Jedidiah and got along well. He’s still on
holiday, I keep his company when his doing
his chores around the house. We hang out a
lot this days. I do take him along with him
whenever I’m going out, we do shopping
together, salon, cinema, hair. He even
accompanied to my mum’s place once.
“Do you have a girlfriend?” I asked him while
we are taking lunch.
“No, I don’t have one” he replied
“At 27? Why? You don’t look like a player to
me or are you?”
“Far from it”
“Why? you are handsome, you would fit into
any Lady’s specs” I said.
“Specs you say, who dates a broke guy, you
should have seen me before I met Doc
Tinuke. And the little I have now has been
planned, spending it on a girl is o obviously
not part of the plan. I need to plan my life. I
can’t live off her all my life” he explained
“I understand and I’m glad you have a vision,
may all your dreams come through”
“My turn” he said
“I’m I free to ask you a question”
“Really! So it’s a question for a question,
anyway feel free to ask” I said smiling.
“First all, thank you for been a friend, I
wonder how I would have survive alone is
this house during this holiday” he said.
“We are keeping each other’s company I
would have been bored if you’re not here”
“ Yea, back to my question. You don’t work
but yet you spend so much. I see the way you
spend when we go for shopping, the last time
we went out you spend close to #400k, you
also gave me #50k that very day. You used
the most expensive things, Your car your
phones even, I use to buy up to #30,000
recharge card for calls and data in a week”
I smiled. “I don’t work, although I worked for
some months before I resigned last month.
And for the way I spend, let’s just say is
God’s blessing” I said
“Now you are lying to me, I thought we are
friends. You even stopped me from been
formal too yo”We are friends”
“Then tell me how, are you into runs?”
“No I’m not but I have a rich man I’m dating”
“Young rich man?”
“No, he’s way older”
“Do you want to judge me”
“I’m not judging you, you are too good to be
involve in jobs like that”
“Do you want to hear my story?” I asked
“I’m all ears” he replied.
“I’ve never shared my story with any friend
before except Tinuke. I know so many wished
to know the source of my money, but I never
talked to anyone about it”
“I met a man at the darkest hour of my
life………..” I narated everything to him.
He heard the story of my life and appreciated
the fact that I open up to him. He asked for
my decision and I told him what I already
Told Tinuke the previous night. His
countenance fell when I told him my decision.
“Jedidiah, don’t be sad for me. He’s a good
man, it’s just the age difference”
“If you say, so. I wish you the best” he said.
I’ve decided to marry Prince. I don’t want to
talk to him over the phone I’ll go to Abuja the
following week to give him the news.
Tinuke came back from work very early. I
went to her room to ask how her day went.
“My day was fine” she replied with a blank
“What is it again, did you loose a patient
“No, far from it”
“So what’s with this face”
“Anike, I need to tell you something you may
hate me right now. But God knows I’ve
always wanted to tell you”
“Remember I told you I met Olamilekan in
“Yes you did”
“We started hanging around and we became
“What’s wrong with been close”
“Do you also remember, I ask you one time, if
you can still get back with him if he comes
back to Nigeria”
“And I said if God wants it, then it will be.
What are you driving at Tinuke”
“Anike, Olamilekan is the guy I told you
“I still don’t get you”
“We are engaged”
“Olamilekan is your fiance?”
“Anike, I’m sorry. I would have gotten myself
any other guy apart from him. But he was the
only supporting guy around me as at that
time. He was there for me in days of troubles,
I couldn’t help but fall in love with me”
I laughed. Olamilekan was there for you
Tinuke and I had no one when I….was in
“You know what I always thought if you two
are still in my life, that maybe I won’t be in
this position I’m in right now” I started
crying. “Do you know how long he took me
before I could get over you two when you
“Anike just forgive us, I should have asked
“No wonder you have no pictures of him on
your phone, and you never allow me speak to
him, now I get it” I said
“I carry the guilt every day, since the
relationship started. He said I should inform
you from the beginning, but I kept on
“Why are you telling me now”
“There’s no way I wouldn’t tell you, it’s just
hard to say”
“So you guys discussed me during your pillow
“I swear with my life Anike, he knows
nothing about Prince Alawode”
“Tinuke please don’t spoon feed me, I can eat
it by myself”
“Anike he’s my fiance and you are my best
friend. Do you think I could do that to you”
“I believe you, congratulations to both of
you” I wiped away my tears and turned to
“Anike!” She called out.
I turned back. “You have my blessings. My
heart belongs to someone else” I smiled and
left the room.
