Omolara’s faith Episode 9

omolara’s faith Episode 9
Lara folded her arms round her che-st as she
watched her mother in-law pack some fruits into
a basket.
“You’re going out” she said rather than asked.
“Yes, but I’ll be back soon.” Amara replied
covering the basket with a table cloth.
“I’m coming with you…” Lara began to say.
“I’m coming with you!” she said firmly.
“Lara, you can’t come with me, okay?” Amara
tried to soothe her.
“Is there anything wrong? You’ve been going out
now for the past one week, and…and… Or is
there anything you’re hiding from me?” Lara said
with a frown.
“Now, Lara relax your nerves, okay. Stay back, I’l
buy you something when I’m coming back.”
Amara patted her.
“Okay then…I’l be going back to my place.” Lara
“Lara! You can’t…”
“I can’t stay here all alone!” Lara began to cry.
Amara sighed, she knew her game is up. She
nee-d to tell Lara the truth. But how would she
start? Tony would be discharged that night.
“Errm..Lara, Tony had an accident, he’ll be
discharged today.” she said slowly.
“Accident? Tony?” Lara held her che-st firmly.
“Yes, he’l be discharged today.” Amara sighed
“I’m coming with you to see him!” Lara said
“No…I’l drop you at your place instead, you’l see
him later in the day, when he’s been discharged.”
Amara told her.
Lara felt her knee go weak, she prayed the
accident isn’t that bad.
Lara toyed with her cornrows out of boredom,
her mother-in-law had called to tell her they
were on their way.
She tried to imagine what Tony would look like,
maybe he would wear a scowl, or perhaps bark
at her.
She heard the front door open, she stood up
sharply, expectantly.
“Welco…” what she saw made her ton-gue stick
to the roof of her mouth…
Tony sat in a wheel chair, he looked so pale.
Chief Ifiora pushed the wheel chair into the
Lara looked on, she tried to speak, but couldn’t.
Tony looked up at her, he held her gaze, his eyes
full of regrets, sorrow and pains.
Lara looked away, tears stung her eyelids, was it
real? She asked herself.
“Don’t cry.” Amara hvgged her.
Lara wept on her shoulder, she watched her
father-in-law push Tony in his wheel chair
towards his room.
Tears blurred her vision. Was this the same Tony
she saw few days ago? Now he is in a wheel-
She hvgged her mother-inlaw and they both wept
holding each other ti-ghtly.