Saturday, 11 November 2017

Wrong Number Episode 21

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Back to Nigeria.
Daniel’s driver came to pick us from the airport, they
drop me off first, everyone was happy to see us. My
Parents gave us a warm welcome. Daniel told her
sister she’ll come back for her and he left with his
driver.
Hours later while unpacking, I was in the room alone
withSharon. She also assisted me in arranging
things.
“Sharon who is Josh?” I asked as I unpack.
“This is Moyin’s handiwork, she will get it from me
when she gets back” she said laughing.
“Just answer my question, leave Moyin out of this for
now. Who is Josh o”
“Josh is your Pastor’s son”
“And you don’t think I know that already”
“Okay….he’s a friend”
“Is that all” I said with a smile.
“And I kind of have a soft spot for him”
“Gbam! I finally hear it from the horse’s mouth”
“It’s nothing”
“Says who! it’s something. Sharon, you liked a guy for
the very first time in your life”
“Daniella, I find it hard to believed too, i think God has
changed me”
“Not that you think, He has changed you, He answered
our prayers”
“Yes he does. Thank you so much, You stood by me
all through and never judge me” She said and hugged
me.
“Let’s give all thanks to God, we couldn’t have done
this without Him”
“You need to thank your family on my behalf, they’ve
been so sweet to me, I felt at home. In fact I don’t
want to go back home.
“Really, I’m happy you enjoyed your stay here, but I’m
sure your brother won’t allow you to stay. All the
same you can always come here anytime, it’s your
house now.
She hugged me again. “I love you even more than my
Daniel” She said smiling.
I laughed. “I doubt that but I love you too my darling”
“Whats going on here” Moyin said as she entered my
room.
“Nothing, miss nosy” Sharon countered.
And we all laughed.
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Daniel came some days after to pick her sister. We all
wished she could stay, she also felt reluctant to follow
Daniel, but Daniel insisted.
Daniel thanked my Parents for their hospitality.
I sneaked Sharon out of the sitting room hurriedly.
“You have his number right?” I asked immediately we
got to the corridor.
“Who?”
“Josh, call him and let him know you’ve gone back to
your brothers place”
“I will”
“You can tell him he’s free to visit you anytime at
your brother’s place”
“OK, thanks sis, you are more than a sister in-law to
me” she smiled and hugged me.
Moyin helped her with her bags, she knelt down and
thanked my parents. I can’t believe she knelt down.
I’m very sure that’s my mom’s handiwork, Sharon
must be a fast learner. I was impressed
Some days later, I called home. I talked with my parent,
Sharon and lastly my younger sister Moyin.
Moyin told me she got gist for me, she always has gist.
“Sister mi, things are happening o, God is indeed a
miracle working God” she said
“You are talking in parables, what happened, go straight
to the point”
“Just guess”
“Moyin! Don’t start this your guessing game”
“Sharon is crushing on Josh”
“Josh…..” I said trying to place the name.
“Our Pastor’s son”
She cut in
“Did he come over to the house?”
“Yes he came last week and ever since then Sharon has
been gushing over him”
“Really! God be praise”
“Every time we attend mid week services, she makes
sure she sits where he can see him”
“That’s good news, Sharon crushing over a guy?”
“That’s not all o”
“Continue, radio without battery”
“Sister mi!”
“It’s a compliment, you are good at dishing out news”
“Yes and I’m proud to be a carrier of good news”
“Now tell me what I haven’t heard”
“Ehn en, as I was saying before I was interrupted. Josh
also called me and ask about her”
“Meaning the feeling is mutual!”
“You get it, so I told her she came from abroad and
every information she needed to know but I did not
mentioned she was once a lesbian o”
“Good, that’s wise of you”
“Hmm, sister mi, Josh now comes to our house
everyday and I know he came purposely to see her. I
use to excuse them. They will gist,laugh before he
leaves.
“All these in less than two weeks we left Nigeria?”
“Yes o, imagine Josh than doesn’t give ladies face in
church”
“Moyin you don’t know how happy I am right now, I
never knew God will answer us this way”
I was happy that I started singing.
“I never you will answer me us way……
“Sister me you and Mummy are now the same, I can’t
believe you are singing on phone. Can’t you sing when
you drop the call?”
“It’s not my fault, I’m just so happy”
“I hear you”
“Let me thank God now, this can only be God, He did it”
“Yes o, in fact Mummy too has noticed there closeness”
“If that’s God will for her, then things will fall in place
naturally. Thanks sis, Daniel needs to hear this, I have
to go now”
“Bye sis, hope you shopped for me as well”
“Sure, we’ll talk later bye”
I ended the call.
I can’t wait to give Daniel the full gist.
Daniel was at my place after work to drop some
things for me. He was about to leave when, I received
a phone call from kola.
“Joy is in the hospital” he said with a low voice.
“What happened?” I asked
“We lost the baby, she had a miscarriage”
“Oh my God! When? How?” I screamed
“She just started bleeding, and I rushed her to the
hospital”
“God! After everything you guys went through to get
her pregnant!”
“She’s not taking it easy at all, my parents and parent
in-laws are around too”
“I’m coming right away” I said
“OK, thanks”
“What’s the name of the hospital?” I asked
He told me the name of the hospital and hanged up.
“What’s going, is joy OK?” Daniel asked me.
“She’s not, she had a miscarriage” After all they went
through. The IVF money that cost them millions of
naira and all”
“It is well, do you know the hospital?”
I nodded. “Let me drop you and please calm down, I
believe she’s in good hands. She’ll be fine” he said
An hour later, we arrived at the hospital.
I met my Uncle and his wife at the reception. Thank
God Daniel met them the previous week, it would have
been awkward if they met at the hospital. I knelt down
and greeted them They directed us to her ward.
I ran towards her on the bed and hugged her tightly,
she had cried her eyes out”
I really felt for her. We were so glad few months ago
that the IVF worked and this happened again.
I tried to console her, but she refused to be
comforted. Even her husband is not in a good shape.
Daniel moved closer to her and console her.
“We will try again, I have very competent doctors in
the US, and this time you will be under their care and
be monitored thoroughly till you have the baby” Daniel
assured her.
“Daniel I’m tired, I already have my hopes up and all
of a sudden, I had a miscarriage!”
“You have to be strong, don’t loose up, I assure you
everything will be fine, just trust God”
“This burden is too much for me to bear” she cried in
his arms”
“Look around Joy, just take a look around, all your
loved ones are here. You are not alone”
“I’m grateful, Thank you Daniel”
“You are welcome, I’ll talk to your husband now once
I step out of here and we’ll start planning”
“Thank you very much Daniel, thanks for coming down
to check on me on a very short notice” Joy thanked
him
“He was with me when Kola called” I explained to her.
“Ok, thanks dear cousin”
Daniel excused himself and went to the reception area
to discuss with Kola.
My Parents met us at the hospital, I guessed my
Uncle informed them. Daniel left for his house while I
and my mom left in my Daddy’s car.
Joy was discharged three days later. I spent my
weekend at her place
A month later Joy and her husband traveled out of the
country. Daniel had already made all the necessary
arrangements with the Doctors over there. We are all
hoping that things we walk out fine this time.
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To be continued..

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