[I know,you won’t stay💝]
I wiped my tears with the back of my palms,if only am not a maid i will surely slap mine back; lucky her.
Lotanna stared at me,
i looked away so as to prevent suspicion from arising.
The queen also got confused.
“what happened,who slapped who?” the queen asked.
“it was Akuna-
“shut up,it was who?…you did something that was wrong and i corrected you…is that bad, can’t i correct you” akuna nagged in pretense.I still wiped my tears.
Tracy made a puzzled look.
“even as at that,you don’t have any right to slap her,she is also human” Tracy said,
lotanna still stared at me,then he sent to my hand where i had a cut when the plate was falling.
“did you also gave her that cut?”
Lotanna said icily with so much superiority,
nkem also showed up from behind.
Akuna didn’t speak,she couldn’t even look into lotanna’s eyes.
Nkem came forward and dragged me up…
“what did you do?” he whispered.
“no,I didn’t do anything” I replied.
“you did” Akuna added.
the queen looked like she does not know who to believe.
“you’re pretending,stop it already it is annoying” lotanna said to akuna.
what am I still doing here?
I took my hands away from nkem,I bowed and left.
By the time I return,no one was in the kitchen.I just swept the food that poured away alongside the broken plates.
A guard came in.
“she is waiting for you outside”
“okay” I nodded and hurried up with everything,I washed my hands in the sink and went outside to join her in the car.
I didn’t even pack any load,
she opened the door for me,I entered like that.
my first time in a car; must be expensive though.
she ended her call and drove out.
no words*just silence.
won’t she asked me about what transpired between me and Akuna?.
Akuna cheated my destiny just because am a maid and she’s a princess,that slap still made me wonder what the hell I did to her.
she doesn’t have a tangible reason for doing that.
I wish ngozi stays with me in the palace as a companion.
Dear ngozi,I really miss you so much, never mind I will find someone like you, that is why i always wish nothing but the best for you to.
I remember you said sometimes nothing is better,
and sometimes it hurts to have something.
I slept off in the car,
I dreamt about my mother, she was trying to reach me,anytime I want to collect her hand so that i can stay in the place that she is,
onome always drag me back..
I sob quietly in my sleep,someone wiped my tears,I opened my eyes slowly,it was aunty Tracy.
“thanks ma’am” I muttered.
“you can eat” she said and passed a nylon to me.
I drank water fully and ate small. I covered the rest and slept again.
my mother appeared to me again, she was speaking with me but I never understood anything out of what she said.The only thing i remembered was “Ife believe”….
I dreamt about Lotanna,
he took me to big places and bought many things for me,he even made promises to me…
until blaring sounds jolted me out of my dream.I rubbed my eyes and shivered in cold…
it was night already,
I widened my eyes,we were in another place entirely,it looks like half of paradise like heaven is opened to rain.
I got hypnotized easily as i could see fireworks and symphonies exploding, even a dissociative psychedelic.
every thing look pretty and cute down here.
on the skies were colourful phosphorescent lights, just so pretty, even the weather was different,
I felt cold….
Aunty Tracy passed me a clothing material,I covered myself with it.
I turned and beside me were two heavy thick white nylon back.
The car stopped,there was no way to pass,the highway was tight with different varieties of cars.
why is this place so different???.
I opened my water again and drank out of it.
“what happened between you and Akuna?” she asked.
“she slapped me because i entered prince lotanna’s suite and it was Mrs okafor that sent me to drop hot water flask for him….
I didn’t do anything to her, she slapped me because I didn’t answer her question” I explained.
“what question?” Tracy said.
“she asked me what am I to lotanna and I told him am nothing to him,she slapped me again.It is not actually her first time,she finds fault in everything i do” I added.
Aunty Tracy smiled,
I don’t understand her smile but whichever way,I said the truth.
“this is serious,i actually thought akuna is a calm person all this things won’t take her anywhere” she said after which she begged me not to get angry.
I got happy she stood for me.
The car in front of hers moved, she followed the trend and drove.
soon we crossed two boarders and she turned.
we instantly approached an estate, the estate gate was wealth in all.
I wish i could read what was written on it…
two securities in uniform came out, they saluted Tracy and opened the gate,they keep bowing in respect.
“where is this place ma’am?” I asked.
“this is my fiance estate,he owns everything here” she replied as she drove in.
I admired the area,
so wide and spacious.
She got a call…
“Lotanna,I will call you back”I heard her saying…
no more words, she drove into another gate.
I gasped in amuzement,so neat..
everywhere was glittering with light even though it was night.
There was an artificial man in form of a waterfall. I couldn’t only admire, I wish I might as well admire till the end of time.
The car beeped,she removed her car key and carried her bag.
A man came out and brought out the heavy white nylon bags while another took charge of the luggage in the boot
I followed Tracy in quietly.
“hello darling!! she said as the door opened automatically.
“babe,have missed you so much”
someone said from the inside, I couldn’t see the face clearly cos I was standing on the extreme.
I entered in fully.
Aunty Tracy hugged the man which I predicted to be her fiance.
They kissed right there in my presence, locking and unlocking into each others tongue.
