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Sammy went close to her confused as to what she wanted him to do.
Ophelia: “Remove your school uniform”
Sammy: “But why?” he asked looking even more confused.
Ophelia: “I am asking you to remove it cos I want you to something for me and I don’t want your uniform getting stained or do you want it stained?”
Sammy: “No aunty!” he concurred and removed his shirt except his singlet and shorts.
Ophelia: “Remove everything okay? Don’t forget you are supposed to be doing everything I ask of you cos of Annie?” she said moving to the edge of the bed. She unbuckled his belt then removed his shorts and boxer. She saw his little penis and could not believe it turned her on unlike his father’s. She took hold of it and caressed it but Sammy jerked out of her reach.
Sammy: “Aunty what are you doing?” he was filled with sudden fright and horror.
Ophelia: “I am only measuring it for an experiment my new employer asked me to conduct. You know I’ve been searching for a job right? Well I got one already. Come here so I can do what I ought to do fast” she said with a desire-laden voice, reached out and drew him closer again. She removed the very skimpy gown she had on revealing her ripe and hard nipples to his consternation. He made to turn away but she used her two legs to pin him closer to her from behind and drew his head into her bosom before whispering into his ears “Put your mouth on my breast and suck it the way you used to suck your mother’s when you were smaller. We are just doing experiment for my work and don’t forget how I can make all your friends abandon you, even your dad. So behave yourself and do as I say. Tears dripped from his eyes as he did as he was bid. He started sucking her left breast as she held his head tight willing him to pull away.
She moaned so loudly he was confused. She climbed fully onto the bed pulling him along with her, opened her leg wide to reveal her already wet honey-pot and asked him to put his mouth there too. He hesitated and she pulled his head down forcefully. “Use your tongue” she ordered between clenched teeth. He stuck out his tongue, tasted her and struggled to pull away from her hold.
Sammy: “Aunty please, I don’t want to do it anymore. Let me go to my room please!” he said still struggling but she turned him over and climbed onto of him. Grinding against his little penis as a wave of pleasure swept over her. She tilted her head back as she felt herself climbing and climbing then came crashing down in torrents of spasms. She sat still for some time then climbed off him. Read more stories on richardayiteycom.wordpress.com
Ophelia: “Oh I loved that experiment!” she said as he jerked up and jumped off the bed in a flash. “Hey! This is part of how little secret, if you dare say a word of this to your dad, I will send you to an early grave by telling your dad I was asleep when you sneaked into my room and started touching my body. I will tell him it’s the effect too much movies are having on you. He will surely believe me because he loves me more than he loves you. No one loves you and that’s why even your mum abandoned you. But don’t worry, I will love you very much from now on” she threatened then cajoled as tears drizzled down the poor boy’s face. She had broken him into tiny bits.  He picked up his school bag and uniform and scurried out of the room.
Richard got back home that day and noticed his wife was in a very good mood. She even hugged and kissed him welcome. She hummed a song as she prepared dinner. He could not believe his eyes, he was curious to know what caused her perky countenance, he went to the kitchen and pretended to be picking something from the fridge.
Ophelia: “I know you are not looking for anything in that fridge. So spill it out” she said smiling brightly revealing the two dimples adorning her soft cheeks.
Richard: “How much I missed seeing those two ladies on your cheeks”
Ophelia: “What ladies?”
Richard: “Your dimples, your smile. So what happened?” he went closer to her and leaned on the zinc.
Ophelia: “Nothing happened, you mean I can’t be happy except when something happens?”
Richard: “You can be just that you’ve been really cold lately and I really missed you. I am glad to have you back” he said and kissed her mildly on the lips.
Ophelia: “Well I am glad to be back” she said stirring the afang soup she was preparing.
Richard: “Where is Sammy?”
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Richard: “Oh really? I will go check on him” he said and walked out of the kitchen down to the corridor adjoining to the rooms. He met Sammy’s door locked. He knocked and knocked but no reply came from the room. He tried again and this time the door knob turned and h door flung open. “Sammy…What happened to you?” he asked as soon as he entered inside the room and saw how bloodshot his son’s eyes were.
Sammy: “Nothing dad, I am fine” he said unable to look his dad in the eye.
Richard: “Then why does it look like you’ve been crying all day?”
Sammy: “I miss my mum daddy. I really really do miss my mum” he said bursting into fresh sobs. Read more stories on richardayiteycom.wordpress.com
Richard: “Your mum is gone son!”
Sammy: “Gone to where? Isn’t it high time she came back?”
Richard: “She is never coming back again because she is dead. She died that day in our presence but we thought she was asleep”
Sammy: “Well I know she is dead. I know she is never coming back but in order to be able to live, I am telling myself she went on a long journey and would be back someday. I am not daft not to know dad but I just miss my mum…why did she have to die, why?” he struggled to dab off the tears that were cascading down his cheeks unto his chest, he felt like his heart was on fire. He could not hold back all the emotions raging inside of him, the hatred, hurt and disgust he felt at the moment was more than he could bear.