That week was not too good for me. I believe
Olamilekan wasn’t meant for me, maybe
that’s the reason why things turn out this
way. I remembered the good old days when I
was with him, and a tear drop from my eyes.
Like I said, I wish them well, Tinuke is lucky
to have him.
He later called me and we talked, he
apologized for keeping the relationship from
me. I told him it’s fine.
Tinuke was happy when I finally made up
with her, the house became lively again.
Some days later, Sunday morning to be
specific. Tinuke woke me up and told me to
start preparing for church.
“Get out of bed, sleep head, we are running
late” She said and removed the duvet
covering my body.
“Good morning to you too” I sat up
“Are you still travelling tomorrow?
“Yes, I’m travelling to Abuja tomorrow,
missing me already?”
“Ofcource I’ll miss you, Prince will be so
happy” she said
“I can imagine. Why I’m I feeling nauseous
this morning?” I was actually asking myself
“Are you sick?” She asked touching my
forehead with the back of her palm.
“No, I’m not……
I rushed into the bathroom to throw up. She
came to my aid, she held me and patted my
back while vomiting. In less than two
minutes, I throw up again.
“Let me get a stereoscope” she came back
with it and examine me.
“You look pale, are you feeling dizzy?”
“Right now, yes” I replied
“When last did you menstrate?” she asked
and I told her.
“When last do you have S£x” I told her
“There is 80% possibility that you are
“I can’t be pregnant, I’m on pills”
“Some pills are not that effective”
“I’m been using this for four years now, and
“What’s the name of the drug?” she asked
and I gave her the name.
“You are right it’s one of the effective ones”
“So I can’t be pregnant”
“You need a test to be sure. I have a
pregnancy test strip in the house, let me get
one for you”
“You have one in the house?”
“I’m a doctor!” she left the room and came
back with the PT strip.
“Go to the bathroom and pee on the stick”
She ordered. I took it from her and went into
“Tinuke!”I called out and walked out of the
“What is it?”
“Congratulations! I don’t plan on having a
child outside wedlock. What baffles me is that
I never missed the pills, so what went
“Let me see the pills”
I brought it out of the drawer and gave it to
her. She opened the container and smell it.
Then she brought one out.
“What’s with the face?”
“Don’t give me that, I saw the look on your
face just now”
“Well, the pills smells like hematinic
“What are you implying?”
“I’m not too sure, I’ll take it to the lab to be
She took one of the pills and put it a small
plastic bag. She wrote a note on a paper and
attached it to the plastic bag.
She opened the door and called Jedidiah who
answered her call immediately.
“Please take this to the hospital’s lab. Just
give it to the lab scientist. He knows what to
do” she handed the small plastic bag to him.
“And please be fast about it, so you won’t be
late for church” she added.
“Yes doc” he said
“Take my car” I told him
We came back from church. Tinuke called the
lab scientist, he said the result will be ready
by 7pm. The man said he’s shift ends in the
afternoon. But he will tell the lab technician
on night shift to call her and give her the
Some minutes after 7pm, Tinuke received a
call from the lab technician.
“Ma the drugs contains thiamine, riboflavin,
niacin/niacinamide, vitamin B6, vitamin B12,
folic acid, and p@ntothenic acid” he
“That’s Vitamin B complex”
“Thank you very much, I’ll collect the paper
work tomorrow, Good night” she said and
ended the call.
“Bco!” I stood up and pacing up and down
“Who could have changed the drugs?” She
“Who else, it’s Prince of course. I need an lab
result that confirms I’m pregnant” I said.
“You’ll come to the hospital for another test”
“I can’t believe Prince tricked me to get me
pregnant. I’m getting rid if this pregnancy
and for the marriage, I’m no longer
interested” I stated.
“Don’t talk like that, I’m not saying what he
did was right, but you should know he did
this because he wants to be with you. As for
me, I advice you keep this baby, the father
“He asked me, I said no. He changed the
drugs so I could get pregnant. And you want
me to applaud him”
“Stop been dramatic, you’ve already decided
to marry him, pregnancy shouldn’t change
that. You should be thinking on how to plan
your small wedding now and not doing this”
“And I said no”
“Anike, you need to work on this your
temper. Do you know how many ladies will
kill to have something like this”
“I’m not some ladies, why are you talking like
this he got me pregnant without my consent”
“Anike, Ladies do this things for money, they
would have held Prince down with pregnancy
since, if they are in your shoe. Marry him
and accept your fate. You love him and your
mum who could stop you also support you.
Stop this childishness, please….”
“Whose side are you on?”
“I’m not anyone’s side, just do the right
thing” she said and left me all alone.
To be continued
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