The Other Me by Rachael Aligbe
Mrs. George was already sitting on the floor like someone who had just lost her husband and was mourning. Mr. George was looking sternly at the Midwife. The Doctor was looking into thin air; probably thinking about how to save the situation. Nedu and Nonso were looking at each other; well, well, they’re brothers after all.
Nedu and Nonso began to catch up on the lost time apart. Mr. and Mrs. George didn’t change their stance on being Nedu’s parents. Nonso automatically became their son. Even though they wanted him to stay with them, he politely declined as he wanted to stay with siblings. Since he hadn’t gone to the university, plans had begun to send him to the United States of America to get a Bachelor’s degree and do his Masters if he wanted.
True to his words, Emeka sent the Ada the money for the JAMB registration and WAEC registration. Also, they moved to the new apartment. Their wedding was slated for the festive period at the end of the year. It seemed that everything began to work in favour of the Okochas. They didn’t need to do menial jobs anymore as Mr. Okocha catered for Nonso’s siblings as his children and placed them on monthly allowance. Nedu was also elated to know that he had siblings.
The birthday celebration was the talk of town. The car parks were filled with exotic cars. Some guests had to park their vehicles outside the compound with security on standby. The DJ was topnotch. Mr. and Mrs. George made business deals with some guests. Nedu and Nonso wore the same outfit so the guests were incognizant. The guests were taken aback upon seeing Nedu and Nonso together. Since Mr. and Mrs. George owed neither of the guests any explanation, they simply introduced them as their children.