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Aunty Beatrice wondered what was keeping Richard,… She was even more surprised at Angela’s new attitude,….. She kept on wondering what might have gone wrong with her,.. .. Angela was behaving strangely,… She hasnt asked after her boyfriend who have been through hell since she disappeared,…..
“I just hope this silly have not opened her legs for one useless boy to impregnate her,. This boy has done alot for her family,…. “she thought to herself
The two old women took Angela’s mother into the room and explained her daughter’s condition to her,….
She understood all that she was told,…. She was happy and sad at the same time,she remembered her daughter was on her way to visit Richard before her disappearance,she wondered why she was found in lagos,…. Something is wrong somewhere ….but her problem right now is the pregnancy,……
“What about her pregnancy? “she asked in a fainting voice
” Since she cant remember who impregnated her,… My friend and i have agreed to cater for her and her unborn baby”mama told her
“My God will bless you,……. You shall reap the fruit of your labour” Angela’s mother prayed for them
“pls ma, can you explain to me what you’re doing with Richard’s phone?,……. How in the name of God did it get to you,…..” Desmond asked mrs Johnson who was ready for his question,….
“what makes you believe this phone belongs to Richard,..or do you go about accusing people of theft,…. “”
“With all due respect ma,….. I didn’t call you a thief, i only asked a question,….. ”
” Detective Desmond,…… This is how you go about poke nosing into other people’s matter,….this phone does not belong to Richard, and pls i was on my way out before you came in”,……
“I dont know your intention of stealing that phone from Richard,…… But what i dont understand is how you managed to steal it,…. But whatever evil you’re planning will backfire … Your end is near,…… ”
She looked at him scornfully,…..
” You better dont insult me,….. “she didnt complete her sentence when her phone rang,…..
” Hello,….yes manager,…… What is it?!!!!!! She screamed at her hotel manager
The manager spoke for some seconds and she was listening with all keenness, then she screamed out
“What!!!!!!, In my hotel??????, It cant be,….. I’m on my way right now?,… “she dropped the call and was shivering,……. She hurriedly gave the phone technician some money and zoomed off in her car,……
” Wicked woman,… Only God knows what happened to her hotel,….. I must inform Richard of the new development, this woman is up to something,…”he thought to himself …
He dialled Richard’s number but he didn’t pick,…..
“Maybe he’s busy with Angela, i know he cant get enough of her,…. He has really missed her, “he assumed
Nancy came down from the cab and went to meet her fiance,…..
” Baby, Why are you smiling to yourself, “Nancy asked hugging him
” Nothing dear, i was admiring you,… “he lied
” hmmmmm, but you werent gazing at me, you didnt even know when i hugged you,…… ”
” You’re funny,…. Pls let’s get going it’s getting late,…… Richard must be worried ”
He collected his mom’s phone and they drove off to Ogwashiukwu
On their way, there was little traffic jam,….. He heard some drivers talking about a young man that survived a head on collision,…… He didnt pay attention to them,….
“Mama pls dont leave me yet,… I want you to spend some days with my family,…. I will miss you so much,……..” Angela begged mama and her friend who were about leaving
“Dont worry my daughter, we’ll always visit you,…. We plan lodging in a hotel in Asaba, then we travle back to Lagos tomorrow morning,…… “mama told her
” Mama pls,…. Since you said my house is not big enough to accommodate you and your friend, we have good hotels here in my village,…. I’ll take you there,.. Then you spend some days with me,…… ”
The two old women looked at each other,….
They went to a corner
” So what do you think about what Angela just said “mama asked her friend
“let’s just spend three more days with her,….. We can Lodge in a good hotel here, we can be visiting her from there everyday till we leave,….. I want to spend some time with her too,..” her friend told her
They agreed to spend some days in her village,… Angela was so happy,…..
Desmond and Nancy walked into the sitting room,….. On seeing Nancy,… Angela stared at Nancy trying to remember her,…. Nancy hugged her but she didnt respond,… Desmond greeted everyone and they all sat down,….. Nancy was shocked at Angela ‘s attitude towards them,…..
“Angel, i missed you so much,…. She tried engaging her in a conversation,….
Angela looked at her and smiled,…..
Aunty Beatrice called Desmond outside and asked after Richard…..
