February 27, 2019 at 4:24 am #1294223ValentineModerator
written by @Creeza
PRIOR TO THIS story I’m about to share, it is very important to note that the characters herein and the story is entirely fictional but based on a true life story.
**** would love your patience and comments to improve my skills..
For a clearer picture ,and ease of understanding, the story will be told from the eye-sight of the main Characters..
It seemed like a new beginning for Kate and I and our only son David. The sun was warm and the rays penetrated the windows of our humble home .
Be it as it may, every story has a beginning and ours was the most exciting moment of my life of which I will always remember.
” I will always be there for you. Even when the world is against us, I will stand by you , love you and cherish you in health and sickness; in wealth and poverty, till death do us part, Gabriel” .
These words meant alot to me and the smile on Kate’s face alone was the most beautiful thing in the whole universe. As she made her vows to me and proclaimed her love in front of the whole congregation, I felt like the luckiest person alive”…..
I was still beaming with Joy and happiness while I put the ring on her finger, when the priest said ” You may kiss the bride’_____ ‘brethren I give you Mr. and Mrs Egedege” . The soft but deep kiss on my lips by her’s made an inaugural statement of the bliss to come in latter days.
Kate is a very pretty lady and her long black hair adorned her fair-skin that made her look like a hybrid( or you can say half-cast). She is a naturally caring person and would go extra miles just to make me happy. Her Ibo descent made her seem more economical with financial situations. I couldnt say less of her ability to nourish me properly both in the dinning room and the other room.
My son David, is just 6 and wise enough to help out with little home chores. His brown eyes depicted a clone image of mine ,matching his dimples on the cheek. The trait was in the gene, including his hard but curly hair like mine.
Our family was a happy one and didnt care much about the little income we made from my craft-work (paper marge, wood carving and capentry). Things went on fine untill the needs of the family became more demanding and cumbersome… Only a miracle would rescue me from this situation.
The only thing I wanted was to give my family a wonderful and comfortable life. This seemed farfetched and impossible because my wife Kate was no better a high school leaver, and her mini-business (she sold food items) could only provide little. The remedy was a mile walk away, but I was determined to get there. Anyhow or Anyway, I was going to succeed..
It was early in the morning but we had to leave, Dave was still in his room getting his school bag ready, while I munched breakfast.
I called out to him and he replied in a loud and clear voice.
‘Am coming Dad, let me get my bag’ David replied while he dashed into his room. He was quick and agile , I couldnt imagine the energy that flowed in his veins. Every opportunity I had to smile and feel proud, was utilized to the c----x.
‘Love , you should eat your breakfast quick. You know I dont like you starving at work” Kate reassured me with a soothing voice.
I was happy and let the love and happiness circulate to every part of my being.
The only words that were courageous or rather sheepish enough to escape my mouth was ”Kate, I love you so very much” . She leaned forward and rested on my shoulders with her hair stroking my chin. When she had felt comfortable, it was time to admit the unending truth ” And I love you so very, very much, Gabriel”
I took Dave by the arm and we went outside . A truck was there to carry some of my products to the seaport. Some of the goods very priced below normal, but I didnt complain since the youth of these modern age prefared gadgets to wooden toys. The clearance officer was my very good friend and he adviced me to make wooden horses to be exported to the west. The idea was bright but the capital to start was deep down in hades- if only it were that easy- the best I did was to settle for little shipments until I was able to acquire a loan from the bank.
** ” Dave dont forget to kiss your Mom goodbye , Ok” I said . The little man rushed to his mother ,who was now standing at the doorway. She had to bend down a little and recieve the kiss . ” Bye Mom, love you ”.
” and I love you too, Dave” Kate replied. I bade her goodbye and then we hopped unto the truck (which was almost filled to the top….. The driver ignited the engine and it took off gradually and then accellerated with minimum velocity. As we left I looked through the side mirror and saw Kate waving her arms in a way of trying to bid us goodbye… ” take care Love, call me when you get to work” she shouted a little.
” I will. I will call you ,Love” my reply came while popping my head out of the window a little.
The seaport was an hour journey, and was sort of exhausting to get there. I dropped Dave at school, before we embarked on the journey…….. We Reached there at about 9.45 am on the morning drive. The port was busy for its status. A huge sign was placed at the entrance and the security officials were fully armed to the teeth. . . . .. . METRO-DEVIAN seaport was a hub for dealers of general mechandise and home service equipment. It was established 30 years back and now flourished 24/7.
