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EPISODE 54

I quickly dashed to the kitchen and turned off the gas cooker, from there to the room where I met Mirabel picking her stuffs.

Me: Mirabel what are you doing?

Mirabel: **picking her stuffs ignoring me**

I went to her and stopped her from taking her things…

Mirabel: Let me go

Me: Look… I know how you feel, believe me… but you’re taking this thing too far, trust me I have absolute nothing to do with her

Mirabel: Can you say the same for her? She confessed her undying love for you in that diary, all this while I saw both of you as just friends, not knowing something like this has been going on

Me: Nothing has been going on, why can’t you believe me? You’re the only woman I love and who I want to spend the rest of my life with… Please don’t stop the wedding I beg you

Mirabel: The wedding can only push through on one condition

Me: Which is?

Mirabel: Promise has to leave

Me: What?

Mirabel: Yes! Let her go away from our lives and forget about the love she claim to have for you

Me: Mirabel…

Mirabel: That’s the only way, it’s either she leaves or I leave…

Me: It doesn’t have to be like this

Mirabel: Is she leaving or not?!

Me: **Speechless**

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Mirabel: I’ll take that as a yes **walks out of the room**

I watched her stormed out of the room while I sat down on the bed hitting my head so hard. What’s going on? How did it come to this?? What can I do???

I can’t turn my back on Promise and I can’t let Mirabel leave… what a dilemma.

Before I knew what was happening, Mirabel had Promise leave the house and I couldn’t do anything because I want to save my relationship with Mirabel. I stood and watched Promise leaving the house in tears; she was looking at me but I couldn’t do or say anything till she left. Mirabel warned that Promise must not attend her wedding.

When Nancy arrived and I told her what happened earlier while we both sat at the veranda, she got so surprised and shocked for how things turned out in such a little time; she wasn’t cool with Mirabel’s action though.

Nancy: So I’ll be living here alone or what’s going to happen?

Me: Well… you can bring a friend to stay with you

Nancy: Promise is much better to live with

Me: But you can’t live with her anymore, you know what happened

Nancy: Where will she go to now? I don’t think she has any place to stay in Abuja

Me: I really dunno what got into Mirabel to go to that extent

Nancy: Let’s ask Vincent to talk to her

Me: No, he can’t know about this

Nancy: Why?

Me: I don’t want to raise any issue, if letting Promise go will make our relationship work without any squabble, then I have no option.

Nancy: Senior bro that’s not cool, you can’t possibly let Promise go like that na, she’s a good person

Me: Nancy you don’t understand, you think it’s easy for me? I just want my relationship to go back to how it used to be and even better when we get married

Nancy: Is there no other way this can go without anyone getting hurt? What do you think Promise will be feeling right now?

Me: I’m just so confused right now, I dunno what to do

Nancy: Please do something about Promise; she must be very hurt about this

Me: I’ll talk to her

Nancy: Ermmm…. Do you like have any uhmmm… feelings for her?

Me: Nancy, stop that

Nancy: Sorry… just being curious

Me: It’s okay…

Nancy: Lemme go and prepare something since you guys couldn’t eat this afternoon

Me: Seriously, that food I expected to eat comfortably just got burnt

Nancy: I dunno you’ll still be hungry after everything that happened today

Me: Are you trying to mock me?

Nancy: Ah! Noooo…

She went back into the house while I remained outside cogitating and worried. Talking about having feelings for Promise, I think I truly have something hidden deep in my heart for her.

**TWO YEARS – FOUR MONTHS LATER**

A lot has happen…

The President won the election victoriously and remained in office; He appointed my father minister of finance and my mother kept rolling with the first lady.

I got my result and I graduated with second class upper; I couldn’t get first class because of many distractions that took place then and the running of my website. It was Nancy that graduated with first class… because she wasn’t distracted na.
Mirabel and I got married then travelled to the U.S as we planned. We learnt everything we needed to learn in order to build the Vames Empire and it all went well. I started my company with Mirabel by my side, with Ike’s partnership and his support technically and financially, and investors that invested in my Company. I got business connections worldwide, but I’m yet to achieve to my dream, which is building a very big business empire… although I’m getting there, it’s all about time.

Nancy and Vincent are yet to get married, they’ve been fighting for their love because… there have been some kind of disagreement about their relationship from some family members due to the fact that Mirabel and I are already married.

