MEANT TO BE
****** "I can't believe you're stupid boyfriend denied you before his mother,....." Angela's best friend, Tope asked pacing up and down her room, "My sister, that was what happened oo,... His mother insulted me to the extent that she called me a beggar and dropped some money on the table for me,..... Before dragging her son out of the restaurant "Angela explained to her friend " I'm still surprised,... I can't believe Richard is from such a rich home and he never told you about it,.......... Seems you dont know this family very well,..... They're among the top three richest family in this state,..... And i heard their mother is very wicked and powerful,...... You cant stand that woman's anger oooo,...... You better start running for your life,....because that mummy's boy cant stand for you when the heat is too much.. " " You know i love Richard,.... I knew he was from a rich home, but i never expected him to come from that family,........ And he never likes talking about his family,...... " " Abeg forget your mumu love and stupid boyfriend,....You better be careful.. ... ..by the way..... Have you counted the money in your bag?, "Tope asked pointing to my handbag ," I didn't bother counting the money jare.... Alot was on my mind..... .... Pls help me count it "she threw the handbag at her friend and laid beside her on the bed,....... ..." " This is unbelievable,..... So this is how they waste money unnecessarily,........ "Tope said counting the money " You better concentrate and count well,..... " Angela and Tope have been friends since they moved from their mansion in Mariam Babagida estate Asaba to a remote part of Asaba,.... They attended the same secondary (Asaba Girls Grammar School) AGGS, Angela is very pretty and tall with a nice shape,... She outstands her mates in beauty,.... Her good heart has won her many favours from people,.... Tope is also beautiful but not as beautiful as Angela,..... She's chubby and average in height.... Her father is yoruba while her mother is Ibo,she was born and brought up in Asaba,... She's currently doing her NCE in Federal college of Education Asaba,.. Her parents are not as poor as Angela's, they live in a three bedroom flat,.... Her father is a Civil Servant while her mother runs a salon,..... She has never supported Angela and Richard' s relationship,....... "Hmmmmmmm,... You have a hundred thousand naira here!!! "she screamed after counting the money I held my mouth in shock, my one year salary is not up to that amount,..... " babe, you're rich,.... Oya come and give me my share " "Share ni,........ Look at your face...... I'll quickly write down what we need at home, i'll use the money and buy them,.. Then i'll give some money to my mother and father,.... " ..... " Wont they ask you where you got the money from "Tope asked her friend with a surprise look,...... " My mother will never ask,..... Only my father will ask where i got the money from,........... But i'll tell him i've been saving since i started work" "Sharp girl,..... That's good sha,.... Angela....... Don't you think you're neglecting yourself,..... So you'll give everything to your family without buying anything for yourself? " " I would've loved to buy something for myself, but you know what we're passing through in my family,.... My father's security job is not putting food on the table,... I'm tired of my mother's nagging,.i want to put smiles on their faces.... " " By sacrificing your own happiness?,.... Look at your hair,... Use little money out of it and make your hair,...... I can beg mummy to reduce price for you" "Hair is not my problem now,.... We need to eat,. I must buy chicken today,... I've missed it" "See your throat,.... You like better thing eeehhh" "Before nko, who no like better thing,........ " The ringing tone of Angela's phone halted their discussion,..... Richard was calling her, Tope forcefully snatched the phone from her and switched it off " That boyfriend of yours needs to be taught a lesson " " i'm even tired to listen to him,..... You can keep the phone " She laid down on her friend's bed to take a nap before rushing to the market to buy foodstuffs for her family. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Richard sat on his double sized king bed trying his girlfriend's number,.... Being the heir to Johnson's empire,his mother made sure he lacked nothing,.. He doesn't have a life of his own, his mother controls his life,...... He studied abroad and when it was time for him to take over his father's business, his mother insisted on grooming him first before handing over the business to him,......he walks around with bodyguards because his mother believes she has many competitors , especially now she's aiming the Governor's seat,..... Richard is every girl's dream man,.... He's handsome and fair in complexion,..... His height and stature is what trip girls most about him,..... He possesses a charming smile,....... He met Angela, the day he sneaked out of the house to have fun,...... He saw a beautiful damsel chatting with a man in his late fifties at the gate of a company ,..... He watched her closely,... She later handed a food flasks to the man and left,..... He followed her until he was able to catch up with her,...... His expensive dressing made her know how rich he was,. He introduced himself to her and their love story kicked up from there,.. It was barely two months he met her,........ He has only met her three times and these periods were when his mother travelled out of the country,...... The incident that happened in the afternoon spoilt his day,..... He had wanted to spend the whole day with his girlfriend since his mother was out of the country,.... He was shocked to see his mother enter the restaurant,.........he hates himself for not being able to introduce the love of his life to everyone,...because of what he feel might happen to her if he does so,.... Now she's not picking his calls,....... "Baby pls pick my call, i'm so sorry for not being able to man up to my responsibilities,.... God knows i love you so much,... I'll explain everything to you when next i see you,...." He prayed in his heart,....... The door to his room opened and the least person he expected to talk to entered......... His mother walked in majestically, closing the door behind her. "Son,..... Heard you've been indoor since you returned,... Hope you're not sick" she asked looking concerned,.......... He ignored her She repeated the question "Are you sick? " "Mother pls stop,..... Stop pretending as if you dont know what you're doing to me,..... " " All i'm doing is for your own good,....... Dont make me look like a bad mother " " Mum, you're a bad mother,.... You're ruining our lives,.... Look at my elder sister,.... You disowed her because she married a man you dont approve of,.... You would've killed her husband if not because she threatened to expose our family secret to the press,.... But you didnt stop,..... You made sure her husband was jobless until they managed to escape to Ghana,.... What kind of mother are you,....... Where's your husband, Mrs Johnson!? " A thunderous slap landed on his chic, he tried opening his eyes but he couldn't,..... His mother's diamond ring hit him in the eye and he started bleeding, he held the eye with one hand " How dare you!!!!!!!!, how dare you talk to me like that,.... You think you're a full grown man,... I'll teach you a lesson you 'll never forget in your life,...... " The sound of a broken glass made her stop with her threats,..... The sound became louder, someone was breaking glasses,..... " Not again,...... "she shouted running out of the room and her son followed her immediately. They both ran downstairs to the living room to behold a pathetic sight. Happy new year friends... wedding
To Be Continued.....