Broken Mirrors – Episode 11

It’s been quite a roller-coaster the last couple of weeks. But, yes, Broken Mirrors is unfailingly delivered. I’d like to specially thank everyone that participated in Write Right. The judges, the sponsors, the entrants, friends in the media and you, the readers who voted. We had 13,857 votes in the end! Wowza! We had fun at the Prize Giving Event at LitCaf on Saturday, and I cannot wait for the next time we’ll be doing stuff that’ll bring us physically together again. For the entrants, the finalists and the winner, there’s only one request I make of you – keep the writing coming! Thanks and enjoy Episode 11 of Broken Mirrors.

TL

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Derin felt the heat rise in his ears as the killer of his son sauntered in languidly. He turned on the older Ajanaku and raked “and this is how you take him out of the hospital system abi? I thought you said he was no longer a staff of this hospital? What then is he doing here, dressed like a doctor on duty!”

“I assure you, Mr. Banwo that this is not as it seems.” Rasheed responded, as his friend was too flustered to say anything. The foolish boy had not only chosen to come after all the stern warnings and repeated explanations, he had decided to dress in doctor’s overalls and even hung a stethoscope on to complete the look.

“What is not as it looks?” Hakeem’s voice was grating, and he spoke with a slur as lazy as his movement. “I’m not good enough to show to the world, en, daddy?”

“If you were any good, any good whatsoever,” Dr. Ajanaku said in exasperation, “wouldn’t you have the common sense to stay away from here?”

“Oh, because I’m not you precious good son, I’m the one you wish died abi? Those years ago, you wish it was me that took the car out, that had the accident. Then you would have had all your problems solved by a single fatal accident. Me, your disgrace of a son would have been out of your hair forever, six feet below somewhere, with grass growing over, while Sule, your star child would have been alive and you would be happy. Well, I have news for you; I didn’t die like you would have hoped!”

Bintu sprang up and spoke to him sharply. “shut up, you this omo radarada! Why would you say such nonsense to your father in the presence of strangers?”

Hakeem looked at her with a mixture of emotions showing through his eyes – envy, anger and disdain. “Oh, so you are not content with stealing my position beside my father, you now tell me how to talk to him? the truth is bitter abi or you tell me, am I lying? Did I speak one single lie? It is because of the likes of you and Sule that I would never be good enough in his eyes, no matter what I do!”

He came into the light now, and Ope was quick to observe what she had suspected the moment he spoke. His eyes were glazed over, and his movements were not as coordinated as they should have been. For someone who hadn’t been looking out for it, they might have passed it off, but all the signs were clear.

She was genial when she spoke “Dr. Hakeem, please have your seat. We were about to get to the crux of today’s meeting when you came in”

Derin spun around and looked at her inquiringly, but her eyes told him not to say anything.

Awazi suddenly got up and raced round the table towards Hakeem as he sat down. She had kicked off her heels and was upon him in no time, before anyone could react. The sight of him for the first time since that day, looking so unflustered a mere week after he had practically killed Isaac unhinged something in her. She began to hit him wildly, shouting, clawing, and scratching. “Baby Killer,” she shouted, in the midst of tears, “Son of the devil!” she shouted again, hitting him some more. Hakeem did not defend himself; there was just something off about him. The much smaller woman stood over him, hitting and screaming away as he fell into a chair.

Bintu quickly got up and moved to restrain the woman. She had seen this kind of thing before and she knew that if the woman wasn’t restrained, she would end up killing somebody. It was some repressed kind of anger that tethered at the edge of madness, and only the object of the anger could trigger it, she couldn’t remember what the journal she had seen it in called it now. The woman was not seeing or hearing anything now, and they needed to act fast.

She dragged the screaming Awazi away from the cowering Hakeem. “Foolish boy,” she muttered under her breath.

Derin watched the drama unfolding before his eyes. His wife had suddenly gone berserk. He had never ever seen her that way in twelve years of marriage and fourteen years of knowing her.

Still breathing heavily, Awazi came back to their own side of the table and then sat down. She looked around the table slowly and then rested her eyes on Ope. “we may continue,” she said in a measured tone. No one saw her hands trembling under the table.

But one person’s trembling hands were not under the table. Hakeem’s hands trembled on the table.

Ope took the cue from Awazi, as calm settled in the room. She noticed that Bintu had positioned herself between Awazi and Hakeem. The woman wasn’t taking any chances.

