MAMA I MADE IT: Episode 11 – 20
MAMA, I MADE IT!💪
Story by MARIAM EDEM ( MARIAM EYEN EFIK)
I managed to switch on my phone when I got to the shop, but there was no text message especially from my dad.
I just heaved and took the phone to my neighbor to help me charge it and I returned back to my shop.
I can’t tell what the time was when I saw someone standing outside and I looked up to see the guy of yesterday.
“Hi welcome, I said getting up and he walked in smiling.
“Birthday girl, he said and I smiled giving him a seat.
“I didn’t forget the laptop, its here, I said taking my schoolbag.
“Let’s talk about something else after all its your day, so where is the party? He asked.
“Uhmmm there will be no party, you know after what happened yesterday, I was thinking of going somewhere to get a cake for I and my mom, I replied.
“And I’m excluded right? He asked and I laughed.
“Of course not but it depends on when I’ll get it, I see my mom so excited more than I do like its her day, I’m only getting it for her honestly, I replied and he nodded and put on a serious look.
“I know I’m a stranger Purity and I came just for a laptop, but I want to know if you don’t mind, what led to your mom insanity? He asked and I sat down cleaning my face.
“I don’t know honestly, the matter is so complicated and she can’t talk, but I’m having this faith that there’s a chance for her to Come around, I replied.
“Has she been taken to a hospital? He asked.
“My dad said he took her there but no positive results, but I don’t want to give up though I know its sad I can’t help her out but I wish I can, I said and he nodded.
“If you want, I’ll take her there, he said.
“What! I shouted surprised because I wasn’t expecting that.
“Its okay, my mom is a psychiatrist and I can talk to her about this, let’s see how it will go and if there is any chance for your mom to get better, I assure you she will be, he said and tears was just streaming down my face and I slowly went on my knees which he held me up.
“Common don’t do that, he said.
“Please let me do it, you don’t know what you’ve just done for me and I don’t know how to repay you. I was separated from her for years because of her sickness, and I’m barely 3 months with her.
My choice to stay with her made my dad abandon me here, and I’ve really seen how much she loves me despite her condition. I want nothing more than to see her well, that’s my only wish, I said crying.
“I understand and I saw the deep love she has for you yesterday, I’ll talk to my mom and get back to you alright, he said and I nodded.
“Thank you so much, I said cleaning my dace.
“You’re welcome, today is suppose to be your happy day, don’t ruin that face please, he said and I smiled and sniffed trying to get myself back.
“So where to from here? He asked and a customer walked in. I quickly gave him a sign and he gave me the go ahead to attend to her while he kept himself company with his phone.
“I’m so sorry about that, i said to him when she left.
“No its fine, he said.
“But why do you need the laptop when you can get a better one anywhere? I asked and he smiled.
“That’s right I can get one anywhere but my laptop broke down at a very wrong time. I’m a movie director and script writer and you know what that means, i need my laptop so badly but coincidentally I saw the pop up laptop for sale and I liked it. I just called immediately without thinking twice and i know you need that money more than others do, I don’t mind buying it from you, he replied and I smiled and brought the laptop out and gave it to him.
“Wow oh wow! Its indeed a good product, he said looking at it and I sadly nodded.
Its not my happiness to sell it out, but then sacrifice must be made to achieve something.
“What if I say I won’t buy it? He asked and my heart skipped scared God has seen the content of my heart and has gotten angry.
“But why you don’t like it? I asked.
“I do but its gonna help you too since you are training yourself singlehandedly.
I’ll connect you to a site that you’ll be paid, you can add it up with what you’re having here and push your studies, he said.
“Oh no you don’t understand, i don’t even have the money to start that’s why I’m selling it out, I said.
“I know what I’m saying Purity, I’ll give you the money for the fees, he said and my eyes bulged out.
“No please i won’t accept it, I mean how I repay you if you’re to ask for the favor back? I can’t accept this offer I’m sorry, I’m selling it out and I’ll find another way to take care of myself in school, I said.
“I hope the way will be pure? He asked.
“Of course, very pure and genuine, I replied.
“Fine then I have no choice, I’ll get it at the price you stated online. So can I have your account number? He asked and I quickly called it out for him.
“Sent, he said to me.
“I’m currently charging my phone, I said.
