“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Feranmi went home that very weekend. He came in early on Saturday morning. Wemmy gave him a warm welcome.
She was in a happy mood and he did not want to ruin it, he decided to tell her everything in the evening.
“Feranmi tell me you are joking, are you really going back tommorow morning?”
“I’m serious, my hands are really tight, if I don’t leave tommorow morning, it will affect Monday’s work. I have just one month left to wrap up things” he explained.
Later in the night, He narrated everything that transpired between him and Sewa.
“Feranmi, would you have told me if Thessy was not in the picture?”
“Sure I will, you know I don’t keep secrets from you”
She sat on the chair, head bow with her two hands placed on her forehead.
“Do you still love her?” she asked
“Are you really asking me if I love her, I can’t believe this is coming from you”
“You still haven’t answered my question”
“Since you were the one who deflowered her, she might still have a place in your heart”
“Then permit me to say that Emmanuel still have a place in your heart too. At least, he deflowered you”
She smirked. “You know that fact is baseless, so come up with something better my husband”
“Wemmy you met your ex and you even went to his house and I never complained, because I trusted you, now instead of me getting the same level of trust from you, what did i get?”
“Don’t you dare turns this on me, this is a different case entirely” she flared up.
First of all, Emmanuel is married, your ex is not. Secondly, Emmanuel is not in interested in me while your ex clearly does.
And to crown it all I asked for your permission before paying his family a visit.
While you, you on the other hand, saw your ex, hopped into her car and allow her take you to where you stay, all this without my own consent”
“And that was the only mistake I made here”
“No! That was not the only mistake you made, she took you home, visited you twice and you never mentioned it. Not for once Feranmi” she shouted
“Calm down, is that my offence?”
“That is your offence, why did you hide it from me, I thought we use to talk about everything”
“I did not say a word because of your condition”
“What stupid condition is that? I’m pregnant not hypertensive” she flared up again. You know what, this conversation is over, good night”
“Wemmy!! Has it come to this”
He tried all possible means to plead with her, but all his plea fell on deaf ears.
They slept like strangers that night. The worst part is that he had to leave early the next day.
He woke up next morning, took His bath and pack his bag.
“Baby I’m leaving” he said tapping her.
She did not respond.
“ I know you are awake Wemimo”
Still no response. He took his bag and made to leave the bedroom.
“Safe journey” She said
“Please take good care of yourself, I’ll talk to you later” He left the room and set for his journey.
She was not happy, that was the first time they had a heated argument. She cried when he left, she knew deep down in her heart that Feranmi has long forgotten about Sewa, Sewa was his past and past she’ll be. She find it hard to believe that her marriage was threatened by another woman, she was so scared and imagined what would have happened if Thessy did not show up that very day.
“What if Thessy did not show up, will he give in, she wondered, but she trusted Feranmi he won’t do it” She concluded.
She left the bed lazily and started preparing for Sunday service.
She came back from church and she saw miss calls from Feranmi. She was still contemplating whether to call him back or not when he called back.
“Good, we are you now”
“We are still in Benin”
“Ok, safe journey”
“Babe I’m sorry about last night”
“It’s OK, I’m sorry for shouting at you”
“You don’t sound as if it’s OK, if you are like this, you know I won’t be able to concentrate when I get to PH”
“Just give me little time, I can’t pretend I’m fine right now”
“Baby I miss your smile, I did not even get to hold you before I leave, you shut me out completely”
“Sorry about that”
“We’ll talk better when I get to Port Harcourt, I love you so much my Queen”
“I love you too, take care”
“You too, say hi to my baby for me, I’ll miss you both.
“Ok, later” She ended the call and went to the kitchen to fix herself lunch.
After taking lunch she called Thessy to thank her personally for looking out for her husband.
“Hi Thess, Happy Sunday”
“Same here dear”
“Feranmi told me the drama that happened in his apartment in PH and I was told you are in the film”
“Don’t mind that home wrecker jare”
“I was told you slapped her”
“You are welcome dear”
“I did not say thank you” she reminded her.
“You don’t need to say it out loud” she said laughing.
