The First Attempt
4 evry lng lost road I went led me 2 whr u r. Odas who broke my hrt, were lyk d northern stars, guiding me on my way, in2 ur luvin arms. dis much I knw is true n I pray dt God bless d broken roads dt led me strait 2 u. Pls b my bride
dese happened in a restaurant @ ard past 8pm. Uche had planned it all out in such a way dt he had his best friend Kunle dere n 3 of Mary's friend 2 spice up d whole scene
"Oh My God, I neva knew Uche can b dis romantic oh. Mary u r very lucky." Omoye, 1 of Mary's friend dere said.
"Please Mary, say yes oh yes, yes" Titi, Mary's last friend said as she gesticulated wit her hands n smiled.
"Why would she have declined the proposal after 3 years of relationship?
Meanwhile Uche just sat there on the bare floor devastated.
Mary locked herself in her room and took out some time to cry out her heart until it felt as if she had done the right thing.
Declining Uche's proposal was a very difficult decision for her to take. She however took it.
"I love you the same way I learned to ride a bike. Though I was frightened yet I was still reckless." Uche said to Mary as he scooped a portion of the ice-cream moving it closer to her mouth slowly.
Both of them laughed together as they held each other’s hand. "Being in your warmth embrace gives me that kind of confidence that makes me
Both birds continued in expressing words of love to each other as Uche sang for her too.
As it got so dark, Uche said "I tink we should b going home nw Mary. Today’s gist is just enough for tonight. We would possibly continue tomorrow dear."
Soon enough they got to Mary's house and it was time for her to go. Still in the vehicle, both birds stared at each other for about thirty seconds waiting for whom to make the first move.
Once again this story was copied from a friend by name Uju Onyechere and i do not claim ownership of it
Of course Mary was madly in love with Uche. Perhaps, more than Uche could ever know or fathom.
However, the possibility of not having a future together started to surface to her after some unique incidences happened three months to the proposal.
All of these had made his Mum’s bond for him that strong.
Somewhere deep down, she still had more affection for Uche. While their Dad preferred Ngozi.
This Oedipus complexity between Uche and her mum continued to exist, and was known to all.
Particularly, there was a time Uche and Mary had a group date with a couple of other friends.
However, the expected happened. Mrs. Young had restrained Uche from not joining the group.
Eventually, nothing dangerous happened that night,
Uche was just still a baby to his mum but Mary wanted to marry a man, not a child
"Babe, am sorry for last night. You know mum can be a bit over-protective. Am going to make last night up to you. Don’t worry" Uche said in a bid to appease Mary for the previous night.
Mary's birthday was just around the corner. Uche had promised to make it a memorable one for her.
Apparently, Uche had plans of making up for the group date he missed since two months ago using this outing.
"Awnn awnn. That sounds romantic.
"You will sing for me too oh. Prepare that voice of yours to be in its perfect tone oh.
They both laughed together as they ended the conversation for that night. It was a day that they kept on looking forward to.
Uche's mum had insisted dt he come along with her to see Beatrice and her parent. Beatrice's parents had a long history with Uche's parents.
Finally, Uche got the opportunity to explain to Mary while he couldn't come as planned, as he went to represent his dad in a cogent function.
"To the extent that you couldn’t call? What nonsense! This is the second time you are dishonoring our date
"My love, I will make this up to you this time. I promise. Am really sorry" Uche said.
"Make up what? The date you just missed now was supposed to be a make up
At this Uche drew closer to her, held her right hand with his left and said softly "Love, am sorry. Believe me this time around."
"So you want to bribe me now abi?" Mary said as she was already falling for him again as his soft hands caressed her softly.
Afterwards, he took the small black box, opened it and took out the necklace out in it.