” where my goods…” came a voice , when we had parked ”I hope they are in good shape, Gabriel” continued the voice who was now in sight. Tayo was a good friend and a very hard-working clearance officer. He helped me secure some space on the container, in return he got commission on the products.
” Tayo. Good to see you again and yes they are in good shape” I reassured him.
He looked at the back of truck and came to me the second time when he finally said ” Gabz, you need to do more ok. If you ever want to be rich. Man try getting a loan from the bank. Remember you are doing this for Kate”
His words were blunt but honest, the least I could do to repay the love of my wife was to make her comfortable. And that was the prior thing for now and I couldnt care less about myself…
tbcFebruary 27, 2019 at 4:28 am #1294224ValentineModerator
In essence of being the best husband and father, I made efforts to recieve bank loans and used our home as collateral-it was’nt much but enough to get me 500 grand- then it was time to actively make use my talents. I put up posters of employment. Yes I became the boss practically. Day and night , we worked tirelessly at the little workshop near the house…. Some days when I sleep off while working late, Kate is always there to make sure the ball was kept rolling, she was my lineline through out the turbulent waves.
The craft store was getting bigger, the payout increased. Shipments doubled and income became stable, my few employees were able to the task. The ride was long, but in a while we could afford to buy a truck car. Kate is one dynamic person and she could adjust to any situation without stress. This made her take up the wheel as our new driver.
For months things were working fine and everyone seemed happy than ever. Just as I thought life was becoming easier so came the bitter realization that changed my life for good.
We took another batch of consignment to the seaport just to supply as usual, but this time I was alone and I got a shock revalation that got me thinking for days..
” Whats happening Tayo? A question that came simultaneously from my mind and mouth, because I was still confused why the Police was shutting down the vicinity. The Seaport was put under total lock and key
Everywhere,people crowde,d either trying to complain or convince their clearance officers to do something and save their containers.
”Gabz I’m sorry. They found some cocaine stocked up in one our containers. According to report I gathered, they put it in the wooden toy horses you made…”
Tayo was not done with his speech when I cut in
” what? Tayo you are joking right? I mean; how come? Who put drugs in my crafts?
This is insane.”
Tayo knew the pain I was going through at the moment and he knew exactly the right words to say ”bro calm down, its not the end of the world. Remember I put you in this mess, dont worry we’ll figure out something. Just relax” Those words didnt hold enough water in them but I could atleast take sympathy in his words. How am I going to get the installments to settle my bank loans- like hell, it was a monthly issue- and to make things worse I didnt save enough.
Crying wouldnt help matters, at most a Man of my age (I was still 30 ) should not be easily defeated by trials.
It took some time before I snapped out of my deep thoughts ” so what do we do now? ” my mind was not yet made up but the mouth took a turn after the shock.
”I’ll figure out something. Just hang in there. Gabz dont worry.” Tayo concluded.
I tried to open the driver’s seat-door but my mind and body were not in sync, a chord had been detached from my medulla, and the body was making and taking actions on its own. The road home was now shorter because I wanted nothing more than to get home and sleep- I was devastated -to be frank.
“All will be fine, love. Dont worry. We will survive” Kate tried to calm me down after I narated my ordeal to her immediately I got home.
” Remember, we’re in this together Gabriel, I will stand by you.” she continued.
I looked at her and couldnt understand why this Ibo woman had no love for money. It was incredible and yet fascinating. All my life I was made to believe the Ibo women had nothing but crush for wealth-they cant keep a blind eye to money.
My mom came by the house and she was there all through,listening to our conversation. We sat at the dinning table. Mama was still young and her beauty shone with a radiance of unspoken magnitude. Even her words made it worthwhile to appreciate her as a mother.
”Gabriel my son, dont worry. You need to focus more on your wife and child. Now is not the time to sulk in your mishaps, rather look to the brighter side of life” Mom nailed her point with a revolting sense that demanded self-applause.
So blessed by God for giving me two lovely women in my life. I was thankful and showed it in a genuine way.
I thanked the both of them.
Meanwhile, we were had dinner and it was getting late.
The night was cold and Katherine knew exactly what to do. She stroke my chest with her left arm in a gentle soothing manner. ”Come here to mama” she said.
My mind was ready, I obeyed like a sheep to the slaughter. Rolling over I found myself under her unclad body-d--n my wife is a hottie-
She rocked me steadily while moaning. Her V.G was making a palatable covering on my joystick. She was simply amazing.’
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