“Will you let me handle this my way and get this stubborn child on her feet.” her mum said.
“No, I am not, this time it has to be my way” her sister Kaka said.
“Stop it both of you! I am not child and this is not one of your who is in charge battle and I don’t need anyone of your solutions. Please you are disturbing my peace” Olaochi spoke
everyone turned in shock towards the couch and then to the twins who could not believe their ears.
They both spoke simultaneously
“Mum! Aunt! I don’t think this is the time for your normal arguments. I think it would be best if you leave Ola alone”. Oma said
“Did you say leave?
Both ladies asked in disbelieve.
“Mum! Aunt! I think Oma is right, I need time to relax and meditate.” Olaochi said.
“Meditate! Is this what this is all about? Her Aunt asked.
“No, mum em! Em, yes, no” Oma stammered
“What is yes, no, yes, no” her Aunt asked.
“I mean it’s really nothing that we can’t fix” Oma respond.
“Fix? What in God’s name is the problem that needs fixing, will someone explain to us”. Her mum asked.
“It’s really nothing, my sister just wants to relax and meditate”. Oma told them.
“Relax? When there is a lot to do before the wedding on Saturday? Her mum screamed.
“Oma stop the excuses, mum, aunt, there is a change of plans? Olaochi said
“Change of what plans?
Both women spoke at once.
“Change to the wedding plans”. Olaochi spoke nonchalantly.
“Oh God help me, this is not happening” her mum said as she sat down on the chair by her side.
“Honey, please what is the matter. Did something happen? I thought you love James, why now? Her Aunt sat by her side on the couch
“Please you can’t, think of what this would do to our family” her mum pleaded.
“But mum, I am not calling it off. Olaochi said sitting up. “James just need to understand and fix a new date”
“Thank God, at least but you know that is impossible” her Aunt said.
“But why do you need to change the date if you are not calling it off” Her mum asked
“I can’t go out this week, which makes it impossible for the wedding to take place this week”
Are you sick, honey”
“Olaommm, are you ok?
Both women tried to feel her head for her temperature.
“Stop! Both of you. I am ok” she pushed their hands away.
“Then, why this madness? They asked simultaneously
“It has to do with my Horoscope for this week”
“Horo! What!? Her Aunt asked in shock
“it’s like a prediction about the future” Oma said.
“What! No, no, Ola. You can’t do this. The twins screamed
“Oh, no! this can’t be happening again. Dada shook her head with eyes closed
“Dada, we need to inform the kids now. Her sister spoke, “to stop this madness
“No, we can’t Kaka” her sister said
“What do you need to tell us? Olaochi said for the first time, removing the mask from her eyes.
“You can’t listen to this spiritualist” Her mum pleaded.
“Who is talking of a spiritualist, I said my horoscope for”
Olaochi it’s the same as long as it predicts what a future occurrence’ her mum said.
“And the outcome is not always favourable” Her aunt added
“What do you mean” Olaochi asked
“it’s not what I mean but what we know” her mum said.
“Yes, your mum is right maybe after hearing our story, you can make a decision, if your horoscope is right or not” her aunt said
“It’s just for the week” Olaochi protested
“A week that can change your life, seeing it is the week of your wedding. Invitations have been sent, your groom is all set and how do you wish to change all these?” her mum asked
“Well I dropped a message for him to call me after work today” Olaochi replied