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|Re: Rain by Pearl05(f): 8:03pm On Sep 03|
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 5:54am On Sep 04|
"Hi Segun" Meggy said extending an arm for a handshake
"You must be Meggy" he said taking her hands
"Yes and all the mean things she's told you about me are all true"
"That's funny cos she has'nt said any mean thing, yet"
"Please remind me to do just that Rain added earning her a glare from Meggy which caused her to scowl with laughter
" You're welcome please make yourself comfortable" he said referring to Meggy "so here's the plan i drafted, it's what we'll be working with" he said as he motioned her to the sketchpad on his table
Rain lifted one arm to adjust her spectacles before returning them to her jackets pocket
"Oh well you've done a nice job here but from what i gather it seems we're going by land"
her eyes remained unmoving as she studied the map before her
"What land? What happened to a plane for Chrissake? Rain you know i'm asthmatic she nagged and continued to file her nails
Segun sho Rain the i-don't-believe-it-can-you-explain look, she only opened her arms towards him and shrugged
" You never mentioned she was coming he said after drawing her aside
"I didnt take her seriously, what do we do now?"
"She can't come with us" he stated matter of factly
"But why?" She questioned further
"Because its best that way"
"If it's about the fare she can....
"No, its not about fare and he paused as if holding back something
" Okay I'll go talk to her"
"Meggy, I'm sorry but Segun thinks its better if you dont come with us
" That's unfortunate, I'd have made a fun companion"
"I know, I too dont understand why he'll pass for such a once in a lifetime opportunity of travelling with someone like you"
"Are you okay?"
"Yea sure, i just thought i could escape spending this Christmas holiday at home, you know my dad will be around so i wanted any means just to avoid him . but i guess i have no choice and maybe i should just face him, afterall ill still have to face him someday.
Rain squeezed her hand "- you can do it dear, i believe you can" and Meggy nodded
"So how many days is it going to take us to get to kampla by road?"
Rain asked still scrutinizing the map and sketches, her excitement was visible.
"Three days tops" he said tapping away on his laptop
"I still don't understand why you chose the road transport over air?"
" I have my reasons trust me".
"She gave up and went over to join Meggy who was seating on the sofa as they watched tv
" We're leaving on the third week of december, that's six weeks from now
he said from across his table before" coming to join them after a while
"So have you guys had dinner?"
"I'm famished" Meggy drawled
"Hmm" she said, quickly tearing her gaze away from the floor her eyes were transfixed upon
"What's the matter? you seem off". Segun inquired genially
"It's nothing, I.. was just thinking of my grandmom
"You should go see her" they chorused simultaneously
"I know, I plan to, I actually miss her it's just that i want to get this sorted out first" she bit on her last finger," I have a bad feeling about going to see her now"
"Sweetie, are you sure about that?" it was Meggys turn to squeze her hands
"Yes" she answered firmly
"Alright, so shall we? Segun declared breaking the awkward silence
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|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 5:58am On Sep 04|
I want to apologize to you all for the delayed updates. Aside from my quite busy schedule I had a writers block. But thanks for your kind comments, they encourage me to write. Now we have just about five chapters to go, so stick around as you can't afford to leave now.
One question though, do you think Rain should go see her grandmom before or after the journey?
|Re: Rain by Toyin223(f): 7:29am On Sep 04|
Let Her See Her Before Going,Tank U
|Re: Rain by Pearl05(f): 8:08am On Sep 04|
Going to see her grandmom should happen already. What if she didn't have the chance to see her upon her return.she should visit her with segun and disclose their intentionabt going for the father.
Pls don't abandon us like that again.
Have a great holiday. #Kisses
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 9:09am On Sep 04|
Toyin223:OK sis, thanks for your opinion
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 9:10am On Sep 04|
Pearl05:I won't ma'am
|Re: Rain by Sveen: 9:39am On Sep 04|
When did meggy get to know about Rain family problem and the plan travel. .. I think this update us kind of misplaced.
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 3:03pm On Sep 05|
Sveen:Apart from Segun, Meggy is the other closest person to her presently, as her roommate, course mate and friend, it us expected that they discuss about themselves, remember the chapter when Rain made a call with Segun whereas Meggy had been eavesdropping... So, there, she's aware not about everything though but at least their relationship and the journey.
Thanks for noticing, this shows you're following. Next update will be dedicated to you
|Re: Rain by Akazeta: 1:59pm On Sep 06|
Biko I'm still waiting
|Re: Rain by Pearl05(f): 3:27pm On Sep 07|
Madam please where is our update?
|Re: Rain by Pearl05(f): 3:32pm On Sep 07|
Madam where is our update?
|Re: Rain by swankmee(f): 5:20pm On Sep 07|
Hmmm make d woman no go die bfr she cum.... Grt work dear. Pls more updates
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 7:48pm On Sep 07|
Pearl05:Working on it now ekpele ejor
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 9:04am On Sep 08|
Good morning Nana, hope you've been fine? I have missed you. I met Segun, my half-brother and we're on our way to see dad. I'll be be back home as soon we return.
She looked at the text message she'd sent earlier and wondered what Nana's reaction would be. Ever since they began the journey, she couldn't bring herself to stop the troubling thoughts bothering her. However, her curiosity was way higher than the chunks of guilt lurching in her chest. What lay ahead is more important,she thought. The past is behind them now and who knows, this revelation from her Dad might change everything for good. She was optimistic that this would bring peace and restore the balance in her life.
She imagined Nana smiling to the text, the way the corners of her eyes squeezed small in her sincere and jaded smile. She would smile at my stubbornness, as she often says, when she gets this, and since she also stopped calling and did not call or text to respond to the message, I'll take her silence ad approval. I got my strong will from her no doubt, Rain thought.
The journey felt right and proper, yet she couldn't understand why the feeling of guilt won't just wade off. This was another situation she could use Nana's wise judgements and advice, it has been pretty difficult and frustrating to make decisions sometimes.
; this was what she missed the most since their break in communication.
She continued staring outside the car window in mute fascination, they were now in Abakaliki and Segun was fast asleep where he sat by her right. She watched his sleeping figure, it read satisfaction. Maybe this was his life's dream as well. It must be what they both have in common. Though he had a more accurate and definite plan towards achieving it and to be honest she was glad he played the most role in making it all easier; she knows they both share in the uncertainty of what still lies ahead. Segun was solid and definite about his plans it was as if his heart was made of concrete, but could he be blamed? Unlike she who has a grandmother, he had no one else, and judging from his actions it was obvious he was very fond of his mom. Despite how strong and admirably independent he acts, she saw the struggle and beneath all his sanguine and outgoing outlook on life, she could see the big hole in his life, the loneliness and emptiness, ate him inside. He wouldn't admit it but it was glaring; his mood swings, insomnia and the tiny sparks of unnecessary temper; it was like his heart had been ripped and she could see through till she saw the subtle resentment he had towards their dad. It took a good observer to notice he had this other part of him, that he isn't just the generous jolly good fellow, he was also a severely broken man. Sometimes she believed it when people say she'd make a fine pcycologist too, her attention to details especially her innate ability to study people was amazing and it was Nana who always pointed it out. She had told her because of that single trait, she would make an exceptional surgeon. And truly today, she's not just a brilliant orthopedic surgeon but the best and first of their department to carry out a successful, life cardiac surgery. She smiled wistfully as she thought of how proud Nana and her dad will be. Nana had always been confident about Rain's career, it was as if she had gone to the future, seen it all and returned. She spoke of the future with so much boldness and conviction it awes her.
Once she told her of her roommate, Meggy, Nana immediately concluded medicine was not for Meggy and this was even before they got acquainted over the phone and boy, was she right!
During the one year internship, it became clearly evident how misplaced Meggy is in the medical profession. She definitely wouldn't have passed, hell she wouldn't have come this far if not for the 'alternative methods' she employs. The male and older doctors were very fond of her in fact she was given preferential treatments compared to the other resident doctors who were all geniuses in their various departments.
Her supervisors complained initially but after a 'personal encounter' with her they regarded her as the best. Her secret almost leaked out the day she wasn't able to perform a simple clinical operation of determining a patients high blood pressure and if it were not for Rains timely intervention of coming to her rescue when she kept mute, by lying that Meggy has been having a migraine, she would have been driven out and worse, made to forfeit her induction.
"For how long will you keep up with this stunts Meggy?" Rain had asked her
"For as long as there are still male senior doctors" she had responded lightheartedly
"No kidding Meg, but this stunts you pull won't last for long. Not all men will compromise for sex. And what if they get tired of your charms?"
"I haven't seen a man who can resist my bedmatics" she said and winked.
So since then, Rain simply resorted to prayers for her friend.
As if on cue, her phone rang, it was Meggy calling.
" So far, soo good... We're in Calabar now..
"Yea, the driver is fast... We just hope so o
"How's home?... Don't talk like that, nothing is...
" Nothing is gonna get ugly, have faith..
"You just make sure you follow the plan, he needs to know this is your future not his
" He won't kill you, it's your dad Meg, he loves you so hell understand
"Don't mention, I miss you too
" He's sleeping... Okay I'll tell him when he wakes up"
"OK, later bye".
She reclined into her seat after hanging up. Not very long after she closed her eyes to consider a nap, she opened them again when she felt the heavy head on her shoulders. It was Seguns' and he was deep asleep.
" Phew. She sighed. This will be one long journey ".
|Re: Rain by princ007(f): 9:42am On Sep 08|
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 9:51am On Sep 08|
princ007:Thank you rather
|Re: Rain by Pearl05(f): 9:59am On Sep 08|
So quick.she has already finished med school and inducted too. On the journey to see the dad in which country? But why use road?
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 10:06am On Sep 08|
Pearl05:Yea, I skipped those parts cos it's unnecessary details to the plot, the theme focuses on family more than career. The dad is based in Uganda, Africa. And the reason they made use of the road and not plan you'll find out in the next chapter. I'm glad you're following
|Re: Rain by Pearl05(f): 5:36pm On Sep 08|
ok, please update more often so that we don't forget the story line and more lengthy too.
|Re: Rain by arthur16(m): 5:43pm On Sep 09|
How long will I keep checking for update.. .and ur story is not lengthy again nii.. .lovr ur story nne
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 12:29am On Sep 10|
arthur16:Thank you Arthur16.
I know I've been really slow with the updates but please y'all should bear with me, I've been very occupied but I'll try to make an update latest Monday. Thanks
|Re: Rain by vakjay08(m): 1:35pm On Sep 11|
Ur lack of details is causing me 2 suspect Segun o. Bt all d same, u doing a 9c job gracile. By d way i luv ur name.
|Re: Rain by nautybride: 3:43pm On Sep 11|
Gracile, do not rush this story. It has a very good start, please take your time, explain shortly the details you think are unnecessary. We want updates truly, do not make the updates lack coherence.
|Re: Rain by Shalomdee(f): 7:11pm On Sep 11|
You write beautifully well
|Re: Rain by arthur16(m): 5:20am On Sep 12|
Nne Monday av passed.. .�
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 6:46pm On Sep 13|
vakjay08:Don't worry this next update will clear the air, thank you
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 6:48pm On Sep 13|
nautybride:You're right I think I owe you guys some explanation, stay tuned for next update
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 6:48pm On Sep 13|
Shalomdee:Wow coming from a pro herself, I'm flattered but thanks
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 6:49pm On Sep 13|
arthur16:Update loading sir, sowie
|Re: Rain by Pearl05(f): 6:56pm On Sep 13|
You keep on saying that ma. I will arrest you for not keeping your word.
|Re: Rain by gracile(f): 6:57pm On Sep 13|
Pearl05:Ah mogbe, e Neva reash update will be in 2 min
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