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Omolara’s faith Episode 25

Omolara’s faith episode 25
Lara ca-ressed her bulging stomach abs£nt-
mindedly, she could percieve the aroma of the
food her mother-in-law was cooking. Amara had
taken over the kitchen ever since she moved in
weeks ago, Tony had invited his mother over
since she-Lara was close to delivery.
She wondered what she could have done without
her mother-in-law, she was all alone in the
family. No relations, no mother, no friends-it’s
just her and her husbands people.
“here, make sure you eat it up!” Amara placed a
small bowl of steaming peppersoup beside Lara.
“Wow! Only me?” Lara asked.
“how many people are pregnant in this house?
Oya eat o!” Amara replied.
“I’m not hungry yet!” Lara pouted, she wanted
some pettings.
“plea-se now, Lara, my one and only daughter,
the mother of my unborn grandchild, the…”
Amara began.
“Hey! Enough mum! ” Lara laughed scooping
some of the delicacy into her mouth.
“Tastes great” she rolled her eyes.
“mm, I’ve heard.” Amara sat beside her.
“The back pain? How’s it now?”
“not better at all” Lara made a face.
“Sorry” Amara ru-bbe-d her back gently.
“I think I nee-d to take a walk.” Lara said quitely.
“Okay, let me get re-ady now, I’l accompany you.”
Amara rose to her feet.
“Follow? No! I prefer to walk alone” Lara
“Don’t worry mum, I’l be fine, just a few metres
and I’d be back” Lara as-sured her.
Lara dragged her feet lazily as she walked, her
hand holding her w@!st and the other hand
[email protected]£ss!ngher stomach.
She got to the end of the street, traffic was
heavy. She listened to the hooting sounds and
watched some aggressive drivers for a while
before deciding to go back.
She took a shortcut route, instead of the
previous route she followed.
She walked slowly down a deserted alley, she
was used to the alley, though Tony’d warn her
several times to quit taking the route.
She was halfway into the alley when she saw a
car waiting at the end, she looked behind her; a
car was at the other end too.
Somehow she felt nervous. She said some silent
prayers and walked on.
Few yards to the end of the alley she felt a hand
gr-ab her from behind, she skrie-ked in fear.
She saw two men trying to take her to the car
she saw earlier.
Were they going to kidnap her?
She screamed with all her might.
“Let me go!” she struggled but she was
She felt something we-t cover her face
and…everything blacked out.
Lara gazed wearily in space, she wished a million
times she would wake up from such a night
She gazed at her tied hands and legs, she would
never escape. She felt her baby flutter about in
her tummy; that means she nee-d to eat. Food
was the last thing on her mind.
Who would want to kidnap a pregnant woman?
She thought.
Maybe they want to use her for rituals.
But the people who kidnapped her looked like
reowned as-sas-sins, not ritualists..
Her eyes moved around the dirty room, littered
with beer bottled and cigrattes, she suddenly felt
the de-sire to throw up.
She tried her best not to vomit, she feared her
baby might come out throu-gh her mouth.
“Uhhhhn…uhhhhhn, gbooo.” she vomited.
“we-tin dey happen there?” a male voice said
from outside.
“So you vomit?” he asked walking in.
“You do well! Na so you go siddon inside the
vomit till the people wey go kill you go come!” he
told her angrily.
“Kill?” Lara’s eyes wi-de-ned.
“Siddon there dey ask me!”
“plea-se don’t kill me…” she pleaded
“If you nee-d money, my…….husband
would pay any amount you nee-d.” she was crying
“you dey form pesin wey get rich husband, we no
nee-d una money. That pikin wey dey your belle
go give us money wey we no fit count!” he
sneered at her before leaving the room
Lara wailed, she wondered why she had to go
throu-gh all these.
She looked around her, no means of escape.
Her baby moved again.
She used her teeth to loos£n the ropes around
her hands after 30 minutes of trying. She
ca-ressed her stomach with her bruised hands.
“Baby…are you there? Can you hear me?” she
The baby continued to move.
“I’d advice you stay still for now!” she tapped her
The baby moved fas-ter.
She felt its love surge throu-gh her once more,
she remembered how Tony become excited each
time the baby moves. She wondered what was
going on at her home; maybe they were looking
for her.
They might never find her- she was de-ep in an
unknown forest
***to be continued***

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