The Doctor entered into the ward, smiling at Pemisire and Richard. “How are you now?” She asked Pemisire.
“Pemisire grinned. “Better, but i have used the Diclofenac you prescribed. I think I am better this way than sleeping on the bed.” She said.
Doctor chuckled. “You still have a choice, it is this young Mister that doesn’t have a choice. I wonder why you were discharged that soon, after the operation.” She said.
Richard smiled. “I was better, I was already alright and fit to go. Who knows if it was because of my sister.” He replied.
“Sister?” Pemisire faced him.
Richard grinned. “Should I say sisters? You and your friend.” He concluded with laughter.
Pemisire hissed and laughed along as she fixed her eyes on him. she took off her eyes after a brief silence and faced the Doctor. “Doc, what is the next step? What is the next line of action?” She asked.
“You guys will be discharged soon, it is just that Mr Richard should be very careful because of his stitched wound. Recommended from me and my colleagues, he should not walk or work for a whole month. Though the wound isn’t that bad to that extent but it won’t be good to witness the pains after operation.” She said.
“So, for a whole month, I won’t be able to walk around?” Richard’s eyes widened.
“Yes. It will make everything work better for you and live a good life. It will be nice to keep stretching or sitting than walking around.”She replied.
“He will do that, don’t mind him.” Pemisire chimed in, smiling.
“Alright, thanks.” The Doctor walked out.
“I don’t know what your business is, [i]na you go lie down for me, or na you go sit for the whole month[/i].” He grinned.
“Pemisire laughed. “Anyways, just adhere because instead of you to keep on monitoring yourself, you are there, laughing at my classic phone.” She chortled.
Richard laughed. “Now, I believe! It is really classic!” He kept laughing. “I need a favour from you.” He cleared his throat and wiped his face, looking more serious than ever.
“What is it that you want from me?” Pemisire dimmed her eyes.
Richard cleared his throat again as he scratch his head. “Are you sure you will do it?” He asked, making his feeling masked.
“Alright, I am not sure because I don’t know what your request might be. Who knows if you just want to kill me.” She laughed.
“Jokes apart, I really need it from you.” He said, making the atmosphere serious.
“What..?” Pemisire drawled.
“Your kidney!” He grinned.
“Kidney?” Pemisire laughed as she clapped her hands together.
“Yes.” He continued laughing. “At least you couldn’t give my sister, give it to the brother.” He laughed.
Pemisire laughed. “I don’t think you worth discharging today, you need to be in the hospital for a while.” She laughed.
“You must give me the kidney oh!” He continued laughing.
Pemisire too was laughing. She never knew Richard was free and so friendly too, she had never tasted from his cheerfulness until then. His problems had put him under the bondage until he became vanquisher in his territory and beyond.
“I never knew you’d be discharged today.” Jay said as he came into the house with Uche.
“We Nigerians just like making things protract, I was just told to be stretching and sitting for a whole month. So, you guys will be monitoring that Kitchen for a month, wash my clothes, scrub the floor, clean the hou…”
“Oh boy! Maybe you go employ cleaners be that oh!” Uche interrupted.
“Lazy boys.” He smiled.
“Boys? We are guys!” Jay said, sitting down.
“Anyhow. The only problem is just about these police issues. I was called, needed at station tomorrow.”
“Criminal, Pemisire’s husband.” Uche teased.
Richard laughed. “Crazy guy! None of you must step that club house again, as a child of God, it is wrong!” He grinned.
“See Pastor!” Jay and Uche laughed, shaking their hands. If dem call any person make e come preach, shey na your type? You wey turn club and bar to your second house too dey preach. I no fit laugh oh!”Uche said.
“Don’t mind him. Have you forgotten so quick? Your order, Romeo.
“I am saved, that was then.” He laughed too.
“So, we will make sure we escort that man to the front of the prison before we return. Some people are just heartless!” Jay hissed.
“What are you guys saying? As if you know everything that happened. He should be killed! If not for my new life..” He hissed.
“The Pastor!” His friends teased him.
Pemisire laid on the bed. Her pains had reduced this time as she looked round the house. “Helen, the stubborn girl.” She said, smiling.
“I know you are still going to accuse me of everything. I never knew!” She smiled too.
“Anyways, we thank God, and the mobile phone you bought.” She burst into laughter.
“Naughty pikin can you now see I helped you out of the problem.” She pulled her tongue out.
