ANIKE EPISODE 36 | TOYIN TAIWO - Abiodun Lambaba Blog



Saturday, 27 June 2020


Jedidiah and I got along well. He’s still on holiday, I keep his company when he is doing his chores around the house. We hang out a lot this days. I do take him along with me whenever I’m going out, we do shopping together, salon, cinema, hair. He even accompanied me to my mum’s place once.
“Do you have a girlfriend?” I asked him while we are taking lunch.
“No, I don’t have one” he replied.
“At 27? Why? You don’t look like a player to me or are you?”
“Far from it.”
“Why? you are handsome, you would fit into any Lady’s specs” I said.
“Specs you say, who dates a broke guy, you should have seen me before I met Doc Tinuke. And the little I have now has been planned, spending it on a girl is obviously not part of the plan. I need to plan my life. I can’t live off her all my life” he explained.
“I understand and I’m glad you have a vision, may all your dreams come through.”
“My turn” he said.
“What turn?”
“I’m I free to ask you a question?”
“Really! So it’s a question for a question, anyway feel free to ask” I said smiling.
“First of all, thank you for being a friend, I wonder how I would have survive alone is this house during this holiday” he said.
“We are keeping each other’s company I would have been bored if you’re not here.”
“Yea, back to my question. You don’t work but yet you spend so much. I see the way you spend when we go for shopping, the last time we went out you spend close to 
#400k, you also gave me #50k that very day. You used the most expensive things, Your car your phones even, You use to buy up to #30,000 recharge card for calls and data in a week.”
I smiled. “I don’t work, although I worked for some months before I resigned last month. And for the way I spend, let’s just say is God’s blessing” I said.
“Now you are lying to me, I thought we are friends. You even stopped me from being formal too you. We are friends.”
“Then tell me how, are you into runs?”
“No I’m not but I have a rich man I’m dating.”
“Young rich man?”
“No, he’s way older.”
“Do you want to judge me?”
“I’m not judging you, you are too good to be involve in jobs like that.”
“Do you want to hear my story?” I asked.
“I’m all ears” he replied.
“I’ve never shared my story with any friend before except Tinuke. I know so many wished to know the source of my money, but I never talked to anyone about it.”
“I met a man at the darkest hour of my life………..” I narated everything to him.
He heard the story of my life and appreciated the fact that I open up to him. He asked for my decision and I told him what I already told Tinuke the previous night. His countenance fell when I told him my decision.
“Jedidiah, don’t be sad for me. He’s a good man, it’s just the age difference.”
“If you say, so. I wish you the best” he said.
I’ve decided to marry Prince. I don’t want to talk to him over the phone I’ll go to Abuja the following week to give him the news.
[Great! That's my Anike for you!]
Tinuke came back from work very early. I went to her room to ask how her day went.
“My day was fine” she replied with a blank face.
“What is it again, did you loose a patient today?”
“No, far from it.”
“So what’s with this face?”
“Anike, I need to tell you something you may hate me right now. But God knows I’ve always wanted to tell you.”
“Remember I told you I met Olamilekan in US.”
“Yes you did.”
“We started hanging around and we became close.”
“What’s wrong with being close?”
“Do you also remember, I ask you one time, if you can still get back with him if he comes back to Nigeria?”
“And I said if God wants it, then it will be. What are you driving at Tinuke?”
“Anike, Olamilekan is the guy I told you about!”
“I still don’t get you?”
“We are engaged!”
“Olamilekan is your fiance?”
“Anike, I’m sorry. I would have gotten myself any other guy apart from him. But he was the only supporting guy around me as at that time. He was there for me in days of troubles, I couldn’t help but fall in love with him.”
I laughed. Olamilekan was there for you Tinuke and I had no one when I….was in trouble.”
“You know what I always thought if you two are still in my life, that maybe I won’t be in this position I’m in right now” I started crying. “Do you know how long he took me before I could get over you two when you left?”
“Anike just forgive us, I should have asked you directly.”
“No wonder you have no pictures of him on your phone, and you never allow me speak to him, now I get it” I said.
“I carry the guilt every day, since the relationship started. He said I should inform you from the beginning, but I kept on postponing it.”
“Why are you telling me now?”
“There’s no way I wouldn’t tell you, it’s just hard to say.”
“So you guys discussed me during your pillow talk, right?”
“I swear with my life Anike, he knows nothing about Prince Alawode.”
“Tinuke please don’t spoon feed me, I can eat it by myself.”
“Anike he’s my fiance and you are my best friend. Do you think I could do that to you?”
“I believe you, congratulations to both of you” I wiped away my tears and turned to leave.
“Anike!” She called out.
I turned back. “You have my blessings. My heart belongs to someone else” I smiled and left the room.
