SISTER MARY 53
“so my brother, if there is any girl on your path or anybody you have offended. Please try and make peace with the person before proceeding with any plans you are having for your fiancee. It’s important to avoid any tragedy” he advised while i nodded calmly.
Fifteen minutes later, we left the pastor’s office and headed to Chioma’s apartment. My mind ran through many directions as i drove. I couldn’t help but play back the pastor’s advice over and over in my head.
“so what exactly did he tell you, because you look so withdrawn?” Chioma asked curiously,
“well he told me that a lady was weeping for me and that i should seek forgiveness and make peace with whoever i wronged” i answered slowly. She breathed deeply and kept quiet.
“what’s wrong?” i asked,
“nothing just thinking” she answered.
As we ate lunch an hour later, she brought up Mary’s issue again.
“what are your plans. When do you intend seeing her again?” she asked,
“i will pay her a visit later in the evening. Please let it not bother you” i pleaded. She shrugged and smiled.
“i would have loved to go with you” she offered,
“don’t think about it my dear” i winked at her.
I left for my apartment after the meal, took a little rest and patiently waited for nightfall. At exactly 7pm, i left my apartment and headed to Mary’s with a nervous mind.
I got to Mary’s apartment in no time and knocked calmly. Her sister answered the door almost instantly and stared at me with hatred.
“hey good evening. Is Mary around?” i asked. She eyed me for a second and scoffed,
“what do you want with her again?. Didn’t you send her away from your house?” she asked scornfully, unsettling me with the question. But before i could answer, Mary showed up at the door.
“who’s it?” she asked her sister, freezing as our eyes clashed,
“what are you doing here. What do you want again?, havn’t i left your life for good huh?. You know few days ago i was willing to do anything to have you back, but i’m happy to say that you arn’t worth it. So get out of here” she barked with anger, sending me backwards with the venom that came with the outburst.
Their wasn’t any doubt she was now overcome with hatred and perhaps revenge towards me. Her love unfortunately has evolved to hatred.
“how do i seek peace with her in this condition?” i wondered with alarm, as i reminded myself that my happiness with Chioma was in her hands.
I needed her forgiveness and preferably blessing in order to avoid any unnecessary tragedy in my life….
To be continued.