He tok it n walked strait 2 ha back. Puttin his hands acros ha neck, he tok d necklace n fixed it on her. den he whispered in her ears, "you look gorgeous in it" then bit her gently in dt particula ear
On the part of mum and Beatrice, Mrs. Young was still cooking up her plans to get them hooked up. The last time was just a formal visitation and she couldn't have so much time to push both of them to themselves with her words.
Beatrice had studied international law and is known to be very eloquent in expressing her intent. She was the definition of beauty and brains. Could Uche be the standard she has been waiting for?
Uche finally took Mary out for the treat he had promised. It involved a tour to Tinapa Resort, in Calabar, Nigeria. The trip was like heaven on earth for Mary.
On the night of the adventure, specifically after the tour, they were inside a local hut as both birds expressed words of love to each other as their custom was.
"I love u too dear. It's just that sometimes I think ur mum is taking too much of ur decisions.
"Oh, the song. My voice isn’t so good for it now oh. But am sure you will manage it."
Then he sang for her Speechless by Michael Jackson.
An all-time romance song for any season. The song was so emotional especially as buttressed with his unique voice.
Thinking Uche wouldn't take the call, since they were in the center of a discussion and romance, she was however disappointed.
"Hello mum, Good evening. How are you doing?" Uche said to his mum as he took the phone.
"My dear. Good evening too. Am fine. Hope you have eaten this evening." Mrs. Young said.
"Not yet mum, I will get something to eat soon." Uche replied.
"Mum, not again...okay I have heard you. Let's talk about this some other time. Please" He said.
"Whosoever u hv planned mum. Just remove ur mind. It won't work. In fact, we shouldn't be discussing dis on phone?" Uche said
"Missed kwa, I thought we just saw less than forty-eight hours ago at the party.
"Ngozi ke? The one that doesn't listen to me at all? She listens to only her father. Especially this university admission she just got now.
"It’s alright mum. I have heard you. See you tomorrow then. Need to go. Love you mum" Uche said reluctantly
As he quickly rushed back to the Hut where he had left Mary, the atmosphere had already changed. Mary's face hand become long. And he knew what that means.
"Am so sorry dear, mum had some issues she wanted us to sort out. That was why the call took so long. It's okay now though." Uche said to Mary who didn't even asked for an explanation.
At this Uche knew that the supposed date was just about to become a unpleasant case study. "Well, thank God we have enjoyed ourselves a little
"Dearie, alright let me sing you another song to appease you." Uche said softly.Unable to resist, she looked at him with a funny face and then said "You want to bribe me again this time around abi? It's alright. I just hope this won't happen again.
Uche coughed softly as he would always do before signing. He tot for some seconds d song he would want to sing. This finally came to his mind - "I lay my love on u by Westlife."
Then he started the song
Can hardly believe it (yeah)
There's an angel standing next to me
Reaching for my heart
Just a smile and there's no way back
Can hardly believe it (yeah)
But there's an angel and she's calling me
Reaching for my heart
I know, that I'll be ok now
I lay my love on you
It's all I want to do
Every time I breathe I feel brand new
You open up my heart
Show me all your love, and walk right through
As I lay my love on you...."
"Welcome Big Bro. How are you doing? Mum didn't even mention anything about your coming." Ngozi said to Uche who just arrived home.
Uche had come to visit his mum so they would talk about the marriage issues once and for all.
"Oh, my darling you are here. Welcome home. You came at the tick of time.
"Which help? Did I leave the school to come home to cook? Mummy leave me oh." Ngozi said.
"It's alright. That's all over now. The food is ready. Let's leave all of those. I came here for another purpose." Uche said.
Mrs. Young opened one of the plates containing the soup.
"Hmm, yummy! ur food is still as good as those days mum" Uche said as he took a lump of the akpu and the ogbonor soup (A Nigerian Delicacy).
In the course of eating the sumptuous meal, Uche seems to have forgotten the purpose - the reason why he had come. He got carried away by akpu.
"Thank you very much for the food mum. I haven't had something like this in a while now." Uche said.
"You are welcome my dear.
