THE MIRACLE I NEED : Episode 91 – 100

THE MIRACLE I NEED : Episode 91 – 100


“Amanda?” Kathleen called softly as she dressed her up for bed.

“Yes?” Amanda asked, looking into Kathleen’s face curiously. If people thought she looked like a half-caste, then Amanda looked like a little white girl. Kathleen thought as she admired Amanda’s beautiful face.

She had thought about having this conversation with Amanda all day, and now that it was time, she wasn’t sure how to go about asking the little girl for permission to date her father.

She cleared her throat, “Do you miss your mom?” She asked, making Amanda blink at her in confusion. Was that a wrong question to ask? Kathleen wondered, feeling worried that her question might upset the kid.

Amanda’s brows knit thoughtfully, “She went to heaven after having me and I never saw her, so how can I miss her?” Amanda asked making Kathleen sigh sadly.

“Oh dear!”

“Although I wish she was here, and I love her since daddy says she was very kind. You want to see her picture?” Amanda asked, and without waiting for Kathleen to respond she went into her father’s room and returned a moment later with a photo album which she dropped on Kathleen’s lap and then went on to sit on the bed beside Kathleen before opening it.

The first picture on the album was that of Pete and a beautiful light skinned lady, bent over with his hands around her waist while looking at the camera and laughing over something the person behind the camera had probably said. Kathleen’s heart skipped a beat as her eyes settled on the lady’s face which looked very much like Amanda’s, only difference being that she was light skinned while Amanda had Pete’s chocolate complexion. She looked really young and petite, but judging by her face she seemed to be in her early twenties or there about.

THE MIRACLE I NEED : Episode 91 – 100

Amanda kept flipping the pages, and next it was their wedding picture, “The day they got married.” Amanda announced like Kathleen couldn’t figure it out on her own.

“She is pretty, right?” Amanda asked, looking up at Kathleen with a wide smile.

“Very pretty. And you look just like her.” Kathleen said, returning her smile even though she couldn’t understand what was going on in her heart as she watched the pictures.

“Yes. But grandma says I have daddy’s eyes and complexion.” Amanda said.

“Yes you do, and it doesn’t make you any less beautiful.” Kathleen assured her before letting her flip the page again.

This time they were seated at a diner and it seemed like they were out on a date and Pete was smiling at her like she was his prize, “Daddy said this was the day they found out I was in mummy’s belly.” Amanda announced happily.

Katheen couldn’t help but wonder why she was having these mixed feelings. She loved Amanda and yes she had feelings for Pete too, but seeing these pictures was kind of making her feel uncomfortable in a way… Or was it jealousy she was feeling? How on earth do you jealous a dead person? She remembered one time she had listened to her colleagues at work argue about people feeling jealous of their partner’s ex, and she had thought it didn’t make sense, yet here she was feeling jealous of Pete’s dead wife. She wasn’t just an ex girlfriend, this was Pete’s late wife, someone he had obviously been madly in love and had shared both his life and body with. She could literally see the love and devotion he had for her in his eyes. How could she ever compete with that? Why couldn’t she have fallen in love with someone who was a virgin like herself without any past relationships… Wait, what? Love? Kathleen’s heart skipped a beat as she realized what she had just thought.

Fall in love? Where had that thought come from? How could she be in love with him? Of course she wasn’t in love with Pete. Yes she had feelings for him, but love? How could it be love? They had known each other for barely two weeks and she had disliked him for most of that time, so how could she have fallen in love with him under such a short period of time?

“…daddy said this was the day I was born.” She heard Amanda say, and looked down only to realize Amanda had been talking and flipping the pages all the while she was busy with her thoughts. And the last photo on that album was that of the heavily pregnant lady standing in front of a Cinema. He had said the accident had happened after they finished seeing the movie and were on their way to eat, Kathleen recalled.

