THE PERFECT MAN FINAL EPISODE. As soon as the first slap landed, I expected a truck load to follow. That was my father for you, he never stopped at one. I shielded my face in anticipation of the rest but it never came and I looked up and saw why; my mum and chief Omeka had held him back. My mum and Nneka were pleading softly 'Nna biko, ó di ime, pls, she's pregnant,' my mother said, holding his right hand back 'Uncle pls have mercy.' 'Pregnant or not. How dare she talk to me that way. Has the pregnancy possessed her?' My father was in a rage. I prayed to God that chief Omeka wouldn't let him go. As much as I deserved that slap, I knew I was being truthful. 'Nna pls, leave her. You can slap her after she has put to bed.' 'Eloka, beating her up won't do anything. You people should go to bed. Tomorrow is another day.' That was chief Omeka talking. His voice calmed my father. I silently mouthed thanks and prayed to God to bless him multiple times. If not for him, I would have been say unconscious or better still dead. My father thanked them all for coming and they left immediately, chief Nnamdi leading the way. He turned and looked at me when he got to the door 'You are lucky you are not my child. I would have killed you today.' He went on 'Kachifo, goodnight,' he said to my parents Chief Omeka hugged my mother goodnight as Nneka walked out with him to get her car key from his son 'I'll see you tomorrow, happy birthday,' she mouthed as she left My father hissed and walked upstairs, leaving me with my mum. 'You have finally succeeded Kamsi. I hope you will rest now,' she said and walked up too. ______________________________________ I woke up from sleep to meet my mother's stare. 'Good morning mum.' 'What is good about this morning? Kamsi, who is the father of your baby,' she asked, ignoring my greeting 'Mum, promise me you won't tell daddy.' 'If you don't speak up now, I will slap it out of your mouth.' Tbc


'I met a guy some weeks after Bryan left. You know I heartbroken and...'

'I did not ask for an epistle Kamsiyochukwu. Onye tuwaraga gi ime, who impregnated you?'

'His name is Olumide.'

'Olumide, onye yoruba, a yoruba? Kamsi, I gbu go m, you have killed me.'

'Mummy, he's dead.'

That momentarily shut her up. I proceeded to tell her of how we met, leading up to his death. There were tears in her eyes when I finished the story. I also told her about his mum and who she was and all that she offered.

'Hmmmm. Nwa deputy governor. Praise be to God that it wasn't a rifraff that got you pregnant.'

I smiled. At least I didn't completely let her down.

'Why are you smiling? Kamsi, it is good that you didn't abort the baby. But do you think any man will still marry you?'

'What do you mean mum?'

'When you were single and not pregnant, you couldn't get a good igbo man to marry you. Is it now that you are carrying a dead man's baby that you will get one? Even Emeka would not consider you now.'

The truth in her statement hurt. Emeka indeed. He was never even an option. Even if he offered to marry me now, I would rather remain a single mum. I hated him that much.

'This one onye ocha, white man, came back, does he know you are pregnant and he's not the father?'

'Yes mum, he knows.'

'Haaa, and he's still interested? Nawa o. Kamsi are you sure you are not using juju on these men?'

'Juju kwa. Mummy pls stop. But chill o, how do you know he's interested?'

'Yesterday he came and started asking your father to forgive him for walking out on them and asked for a second chance. With all the spree spree he was saying, I barely understood him, talk less of your father.'

'He still wants to marry me though, but I'm thinking of turning him down.'

'Are you mad, turning him what? Is there something wrong with you?'

'Hmmm, mummy this is the same Bryan you people rejected initially o. Now you want me to saddle him with another man's baby. Haba, that's unfair.'

'I'm saying you can no longer attract men and the one that is still attracted is the one you want to turn down. You better take time.'

'Let me see him first mum.'

'Ok o. But don't do anything stupid. You will give me the deputy governor's phone number so that I can call her.'

'Call her for what?'

