I never bothered to call him. What would I have to say to him over the phone, any way? “Do you miss me, honey? Or does one miss out our boy friend Ayomah?” I only knew he’d be arriving to watch Ayomah off. He had been going overseas. I had to watch him face anyhow, so look him in the eyes to see if I visit some guilt, some indicators of regret or pity. The door bell is ringing. Ayomah is on the telephone. Before I ask him to know who is at stake , I start the doorway. Mr. Ambrose Alhassan, alias Mr. AA, is trying to adopt me personally.
“Hi, Maryam, where is Ayomah?” He asks.
“He is in his bedroom.” I say. I wander past him to your kitchen area to turn off the stove. I listen to him say because he comes from.
“He will be safe and sound where he moves .”
“Spare me, would youpersonally, Mr. AA. I have a lot to do now before Ayomah’s departure.” Upon another thought, I start the door. I hear that he input the living room. Feel standing behind me. When I switch to face himI comprehend Mr. AA is looking drained. He seems much older than sixty-five. I understand exactly why people often mistake him for my own father. But now he simply looks pathetic. Like a stray and famished canine. But I really don’t really feel sorry for him only one bit, as he isn’t just a stray canine. He’s the man who left me another woman with no motive.
“I’ll go to Church with you to fulfill Pastor Ofori.”
“What can you say?”
“that I want to meet Pastor Ofori, for counselling. For my behavior. To discontinue it. So I don’t abandon you again. I didn’t mean to do what I’ve done”
“Are you really coming to watch Ayomah off or you are visiting stay with me.” I state.
“I can not leave this property again.” He says.
“You’ll have to report on the Authorities” I say.
“please do not, Maryam. I’m begging you to not, please. It might destroy my standing. The standing I have labored so really hard to construct.”
“Exactly what standing? The standing of being hooked to fast women and fast cars and trucks. You should have thought about your standing before leaving me for the next moment. You only need me whenever you’re in broke or difficulty .”
“I really did think about it.”
“Oh, how you thought about any of it, and also your brain gave you the move ahead, is that ?”
“No. I mean, I wasn’t thinking when I used to perform everything I did. That is today the full problem.”
“What in the world would compel one to get exactly what you’d like. Are you really not a Muslim person who is assumed to understand far better?”