Richard: “I miss her too son but what can we do? We have to let her go so she can rest in peace”
Sammy: “That is easy for you to say cos you have what you always wanted right? I remember when mum was alive and begging you for forgiveness, you kept doing things to hurt her. You even brought your abomination home. I just hate you dad, please don’t talk to me”

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Richard: “How can you talk to me like that? I and your mum had our issues which you wouldn’t understand just yet but I am sorry though. I regret my action even today”

Sammy: “If you really do regret your actions, then why did you marry her?”
Richard was speechless and just stood there looking at his son.
Annie kept growing beautifully well among her three daddies. She called the three of them daddy. She was a blessing to them because with her there was no dull moments in their lives anymore. They became better people, even Paul who was a Casanova changed overnight just so he could have more time to spend with her. Every weekend, they would take her out, have fun around the city and get back home early enough to prepare dinner. They stopped eating out in order for her not to grow up getting used to it. They even bought and read books on how to cope with single parenthood for men. She was their little angel.
That Sunday, they sat around Annie playing with her while she giggled and muttered unintelligibly to them.
Paul: “I cannot understand your language baby. Oya say daddy!” she just looked at him and removed her eyes while the other two laughed.
Ralph: “See elaa part one”
Dickson: “This girl ehn? She is going to use guys’ eyes to see shege. Imagine how haughty she is becoming?”
Paul: “Well you would have been worst if you were in her shoes. Imagine having three daddies doting on you? Kai when she grows ehn? If any guy messes with her I will kill him. I swear I will maim him first, then later bury him alive”
Ralph: “Take it easy na.  Do you know how many girl you messed with?
Paul: “Well that is why I am saying this because I know as e dey go. If anyone messes with my daughter…”
Dickson: “Point of correction, our daughter not your…” he said tilting his head to one side and even Annie started laughing.
Ralph: “Oh baby!” he said, scooped her up and threw her to the air while she giggled and jiggled happily. But all of a sudden, her face became pale and she went stiff for a minute and then started convulsing violently.
Paul: “Oh my God! What is happening to her?” he said looking bewildered as Ralph tried containing her convulsion.
Dickson: “Annie! Baby what’s going on?” he said quivering frightfully.
Ralph: “Someone should get the car ready, we are going to the hospital now!” he ordered impatiently as her convulsion intensified.
On their way to the hospital, the convulsion stopped but she started running a temperature.
Paul: “Dickson aren’t we there yet? Her temperature is running wild” he said touching her forehead as she laid on Ralph’s laps.
On getting to Balm of Gilead Hospital, they were directed to a paediatrician who conducted some test on her as they waited at the reception. Some minutes later, a nurse came to call one of them to the doctor’s office…
Nurse: “Please who among you is the father of the girl?” she asked looking from one to another.
They all chorused “I am”.
Nurse: “I meant who among you gave birth to her? The doctor wants to talk to her dad” she said, looking confused.
Richard noticed that Sammy was not improving, months had gone by, and years yet he withdrew further into himself. He stopped doing the things he loved doing. He stopped talking to people much including he his father. He had tried several times to talk him out of his bitterness but it had all proved abortive. It broke his heart to see his only son like that. And to crown it all, Ophelia was yet to take in after five years of marriage. He had covered up for her with his mum when she complained about it to him. He had told her they didn’t want any more children so they did family planning and that was just a lie. She remained as youthful and beautiful as she was the first time she met him.
Meanwhile Ophelia was radiating with health and happiness. She continued her sexcapade with Sammy who was too scared to open up to anyone because of her threats. Even when he slept at night, she would sneak into his room and have her way with him. The more energy and youthfulness she got the more drained Sammy became. His dad bought him different kind of drugs just to make gain little weight but none of it seemed to work. Ophelia seemed to be the only one enjoying herself in the house. To the other two, going back home every day after school or work was like a nightmare they wanted to wake up from.

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Sammy: “Ehn? So you think I am dumb? I know what it is of course: you were doing with a lady what you are supposed to be doing with my dad. What did my social studies teacher call it again o…”he put his second finger on his lips trying to recollect what he learnt in a social studies class. “Choi! I can’t remember now, but she said it’s an abomination and infact it has been banned in Nigeria, any lady caught doing it will be sent to kirikiri prison. Sebi you came to replace my mum! Sebi all you do is shout at me in this house. You will be going to prison very soon” he said giving her a tongue out.

She thought for some time and remembered how he had used his sister’s disappearance against him several times and decided to see if it will work again.
Ophelia: “Have you forgotten so soon?” she said in a whisper, sitting down gently beside him.
Sammy: “Forgotten what?”
