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Life after wedding (belina season 2) episode 15

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EPISODE 15

Oyinade could not quite believe that her world was

falling apart right in her very face. She stared at

Ronke as she drank from her cup slowly, hoping

that she was just pulling her legs but the facial

expression she saw told her that it was definitely a

farce. She swallowed hard.

“Please Ronke, don’t do this to me; we are best

friends, remember?” she pleaded.

Ronke laughed sarcastically. “Best friends my foot.

What do you take me for, uhn? Do you think I am

someone you toil with? I watched you take up

positions in various places; being offered top

positions in every company you enter, you come

here and rub it in my face instead of helping me

secure a job. Do you think I like warming people’s

beds for money? Listen to me and listen well: if

you don’t get five million Naira in two weeks, be

ready for a shocker”. She stood up already furious.

“Five million Naira? Where am I supposed to get

that?” Oyinade yelled, already in tears.

“I don’t know and I don’t care. Rob a bank,

whatever. You know me girl, don’t take me

lightly”. She threatened, refilling her cup.

Oyinade was breathing hard. “You are a betrayer. I

hate you” Oyin said quietly.

Ronke nodded. “Not as much as I hate you. Now,

get out”

Oyinade stood for a while then made for the door

quietly. Ronke’s voice stopped her at the door.

“Don’t think I don’t have proof. Two weeks” Ronke

said and went into the room. Oyinade closed the

door and made for her car. She ought to have

arrived office by now.

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**********

Prisca dropped off Patricia at school, leaving her

with a loving peck on the cheeks. She had snacks

in her lunch bag which she dropped with her

teacher – Miss Terri. She went back home to enjoy

her day. Part of the advantage of being a boss is

the fact that you can decide to stay at home

anytime you like. She hadn’t been able to tell

Richard and Belina what she had found out

yesterday. Belina had been asleep and Richard had

been too concerned about Belina to even be

concerned about whatever she had found out. She

had poured it all out to Tony immediately she

arrived home and had played the recording to his

hearing. He had been too impressed with her role as

the interrogator that he had sent it to his phone

to listen to it over and over again. His anger

towards Oyinade was not disputed though. He had

relayed the story of how Richard had been

distraught when he saw the picture sent to him.

Prisca eased into a chair, lemon juice in hand,

switching on the plasma to watch some American

movies. She would make sure that Oyin girl is put

exactly where she belongs. She had said some

things which held an element of truth.

When Belina became a member of the family, she

had almost become invisible to her parents. Her dad

was doing all he could to make up for lost time. He

wanted to do everything just to erase the bad

things that Belina had to cope with in the hands

of Mr. Badmus. He never came back from work

without buying something special for her. Prisca

had felt neglected but Belina, being wise had

always shared everything that was bought for her.

She would have resented Belina but the bond

between them is far too deep to allow jealousy.

Belina had noticed the extra attention she was

receiving and had confronted their parents. Belina

is the best sister she could have ever had and if

she had to choose again, she would choose Belina a

thousand times.

She remembered the fact that she would be an aunt

in a matter of months and a wide grin was pasted

on her face. As for that Oyin girl, she would deal

with her personally; her trip to BRH should put

that little gold-digger in her place.

**********

**********

Oyinade sat in her office. She hadn’t done anything

serious and most of her time had been spent in her

office, thinking of what to do. She felt stupid and

foolish. She couldn’t believe she had trusted Ronke

enough to get her involved in her every move. She

had known that Ronke was jealous of her

achievements and of her enormous body but she

never knew she was this bitter. Where on earth

could she get five million Naira? She has little

above one million in her account. Even the two

million Naira she had stolen had been squandered.

There is this thing about stolen money that seems

to fly away the very minute it gets to your hands.

She put her fingers against her temples. She had

been expecting Richard to call her as a result of

what she had told Miss Prisca Williams but she

hadn’t heard anything. Richard came in rather late.

He must have been at home taking care of his baby

mama. Her jealousy spiraled as she thought about

this.

An idea popped into her head. No. she shook her

head vigorously. She couldn’t try it. Never. She

cleared her mind, removing the evil thought from

her mind. She placed her head on the table. She

had never been this confused in her life. Her

intercom line rang and she jerked up with a start,

her heartbeat running wild. She contemplated

ignoring it but common sense took over.

“Hello” she said with shaky voice.

The voice of her boss came through the speaker,

making her already wild heartbeat somersault.

“Miss Oyinade, I want to see you in my office

immediately.”

She had dropped the phone without a response but

even if she had responded, it wouldn’t have been

heard because Richard hung up immediately he

finished his statement.

She stood up on shaky legs and went to Richard’s

office, leaving her brain blank, expecting the

worst.

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I chewed the salty crackers Richard had given me.

Richard had pampered me so much that I got tired

of it, loved it though. I woke up rather late. Is it

part of the signs of pregnancy to sleep too much?

If it is, I do not like it. I hate waking up late, no

matter how tired I was the previous day. I felt

heavy and weak and I wanted to do some exercise

even if it is strolling but Richard would not have

it. I still felt weak and sick but I explained to him

that it was just a minor weakness, of course, he

did not listen.

The part of the pampering I really enjoyed was

when he bathed me. Silly me, you would say. I am

allowed to be silly; I am married for heaven’s sake.