“Whilst my client was about to make an announcement, I would like to bring something up which is material to this matter.” Ope began.

Through the clouds of her anger, Awazi could sense that Ope had found something to latch on to that would change Derin’s mind. She blamed her display of a lack of self control silently for this. She looked at Derin, willing him to abide by their decision. When she reached to take his hand, he withdrew his hand unconsciously.

Across the table, Rasheed sensed that the lawyer was on to something.

“Dr. Ajanaku,” she was addressing him directly now “were you aware that Hakeem here is a drug addict when you employed him as a doctor in your hospital, and then went a step further to name him as your Chief Medical Officer?”

The room fell silent for a moment. Everyone had been caught unawares by Ope’s question.

Rasheed spoke quietly, his eyes dark embers of malice as he responded “counsel, your tenses are wrong. There is a difference between was and is. Dr. Hakeem had had drug issues in the past, but by the time he returned to Nigeria and started practicing at Omega Clinic, he had been clean for two years. You cannot discriminate against a man for a past he had left behind and been totally rehabilitated from.”

Derin exploded! “You put the life of thousands in the hands of a druggie! You put the life of Isaac in the hands of an unstable drug addict!”

Rasheed again responded with measured restraint “Mr. Banwo, I would like to point out to you again that Dr. Hakeem was not addicted to any drugs at the point of employing him in Omega clinic in both capacities.”

Ope went in for the kill “you are then aware, that Dr. Hakeem was involved in a matter in the hospital he was working in the U.S and he had his license revoked. He had caused a patient to lose a baby, and investigations had revealed that he had taken drugs that night, before he had been called in for the emergency. He narrowly escaped jail term, but lost his license, before fleeing to Nigeria.”

“That still doesn’t mean he was on drugs while working in Nigeria. That event is therefore not going to be material to this case.” Rasheed shot back.

“Counsel, have your taken a close look at Dr. Hakeem this evening?” Ope asked.

Rasheed turned to look at Hakeem. The eyes. The trembling hands. The fool had been using and then brought himself here.

He slowly turned back to Ope and said nothing.

“I thought so,” Ope said. “Derin,” she said without looking at him.

Derin’s voice was even. “I will see you all in court, there is no deal, can never be any deal!”

Awazi turned Derin around. “Derin please,” was all she could muster.

Derin said nothing in response.

“They will dig Isaac up!” Awazi said more earnestly. The tears flooded her eyes now, but she could see that Derin was unmoved. He shrugged her hands off his shoulder and glanced at Hakeem.

“Then so be it, so help me God,” he responded.

Awazi began to shake, the words tumbling out of her “is it because of what I did now? Derin please, don’t punish me this way. Let it go, please.”

“You think this is about you? Let me ask you something, were you rational when you hit him? No you weren’t. But you did it anyway. No one held you back when you expressed your anger. Do not hold me back, woman, when I pursue my justice.”

Awazi began to mechanically pack her things, mumbling to herself “it’s all my fault, this is all my fault. If I hadn’t, then he wouldn’t.” she walked out of the room, unescorted.

“Mr. Banwo, I beg you to reconsider.” Dr. Ajanaku beseeched Derin. “Look beyond my son, and myself. Look at your wife, and look at your home. it is tearing you apart, take it from a man that has lost an adult beloved son before.”

“I can take care of myself, thank you,” Derin responded curtly.

Bintu stood up and looked straight into Derin’s eyes. “You are supposed to protect that woman you just allowed leave here in that state of mind. Are you any better than Hakeem?”

Derin did not respond. All the responses that formed in his head seemed inadequate.

“That will be all, thank you,” Ope quickly stepped in. She turned to Derin. “We were taking our leave.”

They gathered their things and slowly left the room. Derin look back at Hakeem on more time, and then at Bintu’s unyielding eyes. Those eyes, and the words its owner spoke to him seconds ago haunted him. He moved Ope quickly along, and they left.

He had thought Awazi would be waiting outside, but she was nowhere to be found. They went to the carpark, and he looked around but couldn’t find her car. “Where has this woman gone now,” he sighed under his breath. He called both her numbers, and they both rang out. Ope placed a hand on his shoulder. “She will be fine, maybe she just needs some time alone.”

His phone rang and he thought it was Awazi. He quickly picked the phone until he heard another familiar voice.

“Derin, you came to Ibadan and you didn’t tell me your mother?”

