Bidemi and Pearl connected their hands with affection, totally alienating Linda who was also walking with them as they kept on moving in love garden, Bere, Oyo state. They were there to enjoy each other’s company on 14th of February and since Linda, Pearl’s roommate had no take her out, followed them.
Just as they kept on connecting wordlessly and emotionally, Pearl screamed and fell.
Bidemi lifted her. Blood was oozing from her chest. She has been shot. Bidemi and Grace screamed for help but none came. They were in the part of the garden, where none can hear them; moreover, the time was 10pm, so they could not even see a car to the nearest hospital.
Bidemi knew all these, so he carried Pearl and ran for the hospital, Linda coming after him.
‘Stay with me’, he kept repeating as Pearl tries to close her heavy eyes.
When he got to the hospital, the doctor removed the bullet.
Bidemi called her mother who rushed down to the hospital.
Later, the governor of Oyo state came in with his pretty wife and asked for Pearl’s room.
Only few people knew that the governor was Pearl’s father; they knew him as her uncle, even Pearl herself did not know this.
Just then, the Governor’s wife called Bidemi to talk to him privately
‘ I heard you are the one that brought her’, she said.
‘ Good… I was the one that sent someone to kill her and since she is still alive. You will kill her’.
‘ Are you kidding me?’ Bidemi mouthed.
‘ Shut up’, She said. ‘ I knew you will not oblige…See’.
She showed Bidemi pictures of his whole family.
‘ I will kill them all and kill you too’.
‘ But why?’ Bidemi’s whispered as he moved backward.
‘ She is the one that will get the Governor’s inheritance if he dies since I have no child for him’.
After much threatening, Bidemi felt he needs to do it.
However, when he got to the ward, Pearl was dead.
‘ Nooooo’, he screamed.
‘ You have killed her’, a nurse shouted behind him.
‘ I’m not the one’
‘ I saw you… You injected her..’
And so, Bidemi was sent to Prison as all evidence pointed at him. The only people that come around to see him are his widowed and Linda, who he has fallen in love with.
Luckily for him, a new Governor asked them to release people on life imprisonment, Bidemi was part of them and was released after five years.
When he got home, his mother gave him his phone which he was using to record the conversation between the Governor and Pearl- which he left in Pearl’s ward.
Quickly, he listened to the recording and discover Linda and the nurse were the one that killed Pearl- rather, the nurse was sent by Governor’s wife, and Linda supported it because she loves Bidemi.