Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 119: Malice Keeper

June 23rd, 2013

So, Eteka and Nelly are engaged.

I’ve actually been expecting it, and even though she can be extremely annoying sometimes, she is a sweet girl, and would be a great addition to our family.

I guess to celebrate it, Mom, Etim, and of course the newly engaged couple, came to my house this afternoon, probably in consideration of the fact that I can’t journey all the way to Festac in this condition. And the best part? They came armed with a cooler of fried rice and pot of stewed chicken. Sweet! The only thing that marred the mini-reunion was the fact that Phillip is away in Escravos until next weekend. But apart from that, it was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

That was until Mom suddenly thrust her phone in my hand! Patrick and my brothers were watching a show on the Crime and Investigation channel, and Nelly was on the phone with yet another of her friends, gushing over her new engagement. Mom’s phone had rang, and after a brief chat, she had shoved the phone in my hand, got up from the couch, and walked to the other side of the living room.

“Hello…” I said, as I reluctantly raised the phone to my ear, wondering who on earth could be on the other end.

“Faith? Faith, is that you?” came Diana’s voice.

I rolled my eyes, and glared at my Mom across the room. I should have suspected this.

“Faith, I know you’re angry with me…and you have good reason to be…I behaved terribly, and I’m so sorry!” before I knew it, the babe had burst into tears. “Faith, I can’t bear for you to be angry with me! You have always been there for me, and I really, really miss our friendship!”

“But yet, you were so quick to jump to the conclusion that I had somehow supported Idara and Phillip’s relationship!” I had snapped with enough edge in my voice to make everyone in the room turn in my direction. “You didn’t even give me the benefit of the doubt! Do you know how I risked my health, running all over London like a damned fool, all because I didn’t want anyone to compromise your relationship with Phillip?! Do you know how my friend and I, who was facing a possible cancer scare by the way, dropped everything just to chase Idara all over London! And what thanks did I get? Not even being given the chance to even defend myself!”

Tearfully, she apologized, saying she had been reacting to the shock of the news, as she had been completely blindsided and hadn’t seen it coming at all.

“Faith, nothing I say can justify what I did. But all I ask is that you find it in your heart to forgive me. I love you like a sister, and I miss you so much!”

And that had been all it took to press my mumu button, and soon we were tearfully reconciled.

“Awww, so all is well now!” Patrick teased, with a glint in his eye.

“If Mom hadn’t staged this intervention, Faith would have carried this anger for years!” Etim remarked. “My sister can keep malice for Africa!”

“That’s not true!” I protested.

“Your brother is right!” Mom cut in. “That’s one of the bad things about you, Effiowan! You don’t know how to forgive!”

I stared back at her in shock. “But I have forgiven Diana now!”

“I’m not talking about Diana!” Mom answered, staring me dead in the eye.

It took only minutes for what she was implying to sink in. “Idara?!!” I exclaimed. “You can’t be serious, Mom!”

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“So, just like that, someone who has been your friend for years has now become your enemy?” Mom retorted.

“Mom, are you really being serious?! You know everything Idara tried to do to sabotage Phillip and Diana’s relationship! The same Diana you love so much!”

“Granted, she didn’t do well at all. I thought she would have gotten over her crush on your brother years ago, and I admit that she took things too far with her recent actions…” Mom conceded.

“But?” I said, knowing there was definitely a ‘but’ coming along.

“Think about how much of a friend Idara has been to you over the years. Think back to how difficult things were for us after your father died, and all the help and support she and her parents gave us! Or how her family always treated you like one of theirs, especially anytime you had cause to travel. Remember how you always told me how much at home they always made you feel?” Mom answered. “I can’t believe you would have forgotten about that already!”

I stared at my Mom as if she’d grown a horn, and looked around the room, trying to muster support from Patrick and my brothers, but everyone averted my gaze.

“Patrick! You agree with Mom??!” I exclaimed.

He shrugged. “The thought has crossed my mind a few times…but I didn’t want to upset you. She has been there for you for a very long time.”

Suddenly, it felt like the room was spinning. As surprised as I was to hear this from my family, I couldn’t deny one thing.

