“what? Marriage?” i asked with a shiver. Jboy nodded saying nothing. “alright, cool i don’t mind nor care. Just do whatever necessary to get me out of here” i murmured with resignation.
“Are you sure about it?” he asked curiously, standing up. “just get me out of here” i answered with a frown. “very well then. I have to go bring Mary.
Just stay put, i’ll beg the officers to let you stay here and wait for me” he said, tapped my left shoulder and hurried out. I sighed as i watched him leave. “how on earth will i marry that old witch.
Hmmm well let me get out of here first” i reasoned with an evil smile. It really was a long wait as i eagerly waited for jboy to return. Thanks to the food he brought for me. My energy returned, giving me a chance to reason very well. It took him two hours to show up, two long hours it was. My eyes lightened up with relief as i saw him walk into the room with the lady i saw with Mary the previous day.
“where is Mary?” i anxiously asked Jboy who quickly shrugged, saying nothing. “i’m Mary’s elder sister. I’m here on her behalf against my wish” The pretty old lady said coldly. I breathed deeply, giving her full attention. “How could you?. Why do you guys with money think you can manipulate and defile every girl you see?. We might be poor but my sister is precious to me. Can you imagine the misery and agony you put her through with your murderous act?. She couldn’t believe her fears until she took three different tests which produced awful results. Everything is documented, we have given the police a copy, i guess you need yours” she poured out, fetching an envelope from her handbag. “madam please calm down. I know i erred but she shouldn’t have involved the police. We are lovers, planning to get married” i pleaded solemnly, but my plea infuriated her more. “shut up. Don’t just go there. If you guys are about getting married, why drug and kill the baby she’s carrying. A gift from God. A terrible sin in the eyes of God and Man, oh you will burn in hell” she shouted angrily, while Jboy cleverly held her hand, begging her to calm down. “remember what we discussed with Mary earlier?.
My friend is willing to proceed with the marriage formalities as soon as possible. Mary also agreed to drop the case because of it. Please let’s forget the past and do the right thing” Jboy pleaded.
“i don’t just know what came over Mary to give her consent to this rubbish marriage thing. Well let’s go meet the officer incharge of the case” she hissed, eyed me and left with Jboy who happily winked at me as they left.
I murmured quick prayers. “at last. Thank you God” i breathed. I couldn’t wait to get out of my nig…
…. Stay tuned to Episode 16