When Siri and Jeff drove into the parking space of Jeff’s mother’s bungalow; Siri felt her heart pound faster, he held her hands and they walked in together. His mother must have heard them drive in because she ran to the door and hugged Siri fiercely even before any introduction was made, immediately wiping off Siri’s nervousness.
The first time Jeff heard the story, he was eight years old; at least that was his earliest memory of. His mother would talk about how her business was thriving and how she fell in love with a man only for him to make away with all her savings.
When Siri got home, she heard Michelle’s voice from the door, from the sound of it, she was quarreling with her husband and it was about the baby issue. Siri stood by the door for a while then proceeded with caution; she was sneaking into her room to avoid getting caught in the crossfire when Michelle walked out of her room.
It was a month later and things have been perfect between Siri and Jeff. They see each other every day and she had told Michelle about him, Siri has been all smiles and no frowns since she met him and at times when she got bad news from her interviews, she still went home happy.
Siri was lucky to make it to her place of interview in time but sadly, she was in such a sour mood that she wasn’t sure what the interviewer’s impression of her would be. The venue of her interview wasn’t so far from her best friend, Kate’s home, so she stopped by.
Michelle and Siri got home, Oyoma’s new school to meet Chinwe in front of the house. Michelle apologized for not returning on time and Chinwe reminded her that they were supposed to go to a church service that morning which they have already missed.
As Oyoma stepped out of the bus, and her gaze fell upon the beauty of the unfamiliar city. She was beyond amazed by its magnificence, this is the first place she has ever been other than the village, Orovia it was so bright and everything looked intriguing to her even the petty sellers along the road.