At the end of the family meeting, the atmosphere was so much lighter. Even though it had been a very serious discussion, it was a needed discussion to help the family to get things into perspective. No longer did they feel like they were defending a criminal, but that they were actually defending the rights of an injured, innocent man, as they were all convinced and encouraged to believe in Samson’s innocence.
Samson was actually sporting a smile, the first since his arrest last weekend. Ifeanyi had given him a really big hug after the meeting was over, which had done much to relieve the tension he was feeling. Though Mary’s eyes were still pensive as she beheld him, she’d also hugged and kissed him, as she’d done to Samuel. He knew that even though she believed he was innocent, she was still disappointed about his lifestyle. And he had been thinking of that too lately. He had really put his foot in this one, and invited trouble with his reckless actions.
“Well, I’m going to start heading…” Lanre said, gathering his files into his briefcase and standing to take his leave.
“Oh… Won’t you join us for lunch?” Mary asked, with a warm smile…
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