Mandy continue her hawking business selling fruits and saving her money with Kassim her shop keeper friend intended for her education she came dancing with laughter and excitement.
She was very happy and proud of her daughter then she called Mandy and asked her to sit beside her mother;
“Mandy I love and is very proud of you always be focus and the Lord shall always help and see you through.”
Then as Mandy started to leave she heard a sharp pain from her mother and she rushed to help her and take her to the clinic she was admitted and the administration asked for a deposit of D50, 000 before admission;
“Calm down God is in control everything would be okay just go and raised the money and come back quickly main while we have already administered first aid on her to keep her alive until the deposit is paid.”
“This was what I was told when Papa was admitted at the same place I have a feeling that I’ll lose my mom also.” She lamented.
“Have courage everything will be well but you should raise the money quickly.”
She visited Kassim her friend and told her the problem;
“Where can I raise that kind of money? My mom has few jewelry left can I leave it with you to find a buyer and use it as a collateral and help me raise the money.”
He thought hard and said;
“I had some money here one of my customers Mama Yoko gave it to me for keep I can give it to you and keep the collateral in case she comes for her money and you have not yet raise it.”
She prayed for him and rushed to pay the deposit.
“Asking for deposit of D50, 000? That is death for the poor person, no insurance for the poor. I can only give her moral and not financial support as I myself is struggling with my small family.” Kassim lamented.
The Wealthy Home
“When are you going to bring a woman home to marry? You cannot inherit the seat unmarried and death can take your father any time what happens in that case? Do you want the family heritage be transferred to another family? Our community choose our family but if we misbehave due to a naughty son the democratically minded people will vote for another family.”
“Marriage is a life undertaking and I can only marry for love and nothing else with love and care we can endure anything with a partner.”
“A child who does not want his/her mother to sleep would not also sleep.”
At the Clinic
Mandy paid the deposit and treatment proceeded she went out to buy food and found Mama on Oxygen fix she wailed;
“What is this doctor? Why is mama under oxygen fix and drips? This is a bad sign I don’t have any hope again.”
“Some tests have been done and your mother need a kidney transplant and the whole treatment will be D150, 000 on the low side and D200, 000 on the high let us pray to have a donor in country if it is outside it will be on the high side.”
“Where can I have such kind of money without Philanthropic help? It means my mother is going to die.’ She started to cry Kassim consoled and encouraged her to visit her rich uncle.
“Your uncle should be visited and told the experience let him give you assistance from your dad’ small share; your dad died he refused to help he has morally to do something before mama also passed away.”
“You are very right it is not begging him but asking him what rightfully belong to us.”
Before going she spoke to Mama;
“Promise me you’ll not go and leave me in this wide wicked world, pray for me I am going to uncle to ask him what rightfully belong to us; mama wait for me I’ll not stay long.”
Pandora Penda (Pandy)
She is studying Public Health Nursing at the university and is friend to Mbassy who is studying the same field.
“I am my parents’ pet child father gives me anything I asked for with consent or from mom’s pressure.” She told her friend Mbassy.
“Dad I need D100, 000 to buy designer’s my ward robe is old and I want to replenish it.”
“But I gave you D100. 000 about a fortnight ago for tuition and other girlie needswhat did you do with that money Pandy? Do you think I mint money?”
“I am your favourite daughter your business is doing very well let me dine and wine now before I die.”
“What type of man would your marry tomorrow? Can he shoulder your expenses?”
“She can only marry a big fish Frank give her the doe.” She urged.
“I don’t have cash on me please wait until I come from the bank.”
She rushed and hugged her dad;
“You are the best dad on earth.”
“What about your mom don’t I need a hug?”
“Of course, you will get more than a hug with a mom like you what else do I need? I have no space to complain.” She kissed her mom warmly as dad smiled and left.
Chief travelled and came back and found the situation still the same.
“We still have time until in a month’s time let us give him the benefit of doubt you are a hardliner take it easy with the young man he is no longer that small boy who left us 15 years ago for the U.K in pursuant of his education even that time he used to talk about rights don’t you remember your son?”
To be Cont.