Sonia couldn’t help but stare at the devil incarnate Ebere who flashed her teeth at several intervals in a wicked smile.At times she exposed them like someone who brushed with omo,telling the whole world to see.To her,they were smiles of satifaction.Her revenge on Angela was almost at it’s c—-x. “I called you to discuss something important with you”Sonia opened up,bitterness written all over her. Ebere tilted her head to one side,stole another glance at her and said”I’m all ears” Sonia felt like strangling her to death with the bitterness and pain boiling in her. “Aren’t you done with me yet? Can’t you let me go in peace now? Haven’t i been sleeping with your bestfriend’s husband as you wished?”Sonia asked. “What kind of a girl are you anyway? You saw a means inorder to get what you want and help your mother and you are rejecting it.I haven’t seen a case where a person spat out the sugar put in his mouth……….” “I’m pregnant for crying out loud.I’m pregnant”Sonia bursted in.Tears gathered in her eyes.Bravely,she blinked them back but deep inside she was crying out her heart. “Wow.great.that is what i want my dear.i am so happy.Get ready to become the new Mrs.David.Forget about Angela.I will take care of her.She must pay for what she did to me”Ebere stressed out. Sonia smiled for the first time and shook her head. “You claim to be a friend but you are an enemy.A betrayer…..” “Don’t address me in such rude manners….” “I will.I will and i will.again,again and again”Sonia hauled,hitting her fist on the little side stool besides her,drawing the attention of people.”I think its high time we all take responsibilities for our crimes.I am ready to accept mine.Get ready to accept yours.I’m terminating this pregnancy.Thanks for ruining my life.Soon,i will call it quits with this job and face whatever comes my way.I think its better that way.You have used me enough trying to destroy a union.If i go to jail,so be it.If mrs Angela kills me for betraying her trust by sleeping with her husband day in,day out,i deserve it”She couldn’t fight the tears anymore as they finally found their way down her cheeks but she was determined.She stood up to leave. “Maybe you need to sleep to regain your senses”Ebere said as the watched the furious Sonia storm out of her presence. Immediately Sonia left,Ebere’s phone rang.It was Angela. “Heloo,how is my Angel doing?”She spoke into the phone. “B.B i’m fine.There is this red dress.I don’t know if you would like it”Angela replied. “You know the kind of dress i cherish”Ebere giggled. “Sure.This is one of them”They laughed over the phone. Since Angela got married,she never forgot Ebere whenever she went to buy dresses and shoes.Even colourful handbags. *************** 7.45pm Angela was in the sitting room.David was yet to return from work.Sonia noticed she was not in her happy mood.She went up to her and sat by her side. “Aunty,i hope there is no problem”She asked.Angela did not say anything.She called out to her the second time,startling Angela who was far away in thoughts. “Aunty what is the problem?”She asked again. Angela heaved. “Just today,a woman caught her best friend with her husband on the bed in a hotel.Someone who saw them move into the hotel alerted her.She went with a knife and stabbed her friend who died instantly.Now the poor woman is in police custody.I pity her”She narrated. Sonia was taken aback by the story.She thought for a while. “That is a bad incident.But Aunty,tell me if you were the woman what would you have done?”Sonia asked carefully. Angela smiled and shook her head. “My husband.No no.I can even look for a gun.And surely i must shoot that friend of mine.I dont care what happens next”Angela answered confidently,instilling enormous fears on Sonia whom it took great effort to hide the fears. “She can never get away with it.I must teach her the lesson of her life.I can share anything with anybody else but not my husband”Angela added further. Sonia only nodded as Angela said those words and she knew the kind lady meant every bit of her words. T
1:20pm *Sonia’s mother’s place* Ebere’s voice was calm as she tried to get the old woman to see reasons to agree to her opinions.She knew Sonia could be serious with her words but she was so bent on getting her revenge against Angela whom she believed was the reason why Mike,her rich fiancee broke up with her few days to their wedding.That incident surely left her with pains.Deep inner pains which time can never heal.It left her a shattered woman with all the memories that refused to let her be.How she loved him with all her heart.How she surrendered her all to him.How she gave all of herself to him.It was really heartbreaking.She found it hard to console herself and move on with life whenever that instincts of hers tell her it was Angela’s handwork. On the other hand,she vowed to destroy her happy marriage to make her feel the pain too. Ebere understood perfectly that making Sonia go to jail would be of no benefit to her but she was ready to do it if the poor girl refused to play along.Perhaps to teach her that she does anything she said she would do. “I’m suprised at Sonia your daughter.How could she have gotten this kind of opportunity of becoming rich overnight and she’s trying to throw it away?”She feigned with a little anger and a coloured face. “What do you mean? Isn’t she doing what you said?”The confused woman asked. “Isn’t now the best time for her to stand strong and be happy? She is pregnant and she is threatening to call it quits with everything.Could you imagine she plainly told me she would terminate the pregnancy? “She asked. A kind of smile played on the poor woman.She seemed lost. “You mean…..she told you she’s pregnant? Why haven’t she told me? What is even wrong with that girl?”She rained endless questions on Ebere who was yet to disclose her main mission for coming over. 1:35pm that same day *Angela’s home* Sonia heard David’s car hunk in the compound.She was taking some rest after washing the clothes she was supposed to wash the day before.They really gave her a tough time,especially David’s hard jeans trousers which her soft hands always found so hard to deal with. She peeped out through the window and watched him alight from the car. It was unusual,seeing him at home by that time of the day.Sonia wondered what could be wrong. “Did he forget anything?”She asked her troubled self.
