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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by MissRelly: 11:35am On Sep 05
u don cum back??i can't wait 2 read d end of all dis FATES dat has been TWISTED plus,u are good,weldone

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by bossy512(f): 3:21pm On Sep 05
Weldone and this is a good work, more knowledge ma

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by Gloryejims(f): 4:40pm On Sep 14
Any hope of completing or rather updating this story??

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by Sensitivity1254: 10:37pm On Sep 14
Gloryejims:
Any hope of completing or rather updating this story??


Lolz

Good question.

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by BOLAPE(f): 9:56am On Sep 15
Yes there is hope.

Thanks for reading.

Cheers!
Sensitivity1254:



Lolz

Good question.
Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by BOLAPE(f): 9:58am On Sep 15
TWIST OF FATE : #18

Andrew's heart came to a standstill but he forced himself to think rationally.
Dear God, he doesn't deserve this. Don't let him die like this. Please, God. The prayers tumbled through his brain and mouth desperately.
He realized Joseph's lips were moving. He dropped to his knees in the pool of blood and put his ear close to his mouth.
"Call……Dad…..Kayode……Hoodlums…" His breath was labored, raspy. He went silent.
"It's okay. Please live for me, Joseph. I need you." He pleaded desperately. Stephen and Gbenga charged in.
"I have called the ambulance. Thank you, sir. You saved my life. We don't even know how they got into the premises. Is he still alive?' Gbenga panted as he stared down at the still body.
"An insider aided them. He is barely alive. Thank God the paramedics are here. Stephen, go and release the elevator. It is faster." Andrew's calm voice didn't betray the turmoil going on inside him.
Stephen left with a heavy heart and led the paramedic team into the room a few minutes later.
***************

Olayemi was in the sitting room, watching a football match while he waited for dinner to be done. A text message entered his phone.
"Please call me as soon as possible. It is urgent. Don't alert mum PLEASE." It was from Andrew. The alarm went off in his head.
"Naomi, I forgot something in the office. I will be right back." He stated in a loud voice as he hurried out of the house before she could respond. He dialed the number on the go.
"Andrew, what is the problem?" He asked quietly.
"Please meet me at the UITH emergency ward, sir. Joseph's life is in a critical condition. He was attacked by hired assassins in the office." He didn't mince words.
"I will be with you in ten minutes. Thank you." He pressed the red button. His hand trembled as he brought out his car key.
This is my fault. I know it. Dear God, spear his life for me, for Naomi. He couldn't remember the last time he prayed but he prayed desperately and fervently as he sped towards the hospital.

***************

Olayemi disliked hospitals, especially since the death of his sister, Aderonke Coker in their family hospital in the UK, The Reddington. Nigeria hospital made him feel like weeping. He drove through the security post, passing out a few bills to the security men on duty.
One of the security men whose name tag was Ismail Alabi practically jogged after his car to direct him to the parking space. He made sure he parked his car in the right place.
"Good evening sir. You are welcome." He beamed as he held the door open for him.
"Thank you. Where is the way to the emergency ward? I believe my son was brought in not quite long ago." He stepped out of the car into the steamy night air.
"I am sorry to hear that sir. Please go down this walkway. The emergency ward is on the right side." He gesticulated with his hand.
"Thank you. I appreciate your help." Olayemi smiled as he locked up his car door.
"I wish him soonest recovery." He wore a grave face. He believed emergency ward victims were rarely survivor and pitied the nice good-looking man that just paid for his family breakfast.
**************

There were people hanging around the entrance of the ward, sober-faced. A middle-aged woman sat on the floor, weeping uncontrollably while a man tried to console her, even as tears filled his eyes.
He struggled not to allow the death and sadness hanging in the air to weigh him down as he pushed open the swinging wooden door. It was a huge battle.
"Yes? How may I help you?" The harassed looking nurse on duty asked rudely. He was not surprised. He knew being rude is the hallmark in almost all government parastatals and it never ceased to shock him each time he experienced it.
"My son is Joseph Coker. He must have been admitted about half an hour ago." He explained quietly.
"Coker? You are welcome sir." She practically jumped to her feet.
"Where is he now?" He asked coldly.
"He is in surgery, sir. His brother is in the waiting room. Please come this way." She hurried out of the ward. He followed without another word but his phone rang on their way to the operating room.
"Hello." It was James Hogg, the head of the intelligence team hired by the Coker. He had news about the attempted murder of Joseph Coker and his mouth tightened grimly as he listened.
***************

Andrew was pacing up and down when they walked in.
"You are here." His face lit up. His phone rang noisily and he brought it out of his pocket.
"It is mother." He whispered as he put his finger to his lips, indicating he should be silent.
"She has a terrible intuition." Olayemi muttered under his breath. Andrew moved away from him.
"Hello, Mum. Are you still awake at this hour?" Andrews asked with a smile.
"How can I sleep when all my men are out of the house? Is Joseph with you? Can I talk to him?" She asked quietly.
"Ah…..we drank quite a few bottles of beer at the club tonight. He is already wasted in the room." He injected amusement into his voice.
"You mean he is drunk? I should come over and knock both of your heads together." She stated angrily.
"We are sorry, mum. It won't happen again." He smiled ruefully.
"Really?" He could almost see her raised eyebrow and he laughed heartily. "You are a crook, Andy. I love you. Talk to you tomorrow." Her voice was full of smile.
"I love you too, mum. Sleep tight. There are no babes in our bed, so you can sleep with your eyes closed." He stated solemnly, even as his throat ached. She was laughing when he pressed the End button.
His eyes were red when he faced Olayemi and the latter lowered himself onto the wooden chair.
***************

"It is bad, right?" Olayemi asked quietly.
"Terrible. They used hatchet and gun." Andrew's voice vibrated with anger as he narrated night's event.
"I have spoken to James, the head of my intelligence team. The whole event was recorded and covered. It was unfortunate they couldn't get there on time to save him." Olayemi's voice was incredibly sad.
"Yes, the medical team gave me the security device on his body. His phone recorded their voices too. It was a well-planned event. The time was perfect." Andrew's voice was bitter. They were both silent.
"I know the culprit. I should have listened to Naomi. She foresees this happening but I thought I can stop it. Whatever happens, justice will prevail. I will damn the consequence." He stated grimly.
Andrew sighed heavily. He sat down beside the elderly man and took his hand in his.
"Talk of being between the devil and the dark blue sea?" He looked him in the eye. Olayemi sighed heavily. "Just take it easy, sir. Take it a step at a time. Let's pray for his survival first because no amount of justice will bring him back if he dies." He swallowed hard.
"You are right. Thank you." Olayemi' s eyes smarted with tears.
It was a long wait.
***************

It had been a stressful but satisfying day. Rebecca had been on her feet practically all day. Two ward rounds to in-house patients, attending to walk-in patients and three successful surgery was enough to make anyone exhausted. She was preparing to leave the office as soon as the relieve doctor resumed on duty.
As she wolfed down her cold lunch of white rice and stew and pursued it with a bottle of coke, her office door flew open. Nurse Amina hurried in.
"We have an emergency on ground. It's very bad. Attempted murder patient I think. Several hatchet cuts and bullet wounds. Missed his heart by 2 inches. Lost lot of blood. He needs immediate surgery. Though the chance of survival is very slim." Nurse Amina rattled off with a smile.
Rebecca sighed. She lost her appetite instantly.
"Is Doctor Emeka in yet?" She asked hopefully as she moved to wash her hand in the wash hand basin in the corner of the room.
"Yes, he just came in. Though the senior surgeon, Tunde Fowomola requested for you specifically. The patient is one of the Coker family." Amina told her as she watched her put on her lab coat.
"Influential lots. I wonder what he did to deserve hatchet cut and bullet delivered mercilessly to his body." Rebecca grinned as she walked briskly out of her office. Amina chuckled as she followed.
"The rich also cry. Best of luck, Doctor Becky." They separated at the next corridor and went their separate ways.
Rebecca stepped into the operating theatre and her legs threatened to fold beneath her.
Lying on the operating slab was Joseph Coker. He was stripped to the waist. His smooth handsome body was marred with deep hatchet cuts and bullet wound. He looked too still for her peace of mind.
"What is wrong, Doctor Becky? Hope you are okay? We need to get this done right away to increase his chances of living." Doctor Tunde Fowomola frowned at her.
"I am alright." She buried her emotions and went to work.
***************

"Hi, mum. Grandma, how are you?" Kayode greeted with a smile as he sauntered into the swimming pool area where Patricia and Afolake lounged under the huge umbrella shade.
It was Sunday. Patricia spent most of her Sunday afternoons with her mother in law unless one of them was not available.
"Hello, Kay. You look relaxed this afternoon. Did you win a lottery?" Patricia teased her son with a smile. He laughed.
"To whom do we owe the honor of this impromptu visit?" Afolake raised an eyebrow at him as she leaned back on her chaise longue. She dangled the glass of green smoothie she was holding and cubes of ice rattled noisily.
"Common, Grandma. You know I have been quite busy but I promise to check on you more often. You look more beautiful today." He flashed her a grin as he rocked on the balls of his heel.
"Thank you. Flattering doesn't befit you though. Why are you here? You need more money?" She asked pointedly.
Patricia sighed inaudibly, wondering why they all think the worse things about her son.
"I am not that bad, Grandma. Anyway, I came for a reason." He took a deep breath, holding her gaze. "I want to get married." He added firmly.
Patricia released a sigh of relieve as she threw her mother a triumphant look. She picked up her drink and sipped deeply.
"I see. You are long overdue. Who is the woman? Your baby mama?' She didn't look surprised.
"Yes, ma. Though I have not proposed to her formerly, I intended to do that as soon as possible as she would be graduating from school in a few weeks' time." He smiled confidently.
"Mummy, that means he needs a regular paying job. Don't you think it is right time you give him a position among the executives in the company?" Patricia suggested tentatively.
"Well, I will do that when I am totally convinced he won't ruin the family name. That reminds me. I met your potential father in law sometimes ago." Afolake smiled smugly.
"Who is that? How do you know him?" Kayode frowned at her.
"I make it my business to know everything that concerned my kins and I. Salmon Awodele is Aliyah Awodele' s father, isn't it?" She gave him a side glance.
Patricia choked on her drink and sputtered as the glass cup dropped onto the tiled floor. It shattered into tiny pieces. She coughed vigorously as her eyes turned red and tears streamed down her face.
"Mum, are you alright? Can I get you something?" Kayode asked in concern.
"I'm fine." She managed through the coughing fit.
"Do we need to get a doctor?" Afolake asked in concern, even as she watched her carefully.
"No, I am fine." She insisted, even as her hands trembled.
"Take it easy please. Grandma, what do you think? Do I have your blessing?' Kayode turned to her.
"You can't marry her, Kayode. It is not possible." Patricia stated in a fierce whisper as she stared ahead.
"Why not? I have been dating Aliyah for years. We have a son together. What do you mean I can't marry her?" Kayode asked in an incredulous voice.
"You can't marry her. I have my reasons. I will see you later, mother." She didn't meet her mother in law's penetrating gaze as she got shakenly to her feet and walked away.
"Grandma, what is going on? She knows Aliyah and used to like her. Why is she suddenly against our relationship?" He was more puzzled than angry as he turned to her.
"I believe she has her reasons. You need to exercise patience. She will talk to you when she is ready." She glanced up at him.
"Are you supporting her? You know everything will work out fine once you give your go-ahead." Kayode persuaded.
"I know. Let's give her time to pull her thoughts together. Go and propose to your girl first. We will take it from there." She smiled at him.
"Thank you. I know I can always count on you." He smiled as he dropped on the seat that was previously occupied by his mother.
"What has been happening in your life? Don't lie to me. You know I will always find out the truth.' She grinned, even as her mind worked furiously to dissect the reason behind Patricia's blunt refusal to approve her son's relationship.
Kayode laughed and popped a piece of cake into his mouth.

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by aprilwise(m): 10:18am On Sep 15
I almost forgot the existence of this story. nice work

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by kunbeex(f): 10:43am On Sep 15
Thanks for this beautiful update

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by DRZAY(m): 10:48pm On Sep 15
Ma'm welcome back and thanks for the update...