Ophelia: “Have you forgotten that Annie’s disappearance was your fault? I am going to your school tomorrow, I will tell everyone in your class what a terrible brother you are. How you could not even take care of one tiny baby. I will also tell your dad about it so he can start blaming you too just the same way everyone in school will blame you. You will no longer have any friend and people will start running away from you. You know I can do it right?”
Sammy: “Aunty I am sorry, I will not tell dad what I saw so don’t tell anyone this please?”
Ophelia: “Then from now on you will start doing everything I ask you to do without complaining to anyone? Just imagine how much Annie must be suffering now because of how terrible a brother you are? She might even be dead. God I pity poor Annie” she said pretending to be very sad.
Sammy: “Don’t ever say she is dead again!” he yelled on top of his voice.
Ophelia: “Hey! No screaming at me from now on no matter what I say to you otherwise the whole world will hear about how cowardly you are. Do you get me?”
Sammy: “Yes but please don’t say she might be dead, I know she is not dead, I am praying very hard for her” his voice quivered with sadness.
Ophelia: “I guess we have a deal now. That’s my boy!” she said patting his head. “Gloria you can now come out, we are good now” she called out to her friend who remained in the room so she could take care of the situation. She came out clutching her bag in front of her.
Gloria: “I have to go now. I have something I need to tell you so come by the house whenever you are free okay?”
Ophelia: “Okay! Take care of yourself for me” she said winking at her embarrassed friend as Sammy scrutinized her from head to toe.
Sammy: “I can’t believe she is pregnant and still doing that abominable thing. As far as my teacher taught me, women cannot get women pregnant. Hmmmm! My dad is in trouble” he thought to himself and shook his head in disgust.
The next day, she prepared and went to Gloria’s place. She met her husband who was preparing to go out. He eyed her suspiciously when he saw her, the memory and doubts of that day still lingered on in his mind. He was never comfortable with her, he thought it was because she was too beautiful but now he wasn’t so sure anymore.
Gloria made signs to her to wait for her husband to leave so she sat down quietly watching music videos on Hiptv. She sprang up as soon as Johnson had left and went to meet her friend, hugged her at arm’s length because of her pregnancy and place a light kiss on her lips.
Ophelia: “So you said you wanted to see me? Here I am” she said spreading her arms.
Gloria: “Yes I said I wanted to see you. I don’t know how you will take it but I still have to let it out” she said looking downcast.
OphelIa: “Hmmmmm! What is it?”
Gloria: “Please don’t take it the wrong way. I want you to know this is breaking my heart too but I don’t know how to keep it up. I want us to stop what we are doing right away. I want to be a good mum to my child and a good wife to my husband”
Ophelia: “What are we doing that needs to be stopped? What are you talking about? It’s not like I am stopping you from being a good mum and wife to whoever you want so what are you talking about?”
Gloria: “I want us to put an end to this relationship”
Ophelia: “What? What are you talking about? If it’s a joke please stop it cos it’s not funny” she sobered up immediately.
Gloria: “I am serious dear. I really am. I can’t do this anymore. Let’s break up, you should face your new home too and find a way to start loving your husband too. I know how much I made mine suffer, Richard is a nice guy, and so please be a good wife to him”
Ophelia: “Breaking up with me is one thing but don’t ever lecture me about how to run my own marriage. How can you break up with me now that I need you the most? How can you?”
Gloria: “I am sorry dear”
Ophelia: “you promised me your husband will not get in the way of our love, have you forgotten so soon? Have you forgotten all the moments we share? I don’t think I can live a sane life without you. Please reconsider your decision? If you want me to wait till you give birth, I will but don’t tell me we are breaking up okay?”
Gloria: “Well I mean it. We are over from now on. We can be friends but nothing more. If that is not okay by you then I will have no other option but to cut all relations with you”
Ophelia: “I swear you will regret this. You will regret this” she said, picked up her bag and dashed out of the house blindly.
Richard noticed that his wife was even more withdrawn than ever. She acted like someone who was heartbroken and he could not remember ever doing anything wrong to her. Each time he tried talking to her about it she’d shun him down but one thing he could not still fathom was why she was so rigid on bed. All she did was lie down while he worked his guts out, he could not remember the last time he enjoyed making love to her. That night after a bout of boring and unsatisfying love making, he rolled to his side of the bed, looked at her and realised she had turned her back to him…
Richard: “Honey! What exactly is happening between us? I can’t seem to remember ever doing anything to warrant this kind of treatment from you. What is going on? Please talk to me, your silence is killing”
Ophelia: “You don’t know what you did? Your offence is not letting me be, I hate having sex with you, I hate your stupid hard body, I miss Gloria” she thought to herself as tears flowed down her face. “Aren’t you satisfied with the one you just did now? Should we go again?” she asked unemotionally.
Richard: “You are getting me wrong baby. The sex is one of it but what I am mostly alarmed at is your attitude towards me. Did I unknowingly do something wrong to you?”