“Anyhow.” Pemisire hissed.
“The hilarious thought of you drowning inside that pit..” Helen shook her head continuously as she remembered that incident.
“Anyhow. Richard just called, he said we should visit the station tomorrow.”
“Assuming we were in total shock or wounded brutally, who will have time for any station.” Helen hissed.
“Anyhow, we just have to go.” She sniffled.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can
and no one may. We ourselves must walk
Even if things don’t unfold the way you
expected, don’t be disheartened or give
up. One who continues to advance will
win in the end.
“Yeah!” Pemisire jumped up for joy on getting back with Richard and Helen from the station. “I never knew it would be so soon.” She said.
“It is glaring, don’t you know?” Richard smiled.
Richard handled the driving, in Uche’s small vehicle while Pemisire sat by his side and Helen was seated at the back seat. It was a nice thing to see Lawrence in the custody, confessing his crimes and begging for mercy. “At last!” Pemisire shook her head.
“Honestly, nothing pays like patience and good character. How could he have done that? It is not good, turning a whole family to nothing because of your own selfish desires.” Richard hissed.
“Do you guys not think what I am thinking of?” Helen spoke from behind.
“What?” Pemisire asked, turning to the back.
“They have the power to turn everything upside down, I am scared.” She said.
“There is nothing to be scared about, it is glaring already. The only thing left is to showcase the documents in court.” Richard said.
“Yes, it’s in the newspaper already. I see lines falling in pleasant places for us.” Pemisire added.
“All is well.”
“Guy, what of your parents?” Pemisire asked Richard.
“Pemi! Abeg oh.” Richard smiled.
Pemisire laughed as she swooshed out a long breath. “Let go of the past. Of what essence is it when you believe in God and still have something in your heart, keeping you away from God?”
“Pemisire! Those people killed Christie, have you forgotten”
Pemisire smiled. “There is nothing to be forgotten there, no matter what!”
“Have you forgiven that man and his fellow guys too?” He questioned her.
“Yes. I honestly have forgiven them.” She replied.
Richard grinned. “So easy!”
“You just have to let it go.” She smiled.
Richard sighed. :Alright, I have forgiven them but I don’t think there is anything that can happen between us again.” He told her.
Pemisire laughed. “That is not forgiveness. Though, let us be verisimilar, one can’t forget but try as much as possible to keep everything flowing because of God!”
“Pastor Mrs, you don start!” Richard laughed.
TWO MONTHS LATER
Richard was breathing heavily. He checked his pocket, laughed and took of his eyes again. “My God!” He said and sank in his bed again. He picked up his laptop and typed something before looking down.
Mission had been accomplished, the documents had been submitted to the highest authority for review and Mart Companies was Pemisire’s own already. She had been excited and wished to celebrate with her friend, Richard and his guys. “It must be done!” He clapped his hands together again as he wiped off his sweat.
The screeching of the door made him raise his head quickly. “Guy, are you not set?” His friends approached him.
He grinned. “I am ready.”
Uche moved closer and peeped at the laptop before him. “Guy come!” He chuckled as he called Jay to move closer to him.
“What?” Jay moved closer.
“Your friend is searching for how to ask a girl out, on net.” He laughed.
“What?” Jay rushed closer to them. “Guy you funny oh!” He started laughing.
“Don’t laugh, I am just short of ideas.” He grinned.
Uche hissed. “See the person asking us not to laugh, you want to tell her about your feelings today?” He asked.
“Sure, but I don’t know..” He hissed.
“Rubbish boy, wasn’t it a way you asked Debby out then? This love..” Jay chuckled.
“It is no longer funny, let us go, God will teach me. Don’t you know Pemisire us different from Deborah?” He smiled.
“Let’s get going.” Jay said.
“Richard!” Pemisire sprung to her feet on seeing him. “How are you?” She asked.
“I’m fine. Congrats concerning the companies.” He shook her hand.
“All thanks to God and you, I appreciate you all!” She said, smiling. “Uche and Jay, welcome.” She moved closer to them.
[i]”Hmmn… you no see us before? No be Richard you go meet?[/i] Uche said.
Pemisire laughed. “Don’t be crossed with me, just keep shinning.” She smiled.
“Hey!” Helen waved at the guys.
