VANITY EPISODE 14
© Akoto Alexander
As Adjoa Wusua entered the eatry she spotted in the extreme corner Lawyer Ayibontey seated with a lady but the surprising thing was that lawyer had transformed his personality, he had visited the barbering saloon to trim his hair and moustache nicely.
Lawyer Ayibontey was really looking handsome and he was dressed up in one of the polo shirt’s that was given to him the previous night, honestly he was not looking presentable for his profession now, Adjoa didn’t want to cut into their “beautiful moment” so she stood there for a while wondering what to do but Lawyer Ayibontey spotted her and he signalled her to come over to where he was seated with his guest or friend. Adjoa Wusua had no option now rather than getting closer to her lawyer.
Adjoa Wusua: Good afternoon uncle. Hope I haven’t caused any inconvince between you and the lady infornt of you by showing up earlier than expected.
Lawyer Ayibontey: Good afternoon my daughter, how are U doing? No you haven’t done anything. Meet Maame Afia a new friend I just came across and Maame Afia this is my niece Adjoa Wusua.
Maame Afia: Hello nice meeting you.
Adjoa Wusua: Its a pleasure also meeting you.
Maame Afia: Sir I will like to take leave now since your niece is in to keep you company, I will see you some other time.
Lawyer Ayibontey: Okay but let me walk you outside so you pick a car before I see my niece. Adjoa I will be back very soon.
Adjoa Wusua: Okay sir and Maame Afia we will meet some other time so we get to know ourselves better.
Maame Afia: That won’t be a bad idea, I will speak with your uncle and possibly fix a date so we meet. Have a nice day
Adjoa Wusua: You too my dear.
Lawyer walks Maame Afia outside only for her to open her purse and bring out a car key, she pressed on the key and an alarm blew for the door to her car to open.
She owned a Blue Kia Sportage 2013 model, she sat in the car and gave her call card to Lawyer Ayibontey to call her in the evening, after that she drove away in a very majestic way, lawyer stood there dumbfounded, indeed he didn’t anticipate that Maame Afia was having such a class, now it dawned on him that if he wants to step out from his comfort zone then there was a need for him to rebrand himself to the standard he wanted to mingle with.
He asked himself a question, so am I falling in love again after years of staying single and mourning my wife? Well am not a spider who leaves alone all his life, I can’t just be using my thing in between my legs only to urinate, I have to leave someone behind me to inherit my wealth and anything I own on this earth before I depart from this world, he then looked on the call card and reliases that the lady happens to be a branch manager for one of the known banks in the country.
Maame Afia “woy3 me taste”(you are my kind of woman) and I won’t give up on you unless I add my name to your name, everything about you is exactly what I want in my woman and the fact that you are a banker alone makes you complete, although I see a little bit of pain and hurt in you am prepared to wipe everything away from your heart and life.
He walks back to the eatry feeling very excited for once in his lonely life, he joins Adjoa at her table who was by then enjoying a drink and a snack.
Lawyer Ayibontey: So how do you access the lady who just took leave of us?
Adjoa Wusua: She is very beautiful and I think she will be a nice person to be with.
Lawyer Ayibontey: I like the way you qualified her, I don’t know but something about her is driving me closer to her, I can’t tell or point out but there is a form of attraction from her to me.
I don’t know if it love at first sight or what? But what ever it is, time will surely tell, well let’s get down to business. Where is the land doc-ments?
Adjoa Wusua: They are in the envelope sir, please take a look.
Lawyer Ayibontey: (picks the papers and goes through it) Hahahahahaha very smart from the one who released this papers, the doc-ments in my hands a fake, to prove that to you, on Monday we will pay a visit to the lands commission to verify from them if this doc-ments we have here are valid and if they know anything about it.
Adjoa Wusua: Really, so is this how this man is going to fulfil his side of his promise? Well Esi will be the one to know what to do next but I must confess you are really looking handsome and stunning this afternoon, I couldn’t recognise you as I entered this place first until you signalled me to come over.
Lawyer Ayibontey: Hahahaha my dear after you left my place last night I did a lot of thinking and I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t been honest to myself, I was rather killing myself gradually with alcohol and tobacco, even the Whiteman who designed it has stated clearly on the tobacco box that “it can be harmful to your health” but blindly and foolishly we dig our own grave by paying for our early death. I have quit smoking and taking in hard liquor and have decided to do a facelift over myself from now till I leave this earth……..
Is Lawyer Ayibontey falling in love or there is something more to it? Do you believe in the word “Love at first sight”?
Back at the police station Esi was waiting for the commander to come back from an inspection he went to do on the road. He comes back and meets Esi waiting for him infront of his office.
Chief Supt Ansah Akoto: Good afternoon Miss Haizel, sorry for keeping you waiting for long, some official duties popped up that I needed to over see to it personally. Please come inside my office so we handle the matter amicably
Esi Haizel: Okay sir
Chief Supt Ansah Akoto: (picks his telephone and calls someone) Where are you? Come to my office right now and hangs up the phone call. Please give me some few minutes so I sort you out but please what should I offer you?