The doctor had probably called his mum.

“Maami, I came for the case, and since I know how you feel about it, I didn’t think…”

“Shut up you this boy! Even if we have differences, I am still your mother. Where are you now?” she asked

“Almost out of Ibadan ma. I’m headed back to Lagos now, I have something to work on for my boss tomorrow,” he lied.

“Derin, you are lying to me, your mother? You are still in Ibadan, is it not now that you finished the meeting you came for?”

Derin was annoyed. “Maami, so you are in cahoots with the doctor abi? Against your own son? Abi how else would you know we just finished if he didn’t call you? You are now in my enemy’s camp, talking to them, and you wonder why I’m not talking to you about the case.”

“What is wrong with him asking me to talk some sense into you, Derin? In spite of all I have told you, you still want to go ahead with this case? Is it that your Hausa wife that is pushing you?”

“Maami, leave Awazi alone! You think I don’t have a mind of my own? Oh, and so you can know, your friendly doctor put his drug addict son there to kill your grandson!”

She was silent for a moment. The drug addict angle was news to her, apparently. When she recovered from the shock of that, she responded “Derin, it your interest I have at heart. I’m coming now to meet you,” she said.

“Mama, don’t bother. I’m leaving now, and no to whatever you want to come and say, if it’s against going for this case. Good night ma.”

“Derin, I am still talking to you!” She shouted.

“Maami, o daaro. I have to go.” He responded and cut the connection.

“Are we really going to Lagos this late?” Ope asked.

“No,” Derin responded, “just didn’t want Maami’s wahala tonight”

Ope smiled again.

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Awazi drove through the haze of her own tears on the deathtrap that the Lagos-Ibadan expressway was at night. Fortunately, it was a Friday night, and the traffic was on the other side of the road, going to Ibadan. She raced past Ofada, Ibafo and Mowe and in no time Berger was in sight. It had taken a little less than an hour to make the trip at speeds that made her little Honda, Derin’s old car feel light on the road. Thoughts coursed through her mind during the journey recurrently “Derin chose what she wanted over what I wanted. He chose to dig Isaac. She played him so well. Do I even deserve to have him as my husband, seeing how well she knows him and how I fail at reaching him every time I try?”

Suddenly, the little car stuttered and puttered. She had the presence of mind to maneuver it to the side of the road before it stopped finally. “Oh my God, not now, not here,” she said, hitting the steering.

She knew next to nothing about cars, but she guessed she had pushed the car over its limit in her race to Lagos. She dialed their mechanic’s number. Switched off. She tried Kamal’s number but it just rang out.

Finally, she called Samir.

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Samir heard his phone ring on the dining table he was charging it on. He dillydallied about tearing himself away from the football he was watching to pick it up. Barcelona, his team was uncharacteristically behind and they had been piling the pressure on their opponents for the past ten minutes now without a goal. He knew it was only a matter of time before the goal came and he didn’t want to miss it. He allowed the phone ring out, but the caller called again.

“Damn it, I should have bought that extension box,” he said, referring to the one that would have allowed him charge his phone right beside his sofa.

“Hello,” he said sharply.

“Hello,” the vaguely familiar female voice said. “Am I on to Samir,” she inquired.

“Yes, and who am I speaking with please?” he responded gruffly.

“It’s me, Awazi,” she responded.

He smiled and scrambled to recover “sorry I didn’t quite get your voice. Let me turn down my TV.”

He quickly turned the volume down. “I’m here.” He said.

“It’s okay. I would like to banter, but I’m in dire straits now. I need your help.”

The tone of her voice was so earnest that Samir got worried. “What exactly is the problem, Awaz? He queried.

“I’m on my way back from Ibadan, and my car just stopped working now now. I’m stranded just after Berger. Mechanic is unreachable and Derin is in Ibadan.”

“You said you are in around Berger?” he asked.

“Yes, further down the road from where you’ll see people selling bread and co.”

“Okay, I know the place. I’m in Omole Phase 2, so I’m not that far away. I’ll be with you in some minutes.”

“Oh, Samir, thank you, thank you so much!” she gushed.

“Okay dear, see ya shortly,” he said.

He hung the call up. Well, she had called him eventually, even if he had not been the first she called. That was a starting point. He wore the jersey he had on but changed from his shorts to a pair of jeans and left the house.

