and she ran to grandma’s room
Mum: is your sister saying the truth?
Mum smile and sat down on a single couch
Me: yes mummy but she should have allowed me tell you myself
i said frowning my face
Mum: is still the same, my prince am so proud of you
i notice that my mummy was shedding tears
Me: what is that? why are you crying?
Mum: it’s nothing dear, come here
He pulled me into a tight hug, i could still hear her sniff softly she was caressing my head in the process, i said in my mind that I’m going to do anything to make happy without my our father
Mma: Mary when will you stop all this tears? Eh?
She walked up to us along with my sister who start sniffing, i only smile at her, she get emotional easily
Mum hug her mother and release the tears she was holdin Esther join her, i couldn’t take it anymore i left to the backyard to chill out my mind
After 30minute Martha came to the backyard
Martha: Jerry don ready and madam dey call you too
Me: Ok tell her I’m coming
Martha: she say make you follow me come naw, naw
Me: Martha mbok ka ke ndi mbo ku fana mmi uboho “Martha please go I’m coming don’t disturb me too much”
She left without saying a word again and about 2 minutes i walked inside and met my grandmother and my sister on the dining table, i joined them
Me: Esther where is mummy?
Esther: she is taking her bath, she’ll soon be here or she eat her own later
i only nod and start eating my food slowly and calmly
The next day was boring has i had no place to go, my sister left for school, Martha left with grandma to the shop where she sold women clothes so house was super bore, i remember where i could go to Aunty Kate’s place at Marian road, i took my bath, dress up and hit the road
At Marian road
When i alight the taxi, i heard someone call my name, since the voice wasn’t familiar i kept moving maybe someone else bear my name
Walk for a while then someone tap me from behind that was when i turn to face a guy about my age
Guy: someone over there was calling you
He said pointing at a Lady who stood next to a car (toyata camry) i nod my head and start walking slowly towards the lady, wondering what she wants to ask me, she wasn’t familiar to meNovember 16, 2019 at 9:55 am #1348290November 16, 2019 at 1:18 pm #1348307ObelemaziMember
Nice start broNovember 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm #1348311JehliohnMember
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