Tue. Feb 13th, 2024

Shantel sat on a chair with A piece of paper and pen,

writing

a letter to her boyfriend which reads:-

“DEAR MY LOVE.

by the time you get this letter I will be in the U.S. my

Father

has brought another plan to make sure that we are

permanently

separated. this time, my hands are tied. I have agreed

to

leave because it will bring me the bright future you so

much

desire for me. I have been offered admission to study

medicine,

indeed, goodbye is the saddest thing to say, the only

consultation

I have, I have to say to you is that I’m not going away

forever.

I am going to come back for you because you and I

belong

together. I LOVE YOU”

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MINUTES LATER.

Shantel was already on her way to U.S. Mrs. Doris

was

seating and enjoying her drinks when Clara came

in with a letter.

“Ma, shantel gave me this to forward to Austin and

I decided

to bring it to you instead of him” Clara said. Mrs. Doris

took

the letter from her and tear it after reading.

“Put

it into the dust bin”

“Ok ma” Clara replied and left.

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Austin sat at inspector Sammy’s office wondering

why he was summoned.

“You have been transferred to calabar prison” inspector

Sammy said shocking

Austin.

“Why?” Austin asked angrily.

“How will my family be able to locate me?” Austin added.

“Will

you shut up my friend. shut up, look respect yourself.

nonsense” inspector

Sammy shouted at him as Austin kept staring at him

helplessly.

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The Following Day

Mr. Richard and inspector Sammy was seen seating

opposite

each other in his sitting room.

“You

mean his now in calabar?” Mr. Richard asked to be sure.

“He

left for calabar this morning”

“Really”

“Yes Chief”

“Well well well. well this is good job. This is a very good

job”

“thank you very much chief. than you”

“Well

I’m a man of my words too, here is the check of

500thousand naira” he

said handling the check over to him.

“Thank you very much chief I’m so grateful”

“You’re most welcome”

“I will take my leave now”

“One more thing. If you ever receive any letter from my

daughter

to that idiot. Bring it to me”

“Consider it done. Thank you chief. may you live

long” inspector

Sammy left with a smile on his face.

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AT UNITED STATE.

It was 19:00 already. The evening air was chilling as

the

moon kept shinning. shantel walked round the garden

thinking

about Austin her boyfriend. she was on green gown with

a

head tie she tied.

“What is going on for God’s sake. is 3months I arrived here

in

america and since then, I have written 7 letters to him

without

getting a reply to any. could it be he has been harmed?

God forbid.

Has daddy succeeded in separating us? is it possible

that

out of sight has become out of mind in our case?

could

the thousands of miles kill the love he has for me so

soon?

no. I won’t let it happen. I am abandoning my project

here

to return to him in Nigeria. I belong to him” shantel

said to herself as tears kept dropping from her eyes.

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TBC

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