[Story] Too Late To Claim – Episode 38


Written by Chichi
Episode Thirty -Eight

He listened as the phone rang and his mom answered
“Good morning Mom” He greeted
“Morning, please I want you to come over to the house by 11am this morning”
“Why,is the any issue?”
” No just that we have something to discuss”
“But that can wait,I will go there in the evening,I can’t afford to miss the important meeting I have at the office today”
“I have already send an excuse to the office on your behalf,make sure you are at home by nothing more than 11:oo am. Bye”
His mood changed instantly.
He knew something was definitely wrong.
He knew his mother very well,the last time she gave this type of command and summoned him to be home was when his dad was caught with her best friend in their house and all the children had to come together for a meeting.
He just hope is not what he is thinking.
He tapped Vero and woke her up.
“Good morning baby” She greeted yawning but Chris ignored her greetings.
“You need to get ready,I will soon be leaving”
“But you are not yet ready for work” she replied
“I am not going to work,I am going to see my mom”
“Why,is something wrong?”
“Can’t say till I get there”
“Can I come along?”
“Hell no, this is a family meeting, you are a third party and we weren’t told to come along with people, this is not a wedding party”
Vero looked at him in shock.
She was hurt by his choice of words but tried not to show it.
“Talking about your mom, Chris, you are yet to propose to me,I don’t know where I stand in your life”
“And you think this is the right time to talk about this?” Chris asked in annoyance.
He doesn’t understand why she was bent on getting marry to him when it was obviously cleared that they both will never be together as husband and wife.
She must be really stupid to think of such.
“But baby you-” she was about saying when Chris interrupted her.
“Vero please,is too early to talk about this,get dress so I can drop you off on my way,I don’t want to be late,I will stop by to see you later”
“But why don’t I stay here till you come back?”
“No Vero,stop being a nag,I don’t know when I will come back home, maybe today, tomorrow or three days,you can’t stay in this place alone,get dress please” He shouted getting irritated by her constant behavior.
Why was she behaving like a pest?
She is not even his girlfriend not to talk of wife which she will never be so why the many questions.?
Vero got angry,hissed, went into the bathroom.
She came out dressed moment later,took her bag and stormed out of the room without saying anything.
Chris scoffed and went into the bathroom.
She had even made his work easier for him.
She can get angry for all he cares.
Since she is so blind to read the hand writing on the wall,he will continued to f–k and use her for his own pleasure till he is ready to settle down with the real woman of his dreams.
The sound of knock at the door made me came downstairs still feeling weak and tired.
Aunty Abigail was in her room and I wondered why she didn’t go to work, maybe because I was sick but she is yet to say any word to me.
When I met her this morning and spoke, she only murmured a response and walked pass.
Since then,we are yet to say any word to each other.I am confused on what is wrong.
I opened the door only to behold pastor Eric.
I almost had an heart attack.
I never expected to see him this morning especially since I have been avoiding him for some time now.
“Jessy” he smiled as he walked in.
“Goodmorning pastor” I greeted weakly.
He paused and looked at me deeply.
“What is wrong with you?” He asked looking concerned.
“She is having a severe fever” Aunty Abigail spoke as she walked to us.
I didn’t even hear her walked down the stairs.
“Greetings sister Abigail” Pastor Eric spoke as he shook her hand.
“You are welcome sir, please have a seat” She smiled as they both sat down.
“How is your family sir?” She asked
“We thank God, hope I didn’t keep you waiting” Pastor Eric asked
“Not at all sir, thanks for coming”
“What do you say is wrong with Jessy?”
“Oh,she has been down with fever,we even went to the hospital yesterday” Aunty Abigail said looking at me.
I bowed my head down to avoid eye contact with her.
“Is well, you will get well soon” Pastor Eric prayed.
I walked away to my room leaving them conversing.
“What do I offer you sir?” Aunty Abigail asked
I am fine thanks,I was really worried when I got your call last night asking to see me urgently, infact I had alot of counselling and prayers to do but I had to suspend everything because of your call”
“I am grateful sir,I really appreciate your coming. Thanks so much”
“So what is the problem? Hope all is ok”
“Of course,all is ok, just that I have something to tell you”
“Ok I am listening”
“Pastor Eric” She began about to say something when the door opened and CHRIS walked in.
“Goodmorning sir” He greeted pastor Eric
“Ha, good morning Chris, you are looking so good”
“Thanks sir, goodmorning mom” he greeted his mother
“Good morning, thanks for coming, please have a seat” she replied as Christ sat down.
“Your mom told me you have moved out of the house”pastor Eric said to Chris
“Yes sir” he replied
“Congratulations,I am so proud of you.that is the foundation of becoming a man. May God guide you through”
“Amen sir, thanks” he replied as he faced his mom
“You sounded urgently mom” he spoke
“Oh,she invited you too” pastor Eric asked
“Yes sir,I did”Aunty Abigail replied.
Something has happened and though I refused to believe it. It is true.
“What’s the problem?” Pastor Eric asked as Chris adjusted and listened attentively.
Aunty Abigail sighed taking a deep breathe as if what she wants to say is too heavy for her.


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