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|Re: Chances by rayvelez(m): 4:06pm On Jan 10|
I always love ur story, so captivating and educative.
|Re: Chances by Oroolorun(m): 10:39pm On Jan 10|
You almost had me emotional reading the pastor comment.
judging others as if we are a saint ourself
we are all guilty one way or the other and yet we want God to keep forgiven us over and over again when we keep on sinning.
ride on boss.
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 8:17am On Jan 11|
TEARS AND APOLOGIES
Song: Mike Abdul- Korede
Dad got out of the car without saying a word, my Mom was so happy, she opened the door for me while Dave carried my bag and Vera held my hand as I walked into my home.
I entered my room after a long time, the sheets looked rumpled.
"Dave sleeps here." My Mom said when she caught me staring at the bed.
"You do too" Dave said his cheeks slightly pink.
I smiled at them.
"Are you hungry?" My Mom said.
"Yes. Yes I am" I replied her.
"I will rush downstairs and prepare something for you, Just stay here and rest, you went through enough stress today. Vera and Dave let's leave her to rest. I will wake you up when I'm done." My Mom said excitedly.
They all went out but my Mom stayed behind.
"I'm so happy you are back home."
"Me too Mom"
She grinned and then ran downstairs, I laid on my bed, today was really surprising, mostly good surprise. I smiled and slept off.
VERA WOKE ME up and placed the food for me. I rose up and carried the tray on my laps and started eating while she played away with my laptop.
The meal was really delicious, after I was done, I picked up one of the apples on the tray and sink my teeth moaning at its sweetness.
"Have you eaten?" I asked Vera.
"You asked me this after you finished eating? You are so cruel" Vera said dramatically.
"Oh I'm so sorry madam. What do I do to make you forgive me?"
"You can start by giving me that juicy apple on the tray." Vera said pointing at the apple.
"You've been eyeing this since haven't you?"
"You know me so well."
I shook my head at her and threw the apple at her.
"Thank you. I will take the tray downstairs."
"No. I can take it down myself"
"Nope. Sit down. Let big sis do this for you okay?"
"Yes ma'am" I gave her a mock salute.
A knock interrupted our little drama.
"Come in" Vera shouted.
"Seriously V, you wanna block my ears?"
She was about to reply but seeing the person that came in stopped her.
"Evening sir" Vera greeted my Dad.
"Evening Vera" My Dad said and smiled.
"I'll excuse you both" Vera said and bolted out leaving me with my Dad.
"Erm. You can take your seat" I said.
He sat beside me on the bed, it was so awkward, no one said a word.
We both said at the same time.
"You first" He said.
"I'm sorry Dad. I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to do this but I was just so angry at you that day and I wanted to make you mad, so mad that I lost my common sense. I should have thought it through but at that time I was blinded by anger and lust. I'm sorry for bringing you shame."
He was quiet for a while before he spoke up too.
"I'm sorry too. I should have been a better father to you but I messed up, I messed up so bad. I thought I was doing the right thing by being strict with you both but I was wrong. I'm sorry for the cruel words. I'm the one at fault here not you. I should have shown you love. I failed you as a father. I'm so sorry Felicia"
"I'm sorry too Dad" I whispered with tears falling down my eyes and then he pulled me into his arms.
I hugged my Dad for the first time, I cried into his shoulder and I felt him doing the same not as loud as mine anyway.
We pulled from the hug both of us sniffing and wiping our eyes.
"So how is baby?"
"The baby is fine"
"Do you know anything about the father?"
"Just that he was our substitute music teacher and his name is Jordan, that's all"
"So he doesn't know you are pregnant?"
I nodded my head to confirm his words.
"It's okay, God got us" My Dad wrapped his hand around my shoulder and I leaned on his shoulder.
"Well well well, this is really surprising"
Dave said after barging into the room.
"Come here son" Dave sat on the other side of the bed.
"I'm sorry for the way I treated you. I've learned my lesson and I promise I'm gonna change."
"It's cool Dad. We are cool" Dave said smiling.
My Dad grinned and put his other hand around Dave as we both leaned on his shoulders and that's how Mom and Vera met us.
Everything is cool.
Just two more episodes to go..
