Omolara’s faith Episode 11
“Good morning sir!” Lara greeted her father in-
law as she wheeled Tony towards the waiting
“Hope you sle-pt well?” Ifiora said as he helped
Tony into the car.
“Fine sir.” Lara smiled.
“Errm…I’l be going to see my mother, she asked
me to come over.” Lara told Tony.
“Okay, then, see ya later.” he waved at her.
She waved and watch them drive away. She
suddenly wished Tony won’t ever get on his feet,
atleast, so that he would continue to be nice.
“Mum you asked to see me.” Lara said with a
frown, she was getting irritated by her mother’s
“Yes Lara, my daughter. Hmm.” funke said with a
“So?” Lara’s frown grew dee-per.
“hmm, Lara omo mi, you know I love you, you are
my only child…” Funke began meditatively.
Lara laughed quitely, this woman didn’t call her
over to tell her that.
“Meanwhile, how’s Tony’s health?” Funke didn’t
“They just left for the hospital this morning, he’ll
be better soon, he’l be flown to Cairo next three
months.” Lara explained.
“Shey you know, his spinal cord was affected
during the accident?”
Funke said in a faint voice.
“yes I know, that’s why he’s on a wheel chair,
and he’ll be better soon..” Lara said impatience
creeping into her voice.
“Let me talk Lara and st©p trying to defend
Tony’s illness!” her mother sh0t at her.
Lara fell silent, was she defending Tony..
“Lara you have to end this marriage.” Funke said
“Which marriage?” Lara’s eyebrow crea-sed
“Tony is not worth you! You shold file a divorce,
you can’t hook yourself with a disabled for life…”
Lara rolled her eyes.
“Mummy what did you drink this morning?” she
“Are trying to insult me?” Funke’s voice rose.
“Noo…just that, Tony used to be your favourite.”
Lara explained still laughing.
“What I’m saying is that you must divorce Tony,
you can’t saddle yourself with such a burden, this
was a man who was maltreating you…”
“ehen! Mum you are so incredible!” Lara
“Where were you when he maltreated me? What
did you do when he turned me into a punching
bag? Aren’t the same person who rocked the
boat of the marriage cos of money? You made
me go throu-gh hell!” Lara said anger creeping
into her voice.
“Hold on! And let me talk!” Lara rose up when
her mother tried to speak up.
“Do I look like some commodity you can use to
trade? Now that Tony is ill, you feel he can no
longer fulfill your selfish nee-ds, you want me to
divorce him right? Perhaps you want to marry me
off to someone else again abi?”
“No Lara! I’m only concerned about you and
myself! You must divorce Tony. I nee-d a
grandchild!” funke sh0t at her.
“What has a grandchild got to do with Tony’s
illness?” Lara fired back.
“Tony isn’t only crippled, he’s impotent! The
accident rendered him impotent!” Funke
Lara st©ped momentarily, what’s her mother
trying to say.
“I beg your pardon…what did you just say?” her
voice was low.
“oh yes! The affected spinal cord did not only
affect his legs, it affected his man-hood! Your
husband can’t perform anymore!” Funke shrilled.
“Perform as in how?” Lara couldn’t help asking.
“He can’t make love to you! Can you go on like
this? No se-x, no child bearing…no…..no…. Lara,
try to un-derstand me!” Funke explained.
“Mum…you mean..you mean…” her voice trailed
She felt sweat trick-ling down her face.
“You see, my daughter, you can’t go on like that.
Even if he gets on his feet again, there’s no
possibility that he would be able to perform
anymore.” Funke said triumphantly.
Lara thought for a while, she began pacing up
and down the room sweating profusely. She
st©ped abruptly facing her mother.
“Well, Tony had never made love to me, so even
this isn’t a new development..” she began to
“Haaa! Lara plea-se don’t do this o! I nee-d a
grandchild! You want your father’s name to be
wiped off the earth?” Funke held her daughter.
Lara smiled mischievously, she had wanted an
opportunity to get back at her mother, this was a
“Well, mum, I don’t think you nee-d a grandchild,
if you did, you wouldn’t have made me suffer all I
suffered. This is what you want, you must live
with it. Continue to enjoy more money!” Lara
“I nee-d to leave now!” Lara picked her bag.
“Lara plea-se..” funke tried to hold her.
“Take you hands off me!” Lara pushed her away.
“I hate you!” Lara told her tears streaming down
“You hear me? I said I hate you! I would never
forgive you! You ruined my life…” Lara sniffed,
before storming out of the house.
Omolara’s faith Episode 11