I have a Daughter with Mirabel, I named her Vanessa, and now Mirabel is heavily pregnant carrying my second child. Our plan was to rush our children so she can join me in running the Empire while the children are already growing up.

I lost contact with Promise immediately she left the house that day; I tried to call her two days after she left when I went back to our Family house, I couldn’t find her number in my phone, and all the text messages and WhatsApp conversation we had were all gone. I knew Mirabel did it because she alone knows my phone password as part of our agreement not to hide anything from each other, so she has access to my phone and I also have access to hers. After the discovery, I immediately called Nancy to give Promise’ number of which she did, but the number didn’t go through till today.

I planned on visiting Nigeria only when my office building there would be completed and ready for operations, so now I have about two months to return back to Nigeria, that’s the time my contractor assured me of completing everything, and it’s the same time Mirabel is expected to deliver our baby.

**********

I came back to my house after I’ve been away for five days on a business trip; I so much missed my wife and my daughter. I stepped into the house, the next thing I saw was my wife falling down from the stairs. I immediately rushed to get her but she didn’t respond; I had to rush her to the hospital.

The Doctor said that she’s in a critical condition; the fall affected the pregnancy so bad that she will have to undergo a premature delivery, and she has lost so much blood. So… she’d need a blood transfusion. The worst thing was that, her blood group is very rare.

EPISODE 55

The Doctor had me tested but my blood type did not match with hers, he advised me to go get a close relative as they don’t have the type of Mirabel’s blood in their blood bank. The first thing I did was to call Mirabel’s oldest sibling Adesuwa who also resides there in America but in another state in Oklahoma. She promised to take the next available flight to Nevada where we reside. I also called Mirabel’s father – the president and informed him about the situation at hand, I told him about Adesuwa’s coming, but he insisted on coming as soon as possible in case if Adesuwa’s blood won’t be enough.

I also called my Parents to inform them, they were terrified especially my mother. I called Vincent and told him about it, that he should start praying seriously for Mirabel.

I was so worried; I didn’t know what else to do… I moved from one place to another looking for a donor but couldn’t find any. I was left with no other choice but to wait for Adesuwa. I dunno if Ike’s blood will match with hers, and he is not even in America, he is currently in China doing his thing.

Adesuwa finally came about two hours later and a test was conducted on her to be sure if her blood will match with Mirabel’s. Unfortunately, it didn’t match. We were so surprise on why their blood type did not match. We had to wait for a couple of hours till the President arrived with the first lady and Vincent.

The President told the Doctor to start taking his blood immediately, but the Doctor insisted that they get his blood tested first before that can happen. The President had no choice but to allow them to run the test on him. After waiting impatiently for many minutes, the Doctor came back and said their blood did not match.

President: What are you talking about? She’s my daughter!

Doctor: Are you sure about that?

President: Yes she’s my youngest child

Doctor: I’m afraid she can’t be your daughter because she doesn’t have your blood

President: You must be mistaken

Doctor: Sorry sir, there’s no room for such mistake here. We can conduct a DNA test if you want

First lady: DNA test for what, Doctor? She’s our daughter, I gave birth to her!

Doctor: Just to be sure, she’s dying and we don’t have all the time

Vincent: Please Doctor have me tested too, my blood might match with hers

First lady: And mine too…

Doctor: Ok follow me

They followed the Doctor to the lab and left me wondering what’s going on, how can Mirabel’s blood not match with her father’s? What is happening? Where did she even get that kind of blood from? God have mercy, that devil is a liar!

The President, the first lady and Vincent came back to the lobby from the lab. The President quietly sat down looking tense while the First lady kept saying that she knows Mirabel is her daughter and she’s very sure about it, that she carried her in her womb for nine months bla bla bla…

The Doctor came back again saying the first lady and Vincent’s blood still did not match with Mirabel and the DNA results will be available in two days. The Doctor also advised us to go look for donors whose blood might match with Mirabel’s, and that he’ll also help us checking in blood banks elsewhere.

The President left the hospital in confusion and the first lady followed him asking him some kind of questions. Adesuwa and Vincent remained with me there in the hospital. I went to the ward where they kept Mirabel; I stood outside and watched Mirabel through the window. I didn’t know when tears started dripping down from my eyes. Vincent came to me and placed his hand on shoulder telling me everything will be alright; that I should not be scared of what the Doctor is saying and all.

Me: Look at her, does she deserve this?

Vincent: Don’t think that way, just look at the positive side that this will be a testimony, have that in mind

Me: I don’t understand why her blood doesn’t match your Dad’s

Vincent: I’m also surprised; this is the devil at work

Me: What are we going to do now?

