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“My mom has been pestering me to tell him the truth and that’s why she called again, that i need to tell him”
“Lizzy, she’s right, what if he finds out after marriage, what do you think will happen. Have you thought about it? Or you think he’ll never find out? There is no secret under heaven my dear, the best thing is too open up”
“I can’t, he won’t marry me, I’ve had him saying it a couple of times that he can’t marry someone who has a Child”
“You can’t be so sure, he might not mean it that way. Do you know I almost loose my relationship because of something similar to this,” I summarized my own experience.
“Really, you mean all this happened between you and Daniel?”
“My saving grace was that he heard it first from me and not from an outsider”
“ Daniella, I don’t know what to do”
“Can you trust me and let me handle it?”
“Yes” she nodded.
I took my phone from my bag and placed a call.
“Hi babe, how’s the shopping going?”
“We are through with the shopping, we are coming over to your place”
“When did you plan that”
“Just now, it’s urgent we have to see you”
“I and Lizzy”
“Hope all is well?”
“All is well. I’ll see you soon, bye” I said and ended the call.
“Did you just call Daniel?” Lizzy asked
“That’s the only person who can help us out, you know how well your fiancé placed him so lets make use of the person he would listen to”
“I know Paul respect him, but are you sure this plan will work out?”
Let’s be positive Lizzy and let’s commit Paul’s heart into God hands, the bible says the heart of chiefs are in God’s hands and he turns it as the course of water. I’m sure God will intervene.
Lizzy sighed “Daniella I’m scared”
“I’m scared too because I know Daniel won’t take it lightly, but he’s the only option we’ve got”.
Lizzy drove down to the island, 45mins later, we were in Daniel’s place.
He opened the door for us, he hugged us one after the other as we stepped in.
“What can I offer you” he asked
“We are OK, we ate not quite long” I replied him.
“So what’s the urgent matter that brought you here” he asked
I and Lizzy exchanged glances. She signaled to me to do the talking.
I coughed out “Erm… erm..Li…zzy…
“This must be serious. My girlfriend now stammer!” Daniel said standing akimbo.
I gathered all the strength in me to spill it.
“Lizzy has a child and Paul did not know about it” I said with my eyes closed.
“What!” He screamed. You guys are joking right”
“Daniel, I have a son” Lizzy said with her face bowed.
“Lizzy! you dated a guy for good two years and hide something this big from him”
“Daniel, I can’t I’m scared, what if he call off the wedding” she said with fresh tears streaming from her eyes
“Trust me it’s better he hears it from you”
“Daniel I cant do it alone” Lizzy pleased with him.
“I feel he will forgive her once you are involved. I said
“I know he respected me and all that, but the fact still remains that its not in my place to tell him. He loves her and that should give her an edge in all this. So Lizzy please do him the honors of telling him yourself” he said calmly facing me.
He stood in front of Lizzy and held her shoulders. “Hearing things like this from an outsider is embarrassing, you’ll make him look like a fool, imagined someone who thought he knows everything about you now realized he knew nothing about you but an outsider does!”
“Thank you very much Daniel, I’ll go now and tell him everything” she said and stood up crying and wiping the tears at the same time.
I stood up and hugged her. “ Thank you” she said to me.
I really felt for her. “Can I go with her?”
“Woman!” Daniel shouted at me.
“I’m sorry” I apologized hurriedly.
Daniel gave me a wicked look.
I only said that out of pity, I can’t just watch her go all by herself in that state.
“It’s ok, I will go alone” she said and carried her bag.
“Call me later and let me know how thing went, then I’ll know when to come in” Daniel said to her as she was about to step out of the living room.
“I’ll call you” I mouthed and gestured with my hands.
For like ten minutes after she left we did not talk to each other. He stood up from where he sat and paced up and down the living room.
“I pray Paul tamper justice with mercy” he said
“So he was worried for her” I thought.
“When are you going home so I could drop you off” he asked.
“I think I’ll wait till she calls you, I can only be calm here.
“Relax, things might not look good tonight, that’s a certainty, but I believe he will come around with time”
“Did you just say time, the wedding is just two Saturdays away. Dee! you have to do something about it”
“I’ll try my best”
Like two hours later, she called Daniel. He picked he picked the call and put it on loud speaker.
“Daniel he threw me out of his house and said he’s canceling the wedding” she said weeping bitterly”
We looked at each other “Cancelling the wedding!” We both chorused.
To be Continued…… Watch Out For Episode 34