JEFF AND JENNY WERE HAVING A CHAT, LAUGHING, TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING THEN, JENNY CHANGED THE TOPIC

JENNY

Ehhee! Tell me. how do you see that my friend I came to the house with the other day?

JEFF

Which friend? Sophia or what do you call her name again? How can that local girl be your friend?

JENNY

Local or not, she’s my friend, and as far as I’m concerned, she’s okay the way she is. If you get to know her, you will like her as well. See, you have tried so many high class girls and all those slay queens but they didn’t work. Why not give this one a trial, you never can tell, you might just fall in love with her

JEFF

Wait a minute! Are you trying to hook me up with your friend?

JENNY

Of course not. I’m only ….

JEFF

What did everyone see in that girl? The same thing mum and dad are saying about her. She is not my speck anyway. I don’t like her. Sis., I am surprised you are joining mum and dad in this kind of discussion. You of all people knows my stand with women. I don’t hide anything from you.

JENNY

I understand everything but, you should know that, for me to get myself involved in this, means the girl in question is exceptionally good. I’ve been living with her for a long time now, and I know when someone is pretending and when someone is naturally good. Moreover, you can’t stay single forever. You don’t like her because you’ve not given yourself a chance to like her. You know I love you so much and I want the best for you. Trust me, Sophia, is a nice girl.

JEFF

Hahaha. What you define as nice might not be my own definition of a nice girl but, I will try her to see how nice she really is.

JENNY

Crazy human being. You know that’s not the kind of nice, I meant (they both laughed and continued their gist).

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MIMI WAS IN HER ROOM WITH HER  FRIENDS DRINKING, SMOKING AND CURSING. THE ANGER IN HER WAS VISIBLE.

 

MIMI

After everything I’ve done for Jeff. He had the gut to break up with me just like that, without thinking about it. Men are so wicked, so heartless. I loved him with my life.

FRIEND 1

I told you several times to leave that guy. The way you were loving him was too much but you wouldn’t listen. He is so wicked.

FRIEND 2

I don’t understand you too. Why are you blaming this guy? Mimi, you were the one that practically broke up with this guy because you were thinking he will go down on his knees to beg you. so its your fault.

MIMI

the best thing for me to do now is to go back to the United States. I have nothing left here. My mum have been calling since to come back but i thought i was going to marry Jeff. I have to go back and never return to this country anymore.

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JEFF AND SOPHIA WERE IN JEFF’S ROOM. HE TRIED TOUCHING AND KISSING HER BUT SHE WAS RESISTING HIM.

SOPHIA

Please stop. This is not right (trying to push him away)

JEFF

What is not right? Are you a child? This is why I like classic babes; they know how to take care of a man. Or do you want me to give you some money? How much? (still trying to touch her)

SOPHIA

Noo, I don’t want your money. We just met and we are still trying to know each other better. This whole marriage thing, is not easy on me too.

JEFF

Don’t tell me you’re believing that crazy joke of us getting married? My friend you better wake up from that your dream, go out there and look for a husband for yourself. I don’t even know what my parents saw in you. You know what? You can just stay in this room as long as you want (picked his car key)

SOPHIA

Where are you going to by this time of the night?

JEFF

And how is that your business? (Slammed the door behind him)

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SOPHIA WAS SETTING THE TABLE IN THE MORNING WHEN MRS BENSON CAME OUT

SOPHIA

Good morning mum

MRS BENSON

Morning my dear, hope you slept well

SOPHIA

Yes mum. Breakfast is ready ma

MRS BENSON

Wow! That’s what I am talking about (coming close to the dinning) hmm, this place smells yummy (she sat down)

SOPHIA

What about dad?

MRS BENSON

He left very early for an appointment. So tell me, how did it go last night? By the way, where’s he? Where’s Jeff?

SOPHIA

Mum, Jeff did not sleep in this house last night

MRS BENSON

What do you mean he didn’t sleep here? He didn’t come back last night?

SOPHIA

He did. But just because I mentioned marriage, he angrily took his car key and left the house

MRS BENSON

Left to where?

SOPHIA

I asked him, but he said it’s none of my business. Mum I don’t think this marriage thing is going to work

MRS BENSON

No don’t say that. You’ve not even tried and you want to give up? Its only cowards that give up and I am sure you’re not one. Just relax, he will come by. You are a beautiful girl.

