SINS OF MY PARENTS
“What is going on Jessy ? ” Joe asked, after they sat down at the cafeteria near the hospital. They sat in the corner table and he ordered some drinks for them.
Jessy was quite for a while. her face wore a shameful look. “I need to find Racheal” she started.
” Racheal?” Joe Looked at her with a frown.. “what for?” He asked when she bow her head to the table between them.
“Am sorry Joe, I have caused you and your family pain but before I could tell you anything I need to find your wife. someone told me she came back from South Africa, but I have not been able to find her. it’s a matter of life and death” she added with her white eyes focused on Joe’s.
Joe looked at her and he could tell that whatever it was she wanted Racheal for was very serious. She had this scared look..” well you can first of all start by telling me what is up with you and then I might come in to help, otherwise forget it…” he insisted.
He watched her silently as she narrated her odeal. shaking his head he sat back leaning on the chair.
“I can’t believe you did that to me and my family Jessy. you are the waste kind of a human being. how could you?” he retorted..
“Please am sorry” Jessy pleaded
“just help me locate your wife and I will fill you in on all the details..”
Joe agreed to let her to go his place.” Give me your number and I will get in touch, let me try find her” he told without telling her Racheal was by the hospital. he didn’t want to bother her with some terrible news when she was still hurting with what had happened so far..
4 days later…
Nora had gotten better, she was discharged from the hospital and Nathan explained that her parents where at her place. “I need you to come home with me.. ” he told her.
All this while they had not told her Racheal and Thabo were not her parents.. Even if she had noticed Nathan being too close to her. she just ignored him and thought he was just being stubborn. she noticed the brightness of his smile and the spark in his eyes whenever he looked at her and thought it was arkward. That the person who seemed deeply hurt and disappointed some days ago was the one who had quickly moved on and was thinking of being happy and all that.
So when they got home. They all sat down again. Racheal and Thabo went through the story of adopting her. She was quite for some time and when she finally spoke up..
“No wonder my grand father always ignored me and never considered me as his grand child” she sighed.
she was disappointed but at that moment she decided to not live by the hurt she was feeling.
They all talked at lenght about their way forward, with Nathan and Nora deciding to continue their relationship.
when Racheal knelt and pleaded for her son to forgive her, all he said was.. “what you did is unforgivable. but what option do I have? no matter how much it hurts that you dumped me, you are still the one who gave birth to me. so I guess all we need is time and please don’t expect me to consider you anything more than the woman who raised the woman I love. Anything else will figure itself out” he added.
“It’s okey son” , she told him in a low tone
” I understand..”
“You can spend some time here” Joe suggested.
“we all are one family now despite everything that has transpired. for the good of Nora and Nathan we need to stay and learn to support one another he explained looking at Thabo who nodded his head in agreement.
Later that night they all had their dinner at the same table. After talking for a while Nora excused herself and went to the room she had been sleeping in before.
she lay down and held her stomach feeling her hands on the wound which was still healing.
“Mind if i come in?” Nathan followed her minutes later leaving the elderly guys in the TV room..
” sure..” she answered
“how are you?” Nathan asked sitting next to her.
“I mean with the sudden news of your parents..” he added.
“mmmmmmmh I don’t know Nathan” she Sighed,
” it’s not easy to learn your life isn’t what it seems and I don’t even know what kind of people my parents were. From the story my, biological mother could have been a harlot and God knows what kind of man impregnated her. I don’t know” she said shaking her head..
“Don’t worry Babe” Nathan told her.
” what ever it is, it’s not in you. You are a good person and from the times we have been together I would put my head on the chopping board for you, it’s alright” he said rubbing her hand.
she smiled a little..
“I still love you” he whispered after some silence.
“I know ” Nora chuckled.
“I saw you at the hospital not knowing you knew about mom and dad.. ”
he smiled.. “you don’t know how much that news over joyed me am even willing to forgive my mother, raising you for me will be compesation enough..”
“She’s hurting too ” Nora added, ” I know my mother and the past days I have seen the pain in her eyes, please forgive her.
” she’s suffering, let God be the one to judge her. even if she didnt give birth to me i know she loves me. how crazy,” Nora continued “we both s—-d from the same breast..”
“No you are wrong” he told her.
“remember she left me when I was hours old. she herself told me the time she left her milk had not started coming out.”
