Sonia clutched the hand of her bag,the same
bag she had come with few months ago and
made her way through the back door.She
couldnt bear those eyes of Angela looking
murderously at her,knowing she did something
that deserved more than such a stare.
Coming out from the backyard,She saw her
mother sauntering into the compound.She
could see the ‘okada man’ reversing his
“Sonia.Sonia.We are leaving immediately.No
questions.I will tell you why,later”Her mother
said,seeing the bag in her hand.She already
packed.’Whats happening?’ she wondered.
“Why mom.why? Dont you want me to stay
again,to bring you huge money? Aren’t you
happy with that anymore?”She let down the
heavy tears from her ears.
“I am sorry my daughter.I have truly hurt you
in every way.I have really done you enough
harm”There was sorrow in her voice.She drew
Sonia close and embraced her.Something she
couldn’t remember the last time she did.This
time,all of a sudden,she could feel Sonia’s
pain.She could feel her heartbeat thuddering
beneath her chest.She needed no one to tell
her she was the architect of the poor girl’s
“Sonia!”Angela’s harsh and aggravated tone
“Oh i see,you both have succeeded,”Angela
increased her steps towards them,”how could
you”She landed a hot resounding slap on
Sonia.The kind of slap that comes with stars
and dizziness.Angela lost control and pounced
on her.She went wacko at that moment,tearing
and pulling at the poor girl whose mother she
pushed aside when she tried to stop her.
“You will kill her o.and you will surely regret it if
you do”Sonia’s mother said,trying to get up
from where she fell.Her kneels ached as a result
of the fall.She could feel the hurting pain of the
arthritis and rheumatism which was part of
what she had been suffering for years.
Angela landed several kicks on Sonia’s belly
with her kneel.Sonia screamed painfully with all
“Ahh my tommy.Jesus…my tom……”her voice
Blood was seen traling down her legs.
Angela got up from her to get a better view of
what she was seeing,which was just playing like
a movie before her
Sonia continued bleeding.
The pregnancy was gone!
Gone in the twinkle of an eye.
Angela took some steps backwards with her
eyes focused on the red liquid dripping from
She knew what it signified.She needed no one
to tell her that what it meant.With a quick
reflex,she turned and saw David standing some
distance away.She stared at her,hatred and
anger filled her eyes with questions flashing
through her mind.How dare him? How dare him
do this to her? How could he impregnate their
maid? Could it be because she has not been
able to conceive and give him a child?
Tears gathered in those eyes of hers,red with
anger but she fought hard to send the tears
back to where they came from.
“Are you people going to leave her here? Do you
people want her to die?”Sonia’s mother spoke
out.Ebere was right.Sonia was pregnant.
Angela was sure she didn’t quite hear her right
but she heard her say something.Her head was
spinning.She was beginning to feel dizzy.It was
then it dawned on her that she actually
brought another wife for her husband in the
name of a maid.She felt everything turning
around and before she knew it,she slumped to
David rushed over to her at once while Sonia’s
mother was supporting her daughter to her
feet.They must get to the nearest hospital as
soon as possible.
David never knew she was pregnant.She never
told him about it.
A car pulled into the compound.Mr.and
mrs.Uwa;Angela’s parents got down
impatiently,seeing their daughter on the
ground and a woman they never wished they
would see again;Sonia’s mother;Ngozi’s half
sister who was always at logger heads with her
“How can father give you most of all he has and
left me with with little? Am i not his daughter
too? You poisoned his mind against me.We shall
see”Those were the words Mrs.Ngozi uwa got
from her when their father’s will was read
out,and ever since then,different kinds of
problems unleashed themselves on herself and
her husband until they seemed to have
ceased.Armed robbers visited them
regularly,confiscating almost everything they
had.Mrs Ngozi uwa was nearly forced to
concluded that her half sister,Adaora,whose
husband died in a motor accident with their
two kids,was behind the disappearance of her
Could she be the mother of Sonia? How come?
Confusion and curiousity manifested themselves
on her,but who was she going to ask those
Her half sister had gave a wicked,prolonged hiss
on seeing her.It was her husband who signaled
to her not to make any move or say anything to
“What is happening here”Mr uwa asked,rushing
to feel her daughter.
“David what happened?”Mrs uwa asked with
her heart beating fast.She feared something
bad might have happened to her daughter.
“She fainted!”David reported.
“Isnt that Sonia your maid? What happened to
her?”She asked againg pointing at
them,moving out of the compound.Adaora was
seriously making sure they left quicky.
“What is wrong with you young man? Cant you
talk again? We can take them both to the
hospital”Mr uwa rushed and reversed his
car.David played down his question.They got
Angela into the car and in no time,they were
out of the compound.Adaora and Sonia were
nowhere to be found.
**3.15PM THAT SAME DAY*
Angela woke up to see her mother by her
side.She glanced around.She was at home.
The doctor said she only fainted and nothing
Mr.uwa had tried hearing from David what
actually happened but he never answered his
questions the way he wanted him to,so he
waited on Angela.
Angela’s mother too,was not left out it
thoughts.What could have happened to her
“Are you feeling better now?”She
asked,watching her daughter closely.She
Angela nodded and said she wanted to ease
“Where is she?”David who came in few minutes
“She went to ease herself”Mrs uwa
replied,eyeing him suspiciously.David left.
“I cant find her,”David reported,emerging from
the door that led to the backyard,”I have
searched every nook and cranny of this house”
“Is she up already?”Mr.uwa asked,as he entered
the room.Seeing the troubled look on the two
faces there,the look on his face changed too.
“Angela is missing”David announced,reached
for his car keys and hurried out,leaving his
inlaws there like undecided ghosts
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