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|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 1:20pm On Apr 01, 2015|
This is dedicated to every single person that followed this story and mostly to Sexysapphire, no 1 April baby in the house with her birthday today
Sophia pulled the second drawer of the chest open and sneezed as the dust got in her nostrils, irritating her.
" Well, well...." She said to herself and picked the first book in the drawer. It was her diary.
Even though she had long abandoned the journal for near ten years now, she really had been hoping she would still find the journal there. She picked the pen attached to the journal and opened the diary. Laughing as she read through. She had started writing a journal when she was in S.S. 2 at secondary school mostly because all her classmates had one and she just wanted to start her own. Only she had nearly gotten addicted, writing every single important note she felt the need to pen down up until....
Sophia turned to the last page she had written and her eyes traveled down to the last line where she had written, ' I hate them so much. Michael, Dotun and Abigail. I want it all to end. I wish...' .
That had been then and now she felt a greater need to write her mind down. She shut the journal and walked out of the storage room into the master's bedroom of the villa.
She got the dust off the journal a little more and lay on the bed to write. Opening to the next empty page, she started,
' Dear diary, how long has it been? Almost ten years but here I am again and I'd like to let you catch up a little bit on what has been going on since.
I got married to Michael despite the odds and I'm sure you expected that also but hey, it was sure tough. I've had to live with the fact that my father in-law sees me as the sole reason for his son pulling away and treated me equally so. It took hell breaking loose for him to allow the marriage to take place. I had had a clean record in my career but forfeited that when the wealthy showed me what elements they were made of. I lost a huge case. Really big, I mean and the case was so open to the world that the accused was innocent and was supposed to get acquitted. My boss who is a senior advocate had left the case to me in trust and I lost it thanks to Michael's father.
I nearly did jail time for it since the family weren't just going let their child get executed because of a careless lawyer. Now, that was tough. It took my boss's trust in me as well as Michael's connections to the chief judge of the federation to help me out. I've had to forfeit my career since then and had to take Michael's suggestion to come down to California. I really have no idea what he was up to in Nigeria but the next thing I got was a call from his dad saying he didn't care anymore and, marry or whatever, he didn't care. Michael said that was his last shred of dignity left. I guess so.
My Temi would be ten soon. I hope to celebrate that birthday for her in Nigeria. She's becoming a really pretty girl and I'm happy to be her mum. Did I mention she has two younger brothers? Really naughty ones. Dimeji and Tomiwa. They are two pieces of work. It's just great their dad is there for them to bother. I hear them playing basketball right now. I'm not surprised since it's Michael's favorite game. He could very well be coaching a Michael Jordan in Tomiwa since that one loves the game so much.
I chat with Dammy on social media as often as possible. Miss her a lot since she was there when the going got tough. She is the exact definition of 'Mama Ibeji' with Michael and Michaela. I'm glad she's happily married. She always has been deserving of the best.
Bimbola is well......happy. She's my only sibling and I still love her even if she takes some crazy steps like going back to marry her boyfriend at school after almost tying the knots with someone else. Yeah, that's the crazy kind of sister I have.
Dad goes to Nigeria much more regularly these past years. He is even planning on going into partnership with Michael and setting up a world standard hospital there. I totally support that especially since my dad is so talented in his field.
And there is one thing I feel the need to add. That is my family's relationship with Abigail's. I have kept contact with Tunde since Abigail's demise. He has been a great father to his little boy, Ayo. He told me he was remarrying a nicer lady now and I'm happy he could find happiness again.
I haven't mentioned my ex, Peter. He got married and I am feeling so bad that I couldn't attend. Well, Michael made up for our absence and promoted Peter to Supervising Projects Manager in his mum's company. My Michael is really adorable, don't you think?
In all of this, all the hurdles, all the stops and breaks, we had losses. I lost my best friend,Michael lost his. His dad lost a chance of being grandfather to his son's children. And a number of losses I can't even begin counting right this minute.
Well, at the end of it all, I realized the one thing that couldn't be lost was the love I shared with Michael and everyone else around me. I can't repay evil with evil. An eye for an eye, they say ends up making the world go blind. Now, well I still want people to have their both eyes so that they could see how things ought to be and correct their mistakes.
Dear diary, today I hope would be the last I would write in you. I'm sort of glad it would be, no hard feelings.
As I drop my pen, my spirit is indeed joyful. I'm going to keep treading that part with Michael by my side and above all, with the Almighty keeping my feet stable.'
Sophia dropped the pen and sighed. She had really written a lot, more than she expected.
" Mum, Tomiwa is really getting on my nerves," Temi said as she opened the door.
'Now, we are back to earth,' Sophia muttered and shut the journal as her eyes quickly caught a scribble at the back, 'Eothen'. She rolled her eyes, trying to recollect when and why she had written that as she got off the bed.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by Nobody: 1:27pm On Apr 01, 2015|
SexySapphire:Happy betday gf
Bigger you,i pray.
May all ur desires come true this very year.
Enjoy ur day!
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 1:29pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Awwww..... I totally forgot. Happy birthday, sexysapphire.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by Nobody: 1:35pm On Apr 01, 2015|
THIS IS AWESOME
NICE WORK KEZIAH,GLAD YOU END IT
WHEN WILL YOU START ANOTHER STORY
GLAD AM PART OF THIS WONDERFUL PIECE?!!
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 1:43pm On Apr 01, 2015|
That's all I've got here.....
So after I finished posting, I felt the need to put down a short review.
Alright, so I started writing only because, well I was less busy and I was sure having fun writing this piece. I loved the main character and had a feeling of being able to relate to her even though she is only fictional.
I had been writing it with a pen in a note but when I got on Nairaland one day and took a quick gamble. I told myself, alright let's just post it. I could get a little help with corrections here and I'm glad I got that especially from Vantee, Repogirl and Larrysun.
Well, yeah I got a little sick of it after a while but here I am....
I've read a whole lot of Harlequin and watched a number of movies so that figures why I ended up writing in that line. I don't regret posting here even if turn out was less encouraging at times.
For y'all who stopped by....muah! Love you loads.
BTW, I plan on starting something else, more like real-life scenario this time around.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by Oluwafunmilayo95(f): 1:44pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Lovely! Just lovely!!
Thanks for this awesome piece kizzy...
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by SexySapphire(f): 1:49pm On Apr 01, 2015|
kitnah:Tnx so much dear and amen to the prayer and wishes. I'm so grateful. Yeah, #aprilbabiessurerock.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by SexySapphire(f): 1:53pm On Apr 01, 2015|
kizzykeziah:Tnx so much bae. Another big tnx to u for dis story. Thank u for finally bringing it to a beautiful end and not stopping halfway. I'm so glad I was a part of the story.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 2:21pm On Apr 01, 2015|
I'm glad you were part of this as well.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by harjibolar10(m): 4:06pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Wow, the story has Finally come to the end, very scintillating one Indeed
Like I do say, let the hottest sit in hell, be reserve for who that read, understand, and enjoy but refuse to show some love to this beautiful and inteligent writer if this story.
Kizzykeziah Harjibolar, I'm very proud to share that name, With a good and genuine writer like you,
You are humble
You are social
You are gorgeous
You are talented
You are whatever good adjetives you can come up with
Keep it up, I saw chimamanda ngozi adichie in you, and I pray you rise pass her in this very feild, and so shall it be, by Allah's grace.. . Amen
Thanks for the story So far, it's really wonderful reading your story, and I count ma self as a luck dude for, being priviledge to be among those who folow this piece, thank you ma'am, God bless you .
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 4:33pm On Apr 01, 2015|
My head af swell .
I hope not to bail on writing for a long long time to come. Had my share of fun .
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by folake25(f): 4:51pm On Apr 01, 2015|
waoh kizzy finally the story comes to an end. Its really a nice story wish i had more words to appreciate you. Well done and happy birthday in advance
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 7:55pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Vantee20! Birthday mate and mentor, I'm seeing you viewing through my power telescope o
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by stuff46(m): 8:03pm On Apr 01, 2015|
We all lose one or two things in this world but at the end.........
The prologue was so rich, i pray God give you wisdom to continue this way and grow and be our new Chimamanda.
It's been a lovely ride with you [tho i was a discourager], i still loved how you picked up the zeal to finish this up regardless of the challenges that surfaced.
SexySapphire happy birthday
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by VanTee20(m): 8:18pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Honestly Keziah, I can't think of the appropriate adjective to qualify this story. I immensely enjoyed every bit of it. I'll say, not as a mentor now but as an unbiased reader, that this is one of the best stories I have read in this section in a while. Thanks for writing this story.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by VanTee20(m): 8:24pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Happy birthday SexySapphire. Wish you long life and prosperities.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by VanTee20(m): 8:27pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Seriously, mine is 4th too.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by Nobody: 8:33pm On Apr 01, 2015|
I don see my birthdaymate
Guy,how we go celebrate am na?
Mehn,I can't wait
Nice to have a great writer like you born on that day
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by VanTee20(m): 8:33pm On Apr 01, 2015|
I was reading the last set of updates ni.
You saw me through a power what?!
(Runs away. Hides behind a mango tree.)
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by VanTee20(m): 8:42pm On Apr 01, 2015|
I no know how we go do am o. You are the lady here, oya make the arrangements na .
I'm not a great writer yet o, I'm simply a growing writer, just like Kizzykeziah here.
It's nice having you as a birthdate mate ma'am. Why, you are even the first birthdate mate I'll ever meet.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by Nobody: 8:51pm On Apr 01, 2015|
We go pop. champagne that day,#no lele
Same here,you are the first betday mate I've metm
I've two requests tho'
1»you gat to upload ya real pix
2»pls read my works and Critise or correct me
I don't think datz too much na
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by VanTee20(m): 9:04pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Well, we'll see about your requests.
Oya let's stop derailing Keziah's thread. I'll follow you now, then when you follow back, we can continue our conversation under the camera .
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 9:14pm On Apr 01, 2015|
I'm sure you meant the opposite there. It was nice having you around
Come to the open o. And did I see you type 'growing writer'?? You're kidding. Kitnah, don't mind him o. He's like one skilled writer. Click perfidy and I'm sure you would know what I'm talking about.
And this our April 'born days' ehn, popping champagne sef is small to celebrate
Errm, VanTee, thanks a lot. Big time. I appreciate your being here from the beginning to end. You have no idea how inspiring you have been. Your mail was a big reason why I finished writing and I'm just really glad to have had you around. Words can't express my appreciation. A big big hug for you
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by Nobody: 9:16pm On Apr 01, 2015|
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by Nobody: 9:20pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Kizzykeziah,don't mind him o
I've read his story, he's damn talented
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 9:22pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Still in my spirit of writing, I want to start something else. Turning away from my own zone and into literature sure seems fun
Actually, I've started already. Penning a true life story and giving a feel of what it is like to be in a family where domestic violence reigns supreme. Marital Vices is something I plan to start and hopefully end.
I would post it anytime now. So you guys are all welcome to join in for the ride
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 9:23pm On Apr 01, 2015|
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by VanTee20(m): 9:33pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Lol. What have I written? I'm still learning at the feet of great writers like Larrysun, Ishilove, Redmosquito, Frank317 and the likes.
I'm pleased that you found my little gestures of support noteworthy. That shows how appreciative you are. The pleasure was mine of being here was purely mine. Thanks for the hug.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 9:51pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Hmmm, Humble VanTee. An attribute I'd attach to you for a long time to come.
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by Nobody: 9:56pm On Apr 01, 2015|
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by VanTee20(m): 10:05pm On Apr 01, 2015|
|Re: Eothen-Our losses by kizzykeziah(f): 10:38pm On Apr 01, 2015|
Hi everyone, so I saw that I got nominated for best newcomer of April and I'm thinking, the next thing I need is votes so here's the link. http://www.nairaland.com/1804027/free-n5000-writer-here-every/59#1804027.1909
You can just drop by, check the rules and just vote .
Lots of love to y'all and the link to the story I just started is this,
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