MY MISSING RIB
A STORY WRITTEN BY BRIGHT DANIEL
Faith brought out the food which she had transferred to a breakable plate silently on the table before Justice. She glanced at the remaining gifts inside the bag and said, “Thank you very much anyways, i like them”
“Your welcome” Justice kept staring at her which she noticed.
“Why are you staring at me?”
“Nothing, remember you said we are eating the food together”
“I have not forgotten, just eat, I’m coming” Faith smiled into her room with the bag. At that moment, Justice raised his two hands up in thanking God.
“You’re not eating oh” Faith came back.
“I can’t eat without you” Justice replied. “Just as i can’t do without you” he added.
Faith was moved emotionally, so she remained silent staring at Justice. Her heartbeat and mindset changed instantly. She watched Justice abandon the food and stood up to her in a way both were close together looking at each other’s eyes. At that moment, Faith began to bite her fingernail nervously.
“Believe me” Justice began as he gradually brought down her finger from her mouth. “I see a better woman in you who will take care of my children. That’s how much i love you. Please, let’s give ourselves a chance”
“Let’s just eat” Faith walked away. She brought a plastic chair and sat close to the table in a way she faced both the food and Justice’s seat. Justice sadly went back to his seat but never gave up. He watched Faith do the sign of the cross before eating.
Faith wanted to start eating but stopped, then looked at Justice. “Are you sad?” she asked.
“No, I’m okay” Justice smiled unwillingly.
“Then eat, or do you want me to feed you?” Faith jokingly said and they giggled. “Do you think I’m joking?” she added and took a spoon of rice. To Justice surprise, she brought it closer to his mouth and fed him.
“Unbelievable!” Justice shouted in his mind smilingly seriously.
“Now you’re smiling, abi” Faith said smiling too..
Mrs Stanley and Celestina were outside the house in a resting room which had no door or window. Just an entrance with flowers around it.
“Ma’am, can i tell you something?” Celestina began. “I know it might sound awkward but…” she paused.
Mrs Stanley smiled because she had a clue of what she wanted to say. “Just go on dear” she said.
“Ma’am, i love Steve very well but i don’t know why he doesn’t notice it up to now, and i.. i..”
“Is okay my daughter” Mrs Stanley interrupted. “You see, Love is what someone can naturally develop. Give him time and he will eventually love you back. Moreover, i and my husband consider you as the rightful woman for him”
“Really? Oh, thank you so much ma’am!” Celestina stood up and hugged her.
In the same building at the same time, Steve ran down from d staircase with a cell phone in his hand. He knocked at Thelma’s door anxiously but there was no response. As he went out, he saw her coming out from the kitchen.
“What are you doing in the kitchen?” Steve asked her.
“I was just helping the maid prepare something” Thelma replied with a calmed voice.
“No, you shouldn’t be doing that. That’s by the way. The DPO just called, he said your uncle, Randy has been apprehended after contacting them in South Africa”
“Wow, that’s a good news” Thelma smiled.
“Yes, it is. Very soon your sister would be found too” Steve said but Thelma remained quiet staring at him. Steve gently walked out but stopped when Thelma called him. She walked closer to him and said, “Thanks for everything”
“Is okay, it’s a promise i made to your father” Steve replied and both became quiet. “Have you eaten?” he broke the silence.
As Thelma wanted to respond, Celestina walked inside. She held Steve round the waist and said. “What are you discussing with this lair?”
“Why would you call her a lair?” Steve disengaged himself.
“She lied to you, remember?”
“That doesn’t guarantee you to call her a liar. Don’t you ever call her that!” Steve strictly warned and looked at Thelma. “Please, sorry for that” he said.
“Is okay” Thelma went back to the kitchen while Steve walked upstairs. Celestina became disappointed and jealous.
The unexpected lunch by Justice and Faith ended romantically and funny. Both fed each other occasionally and laughed at several jokes. Justice couldn’t believe it as he drove home.
Stella followed Rose to her small shop where she sells recharge cards and fruits after a lot of argument at home.
“You can’t follow me to the shop, you’ll get tired!” Rose had told Stella.
“I won’t, i promise you” Stella had replied.
Judeson was driving back to Lapresa when he stopped by the road to buy a recharge card from Rose. Seeing that, Stella rushed to be the one to sell the card to him. Judeson whined down the front glass when she approached closer. As someone who likes girls, he admired her beauty first.
“Which network and how much airtime do you want sir?” Stella’s melodious voice increased Judeson’s interest in her.
“Glo, one thousand five hundred naira” Judeson replied..
To Be Continued……………
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