“Daddy says she was an Angel, and her mission was to bring me to him before returning to heaven. She looks like an angel, doesn’t she?” Amanda asked with a smile, making tears gather in Kathleen’s eyes as she nodded. She felt like a witch for feeling the way she was feeling.

“Yes she does.”

“Are you crying?” Amanda asked in confusion when a tear dropped from Kathleen’s eyes. She didn’t understand all she was feeling. She felt sorry for Pete and Amanda, and she was also feeling sorry towards Pete’s wife for being unable to control the jealousy she was feeling. Was she okay? Was she supposed to be feeling this way?

“Yes. I feel sad.” Kathleen confessed to Amanda who now looked sad as well.

Amanda dropped the photo album on the bed and then stood up on the bed to embrace Kathleen, so that Kathleen’s head was resting on her midsection, “Don’t be sad.” She pleaded, and Kathleen also wrapped her hands around Amanda.

THE MIRACLE I NEED : Episode 91 – 100

As Kathleen gradually regained her composure, she couldn’t help but wonder if her step father had also felt jealous of her biological father when he started a relationship with her mother. Maybe she would confide in her mother about the way she was feeling.

She sighed as she pulled away from Amanda who was still holding her, “Thank you.” She said as she wiped the tears from her face.

“You’re going to marry daddy, right?” Amanda asked, making Kathleen’s heart miss a beat. Had she heard her right? Kathleen wondered as she looked at Amanda in confusion.

“I want you to be my mummy so you can take care of me, and give me a little brother and sister too.” Amanda said, and Kathleen’s eyes became moist again.

“You’re a crybaby.” Amanda said when she noticed the tears in Kathleen’s eyes again, making Kathleen giggle. She had no idea what she had gotten herself involved in, but she was just going to trust God and believe that all things was working together for her good.

THE MIRACLE I NEED : Episode 91 – 100


Ella leaned on Ken’s body as they both sat on the couch watching a Nollywood romantic comedy together, while Angela was lying down on another couch, busy with her phone while watching the movie at the same time.

“I always love it when Mercy Johnson takes on classy roles like this. Not those stupid dumebi and Caro the shoemaker roles.” Ella commented as she watched the movie.

“Yeah, I love her too.” Ken said, and watched in amusement as Ella pulled away from his body to look into his face.

“You love her too?” She asked, challenging him with her frown to repeat it.

“Yes nau. I love her too. Why?” Ken asked innocently.

“I said I love it when she plays classy roles and you said you love her too. Am I not the only woman who isn’t your family member that you are supposed to love?” She asked, tilting her head to the side and folding both hands over her breast.

“Oh! So you know? Am I not the only man who isn’t your family member that you’re supposed to love? How many guys have you complimented since we started watching this movie? First it was Ken Erics…”

“But at least you both have the same name nau.” Ella said defensively, making Ken want to laugh out loud.

“Really? And Jim Iyke? What do I have in common with him? Or we have the same face?” Ken asked with a snort, “Ali Nuhu nkor?” He asked when she couldn’t answer the first question.

“But you didn’t say you don’t like it, did you? You didn’t say you’re jealous. Me I’m telling you I don’t like you loving any other person.” Ella said defensively.

“Shey you’re a Christian? Try and practice the golden rule in this relationship. Do unto others as you want them to do unto you.” Ken suggested.

“If you don’t want to see me with any girl, let me not see you with any guy. You don’t want me to keep female friends, no male friends for you. Let’s maintain the energy on both ends, you hear?” Ken said making her shift in her seat uncomfortably.

“Ehn, fine. I hear you. Sha don’t tell me you love anybody again.” She said grudgingly as she returned to her former position so they could continue the movie. They both turned to the side when they heard Angela trying to control her laughter unsuccessfully, and only then did they remember they weren’t alone in the living room. They had completely forgotten she was there and had been engrossed in themselves and their argument.

“You see your aunty, abi? Try not to be like her o.” Ken advised.

“What is my business? Sha I’ve told you my own. Angela you’re here abi? You will bear me witness.” Kathleen said and Angela stood up.