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by Deback2018: 1:21pm On Sep 16
Kudos 2 u bros , u r doing a great job feed us more

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by BOLAPE(f): 12:13pm On Sep 21
TWIST OF FATE: #19

"How is he?" Bella asked anxiously as Andrew let himself into his apartment almost twenty-four hours after he discovered Joseph's battered body in his office. He looked exhausted and his eyes were bloodshot. His T-shirt and jeans were stained with the dull color of dried blood.
"The operation was successful. They have removed the bullets that were lodged close to his heart and patched up the wound. He has slipped into a coma." He dropped into the chair with a weary sigh.
"Have you told his mother?" Bella asked as she sat beside him.
"No, I have been putting her off all day but I am sure she will be here any moment from now. He is in Intensive care unit. We were advised to go home as there is nothing else we can do for now." His voice thickened with unshed tears as he raised blood-shot eyes to her. "I'm scared. I don't know what I will do if he slips away." He whispered as tears welled up in his eyes.
"He won't die. He has too much to live for." Bella hugged him fiercely.
He wept silently as he buried his face in her neck and held her in a tight embrace. She rubbed his back in an up and down motion, even as her face was wet with her own tears.
"Marry me, Bella, compliment my life. I want you beside me when I go to bed at night and want you to be the first person I see when I wake up." He stated quietly.
"You are not in the right frame of mind, Andrew. This is not the best time for this." She drew back and looked into his eyes.
"Don't worry, I am not going to change my mind. The planning has been going on in my head for sometimes but life is too short to procrastinate. I love you. I want to marry you." He stared back at her as he lifted her palm and placed a kiss in the middle. She watched him for a long time as if trying to determine if he was serious or not.
"I love you too. I will marry you." She stated solemnly as if taking an oath.
"Thank you. I am sorry for the odd hour of the proposal and for not having a ring handy." He smiled as he hugged her tightly.
"We can shop for one later. Right now, you need to eat, take your bath and sleep." She stood up and pulled him with her.
***************

"Someone is at the door." Bella told him as she came out of the kitchen. He had taken his bath and was eating dinner. He just realized how ravenous he was.
"That should be mother." Andrew sighed heavily as he pushed the plate away.
"I will get the door." She went to open the door. He was right. Naomi swept in immediately she opened the door, closely followed by her husband.
"I tried to stop her but she won't listen to me." Olayemi gave a resigned sigh.
"Bella, How are you? How is your Dad?" Naomi smiled at her.
"I'm fine. I am sure he is okay but it has been a while I saw him. You are welcome. What can I offer you?" She smiled back.
"I am okay. Thank you. Has he proposed to you formally?" Naomi's gaze swung from Bella's face to his own and back again. Bella gasped in surprise.
"Mum, what kind of question is that? You just embarrassed me." Andrew tried to glare at her but his lips turned up at the side with a smile.
"I know my boys so well. I will take that as a yes. Congratulations my dear. I pray and hope you make each other happy." Naomi drew her into her embrace.
"Thank you." Bella hugged her back.
"Welcome to our home, my dear." Olayemi moved to hug her too.
"Thank you, sir." Her grin grew wider.
"Now where is that recalcitrant son of mine?" Naomi stared unflinchingly at him. Andrew turned to look at Olayemi who gave a defeated sigh and sat down.
"He is in the hospital, mum." He turned to face her squarely.
"I am not surprised." She moved to sit down. "I keep seeing him in the corner of my eyes but once I turned to face him, he is no longer there. Is he dead?" She asked quietly.
"What kind of question is that, Ife?" Olayemi asked hotly as he vaulted to his feet in anger. Andrew felt his body grew cold as goose bumps covered him and his heart grew heavy.
"He is not dead but he is in a coma." Andrew sat down beside her and took her cold palm in his. Her fingers curled and tightened around his convulsively.
"What happened to him?" Her voice trembled.
"Some thugs attacked him in his office." Andrew stated shortly.
"In his office? I see." Naomi stared unseeingly at the floor.
"I am sorry, Ife. This is my fault. You did warn me but I thought I have everything under control.' Olayemi murmured in anguish as he took her other hand. She stared into his eyes. He has cried, she thought as she noted the red eyes with the puffy rims.
"I want to see him now." She got to her feet abruptly.
"Bella, I will see you soon. Lock up and go to bed. I am not sure when I will be back." Andrew kissed her cheek.
"I will wait for you. Come back with good news." Bella's lips trembled.
***************

