Tania had thought that Bella was
responsible for her present predicament
because Bella was the one she confessed to
at the point where she was about to kill her.
But then she had fainted and in the
excitement over the pregnancy news, she
had forgotten that Bella was still among the
living and had the ammunitions to send her
to jail. So, she had thought she would call a
lawyer and it would be her word against
hers. But then she had overheard the
conversation between two police officers
just outside the door of the interrogation
room. They were in a confused state, like
they were waiting for something or
someone. They had been whispering but
she had heard every word.
One of the police officer was telling the
other that their hands were tied until Skyby
brought the incriminating evidence. This
information had stunned her and had hurt
her, not because Skyby had used her for his
personal reasons, but because she had been
gullible and careless. Therefore, when it
was time for her to make the call she was
entitled to, she called no one else but
Skyby was also thinking about Tania, he
realized that he had put himself in a
delicate position when he slept with Tania.
He had been given an important assignment
of nailing Tania, he had done that but his
extracurricular activity was going to
jeopardize their case. If Tania found out
that he was responsible for her arrest, there
was no telling what she would do. He had
barely finished the thought when his phone
rang. He thought it was his supervisor and
rushed to receive the call, but the voice he
heard on the other end chilled him to the
Tania: “Did you really think I would not find
out?” she asked in a cold and calm voice,
that was devoid of any emotions.
Skyby: “I don’t know what you are talking
about” he replied.
Tania: “You created this problem for me, so
fix it because if I do, I will do it with you
disgraced and ruined. I can tell the world
you slept with me, I can even say that you
are responsible for my pregnancy, I can spin
any tale I want. Fix this now!” she ordered.
Skyby: “Would you really jeopardize your
marriage?” he asked playing any card to get
him off the hook.
Tania: “I would do anything to get out of
this, my marriage is over anyways. If my
husband finds out about this, he would
never trust me, so Skyby, I have nothing to
lose. Fix this or else you would have
yourself to blame” she retorted and hung up.
Skyby flung his phone at the wall. He hated
himself for shooting himself in the leg. If
only she had not been so irresistible and
daring, more than any woman he had met,
perhaps he would have managed to zip up
his pants. Now there was only one thing to
do, he had to fix the problem before it fixed
him for good.
When Tania dropped the telephone, she
beckoned to the officer standing guard
outside and asked to speak with the officer
Tania: “You guys have got to charge me
now or else I would sue your asses. Show
me what you have got against me or let me
go” she shouted.
The guard hurried to call the detective in
charge, he was the same man who had
designed the plan, which involved Skyby, to
entrap Tania. He came in after trying to call
Skyby. He had barely spoken when Skyby
walked in with an envelope in his hand.
Tania looked at him wide eyed, with mouth
agape. She realized that he had called off
her bluff and went ahead to submit the
evidence. The detective snatched the
envelope and smiled wickedly at Tania, who
still had unbelief written all over her face.
But when the detective slotted the DVD into
a player, his face contorted into fury. The
file had been corrupted and was showing
green and blue lines. He looked up at Skyby
and asked for an explanation.
Skyby: “I cannot understand this sir, the file
has obviously been corrupted” he said, and
caught Tania’s smirk just before it
disappeared from her face. He looked
towards the window and saw the reason her
smirk had disappeared, her husband,
Damilola had come.
Damilola: “Tania, what did you do? Did you
try to kill my son?” he asked, staring wildly
Tania: “What are you even yapping about,
Dayo is your son?” she asked, feigning
Damilola: “You didn’t know” he said
incredulously like he didn’t believe she
didn’t know. Actually, he thought she found
out, that was the reason she wanted to get
rid of Dayo, “if you didn’t know, then why
did you try to kill him?” he asked puzzled.
Tania: “I should be asking you. I have no
reason to hurt Dayo, that boy loved me, he
is the reason I wanted us to try for children
again, and guess what, it paid off” she said,
holding on to him desperately.
Damilola: “What do you mean?” he quizzed.
Tania: “We are pregnant, and these
policemen don’t know what they are saying
because they seem not to have any
evidence to prove their allegations” she
retorted, “Why would anyone think I would
deliberately jeopardize my life and that of a
little boy, for what?” she emphasized.
Damilola held his head wearily, the news
was met with mixed feelings. He didn’t
know what to think, the police couldn’t have
arrested Tania unless they were sure they
had something concrete to nail her.
Detective: “In absence of evidence, you are
free of all charges” he said grudgingly.
Tania: “And make sure this doesn’t repeat
itself or I will not be so lenient” she said
and walked out of the interrogation room,
with Damilola on her heels. She was
walking so fast because she was afraid to
face Damilola, but he held her and spun her
Damilola: “What just happened here? Why
do they think you tried to kill my son?” he
Tania: “I was the one driving the car, they
probably think the accident was deliberate.
We should be talking about our baby”
Damilola: “I am taking a leave from work, I
am going to Oshogbo to stay with my
mother for a little while” he said, walking
away. It was Tania’s turn to run after him.
Tania: “Did you understand when I said I am
pregnant? What are you even going to
Oshogbo to do, did your mother send for
you, isn’t that where you are coming from?”
she asked, holding on to him desperately.