THE UNPREDICTED LOVE SEASON 2
*THE NEXT DAY*
In the sittingroom of Mr Silva, Chester and Esther stood before his parents. There were looking like young couples in their presence. Chester wore a suit while Esther wore a red shiny gown which had the same colour with her wetlips.
“Dad, Mum” Chester began. “This is Esther Godwin, the one my heart has always longs for. She’s the woman that has taken my heart. Before you my parents, i will like to ask her again” he paused and knelt with only a leg and a ring in his hand. He looked straight into Esther’s eyes in the presence of his parents and said, “Esther Godwin, will you marry me?”
Esther saw the unexpected, so she glanced at Mrs Silva who nodded her head with smiles on her face likewise the husband. Then Esther looked at Chester.
“Yes, i will marry you” she replied and Chester fist the ring in her finger and embraced her while his parents looked at each other and smiled.
*ELEVEN MONTHS LATER*
There were two marriages that were holding that month- Chester and Esther and Calista and James.
Tochi, Kingsley, Linda and Vivian were also through with their final year. So all came back home to prepare for their youth service. Meanwhile, Wisdom was
“Good evening, Wisdom” she greeted on the phone.
“I know you are back”
“Yes, I’m back”
“Oh my God! I can’t wait to see you!” he shouted and began to dressed up. As he opened his door, he saw Tochi standing before him smiling. She wore a short skirt and a show-back looking taller, more matured and beautiful. She quickly jumped on Wisdom and hugged him tightly to the extent that they landed in the bed, in a way Tochi was on top.
“You will injure me oh!” Wisdom shouted smiling.
“Yes, i must injure” she replied.
“Because i miss you so much!” they laughed and began to kiss.
“Wait oh, where are your parents?” Tochi asked.
“They are out”
“Good, before they come back i must have killed you already for making me to miss you so much” Tochi concluded and they laughed again kissing passionately..
Kingsley came back to Nigeria trying to reach Linda on phone but her number was switched off. So he decided to go to their house.
Meanwhile, Linda had gone to Vivian’s house for a tremendous reason known to her alone. They were in her room, on the bed operating the same laptop but Linda wasn’t active enough. So Vivian closed the laptop and asked, “Babe, you don’t
“I don’t want to see him or even hear his voice. That’s why i put my phone off”
“I’m so ashame”
“Of what?” Vivian sat properly looking at her while she remained silent with her face down. “Talk to me, what is going on?” she added.
“Vivian?” Linda called and raised her face in tears which surprised Vivian. “I.. i.. i am pregnant” she said.
“You are what?!”
“I swear is never my intention. I don’t know how it happened..”
“Oh, God! And who is responsible?”
“Sam is responsible but has denied it”
“Jeez!” Vivian exclaimed in amazement.
“You are the only person that knows about this” Linda continued in tears. “I dont even know how Tochi will feel about it and my parents too. Please, promise me you won’t tell anybody”
“But they must know!”
“I know, but not now! Please, i beg you”
Vivian stared at her for a while and gave her a hug.
Mrs Mbakwe had a grey hair all over her head. She was a bit older than before and Jennifer had been attending to her as the only mother she had. She had also been meaning to tell her about her misfortune to get a boyfriend talk less a suitor but she didn’t know how to bring up the topic. She came out from the house where her mother was peeling cassava outside. She wore a jean trouser looking beautiful on her parked natural hair.
“Mama, i want to see Calista for her wedding preparation” she said with a low voice.
“Okay my daughter” she replied then Jennifer walked out as she stared at her.
Calista’s house was a bungalow with staircase before it. Jennifer greeted Mr and Mrs Jacob who were outside then entered into the house to finally meet Calista in her room. She could see different shiny clothes on the bed and other wedding materials.
“Thank God you came on time” Calista told her.
“Yeah, i promised you that nah” she replied and sat on the bed. Calista wore several clothes and asked her how they looked on her which she also replied positively.
“Are you aware that Esther is getting married this month too?” Calista broke the fun.
“Esther nah, Esther Godwin”
“Oh, i know. She’s getting married to Chester”
“Yes, isn’t it wonderful?”
“It is” Jennifer became sad with her face down. When Calista noticed it, she dropped the clothes in her hand and went to her instantly.
“Why are you sad again? I have told you is turn by turn. Your man will surely come”
“But when?” Jennifer raised her head in tears. “When do you think that will happen when i barely have a boyfriend talk less the one that will propose to me. Calista, what have i done? Why is my own life different from others? Please, tell me. Must i continue like this and suffer emotionally?” she cried then Calista embraced her again.
“I have an idea” she said and looked into her eyes. “I know how weird this will sound but don’t you think the problem is spiritual?”
“What do you mean?” Jennifer asked disdainfully.
