A Second Chance – Classicpluz
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Maria sat on the bed when she came out from the
shower, took a can of cream from the wardrobe
and applied it slowly on her skin.
‘so what did you say happened again?’ Maria
asked Abby who was seating on the chair opposite
‘i said Chuks was involved in an accident’ Abby
‘why?’ Maria asked foolishly. Before she could stop
herself from asking such, it was already out of her
mouth. The look Abby gave her alone sef, she
regreted what she said.
‘sorry’ she said ‘i meant to say what happened’
‘Susan just called. She said we chould come to her
house so we could go and see him together. You
know his parents might be there and if she goes
alone, what will she say she is to him but if we all
go together, we could say we are classmates which
we are’ Abby said.
‘na wa oo. End time is near oo’
‘which one be end time is near oo? Did you hear
me say he died eh?’ Abby asked,
‘eh eh, what about your birthday party sef?’ Abby
‘hmm, that one. I heard dad gave grandma money
to take care of the preparations’ Maria said.
‘and what about your shopping?’
‘my dear, i dont know oo. Dad has not even
coughed a word about it oo’
‘hmm, i dont know oo but Abby something
happened yesterday and i need to tell someone
‘have you told your dad or your grandma?’
‘i told my dad but he didnt believe me’
‘what is it?’ Abby asked.
Maria took a deep breath and told Abby everything.
‘this….your story is,’ Abby said stylishly grabbing
her bag ‘ridiculous!’
‘its the truth Abby, i saw my mother’s ghost here
in this room!’ Maria said and Abby jumped up
‘erm…you see Maria, my uncle actually sent me on
an errand and uhm…i think i have to get going’
Abby said and headed to the door.
‘wait! What about Chuks? Are we not going to see
him again?’ Maria asked.
‘erm, no! Maybe next time’ and with that she
banged the door and ran as fast as she could out
of the house
Breeze started blowing from nowhere. The window
was locked and the AC was turned on but breeze
was scattering everything on the table.
‘what is happening?’ Tony asked as if Alice could
provide him the answers he was looking for.
‘i dont know. The window is locked right?’ Alice
Tony looked at her, then to the window and back
‘isnt it obvious?’ he asked and just then he was
swept off his feet by some unknown force, he
found himself lying on the ground.
‘Jesus!’ Alice screamed and rushed to him.
‘are you okay?’ she asked helping him on his feet.
‘yes….i’m okay’ he asked looking around fearfully.
The breeze raised Alice’s gown up, it infact blew it
over her head and she found herself standing with
just her innerwear on.
Fred sat on his chair in the office, thinking and
thinking of all Queen Lateefa had said the previous
night. He was very grateful that Kofo didnt die, oh
yes, Kofo was very precious to him.
‘you will have to choose between your wife and a
stranger’ those words said by Queen Lateefa kept
ringing in his ears. Was he ready to make his
daughter miserable again. Not ever! He had made
the mistake before, killed Benjamin and Alice
refused to move on. If he kills this new suitor of
hers, she might commit suicide or blame herself for
the death of all her suitors.
Talking about suitors, he knew Alice was in no
realationship so what was Queen Lateefa talking
about? Or was it the guy she introduced to him the
other day? No, they were just friends. Alice would
have told him if there was anything more to their
friendship and even if there was, he wasnt even
sure if he could kill again, to destroy his own
Alice meant the world to him but what about Kofo?
If he fails to kill this new suitor of hers, Kofo will
die and he wasnt sure he could bear the pain. He
was frustrated. At a point he began to regret ever
joining the kuvudu cult. They had brought him
nothing more than pains.
He had to kill his only beloved elder sister in order
to save his life. This elder sister of his had done so
much for him. She even had to sacrifice her own
education just for Fred to go to school and she
even hawked just to be able to fend for Fred. Their
parents had died after the birth of Fred and his
elder sister had assumed the role of his mother and
father. What didnt his elder sister do for him and
how did he pay her back? By sacrificing her to
The very first person he had sacrificed to the cult
was his uncle, then his sister, his father in law and
mother in law, his daughter’s fiance and now its
either between his wife or his daughter’s
At a point he began to cry, what has he gotten
himself into? How can he go out? How did he even
get there in the first place? Then he remembered
God, he needed God at the moment.
He picked his car keys and went out.
Alice quickly reached for her clothes in order to
hide her nakedness. Not like she was shy or
anything but just that it was an office and anyone
could walk in on anytine but anytime she moved an
inch closer to her clothes, the farther it flew away.
Tony pulled his suit and wrapped it around Alice.
The breeze had already stopped blowing, he picked
the clothes and gave it to Alice motioning her to
dress up in the bathroom.
Tony picked up all his documents that flew away
and arranged them slowly as Alice dressed up in
the bathroom and came out.
