\u00a9 Adebiyi Demola\n\n\u00a0\nI was surprised to hear from him and at the same time happy to be the one whom God used to save his life. I quickly stored his number with \u201cChief\u201d and later slept off.\nI was expecting him to call me the second day but I didn\u2019t see his call. Then, I decided to follow the adages that says \u201cif mountain refuses to go to Muhammed, Muhammed should go to mountain\u201d which made me put call to him but which he refused to pick up. On Tuesday of that very week, I got a call from Demola\u2026\n\u201cHello Ore, you know what?\u201d he curiously asked.\n\u201cI don\u2019t know jawe, just yan me wetin happen ni jawe\u201d, I replied anxiously.\n\u201cI pray gobe shouldn\u2019t happen nio, because\nZainab\u2019s father is now around and fainted when he heard about Taiwo\u2019s death. He is now in my father\u2019s clinic and he hasn\u2019t recovered from the shock. Though, my dad should be able to know how to handle his case, but you still have to be very prayerful\u201d, he broke the intimidating news.\n\u201cThanks for the information sir\u201d, I replied out of tension while my heart started pounding heavily and I didn\u2019t know the next line of action to seek redress.\nThen, I decided to inform my sister\u2019s husband who told me to keep calm, saying in as much the man lives and Zainab is also alive, there will be solution. He also asked me to join him at home on Saturday.\nSequel to the issue, I requested for permission from my boss to spare me the wh0le of the coming week which he granted without any stress.\nI got home lately on Friday and branched at my sister\u2019s house, but her husband was not yet around.\nI really pity my sister for the trouble I put her into. Her beauty has faded and she has lost weight due to the stress of the babies. I even wondered how she managed to cope.\nDaddy Ope came around on Saturday and he told me to prepare myself that we were going to Ede on Sunday to sort things out. I put call to Demola to get him informed and he also told me that his father is working on the issue by telling Zainab\u2019s father not to get mad at anybody due to his health status irrespective of what could have happened or what is happening\n******\nCoincidentally, my sister\u2019s husband got a call from an uncle to Zainab\u2019s father asking us to show up on Sunday which was our target day.\nIt was Sunday morning, we prepared ourselves and called Demola to get set for the challenge ahead of us. That time around, my sister and her small boy Ope went with us likewise the twins.\nOn getting there, we met his uncles on seat and he was called upon to join us\u2026\nAs he was coming down gently through the stairs case i kept on staring at him wondering if he was the one or not. \u201cCould this be true? I don\u2019t think Its possible!\u201d I kept on debating in my mind till when he finally be on a seat.\n******\nWe exchanged pleasantries while he was staring at my sister but he didn\u2019t utter a word. Then, my sister\u2019s husband stood up and asked me to prostrate while Demola also joined me.\nZainab\u2019s father (Cut in) \u201cplease o, I\u2019m confused. Is this not Demola, my doctor\u2019s son?\u201d he asked anxiously.\n\u201cYes sir, it\u2019s me\u201d, Demola replied and put on a smile.\nconfused. Is this not Demola, my doctor\u2019s son?\u201d he asked anxiously.\n\u201cYes sir, it\u2019s me\u201d, Demola replied and put on a smile.\n\u201cWhat do you have for us?\u201d Zainab\u2019s father asked.\n\u201cIt will be presented to you by daddy sir\u201d, he replied gently while my sister\u2019s husband started the presentation\u2026\nDaddy Ope: I\u2019m Mr.Abdulwasi, an uncle to Abdulafeez whom your daughter, Taiwo, (may her soul rest in perfect peace and may God take care of her children) delivered the twins to. May the God Almighty in his infinite mercy give us fortitude to bear the loss. We are really sorry for taking you to such bitter experience and all we have caused your family. Please, forgive us. We glorify God and give all adoration to him for sparing your life for us despite all the challenges you have gone through. We are very sorry once again. The issue on ground is seriously tough and tedious for me to table, but I still have to say it and please, I will really appreciate if you could accept it which ever way I presented it\u2026\nIn that course, a man from Zainab\u2019s family took over from him\u2026\n\u201cYes sir\u201d I replied with tremble in my voice.\nHe paused for some minutes while he was staring at my sister, \u201cIya ibeji, your face looks familiar to me. Have we met before?\u201d he curiously asked while my sister nodded her head to affirm his question. \u201cWhere have we met\u201d he questioned further.\n\u201cI was the one who came to you some years back as regards my grandmother issue who was arrested and later hanged to death\u201d she replied and busted into tears while tears started tricking down my cheek as well. The wh0le room became silence as graveyard while Zainab\u2019s father was short of words. He looked at us with pity and then took a deep breath\u2026\n\u201cWhat goes around always comes around, that is life. I\u2019m very sorry for my harshness then. Please forgive and forget about the past\u201d he pleaded while my sister nodded in affirmation and the man asked further, \u201chope this man (referring to me) was not the one who got my precious daughter impregnated then?