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Amarachi The Beautiful Poor Child - Chapter Eighteen (Part 1)


Amarachi The Beautiful Poor Child - Chapter Eighteen (Part 1)

Theme: And Her Journey to Destiny-Discovery

By Erasmus Ugochukwu Okafor

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Out of the blue, Dave who was gone for almost two weeks suddenly
showed up with a group of soldiers, policemen, DSS, EFCC, and some other
security agencies. It was surprising that they stormed the government quarters
of Awka, went straight to Ozo Odenjinji’s house and arrested him.
The news went sporadic like wildfire to the point that even the media
covered the story, making headlines of national dailies that a great cartel has
been exposed including its members.
There was turmoil everywhere and an upheaval. Politicians involved took
to hiding and running helter-skelter for a safe haven but no one could escape
the wisdom eyes of the eagle and its sharp claws.
Nobody knew that Dave went straight to Abuja to report the nefarious
activities of the cartel, using Ozo Odenjinji as the main pivot that was meant to
reveal the secret identities of other members in that treacherous circle of the
rich. It took Dave some time to secure the attention of the presidency, using
her dad’s influence as one time political head of the traditional leaders in the
South Eastern region.
Ozo Odenjinji was arrested and taken to Abuja for questioning and
subsequently would be charged to court for trial. It was obvious that lawyers
couldn’t save him this time because many testifiers already declared interest to
be witnesses even when they hadn’t been approached with such request. It was
almost impossible for Ozo Odenjinji to get away with it as he was used to.
There was jubilation in Awka as well as other states in the country
because the strong cartel, one of the strongest in the country had almost been
brought down.
Amarachi, Uremma, and Akunna were so happy about the arrest. For the
meantime, serenity was restored in the city and people jubilated.
Amy checked on Dave’s house, his hotel and everywhere in school but he
wasn’t seen yet. She was too eager to congratulate him in any way she could.
At that point of being close to knowing more about her mom through Ozo
Odenjinji, she was too happy and eager to allow Dave into her secret world
and let him do with her whatever he wished but Dave was nowhere to be
Amarachi threw a party for her friends, inviting just a few friends of hers;
especially those in the circle of events that knew about her proposed fight
against Ozo Odenjinji. It was a mini party but characterised by a rich and
luxurious meal, sumptuous edibles and rich banquet.
The music was playing in the background in Amy’s apartment as she
waited for the invitees to show up.
Uremma who was still staying in the same abode with Amy was inside the
room preparing when Akunna suddenly showed up looking so cute, robust,
and fleshed, unlike the haggard girl that woke up from a coma shivering as if
she wouldn’t survive the next minute.
The doorbell buzzed but no one attended to her because the two girls
inside were still preparing. The door wasn’t locked.
After the third buzz, Akunna pushed the door open and saw how
decorated and kempt the room was. She was baffled with the beautiful
“Who do we have here, girls?” she shouted as the music towered in the
background, “can someone hear me?” she said and took the remote control and
switched on the cable TV.
As she remained in the parlour without seeing anyone yet, she stood and
started checking out Amarachi’s pictures on the walls, including the ones she
snapped with her truck at the motor park. Even her pictures in her apron as
she attended to her customers at her Akara spot was there too. Akunna was
amazed and happy.
“Wow, who do we have here?” Uremma yelled amid the noise of the
music for her to be heard, “you look like an angel and I can’t imagine the
“Holy Jeez!” Amy hollered with unexplainable joy and rushed towards
Akunna and embraced her. “Who’s the stylist that fixed this hair you’re
wearing, even your perfume smells like Opium perfume,”
“You haven’t checked out her sexy evening gown and Versace handbags,”
Uremma said and started observing the beauty of the erstwhile bedridden girl
that just came back alive, “What’s the secret of this transformation?”
“You ask a lot,” Amy intervened so that Akunna wouldn’t reveal that she
was the one that took her for shopping for her makeover, “maybe her boyfriend did,” she added and dragged Akunna to the seat to make her
Akunna wanted to express how grateful she was to Amy but Amarachi
shushed her and changed the topic of the discussion just to keep the vote of
thanks perpetually buried.
As the pleasantries were going on, Osisioma entered. Seeing Uremma for
the first time after many months, the entire feelings of disgust and hatred
returned to her in full, especially seeing how happy Uremma was at the
It was as if cold water was poured on them all and they became iced and
frozen emotionally. The entire cheers that overtook them went sour because
they knew that there could be a fight or an open confrontation.
Osisioma sighed and turned to leave but Uremma rushed at her and held
her. Oma raised her right hand to slap her but the girl she expected to get
ready for an open fight or confrontation went on all fours and began to cry
holding her by the foot.
That gesture got Osisioma shocked, making her remember how tattered
and haggard Uremma looked the day she saw her coming out from her dad’s
car. She also remembered her promise to Amarachi that she’d help her rescue
Uremma. Even though she made that promise, she was still opinionated that
Uremma could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. But the humbleness shown by
Uremma got her shedding tears.
“Please, get up, my friend,” Osisioma said and helped her up, “I think I
took it too far and I wish to apologise for all the fights and competitions, “Youthful exuberance and stupidity took the better part of us,” Uremma
said and embraced her.
Akunna and Amarachi were so shocked and pushed to tears as they
watched the erstwhile enemies in that emotional moment.
Lumps of tears got many eyes busy and vague while handkerchiefs were
bedraggled in that emotional moment among the four girls.
“I hope you guys won’t fight again or display wealth to impress or
compete,” Amarachi said and took them to the couch.
They all burst into prolonged laughter in reaction to the statement.
“Do I still have money to spend?” Uremma said with feelings of hilarity
and sadness, “Only if I’d known that I was just suffering from the parentage of
someone who shouldn’t be my dad,”
“Can we all now enjoy the food before us?” Akunna said and started going
to the dining table while others followed.
The table was inviting with lots of dishes begging for the attention of the
They were surprised that Chibunna suddenly entered, even though Amy
thought that he wasn’t coming anymore.
“The intelligent guy comes,” Amarachi yelled and rushed on her high￾heeled shoes to welcome him, “you’re so cute today,” she said and hugged him.
“Thank God he remembered to change that old blue jeans and yellow
shirt,” Akunna jeered.
“The guy wey sabi book pass his personal life (Some who likes reading
more than his personal life),” Amarachi said and giggled.


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