CRY FOR ME: Part 11 – The End

CRY FOR ME: Part 11 – The End

Part 23

Franca Uwuigiaren

Alex forwarded all his conversations with Susan to Claire. She listened to the recorded conversation and called Alex immediately.

“Thank you Alex. Her voice is beautiful. Please give her more money. Give her anything she needs and forward your account details so I can send the money.” She said wiping tears from her face and trying to be in control.

Alex laughed.

“You’re funny Claire. I am a billionaire in case you have forgotten. I don’t need you to pay me for choosing to take responsibility. I fumbled the first time and I won’t again.”

“Alright. I want her to get a jamb form. I have made enquiry and was told it’s out already.”

He laughed again.

“What Alex? Is it not the right thing to do?”

“It is. It’s just that I am ahead. Everything is set.”

“Alright. Don’t you think our parents should be informed” she asked

“Weekend is perfect. I will give you a call.”

“Alright”

“Good night Claire. I love you.” But she had already dropped the call.

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“I will drive you home Susan. I do like to meet your father” that is what my Boss told me. I entered his car and instead of asking me for directions to my house, he just drove facing another direction. I panicked but he asked me to relax, that he has something to show me.

He drove about fifteen minutes then parked his car beside a building. He asked me to follow him. I opened the door and quickly followed throwing caution to the wind.

“This is my daughter I told you about. I want to pay for it now.” He told the man he met.

“What are you paying for sir?” I asked with confusion written on my face.

“Jamb form my dear. I want you to further your education. You’re intelligent Susan…”

I didn’t allow him to continue his statement before jumping on him. I was too excited.

“This is God in action. Do you know how I have longed for this sir?”

I knelt and thanked him. He looked so happy and satisfied.

“You don’t need to come to work again. I will make arrangements for lessons. Stay at home and prepare for the JAMB.” he told me. Was it a play or joke?

“Ah sir, is it a tactics to sack me? I can still come to work and attend lessons in the evenings sir.”

He smiled.

“Susan the smart girl. You can’t be sacked from this company. Don’t worry about money. It will be coming in.”

I looked at him and I was overwhelmed. He was just a good man.

“Thank you sir”

“Stop embarrassing me” he told me laughing.

We left and he stopped at a shopping mall and he asked me to pick the things I needed. I was afraid to finish his money when he just paid for a jamb form for me. So I picked only Golden morn and Cornflakes.

“Let me help you” he said picking things fear would never have allowed me to touch. As he was paying for the items, my eyes sighted some display of shoes. I rushed there. I selected a black shoe for my dad. It has been a long time he wore good shoe. Since this was my opportunity, I picked it for him.

“You love your dad so much” he said looking intently at me.

“That man took shit for me sir. I can’t love him less.”

“Let’s go meet him then” he said smiling.”

My dad and siblings were busy gisting when we arrived. I introduced my Boss to my dad. Mr Alex sat on the other plastic chair and I joined my sisters on the carpeted floor. Trust my siblings, they have offload everything my boss bought for me. Oblivious of us, dad and Mr Alex chatted away. I heard dad thanking him for everything.

“He bought a jamb form for me” I told Dad and my sisters screamed and dad was happy.”

Dad prayed for him and he begged to take his leave.

“You have a nice family” he told me outside.

“Thank you sir”

“While I am making arrangements for your lesson, try and be in the office tomorrow.”

“Alright.”

He opened his car and brought out a brown envelope.”

“Take this Susan. I don’t want you to lack anything. Eat whatever you want. If you are in need of money, don’t hesitate to call me. Ooh I forgot. Don’t worry, I will get you a powerful phone. Don’t worry also about your education. It’s in my hand.”

I hugged him tight and I didn’t know how the tears started falling.

“I understand the emotion. Go in and relax.”

I watched him drive out of the compound. I was so overwhelmed. Things are moving so fast and in this beautiful dream I am having, I don’t want to wake up. All the years of sorrow are being wiped away.

I went inside. My father who was always cautious looked at me.

“Do you know I have been wondering why your Boss is helping not only you but me. Is it that God is using him to help you or there’s something in between that I don’t know? Just look at the money he gave me today? He said

I brought out the envelope he gave me and counted the money inside. It was thirty thousand naira.

That night sleep eluded me. Who would not? I am earning money everyday without working. Of course I am doing nothing in that office. I only eat and watch movies. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served everyday. Every staff accord a small girl like me too much respect.

“Good morning ma or Hello miss you look gorgeous. Even the Receptionist carries my handbag to my office. Whenever I enter the company, the security men greets “Welcome small madam” flashing me their teeth.

I just didn’t want him to change towards me. So I went to God in prayers. I told him to protect Me Alex for me. Let bad people not turn his face away from me.

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I was worried that Mr Alex has not been in the office for the past hours. It’s almost noon. I opened the fridge to get water when he barged in and went on his knees before me.

“What is it sir? Why are you on your knees”? I was panicking and perplexed.

He held my hands tight.

“Forgive me Susan. I have wronged you in many ways.”

Mr Alex was crying and I was so uncomfortable.

“I don’t understand sir. Can you please stand up? You have never hurt me. You have been an epitome of goodness to me that I don’t want to wake up if it’s a dream. You gave me a job that I don’t merit and my family can feed well, all thanks to you. Not at all sir. You have not wronged me.” I told him.

“I have Susan. Be patient to hear me out.”

He stood up and sat on the chair.

“I am your father Susan. I mean your biological father.”

For a minute everything stood still.

“What are you saying? What do you think you are saying?”

“Believe me….”

“Believe you for what?” I started laughing because it looks strange.

“You dumped me” I flared. You didn’t care whether I lived or died. You and the woman that gave birth to me rejected me. I thought when I eventually meet my real parents I will be able to forgive but now I see the enormity of what both of you did. Do you know what I went through? You think you can just show up claiming right over me? Well, I refuse to be your daughter.”

I was so angry. What effontery?. I was too blinded by anger to see that he was on his knees again.

“I don’t ever want to see you or her in my life. I will survive without you” I said as I walked out and banged the door so loud.

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“Alex has found my daughter” Claire told her parents. We planned to inform you first so you could advise us on how to go about it but he ruined it” wailed Claire.

“Take a deep breath” Clair’s father said. “I don’t understand.”

She calmed down and explained everything to her parents.

“Don’t blame him. He is just in a hurry to reunite with his daughter.” The General Overseer told her.

“What are we going to do?”

“We will pay her a visit” he said.

He was all smiles as Clair’s mum danced all over the sitting room.

“This is more than I ask for Lord. Thank you Jesus” she said beckoning to Claire to join in her dance.

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Mr Alex Rushed to his parents and told them everything.

“Were you expecting her to hug you? Right now she is angry and she has the right to be. We will have to make arrangements with Claire’s parents so we can decide on how to go about it.

Alex went on his knees in tears.

“Lord Jesus, it’s only you that can touch Susan. Give her the grace to forgive and accept us….”

CRY FOR ME: Part 11 – The End

Written by Franca Uwuigiaren

Inspired by the Holy Spirit.

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