Ophelia: “Yes you did! I lost my heart because of you and that Johnson, I hate you two with passion” she thought but ignored his question. He was becoming more annoying with each passing minute.
Richard: “Aren’t you the one I am talking to madam?”
Ophelia: “Richie you did nothing wrong to me. Can we just sleep now?”
Richard: “Fine then! Just know that this is really frustrating, put yourself in my shoes and you will know how terrible I feel these days” he said feeling so disappointed and forlorn. She said nothing even though in her mind, she felt sorry for him but she just was too heartbroken herself to meet anybody’s expectation of her at that moment.
Some weeks later, she sat in front of the mirror in her room, thinking of how to get another lover to satisfy her sexual needs since no matter how hard she tried, or how hard Richard tried, he just wasn’t getting her there. The whole thing disgusted her especially since he could not give her orals the way Gloria used to.  She heard the door open and heard footsteps approaching the corridor which led to Sammy’s room and knew he was back. She went and stood by the door waiting for him to show up.
Ophelia: “Hey Sammy Come here!” she ordered as soon as she sighted him.
Sammy: “Good afternoon aunty” he said wearily.
Ophelia: “Nothing good about this afternoon, just come here now” she said, turned and walked back to the bed while he followed her. “How old did you say you are again?”
Sammy: “I am seven year plus. Hope there is no problem?”
Ophelia: “Not at all but I want you to do something for me. Come closer…”



Paul: “No way! We cannot keep her. Where will we find the time to stay with her from? She has not even started sitting up yet. Seriously guy, use your head now”
Dickson: “I strongly agree with Paul. We are bachelors and none of my girlfriends will want to help out. We will be on our own”
Ralph: “So which orphanage do we take her to?” he asked resigning to fate.
Paul: “we will ask around for any orphanage in town. Then we will drop her with a matron there. Very simple”
Ralph: “Okay then. Let’s do that”
They bought new cloths for her, bathed her and dressed her up in a pink gown with head band to match. Ralph could not help but fall in love with that little cutie. Her smile could lit up a whole dark room and he wondered who could be the parent of such a lovely baby and how much they must be searching for her at the moment. He shook his head as he watched Paul take snapshots with her, throwing her in the air and hugging her tightly.
They all took it in turn to take snapshots with her and finally set out in their car. They went from one orphanage to another but none of them accepted her. Each time they heard police was involved, they become uncomfortable and start cooking up excuses. By the time they got back home, they had visited all the orphanages google had to offer within the vicinity and yet they still went back home with Annie.
Ralph: “Imagine how much fuel we have wasted today?”
Paul: “What do we do now? Look at the way she is sleeping, even she is tired. But to think of it, she is really gentle or she is trying to bribe us into letting her stay here?”
Ralph: “Seriously, I am in love with this baby. Can’t we just let her stay with us? When we are going to work in the morning, we will take her to the day-care centre down the road and besides we do night sometimes too so we can still have time to take care of her. Imagine having a baby girl in this house? Its intriguing friends” the excitement on his face could not be mistaken.
Dickson: “Well, what can I say? The orphanage rejected her and we cannot throw her away like that. Let’s just keep her till her parents come for her”
Paul: “Okay. Then we have to give her a name? What should we call her?” he said looking from one to the other.
Dickson: “Kemi”
Ralph: “Kemi ko, komi ni, let’s give her a nice English name jare”
Dickson: “Uhnnnnn! What of Nikita? I love that movie ehn?”
Paul: “I am really shaking my head for you. That’s why you want to name her Nikita? I don’t want Nikita. Think before you suggest again o”
Ralph: “What of Annabelle?”
Paul: “What does it mean?”
Ralph: “It means ‘beautiful’” he said pleased with himself.
Dickson: “Well I like it. We can call her Anna or Annie for short”
Paul: “Yeah! It is Lovely. Where is Annie baby? Annie” he mimicked calling out her name.
Ralph: “Wake her up you hear? Annie…” he jeered at him.
Weeks passed into months and all of their efforts to find Annie proved abortive. They had gone from one police station to another, even Radio and Television stations yet there was nothing from anyone. No one called to say they had seen a baby looking like her, people only called to sympathize and pray for them. Richard started having a phobia of losing people he loved. He was more afraid of losing Sam and Ophelia who became the centre of his world. He was sacked at the firm he worked at with his wife but then got another job at bank as an accountant. It took him months to land himself that job and it was thanks to his colleagues who had friends in that bank.
He and Ophelia sat at home that Saturday afternoon, talking…
Ophelia: “Haven’t you noticed how Sammy behaves ever since Annie’s disappearance?”
Richard: “I did! Losing a sibling whom you love so much is not that easy. I know how much he loved her. He basically lived for her and now she was snatched right from his hands. Who would be able to live with such guilt?”
