beauty and the mechanic
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February 17, 2018 at 11:27 am #1180187
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SO INTERESTING RIDE ON0February 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm #1181061
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God is able!!!0February 24, 2018 at 11:31 pm #1183553
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This episode make me sad,,,don’t even know when I started cryin.it just a natter of time dear0March 2, 2018 at 5:50 pm #1186087
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I don’t understand what is happening on this site again, please all this writers, if you are not ready to complete your stories don’t even start it in the first place.0March 4, 2018 at 9:03 pm #1186819
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Wats happening hia now? why are u not posting, pls continue oooo0March 6, 2018 at 10:03 am #1187392
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mr senator [email protected] U de fulkup oh, what is holding u to update, if u no dat u cannot complete de story y u com start it.0March 6, 2018 at 10:56 pm #1187687
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I have being sick for the past 3weeks
that’s why I have not post anything0March 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm #1187969
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Etim and Edidiong exchanged surprised glances when their
first son, Edet, stepped into their apartment with his
fiancée, Edua Imasogie. The lady looked like one of the
beauty queens they had seen on the television and they
feared that their son wasn’t in her class at all. The more
they watched the two, the more they realized how the
couple were so fond of each other and they began to
wonder how the two crossed paths in the first place.
“You are welcome my daughter,” Etim grinned from ear to
ear, he couldn’t stop staring at the girl and was very proud
of his son for finding a worthy wife.
“Thank you sir,” Edua smiled back at the man, her initial
fear had melted away. Since she walked into the Udeme’s
home, she had felt their warmth of welcome and with the
way they kept gawking at her, she realized that her beauty
must have swept them off their feet.
“I am making one of Edet’s favourite meal. You must eat
before you leave,” Edidiong beamed at her. She was
already dreaming of the way her grand-children would
look like. Her first son was very good looking and he was
getting married to a very beautiful woman. She could
imagine how their children would turn out. They would
surely look like Half-caste, she thought to herself.
“No problem ma,” she smiled back at her. Edua was
greatly relieved that Edet’s parents accepted her and had
welcomed her into their home. She had been a bit skeptic
when Edet wanted her to meet them.
His two younger brothers were worse off. Uduak and
Udoh had not been able to sit still since they arrived. The
young men had been parading the sitting room, pacing
and winking at their elder brother and smiling at her as if
they had just won the American lottery. With the way they
had been acting all day, she was beginning to feel
suddenly shy and self-conscious.
“Edet, you have done very well,” Uduak winked at his elder
“Yes, you have done very well,” Udoh agreed.
Edet shook his head and just smiled at his brothers. He
was happy that his family had accepted the woman he
wanted to spend the rest of his life with. When they leave
his parents’ home, they were heading to the island to see
Edua’s mum. He hoped the woman would take the news
of their intended union cordially. His fiancée wasn’t
optimistic, but he was hopeful. He believed that God could
touch anyone, after all, hearts of Kings were in his hands.
“It is a pity that your father is no more. I would have loved
to meet him,” Etim observed his son’s fiancée.
“Hmm…” Edua nodded. She missed her father. She wished
he was still alive to witness the happiest moments of her
“But, at least, her mother is still hale and hearty,” Edidiong
added quickly. She didn’t want the girl to start thinking of
her late father and feel sad.
“Yes, yes, that’s true,” Etim agreed and glanced at his
“Let me set the dining. The food is almost ready,”
Edidiong got up immediately.
Edua dropped her purse on Edet’s laps and got up too.
“I can help,” she offered.
They all stared at her in amazement.
“No, no… sit down. You are our visitor,” Edidiong began to
shake her head. She didn’t want the girl to follow her into
the kitchen and stain her dress.
“Haba Sister Edua, don’t disturb yourself, just sit down
and relax,” Uduak encouraged her.
“Yes, please sit down, we won’t allow you to do anything
in this house,” Udoh chimed in.
“I believe that I am no longer a visitor, I am going to help,
mama, let’s go,” Edua took Edidiong by the hand and
pulled her towards the kitchen.