SOPHIA

He was even asking me how much do I want

MRS BENSON

 He said that to you? Don’t worry my dear, everything will be fine, I will talk to him OK? He’s my son, so let’s eat.

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HENRY WAS TRYING A NUMBER THAT KEPT ON SAYING “NOT REACHABLE”; HE TRIED IT FOR SEVERAL TIMES, ALL TO NO AVAIL. HE LOOKED SO WORRIED AND SO DISTURBED. FEELING SO FRUSTRATED

                                                                               HENRY

                                     What is wrong with this number? always not reachable. Has she changed her number? I hope she still alive. Oh God, please keep her alive.

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MADAM AND HENRY WERE AT THE DINNING TAKING DINNER WHEN HENRY NOTICED HIS MUM ISN’T EATING

HENRY

Mum, what is it? You’re not eating your food. Is there a problem?

MADAM

Have you been able to reach her?

HENRY

No! (looking very disturbed too) I think she changed her number. It’s obvious that she has moved on and doesn’t want to have anything to do with us anymore, but I will continue trying. I’ve lost my appetite. I’m going to bed. Good night mum (pecked her and left)

MADAM

Sophia where are you? I’ve always known you are a good girl. I’m sorry for not have believed you (Talking to herself).

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CHIEF AND HIS FAMILY  WERE AT THE SITTING ROOM DISCUSSING

CHIEF BENSON

I want you to accept that girl as your wife and treat her as one. Haven’t you noticed, she is different from the other girls you’ve been bringing to this house? Look at how she cooks, takes care of the house, and above all, well mannered. For your information, your wedding is next week and you know that, you are moving into your own house immediately after the wedding. So, you have to start getting used to her now.

MRS BENSON

My son, Sophia is such a nice girl. The kind of girl every parent will want for their son. All you have to do is give her a chance to be herself, show her a little care and love. We want nothing but the best for you.

JEFF

How do you guys expect me to love a lady I don’t know, a total stranger?

CHIEF BENSON

Very simple. That’s why we allowed her to stay in this house so you get to know her. In fact, end of this discussion. The whole arrangement for your wedding next week has been taken care of, so no going back. (he stood up and left, his wife followed while Jeff was lost in thought)

JEFF

I’m getting married next week, how? No! This is too much.These people must be out of their mind. What do they take me for, a two year old boy? I can’t believe this! (talking to himself)

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THE THREE FRIENDS WERE AT THE BAR DRINKING WHILE JEFF WAS RUSHING HIS DRINK. POURING IT NONSTOP

LLOYD

Take it easy on the drink man, you want to kill yourself?

JEFF

You can only understand what I am going through right now, if your wedding is fixed by next week with a girl you barely know her name (he drank more)

DR.CHARLES

Guy, it’s not as bad as you are making it seem. This girl is not that bad, just relax and accept this reality. You never can tell, she could make a good wife. Marriages that starts this way usually ends up sweet

JEFF

Definitely not with this one. What kind of girl accepts to marry a man that doesn’t love her? I think she is really up to something

LLOYD

Guy, you and I know your father very well. His mind is made up in this marriage issue and there’s nothing anybody can do about it. So, I suggest you just relax and play along. Even if this girl is up to something, let’s see how this whole drama will end

DR. CHARLES

That’s exactly my point. Do you know your dad was at my hospital with Sophia and your sample to run some tests?

JEFF

My sample? And how did he get that?

DR.CHARLES

It’s like you don’t know your father that much. He can go to any length to accomplish whatsoever he sets his mind on.

LLOYD

Cheers to this married man …. I hope you know that, I am going to be your best man

JEFF

Lloyd, do you know you are a mad man? You should be arranging my funeral not wedding (they all laughed)

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JEFF AND SOPHIA DROVE INTO THEIR COMPOUND ON A ‘JUST WEDDED’ JEEP. AS THEY PARKED, JEFF MOVED STRAIGHT INTO THE HOUSE WITHOUT LOOKING BACK. SOPHIA WAS STILL ON HER WEDDING GOWN

OKON

Madam, you’re welcome

SOPHIA

Thank you, get those boxes inside for me (pointing at the booth, she moved into the house, found Jeff on the sofa drinking with his tie loosened. She stood there watching him when Okon came in with her boxes) drop them here. Thank you. Come! What is your name? (referring to Okon)

OKON

My name na Okon, Mbok.