Ophelia: “I just hope he wouldn’t do anything silly to himself. I think you need another nanny Richie. I am afraid I will have to get a job soon and that might limit my coming here a lot” she said remorsefully.
Richard: “Or you are looking for an excuse to stop coming here?”
Ophelia: “well you read me quite well. I think I have done my part now, I have been waiting for you to make a move but seems you are waiting for me to go on my knees and propose to you again which I am not going to do”
Richard: “Please don’t leave dear. We still need you here…”he rose up, dipped his hands into his pocket, brought out a small box tied with a pink ribbon, went on his knees, opened the box and said “Will you marry me?”
Ophelia: “Oh my God! Yes I will marry you” she said with relief sweeping over her. “What took you so long Richie?” she asked as he slipped the ring into her fourth finger.
Richard: “Was waiting for the right moment” he said smiling, he rose up and swept her off her feet in a tight embrace. “Thanks for being here baby” he said and kissed her and she kissed him back. He led her by the hand into the bedroom and locked the door.
Richard: “I have waited for this day since I was given birth to” he said moving closer to her with the aggression of all the pent up desires he had had for her since they met. His manhood protested inside his boxers as its length kept increasing. Ophelia looked at it in awe and quivered frightfully. “Don’t worry babe, remember I promised to help you through it?”
Ophelia: “Yeah yeah sure! “She said as his mouth went down on hers as he licked and savoured the taste of her mouth. He pulled her top over her head and bent down to suck her breast but to his consternation, it wasn’t hard like it should but he sucked it anyway and she moaned sweetly. He turned her around so she backed the bed and laid her down gently, removed the shorts she had on, looked down at her and said “you are beautiful” his voice sounded so husky she could hardly hear him. He quickly removed the barrier between him and her and bent down over her again. He kissed her harder and faster, she arched her back towards him asking for more. He kissed her neck down to her boobs again and this time, her nipples were so hard they intrigued him. She reached out and grabbed hold of his erection and flinched at how hard and huge it was. She started teasing its tip and he quivered and moaned with his eyes shut tightly. He slide away from her hands gently and bent to the centre of her hotness, blowing a gentle breeze into it. He dipped out his tongue and teased her clits with it. “Do you like that?” he asked with his tongue still teasing and sucking.
Ophelia: “Yeeeeeah!” but she closed her eyes pretending it was Gloria doing the sucking, she moaned when she saw Gloria’s Immaculate body in her mind’s eye. He felt her cum into his face as she quivered and groaned loudly muttering “oh Glo! Glo!! Yeeeah!!!” he was confused as to what that meant but he was too busy to give it much thought. He turned to her side and slide into her from the back using the spoonful style. He noticed how tight she was and went gentle, he timed his thrusting until she was no longer as tight then intensified it. She clung unto his neck groaning painfully, she felt him going faster and faster until he stiffened and became gentler again. He slide out of her gently and embraced her so tightly.
Richard: “Thank you honey. I enjoyed every bits of it. Thank you” he said again and placed a lingering kiss on her forehead as she smiled weakly.
Two months later, they got married at the Lagos Mainland Marriage Registry and their marital journey began in earnest.  She missed Gloria whom she hadn’t seen for months. She started cooking up every form of excuses in order to avoid having sex with Richard, at first he thought she was just not used to having sex and would get used to it with time but as days went by, her dislike for it kept growing to the extent that he found himself nursing the thoughts of forcing her.
Sammy noticed his dad was becoming unhappier every passing day. He disliked Ophelia with Passion, the way she looked at him made him uneasy. She seemed to be nursing a bad thought in her mind. He tried as much as possible to avoid her anytime they were at home alone.  That evening when he came back from school, as soon as he had stepped in, he heard voices emanating from the bedroom and paused to listen. He could not hear any words in particular so he decided to check. He opened the door slightly and his step mum and another lady kissing passionately and caressing each other’s boobs, he quickly closed the door but that made them aware that someone had seen them. She quickly dressed up and went to check who it was. When she found out that it was only Sam at home, she heaved a sigh of relief and went over to him.
Ophelia: “How are you Sammy?” she said forcing a smile but he said nothing. “Aren’t you the one I am talking to?”
Sammy: “I saw what you and that pregnant woman were doing and I am only waiting for my dad so I can tell him. Don’t talking to me because no matter what you say I will still tell him” he said folding his arms across his chest contumaciously.
Ophelia: “You will not dare it!” she started yelling but checked herself. “But what exactly do you think you saw?”


He started removing his trousers but Kunle who was not ready to give up quickly grabbed him and a fight ensued between them. They rolled on the floor with each of them trying to get a better angle in order to deal the best blow. Kunle, remembering the knife in his pocket drew it out and stabbed him in the stomach. He fell back clutching his stomach with a look of pain and surprise on his face. He fell his back as blood gushed out from the cut. Kunle watched as he squirmed and squirmed then went still with eyes still wide open. He went closer to him, bent down and tapped him but he did not respond, he put his ears closer to his mouth and realised he wasn’t breathing anymore, he fell back and started shivering.
