It was an unknown caller, but she knew who the number belongs to.
“What is it Ola, why are you calling me” she replied the caller as soon as
she picked the phone.
See I’m sorry, but I’m in the middle of something. You can call me back
later in the night…. No, you can’t come over cos I’m actually on my way
out… I understand you but I can’t talk now neither can I see you soon…
Ola, I promise to call you back as soon as I’m through with what I’m about
to do now… alright…bye” she said and ended the call.
” Whaaaoh, this feels much better than being rude and insulting and later
trying to silence the guilt so as not to apologise. This is a great step
Tilda, despite all Ola did and you didn’t scream and curse him. You’re
doing great girl.” She thought encouraging herself.
She picked her bag and set out for her friend, Joan’s place.
Becky on the other hand sat in her car as she received a call from Ben. She
apologized for all that he might be going through as a result of her. She
also appreciated him for sending back her money and prayed that may he find
who will heal the wound she caused in his life. She ended the call after
which Ben as asked to see her. She was confused and don’t keep if she
should go or not. “What if he has something bad in mind for me? What if he
wants just closure? What if?” These were her thoughts.
This is when she needs her friends the most. She would have called to ask
Joan on what she feels bit she didn’t want to stress her in anyway. And
Matilda will feel she is as dependant as ever and will taunt and ridicule
her with this forever.
” Nope, I will take this decision myself and be responsible for the
outcome. Maybe this is my first test of being independent and I won’t flop
it. No matter what comes out of it, I will know I solely made the
decision.” She thought.
She drove home, freshened up and set out to Ben’s place. But she ensured
she dropped necessary details of Ben to her househelp, Nneka.
All through Matilda’s drive to Joan’s place, she had been rehearsing on how
she’ll apologise to her. At some point, she stopped thinking as it was
driving her insane and promised to apologise no matter what and in any
John on the other hand, quickly wrapped up with his work and took
permission from his boss to leave. He left for the Mart where he got a
beautiful jewellery and also some flowers for his wife. He thought about
the pregnancy but let go, promising to love his wife unconditionally,
although it will be an addition if she’s pregnant as he would love to be
called a father already.
He noticed a car in the compound, actually in his parking spot. He called
the gateman and enquired about the car owner and as the gateman was about
to respond, they heard a loud scream from within, actually his apartment.
He rushed down to his apartment only to find Matilda still screaming,
holding and shaking Joan who is lying unconsciously on the ground.
To be continued…