“You are not serious “ she smiled
“Don’t mind me, I needed to slap her back to factory settings” They both laughed.
“Thanks for having my back”
“Hmm, you just thanked me”
“Yes, you deserve a trophy”
“So how are you and Feranmi”
“Ehmm, we are good” she lied. She has vowed never to involve a third party in her marriage especially when there is a misunderstanding.
“Good, take care of yourself”
“I will bye”
Feranmi called late in the evening when he got to PH. Wemmy thank God silently for the safe journey.
Some days later, Wemmy and her husband finally settled there misunderstanding over the phone. Wemmy was not actually fighting with him, she just wanted to punish him for keeping Sewa’s issue from her. Feranmi realized his mistakes and promise never again to keep anything from her.
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Three weeks later, Wemmy was about to sleep at night when she discovered she’s having contractions accompanied with pains, she wondered what was going on because she still has like two months before her due date.
Before she knew what was going on, the pain had aggravated. There was no neighbors to call upon, their flat is the only building in the compound. She thought of calling her parents but she knew they will be scared to death especially her mom who is hypertensive.
“Feranmi….Feranmi I need you “ She cried in pain. She remembered Her husband can’t help, will he fly down here from PH. God please help me…..” She corrected herself.
Then she remembered Nurse Angel, She decided on calling her.
Nurse Angel was already asleep when she called, her phone’s ringtone woke her up. Emmanuel was still awake, he checked the caller ID
“Honey it’s Wemmy” he passed the phone over to her.
She checked the time, it’s 11pm. “By this time, I hope she’s fine” She picked the call.
“Hello, Are you OK?”
“I’m not, I need your help” she said in pain.
“Just hold on a little for me, I’ll be right there. Take a deep breath and calm down, all will be well” She disconnect the call, jumped out of bed and dashed to her closet to change from her night dress.
“What happened, is she ok?” Emmanuel asked.
“I think she has complications” she replied.
“How far is she gone?”
“Let’s go I’ll drive you”
“You are going in your pjamas?”
“Oh! Give me a minute, let me change”
“Let me check on our son while you are at it”
They left almost immediately. Emmanuel drove as fast as he could just to get there on time. His wife was just watching him in amazement. She could see fears in his eyes.
They got to her house and find there way into the flat, Emmanuel carried her into the car, they headed straight to the hospital. On their way to the hospital, Nurse Angel made some calls to inform her doctor that they are bringing her to the hospital.
Wemmy was lying on the back seat crying in pain. Nurse Angel held her and tried to comfort her.
“Please Wemmy don’t push, its not yet time, So just hold it in there”
“Ok, I won’t, but I’m tired, God please help me, I need your strength”
“The Nurses on night duty brought out a stretcher and wheeled her into the Emergency room. The doctor was already around and they attended to her immediately.
Emmanuel stayed at the reception while her wife followed the doctors.
“God please save her, you did not make us meet again just to see her dead” he prayed silently.
His wife came out to join him later. She saw him pacing up and down the hall way.
“Honey calm down she’ll be fine, the doctors are attending to her already”
“Has the pain reduced?”
“Everything is under control, I’m going back to join them”
Two hours later, Nurse Angel came out of the ER
“She’s stable now” she informed her husband.
“You still care about her, and I’m happy you are not holding the past against her” She said
“I’m sorry if I make you feel uncomfortable”
“Uncomfortable! not at all. I see her has my sister”
“Thanks for your understanding, Can I see the doctor?”
“Yes, he’s in his office”
He went to the doctor office, while his wife went to check on Wemmy.
“Good evening doc”
“Good evening Sir, thanks for your help, I heard you brought in my patient”
“Yes, She’s family, what’s her condition now?”
“She’s much better, she had early contraction. This normally happens to first time mom, it’s a false labor. But we have been able to stop the labor. We also took an ultrasound scan to check the baby’s condition. Luckily the baby is fine. She’s on IV fluid now, all she needs now is bed rest for few days.
“Thank you doctor, can I see her now?”
“Yes you can”
He went to her ward, his wife was already with her.
