Click here to read Episode 22EPISODES 23: ANIKE(A STORY BY: TOYIN TAIWO)“Are you expecting….The bodyguards entered before I could finish my stat
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EPISODES 23: ANIKE
(A STORY BY: TOYIN TAIWO)
“Are you expecting….
The bodyguards entered before I could finish my statement.
Then his Governor friend, Governor Mark walked in with his security officers.
“Your excellency Sir” I greeted him.
“How are you Anik?” He offered me a handshake and I took it.
“I’m fine sir, welcome. I’m on my way out before you came in. Have a nice stay sir.”
“Anike, I said you are going no where.”
“Prince what is going on here, I can tell she had been crying, look at her face?”
“We had a little misunderstanding…
“What’s this, he sighted the test result and picked it. “Gabriel is your princess pregnant?” he asked playfully, though he’s the funny type.
“I wish” he replied.
He checked the results and told his men to stand down. They left remaining just the three of us.
“Prince you have infection! when did you start playing around?”
“Give me the papers Jo, nossy governor. Why did you even think I was the one playing around in the first place?”
“Cos I know your girl is faithful.”
“Anike you really have fans o, Mark even trusted you more than me his friend. Good for you.”
“You won’t understand, in fact I have a confession to make.
“Well, when you started dating Anike, I thought she was just some random girl that you’ll soon give up, so people like us could have a share too. But when I realized that you’re still keeping her, Despite the fact that we pressure you to remarry and you said no. I decided to know what’s so good about her that made you stick with her this long.
I know Anike never mentioned what I’m about to say to you. Because I’m very sure you would have confronted me if you know about it” He continued.
“I summoned Anike to my guest house one, she came and I told her I wanted her just for a night. Just to be sure of what you’re enjoying so much in her. She told me she’s not a prostitute and I smiled. Everyone has a price right? So I wrote a cheque of #5M and gave it to her. She rejected it. “Oh Alawode has spoilt you with money right” so I thought. So I wrote her another cheque of #10M
Guess what she did Gab, she tore it and stormed out of the room. Not scared of what I could do to her. I was dumbfounded. Who rejects #10M for just one night. Do you now see reasons why I trusted her?” Gov Mark explained.
Prince was shocked at her friend’s revelation.
“She never mentioned it. Please Mark plead with her on my behalf, I accused her wrongly, I was misinformed.”
“Gab, you believe a stranger’s words over hers?”
“Just beg her for me Mark, I’ve always trusted her, the result made me accuse her wrongly.”
“Anike… please forgive him hun! You know he’s deeply sorry, you are his life o, don’t send him to early grave.”
“Anike please…..” he added.
“Admiral Gabriel Alawode!” I cut in. The only thing you can do for me now is to give me the name of your informant” I said.
“Anike leave that to me, I’ll personally deal with the person.”
“Did you hear him, he’s even protecting the person” I said facing Governor Mark.
“I’m not protecting her, I’m protecting you”
“I don’t need your protection, give me the name or I’ll leave.”
“Anike, he might have his reasons, just let it go” said Mr Govenor.
“Your excellency, I won’t until he gives me a name.”
“Anike not now.”
I picked my bag and thanked the Governor.
“Anike it’s getting late, you don’t have to leave.”
“As if you care” I hissed.
“Really As if I care?” He was disappointed at what I said but I can’t take it back.
“Thank you I can take care of myself” I said and left.
I got into the compound and my instinct told me to lurk around. He might want to tell the governor who the culprit was. I walk down to the side of the house, I stood by the window side. I peeped and saw him with his phone, he placed a call. I decided to eavesdrop.
“Happy or whatever you call yourself, how dare you play dirty pranks on me, so you betrayed your friend! You are as good as dead.. You will never try such again with her. I swear on my father’s throne, I’ll make sure I make your life a living hell” Prince said with rage and hung up.
“Oh my God! Happy!” I couldn’t hold the tears not after everything I’ve done for her.
… to be Continued.