“I FELL IN LOVE!”
“ What are you doing here?”She asked
“You two knew each other” the man asked.
“Yes, he’s my best friend’s husband”
“Yes my Wemmy”
“Hi Thessy, I’m surprised to see you as well”
“Wemmy told me you are in PH, I intended calling you before now but I never expect to meet you here”
“Good morning sir, you should be the owner of this property, Hon. Kingsley Brown”
“Yes I am” He replied and gave him a handshake.
“I’m Feranmi Adesanya, I’m the supervisor. Let me show you around sir”
“OK, after you”
“I did not know that you are now into building construction”
“It’s a long story Thessy”
He showed them around to see how far work has gone.
“You are doing a great job here, I’m highly impressed. You’ve not even spend two months, well done and you’ve gone this far” Honorable Kingsley Brown commended him.
“ Thank you sir”
“I really like your efficiency, I must confessed”
“I’m glad you are impressed sir”
“The Federal government is currently awarding some contracts. You can submit your proposal, I’ll do the follow up” he informed.
“I don’t really know much about this job, I’m still new in the construction business. I’m managing this for a friend “ he explained.
“Don’t worry about that, we all started from somewhere. Just believe in your self you can do it”
“Thank you so much sir”
“Can you leave out the ‘sir’ we are practically brother in-laws now. I’m I right Thessy?”
“You are right” she replied smiling.
“Have my card, so we can talk later on to put you through the bidding.
You will need to submit somethings along with the proposal like introduction letter, company’s profile, Bill of Quantity etc. Don’t worry we’ll discussed everything”
“Thank you very much si…” he almost added sir again. Thessy please help me thank him”
“Feranmi we are more like a family, you will do the same if you are in his shoes”
“Thank you, you won’t understand how much this means to me”
“I and Wemmy will be having a very long discussion once I leave here” Thessy informed him.
“I’m sure she’ll explain everything to you”
“We have to leave now, I have an appointment”
“Ok, I’ll give you a call, thanks once again honorable”
“Feranmi send your address to me on WhatsApp, so I can check on you once in a while”
“I will send it, thanks”
They left and Feranmi put a call through to his wife and told her everything that happened. He also told her its time she open up to Thessy.
True to her words, Thessy gave Wemmy a call.
“The last time I checked, the company your husband is working with is not a construction company” she said sternly.
“I’ll explain everything Thessy”
“Then start talking”
“First I’m deeply sorry, you won’t like what you are about to hear. I know as friends I should not keep secrets from you, but I had to”
“Wemmy spill it already”
“Ehm… Feranmi lost his job a month to our wedding”
“Jesus Christ, Wemmy! It’s a lie, And you kept it all to yourself?”
“Even our families knows nothing about it”
“Now I fear you, what? I can’t believe this”
“After the wedding he met an old friend who owns the construction company is working for now, he started working for him ever since then”
“God you passed through all this alone?”
“Things are even better now, before he used to work has a labourer on site”
“It’s a lie” Thessy bursted into tears.
“You don’t need to cry Thessy, you should thank God for us that we survived it”
“That explains the reason why the baby did not come early”
“Yes, in fact for the first five months of our marriage. I did not allow him touch me.
“You mean you did not get intimate for five months?”
“God, Feranmi have really suffered o”
“That is our story”
“I believe things will turn around for good very soon by God’s grace”
“Amen o” I’m I forgiven?”
“Yes you are, you did what you have to do to protect your family”
“Thanks, I trust you’ll understand”
“Did he tell you about the contract, KB(referring to her fiance – Hon. Kingsley Brown) wants to help him with”
“He told me, I’m very grateful Thess”
“I’m very sure he’ll get the contract, KB promise to follow it up”
“I pray so”
“Wemmy you are very strong and I seriously envy you, Feranmi is really lucky to have a woman like you for a wife”
“Let’s just say we are lucky to have each other”
“How’s my God child, hope my baby is kicking?”
“Your baby is kicking , thanks”
“Please take good care of yourself, I’ll check on Feranmi too, I told him to send his address in PH”
“Anything for you, I’ll talk to you later, bye”
Feranmi closed for the day and went to a mall to get groceries. He bumped into the least person he expected to meet in PH.
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
“Sewa! Wow you are the least person I expected to meet in this city” he gave her a side hug.
“Hi, Ex boyfriend. How are you doing?” she said smiling.
‘I’m good and you?”
“I’m doing well”
“So when did you become a Port Harcourt girl?”
“I served here, and ever since then I’ve been around”
“What are you doing here in PH too, cause the last time I checked you are a Lagos boy”
“I still stay in Lagos, my family is in Lagos. Duty calls and that’s why I’m here”
“Where do you work”
“I work with a construction company”
“I run a boutique and a salon”
“That’s good” He checked her ring finger and noticed it’s not carrying a wedding band”
“I’m still single” She said
“I’m sorry you caught me, but why are you still single, I use to think you’d be married with kids by now”
“Not at all, but I’m seeing someone presently, he’s a Senator and we already have plans”
“Hmm, I wish you all the best”
“Its nice seeing you again, I need to run now” he said trying to stop a taxi in front of the mall”
“I came in my car, let me give you a ride”
“That won’t be necessary, I’ll find my way”
“I insist, you don’t have to act like we are strangers”
“Let’s go, my car is over there” she said pointing to her car.
Feranmi followed her quietly into the car. “Toyota Corolla 2015 Model! Senator’s money speaking” he said to himself.
“So where’s do you stay?”
“Rumuola, you can just drop me by the bus stop, my house is not far from there” he replied
“Don’t worry, I’m not complaining, just give me directions to your house from Rumuola. Let me be your chauffer for today”
Now Feranmi didn’t like this, but he didn’t want to embarrass her by refusing her offer. He doesn’t want anyone to know where his staying, not even Sewa. He wants to live a very quiet life in PortHarcourt.
Sewa dropped him off and headed back to her own house.
Seeing Feranmi again brought back memories, she should be his Mrs now, if not for what happened back then in school that made him break up with her.
Feranmi was her first love, the one she gave her virginity to and ever since he adored her. He adored her so much that she thought she could get away with anything.
She remembered how committed he was to their relationship before she ruined it.
He loved, respected and cared for her back then. She believed there is still a place for her in his heart. Although she doubt that, because Feranmi has always been a one woman guy. But she believes there is no harm in trying.
She envied his wife who now gets all his love, care and attention.
She decided to pay him a surprise visit anytime soon, thank God she now knows where he’s staying.
Wemmy put a call through to his husband in the evening.
He noticed she sounded disturbed on phone.
“What’s bothering you my love”
“And you expect me to buy that? I know you inside out, what’s the problem”
“Don’t worry, I’d rather not bother you”
“You have someone you want to bother aside me”
“Sweetheart, my baby is not kicking”
“When did you noticed that”
“I wasn’t feeling any movement in my tummy since morning”
“Maybe it’s normal, for the baby not to kick once in a while”
“I don’t think so, we are told in antenatal clinic that a pregnant woman should have 10 or more kicks in two hours”
“Just relax Wemmy…..
“Feranmi not even the gentle fluttering feelings I use to have. I pray my baby is ok.
“You know what just calm down, go to the hospital first thing tomorrow morning to see your Ob/gyn”
“I will, that was my plan too, thanks. How’s work today?”
“Fine, please don’t stress yourself, take plenty of water and sleep early”
“Ok, I miss you”
“I miss you too. Good night baby, I love you”
“I love you too, good night”
He wanted to tell her about Sewa, but he decided not to because of her condition.
READ PART 27&28
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI