MY MISSING RIB
A STORY WRITTEN BY BRIGHT DANIEL
Even Adam smiled. He took away his stick from his mouth and expectorated thereby drawing people’s attention to him.
“Good day, prof” Steve and Stella greeted smiling.
“Now my existence has come into your minds” Adam began. “Well, i understand the exigency and exorcism which pondered into your minds”
“We are sorry, prof” Steve said.
“That’s what I’m saying young master, i prefer the reunion to the recognition of my presence. Welcome, young master” Adam added.
Mr Stanley looked around in confusion as if something was missing. “What about Stella?” he asked then Stella glanced at Steve.
“Dad, this is Stella” Steve replied.
“Oh, sorry, i mean..”
“Thelma?” Stella helped.
“Yes, Thelma!” Mr Stanley shouted.
“She’ll be joining us after her education” Stella replied.
“Oh, good. Let’s proceed inside” they all entered even Mrs Stanley who was over happy.
Faith and Justice were covered with blanket after the romantic sex, so Faith placed her head on his arms. “When is our wedding?” she broke the silence.
“Let’s fix it next three months” Justice relied.
“Yes” both remained quiet. Faith raised her head and kissed him without saying a word.
At the resident of Mrs Henry, Celestina sluggishly came out to the sittingroom and sat down. She wore a bumshort and a singlet which exposed the hands of her bra. Her mother wasn’t at home. She brought out her phone and dialed Justice’s number.
Still in the silence as Faith laid in Justice’s arms, his phone rang then he took it and glanced at the name, ‘Cele-baby’. He glanced at Faith whose eyes were closed but listened for the phone call to be answered. After Justice refused to pick the call, she asked still with her eyes closed, “Why are you not answering your call?”
“Nothing really” Justice replied.
Hearing that, Faith opened her eyes, turned and looked at him. “What do you mean by nothing?”
“I don’t like the caller”
“Who’s the caller?”
Before Justice could answer, the phone rang again then both stared at each other.
“Can i see the phone?” Faith demanded seriously and Justice handed it to her. When she saw the name, ‘Cele-baby’ she asked, “Is it Celestina?”
“Yes” Justice replied.
Faith kept quiet as she handed the phone to him again and went back to her initial posture and closed her eyes. “Pick the call” she said aloud then Justice picked.
“Good day, Justice?” Celestina greeted on the phone.
“Good day, how are you?” Justice replied.
“Please, can i see you?”
“Why? I hope there is no problem”
“Yes, can we meet?”
“Yes, tomorrow probably”
“Okay, thanks” the line went dead thereby creating another tranquility.
“What did she say?” Faith asked.
“She said she wants to see me” Justice replied as he dropped the phone back, but Faith remained quiet.
Victoria met his brother undressing for lunch. She stood at the door gazing at him silently but Megan noticed it.
“Why are you gazing at me?”
“You don’t look happy today” Victoria moved inside.
“How do you know?”
“Because i know when my brother is happy” Megan kept quiet as he untie his tie. “Is it because of Thelma’s sister, Stella?” Victoria asked yet, Megan said nothing.
“I’ll be leaving you to my house tomorrow” Megan changed the topic.
“So soon?” Victoria frowned.
“Haven’t i stayed enough?”
“Yes, you are going because Stella is no more, right?”
“I don’t know what you are talking about. Hope the food is ready” Megan walked to the dining table followed by her sister.
“Marry so that i will stop cooking for you” she said as they took a seat.
“Are you the one who has been cooking for me in my house?”
“Are you saying there is a woman in your house?”
“I never said so” Megan began to eat while Victoria went out to Thelma’s. She entered after knocking.
“Victoria, why this sudden visit?” Thelma asked surprisingly.
“I want you do something for me” Victoria replied on the cushion.
“What?” Thelma also sat down.
“My brother wants to go tomorrow”
“I don’t want him to go”
“Then what do you want me to do?”
“Can you please make him stay?”
Thelma began to giggle as she stood up.
Steve met his father in the room and sat down to listen to him.
“Son, i think everything is okay to proceed”
“Proceed to what, Dad?”
“To your marriage with Stella of course”
Steve smiled. “Give me more time, Dad” he said.
“Time for what?”
“To propose to her, Dad”
“Haven’t you done that?”
Mr Stanley kept quiet for a while then said. “Alright, but i have not forgotten the trip to England”
“I know, Dad” Steve stood up.
At the resident of Mrs Henry, Faith returned just to see Celestina still sitting in the sittingroom. She glanced at her and moved to her room but Celestina called her back.
“Are you coming from Justice’s house?” she asked without looking at her.
“Yes” Faith replied.
“Okay” both became silent. Faith wanted to proceed but stopped.
“Do you have any appointment with him?” she asked.
“No” Celestina replied.
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