“You can go check it out to be sure, he said and I was reluctant to.
“No don’t bother i know its sent, so its yours now, I said.
“Including the bag? He playfully asked.
“Ahhh no please, I replied laughing.
“Just kidding, he said and got up like he was about to leave.
“Thank you so much, I said and he nodded.
“Can you please escort me to the car? He asked.
“Sure, I said and followed him out to his car, and I was about waving him good bye to go, he asked me to wait.
He opened the door and brought out a packet which contained a cake and a bag for me.
“Are you serious?, Was what came out from my mouth as i slowly got it from him.
“Happy birthday once again, please make sure your mom cuts the cake with you and tell her the money she hustled yesterday bought this, he said and I didn’t know what to say.
“Thank you, thank you so much and God bless you, I managed to say but he smiled and drove off.
“I don’t even know your name! Gosh! I shouted angry with myself I forgot to ask.
I got back to the shop and opened up the cake happy he just saved me the stress of looking for one so urgent. I looked into the bag and saw a bottle of wine and a packet of juice.
“Thank you so much and happy birthday to you Purity, I happily said and quickly hurried up with the clothes on hand so I’ll go see my mom.
At 4pm I got my phone from my neighbor and was ready to close for the day, I saw few missed calls from my friends especially from the Internet and i returned the calls back. I also saw the alert and i noticed he added an extra money to the amount we agreed on and I smiled thanking him again.
Then i saw his number and decided to save it as “angel” since i don’t know his name.
I don’t know why that name came to my head first, but i saw him as my angel and I decided to call to know if he has arrived home but his number was switched off.
I returned my phone to my bag, took my cake and the bag he gave me and left.
On my way I met with the bully of a guy and he stopped me when i tried avoiding him,
“I’m not invited right? He asked.
“Why should you even be invited? I mean who knows you? I asked and walked away from him closing my ears to whatever he spilled behind me.
“Mama I’m back! I shouted when i entered into the compound and my mom came out. I saw she wore the dress she loves so much and even put on her shoe. Ever since i got shoes for her, she never attempted to put it on except i force her legs in, but today she didn’t want anyone to force her, she did it on her own.
“Momma is looking so beautiful, I teased her as she happily came to me, but it was directly for the cake. She got it from me first before anything and shone her teeth at me.
“Ahhh Mommy not even a peck? I asked but she shook her head smiling and went in with the cake while i shook my head and sat outside to rest first as i heard her jumping inside.
“Mommy we need to shower, i said still outside and she shouted inside which indicated a very big NO to me.
“Okay o, I said and went in and saw she was already sitting on the floor looking at the cake like it was a mirror,
“Beautiful right? I asked and she shone her teeth.
“Your money gave me that, thank you mommy, I said and her countenance dropped and i touched her.
“Let me go shower okay, when i come back we will cut the cake and celebrate together, i said keeping the drinks beside the cake and she was just clapping her hands and kicking her legs happily while i left to have a shower.
I came back, changed up and sat beside her with my phone camera on.
“Mommy say CHEERS!, i said wanting to snap with her but she kept a frowning face and pointed at the cake and i couldn’t help but laugh hard at her.
“Okay okay I know the cake is your problem and we will eat it today, I said and brought out a penknife and looked at my mom,
“I’ll use your name in cutting the cake, its for you and i want you to know this is the best birthday celebration I’ve ever had, I said and cut the cake spelling her name HILDA.
We took pictures together and i posted it online and logged out immediately so i can play the music for her.
Despite we were just 2, it was the most funniest birthday i have ever had and i didn’t notice my dad nor my friends weren’t there.
We brushed up for the night as usual after i was able to keep a part of the cake for tomorrow breakfast at least, and my mom didn’t waste time to sleep off with the cake and drink she consumed enough.
I tidied up the place and took up my phone to call angel to thank him again for making my day, but it was still switched off.
I wondered why his number is still switched off and prayed he should be okay, I then switched to the Internet and I didn’t know when I began to cry.
The comments i got from those i called my friends, even my step sister despite being a public platform ruined my whole day, and i regretted I shared the pictures I took so happily there.
They commented about the background, and didn’t spare my mother from the mockery.
I couldn’t take it, and I sadly deactivated my account to end the shame………….
MAMA I MADE IT: Episode 11 – 20
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