[Story] Common Mistakes Ladies Make in a Relationship…Episode 37
Common Mistakes Ladies Make in a Relationship…Episode 37
“What do we do dear, what do we do?” i nervously asked as i picked up the crying child.
“I don’t know my dear, i guess we have to wait for her to come for the child, hope you ain’t planning on leaving me here alone?” he asked fearfully.
“Of course not, how do you think i will leave this child with you” i answered. He heaved a sigh of relief.
Anxiously we waited for Stella to show up, the clock soon struck 7:00pm, but she was yet to return. 8:00pm i got very worried and anxious,
“What if she isn’t coming for her baby?” i asked Emmanuel who simply shrugged with confusion.
“There is no way she could have left for the village by that hour, i have a feeling she’s at her brother’s apartment. Her elder brother is a police A.S.P, a graduate in police uniform” he explained lightly. I simply stared at him, extremely shaken and confused.
“I think i still remember the house address the brother once gave me when i was settling her case with the family, i will return the child first thing tomorrow” he added with a blank expression.
“Seriously Emmanuel, how did you get yourself involved with such obnoxious girl eeh?” i asked curiously. He silently scratched his head and shrugged.
“It’s a long story my dear. A very terrible mistake which is slowly eating me up like cancer” he muttered weakly, collasped on a chair and sighed. My stomach growled and bit, i was very hungry but had no appetite whatsoever to eat. I knew Emmanuel equally felt the same way.
Exactly 8:38pm, we heard gentle knocks on the entrance door. Emmanuel breathed deeply, stood up and opened his door. I instantly gasped as i saw him leap backwards, while two uniformed policemen jumped into the room, grabbing his trouser by the waist, another guy on mufti gently walked in with Stella by his side.
“There she is” i heard Stella say, pointing at me, “she’s the lady that orchestrated the whole plan to steal my child” she said to the policemen. My heart instantly skipped five beats, i felt like disappearing that moment.
“What’s happening, how dare you guys barge into my house to intimidate me, i know my rights” Emmanuel yelled.
“Then you have to start calling your lawyers, because you are in for a very big case”, “Assault and battery, attempted murder and child theft, my friend you ain’t getting easily away this time. You can’t humiliate my younger sister and get away with it whatever be her fault” The guy on mulfi barked angrily, while the two policemen, dragged us into a waiting police Van.
My first visit to Emmanuel’s apartment was a big disaster, it earned me a night at the police station.
Emmanuel was thrown into the cell as soon as we arrived at the police station, while i was left to cool off at the counter behind the reception desk.
“I just don’t want to punish you further because just like my sister, you are equally an unfortunate victim in this whole mess, if not i would have thrown you into one of the cells as well” Stella’s brother said to me. I nodded gratefully and thanked him.
“Yes sir, thank you sir” i murmured nervously.
My thoughts kept me company all through the night as i wondered what Emmanuel’s fate would be. By the look of things, i saw that Stella and her brother were very ready for a tough battle. Mosquitoes however never allowed me to think properly, i kept slapping myself as i battled them all through that restless night. I was in a very terrible state the following morning, which luckily arrived very fast.
Fortunately for us, stella’s brother arrived the station very early, and sent for us. I hastily walked into his office, while Emmanuel was dragged in minutes later. He looked tired, scared and nervous, but fortunately his body wasn’t in anyway tampered with.
“You know before i joined the police force, i used to be a very bad player?. I did everything unthinkable just to get down with a girl, but i never for once laid my hands on any girl nor got any pregnant. You know why?, Because i used my head” he lectured Emmanuel with a smile, “I’m so sorry mister, but you went too far with my sister this time around, and i’m going to deal with you to the extent you end up losing your job. You know banks hate getting involved in scandals huh?” He asked Emmanuel, who instantly frowned and looked away.
“I already have mapped out my plans, first i will call the press and some popular bloggers i know, give them the story i prepared about you with the caption, “BANKER COOLING OFF IN POLICE CELL AFTER TRYING TO KILL GIRLFRIEND”, OR “BANKER TRIES TO KILL AN INNOCENT EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL IN HIS APARTMENT” or better still, “BANKER TRIES TO KILL BABY MAMA FOR ANOTHER” he tilted his head sideways and poured out evily, while i gasped.
“What do you think will become of your job after such news is made public, or what do you think the state prosecutor will do after learning of such case?” He asked with a mischievous smile. The look on Emmanuel’s face was terrible, it was very obvious he was extremely scared. He looked like someone who just saw a ghost.
“I have evidence, plus pictures of my sister’s battered face and doctor’s report” he continued.
“Please what is it you want?” Emmanuel nervously asked, interrupting him. The young police officer simply licked his lips and smiled.
“Hmmmm what do i want?” Stella’s brother repeated and scoffed.
“You used my sister, got her pregnant, made her unmarriageable, abandoned and broke her heart, I kept quiet and never for a day challenged you.” “When my parents managed to fetch you for talks, you showed up, claimed responsibility and disappeared like a ghost, i still never bothered you”, “I took care of my sister without complaining, but i guess because of our soft nature and the way we handled everything, you thought you could do as you like, thereby further insulting my family by inviting the innocent girl to your house, so as to beat her up and snatch her baby” he poured out calmly, while Emmanuel nervously watched him like a rat watching a friendly cat.
“What do you expect me to ask for eeh?” he asked Emmanuel, who simply shrugged silently.
“I can’t force you to marry my sister, neither can i allow you to walk away from your responsibility over her and the little girl” he added seriously.
“But this isn’t a case settled in the police station, can’t we do it elsewhere, like in your house or village?” Emmanuel asked pleadingly,
“Oh yes, but i don’t trust you, moreover my sister is the person pressing charges and i fear you might spend more time here with us” he replied with an evil smile.
“Oh goodness me! i beg of you, don’t do this to me, i can’t afford to skip work even for a day, please” Emmanuel begged nervously, while i nodded in support.
“Alright, but there is still one more thing you have to do, if i’m to allow you guys to leave” the young officer added and licked his lips.
“You have to sign some papers, it’s just like an undertaking which you have to accept, before i let you have your freedom” he added as he brought out two envelopes, which he placed before Emmanuel.
“All you have to do is just to sign both of them, you go with one copy, i keep the second copy for myself” he explained as Emmanuel went through the papers.
“You don’t expect me to sign this crap do you?” i soon heard Emmanuel ask with a raised tone.
“How do you expect me to suspend my upcoming wedding, till i settle issues with your sister?” he asked angrily.
“Oooh so the wedding rumors are true??,” “yes sir, my request is very reasonable, because that’s what any sane man will do. For the sake of my family’s pride and for the sake of tradition, you have every reason to sit down and settle with us, before rushing into another marriage, moreover which church will wed you when you are yet to resolve your problems eeh?, my friend you better sign the two papers, because it’s that or nothing” the young officer sprang up and barked loudly, hitting the table with his fist. My heart skipped a hundred times over.
It just looked as if someone was blowing an air of misfortune towards my happiness.
How will this whole issh end?
We’ll find out soon!
-To be continued-