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Ope lay in the cozy hotel bed, wrapped in nothing but the big hotel towel. She had taken time to scrub every inch of herself clean from all the grit of the day and right now, she couldn’t be bothered to wear anything. Two rooms away, she wondered what Derin would be doing now. she had ordered a bottle of wine earlier and put it in the small tabletop fridge in the room. She began to piece together her ensemble. The bra. The g-string. The silk nightwear which was decent enough to wear in the hallway but still moved with her and gave the faintest hints of what was under.

She dialed his room number on her extension. “Awake?” she cooed the moment he picked the call.

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91 thoughts on “Broken Mirrors – Episode 11

  1. I feel sooooooo bad for Awazi. That junkie just spoilt the whole show. That Ope hasn’t got any feelings whatsoever. Mansnatcher *hiss* Good work TL, keep us thirsting/panting for more

  2. Dis ope is such a silly hoe…I wish derin cld let go nd let God cos am so sure @d end of it all he would only get some mins satisfaction notin he does can bring Isaac back…gud job tunde

  3. Una no dey try. Wen will I be the 1st 2 comment naaa???
    Derin needs help. Haba how hawt can ope be that he forgets his wife? And to dig up his son? Haba na, he should get sense abegi.

  4. Rada rada. Derin sef is an oponu. Awazi should marry samir and Derin should destroy his own life biko. End of story.
    Kai! The likes of Ope be giving women bad names.

    • God bless u o! I was jst thinkn of dt nw! If u ll let anger define u so much I don’t think u r worth it then.
      Awazi pls I giv u license to v marathon sex wit sameer, mk d sex lead to pregnancy . Smtyms a woman needs mre than jst sm1 she loves in her life, whn love fades in marriage, which actlly does fade na mercy una go dey use relate! He is showin no mercy @ll! Dig up his hw mny mnths baby? Kamari! I ll mk u attend 2 court sessions, d second ll b our divorce!

      • @rahmat, y dnt i agree wt u pn dis? shes married, awazi is married nd dat cant change,she shld neva av anytin wt d so called samir until shes divorced **if dat wud eva hapen** i strongly dnt buy d idea of gettin even by goin filthy nd dirty as to being unfaithful in ur relationship, let alone marriage?***dazed, shocked, stunned face*** honestly, wen u ”truly” no wat u want in life, wen u sincerely define why u wanna marry, den u wll no it goes beyond d challenges u face@ any point watsoeva, am not preachin but its sad many re yet to understand wat MARRIAGE ought to be…

  5. I wonder y women like ope dnt gt d fact dt ‘ if u were nvr gud enuff for him, u still ll nvr b’ hello!!!! Chic , he left Awazi nd came bck to u, nd he still left u for her again! I tot they say 1ce beaten twice shy? U v bn beaten twice nd u still nvr shy? U think say 3rd beatinz go hlp? Even if he sleeps wit u nd u carry belle nd u gt married to him, 1 thing remains u ll only v a piece nd nt d whole of him, his torch for Awazi ll nvr die! Hw do women settle for so lil??
    I do knw there is an ‘ope’ readn rite nw, u r worth mre than havn jst a piece of him, get a life!!!!

    • Rahmat, here is the ope that’s reading. How do pple thik realy! ‘Awazi Paro lo’ like serzly??! Smh! Btw its Gander not gender.

      • @Books just shut up and don’t comment on people’s comment wen u don’t understand what d person has written down. And tnx for pointing out my mistake in d “gender gander tin” u shd have checked d time i dropped d comment, u shd have known dat dat could possibly have been a typographical error. For ur info “like seriously” isn’t å proper english. Madam Grammarian.

    • @wumi, dis is an every day encounter, if he wasnt gud all ds while dat u dated him, how cum u see him worthy now dat hes married? is it dat she’s married to date married men or to torment d derin guy or jst an obsession? i try to put myself in d shoes of every character here cos i jst cant fathom it aldo it does happen thoh… aldo we re all entitled to our individual opinion,but truth be told, let no one esteem evil###advise###

      • @wumi, dis is an every day encounter, if he wasnt gud all ds while dat u dated him, how cum u see him worthy now dat hes married? is it dat she’s created to date married men or to torment d derin guy or jst an obsession? i try to put myself in d shoes of every character here cos i jst cant fathom it aldo it does happen thoh… aldo we re all entitled to our individual opinion,but truth be told, let no one esteem evil###advise###

  6. Educated Ashewo ni Ope yii. Mmmttcchheeewww! Oh no! I will have to wait another week now.
    Tunde weldone o jare

  7. Hmmmmm crazy hakeem!! But ope shldnt be too low to use a baby’s death to get back her ex n harm a mourning mum nah kaiii !

  8. This is just too much!!! Tunde well done! Not just for writing a good story, but for allowing readers comment. If there’s anything I love aside the story, its the comments!!!! Hilarious, astute and lots more! ℓ☺ℓ! Keep them rolling in guys…

  9. Awwwww. I knew Hakeem will spoil things. Buh Tunde dis is not fair o! so we have to wait till next Monday. *sad face*

  10. Tunde leye,u will just be doing us like dis every monday?uhhnnn.when u raised Awazi issue during ur event on saturday and everyone was arguing and commenting,u said something,u said. ‘Broken mirrors isn’t about to end’,and I just said ghen ghen.so much to come,and we are waiting hre to read.great work I must say. As for Ope,she is a woman I like,I bliv wen u met someone,u shd knw them through and through,d woman sabi Derin abeg.*dupe,kip shut bfor som1 break ur head hre.*

    • @monebi, its ok for ope to know derin but not to play d indecent independent woman she is… if she cant b under a man as a submissive and virtuous woman ,den she shldnt break homes wit her insatiable crave for attention… dis is not professional in any way cos frm wat i read, she’s derin’s lawyer but how can a sane man make his ex manage anytin for him
      afta hes married? who does dat pls?

  11. Derin ode radarada, mumu. Thinking with his ‘head’ instead of his brain. The monkey probably never thought he is the one having issues getting Awazi pregnant and yet he’s playing games with Ope. He has so much to loose. Ope will forever have her ‘ndependence’ issues.

  12. so obvious the derin guy is not also normal, i like bintu’s question to him, wat makes him diff frm d so called druggie, hahahaha??? like seriously, he prefers his ex or wateva ope is to him to his lawfully wedded wife? how sad can dis be? it boils down to dis question, aldo it may av bin explained ‘n d oda episodes, bcos dis is my first time of comin to dis blog afta d event on saturday(not tryna draw y’all back), but y didnt he marry ope if he knew his world wud foreva revolve around her and how cum d all hawt and sexy ope cudnt tie him down all d while dey were togeda, why try to destroy his home now***sad and angered face***? dnt get me wrong but i mean , an ex esp wen its a ”she” can neva b a decent family friend cos of our emotions, women cant handle emotions, not like men, he can sleep wit 100 ladies nd stll dont feel anytin serious for any of dem except ”sexually’……. i feel for awazi, @ dis point any woman wud do worse, believe me nd to tink her so called husy let her leave d chat room unperturbed is sumtin dat bothers me alot,,, did i read ds couple av bin togeda for 14years? it dosent seem like it @ all, yes derin has d right to feel sad nd unhapi abt awazi’s outburst bcos it sort of new to him but plzzzzzz, dis is sum kinda of a reflex action dat anyone of us here cud av equally done, so pls derin cut me sum slack here…. your wife shld cum first after God even if u decide to be randy,since u’ve chosen to marry, dats being a responsible man, ###am just saying### so who’s dis Samir guy dat’s soundin all romantic, havin a crush on awazi or an ex too?lolzz….well done Tunde, sumtin to take my busy time a lil…

    • bros… abeg go and read from episode 1 if u want to understand the story and at the same time get answers to ur questions… I agree with ur stand on not getting even thru anoda infidelity.. two wrongs dont make a right.

  13. HmmmU̶̲̥̅̊ guys just made my day(†ђξ readers n TL).Tђξ best blog so far.@Ramat,I luv U̶̲̥̅̊ 4dose comments U̶̲̥̅̊ just made,God bless U̶̲̥̅̊.Mehn!dis suspense won’t kill me.Pls lord don’t allow an ‘ope’ into my marriage oooo cos I myt kil somebody,lol.

  14. Nice one TL! And big ups to Olaniyi Afolabi, keep it up. Can hardly wait for next week! This is really getting exciting!!!!!

  15. @Rahmat u made good points n I agree wit u. D sad tin is there re likes of Ope everywhere who see notin wrong in slipin wit married men. God help us.. Tundeleye u don kill me wit suspense ku ise o!

  16. nice twist, d druggie tingy, it was too short, monday is too far na, pity person and make it twice a week abeg! Since this is gonna be a looooong one. Really nice.

