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THE HEAT OF VIRGINITY (FINAL EPISODE)
My mom then said to Ella. “You see everything is fine, I told you.” I then went to my room and Ella followed. I had to pretend to be happy with her to erase the doubts she was having, so we played board games and watched TV. When it was dark I dropped her off and came back home. I was going to my room and my mom called me. She said. “I gave birth to you, I nurtured you, I took you to the best schools in the country. I made you you got the best job a graduate can have. I have always looked out for your interest. I am your mother and I have been good to you since the day you were born. Now Adeoluwa , tell me the truth. What is going on?”
At that moment I knew I couldn’t keep it within me. I told my mom. I told her everything that happened. She then said. “I am totally disappointed in you. I brought you up well, only for you to be bewitched by that girl. I blame your father for making you serve in Kogi state. Now Adeoluwa , you will take me to where you are housing them.” I said “Now? It’s late mom.”
She said. “Now adeoluwa . And who else knows about this? ” I said. “Nobody just us.” She then said. “It is going to remain that way.” Her driver then took us to Tope’s apartment. I knocked and Tope opened the door and said. “Sweety, I was just …….” My mom said. “Who is your sweety?” Tope was scared to her teeth and she said. “Sorry mummy, I didn’t see..” My Mom said. “Don’t call me mummy. Your mother disowned you because of your treachery.” We all stepped into the apartment. My mom then said. “Do you know who I am?” Tope said. “No ma” My mom said. “I am a Judge in Lagos. I can make life very complicated for you if yo try to destroy what I have spent almost all the years of me life to build.”
Next thing Junior walked into the sitting room and cried out. “mummy, mummy…” He stood still as he saw the crowed. My mom saw him and said. “Oh my God, Adeoluwa !!” As she held my hand tight. There was silence for a minute. Then my mom said. “The deed has been done, but if you truly love my son you will have to let him go. I was very angry but now I don’t have to show it because of him. He is innocent and does not have to suffer from your recklessness. I will make arrangements for you 2 to relocate to the UK. That is where you will spend the rest of your lives. You will have to get your educational documents and necessary documents for that effect. Tomorrow, you willleave for Abuja and you both will stay there till your visas are ready.” Tope was just sobbing and didn’t utter a word. My mom then said. “My personal assistant will come tomorrow morning to facilitate the arrangements. This is the best I can do not for you, but for him Adeoluwa you have 2 minutes, I will be waiting in the car.” She left for the car and I stood there looking at Tope. I then said. “I fought for us Tope and now see what it has led? I don’t think I will ever see you again. Good bye Tope.” I then looked at Junior, I carried him one last time, kissed his cheek and blessed him. I dropped him down and headed to the car.
We got home and no word was uttered between my mom and I.
The following morning I went to work and resumed my my life the way it was before I went to see Tope at Kogi. I knew I would learn to love Ella but I can’t love her the way I loved Tope. But I later came to understand that what transpired between Tope and I was lust, lust was the basis of our friendship and what reshaped our destinies.
Tope lives happily in London, she got enrolled in the university and she’s almost done. Junior is almost done with his primary education, he loves football and likes to play drums. Ella and I are happily married and we have a daughter, she’s 2 years old and she looks a whole lot like my mom. Tope and I still communicate once in a while. She still vows to wait for me no matter how long it takes. I know what happened was a mistake and it still remains a secret but for how long will it be so?