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****** It’s been three days Richard proposed to Angela and she’s yet to yes,… Vanessa advised him to give her some space to make the right decision,…..
Richard took his daddy to the office to see his workers and also see how God has expanded their company,….. Mr Johnson was happy to be home,…. They arrived the company a bit late,…. Only a few old workers recognized him,…. He was introduced to all the workers,….. Desmond was also around,….. They spent the morning walking around the company,….
Angela has checked her phone again,she has been doing this for the past two days,….
Richard had neither called nor texted her,….. She was beginning to get worried,…. Her mother noticed her uneasiness, but decided to ignore her,… Her phone rang immediately she dropped it on the table,…. She rushed her phone and picked the call without checking the caller Id thinking it was Richard,….
“Hello,…. Angela,….. How’re you? “A female voice said
She was shocked,.. She stared at her phone screen and sighed seeing the caller Id
” Tope,.. It’s you,….. “she greeted her calmly
” Why are you sounding as if you’re not happy to hear my voice, ….. Were you expecting someone else’s call? ”
“Not really,. I was sleeping when you called,.. ”
” So, hope that useless guy is no more disturbing you,…. ”
” Who are you referring to? ”
” Haba, to Richard na,.. Mr loverboy,…. ”
” Tope,….. Do you actually hate Richard this much?,…. ”
” Errrmmm,… Not really,… You know i’m only trying to protect you,…. ”
” Then allow me to worry over him,…..Tope pls my head is aching badly,… I need to go back to sleep,… I’ll call you back later,…. Bye “she said cutting the phone
She sighed loudly as she dropped the phone on the bed,….. Her mother strolled into her room after eavesdropping into her conversation with her friend,…….
” Angela,… Why the loud sigh? “her mother asked her pretending not to know,…
She sighed again
” mama pls i’m not in the mood to talk to anybody now,.. “she told her mother
She turned to leave the room
” Ok your highness,… ”
” mama,……. ”
Her mother turned facing her,…
” Pls has Richard called you?,….. “she asked her mother looking depressed
” Nooo,. …. Why will he call me?,… You’ve made it clear that you dont want him taking advantage of you,… So the young man have decided to stay away….. . Or if you were in his shoes would you have continued calling? “,…… Her mother threw at her
” Mama, why are you talking like this?,…. I’m only concerned because i want to be sure that he’s ok,…. ”
” There’s no need for that,…. Only his loved ones should be doing that,…. ”
” Mama why are you making it look like i’m the bad one here,…, ”
” Angela pls dont just get me angry,…. You shouldn’t be bothered about Richard’s well being, you should be thinking of the future of your baby,….. ”
” Mama,…. Pls stop,….. I cant stand Richard not calling me or texting me for a day,….. Now you’re worsening my situation,…. ”
.” If you cant stand him not calling you,… Why cant you call him,…… Or must he be the one to do the calling?,…… “her mother said leaving the room
Angela la!d down smooching her tummy,. . She couldn’t take Richard’s thoughts off her mind,….
Richard and his family went out for lunch,.. His father was chatting with an old friend that came visiting,… Richard and Vanessa were eating on a separate table talking about Angela,…. Richard picked his phone and tried dialing Angela’s number,…. Vanessa gave him a dont try it look,….
He dropped his phone on the table and continued eating,…
They got home tired,…. Vanessa’s husband had returned to Ghana for an official duty,… She prepared a delicious meal,… Richard employed a maid to help take care of the twins and the house while they’re away in the company,…
Richard la!d down on his bed thinking of Angela,…. He was lost in his thoughts when his phone rang,….. He was reluctant to pick it,…. He lazily stared at the phone only to see it was Angela calling,…. He blinked and wiped his face to be sure of the caller,….. She has never called him since she returned from Lagos,… He has been the one calling her, ….. He picked the calling instantly,…..
” good evening Richard,. “she greeted him calmly
” Why are you calling so late at night? ,.. Hope you’re ok? “he asked restlessly
” I’m not feeling fine,.. I think i need to see the doctor,….. I don’t mean to disturb you,…. I only called to tell you i would be visiting the hospital tomorrow, i’ll use a cab”she lied
“I’ll be at your place first thing in the morning,…. Dont leave the house without me,.. ”
” There’s no need stressing yourself,….. I can manage ”
” Am i complaining?,….. Get ready “he ordered her
” Ok, if you say so,… Take care and good night”she cut the phone,…..
She stared at her phone for some seconds then smiled,……
Richard was restless throughout the night,.. . He prayed morning would come fast for him to take her to the hospital..
Richard arrived early and drove her to the hospital,…. The doctor confirmed she and her baby are doing well,…… Richard was happy to hear that,….
“I’ll quickly drop you off,…. I don’t want to stress you,…..” he told her on their way out of the hospital
Angela was surprised because she was expecting him to take her for lunch as usual,… And he has been acting funny,…. He didn’t compliment her look as he always does anytime they’re together,….. Now he wants to get rid of her,…..
She yawned loudly,….. Trying to get his attention,…..
“I think i’m hungry,….. “she said smooching her tummy
He gave her a surprising look
“You’re always in a hurry to go home,…. Now you want to eat?,….”