  17. It gets better everyday.
    TL thanks for making my mondays.
    As for Derin, u better knw dat u’re destroying ur own family with ur own hands.
    Samir is unlike Ope. No schemes, yet he waits patiently. In most cases, those pple always win. And when Samir easily impregnates his wife, Derin’s eyes will open. Wide.
    Ope, kip trying.
    Derin failed to get u pregnant b4, he’ll fail again. I guarantee it.
    As for Derin, I so pity u, with d way u want to ruin ur own life. U want to loose ur mother, ur wife, ur job n ur dignity because of a dead baby, that would rather u give his mother peace of mind, love n care. Na wa o. Anyway, I’m waiting for monday. I love d way TL does his suspense. Nice one.

  18. Awazi’s response is a completely mormal response for a woman who is grieving and has no support. Derin left her by herself. When they need each other most at this time. Derin is an ode for not knowing the amazing woman he’s driving away from him. Settling for a second-hand cheapo like ope. Because she has a law degree. MUGU…..kmt.. He doesn’t deserve Awazi at all. Fools should mix with fools.

  19. Awazi
    and samir will run lagos show while Derin and Ope are @ it in ibadan.Na wa o. Well I support Derin sha if Awazi wants him back fully she knows what to do. Can TL pls surprise us by posting another episode dis week

    • @ORE, DO U SEE MARRIAGE AS A COMPETITION? IS DER ANY POINT TO PROVE HERE? AWAZI IS NOT OWIN DERIN, SHE’S ONLY BEIN A WOMAN BUT GOIN BACK TO A LADY U DATED AS A BACHELOR KNOWIN SHE’S BIN SINGLE WAY B4 U MARRIED UR WIFE, TO ME ISNT ”NOBLE” @ALLL BUT STLL MY OPINION JST LIKE U AV URS… AWAZI SHLDNT TRY TO IMPRESS HIM WEN IT CUMS TO OPE-DERIN MATA, WATEVA MADE HIM CUM AFTA HER KNOWIN HE STLL HAD DIS TIN FOR OPE SHLD MAKE HIM GET HIS SENSES BACK ND BE A RESPONSIBLE MAN… HE CAN GO AHEAD ND SLEEP WT OPE FOR ALL I CARE, DOES DAT CHANGE D MATA @ HAND ND WAT DOES DAT MAKE OPE? D GIRL NEXT DOOR EVA WILLING TO BE D SPARE TYRE ND PLAY D 2ND FIDDLE…. IT’S ALL GUD, JST PAINFUL DAT HIS MUM DOSNT LIKE AWAZI COS OF TRIBE OR WATEVA REASON SHE HAS, FORGETTING SHES EQUALLY A WOMAN###SMH### ”HEY!!! SNAP OUT OF IT, LIKE DIS STORY IS MAKIN U ALL EMOTIONAL”, LOLXXX, TL, WELL DONE OO AS U DON PRESS DAT BUTTON IN ME…. NICE ONE

  20. Every Ope preparing to grab my husband, die by fire!!! Awazi must be suffering seriously, she’s lost the most precious “things” she had-her baby & her husband. Its men like Derin & women like Ope that make me think twice abt marriage-is it really worth the stress-im scared of that institution…. Awesome job TL

    • Well, u cant afford to throw away the baby with the bath water.. bcos there are issues in marriage isnt enough reason to shy away from it… you only need to look around at some other marriages around you that are working fine and beautiful to understand that God has blessed that institution and the weaknesses and idiocy of man can not change that truth. Go ahead and marry and run your home according to God’s own manual/prescription and u will enjoy th blessing of God in your home.

  21. I hope awazi doesn’t do anything silly, cos u can’t afford to get even in marriage, it mite be terribly hard buh she has to be very patient with her man, not complain nor nag him. Even if it hurts her she should support him n av his bak wateva his decision. Dat is d best way to get a man. As for ope, pple like her will always meet wiv nemesis…..sure thing.btw tunde kip  d good work. Nice piece!

    • Easier said dan done. She’ll still grieving her son, u know. It’s not easy to be supportive when u’re emotionally imbalanced.

  22. I’m so mad that Derin is too thick headed to know that he is playing right into ope’s hands……..Poor Awazi;i hope she doesn’t end up making a mistake. Hating ope so much and just have to remind myself that she is just a work of fiction.Keep it coming TL.

