Story: The Loophole…….. Episode 2 (By Oluwatoosin Oladejo)
The New Year was going on quite well for the Daniels.
Nath was promoted at work.
Tricia also resumed her new job.
The unborn baby was doing quite fine.
“I’m so glad and excited, God has been faithful to us you know”, Nath said one evening as he and Tricia sat in the garden to relax.
“Yeah. He’s been so good”, Tricia replied.
“How’s my baby doing today?” he asked rubbing his wife’s tummy calmly.
“He’s quite fine, only that he’s been giving me a little bit of trouble lately.” she smiled coyly.
“He’s probably eager to see our faces”, Nath said, smiling heartily.
Tricia couldn’t help laughing.
Just then a call came in from her office.
“Hi Tara, How are you?”
“I’m good, and you?”
“I’m doing just fine!”
“That’s good to hear. Well, the boss came in this afternoon. He would like you see you at the head office tomorrow morning.”
“Is anything the matter?” she asked a bit jittery.
“Well, I don’t know but I don’t think so.”
“What was the look on his face when he gave you the message?”
“Not strange. It was just that usual straight face. You know that look now.”
“Oh. Yeah. Ok then. Thank you.”
She placed her phone on the stool before her, looking straight.
“Who was that?” Nath asked.
“Tara. She said the boss would like to see me tomorrow morning at the head office.”
“Hmm… Maybe a promotion or something.”
“Promotion? Mr Dreamer, I’ve spent barely five months in this company.”
“You never can tell.”
He began singing a hymn and swinging his hands like a song director “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform…”
“Oh Nath, away with this afternoon comedy. Honestly I have a bad feeling about this.” she said with a worried look.
“Hey ma’am, what’s this again with the negative thought? Stop it! Go see the boss tomorrow. I’m sure it’s something good.”
This time he was wrong…
She was right!
Nath opened the door to welcome his wife, soaked in her own tears.
“Babe, what’s the matter?” he asked, wiping her tears with his handkerchief.
She handed him the letter in her hands.
He unfolded the letter and he looked utterly shocked.
“Suspension? For what?”
She pointed at the letter signifying that the reason was stated therein.
He checked again.
“No! Not you” He held her with his two hands.
“You didn’t do it.”
Tricia found her voice.
“No I didn’t, I can’t do such a thing. You know it Nath.” she cried further, her chest rising up with each pant
“Yes I do. So, who could have done this?” He asked taking a seat and staring closely at the letter as if he had not read it properly.
“I don’t know, I really don’t. I’ve been suspended till the investigation is over.”
“Don’t worry dear, all will be well.”
“I just hope so”, she said faintly.
She was already weak from crying.
What happens to Tricia?
To Be Continued
Author: Oluwatoosin Oladejo
I am Oluwatoosin, a child of God. That’s the most important fact about me.
I am a Graduate of Chemistry from Nigeria’s premier University, the University of Ibadan. I love to sing and write songs. I also love to write poems. I love sewing and cake crafts too. In short I’m an embodiment of the arts and a big fan of creativity!
I love to write anything that will make you know that the essence of your whole life is to worship the Creator. Hey, wait! I’m not saying you have to spend all of your life singing worship songs or just lifting your physical hands to the heavens. If you think that’s all about worship, you’re wrong. It’s about your whole life, your everyday ordinary life, being pleasurable to God-your walking about, eating, sleeping, talking, relating with people, carrying out your daily duties- everything!