“Why is she here? She is certainly going to create a misunderstanding for me and my boyfriend. I will make sure she leaves before Fred returns.” Linda says, heading inside.
Mercy who was thirsty opened the fridge to to grab a bottle of water and was astonished on the sets of food she found in the freezer.
“Oow, my sister is already living like a wife when nothing has been done on her head.” She says to herself, wandering her eyes all over the house. When she got to the laundry stand, she noticed the heep of clothes Linda was about to wash and shook her head
“Linda, this is enough! Did you hear me? This is enough! When will you receive sense?”
“Sister, you are so predictable. You just came to my house and start shouting at me, what is the problem?” Linda flares a bit
“Linda, did you just call this place your house? Listen, here can only be your house when Fred finally marries you. I’m pitying you, sister. You are totally blind that you are not seeing the clear image on the wall. Fred is not ready to give this your relationship a meaning. You are here washing clothes for him, cleaning the whole house, cooking different kinds of delicacies for him. Sitting in the house all day doing nothing, waiting for him to return, so you can serve him and also serve him on bed. Linda, are you not even ashamed of yourself? What happened to your sense of reasoning?”
“Mercy, I knew that your coming here will only add more matters to my worries. Its my friendship, so allow me deal with it my own way. Fred has already promised to marry me, just that he pleaded with me to give him more time to arrange himself before hitting on marriage.
So Mercy, I would like you to stop bothering me with this issue of marriage. Fred and I love each other. He will marry me when the time deems right for him. So, I would like you to stop pestering me, please”
While Linda was expressing herself, Mercy was busy looking at her tommy and how frail she was looking.
“Is Linda pregnant?” She tried asking her, but decided to keep mute, since she was already flared up. “Anyway, let me observe her closely first, before throwing the question” she says to herself and continues: “Linda, I did not come here to incite your anger, I’m only saying all these things just because I care.
Mother is busy worrying herself out. If she is not worrying that maybe, you are an “Ogbanje”, she worries that maybe her enemies are working overtime in your life.
You are not getting any younger, Sis, so everybody is worried.”
“Mercy, I will get married when the time is right, simple!” Linda snaps, entering the living room and lays on the sofa.
Mercy was still observing her. She joined her in the living room and they started watching a program on the television.
40 minutes later, Mercy asked Linda to give her something to eat, that she was hungry.
“Mercy, seriously, I am very weak.
You can go to the kitchen and serve yourself.” Linda says
“You are weak? But its too early to be feeling weak or is there something else going on?”
“Like what?” Linda snaps
Mercy went closer to her and start touching her stomach.
“What are you doing?” Linda asks, slapping off her hand.
“Linda, your stomach is strong, are you pregnant!” Mercy asks with strong curiosity
“Ooom! What is all these now? Mercy, I think you should start going, and besides I don’t want Fred to meet you here, he will be returning home any minute” Linda fumes and suddenly got herself. She never knew when that statement slipped from her mouth.
Fred had warned Linda to stop inviting her siblings over to his house, that each time they visit, they incite her against him with marriage issues, and they will end up having misunderstandings.
“What did you just say? You mean your boyfriend will be mad at you if he sees me in his house?” Mercy surprises.
“Its not what I meant, please, you are getting me wrong. You said you are hungry, right? Let me get you something to eat.” Linda says, heading to the kitchen as Mercy continues looking at her while she left.
“Now, I see! This guy does not want to have anything to do with our family. He does not want to commit himself. And this my foolish sister is blindly loving him. No, I won’t remain quiet, I must tell her this, I must” she gaits to the kitchen and spits out her mind, not minding how Linda would react.
“I have something to say, and I don’t care if you will get angry or not….Linda, its now clear that Fred does not want to have anything to do with our family, he does not want to commit himself at all. Do you know why? Because he does not want anybody to blame him or point an accusing finger at him if he ends up not marrying you.”
“Mercy, I have seen you won’t shut up.”
“How can I keep shut when a man is busy playing with my beautiful sister’s life”
“OK, so what are you suggesting I should do?” Linda asks
“Just call him, sit him down and calmly ask him when he will be coming to see our family” Mercy suggests
“And?” Linda asks, carelessly paying attention to what Mercy was saying. She only tried to get her busy talking so that, she won’t suspect she was pregnant.
“And if he fails to give you a satisfactory answer, then, you hit the door and call it a quit. You have important men lying up for you, don’t waste your time with him”
“Is that all?” Linda asks
“Linda, it looks like you are not paying attention to all I have been saying?”
“What do you mean by that? But I asked you, if that is all?”
“Hmm, that’s all for now, I am only being concerned, that’s all”.
“Do you think I haven’t done all that? But he keeps giving me the answer, that he will be coming to marry me soon and I believe him”
“OK, I understand, but don’t you think living here with him is not too advisable? If you keep living with him, he may no longer value your worth and may end up not marrying you”
“Enough! I said enough!! What is all these? I won’t tolerate you splashing negative words against my relationship. If not that you are my sister, I would have walked you out of this house. In fact, I’m not preparing the food for you anymore. And please don’t bother me again. What nonsense! You are married, go and face your own family and leave my love life alone” Linda flares, hissing loudly and then left the kitchen. She doesn’t like using her ear to hear negative things about her relationship with Fred.
The way she reacted pinched Mercy in the heart, she then thought that she had overstayed her welcome and decided to leave.
“Linda, I am going, and I am so sorry for showing much concern. Just take care” she says, heading towards the door, hoping that Linda would feel remorse for how she shouted at her, and call her back but she didn’t. She even felt glad that she was finally leaving.
As she reached the door, Fred was about pressing the doorbell.
“Good morning” she greets with a long face and walks past him.
“Oh no, this is what I was afraid off. Now he will think that I was the one who called her to give me advice on what to do about the pregnancy” Linda fears in her heart.
“And that? She came here?” Fred asks, looking a bit angry.
“No Sweet, its not what you think, she came on her own accord. Didn’t you see the sad look on her face? I gave it to her the way she wanted and she couldn’t endure it and then, decides to leave” Linda explains
“Hmm, Linda, I told you I don’t like any of your siblings pocknosing into our life. They only know how to create problems for us and fill your mind with negative things” Fred says, entering inside..
“And that reminds me, whats your final decision about the pregnancy? You told me last night that you will think about it?” Fred asks
“Sweet, I can’t do it. I have decided to keep this pregnancy. If I decide to go for another abortion, it will be making it the fifth one, and besides, you have promised to marry me, what’s the need of terminating this one again?”
“Baby, it’s not like I’m asking you to go for an abortion, the pregnancy is still tender, all you need is just to take some pills and it will be flushed out. I have promised to marry you, and I will never change my mind on that, but you have to give me more time. I’m not yet ready for marriage, now. Please, give me a little more time.”
“Yes, I know and I accepted to give you all the time you want, but having the child won’t stop anything, I have come to the conclusion that I won’t be terminating it.”
“Linda! If you won’t terminate the pregnancy, then fine for you, but know that, anything that happens afterward will be none of my business. So if you decides on keeping it, that will be your own decision to make and not mine” Fred irks, walking out from her, as Linda gets confused, looking at him.
To be continued…
The author of “Sweet Revenge of Ex-girlfriend” is Ngozi Lovelyn O.
Like our Facebook page to keep updated with our daily updates –
Warning: No part of this work should be use, reproduce, redistribute either electronically or manually without prior permission from the author..