The woman started to laugh and allowed the young girl to
lead her on. She was happy and relieved that she was
gaining a very good daughter-in-law. She had always
wanted a girl-child, but, God had given her three
wonderful boys. She was eternally grateful, but, she
wouldn’t have minded an additional girl. There were times
she envied her mates who had female children.
Nevertheless, she had always prayed that her sons would
bring good girls home as their wives. Girls who she could
relate to like her very own daughters and it seemed that
God had already started to answer her prayers.
The moment the women left, Uduak and Udoh sat beside
their elder brother.
“Bros, where did you find her?” Uduak was curious. He
hoped he would be able to find someone like his elder
“Yes o, where did you catch that enchanting beauty?”
Udoh winked at his elder brother. He was quite impressed
with the physical beauty of his brother’s woman.
Edet began to laugh. He honestly didn’t know what to tell
“Just thank God for me. He has given me a very good
They all nodded their heads in agreement.
Adesua Ayenkegbe looked at her only daughter and her
fiancé with one glance, from heads to toes. She didn’t like
the way the girl was looking. Gone was her glowing skin
and she was looking skinny. She had less make-up on and
the clothes she was putting on was very cheap. She was
angry that her Princess had been reduced to a mere
commoner by her adamant decisions to do things her
way. Her fiancé was worse off. He was good looking quite
all right, but, he was also clad in a very cheap attire. She
felt disgusted that her daughter was settling down for
someone who wasn’t in their league at all.
“What did you say you do again?” she swept her shoulder
length dark brown Brazilian hair away from her fair
Edet cleared his throat, “I… I repair automobiles,” he could
feel the woman’s eagle eyes on him. Since they walked
into her home, her cold reception had clouded the
atmosphere. His fiancée was right after all. No wonder
she had been reluctant whenever he reminded her that
they needed to see her mother. They had no choice. They
needed to see the woman and intimate her of their plans
“You repair automobiles…” Adesua repeated, then blinked
in shock. “Are you a motor mechanic?!” her shrill voice hit
He nodded with confidence. “Yes, ma. I have a Mechanic
shop in Anthony Village and I am very good at what I do.”
Adesua shot an angry look at her daughter, “You are
getting married to a Motor Mechanic.”
She swallowed hard, mentally preparing for the verbal
assault that was yet to come. “Yes mother. Repairing cars
is a very lucrative profession.”
The woman gawked at the girl as if she had lost her
“Are you out of your mind?!”
“No, mother,” she returned her angry gaze. She was
determined not to allow the woman’s assumptions and
analyses to rattle her.
Adesua glanced back at Edet, then at her daughter.
“You came into my home with a common road-side motor
She sighed heavily, “He is not a road-side mechanic.”
“What is the difference?! A motor mechanic is a motor
mechanic! This is outrageous!” she glared at both of
Edet reached out for his fiancée’s hand and squeezed it
lightly. His touch calmed her frayed nerves, but, she was
“You decided to pull out of our business, I allowed you.
Why did I even do that? Take a good look at you,” her
gaze swept over her like one inspecting an insect. “You
look like a road-side pepper seller.”
Edua stared back at her mother and held her tongue. She
had a million things to say, but, thought against it. She
didn’t want to start arguing and fighting with her in the
presence of the man she loved.
“Look at your skin, look at the way you are dressed, look
at the way you have turned out. Poor, starving and you
are okay with all this?”
Edua pressed her lips together. She was beginning to find
it difficult to remain quiet.
“Now, you come here, with this,” she pointed an irritated
finger at Edet. “This… this commoner, this excuse of a
Edet coughed. He wasn’t getting uncomfortable with the
way the woman was ranting. “Madam, I think you have
She shot him a glare. “How dare you?! How dare you talk
back at me?”
“Ma, we are here to inform you of our wedding plans. We
will appreciate if you can find time from your busy
schedule and show up, giving us every support we need,
we ask for nothing more…”
“You must be smoking weed, if you think I will allow you
to marry my daughter,” she scowled at him.
“I am not a child mother. You do not have a say when it
comes to who I want to spend the rest of my life with,”
Edua informed her mother. The determination in her eyes
made her mother burn with rage.