SOPHIA

Okay. Okon, you can go back to your duty post now (he left). Won’t you show me to the room? (referring to Jeff)

JEFF

Almighty Mrs Jeffrey Williams. You’ve finally gotten what you wanted right? Hahaha Mrs Williams (staggered and left to the room, Sophia followed him to the room, dragging her bags) and what are you doing in my room? There are so many rooms in this house choose one and make yourself comfortable, Mrs Sophia Williams (tipsy and making jest of her)

SOPHIA

Jeff, we’re married now. We are supposed to be together like husband and wif…..

JEFF

(cut in) Shut up! Get out of my room. I said, get out! “we’re husband and wife now” (mimicking her) fool! You don’t know who’s your husband.

(Sophia pushed her bags to the next room, sat down on the bed with tears)    

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SOPHIA JUMPS UP FROM SLEEP, SHE WAS STILL ON WEDDING GOWN, OBVIOUSLY, SHE SLEPT OFF WHILE CRYING. SHE CHECKED THE TIME, IT WAS 6:45AM, SHE CHANGED HER CLOTH, MADE A SHORT PRAYER ON HER KNEES. STEPPED OUT LOOKING FOR THE KITCHEN, ITS A NEW AND EMPTY HOUSE, NOTHING TO COOK. SO, SHE GAVE OKON SOME MONEY TO GO AND BUY SOMETHINGS OUTSIDE, TO PREPARE BREAKFAST FOR HER HUSBAND. SHE SET THE DINNING, WENT TO HIS ROOM TO CALL HIM BUT FOUND OUT THE DOOR WAS LOCKED. SHE KNOCKED AND KNOCKED BUT NO ANSWER

SOPHIA

Jeff! Jeff!! Jeff!!!

JEFF

What is your problem, this girl? Why have you bent on disturbing my life?

SOPHIA

I’m sorry. I just wanted to……..

JEFF

…. My friend, will you get out of my door (she left to the dinning and sat down. Few minutes later, Jeff came out all dressed, headed to the door)

SOPHIA

Breakfast is served. Please I need some money to get some food stuffs for the house (he eyed her from head to toe, hissed and jammed the door; she went back to her room, searched her purse and found #15,000). Thank God, at least, I can use this one to get some things for the house (she brought out her cloths and entered the bathroom to bath)

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SOPHIA WAS ABOUT SETTING THE TABLE FOR DINNER, WHEN JEFF RETURNED

SOPHIA

You’re welcome back. How was your day (no answer, he went straight into his room, she continued setting the delicious jellof rice and chicken she made. Jeff came out, sat on the sofa and changed the channel to his favorite) Jeff, I made dinner. Please come and eat (no answer) Jeff, why are you doing this to me? What did I do to you? How did I offend you? (coming close to him, he stood up, carried his car key about leaving then, Sophia blocked him) you’re not going anywhere, we can’t continue like this, we’re both in this together. Please, let’s make it work.

JEFF

So, you’ve grown so big enough that, you are now blocking my way, in my own house. And who do you think you are to tell me when to go out and when not to? Get out of my sight (pushed her out of the way, she fell and he left house)

 


 

 

Writer’s note: Let me say this, you’re the master of your decisions, so make the right ones.

Wrong decisions have landed many into deep problem, where they are currently struggling to survive.

Don’t judge anyone. You don’t know from which options they had to choose from.

Approach every situation with an open mind, always go back to the superior being for help and directions.

Cry when it is necessary to cry, act when it is necessary to act. Don’t mix it up.

So many people got married for the wrong reasons, and today, they are paying the prices. This brings us to the next topic we will be treating. I promise, you will learn a lot from there.Stay tuned!

Sophia got a ‘very good welcome’ into her new home. The home she was longing to have. The marriage that was supposed to cure her loneliness and make her life sweet again. LIFE!!!

Do you think she will be able stay and enjoy this honeymoon? Let me know what you think.

Are loneliness, lack of money or shelter, good reasons for one to go into marriage?

The story continues, after a short break.

Watch out for our next article.

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