…..I was immediately rushed to the hospital by Mrs Williams,so I was told,I was in comma for days fighting for my life,the pains ,and continual rape on an empty stomach had taking life out of me.After five days, I was able to opened my eyes,I could see the joy on the faces of those around,my mother,Mrs Williams and grandma,mother rushed to call the doctor who examined me.i was just starring at everyone not talking,my mother held me,she was happy I was alive. The doctor had called my mother and Mrs Williams to inform them about my case.that girl was abused s£xually even on an empty stomach, thank God she was brought here at when due,it would have been a different story . Abused,Mrs Williams asked, that’s not possible,where would she have been possibly abused,who would have done that to a loving child like Christabel,Mrs Williams asked,mother was already crying,and they came to find out from me.
My daughter,what happened to you,who did this to you,mother asked,I was just staring at her, unable to speak.its been days and I was yet to say anything,the doctor examined me again,I had gone into depression,but that I shall be fine,he told them my been silent was at out fear an inability to trust,that means the person that did this evil act on me,was definitely someone close to me.
But who could that be ,Mrs Williams kept asking.it can’t possibly be my brother Ade, he’s too nice,gentle and educated to do such,I mean,he saw beautiful ladies in the university,he would have gone after any of them if he wanted a woman,it must be my gatekeeper Mrs Williams told my mother,if it were school time ,I would have asked the police to investigate the school,my gatekeeper Isaac is the only one that comes to mind.Madam in a case like this everyone is a suspect, including that brother of yours,the doctor said.well doc i don’t think my brother can do a thing like that,but if it happens he is the one, he’d face the law, Christabel is like a child to me, moreover,I have children and grandchildren,and I know how i would feel should they go through anything like this.
Christabel my daughter,please help me to help you,who did this to you who,Mrs Williams asked me.i held mother,and managed to say, mother, please take me home.Oh my child,I made a mistake once giving you out,I swear with my life,never to allow it repeat itself,I don’t know what I’d do if anything had happened to you.i am so sorry my child,I have failed you as a mother,I am so ashamed of myself, because of me you are going through so much pains.my child please help me get justice for you,that person will pay,even if it’s the last thing I do,who did this to you,mother asked.Mother I kept a letter for you in my room…I couldn’t speak much nor explained,I didn’t even want to talk about it,my heart was heavy,the whole thing replaying in my head.
Mrs Williams and mother rushed home, leaving me in the care of grandma.My child grandma said in tears,I know I am the worse grandmother on earth,I have failed you and your mother,I am alive strong and healthy,yet I didn’t take you in when Clement asked you at,inside I took you to my toriperi stories friend,I was still angry at your mother for getting pregnant out of wedlock,but I failed to understand that you are not to blame for any of those,you are a special gift from God to us,I don’t know if you’ll ever forgive me,but my child know that I really do love you,and I shall live the rest of my life making up for the lost time,I am so so sorry ,please forgive grandpa and i.i couldn’t speak either,but my heart was merry to know that my grandmother loves me,hot tears were rushing down my cheeks.
Soon they were both with us, uncle Ade knelt and apologized for everything,you are evil Adeyemi,how could you do this to little girls, children under your watch,how evil can you be,well you are lucky Sarah doesn’t want a case on you,I would have dealt with you,now you will go into the house,and get every trash you call yours and leave my house,by the way you are going to be a father soon,Mabel is pregnant with your child,what? mabel’s mum shouted,I won’t take it,my little girl of just 14 pregnant, Mrs Williams how can you allow you brother defile my baby.
which baby,and who defiled who,if you must know,uncle Victor one of your numerous boyfriends coming to see you was the one who defiled me five years ago when I was 9.i learnt everything I am today from you,uncle Ade didn’t rape me,I gave myself to him,the only person he raped was Christabel,so stop the pretence mom,mabel said.
Her mother was speechless,she couldn’t say a word,you forgot you had a daughter who learns from everything she sees you do, do you think it’s even to teach a child moral verbally,oh no my dear,you have to live right morally if you want your child to be morally equipt.now I want you three out of my house and never come back,mabel go in there pack you things and get out,uncle Ade and Mabel were begging to stay but Mrs Williams refused,they were thrown out,I would have loved to help you mabel,but you are already with a child,you just have to deal with the path you choosed by following your mother’s footsteps.
Mrs Williams wanted me to continued living with her,but mother refused,saying she can not give her child to anyone anymore.we stayed back at Abuja for some days,and soon we were set to return home.mrs Williams drove us to the park,soon we were inside a bus going home.
While going home I had so many thoughts on my mind,where do I even call home,Uncle Ade had tempered with my innocence,and my step father at home would not allow me find peace of mind.what is it going to be,will I be going through that emotional torture all over again,I had thought.
mother noticed I was lost in thought,what is it my child,she asked,I said nothing,my child,I know what you went through isn’t easy,I also know you will need time to heal,but please don’t shut me out,talk to me,she said.mother what home are we going?,I asked,home?,our home of course,she replied,our home with Daddy Clement?,she then realised my fears and worries,my child,do not be afraid,I was weak and ignorant,but trust me this time,i shall be your strength and pillar of support,I shall never allow you off my sight,this I promise you,,some persons sitting close to us who heard us, turned to have a glimpse of mother and daughter.
