Richard sat in his office, feeling very excited. He
had enjoyed every bit of last night. The dinner out
was awesome but the conclusive part of the day
had been simply mind-blowing. Belina had been so
tired and sleepy this morning, understandably so,
that he had made breakfast for her in bed. They
had prayed together and he had prepared for work.
Richard was expecting Doctor Felix, in order to
receive reports of how the hospital was after his
departure. He was considering the prospect of
making him his assistant now that Oyinade was
gone. He responded to the knock he received and
Doctor Felix waltzed in, in his usual manner.
Richard gestured a seat and listened as the doctor
gave a detailed account of the welfare of the
“… the patient in ward 9 by name Mr Kelvin is now
out of coma” he said after some minutes.
Richard’s interest was pricked. “Wow… when did
that happen?” he asked, sitting up.
“About 5:23 yesterday sir” he responded, and then
took his eyes away from the book, looking at
“Sir, do you know the man personally?” he asked,
although he already knew the answer to that;
Richard’s behaviour when the patient was to be
treated showed it. He did not expect their
relationship to be a pleasant one, though.
“Yeah. Yeah, I do” Richard said, letting out no
“Obviously… The patient was restless when he
found out that he was being admitted in BRH and
more so when he was told that you attended to
him” Doctor Felix said. “He became so violent that
we had to sedate him. He tried to escape around
3am this morning but we caught up with him and
since then had someone to monitor his room”
Richard became worried and his face portrayed this
but he knew that only one thing can make someone
that restless – guilt. He stood up. “I am going to
see him now, you may go”.
I arrived Prisca’s boutique and was greeted by all
the smiling workers. They all looked beautiful as
usual, in beautiful clothes and nice braids. I looked
around, admiring all the beautiful clothes
“Sweetheart” I was jerked from my window-
shopping when I heard Prisca’s voice.
“You make me feel as though you wanna buy
everything here”. She said, coming over with a
smile. She faced one of her workers and gasped.
“Did she drop a mouth-watering cheque?”
Everyone laughed hard, including me. I walked up to
her and gave her a cool hug.
Prisca and I proceeded into her office where I was
served a very cool drink. I looked round at the
beauty of the office. The office has changed since
the last time I came which was about a month
“So, how is my nephew doing?” she asked
immediately we sat.
I scoffed. “What makes you think I am bearing a
“My instincts tell me Richard is much more
stronger than you are” she replied with a grin.
“you would be surprised” I replied cheekily.
“have you gone for scan?”
I shook my head, sipping my drink. “No. Richard is
too over-pampering, he won’t allow me lift a
finger. If he knew I stepped out of the house, he
would explode” I sighed visibly.
Prisca laughed. “can you blame him? It is his first
child we are talking about here”
I scoffed. “was it this terrible when you had Pat?”
I asked synically.
“it can’t be this way forever dear. Tony was also
this over-protective at first”
I smiled. “I can’t say I don’t enjoy the pampering
She laughed. “corrupt soul. Anyways, I think he is
just trying to make up for the serious incidents of
last week. That oyinade girl is a witch”
I hissed. “don’t mind that harlot. I have not had
Prisca shook her head. “thank God Richard fired her
before she did any more damage”
I opened my mouth. He hadn’t told me that. Prisca
took one look at my stupefied face and deduced
what I was thinking.
“he did not tell you?”
I shook my head. “not a single word”.
“I shouldn’t have then” Prisca said, obviously
saddened that I had to hear it from her. I pestered
her but she refused to say any other thing. I
resigned. Richard obviously has some explaining to
Ajoke popped open a bottle of champagne to the
cheer of her friends. She could not believe her half
sister could be so generous as to transfer her
beautiful house to her. They were just like twins
even though Ronke is about five years older than
her. It hadn’t taken her three hours to pack her
luggage from her friend’s room. She had been
squatting with her friend for about six months and
the despicable girl never failed to remind her of
that fact. She had asked to stay with Ronke but
Ronke had told her that she used her house for her
‘business’ and it would be a real inconvenience
having her there. She had sent money to her but
she decided to endure the insults of her friend in
order to use the money for the Ipad she had
desired. When she got that call, she had packed all
her belongings in a flash. Met with her sister,
collected the documents of the house and stormed
the house like a real house owner would.
Not even ten minutes after her arrival, she had
received a rather unexpected guest – a man,
accompanied by two police men. Instantly, she
knew that the cocktail that Ronke had told her was
just a cover-up. There was no one interested in
marrying her. Ronke had told her that a man was
interested in her and asked her to live with him
and that that was the reason why she decided to
give her her house. she had accepted the story
that was due to her exceeding joy of having a
house in her name. staring at the police men and
the raging man, she presented an innocent and
confused face. Now that she has a house in her
name, she would not give it up so easily.
“Yes, what can i do for you” she said, closing the
door behind her and stepping out. the fat man
“She is not the one” he said to the police men.
“Eh you, where is the owner of this house? i
believe she must be your sister”
Ajoke glared at him like he had lost his mind. “Mr
man, i don’t know what has got into you ooo, this
is my house” she adjusted her shirt and squared
“Woman, you better cooperate with us” one of the
police men said.
Ajoke turned her smiling face at the young
policemen. “Listen to me guys, i am the owner of
this beautiful house, thanks to handsome guys like
you. You can come and check my documents” she
said blinking while the old man was foaming. The
men were wooed by her gestures. they followed her
inside checked all the documents and confirmed it
did not have the name mentioned by man, not even
the surname. the requested for her national ID card
and she fished it out. The old man just looked like
he was dreaming.
The ever accommodating Joke brought out a bottle
of champagne and invited them to join. What do
you expect? the policemen obliged.
“Is this what i brought you here to do?” the chief
The policemen glared at him. “Shut up your mouth
old man. Wetin you expect make we do? We suppose
arrest you sef. You no know the person wey you dey
find. Na God catch you. Old man like you go dey
pursue small babes wey we suppose dey hammer”
one of the policemen ranted, sipping his wine.
The chief, obviously frustrated stormed out
The policemen had left minutes later, apologizing
for the inconvenience and Joke called her friends
for proper house-washing celebration. This house
has become hers and she would not let it go for
anything in the world. Over her dead body.
Chief Rammon got to his house dejected. He could
not believe his bad luck. He had woken up to an
empty room with his briefcase nowhere to be
found. The money is not even his own. Fifty Million
Pounds. So much bad luck for wanting to cool his
blood. He swallowed as his wife ranted and ranted
about his useless life. He did not even yell back
like he used to before, only walked into his
bedroom like a robot, locked the door and fell on
the bed in tears.
He had hurried to Ronke’s house< hoping to still
find her there but he met a locked gate. He had
assigned someone who was close by to inform him
immediately there is any slight movement and had
received a message after four hours. Before that
time, he had called and called but it did not go
He placed the pillow on his head. His life is ruined.
Tikes arrived Ajide Close in a vehicle with two of
his guys around 9pm. Oyin had told him that the
girl is a very sharp and cunning girl. He had
boasted of the fact that she could not do anything
but he decided not to take chances. He would do a
He checked for number 44, noting the colour of the
house. He checked the picture again and made a
He got to the gate and pressed the bell. A figure
came out and he immediately identified the lady as
the one he had seen in the picture.
She opened the gate and he smiled.
“Hello” he said and pulled the trigger.