Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 124: A Deep Love!

June 27th, 2013

As the car tore down the Falomo bridge, all the way down Kingsway Road, and then onto Osborne, I had my heart in my mouth. And the stern look on Emeka’s face was doing nothing to help matters. Where was he taking me to oh?! Haaa! What if he was an otokoto guy?! I hadn’t told anyone I was going to see him…nobody knew where I was…if this guy decided to do something funny to me, I was done for!

But, even with all these thoughts racing through my head, I didn’t utter a single word. I just sat in that car, sweating despite the air conditioning, and praying I hadn’t compromised myself and my baby with this foolish busybody behavior of mine.

We soon turned into one of the Osborne estates, and drove to compound with nice town houses. He parked in front of one of them, and got out of the car to come open the other door for me.

“Where is this, please?” I asked, my voice barely a whimper.

It was then that he saw the fear in my face, and he immediately softened. “I’m so sorry, Faith. I didn’t mean to scare you. I was just so angry about what you said in the restaurant. Please, don’t be frightened. I just want to show you something…”

The look on his face was enough to convince me of his sincerity, so I took his hand as he helped me out of the car, and walked with him into the house. It was obviously a bachelor’s house, with very minimal furnishing, and books and folders strewn all over the place…the dining table, coffee table, chairs, everywhere. He clearly liked to read.

“I wanted to bring you here to show you, so that you’d know I didn’t come here to stage anything,” he said, as he led me to what I realized was his bedroom. On his nightstand were two framed pictures; one was a group picture of about 5 people (one of whom was Emeka, alongside a younger looking Ebika), and the other was one of the couple alone.

“When you questioned my love for Ebika, I got so angry because you couldn’t be further from the truth! I love that woman with my entire soul. Even after what happened over the weekend, I haven’t had the heart to remove these pictures! This one…” he said, pointing at the group picture…“This was taken at the party where we met, in 2010! That was the day I fell in love with her, and I have loved her ever since. When she eventually agreed to date me, after almost three years of asking her out, I can’t even begin to tell you how happy she made me! This other picture…” he said, pointing at the other one, “Was taken just two weekends ago…in this house…in this very room! It was one of the very many pictures we take when we’re fooling around, but she looked so beautiful in this one, I decided to have it framed as well. They are the first thing I see every morning…and the last thing I see every night!”

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“Forget all this one, Emeka! These are just pictures! Anybody can take pictures! Relationships are not about pictures! They are about loving…and forgiving unconditionally!”

“I’m scared of what loving her this much can do to me…especially considering all these complications…” he answered, his voice so low, it was barely audible. “I was in a committed relationship for a few years…before I moved back to Nigeria. I really loved this woman and actually thought we were going to get married. But, without hint or warning, she left me. She left me for her ex-boyfriend. And the heartbreak almost killed me…”

I suddenly remembered the mixed race lady I had seen in his earlier Facebook pictures, and I found myself slowly understanding his predicament.

“And you know what’s scary? I didn’t love her the way I love Ebika,” he said, with a sad smile. “What if she decides to go back to this Demola fellow tomorrow? She obviously loves him a lot, to have waited for him for 15 years. What if I continue this relationship, and she ends up leaving me? I’m not sure I would be able to survive that.”

Sticking my head on the line, I reached for his hand. “Emeka, it’s over with Demola. I can promise you that! Ebika loves you. She has chosen you!”

As he drove me home (yes oh, he insisted on doing the drive all the way to my 100th Lekki roundabout home), I wasn’t sure if I’d managed to convince him or not. He had thanked me for everything, had apologized profusely for bundling me to his house like that, but had said nothing about whether or not he would be getting back with Ebika or not.

I guess we would just have to wait and see…

 

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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
  118. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 119: Malice Keeper
  119. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 120: Idara
  120. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 121: The End of an Era!
  121. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 122: Rooting for Love!
  122. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 123: Unconditional Love…and Baggage!

 

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