MADAM WAS LOOKING FOR HER MONEY AND JEWELRIES. ALL THE WORKERS BAGS WERE BEING SEARCHED WHEN HENRY CAME IN

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HENRY

Hi mum. What’s going on here?

MADAM

These girls are thieves. They stole my money and Jewelries. Sophia, bring out everybody’s bags here and search them (Sophia did as commanded)

HENRY

No mum, I don’t think they are thieves, definitely not Soph……( and he sees her bringing those things out of her bag) unbelievable! Sophia, what is the meaning of this?

SOPHIA

(shocked, knelt down, and started begging) I don’t know how these got into my bag. I swear I’m innocent. Madam please, you have to believe me, baby please, you have to hear me out. I am not a thief….

HENRY

Sophia! I can’t believe this. I trusted you. After all my love for you, why? If you needed money, you could have told me, you know I would give it to you, do you have to steal? And you know how much I detest stealing

SOPHIA

(Crying) Baby, I am sorry. I don’t know what is going on. I didn’t take any money; I swear with my life, please, you have to believe me… (Coming close to hold his leg)

HENRY

Don’t you dare touch me; you are such a pathetic liar and a pretender. I don’t want to ever see you anywhere close to me again. (Pulled off from her and left, she continued crying)

MADAM

My son can never marry a thief. This is how you want to pay me back all I did for you. Now get out of my shop and never show your stealing self anywhere close to my shop or my son or I will get you arrested. You should be happy that I’m letting you go without calling the police. Now get out… (Pushed her out)

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SOPHIA WAS ON THE BED CRYING AND CALLING HENRY’S NUMBER BUT IT WAS SWITCHED OFF THEN ANNE RETURNED FROM WORK..

ANNE

This is the opportunity to take over what rightfully belongs to me that this bitch wanted to steal away. Henry is mine and destiny has brought us together without me struggling for it (Talking to herself). You are still here, crying and calling Henry’s number after the warning that madam gave to you? You know what, get up, pack your things and leave my house; I can’t continue harboring a thief. If police comes here now to arrest you, they will arrest me as your accomplice. So please leave my house.

            SOPHIA

But Anne, where do you want me to go to this night? And you know I didn’t do this, you know I am not a thief. Why are you doing this to me? I thought we are friends…

ANNE

Hian! What did I do? Am I the one that asked you to go and steal? Please leave, I can’t spend a second in a police cell (she threw her things out side and pushed her out)

SOPHIA

(She carried her things and left to nowhere. Crying on the road not knowing where to go to, then her phone rang and it was Jenny, she answered with a shaking voice). Hello Jenny!

JENNY

Sophia, what happened? Why is your voice like that? Are you crying? Talk to me, what is it?

SOPHIA

(sobbing) Anne my frien….

JENNY

Is she okay? What’s wrong?

SOPHIA

No it’s my madam that….

JENNY

Your madam? Is she ill?

SOPHIA

Jenny, it’s Henry my boyfriend….

JENNY

Sophia, what exactly is wrong with you? Okay, where are you right now…

SOPHIA

I’m at our junction

JENNY

Okay wait for me there, I’m coming right away 

 A FEW MINUTES LATER, JENNY ARRIVED, CAME DOWN FROM THE CAR, RUSHED TO HER, HUGGED HER AND LED HER TO THE CAR WITH HER BOX TO THE CAR AND THEY DROVE STRAIGHT TO HER HOUSE)  

JENNY

Mow, calm down and tell me exactly what happened.

                                                            

SOPHIA

I am not a thief, please, you have to believe me. I don’t know who hid my madam’s money and Jewelry inside my hand bag. My madam chased me out of her shop, my boyfriend denied me, my friend abandoned me, now I am alone, and everyone believes am a thief. I’ve lost everything, my job, my friend and above all my fiancé.

