“I FELL IN LOVE!”
He got to Port Harcourt late in the evening, Segun already arranged where his going to stay for three month. It’s a one room self contain.
He called his wife when he settled down, they talk at length, he sensed she’s no more crying again.
That night Feranmi couldn’t sleep, he thought about his wife and his unborn child.
He hoped they’ll be fine and soon get use to living separately especially Wemmy.
Feranmi resumed work the next day. He had a brief meeting with the workers which Segun has already put together before his arrival.
He introduced himself and encouraged them to all work together ad a team for the progress of the work before them.
He took one of the trusted workers recommended by Segun with him, together they went to the city to get the necessary materials.
They transported some themselves while they booked for some which the suppliers will deliver later.
Wemmy got a call from Thessy, she informed her she was engaged.
“ Wow! Congratulations dear, I’m so happy for you, when did he proposed?”
“ Last night, please don’t ask me the details, but it was wonderful.
“Do I have a choice? Anyway I’m pregnant, I’m sorry I should have called earlier to inform you”
“Wemmy! That’s great news, congrats to you and your hubby”
“I’m the god mother right?
“Sure, any other god mother is a counterfeit”
“Thank you, I’m honored”
“That reminds me, Feranmi is in PH presently”
“Hmm, yes. It’s just three month assignment though”
“No wonder you don’t sound cheerful”
“Is it that obvious?”
“Yes na, so how are you coping, I know you are missing him already”
“Do I have a choice here, I’m trying to adjust”
“Please try not to miss him too much and take good care of yourself and the baby”
“I will thanks”
“I’ll try and contact him then”
“Ok, Bye sweetheart”
“I’ll keep in touch too, bye.
It was a hectic day for Feranmi. By 6pm they closed for the day, he ensured everywhere was locked up and he handed over the keys to the store keeper.
He needed to buy somethings for himself and one of the workers offered to help.
He too him to their market where he got a gas cylinder and some foodstuff, he doesn’t eat out, he preferred home made food.
He returned to his apartment and put a video call through to his wife. She looked and sounded better.
How’s your first day at work” she asked
“Hectic, very hectic but I’m happy we’ve succeeded in putting some things in place, work starts fully tommorow”
“Eh ya, the Lord is your strength”
“How was your day too”
“ Not bad, just trying to adjust to you not been around”
“Don’t worry you’ll adapt soon, have you eaten?”
“ I just took beverage when I came back from work, I’m still thinking on what to eat. You know there are so many things I’ll have to adjust to, I’m already use to eating with you, eating without you is alien to me”
“It’s a matter of time , you will get use to it. So please try and eat something even if it’s little”
“I will, maybe after this call. Have you eaten too”
“No I haven’t, I just got some things on my way back, I’ll prepare something later. How’s my little one doing?”
“ Your baby is fine, your baby too miss you”
“I’m sorry little one, Daddy miss you too”
Wemmy place are hand on her tummy and repeated what Her husband told the baby.
“Daddy miss you too, do you hear that” she spoke to the baby”
I’m glad you are both fine. Please eat on time and go to bed early”
“I have to cut some clothes before I go to bed”
“Wemimo I thought we agreed you won’t be doing this for now”
“You don’t need to worry, my doctor said its fine. It won’t affect me or the baby, it will make us stronger”
“Wemmy I insist”
“Please It’s just once in a while, I’m not even doing it for the money but to keep myself busy especially on weekends”
“Speaking of weekend, I suggest you invite mummy over or you go over there to visit”
“Its not a bad idea, although both mum already promised to check on me”
“Wemmy just take things easy, you know you are all alone in the house”
“I will” she said smiling
“Thank God you are now smiling”
“Really, I should go now”
“ OK, good night my precious jewel”
“Good night sweetheart, I love you”
“I love you too”
After the call, she felt more relieved after the whole conversation. She went to the kitchen happily and fixed herself dinner.
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
A month later, Feranmi traveled down to Lagos to see his wife. He took the night bus on Friday night, he got to Lagos park before 6am and took a cab straight home.
Wemmy was so happy, they are happy to see each other, one month was like six months apart.
“Look at you, you look so beautiful, I can’t remember the last time I saw a beautiful pregnant woman” he said sizing her up.
“Really, I’ll take that as a compliment”
“See the way your skin is shinning, I doubt if someone is missing me at all”
“Of course I miss you, let’s just say it’s God’s grace that is making me shine”
She prepared his favorite food, they ate breakfast together.
“I think I need my wife now” he said pulling her closer to him on his side of the bed”
“I’m all yours”
“I miss you my baby, your touch, your kiss, every…thing” he said touching her soft spots and her body came alive.
He made love to her and it was wonderful.
He slept afterwards, Wemmy left the bedroom so he could relax, he needed rest, PH to Lagos is a long journey.
He woke up an hour later and joined his wife in the sitting room.
“ He handed a plastic bag to her. “Here, I got you something”
“Wow! That’s thoughtful of you, thanks”
She opened the plastic bag inside was two beautiful maternity gown and a pair of brown sandal that matches one of the gown.
“Sweetheart this is lovely, thanks so much, God bless you more”
“You don’t have to thank me, anyways I’m glad you liked them”
Wemmy took off the clothes she was wearing in order to test the dress.
“Common go and change in the room, what if someone walks in”
“The door is locked, moreover we are not expecting any visitors”
she replied smiling.
She changed into one of the gown and it looks beautiful on her”
“I hope I won’t use my hand to cause problem for myself”
“How?” she asked
‘You are looking too sexy for a pregnant woman in this dress”
“And you don’t like it?”
“Of course I love it, but I doubt if guys won’t be running after you”
“So you have seen a guy chasing not only married but a pregnant woman before?”
‘Why is it that everything you wear always look good on you, even a maternity dress!”
“That reminds me my mum use to say good things always fit lazy people”
“But my own wife is not lazy and she deserved all the best things in life” he said playfully.
She tried the second gown and it was perfect too. She thanked him once again, sealing it with a kiss.
They watched movies together. Wemmy filled him in on all the happening gists.
They were indoor throughout the weekend expect for Sunday morning when they attended Church service together.
The weekend was fun filled for the couples they hardly leave each other’s side.
On Sunday evening, Wemmy’s mood changed. She knew by morning her husband will have to leave again.
“Baby cheer up, I know you are already thinking about tomorrow morning, I’ll be back again hun” he said and made her sit on his lap.
She rested her head on his. “You can’t blame me, can you? Its not easy staying here alone without you”
“I understand perfectly well, we have just two months left and you will have your husband all to yourself again”
“I can’t wait”
At night in their bedroom, he bathed her and they had a swelled time together that night.
He returned back to PH. The work is progressing and Segun was very impressed when he came over to inspect.
“Feranmi I must confessed, you are doing a great job here”
“Is that so, I’m happy I didn’t disappoint you”
“Infact I underestimated you, I think you should start considering going into construction line”
“You think so?”
He informed him that the owner of the property will come over anytime to see how far the work has gone.
Two weeks later, the owner of the property showed up but he was surprised at who he saw with him.
READ PART 25&26
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI