DOZ Issue 40 February 2019 - Page 36

DOZ CHRONICLES: RUKI Eturuvie Erebor An excerpt from the novel, DOZ Chronicles: Ruki, by Eturuvie Erebor. Available on Amazon. …continued from the last issue. E arly the next morning, I went with my mother and Maureen to the motor park where I chartered a taxi to take them back home. I returned to the hotel and in the afternoon I went to Emeka’s office as I was sure he would not be at home at that time of the day. He was very happy to see me although he wondered why I did not inform him I was coming so I could be picked up at the airport. I lied that I wanted to surprise him and he bought the story. Immediately he called for a driver to take me to the house, where I took my time to bathe and use my oil, as I had been instructed by the ‘man of God.’ Later that evening, when Emeka came home, he was all over me. It was as though he was seeing me for the first time. He told me repeatedly that he had missed me and was happy to see me. I was thrilled. I felt sure that my ‘prayers’ were already being answered, and that soon Emeka would be talking of marrying me. I remained in Lagos for another week before returning to school and during my visit Emeka began to hint that he was ready to marry me; this was something he had not done before. He woke me the night before I left Lagos and put me through a question and answer session. He wanted to know if I was willing to marry a man who already had a wife and children. I said that I was. Then he asked if I would want the first wife to leave the marriage. I replied that I would not want to drive another woman out of her marriage DOZ Magazine | February 2019 36