Sat. May 11th, 2024

Episode 29



“This was your idea Tobi. If I remember correctly, I was against it. And when I told you to mail the information to me, you told me, and I quote, ‘Don’t change a thing.’ So as your lawyer, I was listening to my client and obeying his wishes.” “Joseph-”


“No! Don’t pin this on me! You have a problem that you caused, take the blame and look for a solution. It’s not always someone else’s fault. The great Tobi Ademi is capable of making mistakes too.” Joseph said and Tobi looked down.


“Sorry man.” He said and Joseph just




“No problem. You’re frustrated. Have you tried offering more money for the other baby?” Joseph asked.


“Yeah. Apparently it’s not about the money.


She’s developed that bond with them, and now she won’t listen.” Tobi replied.



“Yeah, that was the tricky part about this contract. Women always develop a bond with their unborn kids.” Joseph explained. “Yeah well, she should disconnect the bond or something. I don’t care. I just want my kids. The two of them.” Tobi said and Joseph nodded.


“I”ll see what I can do.”



A week flew by and they hadn’t spoken a word to each other. The house was quiet, Abena stayed in her room, except for the time she had to go to the kitchen. She cooked for only herself, avoided him at all costs, and when they happened to be in the same room, they ignored each other.


She thought of getting a job, one that would pay much so she could save enough money for later, but then she remembered what happened the last time she tried and shook her head.


She wasn’t taking any chances.


She checked her account balance with the iPhone that Tobi gave her. She had no money. And after Tobi pays her for the last time, the only money she would have left would be fifty thousand naira.


That would be just enough to rent a one room apartment and enrol Demi into creche so she could have time to work. She had already planned it.


An additional baby?


What was she thinking?


She can’t take care of another baby. She



could barely take care of herself and Demi. She hated that he was right. That he could see through her.


She had to give in, she already had enough to take care of. She couldn’t add more to her plate.


She buried her face in her palms, and


sobbed quietly.



Tobi walked into the house. He was tired from his day of work, and the fact that he was trying to figure out a way to get Abena to comply to his demands was stressing him out.


Such a stubborn woman.


As he shut the door and walked into the house, he saw her standing in front of him. Her eyes were puffy from crying and she looked like a mess.


Still beautiful though. She looked beautiful in everything.


“Abena, I don’t have time for this jare-” “You win. You can have the both of them.”

She said quietly.




“I said, you win. You can have the both of them.” She said, louder.


“Hm. Why the sudden change of heart?” He asked, a smirk slowly tugging on his lips.


“Well I can’t take care of a child right? You said that yourself.” She said. “I can’t take care of a child when I already have one to take care of.” She blurted out in anger.











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