Biola’s Dad: I know you will be surprised I called you abi?
Me: Yes sir
Biola’s Dad: Don’t be surprise, I don’t want you to see it as if I hate you or something, am only working on my instinct that tells me things will not work out between you and my daughter
Biola: rara Sir, everything will be fine sir
Biola’s Dad: Shut up your mouth there? What do you know?
Biola: Am sorry sir
Biola’s Dad: There is this Yoruba adage that says that “what the elders see while sitting down, the young ones cannot see it even when they are standing”….Since every other person has given their consent and you guys are making me look like the devil, I have to soft pedal.
Me: Thank You sir
Biola’s Dad: What are you thanking me for? Hold your thank you………..Am only doing this just because you guys have been reporting me to everybody and I don’t know who else you are going to report me to. I will let you guys have your way but am telling you that this is not coming from my mind. Grandma has spoken and I don’t think I have the right not to listen to her if I want my children to listen to me.
They have picked the date, you can relate same to your people, the introduction and everything will be in this place and nothing elaborates. You can start preparing for the wedding in 5weeks time. Let me warn you Mr Man, if anything should happen to my daughter, you will see the kind of person am made of and you madam, anything you see where you are going, you will bear with it
Biola: Thank you very much sir, nothing will happen to us by God’s
Biola’s Dad: You have nothing to thank me on, just be rest assured to accept whatever your eyes sees where you are going? Just inform your parent to come and do the necessary things in five weeks time
Me: Thank You Sir.
I left Biola’s house with fulfillment as I couldn’t wait to break the news to my parent. I tried calling both of them but none picked up. I was so glad when my mum called me back later in the evening
My Mum: Hello Oko mi, we saw your missed calls
Me: Yes Ma, I was calling to check on you
My Mum: hey yah..we are fine, we were at fellowship around when you called
Me: I guess as much..what of dad?
My Mum: he is here..you want to speak with him
Me: Not until after I finish talking with you ma
My Mum: okay..hope no problem
Me: No problem Ma..
My Mum: What of Biola, where is she? Hope all is well?
Me: Biola Is fine Ma…everything is fine..its all good news mummy
My Mum: Thank God..so, what is it all about?
Me: Nothing really much, I went to Biola’s house today to meet with her parent
My Mum: okay….with her father inclusive?
Me: Yes..he was the one that called for the meeting
My Mum: So, how was it?
Me: He said we should come and do the necessary things for my wife on the date picked by grandma
My Mum: so, he has finally agreed?
Me: Yes mummy………..
My Mum:Halleluyah….Thank God, do you know I actually put it in prayer this afternoon..how did it happened? Who talk to him
Me: We don’t know oooo….All he told us was that we have turn our issue to embarrassment to him and he will let us have our ways if that will make us happy
My Mum: Thank God..Talk to your Dad too
Me: I hope his mind has also come down too
My Mum: Does he have any other option now
Me: Good Evening Sir
My Dad: Good Evening…..
My Dad: What is emm..emmm again? Have heard your discussion with your mum, your inlaws has accepted the date of 5 weeks time abi
Me: Yes Sir, Biola’s Dad has given his consent for the marriage
My Dad: Okay…God will make it possible oko iyawo
Me: Thank You Sir
My Dad: Why thanking me? Which one is my own? You are the one getting married and all am to do that day was just to sit down and eat abi what else
Me: ehnn…daddy, you know I cant do it without your fatherly support sir
My dad: Which other fatherly support is more than that? You and your mum have gone ahead to plan everything but am sure you should be able to face whatever outcome of your action breed
Me: It will definitely breed good things sir
My Dad: I hope so..Bye Bye…..
My Mum: Is Biola there? Lemme speak to her abeg
Me: Okay Ma…
I gave the phone to Biola and I could hear them talk for a very long time, there were time Biola will be serious on phone while sometimes she will burst into laughter. Throughout their discussion, I was just thinking of what my Dad said trying to relate it with what happened at Biola’s house earlier. The question was, why was it that both father are hell bent on the marriage not happening?