THE HOUSEMAID DISASTER
*AT THE GRAVE YARD*
The ground was wet with tears and mourning.
David held Angela, comforting her as she stared at the grave crying bitterly, wishing she could come back to life to spend more time with them. She had forgiven and forgotten whatever wrong she did her
“I will never forget the good times we had. I have known you for a long time. You were my best friend. A friend like no other. Even in my next world, i would still want you to be my friend again and again. I love you Baby. We shall meet again to part no more” Angela couldn’t control her tears as she dropped the flower she was holding in Ebere’s grave.
Mike was affected the most. Words were not enough to say how he felt. His precious pearl had been taken away. He never knew if he can ever find someone who will truly love him like she did. He blamed himself for abandoning her in the first place because of the rumours he heard. His eyes were almost empty from all the tears he shed.
Sonia, with her bandaged wounds, sniffed at regular intervals. She feared Ebere still bore grudges against her before her death, though her sister Angela had told her Ebere bore no grudge against her.
“For the short time i have known you, i discovered you did most of the things you did out of frustration. But you are a good person. Rest in peace Ebere” Sonia dropped her own flower on her grave.
Mr.and mrs.uwa also expressed their goodbye message to their daughter’s best friend, Ebere. They knew Angela would be greatly affected by her death because right from their daughter’s school days, they were more than friends.
Mike bursted into fresh tears again. David had to console him, telling him that God will provide her another woman.
When everyone was set to leave, Angela squatted by the grave in tears, refusing to leave with them. Sonia walked up to her and helped her up.
“It’s okay sister. I believe she is in a better place now” Sonia dried her tears with her own clothes and embraced her.
Half way to the car, Angela bursted into a new cry.
“Oooh.Its ok now. Please stop crying. I don’t want my baby boy to become a ‘cry cry’ baby when he is born” David said, smiling and bent his back in front of her, to the admiration of others. Mike was already gone “Enter my back let me carry you”
Angela stopped crying. She soon found herself smiling despite the tears she was still shedding.
“Which baby boy? Don’t start again o. Its a girl. My baby is a girl not a boy” Angela managed to say before entering David’s back, who eagerly carried her gently to the car.
“Aren’t you going to open the door for me?” Angela asked, making a face.
“With all pleasure,” David opened the door and she entered, “Yes! The queen is in”
He shut the door, entered through the driver’s door, waved her inlaws goodbye and sped away.
Sonia and her parents watched the car speed off till it was out of sight. They got into their own car and slowly drove away.