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WHATEVER IT TAKES
The rest of the week went well.
Esenam did not go out but stayed locked in her room all week.
The only person she listened to was Yayra, who was too young to allow herself to be saddled with any cold treatment.
Esenam refused to eat with the rest of the family.
She kept to herself all week, fasting for a sign from her heavenly Father.
Sunday came and everyone was busy getting ready for church.
They had no idea Esenam had already left for church.
Esenam met Akwasi’s mom a few meters away from her house that Sunday morning.
She was trying to catch Esenam at home with her parents and apologize for what her son did to her.
“Hello, Esenam I’m glad I met you here. I really need to talk to you.” Mrs. Amegashie said.
“Okay, but I can’t go back to the house. I have an appointment I don’t want to miss and if I go back to the house I don’t think I can even make it.” Esenam replied looking at her wristwatch.
Mrs. Fiagbe parked just around the corner and asked Eseman to join her in the car.
Esenam looked around the plush VW and admitted it was a lovely car.
She liked the interior so much and noticed Mrs. Amegashie had kept it very well.
“Sweetheart, I’m here to apologize on behalf of my son and to kindly ask you to reconsider your decision. What Akwasi did was inexcusable and as a mother and a woman, I know what you feel and you have every right to feel that way about Akwasi. However, there is this saying that love and jealousy can make a person do very crazy things. It is up to us to forgive each other’s mistakes for the sake of love and peace. In fact, there is no such thing as a smooth relationship.
There is bound to be misunderstandings, trials, problems, and disappointments. We don’t just walk away when these things arise; we deal with them and I suggest you do same. I know you love Akwasi very much and believe me when I tell you he loves you too. Please find a place in your heart to forgive him and don’t throw away a long-standing relationship for something like this. Do reconsider your decision. My son is nothing without you.” Mrs. Amegashie implored.
“Mrs. Amegashie, it’s not because of what he did that made me decide to call it off. It’s a whole lot of things I can’t talk to you about but most especially, Akwasi opposes my zeal to serve God faithfully. He wants me to stop attending church for him. He even asked me to choose between the church and him. I can’t stop going to church because he is not comfortable with it. I tried several times to make him see it from my point of view but he wouldn’t listen to me. Right now, I don’t feel anything for him, I’m very sorry but I’ll marry only for love,” Esenam replied firmly.
“Oh, has it come to that? Do you refer to me as Mrs. Amegashie now? What happened to Mom? I get the picture very clearly. You don’t want to have anything to do with us. Have you found someone else? Is that why you’re like this? God, Esenam, I honestly believed we meant something to you but for you………”
“Mrs. Amegashie, it’s not like…” Esenam tried to explain herself when she saw how hurt Akwasi’s mom was.
“Please, spare me any more drama; I think I am finished here. I’m done with what I came to talk to you about. It is very obvious your mind is made up. There is no point trying to even get to you. You are as stubborn as your Dad. Now, if you don’t mind I don’t want to be late for church.” Mrs. Amegashie stated when she realized Esenam’s decision was etched in stone.
She knew nothing she said or did would change the girl’s mind.
She started the engine and waited impatiently for Esenam to get out of her car and sped off furiously.
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Esenam hailed a taxi and headed for church.
Boat was the only one present when she arrived.
She put her bag on one of the chairs and walked up to him.
Boat had set up the PA system and was testing it.
Esenam felt awkward around him especially after her father’s attitude towards him.
“Boat, I’m sorry for what happened the other day when you came to my house. I don’t know what got into my father. I’m sorry for the embarrassment he caused you. I truly am sorry.” Esenam said and handed him a piece of paper.
“Kindly take this, it’s my number, call any time you want to come over.”
“There’s nothing to be sorry about, Esenam. Your Dad was just carrying out his duty as a father. I wasn’t embarrassed at all. Talking of your father, does he know you’re here?”
“No! I made sure no one saw me leave. Besides, when they knock on my door, it would be the same old story. I asked Yayra not to bother me this morning. I told her I needed to sleep because I wasn’t feeling well.”
Naana walked in just then and was jealous instantly to see them alone.
She greeted for formality sake and become more suspicious when Esenam and Boat stopped talking.
“Did I interrupt something? I can step outside if you want.” Naana said sarcastically.
“No, that wouldn’t be necessary. We were…” Boat tried to explain.
“Oh, you don’t have to tell me what you were talking about. Boat, do you know you still owe me a visit?” Naana cut in.
“Yes, I do. I will honour it very soon.” Boat answered unenthusiastically.
“I hope it would not be this week because I’m traveling with my boss to Kumasi tomorrow and we won’t be back until Friday.” Naana supplied.
“So, you were going to leave without telling us?” Boat questioned.
“Of course not. You know I can’t do that to you.” Naana answered.
A couple more people trooped in and exchanged greetings with them.
Esenam felt a little out of place.
Naana always invoked that feeling in her when she was around her.
For some reason, Naana’s attitude always got to Esenam.
She felt like Naana was marking her territory every time she saw her with Boat.
Esenam wondered if the two had a relationship brewing in the pot.
She tried to move away to give them space.
“Just a second, Esenam. How are you doing?” Naana tried to be friendly.
“I’m blessed by His grace,” Esenam answered.
“I wanted to know if you would be distributing brochures with us after the service?” Nana enquired.
“I’m sorry I can’t make it today.” Esenam replied.
“What’s with you, Esenam? For the past month or so you’ve not been joining us for the distribution of the brochures. You say no to almost everything I ask of you and you’ve even shirked your responsibilities in the Youth Club. Is it that you’ve lost your spirituality?” Naana dished out bitterly.
“That’s enough Naana. Leave the poor girl alone. She’s going through too much already. Who are we to judge? She needs us to be supportive of her now more than ever. Shelve your unnecessary tantrums for another day.” Boat said, fighting very hard to control his anger.
“And I’m sure you are her confidant now, right? Just keep your eyes open or she’ll make you fall like Eve did to Adam. I have this feeling that she…”
“Hold that thought for another day, Naana. Sometimes I really find it difficult to believe you learn anything from the teachings we receive here.”
Boat defended Esenam and gently asked her to go and sit down.
He was fuming with so much anger and needed to tell Naana his mind.
The Presiding Overseer called for order for the service to begin.
Boat walked away from Naana without saying another word.
He went straight to his seat.
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