Adaobi: Father, you do not have to worry about anything, when I get married I will still be taking care of you and my brothers.
Papa: I hope so ooo. I trust that you will and make it a duty to also look after your brothers.
Adaobi: I will Papa but you are the one I am more concerned about, your health is deteriorating day by day. Don’t worry, when next I come we will go for medical checkup.
Papa: There is no need for that, for how long will you keep spending money on me? I know the diabetes I am suffering from won’t go for I am of old age already.
Adaobi: Don’t say that Papa, I will keep taking care of you ooo or am I complaining?
Papa: You are not but I am, you should spend your money on other stuff not my health.
Adaobi: Papa please, stop saying that. I am and will keep taking care of you and my siblings till God knows when. I know what we have been through and I won’t stop helping in any way I can.
Papa: Well, what can I say if not thank you and thank God for giving me a daughter like you. If only your mother was here to see this day, she will be so proud of you.
Adaobi: I know Papa and I miss Mom every day of my life. I wish when she fell ill ten years ago, I was able to help her.
Papa: It is not your fault and do not think too much about the past.
Adaobi: Yes Papa.
Papa: How about your husband to be, when is he coming?
Adaobi: He will be coming to make his intentions known in two months or so for I am not too sure.
Papa: You’re not too sure of when he is coming? Are you two quarreling?
Adaobi: No Papa, we are not. He is a very busy man and his schedules are always too tight.
Papa: Okay,Let me know whenever you both are ready.
Adaobi: Yes Papa but Papa, you people should not be too hard on him when he comes ooo.
Papa: Are you scared already?
Adaobi: No Papa, I am just saying.
Papa: Do you love him?
Adaobi: Of course I do Papa.
Papa: I am asking because I want to be very sure if you do, hope you can tolerate and endure with him in times of trouble?
Adaobi: Yes Papa and you do not have to worry for we will scale through whatever difficulties lies ahead.
Papa: Good, I am glad to hear you say that. I do not want to hear that you divorced him or he divorced you ooo, live peacefully as husband and wife and do whatever he ask you to do. During my time, we never had any case of divorce like you people are having now and I am not in support of it, Am I understood?
Adaobi: Very well Papa.
Adaobi: Ermmm Papa
Adaobi: When he comes for the list, Please tell Uncle Emenike to be lenient ooo for I don’t like what he did when Chinenye his daughter was getting married.
Papa: Hmmm, my elder brother is very stubborn, but I will talk to him.
Adaobi: ‘Thank you Papa’ she bent in front of him as she said it and he pat her on the back saying ‘you are welcome’.
Adaobi is the first and only Daughter of Mr. Nzekwe for he is retired civil servant whose wife passed out 10 years ago after a brief illness leaving him to take care of Adaobi and her two junior ones named Chidi and Chibuzo.
Adaobi met her soon to be husband two years ago when she visited a friend of hers named Fumi and ever since then they have been dating and about to tie the knot.
Mami: Ayo my son this one you came to the house today, I thought you have forgotten your family? She said as soon as he drove into the house.
Ayo: Mami, how can I forget you, how can I forget my own family? E no fit happen.
Mami: I hope so ooo because I carried you nine months and you sucked my breast.
Ayo: I am sorry that I have not been visiting you like I should but you should understand work is what is keeping me busy.
Mami: Hmmm okay oooo, I have heard.
Ayo: Where is Kemi, I haven’t heard her voice since I came in.
Mami: That one, she went to visit a friend of hers.
Ayo: Hope she is okay?
Mami: ‘She is fine oooo’ and they both went into the house.
Ayo: Mami, how are you?
Mami: As you can see, I am fine.
Ayo: Yes I can see that. do you need more money, has the one I sent to you two weeks back finished?
Mami: I am okay, you should ask your Junior sister Kemi if she needs the money, I am fine as it is.
Ayo: Hmmm, Alright. I actually came to talk to you about something important.
Mami: What is it? Hope you are not in trouble?
Ayo: No Mami, I am not.
Mami: Then what is it?
Ayo: I have found the woman of my dreams and want to get married.
Mami: Really, Wow! So finally, you want to settle down?
Ayo: Yes Mami.
Mami: Good news, very good news.
Ayo: Thank you Mami.
Mani: Who is she and where is she from? Who is my wonderful daughter in-law?
Ayo: She is an igbo girl Mami.
Mami: A what?
Question: Do you think there will be a problem to that?
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