By Amie Sillah
Mbinkey With Jegan
The duo went on a stroll and discussed old times.
“Your sister is a nurse in the making and she is very serious about it and many suitors are also after her. But your father, as usual, is greedy and choosy.”
“Aisha is now 24 years of age and can choose her husband; no man should be imposed upon her. That is my stance.”
“Where is everybody? Let us go behind in the yard.”
She saw Jegan and both rushed and hugged each other.
“Ah! That’s my kid sister! I’ve heard you are now studying to become a nurse in the Nursing academy?”
“You are correct. Your kid sis here is a grown up and no longer the teenager you left when you went in search of greener pastures. Here bro meet my husband!”
“A husband?, are you married? Mum told me a suitor not a husband; all the same.”
He is uneasy but could not avoid Jegan who directly stretched his hand and looked at him in the eyes.
“What!, is it this fraudster ‘419’ that you call your husband, Allah forbid?” He turned to Mbinkey and said;
“Mama, this is the fraudster ‘419’ thief I told you about, he defrauded my company of millions of dollars, made it bankrupt and sent all of us out of work, he came here in falsehood pretending to be what he is not, the Interpol is searching for him to be arrested and brought back to Liberia for trial and to face justice.”
“What is happening?,” the family asked.
“That cannot be true, can you explain what is happening? My fiancé is from America and he is taking me there after marriage,” she asked Ous.
He tried to explain but it was incomprehensible.
“I have never been to U.S, me no O!”
Saer with Pa Morr
“What are you going to do my son?,” Papa asked.
“Your house will be completed, the furniture is on the way in my container, and you’ll donate the old furniture to the hospital as well as all the other appliances.”
“But I’ll not part with my furniture until the new ones arrive.”
“Of course, you’ll not part with anything until the new house is done.”
“Fraudster! He defrauds my company of millions of dollars and came back home to continue his falsehood. He has never been to U.S and is no businessman as he claims.”
The parents are shocked and bewildered.
“You have the nerve to come to my home, ask for my young sister’s hand in marriage after defrauding my company and thrown me out of work? How dare you?.” He scolded and gave him some punches, he loosened Jegan’s grip and ran for dear life and he impulsively ran after him helter-skelter!. Ous fell down and Jegan found her big stick and hit his leg and strained it. The family came and restrained him which gave Ous the opportunity to run for his dear life.
“You should not beat him; what about if you kill her?”
He ran for dear life and found her on the road running helter-skelter.
She was surprised to see Ous running for his dear life.
“What is pursuing you or what are you running after? I thought you were to go to Aisha’s home for a visit to meet members of her extended family?”
“There is a problem; I’ll see you later.” He ran pass her.
“It is strange, why is Ous running as if he is in a marathon? What could be the problem he is talking about?” She decided to follow him to his hotel.
He got into his suites and started to pack his belonging in haste.
He is enraged as he cursed and rained insults on Ous.
“The fraudster promised me heaven and earth and I believed him; let him go to hell and burn to pieces.”
She burst into laughter.
“Why are you cursing and raining insult on him? My husband wants to go to America; isn’t it the law of Khmer? It is pay back for what you and your daughter has treated K.B. I am on my own and I was never part of your game.” Papa is ashamed of his actions towards Saer his best pal’s son; he does not care about K.B whom he refers to as inferior and unsuitable to marry his daughter.
She engaged Ous in discussion.
“Some problems arose during the introduction and I came out to sort them. When I come back we will discuss and sort ourselves.”
To be continued