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|Wrecked by NyemzyHimself: 10:05am On Jun 03, 2017|
It was a blissful and promising morning in Obiageli’s apartment. Her cell phone rang and she picked up her phone to answer the caller.
“Hello, good morning” Obiageli uttered with a shallow voice which depicts that she just woke up from sleep.
“Good morning sweetheart” The caller responded.
“Who are you, please?” Obiageli asked.
Behold, it was Tunde, her course mate whom she lost contact with after graduating from college.
“Tunde, where have you been all these while? It has been ages! Have you secured a job? How is everything going?” Obiageli queried with all seriousness.
“I’ve been good, dear. Everything is fine and yes, I have secured a job. I was one of those that Federal government hired some months back” Tunde answered.
“Wow, you’re very lucky” She added.
“What about you?” Tunde asked.
“Well, I’m yet to secure a job for myself though I’m running a provision store as a part time business pending when I’ll get a good job” She answered.
“Okay dear” He added.
“How has it been going? I mean the business” He asked.
“Well, God is good; at least I’ve not been starving” She responded.
“Wow! Oby Oby, the most beautiful lady in our department in those days. I hope you’re still as beautiful as you were in those days?” He jokingly asked.
“What of OJ, Cynthia, Myke and others? Have you been hearing from them?” Tunde inquired
“It’s been long I heard from Myke but OJ now resides in the United states with his parents and siblings. I heard he got a job there too. Cynthia is happily married with two kids - a boy and a girl” She answered.
“Oh really? OJ my nigga! Please send his digits to me later” He responded.
“Alright, I’ll do that as soon as we get off the phone” She promised.
“Ngwanu nne m, I just got your number from Muna, we’ll talk much later”
“Okay dear, it feels nice to reconnect with an old friend. Ka odi” Oby added as she terminates the call.
|Re: Wrecked by NyemzyHimself: 10:08am On Jun 03, 2017|
If you missed the first episode, here’s the link: https://facebook.com/OChukwuenyem/posts/1181556775323013
As Obiageli got up from the bed, she quickly headed for the bathroom to perform her morning rituals before going to her shop.
As she was taking her bath, she heard some strange voices downstairs. She looked through the window to see what was going on. It was Emeka - the first son of their neighbour. He just returned from Diaspora with his family.
Emeka used to be Obiageli’s heartbeat until he left the country without informing Obiageli. Two years went by, Obiageli did not hear from Emeka. His mother was responsible for his action because she poisoned his mind by telling him that Obiageli’s parents are members of so many secret kingdoms, hence their inability to produce a male child, stating that they have used their male seeds for rituals. Emeka who was naïve as at the time he left the country believed her mother without asking questions.
Emeka’s mother used this to deceive him because he saw the level of love her son has for Obiageli and wouldn’t like her son to get married to him because she detests her. Obiageli did nothing wrong to her; she naturally hates her for who she is. Perhaps she’s jealous of her. None of her daughters are as smart as Obiageli. Apart from the fact that Obiageli is Tall, fair complexioned and Intelligent, She’s also down to earth and this made her everybody’s sweetheart whereas her daughters are unserious set of ladies who went to the university but may not be able to say that this was what they studied in school. Just like every other campus girls, they misused their university days and had some misplaced priorities. They hardly attended lectures while in school but must be seen in every club where it is “Happening”.
Their unseriousness did not affect their grades because they used what they have to get the grades they wanted.
15 years after Emeka left the country in his bid for greener pastures, he’s now back to his town with his family. He came back to spend some time with them before going back to where he resides.
When he was in Diaspora, thoughts of Obiageli usually come to his mind but his mother’s statement shoves it away whenever it comes.
As Obiageli fixed her gaze on him through the window, thoughts of their childhood friendship took over her. She took solace in the adage that says “If you love something, let it go. If it comes back, it is yours. If it does not, it was never yours”.
“He wasn’t mine after all” She muttered.
She cleaned her body with her towel and dressed up so she can open the shop before her customers starts trooping in.
When she was done, she locked her house and left for the shop. On getting to the shop, she remembered that she drafted a list of the provisions that have already gone down and she has to go to the market to purchase them. She opened the shop and asked her neighbour to help her attend to customers that she will be back soon.
She boarded a bus and left for Market. As she got to the market junction, she alighted and went straight to get the things she wants to buy before rushing back home.
|Re: Wrecked by kozmicity: 10:12am On Jun 03, 2017|
Finally,first person to comment...
*rushes to grab chair*
*comes back with popcorn and alomo*
*sits down and waits for more updates*
|Re: Wrecked by chizzypresh(f): 6:31pm On Jun 03, 2017|
Keep some pop corn for me cozm also waiting
|Re: Wrecked by kozmicity: 6:51am On Jun 05, 2017|
chizzypresh:Hehe...bring your alomo oo coz me no dey share
|Re: Wrecked by kozmicity: 6:53am On Jun 05, 2017|
Op,we are waiting for your update
|Re: Wrecked by chizzypresh(f): 10:28pm On Jun 06, 2017|
kozmicity:. You must share
|Re: Wrecked by NyemzyHimself: 3:11pm On Jun 07, 2017|
Episode 3 is going to be released today on http://www.tales.com.ng
|Re: Wrecked by NyemzyHimself: 1:33am On Jun 09, 2017|
While you wait for the completion of wrecked, read up THE CRUSH I NEVER TALKED TO
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