Vincent: Just pray and have faith in God

Me: **Silence**

Vincent: Where is Vanessa?

Me: She must be with the nanny; I didn’t even see when I came back from my trip

Vincent: But how did this happen?

Me: I just stepped into the house and saw her falling down from the stairs; I dunno what might have happened to her

Vincent: Or could it be… it was because she heard your presence then she was like rushing to meet you?

Me: I just don’t know, ah my God!

Vincent: Just take it easy, everything will be fine

Me: Hhmmm…

Vincent: Come on, let’s go

Me: Go where?

Vincent: To your house so you’ll freshen up at least

Me: I’m not going anywhere

Vincent: You have to, I mean look at you; you look stressed

Me: What about Mirabel that’s fighting for her life? No, I’m not leaving her

Vincent: You have to be strong for her and Vanessa

Me: Don’t waste your time trying to convince because I’m not leaving here

Vincent: You need to go check on Vanessa

Me: She’s fine

Vincent: She should be here with you

Me: You can go and bring here, I’m not leaving Mirabel not even for a second

Vincent: I dunno your house, and besides, I’m not familiar with this place

Me: You can ask Adesuwa to take you there; she needs to rest too…

Vincent: Alright then, I’ll be back

Me: **Silence**

Immediately they left, the Doctor came to me and told me he has found a blood match for Mirabel and that it’s on the way coming… I appreciated him for his effort. Not long after that, The President also came in with some donors, about six of them. They had them tested and three of them have the same blood type with Mirabel but two of them had some sickness in them, so we have one donor plus the other one the Doctor ordered for from a blood bank. I just had this excitement and hope within me when we found this rare type of blood for Mirabel. By then, Vanessa was already with me.

Frank (Mirabel’s former bodyguard) called me; he said he heard what happened. We talked for a little while before we ended the call. Lest I forget, Jummy retired from the service immediately Mirabel and I got married so she’ll be a full house-wife and start having children for her husband – Frank. And as for Frank, he continued the service as the first lady’s bodyguard.

They started the transfusion without wasting time and the delivery of the baby through CS (Caesarean section)

We waited impatiently for almost two hours praying that she and the baby will fine until the Doctor came out with a sad look on his face. We immediately rushed him and started bombarding him with questions… How did it go? How is she? How’s the operation? Is the blood enough?

The Doctor stunned us with a shocking news that we lost both of them in the process after telling us some medical bla bla bla that I can’t even remember.

I was short of words, I was extremely shocked! It happened just like a dream, I was lost on earth. The feeling was out of this world.

We arrived in Nigeria the following day with Mirabel’s body using the Presidential jet. By then, the bad news has gotten to the media.

Her body was deposited to the mortuary for days before she was laid to rest. That moment I felt like my life has come to an end. I just dunno what to do and what to feel.

The DNA result reached the President and it’s discovered that Mirabel is not his biological daughter, because her result was negative while Vincent’s and Adesuwa’s were positive. How? Nobody knows as the first lady kept defending herself that she never cheated on the President, but she carried a pregnancy for nine months and delivered a baby.

An idea came in, so they went back to the hospital where they delivered their baby and started an investigation on what might have happened. They checked the hospital’s record of babies born on that specific date, and then they started investigating around looking for those who were born on that particular date from that hospital…. searching for the real President’s daughter.

This also means I’m not a true President’s in law and my daughter with Mirabel is not the President’s grandchild. What kind of misfortune is this? Chai!

************

A couple of months later, i finally got in touch with Promise and she seems to be doing well. I tried apologizing to her but she said she has long forgiven me, that it was actually her fault and not mine. She also sympathized with me over Mirabel’s death. A while after the reunion between me and Promise, I started trying to woo her since she has always loved me. She declared that it’s too late, that she’s already married.

I acted cool and I was like, I’m happy for her and all that. But I felt bad about it, and then I started wondering….

• What did I do to deserve this?

• What will be my fate now that I’ve lost the two women that’s for good me?

• Who will mother Vanessa?

• Where will I start searching for someone like Mirabel or Promise?

• Where do I go from here?

• What will happen to me and Vanessa since Mirabel is not the real daughter of the President?

• Why is all this happening to me? Why?? Why???

