My Life After I Introduced My Girlfriend To My Mother – The End
I was loosing it.
She still hasn’t returned and my mother kept believing she wasn’t lost, that she will still return.
“Mama, you are saying this because you don’t know Dera. She can’t just disappear without me knowing her whereabouts. I am informing the police”
“Ok, no problem. If you want to get them involved, no problem. You will be wasting your money and time. And don’t say I didn’t warn you”
The only thing on my mind then was to find Dera, not minding if I would be implicating myself like my mother said.
So I left, heading to the police station.
I was still on my way when my phone started ringing. It was an unknown number and my mind told me it must be from her and I quickly swiped the green button.
And luckily, it was her. I quickly tapped the okada rider to stop so that I can hear her clearly.
“Chidera? Oh my God! What happened? Where are you?” I asked, but there was quietness from her end.
“Chidera, are you there?”
“Yes” she replied, sounding so down
“Tell me what happened? Where are you? Why did you leave the house without telling me? Do you know how worried I am?”
“I know you must be worried and may grow sick, that’s why I decided to call, despite been threatened not not to”
“Threatened by who? Just tell me where you are, I’m coming there right now”
“I already left your village. I went back”
“You went back to where?”
“To my house”
And I froze.
She went back to her house.
And my mind quickly calculated how much I would suffer if truly, Chidera has left me.
She was treated well, my mother accepted her and showed her love, what does she mean she was threatened, threatened by who?
I then concluded that, the same thing that made my previous girlfriends to leave me has finally possessed Dera and she left without any sign.
“You should have told me you no longer want me and not making up story you were threatened. I brought you to see my mother, only for you to shatter my heart?”
“You should first allow me to explain’
“What do you want to explain? That I’m not worthy for you?”
“Listen, your mother made me swear that, I shouldn’t tell you about this, but I will be dishonouring the love I claimed I have for you if I keep it to myself. And it will keep affecting your future relationships. According to your mother, you can never marry any woman, that you are already married to a river goddess. She sacrificed you to her when you were still a baby, you were dying and she gave you life, that is why since childhood, you have never fallen sick. She also said that the reason I lasted with you upto this moment is because I have a strong spirit, but if I persist, that they will wait for me during childbirth. That I won’t survive pregnancy. She said that, the snake that wanted to bite me was an agent. That if it had bitten me, I wouldn’t have survived it. That they are extremely angry that you brought another woman to the village.”
“Don’t tell me you believe that story. What if she made that up just to scare you aware? Maybe, she doesn’t actually love you and made that up to push you away. Listen, I’m going to the house now to carry my bag. I’m leaving this village to come to you”
“You can’t see me. What if she is telling the truth? And that snake, how are you going to explain it? I don’t want to encounter another snake attack… The sight alone gives me heart attack. Just talk with your mother, there must be a solution to separate you from the goddess or something. Just talk with her. She said that I shouldn’t tell you about this, but my heart won’t rest, knowing how worried sick you would be. She said that, I should only tell you that, I’m no longer interested. But I don’t want to lie, because I’m not good in lying and you know that. Just talk to her. I wish you goodluck”
And she disconnected the call
I tried calling her, but not reachable.
I slumped on the floor, not minding who is watching.
I started imagining a life without her. It would definitely be a miserable one.
To summarise the whole thing…after I confronted my mother, she confirmed everything she said and added that, I’m not allowed to marry. That I can agree with a woman to bear me a child, but I can never marry her.
I can never marry in this life.
That was how I lost Chidera.
I’m still single and not ready to mingle. Anything about intimate relationship, I’m no longer interested. My heart has suffered enough heart break. I don’t even want to marry again. I’m done.
Thanks for reading my story.
©️ Ngozi Lovelyn