'Is it not her son that got you pregnant? We are all related now o.'

This was my mum I missed. My ally. We both laughed. She promised to talk to my daddy while i handled Bryan. On her way out, I called her back

'Mummy is it that you forgot yesterday was my birthday?'

'Hian, do pregnant single people celebrate birthdays? Biko kwa.' She scoffed and walked out


I got up and had my bath. I was scheduled to see Olumide's mum later today but I had to see Bryan first. We had a lot of things to discuss.

As soon as I got to Primak, I noticed the receptionist smiling sheepishly.

'You can go up ma, oga is around.'

Busy body receptionists. Who told her he was my oga.

'Thanks,' I said and walked up. I turned and looked at her, she was still smiling.

I knocked on the door and he opened. I walked into the room and he hugged me. He refused to let me go, kissing me.

'Bryan, stop.'

'Stop what Kamsi? I've missed you.'

'Can we talk first?'

'Ok Kamsi, I'm listening.'

I opened up and told him about Olumide and his demise. I was quite revealing as to what transpired between the both of us. I made it clear that I didn't love him but I could have, if we had time. I didn't want to deceive him. He was quiet then after a long while, he spoke up

'Kamsi, I don't mind what happened. We all make mistakes. You made yours and love is forgiveness. I forgive you Kamsi. You had your reasons for doing what you did and while I can't say I understand, I know I played my part. So pls baby I also ask that you forgive me.'

I probably did not hear him well. Did he just ask for forgiveness? After all I had put him through. I truly didn't deserve Bryan. He was too good for me. I started crying

'I'm sorry Bryan, very sorry.'

'It's ok baby, it's ok.'

'I love you Bryan, I do.'

He walked to the dresser, opened a drawer and pulled out a ring case. He walked back to where I sat and knelt down. He opened the ring case and I saw the most beautiful diamond ring ever. He cleared his throat, just as the first time

'Kamsi Okafor, I do not deserve you nor your love. But I pray that you accept me and my flaws and give me another chance. Will you marry me, again?'

I was in shock. That was supposed to be my line. I was the person who didn't deserve him. He still wanted to marry me after every thing I've put him through.

'Baby, I'm pregnant.'

'I know and I don't mind. As long as you are happy baby, it's enough for me.'

'Are you sure Bryan?'

'The baby is half yours and what is yours is mine. Kamsi I'm still kneeling, say yes pls.'

'Yes baby. Yes.'

I pulled him up and kissed him properly. I had missed him like hell. I then proceeded to show him how much in the best way I knew how to.


I called Olumide's mum amd told her how it went. She was very happy for me and promised to come visit my parents the next day. I also told her about Bryan and his acceptance of the baby. They spoke a while on the phone and she asked me to take care of myself.

As soon as I got home, my mum rushed to my room. She asked me if I knew how to prepare any Yoruba dish, the deputy governor was coming over tomorrow. I smiled and flashed my newly engaged finger. Bryan and I were engaged to be married. It was up to her to convince her husband and his relatives to fall in line. She hugged me and promised to take care of it. It was turning out to be a wonderful day eventually. The horror of the past night was long forgotten. I had to gist Nneka.

My father called me the next day to his room. I was shocked cause I wasn't expecting him to talk to me at all. I walked into the room with my head down.

'Your mother told me everything and that you have decided to marry Bryan.'

'I didn't decide daddy, I've always wanted to marry him.'

'So he knows you are pregnant and still wants to go ahead.'

'Yes daddy.'

'Ok o. If he insists. Who am I to say no?'

