Quarantine Diaries Reloaded: Season 2, Episode 16, 17
*Quarantine Diaries Reloaded*
Few days later, Louis and Bella were both called by their parents to see to the issue.
Mad. Akorkor did the introduction and both father and son hugged sobbing….
Their conversation when they met….
Mr. Kim: Let me begin from Louis, how did u meet Bella?
Louis narrated exactly what he told his mum.
Mr. Kim: So u both of you have a child we all don’t know about? Where is the child?
Bella : He is in the boarding house, but for the lockdown he stays with my friend. She is barren.
Mr. Kim: This whole issue is complicated.
Bella begins crying uncontrollably.
They all tried to verify why she was crying.
Bella: (In tears) I am pregnant for him again and I’m not ready to cause an abortion. 😭
Mr. Kim and Mad. Akorkor both screamed in shock.
They both bow their heads, the whole place became silent for a while.
Mr. Kim then asked Bella why she never made mention of it till she got married.
Bella: Dad, I didn’t marry Bill because I loved him it’s because he is caring and no quick tempered. I married him because for the past two years I wasn’t hearing from the man I love and I was aging. When I was in Australia for my masters, I undertook a surgery so my body didn’t look as though I had a child. It was because of the pregnancy I didn’t come home after my national Service and proceeded to Australia to do my masters.
I still can’t believe Louis is my brother. I’m so ashamed of myself.
Mr. Kim: This whole issue has exceeded my imagination. I don’t believe my family is in this mess. You both need total cleansing and the innocent child needs to undergo the ritual as well else he won’t find it easy in life.
This is one of the worst things that has ever happened to my clan and I’m shocked it is coming from my home. This is a bad history for my grand children to talk about tomorrow. Hence forth I want this to remain among the four of us. No one in the family should hear about this. I mean about the child and the one yet to be born. For the affair u had, we can’t hide it because the ritual will expose you.
Mad. Akorkor: How are we going to inform their spouses? How is my in-law going to feel? She believed my son and I so much. That lady loves my son down to earth.
Mr. Kim: As I said, this should remain among us. Talking about your spouses, since u both are my children I will handle that, I know when and how to talk to them. I just hope non of them have informed their families yet, because it’s a disgrace another family should not know about.
Bella and Louis both said they can’t tell whether their spouses have informed their families or not.
The meeting ended. Both parties went back to their homes.
To Bella’s surprise, Bill was informed of everything about Louis and how he is related to Bella. Who told him? No one knows.
Bill was then concerned about the pregnancy and who was responsible for it.
Bella never spoke a word each time Bill asked.
Mina and Louis were still finding ways to organize their home but Louis was in total confusion. Should he tell Mina the truth about the child he has outside the marriage and the unborn one as well? Or he should assume there’s nothing like that and wait for what will happen? He didn’t know what to do?
Bill at this stage had no option than to inform his dad about what has happened. His dad told him to calm and arrange a meeting with his wife including the father himself which he did.
Interesting enough the only thigh Bill wasn’t aware of was the first child she had for Louis.
After the meeting with Bill’s dad, he left the final decision in the hands of Bill to take.
Bill loves Bella so much and he is supposed to choose between love and the situation at hand.
Louis kept mute about whatever he had in mind awaiting what will come from his father’s camp.
To be continued!
*Quarantine Diaries Reloaded*
Mr. Kim and Mad. Akorkor both paid their fines and bought the items for the rituals.
The rituals were performed on behalf of both parties.
Mr. Kim then met Mad.Akorkor to discuss and agree on something.
Mr. Kim: What do u think we should do about what our children have done? I’ve been trying to figure something out but my pillow can’t carry what I have on my head.
Mad. Akorkor: I’ve been confused as well, I haven’t been able to talk to my in-law all this while.
Mr. Kim: I think we should both meet their spouses and tell them the whole truth and hear their opinions because we can’t predict what is happening in their homes now. They are all traumatized at the moment. This is the time to show our parenting abilities.
Mad. Akorkor: That’s not a bad idea anyway, just hope it turns out positive. I wish we could go there but for this lockdown.
