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Re: Burned by PrudySara(f): 12:17pm On Oct 16, 2018
Giannaaaaa, come chop kiss. wink wink wink wink
It ended finally, lovely story indeed.

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Re: Burned by Nobody: 9:07pm On Oct 20, 2018
At last kiss

Thank you Gianna for this wonderful read.
One of my favorites, unarguably

Mention Pinkberry5 in your next story ooo❤❤❤❤❤❤

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Re: Burned by Sandra23(f): 10:42pm On Oct 23, 2018
Giannaaaaaa:
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Halal was in high spirits when she woke up early in the morning the following day. Valentino on the other hand seemed like a boy excited about presents. They were still overwhelmed by the news they had gotten the other night.

Seeing him so excited equally excited her. "Oh God....please let this not be a mirage or a dream" she whispered to herself but Valentino heard her.



"It can't be a dream sweetheart, it's real. You're going to see Doctor Femi and he's going to tell us our problem. We're going to fix it and we're going to have so many children. This house is going to be a loud house" Valentino said.

"I know, I know ....it's been eight years Val. This just feels surreal" Halal sobbed.

Valentino cupped her jaw gently "Hey look at me Halal. Don't cry, our problems are going to end soon. Why are you crying?" Valentino asked.

"I'm so happy that's why I'm crying" Halal said wiping tears off her face. "I've waited..." she began but Valentino pressed a kiss to her lips silencing her.

"We've waited, soon we won't have to wait anymore" Valentino said placing a palm on her stomach.

"I miss seeing you with a bump Halal, anticipating a baby. I want to see a baby in our nursery Halal, I want us to be happy" Valentino said.

"I want all that too" Halal said. She smiled a little. "I can already picture it in my head" Halal said. She couldn't stop the tears that leaked out of her eyes.

"Are you sure you don't want me to come to the hospital with you? I don't want you driving while you're so emotional" Valentino said.

"I'll be fine, I'll see you in a few yeah?" Halal stood up and picked up her purple clutch.

"Yeah, I'll call you" Valentino said hugging her. He escorted out of the house, to the car. He wasn't still sure about letting her drive to the hospital by herself but she was insistent so he let it go.

"Careful Honey, eyes on the road okay?" Valentino said once she was in the car.


Halal nodded and turned on the ignition. "I'll see you soon, don't forget to eat breakfast" she said.

"I will...Take care H" Valentino said before heading back into the house.




The drive to the hospital was just an hour away. Halal listened to a Tiwa Savage song on the radio, she could feel the weight on her shoulders lifting gradually.

Her phone rang as she stopped at the a zebra crossing, she waited patiently for some school kids to cross the road. "I certainly won't let my child walk to school alone, some parents" she muttered as she turned down the volume of the radio. She answered the call and switched it to the speaker mode.

"Halal speaking" She said. She hadn't bothered to check for the caller ID before answering so she didn't know who she was speaking with.

"Halal it's Daria, good morning" Daria's voice was super cheery.

"Sorry dear, I forgot to phone you last night when I got home. I got wrapped up in something else, how are you?" Halal asked.

"I'm fine, how are you this morning?" Daria asked. Halal heard a yawn and guessed Daria was still on bed.


"I'm great, I'm driving actually. On my way to the hospital" Halal said.

"Hospital?" Daria asked alarmed. "Hope all is well Hallie" Daria said sounding distressed.


Halal mentally scolded herself for putting out the H- word like that. Of course when Nigerians heard the word hospital, they naturally assumed something terrible had happened.

She didn't want Daria feeling distressed for her. "Everything is fine Daria. I'm just going for a doctor's appointment. I'll call you later okay?" she said.

"Okay take care" Daria said. "Thanks Dar" Halal replied and ended the call. She turned up the volume of the radio and nodded to the beat of the song that was playing.


Getting to the hospital, the tempo of her heart beat increased. She walked into the reception and smiled at one of the nurses present.

"Nurse Laide" she smiled prettily. "Long time no see" she said.

She was familiar with every nurse in the hospital, Valentino condemned it. He said she was too friendly with everyone that's why they always took advantage of her.

"Aunt Halal, see how you just forget us. You no dey come here again, we offend you?" Laide asked sounding offended.

"Ahan, me forget you? I can't. I've just been very busy you know" Halal said smiling.

"Welcome back, ehn aunty Halal. This your watch ehn....o ni oju fifẹ. I like it, aunty mi. You know yesterday was my birthday, nobody even bought me anything. No meat pie, no coke, no rice, no spar, no shoprite, no KFC, no chicken republic or cinema. Not even common ice cream from tantalizers. " Laide said pouting as she eyed the Movado on Halal's wrist.

"Not even your boyfriend?" Halal asked playfully.

"Boyfriend ke, boyfriend that cannot even buy me ordinary meat pie is that one boyfriend. Wo I don't have boyfriend, nobody bought me anything, everybody is just carrying face like shït. In fact aunty mi, you're the only one I've seen smiling this morning" Laide said shrugging.

