Thu. Feb 15th, 2024

AT THE VILLAGE.

Mr. Williams and Austin were seating on a long bench

with their parents.

“Papa, Mama, since that day that man came to my house

and

threatened him before me, I tried all I could to make him

forget

this girl for good but he will not listen. that is why I brought

him

here, for you to talk to him too. perhaps, he will listen to

you” Mrs. Williams complained.

“Austin” Mazi Ikem Austin’s father called.

“Papa” Austin answered

“What is it in this girl that is making you risk your life

for

her again and again” Mr. Ikem asked.

“Love papa. I love shantel” Replied Austin.

“Have the

so called love blinded your eyes? the parents of the girl

said

N.O. No, tell me, do you want to die?” Mrs. loveth asked

and Austin turned to her.

“Mama, I’m destined to die because of shantel, Nobody

can stop me” Austin replied.

“Odinma” Mrs. loveth said in Igbo adjusting her wrapper.

“This is not time of sounding philosophical. This is time

to

face REALITY. I will advice you to drop this foolish dream

of

yours please, please oo oh” Mr. William pleaded.

“Even

if we allow you to go on with your plans, what makes you

think

that chief Richard will allow you to marry his daughter?

look

around you and tell me what you see. A family surrounded

by

poverty. you came from a world far different from their

own.

This plan of yours will not work” Mazi Ikem said.

“I

believe in destiny papa” Austin replied.

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It was night already when shantel walked into her

parents

room putting on a night gown.

“I’m sorry to disturb. But I will like us to talk” Shantel said

standing by the door side.

“what about?” Mr. Richard asked.

“About my life” Shantel replied. mr. Richard went an

sat on a cushion.

“Alright seat down” He said and shantel sat close to him

as

one could see Mrs. Doris seating up on the bed.

“Okay. we’re listening”

“Sorry if I sound rude but, were both of you in love before

you

got married?” Asked shantel looking from her mum to

dad.

“Shantel, you said you want to talk to us, so please, if

you

want to talk, talk and stop asking questions” Mrs. Doris

said.

“Okay. since last two weeks, I conducted a research on

both

of you and from my findings, dad was already a billionaire

before he got married to you.

you

came from a family that could barely feed. Both of you

were

from two different social backgrounds but love brought

you

together as husband and wife. what I’m asking is that,

why

is my own case and that of yours so different that you’re

fighting

at all cost to stop it” shantel asked as tears kept dropping

down from her eyes.

“Shantel, the

difference is that, Austin is a rapist, I am not. Austin is

a

gold digger, I am not. Austin was your diver, your main

servant,

your mum was not. For this reasons, Austin can never

be

allowed to marry you” mr. Richard said and shantel

went on her kneels.

“Daddy please,

I want to marry him. I love him” Shantel begged with

tears.

“Shantel goodnight” Mr. Richard said. shantel stare at

them for

a while and quietly stood up.

“OK daddy” She replied and cried out running to her

room.

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Austin was buying something from a store when a Benz

car

stopped

beside the store and three gun men came out. they pointed

a

gun at Austin, making him to raised up his hands. they

beat him and

put

him inside the booth of their car after which they speed

off.

TBC.

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