JENNY

All these people you mentioned don’t deserve you. I believe you. (hugged her) I know you didn’t do it, you’re not a thief, but you have to believe in yourself and wipe your tears. There is no thief that will return this my iPhone. Let me go and show you to your room, you will be staying here with us for now; after all, my husband is not in the country. Now, get up, let me take you to your room.                                                                                                                                            ————————————————————————————————————–

 

 

JENNY AND SOPHIA WERE SEEN OUT TOGETHER, DISCUSSING AND LAUGHING POUT LOUD. FROM SHOPPING TO THE SALOON AND FINALLY TO AN ICE CREAM SPOT, SOPHIA SAT DOWN WHILE JENNY GOT TWO CUPS OF ICE CREAM.

JENNY

Here we go (handed one cup to Sophia)

SOPHIA

Thanks babe. You don’t know how much I love ice cream

JENNY

Hmm you better watch your weight oh

SOPHIA

Abeg.. Watch what? As if its ice cream that got me this fat, leave that one jare, me I don’t believe in all those things

JENNY

Okay oh, enjoy yourself. Babe, this thing I talked to you about some time ago, you’ve not said anything about it up till now

SOPHIA

I hope you are not referring to the talk about marrying your brother again

JENNY

Of course that’s what I am referring to. Look at you, I am happy how you’ve managed to put your past behind and moved on. I’m not saying my brother is perfect, not at all, but you have to do this for me your friend and for my parents, they fell in love with you the very first day they saw you. Please Sophia, (holding her hand) I promise you won’t regret this.

SOPHIA

Jenny, I really appreciate all you’ve done for me. You’re the sister I never had, your love and encouragement helped me to move on. I’ve gone through a lot already, all I want now is just to be happy, I don’t want any more problems; before I met Henry, I was working and training myself in school, my madam hated me so much because I was in school, she always threaten me whenever I go for lecture, one day, she threw me out of her shop, then I was in my finals, just because I went to write a test, I knelt down, crying and begging this woman but she refused. That was how I left shop, things became so difficult after a while for me, even my school started shaking, fortunately, I ran into my old friend Anne, who introduced me to her madam, from there I met Henry. Henry was like a savior to me, he took over all my responsibilities as if they were his, and he saw me through the last stage of my school. Now look at me and Henry, you know the rest of the story. I told you this short story of mine, for you to know where I am coming from and some of the things I’ve gone through. With the whole experiences I’ve had, I wouldn’t want to enter into any relationship again that will make me cry. I just want to be happy.

JENNY

I understand perfectly well all you’re saying, but, you are not alone in this one, you have me, you have my parents as well, all I need is just your consent, forget about my brother, his part will be taken of.

SOPHIA

But don’t you think he’s old enough to find a woman by himself, in this 21st century? I don’t think this is right, moreover, that your brother looks so much like a snub; the way he greeted me the other day we met at your parents’ house was not cool at all. I don’t want him to think that am throwing myself at him. I don’t know if I would be able to cope with his kind of person.

JENNY

Jeff is a good guy, forget all those things you’re seeing, he’s just using those bad characters to cover the good man in him. He’s very caring and compassionate, all these changes started after his first girlfriend broke his heart, it took him time to recover from it, and since then, he lost interest in women and love and decided to be playing games with girls, what he just need is love and care which I believe will bring back his caring nature. Please Sophia, you’re a nice person, you are already a part of this family. If we leave Jeff to make his choice, he will never marry, because he will never bring anybody home, I don’t know if you understand what I’m saying.

SOPHIA

Please Jenny; can you give me a little more time to think about this? You and your family have been so nice to me; your parents took me like their own daughter, so I wouldn’t want to do anything that will destroy this relationship.

JENNY

It’s okay my dear, go through it again at your own time, I will be waiting to get your response soon. Come and give me a hug sister in-law (they laughed, hugged and drove out).