"If you say so then." Mrs. Young said as she called on Ngozi to come and clear the table.
"Yes mum, to the reason I came here." Uche said as he coughed gently.
"Mary? Who's that one? Hope it's not that young lady that always hinders you from seeing me?
"Wow mum, this is serious. Someone you haven't even meant before." Uche said surprisingly.
As he was still thinking, and trying to put his words together before he speaks,
"A lady that would love me? And also respect all your wishes? At the same time? She must be an angel mum!
"Yes you are right. She is an angel. Probably a goddess - a beauty goddess. You already know her. Just that your eyes are always too big, that it doesn't even see small things anymore.
"Spare me all these fairy tales mum. Who's that?" Uche said sternly.
"Beatrice!" The mum said and took her face away.
"Well, I am not surprise. My only surprise is that you are surprise," Mrs. Young said.
Of all ladies mum, the daughter of Mrs. Taiwo? Ah. I am not interested oh. You never cease to amaze me you know." Uche said.
"Amaze? What's amazing in this? That I am helping you to set your future right with the right lady?" Mrs. Young said.
"What amazement? You mean you haven't seen what's more amazing than this in your life before? I think you are the one amazing me right now. It's simple.
"Oh my God. So it's all about you mum. Not what I want? Not my happiness, my future or what gives me joy?
It was afta dis happened dt he had made the arrangements of the restaurant's proposals.
Apparently, the whole plan had not worked out. Otherwise Mary would have accepted his proposal.
However, he later got to know why Mary had declined the proposal. Mrs. Young was definitely involved.
On the deal day when Uche was to propose to her. Uche had informed Kunle his best friend, and Mary's three closest friends Loveth, Omoye and Titi. They were the only ones aware abt the whole proposal idea. However Mrs. Young had got to know somehow.
This was the information Mrs. Young had leverage upon in ruining all of Uche's plan.
"Why den start a fight u obviously can’t finish?" She had asked herself
After crying out her eyes until it felt as if she had done the right thing,
Mary studied accounting in d same university were Uche had done civil engineering. Uche was 2 yrs ahead of her. While, Uche had gotten a job in a construction firm immediately he graduated, Mary did nt
Unfortunately she performed so poorly in that interview.
Of course Mrs. Young didn't just ruin Uche's plan without another substitute in view. She wanted her son's happiness also.
Uche, who was frustrated that Mary had declined his proposal later began to think he was probably not good enough for her.
His mum took this opportunity to console him and see how she can introduce the need of another lady into his life - Beatrice.
Do not worry Uche nwa m, am sure Beatrice wld be a good substitute for u." She added.
"Mum, you and this Beatrice issue again. How are you sure she is not already in a relationship with someone
"Relationship kwa? No oh. I overheard her telling her mum the other day at the party. She hasn't seen her standard yet." Mrs. Young replied.
"I use 2 knw u guys were close den. y do u tink she didn't date anybody in d UK? Perhaps it was bcos of u? Or dnt u tink so?" She added tryin 2 convince him
"Leave that for me dear. That's not going to be a problem. The problem is if you still have feelings for her. Do you?" Mrs. Young asked.
“Gbam! Then we are good to go,” Mrs. Young said.
With Uche’s response, Mrs. Young knew half of her problem had just been solved. The other half, was to get to convince Beatrice since she has succeeded in convincing Uche.
All these while, Beatrice had no single idea all of the plans made towards her.
Of course Mrs. Taiwo had a ‘thing’ for Uche also.
“Who else wld b a more perfect match 4 my dawter?” Mrs. Taiwo said 2 Mrs. Young, who had just finished narrating her own part of the plans
“Yes mum, I did” Beatrice replied as she started to put off her jacket right there in the sitting room, signifying that she had a very long day
Beatrice was of course a career-driven personality who wanted to attain same position as her dad - a SAN but in a younger age. All that seems to occupy her mind were just law, law, law and becoming like her dad.
