A Journey Of Love (Mummy Why?)
Written by Prince Daniel
Mrs. Emily and his son Daniel were having their dinner. Daniel asked his mum why she reacted that way towards Ella earlier today.
Mrs. Emily didn’t say anything rather, she concentrated more on her food. “Mum, you haven’t said anything” Daniel reminded her playing with his food.
“Eeh about what?” Mrs. Emily asked.
“About Ella,” Daniel said. Mrs. Emily went mute for some minutes.
“Eat your food before it gets cold” Mrs. Emily responded. “Don’t try to change subject mum. I need to know what you think about her” Daniel said.
“Forget her” Mrs. Emily responded. It came as a shock to Danny.
“Forget her?” Daniel asked curiously, But Mrs. Emily didn’t say anything.
“Mum” Daniel shouted at her.
“Listen to me, Daniel. There’s more to life than what you see. Someday, you will get to see what I see” Mrs. Emily said.
“What does that got to do with my love for Ella?” Daniel asked angrily.
“Love?” Mrs. Emily laughed cleaning her mouth with a towel.
“Anyway, I met chief Okafor and his daughter Cynthia. she’s now a big grown now. You know that?” Mrs. Emily asked.
“Mum” Daniel called angrily.
“She’s coming in from America next week. Do you know why? because of you. Both of you will make a perfect couple. in fact, you better reason with me, because that will be the only way of cementing the relationship between the two families, And you know what darling! that is what your father would love if he was to be alive” Mrs. Emily said with a smile. Daniel was confused and at the same time annoyed. He couldn’t believe what his mum just vomited.
“Mum, I don’t understand what this is all about,” Daniel said. Mrs. Emily stood up from her sit angrily.
“Listen to me, young man. Consider this matter closed” She said with a frown and walked away. Daniel relax back on his sit in a confused state with only one question reading on his mind” what is happening”
The Flowing Day.
Daniel was seen dressing up and watching himself in a mirror. meanwhile, he was answering a call and it was Ella
on the line.
“Okay baby, I will be there soon. alright, baby, I love you too with all my heart” He dropped the call and continued dressing up. Mrs. Emily who overheard his phone call walked in with a straight face.
“And who was that?” She asked.
“Ella” Daniel responded adjusting his tie.
“You don’t seem to understand, do you?” Mrs. Emily asked Daniel.
“Mum, I cannot understand if you cannot understand my feelings” Daniel responded.
“Feelings? what do you know?” Mrs. Emily asked Daniel.
“Enough to know that I love Ella and nothing, not even your so-called Cynthia can change that,” He said walking to the sitting room.
“Let me educate you” Mrs. Emily shouted at him. she hurried down to the sitting room and saw Daniel putting on his hoes.
“Do you know what it takes to be a widow at the time of your marriage?” Mrs. Emily asked Daniel. he paid deaf ears concentrating on wearing his shoes.
“Listen to me, young man. I’m talking to you” Mrs. Emily shouted at Daniel. Danny paused and stare at his mum.
“I’m listening mum” Daniel responded.
“Do you know what it takes? the sacrifices of raising an only son? it’s not every day that you see a woman start a difference from the crash like I have done and you know why?” Mrs. Emily asked sitting down beside Daniel on a cushion.
“I will tell you why. I made all the sacrifices because I knew that one day, it will all be yours. Daniel, you’re the center of My life” Mrs. Emily said.
“Mum, and if you love me and you want my happiness, then, you will let me marry Ella” Daniel said. Mrs. Emily frowned on hearing that from Daniel.
“Oh come on. she’s nobody. She’s not from our class. she’s pay degree” Mrs. Emily said.
“I don’t care. I don’t care if she’s somebody or nobody or pays degree or degree pay or whatever. I
love her and that is period. mum, please excuse me, I’m late for work” Daniel said and stood up to leave for work.
“And where do you think you’re going to young man? I haven’t finished” Mrs. Emily asked angrily.
“Mum, I’m late for work please” Daniel responded and left.
“My son who has never disobeyed me before is now actually slipping out of my hands.
At Ella’s House.
“You know mothers are usually possessive about their son” Ogechi Ella’s friend told her.
“Hmm. possessive. this one is hotcake, hot factual” Ella responded.
“What about Daniel. How does he feel about this?” Ogechi asked.
“How will he feel if not bitter. She seems impossible” Ella’s eyes went to the door and behold, there stood Mrs. Emily. she used her hand to cover her mouth. she stood up and rushed to Mrs. Emily. “welcome ma” Ella greeted
“Good afternoon ma” Ogechi also greeted. Mrs. Emily ignored their greetings giving Ella a deadly look that sent a shiver down her spam. :
To Be Continued