” mmmn I see you will do everything to justify we are not siblings ” Nora laughed..
“Am not leaving your side” he giggled throwing his shoes and getting besides her..” in fact am sleeping next to you tonight.”
” unbelievable!” Nora sighed holding his hands as he wrapped them around her from her back.
In the TV room when Thabo and Racheal were showed the room they would sleep in. Joe asked if he could talk to Racheal alone.
” if you don’t mind ” he told Thabo..
“it’s okey..” Thabo answered. “you will find me in the bedroom” he told his wife as he left.
“Well?” Racheal asked. she never had a chance to speak to Joe alone and she felt kind of unease being around a man who she once loved and lived with for two good years.
“if Thabo wasn’t the good and most understanding husband he was. it could have been hard to resist him. but she had moved on. Thabo was the man for her and she wouldn’t trade him for anyone else.
“Um. …thank you for sparing time to see me .” Joe begun with a tone more like that of a person desperate.
For him it was clear..he loved her still.
” I have never told you Racheal but you are as beautiful as the last time i saw you.. ” he smiled..
“Well Joe the last time you saw me all you did was throw insults in my face remember? And if my memory saves me well, you were too drunk to even drive me to the hospital. oh yeah I remember ” she added teasingly.. “you never came to the hospital for me or your child..”
“Please Racheal am sorry. I know better now please let’s not go there ” Joe begged moving closer to her.
” if it was up to me i would take you back, I still lo….. ” before he could finish. Rachael cut him short “stop talking about that now and tell me what it is You called me here for” she retorted moving away from him.
Joe explained briefly about Jessy and told her she had gone to the hospital and was looking for her. she looked at him shocked..
“Joe, why what has a womam you were involved with got to do with me for crying out loud? forget it, am not seeing anyone. infact tomoro we are going back to Lusaka. my husband has to go and report for work.” Racheal told Joe.
“You have to, please.” Joe insisted.
” I dont know why but I know for sure whatever she will have to tell you is quite serious.”
After some time of talk, Joe finally manage to convince her to stay back. But Thabo Refused to stay and day there, he had to report for work the next Monday.. “you will have to find me home then honey,” he told the wife when she finished explaining what Joe had told her.
The following day Thabo left, leaving his wife and dota at Joe’s place. Joe had called Jessy as I promised and they all waited for her later that afternoon.
Someone informed them she was outside. “Let her in” Joe told the worker.
As Jessy walked in the sitting room, Rachael stood shocked “Jessy ? ” She asked her puzzled “what are you doing here?”
Joe looked at Jessy and then back at Racheal, he was surprised Racheal called Jessy by name. He had not told her her name the time they talked.
“so the two of you know each other? ” He asked shocked……
Episode 22 ( Final)
“Yes it’s me, ” Jessy answered Rachael.
“its been over, 28 years Jessy ” Rachael responded standing to greet her.
Joe watched the two women exchange greetings. he was shocked they seemed to know each other very well.
Nathan and Nora just stared at them too as they sat next to each other. they didn`t really know why they were called to stay in the living room that afternoon but since Joe insisted that the whole family needed to be present, they joined him and Rachael.
“whats going on here? ” Joe asked them.
” well am not sure why she is here Joe,” Rachael explained.. “but Jessy is a long time friend. we went to high school together and we were neighbors. we practically grew up together. Its just you don`t remember but she even attended our wedding.”
“Oh no,!” Joe said confused. “shes the person i told you about last night and believe me i had no idea you two knew each other or ever met before”
Rachael`s mouth opened in surprise.
” Jessy, you are the one who was going out with my husband? how could you Jessy?” she screamed, ” you knew very well who he was and you decided to break my marriage deliberately. You are a traitor. i regarded you as a sister and you stabbed me in the back? ” Rachael lamented looking at the now seated Jessy. She had come with unidentified man, and up to that moment no one asked who the man was.
“Am so sorry my friend i betrayed you and believe me i have paid a high price for my sins. That`s why am here. I want to beg you to forgive me Rachael. i was jealousy of you since we were teenagers. you always had what i wanted, the best parents, best results and on top of it all, the man i loved when we where in college fall for you.”