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|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 8:17am On Jan 11|
Thank you dear
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 8:18am On Jan 11|
Yeah, no one's perfect o
|Re: Chances by pweetymhi(f): 9:49am On Jan 11|
reconciliation.....I love this new side of Fe's dad,no one is perfect.
|Re: Chances by DemiKOL(f): 7:03pm On Jan 11|
Atleast they accepted the blame instead of shifting blame..
Thanks for the update!
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 12:35am On Jan 12|
Song: Steve Crown- You are great
4 MONTHS LATER.
I laid down on my bed staring at the sonogram, tears of joy running down my eyes, I rubbed my stomach which is now big.
"It's a girl" The doctor had said earlier.
"So I'm gonna be having a niece" Dave said grinning.
"Yes. Vera wins"
Dave groaned, him and Vera have been arguing about the sex of the baby for a while now, Dave claims its a boy because the baby moves around a lot, Vera claims it's a girl because she just knows it, well Vera won.
"Oh whatever. I'm going to be an Uncle all the same. The best Uncle ever."
"Hey girl. I am Uncle Dave and I'm gonna spoil you so bad." Dave said to my stomach.
I smiled down at Dave, I know he's gonna be the best Uncle anyone can have.
Vera barged into the room.
"So how was the result?" She said immediately she came in.
I gave her the sonogram, she stared at it.
"I don't understand this. It's the baby I know but what's the sex? Dave?"
"Well.." Dave said looking everywhere but at Vera.
"It's a girl isn't it?" Vera asked.
"Yes" I told her.
She jumped up laughing happily.
"I knew it. Take that Dave"
"Whatever" Dave waved her off and Vera stuck her tongue out at him. She pushed Dave off and she talked to the baby too.
"Hello baby. I'm Vera but you can call me V because I'm cool like that. I'm gonna be the best godmother ever." Dave huffed at her.
"She's gonna love me more than you you know" Dave said.
"Keep telling yourself that. I'm cooler than you so she's gonna love me more than you."
"Shut up Aunt V" Dave said as he walked out.
"Come back here Uncle Dave, you brat" Vera said as she walked out after him, I could here there arguments from downstairs.
"You got no problem baby." I smiled at my stomach rubbing it.
I told my parents about it when they got back, my Mom was so excited, my Dad sulked a bit, I guess he and Mom also had arguments about the sex of the baby.
3 MONTHS LATER.
I was in the sitting room watching TV, I decided not to go to school today, I was feeling slightly weak and my back was killing me. It's evening time so everyone is home except for Vera.
"Is Vera not coming over?" Dave asked me.
"I don't know. She's probably sleeping over at her parents' tonight"
"Oh" Dave said and I heard the disappointment in his voice, he flipped the comic book in his hands in a way that showed he is annoyed.
"Are you angry that Vera might not come?"
"No" He answered quickly, too quickly.
"Dave, do you have a crush on Vera?" I said teasing him.
"What? No" He snapped at me jumping up.
"Why are you getting so worked up? I was just joking."
"Oh" He said and sat back down.
"Just so you know I don't have a crush on Vera."
"Okay" I said still lying on the couch.
"I don't like her"
"I said okay Dave"
The door bell rang and Dave ran to the door.
"Hey V. Why are you here this late..." I stopped when I saw the person behind her.
"Jordan" I whispered but Dave heard me.
"He is the Jordan. You are the Jordan? What do you want?" Dave said almost shouting.
"Vera contacted me" Jordan said all the while staring at my stomach.
"Vera? You brought him here?"
"Can we all just sit down please?" Vera said and went to take a seat and Jordan did the same, Dave ran upstairs to call our parents.
They all came down and met us all in silence.
"So you are Jordan?" My Dad said after a while assessing him silently.
"Uh yes I am." Jordan said his voice hoarse.
"Why are you here?"
"I heard about the baby so I came back."
"You heard about the baby, where were you all this time?" Dave asked his voice rising.
"Dave." My Dad said cautioning him.
"Where were you all this time?" My Dad repeated Dave's question.
"England. I work there. I didn't know about the baby until Vera called me, if I knew I would have come back quicker."
"What if there was no baby would you have come?" I asked staring at him angrily.
"Felicia I'm sorry"
"You are sorry? Where were you after that night? All I got was a freaking note? Do you know how embarrassed I was when I went out and saw three adults staring at me thinking I am a call girl? Where were you when I found out I was pregnant? Where were you when I was depressed? Where were you Jordan?"
"Calm down Fe, please" Vera sat me down gently rubbing my back.
"I'm sorry. I'm truly sorry." Jordan said.
"Are you taking responsibility for the baby?" Dad asked in a hard voice.
"Y.. Yes sir. I will do the best I can to take care of the baby."
"No, you are going to do all you can to take care of the baby."
"Yes sir. I will."
Vera told us she went back to our highschool and talked to my old music teacher, she explained the situation and he gave her his contact.
My breathing got heavier and I started feeling a little pain, suddenly I felt something splash on my feet.
"Eww, what's that?" Dave asked scrunching his nose.
"Her water just broke you idiot" Vera shouted.
It was like something just clicked in the brain of everyone and the house became a chaos.
I was moved gently to the car, my Dad driving very fast, Jordan driving closely behind us, Dave and Vera breathing heavily beside me.
I smiled even through the pain.
I know I will be okay.
Stay tuned for the last episode, coming in in few minutes
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 12:38am On Jan 12|
Song: Jaymikee- Free (Haunted Theme song)
I gave birth to my baby after a lot of deep breaths, screams, prayers and tears but the baby brought joy to our faces, it was worth it.
She is so beautiful, taking the blue eyes if her father.
Jordan stayed back for a month and he has been very supportive, he's been a good father to the baby.
He comes and goes but he's always in contact asking about my health and that of Sapphire, yes, that's the baby's name.
I stopped thinking and decided to focus on reality which is now, the choir is about to minister and I'm leading it.
I breathed in deeply as I took the microphone, my choir leader smiled at me and I smiled back.
I signaled to the instrumentalists and they started playing as I sang along to it.
"I was running away from the truth
Because they say that the truth isn’t sweet
I was living a lie in the dark
Because I was afraid of what my eyes could see
You see until that fateful day
When the power took over me
And it opened up my eyes
now I’m a different entity
you see there’s no more running
and there is no more hiding
because those days are gone
Allow me to introduce myself
I’m not the one you used to know
I am a brand new man, I am a brand new man
Look at me from head to toe
And see the power that is shining
From the inside out, from the inside out
I am sanctified, I am purified,
And He is glorified, by His hand of salvation
I am justified, and I am in the light
Just to testify, I am Free
You can never comprehend the thought
How I was taken from the darkness into light
You can never comprehend the feeling
How I was wondering around and I was found
That’s why I’m never going back
Instead, I’m moving forward,
Because the yolk is broken
And the chains are destroyed
Because I am on fire,
And I’m burning on high
that old me is no more
I am free (X12)
If you believe you can raise your voice and sing it…
I’m saying goodbye to the man I was before
I am free…"
I sang and danced to the song the whole church singing along with me, tears falling for my eyes as I remembered everything right up to this moment.
I am free.
I had another chance and I took it.
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 12:44am On Jan 12|
My name Shalom.
Thank you for reading till the end, I'm happy I wrote this story, it's not perfect but I believe it taught you a thing or two.
Chances are you are going to make a mistake, or should I say mistakes, chances are you are going to fall, chances are you are gonna cry so hard sometimes, chances are you are gonna feel embarrassed at some point you wish you could die, chances are people are going to betray you, chances are you are going to fall into sin, chances are you are going to be laughed at, mocked, scorned, lost, rejected, lonely, hated but that's life.
For every mistake, there is a chance to remake your decision, for every fall, there is a chance to rise again, for every tears, there is a chance to laugh again, for every betrayal, there is a chance for you to get a true true friendship, for every evil word, scornful words thrown at you, there is a chance for you to throw it back at them by proving yourself that you are stronger than it all.
It's a new year another chance for you to rise up again.
Well, I wish you all the best this year.
Love you all.
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|Re: Chances by kally90(f): 12:51am On Jan 12|
Penshalom:Great talent, great piece. keep it up
|Re: Chances by Pearl05(f): 5:58am On Jan 12|
Penshalom, this is so beautiful just like the wounded . You are not just telling a story but you are evangelizing. You always address societal issues in your story. God bless you.
For everyone going through one problem or another and you think that's the end of your life, hold on and trust in the Lord for He will never give up on you. He that knew you before you were conceived and called you even in your mother's belly never sleep nor slumber, is at the door waiting for you to let him in. Don't keep him waiting for too long. He brings peace and restoration with him. You will smile � again. For greater is the end of a matter than the beginning thereof.
