Searching for True Love: 3

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Searching for True Love: 3

John Apartment:

( Amanda was seen driving into John’s apartment. Getting down from her car, she walks towards John’s apartment and knock frantically on his door.)

Amanda:

(Continue knocking until the door opens to reveal a young man, James)

Good morning.

James:

Good morning, who are you and how may I help you?

Amanda:

Sorry to disturb you, I am Amanda and I am looking for John.

James:

(Thinking)

John?

Amanda:

Yes John, he was the one who brought me here (describing him) he is dark and tall. I have been trying to reach his line for a week now but it isn’t going.

James:

(Remembers)

Oh, na Fredrick you dey talk about na. He doesn’t live here, he was a friend I helped in housing. Last week when I went to work, he packed out from my house without telling me.

Amanda:

(Shocked)

What? Okay, did he by any chance, drop his new address or number that can be reachable?

James:

I just told you that I came back from work and met my house empty. This one you are looking for him, I hope no problem?

Amanda:

(Forcing herself to smile)

Not at all.

(James shrugged his shoulders and went back inside leaving Amanda to her thoughts).

********

Lillian house:

( Lillian was seen dancing and celebrating with Fredrick.)

Lillian:

(Lowing the music as she sits down, Fredrick doing the same)

So when are you paying me my own share?

Fredrick:

(Smiling)

I can transfer the money now.

Lillian:

(Bringing out her phone and showing her account number to Fredrick)

Abeg fast, no time to waste, remember my own share is 30%.

Fredrick:

Sure.

(Doing phone transaction)

Lillian:

(Receiving the alert, standing up to her feet)

Our business is over, now get the hell out of my house.

Fredrick:

(Surprised by her sudden change of attitude)

Lillian, why the sudden change of attitude?

Lillian:

Like I said, this is business, we are done here, so leave me house right this minute.

(Fredrick stood up and started walking away) oh and if I were you, I will not show my face in this area again, try anything stupid and you will see the other side of me. (Fredrick walked out of shot. Putting volume to her music, she started dancing)

*****

Amanda’s House:

( Amanda was seen crying, her phone kept ringing but she ignored the calls. Amanda’s Mum walking over to meet her daughter.)

Amanda’s Mum:

My daughter, crying won’t solve the problem. He is not the only man on this planet, get over him and continue your life, don’t cry yourself to death because of a man.

Amanda:

Mama I won’t stop crying.

Amanda’s Mum:

Okay, well since you don’t want to listen to me, let me go and get a bowl for you for your tears. We can add your tears to the water we have.

(Leaving for the kitchen)

*******

Amanda’s Office:

( Amanda and Gift.)

Gift:

I waa trying your line since yesterday and you were not picking up, what’s wrong?

Amanda:

Nothing.

Gift:

Nothing and your face is like someone who lost her parents. Tell me who died?

Amanda:

I was introduced to a guy by Lillian, we got along, he called me one day and told me how his mother was down with kidney failure, I sent him money and now I can’t reach him. His line has been switched off ever since that day I sent him money. (Crying again)

Gift:

Let me get this right, you gave a guy money for his mother’s kidney problem and since then his phone is switched off? (Amanda nodded her head sadly) Sorry to say this, I think you have been duped by him.

Amanda:

I don’t want to believe that.

Gift:

Can’t you see the handwriting written on the wall, he duped you after collect the money from you. Babe, I have told you not to be desperate for a man, look up to God, he will give you your own man. All these rushing into marriage will lead you to the bad ones.

Amanda:

I have heard you, can we talk about something else.

Gift:

Okay, if you say so.

***”***

Lillian’s House:

( Amanda was seen knocking on Lillian’s door.)

Lillian:

(Coming out from the kitchen looking at the time)

Yes who is it?

Amanda:

It’s me, please open the door.

Lillian:

(Opened the door and let Amanda in, immediately she was in she started crying)

What is it?

