"Now I am really confused ,it was her mother all along. What then was the pity stunt she pulled in the court?" I asked, looking intently at Eniola.

"As far as I know, only Mariam can divulge that information," Eniola muttered.

"And how is Mariam going to be the solution. She's not going to be in court and her innocent father will go to jail." I said yelling at Eniola.

"Quit yelling at me." Eniola hissed.

"Mariam will come to the court if she wants to tell the truth and that's all." Eniola said fastening her seat belts.

"We should have probably kidnapped her." I muttered under my breath.

"Excuse me?" Eniola said frowning.

"It's nothing. Don't bother." I said hurriedly.

"So where's the way to your house?" I said kicking the car to a start.

"Turn left, then go right and drop me," Eniola said clicking the power of her phone on.

"Alright." I said wearing a fake smile.

In my life, I haven't seen a lady so bossy as Eniola. She had an innocent face to deceive men like us while her heart was purely made of stone and granite. Isn't there anything that could make her smile at me for just a second? I intentionally sped up so as to annoy but it seemed that everything I did to gain her attention was in solid vain.

After complying discreetly to her instructions, I stopped the car just beside an uncompleted building. A huge sense of awareness struck me that this wasn't Eniola's abode.

"You don't live here Eniola." I said folding my arms in frustration.

"I know. Thank you for the ride," Eniola said while opening the car door.

"You do know that you shouldn't be ashamed of where you live." I said teasingly.

"Of course. I just don't like too much attention." Eniola winked.

"A slum isn't so bad for you though." I winked back at her.

I rolled up the windows so as not to continue an endless argument with Eniola. I smiled as I watched her put on her flashlight as she walked. She was the kind of lady that never looked like a damsel in distress. She blended into the darkness of the night due to the black outfit she was wearing. She didn't even look back to acknowledge my presence. She simply walked and I waited till she was out of sight.

I zoomed off. Finding the house was a very easy task with the help of GPS. I walked into the lonely house. A yawn escaped from my lips ,my day was pretty rough and exciting .I switched on the lights. The only thing that looked so stunning was the couch I was about to doze off on.

I jumped on it happily ,maybe this was all destiny. I wished for more days of James's absence. Maybe it was for the best , I now enjoyed the new life I was living. A life that no one would condemn me , a life made up of lies. A life I wished to continue. I closed my eyes in readiness for the sleep to wisk me away.


Not again!

I picked the phone up even without looking at it.

"Hello." I said in a singsong manner.

"Hello James." Eniola said.

There was only one human being on this earth that could call me by that name.

"What do you want,"I said standing up.

"Have you gotten home," Eniola asked.

"Why do I have to answer that question? " I said walking over to the fridge.

"Why are you answering my question with another question?" Eniola yelled.

"Why are you so angry all of a sudden? Are you on your period?" I said picking a water bottle out of the fridge.

"I am going to hang up in the next five seconds if you refuse to answer my question." Eniola said.

"I see that as a joke and not a threat.You can do better than that," I chuckled.

"I am guessing you are at home," Eniola teased.

"And how do you know that?" I said taking a sip of water.

"You seem to be standing in one place and I am not hearing any cars zooming." Eniola whispered.

"Bravo,"I shouted.

I dropped the waterbottle on the top of the fridge and I dropped the phone on a table and I clapped into it.

"You are destroying my eardrums bit by bit." Eniola teased.

"You are welcome."I said laughing as I grabbed the phone.

"I am starting to think you are flirting with me Miss Eniola." I said laughing.

I heard the sound of a choke. I took it as a light hearted joke and I laughed.

"You don't have to deny it." I continued.

"I choked because of the peppersoup I was taking." Eniola whispered.

"And by the way,have you eaten?" Eniola asked.

"No."I said.

"Are you so persistent in getting ulcer?" Eniola teased.

"You keep disturbing my meals unfortunately." I said chuckling.

"Alright, Goodbye J.J." Eniola whispered in tiredness.

"Goodbye Eni." I said smiling.

"Eni?" Eniola asked.

"I can't be the only one with a nickname."  I said laughing loudly.

"Whatever. Goodnight." Eniola said and she hung up the phone.

I jumped once more on the couch and threw the phone on the table and inhaled silence. Soon enough I was completely invaded by sleep.


I paced back and forth pressing my third right finger into my lips. I was enormously fueled in agitation. I knew I shouldn't have shot him but I was bathed in so much venomous anger. And he didn't make it any easier. He was the one who kept spilling words he wasn't meant to.

In the past few weeks,I was a spinster dreaming of getting married and now I was a murderer. I never wished for this but I knew I had to take responsibility. I was just a time bomb that was waiting to explode. I had bottled the pain inside for too long and the consequences weren't as I expected.

What have I done?

I thought I had it under control. I thought I would just shoot him to death without looking at his face. I thought I would enjoy the splatter of his blood but instead I felt disgusted. But everything was going to be over soon.The judge would be dead and I would go back to my normal life.

My normal life was burying myself in newspapers and headphones, refusing to reply any form of pity and crying myself to bed. The reason why it's so hard for me to move on and forget it ever happened is because I was already pregnant. I found out the day he died. It was a day of happiness and sadness. A life lost and another growing in my womb. I fought the urge to cry.This wasn't the right place at all.My thought were stopped by the quick steps of a known figure advancing towards me.

"He's alive!"

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