THE UNEXPECTED LOVE
(Tochi in school)
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..
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