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JEFF AND MIMI ARE IN THE CAR DRIVING AND SERIOUSLY ARGUING

MIMI

Stop this car now! I said stop this car! (Jeff pulled over)

JEFF

What is your problem? Why are you shouting?

MIMI

So I am shouting right?

JEFF

What is the difference between your house and my house? If we are meeting at your place, is it a problem?

MIMI

Like seriously? Why am I even having this conversation with you? Ever since your family humiliated me, I was thinking you are going to do something about it but up till now, you’ve done absolutely nothing.

JEFF

What do you want me to do? Beat my parents up for you?

MIMI

Why can’t you get your own apartment, so we can move in as a couple? What stops us from getting married?

JEFF

There she goes again. Marriage! Marriage!! Marriage!!! Can’t you have a normal conversation without mentioning that word, marriage?

MIMI

I see, I know I’ve been wasting my time with you all this while. I know you never loved me

JEFF

Can we just end this topic and continue our journey for crying out loud

MIMI

No! The only thing we have to end here is this thing we call relationship because as far as I am concerned there’s none.

JEFF

Really? Is that what you want?

MIMI

Is that all you could say? “is that what you want?”

JEFF

What do you want me to say? It was your idea after all, to end it.

MIMI

 Fine! I get it. You know what? Don’t you ever in your life come anywhere close to me or dial my number again. Rubbish (stepped down, slammed the door, immediately, Jeff zoomed off)

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LLOYD WAS AT THE BAR WAITING FOR THEM WHEN JEFF DROVE IN AND JOINED HIM

LLOYD

Guy what took you so long to get here now? Or you had a quickie by the road?

JEFF

You’re a mad man (they both laughed and shook hands)

LLOYD

I thought you said you’re coming with your babe, where is she?

JEFF

Which babe? Call her my ex, because that’s what she is now (so happy and smiling)

LLOYD

How?

JEFF

(fetched some whiskey and sipped) I’ve been thinking of how to end whatsoever I had with that girl, because it was getting too serious for my liking and today, everything just happened like a movie. Just a little argument and this girl flared up, and started her “let’s get married” sermon again, before you knew it, she said she’s done, and I should never come close to her or call her again. Whew! I’m a free man again.

LLOYD

But don’t you think you would have married that girl? She loved you so much…

JEFF

…your dad! Marry which girl? Mimi? A girl, who cannot do anything, do you know that girl can hire a maid to be bathing her? Ordinary indomie she cannot cook and she doesn’t want to have a child so she won’t lose her shape. Abeg, let’s drink to my freedom.

LLOYD

And let’s also drink to your parents who made this job so easy for you by attacking her. (they ordered for more things on their table, discussing and laughing)

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SOPHIA WAS IN HER ROOM AT JENNY’S HOUSE, THINKING SO DEEPLY ON WHAT TO DO CONCERNING THE MARRIAGE STUFF

SOPHIA

This family are so good to me and I don’t want to do anything that will destroy our relationship. Jenny, loves me so much as her own sister. Her parents took me as their daughter but, is that enough for me to marry Jeff? How can I marry a man that I do not love? How can I marry a man that feels absolutely nothing for me? But, what do I stand to loose if I marry Jeff when I’ve lost everything already? I have nothing on my name right now. What if Jenny gets angry and send me out of her house? Oh Sophia! Stop all these questions already. What else do you want? See money, see fine guy. Do you want to become homeless again? Never! I have to utilize this opportunity. I am going to marry Jeff to secure my future. To make my life sweet again.

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Writer’s note: You are the master of your decisions, so make the right ones.

Do not judge anyone because you don’t know from which options that they have to choose from.

Some of the bad decisions we make, hunt us afterwards.

As the saying, do not make some important decisions when you are angry, emotionally down or vulnerable because you might regret them later. Always have time to think it through.

Do you think Sophia has taken a good step by deciding to marry Jeff?

Stay tuned for the next episode. It is getting more interesting.

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A PIECE OF ME (Episode 5)

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