“I’m not in a hurry to go home today, i’m always bored at home,…. I dont do anything except sleeping around and hiding my pregnancy from people,.. ”
” Ok, i’ll take you to somewhere you’ll eat,…. “he said.
Tope was having a very bad day,…. First her mother spoke to her seriously about her recent change in character,…. They had quarelled seriously before her mother angrily left for her shop,…… Now her boyfriend is kneeling in front of her begging her to accept him back into her life,…..
“why cant you understand,. I never loved you,…. Now i’ve seen the person i truly love,… I dont want your love again,.. Is it now a crime to quit a relationship? “she asked throwing her hands in the air
” Tope,.. Remember how we started,….. So because i couldn’t afford an iPhone 6,you now think i can’t take care of you,…. I’ve bought the phone for you now,….. “her boyfriend begged her showing it to her
” It’s too late,…… I’ve changed my mind,… What i want now is a car!!!!! “she threw at him
” What?!!!,….. A car?,…. I’m sorry i cant do that for just a girlfriend,…. ”
” you see what i’ve been trying to explain to you,… There’re many guys that can do that for their babes,…. I don’t want to waste my time on you,… I have an important issue to attend to,…… ”
” ok,… I’ll leave,…… I just hope you’re doing the right thing ,.. He stormed out of her room cursing the day he met her,….
********Angela was having a good time eating her food and staring at Richard,… She has finished eating and was enjoying her drink,….. She doesnt feel like leaving him alone,…. She wished she could spend the rest of the day with him,….
“I’m sorry for all the stress i’ve made you pass through,…” she said breaking the silence
“It’s nothing,…… “he replied her not looking up from his plate
” Richard,…. “she called him romantically placing her right hand on his own,…. He couldn’t believe what was happening,…
” I’m sorry if i had been mean to you,….. I’m sorry for misunderstanding your good intentions towards me,….. I’m ready to marry you once your family accepts our union,….. “she said with tears in her eyes
Richard couldn’t stop smiling ,….
He was overwhelmed with joy,…..
She the continued
” I wanted to be sure of my feelings for you,…. I dont want to tie you down with another man’s baby,…. I dont want my marriage with you to be conditional,…… I want to marry you as the love of my life not just as a father to my unborn child,…….. I’m sorry for hurting you,…… ”
He couldn’t stand watching her cry,….. He went to her and hugged her,…. He planted a soft kiss on her lips,….
” I love you so much Angela,…. “he whispered into her ears
” I love you too”….
“I dont know how possible it would be for us to visit your family this weekend,
I cant wait to have you as my wife,….. “he asked her excitedly
” I’ll discuss with my mother, then i’ll give you feedback on that,… ”
” My sister and daddy are at home,…. Do you mind saying hello to them,.. They have been dying to meet you, they will be so happy to meet you and to hear of our union,… ”
Angela agreed to follow him to his house,……
On getting to the house,…. The cook rushed at her…….
” Madam, you’re welcome,. Thank God you and oga are back together, welcome back ma,… “the cook greeted her
She was surprised,….. The whole scenario seemed familiar to her,.. She kept on staring at the portrait of her that hung on the wall,…
Vanessa and her dad walked into the sitting room and saw her,…… Vanessa hugged her tightly,….. She stood still,…… Everything and everyone seemed familiar,….. The twins were brought in to meet her,.. She adored them,…. She settled down on the sofa,..
The door opened minutes later,… Desmond and Nancy walked in,….. They exchanged pleasantries with Vanessa and her dad,…… As they were doing that,…. Angela’s gaze was still fixed at the portrait,…. She turned to see another portrait of her and Richard smiling at each other hung on the wall,…. She was loosing it,….. The cook walked in with a wrapped gift,…….
“Madam,….. I’ve kept this waiting for you to come so that i would give it to you,…. This was the gift you bought for oga,….. You remembered the day you were planning to surprise him With a gift,…. You walked into the kitchen to tell me of your plan,..but Oga walked in on us and you hid the gift beside the freezer,…. Oga carried you out of the kitchen, before i knew it you had gone out with him,……….. I remembered the gift one week later and kept it,….. ”
Angela doesn’t understand what he was talking about,…. He walked to her and gave her the gift,……. She held the gift staring at it,…..
” So Angela and Desmond, hope you’ve chosen a date for your wedding? “mr Johnson asked them
The names striked her,….. Richard has been upstairs,… He went to shower before he would dropp Angela off,…. He came down to meet a full house,….. He was wearing the pair of jeans and shirt Angela chose for him when they went shopping,…. She loves seeing him wear them,….. Angela stood up,…. She looked from the portraits to Vanessa and her dad, from them to Nancy and Desmond, from them to the gift in her hand then to Richard who was looking sexy in his casual outfit,…. Everything then flashed before her,…… She remembered how she met Richard, their first night together,….. The pregnancy,….. The attack and the taxi driver,.. Then the accident,…….. Everything came flashing before her,….. She made a loud cry that terrified everyone,….. She screamed again, but it was louder this time,….. She passed out,… She meant to fall on the hard tiles but Richard was fast enough, he caught her on time. ,…..