Cherry was shocked hearing Ogechi recounting her sad story.
“It was quite a sad one. I knew that woman would be trouble the first time I set my eyes on her. That was why I did not even give her room to extend her wings.” Cherry said
“That’s why you shouldn’t step on her toes so that, she doesn’t soil Ndubuisi’s mind againt you”
“Then, Ndubuisi is not man enough and doesn’t deserve me. I can’t be with a man who falls under the shadow of his mother and have her control him at wills” Cherry said, looking on
Ndubuisi had gone to the church, to see if he could meet with the Reverend Father Ogechi claimed she shared her issues with, but was disappointed to hear that, the priest had gone on leave. He travelled out of the country. The ones he met didn’t agree having been approached with such issue. So they told him that, it could be the priest, the one who was on leave.
So he decided to head back. But as he was about leaving, his phone rang. It was Cherry, who informed him that his mother was in the house with a girl she brought for him to marry.
And Ndubuisi’s head erupted in anger.
And the next thing that came to his mind was, Ogechi.
“What about Ogechi?” he asked
“She is in the room with me. Your mother tried forcing her out of the house” Cherry replied and added “You should be here to control her”
“I’m on my way. Please listen, my mother can be impossible, anything she does or says, just ignore her, I will be in the house soon.”
“No problem” Cherry responded as Ndubuisi disconnected the call.
Okwuchi was still not settled. She wondered what Ogechi was doing in Ndubuisi’s house
“And what about the charm, is it not effective again? Nkechi should hear this”
And she picked her phone, entered the room to avoid being heard. She started dialing her friend’s mobile number.
“City woman, have you reach?” Nkechi asked in a cheerful tone
“Yes o, but there is confusion here. Ndubuisi my son is living with two women in his house” Okwuchi said
“Ah ah! How? Explain please” Nkechi got curious
“Ogechi and the new girl he said he will be marrying are living here, happily, looking after each other” Okwuchi narrated
“What? Tell me something… What? What is Ogechi doing there?”
“I don’t care what she is doing here, I need to call that baba, so he can tell me what is going on”
“Then call him right away. Stop wasting time. Just call him” Nkechi initiated
And Okwuchi ended the call and dialed the evil native priest’s number, who told her that, the first charm had achieved it’s purpose, that was why it stopped working.
That for it to start working again, it had to be renewed.
“Ok, how do I renew it?” Okwuchi asked, eager to do anything he says
And the evil native priest told her to get N1,000.
“But, does it require giving her something to eat again? Because, we are no longer in good terms and there is no way she can accept anything from my hand again”
“No, it doesn’t require such. Just get the money.”
“Pla baba, I will send my friend to get it for you, I’m not in the village now”
“No problem” the priest agreed, as they ended the call.
Okwuchi then called Nkechi and begged her to help her with it, but Nkechi refused, saying she doesn’t have the money
“I’m not asking you to use your money. Go to mama Ekwutosi, I will call her now to give you the N2,000 I gave her for firewood. I wanted her to keep firewood of such amount for me.”
“No problem. You tried adding 1000 on top of it” Nkechi said, agreeing to help her do it
And Okwuchi appreciated, ending the call, waiting for when Ogechi’s stealing drama will resume again.
She then stepped out of the room and was confused on why Ujuaku was still standing.
“Because you haven’t permitted me to sit” Ujuaku replied
“Carry your bag inside. This is your home now. Don’t worry, when my son comes back, I will set everything straight. I will have him send those useless girls back to wherever they came from. Relax, balance well, it’s your house.”
And Ujuaku rejoiced so wildly, feeling dumbfounded, admiring the house. She couldn’t believe in her wildest imaginations that, she would one day be married to a man that was living in such a house.
“I thought that, my destiny is to marry a village boy, not knowing that, my God is designing a rich man for me who is living in the big city” she felt appreciative and went to Okwuchi, Knelt at her feet, thanking her for making her her daughter inlaw and also assured her that, she won’t give her any reason to regret the favour.
“Better for you, because you will turn into my enemy if you dare misbehave. Go and ask that Ogechi what fire does with rat’s ear. Now, enter that kitchen and find me something to eat, you know we haven’t had our breakfast” Okwuchi commanded, looking very serious
And Ujuaku left, locating the kitchen direction.
“Don’t worry Okwuchi or whatever they call you, I have come to this house to stay, forever. And I have seen, you are the trouble maker type. Well, let me see how your games can carry you” Ujuaku smiles silently, determining to achieve her goals
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