“Jennifer, you and i know that your mother involves in this love diabolical stuff. Don’t you think is affecting you spiritually too?”
Jennifer stared at her speechless because she had never thought of that.
Calista continued, “I think you need salvation, deliverance or whatever! You need to see a pastor. Think about it my dear friend” she concluded, yet Jennifer remained speechless staring at her.
Mr Goodness, Edwin’s father was about to go out when he met a beautiful chocolate girl outside his compound. He dressed like someone who works in an office, and of course he was working as a cleck in a company. So, since he had never seen the girl’s face before he asked, “Who are you?”
“Good evening, sir” the girl greeted with all humility and respect smiling too. “My name is Melody Smith. I’m a friend of Edwin, your son”
“Okay, he’s inside” “Edwin!” he shouted. “You have a visitor” he added and went out….
Kingsley stood before Mr and Mrs Thompson, Linda’s parents in front of their house. He wore a white canvas and a jean trouser with golden necklace round his neck. He was a complete resemblance of a foreigner. He had introduced himself and asked about Linda. Just before the parents replied, Linda stepped in and behaved as if she didn’t know who Kingsley is. The mother looked into her eyes and examined her body suspiciously.
“Linda, you look pail. Are you okay?” she asked.
“I’m fine, Mummy” she replied with a hand on her neck.
“You don’t look okay to me. Well, your friend from abroad has come to see you”
Linda glanced at Kingsley and greeted with a low voice. Just then, she covered her mouth with a hand and ran out to vomit
All attention went to Linda as she bent at a distance vomiting with a hand on her waist.
“Bia, woman, what’s wrong with your daughter?” Mr Thompson turned to his wife.
“I said it oh” the wife murmured moving towards her daughter.
Meanwhile, Kingsley stood at a spot watching the whole drama. First, he thought of why Linda didn’t show any sign of happiness when she saw him and why she suddenly began to vomit in his presence. Then he turned to Mr Thompson.
“Papa, is she not feeling fine?” he asked.
“My son, we have never heard anything like that. We are all witnessing it now” he replied and both concentrated on Linda and her mother who were arguing at a distance.
“Linda, what is wrong with you?” the mother asked looking at her suspiciously.
“Mama, nothing oh” she replied still with her hand round her neck.
“But you are vomiting”
“Is just a little..”
“A little what, Linda?! I can see it written all over you, even in your eyes. Or have you forgotten that i am a woman?”
“Mummy, what are you talking about nah?”
“Can you swear that you are not pregnant?” the mother asked staring at her while she kept quiet feeling her eyes wet with tears.
Hearing the word, ‘pregnancy’ Mr Thompson turned his head and asked, “Pre-gini?! My daughter pregnant?!” he stood up.
However, Kingsley was disappointed. He could see Linda sometimes glanced at him in tears. It was obvious that she couldn’t deny the fact that she was pregnant. Then he shook his head piteously, wore his pair of eyeglasses and went away.
“So you are pregnant, abi?” Mrs Thompson was still in quisitive.
When Linda saw her father coming angrily, she ran inside the house, in her room crying with the door locked.
As Jennifer finally agreed to see a pastor with Calista, so as Kingsley entered into their house looking disappointed and angrily. He sling his phone and clothes and laid on the bed staring at the ceiling. “I can’t believe Linda could do this to me” he thought. “So, she has been cheating on me all these while. No wonder she always sounded strange on the phone anytime i called her. Linda, why?” he concluded bitterly then picked up his phone to call Tochi.
“Good evening, Kingsley?” Tochi greeted on the phone.
“Why didn’t you disclose to me that Linda had no interest in me?” Kingsley asked.
“Why didn’t you tell me that Linda is pregnant?”
“What are you talking about? Is Linda pregnant?”
“I should be the one asking you. She’s your best friend. How can you, of all people keep that away from me?” he concluded and cut the call.
“I can’t believe what you are saying.. Hello..” the line had went dead already then Tochi called Vivian who told her everything.
Still on the same day, Jennifer dressed like a virgin Mary with a bible in her hands. The mother who saw her going out asked, “Jennifer, where are you going to?”
“Mama, I’m going to see a Pastor” she replied.
“For prayers. Or is there anything wrong with that?”
“No my daughter, I’m only surprise because..” she paused.
“Mama, i need to be going” Jennifer continued, but she turned back again and called her mother’s attention. “Mama, by the way, why don’t you go to church? I mean i have never seen you in a church before” she said.
“Why can’t you go to your pastor and stop asking me questions. Who told you i dont go to church?”
Jennifer remained quiet and gently turned moving faster than before. She met Calista in their house then they went together looking like twins.
That same evening, Linda had refused to opened the door for her parents who shouted and banged the door severely.
Tochi entered still in her show-back and short skirt, she met only the mother because the father got tired and went out promising to come back with fire!