Mr. Kim: Well, since they can find their way here let’s find a day and call them over.
Mad. Akorkor: What has your wife said about this whole thing.
Mr. Kim: She tried confusing the whole scenario at a point in time so I told her to step out of the issue and leave it to me.
Mad. Akorkor : Well, when do u intend calling them over then?
Mr. Kim: I am always available. What about you?
Mad. Akorkor : I’ll be available anytime, my son’s home matters to me.
Mr. Kim: Since they are experiencing the lock down, I’ll enquire from them when they can find their way here so we can meet.
Mad. Akorkor : Alright then, see u.
Mr. Kim then scheduled to meet both couples in his house.
Bill suspected something like that so he called Mina and informed her about it.
To Mina’s surprise Bill made mention of Louis’s father. Mina had always known Louis to be fatherless.
She did not show any sign on the call anyway.
She asked Louis later that evening where his father was and Louis was tempted to voice out everything. But after taking a deep breath he said, it’s the reason why my mum wants to meet us. Just calm down and be patient everything will be alright OK.
Mina: Hmmmm, I’ve heard you.
Two days later, both couples met in Mr. Kim’s house.
They had a very long conversations, Bill wasn’t so shocked upon hearing the rest of the story he never knew of.
To Mina, everything was like a movie show. She taught it was a dream, she was in dismay, she couldn’t hold herself but burst into cry.
Bill played the man role by trying to accommodate whatever was going on and helped to calm Mina down.
After the conversations, no secrets were left and both innocent spouses (Bill and Mina) were asked by Mr. Kim to say what they got and what they ought to do.
Bill: I am very shocked at everything that happened but the other side where Louis and Bella ain’t aware of is another worry to me. All the same, I promised to build one home and keep it till the end, but I’ll need some time to say my final words.
Mina: Dad, I don’t have anything to say. But knowing Louis, I know very well that if he knew he had a child whose whereabouts he was aware of, it wouldn’t have been hidden to me. But what I’m finding difficult to forgive him is what he did with Bella without my notice.
I found in his wardrobe a visa that was meant for the two to go spend holidays in South Africa. Bill here has Louis’s Voter’s 🆔 card with him. I am very much aware of all that they have been doing. But I can’t loose my husband for anyone. I love Louis and I want us to maintain our home. The boy should be brought to me, I’ll take care of him, the unborn one should come, I’ll take them all. I love my husband and can’t let him go.
Mr. Kim: Well, Mina u have been my worry all this while, but u have relieved me from trauma a little. U are a lady so I was contemplating on how you are going to take this whole scenario, I’m very happy u made a decision to keep your home. Let’s give Bill sometime to tell us his mind, probably some days.
They all agreed as such and the meeting ended.
Days after, Bella woke Bill from sleep so depressed and worried. She apologized for everything and confessed she didn’t live him from the onset, but for how he has stayed around her upon all she has done, she is not going to loose him for any man. She pleaded with Bill to pardon her so they restore happiness at home.
Bill told her to sleep so they talk in the morning.
In the morning Bill woke and prepared breakfast in bed for Bella. She was shocked.
Bella: Bill, it’s been decades u treated me this way.
Bill : I miss these moments too my dear, I’ve let go of everything. I don’t mind taking care of that child when it comes. Let’s maintain our home and make sure we don’t commit same mistakes anymore.
Bella smiles as tears roll down her cheeks. She grabbed Bill and they kissed for some minutes.
They sat to take their breakfast like newly married couples in joy and happiness.
Mina and Louis also reconciled at home and we’re perfectly cool.
Bill called Mr. Kim that evening and told him to worry no more for he has solved everything with his wife and they are happily living.
The news got to Mad. Akorkor and she was overwhelmed with joy.
Mr. Kim then called both sides on phone and advised them as a father.
Both couples became friends and planned a get together dinner to take effect after the lockdown.
There are three major lessons in the story above:
*We need the above in our daily lives to overcome complicated issues that baffles our minds.*
*by Reynolds Agbenyenu*