They exchanged pleasantries before Pemisire stood out to address them. She spoke happily, telling them how she appreciated them. She almost started pouring out tears when Richard stood up and mived closer to her. “It is our day of joy, we should rejoice and be glad in it.”
As he spoke, his eyes made contact with that of Jay that was winking at him. He almost burst out into laughter when he pressed hus lips together and drew Pemisire closer to himself. “We thank God.” He said.
Thank you.” Pemisire smiled.
“I am using this medium to appreciate friends that are more than my family, my guards, my persons, I don’t know what else to call Jay and Uche because they are so marvellous. Since childhood till now, everytime I face trial, I see them there. Though, they almost pushed me to hell by letting me drink..” They all laughed as Richard paused for a while. “Yeah, it is the reality.” He chuckled.
“Then to the best sister, Christie was the best when she was alive. I’ll never forget a sister like you because your type is rare! I love her deeply. Also to the one who accommodated this pretty lady beside me, I thank you, Helen. I thank you for buying her that phone that made this day come to fulfilment, I am still researching on how to get a phone of such.” They all laughed again.
“And lastly, to this pretty babe beside me. I have always asked her something she has never given to me, please help me beg her.” He smiled.
“What?” Helen asked.
“Her kidney of course.” He made them laugh again by his jokes. “Alright, I have something I want to officially ask.” He cleared his throat and glimpsed at his friends.
Jay winked at him again. “Alright.” He cleared his throat. “I have never seen a lady as strong as she is. She is full of life, rich in glamour! She brought me out of the dark to the light of the day and she will forever be more than a sister. I.. hmmn…” he stared at his friends for a while before dipping his hand into his pocket.
“I am officially asking Pemisire to marry me.” He let out at last.
Helen flew happily, Pemisire’s eyes widened as she saw the ring with Richard. Her mouth was opened as she kept her gaze on him, unblinking. Jay and Uche and tapping each other on their seat, laughing.
Pemisire breathed heavily. “I.. em.. Richard.” She started stammering until she burst into laughter. “I’ll marry you.” She said.
“Oh no!” Jay jumped up. “Oya na, let’s go there!” He said as he moved closer to them.
Uche kept laughing in his seat.
“This is serious!” Helen said as Pemisire and Richard hugged each other.
I am wowed! The look on Doctor Kate’s face was a very challenging and unpredictable one. It made me think if Christie would live. Though, she died but can never die in our hearts. I love how everything has turned to be. I love it now that Richard is now the CEO of Mart Foods and I am also privileged to be a Director. I never knew things would work out this way, he is the unquestionable God, I see!
If I say I have seen something like this before, it’s a big lie! My friend cried, was bloodstained, was deserted, threatened but still lived above them all. Thank God for the phone I bought for her, who knows if I would be dead by now? Thank God for the wooden platform in the uncompleted building, Pemisire might have fallen inside that pit! I am… I just don’t know what to say, I am speechless!
From the start, I clouted the mirror. I sustained injuries, I questioned God, became an overall drunkard, I almost killed people when I had my accident, I felt it was the end when Christie died, I never knew all happened because God knew and knows my future. I am sure he sent Pemisire to me, she came in and acted the meaning of her name, calling me into everlasting joy. I, who was nothing, turned out to be a multi billionaire, the controller of many men and states, seeing Senators, Governors and even Presidents. I became the one people watch on television set because I have been lifted. If Christie didn’t die, it means I’d have been somewhere, in total madness. I am now at peace with everyone, even my parents. From Bartender to the Unknown, to Pemisire and lastly to my wife!
I’m now the subject of thanksgiving! I said it, a man’s destiny can never be changed, it can be made to halt for a while but can never be tampered with. I knew God had planned everything, if not, I would have died too. So many cases of death! I passed through tribulations but now the happiest!
Love is our true destiny. We do not find
the meaning of life by ourselves alone, we find it with another.
I was inspired that until I started work on it, I wasn’t myself. Once I am inspired that way, I do see it as if God wants to let people know something unknown to them. Don’t blame God for someone’s death, be strong and rejoice because you don’t know what might have happened if the person didn’t die! Many times, it might be when something disastrous would happen to someone that God would take the person away from the world to secure him or her but ppl wouldn’t know!
This is my own theory:
Destiny is like a clock, each person has his or her own. Some people might set theirs, thirty minutes before or after but there is a universal one which everyone has separately. It can never be changed, it may be altered! When it is time for you to shine, no man on earth can stop it!