Penshalom, may the Lord bless you. Amen.
|Re: Chances by DemiKOL(f): 7:51am On Jan 12|
This is really amazing!
And you are amazing.
Keep the good work going.
Please mention me in your next story
|Re: Chances by phunmiby(f): 8:10am On Jan 12|
wow, wat a lovely story, no matter the situation you find yourself, never give up...............for our parent, let's learn the habit of relating with our children, don't be far from them and always listen, generation of nowadays is different from the older generation, many youths are going astray because of the friends they have. Thank God for V, she's truly a great friend
Thumbs up Penshalom, more grace
|Re: Chances by Oroolorun(m): 8:33am On Jan 12|
God bless you for sharing this.
Though I'm not happy that you ladies always claim to guess child gender correctly more than we guys. Haba!
Looking forward to read more stories from you.
The sky is your stepping stone on the literary path of greatness
|Re: Chances by SomGifty(f): 3:14pm On Jan 12|
This story got me! Thanks Penshalom for sharing this great piece of art! To everyone out there, mistakes are bound to be made but life continues, we've all got a second chance at life... #beautiful_story
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 4:12pm On Jan 12|
SomGifty:I'm so happy, thanks dear
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 4:13pm On Jan 12|
Pearl05:Amen, thanks darl
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 4:15pm On Jan 12|
Thank you, I appreciate you
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 4:16pm On Jan 12|
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 4:17pm On Jan 12|
Amen o, thanks dear
|Re: Chances by Nobody: 5:26pm On Jan 12|
Ooohkay!! I must say that I've bin a ghost reader ever since I knew Nairaland existed. Neva made comments abt any story I've read on dis platform...but den Penshalom's story #CHANCES# ghat me so high n inspired I had no choice dan to say....Thank yhu 4 dis wondaful story. God bless yhu.
|Re: Chances by HORLADSTAR(m): 6:20pm On Jan 12|
Penshalom u are really trying on this piece of urs.I am loving the way u are blending in some nice and sensational music into it,Keep it up mehn.
#horladstar on this one.
|Re: Chances by vickyluvspices(f): 8:59pm On Jan 12|
thanks 4 using dis wonderful piece as an inspiration,it has in some kind of way liven my hope again...chances are when u feel u ve lost it all dere is a friend 2 turn to GOD.
|Re: Chances by pweetymhi(f): 9:37pm On Jan 12|
we all have a second chance in dz world bh it depends on how best u use it.
Human makes mistakes and we are all given a chance to right our wrongs,do not let go,do not see urself as a failure for just a mistake,brace ursef up do not look back at the past bh focus on d future.
penshalom dear u rock,thanks for this beautiful piece,expecting more stories.
|Re: Chances by SomGifty(f): 10:12pm On Jan 13|
@Penshalom I'm happier dear, I can relate to the main character, at a point I wanted to deviate to prove a point to my dad that being too strict isnt the way that I could still do anything I wanted but thank God I got a grip at myself and just didnt walk into destruction.
|Re: Chances by AryEmber(f): 7:55pm On Jan 14|
Thank you and thank you for this wonderful piece! I am glad for Fe, she put her shattered spirit together and fortunately for her, jordan came back to claim his responsibility! If only the guys that got girls into situation like that would copy jordan, those girls would feel less shame and their parents would not have to shoulder all the work. God bless you, Penshalom
|Re: Chances by thiolhuwar09(f): 9:13am On Jan 15|
This is so beautiful Penshalom, thanks for sharing
|Re: Chances by Gloryejims(f): 12:17pm On Jan 15|
If you haven't read this piece, you're missing a lot...
This story got my attention from beginning to the end... Wow you're really a wonderful writer... Can believe I missed it before... The way it was portrayed was excellent and exceptional... Thumbs up to you penshalom... More inspiration to your thoughts and ink to ur pen...
|Re: Chances by pweetyz(f): 4:21pm On Jan 15|
Thanks for this Love.
It was an awesome read.
God bless you penshalom
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 5:45pm On Jan 15|
|Re: Chances by Penshalom(f): 5:46pm On Jan 15|
Thanks for this
I'm literally smiling wide right now.
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