That week was not too good for me. I believe Olamilekan wasn’t meant for me, maybe that’s the reason why things turn out this way. I remembered the good old days when I was with him, and a tear drop from my eyes. Like I said, I wish them well, Tinuke is lucky to have him.
He later called me and we talked, he apologized for keeping the relationship from me. I told him it’s fine.
Tinuke was happy when I finally made up with her, the house became lively again.
Some days later, Sunday morning to be specific. Tinuke woke me up and told me to start preparing for church.
“Get out of bed, sleep head, we are running late” She said and removed the duvet covering my body.
“Good morning to you too” I sat up.
“Are you still travelling tomorrow?
“Yes, I’m travelling to Abuja tomorrow, missing me already?”
“Of cource I’ll miss you, Prince will be so happy” she said.
“I can imagine. Why I’m I feeling nauseous this morning?” I was actually asking myself.
“Are you sick?” She asked touching my forehead with the back of her palm.
“No, I’m not……
I rushed into the bathroom to throw up. She came to my aid, she held me and patted my back while vomiting. In less than two minutes, I throw up again.
“Let me get a stereoscope” she came back with it and examine me.
“You look pale, are you feeling dizzy?”
“Right now, yes” I replied.
“When last did you menstrate?” she asked and I told her.
“When last do you have sex” I told her.
“There is 80% possibility that you are pregnant.”
“I can’t be pregnant, I’m on pills.”
“Some pills are not that effective.”
“I’m been using this for four years now, and it’s effective.”
“What’s the name of the drug?” she asked and I gave her the name.
“You are right it’s one of the effective ones.”
“So I can’t be pregnant.”
“You need a test to be sure. I have a pregnancy test strip in the house, let me get one for you.”
“You have one in the house?”
“I’m a doctor!” she left the room and came back with the PT strip.
“Go to the bathroom and pee on the stick” She ordered. I took it from her and went into the bathroom.
“Tinuke!” I called out and walked out of the bathroom.
“What is it?”
“I’m pregnant!”
“Congratulations! I don’t plan on having a child outside wedlock. What baffles me is that I never missed the pills, so what went wrong?”
“Let me see the pills.”
I brought it out of the drawer and gave it to her. She opened the container and smell it. Then she brought one out.
“What’s with the face?”
“Don’t give me that, I saw the look on your face just now.”
“Well, the pills smells like hematinic.
“What are you implying?”
“I’m not too sure, I’ll take it to the lab to be sure.”
She took one of the pills and put it in a small plastic bag. She wrote a note on a paper and attached it to the plastic bag.
She opened the door and called Jedidiah who answered her call immediately.
“Please take this to the hospital's lab. Just give it to the lab scientist. He knows what to do” she handed the small plastic bag to him. “And please be fast about it, so you won’t be late for church” she added.
“Yes doc” he said.
“Take my car” I told him.
We came back from church. Tinuke called the lab scientist, he said the result will be ready by 7pm. The man said he’s shift ends in the afternoon. But he will tell the lab technician on night shift to call her and give her the results.
Some minutes after 7pm, Tinuke received a call from the lab technician.
“Ma the drugs contains thiamine, riboflavin, niacin/niacinamide, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, and pantothenic acid” he informed.
“That’s Vitamin B complex.”
“Yes ma.”
“Thank you very much, I’ll collect the paper work tomorrow, Good night” she said and ended the call.
“Bco!” I stood up and pacing up and down the room.
“Who could have changed the drugs?” She asked.
“Who else, it’s Prince of course. I need a lab result that confirms I’m pregnant” I said.
“You’ll come to the hospital for another test.”
“I can’t believe Prince tricked me to get me pregnant. I’m getting rid of this pregnancy and for the marriage, I’m no longer interested” I stated.
“Don’t talk like that, I’m not saying what he did was right, but you should know he did this because he wants to be with you. As for me, I advice you keep this baby, the father wants it.”
“He asked me, I said no. He changed the drugs so I could get pregnant. And you want me to applaud him.”
“Stop being dramatic, you’ve already decided to marry him, pregnancy shouldn’t change that. You should be thinking on how to 
plan your small wedding now and not doing this.”
“And I said no.”
“Anike, you need to work on this your temper. Do you know how many ladies will kill to have something like this?”
“I’m not some ladies, why are you talking like this he got me pregnant without my consent.”
“Anike, Ladies do this things for money, they would have held Prince down with pregnancy since, if they are in your shoe. Marry him and accept your fate. You love him and your mum who could stop you also support you. Stop this childishness, please….”
“Whose side are you on?”
“I’m not anyone’s side, just do the right thing” she said and left me all alone.
... to be Continued.
* Thank God, suspense unraveling progressively.
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* Watch out for Episode 37 (Semi-Final Episode)...

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