Family beyond Blood LII


Read Chapter LI here.   “She really must be broke,” Esi said while recovering from a fit of laughter after hearing how things went at the meeting. “She’s not serious,” Nhyira said, popping nuts into his mouth. He emptied the Nkatie Burger sachet into his palm and threw them into his mouth. “But were you…

Family beyond Blood LI


Read Chapter L here. “You should have seen her face, Esi. Pure horror. I never felt such satisfaction from someone else’s panic before,” Nhyira said and bit into his shawarma. “I’m sad I missed the show. I’d have loved to rub it in,” Kukuaa said. “Don’t worry; your time will come. I leave her into…

Family beyond Blood L


Read Chapter XLIX here. Just when Fiifi had ended his call with his attorney, another call came through. He answered. “Yeah, hello?” He said in a hurried tone. “Am I speaking with Mr. Pratt?” “Who’s asking?” “It’s Dr. Gyan. I tried calling your wife but I was told she was unavailable and was given your…

Family beyond Blood XLIX


Read Chapter XLVIII here. “Hang in there, Nhyira. We’ll be there soon,” Bisi said as Nhyira continued to writhe in discomfort at the back seat. Bisi glanced at her mirror to see if Constance was following her. She didn’t see her. She shook her head. “Mother of the year indeed,” she muttered. She arriving at…

Family beyond Blood XLVIII


Read Chapter XLVII here. Fiifi called Nhyira to his study room. He informed him that he had made a rotational position available for him at his company so he would have a general idea about how things were run. Since he would be playing the understudy role, Ewuresi would be his boss in a general…

Family beyond Blood XLVII


Read Chapter XLVI here. “Just go, B. Don’t get late to work on my account,” Fiifi said for the third time that morning. Bisi could conceal her excitement about her husband spending his last day at the hospital. After the dark moment of narrowly escaping death, Fiifi had recovered miraculously fast. Even the doctor was…

Family beyond Blood XLVI


Read Chapter XLV here. Nhyira was still fuming after his confrontation with Kukuaa when he heard his mother calling out to his sisters to hurry up. He came out of his room to find out what was going on. “Going somewhere?” Bisi gave him a brief glance and looked away. “Yeah, heading to the hospital.”…

Family beyond Blood XLV


Read Chapter XLIV here. The breakfast table was quieter than usual. Fears of what could happen to the man of the house kept everyone in a gloomy mood. Kukuaa was playing with her food, Ewuresi was lost in thought and Bisi kept calling Nhyira’s number which was somehow out of service. “Still can’t get through…

Family beyond Blood XLIV


Read Chapter XLIII here. A million thoughts raced through Bisi’s mind as she drove to the hospital. She kept shaking her head vigorously and pinching herself so she would wake up from this nightmare. But it wasn’t working because she was living this nightmare in reality. She gripped the steering wheel as tears blurred her…

Family beyond Blood XLIII


Read Chapter XLII here. Years passed and Kukuaa had finished law school and Ewuresi was about completing her MBA. Kukuaa was working at a law firm whiles Ewuresi worked with her father. Fiifi and Bisi surprised Kukuaa on her 26th birthday by giving her keys to a brand new Mercedes. She had just returned home…

Family beyond Blood XLII


Read Chapter XLI here. Bisi entered the kitchen to find Kukuaa standing over a saucepan on fire, busily texting on her phone. “Who are you busily texting that we all have to endure eating burnt food for dinner today?” “Sorry,” she said, putting the phone down and grabbing the wooden spoon to stir the contents…

Family beyond Blood XLI


Read Chapter XL here. Fiifi and Bisi lay nuzzled against each other watching funny videos on YouTube. After watching a few of them, they abandoned the iPad and got engrossed with each other. Bisi’s phone rang. Fiifi paused and looked at her. “Aren’t you going to pick it up?” She shook her head and kissed…

Family beyond Blood XL


Read Chapter XXXIX here. The family went to church the next day and then drove home after the service. John helped with the unloading of their bags and took them inside the house. They had lunch and everyone retired to his room to rest. When Bisi woke up from her siesta, she picked up an…

Family beyond Blood XXXIX


Read Chapter XXXVIII here. Bisi hummed to herself as she prepared dinner. Being left alone with Fiifi felt like being newlywed all over again. They had the house to themselves and had only themselves to think of. Though the house felt a bit empty without the children, it gave them the opportunity to bond more…