Blood sister Episode 8 to 10

Episode 8-10
Is been One year an some months now, my sister charity started schooling, I have no plans for life at all, all I do is to follow my mother to the farm everyday to farm, so that we can meet up to my sister demand, my girlfriend ify, is now an accountant, I am really happy for her, she have changed really, her mother is now looking good, and my friend ify dont even care about me anymore, when I try to confront her, she said I should stay clear from her, that she dont make friend with fools, she said I am a fool, am I a fool, if you really think I am a fool, plea-se let me know. Thinking about all this things, God finally blessed me with a lovely man, he is from our village, but live in the city, we always communicate with each other all the time, he loves me so much, and promise to s£nd me to school, when we finally settle down. I was surprised when he c@m£ visiting again, as usual he called me, I decided to go and see him
RITA : hello honey
LUCKY: my love, look at you, I have missed you so much
RITA : I missed you too, but you missed me so much this days oo, is not up to one month, you left back to the city na
LUCKY: I know, but I missed you
RITA : me too, you never told me, you were coming
LUCKY: surprise, you know I like surprising you na
RITA : you are full of surprises
LUCKY: Yes, and I have a reason for coming
RITA : really, I hope all is well
LUCKY: Yes all is well, but I am still scared
RITA : talk to me
LUCKY: I love you Rita
RITA : I love you more
LUCKY: close your eyes, let me show you something
RITA : why should I, show me let me see
LUCKY: you have to close your eyes
RITA : ok (I closed my eyes) my eyes are closed
LUCKY: are you sure
RITA : Yes, you can check
LUCKY: fine, I know you dont lie (he bring out an engagement ring and kneel before me) open your eyes, Rita
RITA : (I was shocked to see lucky kneeling before me, with an engagement ring)
LUCKY: Rita, plea-se marry me
RITA : lucky, is it not too early for us, is just seven months of our relationsh!p
LUCKY: I know, this is the best time, seven months with you, I know you are the woman for Me, plea-se do not say no
RITA : I would have love to marry you, but not now
LUCKY: my love why
RITA : my sister charity is still in school, I nee-d to as-sist my mother first to see her throu-gh school
LUCKY: just that, let me carry your cross for you, I will see her throu-gh school, all alone
RITA : really
LUCKY: Yes I will, that’s nothing
RITA : ok, what are you waiting for, put the ring on my f!nger
LUCKY: is that a yes
RITA : more than yes darling, I will marry you
LUCKY: Yes (lucky put the ring on my f!nger) thank you
RITA : I love you
(I was really happy, I am getting married, lucky said I should inform my mother, that their family will be visiting in a month time.i rush home to give the woman that claim to be my mother, but getting there, hmmmmm)
RITA : mama, mama ( I started dancing)
MAMA RITA : what is it, you look so happy, and where have you been
RITA : mama, ehh, has charity arrive
MAMA RITA : no, I think she will come very soon ok
RITA : ok, mama, do you want to know, why I am happy
MAMA RITA : Yes nah
RITA : (I showed my mother the ring)
MAMA RITA : what is the meaning of this ring
RITA : mama, ok, this is an engagement ring
MAMA RITA : Yes I know, what is it doing in your f!nger
RITA : mama, I have being engaged, I am getting married
MAMA RITA : married, to who
RITA : mama, to mazi Ekeh son, lucky
MAMA RITA : ohhhhh, the one that lives in the city
RITA : Yes mama, he said they will be coming for the introduction in a month time
MAMA RITA : ayah
RITA : Yes mama
MAMA RITA : Rita, you better return that ring, because it will not work
RITA : meaning
MAMA RITA : meaning, you are not going to get married now
RITA : mama, why
MAMA RITA : if you get married now that your sister is still in school, how will she finish
RITA : mama, why must it be all about my sister, why is no one thinking about my own happiness, why
MAMA RITA : no one is taking away your happiness, you can not get married now and run away from your sister responsibility
RITA : and who says I am running away from my responsibility, lucky have money, that also gives me the opportunity to take good care of charity and her school bills
MAMA RITA : forget that thing jor, once you get married now, you will have your own family to face, you will not answer us again
RITA : says who, mama I cannot do that
MAMA RITA : I have said my own oo, you better return that ring
RITA : I will not return it, I am going to marry lucky
MAMA RITA : how will you marry lucky, without my permission, if you like go and inform your father kinsmen, they will still nee-d my permission, your father is no more, so I am in charge, I know when to give you out in marriage
RITA : mama why are you doing this (then my sister walk in)
CHARITY : what is the problem, I hope all is well
MAMA RITA : charity is your sister o
CHARITY : what about her
MAMA RITA : she said she want to get married
CHARITY : married, mama I am really tired and I nee-d to rest, I hope you did not support her, because she can not get married now, I nee-d to finish my school first
RITA : charity, even you
CHARITY : Yes , I am going inside
I could not sleep at night, thinking about what my mother told me, she told me to return the ring, what kind of mother is this, she is supposed to be happy about the news
RITA : mama