\u201d\nI was shocked and my heart started beating very fast while those on seat kept on watching the drama he was acting.\n\u201cI\u2019m very sorry sir\u201d I uttered, which made him look at me with hatred and that was when an elderly man from his family stood up to talk. He cleared his throat and started \u201chun hun! You see, this issue is just like when mosquito pearches on ones scrotum which needs alot of patience. If we refuse to forget about yesteryears saga, we won\u2019t get a friend to play with. In the light of this, I will want us to forget about the past issue and accept them as part of our family\u201d, he said which rendered Zainab\u2019s father sober.\nThough, he was not totally satisfied, but he accepted and later embraced me\u2026\n******\n\u201cThanks alot for these great opportunity you have given to us to be part of your family. We really appreciate it sir. But, is not over until it\u2019s over. We have a letter written by the deceased to her husband which also has something to do with the twins and Zainab. We will appreciate it alot if you could be of help on the issue sir\u201d, said daddy Ope and I was instructed by Zainab\u2019s father to collect the letter for him which I did without any time wasted. He went through the letter and felt like crying while his family members on seat were wondering what could have made him reacted that way, he then gave it to them to go through it as well.\nThey were all short of words and started looking at one another.\nSuddenly, the cry of the twins rented the air, which caught the attention of everyone and my sister quickly attended to them but they kept on crying which made Zainab\u2019s father stretched his hands so as to carry them. Everyone got astonished when they stopped crying. He was very happy and put on a smile\u2026\n\u201cFor the sake of these twins, I shall do justice to the letter. But the issue is just this, she shouldn\u2019t be informed about Taiwo\u2019s death because I can\u2019t afford to lose her\u201d, Zainab\u2019s father confessed.\nWhen I discovered that Zainab\u2019s father has calmed down, then I used the opportunity to ask about her movement, \u201csir, is she back to Nigeria?\u201d I asked like a samaritan.\n\u201cNo, she is abroad managing my business. Any problem?\u201d he asked with no sign of anger which made me inquired further, no sir, only\u2026\nI paused because I was scared to say what was on my mind.\nEveryone kept on looking at me\u2026\n\u201cYoung man, speak your mind, there will be no problem. Only that what?\u201d Zainab\u2019s father intoned in a calm manner which made me gained confidence and spoke out.\n\u201cI received a call more than I year now from the state hospital through Zainab\u2019s number telling me that she was involved in a car accident and I later heard from Taiwo that she was being flied out of country\u201d, I said while blinking my eyes like an-logue clock.\nHe looked at me and smiled, \u201cit must be a dream Mr. man and you should have woke up from your slumber immediately. God forbid! Nothing of such has happened to my one and only treasure and it will not happen while I\u2019m still alive. I was the one who had accident and thank God I survive it\u201d he responded without any reaction which got me confused. Then, many questions started bubbling in my mind, but my instinct told me to keep mute which I obeyed.\nThen, the elderly man left his seat to discuss with Zainab\u2019s father in camera\u2026\n\u201cWe salute your courage for this giant step you have taken. Infact, you are very lucky because the person you are playing game with is not an easy type.\nSequel to your request as regards to the letter, you will have to give us little time to get intouch with Zainab and prepare her mind on the issue. We will contact you as soon as possible if and only if she is ready to take the responsibility\u201d, said the elderly man.\nWe thanked them and left the place with peace of mind.\nA month after, I was in the office when I heard my phone ringing and when I looked at the screen it happened to be the chief which made me pick up without hesitation\u2026\n\u201cHello sir\u201d I said happily.\nChief: How are you Mr.Afeez\nMe: I\u2019m fine sir. How about you sir?\nChief: I\u2019m very much okay as well. Thanks for the other day. Hope you are not annoyed at me for just calling you since I\u2019ve promised?\nMe: Not at all sir.\nChief: I\u2019m very sorry for that, it was just because I\u2019ve been busy. So, where are you?\nMe: I\u2019m in the office in River State where I\u2019m serving.\nChief: That\u2019s good of you. So, you are still a corp member?\nMe: Yes sir.\nChief: That\u2019s good of you! Hope you will not mind to be managing one of my companies when you are done with your service?\nMe: (happy) I will highly appreciate it sir.\nChief: Good to hear that from you. When are we meeting in order to talk better?\nMe: I will feed you back on that sir.\nChief: Alright dear, I would like to hear from you soonest. He said and hung up the call.\nI was very happy to hear the good news from him and fed him back that I would be paying him the visit at the weekend, Saturday to be specific.\nThough, I\u2019ve once thought he should be the one while receiving his call but I later confirmed it when he described where he resides. It was same place where Zainab\u2019s father resides.