"Don't worry laide, Emi yoo fun ọ nkankan. I can't give you the watch because my husband bought it for me but I can give you sometime else" Halal said opening her clutch.

She took out five thousand naira from her clutch . "Laide, Laide. Don't mind that your boyfriend. Take buy meat pie for yourself" Halal winked.


"Aunty Halal! Ese gaan ooo. God bless you, God will punish your enemies, God will give you what you want, you will not lack, your husband will not lack. You will just be traveling from here to America up and down and as you're coming back you will be buying chocolate for laide, buying clothes for laide, shoes, bags, accessories, in Jesus name!" Laide shouted attracting the attention of a few other nurses.

Halal chuckled "Amen Laide, amen" Halal said.

"Laide why are you making noise like this?" Another nurse named Ezinne asked coming towards them.

"Shut up and mind your business. Tatafo, aproko, amebo business center" Laide hissed glaring at her fellow nurse.

The nurse ignored her and turned to Halal "Aunty Halal, I didn't even recognize you. See how you just resemble one oyibo, I was just asking myself who is this white woman. You're looking takeaway as usual" Ezinne beamed.

"Hmm turkey nla. You have come again with this your big mouth. Ta ta ta ta ta, up and down. You talk too much , busybody. Go away and don't disturb my aunty ojare!" Laide hissed.

Halal looked at the two of them and shook her head a little amused. "Is Doctor Femi in? I want to see him" Halal said.


"Yes, he's in his office. Let me take you to him" Ezinne said taking Halal's arm.

"Hey, o girl don't talk too much so you won't remove my aunty ear o. Ah! ọrọ-ọrọ. Olorun maaje" Laide hissed.

Ezinne rolled her eyes as she walked away with Halal. "Aunty Halal, this your silk scarf is fine mmm, you know that one you gave Brenda. I liked that one too, but Brenda asked for it first. Please when you don't want this one again, remember me. You look like my sister, are you Igbo?" Ezinne asked.

Halal shook her head at the question. "It doesn't matter, we're one in Nigeria. So you're my sister, nne" Ezinne chattered till they got to Doctor Femi's office.

"Doctor Femi" Ezinne called loudly as they entered the office. There was one response, and no Doctor Femi in sight. It was Halal who saw him first.

Her heart skipped, he was on the floor, eagle spread looking lifeless.

"Obara Jesus!" Ezinne screamed as she saw Doctor Femi.

Halal stared wide eyed at the man on the ground. "Doctor Femi" she went over to him.

"Doctor Femi!" she called again. He was silent, he didn't move or shake as Ezinne touched him.

"Jesus! He's dead ooo" Ezinne screamed.

Halal's hand went to her forehead, she felt the world closing in on her. She felt the air around her getting thinner.

Ezinne rushed to her side once she noticed that she was having a panic attack. "Breathe, breathe, breathe" she whispered.

It was Ezinne's voice that lulled her into unconsciousness.


Please, how do I read the rest of the story??
Re: Burned by Giannaaaaaa: 10:46pm On Oct 23, 2018
I'll let you know when I post the link dear
Sandra23:


Please, how do I read the rest of the story??
Re: Burned by Sandra23(f): 12:14pm On Oct 24, 2018
Giannaaaaaa:
I'll let you know when I post the link dear

I thought you posted it on Wattpad like the others ��

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Re: Burned by Giannaaaaaa: 6:49pm On Oct 25, 2018
No, I posted just the preview on Wattpad
Sandra23:


I thought you posted it on Wattpad like the others ��
Re: Burned by donkelz(m): 8:54am On Oct 27, 2018
Giannaaaaaa:
No, I posted just the preview on Wattpad

Please post the link! I've searched on okadabooks, it isn't there. Thanks and anticipating a wonderful read/review.
Re: Burned by Giannaaaaaa: 11:58am On Oct 30, 2018
Thank you, I will soon.
donkelz:


Please post the link! I've searched on okadabooks, it isn't there. Thanks and anticipating a wonderful read/review.
Re: Burned by Johilo(m): 6:48pm On Jan 22, 2019
Please how will i get to finish burned...... I'm madly in love wit dis story and i need ur help to complete it...... Where can i download or read it.. Please reply

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Re: Burned by Giannaaaaaa: 3:22pm On Jan 23, 2019
I'm extremely sorry but the complete version isn't available
Johilo:
Please how will i get to finish burned...... I'm madly in love wit dis story and i need ur help to complete it...... Where can i download or read it.. Please reply
Re: Burned by Rollsnjaguar(m): 11:46am On Mar 08, 2019
oluangelkay:
wow, am loving this story. please more updates

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Re: Burned by Giannaaaaaa: 11:46am On Mar 09, 2019
Hi everyone

This one is for everyone who hasn't read the complete version of 'Burned' yet. Burned will be available in PDF on the first of June at a price of 1000.

You can PRE Order it now and get it at 500 Naira.

kiss

Send me a mail if interested jordans.shelf@gmail.com
Re: Burned by Nobody: 9:23pm On Apr 19, 2019
Mhizz:
Great work Ginaaaaaa�

Please invite me to your next story, mhizz
happy birthday Mhiz

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