MY MISSING RIB
A STORY WRITTEN BY BRIGHT DANIEL
Babangida, the gateman rushed the gate and opened it. He gave way for Celestina to come in after greeting her with all his teeth wide opened. Celestina wore a jean trouser and a top which could be termed fitted. On her feet were flat cover-shoes while on her face were per of eyeglasses. She walked briskly towards Steve with a handbag hanging on her elbow. Her footsteps slowed down when she sighted Stella and Thelma still exchanging words then she walked straight to Mrs Stanley and stood beside her.
“Welcome my dear” Mrs Stanley smiled at her.
“Ma’am, who are they?” Celestina asked.
“Oh, that’s Stella, Thelma’s twin sister. Steve just found her”
Hearing that, Celestina’s face changed. She left there to Steve and stood beside him with her hand across his elbow.
“How are you?” Steve smiled at her but she didn’t respond.
Judeson took record of all her actions.
Stella and Thelma walked back holding hands together and drying their tears, but they never ceased to smile.
“Thank you for bringing my sister back” Thelma told Steve.
“All thanks to God and my friend Judeson” Steve replied.
Meanwhile, Stella had not been comfortable seeing Celestina holding Steve very closely. “Hum.. Steve? Who is she?” she asked.
“Oh, this is Celestina, my friend” Steve replied.
“Okay” Stella smiled at Celestina who didn’t care.
“Alright, let’s go inside. This cause for a celebration” Steve said and they all went inside.
Justice dropped his boss. So as he was returning home, he picked his phone to call Faith. He could feel the cool temperature from the car A.C which made him wish he was the owner of the car.
“Hello, Faith” he said on the phone.
“Good day, Justice” Faith greeted.
“Where are you?”
“At my friend’s place. Though I’m about to go home”
“Just give me the address let me take you home?”
“No, you don’t have to bother yourself”
“I insist” Justice persuaded before Faith agreed.
Few minutes later, Justice picked Faith up as he suggested. Both were inside the car and Faith never stopped smiling and glancing at him.
“What?” Justice asked her.
“Nothing” she replied then Justice began to smile too.
“You have a unique character that drives me crazy. Sometimes i lose my mind”
“Really? Easy oh before we start looking for you in the market” Faith replied and they laughed. They suddenly became quiet then Justice looked at her and said, “You look beautiful”
“Thank you” Faith replied and both became quiet again.
“Can i know where you live?” Faith broke the silence.
“Yes, or is there anything wrong with that?”
“Hum… No.. But..” Justice stammered while Faith stared at him.
“Hum.. Faith, you see, my place is not conducive. It’s just one room apartment”
Faith smiled. “So, that’s the reason why you suddenly turn into a stammerer”
“Ssshh” Faith place her finger across his lips. “I’m not complaining” she whispered and released her finger smiling. Justice couldn’t believe it! That was the most romantic period he had ever experienced which obviously rendered him speechless.
MR STANLEY’S RESIDENT
The celebration was over which ended on the dining table with Celestina sitting close to Steve. That kept getting Stella worried. Presently, after judeson had gone, Celestina met Steve in the sittingroom. However, Stella and Thelma were in their room.
“Steve, can we go out please?” Celestina requested sitting close to him. “I want us to have some private time” she added.
Steve looked at her and smiled. Happiness could be traced all over his body because Stella had been found. “Is okay” he replied and stood up. He picked his car key and threw to Celestina. “You drive” he said.
“Thank you” Celestina smiled. Just as they were about to go, Stella came out.
“Steve? Are you going somewhere?” she asked twisting her fingers.
At that point, Celestina walked closer to Steve and held him across his waist jingling the bunch of car key.
“Yes, we are going somewhere” Steve replied.
“Okay” Stella said looking at Celestina and feeling her heartbeat. She turned to go back but Steve interrupted her saying, “Is there any problem?”
“No, i wanted to.. to.. talk to you about my friend Rose. But no problem, you can go” Stella smiled unwillingly and went back to her room.
Faith found herself in Justice apartment. He stood at a spot looking at the room while Justice stood behind her feeling ashame.
“This is my place. I told you it’s not conducive”
“Says who?” Faith replied and looked at the bed. “Just that this bed needs to be dressed” she began to dress the bed. “Also, these clothes don’t suppose to be here” she picked up some clothes and hung them on the wardrobe. “Where is your standing mirror?” she asked.
“I don’t have one” Justice replied.
“Okay, make sure you get one and stand it here” she demonstrated with her two hands. “You see? Who says is not conducive now?” she turned to Justice smiling..
To Be Continued………………
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