You enjoy so many ‘silly things’ when you are

married, especially to a very handsome Richard. The

bath had graduated into something else and instead

of it being a single person bath, it became double.

After the love play in the bathroom and in the

room afterwards, he had got me some salty

crackers from the supermarket which would reduce

my nausea, then tried to force me to eat something

even though I had no appetite at all.

I had to send him to the hospital forcefully when

his pampering was becoming too much, saying that

he needed to take care of Kelvin. He didn’t like me

mentioning his name but I had done it just to send

him to the hospital. When that jealous look had

crossed his face, I had smiled and kissed him,

telling him that I love him.

I chewed the cracker, very happy that he had

actually bought it. It was helping me, although I

already missed Richard. I sent him a message,

telling him that I would love to have another bath.

I smiled to myself as I saw the delivery alert.

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Prisca smiled internally as she sat opposite Richard.

She wanted to just blurt everything out but she

wanted a little fun. She wanted the downfall of

Oyin to be her way of having fun. She had arrived

at BRH and had headed straight towards Richard’s

office. He would have called Belina but she did not

want to stress her at all. She is an expectant

mother, she thought with a smile.

She had to wait in the reception for Richard

because he was not on seat. Richard met her there

and had invited her into the office. They had

discussed various issues before she carefully slipped

into her main purpose for coming.

“Richard, someone in this hospital has tried to

break up my lovely family” she had said.

Richard’s eyes had twitched as he looked at her as

if dumbfounded. “What are you talking about? Is

there any problem between you and Tony? Who is

that person?”

Prisca’s expression had been one of pain. “It is

Oyinade. I saw her yesterday. She is trying to

destroy a family filled with love. She even has the

guts to admit it to my face. I wanted to tell you

yesterday but I could not. You were already on your

way home.”

Richard had remembered that she was about to say

something but had kept quiet. He did not question

her again but had called Oyinade immediately. She

tried hard to keep in place her facial remorse as

she waited patiently for Oyinade to arrive.

Not long after, a call came in through the intercom

and Richard said into the mouth-piece, ‘tell her to

come in’. She smiled internally.

Oyinade entered and upon sighting Prisca, she

shivered. Richard noticed this, he had actually

thought that there must have been a mistake but

seeing Oyinade’s reactions, he knew that something

was fishy. This lady is already having the habit of

causing confusion in homes. “Would you explain

exactly what I am hearing Miss Adeyanju?” Richard

said sternly, having a calm look on his face; an

expression that Oyinade had come to term as

dangerous.

Oyinade shifted uncomfortably on her feet. “I…

don’t understand sir” she breathed very quietly

that Richard almost did not hear her.

“You better understand before I lose my cool. Tell

me what you did before my sister-in-law repeats

herself, leading you into even bigger trouble”

Richard dropped, piercing her with his eyes even

though she avoided meeting his.

She trembled. “I am sorry sir, I was misled. I was

over-ambitious and dying with love that I had to

do everything within my power to have you” she

said, tears dropping from her eyes.

Richard was now confused; very confused. “What are

you talking about?” he asked, looking from a

distraught Oyinade to an indifferent Prisca and

back.

“I admit everything Mrs. Williams told you but sir,

I did everything out of love for you sir. Ever since

I saw you on TV, I hadn’t stopped fantasizing

about being with you and having you to myself.”

She sniffed. Richard just stared wide eyed. “I was

the one that sent you the picture of your wife and

her ex”

“What?” Richard said before he could stop himself.

His anger was now coercing to the surface.

She cried harder. “I only wanted you to love me sir.

That is why I wore that skimpy dress to work, so

that you would notice me.” She swallowed. “I am

so sorry sir… I would never do it again” she said,

kneeling down.

Richard just stared at her, not knowing what to do

or say. He had expected something like this but not

about him and Belina. Prisca had said it in a way

that made him think it had to do with she and

Tony.

Prisca took out her phone, pressed a few buttons

and the conversation between she and Oyin filled

the room. When the recording ended, Richard placed

his head on his desk. His head was filled with

nothing and everything. He could not believe he

had such a person in his hospital. He lifted his

eyes.

“I would take pity on you because I am not ready

for any legal case right now but you know that if I

decide to put you behind bars, you would be there

for some time. I have the power; but I would not

do that. Stand up now and go to your office. You

have one hour to pack all your possessions. You are

fired.”

Oyin’s head shot up instantly. “No. Please sir, I am

sorry. I did what I did out of ignorance. Please”

she pleaded.

Richard’s piercing gaze almost blocked air from

entering her nostrils. “Remove that tag and hand it

over”, he ordered. Oyinade was still for a couple of

seconds. She removed the BRH tag bearing her name

and placed it on the table. “Now, get out now” the

words were a little above a whisper but it was like

a scream due to the way he said it. Oyinade stood

up, wiped her eyes and left deflated.

Richard picked up his intercom and barked. “Prepare

a letter of termination of contract for Miss

Adeyanju immediately. She is no longer a staff in

BRH”

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Oyin made for her office like a robot. Her brain was

blank. No thought came. She picked up the few

things she had in her office – her photo frame,

her Ipad, her bag and some other minute things and

moved out of the hospital. Curious stares greeted

her as she left but she did not pay them any heed.

The only thing that came to her head was, ‘where

am I going to get five million Naira?”

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