Kunle: “Oh God! I just killed him, I just killed my friend” he muttered under his breath. Just then Annie started wailing due to the effect of the sun directly shining unto her face. She was so loud that Kunle thought of taking to his heels and leaving her there but changed his mind. “I must finish what I started. It is a must that I finish it” he said looking around frantically just to be sure no one was within earshot or watching him. He went closer to her, removed her pampers which was already filled with faeces and threw it away, he removed her top and used it to clean her up then proceeded to unzipping his fly.
Dickson and his two friends were on the Lagos-Ibadan express when he got pressed and had to ease himself. Paul stopped the car and turned the ignition off while Dickson climbed down and started walking to the bush.
Paul: “Where are you going to you this guy? Why must you enter the bush when you can even do it right from inside the car?” he asked impatiently.
Dickson: “It’s none of your business man. Just leave me alone. You can leave without me if you want to” he said still walking.
Paul: “Ralph have can you see how the jerk is trying to waste our time when we are supposed to be at the wedding already?” he turned to their other friend who was the only quiet one among them.
Ralph: “Leave him now. I am sure it wouldn’t take him more than five minutes. Just chill guy!” he said playfully and just then Dickson came running back, panting breathlessly.
Dickson: “Guys! Guys!! Come down now and follow me” he said and turned back. The two looked at each other confusedly and open their doors at the same time and ran after him. They paused when they got to where he was, hiding behind a large tree.
Ralph: “What was that commotion about?”
Dickson: “Shhhhh!” he shushed him and pointed to where Bayo and Kunle were, fighting vigorously. Ralph looked down, saw the baby on the floor and made to run into the opening where they were at but his two friends held him down.
Paul: “Don’t do anything stupid, let’s watch and see what is going to happen” he said in a hushed tone just then, they saw the flash of a blade and in the twinkle of an eye, the other guy was down, bleeding profusely.
Ralph: “Shit! We have to save that baby fast” he said but the other two still hushed him down.
Paul: “I need to know what he is trying to do with that baby. We will pounce on him when he makes his move and anyone with a phone please?”
Dickson brought out his phone from his hip pocket and started taking snapshots of all of the guy’s moves. They got confused when he removed her pampers and used her cloth to wipe off the mess on her, they thought he was probably helping her until he started unzipping his trousers.
Ralph: “Damnit!” he said in between clenched teeth and sprinted to where Kunle was while the other two followed suite. He jumped on him and pinned him down while Paul kicked the knife out of his reach.
Kunle: “Oh God! You people are making a terrible mistake, leave me alone now…I will kill you all” he issued pointless threats.
Dickson: “You son of a bitch! You were trying to rape this innocent baby? For what?” he said as he scooped Annie up, removed his danshiki and used it to wrap the baby warmly as she stopped crying and smiled at him. “Oh my! Can you imagine how beautiful she is?” he said smiling back at her like a teenager.
They bundled Kunle up and turned back to Ibadan, since Ibadan was closer than both Ogun state and Lagos from where they were. They took him straight to the police station and filed a report. Kunle was detained while they were asked to take care of the baby till her parents come to claim her since no one had filed a missing child report just yet. The police did not want extra burden in their hands.
Just as they were about driving out of the gate, they spotted Sammy walking with such a drooling shoulder that was almost touching the ground. Richard was so relieved that without turning off the ignition, he opened the door and ran to his son who got startled out of his wits when he was scooped up all of a sudden. He struggled to go down until he saw that it was his dad.
Sammy: “Daddy! Daddy!!” he could not get the words out of his mouth.
Ophelia: “Richie…lets go inside, people are staring at us” she said placing her hand gently on his shoulder.
Richard: “Yeah yeah we should. Please can you help me bring the car in please?”
Ophelia: “Yeah sure”
When they got inside, Richard noticed for the first time that his son reeked of sweat and tears. his eyes was bloodshot and yeah he was alone.
Richard: “Where is Annie?” he asked gently holding him at arm’s length.
Sammie: “Daddy it was my fault. I am not a good brother. Mum will never forgive me” the tears flowed freely from his face, his dad was confused and scared.
Richard: “Sammie what happened to your sister?”
Sammie: “Last night, when we were waiting for you to come back home, Annie started crying because she was hungry and my hand could not reach the shelf. I decided to go and wait for you outside the gate but as soon as we stepped out, some men on okada came and snatched Annie from my hand and ran away. Daddy I don’t know what to do, I prayed to God to bring her back to me but He didn’t since she hasn’t being returned yet. I have walked around searching for the men, asking people but no one know them. Daddy please get my sister back for me” he disengaged from his dad and knelt down as tears and sweat mingled together on his face.