‘what just happened?’ Alice asked.
‘its a mystery, i’ve never experienced such before’
Tony said utterly confused.
‘there must be an explanation to this Tony. This
breeze undressed me, i dont understand at all!’
‘Alice calm down. I’m as confused as you are. First
of all, lets clean up this mess’ Tony said and Alice
They slowly arranged the documents in their right
places. Tony was arranging some on the shelf,
when his eyes got hold of something. A hairpin.
Oh yes! And the hairpin was familiar. It belonged to his mother in law, Nneka!
Alice caught him staring at a shiny piece for too
long so she walked up to him.
‘Tony, what are you looking at?’ she asked.
Tony quickly tucked in the hairpin into his pocket.
‘its nothing. I believe it belongs to one of the
female clients. Its a hairpin’ he said.
‘oh, okay. Throw it in the trash bin then, why your
pocket?’ she asked.
Tony smiled. ‘i really dont throw such things away.
Who knows the person might recognise it at first
glance whenever she comes over again’ he said.
‘okay. I think i need to leave for my office now.
Everything is all done’ she said, opened the door
and left the office.
He lept on wondering why Nneka’s hairpin was
there, she had never been to his office before.
Maria was about putting on her clothes when her
phone rang. She checked the id of the caller and it
‘hello uncle’ she said.
‘Maria, can we meet in Fantasy? I have someone
who i will want to introduce you to’ he said.
‘okay, i will be there in an hour’ she said and hung
Maria was surpised to see Gilbert and a very
attractive lady with him.
‘good day uncle’ she greeted and muttered a weak
greeting to Stella.
‘uhm, Stella this is Tony’s daughter and Maria, this
is Stella’ he introduced.
‘hi, i’ve heard alot about you’ Stella said with a
‘huh?’ Maria exclaimed in surprise ‘from who?’ she
Gilbert pinched Stella and she stopped halfway.
‘from Gilbert’ she said.
‘okay’ Maria said rolling her eyes suspiciously.
‘so Maria, whats up, whats the latest news?’
‘hmm, well, my birthday party is the only thing on
board for now’ she said.
‘how about your US shopping?’ Gilbert asked.
‘i dont think that will hold again’ Maria said.
‘because dad hasnt said a word about it. Its no big
deal sha, there are so many nice boutiques here in
Lagos’ Maria said.
‘try DOMINION LADIES. They have alot of nice
things. I do shop there always’ Stella chipped in
while Maria feigned a smile of gratitude.
‘have you seen Alice?’ Gilbert asked.
‘no’ Maria said.
‘Stella you’ve now met Tony’s daughter. Maria,
uhm, Stella is your father’s girlfriend’ he said.
‘what?!’ Maria nearly screamed.
‘calm down dear. I am a very nice woman’ Stella
said with a mischievous smile.
‘you are what? My father’s girlfriend? How dare
you?’ Maria asked dangerously.
‘we are in love dear but that doesnt matter now
does it? All that matters is how to separate Alice
and your father so that he would see no one else
but me’ Stella said.
‘you are crazy! You are mad! Infact you must be
high on cheap drugs! Just incase you dont know, i
am not willing to let any woman from any part of
hell into my father’s house, get it!’ Maria said in an
‘Maria pls calm down,’ Gilbert said afraid of
causing a scene ‘Stella here wants to be with your
father and your father loves her too. She will be a
good step mother to you, believe me. She is a
wonderful person, she is my ex wife so i know’
‘oh good! Ex wife huh? Why not re marry again
instead of trying to cause havoc in other peoples
lives’ Maria said.
‘what?!’ Gilbert said.
‘i will deal with Alice alone. And mind you, we will
no longer be partners if this lady is part and parcel
on the plan, do you understand?’ Maria said.
‘what? I dont understand’ Gilbert said.
‘if you keep on tagging this b—h, this w—e, this
s–t along, then i’m sorry, i will no longer help you
in giving you info but trust me, i wont let Alice in
my fathers house’ Maria said.
Gilbert took a deep breath.
‘so you are saying that you dont want Stella too?
To be part of the plan because you dont want a
woman in your father’s life?’ Gilbert asked.
‘okay, done’ Gilbert said to Stella’s surprise.
‘shut up Stella’ he commanded in a hush tone.
‘Maria, i give you my word, Stella wont do
anything’ Gilbert said.
‘good’ Maria said and left after eyeing Stella.
‘Gibert, what was that?’ Stella asked.
‘i’m sorry Stella, i cant afford to lose Maria at this
moment, please stay on your own fron henceforth.
I’ve got my plans and you can plan too but keep it
to yourself. Have a nice day’ he said and left while
Stella sighed in disgust.
To Be Continued