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It’s been three days since the incident, Sam’s mum has gotten better and she was getting discharged. The days she spent in the hospital were hectic for me, i took care of her the way i never cared for my mum, Sams sisters had each called me twice to thank me for caring for their mum. Sam was also supportive, cooking all the food, which was what he does best.
No one had set eyes on Kelvin since the morning he left the hospital, his phone was switched off and his friends knew nothing about his whereabout.
We were all worried about him especially his mum, who woke up and narrated to us how she got to Kelvin’s house and met him and his friends partying, a pool party precisely, some were smoking, some were drinking, with unclad girls everywhere , the sight was too much for her to take in, that was what caused her heartattack.
I really felt for her, i really understood why one of my lecturers used to advise us against putting blames on the mother of a wayward child, sometimes it’s not really their fault, they did their best. Like in Kelvin’s case, his mum did all she could.
She was discharged in the evening, we were very happy, i could sense that she wasn’t too happy even though she tried to mask it with a fake smile.
I didn’t really blame her, how could she be happy when she didn’t know the whereabout of her first son.
We got home and she got the biggest surprise that she wasn’t expecting, even I wasn’t expecting it; Her two daughters were around to welcome her, with cakes and welcome cards, she was elated, i could feel it when she spoke.
The girls were very jovial and caring, they both thanked me uncountable times for taking care of their mum, i really felt special.
Just when she thought it was all over, Her husband walked in, she screamed in excitement and hugged her husband, they looked like a young couple in love.
With all the love and excitement that filled the room, i felt a tinge of jealousy, I wish i could joke and laugh like they were, although Sam’s sisters especially the youngest made me feel like i belonged to the family.
Everyone took the snacks and drinks that Sam’s dad bought for us all, we were led by the mother of the house in prayers, we prayed and thanked God for life and for granting her quick recovery, we also prayed for the Kelvin, wishing him goodluck and success where ever he was, only Sam and I said amen to that prayer.
We then moved to the dinning table to eat the specially prepared meal by Chef Sam, they were one big happy family, i felt peace and unexplainable happiness as i was not left out of any of their conversations, the whole family were jovial, they didn’t even carry themselves high the way some rich men who were not even up to their standard did.
From their conversation i learnt that their Family house in Nigeria was under renovation and that the girls would be staying in Eko hotel and suite for the one week of their stay in Nigeria.
After meal, Sam’s sisters and I cleared the tables and washed the dishes, i really admired their down to earth character.
We went back to the sitting room after clearing and met the rest discussing about Kelvin’s disappearance, Sam mentioned that he had earlier gone to Kelvin’s house and met everywhere under lock even the gateman was not there, i started praying silently in my mind for him not to be in any sort of danger.
”If we don’t see him tomorrow, i will call the Inspector General of police and ask them to comb all nook and cranny of this state and fish him out where ever he is, i am sure he is someone planning another evil act”
”Dad, he is not really like that” Sam said sharply.
”Adekunle stop defending him” his dad called him with his native name.
”Dad, let’s just call the police now and report the case” Sam said again.
”He is somewhere, and he is very very safe where ever he is, he is probably somewhere in another of his mannerless friends house, throwing another pool party” His dad said nonchalantly.
”Darling, he is still our son”
The argument went on and on for about twenty minutes, when we heard a knock on the door, we didn’t even hear the gate open, so we hesitated a little before opening the door, when Sam finally opened the door, Kelvin walked in.
”What are you doing here, have you come to send your mum back to the hospital” Kelvin’s dad shouted at him.
He immediately went down on his knees when he came into full view.
”Dad, mum, I am truly sorry for all i have done, for all my bad behaviours and for ever disobeying you” he said on his knees.
I almost cried seeing him in that state, he was looking lean and haggard, just like the prodigal son in the Bible.
We were all watching him. When he was done pleading and asking for forgiveness, his mum was the first to stand up and walk towards him, she pulled him up and embraced him with tears in her eyes, followed by his sisters and then brother, his dad was the last to embrace him, i was surprised when he came towards me for a hug. I happily hugged him.