EPISODE 56 {Finale}

While wondering and thinking deeply on how my life will turn out, then I started realizing something, I have met with Promise about three times and I didn’t see or notice any wedding ring on her finger. Could it be that she lied to me? Why would she lie to me? After all, she’s supposed to be married by now. I just set my mind to investigate if she’s truly married or not.

I think of Mirabel every day, all the good memories about her and all we shared, all she did to get me and my family to a higher level. Who would’ve thought she’d die like that? Two years of marriage is just too soon. Of course I can’t question God because he knows the best. Why would God punish me after all the favours I’ve been getting from Him since I gave my life fully to him? It’s not possible! The plan of God over His people is always of good and not of evil. So… the question now is what is God’s plan on my life now?

I stayed in my Father’s other house as a single Dad, I made sure I took care and spend quality time with Vanessa even with my tight schedule as I’ve started my business operations in Nigeria and it wasn’t easy, it takes time and efforts to get a new company established. I was too busy and focused on establishing my company that I couldn’t look at any woman, and that means I’m not re-marrying any sooner especially if Promise is truly married.

I was just seated in my office one afternoon resting and cooling my mind with a cool hollandia yoghurt when Nancy called me and she sounded so happy…

Nancy: Hello Bro

Me: Nancy how you doing?

Nancy: I’m super fine!

Me: That’s good… how’s Dad and Mum?

Nancy: Their Fine too…. Bro guess what?

Me: What?

Nancy: Guess na, shebi you’re good at guessing?

Me: Okay uhmmm… you got promoted?

Nancy: No nah…

Me: Is it just about you or the Family?

Nancy: It’s about the entire Families

Me: I dunno, just tell me

Nancy: Both Families have approved our marriage!!

Me: **Surprised** Whoa… that’s good, how did it happen?

Nancy: Well, ermm… since Mirabel, you know uhmm… yea, and having being discovered as not the biological daughter of the President, Vincent went around convincing both families and made his points known to them, so they agreed and approve our marriage

Me: Okay…

Nancy: So Vincent and his Family will be coming to the house in two days for introduction and to fix the date for the wedding, and you know that you have to be there

Me: Yea… no problem, good thing it will be on a Saturday

Nancy: Yeah

Me: Alright till then, I’m very happy for you

Nancy: Thanks bro,,, kiss Vanessa for me please…

Me: No I won’t this time

Nancy: Hahahaha… why na?

Me: You know why

Nancy: I’m sorry… but you know its work that has been hindering my visit

Me: Always using work as an excuse, can’t you make your own time?

Nancy: Ok on Sunday I promise

Me: Don’t make a promise you can’t keep, bye-bye I have work to do

Nancy: I will come by God’s grace; I miss my little cutie so much

Me: I’m hanging up

Nancy: Okay bye… see you on Saturday

Me: Alright **hangs up**

Nancy started working at our Dad’s company after she completed her NYSC, she got qualified to be a Chartered Accountant after she passed the ICAN exams while under our Father.

Vincent has officially started his ministry to be a Pastor, he built his own Church and it’s growing pretty well.

***********

Saturday came as both Families meet at my Father’s house, discussions were made and we reached an agreement for the wedding to take place in three weeks’ time and all preparations starts from now. There’s money, so no time to waste.

The day of the traditional marriage came and everything went so well and successful with many elites of the country in attendance. The white wedding was also great; Vincent honoured me during his speech at the reception. How I watched over Nancy and made sure no guy messed around with her until the destined one came along. I also felt proud of myself, all my efforts in protecting my sister turned out great and fruitful. It’s my joy for my sister to get married a virgin and to the right man.

I was happy to see Promise at the wedding; I went closer to her and had a chat with her. I observed her finger till I saw a ring on it. I got sad… she wasn’t lying after all, but I still want to see that husband of hers, because she’s never said something about him whenever we have a chat. All she talks about is work, work and work.

I carried on with plans of getting to know the husband of Promise, I asked her many times to let me visit her house, but she kept giving one excuse or the other, she boldly refused to give her house address and these kept rising my suspicion that she’s not really married, what’s confusing me is the wedding ring on her finger.
My background check on her proves my suspicion right, she’s definitely not married and she’s successful and also living alone. She’s been lying to me that she’s married which made me to think that she doesn’t have feelings for me anymore and she don’t want to get involved with me.

I started thinking of what to do to win her, my thinking led me to meet with a close friend of hers who should know what’s going on in her life. I got in touch with someone close to her, I was able to persuade her to answer my questions and she told me everything after I told her my intensions. She said, Promise has been in a relationship with a man for over a year now and he hasn’t said anything about marriage, she said she doesn’t trust the guy at all, that she doesn’t think the man is serious with Promise.

