LETTER TO MY GIRLFRIEND
(Clash of love)
A Story Written By Bright Daniel
Agatha also walked in at that moment overlooking Nath and the young handsome man that was staring at him. Cynthia, at the same time wondered why they were in such position being so optimistic. Gradually, Jeff began to walk towards Nath, he adjusted his suit and shook hands with him.
“I’m Jeremiah or Jeff in short”
“Welcome, I’m Nathaniel, Nath in short”
“I guess you are her brother”
“You mean Joyce?”
Nath smiled. “No, I’m not” he replied..
“Are you okay my daughter?” Mrs Williams asked touching Joyce at the other end.
“I’m fine Mummy. Mento’s father is behind all these” Joyce replied.
“Yes dear and he has been arrested” Miracle interfered.
Joyce looked at the direction where Miracle was, she also so Cynthia but averted her eyes from her.
“What really happened?” the mother was still inquisitive.
“Jeff saved me”
“Who is Jeff?”
Joyce turned to call Jeff but saw him already coming with Nath as if they had known each other before. “He rescued me from the hands of those crooks” she added then Nath glanced at Jeff.
“Is that true?” he asked.
“Yes, by the grace of God” Jeff smiled.
“Hey, thank you my son. God will reward you oh” Mrs Williams shouted.
“Can you recognise those boys if you see them?” Nath was still inquisitive.
“I think so” Jeff replied.
“Then we have to go to the police station for justification because they have been arrested”
“So soon?” they began to walk out as everybody, especially Joyce and Cynthia stared at them.
“Yes, lets use my car” Nath suggested. They entered and drove off.
Joyce turned back to everybody. She looked around to see or hear from her father but didn’t. “Mummy?” she called still looking around. “Where is Daddy?”
“Oh, death oh” the mother shouted and landed on floor crying again. Miracle, Cynthia and Agatha held Joyce bitterly and began to console her.
“I don’t understand” tears rushed out from Joyce’s eyes. “Where is my father?!” she shouted struggling to disengage herself from them thereby exposing her breast. Seeing that, Miracle rushed inside to get a wrapper.
“Your father is gone, Joyce” Agatha replied calmly.
“No, you are lying to me”
Cynthia shook her head piteously likewise other women. Then Joyce shouted, fell on the floor and started crying.
Nath thanked and commended on Jeff’s braveness after he told him how he rescued Joyce as they headed to the police station.
“She just lost her dad in the process last night” he added.
“My goodness!” Jeff exclaimed. “I guess she’s not aware of it”
“They must have told her by now”
“Oh, what a pity. She never told me why she was kidnapped”
“Is a long story, bro” Nath glanced at him.
“You seem to know her and her family very well”
“Yes, very well”
Jeff waited for him to continue but Nath kept quiet without smiling.
After an hour, Nath and Jeff arrived home seeing nobody outside the compound again. They moved into the sittingroom just to see them sitting and looking moody. Cynthia and Miracle sat with Joyce while Agatha and another woman sat with Mrs Williams.
“The police has taken care of the case and Mr Josh will soon join his son in jail, I’ll make sure of that. They have no evidence to prove their guilt” Nath broke the silence and looked at Joyce. “Thank God you are safe and sorry for your lost” he stood up. “I’ll be checking on you” he concluded then shook hands with Jeff.
“Thank you my son” Mrs Williams replied before Nath left.
Jeff’s phone rang immediately and he picked it up.
“We are waiting for you sir” a female voice sounded on the phone.
“I’m coming, but you guys should have started work by now with the order of my vice”
“We have but there is an issue that requires your presence”
“Okay, I’ll be there soon” the line went off. Jeff also stood up, he glanced at Joyce but his eyes caught with that of Cynthia and Miracle too. “I was just made known by your friend, the one that just left that you’ve lost your dad, please, accept my condolences. I have to go to work, I’ll check on you later”
“God bless you my son” Mrs Williams spoke up while Joyce remained quiet.
Few weeks after Mr Williams burial, Jeff arrived with bags of provision in his hands. He sat with Joyce under a shade outside the compound glowing with smiles.
“These are for you” he gave the bag to her.
“Thank you” Joyce collected it and looked into it. “Why are you so kind?” she asked smiling.
“I don’t think i have an answer to that” they became quiet.
“Why don’t you come inside?” Joyce broke the silence.
“No, I’m okay” they became quiet again. “I want to ask you only one thing, please answer me” Jeff began while Joyce listened carefully. “Why are you hiding your past from me? Why do you get so upset whenever i bring up that topic?”
Joyce’s mood changed again, tears began to fall from her eyes. “It’s so painful to remember it because it has shattered my whole life already. Though i take it as a mistake..” she began while Jeff listened carefully..
To Be Continued………..
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