THE POWER OF MONEY
Andrew and Anne were an item in school! Anne was an embodiment of all he admired in a girl; she had curves in the right places, intelligent, interesting to be around, good in the bed department, and ultimately a prudent spender so much he put her in charge of his finances six months into the relationship referred to her as his wife.
Three years into their relationship, a shaking that will eventually end their relationship happened. Anne went home on a weekend, she went to her mum’ supermarket to assist her mum. There a young man, apparently a regular customer of her mum came in to buy provisions but his eyes caught more than the provisions. Anne attended to the man calculating his bill and offered to help carry some of his stuffs to the car. On the way outside, the man introduced himself as Mike, a civil engineer with one of the multinationals; on getting to his car, he gave her his business card and N1000 for helping him carry his bags to the car, telling her to call him. Anne took the card without the intention of ever using and tucked the money into her waistband.
Anne returned back to school the following Monday, armed with food stuffs, provisions that would sustain Andrew and her for a while. Andrew was happy to see his babe and he showed her how much he missed her. On Thursday, on her way to lectures, Anne received a call from an unfamiliar number, she picked it and it was Mike, he got her number from her mum and asked why she didn’t call like he told her to, Anne said she forgot and took an excuse that she had a class to get him off the phone.
On getting back to her hostel later in the evening, Mike called again, and he made his intention known. He wanted her to be his wife! She laughed and asked how that was possible, he told her he had asked her mum for permission before asking her. She slammed the phone down and called her mum!
Anne’s mum confirmed and said she had given her blessings as Mike was rich, had a stable job, a bright future etc. Anne rushed to Andrew’s hostel crying and told him what her mum had done. He consoled her and told her she should go home and talk it over with her mum.
Anne went home and her mum remained adamant and when Anne said she had a guy, Andrew who she loved, her mum asked for Andrew’s number. Mrs. Ogbuefe called Andrew and told him to back down and leave her daughter right in Anne’s presence. She then proceeded to tell Anne that she had to stick with what she told her; reminding her how she had been the one there for the kids since her husband passed away ten years back.
After much blackmail, Anne had no choice than go with her mother’s command. Within nine months she was married to Mike, she thinks back on the good times she shared with Andrew with fond memories but clears her thoughts when she remembers what her family had started enjoying.
The heartbreak caused Andrew to go back to his playing the field ways and resolved never to get serious with a girl till he becomes rich enough to get a girl without the fear of having a rich man snatch her away, and he’s well on his way to achieving his goal… Now he’s a lawyer working with a reputable chamber and getting six figures salary.
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