“How are you feeling now” he asked Wemmy
“Better, thanks so much Emmanuel, thank you Nurse Angel, you saved my life”
“You don’t need to thank us, all thanks to God” Nurse Angel replied her.
“What about your son, did you leave him all alone in the house?”
“No, my younger brother is around, so I left him with his Uncle” Nurse Angel replied.
“Wemmy you need to call your husband and informed him”
“No need for that, I’m fine, I don’t want him rushing down here since he’s coming back home finally by next week”
“You still have to tell him”
“Honey! She’s right, there’s no point making him rush down here since she’s now stable”
“But she can’t go back to the house all alone” he replied his wife.
“I will call my Mum, she’ll stay with me till my husband comes back”
“That idea is better, I don’t want you all alone in that house again, not in this condition of yours” he said firmly.
“Thanks Emmanuel, I wont be alone, don’t worry”
Its 2am already, The coupled can’t go back home, they won’t open the gate of their estate until 5am. They had to stay till dawn. Hours later Emmanuel checked his time, its 4:30 am.
“Ok, we have to leave now, we’ll check on you in the morning”
“Honey, I’ll stay you can just go ahead, today is my off day. I will wait till her mum gets here in the morning”
“OK, Wemmy I will check on you later in the morning”
“Honey, when you are coming please help me bring a flask and beverages, we can get hot water from here”
“Alright then, any other thing, don’t you need a change of clothes?”
“Yes, if we need any other thing I’ll give you a call?”
“See you two later, Wemmy please try and relax you need lots of rest”
“Sure, I will, thanks once again”
“Bye Honey, drive safe”
“I will” He hugged his wife before leaving.
Wemmy told Feranmi later that day, what happened to her.
“Wemmy, you’ll see me first thing tomorrow morning”
“Don’t come, I said I’m fine now, moreover my Mom is here”
“ I can’t wait till next week?”
“You have to, there’s nothing to worry about, my mom will stay with me till you come back”
“Ok, if you insist. That reminds me, Sophia called she coming next week.
“Are they on break?
Yes, she said she called you earlier but you did not pick the call
Nurse Angel just brought my phone, we left it in the house last night, I’ll call her back later, She won’t allow me make calls now, I’m only permitted to call you”
“She’s right you need a lot of rest. I’ll call my parents too, they will check up on you later”
“Mummy will be surprised o, because she called me yesterday morning and I was doing fine then”
“One more thing next week is our wedding anniversary” he informed
“That’s true, its already a year! we thank God.
I’ll make necessary arrangements when I’m back but that depends on how strong you are”
“I will be back on my feet before next week, but don’t make it elaborate o”
“Trust me not in your condition, just family and few friends”
“Pass the phone to Mummy let me talk to her”
He also talked to his Mother in-law, he thanked her for her help. Wemmy’s mum assured him his wife is OK and she’ll stay with her till he comes back.
Feranmi ask his wife to send Emmanuel and Nurse Angel’s phone no to him so that he could thank them also.
Some minutes later she send the numbers.
He dialed one of the numbers Wemmy sent.
“Hello Emmanuel, this is Feranmi on the line”
“Feranmi, how are you doing, how’s Port”
“Port is fine, I’m good. I called to thank you, thank you very much for your help, I’m very grateful. You and your wife really amazed me, I can’t thank you both enough”
“Feranmi let’s just thank God, Wemmy is like a family to me now. You need to see the bond between her and my wife”
“I really need to meet that wife of yours, she’s one of a kind”
“She really is, I heard you are coming back next week”
“Yes, but I pray I can hold on till next week before seeing her”
“Just take your time, your wife is much better now and her mum too is around, and trust her Nurse turn friend, she won’t leave her side”
“Emmanuel, I never thought a day like this will come, I mean we coming together like this. Should I call it fate or what”
“You better get use to the reunion because that wife of mine, will make sure of that” he said and they both laughed.
“I’ll give her a call too, I’ll see you when I’m around”
“Alright, bye “ The line went off.
Feranmi called Nurse Angel almost immediately pouring out his grateful heart.
READ PART 33&34
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI