It was a beautiful Saturday Morning and it has started with an unabated heavy downpour that made the weather to be friendly.The coolness that accompanied this unabated heavy downpour early in the morning made almost everybody to feel lazy and reluctant in dashing out of the bed.This made everybody’s bed to be be so much comfortable and cozy which prevented many people from going out very early.And when the rain ceased, every major street was dry and deserted with few commutters on the road awaiting drivers that will convey them to their various destination.
Tiffany was really affected by this atmospheric condition and she ended uo waking up late.Though, she has no reason to wake up as early as possible since it was weekend and Saturdays are meant to be maximized for resting and all round relaxation.
As she laid on the bed without putting on a cloth but only a wrapper that faintly covered her body, she went into deep thought, she started relaying and talking to her herself about how she have been able to enjoy, rest and relax to the best of her ability in the course of the semester break.
Tiffany has been able to mingle with old friends and acquaintances with relatives,families and familiars that she has not been able to see for so many years.This created a kind of sensitivity and consciousness in her that made her to observed that one of the essence of human existence becomes fulfilling when someone is surrounded and related with people and familiars who are good and humane in all ramifications of life.
Her thought drifted to how she has been able to see the best in every human she met in the course of her holiday and this has helped her to learn a lot about human relationship.She was able to understand that no human relationship can become smooth without the parties involved been selfless and sacrificial in their approach to every single thing that is needed in enhancing good human relationship.
Without anybody around with her in her room, Tiffany started smiling with all the nerves on her face becoming relaxed and this enhance good expression on her face thereby projecting her beauty more.
And at a point, she went wild into laughter.
Tiffany!Tiffany!!Tiffany!!!Her mum called from her room.
Hope all is well?Tiffany’s mum asked.
Tiffany opened her door and walked closely to her mum and dad’s bedroom door to answer her.
All is well Ma!Tiffany replied.
I am just reminiscing on many things I have been able to lay hands upon in the course of my stay at home.
Ok!!!No problem!Tiffany’s mum replied.
Are we not going to observe early Morning prayer this Morning?Tiffany’s dad interrupted.
Oh!!! Sorry Sir!!!I have forgotten.Tiffany answered her dad.
Look at you, daughter!!!Tiffany’s dad started talking.You need to set your priority right.The first thing in the morning is to seek the face of God and this has been our culture in this family since.
Ok, Sir!!!.Tiffany replied.
Meet me in the living room and make sure you are set for prayer in the next few minutes.Tiffany’s dad commanded.
Yes Sir!!!Tiffany quickly rushed down to put on a night gown with her wrapper to cover the gown since the night gown is transparent.
Immediately,at almost five minutes after her discussion with her dad, Tiffany found herself in the midst of her dad and mum offering prayers and petition to God early in the morning.And thirty minutes after,early morning prayer came to a halt with a loud “AMEN”.
THE WRONG MOTIVE—EPISODE THIRTEEN—CHAPTER ONE.
Immediately after the early morning family prayer was over, Tiffany starred attending to domestic chores, she started it from her room by engaging in an all encompassing cleaning of her room and later extended it to the whole house even to the entire compound.
At this point,street has started becoming lively because it was already getting to 10AM in the morning because many people are going out to attend to many engagements and functions while others are going to the market to purchase food stuffs and other domestic necessities for the wekend and for the week ahead.
It was a stressful Saturday for Tiffany, she was tired and weighed down by the demand of making sure that the entire house is clean and neat.Since, she believed that cleanliness is next to godliness, she kept on pushing until she finished cleaning and made sure that the entire house is sparkling.
Tiffany!Tiffany!!Tiffany!!!Her mum called.
Breakfast is ready.Her mum exclaimed.
I am coming,I will soon be with you Ma!Tiffany replied.
When she got to the dining,she realised that her breakfast is simply hot pap and bean cake(akara).Though, it is one of her favourite delicacy especially for breakfast.She was deeply satisfied and sat down immediately to consume her food since she is already famished due to the rigour of the domestic chores she has just completed.
Thank you Ma!Tiffany appreciated her mum awhen she was about leaving the dinning for the bathroom.
When you are finished bathing, we are going to the market to stuck the house for the weekend and the week ahead of us.Tiffany’s Mum informed her.
Few minutes after, Tiffany informed her mum that she is through cleaning up.
Mum!!!I am through!!!Tiffany exclaimed.
OK!!!I am coming,I will soon be with you.Tiffany’s mum replied.
Ma!!!Have you prepared the list for the market?Tiffany asked her mum.
Nope!!!Kindly help me to prepare it and when I am through cleaning up, I will review it and tagged it with quantity and price.Tiffany’s mum replied.
That is the list Ma!Tiffany informed her mum about the list.
Ok!!!Let me review it one after the other.Tiffany mum replied immediately.
Within few minutes, Tiffany’s mum was able to review the list, tagged it with quantity and prices and both were set for the market.
Get the car key from your dad Please?
Daddy!!!Can I get the key for you car?
Check the drawer beside my bed in my room.Tiffany’s dad replied.
I am going to drive!!!Tiffany suggested.
Nope!!!Your mum should drive since you are not yet licensed,you cannot drive.Tiffany’s dad replied.
Daddy!!!Why now?Why are you doing this to me?I feel like driving today now.At least I would like to drive once since I have been on holiday.Tiffany kept talking and murmuring.
I still maintain that you are not driving.I don’t want problem for myself.Her dad insisted and he didn’t shift his ground that she is not driving.
Tiffany became annoyed and angry with her dad’s decison but since she knew that her dad is the obstinate, strong-headed,impulsive and strong-minded type, she just wave it aside and rushed out to meet her mum who is already in the car honking to Tiffany to hurry up.
Why are you wearing a harsh-look now?Tiffany’s mum asked.
Don’t mind daddy, he hasn’t change a bit.Despite the fact that he is becoming old and he is having grey-hair now.There is no way someone can convince and win any argument with him.Tiffany kept talking.
He is your father and he wants the best for you in every ramification of life.He is being careful and he didn’t want you to commit any life threatning error no matter the littleness of such error.Dont be angry with him.He loves you.
Mum!!!Love!!!Is that how to love someone?He is too tough for my liking.I dont really know how you are coping with him for ages.Tiffany kept talking.
He is a good man with a goood and a large heart.Till now, he is still the loving type that can go extra miles to give the best to anyone he loves.So, don’t think that he is cruel and wicked.It is just that he is blunt and starightforward and he hates people who are not straighforward and honest in their ways and in their dealings.This is exactly what your mum wants in a man when I fall in love with him many years ago.Above all, he is intelligent, brilliant and handsome.
I think I have answered your question?Tiffany’s mum asked.
I pray that you will soon find a man like him as a suitor.
Mum!!!Why are you drifting?Tiffany asked.
I am not drifting in anyway.I am just altering my heartfelt wishes for you.Tiffany’s mum replied.
Ok!!!I have heard you.
I think you can park here.Tiffany suggested.
They both alighted from the car and head straight to the heart of the market.
How much is this please?
THE WRONG MOTIVE—EPISODE THIRTEEN–CHAPTER TWO.
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