James: can anything shock me again? I don’t think so… My guy, ride on
Ade: Hmmmm. The story of my life. So pathetic… I heard my mother, telling
my father to use me to get chairman.
James: get chairman? How? For what?
Ade: calm down… She said, since Mr Jason seems to really like me, I
should be used to put poison in food or drink for him and when he die, the
police can arrest me, as in ME, as the culprit.
James: wait my guy, she actually want you to take the blame for what they
plan to do? Excuse me, are you sure she really is your mother? I don’t
Ade: unfortunately again, she is. That was when my father disagreed with
her, saying I will rope them in, at the police station. That instead, they
should plan to make it seem I steal money from Mr Jason’s safe, he caught
me and in the process of trying to escape, I killed him by hitting him on
the head. James, I nearly puked. Could they be my parents? I doubted it. I
felt dizzy and the receiver fell from my hand. They heard the sound
immediately and I had to rush out to hide in the gents. I heard them say it
was probably the breeze but I was too scared to come out. I stayed there
till evening and fortunately for me, no one was in need of the gents
upstairs. I couldn’t face them. Hearing their plan to kill my helper and
planning to put the blame on me, drained all energy in me.
James: ( cut in).. and that was why you left the job…. I now understand..
I would have done same thing
Ade: yes.. I couldn’t look at Alex and my mother, neither could I tell Mr
Jason. So, I had to leave. But since then, I have been looking for a way to
see Mr Jason, not to tell him but to protect him. I stopped picking my
mother’s calls and when Alex asked why I haven’t been to work, I told him I
have quit with no reason and I hung up on him. Since then, mother has been
calling me but I never picked nor returned the calls. A colleague called me
one day that the chairman has been asking for me but I didn’t go to see him
because I just wouldn’t be able to face him. I longed to ask my father and
mother what I did to deserve what they planning but I lacked the courage.
One afternoon, I decided to pay mother a visit at her friend’s place but
on getting to the door, I overheard her, talking to her friend that very
soon, all properties will be in her name and that she had made sure her
husband has written his will. The friend then asked her the question I have
been longing to ask. She asked, ” ore, what did your boy do, to make you
plan to take him out of the way? After all, he is your only son, only
child. ” And she said,” I never liked that boy from day one but I couldn’t
abort him because of several abortions I have had in the past. I suffered
to have him, forced to care for him and disowned by my parents because of
him. To crown it all, Alex left for Dubai to struggle and I was all alone.
I tried loving him but I just couldn’t. To crown it all, my husband can’t
stop talking about the fine young man in the office. I mean .. argh….I
got so fed up with him. ”
“Hmmmm….I understand you now… But he is hardworking, smart and
friendly…I like him.”
” Please, adopt him. You are free. ”
And I went back, not waiting to hear more. I was so sad that day that I was
almost hit by a motorcycle. That was the day I called you to let us meet at
the bar behind your house.
James: yeah…. I remember.. and for the first time since we have been
friends, you got drunk. But never told me what was bothering you then.
Ade: yes, I didn’t because as I said before, I couldn’t tell you.. I was
just too ashamed. I’m sorry, dear friend. Since then, I made up my mind to
try my best to locate mr Jason and try to protect him from the mother and
father I have. I searched and searched but couldn’t find him. Then, two
days ago, I was at a store in the evening and I saw him with a man. I
didn’t go to him because he will ask why I stopped working with him and I
wouldn’t be able to say anything. So, I followed them to the hotel they
lodged. You wouldn’t believe that yesterday morning as he was jogging, I
saw a car speeding towards him, definitely with intent to hit him, I ran to
pull him out of the way and saved him. I got a good look at the driver of
the car and guess who?