  23. Tunde, great work as usual…..(evil and all)!

    But I’ve noticed ur readers are mostly women. As much as that’s not unusual, what is, is ths fact that their comments are filled with sentiments and bias! I’ve followed the episodes from the minute episode 4 caught my attention and it’s sentiments like these that makes Nigeria what it is.

    If every crime, was to an extent, justly punished, Naija won’t be as it is. Now as much as I don’t like what Ope is doing, one of ur episodes did state that they (Derin and Ope) broke up due to distance. And as I saying goes “U never really stop loving someone until u want them dead”.

    Call Ope a **** but she’s a d*** good lawyer! Even Rasheed (in all his scheming…..similar to Tunde’s writing….lol) didn’t see Hakeem demeanour!

    Let me not start talking O…..

    Maximus has spoken!

    • U never really stop loving someone until u wnat them dead?… i disagree sir. Its not true. Also, that they broke up bcos of distance is not an excuse for infidelity.. He is now married to ANODA woman.. and he’s got to honor his vows.

    • @Maximus… “distance” and her being a “good lawyer” doesnt justify her actions in my opinion… she owes Awazi respect and not to scheme her way to take a wounded womans home… needless to say that Derin is following a destructive path that will definately lead to pain and regret! so i suggest u try to atleast find a ground to table your opinions as a “male” cos your comments holds no much water or weight… #selah.

  24. Everyone is picking Awazi as d good perfect woman,I disagree to an extent,she is stubborn,ok,she agreed to support her husband shebi,?couldn’t she bottle her anger and chill for dem to go home?abi did Derin ask her to travel back alone?afterall if dat her aunty hasn’t spoken sense into her head she wouldn’t av gone to ibadan for d triali n d first place..and Derin hasn’t done anytin obviously wrong yet,he is just being careful wit his money,abi y spend so much on a lawyer wen u av one who would do anytin for u at no (financial )cost.as for Ope,go on girl,let’s see hw u make dis guy fall again.hahahahahahahahaha.*dupe,u sha want wahala**** we are arguing hre,and TundeLeye is laffn,only him knw d next line of action,ku ise men

    • “Derin hasn’t done anytin obviously wrong yet,he is just being careful wit his money,abi y spend so much on a lawyer wen u av one who would do anytin for u at no (financial )cost.as for Ope” i am sure u CANNOT convince ursef with ur submissions talkless of others.. i am sure u dont blv that statement in ur heart of heart.

  25. Ope & dat foolish Derin deserve each oda. Is Derin so blind? He should use his head for once & knw dat Ope doesn’t want wats best for him.

    • derin will possibly end up not sleeping with ope and Awazi cud turn the victim here… she has so much pain inside more than what derin feels and she is more likely to drown in it too… lord protect families… especially now that the enemy is striking!

  26. I am soooo scared for awazi, dis her vex wey she dey vex sef.. Derin ehnn ( women marry wisely o) it is well with u. Was it me or was this episode short?? *Pls don’t let derin sleep with her, pls don’t let derin sleep with her*…… Lolll @adetola’s comm. Rahmat hahahahah!!! Nice. Mira word…. Comments r making my day

  27. Nice one TL. My fingers are crossed at this point however as I’m wondering how it will all end. I have some other comments but I’ll send them to your email instead of making them here.

  28. Awazi shld ave chilled with her man since she kinda has an idea of who Ope is so dat she wld sleep wth Derin in d same room n Aunty Ope wld be shamed :p buh Awazi fell my hand y did she leave what if she had an accident on her way back to lag wth dt kwazzy speed she ws on choi. Any way sha its easier said dan done ANGER n HURT is a very bad combo n ur judgement is usually clouded in dt state

  29. I empathize with Awazi… really sad… men are self centered and can be so consumed with their selves even if the love a woman. Derin is going to be so consumed by this revenge and bitterness but i pray that Awazi fights harder…#really feel like praying for Awazi now!!! more grace lord! funny how our lives can change in a day… and change sometyms forever or sometyms for a very long nyt! #sober

    • Weldone TL, all i can say is people deal with grief differently, both Derin n Awazi needed an outlet and most times if not handled well can cause a rift as we are already seeing, but i hope they both don’t kill it too soon.