Amanda:

Its John, his number isn’t going through since two weeks now.

Lillian:

(Fake surprised as she lead Amanda to sit in one of the sofas)

What? His number is not going? No no no, that’s impossible.

(Bringing out her phone, she dialed John’s number and it was switched off)

His number is switched off.

Amanda:

I have been trying his line since. (Cleaning her eyes) Lillian, since you were the one who introduced me to him, do you know his hometown?

Lillian:

Hometown? Oh my God, I didn’t even bothered to ask him, it escaped my mind totally. My God I don’t know why all these things keep happening to you.

Amanda:

(Still crying)

I don’t know why also, I have money but not a man. Maybe I am destined to be single.

Lillian:

Don’t say like that, he is not the only man out there and don’t worry you will find your own man soon. You know what, go straight to my room, take a shower and change into your extra clothes you keep here, I will bring you something to eat. I can’t let you go home like this.

(Amanda stood up to do what Lillian said.)

*****

Amanda’s Office:

( Amanda and Lillian.)

Lillian:

I came to see how you are faring since I haven’t heard from you.

Amanda:

(Smiled)

I am getting over him my dear friend.

Lillian:

That’s my girl. Anyway, you won’t believe who I met on my way here.

Amanda:

And who can that be?

Lillian:

(In happiness)

Emeka, you really need to see the way he is now.

Amanda:

(Thinking)

Emeka? Who is emeka?

Lillian:

So you don’t remember emeka, the emeka I am talking about is the one who was our course mates in Uni. The one who you normally buy food for every Sunday.

Amanda

(Remembers him)

Oh Emeka, so how is he? It’s been very long ooo.

Lillian:

Emeka is now a business man, he is now importing things to Nigeria. He lives in the states now.

Amanda:

Wow, that’s good ooo, Emeka of yesterday, this is unbelievable.

Lillian:

Amanda, if I didn’t use my eyes to see him today and someone tell me he or she saw Emeka, I wouldn’t believe ooo. (Smiling) he also told me he came back to Nigeria in search of a wife.

Amanda:

Serious?

Lillian:

Yes na, and guess what he told me.

Amanda:

(Suddenly curious)

And what did he tell you?

Lillian:

He told me, he has been searching for you since.

Amanda:

Why?

Lillian:

To thank you for what you did for him back then.

Amanda:

But that was nothing.

Lillian:

Nothing to you, but everything to him. When he asked for your number, I gave it to him ooo, to be expecting his call any moment from now.

********

Amanda’s House:

( Amanda was seen coming down from the stairs to pick up her phone from the living room which has been ringing.)

Amanda:

(Picking up the call from an unknown number)

Hello, who’s this?

Caller (Emeka):

Am I talking with Amanda?

Amanda:

Yes, who are you?

Caller (Emeka):

It’s me Emeka, the one you helped. Lillian gave me your number.

Amanda:

(Recognition)

Oh Emeka, so how you doing? I mean how is life treating you?

Caller (Emeka):

Well life has been good to me. I just returned from the States and I happened to run into Lillian.

Amanda:

Yes, she told me.

Caller (Emeka):

Okay, so when can you be less chanced?

Amanda:

Is there any problem?

Caller (Emeka):

No, I just want to take you out tomorrow, to show my appreciation for what you did to me back then, please don’t say no.

Amanda:

(Thinks)

Okay, just send me the address you want us to meet, once I am done with my office work, I will come.

Caller (Emeka):

(Excited)

Thank you, I will send you the address Amanda, can’t wait to see you.

(Ending the call, Amanda smiled.)

******

Amanda’s House:

( Amanda and Emeka was seen sitting together in a sofa.)

Amanda:

(Smiling)

Welcome to my humble home, thanks for taking me out that day.

Emeka:

The pleasure is all mine my lady. Well if you must know, after that day, I haven’t stopped thinking of you. So I came here today with all my courage and ask you to be mine forever, when I mean mine forever, I mean I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

Amanda:

Is this a joke or what?