It was like a terrible lightening had struck Richard, he sat unmoving staring into thin air. Ophelia noticed this and walked up to them slowly. She place her hand on his shoulder again…
Ophelia: “Richie are you okay?” she asked with a quivering voice.
Richard: “My daughter is gone and you are asking if I am okay? Tell me how I can be okay, how? This is my fault, I should have been home but I got whisked off to jail disgracefully leaving my children unprotected. Tell me what kind of father I am?” he stood up and started pacing around.
Ophelia: “Let’s get to the police station, this requires urgency. We must act fast” she said urging him to follow her.
Richard: “I swear I am never going to forgive the man who got me arrested. I wish I even got to see him or got to know his name. But I will find him, I swear on my dead wife that I will find him” he gritted his teeth.
Ophelia: “Then you don’t even know the reason you got arrested?”
Richard: “I don’t! Can you imagine that? He instructed them not to tell me”
Ophelia: “Oh Thank God!” she heaved a sigh of relief. “Okay let’s go dear”
Sammy: “I am going with you dad. I must be among those to search for her, I promise to do my best”
Richard: “It is too risky so just stay here okay?”
Ophelia: “You want to leave him all alone again? Let him come with us at least we will be able to keep an eye on him. I am just afraid to even leave him alone” she said wryly.
Ralph and his friends were at a loss as to what to do with Annie. The three of them lived together in a three bedroom flat at Oluyole Estate in Ibadan. They met at an MTN internship program in Abuja when they were first seeking for job, they were all picked and assigned to the same branch in Ibadan. They got the apartment together, took a room each and used the living room together. They did everything together and nowhere will one of them be found that the other two would not be found there also.
Paul: “What do we do with this baby whose name we don’t even know? I am really not good with babies and that’s why I asked my last girlfriend to have an abortion when she told me she was pregnant”
Dickson: “Let’s take her back to the police station and tell them we cannot keep her”
Paul: “You want to go through police wahala bah?”
Dickson: “Okay should we take her to the orphanage? I really don’t have money to waste on another person’s baby. I already have enough responsibility as it is”
Ralph: “Let’s keep her. Let’s help this helpless baby at least it’s just for the main time, her parents will soon come for her. Please guys? Just look at how innocent and beautiful she looks. She reminds me of my little sister whom we lost to small pox back then” he said pleadingly.


He ran for some time and when he realized he had gone too far from home, he turned back with his hands on his head, wailing loudly.
Sammy: “Oh God please save my sister, bring my sister back please. God almighty please help me. Do something please” he fell on his knees as soon as he got back into the house. “God you were there when I promised my mum that I’d take care of Annie please don’t make me fail my mum. I also know you took my mum away but seeing Annie makes me happy and makes me feel she will grow up to become like my mummy someday. Please don’t take her away from me too. Wherever those men are taking her to, please keep her safe. Please sir” he prayed and prayed with tears streaming down his face, he remained on his knees  with hands clasped together until he fell flat wearily and slept off on the floor.
He walked around aimlessly in the cell not knowing what to do, how fate turned around to haunt him all of a sudden was more than he could take in. He thought of his wife who died so suddenly and now he has landed himself in jail for no apparent reason. Earlier that day, he thought he had heard Ophelia’s voice briefly but then it was like she had vanished with the next wind that blew. He did hear the policemen talk about The Professor but he never got to hear his name fully. He asked them what his offense was but they told him they were under orders not to tell him. He knew his human right was being violated but who would be there to listen to him? He was on his own.
He thought about his children, he prayed in his heart that Ophelia would be there with them. As he kept pacing around the cell, one of the inmates who was popularly called Ogbeni in the cell which contained six inmates including Richard jerked up angrily, unable to hold the disturbance any longer.
Ogbeni: “Na wetin dey do this man sef? You dey craze? Why you no go gree make person sleep wella?” he said with a deep voice.
Richard: “I am sorry please, you go back to sleep!’’
Ogbeni: “Who you dey speak English for? See me see wahala o. boys wake up, this dude dey speak English” he said as the rest of the inmates started waking up one after the other. Boys! Wetin una wan make I do to this mumu ajebutter guy?” he said looking around like one in a trance.
“Make we roast am” they all chorused.
Richard: “Please guys, lets handle this wi…”before he could say anything further, a blow flew into his jaws and sent him writhing on the floor.
Ogbeni: “Abeg boys help me roast this guy sharp sharp” he ordered and they descended on him, beating, punching, biting and tearing at his flesh. His pleas got to the officers and two of them went to put everything in check.
1st Officer: “Hey wetin una dey do? una wan kill am?” he said as the 2nd Officer used his gun to hit on the iron gate in order to restore order.
Ogbeni: “Officer we na gentle boys o, make una go back” Then the officers turned and left.
