Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 72: The Confrontation

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April 12th, 2013

“So, you are the one who impregnated my niece, and ran away!” my ED retorted, looking at Phillip from head to toe.

Instead of my yeye brother to just keep quiet, he looked her straight in the eyeballs.

“I didn’t run away. We mutually agreed to separate,” he retorted.

Akunna’s Mom laughed humourlessly. “Mutually? Bia, Akunna, was it mutual?” she glared at my brother with enough venom to kill off an entire country. “This Calabar dog led my daughter on for 10 years, and then decided to drop her for onye Hausa!”

I shut my eyes and shook my head. Just when I thought the woman could not hit deeper depths in her tribalistic and politically incorrectness, she did just that. Luckily, my brother didn’t respond.

“Well, at least you did good by moving her to a better hospital.” my ED remarked.

Akunna’s mother hissed. “Is it by fine building?! Are their doctors good? That’s what we need, good doctors! And Akunna’s uncle, whose hospital we rudely left, is a good doctor!”

There’s really no pleasing this woman!

“It must be very expensive for you…having your two women in hospital at the same time!” my ED said, with a sly smile on her face.“Oh, forgive me. She’s a British citizen, so it’s free for her, isn’t it?!”

The speed with which mine and Phillip’s heads spun to face her, was neck breaking. How on earth??!!!

My ED laughed. “You’re surprised I know about your fiancée…what’s her name again…Diana, is it? Well, when my niece told me about her, I checked her out, and I found out I know her brother. Jacob and I were classmates at LSE. Small world, ehn?!”

Phillip reached for a chair, and sat down. If he felt half the way I was feeling, I knew the one word to describe it was w-e-a-k!

“Two women pregnant for you at the same time! How does it feel?” my ED was obviously enjoying herself.

Akunna’s eyes sparked. “She’s pregnant?!” she glared at Phillip “Is this true? How can she be pregnant?! How far gone is she?!”

“She’s just ending her first trimester, so no need working yourself up with any mathematics and calculations!” Phillip retorted, finding his voice again.

I stole a glance at Akunna, and gone was the love struck woman that had been there a few minutes ago. With the heavy way she was breathing, I could tell that she was mad as hell!

“Akunna, please take it easy…you know you shouldn’t work yourself up!” I said quietly, leaning over to touch her.

“Get your hands off me!” she yelled. “So, she’s in hospital, right? Let me guess, she’s in London, right? So, it’s now me, Akunna, that you will come and dump in a Nigerian hospital, abi?!”

Phillip stared at her, dumbfounded. “Is that even the point right now??!!”

My ED sat back in her chair, enjoying all the drama.

“If I had my way, she would be right here with me, and not over there!” Phillip said, his voice high with frustration. “You think I’m happy that she will be on a bed for the remainder of her pregnancy?! You think I’d rather be in this room with you, than with the woman I love?!!!”

I tapped his wrist, to restrain him from saying any more. God knows we didn’t need Akunna, or, worse still, her Mother, knowing that the wedding has been placed on hold indefinitely. Noooo, that was the last thing we needed!

“He’s right,” my ED offered “From what I hear, she started bleeding while shopping for her wedding gown. So, it wasn’t planned.”

Na wa for this Jacob oh! Radio Nigeria!!! Did he have to give so many details to this woman?!

Alas, the implication wasn’t lost on Akunna, and she smiled. “Eiya! So, she was wedding shopping? I guess that means no wedding!” she pouted. “Awww, poor Phillip and Diana!”

At this point, I had had enough, and rose to my feet.

“We’ll be leaving now. Take care of yourself…” I said, as I grabbed my handbag.

Akunna’s mother let out another bitter hiss. “See this one, carrying bag and feeling superior! One would have thought you would be more considerate, especially as you are also pregnant! You are just lucky that we are civilized in my family, or else my sister would have sacked you since!!!”

Gbam! The elephant in the room.

“Excuse me?!” Phillip said, his own fire ignited. “What did you just say?!”

 

I tried to pull him out of the room. “Phillip, let’s go, I beg!”

He yanked his arm out of my grip. “Sack who?! For what?! How?!” he turned to face my ED. “Enough of all this psychological bullying! Why don’t we just get it all out in the open. Sack my sister?! On what basis?!!”

“You better mind your tone, young man!” my ED snapped, her anger also triggered.

“Madam!” Phillip said, in a tone that was anything but polite. “We both know that you can not do a DAMN THING to my sister!”

My ED laughed. “You think so? You really think so?” she looked at me. “What do you think, Faith? I can’t do anything to you?”

As I looked at her, smiling so smugly, I realized that I had also had enough!!! What is it sef?!!

“Actually Ma, no…you can not.” I found myself saying. “I have read the company HR policy inside out, and there is no basis for any employee to be penalized for any actions they did not commit. Even I was the one who impregnated your niece, in the workplace, that counts for nothing! Even if you wanted to, and I’ll bet you do, you would find it quite hard to make a termination case for me, solely on that basis….Ma!”

She glared at me, and for the first time, I saw the façade break, and the angry woman was fully revealed.

“You are skating on thin ice, Faith!” she said, her eyes narrowed and her voice a hoarse whisper.

“I’m a hard worker. I was 1 point short of a perfect 90% in my last appraisal. I would like to see you try!” I answered, shocking even myself with this newfound bravado.

This time, it was Phillip who dragged me out of the room.

“Na wa for you oh!” he laughed. “You just vexxxxx!”

As we walked to the car, I actually felt pumped with self-confidence. No, I hadn’t expected to have that kind of confrontation, but it was really about time!

I am happy that it is finally out in the open. Let’s kick back and see what happens now!

 

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Catch up on Faith’s story 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…and Pain
  18. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 18: Hostage
  19. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 19: Ammunition
  20. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 20: Famzing
  21. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 21: Stress Relief
  22. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 22: Diana
  23. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 23: Bestos
  24. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 24: The Miscarriage 
  25. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 25: In God’s Hands
  26. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 26: Crossing the line
  27. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 27: Last Minute Packing
  28. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 28: Ex-Girlfriend
  29. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 29: Not just friends
  30. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 30: Fight for him
  31. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 31: Faded Beauty
  32. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 32: Holiday Glow
  33. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 33: The Proposals 
  34. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 34: Baby Kicks
  35. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 35: Celebration Dinner
  36. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 36: Rainbow Baby
  37. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 37: Lunch with the girls
  38. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 38: Wedding Season
  39. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 39: Mama Patrick
  40. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 40: Misplaced Love
  41. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 41: Okafor’s Law
  42. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 42: Forgiveness
  43. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 43: Get it over with
  44. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 44: Family Meeting
  45. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 45: The Goof
  46. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 46: Worship
  47. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 47: Gender
  48. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 48: The Introduction
  49. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 49: Messy
  50. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 50: Passionate Love
  51. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 51: Instagram Drama
  52. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 52: 21 Weeks
  53. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 53: Oppressed
  54. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 54: Age is just a number
  55. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 55: Legally Together
  56. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 56: Monkey on my back
  57. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 57: Your secret is safe with me
  58. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 58: Spring in my step
  59. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 59: Level don change
  60. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 60: It’s my time
  61. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 61: Drama and Baby Kicks
  62. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 62: Love, Joy, Fear
  63. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 63: Owerri
  64. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 64: Untouchable
  65. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 65: Foot Soldiers
  66. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 66: Dem say, Dem say
  67. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 67: The Side Chick and the Fiancee
  68. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 68: Dim-Witted Brother
  69. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 69: Day from hell
  70. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 70: A Cancelled Wedding & a Kept Woman
  71. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 71: From Bad to Worst

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Aha*Surprised*

    Some people ehen, just because she is the ED? and Akunna’s mom needs someone to tell her the story of her life…(I just hate people like her)She sounds like she is gonna be a bad MIL

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