A Journey Of Love (Mummy Why?)
Episodes 7 & 8
Written by Prince Daniel
Daniel stares at his mum continuously.
“What?” Daniel asked.
“what do you mean what? must you embarrass me? why did you leave Cynthia and her father to come and watch a movie inside?” Mrs. Emily asked angrily.
“They came here to see you not me” Daniel responded standing up from the cushion.
“How dare you say that to me. what has come over you?” Mrs. Emily asked.
“Nothing. Nothing mum. Why don’t you understand that I don’t want to do anything with that so-called Cynthia of yours?” Daniel asked.
“Shut up. Do you know what it means to be married to the daughter of your father’s best friend?” Mrs. Emily asked.
“I don’t care what it means mum. Love is not buying and selling like a business. Love is feeling. Mine feelings. doesn’t that mean anything to you mum?” Daniel asked back.
“Yes honey, it does mean something to me, and what it means to me is, I must make something out of your life” Mrs. Emily shouted.
“You mean your life mum. It has always been you and what you want” Daniel replied walking to the dining. He located an empty seat and sat down.
“Do you know what I want?” Mrs. Emily asked walking to him in the dining room.
“Listen let me tell you. I wanted your father, my husband to be alive all through these years. I want all the buildings I have built to be cemented by a good marriage between you who I have done everything for and a girl from a good and decent home-like Cynthia. That is all that I want. that is what I called the achievement” Mrs. Emily said.
“Spending the rest of my life with Ella is what I called the achievement” Daniel replied. Mrs. Emily froze.. she went and sat beside Daniel.
“Daniel, you want to ruin yourself? You want to ruin all I have built for by marrying that rat thing that doesn’t even know her parents” Mrs. Emily said. Daniel was shocked to hear that from his mum. she hardly know Ella, how come she now know more about her background.
“How did you know about that?” Daniel asked surprisedly.
“You know me. I got her thoroughly investigated. Her father died when she was barely 18 years old. He died as a result of a curse” Mrs. Emily answered.
“From?” Daniel asked.
“The village shrine. The man she lives with it’s just her uncle. And you want to compare her with Cynthia? you want to compare her with a girl who has had the very best of life. A girl of the class, a girl with a solid family, degree, and rich?” Mrs. Emily asked.
“All those things mean nothing to me mum. absolutely nothing” Daniel replied standing up.
“A woman who I will love for who she is, a woman with the nobility of character and innocence is the one I deserve” He shouted taking back his seat.
“A woman, I will truly love” Daniel added calmly and Mrs. Emily smiled.
“You know darling, that is why I believe that Cynthia and you will make a perfect match,” Mrs. Emily said with a smile.
“Mum. there can not be a perfect match than Ella” Daniel responded. Mrs. Emily got annoyed and stood up from her seat.
“You listen to me, young man. I don’t want to ever, ever, hear that name mentioned in this house again. Get it. You understand me. Nonsense” Mrs. Emily shouted angrily and left for her room.
Ella was seen sitting in the sitting room and crying her life out. it’s been days now and she has been avoiding Daniel. in as much as she tried to forget him, she still ends up falling more and more in love with him. The door opened and Ogechi step in.
“You missed lectures today Ella,” Ogechi said but no response from Ella. Ogechi went and sat beside her.
“How long will you continue like this? Just look at you. my dear, you need to let things go” Ogechi told Ella.
“Ogechi, I have tried. I have really tried. sometimes I wish this wasn’t a problem” Ella responded sadly.
“Probably you’re wishing for the wrong thing,” Ogechi said. Ella stare at her confused.
“It’s true” she added nodding her head.
“Ogechi, you cannot understand me,” Ella said.
“You don’t understand. You don’t understand Ella. Just look at you. For how long are you going to continue like this? you said you don’t want to see him and yet you’re not at peace with yourself” Ogechi shouted at Ella.
“I have tried to” Ella responded.
“follow our heart. My dear follow your heart. That is what I Ogechi will do if I were you” Ogechi told Ella. Ella felt cold. she doesn’t know what next to utter rather than to reason her broken world.
At Daniel’s office. Daniel was seen sitting on his office chair, lost and confused. He doesn’t know what to think. if he should think of Ella that has been avoiding him or Cynthia who was barking like a dog in his office. meanwhile, Cynthia was on a curve exposing her singlet and jeans trousers, bringing out her normal shape. She was looking so hot and sexy even at that, to Daniel, she was no match to Ella as she seems invisible to him.
“What the hell is wrong with you Daniel. I see you are trying to avoid me” Cynthia shouted at Daniel.
“Ooh, Thank God we’re finally getting somewhere” Daniel responded with a small hugging his hands to his chest.
“And what is that supposed to mean?” Cynthia asked.
“Exactly what it means. I don’t love you, period. my heart belongs elsewhere. can’t you read the handwriting on the wall?” Daniel asked. Cynthia was surprised to hear such a comment from Daniel. She adjusted backward feeling heartbroken.
“You can’t be serious,” Cynthia said.
“I could be more serious my whole entire life. Listen, I’m sorry my mother push you through all this okay, but, this has nothing to do with me and my feelings” Daniel said.
“Yes I’m sorry”
“You better be sorry. Do you think I’m those low-class ladies who can toy with their emotions? oh God” she broke down in tears. Daniel stood up feeling for her.
“Listen, I’m sorry. I don’t know why my mother has to put you through all this, but, it has nothing to do with me” Daniel said.
“Sharp. don’t talk to me. what have I gotten myself into? I’m going to tell your mum” Cynthia shouted.
“Your mum told me that you love me” Cynthia added.
“But she lied” Daniel responded. Cynthia ran out of his office with tears, slapping the door hard to close.
“wai wai, wait. oh my God can’t she just understand?” Daniel shouted and fell back on his sit. He faced down thinking of the incident that took place. The door opened again.
“Look, I said” Daniel’s voice hung mute when he saw Ella standing at his door.
“Daniel” Ella called.
“Oh Ella sweetheart”
“I’m so sorry,” Daniel said giving her a tight hug.
“I’m so sorry”
“I’m so sorry too”
“I missed you”
“I missed you too. I’m sorry for avoiding you”
“it’s alright. I love you”
“I love you too” Ella responded. Daniel kissed her lips and hugged her again. the door opened to display Mrs. Emily and Cynthia. she stare at them angrily and left with Cynthia. Daniel hugged Ella the more unleashing uncountable kisses on her lips.
To Be Continued