Emeka:

This is not a joke Amanda, I am very serious. I have loved you back then in school, Just give me a chance and I will change your whole world, please Amanda, do not say No.

Amanda:

Okay, (nodding her head once) I will date you.

Emeka:

(Hugging her)

Thank you my lady, I promise you won’t regret this.

******

Amanda’s House:

( Amanda and Emeka was seen eating.)

Amanda:

Hope you like the food?

Emeka:

(Nods his head)

Yes my dear, I love it.

(Amanda smiled at that)

Amanda’s Mum:

Amanda who is this young man with you?

Amanda:

Mama, I thought you were busy in your room.

Amanda’s Mum:

Well as you can see, I am not busy, so who is this young man eating my food?

Amanda:

He is my boyfriend mama.

Emeka:

(Standing up)

Good day ma’am.

Amanda’s Mum:

(Looking at him)

Good day my son. This your tattoos I am seeing, what are their meanings?

Emeka:

Mama is fashion.

Amanda’s Mum:

Hmmm, fashion, Amanda once he has finished eating my food ans you see him off, come to my room.

(She left them)

Emeka:

I hope no problem?

Amanda:

No problem, please continue your food.

_____

( Amanda and her mum.)

Amanda’s Mum:

I don’t like the look of that young man I saw today, he is the type of John.

Amanda:

Mama, he is not like that.

Amanda’s Mum:

What of the tattoos I saw, it shows that he is a bad egg.

Amanda:

Mama, he is not, that’s fashion, besides, he lives in the state where tattoos are common.

Amanda’s Mum:

I have said my own. I don’t like that young man.

******

Amanda’s Office:

( Amanda and Lillian.)

Amanda:

Lillian, Emeka had asked me to be his woman.

Lillian:

Serious? Emeka no dey waste time oooo.

Amanda:

Yes ooo, and I like him.

Lillian:

I am happy for you oooo.

Amanda:

And all thanks to you who gave him my number. Ever since the day I said yes to his proposal, he has been sending me flowers every blessed day.

Lillian:

See love in tokyo, my friend, you deserve more self. I think Emeka is the one God has ordained for you oooo.

Amanda:

(Smiling)

I am seeing that too, I am now satisfied.

******

Roadside:

( Amanda was seen, parking her car alongside a road beside a mechanic workshop, she came down holding her phone to her ears.)

Amanda:

(Talking to her caller)

Yes Emeka, I am there.

(Emeka came out from mechanic place and went over to her.)

What happened, you sounded so worried over the phone, why did you ask me to come?

Emeka:

(Starting crying)

It’s my goods oooo, I was called a few minutes ago and was told it has been seized. And this goods is worth more than eight hundred Million…

Amanda:

(Interrupting him)

Hold on, let’s get into my car.

(They entered her car)

So they seized your goods, why would they do such a thing.

Emeka:

I don’t oooo, now the only way for me to recover my goods from them, is to pay a hundred million to free my goods. What I have in my account is not up to that amount, I don’t know who to run too.

Amanda:

Calm down, how much do you have in your account?

Emeka:

(Still crying)

Just twenty million naira, please do you know of anyone I can borrow the remaining money and I will pay back once I get my goods back.

Amanda:

Don’t worry Emeka, clean your eyes, I am here, I will give you the remaining money.

Emeka:

(Shocked)

Amanda, this is a huge money I am talking about, please don’t carry my hopes high please.

Amanda:

Do I look like I am joking? Is it not eighty million? I will give it to you, so please clean that tears.

Emeka:

(Cleaning his tears)

God will bless you for me, Thank you, I blessed the day I met you.

Amanda:

(Smiling)

All thanks be to God, in fact we are going to the bank now, where is your car?

Emeka:

It’s with those mechanic, they are repairing it.

Amanda:

Well in that case, I will have to drive you to my bank.

