FLIRTATIOUS ; (Part 41&42) – OPEYEMI AKINTUNDE

PART 41 “FLIRTATIOUS”
Opeyemi Akintunde
AS INSPIRED BY THE LIVING WORD

Seeing Leni from afar sent shivers down my spine. Her body frame remained the same, and the boys looked well fed. I got down from the car looking surprised.

Roland rushed at me…

“Uncle F.D …. Daddy” ,Roland said

I was overwhelmed with emotions. Tears dropped…

Roland was not Leni’s son alone. He was my son, I was with him from cradle … I saw Greg, he was about 5 years old. He didn’t recognize me.

“Greg….” I said

He ran towards me as well… I couldn’t help my emotions. My heart was swelling, and my tears pouring….

“How are you boys? You look so big”

I looked towards Leni, she had the third boy standing by her. He was hugging his mother’s leg.

“Hi Leni… ” I said

“Hi, F.D …. Hi Promise… You didn’t tell me you were coming with him, I would have prepared the minds of the boys”.

“She didn’t tell me either” I said exonerating myself.

“That’s because I wanted the distance between siblings to end.’ Promise said but Leni replied…

“The distance is good for us, Promise”

“Leni, F.D told me he said a lot of terrible things to you on our wedding night, he is sorry about that.”

“Oh! You said terrible things to me? I didn’t realize that” Leni replied

“Leni, I’m sorry for what happened that night, please find it in your heart to forgive me…”

“What’s her name?” Leni asked about our child.

Promise had carried Kira from the car seat….

“Kira” Promise replied proudly.

“Please, let’s go in to avoiding Kira sustaining any sunburn”

I couldn’t believe Leni was in living such a Luxurious house.

****

“You have done well for yourself, guess this must be money from Oil& Gas” I said as I had started my investigation. F D was looking around the house in awe…

“I guess children support Money is also helping, I mean the three fathers will be sending you child support” I said jokingly

“Promise, you think I cannot survive without a man bankrolling me?” Leni turned on the offensive

“No… that’s not what I mean”

“That’s what you meant, but I am not taking offense. What can I offer you?”.

“Anything is fine”. Promise said

“Is there something I must avoid regarding his meal?” Leni asked.

For a few seconds, I was lost but then it clicked.

She was asking about his health. F D looked confused.

Oh! About that… I lied … F D is perfectly fine, there is no illness, I said that to you, so you could agree to see me”.

“What are you talking about?” F D asked dumbly

“I lied to Leni that you were sick, and I needed to discuss with her, as regards your health”

“And I bought it like a gullible fool that I have always been” Leni said angrily and sarcastically as she walked out of the living room towards the kitchen

“Follow her and sort things out” I whispered to him. Little did they know I was setting my plan in motion. F.D foolishly followed Leni as I wanted….

“Hello Big boy, When last did you see your Dad?” I started my interrogation with Roland…

PART 42 “FLIRTATIOUS”
Opeyemi Akintunde
AS INSPIRED BY THE LIVING WORD

“Sinceeeeee ….” he replied stressing the word.

“Why did Daddy leave your mum?” I asked

“Mummy said Daddy followed another woman” Roland replied. “I remember you from the former house. I know you were the one who took Daddy away, I know it’s because of you, Daddy removed our family picture in our living room”

“Oh! Family Picture? Who were those in the pictures?”

“Us… Daddy, Mummy, Greg and me”

“Wow”

“Daddy even removed he and mummy’s wedding pictures before you came. Aunty please don’t take my daddy away again….”

“No… I won’t do that, that’s why I brought your Dad here today so that he and mummy can get back together.”

“Oh Really?”

“Yes, so we can live happily together”

“Thank you Aunty” Roland hugged me and Greg followed suit…

“Greg looks so much like your daddy” I said probing further.

“Mum says my biological Dad is different, but uncle F.D is now my Daddy. Uncle F.D is Greg and Timothy’s Dad….”

Roland supplied me the heart wrenching news I was dreading to hear….

“Your baby is beautiful, is she our step sister? Roland asked

“Hmmm… Well, let’s use the word cousin…” I replied

“But Aunty my teacher said it is not right for a man to have two wives, why is Daddy Married to you and Mum?” Roland started probing

“I didn’t know your parents were married, they tricked me” I wanted to say to Roland, but it wasn’t safe. I was planning something deadly for the two who thought they could play me.

The plan was clearer to me, thanks to their son. F.D married me to steal from me and without been obvious was using my money to take care of his family. They were going to pay.

“Roland, I have a plan and it’s a secret… can I trust you to keep the secret?” I said to Roland as I didn’t want him spilling the beans about our conversation.

“Yes….” he nodded

“I plan on leaving your dad, so you and your mum could have him to yourselves, so let’s keep all we said a secret”.

“Okay…” Roland said. It was not easy to miss the Joy in his eyes

*****
My Joy at seeing Leni knew no bounds, we had stayed at her house for hours and Promise ensured we swore to let bygones be bygones. Leni eased up a bit, but I could still sense a bit of reservation towards me especially after our conversation in the kitchen.

Promise had indeed surprised me for good.

“Promise, you don’t know what this means to me … Having Leni and her kids back in my life is a miracle. Thank you”

“Things we do for love” Promise beamed…

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