For the first time in three months, Maria
had a long, happy chat with her dad. It
was very nice. Her dad had apologised
to her, gave her chocolates and even
offered to take her out for shopping on
Gilbert had called her earlier and briefd
her about what happened at Alice’s
‘i’m sure they will never get back. I
clearly saw the look of hurt in you
father’s eyes’ he had said.
It was nice and she was so happy.
When Tony came back, she knew that
they would be happier without any
woman in their lives. She thanked
Gilbert alot over the phone and even
promised to come to his apartment and
probably make up with Abby.
However, her dad didnt tell her
anything, he just said he and Alice were
over, not knowing she already knew the
Alice felt like dying, she just felt like
commiting suicide. Nothing was
working out for her at all. She lost
Benjamin and now she was losing Tony,
and the similar thing was she both
carried their babies after losing them.
Then she remembered her mother and
how she had made her go through hell.
She never knew a mother could be so
heartless to her own very daughter. The
house became unbearable for her now
and she thought of moving back to the
apartment she was staying before, the
one Benjamin had bought for her
before he died, but she was scared of
going there. It would bring back
memories from before.
And she missed Tony.
She really missed him badly and she
kinda missed Maria as well, and her
She knew she was wrong in alot of
things but she couldnt believe that Tony
couldnt even bother to hear her own
side of the story. He hadnt even visited
again since two weeks now.
She didnt bother going back to the
office because she knew she had
already been sacked, there was no point
going there. But she had half expected
him to at least, visit her once to get a
more detailed explanation.
And she hadnt seen Gilbert again, that
monster! She was gonna kill him if ever
she sets her eyes on him.
And another strange thing, she hadnt
even seen Amy! Amy wasnt picking her
calls or even returning her calls. It was
just that she didnt feel like leaving the
house else she would have visited her.
Immediately thoughts of Amy entered
her head, she thought of visiting her.
She needed someone to share her
problems with and someone to stay
with or spend some time with to be
able to be free from her devil of a
She was going to visit Amy first, confirm
that everything was okay before
returning to pack her luggage.
Alice knocked twice and Amy opened
the door. The smile on Amy’s face
disappeared immediately she saw Alice.
‘what are you doing here? You traitor’
Alice was taken aback for a moment. A
‘i asked a question, what the hell are
you doing here you two timing b—h!’
Amy said when Alice didnt answer.
‘me? Amy, are you talking to me?’ Alice
‘no, i’m talking to the baby strapped at
your back,’ Amy replied sarcastically
‘i dont understand’
‘why would you understand? Eh,
answer me why would you understand
when all you know is go around
snatching people’s fiance. Na only that
one na you sabi’
Alice opened her mouth to speak but no
words came out.
‘so, you even have a thing for Gilbert,
thats why you were telling me to leave
him and go for Kelvin abi?’
‘oh, you are well excused. You are
dating Tony and you still want to date
my boo too abi? Na only you like better
‘Amy, do we….do we have a problem?’
‘big problem oo. Better one. Because
right now, you are gonna explain
something to me. Just wait here and
dont even think of coming in’ Amy said
and went inside.
Not too long, she came out with a
picture and handed it to Alice.
‘can you please explain this?’ Amy asked.
Alice peered at the picture! It was she
and Gilbert kissing. She coughed.
‘Amy, what is this?’
Amy clapped her hands ‘see question.
No be you be that? Just look at the way
you were kissing another woman’s
property. You see your life? Shameless
harlot. No wonder you mother hates
you, you are a disgrace’
Alice felt like dying now ‘it was Gilbert
who kissed me first’
Amy laughed ‘liar! It was Gilbert who
gave me this picture. He said you were
the one who kissed him first, by force
sef. If he is the one who kissed you first,
why then will he hand me this picture.
You no see your life, you no even sabi
lie. Now leave my house before i do
something we will both regret in
‘abeg comot for here jor! Ashawo kobo