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Friday, 6 April 2018

Episode 8

I called Bode,and put on the phone’s speaker so Mrs Williams
could hear our conversation.
Me:Hello Bode.
Bode:Hello,how are u?.
Me:I’m fine.
Bode:What about dt thing?. Have u removed it?.
Me:That’s why i’m calling u.
Bode:Hun Hun?.
Me:I cant do it,n i want u to come home so we can talk.
Bode:What else do we want to talk about?..Ehn?..U know
how things are with me?.Is it my mum who had not been
able to continue with her trading dt will be taking care of a
pregnant lady?.
What if they got to know in church?,what do u think will
happen?.Think of ur parents too,how will they take
it?.Pls,let’s get rid of ds pregnancy n continue with our
lives..Please,i beg of u.
Me:Fine..but we still need to sort out some things.When are
u coming home?.
Bode:Exam is fast approaching n i need to study,moreso,i
have no transport fare.
Me:I will take care of dt.Pls come on friday,u can get back
to school on saturday if u so wish.How about dt?.
Bode: Okay,let’s see how things will be during d week.
But hear ds,if u refuse to remove dt thing,i will deny it
o,bcs u know how i’ve been struggling since all these days,u
know everything o.
I hung up.
Mrs Williams heard everything.

Before i left for school on friday morning,Mrs Williams told
me to go to my house after d school hours as Bode could
come as promised.She however told me to send a text
message to her as soon as he comes in.
I went straight to d corper’s quarters after school,tidied up
my room which was in a mess.I was expecting Bode tru out d
afternoon,he didnt show up.I called his number but couldnt
get tru to him,so i guessed he was on d way.
Finally,around 6.40pm.He called me,informing me dt he
was just getting to Oyan,but wanted to see his mum
first,after which he’ll come n see me.
I quickly sent an sms to my pastor’s wife telling her what he
told me. Bode came in around 8pm.
Few minutes after he came in,Pastor n Mrs Williams also
came in.He was so surprised to see them.We both greeted
them n sat down.Bode kept on wondering what d meeting
was all about. Pastor Williams said “Well,Bode,there’s nothing new under
heaven any longer.We’ve heard everything dt happened
btw u n Sewa.I as a person,i’m not happy about it at all,n
so is my wife..but in a situation like ds,we just have to
leave everything to d hands of God. So,i want u to tell us now,who is responsible for ds
After a long pause,he murmurmed “Its me sir”. “Dt’s good.I thought u’ll deny it,n i also learnt u are
suggesting abortion..Not ds one,n not here,so take ur mind
off dt.Ds baby has come to stay.Is dt taken?.”
“Ye-ye-yes sir”.He answered. “Now,let’s go to ur mum’s place.”
We got into d car n left for Bode’s family house. When his mum heard what happened,she couldnt lift up her
head.She just kept quiet.
She didnt say anything tru out.
After leaving d place,i felt so bad.I wondered what was
going on in d mind of Bode’s mum.

I was no longer active as i used to be in church.
Soon,people began to suspect something was going on.Some
came to ask me why i was living with d pastor’s family.Some
would ask why i was no longer acting as d choir mistress
Others asked why i was putting on weight,while many others
did not come to me,they would rather backbite or gossip.
With time,my tummy was protruding.
Hun!..Come n see sidetalk in church,even during service!!.
Thank God for Pst Mrs,she has prepared me before
everything started.
Sometimes when i was so bothered n
moved by what anybody did or said,i would tell her when we
get home,she would encourage me n i would get over it
immediately.I was discussing with her from time to
time,without hiding anything.
Many times,she would pray
with me.She was d angel God sent to me at a time i really
needed one.
Then,one bright saturday morning,my mum called
me,telling me dt she n my dad were in Oyan,dt i should
describe where i was,as they wanted to see me.She said
they’ve been at Ikirun since friday,to attend a
programme.So,they decided to check on me before going
back to Lagos dt day.
Pastor Williams travelled,while mummy went to market to
buy some groceries for d house.
I quickly called her n told her dt my parents were in
Oyan,n were on d way to their house.
She rushed back from d market.By d time she would enter
d living room,my parents were already seated,enjoying d
cool breeze blowing from d fan my dad told me to swicth on.
They exchanged greetings.
My parents appreciated her n her husband,n told us dt he
had forgiven me..n dt he was ready to meet Bode n his

He asked about his parents. We told him he lost his dad of
He said he would like to go to their house to meet his mum.
As much as i appreciated d fact dt my dad had forgiven
me,yet i didnt want him to visit Bode’s family house,as i
didnt know how he would feel,seeing d old,poverty-stricken
building they were living.
I was left with no choice anyway,so we went there together
with Pst Mrs.
Bode wasnt around,he was in school. His mum was in d
market,facing her business.
She had come to greet me once at my pastor’s house.
Somebody quickly ran to d market to call her,dt some
visitors from Lagos were waiting for her at home.
She rushed home to meet us.
My parents were just looking
up n down d whole street n compound.
They exchanged greetings,after which we went into d sitting

Pst Mrs introduced them to each other.
My dad asked about Bode n wanted to know when he would
be around.
His mum said she wasnt sure of when he would come home as
he left not too long ago.
Daddy said his mum should tell him to come n meet him in
Lagos,as dir’s something he wanted to discuss with him.
He gave her money to send to him for transportation, gave
her n her daughters money too.
We returned to pastor’s house,they ate,n left.
Now,i could go to Lagos bcs d school was on long vacation,
but i didnt want to go bcs of what i would encounter in d
hands of Lagos people too, church people,neighbours,
family n friends.
So,i told dad n mum i would prefer to stay in Oyan till
schools resume in september,n they agreed.

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