That gave me lots of hope, I felt very happy inside me.

From all the information about her, I prepared myself to pay her an unannounced visit in the evening. She opened her door and was surprised to see me.

Promise: How did you get to know where I live?

Me: I just did a little background check, can I come in?

Promise: **Hesitating**

Me: Please…?

She quietly let me in.

Surprisingly, she offered me hollandia yoghurt… then from one talk led to another, I started talking to her to marry me. I told her I’m aware that she isn’t married, I talked to her about the past, the present and the future till she got emotional and tears started dripping down from her eyes. I went down on my knees before her and started giving her promises which I’m very ready to fulfill. I begged and begged her to agree to marry me, that I’ll start arrangement to marry her in one month or maybe less once she agrees to marry me. I reach my hand into my pocket and brought out the ring I came with; she started crying immediately I presented to her, I took her hand and she didn’t withdraw her hand till I successfully placed the ring on her finger. Before I knew what was happening, she flung herself on me in a tight embrace.

Me: What about your boyfriend?

Promise: He has lost me… he’s not ready to marry me, even though I’ve been pressuring him to, I was ready to sponsor the wedding out of desperation to get married. Yet he kept giving one excuse or the other.

Me: That’s fate wanting us to end up together

Promise: How’d you know about him?

Me: Salome

Promise: That girl! I should’ve known it was her

Me: Hope you’re not gonna scold her?

Promise: No, of course not

We talked and stared at each other for a while before I left feeling happy.

***********

We got married months later in a simple traditional marriage and a court wedding with only close family members in attendance. Although, I made the President and the first lady aware of my marriage, they understood and gave me their blessings but couldn’t attend; I didn’t want them to attend anyway since I wanted the wedding to be on a low-key. They said I’m too young to remain a widower and I need someone to take care of Vanessa.

Before we got married, I made a discovery which is one of the reasons that made me rushed the wedding. Because… when we were discussing (that’s before we got married) I found out she was born in the same hospital where Mirabel was also born. Although I know they shared the same birth date which was one of the reasons why Mirabel got to like her so much back then. I suspected something and did a DNA test without her knowledge and it was positive. I was shocked and dumbfounded immediately I saw it, so I kept it a secret and rushed our wedding so it won’t be disapproved if they find out the truth. So my plan is to tell them the truth months after the wedding.

Just a week after the wedding, the President invited me to come with my new wife to the Presidential villa; I honoured his invitation by going there at the expected time.

After a while there, The President started talking about Mirabel not being his real daughter, how the investigation of finding his child has been going, he then handed a paper to me. I looked at it and it’s exactly the same as the DNA test result of Promise I did secretly.

I asked surprisingly like I didn’t know…

Me: So… what does this mean?

President: Promise is my daughter

Me: What? How is that possible?

He explained how it all happened.

What happened was that, a lady gave birth to a stillborn and she really needs a child for her husband and his family that has been pressuring her to give birth. So she connived with a nurse there to get her a child. The nurse took baby Promise and gave her to the woman, when she learned about whose child the baby was, (The President wasn’t the President then, but he is very influential) she couldn’t return baby Promise to them because she didn’t have the chance, so she took a random baby and gave to the first lady which was Mirabel and gave the stillborn to Mirabel’s real mother.

Promise: (crying) my mother did that? Is this true?

First lady: It is my dear, we’re your true family; I gave birth to you (crying)

Promise couldn’t believe the woman the thought was her mother did such kind of evil, and the woman loved her so much as her only child.

Promise accepted her true parents and pleaded with them not to let her supposed-mother to suffer for her mistakes because she took care of her like her own child. Her wish was granted and the woman was spared, but her supposed father refused to spare her as he sent her packing from his house. The Nurse was dealt with a little before they let her go after disgracing her. Everyone was surprised about this whole thing.

The President threw a party for the return of his lost daughter and I was also honoured, I stood by her as her husband; so I remained the President’s in-law.

***TEN YEARS LATER***

My dreams came true as I built my business empire and became one of African’s richest. My business operations were all over the continent with my headquarters in Nigeria. I had three children with Promise while Vanessa make them four; two boys and two girls, and they grow up to join the Vames Empire.

••• THE END •••

Special thanks to  Victor U. James {Vict-Vames}

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