Nigerian forum: Literature - ONE WRONG TURN EPISODE 23
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25 May 2015 12:05

As the taxi approached my gate, my phone rang. It
was Ruth. I answered as quickly as my fingers could
"have you gotten home?" She asked, without a good
morning wish.
She sounded a little anxious and worried.
"just getting to my gate" i replied.
"be strong o, nor fear, they searched for you
throughout the night, " she said reassuringly
Surprisingly though, i really felt no fear. My heart
was stone cold, i felt i could face anything my
parents threw at me.
The taxi finally parked in front of my house. My
mum was standing right outside the gate, looking
anxiously at the taxi and probably wishing i was the
one coming.
As soon as i alighted, she rushed towards me, while
i was handing the cab driver his money.
"Ella, where did you go? Where did you sleep, we
searched for you throughout the night. " my mum
queried as she grabbed hold of my hand, trying to
pull me close to herself.
I felt a little embarrassed, the taxi man seemed
more interested in our family affairs than his
Why this sudden show of affection? Were they not
the ones that chased me out yesterday?, I thought to
I kept my face as bold and expressionless as
possible, despite my mum's public display of
My mum lead me inside the compound, and walked
me into the sitting room.
As i entered, Ighalo rushed foward to embrace me.
"Jesus thank you" he whispered into my ear.
"where did you go? We couldn't sleep " he
continued, with an expression of relief on his face.
I had not replied anyone, i kept my calm, knowing
that the real question and answer session would
soon commence.
My mum sat down, repeatedly doing the sign of the
cross, and mumbling some unintelligible words.
She picked up her phone, and called my dad.
"she has come o" she said, and Droped the call.
I headed straight to my room, and fell on my bed. I
brought out my phone again and pinged Ruth and
Hannah to inform them that i was home.
Ruth replied, telling me to stick to the story, and
never admit i did anything wrong the previous. That
was already what i planned to do anyway.
We continued with our chat, they were both eager to
hear the events of the previous night.
I shared my ordeal, or should i say excapades with
them. They seemed much fascinated by the "fun" i
I mentioned to Hannah that Ehis and i had
unprotected sex.
"are you crazy? How could you do that, do you want
to get pregnant?" She asked, with an angry smiley in
front of the texts
"i didn't even know, it just happened" i replied.
The very thought of getting pregnant fell on me like
a cold shower in winter. I couldn't imagine what my
parents would do to me.
"remind me to give you something later g2g" she
I had no idea what it was, but i knew Hannah was an
expert in these issues. She could sneak in and out of
her house to attend night parties without being
My door flew open, to my greatest surprise. Ighalo
entered, while i was still typing with my phone.
I thought i locked the door when i came in. He had
seen my phone already, there was no use hiding it.
"Where did you sleep last night"? He asked, sitting
on my bed.
"Hannah's house" i replied.
"hmmm you know, dad and mum searched the
entire city for you, we even went to see your friend
Ruth. This morning dad had gone to the police
station to make a report, fearing that something bad
might have happened to you"
I fought of the laughter that threatened to spoil my
straight face. The knowledge that my parents were
really worried gave me some joy.
"so whose phone is that?" Ighalo asked, pointing at
the phone in my hand.
" its not your business" i replied.
Ighalo got up and gave me a long suspicious stare
before walking out of the room. I couldn't look
straight up at him, he already knew i was lying.
Infact i had become an expert at lying, almost
competing with Ruth.
As Ighalo left, my mum entered, still doing the sign
of the cross. This time i had tucked my phone under
my pillow.
"where did you go?" She asked, without a worried
I repeated the same set of lies i have been telling.
"those bad friends you are keeping eh, hope they
did not bring a boy to the house?"
"mum please!, don't insult the people that took me
in when you drove me away" i shouted, feigning
"i wanna have my bath" I said, springing up from my
bed and walking towards the bathroom.
Mum my sat there, i could see the look of surprise
and fear in her eyes. This was clearly beyond my
fleeing from the house last night. She was clearly
afraid of the person i was becoming.
The boldness, or perhaps rudeness with which i
spoke surprised me too. It just didn't sound like me
anymore. I had changed, and i knew it.
I entered the bathroom, and shut the door behind
me, listening to hear when my mum will leave.
As soon as i heard her footsteps walking out, i came
out of the bathroom to prepare for school. I was
already going to be late.
I dressed up rather slowly, looking at myself at the
mirror to notice any changes. Perhaps i looked a bit
Elsewhere in the sitting room, i could hear my dad's
voice, he had returned from the police station.
He sounded rather angry. My mum was trying to
pacify his anger. Suddenly, he stormed into my
room, demanding to know where i slept.
I stood aloof, staring blankly ahead. I had no
intention of replying him.
He motioned towards me, and lifted his hands to
slap me. I made no effort to dodge or resist the
sting of the slap.
Luckily, mum held his hands in the air.
"Leave her, she slept in Hannah's house" my mum
said, attempting to defend me.
"is that what she told you? This little liar. that my
police friend i went to see at the station this
morning told me that he saw Ella with a boy, driving
around town at 4 a.m this morning. I'm very sure
she slept with that boy."
My heart skipped a beat, that police officer definitely
saw me. He was speaking the truth.
"Ella is that true?" My mum asked with a resigned
tone. She was almost close to tears.
"it's a lie, i slept in Hannah's house" i replied
"come and take us to Hannah's house, I ll confront
her mum personally" my mum said, dragging my
hands towards the door.
As we walked towards the door, i remembered that
Hannah's mum wasn't in the house when i slept. I
just hoped the entire plan played out.


26 May 2015 13:03

No matter how hard you lie, the truth will definitely come out one day..

26 May 2015 13:12

pretty interesting but it took u very long b4 u uploaded this episode

26 May 2015 14:23

nine month will tell the truth where u slept

26 May 2015 15:36

The patents did not need to dispute it if their daughter did sleep in Hannah's house- the signs of pregnancy will tell the veracity or otherwise of her claims.

26 May 2015 17:33


26 May 2015 19:43

Una dey talk as if una no kw wetin ruth nd hannah fit do 2 help dia frend even wen it comes 2 pregnacy (na ella i come dey fear pass d other 2)

26 May 2015 20:26

Better, be brave n be a big girl 4 once

26 May 2015 21:01


26 May 2015 22:43

Na wa o

27 May 2015 00:09

Dis is a serious lie

27 May 2015 02:02

Gud writeup more inspiration

27 May 2015 02:48


27 May 2015 14:04

Time is coming that she will regret every action she has taken.

27 May 2015 15:33

I see nothin wrng wit it.. Anyhow, anyway she must hav a man in her life and whatever happen between her and ehis is an experience! So they should let her live her life. The more they pressurize her, the more damages it cause within the family.

Edited by Thaencounter / 27 May 2015 15:36
4 Jun 2015 22:43

Gud girl u ar distroying ur future