THE PAINS OF A LONELY HEART-Episode 15
By O.D Oluwasegun
His anger has ma him to spit out his secret. His mother was struck with shock.That was the moment Ben realized that he had said too much.
“Ben, what are you saying? I don’t understand you” Mrs. Johnson asked.
“Mum, I can explain but one thing I am sure about is that the guy Juliet is with, is an intruder. I’m the father of that child. ” Ben confirmed.
“Ben, how could you? Do you realize the abomination you have committed? This can’t be right, this must be a dream” Mrs. Johnson was acting strange. As much as Ben impregnating Juliet came as a surprise to her, her actions seemed that there was something more to it.
“Ben, get out of my room, you make me sick! Get out! get out!” Mrs. Johnson shouted at Ben.
He had no option than to leave the room.
Mrs. Johnson was out of control, this was too much for her to bare.
“No, I can’t deal with this. It can’t happen. I need to act fast, that baby can’t be born. It won’t happen” Mrs. Amposah said to herself.
Right after, she picked the phone and called Jax to come to her place immediately.
Aside Jax being an usher, she happened to be a part time nurse at the exact hospital Mike passed away. Her involvement with Mrs. Johnson was very suspicious.
On the day Jax met Ben and Juliet at the hospital, she had already finished her shift and had changed into a casual dress.
James on the other hand was aware that Ben had arrived and was looking for Juliet. He had determined to find Juliet before Ben does.
Now there was a program at church that evening that everyone knew Daniel will be present . He was the main organist so he had no option. As to whether he will come with Juliet or not, no body knew. Mrs. Johnson and Jax had met to figure out what to do if only Daniel and Juliet came to Church that evening.
Ben usually was not a fun of going to church in the evenings but on that day, he was also determined to be there just to see Juliet. James was also getting ready two hours before the program when he was told by the house boy that Alice, his pregnant girlfriend was looking for him.
He had forgotten about Alice all this while. He only had his mind on Juliet. He went to the living room to meet her. You can imagine the look on her face when she saw James. “Juliet, I told you not to come here. James said, mistakenly calling Alice Juliet.
Alice got angry “What? You call me Juliet now? Oh I see, I see you have something going on with her. I came here the other time to
meet her comfortable on your laps and now you calling me by her name” Alice uttered. “Look, how many times do I have to tell you that she is my sister” James tried explaining
“Sister indeed, we all know she was adopted so don’t tell me that” She said. “whatever” James said. “You think you can get me pregnant and get me sick and go away Scot free, you must be joking. And for your information, I aborted the pregnancy just as you wanted.
You have succeeded in getting rid of the baby but for you getting me sick, get ready for me” Alice said. James knew what she was capable of doing. That was not her first time. He has known Alice to be very possessive and capable of doing anything. ” And that Juliet of yours tell her to beware of me. You have no idea of what a woman who is scorned can do. “Alice said and walked out of James.
James was frightened by her words but however, he ignored it.
He quickly dressed up right after Alice had left. Without waiting for his Mum or Ben, he went straight to church. Mrs Johnson and Ben followed shortly afterwards. You could feel the tension in the car when Ben was driving his mother to the church. The car was filled with silence as they were not talking to each other as they went. It was obvious that each of them had their own intention for going to Church.
In no time they got to church and saw that James had already gotten there. Daniel and Juliet were no where to be found. They had not arrived yet.
They got seated and soon the program started. James was seated three rows behind Ben and Mrs. Johnson. The program line up was shared for the members including the Johnson family.
To Ben’s surprise, Juliet was the one to lead the prayers as indicated on the program line up. As soon as the praises and worship was over, the church was completely silent as Daniel and Juliet arrived. Ben and Juliet’s eye met. She was looking different that evening. Juliet was looking extremely beautiful. Everyone couldn’t believe the changes Juliet had undergone.
The long dress she wore fit her perfectly. Her dark skin was bright as her ponytail showed how beautiful her neck was. Everyone was amazed with her beauty and elegance, especially Ben. Daniel had to leave her and go to where the organ is and other instrument are. Jax the usher directed Juliet to a seat.
She had to sit on a plastic chair cause all the pews were occupied. It was time for an input, and the minister began delivering. All of a sudden, the program got interrupted with a noise from the back. It came from Juliet, the plastic chair in which she sat on had gotten broken, making her fall heavily on her back.
Few of the church members rushed to help her. Daniel quickly left the organ and went to her aid, only to find that Juliet was seriously bleeding with blood flowing from the thighs to the legs.
The story has just began….find out what happened in the next episode.