“Good evening, Mama” Tochi greeted. “Where is Linda?” she asked.
“She is in her room which she has refused to open. She has brought shame to this family!”
Tochi gently knocked at the door and called her name severally begging her to open. When Linda heard her voice, she cried the more refusing to stand from the bed.
“Please, open up. Is me Tochi oh. Or don’t you want to see me again. Please, i beg you for our friendship, open the door” Tochi pleaded. Just as she waited for a response, the door cracked opened…
There was an evening prayer going on in the church that evening which Calista and Jennifer joined. After the prayer, they met the pastor privately and explained things to him. Then another prayer held inside the office after which the pastor said, “Sister Jennifer, your mother does love charm to young men, right?”
Jennifer looked at Calista surprisingly and said, “Yes, pastor”
“Not only that, she uses some of her powers to oppress others”
“I dont really know about that, pastor. The only thing i know is the love charm”
“Yes, she does and the people affected laid a curse on you, never to have a man that you can call your own” the pastor concluded then they looked at each other surprisingly..
Edwin’s room wasn’t furnished enough but looked like masculine room with a big bed and clothes scattered on it. It was the first time Melody found herself there, so she smiled when she saw clothes sling on the bed and on the floor.
“Don’t tell me you are this dirt” she told Edwin as she began to pick them up.
“I’m not dirty. My room is the one dirty” he replied standing at the door.
“One whose room is dirty is also dirty, indirectly. So you are dirty” she persisted smiling.
“Who made that law?”
“It is the law of nature” Melody replied and they laughed.
“Well, the law of nature also state that, anywhere a clean person enters, the place indirectly becomes clean provided the person is a wife or husband material”
“Jeez!” Melody exclaimed. “What do you mean by that!” she asked suspending what she was doing and looking at Edwin who walked gently to her and held her round the waist in a way her b—-t scratched his chest.
“That means your body is clean and as you have entered this room, indirectly, the room has becomes clean” he began to slide her hair backward as she smiled at his intelligence. “It also means that you are a wife material” he added.
“You will never cease to amaze me with your words” Melody replied then the clothes in her hands fell off as Edwin began to kiss her. “Wait!” she shouted “You want to make me forget what i was doing, abi? You naughty boy” she added and pushed him away romantically then began to pick the clothes once again smiling. “That reminds me, you are not a husband material because your room is dirty” she added and they laughed.
“I’m coming!” Edwin ran out.
“Where are you going to?!” she shouted but he had already gone far…
Pastor’s office had a calendar of the image of our Lord Jesus Christ and on the table was a big Holy bible. He wore a tye on a shirt which he tucked-in on a black trouser. He waited for Jennifer and Calista to say something as they stared at each other.
“Emm.. pastor?” Jennifer called. “What should i do?” she asked.
“Yes, what should we do?” Calista added.
“You shall have a seven days fasting and prayer. That’s the only way you can be free. But your mother needs to be saved too” the pastor replied.
Mrs Thompson immediately rushed inside Linda’s room when she opened the door making her run back to the bed in tears.
Tochi also entered.
“Linda, who impregnated you?!” the mother asked angrily.
“Mummy, I’m sorry!” she cried.
“That’s not what i asked you. I said who impregnated you?!”
“It’s Sam, Mummy”
“Who is he and where is he?”
“Mummy, he’s from Enugu state”
“Chim oh! This girl has killed me!”
“Get ready to marry him oh. And i want to see him!” the mother concluded. Then Tochi begged her to give her a chance to have a private talk with Linda and she reluctantly did. Then Tochi sat beside Linda who was crying seriously.
“I warned you on phone but you wouldn’t listen. Now see where it has landed you”
“Tochi, i’m really sorry”
“As you can see, it won’t solve anything. Do you know how Kingsley sounded on phone? He is so disappointed in you” they became quiet.
“So now, what’s the boy saying?” Tochi broke the silent.
“He has denied it and his number has been switched off ever since” Linda replied.
“God! This is serious!”
Suddenly, the father entered. “Where is this useless daughter of mine?!” he shouted walking angrily into the room with his walkingstick up, ready to hit Linda with it but Tochi prevented him and started begging even with her knees on the ground. While Linda jumped on the bed also begging and crying.
“You are leaving my house tonight!” Mr Thompson concluded.
Mr Thompson got more angry when Linda explained to him that the owner of the pregnancy denied it and his phone number suddenly vanished from existence. So he sent her out of the house giving a deaf ear to his wife and Tochi’s pleads. The day was already getting dark, so Tochi had no choice but to take Linda to her house. It was disastrous!
At the resident of Mrs Desmond, Tochi explained to her mother and she agreed to shelter Linda in as much as her daughter is concerned and promised to talk to Linda’s parents.