“It seems you are very tired dear. Try to freshen up and eat, I want us to discuss about something when you are done
“It’s either I am going to change my suit or change my meals. I can’t just be getting fat like this” She murmured to herself, ignoring her mum’s statement.
“Alright mum, I have heard you. Let’s go on with the discussion now. If I go inside and freshen up, I am not coming out again.
“Marriage!” Mrs. Taiwo said bluntly. “u r 25 nw n u r definitely nt going 2 get younga. Wat plans hv u md towards dt since d last tym we spoke abt it 2weeks ago” She added
“Ye! Three what?” Mrs. Young shouted. “You are not serious at all.
You will get married soon oh. In fact, I have found you the husband. A very handsome young man” Mrs. Taiwo said.
“It’s just ur own u r saying oh. I am not ready 4 any husband anything” She said as she muttered d words 2 herself silently.
“u said what? u r not ready? Do u tink I nid u to be ready nii?”
“Welcome” Mrs. Taiwo n Beatrice said 2 Mr. Taiwo
“Tnx darling,” he said facing Beatrice as he walked 2wards her n embraced her.
“So u will nw embrace ur dawta leaving me 2 go and hug the transformer abi?” Mrs. Taiwo said as she forced herself 2 smile
All these while Beatrice had not made any statement n was just there, knowin fully well that her dad wld support n rescue her like a bird 2 b freed 4rm d snare of the fowler.
“dis is exactly what I hv bin telling mum since. Bt she doesn’t seem 2 see it” Beatrice finally spoke up with a rather joyous tone as she had gotten dad’s back-up
Beatrice immediately jumped to her dad and said “Daddy, thank you for saving me from her hands
Sometimes I wonder if you met mumwhile fighting with the
But this wasn’t just the end to Mrs. Taiwo’s plan. Women are always steadfast and consistent with their plans and strategy. When they decide to do it, they get it done. Whatever way
Mrs. Taiwo believed that if she failed to get her husband to see the need of a spouse for their daughter using her mouth, she would definitely not fail using her thighs.What’s in between the thighs of a woman,she also believes speak louder than what
After exhausting the tears in her eyes while crying and saw that it didn’t seem to be getting any positive results also, she gave up.
“Alright mum, no problem. I will talk to her myself. Just leave it for me,” Uche said to his mum who had called to tell him that her plans of getting them hooked up had not worked out.
He had also tried to reach Mary severally all to no avail.
“Good morning sir, how may I be of service?” Comes the beautiful voice of the receptionist at the Chambers. “Good morning, please I am here to see Beatrice.” Uche said.
This left Uche shattered. His plans, memorized-words, rose flower and hamper had just been a waste
“Hello Son, how are you doing? I will be returning home next week from my trip. Join your mum in organizing for the welcome party at home. Do well to send invites to my friends also, especially the Taiwo’s family. See you soon son. Regards, Your Dad.”
It was d Saturday Uche had tot it as d best time 2 meet d Taiwo’s family, all at home. Fortunately 4 him, his predictions were right.
The Taiwo’s compound was so big that it would take about one minute for one walking from the gate to get to the main entrance of the house.
“Oh, is that not Uche?” Mrs. Taiwo asked. “Yes, he is the one. I think he is officially bringing the invitation for us.
“Oh, Uche! He hasn’t changed quite much. The other day at the party, I only saw him from afar,” Beatrice said.
Wale happened to be the only one who didn’t say a word,
“Good afternoon sir, good afternoon ma!” Uche said as he bent his head a little for courtesy sake.
“Am sure you came to invite us for the Welcome and Retirement party right?” Mr. Taiwo said. “We are already aware. Give me the letter so we could leave you two.
It was like and an open cheque to Uche.
Both stood dere silently staring waiting 4 whom 2 tk d lead n break d ice. “7 whole years! No calls, no texts, nt even a mail. Seems d luv we professed den 2 each oda as children was just a fantasy” Beatrice said finally breaking the silence.
