Omolara’s faith Episode 24
Lara wiped a sweat off her forehead as she
pushed a trolley round the mall. She was
shopping alone against Tony’s wish, he always
wanted them going out together.
He becoming a superglue! She thought. She just
doesn’t want some Adam generation hovering
“Nice” she said aloud as she examined a baby
She threw it into the trolley,that was the tenth
feeding bottle she’s buying. Money isn’t a
problem like Tony said, their baby deserves
everything in the world.
“What’s this used for plea-se?” she asked a
woman close to her.
“Ooh! Its just like a box, you can keep your
baby’s feeding items in it.” the woman explained
with a smile.
“Thanks” Lara smile back throwing it into her
She made sure the trolley was full before
heading to the cashiers desk, the security men
helped take the goods to the waiting car.
She felt hungry, luckily there was a restaurant in
the mall. She excused herself from the driver,
before hurrying to gr-ab a bite.
She chewed her food slowly, till something
caught her attention.
A dark woman in a blond wig!
She smiled quitely, why can’t black people
un-derstand that those wigs made them look like
black mermaids! She thought.
The woman rose from her table, and their eyes
“Hy Lara” Deji replied
“its been a long time, how have you been?” Lara
walked towards her plea-sed.
“i’ve been like the Deji you used to know!” Deji
“I’m happy to see you, so can you join me at my
table!” Lara tried to hold her.
“No I nee-d to go now!”
“oh c’mon Deji! Are we quarelling? You’ve been
acting strangely” Lara looked worried.
“lara plea-se! I beg you don’t start!”
“Okay…” Lara sighed.
“So you’re pregnant?” Deji sneered.
“so who did the job? Tony or your gateman, or
your father-in-law, or your driver or your….come
on tell me!” she eyed Lara’s bulging tummy.
“Did you suddenly forget I’m married?” Lara
f0rç£d a smile
“oh no! I didn’t forget your husband is an
impotent!” Deji quipped.
Lara bit de-ep into her lowerl-ip.
“Deji…” her voice was low.
“You’re hurting me! St©p that! I thought you were
a friend, I mean..that was cruel…besides Tony’s
“Oh really! Let me don’t waste much of my time!
Wish you all the best.” Deji turned to leave.
“Deji tell me whats happening” Lara held her
“Nothing! Just that I think….we..we can no
longer be friends! You aint my clas-s, you’re
married and I’m not, gerrit?” Deji said carelessly.
“does that matter?” Lara whispered.
“It does! plea-se stay away from me!” Deji walked
Lara watched her friend leave, she hoped Deji
didn’t mean those words, something was wrong.
Do people change so easily? What was wrong
with everyone in the world?
Her mother changed from bad to worse, Tony
changed from bad to good, now Deji is
transforming into a being she never knew…
Deji exhaled sharply as she sat in her car.
“So Lara is preggie?” she asked herself.
“Her mum didn’t tell me! I’m sure she nee-ds me!”
she wondered aloud.
She felt jealousy and strife surge throu-gh her
She, naturally was never happy ever since Lara
She was beginning to earn some satisfaction
when Tony maltreated her, she definitely want
Lara to be single as she is, but had to put up
some shows to cover up. Now she could no
longer pretend to be that ‘caring friend’, she was
now a jealous friend.
She sure is going to help Funke to make sure
Lara is out of that house.
She nodded as she thought.
She picked her cellphone.
“Hello Veejay?” she said.
“Are you in town?”
she listened for a while.
“okay, I’m coming over” she ended the call.
“I’m sorry Lara…Deji aint a true friend!” she
whispered driving off
Omolara’s faith Episode 24