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Life And Death  - Season 1 - Episode 5
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Source: coolval22
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Chapter Title:
MY MARRIAGE
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>>>I was very ready to listen to whatever my father has got to tell me…..Abi, wasn’t that what brought me home? After offering me seat, he looked on at me for a while before he asked me d first question:
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DAD: So, how are things over there now?
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DR SANYA: You mean in my hospital?
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DAD: Yes, my boy
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DR SANYA: The deceased’s family members are almost concluding arrangement on how to take his #corpse away for burial….
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[Dad shook head pitifully…..]
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DAD: What a pity!….. Sorry for d loss.
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[For my mind, I started thinking of what I was home for……Seeing that Dad was more interested in d death of Yusuf, I decided to distract him to my purpose of coming home…]
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DR SANYA: Daddy….U scared me when u insisted that I must come home for a special talk….., especially when u said it was urgent….
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[ Daddy chuckled…., maintaining a #weak smile….]
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DAD: You don’t have to be scared, son….. it is for progress….
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[ At this point, dad’s maid came in…..She knelt down and greeted me….]
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MAID: Good morning, sir
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DR SANYA: Good morning, Christiana…..
How are u?
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MAID: I am fine, sir….. What do I offer you?
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[For my mind, I said man shall not live by bread alone…. ]
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DR SANYA: Never mind, I am still okay for now….
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[Daddy cut in]
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DAD: For now, get him a bottle of chilled water.
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[ I was so shocked by my dad’s request for me….Who told him that I was hot inside?…..#Christiana left immediately to d refrigerator in d living room….. She respectfully poured some inside a glass cup for me…..She left. Indeed, d water calmed down my nerves and I was able to ask him my first reasonable question…]


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DR SANYA: Daddy, why am I in this town today?….
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[The question was so direct and it seemed that daddy wasn’t finding it comfortable giving me a direct answer….]
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DAD: My boy, you are here because I want to talk to you about yourself….
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[ I was shocked a bit….but I needed to hide it to hear more….]
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DR SANYA: About myself??
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DAD:……. Yes!
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DR SANYA: Ok, I am listening to u, dad
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DAD: It is about your marriage…..
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DR SANYA: Oh my God!….. Marriage again, dad
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[ Yes, that wasn’t d first time such topic would be coming up between us]
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DAD: Yes, marriage again……Sanya, I am getting worried……I am not happy……I don’t understand you
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DR SANYA: But I have explained situation of things to u before now….
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[Dad cut in]
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DAD: That what?
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DR SANYA: …..that u should relax, I am bringing home the #right woman at d #right time.
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DAD: What is your own definition of “right time”??…… Abi, when is your own right time coming??
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[Dad was now becoming more impatient and his voice becoming louder…..]
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DAD: Sanya, at age 36, you are still not at your ” right time”??
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DR SANYA: I get your point and I understand your worry…..
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[ Daddy cut in sharply]
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DAD: No, u don’t…… If you do, you would have made me a proud father-in-law
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DR SANYA: And u will soon be a proud one…..
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DAD: At what age of mine?……Look son, you and I are not getting younger….. This year, I will be clocking 79years of age and you 37…. If not for still-birth, you wouldn’t have been our one and only child…..
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[That talk was going too emotional and so, I had to cut in…]
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DR SANYA: It’s alright, dad…..Don’t go into that story again….I promise to make u happy soon
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[ That statement brought out broad smile from dad’s mouth…..and I was a bit relieved…..]
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>>>Yes, indeed I am d only son and d only surviving child of Mr & #late Mrs Kalejaye Owokofaari. My mother died when I was still in d primary school, precisely primary 3 according to what I was told.
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>>>My loving father had since refused to re-marry despite numerous pressure from relatives. He insisted that he can’t stand d sight of another woman under his roof……
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>>> I may now be rich but I wasn’t from a
#rich family, even though we were not
#poor , just average. I understand my family story so much, even with that of my parents. But one thing that remained unclear to me was the circumstance surrounding my beloved late mother’s death. Father had never bothered to explain that angle to me, in fact he didn’t always like it whenever I take discussion in that direction…….So, when I noticed d look on his face that he wasn’t still fully satisfied regarding my response and promise on my marriage issue, I had to change d gear of d discussion:
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DAD: When should I now be expecting to see my son’s wife-to-be???
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DR SANYA: It won’t be long…..
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DAD: Woo my boy, ti e naa ni mo n ba e so. I don’t want people, especially your late mother’s relatives to say that your not being married till now is due to d
#absence of your mother
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DR SANYA: Daddy, leave me with my mother’s relatives…. Where were they when I was growing up?
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DAD: But still, u are their son. They will ask me questions about u….They deserve to know much about u from me….
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[ I cut in sharply again]
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DR SANYA: Just the same way I deserve to know much about d cause of my mother’s death
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[ Daddy appeared #shocked and #sad at once….., may be he wasn’t expecting me to go in that direction again…..He hung down his head, it’s like I have just hit him on d #softest part of his heart….. In my mind, I began to pity him for d sad look on his face, but I had to say what I said to close d talk on marriage matter……]
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>>>Yes, at age 36, I knew I was ripe for marriage….and of course, I wanted to get married but I have not been lucky enough to find a #compatible love-partner…..Who know self maybe d beautiful ones have not been born. I heard u ooo: u said was
#beauty what I was searching for? Tell me, who no like better thing??……. For now, my #Mary is okay for me…..but this her #hot_temperament was what was too big for me to handle, and that was why I haven’t even brought her home to meet my dad, not to talk of settlling down with her…..]
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DR SANYA: Dad, I am sorry if I have said anything to hurt u…..I promise to put smile on your face very soon……
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[ Daddy stood up immediately with a broad smile on his face, coming in my direction with his hands widely spread for that warmth embrace again…..I stood up with him and got embraced…… I was happy he was happy again….., holding me by d two hands now….]
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DAD: Thanks boy….One thing I have always wanted from u….and that is happiness…..
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[ Dad continued his #passionate talk with me till my phone started ringing in my pocket, he released my hand to pick my call…..Behold, it was a call from
#Dr_Korede ….. Oh my God, in d last few minutes, I have totally forgotten about that side, dad’s talk with me had taken my mind off my worry, Dr korede’s call just brought everything back to my memory……, even my #Mary has not called me back since….., her own wahala was still pending….]
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>>>What could Dr Korede wanted to tell me? I politely excused myself from my dad to pick his call….

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