Beggar’s Daughter- Episode 5

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Because, the little girl resembles him! She has his “Eti Ehoro”
ears like the ears of Will Smith that celebrated American actor.
In fact, people say they look alike. And he likes the compliment.
Because, Will Smith is a handsome man and also regarded as a
S£x symbol in Hollywood.
“No. You are you not dreaming Sule. So, you are now a lawyer?”
“Yes. I decided to go back to school and fulfill my ambition to be
a lawyer. And I thank God for making my dream come true.”
For a while, both of them stand face-to-face, eyeball-to-eyeball.
It is a one in a million meeting. Sule is too amazed to see her
also transformed into a new personality.
He calls Abigail and tells her to serve them drinks and snacks.
Abigail does so immediately and they spend sometime regaling
themselves until Tunde reminds Sule of the business dinner he
has with an important client.
“Hadiyat, I have to go. Where are you staying?” Sule says.
“At the Lagos Sheraton. I came to look for you. And now that I
have found you, I am at peace with Halimat. Because, since she
has been harassing me to take her to her father, I have not been
able to even concentrate on my work.”
Halimat smiles as she relaxes on Sule’s laps with her head
resting on his left shoulder. Sule tickles her cheeks and smiles

They are all in elated spirits.
“I will join you at the Sheraton in three hours time. I have to
honour this very important invitation to a business dinner at the
Lagoon Restaurant on Victoria Island. You know Victoria
“Of course. Have you forgotten that I grew up here and followed
my parents to all the bus stops in Lagos, begging for survival.”
“Oh, Hadiyat. Those were the days of wretchedness. Thank God
the nightmares are over. See how Providence has changed our
lives and made us better,” Sule says.
Mama John gives him an illustrative look indicating that she
wants to leave.
But Jelili is not in a hurry to leave, because he has not better to
do and he prefers to even pass the night in the cozy office since
it is like a palace when compared to the makeshift shack under
the flyover at Stadium bus stop.
Sule and Tunde exchange glances of tacit knowledge of what to
do for Mama John and Jelili. And Sule opens one of the drawers
of his desk. He brings out some cash. Notes of naira. He counts
up to three thousand naira. Then, he gives Mama John two
thousand naira and gives Jelili the remainder.
“Oga lawyer, my kind son. God will bless you,” Mama John
thanks Sule gratefully.
“Oga Sule, thank you. I trust you,” Jelili says in appreciation,
bowing slightly. “Oga Tunde. No shaking. You are correct fine-
fine.” Jelili adds.
Tunde calls Abigail and tells her to switch off all the electrical
supplies and lock up before going home. “See you on Monday.”
Sule and Tunde see their visitors to the gate of the office. Mama
John and Jelili leave. Hadiyat and her child feel reluctant to
leave Sule.
“Halimat, my angel. Don’t worry. I will soon be back and I will
join you later,” Sule says confidently as he and Tunde escort
them to their car. A saloon car. And they wave as Hadiyat
drives off with her daughter.
“What a day!” Tunde exclaims and sighs


“Tunde, let’s go. It’s already 7.30 pm. We should get to the
Lagoon before 8 pm,” says Sule.
“I am ready,” Tunde says.
“Let’s go,” says Sule.
They enter Sule’s saloon car and are about to drive away, when
a short fat man in overall comes to them.
“Oga Tunde, good evening,” he greets.
“Is it now that you are coming?” Tunde asks in Yoruba.
“Oga, there was a lot of work. In fact, I have not even finished.
But, I decided to rush to collect your car,” the man replies in
“Here’s the key. Just do a better job this time. Don’t make me
think you want to frustrate me to abandon the car, so that you
can sell it,” says Tunde giving a key to the short fat man.
Sule nods at the man and drives off without wasting time.
Sule is at home. He is in his pajamas and bathroom slippers. He
is in his living room reading a document.
The living room is well furnished with modern furniture and
electronic products. It is well decorated and ventilated.
“Dear,” calls a pretty young woman in a nightgown and
bathroom slippers. She is tall. But not as tall as Sule though.
She is black and beautiful.
Sule looks up to regard her.
“How do you want your egg?”
“Boiled,” Sule replies.
“Okay,” she nods and returns to the kitchen through a passage.
Sule admires her. “Some are born beautiful and others are born
ugly.” He appreciates the natural beauty of Funmilola. She
makes his weekends wonderful. And he is already making plans
to go and see her family and ask for their blessings to marry
her. But, the sudden appearance of Hadiyat frightens him.
Because, Hadiyat seems to be interested in formalizing their
relationship. And their love child, Halimat is her joker. After the
dinner at the Lagoon, he and Tunde went to the Sheraton to see
them. And Tunde soon left. Hadiyat soon puts Halimat to bed
and then stripped stark Unclad before him in all her beauty. The
sight of her awesome Unclad body made him lose his
composure and as she undressed him, he couldn’t resist her.
And he did not leave her till this morning. He is still trying to
recover from the Intimate bout. And he wants to keep it a secret
from Funmilola.


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