Ndubuisi returned inside, facing Ogechi who was scared of hearing what he had to say.
“The doctor said you can go home now. Here are your drugs” he said, showing her the drugs the doctor asked him to buy from the hospital’s pharmacy.
“Ok, that means, I will sleep here, tomorrow morning I will find my way back to the village” Ogechi said, to know how Ndubuisi would react about it, in order to help her understand what he was feeling for her.
“You are coming home with me” he said, with less emotion displaying on his face
“I am coming home with you?” Ogechi asked to be sure of what she heard
“Yes” Ndubuisi replied
“But looking at his face, why does it feel like, it’s not something he truly wants?” Ogechi asked in her heart. She then fixed a look on Ndubuisi “Am I coming to your house as a sister or as a wife?”
And Ndubuisi stood, looking right into her eyes, trying to understand all the feelings pilling up in his heart. “I love Ogechi and I also love Cherry, right now, I don’t know who to chose between both. This is so difficult for me.”
Ogechi understood his silence and decided to allow him answer what ever question that was going on in his mind.
She stood, waiting for him to finally reply her.
Ndubuisi maintained silence trying to figure out what he really wanted. If he still wanted to be with Ogechi. But the more he thought about it, the more Cherry’s name kept ringing louder and he got even more confused. He then decided to have both of them live with him under one roof.
“Yes, this is going to enable me understand an ideal wife between both of them. The woman who my heart truly wants” Ndubuisi suggested to himself and then found the idea, perfect.
He then focused his look on Ogechi who was patiently waiting for him to answer her question.
Ogechi extended her hand, picked hold of his right hand, capped it with her palm and said, “I understand you must be in a very tight situation, but I trust in the love I have for you. Everything is going to be fine”
Ndubuisi continued looking at her, feeling the warmth emanating from her presence. He hugged her tight, feeling complete.
“Well, that’s a first sign. I feel something when I hug her, something I don’t even experience with Cherry” he said in his heart, enjoying the feeling
And Ogechi who was already lost in his arms, had her eyes closed enjoying the beautiful moment.
“But you still haven’t answered my question?” she reminded
“Let’s go home first, I’m sure we are going to figure everything out in due time”
Ndubuisi finally took her home but, Cherry wasn’t so ok with it. He finally introduced who Ogechi truly was to him.
“Then, why did you lied before that she was your cousin?”
“Because you were calling too much, so I had to lie to make you stop. She doesn’t have anyone in town, so her staying here doesn’t have a second option”
“Then she is leaving tomorrow morning”
“No, not until she is healed of all her wounds”
“You mean those little scratches? Baby, please our marriage is in good health, don’t allow temptations and problems to set in. This girl is your past, you have ended everything with her.”
“Cherry, I said she is staying. I hit her with my car, she stays so I can take care of her”
“I guess my opinion doesn’t even matter on this. And with the knowledge I have about her, I better go and hide my expensive collections before story enters it. And I suggest you hide your money as well, because a chronic thief has invaded our home” Cherry flaked, displaying all disapproval of having Ogechi in the house.
And Ndubuisi got all demoralised again.
“I forgot all about the ugly side of her. But what if she is truly changed like she claimed? Was she telling the truth when she said that, someone fought against her marriage? Well, this is the time I get to know Ogechi so well and understand why my heart cares so much for her”
He sank on the chair, looking on, trying to understand everything that was going on in his heart.
Cherry was passing through the visitor’s room and saw Ogechi who was sitting on the chair, feeling her pains.
And Cherry took her actions to be of pretense.
“Listen, whatever game you think you are playing, better know this, “you failed on arrival”. Ndubuisi is now mine and you belong to his past. If you know what’s best for you, better leave this house tomorrow, because I’m never going to water the ground for you to succeed. Better be wise and leave from this house, because you will only regret it if you don’t” Cherry threatened and walked out of the room.
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