Sat. May 11th, 2024

Episode 32


“Thank you.”



“Why can’t you just be with her?”


“Because we signed a contract Joseph.


She’s here to give birth and leave. No


strings attached. You can’t just forget the


point of all this.” Tobi replied.


They were at a restaurant, waiting for a very



late client, and Joseph just had to bring up Abena as a topic.


“Why? You like her. This is the first time


you’ve liked someone.” Joseph argued.


“I never said I like her Joseph. Stop jumping into conclusions.” Tobi groaned, rubbing his temple.


“But you care about her. And don’t tell me it’s because she’s carrying your baby.” Joseph pointed out.


“Fine. I care about her. But that’s what it


would be. Nothing else.”


“Why don’t you want a family?” “Well, because families break.” Tobi snapped. “And if mine breaks, it would be my fault. So it’s better to prevent it, than to get hurt after.” Tobi said, avoiding his gaze. “You’re not him. You’re not a cheat like your father Tobi.”


“Well he didn’t know he was a cheat until he became a cheat.” Tobi shrugged, hoping that the client would arrive soon.


Joseph was about to say something, when Tobi pointed at a lanky man walking into the restaurant.


“Mr. Dotun is here, get the documents




Joseph rolled his eyes, and said. “You should know one thing. When life breaks your family and takes a member away, God rebuilds it, and gives you someone else.” …




“Yeah?” Tobi replied, moving the phone


away from his ear because Abena was




“Are you still at the office?” She asked, and he smiled at the sound of her soft voice. “I’m leaving now. Why?”


“I need bread.” She simply said.


“There’s bread at home.” He replied,




“I don’t want that one. I want agege bread.” She explained and he rolled his eyes even if she couldn’t see him.


“Bread is bread Abena. Stop disturbing me.” “No it’s not. I want agege bread. No wait, let me rephrase that, the twins want agege bread.” She pointed out.


“Stop using my children to get things from me.” He groaned, starting his car. “Technically, your children are in me, so I’m the only one that can speak for them.


Unless you want to carry them yourself.”


“Thats impossible.” He said.


“Exactly. So I’m the one who understands what the children want, and they want agege bread.”


“Whatever. Fine. I’ll get you your stupid


bread.” He replied childishly but she just




“Good. And buy chocolate and snacks on


your way. I’ve finished the ones at home.


And bananas too.”


“Abena! I bought five of the large


toblerones, seven maltesers and ten boxes of Maryland cookies. Just yesterday!” He said surprised.





“What do you want to eat?”


“Rice.” Tobi replied without looking away from his laptop.



“Thats what we ate yesterday. I’m making sweet potatoes.”


“Then why did you ask me?” He asked




“So that you can think you have a say in what I cook.” She shrugged and left, going to the kitchen. He dropped his laptop on the centre table and followed her.


“We’re going out tomorrow. Have you


thought of where you want to go?”


“Can we go to the beach? Please?” She


smiled broadly at him and he chuckled.


“Do you have a beach wear?”


“No. We didn’t buy that day.” She frowned.


“Okay. We can go. We’ll stop by the mall on the way to get you a bikini.” He was the one smiling broadly this time.


“Should I be worried?” She lifted an




“If you want to go to the beach, I get to pick your bikini.” He wiggled his eyebrows. “Tobi! You’re so… ugh!” She complained although she was laughing and he joined in. “I promise you, it’ll be s£xy.” He shrugged and she laughed.


“Shut up you!”



“Wake up. We have somewhere to be.”


Abena said, shaking Tobi who was still




“Go away. It’s too early.” He mumbled.


“Stand up jare! We have a beach that’s


calling my name.”



“Beaches don’t talk. Now go away. It’s 5:30 in the morning. We’re not leaving till like ten.” He grumbled.


“Yes but we have to get ready. And pack all our stuff, and eat breakfast, and you still have that stupid morning run, and we also have to stop by the mall first.” Abena whined.


“Shut up. Your voice is disturbing my sleep.”


She stood upright and placed her hands on her waist. She looked towards the bathroom and was about to go there.


“If you pour water on me ehn, you won’t


even see sand.” He threatened.


She stomped her foot on the floor like a child and folded her arms against her chest. Then, lightbulb.


“Tobi. If you stand up right now, you’ll pick my bikini when we get to the mall.”


He stood up immediately.



“I’m so excited. Aren’t you excited?” Abena asked.


“Yes I am. And very sleep deprived too.” He grumbled while opening the store room to bring out umbrellas and other things they would need at the beach.


“You’re such a grouch.” She laughed. “How can you be so happy when you woke up that early?”



She shrugged and then her phone rang. She looked at the unknown number before answering the call.


“Hello?” Tobi had entered the store room.


“Yes. Abena? This is Francis.”


“Oh. Hello. Is there a problem?”


“No. No problem. Is Tobi there?”


“Yes. He’s with me.” She replied, confused.


“Oh good. I just cracked your case.” She


heard him say in a very excited tone.




“Yes. Your mother was poisoned when she had dinner at her best friends house. She was poisoned by your step mother.”


Abena’s hand suddenly felt sweaty and the phone dropped, breaking into pieces on the floor. Tobi ran out of the room worriedly.


But he was too late.


She fainted, and fell down the stairs.


Tobi ran after her, down the stairs, and


crouched beside her, checking her for any wounds while he called the doctor. “Yes? This is Mr. Ademi. Send an ambulance to my house right now!”


He held her to him, shaking in tears, then


something caught his eye.


Blood trickled out from between her legs.














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