A wife for my husband part 2 episode 9


Episode 9

As Lakunle placed his order at the restaurant, thoughts of Modupe troubled his mind. Could it be true? Is he in love with Modupe? He enjoys her company and that’s why he always hurried back to Ibadan to be with her. But fear held him back from acknowledging the truth staring him in the face.

Lakunle summoning courage, decides to unravel the mystery surrounding the paternity of Simi’s daughter. Initiating the first step, he contacted a lawyer, setting up an appointment to discuss the matter. When he told Modupe about his decision she supported him. Lakunle also narrated to her his chance meeting with Adesuwa and how liberating their conversation made him feel. He claimed he felt free and unburdened for the first time after a long period.

Lakunle made his findings and found out that Simi and her daughter were back in the country and living with Simi’s parents. The lawyer advised him to sue for the paternity of the girl which they did. The court ordered a paternity test to be conducted on Lakunle and the girl. found herself entangled in a court battle initiated by Lakunle.

In the midst of legal proceedings, Lakunle invited Modupe to Lagos and took her out to dinner. He decided to have a conversation with her about his feelings. He was nervous as he sat across from her in the cosy restaurant. He took a deep breath and began.

“Modupe, there’s something I need to tell you. It’s been on my mind for a while now.”

Modupe was curious “What is it, Lakunle? You know you can talk to me.”

“Yeah, it’s… it’s about us. You see, every time I’m around you, there’s this warmth, this undeniable connection that I can’t ignore. And, well, I’ve been wrestling with it, trying to make sense of these feelings.”

“Go on, Lakunle. I’m listening.” She encouraged him.

“I’ve come to realize that it’s more than just friendship, Modupe. I genuinely care about you, more than I’ve allowed myself to admit. I like you, Modupe, in a way that goes beyond what we’ve been. Initially, I thought it was gratitude, but I know that I have fallen in love with you.”

Modupe’s eyes widened slightly, her expression shifting from curiosity to a mixture of surprise and warmth.

Modupe Smiled “Lakunle, I… I had a feeling, but hearing you say it makes it real. I also have fallen for you, I had to wait for you to realise and acknowledge what you feel.

Lakunle was Relieved “I was afraid it might change things between us if you feel differently, but I couldn’t keep it to myself any longer. I love you Modupe.”

“And I love you Lakunle. We will together navigate this path, where ever it may take us.”

As their eyes met, a silent understanding passed between them, a new chapter in their relationship had been opened—one that held the promise of something deeper and more beautiful.

Lakunle woke up the next day with the news of Adesuwa’s engagement in all the papers and social media, he was happy for her. He called her to congratulate her on the engagement and told her she was right about his feelings for Modupe. Adesuwa was happy when he informed her, he had told Modupe how he felt and she felt the same. They talked some more and Adesuwa promised to keep in touch.

The day the court was going to release its verdict on Simi’s daughter’s paternity was bright and beautiful. Modupe, Bami and some of their family members travelled to Lagos to be with Lakunle. The revelation in court shattered the web of lies; that Simi had woven for many years. The little girl was undeniably Lakunle’s daughter, and he was granted full custody.

There was so much jubilation and happiness in the camp of Lakunle while Simi and her family left with shame. Arrangements were made for the daughter to be taken to Lakunle. Simi was granted visitation rights a decision made in the best interest of the little girl caught in the crossfire of grown-up complexities. Lakunle embraced his new role as a father wholeheartedly, cherishing every moment with his daughter. He was sad that Mami wasn’t there to experience the joy but he was happy the days of his childlessness were over.

Lakunle and Modupe sealed their love in marriage, just a month after Simi and Imonofii got married. Lakunle and Adesuwa both basking in the happiness that had eluded them for so long exchange their vows with their partners at their respective wedding ceremonies. It was a celebration of love triumphing over adversity. Surrounded by friends and family they exchanged vows, promising to cherish and support their spouse through thick and thin.

As Lakunle, Modupe, and their daughter celebrated the one-year anniversary of their new family, Modupe announced that she was pregnant. Lakunle was overjoyed and his daughter was happy about the prospect of having a sibling. The news of the pregnancy strengthens their love, making their happily ever after all the more precious.

The end.

I hope you all enjoyed reading Lakunle’s perspective. I appreciate those who motivated me to share it. Writing each episode, along with your likes and comments, has been truly rewarding.

Thank you.

Life may sometimes lead us down unexpected paths, marked by mistakes, disappointment, pain, and sorrow. Yet, God has a way of using such situations to guide us toward our destiny. Never give up, as long as you have breath in you. Instead, take each day as an opportunity to move forward.

Much love.
Jumie Naths

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