“I was also made to understand that you came out top of your class in both degrees. Aren’t you just an angel?
Of course, the words did the magic. She blushed for a while, then said “Since you can’t tell me why you refused to call all these while, so tell me, why are you here? And spare me the invitation nonsense,
Putting his hands in his pocket and smiling sheepishly as he would always do when talking to Mary then,
“Wat kind of friend dt can’t kip communication?” Beatrice said. “So u mean, u just came 2 pay me a visit n that’s all,” She added opening her mouth in surprise.
At this Beatrice couldn’t help but smiled too.
“Hmm, I will take that as a compliment” Uche replied and both laughed. “I was thinking, since its being long, why don’t you go out with me for lunch one of these days?
“Oh, now I see where that hamper came from. The receptionist tried describing you but I couldn’t just remember any person that matched
“Oh u think we Nigerians r not good with locating people too now abi? We may not have the technologies u guys have in the UK,
Both of them laughed so loudly, and could feel the vibes as it used to be in those days. Slowly, the past they had was becoming present again for the future.
“You remember the first time we both had a date like this?” Beatrice asked sitting directly opposite Uche in the colorful sets of furniture before them. They had finally made it a dinner, in order to have more time to talk.
Uche of course once loved Beatrice as a teenager while they were growing up. But the lost in communication had made room in his heart for Mary
Beatrice laughed out so loud as she heard d story. “I tot u said d strokes weren’t painful den, dt big boys don’t cry?”
He tot Beatrice wld be mad abt it, but she wasn’t a bit. She tickled his hands gently and said, “So tell me abt dis Mary.”
Uche was surprised n tried dodging d question. “Beatrice, I think we shouldn’t talk abt dt today, let me sing 4 u instead.
After much ado, he smiled and said “Alright, I will just give you headlines only. Mary is my Ex.
“Oops! A few weeks ago? That’s serious.
“…Well, it’s interesting though” Beatrice said. “But how come you broke up just a few weeks ago, and here you are with me. I can’t remember being a comforter oh. That’s the job of the Holy Spirit” She added teasing him.
Just right about then Uche’s phone rang and it was his mum.
Uche was supposed 2 b @ home putting tins in orda. dt was y he had taken d week off @ work. Apparently his affection 4 Beatrice had resurrected n he needed 2 invest d break with her.
“Or better still, why don’t I even go with you to assist for the night.
After the whole work and all, it all ended by 1am. They were done for that night to resume by the morning.
He offered Beatrice the room and promised to sleep on the couch.
It was actually a biological history caused by some chemical rxns in deir body, called hormones, dt lead 2 sum pushn pull forces of physics
Meanwhile Mary all these while had been unable to secure a job of her choice in her field of study. She had settled for an administrative job with a firm where she serves as the secretary to a young lady.
"Personally, I believe u shld hv given dt dude a chance. He deserved more nw. u r marrying him not his mum. I dnt know sha, just saying my own"
"Me marry? Not now oh, abeg. After all I went through in Joseph's hand.
Loveth had just suffered a heart break from Joseph with whom she had been dating for the past four years.
There was another lady as the main one. This is the reason she is so concerned about Uche because she had suffered heartbreak before and know how devastating it can be.
Loveth became dumbfounded at this point and finally said "Wait oh, and u just kept everyone in the dark all these while, even me ur bestie it's not fair na."
In addition to Loveth's curiosity first been expressed with her eyes, her surprise was now been expressed with her mouth wide open. The more she tries to talk, the wider the mouth opens and the fainter her voice becomes.
Mary confused and not knowing which question exactly to answer first started crying the more. "It’s okay dear.
"Don't worry dear. If you are not in a state to talk now, no problem. We can always talk about this "It's mum.
"I dnt undastand. Wat do u mean remove?" Loveth asked.