*****

Lillian House.

(Lillian was on the phone.)

Lillian:

If you don’t want any trouble, just give me my own share, I am not asking for too much oooo, just my 40%, I made you have that money, so don’t mess with me. I will be expecting my alert within the next 20 minutes. You know what to do after that.

(She ended the call.)

*****

Amanda’s Office:

( Amanda and Lillian.)

Lillian:

You called me to come, I hope there is no problem?.

Amanda:

(Sighs)

There is problem ooo.

Lillian:

Problem? What sort of problem?

Amanda:

It’s Emeka ooo

Lillian:

Emeka? What happened to him?

Amanda:

Two weeks ago, he asked me to meet him and he told me that his goods were seized and he needed eighty million to add to the one has and bail out his goods.

Lillian:

(Shocked)

Don’t tell me you gave him the money or any money.

Amanda:

I gave him the money na, Lillian you ought to know me by now, I am a kind hearted person. I gave him and since then, he had stopped picking my calls, last week, the line wasn’t going through, it was switched off.

Lillian:

The mistake you did was giving him that huge amount of money.

Amanda:

Will you blame me, please do you know where he lives, ever since I got to know him, it has been from one eatery to another, it escaped my mind from asking him where he lives.

Lillian:

I don’t know where he lives ooo, where you not here when I told you that I met Emeka on my way here, and I gave him your number. Ever since then I haven’t set my eyes on him, I don’t even have his number.

Amanda:

(Placing her hands on her head)

I am finished.

Lillian:

No, don’t say so, you’re not finished my friend. But come to think of it, why would Emeka do such a thing, why?

Amanda:

When I finally thought I was going to be happy, look at what happened. I don’t have good luck with men.

Lillian:

Don’t say so. Every time disappointment, I don’t think this is an ordinary hand ooo.

Amanda:

Why would you say so?

Lillian:

Look at it, once someone came into your life, they took to their heels, don’t you think that something might be wrong somewhere?.

Amanda:

(Thinking)

I think you’re right, I really need to see a strong man of God.

Lillian:

Luckily for you, I have someone, he was the one who made me and Chris were we are today. I can take you to him, if you want.

Amanda:

Please do, I really need, I really want to know where I have gone wrong.

Lillian:

This Pastor, can even see when they gave birth to you, he is a very strong man of God that God himself anoint.

Amanda:

That’s a kind of pastor I need right now to set things right in my life.

Lillian:

I will take you to him, people do come from far and wide just to see him. Whenever you’re ready, just let me know so that I can take you to meet him.

Amanda:

Thank you Lillian, you are truly a friend.

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11 Responses

  1. Ngozi says:

    Amanda is really a fool

  2. Can people be this stupid like Amanda? How can you be stupid severally? Lilian your cup will soon full. Pastor is next to dupe you Amanda

  3. Augustine Uzochi Ufomba says:

    Am sorry Amanda, Lilian is wicked she didn’t worlth to be a friend she is using pastor this time what a wicked act………… Oma thanks for this one though i don’t like what Amanda is going through

  4. Amanda says:

    Very stupid lady , is not good to be desperate to marry.

  5. Chioma Ubah says:

    Can a lady be this stupid?

  6. Ogbu Blessing says:

    This Lillian is not your friend Amanda

  7. Chidera says:

    🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆😯😯😯😯 see wicked devilish friend oh getting herself rich with her friend sweat hmm dis life enn

  8. Chidera says:

    🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆😯😯😯😯 see wicked devilish friend oh getting herself rich with her friend sweat hmm dis life ehnn no trust anyone oh

  9. Ajaoku Chiagozie says:

    Human heart eeh…
    Thanks sis

  10. Uche love says:

    Bad friends, it’s better girl read and learn,desperation in marriage is the worst thing that can happen to a girl.

  11. Cynthia says:

    Lilian lilian every day is for the thief and one day is for the owner

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