RITA :mama
RITA : mama why, what have I done to you in this world, why do you go against everything that gives me joy
MAMA RITA : me, why will I do that, why will I go against anything that will bring joy to you, no oo, I can’t
RITA : you are, why do you want to st©p me from getting married, I am 25 years now for God sake
MAMA RITA : no remind me your age because I dont know, I dont know why you are taking me to be a bad person
RITA : mama plea-se, let me get married
CHARITY : you cannot get married oo, if you get married, who will see me throu-gh school
RITA : I will see you throu-gh school, see charity, lucky has promised to take up your bills
CHARITY : really
RITA : Yes, he will do it
MAMA RITA : charity, dont listen to her, she is just saying it, to change my mind
RITA : mama no
MAMA RITA : keep quiet, I know the story, If you get married now, you will now turn your back on us
RITA : mama why will I do that
MAMA RITA : because you have to face your family
RITA : mama plea-se, dont do this to me
MAMA RITA : Rita dear, I have spoken, that’s final, you know me very well, you know I don’t talk much
RITA : charity, plea-se talk to mama for me
CHARITY : I go with mama, I know she is doing the right thing
RITA : okay, fine
MAMA RITA : you better return the ring to the owner
RITA : I should return it, okay, no problem
(I left to my father brother house, to see him)
UNCLE: Rita, in my house, ehhhhhh, I will make sure I kill a big goat today
RITA : uncle, but you always see me all the time nah
UNCLE: it is true, I see you all the time, is either in the farm, or on the way
RITA : uncle
UNCLE: Yes, but come Rita, you don’t look happy to me
RITA : uncle I am not happy at all
UNCLE: what is the matter
RITA : my mother
UNCLE: what happened to your mother
RITA : she is fine
UNCLE: ha! Thank God, then what is the matter
RITA : my mother is refusing me to get married
UNCLE: why, what is her reasons
RITA : she said, I have to wait for my sister to finish schooling first, before getting married
UNCLE: why
RITA : she said if I get married, I will turn my back on she and my sister
UNCLE: urima, urima your mother is full of surprises
RITA : uncle, can’t I get married, even if she is against it
UNCLE: Rita my daughter, we cannot accept any drink from them, without your mother concent
RITA : so my mother is right
UNCLE: oh! She told you that alre-ady, we cannot do that, your mother have to permit us, she is your mother, your father is no more to go ahead with it, there is nothing we can do
RITA : uncle why me
UNCLE: st©p crying
RITA : uncle plea-se go and talk to my mother for me
UNCLE: your mother, your mother will not listen to me, you know how stubborn she is
RITA : Yes I know
UNCLE: go back home and talk to her
RITA : okay uncle, let me be going
UNCLE: okay
(I left there and went to lucky house)
LUCKY : hmm, who do we have here
RITA : good afternoon
LUCKY: afternoon my love, what wrong
RITA : (I kept quiet, but tears c@m£ running down to my cheek)
LUCKY : you are crying, what is the matter
RITA : the ring
LUCKY: what happened to the ring, dont you like it, fine I will get new one for you
RITA : I dont nee-d new one, I just c@m£ to return the ring
LUCKY: what, why
RITA : my mother refused, she said I cannot get married now
LUCKY : why
RITA : because of my sister education
LUCKY: but I told you I will continue with the bills
RITA : Yes I told her, she still said no, I even visit my uncle to tell him, but my uncle said they cannot accept drink from you people, because my mother did not permit them
LUCKY: Rita, you can not just return the ring, because your mother ask you to, dont you have say of your own
RITA : I am just tired of this life
LUCKY: follow me to the city, let’s me take you there for now
RITA : no I can’t, I cannot leave my mother
LUCKY : which mother are you talking about, is it the one that dont care about you
RITA : she is still my mother
LUCKY: follow me to the city, you will definitely come back to the village to see your family again, as a changed person
RITA : I cannot, if i leave my mother and run with you to the city, my mother cannot survive it, plea-se here is the ring, plea-se let us wait for some time
LUCKY: like when
RITA : maybe two to three years coming
LUCKY : two to three years
RITA : Yes
LUCKY : okay, fine, let me have the ring, I will give you back at the right time, you cannot just be wearing the ring when you are not re-ady for marriage
RITA : okay (I gave him the ring) thanks for un-derstanding
LUCKY : two to three years coming
RITA : Yes
I sat down outside the next day after returning the ring, My lucky have not even called me today, I went to check on him in his father house, when I got there, i found out that he has alre-ady left to the city, without even letting me know, hmmmm men, did I just say men, am really confused, or is the fault from me, but lucky promise to wait for me till after three years, or did he just agree to it, to push me away, hmmm, my mother and charity walk in
CHARITY : Rita, I am going ooo
RITA : (silence )
CHARITY : Rita, I am talking to you
RITA : (silence )
CHARITY : mama, mama, come out nah
MAMA RITA : sorry my daughter, you are set to go, be a good girl oo
CHARITY : mama no problem, mama what is wrong with rita
MAMA RITA : this one, I dont know oo, she have been like this, since yesterday
CHARITY : ha Rita, where is your engagement ring, is not on your f!nger.
