✍️✍️✍️✍️❤️ Heart Doctor Season 2 Episode 13, 14, 15 And 16✍️✍️✍️✍️

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“Her dad took her?” Amanda asked for the second time as she stared at Mrs Tonia.
“Yes, it hasn’t been up to ten minutes that they left, but he did say that he told you about it,” Mrs Tonia said. Amanda gasped.
“He didn’t. He didn’t tell me anything,” Amanda said and immediately took out her phone from her trouser pocket. Thank goodness she came with it. She made a call to him which went through and he picked up in one ring as if he WS expecting her call.
“Hello sir,” Amanda spoke first.
“Amanda,” he answered. There was this kind of softness in his voice but that isn’t the time for Amanda to notice.
“Sir, I’m in Deya’s school right now and I’m told that you already picked her,” she said.
“What!! Pick her? Why would I do that? Where’s my daughter?”
Amanda’s jaw dropped. Fear gripped her, she went numb as she stared at Mrs Tonia.
“What’s wrong?” Mrs Tonia asked.
“He he said he ne..never picked Odeya,” Amanda stuttered in fear.
“What? It was him. It was Mr Okoye.” Mrs Tonia said, then quickly took out her phone and made a call.
“Hello Mr Adam, please come to my class. There’s a problem.” she ended the call and looked at Amanda.
“It was really Odeya’s father. Look at that,” she said and pointed at a CCTV camera at the ceiling. “That’s a CCTV camera and it will be a proof to this. It was her dad who picked her up.”
Amanda was shaking with fear.
“What’s wrong sir?” Henry asked Desmond who was hurriedly picking pulling on his suit and taking his briefcase.
“I don’t wanna believe that my daughter is in danger.” Desmond said.
“What do you mean?” Henry asked.
“Someone picked my daughter from school. I don’t know how but that person claimed to be me. I gotta go,” Desmond said and rushed to the door, opening it, he turned to Henry who was exclaiming “Oh my God!”
“Don’t tell anyone about this. I have to go,” Desmond said and finally left.
“How on earth! What!?” Henry exclaimed.
Sleeping Odeya was carried in to a well and expensively furnished room that appeared like an exclusive hotel room.
There was no body in the room but as Rock dropped Deya on the bed, the ensuite door opened and Vanessa walked out. Seeing Deya, she let out a wide smile.

“She has gotten dark and tiny. This isn’t my Deya.” she said then walked to her and touched her face. “But you never stopped being beautiful Daughter. I know you’ve missed me so much. Don’t worry baby, mom is here to take you home. This country doesn’t suit you my baby.”
She looked at Rock and smiled. “Good job Rock. You should wait outside for me. I will take Care of this.”
“Okay” Rock said and left.
Vanessa turned back to Odeya and began caressing her hair.
“I missed you my little girl. Mom missed you. Your dad think he can take you away from me? He had no idea what I can do.”
After seeing the footage, Desmond turned to the Mrs Tonia and the head mistress of the school.
“Look here, my daughter had been kidnapped right before your eyes. I don’t care how it happened.. I want my daughter back right now” he said.
Amanda was in tears.
The head mistress was about to say something when Desmond’s phone rang. He didn’t hesitate to take it out from his pocket. It was a restricted number.
He glanced at everyone in there, including Amanda and Peter before picking up the phone and placing it on his right ear.
“Hello Mr Desmond Okoye,” Even in the next sixty years, Desmond can never forget the voice of Vanessa. It was her.
“Vanessa,” he called. Then it hit him. Why’s Vanessa suddenly calling him?
Do Odeya’s kidnap had to do with her?
“Don’t worry yourself and don’t bother telling the police. I got my daughter back. Ha ha it wasn’t so hard tho. You should get another daughter soon. Odeya is mine alone. She’s still asleep. I know she’d be so happy to see me. I’m hanging up now, alright..bye”
“Vanessa, Vanessa! Where’s…” the call ended.
“What’s that sir?” Amanda asked.
Desmond sighed. “It’s not a kidnap. Don’t worry about this. I will take care of it,” he said to the school authorities then turned to Amanda. “Let’s leave.”
“What? It’s not a kidnap? The police would soon be here,” The head mistress said.
“Tell them it wasn’t a kidnap.” Desmond said.
“Then who took her?” she asked.
“Her mother,” Desmond said then turned and walked out. Amanda and Peter hurried up to meet his pace.
“Sir, it’s her mom?” she asked him.
“I just said so,” Desmond answered.
“What are you going to do sir?” Peter asked
“I will get back my daughter,” Desmond said then entered his car and drove off.
Amanda and Peter entered theirs and zoomed off.
Odeya woke up and was confused on where she was then she saw her mom standing with a glass of wine in her hand.
“Mom!” she shouted.
Vanessa smiled. “My pretty baby. Mommy is here for you. Do you want some wine huh?”
Odeya sat up on the bed and looked around. “Where I’m I mom? Where is dad and my nanny?” she asked.
Vanessa chuckled. “Do you need to worry about them when your mom is here to take you with her?”
“Mom, are we in Canada?” Deya asked.
“Nope but we will be there by tomorrow, you have missed your home right?” she asked.
“How did I get here mom? Dad picked me up from school. How did I end up here?” Deya asked.
“You don’t have to think about it. You should be happy that you finally got to me dearie. Come on, you need a shower and you need to eat.” Vanessa said and went to the landline.
“Come over and bathe my daughter,” she said into the landline.
“Mom where are we? Why ain’t we at dad’s house? Where is this?” Deya asked.
“Deya, I have nothing to do with your father. I am here to take you with me. So don’t talk about your father” Vanessa said.
“Mom if dad is not going with us then I’m not going with you,” Deya said.
Vanessa smashed the glass of wine on the wall angrily and it shattered.
Deya wasn’t scared by that. It was what her mom always do.
“I told you not to talk about your father!”
“Why mom?”
“Because you have a new father.”
“A new father?”
Desmond, Amanda and Peter were back but only Amanda and Desmond were inside the house. Desmond told Peter to go home.
Inside the sitting room, Desmond was seen pacing up and down, in thoughts with his phone tight in his hand. Amanda is only a few step away, standing still with her eyes on him. He told her not to say anything but she can’t help it.
Did his ex wife really kidnap her own daughter? That’s unbelievable.
Desmond after thinking for awhile put a call through to Vanessa who picked up after few rings.
“Hello Mr Desmond Okoye,” she spoke first in a very mocking way.
“Vanessa, I want to see my daughter. Where the hell did you take her to? How were you able to deceive my smart Odeya?” he asked.
Vanessa laughed hard. “She’s my daughter. Do I need to deceive her? That’s funny.”
“Before I get the police involved in this, bring me back my daughter before today ends.
“Dad!” Desmond heard Odeya’s voice and screamed. “Deya! I promise to come get you OK?”
“Dad, I can’t have another dad but you right?” Deya asked.
Desmond sighed. “Yes you are right dear.”
“Dad, I’m not going to leave without you and my nanny,” she said.
“Shut your mouth Deya.. Who’s the damn nanny you’ve been mentioning?” Vanessa hurled at Deya.
“Vanessa!” Desmond shouted through the phone.
“I have no business with you anymore Desmond. I’m taking my daughter with me. Well you can call on the police if you want. Goodbye!” Vanessa said and hung up. She looked at Deya for a moment and smiled.
“Don’t you dare think or talk about your father when I’m here,” she said.
“Why shouldn’t I?” Deya asked.
“You’ve changed a bit daughter. This new character doesn’t fit you as my daughter. Have you forgotten all that I thought you?” Vanessa asked.
Deya didn’t answer.
The door opened and a lady walked in..
“Sorry ma’am that I took some time. Her food would be brought in the next three minutes,” she apologized to Vanessa.
She went over and tried carrying Deya but Deya beat off her hands.
“Get your hands off me”
“What Odeya, don’t you wanna have a bathe?” Vanessa asked.
“Bathe me then,” Deya said.
The lady tried carrying her again but she beat off her hands again.
“I mean you, mom… Bathe me”
Vanessa raised her brow. “What nonsense Deya? I’ve never bathe you, you know that.” she said.
“Then take me back, I have to say goodbye to Jeremy and bring dad and my nanny along.” Deya said.
“You aren’t seeing your father again cos you have a new father.” Vanessa said.
“Then I won’t go with you because I can’t have a new father. I only have one dad.” Deya said.
Vanessa glanced at the lady who’s face was down.
(Few hours later )
Desmond have been in his room for five hours. Amanda had prepared his dinner.
She served them on the dinning then went upstairs to call him.
After breathing in and out, she gently knocked on the door, knocked again and slowly opened the door.
She walked in and saw Desmond sitting at the edge of the bed with his phone in his hand.
“Sir, dinner is ready,” she said.
“Okay.. I’m coming,” he muttered without turning.
Amanda stood there staring at him. He said nothing and let her stare at him as long as she want.
The she asked. “Sir, you shouldn’t think too much. She’s her mother and won’t harm her.”
“Vanessa is harmful. My daughter can not live with her. I tried so hard to get Odeya from her. Why do you think I did so?” Desmond said.
“I don’t think getting the police involved will be of any help. I suggest, you meet with her and talk things out. Odeya must be very happy to see her mother after three months. She had always wanted to see her mom and go back with her. If it’d make her happy, then let her.” Amanda said.
Desmond turned and looked at her.
They stared at each other’s eyes.
“What do you mean Amanda?” he asked.
“I..I mean, you should make up with your ex wife, for Odeya’s sake,” Amanda said.
“Don’t talk nonsense Amanda,” he said.
Amanda inhaled.
He stood up and walk to her. Amanda faced down but he put his hand on her jaw and brought her face up.
Her heart beat raised.
Their face came so close to each other.
“Don’t you ever think of becoming Deya’s mom someday?” he asked.
Amanda could hear her heart beat.
“Even after knowing why you were given this job, why do you still talk nonsense?” he asked.
Amanda felt goosebumps on her skin.
He removed his hand from her jaw, exhaled and walked out of the room, leaving Amanda in a confused state.
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About ten minutes later after Desmond left to downstairs, Amanda walked down few blocks of the staircase, to check what he was doing and when she saw he was picking on his meal, she stood there staring at him for a brief moment before walking back, to her bedroom.
Entering her room, she picked her phone and made a call to her mom. Her mom picked up after few rings.
“Hello daughter, how is everything going?” Her mom asked.
“Not fine mama..” she then made her voice as low, “Odeya was kidnapped this afternoon by her mom. It still baffles me.”
“Chineke mo! Isi gini? – What did you say?” Her mom exclaimed.
“I’m relieved its her mom. I was so scared.” Amanda said.
“Madam Monica haven’t heard about this?” Her mom asked.
“He doesn’t want to tell her yet. Mama you must not tell her yet biko. He’s trying his best to get Odeya before her mother takes her out of the country but he don’t want to let lady Monica know about it. He think it’s going to break her down.” Amanda said.
“It’s okay. I’ve heard. But What sort of a mother would kidnap her own child. Is this what they do over there eh?”
“Mama.. Tell me, what can I do in this kind of situation. I want to be of help but I can’t believe I ended up suggesting nonense.” Amanda said.
“What do you think you can do my daughter. Just stay by his side. Stand by him and don’t let him fight it alone, inugo. Help him to get his daughter back. That’s what you have to do.” Mama said.
Amanda sighed. “Okay mama, I will.”
“Do you love him?” Mama asked.
Amanda looked at her fingers shyly and answered “yes mama, I do”
“That’s good. What about him ehn. Any sign?”
Amanda breathed out.. “Mama, I think he likes me too.”
“Not like but love. Osim Like, which kind like. He loves you eh?”
“It makes me speechless mama,” Amanda said.
She heard her mother’s exciting laughter which stopped just immediately. “Oh I shouldn’t be laughing when my step granddaughter is in danger.” she said.
Amanda sighed. “Mama, let’s talk tomorrow.”
“Where is he now, Desmond?” Mama asked.
“He’s eating downstairs but he isn’t really eating.” Amanda answered.
“And where are you?”
“In my room Mama..”
“Doing what? Ngwa pua je kwuru ya -Go out, Go to him now.” Mama ordered.
“Go go go… He needs you. I’m dropping the call. Don’t call me again this night.” Mama said.
“Mama wait..” Amanda called but the line had dropped already. She sighed.
“Mama… you are unbelievable..” she muttered and walked to the door.
Opening it, she flinched on seeing Desmond standing by her door.
He had two beer cans in his hands.
Stretching one to her, he said, “Let’s have just one.”
Amanda shook her head, “Not again sir,”
“Should we go out then or something?” he asked.
Amanda raised her brows, “huh?”
He chuckled. “Does it look too tense tonight? A lot of things been happening.” he said and walked into Amanda’s room.
In her room?
Okay, Amanda then noticed he reck of alcohol. He had drank before bringing those.
He settled on her bed and opened one of the beer.
“Sir, you you shouldn’t be here, I mean in my room.” Amanda said and wiped the little sweat that had formed on her forehead. “And you have been drinking” she added.
“Don’t worry, I won’t hurt my hand this time,” he said and took a sip. “Come have a seat, don’t stand there like some soldier.” he said to her.
Amanda inhaled. ‘He’s sitting on my bed when there’s a chair there. Oh I’m so tensed.’
She slowly walked to the chair close to the dressing table and sat down.
“That’s your drink.” he said.
She shook her head. “No sir, I’m fine.”
He shrugged.
There came a pretty long silence before Amanda decided to break it.
“About Odeya..”
But Desmond cut her short. “About her, she can take her if she want.”
Amanda raised her brows. “What? You mean Vanessa, sorry, I mean her mom?”
“What are you sorry about? Her name is Vanessa. Deya had wanted to go back to her. Now she have the chance to. I should let her.” he said.
Amanda stood up. “Sir, you can’t let her. You are only saying this cos you are drunk. Stop drinking please” she grabbed the beer from him but unfortunately, it poured on his white shirt.
Amanda gasped. “Oh my God, I’m so sorry sir” she said and without thinking, grabbed her duvet and began wiping it on the spot but her hand was grabbed by Desmond’s who chuckled and said, “you are only making it worse. Don’t worry about this, but worry about this” he placed her hand on his left chest.
Amanda’s heart raised. “Sir?”
“Don’t you feel anything? Don’t you feel my beating heart. Don’t you feel anything at all Amanda?” he asked.
Amanda swallowed hard. “S sir.. I don’t understand.. Please can can you let go of my hand.”
“What did you say? Your husband is holding your hand and you’re telling him to let go?” he asked.
‘My husband? No, he’s just drunk’ Amanda said within.
“I’m sorry I have to take my hand,” she said and forcefully took it, but Desmond grabbed it again causing her to fall on him and him on the bed. Only a moment of eye to eye stare and Desmond lips was on hers.
Every thought was lost for a moment before Amanda got back to her senses and quickly jacks herself off him and rushed to the ensuite, banging the door close.
She had just been kissed by Desmond.
She fell back on the door and shut her eyes.
‘Oh my God.. What just happened. What do I do?’
She touched her lips.
‘He really kissed me! he did..oh my god’
Her heart was beating fast and loud that she could hear it.
She felt goosebumps on her skin.
She was sweating too.
“I.. I am sorry Amanda, I shouldn’t have done that. I know I’m drunk,forgive me.” she heard him say from her room.
She shut her eyes tighter.
Then she heard the door open and close.
He left.
She breathed out and slowly opened her eyes, grabbing the doorknob, she opened the bathroom door and slowly walked out to the bedroom. He left with the cans.
She wiped her face with her two hands and exhaled.
“He kissed me, he really did.” she muttered and found her self smile.
Soon she was slowly walking to the exit door. Getting there, She grabbed the doorknob and slowly opened it to peep out but there was Desmond, standing by the door.
He had been standing there.
Both stared at each other.
They could feel the heat of their love for each other.
Desmond glanced at the beer cans in his hands then back to her. “I’m sorry for kissing you Amanda. I was drunk and I still am.” he said.
Amanda took a step.
“But I can’t help it Amanda, I think I’m…no..” he paused and shook his head.
Amanda took another step.
He breathed out”..I I’m in love with you Amanda. ”
Amanda took the last step which was the last and which got her very close to Desmond. Without a saying a word, she stood on her toes, wrapped her arm around his neck and placed her lips on his. He kissed back without hesitation.
This time around, it was beautiful.
Desmond wrapped his own arms around her slim waist, careful not to get down to the hips yet.
Even though he smelt of alcohol, Amanda didn’t care.
All she cared for was the beautiful kiss. The kiss which is about to change a lot of things.
A kiss which she had yawned for so long.
None wanted to stop this kiss but they eventually did and when they did, both began laughing.
What was even funny?
“Why are you laughing?” Amanda was the first to ask.
“But you are too.” Desmond said.
Amanda covered her lips with her hand and shyly turned away.
But she wasn’t shy few minutes ago, what suddenly happened again?
Desmond smiled.
“I noticed that you love late night movies, should we watch one?” Desmond asked.
Amanda remembered Odeya.
“Odeya..” she said.
“She’s fine wherever she is right now.. Trust me on that Amanda. And didn’t you tell me not to worry too much that Odeya would come back?” Desmond said.
“I’m worried..” Amanda said.
Desmond took her hand and turned her over to face him.
“Let’s watch movies or do you prefer we go out or something?” he asked.
Amanda chuckled. “It’s late.”
Desmond smiled.
Both held hands as they walked down the staircase to the sitting room. Amanda saw that Desmond didn’t eat anything from his food.
“I had no appetite then” he said.
“Me too,” Amanda said.
Both sat down on a three sitter couch and settled for a Nollywood movie.
“You like nollywood?” he asked her.
“Yeah, but only the interesting movies.” she answered.
He smiled and the next thing, he laid his head on her thighs.
“I might fall asleep soon,” he said but he never did until the movie got over. It was such an interesting one and filled with comedy.
The time was past one.
Desmond looked at Amanda. “Wanna sleep?” he asked.
“I..I don’t really know. I’m not sleepy.”
“I am,” he said and got up. “Let’s go to bed” he said and dragged her up.
They went upstairs holding hands and when he got to his door, he refused letting go of her hand.
“Goodnight s sir” Amanda said.
“Don’t call me that from onwards. You can start by calling me honey” Desmond said.
Amanda looked away shyly.
He placed his hand on her jaw and raised her face.
“Let’s go on a date soon, I love you Amanda,” he said and kissed her. “Goodnight darling.” he said.
Amanda could hardly breathe.
When she finally entered her room, she let it all out. All the times she had held her breathe.
“I can’t believe this,” she said and collapsed on her bed.
As Desmond was about to lay down, his phone rang. It was Vanessa.
He picked up.
“Hello Ex husband.” she spoke first.
“How’s my daughter?” Desmond asked.
“She’s at the right place.. Just the right place. I am her mother, you cant distance me from my child. I had to do anything to bring her to me.” she said.
“Then can I ask you for a Favour?” he said
“What favour?” she asked.
“Take care of her and if she ever cry of wanting to come back, bring her back.” he said.
“She can’t do that. She knows I’m the one she deserve to grow up with,not you.”
“Let me talk to my daughter in the morning. Bye”
Desmond said
“I missed you Desmond.” she said but the call had ended already.
She dropped the phone and sipped from her wine then turning to the sleeping Odeya, she said. “I don’t know why but I’m suddenly remembering our moments together, your father and I.”
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Amanda woke up with half a smiling face and half a sad face. It felt like living in two different worlds at the same time.
One, she was happy that Desmond confessed his love for her, on the other hand she was sad that Odeya is somewhere else.
She miss her.
As she brushed her teeth, she wouldn’t stop thinking about the kiss. She had a night filled with dreamful sleep. Dreams about Desmond and her.
‘I wish I could stop thinking for a moment’ she told herself but alas, the next minute she is recalling and reminiscing again.
She washed her mouth and face, wiped off and walked out of the bathroom.
Her phone began ringing and she went for it and a hiss escaped her lips as she saw the caller. ‘ekene’
She ignored the call and looked at herself on the full length mirror. She noticed that her pajamas was getting worn out.
“I have to buy a new one.. And what’s this spot on my face. Why now?” she unpacked her hair and repacked it.
It was at that moment that she saw her erected n***les visible on the night gown.
She quickly grabbed a bra, removed the night gown, wore the bra and changed into a green jogger and a grey polo shirt. She was scared to look sexy in front of him.
Grabbing her phone and throwing it into the jogger pocket, she headed to the door.
On opening the door, she met Desmond standing at the door, on his sleeping wear.
Amanda wasn’t expecting that causing her to widen her eyes.
“S..sir” she stammered. Her heart beat raising instantly and a butterfly feeling in her stomach.
Desmond rubbed his neck like someone who had been tired from standing for too long.
“You always woke up earlier than this time, right? what happened today?” he asked.
Amanda opened her mouth without knowing what to answer.
She quickly turned and checked the wall clock in her room. It was 6:03am.
She turned back to Desmond who was now smiling at her.
“I..I ” she had no idea what to answer, worse they were staring at each others eyes. Amanda quickly looked down and greeted. “Good morning sir”
“How was your night Amanda?” Desmond asked, looking at her keenly.
“It was okay sir…and yours?” she asked.
“I had a lot of sleep. I shouldn’t have right?” he asked.
Amanda looked up at him”sir?”
“Will you stop calling me sir?” he said.
She looked away shyly and said, “It won’t be easy”
“It is very easy..” Desmond said then after a second silence, said, “you look great. Had no idea green and grey could fit so perfectly.”
Amanda couldn’t explain how she felt at that moment. It was such a simple way of saying to her, you look beautiful even in such dressing.
She couldn’t help the smile that showed up on her face which Desmond saw too.
He took her hands. “Let me take you somewhere today”
She turned to him. “Ain’t you going to work?”
“I’m sorry I have to but I’m gonna be back as early as 12pm. I have something to tell you too.”
“What’s that?” Amanda asked.
“Vanessa and I spoke again last night. She gave me an address of where to meet her. I’m going there after getting to the office. I’m just gonna talk about my daughter with her then come back for you. If I bring Odeya with me, fine and if I don’t. She would take care of her.” Desmond said.
Amanda after a while nodded. “Alright. I’ll be here waiting.” she said.
Desmond smiled and kissed her. Withdrawing he released her hands which he had been holding.
“I just need my usual breakfast.” he said.
Amanda nodded. “Okay sir…oh,”
Desmond chuckled then kissed her on the cheek. “I’m going to take a shower. Wanna join?” he asked.
Amanda looked away shyly, with a smile.
Desmond smiled and went into his room. Once he did, Amanda’s phone began ringing again. She wanted to ignore it, with thought it would be Ekene but then took it out and saw it was her mom calling.
She inhaled, exhaled and picked up. Placing it on her ear she said. “Mama, I’m going to call you back.” and without waiting for her mom to talk, she ended the call, dropped the phone back in her pocket and headed to Desmond’s room.
(Somewhere in Lagos, mainland. Mama Amanda’s residence)
Mama Amanda stared at her phone for awhile then turned to Ekene who was standing, vexed up.
“You have seen it now ehn. I have called her and she said she would call me back. My daughter is very very busy now and don’t have time talk more of a time for someone like you. Ekene I have warned you not to step your foot into my house again. You don’t listen. Don’t let me show you the other side of me o.. Leave my house and my daughter alone.”
“Mama stop that thing wey you dey talk. So you dey tell me say Amanda don leave me because of one idiot wey get small money abi. Me and Amanda no fit leave each other o mama. I go marry Amanda.. Amanda no fit leave me. I know my Amanda. She no fit” ekene bursted.
“Bia Ekene if you don’t leave this compound this minute, I will call people who would carry you and this your keke out of here. Oya!”
“Mama you know say I dey give you befitting respect wet you deserve. I go go o but I go come back later. Tell Amanda make she pick my call make we reason before I loose my temper o. She no go like am if I do. If I do, I go find am go anywhere wet she dey. Bye bye mama.” He said, entered his keke then sped off.
Mama jammed her hands together. “Hia! Wonders shall never end! Look at this idiot o. When I first met this boy with my daughter, I knew he was of no good and use! Thank God that my Amanda is somewhere away from him. Tufiakwa, Chuckwu jukwa nwa nka!”
A neighbour named Mommy Dera came out from her apartment.
“Mama Amanda, is this boy still coming here?” she asked.
“Yes o. there’s no way I haven’t told this boy to stay clear off my door and my daughter. Thank God for where she is now.”
“Next time he comes, make sure you teach him a lesson. Get him arrested.” Mommy Dera said.
“Hia.. Arrest. Arrest that even me will pay. Na all this boys I go call to deal with him.”
Mommy Dera bursted into laughter. “Ah mama Amanda. Is it not just small money that you will just give them to arrest him and let him stay in the cell for awhile”
“Don’t even say that. If is Ekene, Cell is another of his home.” Mama said and both bursted into laughter.
“But anyway, your daughter. How is she? Hope you do hear from her?” Mommy Dera asked after laughing to her fill.
“Yes o. She said she will call me back sef. I’m waiting for her call.” Mama said.
“Biko if she call, give me phone to say hi.”
“Are you not going to work today?”
“No i’m not. Let’s rest today biko. All this work work, na for body o.”
“Abi, na true my sister.”
(Desmond residence)
Desmond walked out of the ensuite and was surprised on what he saw on his bed.
A black suite and trouser lay on the bed. A white Shirt. A black with white stripe tie. His black shoes, all out.
Who could have done this but Amanda.
Desmond was too overwhelmed not to smile widely.
It was such a sweet sight.
Who had ever done this for him except his mom when he was still in secondary school. She’d iron his school uniforms herself and lay it out for him on his bed.
He walked over and picked up the shirt.
“Like she knew I was going to wear this. How did she know?” he asked himself. Smiling, he dropped it and took his phone. Dialed her line and it rang.
Amanda was cleaning the kitchen when her phone rang. This time around she thought it was her mom calling again but when she took it out, she smiled when she saw it was Desmond calling.
“Why is he calling me when we are still in the same house. This is what living in a mansion causes.” she muttered as she picked it up and placed it on her ear.
“Hello si…” she paused. She almost said ‘sir’
“Amanda, I just saw you come into my room without my permission and then you touched my wardeobe without my permission too. What do you want your punishment to be?” he asked.
Amanda inhaled.. She knew he wasn’t upset with the way his voice sounded.
“I’m sorry. I thought you’d be at the office faster if I help with that.” She said.

There was a little silence before he broke it. “You make my heart fluster Amanda. I thought it’d be a crime for a woman to make my heart fluster again but I found out that it only depends on the kind of woman I fall in love with for the second time. I believe it wasn’t a crime for Desmond Okoye to fall in love with Chimamanda Ekeh in only but few days. I do watch such in movies and hardly believes such could happen in the real world. Amanda I believe you were meant for me even before we met. I believe you are the woman I’m supposed to marry. I’m gonna marry you Amanda and no time will be wasted.”
Amanda placed her hand on her mouth.. She felt tears in her mouth and she was afraid to burst into a cry.
Even though it was only but a few words, it was really touching and beautiful to her.
“Hey you can’t say, yes, I will marry you?” Desmond joked after waiting for awhile and no response was coming. Though that wasn’t the response he was expecting.
Amanda was about to say something when he cut in. “..Do you know how to fix a tie, if you do, come upstairs to my room.”
No response. Amanda’s tears were pouring.
“Did you hear me? Did I say something wrong?” Desmond asked, getting frightened. He would run downstairs in the next second.
Amanda shook her head as if he’s seeing her do that. “ sir..I mean.. I do. I’ll be there in a minute” she managed to say amidst tears then ended the call.
Desmond stared at his phone screen like he would get the answer of why the change in her voice from there.
“Was she crying?” he asked himself.
•^•• He had put on the trouser, shirt, and was on the his shoes when a knock came on the door.
“Come in Amanda.” he said.
The door opened and she gently walked in. Her face had been thoroughly wiped but her eyes were still a bit red.
“That was a lot of time. I might end of being late at work while waiting for you.” he joked.
“I’m sorry..” she said.
“I didn’t say that for you to tell me sorry.” he said.
He stood up. “Here, help me please” he said stretching the tie to her. She collected it and stepped closer to him. But it was still a bit far. Desmond’s hand went behind her and he pulled her almost into him..
Amanda looked at him and he smiled.
She put the tie around his neck and began to fix it. Desmond’s eyes were on her eyes, nose, lips, hair as he admired her beautiful face.
Amanda finished up in a minute.
“Done,” she said and tried to step back but Desmond grabbed her from behind and pulled her into him.
Then joined his other hand too.
“Thank you Amanda.” he said.
Amanda couldn’t breath.
“I love you so much Amanda. Thank you for coming into my life.” he said then released the hug and kissed her forehead.
“Let’s go have breakfast.” he said.
Amanda carried his briefcase and they went downstairs holding hands.
They had breakfast of tea and buttered bread together.
Then Amanda gave him his briefcase at the door and he kissed her on the lips.
“I will be back soon.” he said and left.
Amanda watched him from the window, as he entered his car and drove out.
I.K locked the gate and began coming towards the house.
“I.K and his trouble.” Amanda said then exhaled. “I miss Deya.”
“Deya, after I meet with your dad today. I’m leaving with you tomorrow. I know you can’t wait to see granny and granpa. They miss you. Your new dad is waiting anxiously to see you too. Get prepared and be happy my baby.” Vanessa said to Odeya who was eating.
Suddenly Odeya threw the plate of food away. “I don’t need a new dad. Take me back to my dad. I don’t wanna go with you again. I’ve made a lot of friends here and they are all nice to me. I don’t wanna go away from Jeremy, from my dad and from my nanny. I can’t go with you to a new daddy. Take me back to my dad now mom.”
Vanessa bursted into an annoying laughter.
“Look at my little child talking. You are so bold to talk to me this way honey. You can’t talk this way to me. I can’t take you back to your dad dear. I am your mom who you should be with. I had you in my tummy, I gave birth to you and it was a hell of a pain there in the labour room. You are to grow up under my care, you get that?” Vanessa said and grabbed the landline.
“Get here, Deya made some mess.”
Odeya bursted into a loud cry.
“I can never leave with you again mom!”
“Then you can’t leave with your dad too!” Vanessa said.
“I will! Dad is a million times better than you!” Odeya said.
“shut your little mouth!” Vanessa said and snatched the glass of wine which she held.
Odeya looked at where the glass was shattered then stood up and began going there.
“What are you doing, where are you going Odeya? Don’t go there, you will get hurt.” Vanessa said but Odeya was there already and without hesitating, she matched on the sharp glasses and screamed out.
(Hours later, at Queencare Hospital )
Desmond and Vanessa both stared at their selves for what seem like ages then Desmond broke the silence.
“Where’s my daughter?”
“She is my daughter.” Vanessa said.
“Where is my Odeya?” Desmond asked.
“She’s my Odeya. I gave her that name.” Vanessa threw back.
“Why here instead of where my daughter is supposed to be??” Desmond asked.
“My daughter got hurt, that’s the a reason for her being here.” Vanessa said.
“What right do you have to call her your daughter?” Desmond asked.
“Cos she is my daughter and I am her mother.” Vanessa said.
“You barely gave birth to her when I caught you with another man who you were giving your whole self to like a sex machine.” Desmond said.
“So fucking what? I’m married now but you ain’t. I’m fucking better than you.” she said.
“Leave Nigeria and never step a foot in this country again. You said this country doesn’t suit you, it should never. Go live with your husband and get another daughter if you want..” he said.
Vanessa chuckled.
“Let’s talk somewhere else.” Vanessa said.
“I’m taking my daughter.” Desmond said.
“Yeah you can. She doesn’t want me anymore anyway. I believe I was the worse wife and mother on earth.” Vanessa said.
“I never thought you’d accept so soon. I hope you go back and make your husband more happy.” Desmond said.
“He’s a cheat. He cheats on me every single day.” Vanessa said.
Desmond stared at her for awhile then exhaled.
“You can’t have odeya back. So don’t even have the thought about me Vanessa. I have someone I so much love and she mean the world to me.” Desmond said.
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Amanda arrived at the hospital an hour later with Peter.
When they arrived, Desmond and Vanessa were talking in the VIP care room that Odeya is.
Amanda instantly knew she is Vanessa and was surprised to see her weeping.
A nurse who directed them left immediately and the door was closed.
‘She’s so beautiful.’ Amanda admitted.
Vanessa on seeing Amanda and Peter, made use of her handkerchief. She wiped her tears and looked away towards Odeya.
Desmond on seeing Amanda stood up and walked to her. Right there, he took her hand.
“She’ll be fine.” he said to her.
Amanda looked into his eyes before nodding and turning to Vanessa who wasn’t looking at them.
Peter widened his eyes at the suspicious move between Amanda and Desmond.
Desmond didn’t let go of Amanda’s hand as she walked to Odeya’s bed were she lay, sleeping while on drip. Her two feet’s bandaged.
She sat down at the bed edge and that was when Desmond let go of her hand.
Amanda caressed Odeya’s fair smooth face then sighed sadly.
“How could you do this Deya. You shouldn’t have, I’m so sorry that you are hurt. It’s all my fault that I failed as your nanny,” Amanda said.
“You didn’t. Don’t say that my love,” Desmond said and placed his hand on her shoulder leaving both Peter and Vanessa dumbfounded.
‘Did he just say ‘My love?’
‘I was right about the move!’ Peter said within. Looking at them in awe.
Vanessa finally looked up at Amanda and she couldn’t just hold her tears. she stood up.
“I need to use the restroom.” she said and walked out of the room to avoid bursting into tears again in front of Amanda and Peter.
There was a long moment of silence except for the silence whimpers of Amanda. Sad and in tears to see Odeya hurt that much.
Desmond placed his hand on her shoulder trying to calm her down as she took Deya’s hand and held in hers.
“She must be in a lot of pain.” Amanda said then raised Deya’s hand and kissed it. “I missed you Deya”
Just then, deya’s eyelids Began opening slowly.
“She’s wake.” Amanda said and called her.
Deya opened her eyes and smiled at Amanda.
“Deya are you alright?” Amanda asked.
“My feets hurt,” she said in an inaudible voice.
“My baby,” Desmond called taking her hand.
“Dad.. Nanny” deya called. “I miss you both.” she said then closed her eyes again.
Desmond felt tears in his eyes.
(Fast forward Three days later)
Odeya had just been brought home from the hospital but being carried on a wheelchair.
Amanda had slept in the hospital for three days, taking care of Odeya.
Vanessa left the country the next day after dropping a goodbye message to Desmond.
It was short.
I will miss you forever Desmond, take care of Odeya. Train her not to ever be like me.
I hope she forgive me for being a bad mother to her.
I can see you have found a mother for her already. She is beautiful and I’m glad Odeya loves her. I wish you a happy life with your family. Goodbye Desmond. If we meet again, let’s not forget to say ‘hi’
She couldn’t show up again to Odeya. She left right from when she stormed out of the room. She didn’t return..
“Welcome back home honey” Desmond said as they wheeled Deya into the house.
The sitting-room was filled with a lot of decorations and pictures of Odeya.
Amanda showed up with a pink teddy bear.
“Ta da!” she said and handed it to Deya.
“Aw I like it. Thank you nanny” Deya said.
Desmond raised a book to her face. “Get well soon and we would go on a holiday to Dubai” he said.
Amanda smiled.
“Oh my dad. Of course I will.” She said.
“Another surprise.” Jimi said emerging from the kitchen to the sitting room with Jeremy on a wheelchair.
At the hospital Jimi visited with flowers and chocolate from Jeremy.
But she wasn’t expecting to see him in their house. What a surprise.
“Jeremy, I’m happy to see you” Odeya said.
“I’m happy to see you too” Jeremy said.
Mrs Monica, Jeremy’s mom and Amanda’s mom all emerged from the kitchen with trays of meal in their hands.
Odeya was so surprised. “I was wondering why grandma didn’t come to pick me up. Dad who is she?” Deya asked, referring to Amanda’s mom.
Desmond looked at Amanda who smiled at deya.
“My mom,” Amanda answered.
“Your mom?” Deya asked, wondering why her nanny’s mom is there with them.
“Give me a minute everyone.” Desmond said and turned to Amanda.
Everywhere went silence. Even peter and I.k had come in.
Desmond looked into Amanda’s eyes and Amanda wondered what he’s about to say.
‘Do he want to introduce me as his girlfriend?” she wondered.
“She’s one of a kind..”he began.. Everywhere was silence just like a graveyard.
“She’s the kind of woman every man could dream to have”
Amanda was loosing her breath.
She could barely stand.
He took her hand.. “I want to get married to you Amanda.. You can’t say no to me but I wanna know who wouldn’t want me to among them.” he said then turned to them.
“I’m about proposing to her right now, any one against it?” he asked them.
“Go on my son! You picked the right woman.” Lady Monica said with a wide smile.
Desmond looked at Amanda’s mom who was filled with a smiling face. He looked at the rest who had same smile then lastly he looked at Odeya who wasn’t smiling.
“Except you?” he asked her.
“You should have told me before now dad.” she said.
“I’m sorry baby.” Desmond said.
“Anyway! I knew she love you but never thought you could love her back.” Deya said.
“I’m sorry it happened baby.” Desmond said.
Deya looked at Amanda who was lost in thought.
“Can I ever stop calling you my nanny? That’d be hard to. Anyway, I will try.” she said then turned to her dad. “Dad, what are you still waiting for?”
Desmond smiled and turned to Amanda who was already in tears.
He took out a ring box in his pocket, opened it to reveal a golden ring glittering beautifully in the box.
“My world would be complete with you Amanda. You are everything I need in a woman. You are the rare gem, beautiful and unique. Don’t say no to me please. Let’s get married and be together, forever. I promise to be the best man and husband, father and companion that you want.. Please marry me Chimamanda Ekeh.” he said.
Amanda couldn’t even see the ring clearly cos her eyed were covered in tears.
Jimi and Lady Monica had already took out their phone and were already videoing.
But they were beyond shock when Amanda shook her head. “I’m sorry but can’t say yes to you now. Let’s not rush things. It’s only two weeks. I Can’t become your fianceé this fast. Let’s take time. I’ll be your girlfriend and a very good friend and nanny to Odeya. In few months time, ask me to be your wife and I will.”
Lady Monica brought down her phone with a disappointed look on her face but jimi was still videoing.
Amanda’s mom had a face that says -you-are-right-
Desmond breathed out and looked at the ring, closed back the box and looked into Amanda’s eyes.
“I’m sorry for rushing this up. I didn’t have a second thought about it.” he said.
“You don’t have to be. It was beautiful.” Amanda said then without minding the audience, she went on her toes and kissed Desmond.
Jeremy’s mom was the first to clap then the rest joined, from Amanda’s mom to Jeremy, to Odeya, to Jimi and lastly to Lady Monica who wasn’t that happy.
She could have just said ‘yes’
‘Anyway, they will have to marry before the end of this year.’ she concluded within.
The feast ended and everyone left.
Amanda had put Deya to sleep by telling her a lot of folktales and singing lullaby’s.
As she left Deya’s room and was going to hers, a hand grabbed her and back hugged her.
That was Desmond.
“I love your voice while you sang for Deya” he said and kissed her cheek.
“Deya might wake up.” Amanda said shyly.
“She can if she want. What bad thought do you have in your mind?” he asked her.
Amanda covered her face. “None.. I need to get to the kitchen.” she said.
“But you were going to your room.” he said.
“To take my phone.” she lied.
He smiled and let go off her.
Then turned her around to face him.
“Sweetheart” He called her.
Amanda smiled and looked away.
“You didnt look shy when you kissed me today.” he said.
“Stop joking.” she said and ran away, downstairs. Desmond followed her.

Amanda was doing the dishes in the kitchen with smiles on her face when Desmond came in and joined in.
She was happy to see him in the kitchen.
“You don’t have to.” she said.
Desmond smiled and pushed her away slightly..
“I will take care of this tonight.” he said.
“I can’t let you do that” she said and tried pushing him but couldn’t.
“Someone is stronger.” Desmond bursted.
Amanda gave up and changed to rinsing and keeping the dishes.
“Thanks for being mine,” he said.
She intentionally flung her hand and the wetness on her hand splashed on his face.
“I’m very sorry” She said and made to wipe it but he grabbed her hand and his other hand went to her waist and both stared at each others before his lips brushed on hers.
Their kiss was distracted by a spoon which fell off the counter and hit on Amanda’s leg.
“Are you okay?” Desmond asked squatting immediately and touching her feet.
“Its okay, I’m fine.” Amanda said.
Desmond picked up the spoon and dropped it back in the sink.
Both turned back to washing and rinsing the dishes.
“Can I ask you about something?” Desmond asked.
“What’s that?
“Your dad” he said.
“Died when I was fifteen from an illness. I’m the only child. I had a sister but she died too when I was eight.” Amanda said.
“I’m sorry all this happened.” Desmond said.
“You don’t have to. I’ve gotten over it now.” she said then looked at him. “And you? What about your dad?”
“Late too. Died when I was twenty two.. I’m the only child too. Wish I did.” he said.
“I’m sorry” Amanda said.
“Its okay sweetie. What’s your favorite song?” he asked.
“Uhmm ‘Ellie Goulding -love me like you do ” She said.
“Uhm never heard the song before” he said.
Amanda chuckled. “I’m sure I’ve heard yours.”
Desmond smiled. “Here’s mine.”. he said then wiped his hands and back hugged her.
“All of me…loves all of you .
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections”
He hugged her tighter but didn’t continue.
Amanda smiled, wiped her own hands and placed them on his.
“If you had said yes to me, I could marry you tomorrow.” he said.
Amanda smiled.