My mum came to see me the next day, along side my elder brother and Ruth. She was so overwhelmed that she started inspecting every part of my body as if I was a baby. Ruth sat close to my mum on the bed while my brother took a plastic chair opposite me. Mum told me how she became worried when Ruth came the next day looking for me, they were about going to file for a missing person when someone called in that I was at the hospital.
I was grateful that I was better when they came as I wouldn’t have liked her to see me in the condition I was. My mum pressed to know what happened, so I told her how I was mistakenly arrested by soldiers on my way home. And how they let me go when they discovered it was a case of mistaken identity.
“You were mistaken for what?”, she asked.
“a guy who slept with a generals wife”, I said, watching how Ruth who just sat on the bed beside me silently gave me a questioning look.
“and who is this generals wife?”, she asked, folding her hands across her breasts.
“I don’t know her o. I have never met her”, I lied.
“why should it be you? Out of all the low lives out there it’s my son who hardly keeps girlfriends”, she said, tapping her laps with both hands and burying them in between her thighs.
She paused for a while before asking, “who was the lady that called? And how did she know about it?”
I was dumbfounded. I didn’t know how to bring Sandra into it. I never wanted to let Sandra into my family because of our unscrupulous relationship. So I had to look for a way not to bring up her topic.
“perhaps one of the soldiers”, I said, shrugging.
I took their mind off Sandra’s case with the talk about soldiers drilling. They listened attentively while mum shouted and slapped her thighs at intervals during the discussion. Suddenly the door opened and everyone turned towards it. There Sandra stood with a bag of fruits.
They all gave her a questioning look except my brother who adjusted himself. She gently closed the door, greeted every one, dropped the bag at a table beside me and stood beside me. Ruth and mum fixed their eyes on her, especially Ruth whose countenance fought a rival.
I was so shaken that I didn’t know what to do. Mum’s action was for me to introduce them. Moreover Sandra was looking very elegant and beautiful in a black round neck body hug top upon a green skin tight jean that revealed her beautiful curves and a black pencil hill shoe.
Ruth obviously was intimidated by Sanda’s looks. She kept looking towards Sandra’s direction and tried with futile effort to look away. I guess she recognized her from the last day she dropped me off at work. I was drowning very fast but Sandra seem to be enjoying herself.
“hi everyone, I am Sandra, Mike’s friend. I guess you’re his mummy…good day ma”, Sandra said, smiling at my mum.
Her voice startled me as I jumped towards her when she started speaking.
“yes I am”, mum responded, smiling heartily.
“he says only good of you ma”, Sandra said, humbly and smiling.
“he does?”, my mum responded, blushing.
“I just came to see how he is doing”, she said, touching my head.
“Mike, hope you’re getting better?”, she asked, looking romantically at me.
This must have gotten to Ruth, judging from how she responded by gently removing her hand, adjusting the pillow under my head .
“he’s fine now, the doctor said he can leave soon”, Ruth said, suppressing her jealousy.
Sandra just smiled, turn to my mum and said, “mummy, I have to go now, I have things to do at work”.
“oh my dear! Please do come visiting, okay?”, my mum said.
“okay ma!”, Sandra replied and waved me goodbye before leaving.
Ruth was evidently boiling, especially from the way mum welcomed Sandra. Who wouldn’t love her? She is so beautiful and charming even my brother couldn’t stop himself from looking at her behind as she was leaving.
To be continued…