RITA : (silent )
MAMA RITA : leave Rita alone for now, she is not in a good mood, you should know your sister by now, by is behaviour
CHARITY : mama, I think she returned the ring
MAMA RITA : Yes, that is why are face is like this
CHARITY : I feel for her
MAMA RITA : she will be fine, dont worry yourself
CHARITY : let me start going
MAMA RITA : okay, Rita, won’t you see your sister off to the village park
RITA : (silent )
CHARITY : mama leave her alone, she is not in the mood, I am going oo, bye bye
MAMA CHARITY : bye my daughter, Rita, you did not tell your sister good bye oo
RITA : (silence )
MAMA RITA : ehh, Rita why are you keeping me silent na, talk to me, Rita
RITA : ( silent )
MAMA RITA : this is serious oo, Rita, are you angry
RITA : (silent )
MAMA RITA : I know you are angry, dont be angry, I will not mislead you, I want the best for you, with this your attitude, I can see you are really hurt, dont feel bad my dear, I am scared to let you get married now, you might turn your back on us, plea-se, dont be angry, another better man will come and marry you, don’t feel as If I hate you, I dont hate you at all, you are my child, I am your mother, plea-se you have to move on plea-se, Rita, Rita
RITA : ( I kept silent and cried bitterly, my tears were running down to my cheek, to show how bittered I am)
MAMA RITA : Rita, st©p crying nah, st©p doing this to yourself, Rita plea-se nah, biko
RITA : ( silence )
MAMA RITA : this your silent is killing me oo, let me go inside, I am really sure, you will get yourself later
(My mother went inside, I stand up and left the house to take a walk, on my way I saw mama Aka)
RITA : good morning ma
MAMA AKA : how are you
RITA : fine ma
MAMA AKA : what about your mother
RITA : she is fine
MAMA AKA : ok, Rita are you fine
RITA : Yes ma
MAMA AKA : ok if you say so
RITA : I am fine, mama Aka
MAMA AKA : ok, but why have you not come to my house, ify has been around for three days now, you have not come to visit her
RITA : everyone with is clas-s now
MAMA AKA : I dont un-derstand, is my daughter avoiding you now because she is working in bank, no, ify cannot do that, ohhhhh I un-derstand now, is it because she did not visit since she c@m£ around, she is not feeling fine, that’s why
RITA : not that, Rita gave me a serious warning to stay clear from her
MAMA AKA : why
RITA : she said I am a big fool, and she dont make friend with fools
MAMA AKA : she said that to you
RITA : Yes mama, that is the reason I stay far from her
MAMA AKA : plea-se don’t mind her
RITA: mama, leave her, she might be right, maybe I am fool
MAMA AKA : you are not a fool
RITA : mama plea-se excuse me, I have to go
MAMA AKA : ok my daughter
(I walk away, when mama Aka got home, she asked her daughter, ify)
MAMA AKA : ify, did you asked Rita to stay away from you
IFY : Yes mama I did
IFY : mama, Rita is a fool, dont you see the way is family treat him, without she doing anything, mama she is a fool
MAMA AKA : shut up your mouth
IFY : mama, what is that for
MAMA AKA : how is it your business, is it your family issues, why are you being the chief judge
IFY : mama, are you supporting Rita for her foolishness
MAMA RITA : keep quiet jor, how much do you think you have made, that is ma-king you turn your back on your friend. Rita is in pain, all she nee-d now is love, but ify, you are also wicked
IFY : how
MAMA RITA : when she was buying you provisions, for you to take to school, you did not know she is a fool, when she was giving you small small money to as-sist you, you did not know, she is a fool, because you have little money now, you are now calling her fool, God is watching oo
IFY : mama, why are you talking like this
MAMA AKA : that is the true, even when I saw her today, all is not well with her at all, even if she try pretending, I can see pain allover her
IFY : who knows what her mother have done to her this time
To be continued.