The thought that came flashing through his mind was for him to go and meet Franklin Chiwendu who learned his own master trade for the money. He was pretty sure Frank will give him the money because he has seen the man for like three times and he seems to him like a nice man.
Ekene has just gotten to the front of Franklin’s shop and suddenly he became nervous, Ekene even decided to go back but when he remembered that Franklin is his only hope, he gathered all the courage he has to enter the shop.
Ekene greeted Franklin and he replied him with a smile. Franklin told him to seat and Ekene explained why he came to his shop that day and he also explain what he wanted to use the money for without skipping a part.
Frank: So you got a Lady pregnant?
Ekene: Yes sir but it was s mistake
The word mistake got Franklin all fired up
Franklin: Young boy if I hear that word “mistake” from your mouth again, I will slap you. Now tell me, when you were sleeping with her, was it a mistake?
Ekene: No sir
Franklin: Then why should her being pregnant be a mistake or when you were sleeping with her you didn’t know she will get pregnant ba?
Ekene: Sir i have no reason to say her being pregnant was a mistake
Frank: Then I don’t want to hear that word mistake from you again
Ekene: Okay sir
Franklin: Can I ask you just two questions?
Ekene: Yes sir
Franklin asked Ekene the questions which was “why he didn’t deny being the father” and “why he didn’t steal his master’s money instead of him coming to him for the money” and he was really impressed with Ekene’s answers
Frank: Ekene I must confess that I am really impress with your answers that’s why am going to give you the money you need for the operation.
Ekene: Thank you sir.
Franklin opened his drawer and brought out one wrap of N1000 notes and gave it to Ekene but Ekene thought Franklin didn’t hear the amount he told him that he needed so he decided to tell him
Ekene: Sir this is N100,000
Frank: I know
Ekene: But sir I only requested for N70,000
Franklin: I gave you N100,000 because I want you to use the remaining N30,000 to buy baby things for your child. I would have given you more but this is the only money I have with me here in the shop currently but i want to tell you that I will be giving you monthly allowances you can use to take care of your child.
Ekene: Thank you very much Sir. Am really grateful. May God continue to bless you abundantly
Franklin: Amen Ekene
Ekene: Sir please promise me you won’t tell my master that I Impregnated a girl
Franklin: Of course I won’t tell him. Your secret is safe with me
Ekene thanked him and hurriedly left the shop to the hospital to pay for Ifeoma’s operation bills
The operation was done successful and Ifeoma gave birth to a baby boy. Ekene’s was so happy but Ifeoma is to be discharge in three days time.
Ekene suggested to Ifeoma that they should take the child to his mum Adaeze but Ifeoma had bluntly refused saying that she doesn’t want to be separated from her child.