Adesua jumped to her feet, shaking visibly with fury.
“I will not allow it! This union…” she pointed at both of
them, “This union will never take place.”
“It will and there is nothing you can do about it,” Edua
countered, annoyed at her mother’s irritable disposition.
“You are both dreaming. You are both building castles in
the air. You think this marriage will work,” she faced Edet.
“Do you even know the woman you are getting married
to? Can you even handle her?” she looked him up and
down with disdain.
“I love your daughter madam…”
Adesua erupted with laughter.
“I know everything I need to know about her, both past
She placed her hands on her curvy hips and eyed him.
“She is the woman I am going to spend the rest of my life
with and nothing, or anyone can change that.”
Edua got up, so did Edet.
“It’s good seeing you again mother,” she threw the
invitation card on the center table.
“I am not coming,” Adesua said through gritted teeth.
Edua and Edet exchanged pale glances.
“I will not stand by and watch you ruin your life,” she
screamed at her daughter.
Edua swallowed hard, feeling pained. “Fine, have it your
“Madam, this is your only daughter…”
“Do not speak to me young man!” she yelled at him.
Edet sighed, feeling exasperated. He looked at the woman
again and shook his head sadly.
“The likes of you work for me as my driver, my gardener,
my laundry-man… you are beneath the caliber of people in
my sphere of reckoning,” she lashed out at him.
Edua reached out for her fiancé’s hand and pulled him
towards the door. He followed her without saying another
“You are going to regret this young woman!” she called
out to the girl, hoping she would listen to her.
Edua and Edet walked out of the mansion and headed
towards the main gate. Edua dragged in a frustrated
breath, and closed her eyes, trying to seal off the storm of
tears threatening to flood her face. She wished she had
not come. She had always known that her mother would
never be in agreement with her decisions. The agony in
her heart enveloped her chest, tightening it, making it hard
for her to breathe. She stopped walking.
Edet glanced at his fiancée. The anguish in her dull light
brown eyes cut through him like a very sharp blade.
“My love…” he drew her into his comforting arms.
Edua collapsed in his arms, shaking visibly wit sobs. The
tears came, spilling all over her fair smooth face.
“Oh God…” she cried out and held unto him as if her life
depended on it.
“Sssssssh…” he rubbed his hands against her spine,
patting her on the back in consolation.
“Oh Edet…” she wept.
“It is going to be all right. Trust me. God’s got our backs,”
he assured her.
She kept on crying.
“Even if your father and mother forsake you, God will
never, ever leave you nor forsake you,” he encouraged
Her sobs began to waned.
“He will go before you, he will go with you, do not be
afraid or be dismayed…”
“Deuteronomy 31 verse 8,” she whispered.
“I trust God. Everything is going to be all right,” she said
“Yes, he’s got our backs.”
Edua sighed in relief. It might not look like it, but she was
sure that everything was going to work out for them.
He let her go, held her hand, and led her towards the gate.
“Who else can represent your mother at the wedding?”
“My pastor’s wife.”
“Yes,” she nodded, “Or, my maternal grand-mother.”
“Your mum’s mother,” he glanced at her.
“Yes,” she returned his gaze. “My maternal grand-father
and grand-mother are excited for us. They are coming to
the wedding with my mum’s younger sisters and their
husbands and children.”
“Wow! That’s good news,” he felt greatly relieved.
“Yes, it is,” she started to smile.
“What about people from your father’s family?”
“My paternal grand-father’s younger brother will represent
them. He is coming with his family.”
“What about your father’s father? And your father’s
mother? And your father’s brothers?”
She sighed heavily.
“They all flew out of the country a few months’ after my
father’s burial. My mum claimed that they took everything
my father had worked for all his life, leaving us with
“My goodness! That’s cold and cruel, if it’s actually true.”
She shrugged, “It’s all in the past now. I don’t like
remembering or talking about it…”
He squeezed her by the hand, “I understand.”
The gateman opened the gate and let them out. The
Taxify driver saw them coming. He started the engine of
the vehicle, once they were seated at the back seat of the
car, he nosed into the street and drove off.1+
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