“he’ s supposed to be here before me,…. I’m surprised he’s not yet here”he answered
“I need to see him and talk to him, there’s something important he must know,.. ”
” i’llI’ll call him again,…… ”
Nancy was just staring at the strange new Angela,….. She has added alot of weight,she was glistening she couldn’t take her eyes off her ….. She sighted a baby bump,….. She took a closer look at her and confirmed her suspicion,……
The two old women asked who Nancy and Desmond are to Angela,…..
Aunty Beatrice took her time to explain to them who they are……
“this is unbelievable,….. So the caller has been her boyfriend,…… I would ‘ve picked his calls,…. So Richard is her boyfriend, no wonder she had a shock when i mentioned his name to her,….. Poor boy,….. “mama said shaking her head in pity
Angela returned to the sitting room and everywhere was quiet,…. She suspected they’re hiding something from her,…. She sat down
” Angela, i’ve arranged your room for you,…. “her mother informed her,….. She excused herself to meet her mother
Desmond was restless due to Richard’s absence,…. He continued dialing his number but he wasn’t picking,…….
His phone rang some minutes later,…. He checked the caller id and heaved a sigh of relieve,….
“thank God he’s calling me,..”he muttered to himself,…. He picked it and heard a strange voice
“Oh my God, which hospital,? ”
He cut the phone and anounced their exit,..
He told them his friend was involved in an accident,….. Angela’s mother felt sorry for him on hearing what happened,… Angela was in her room and wasn’t aware of what happened,….. They left promising to be back the next day,……
“Doctor pls, you need to discharge me right now,.. I need to be somewhere right now,…. I must see her and be assured that she’s ok,…..” Richard begged the doctor
“i’m sorry i cant do that, it’s unprofessional of me,….. Take a look at yourself, you should be thankful that you only sustained minor injuries,… But that still doesn’t mean you’re perfect to be dischargeed,…. We need to wait for your lab results , to be sure that you dont have internal bleeding,… Just wait till tomorrow,…. “the doctor advised him
They were still arguing when Desmond and Nancy rushed into his private room,….
” God,…. What happened,..i was shocked you were yet to arrive Angela’s house till i received the call..? “Desmond asked him
He didnt respond, his gaze was at the door as if he was expecting someone else,……
” how’s my Angel?,….. “he asked still looking at the door
” She’s fine,…. “Desmond managed to answer
” wasnt she informed of my accident,…. Is she with you?,….. I know your plan,…. You want to surprise me,…. “he said trying to get up from his bed,…..
” I didn’t inform her of your accident,….. “Desmond replied
He relaxed back on his bed
” i understand, you dont want her getting worried, i know she must be calling my other line,….. Let me call aunty Beatrice so that i can talk to Angela and hear her sweet voice,…..So tell me, hope she’s ok,….? “he asked smiling
Desmond looked at his friend and realized how much he loves his girlfriend, his love for her could be seen in his eyes,…
He wondered what he would do when he realises his girlfriend doesnt remember him, …….
” aunty Beatrice has gone back to her house,…… Dont worry i’ll drive you to see her tomorrow,… Or i’ll bring her to see you,…”
A nurse came in and gave him some injections,…. He slept off few minutes later,……. Desmond and Nancy went home exhausted…….
“Madam we’re sealing this hotel till our investigations are over,…..” the policeman told Mrs Johnson
“Officer, you cant just seal my hotel because you found a lady murdered in one of the rooms,…. It’s unacceptable “she said angrily
She was pacing up and down calling the police commissioner
” Madam you can call anybody you want,. This hotel must be sealed!!!!! ”
” You dont know who you’re messing with,…. After dealing with you, i must make sure you loose your job,……. “she threatened him
” I’ll be happy loosing my job in this fight,…… You have alot to explain to us,….. “the officer replied
The commissioner refused picking his calls,…. She could be seen sweating profusely
She watched the police vacate all the customers and workers in the hotel,.. Her hotel was sealed up,………. She watched them drive off
She went home devastated,… Her world is beginning to crumble,…… She sat down drinking whisky,…. She remembered all mother supreme supreme told her,…….
She was determined to find her husband or better still search for Angela to get her unborn baby,….. She needs to act fast because mother supreme supreme’s revelation has started to manifest,…..
To Be Continued…