After that, Richard became extra careful in the cell before he got himself really roasted.
She wept all through the night, she was the cause of Richard’s predicament yet she was unable to do anything about it or even be there for his children. “Will he ever forgive me? Oh God! I know I have never prayed before but do not let anything happen to his children at home, do not let him lose his job cause of this. I will be truly damned” she prayed in her heart.
As soon as it was daybreak, before her parents opened the door to the room, she went and sat down in front of their door to make it seem she had been there all night. Her dad was always the first to get out of the room, he always reads in his study in the mornings. He was surprised when he opened the door and saw her sitting there with her back leaning on the door.
Prof. Harry: “What are you doing here madam?” he asked appalled at her guts.
Ophelia: “Daddy” she said as innocently and weakly as she could.
Prof. Harry: “Did you stay here all through the night?”
Ophelia: “That is not the issue here daddy. I know I have been rude to you lately, I am here to apologize”
Prof. Harry: “Follow me and stop sitting there like a homeless girl” he said and started walking away while she rose up and followed him. He sat on his favourite spot right in front of the 16”Flat Screen Television. “So I am listening”
Ophelia: “Everything was my fault dad, that man is innocent. I lied to him that night that you sent me out of the house” she looked down unable to meet his mystified gaze.
Pro. Harry: “You did what?”
Ophelia: “I wanted to prove to you that I could as well live my life the way I dimmed fit. Dad please, his last child is just three months while the first is almost seven years old and they are all alone at home. Please sir, set him free” she started to weep profusely.
Prof. Harry: “What on earth do I do to this child? Well I can see you deeply care about this man. Only God knows what you saw in him. I will set him free today so stop crying okay? Just that I will have to stop you from seeing him, you cannot be with a widower who is even a Yoruba man. Not while I am still alive”
Ophelia: “Daddy, do you want to see me dead? By now I am sure you know I am crazy. I do crazy things and committing suicide is something trivial for me. You want to be childless for the rest of your life? I know it’s you who can’t have children anymore not mum. So if you want me dead then you will keep insisting the way you are doing now. Thank you very much daddy, I know you will let me have my way, thanks on behalf of Richard too” she went closer, hugged him and placed a light kiss on his cheek.
He was dumbfounded, one thing he was sure of was that she could carry out her threat and imagine what the headline would be? ‘The daughter of a professor in a well know university committed suicide last night’ and then the details of the incidence will be exaggerated. He quivered at the thought of losing his only child too and then he resolved to just swallow his pride and watch her do her thing.
On getting to the police station, she was told that Richard had already been released and that he had gone home. She knew that was her dad’s doing, probably trying to make up for his misdeeds. She got into the car which she had left there the other day and zoomed off towards Mainland. Thankfully there wasn’t much traffic jam.
When she drove into the compound, she met Richard with his hands on his head pacing around restlessly. The bruises on his face was something to write home about but what worried her the most was the look on his face. She parked the car and got out hastily.
Ophelia: “Baby! I am so sorry for what happened…” she apologized as she walked up to him.
Richard: “This is not the time for apologies…I know you did try getting me out yesterday but what I don’t know is whether you left my children in this house all alone last night because right now, they are nowhere to be found. Where are they?” he asked hopefully hoping she’d tell him.
Ophelia: “Oh my God! I don’t know where they, I was unable to come back here last night because my dad grounded me, I was unable to leave the house”
Richard: “Now I am doomed. Oh Sammy. Where do I search? Who do I meet?”
Ophelia: “Let’s calm down first and think about our next step. Have you called some of his school friends? Those he visits at home?”
Richard: “None of them have seen them. I have to get to the police station to file a missing person report” he said and dashed inside.
Ophelia: “Will the police really be able to help in this situation? All they’d do is ask you to write a report then after that you’d be on your own. Let’s go to Radio and Television stations. Paste their pictures around town and see how that would help?” She said. Following him slowly as tears cascaded down her beautiful face.
Richard: “We can do all those, as long as my children will be found” he replied desperately.
Ophelia: “All these is my fault, what do I do in this messy situation now?” she thought sadly.
The two men walked way into the bush with the baby in the tallest one known as Bayo’s hands. They made sure they were not sighted or followed by anyone.
Bayo: “I think this place is okay right? Let’s do it here” he said stopping. Read more stories at richardayiteycom.wordpress.com
Kunle: “Wait! We need another one because if you go first then she will no longer be a virgin”
Bayo: “Yes but someone still has to go first, Baba said before 9a.m and it’s already 8:30. Let me do this one first then tomorrow we will get yours” he said placing the sleeping Annie on the floor.
Kunle: “No let me go first, we will get yours tomorrow. Do you think I am a fool? Do you know how long it took us to get this one? We roamed the streets for three days and you want me to just relent when I was the one who sighted her first? No way!” he said, pushed Bayo to one side and…