*****THE MISTAKE OF MY LIFE****
I headed into the darkness of the night. I was filled with fear as i knew not where to go. Ona gave me her telephone number. I blamed my parents for abandoning me in the first place. How could they be so heartless. They cared not about what happens to me because i got pregnant. Despite the fact that i pleaded and begged them. I pitied other people who were blessed with understanding parents. If i had aborted the baby as Nnamdi told me, they wouldn’t have abandoned me. They wouldn’t have even know i was pregnant at all. But the consequences may be disastrous.
Firstly, sinning against God double inorder to cover one sin committed.
Secondly, i may never get pregnant again.
I decided to accept my fate.I searched for where to lay my head that night. I saw an uncompleted building and moved in. I prayed earnestly for God’s protection. I remembered my daughter and wept bitterly. I thought of Mama Joy and concluded that i will narate my ordeals to her the following day when i eventually find her.
In the middle of that same night, i heard footsteps. I curled up, listening attentively. They were coming into the uncompleted building. My heart started beating faster, i heard their voice, they were men. A cold shiver ran through me.
They entered and saw me, immediately, i saw them bring out their weapons: Guns, axes and cutlasses. They were six in number. I was able to count them because one of them shone a little torch towards me.
“I mean no harm please. Don’t kill me” my voice was shaky.
“Who are you and what do you want here?” One of them barked and pointed the torch at my face.
“Nneoma?” I was shocked as i heard him call my name. He called me again “Is that you?” At this i nodded while still looking at his face to find out who he was. I finally got it.
“Prince” i called him.
Prince used to be my classmate until i got pregnant and stopped school. I used to help him his class work and assignment back in those days. During exams, i wrote answers in piece of paper, squeezed it and threw it to him.
“Dagger, you know her?” that was the question his members started asking him.
I kept looking at his face in disbelief as he nodded his head in affirmation. He told them to keep back their weapons.
That night I slept at his place. He told me to sleep on the bed while, he slept on the floor.
When it was morning, i narrated my ordeals to him. When I got to my escapade with Mady, he breathed heavily, lowered his head and looked at me for a very long time. I was suprised when he told me that he’s Mady’s agent and that he can help me get back my daughter because of the things I did for him back in school.
There was a knock on the door.
is it Mady?
Has she discovered that i escaped?
has she come to tell Prince to find me with his men? she knew she would be in trouble if i escape.
Prince hid me under his bed as he went to open the door.
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