Deep in my heart, I knew they were right…

 

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Catch up on Faith’s Pregnancy Diary here:

  1. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 1: BFP
  2. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 2: Lukewarm Response
  3. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 3: The Struggle
  4. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 4: Tricked
  5. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 5: Keeping Her Man
  6. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 6: Men are so Annoying!
  7. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 7: Bleeding
  8. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 8: The 9-Week Mark
  9. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 9: Festive
  10. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 10: The Holiday
  11. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 11: This Thing Called Love
  12. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 12: The Pregnancy Glow
  13. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 13: The Baby & The Bobo
  14. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 14: Wahala
  15. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 15: The Abortion
  16. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 16: A Good Man
  17. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 17: Joy & Pain
  18. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 18: Hostage
  19. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 19: Ammunition
  20. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 21: Famzing
  21. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 22: Stress Relief
  22. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 23: Diana
  23. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 24: Bestos
  24. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 25: The Miscarriage
  25. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 26: In God’s Hands
  26. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 27: Crossing the line
  27. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 28: Last Minute Packing
  28. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 29: Ex-Girlfriend
  29. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 30: Not Just Friends
  30. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 31: Fight For Him
  31. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 32: Faded Beauty
  32. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 33: Holiday Glow
  33. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 34: The Proposals
  34. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 35: Baby Kicks
  35. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 36: Celebration Dinner
  36. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 37: Rainbow Baby
  37. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 38: Lunch with the Girls
  38. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 39: Wedding Season
  39. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 40: Mama Patrick
  40. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 41: Misplaced Love
  41. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 42: Okafor’s Law
  42. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 43: Forgiveness
  43. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 44: Get it over with
  44. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 45: Family Meeting
  45. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 46: The Goof
  46. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 47: Worship
  47. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 48: Gender
  48. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 49: The Introduction
  49. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 50: Messy
  50. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 51: Passionate Love
  51. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 52: Instagram Drama
  52. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 53: 21 Weeks
  53. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 54: Oppressed
  54. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 55: Age is just a number
  55. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 56: Legally Together
  56. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 57: Monkey on my back
  57. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 58: Your secret is safe with me
  58. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 59: Spring in my step
  59. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 60: Level don change
  60. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 61: It’s my time
  61. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 62: Drama & Baby Kicks
  62. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 63: Love, Joy, Fear
  63. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 64: Owerri
  64. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 65: Untouchable
  65. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 66: Foot Soldiers
  66. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 67: Dem Say, Dem Say
  67. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 68: The Side Chick & The Fiancé
  68. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 69: Dim-Witted Brother
  69. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 70: Day from hell
  70. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 71: A Cancelled Wedding & a Kept Woman
  71. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 72: From Bad to Worst!
  72. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 73: The Confrontation
  73. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 74: Away we go!
  74. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 75: Birthday Girl
  75. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 76: Caught Red-Handed
  76. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 77: Played by a Master Manipulator
  77. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 78: Showdown
  78. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 79: Sad Tears, Happy Tears
  79. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 80: Not the forever kind of love
  80. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 81: My Sacred Vow to you
  81. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 82: Facebook Likes
  82. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 83: Pregnancy Queue
  83. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 84: Braxton Hicks
  84. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 85: The Verdict
  85. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 86: Home Sweet Home
  86. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 87: The Bridal Shower
  87. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 88: The Scare
  88. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 89: Nwando’s Wedding
  89. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 90: Time To Face The Music
  90. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 91: The Witch Hunt
  91. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 92: Bump Envy
  92. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 93: This Evil Family
  93. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 94: Thankful
  94. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 95: People Watching
  95. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 96: New Beginnings
  96. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 97: Dispassionately
  97. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 98: Old Woman
  98. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 99: The Premonition
  99. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 100: The Girl is Fine!
  100. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 101: Three Weeks From Now
  101. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 102: Diana & Akunna
  102. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 103: Of Daughters and Honeymoons
  103. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 104: Practice Run
  104. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 105: Cold Revenge
  105. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 106: Absolutely Nothing
  106. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 107: Selfish
  107. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 108: Back and Forth
  108. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 109: Chief Mourner
  109. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 110: He Will Never Be Mine
  110. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 111: The Showers
  111. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 112: Baby Mama
  112. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 113: Counting
  113. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 114: Soul Searching
  114. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 115: My Baby Girl
  115. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 116: Deep Sense of Knowing
  116. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 117: Judgemental
  117. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 118: The Preeclampsia Scare & The Big Lie

Comments

    1. Uju Nweke
      Uju Nweke

      Thanks.. but there’s none for yesterday.
      Maybe it’s my eyes. Let me check again

    2. Uju Nweke
      Uju Nweke

      Errrmm.. I just checked again.. Golibe wasn’t posted yesterday.. pls paste the link here for me biko.. tnx

    3. Nicole

      Hi Uju. It’s published on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She didn’t write this week, but it will follow a firm routine from tomorrow.

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