“I’m not here. I’m going to the room to sleep. Goodnight uncle Ken, good night aunty.” She said with a smile as she turned to leave.

“Good girl. In fact come and take.” He said, taking out his wallet to give her a clean one thousand naira note, and she danced excitedly.

“Angela you’re not here abi? Okay na. We will see, you hear? Better keep that money he is giving you well o, you will need it throughout this week.” She threatened making the smile disappear from Angela’s face.

“Ahan! But aunty nau.” Angela protested.

“Don’t worry jare. You’re doing like you don’t know your aunty. She will give you money.” Ken assured Angela who looked at him skeptically.

“Aunty I’m here. I will bear you witness.” Angela said as she stuffed the money she had taken from Ken into the back pocket of her shorts.

“Angela you’re a criminal.” Ken accused, while Ella giggled at the hilarity of it all.

“Ehn, arrest her nau. Angela go and sleep jare. Goodnight my girl.” Ella said with a giggle as she returned her attention to the television.

“In your mind you have won abi?” Ken asked, tickling her and making her laugh out loud as she tried to move away from his reach.

“Allow me finish the movie abeg.” She pleaded as she returned to her seat.

“Oya let’s finish it so that I can go.” Ken said as he placed his hand over her waist and held her close.

“You can sleep here if you want to.” Ella offered.

“No. I don’t want to. Thanks for the offer though.” Ken said dismissively. Last thing he wanted was to sleep over and start wanting things he had promised not to do. No need opening the pot of food he wasn’t going to be able to eat.

THE MIRACLE I NEED : Episode 91 – 100


Kimberly had never felt so restless as she did at the moment. The house she had always lived in now seemed sort of empty without Eric around. It wasn’t even up to a week since he moved in with her, yet everything seemed different already. She walked over to the kitchen to get a glass of water, and she ended up missing him even more, especially as it reminded her of the kiss they had shared in there the other night. She knew if he was home he would probably be in the kitchen trying to fix dinner for them as he had been doing since he moved in.

She walked out of the kitchen and went outside to the boys quarter so she could distract herself by spending the time with Prisca instead. She had tried her best to distract herself by reading the beauty for Ashes, but she hadn’t been able to concentrate on it. How could she when he was yet to call, and his number was unreachable?

“What is wrong?” Prisca asked when Kimberly walked into the apartment without knocking, wearing a long face.

“Nothing. I was just in need of your company.” Kimberly said as she dropped on the couch and faced the television.

“Why? What about Eric? Did you both fight?” Prisca asked in concern.

“He is not around. Something came up at home so he had to travel.” Kimberly said without turning to look at her.

“Is that why you look so downcast?” Prisca asked curiously.

“I’m okay.”

“No you’re not. You’re obviously in a foul mood, and your face says it all.” Prisca said, reaching for the remote control and turning off the television so she could get Kimberly’s attention.

“Talk to me. Is that why you’re feeling this way or something else happened?” Prisca insisted.

Kimberly sighed, “I don’t know. The house just feels empty without him. And he is yet to even give me a call.” Kimberly complained.

“Kim? You’re in love with him already?”

“Am I? I don’t know. But then again, I wouldn’t be too surprised if I am. He is the only man who has treated me the way he does, and he hasn’t even touched me. He defends me every chance he gets, and pampers me. He makes me feel like I’m more than a sex object, and he is devoted to making me better, so what is there not to love? Won’t you love him if you were in my shoes?” Kimberly asked defensively as a tear dropped from her eyes.

Prisca looked at her helplessly before moving closer to her to embrace her, “I wasn’t trying to say you did anything wrong. It’s okay.” She said as she tapped Kimberly’s back gently. She couldn’t say she was surprised about it anyway, since she had always known Kimberly was likely going to end up falling in love with Eric. Hopefully the feeling was going to be mutual.

THE MIRACLE I NEED : Episode 91 – 100

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