Esi Haizel: Am very okay sir. Thank you
In a short while there is a knock on commander’s door and the person is asked to come in
Corporal Kwaku-Duah: (seeing Esi he got scared, thinking that she came to report him to the commander as to what happened the previous night. His barrier was an illegal one and he feared Esi had come to report him) Yes sir please am here as you ordered.
Chief Supt Ansah Akoto: Yes Corporal as you can see Madam Esi is here again with instructions from her uncle about the financial lost you brought upon her sister, to make sleeping dogs lie I am paying her a sum of five thousands dollars (5000$) from my own pocket, I will give you 2months to org-nise yourself and pay me back my money. This will serve as a lesson to you the next time you have someone in your custody, I want you to be present as I make the presentation to her so we all have a clear mind (he opens his drawer and brings out a brown envelope, he pulls the content out and counts it infront of everyone). My dear in my hand is exactly the amount we agreeded upon, please have it and thank your uncle for me when you get home. I will call him this evening and thank him personally also for everything, please did you come with your car if not I will instruct someone to drop you at your end.
Esi Haizel: Thank you sir but I came with my car.
Chief Supt Ansah Akoto: Okay my dear then we will meet some other time. Have a nice day.
Esi Haizel: Very well then, thanks for also making things easier for everyone of us.
Esi leaves the commander’s office very excited because she didn’t see this coming, she couldn’t believe they could turn things around into their favour, really some problems or troubles are blessings in disguise. She hurriedly went to sit in her car and placed a call through to Lawyer Ayibontey to update him in the development of the mission he sent her.
Esi Haizel: Good afternoon sir
Lawyer Ayibontey: Hello dear, how are you and how did it go back there?
Esi Haizel: Am very fine sir, the mission went very well as planned and speaking with you right now I have in possession the exact amount we were expecting from the commander and his boy.
Lawyer Ayibontey: Wonderful, that is good news so where are you now.
Esi Haizel: Am now about to move from the police station to the eatry as we agreeded upon, please is Adjoa with you over there?
Lawyer Ayibontey: Yes she is here with me, hurry up and come there is a lot to talk about.
As soon as the call ended another call came through to Esi’s phone, it was a private line.
Caller: Hello my dear, how are you my dear?
Esi Haizel: Am fine please, may I know who am speaking with?
Caller: Its me Eddysongs and am calling to remind you of our date tonight, hope you and your sister have not forgotten about that?
Esi Haizel: Not at all my boss, we will be there as promised.
Eddysongs: Nice one, am on the way to see my friend Nana Yaw at the hospital so we will meet late in the day. Take care of yourself then and ends the call
Esi drove straight to the eatry to catch up with Lawyer Ayibontey and Adjoa Wusua.
Lawyer Ayibontey: Welcome my dear, hope the commander didn’t stress you that much as you got to his office with much questions and answers?
Esi Haizel: Not at all sir, he only kept me waiting for a while before he got to the office and when he did he just went straight to business and handed over the envelope to me, as I checked its complete as we agreeded upon. Please here is the envelope.
Lawyer Ayibontey: God is good all the time and all the time God is good, next time they should mess up with my beautiful nieces and they will pay double. We have to make merry on our achievement, where are this waiters here koraa. Let them bring their best and most expensive champagne they have here, everything is on me for the day.
The 2ladies scre-med out of joy to what their lawyer and uncle just said and immediately he signals one waiter to come over for him to place an order. In no time the waiter returns with a Moet champagne and opens it then serves everyone seated around the table
Lawyer Ayibontey: Before we make a toast I have some things to say, they are good and bad news but I don’t know which one you will like to here first.
In a chorus voice from both ladies they select the bad news first.
Lawyer Ayibontey: Okay if that is what you prefer so be it. The bad news is that the land doc-ments you brought are fake doc-ments which has been forged by some fraudulent people and handed over to you. The good news are 3, the first one is that I have quit smoking and taking hard liquor for good. The second one is that the balance of my bill that I charged you for my services has been erased, I mean am no longer taking that money again since you are now part of me. Lastly what I am about to say I want you to raise your glass before I bring the news out and the news is that am in love once again.
Esi Haizel: Wooooow congratulations uncle, this is great news and the message couldn’t have come any better day than today and thanks also for your benevolence towards us.
Adjoa Wusua: Am very happy for you uncle, for taking that bold decision after that long time of loneliness and emotional trauma and torture. We will help you to make your new found love come to stay for good.
Lawyer Ayibontey: Thank you my girls, meeting you was not just a mere coincidence, fate has a way of doing things and am glad it came very early.
Now for the money you brought I will won’t take anything out of it but will ask you to use what you intend to give me for shopping for me, I want to change everything about me and go to my previous life style once again. I want to move my office to a better place, infact I want to do a rebranding of myself totally, I have decided to move back to my house in East Legon and put together all the broken pieces of my life.
Indeed the proof of love is the willingness to change. The proof of love is the ability to conceal.
The proof of love is the ability to share.
The proof of love is the ability to adapt and convert.
To be continued
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