Blood sister Episode 4 & 5

Episode 4-5
Why is mother doing this to me, why does she want to st©p me from going to school, I have pleaded with her so many times, but it look as if she has taken her decision, tommorow is the last day for the payment of the school acceptance fees, what do I do now, let me go and talk to her again, she might change her mind this time
RITA : mama
MAMA RITA : Yes Rita, are you awake
RITA : Yes mama, I have not sle-pt, I am just inside the room relaxing
RITA : mama
MAMA RITA : Yes, what is it
RITA : I want to tell you something
MAMA RITA : what is it, talk to me, I am hearing you
RITA : mama, tommorow is the last day of the payment for the acceptance fees
CHARITY : ohhhhh, what again nah, you want to start again abi
RITA : charity, I am not talking to you, plea-se, mama after tomorrow the payment will be over, that means I have lost the admission
RITA : mama
MAMA RITA : why are you ma-king me look like a wicked mother to you, I am not wicked oo, the truth is that, I dont have money to train you in school, I would have love to, but no money, believe me my daughter, plea-se, bikonu try and un-derstand your mother
RITA : mama but I want to go to school
MAMA RITA : I know, but I can’t afford to train you in school, I dont have money
RITA : (I started crying )
CHARITY : you are crying, is school by f0rç£
MAMA RITA : Rita plea-se st©p crying, believe your mother ehn, ene st©p crying ehn
(My mother console me, I have to forget about going to school and face another future. Two months later, I started learning how to make hair, my mother paid all the agreement fees, before I could start learning. My friend ify has returned from school and she visited me)
RITA : ify baby
IFY : na wah for you o, I have been coming here to look for you, did your mother not tell you
RITA : Yes she told me, you know I dont normally close on time, that’s why
IFY: na wah, so you are now learning work
RITA : Yes oo, what do I do, I have to acquire skills nah
IFY: so your mother, stand by her word, that she cannot s£nd you to school
RITA : Yes
IFY: why can’t she s£nd you to school, what kind of mother is she
RITA : I believe she dont have money that’s why
IFY : Yes there is no money, let her borrow to make you achieve your dream, a good mother does that for her child
RITA : ify you are shouting, my mother is inside oo
IFY : leave me jor, let her hear, let her go and borrow money to s£nd you to school, when you become someb©dy, you will pay all these debt
RITA : I wish my mother could do that, my dear, I have forgotten about the dream of going to school, I have started pursing another life now
IFY : me I dont like this your new life oo
RITA : ify what do I do now, I have to get myself busy nah
IFY : I un-derstand my dear
RITA : that’s it
IFY : so tell me, have you heared from Andy
RITA : Andy, no oo, this is the eight month, Andy travelled to south Africa, he have not called me
IFY : why na, are you not bothered about it
RITA : I was bothered oo, until when ada told me, Andy have alre-ady called them
IFY : Andy have been communicating with is parents
RITA : na today, from the very first day, he entered south Africa
IFY : what about you
RITA : you funny oo, who dash me, village girl like me
IFY : hahahaha, so una love just end like that
RITA : na so na, na village boy dey go after village girl na, everyone with is level
IFY : hahahaha
RITA : abeg, forget Andy jor, him na old story
IFY : really, who come dey on point
RITA : as how, abeg oo, I dont have time for relationsh!pnow
IFY : if I hear.
One year later, my girlfriend ify have graduated from the university and is about to go and serve is country. I c@m£ back from work one evening, I saw my mother and charity my younger sister, they look so happy and smiling
RITA : mama good evening ma
CHARITY : Rita, wellcome
RITA : thank you, the two of you look so happy, what is the good news
CHARITY : Yes oh, I am really really happy
RITA : what happen, share with me plea-se
CHARITY : of course I will share with you, Rita I have gotten admission to the university
RITA : admission, oh you finally got admission, after all the advice I gave you not to waste your time, like I did
MAMA RITA : what is the meaning of that, are you not supposed to congratulate her
RITA : Yes I am also congratulating her, but my fear is that, she will also end up like me
MAMA RITA : end up like you
RITA : Yes, because there is no money to s£nd her to school
CHARITY : mama, I hope you are hearing Rita now
MAMA RITA : God forbid, may my daughter charity not end up like you
CHARITY : Yes God forbid oo, I will not end up like you, I will go to school
RITA : ayah, dont deceive yourself jor, anyway it is not your fault sha, no money
CHARITY : I know your problem, you are only jealously me
RITA : jealous who, when I know mama cannot afford to s£nd you to school
MAMA RITA : of course I will, I will s£nd her to school
CHARITY : Yes, I told you
RITA : you will s£nd her to school, where will the money come out from
CHARITY : from the farm, or anywhere
RITA : so you actually knew that money come out from farm, and you refused to s£nd me to school
MAMA RITA : I did not know at that time, until I later discover it today
RITA : you dont know, I thought you said, farm money will not be enough to s£nd me to school
MAMA RITA : come Rita, dont let me feel as if you are jealous o
CHARITY : mama, she is
RITA : no problem, good luck to you
MAMA RITA : you better get re-ady, we are in this together, I cannot do it alone
RITA : you and who will now do it, mama plea-se, I dont have time to suffer for anyb©dy
MAMA RITA : you will have the time oo, this is your younger sister oo, you have to support her
RITA : support her as how, do I work, I dont work
MAMA RITA : work care, of cause I know, that is the more reason we have to dedicate our time to farm work, to see are throu-gh
RITA : farm work, I dont have power for that oo
MAMA RITA : you are lying, you cannot run away from your responsibility at all, get re-ady oo, the school acceptance fees is 75,000 naira, we will be going to farm tomorrow to harvest some cas-sava to sell until we raised the money
RITA : mama I am going to work
MAMA RITA : no more work my dear, you have to quit everything you are doing now and concentrate on your sister education, or have you forgotten the promise you made to your father on is dying be-d
RITA : Yes I know I promise papa to always support you, the question is, the one you promise papa to see us throu-gh school, have you fulfilled it
MAMA RITA : but I supported you to pay your waec fees
RITA : I am talking about the university p@rt
MAMA RITA : but I am about to fulfil it
RITA : what about me, did you fulfil it, when it was me
MAMA RITA : your father un-derstand, because things were ha-rd then
RITA : no problem (I went inside my room and cried my eyes out that night, what kind of a mother is this, did I ever offended her, why does she hate me so much, thinking about all this things, I fell asleep, until my mother voice woke me up in the morning)
MAMA RITA : Rita, Rita
RITA : mama, good morning
MAMA RITA : morning my daughter, are you not re-ady yet
RITA : re-ady for what
CHARITY : farm nah
RITA : farm, mama I am sorry I am not going to any farm
RITA : I am going to work
MAMA RITA : I remember very well that I told you, that you have to forget about this your job, we nee-d to forcus more on farming, so that we can train charity here in school
RITA : mama leave me alone, I am not going anywhere, go with charity to the farm, the two of you can make it possible again
MAMA RITA : how can we do that
RITA : when I nee-ded her to support me, did she support me, I can remember everything she said
MAMA RITA : my daughter, you have to forget the past now
CHARITY : Rita plea-se
RITA : mama I am serious, I am not going
MAMA RITA : (my mother bur-st into tears, she was crying and calling my late father name) ehh ochieze, I hope you are seeing this oh, how am I going to do this all alone, come and take me ooo, I am suffering here, I hope you are seeing what your beloved daughter Rita, is doing to me
RITA : enough, no problem, what ever way you choose to use me, so be it, Let me go and wear my farm clothes
CHARITY : hmm, that’s my elders sister
MAMA RITA : (smile)
To be continued. …

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