"B4 I met Uche wen I was in yr 1, I was raped by a gang of robbers," Mary said, crying softly as she began 2 narrate her ordeal
I almost accepted Uche's proposal that day,
Now, Loveth was aware of the real deal why Mary had declined Uche’s proposal. But Uche had no idea about this. "Perhaps, he would still accept her as she is" she thought to herself. “Perhaps, he won’t,” another voice said to her.
she took out time 2 attend Uche's dad's party so she cld relate dis story 2 him n see if he still loves her
"I have been around many special women in my life, but none arouses my intellects as this lady does," Uche said as he began his speech.
After the whole tension and expectation,
"Eh" the crowd shouted simultaneously exactly like when Kanu Nwankwo scored the golden goal against Brazil in the 96’ Olympics.
Only Loveth left there disappointed.
"dis will b d hottest wedding dt has eva been experienced in this country" Mrs. Young said 2 Mrs. Taiwo
Jst a day afta d party n proposal, both folks had already started making plans 4 d wedding. Uche n Beatrice had nt even sat dwn to decide on a date
"Wait what? Haven't I waited enough? I waited for eleven years before having my boy.
Both of them then laughed together.
"You are right my dear." Mrs. Taiwo replied.
"We are their parents, let us get them a suitable date and we would let them know.
"They do have a choice. It's their wedding," came the voice of Mr. Taiwo as he walked into their discussion. He had overheard the later part of their discussions relating to them fixing the wedding’s date.
"No I didn't my dear. I think I am getting too old for that. After this wedding, we should probably prepare to start planning my own retirement party too.
"Meanwhile, Beatrice is there. I think she can handle things. Let her start learning to handle it now pending when I leave fully." He added. "Yes, that's very good. Thank God she took after you.
They all laughed once more as they continued their discussion.
Beatrice was standing in between the legs of Uche who sat on the slab as they viewed the blue Skye together with the gentle breeze giving it a romantic atmosphere.
Beatrice said "I was just thinking, we could do this wedding in the UK darling.
Uche cackled softly and said, "You are very funny dear. I wish we could do that you know. But not feasible for now. Extended family will have to be part.
"Nah Nah" She replied again talking like a baby.
Just then Uche's mind for the first time in weeks flashed back to Mary. Paris had been a dream city for Mary and she had always wanted to go for a visit.
At this moment, his eyes looked passed the blue Skye as he focused his gaze on Beatrice and said "So tell me, how come you are this beautiful and intelligent.
He said this in a very seductive manner that Beatrice knew it was just more than the voice talking, he needed something more. Gently, he kissed her and soon started to caress her softly.
Just then Uche's phone rang. "Babe please, One minute. I need to take this" Uche said.
"This is Loveth, Mary's friend. Congratulations on your new found fiancé.
"Oh, common. Why are u sounding as if u were not d 1 dt categorically told me 2 move on wit my life? Let's just say I yielded 2 ur advice." Uche said sarcastically.
At this, Uche became curious and was bent on knowing why.
Uche scheduled a meeting with Loveth where she had narrated all that Mary told her. He couldn't help but shed some tears. He had probably not shed even a tear, for many years now. "You mean, all of these had happened and Mary didn't tell me?"
"You know it was for your own good . Your mum has told the story of how she got you after eleven years to probably everybody in this world. Imagine, if she now gets to know she won't be having a grandchild from you.
"Yes, you are right. She wouldn't accept it. Everything about my life had been all about her acceptance and non-acceptance. For once, let me take a decision that will make me happy" Uche said.
"You are right once more. No one in their right sense will agree to see me marry her. I am not in my right sense anymore. I have been there for too long. All I know is that I am in love with Mary, and that’s all that matters to me."
"So what do u intend 2 do with d oda lady? I saw u in ur dad's party when u were confessing heaven n earth to her. How possibly could u love two different people at d same time?" Loveth asked.