“oh no Jessy you are crazy, what jealousy? i loved you and we shared almost everything. i even helped you in the subjects you weren`t doing fine back in school. How come you were jealousy? and that man you are talking about you knew very well i never loved nor liked him.. he was just a jerk obsessed with me. why didn’t you say anything back then?” Rachael asked her.
“i was just a fool i agree” Jessy sighed.
” anyway i told your husband i had to see you because i have something important to tell you..”
“Spit it out already, ” Jessy Joe scolded her “am tired of all this nonsense.”
“Yes.” Nathan spoke for the first time..
” we now know you are partly to blame for what happened to our family, can you talk already. we have had a crazy week already..”
“It all started at your wedding ceremony, ” Jessy begun, i admired your husband and vowed to make you suffer. so i tried to seduce your husband when i used someone from inside his company to hire me. my intention was not to work but benefit from Joes wealth and destroy your marriage. so when my efforts failed, a friend of mine suggested i go and see a witch doctor, he gave me some charm to put in my bathing water and call out Joes name every time i used the water. The charm worked and Joe slowly fall for me.
I was not satisfied with just him being with me and give me all the money i wanted.. since the Witch Doctor told me that i could never marry him, i decided to make his life a living hell. i did more charms to make him hate you and treat you badly and start drinking. In that way i would easily control him.
To cut the story short ,” Jessy sighed, ” i succeeded and he was all mine except i couldn`t marry him. i even wanted to kill you during labor but for some reason i failed and you gave birth. so when i heard from the nurse i had placed to brief me about you when you went for labor, that you were okey and had delivered a baby boy. I made sure i strayed Joe and spoke to the charm i was given to control your lives that you should not live in your house anymore. i was however disappointed that you left your son back, cause it meant Joe would pay more attention to his son than to me.”
At this point Rachael was crying tears wetting her blouse. “OH my God Jessy, you are evil, now i understand what that priest told me. so all this while we suffered thinking we all made terrible mistakes, not knowing you had placed your hand of evil on us. My God will punish you Jessy” she cried aloud..” you have no idea what i went through and how my son grew up without me his mother all because you were jealousy? you are unbelievable..”
“What the hell!” Joe screamed too he had only gotten part of the story, but the full version shocked him. He tried standing up to lash on her and hit the hell out of her pale face but Nathan quickly held him down “shes not worthy it dad, ” he whispered, “just let it go the damage has already been done..”
“Am sorry please my life depends on your forgiveness she pleaded. This man here is the man of God who has been helping me get delivered. The thing, is from the time i decided to dump Joe and marry the man i finally loved. he too left me on the day of our wedding and married some other woman. Since then i started moving from one man to another using the same charms. The problem is, i made a mistake and used it on a man of God from some Pentecostal church and now the charms have turned against me. I don`t really know what is wrong with me but i loose blood each day that passes without any trace of illness. i have terrible night mares hunting me. I see a lot of bad visions even during the day am loosing my mind.
So my family decided to take me to this man here, hes a pastor and he’s the one who told me i have to revisit my past and ask you all for forgiviness, am dying any time soon and please i beg you find it in your hearts especially you Rachael to forgive me and please let me die in peace. i know i only have a few days to live please.” Jessy begged kneeling and crying.
later on the pastor talked to them all and helped them through reading the bible chapters on salvation and forgiveness. They decided to forgive her and Jessy left.
A week later….Rachael was called from Lusaka, as she had gone back to her husband a day after they met with Jessy. They informed her Jessy had died, “what a world.” she sighed as they lay in her bed with Thabo.
Thabo smiled, “its all over now honey and Your son and Nora are going to be happy.”
Joe was completely healed and went back to his company. He was no longer drinking and never even thought of marrying again.
Nathan and Nora were happy together. Nora was pregnant and they planned to get married a month later. Nathan and Nora were now staying with Joe, he never allow them to leave his house.
Nathan walked in the bedroom and saw Nora looking at her belly. ” I cant feel anything ” she complained looking at her self.
Nathan let a laugh.. “babe its only 8 weeks you dont expect the baby to be kicking yet.” he said as he stood in front of her and kissed her tenderly.
“I love you so much my almost sister” he teased.. “and i pray we live a happy and charmless life.”
Nora looked at him laughing, “Amen !” she responded kissing him back.
Thank you Jesus for the just concluded story. May His name be praised!
Thank you all!
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