Written by Austin Blinks… If you missed part Thirty Four, read it HERE!!!
Femi checked his phone after he excused himself from the Martins. His brother had called earlier but he couldn’t pick right there, he wouldn’t want them to hear his conversation with his brother about their mother. How could he possibly stand there and tell Dolapo his mother might be connected with the attempts on his life. He called his brother, Segun….
Segun: (picks up) What now! I don call you since, you no pick!
Femi:I’m sorry brother Segun i couldn’t pick your call where i was.
Segun: So What’s up? What’s going on at home? Your SMS says Mom has been arrested, for what??
Femi: Boda i don’t know o! The policemen said she might be involved with the attempts on Dolapo’s life.
Then came the silence, Segun kept quiet for a few seconds taking in what he has just been told…..
Femi: you don’t think that’s possible, do you? Brother Segun are you there?
Segun: (clears throat ) emmm…. let me call you back now, there’s something important i have to do!
Femi dropped the call, wondering why his brother made no comment about the arrest. He returned his phone back into his pocket and went back into the Martins ‘ house.
Segun was worried too. He knew the truth all along, he was the first person to have suspected his mother’s involvement in the whole drama but he doesn’t blame her for it, on the other hand, he felt his mother is doing everything she’s doing just for him.
One trip to the village 5years ago had set everything right. He and his siblings were on a vacation to see their grandma, he sat alone when grandma walked in and gave him the shock of his life.
Grandma: Segu! I saw you have swept and cleaned my room, Thank you my son!
Segun: It’s fine grandma. I just felt i should help you!
Grandma: You see! You are always helping me, always happy to be here. Not like that Femii and fumi! You have the true Igbo man blood, always hardworking !
Segun: Hahaha… you mean half Igbo and half yoruba!
Grandma: No!! True Igbo man!…. are you trying to tell me, Chioma, my daughter hasn’t told you the truth all these years?
Segun: (confused ) What truth Grandma.
Grandma: sighs….. My son Segu! You’re not Olatounji ‘s Son. Chioma had you for my friend’s son Okafor!!
It was too hard for him to take in, he couldn’t believe what he was hearing. How could his dad not be his father, it doesn’t make any sense to him.
But his fears were confirmed when he got home. His mother apologized and told he wasn’t really Mr. Olatunji Adeleke’s Son!
To Be Continued…