I was dumbfounded. My father just agreed to my marrying Bryan. If only he had agreed the first time. I was so ecstatic. I reached for him and hugged him. I had truly stressed him and he didn't deserve any of it. All he did was love and protect me in the only way he knew how to. I was happy this was over. I was on my way out of his room when he spoke up again

'Well, I have only one more thing to add. Tell him that there will be no refund of bride price. If he agrees, he can come and see me on Monday for the list.'
_The End _

Thanks for reading from episode 1 to episode 29. Thanks for the likes and comments. God bless you all. Feel free to commend and criticise. On behalf of Bryan and Kamsi, byeee...
THE PERFECT MAN FINAL EPISODE. As soon as the first slap landed, I expected a truck load to follow. That was my father for you, he never stopped at one. I shielded my face in anticipation of the rest but it never came and I looked up and saw why; my mum and chief Omeka had held him back. My mum and Nneka were pleading softly 'Nna biko, ó di ime, pls, she's pregnant,' my mother said, holding his right hand back 'Uncle pls have mercy.' 'Pregnant or not. How dare she talk to me that way. Has the pregnancy possessed her?' My father was in a rage. I prayed to God that chief Omeka wouldn't let him go. As much as I deserved that slap, I knew I was being truthful. 'Nna pls, leave her. You can slap her after she has put to bed.' 'Eloka, beating her up won't do anything. You people should go to bed. Tomorrow is another day.' That was chief Omeka talking. His voice calmed my father. I silently mouthed thanks and prayed to God to bless him multiple times. If not for him, I would have been say unconscious or better still dead. My father thanked them all for coming and they left immediately, chief Nnamdi leading the way. He turned and looked at me when he got to the door 'You are lucky you are not my child. I would have killed you today.' He went on 'Kachifo, goodnight,' he said to my parents Chief Omeka hugged my mother goodnight as Nneka walked out with him to get her car key from his son 'I'll see you tomorrow, happy birthday,' she mouthed as she left My father hissed and walked upstairs, leaving me with my mum. 'You have finally succeeded Kamsi. I hope you will rest now,' she said and walked up too. ______________________________________ I woke up from sleep to meet my mother's stare. 'Good morning mum.' 'What is good about this morning? Kamsi, who is the father of your baby,' she asked, ignoring my greeting 'Mum, promise me you won't tell daddy.' 'If you don't speak up now, I will slap it out of your mouth.' Tbc THE PERFECT MAN 
FINAL
EPISODE. 
As soon as the first slap landed, I expected a truck load to follow. That was my father for you, he never stopped at one. I shielded my face in anticipation of the rest but it never came and I looked up and saw why; my mum and chief Omeka had held him back. My mum and Nneka were pleading softly

'Nna biko, ó di ime, pls, she's pregnant,' my mother said, holding his right hand back

'Uncle pls have mercy.'

'Pregnant or not. How dare she talk to me that way. Has the pregnancy possessed her?'

My father was in a rage. I prayed to God that chief Omeka wouldn't let him go. As much as I deserved that slap, I knew I was being truthful.

'Nna pls, leave her. You can slap her after she has put to bed.'

'Eloka, beating her up won't do anything. You people should go to bed. Tomorrow is another day.' 

That was chief Omeka talking. His voice calmed my father. I silently mouthed thanks and prayed to God to bless him multiple times. If not for him, I would have been say unconscious or better still dead.

My father thanked them all for coming and they left immediately, chief Nnamdi leading the way. He turned and looked at me when he got to the door 

'You are lucky you are not my child. I would have killed you today.' He went on 

'Kachifo, goodnight,' he said to my parents

Chief Omeka hugged my mother goodnight as Nneka walked out with him to get her car key from his son

'I'll see you tomorrow, happy birthday,' she mouthed as she left 

My father hissed and walked upstairs, leaving me with my mum.

'You have finally succeeded Kamsi. I hope you will rest now,' she said and walked up too.
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I woke up from sleep to meet my mother's stare.

'Good morning mum.'

'What is good about this morning? Kamsi, who is the father of your baby,' she asked, ignoring my greeting

'Mum, promise me you won't tell daddy.'

'If you don't speak up now, I will slap it out of your mouth.' Tbc Reviewed by De SOUL ENERGIZER on July 16, 2017 Rating: 5

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