  30. Truth is wht derin is fighting for is justice..and he is 100% right to fight n go to court…burr he is totally goin abt it the wring way..
    I js wish he wd try to love his wife in this whole drama,get another lawyer that will not b a threat to their home…n try to have a baby while the court case lingers…this is what’s right…Hmmmmnnn!!! The Dr. Made a big mistake employing his hakeem drug addict son…he shd go free..derin pls fight for justice burr do it the right way…selah!

  31. Awazi….enuf of the fight,grieve alone,get over it,do somthn wt ur life,strt an NGO for women who hv lost their children n homes to bad doctors n bad women..get ur own lawyer too.this is y women shd work,cos derin is stuck on ope cos her service is free,I wish awazi cd pay for the whole court case while derin saves his so called money..mstchewwww!!!.. Plus awazi,u shdnt hv bothered to call samir..u shuda tot of somthn else…hotel,call passers-by to help…anythn.the last thing u want is a man to console u n u fall for him..men r easily forgiven whn adultery happens..whn its the twoman ehn…ud forever hear the story.respect ur marriage n stop calling ex(s). Women pls note it well. Nigeria needs ppl to fight this is how the country wd gradually get better,we shd stop leaving it to God,while we fear for the future wondering whn things will ever change.. Fight physically burr b sure u r fighting on ur knees too..pray n pray som more…Another selah. I knw my hubby agrees wt me on this too!! *big smile*. Great day.

  32. Awazi….enuf of the fight,grieve alone,get over it,do somthn wt ur life,strt an NGO for women who hv lost their children n homes to bad doctors n bad women..get ur own lawyer too.this is y women shd work,cos derin is stuck on ope cos her service is free,I wish awazi cd pay for the whole court case while derin saves his so called money..mstchewwww!!!.. Plus awazi,u shdnt hv bothered to call samir..u shuda tot of somthn else…hotel,call passers-by to help…anythn.the last thing u want is a man to console u n u fall for him..men r easily forgiven whn adultery happens..whn its the twoman ehn…ud forever hear the story.respect ur marriage n stop calling ex(s). Women pls note it well. Nigeria needs ppl to fight this is how the country wd gradually get better,we shd stop leaving it to God,while we fear for the future wondering whn things will ever change.. Fight physically burr b sure u r fighting on ur knees too..pray n pray som more…Another selah. I knw my hubby agrees wt me on this too!! *big smile*. Great day every1!!!

  33. To add again…women knw ur Man gan gan,very very well,awazi is acting like she js marry derin yesterday…mstchewww!! As for her attacking the drugiee doctor,its a result of bottled up emotions that she also wishes she cud vent on derin n ope. Lol. *dairy of a mad black woman* hmmmmn.
    Ur story is in the hands of TL sha.I only hope he writes to make u do the right! right!! thing that women in ur shoes will learn from too..feeling my rhyme at the end. Lol!! Ok ..next episode..

  34. Hmmmmmm………………… thats all I can say. Feel bad for Awazi, hope these devils dont push her into temptation.
    Errmmm @tundeleye, could you kindly write a little faster pleeeeeeeaaaaaassseee??????? This long wait is painful!!!!!

  35. You know, come to think of it, Derin may be the reason Awazi doesn’t have lots of kids. I mean, think of it – he couldn’t put one in Ope, and he and Awazi have difficulty getting a baby. Perhaps Awazi should take a tumble in the sheets with Samir, get pregnant, and leave the idiot.

    • Yea…Kemi is true oh,burr TL uv not been telling us abt her office life sef..is samir the only friend sef…*rolling eyes* stop giving us ideas that shez a solo sombori or her husband stopped her from making female friends cos thus far only family calls that shez been taking..b4 samir was brought into the scene!!!!

  36. Hmm! finally read through all episodes of bm and all i can say is “hmm!” I can totally relate to the story, Derin is right to fight for justice- too many loss of life due to one medical negligence or the other and someone really has to do something about it. his choice of lawyer on the other hand makes me wonder how much the baby’s death muddled his brain….and for a couple that has been married for 14yrs, Derin and Awazi no just try at all! they went through years of childnessness and miscarriages together, their reactions to each other is just off. by now they should have known each other better. Tho i’m surprised Awazi didnt ‘lose’ it earlier on, losing a child can be very tough, and it takes more than trying for another baby to get over it….as for Ope she’s obviously a sharp mind but her morals are just in the deepest, dirtiest gutter of ibadan….TL you have done well on this, keep it up!
    p/s- your readers comments ehn! lol! they are almost as entertaining as the story itself. waiting for tomorrow’s episode.

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