Episode 19[ David’s knock came on the door impatiently.Sonia did not hesitate in opening the door for him. David quickly entered and closed the door behind him immediately,drew Sonia close and wrapped his lips over hers,interrupting her greeting. Sonia’s heart throbbed mightily as he kissed and s—-d her lips hungrily as if his life depended on it.She was to weak to stop him or even say anything as he fired on eagerly,exploring almost every reachable part of her with his demanding caresses.She knew without being told that it was the charm at work. With great effort,she pulled him back,holding his palms tightly,restraining them from making those dangerous moves. “Please sir just stop.please this is dangerous.Lets just stop all these”Sonia pleaded in despair knowing she was only wasting her saliva.He was yearning for her like someone being intoxicated with wine.Of course he was intoxicated.The charms really got him of his wits that he no longer cared if Angela caught them together. “Sonia,i love you.i need you.i just dont think i can survive without you”He said and overpowered her again with his strenght,this time,taking Sonia off the ground in his arms like a baby into the bedroom. Sonia knew she had to do something fast to end all these as soon as possible.Her greatest fear and only prayer at that moment was that Angela should not by any means show up.If it happens,only heaven knows what the outcome would be. She had thought of running away to another country to start her life anew without the police having to find her for killing somebody but there was no money.Besides,she never had the heart to leave her harsh and ungrateful mother alone.They would hold her if she dissappears. **Sonia’s mother’s place** “I have a plan.A perfect plan which will see your daughter take over as David’s new wife”Ebere whispered to Sonia’s mother. She nodded,drawing close.That was all she wanted to see.To see sonia take over that rich man so that she would be sending her money on regular basis. “But what about the man’s wife.What do we do about her?”She asked. “I came prepared.I have here with me some of her pictures,old identity card before she got married and some other things that belonged to her.There is one powerful baba who will help us get rid of her.Once we show him these things,whatever he tells us to do,we would do it.All we want is to see that Angela leaves that house and never return for good.The baba will also make Sonia play along with ease”Ebere was convincing with her words. She got the greedy woman this time whose face lit up.She has seen the perfect opportunity to make Sonia supply her money all the time as if she was her employee. “We are going immediately”She assured Sonia and requested to see the pictures of this lady.Angela had come to see her with Sonia only once but she wasn’t able to get a better view of her because it was getting dark when they visited. She kept staring at Angela’s smiling face.Ebere handed her the identity card and some other laminated papers that contained vital informations about her. “Miss Angela C.Uwa. Hometown,Isseke in Ihiala local government area….Uwa.Isseke…”She stopped and scanned the pictures again. “What is wrong?”Ebere who noticed something asked. She shifted uncomfortably in her chair,stared at the name again,the pictures and her details again. “Tell me all you know about this lady”She demanded in a low voice. “We used to be good friends back in school but….” “That is not what i mean.Tell me do you know her parents well?”She interrupted Ebere. “Of course i do.Her father is the famous Chief livinus Uwa and her mother,emmm,i think,yes..Mrs Ngozi obidiya Uwa”Ebere who was beginning to feel uncomfortable with her questions replied. “What? Are you serious?”She asked,fear gripping her. Ebere kept quiet and observed her for sometime,wondering what was wrong with her,and as if she got the signal,she played down those looks from Ebere and told her a c–k and bull story to make any rising thought in her about the way she suddenly started asking questions to die down. “I think tomorrow or next would be perfect for this journey”She added.Ebere stood up,gave her a detecting look and left without mincing any word. “Angela? The daughter of Livinus Uwa? Ngozi’s daughter? Soniaaaaaa”She wept.