Joseph sat on a low pavement in front of a bungalow over-looking a thick forest. The thin vest he wore covered series of pink healing scars on his chest and arms and the cut-off shorts exposed his slightly hairy legs. He was bare-footed and humming a song deep in his throat.
"What are you doing here, Joseph? Your family is out there, waiting for you to return." Rebecca asked in surprise as she came to a stop in front of him.
"I am just relaxing and enjoying the scenery. What are you doing here?" He asked with a smile.
"I have been looking for you. We need to get back. They are worried about you." She frowned at him.
"I am fine. Why would anyone be worried about me?" He frowned too.
"Well, you need to come and tell them yourself. I am not your messenger." She glanced towards the thick forest in apprehension.
"This place is perfectly safe. I don't have to worry about anything plus I don't feel like going back." He shrugged with a stubborn jut of his lower lips. He reminded her of Michael.
"If you come with me, I will give you a gift." She promised mysteriously.
"Really? What kind of gift do you want to give me?" His face lit up.
"You wait and see. Don't spoil the fun." Her eyes twinkled at him.
"I will go in and get dressed then." He grinned as he got to his feet and went indoors.
***************

Rebecca jerked upright and her eyes flew open as she realized someone was calling her name. What a silly dream! My mind must be over-working, she thought in amusement as she rubbed the sleep from her eyes.
"Doctor Williams, you have been here for more than 24 hours. Who is he to you?" Nurse Amina asked softly, almost in a whisper.
"Don't worry, Amina. I will tell you one day." She stood up as she rotated her neck from side to side to work out the crick in the muscle.
"He must be very special. Anyway, I just resumed back on duty. His mother is here to see him." Amina stood back.
"Oh?' She smoothed her hand casually over his still arm before turning around.
Naomi was standing a few feet away and watching her with an unreadable expression on her face.
‘Good evening ma." She blushed furiously.
"Good evening my dear. Long time. You are Doctor Williams?" Naomi stepped forward with outstretched arms.
‘Yes, I am." She went into the embrace and hugged her tightly. "He will be fine." She stated solemnly.
"Thank you." Tears filled Naomi's eyes as she rocked her from side to side.
"You are welcome. I was only doing my job." She shrugged self-consciously.
"Really?" Naomi teased as she drew back. They both laughed and moved to his side.
"The operation was successful but he is still unconscious for now. The pain must be hideous, so his brain just needed to shut down and deny it all. They really wanted him dead. He is a lucky one." She stated solemnly as she stared at his face. He seemed to be sleeping.
"I know." Naomi's lips tightened grimly. "Between you and I, do you think he will live?" She turned to her.
"Medically, it is a 50-50 chance. Personally, I think he will live. Let's keep praying." She smiled.
"Good. How is your family? I think you should go home and freshen up." Naomi suggested quietly.
"I will see you later." Rebecca turned on her heels and walked out.
***************

Naomi occupied the vacant seat and watched her son, struggled for his life. The door opened. Olayemi joined her in the room.
"I have ordered Andrew to go home. He needs his rest." He squeezed her shoulders lightly from behind. She put her left hand over his right hand and left it there as they watched him in silence.
Joseph's right hand shifted slightly. They froze in anticipation. His lips moved. Naomi moved closer to watch the movement of the lips.
"Becky?" They both chorused and stared at each other.
"Who is Becky?' Olayemi asked in a puzzled voice.
"That is Doctor Williams." Naomi smiled, even as tears filled her eyes. Gratitude filled her heart. It seemed her son was going to live after all.
"Is she the same person as Becky Badmus, the woman you told me about?" His brows knitted together as he tried to put the pieces together. She nodded as she tried not to burst into tears.
"How come? He had been unconscious since he was brought in. How did he know she was here?" He stared at her in absolute wonder as he reached for her hand and pulled her up.
"Are you seriously asking me that question?" She teased as she wiped tears from her face. He grinned.
"Our son will live. Let me get the Doctor on duty." He kissed her on both cheeks before moving out of the unit.

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by Qasaforlife(f): 3:18pm On Sep 21
Destiny can be delayed but can never be denied. Nice storyline,am loving it. Pls make your update consistent.

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by BOLAPE(f): 1:33pm On Sep 22
Yes, You are right. It can be delayed but can never be denied.

Thank you for reading.
Qasaforlife:
Destiny can be delayed but can never be denied. Nice storyline,am loving it. Pls make your update consistent.

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by kweenie: 8:58pm On Sep 23
The story is very interesting it got me glued to my fone come & update o

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by davss02(m): 8:49am On Sep 25
Wow! Kudos

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by Rajosh(m): 8:54am On Sep 25
following.

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by ugwuwon(m): 2:10pm On Sep 25
What a movie. Nice story

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by Officialphilz(m): 5:13pm On Sep 25
Interesting story

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by lollylove05(f): 6:46pm On Sep 25
Interesting story waiting 4 d next episode

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by divinehand2003(m): 7:42pm On Sep 25
Nice piece you got there. It kept me glued all day. It should be in the movies. BOX OFFICE.

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by Tonyberries30(m): 11:24am On Sep 26
WOW I really love this story pls always do well to update. cheers

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by boriowoope: 11:45am On Sep 26
wow, the story is so sweet, please come and update, am waiting

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by wheenie(f): 1:18pm On Sep 26
ah ha!!! what sort of wickedness is this @boriowoope how can u get me addicted to a story and u haven't finished it..there is God oh all these stories you are sharing..abeg pls update.. abeg na beg I beg you..mí shako embarassed

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by boriowoope: 1:52pm On Sep 26
@whinee am not the one writing the story o. just telling the writer to come and update
Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by boriowoope: 1:53pm On Sep 26
wheenie, am just commenting on the story am not the writer o

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by maina55: 6:13am On Sep 27
wow,,, nice story, please come and update us, we are all waiting

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by HelenBee(f): 12:20pm On Sep 27
This is a nice story. Lesson filled but the way these kids discuss their sex life with their parents seems like a foreign movie to me. Thumbs up girl! We want more....

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by fashakin27(m): 6:37pm On Sep 27
boriowoope:
wow, the story is so sweet, please come and update, am waiting

Its really an interesting story ...am waiting too grin
boriowoope:
wow, the story is so sweet, please come and update, am waiting

Its really an interesting story ...am waiting too

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by BOLAPE(f): 3:55pm On Oct 03
TWIST OF FATE: #20

"You seem to be spending lots of time in the hospital these days." Ruth Badmus looked up from the bible she was reading. It was Wednesday. Michael was in school. Rebecca was off-duty but she was already dressed up to go out.
"I have some private patients I work with. I spend more time with them when I am off-duty from the hospital roaster." She shrugged, even as her conscience pricked at her.
"You work too hard. You should be resting when you are off duty. You have lost so much weight." Ruth complained as she took in her slim, curvy figure.
"Well, it is good for my health. I don't want to be fat." She laughed heartily as she picked her handbag.
"Looking haggard is not good either. We are much better off now. I think you should ease up a little bit." Ruth's worried look got to her.
"Mum, we need to work hard. I don't like seeing you sitting at home and doing nothing. We have paid for your shop. We are gathering capital to set up your business again, no matter how small. Can you see why I need to work harder?' She put her hand round her shoulder as she drops onto the seat beside her. Ruth sighed heavily.
"Thank you, I appreciate your assistance. You need to live your life too. No matter what happened in the past, leave it there and move on." Ruth turned to face her older daughter. "So who is the man in the hospital?" She asked quietly.
"Who are you talking about?" Rebecca was taken aback, even as her mind worked furiously to bring up an explanation.
"The one that you have been discussing with Roseline. Who is he? I believe he is the one you are going to check in the hospital." Her gaze didn't waver.
"He is Josephine Coker, our former family driver. There was an attempted murder on his life. He was brought into the hospital a few weeks back but he is responding to treatment now." She picked up her handbag.
"What did he do to deserve that? He is such a responsible young man." Ruth frowned.
"Well, it is the fight for power in his new influential household. I will give you the full gist when I have the time." She glanced at her wristwatch.
"Is he Michael's father?" Ruth picked up her bible with a little smile.
"Excuse me?" Rebeca's jaw dropped in absolute shock.
"Is that a yes or No, dear daughter?" Ruth raised her eyebrow to her.
"I am a married woman, mum. I don't like your insinuations at all. Excuse me." She turned on her heels and walked out in anger.
***************

Joseph was responding to treatment. He had been moved into a private ward but he was always asleep whenever Rebecca visited which she was grateful for.
Naomi was arranging and organizing the room when she walked in.
"Good morning, dear. How are you today?" Naomi smiled at her.
‘I am fine. How is he?" She moved to check his vitals by herself, even though she knew the doctor on duty would have done the same a few hours ago. "He is doing very well. Thank God for that." She answered her own question before she turned round to face the older woman.
"Thank you for the assistance. I do appreciate your help." Naomi took her slim hand, squeezing it gently in gratitude.
"You are welcome. You do need to rest more. There are shadows under your eyes." Rebecca observed in concern as she studied her face. Naomi laughed softly.
"It is because she refused to go home and rest. She doesn't trust me to look after her son." Olayemi said with a glare as he shouldered the door open, he was loaded down with provisions and bags of take-outs. He was smiling but she could tell he was angry as well.
"Ola, don't start. This is not the right time for this." Naomi murmured under her breath. "Can a mother rest when her child is not hale and hearty?" She turned to Rebecca for support.
Rebecca didn't want to interfere in what she could sense has been an ongoing argument between the couple. Fortunately, her phone rang and she turned away slightly to pick it up. It was Michael's class teacher.
"What is wrong?" Naomi asked in concern as she studied the younger woman's worried expression.
"That was my son's class teacher. She is worried because he has been throwing up and vomiting since morning. I need to go and see him now." She picked up her handbag.
"I am sorry to hear that. He has probably eaten something that does not agree with his system. Are you driving?" Naomi asked in concern.
"No, I am not driving. I will just take a cab out there." She smiled as she moved towards the door.
"No, please take wait. I will drop you off." She turned towards Olayemi with a raised eyebrow as she snapped her fingers in his face. His face split into a wide smile as he dropped the car key in her outstretched hand.
"Thank you." He grinned as he went to hug her.
"Don't worry about me, ma." Rebeca began to protest but the big smile on the older man's face made her swallow the protest. He was eager to stay alone with their son so his wife can go home and rest.
"Take your time, Ife. I won't eat him before you come." Olayemi teased as he patted her bum fondly.
"You can cut him into pieces and cook him before I get back." She swatted away his hand with a smile and followed Rebeca out of the ward.
***************

"I don't want to say this but I can't help it. I am so happy for you." Rebeca smiled tentatively as she drove out of the hospital premises.
"Thank you, dear. I still find it difficult to believe I am not dreaming." Naomi buckled her seat belt with a smile.
"You both deserve to be happy." Rebeca grinned as she pressed on the accelerator. "This car is a dream. I miss driving." She patted the steering wheel of the Porsche.
"Everyone deserves to be happy. What happened to your car?" Naomi tried not to glance at the speedometer as the scenery rushed by.
"I have sold it. Things were not so good at home." She fiddled with the tape until the Car was vibrating with loud music.
"You are worse than Joseph, I swear." Naomi winced slightly. Rebeca laughed out loud.
"I am sorry, mother. I just wanted to enjoy this car a bit before I drop it." She was grinning as she drove into Sunrise Montessori School.
It was with regret that she pulled up at the school park and handed over the Car key.
"Thank you, ma. I will see you another time." She picked up her handbag.
"I am a mother, Becky. I want to know how that boy is faring before I leave." Naomi got out of the car and followed her.
***************

Joseph was discharged from the hospital. The first visitor he received during his recuperation at home was Elizabeth Badmus.
"Who did this to you, Darling? I was so worried. How are you feeling now?" She sat on the bed beside him, staring at the scars on his chest.
"I am fine, Lizzy. How did you know my house?" He asked as he sat up bed.
"Don't be rude, Joe." Naomi chided quietly as she got to her feet.
"Good afternoon ma." Elizabeth blushed as she got to her feet. She didn't notice the elderly woman sitting in the corner when she hurried in.
"Good afternoon. Thank you for coming." Naomi smiled at her before leaving the room.
"I brought you some fruits and provisions." Elizabeth reached for the grocery bag at her feet.
"Thank you. Can you drop it in the kitchen for me?" He smiled at her.
"I am glad you are out of the hospital. I miss you." She caressed his cheek with a smile.
"Cut it out, Lizzy. I have told you so many times that I can't date you." He frowned at her.
"We will see about that." She winked at him as she reached for the doorknob. The door opened before she could turn the knob and a woman stood in the doorway.
"Hello. You are beautiful." Titilola's smile flashed as she gave her a thorough look over from her face to her half-concealed boobs in the body con blouse she wore to her well-rounded fanny in the tight blue jean. Elizabeth felt thoroughly undressed.
"Thank you. You aren't bad either. What is the name?" Elizabeth wanted to know if she needed to guard her territory.
"Titi Coker. We are siblings. He is totally safe from me." She laughed huskily. Elizabeth blushed. "I don't mind having your digits though." She tapped her phone.
"Sure. Why not?" Elizabeth called out her number and went out of the room.
"What was that all about?" Joseph frowned at her.
"That is my business, brother. Are you back finally from your overseas training?" Titilola was furious as she stood over her brother. Her throat hurt and burn with tears as she stared at the pink scars on his chest. She didn't want to imagine the horror and pain he must have gone through.
"Come here, baby." He reached out for her hand and pulled her down beside him.
"My God! The bastard did this to you." She murmured in a teary whisper as she lightly touched the scars. Her eyes filled up with tears and spilled over.
"I am alive. That is all that matters." He pulled her into his embrace and patted her back as she sobbed.
"He deserves to rot in jail. Don't allow them to cover it up. It is not right." She leaned back to stare at his face. He sighed heavily.
"No matter what happened, he is still our brother. To some extent, I also understand his grievance. It is just that he has taken it too far." He sighed again.
"So what are you saying? Are you telling me you are going to allow him to go scot-free?" She sprang to her feet abruptly with balled fists.
"Sit down, Titi." He pulled her down forcefully when she resisted. "This is not about me any longer. What happened between the two of you?" His eyes were intent on her face.
"Nothing. I just hate him." She stated coldly as she looked away. He kept staring at her face in silence. She sighed. "He raped me when I was 12 years old." She blurted out abruptly. Silence hung heavy between them like a cloak.
"He did what? Is he mad or on drugs?" He asked in a whisper. She laughed bitterly as she got to her feet.
"We have never been close as kids. He started by touching my small budding breasts. I will scream and yell but we were almost always alone except for the nanny. I reported him to our mother but she never believed me. To her, he is the epitome of all that is good." Her smile grew fierce. His fists clenched at his side.
"He graduated to slapping me on my butt when I walked past. At times, he would walk into my room when I just finished taking my bath. I started locking my bedroom door whenever I am indoor." She took a deep breath as she stared at somewhere above his head.
"I just turned twelve. The drainage in my bathroom was blocked and a plumber was supposed to come over and work on it later in the day. I went to the guest room to take my bath. When I came out, he was waiting with two of his friends. Before I could run back into the bathroom, he tripped me and they carried me unto the bed. I screamed and thrashed but they were stronger than I was. I later found out they have locked the nanny into the closet. One of them held my hands and the second held my legs down and apart. He raped me mercilessly." She wiped her hand down her face.
"And the friends?" He held his breath.
"He didn't allow them to enter me but he compensated them by allowing them to touch my boobs and fingered me. Thank God for the small mercy." She laughed mirthlessly.
"I am sorry, baby." He struggled to his feet and pulled her into her embrace.
"Sit down, Opemipo. You are not strong enough." She led him back to the bed gently.
"I feel like strangling him with my bare hands. He is a bastard." He gritted through clenched teeth. A vein throbbed in his head.
"Yes, he is. Try and sleep now. I will keep your babe occupied." She pushed him gently unto his back. He didn't argue. His forehead was throbbing and his limbs were throbbing. He closed his eyes gratefully.
"She is not my babe." He murmured as he drifted off. She laughed softly.

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by BOLAPE(f): 3:59pm On Oct 03
Hi Peeps,

My sincere apologies for the delay. Being busy preparing for my brother's wedding coming up this weekend.

I enjoy reading all the comments. It makes me preen and blush. Thank you.

Some children are quite to close to their parent and can discuss anything with them. My mother is like my elder sister except when she decide to act like the typical nigeria mum...LOL!

Enjoy the latest episode and let me have your thought!

Cheers!

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by Qasaforlife(f): 5:15pm On Oct 03
Nice one. So sorry @Titi for having to pass through such horror from her brother,Imagine!!!!

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Re: TWIST OF FATE By Olanrewaju Mobolaji by YINKS89(m): 5:33pm On Oct 03
ND ma thought is u juz won ma heart wif dis story all thou lilyjoe is still ma bae...... ThumBs up gurl kip it up.

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