Story: MY TREASURE Chapter 32
……It was a beautiful night,MY TREASURE was back,we kept starring at each other and smiling beautifully while we ate,it was so loving,like it was the first time we were seeing each other,or like teenagers in love,,,I drove her home and we told iye the good news,she was very happy for us,indeed love always finds a way,she said ….
I hugged my Ehi,and returned home…
Getting home,I saw Ada seeing a movie in the setting room,,I was all smile as I walked in…
My big brother is looking so happy, what’s the secret,she asked smiling towards me too,,
Where’s mother,I asked first before speaking further…
She’s Inside,I believe she has gone to bed,so tell me the secret,she said….
My princess,I am so happy,I feel so alive,like something that was dead in me had reawakened,I am so so so happy baby sister,I said….
Oh goodness,big bro,can you please stop been dramatic,you are killing me with suspense,tell me what has made you so excited,she asked smiling….
Ehiwenma and I are back together,I said….
Wooowwww,she jumped on me,and hugged me so happily,I am so happy for you,oh mine,I know how much you love her,she seems to be the only one that gladdens your heart,I am happy for you,she said….
I am happy for myself,I feel so so so,no word is good enough to express my feeling……
So,when do you plan on telling motherrrrrrrrr
There will be no need for that, mother interrupted her walking towards us…
Amadi,you went back to a woman who caused you so much pain,a woman who is not same tribe as you,oh,you want to abandon us for the second time because of her?,what kind of a son are you,mother shouted…..
Mother,I know you and father wants me to marry an Igbo woman, but unfortunately I couldn’t find any who makes me feel the way I feel with Ehi,mother I tried,I tried my chance with Chidera,but it wasn’t working,I couldn’t bring myself to love chi,I tried to make us work,just for you and father’s sake,yet all to know avail.please mother give us a chance,I said…
Mother,I know your stands on this matter,but then, brother’s happiness should be our focus and priority, mother, Amadi is in love with Ehi, she’s the only woman who brightens him,she is the sunshine that rises in his day,are you going to deprive your son happiness,Ada asked a rhetorical question….
I think I have made myself clean on this matter,I do not want that woman for my son,there are a thousand and one beautiful, intelligent and well mannered Igbo girls all around,find one for yourself and bring her home for a wife,mother said and walked inside angrily…
I sat down in total disarray,I didn’t know what to do…..
It’s okay bro,this is a phase,and trust me this too shall pass, please be strong,Ada encouraged….
I went to my room took my bath and sat on the bed, wondering how I’d handle the situation….
The next day,I went to Ehi’s place,I tried to conceal the whole thing,but Ehi somehow found out.
What is it honey,you don’t look your usual self,she asked…
Oh no dear,I am fine,very fine,I said….
AD,I know you too well,i know when you are going through something and trying to conceal it,you aren’t good with pretence you know,she said….
I managed to smile,you know me too well don’t you,I asked gently…
Yes I do,and I also know right now that you are going through something,does this have anything to do with our getting back together,your family still doesn’t approve of me right,she asked…..
No no no,not my entire family,my sister gave her consent, it’s just that,mother, mother,motherrrrrrrrr
Doesn’t approve of us,she helped me out…
I nodded in affirmation….
It’s no fault of hers,no mother would want her son to settle for a woman who once deceived him,a woman who took her son for granted,a woman who isn’t perfect,a woman whooooooo,,,,,,
It’s okay, enough,I am not looking for a perfect woman, because there’s non,I only want a sincere woman, that’s all,and that I know I have in you now, sincerity,I said…..
We hugged tightly,and I stayed by till 9pm before leaving….
I tried several times trying to make mother see reasons, but she wasn’t giving in and it was affecting me in all aspects,I was becoming a saddest,I was a man caught between the devil and the deep blue sea….
I could barely eat,I didn’t want to offend mother, neither did I want to live my life without my Ehi…..
This went by for almost two weeks,it was affecting my every mood,I was Losing concentration….
One Saturday morning,I was in bed but awake,when I heard voices downstairs, it was about 7:30am,,I had to come downstairs….
It was Ehi, and Ada exchanging pleasantries,,before I could say a word, mother walked in….
What in the name of God are you doing in my house,mother asked….
Motherrrrrrrrrr,Ehi tapped me,given me a sign not to speak…
Good morning ma, Ehi greeted…
Nothing is good about this morning,what are you doing in my house I asked.
I am here to see you ma, Ehi said..
And what’s that for mother asked angrily….
Ma,I know that you want what’s best for your son,and believe me ma,I know I am not close to being better,let alone best,I know also that your son loves you so much,(Ehi went on her knees),I know I am not your definition of a perfect daughter in-law,(she was already in tears)but ma,for your son I am willing to give in my all, please ma,all we are asking is that you give your consent, Ehi said In tears….
And why do you think I’d allow my son marry a woman like you,you have caused him pain and only pain, I would not allow you do that again,mother shouted at her…
Mother please you have to give them a chanceeeeeee,will you shut that mouth of yours,mother Interrupted Ada….
He will not marry you, except he’s ready to be separated from us for life, mother said again..
Ehi stood up,,,ma,,I made a mistake once,and I am not proud of it,I love AD so much,but I would never,never let him get separated from his family because of me,I shall stay away from your son,not because I don’t love him,but because I don’t want to separate a mother from her son,your were there for him when I was his worse nightmare,if not for your unending love,and forgiving heart, looking pass his mistake and accepting him back,I don’t think we would have been here today,,,ma,I know you want the best for your son, trust me,he deserves nothing less,I am sorry for bothering you,do have a nice day ma, Ehi said turned and walked away…
Ehi, Ehi,please wait, Ehi,I and Ada ran after her outside.
Getting outside,we saw Chidera walked in,with two men,she was very looking different….
To be continued
Rejoice Igbinovia Aluyi