We arrived Edo towards evening,,, grandma asked us to go with her home,and then go home the next day,mother obliged and so we went with granny home.Granny had stew in the freezer,she made rice,and even served me with a pack of juice,I had never been welcome with so much amount of reception in my grandparents home.myself and mother ate and had our bath.
At about 8pm,grampa called us all,to have a talk in the sitting room.oviewen,my child,he started,I had neglected you from the first time you concieved of my granddaughter,indeed I was angry,I really was,getting pregnant at of wedlock and without proper education was not what I bargained for you, nevertheless two wrongs does not make a right,I should have given you a second chance,even when you were sorry and pleaded for forgiveness over and over again.i even turned my back on you when that stupid boy sent you out,I have failed you in so many ways,I even transferred the anger to my first grandchild,I am very sorry Sarah,please forgive me,
Baba, thank you so much,this means a lot to me.,I understand you were angry,I am now a mother,and I can say I understand you better, every parents has dreams and aspiration for their children,and they feel disappointed when that dream seems cut short,so baba, iye,I hold nothing against you.mother said…they had a hug.
My baby Bella,I know I haven’t treated you fairly as your grandpa,my beloved child,am so sorry for the pains that bastard caused you,I know you need time to heal,I pray you forgive me for not been there,I went to were he was and hugged him so tightly,I forgive you grandpa,how I long for this .we had a wonderful time with granny’s and even stayed for extra two days before going on.
Sarah don’t you think Christabel should start living with I and your father,I mean considering the fact that your husband doesn’t want her around, she’ll be safer here, I’d take proper care of her, grandma said..iye,uwese,thank you very much for your love and concern,but I do not want my child out of my sight anymore,I want her to always be by my side,mother said.Clement should learn to deal with that.okay dear,if you say so,granma said.
We arrived home at about 2pm,to meet uncle clement watching a movie, Goodafternoon honey mother greeted,good afternoon daddy,I said ,eheeen,welcome,and then he went back to his movie,no warm reception, despite the fact that he hadn’t seen me in months.i wondered what kind of a person he is..I actually thought he would have changed for good.
About four days after my arrival,he called mother, Sarah,when exactly is your daughter leaving my house,he asked.its been days she got here.Clement,I left this house over a week ago,after receiving Mrs Williams call that my child was admitted in the hospital,you never called me whether I arrived Abuja or not,nor to find out what was wrong with Christabel.we are home now,it’s been four days,you haven’t asked About her health or what was wrong with her,want kind of a man are you,if she were you daughter,your own flesh and blood, would you treat her this way.mother asked,well you have said it all,if she were my daughter,and unfortunately she is not.so I really don’t care what happens to her.you haven’t answered my question,when is she leaving my house.?uncle Clement asked.well my daughter is not leaving my side ever again,when you came to me to ask my hand in marriage,I told you I was a single mother,and not willing to be separated from my child,you said you knew and you didn’t mind having her as your child too,I never knew you were only pretending and there was no fatherly love in youuuu,
how dare you say those words to me,he asked mother accompanied by a sound slap,mother didn’t allow his hand go down,when she retaliated the slap with two sounding slaps on his both cheeks,I was shocked to my bones, uncle Clement was shocked as well,he didn’t see that coming,and I believe not even in his dream would he had believed mom would do that.Clement,I only respect you as my husband,I am not scared of you,next time you raise those hands of yours on me,I will drag you by the law,I would make sure you visit the police station,and the women right corporative,you would not want to see the other side of me…
Sarah,you raised you hands on me,you dare raise your hands on me,I can see you are possessed,but I give you four days,four days to get this thing you call a child out of my house,else you would see your things outside,four days,four days,he said and walked away.i ran to mom,she hugged me,with tears rolling through her face,don’t worry my child,we shall survive this,that I promise,we shall.
Uncle Clement stopped eating mummy’s food, stopped answering her greetings,and stopped talking to her,he wasn’t talking to me nor answering my greetings either ..
It was exactly four days,the noise had woken us up,it was uncle Clement,he was bringing mother’s things and mine out,he was scattering the whole house, neighbors had gathered, waiting happen brother Clement,why you dey throwey your wife things,he didn’t answer any of them,what is the meaning of this Clement mother asked,why are you bringing my things out,well we can not have two captains in a ship,since you can no longer respect me as the man of this house,then there is no point living under the same roof before you will drag me to women corporate ,this thing we call marriage is done,it’s been two years,you couldn’t give me a child,yet you want me to be fathering the useless child you had with another man, Clement don’t call my child names, don’t,mother said,well I don’t need you in my life anymore,you are useless to me,so get your useless self out of my presence he said and locked the door then went out with the keys.
we waited for about five hours uncle clement didn’t show up,so mother and I went to granny’s place,but we didn’t go with any of our things Uncle Clement brought out.