"Well, sometimes we must just love without having any sensible reason, otherwise it's not love, but a mere contract." Loveth said.
The next morning, Uche went straight to Beatrice's office, so he could relate the whole message to her and that his heart was with another. He didn't know exactly how to relate this message, but one thing he was sure of was that,
As he stepped into Beatrice’s office reception, he called Loveth to send him Mary's office address. His plan was to go straight to Mary’s place of work immediately he was done with Beatrice.
The receptionist had kept Uche waiting for some time. Beatrice seems to be having a meeting with her secretary in her office.
Beatrice had just being confirmed pregnant.
Although she loves Uche so well, and their wedding was just in a few months, she however was not ready to have a baby soon.
All these while, Mrs. Young and Mrs. Taiwo were still planning the wedding of the future duo. They had no idea the other plans the children were cooking up for them too.
Confused about everything, she had spoken to her secretary about it,
"Personally ma, as much as your career is very important to you, I also think having a family is crucial too. You could have your children on time and still have the rest of your life to focus on your career.
Afterwards, Beatrice came out to meet Uche leaving the secretary inside to file up some documents.
"I'm pregnant. Three weeks old." Beatrice said bluntly but gently.
Uche got so confused, his countenance turning from that of a pregnant goat to a mad man staring at a naked lady. The confusion increased as he started walking to and fro the reception like he was preparing to defeat Usain Bolt
Joining his confusion, Beatrice said "Why are you feeling unease?”
“Or better still let's talk about it in my office, my secretary will be done there soon" She added.
Uche didn't know what he was doing anymore.
He finally decided to run away and go to Mary's place of work, leaving Beatrice there. Getting his phone to check for the address Loveth had sent, he became puzzled to find out,
As he looked back like Lots wife, he saw Mary walking out from Beatrice's office. Beatrice forced a smile out of her face as she said "Yes, we can go inside now to talk.
Uche stared at Mary and Mary stared back at him. The terrain soon became saturated with feelings of confusion. The look on everyone’s face was worse than that of Nigerians when Buhari wins the 2019 election
"What! Wait! I don’t understand!
“You mean my secretary has been the Mary you told me about all these while? Mehn, I just can't believe this is really happening," Beatrice said to Uche who was now with her in the office.
Just then Mary walked into the office with her heads bowed. Then she said "Please ma, am so sorry for coming into your office uninvited. I just have some things to say. Can I please go ahead?"
Facing Uche, Mary started "My boss' daughter have been a source of help to me for just these two months of knowing her. Even though I had performed poorly in the interview,
“She got to know about my uterus when I planned committing suicide and has been a source of encouragement to me in
“Uche if you really still have an iota of feelings for
"I disagree" Beatrice said cutting her off. "I think you both are the ones who deserve each other.
Uche got so confused and couldn't tell which to actually choose.
As he took his hand out from his pocket and coughed gently as he would always do before he talks emotionally, he started shedding tears.
Moving her face towards Uche, she said “You already have a baby in me. However, I don’t mind allowing Mary
“Marry her and move on with your life. At least your mum would have a grand-child
Mary increased the volume of her crying
The wedding plan of Uche and Beatrice still continued, only that Beatrice’s name was replaced with Mary’s. It was like a hard yam to chew for Beatrice, but her watch-word remain,
Six months after Uche and Mary’s wedding, Beatrice gave birth to a boy. She had moved back to the UK to prevent her from remembering the constant negative feeling her sacrifice had left in her.
Uche Jr. and given a Yoruba name also – Oluwaseun.
Baby Junior returned back to Nigeria when he got to two-years and he lived happily with his father and new mum – Mary.
1. True love still exists.
2. It’s is very possible to love two people at the same time, but you would always prefer one. If you don’t prefer one, then you are probably lying to yourself.
4. It is very important following ur parents counsel n leading. However, learn 2 take a stand sometimes so u wld be happy too.
Thanks for your time!