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Fola’s Story: Episode 2

May 2, 2020

Episode 2

I couldn’t take it any more, why was Folake even with this Chris guy and not her brother? I had so many questions for her but then I decided to refer it to her father. I saved the screen record and immediately forwarded it to all of Fola’s nuclear family, her father and her two brothers including the one in Italy with her. I accompanied it with a voice note telling them how much Fola wanted to come home. I couldn’t breathe or sleep well that night knowing what my friend was going through. I tried to call her back but her number was switched off. In all my panic, I slept off.
I woke up to about 5 messages from Fola’s father, each line of the message shocked me as I scrolled to the end. “Don’t interfere in my family matters next time Sade, your friend should have told you the reason to her being treated that way by that man”. I pinched myself hoping it was a bad dream and also the rumors about Engr. Badmus not being Fola’s real father was fake. I tried to call him to know if his phone was hacked, he didn’t pick up.
I called Fola because at this moment, I figured I was all she had but then her number was still not reachable. Her brothers had not responded to my messages and I did what every typical friend would have done, I tweeted the video and tagged every Italian embassy page that there was. I put off my phone immediately after it wondering if what I had done was right but then I had to do it for Fola, my sister. I got up and prepared myself for work. Realizing I was a few hours late, I rushed out without my phone.
Everything at work seemed to remind me of the punches Chris landed on Fola’s stomach. I was having a board meeting with some executives from other firms, I was representing my company because I was one of the best but then not today.
“Miss Sade, are you here with us?” my boss said with a loud thud on the table which made me scream. I asked to be excused and I went to the bathroom, I had to call Folake again, maybe this time she would pick. “My phone”, I said as I frantically searched every part of my backpack. If that phone wasn’t at home then I’d be done for, I headed for my desk at work and fought the urge to open twitter. Violating office policies wasn’t what I wanted to do after I had left the meeting that way, the meeting! I took a quick dash into the executive hall in the office.
“I’m really sorry, I have a stomach upset and I’d really love to be excused”, was all I could whisper to my boss’ ear before he let me go with a wave of the hand. Before I left I could hear him apologizing to other members of the meeting and I really felt like a horrible person. I rushed for my car keys and jumped stairs, I couldn’t stop imagining how many responses I had gotten on twitter over the video and how Folake was holding up.
My estate security had a fine policy of not letting strangers in, not the police, not the raging Engr Badmus who looked like he was ready to turn my car over as he saw me driving.
“Aunty Sade, this man has been here cursing you since and saying all the horrible things he’d do to you when you get back”, that was Bola my favorite one of all the security guards. I parked by the gate and came down to find out what all the madness was about.
“Madam, you’re under arrest for invading into the family affairs of Engr. Badmus, please you’d have to come to the station with us”, I asked that I go to my house and get my phone but the officers won’t let that happen, they were already going on with the lines about anything I said being used against me in the court of law. “Bola, park the car for me and keep the key, I’d get it once I come home, don’t panic, I’d be home soon, Officer let’s go”. I walked into the police van, I wish I had my phone with me, I wish I knew why Fola’s father was acting this way, I wish I really knew what was happening….

Lynda

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10 Discussion to this post

  1. Jessica says:

    When are you dropping the next episode ooo
    Oh God my heart is shaking already😰

  2. Cassandra says:

    Can we be getting Two episodes each day.. Cause I don’t like this kind of suspense😏😏

    Amazing story!!

  3. Irene Owums says:

    This is no fair Linda.
    You can’t be dropping this thing half and half like this. Suspense has killed me here.
    What’s going to happen to Sade??? What about fola and the Chris guy. Why is Mr badmus reacting that way. What about fola’s brothers???
    So many questionnnssssss

  4. Ebere says:

    I am very thrilled now, what kind of Father does that? And what could be Fola’s offense,… Nice one!

  5. Afrikahly says:

    Jeezzz… I don’t even know what to say😭

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