Adaora’s phone rang for the third time before
she noticed it.She was busy running around
searching for Sonia in all the places they had
run to for safety earlier.
Her own house was not left out.She gathered
enough courage to make it there but She was
not there.Asking people if they saw her,didn’t
cross her mind as she quicky dashed off.
She peered at the screen of her phone and saw
a certain number without name,calling.
“Hello”She spoke into the phone.
“Yes am i speaking with Sonia’s mother?”The
voice from the phone asked.
“Who are you?”Adaora asked,already overcome
by fear.She inserted that new line into her
phone recently and Sonia was the only person
who knew the number.
“Your daughter is here with us at the police
station.The one at williams.Division 2″The voice
said and hung up.
Adaora held her forehead as she felt the sudden
headache strike her.She was going to act
fast.She was going to do something she never
believed she would do.
Angela opened her eyes only to find David
sitting close to her.Her parents were gone
now,the drip on her arm already
disconnected.She closed them back and
thought for sometime.
When she opened them again,David’s eyes
locked with her’s.There was a short moment of
silence as they looked into each others eyes
until Angela broke it with a slap on David’s left
cheek.That was the first time she dared raise a
finger on him.
David’s face was expressionless for a while.
“I deserve more than that,Angela.You can go on
and slap me again if that would make you
forgive me”David told her without any trace of
anger in his voice.
Angela watched him produce a white handky
from his pocket to dry the line of tears that
betrayed his expressionless face.
Angela took her face off him,facing the opposite
direction and battling the tears that had
already gathered in her eyes.She didn’t know
when she started sobbing and before she knew
it,her face was wet all over.
“I am sorry my dear.I am sorry”David consoled
her,drying her tears.
“Why did you do it? Why? Did you do it with the
intention of getting a child from her because i
haven’t been able to give you one?”Angela
asked,amidst sobs,searching his eyes filled with
“No.Stop talking like that.I just can’t explain
what came over me.I found myself doing what i
never intended doing.I….i ….”The tears in his
voice didn’t allow him to carry on.
“It’s ok.Please stop.Don’t cry…i don’t want to
see you cry again.It will only break my heart the
more”Angela said,trying really hard to keep
herself from crying.She felt his face with her
hands and shook her head.
How fast his face changed for worst these few
days she was away.
“I’m sorry.I promise i won’t leave you again”She
drew his face close and kissed him
passionately,tasting the salty fluids running
down from his eyes.
“I missed you so much.I’d have killed myself if
any happened to you”David made her
understand before positioning himself very well
to have a better taste of that sweet red
succulent lips of hers;pure strawberries they
sure tasted like.
“mhhmmm”Tony cleared his throat,standing
right there in the hospital room,disengaging
them from their passionate hold.They didn’t
notice when he entered.
“I am very sorry for disturbing you”He
apologised,observing their faces to know if they
wore annoyance but there was no trace of
such.Instead,he saw the smiles on their
faces,forcing him to smile too.He went for one
of the chairs.
“Angela,you haven’t told me why you
attempted killing my friend.Infact,where were
you hidding?”Tony gesticulated.
“She must pay for that”David added
seriously.Angela smiled and hit him playfully.
Angela’s face which was lit up with smiles soon
turned sad as she imagined what could have
happened to her.
“I was kidnapped.What pained me most was
that someone whom i trusted as a friend had a
hand in it.They wanted to sacrifice me to their
gods”Angela expressed bitterly.
“What?”David couldn’t believe his ears.
“By now,i should be a dead person if God hadn’t
saved me.They took my clothes and made we
wear one white gown,saying i would be
sacrificed this morning”She explained further.
“Tell me,which of your friend has a hand in
“Unbelievable!,”David shouted,”how could
“Lets go after her with the police
“No no.please don’t.What i ask is that you don’t
let her know i am found”Angela pleaded.
“No way.We are going to find her”David
“Pleeease.Leave her to me”Angela pleaded
Angela’s mother answered the door.She was
preparing another meal for Angela.
The person she saw at the door made her take
few steps backwards.It was Adaora,her half
“What do you want?”She barked at her.
“I have come for something more than
important.It has to do with your
daughter”Adaora said,not moved by Ngozi’s
Ngozi stared at her without another word.
Which daughter of hers could Adaora be talking