Matters Of The Heart

Adesewa; The Pregnant Corper (A True Life Story)- Episode 6

Adesewa the pregnant corper (a true life story)- Episode 6

-Ojo Oluwasegun

Episode 6
It was Bode that woke me up the following morning. He told me his dad’s burial had been fixed for the next
weekend, and there’s no money.
He also told me how his dad’s family members started blaming his mum for not giving them adequate information about his dad’s illness before the old man eventually passed away.

All these stories made me love the woman more. At last, he decided to go. I saw him off to the door, and he suddenly
turned back, hugged me and gave me a peck.

I came back to the room and started thinking of how I could help Bode and his mum concerning d burial. The only source I had was my dad, but I wasn’t sure he would even send money again this month ending as I was having a feeling he sent the last one because of my birthday.

But then, I wouldn’t be able to wait until the end of the month, to know if he would send money or not, as the burial was fixed for 29th April.

So, then what can I do oooo?
“Oh Yes! I have an idea. I will call my dad that I need money. But what if he asked what I need it for, what will I say?

I will tell him somebody is sick and that the doctor said he needs surgery, but there’s no money, so, I wish I could render any little assistance within my reach…Can you be of help sir?” that was exactly what I did.
He said, “Who is that sick person?”
“It’s one of the corpers sir”. I lied.

“Ok. Since it’s something that has to do with life, I will try and send any amount I can between now and tomorrow. My regards to him. We’ll remember him in our prayers”.

“Thank you, dad. Love you, sir.” I hung up.
Then, my conscience pricked me gently “You just told a lie! How disappointed would your dad be if he found out!.”
I felt bad, but I quickly consoled myself by a thought “what could I have done? How would he know? Who will tell him? He can’t know!

Almost immediately I was relieved. I expected an alert from the bank throughout that day, to no
avail, the following day too, no alert, but on the third day, I received an alert of K50,000.

Wow!. I quickly called Bode after withdrawing the money, to come and meet me at home after school hours, by then, it was just 2 days to the burial, 27th April.

When he got to my room, I said “how much have u been able to get now for the burial?.”
He said nothing..that his mum’s sister who promised to send an amount of money last week failed but just received a message from her that morning that she would see what she can do by tomorrow.

I opened my bag and gave him the K50,000 my dad sent. He opened his mouth and couldn’t shut it.
He held me very tightly, kissed me….and before we both knew it..we did it!

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  1. Adeyemo 5 years ago
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    This, i have learnt a lesson

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