I covered my face shyly,
finally I opened when they were done…
“Desmond meet Adeife my cousin,Ife this is my fiancé” Tracy introduced.
“waoow,she’s beautiful” uncle Desmond said.
“hi” he cut me off.
I bowed, humbly.
Aunty Tracy took me upstairs to a place I would sleep for the night..
she left and came back with one if the white nylon bags.
“you are spending a night here, someone will come to pick you here tomorrow. I won’t be around and I don’t want you to be alone” she said.
she got a call and went out..
I opened the bag and found something suitable to wear.I don’t think am hungry,I slept like that.
I heard another knock on the door, I stood up lazily to answer it,
turns out to be Tracy’s fiance..
“by this time,what does he wants?”
I opened the door.
“what’s your name again?” he asked.
“Adeife,sir” I replied humbly in a sleepy mood.
“you’re pretty” he said.
He made a move on me,
my eyes cleared immediately.
This man actually tried touching my breast.
“sir???????? I shouted.
Is my eyes deceiving me!!
“one night stand,what’s your take?” he asked.
I widened my eyes,what type of man is aunty Tracy in love with??.
“Am a small girl,I just have rapid growth—
he tried touching again,I moved back.
I wish i could stop time,
the man actually pushed me in.
I fell backwards on the tiled floor,
before I could stand up,uncle Desmond entered fully.I got heated up and stood up hurriedly.
“uncle am a small girl,
please don’t let the devil use you… this is a disrespect to aunty Tracy”
he didn’t give me listening ears,he bolted the door.
I ran to another door in the room and tried opening the door,he approached me,I ran way, he ran after me..
I ran to the door,this time it opened
I quickly ran in and slam the door before he could get me.
I backed the door and gasped for breath.
Aaah,why is my life so pathetic.
“open that door! he said,huskily.
“Just go away,I promise to report you to aunty Tracy” I scolded his bad act.
“if I should get extra key,i won’t go easy on you” he said.
I turned swiftly and jumped to the glass level,I saw his face.
I suddenly wish i am still spelled,
even when i was ugly,everything always put me in trouble most especially my shape.
“is it my fault that am crazily set?
why do I always make men go crazy with desires?…
Lotanna was right calling me trouble.
mum,why did you give birth to me.
I jumped again,
uncle Desmond was still there.
He took off the rings on his fingers, next his gold wristwatch and tossed it to my bed and bite his lips in beautifully.
“guess i would go get the extra key” he said and left.
I made sure he left before opening the toilet door where I was hiding.
I ran out totally,
soon I got to the main door,
it opened automatically and I step out like that.
no place to hide.
finally,i found solace beside a flower pot, I rested on it and slept off.
someone tapped my shoulders.
“pleaseeeeee!! I screamed,
thinking it was uncle Desmond,
I opened my eyes well,it was aunty Tracy.
“what are you doing outside?
“and why are you crying?” she asked and pushed her weavon hair backwards.
should I tell her?.
will she believe me?.
“you’re still crying”she said.
I nodded in disagreement and hugged her instead.
“did you had a terrible dream?”
I nodded quietly.
“I can’t sleep alone,am scared” I said.
“let’s go in,not like I went far. I had to wait outside to get what i ordered”
she said as i followed her in quietly.
she escorted me to my room,
I got scared to enter.
uncle Desmond said he has extra keys,what if he comes on the middle of the night.
“common,dreams are harmless”
I still refused to go in,
I do not plan to be a victim of rape, sex is a thing I can never run away from,even if i want to do it,it must be from someone that loves me dearly.
“you’re still scared to get in, anyways follow me” she says.
I got happy as i followed her.
soon,we reached a particular door.
I followed her in,she pointed to the bed.
“thank you ma’am” I said and went ahead to lay on one side.
she dimmed the light red,
her phone rang.
“babe am sorry,I have to stay with her.She’s kind of sick, I will make it up with you later” she says.
“she needs it,stay with her” I heard Desmond’s voice.
Arrrgh green snake under green grass;men men why so wicked….
All men don’t have self control for sexual desires.
“sleep tight,I love you” aunty Tracy said.
“I love you too” I heard his voice.
Tracy hung up the call and entered an halfly opened door in the room, the floor was blue…
so cute down there.
she came out minutes later in a white robe,she had on a white cap,she sprayed something smelling nice on her body and joined me on the bed, carefully raising up the slivery duvet..
I turned my back against her,
my eyes caught the projector, Lotanna screened on it,
he looks like a different person… so expensive.
but what type of technology is this?..
“Francisco isn’t that type of person,remember I told you” tracy said..
“what if…well,till then” Lotanna replied.
Aaaah,this must be a call.
“so will you attend my unveiling?” he asked.
“am sorry,I have a case tomorrow.. I might be very tired to come” she replied.
Lotanna sighed,the screen went off.
Seeing his face alone on the screen made me slept soundly.
Akuna’s p.o.v🎤🎤 next day.
I returned to my kingdom early that morning,it sucks so much he doesn’t remember what we used to be in the past….
whichever way,he is mine.
He is an apple in the queens eyes,it’s obvious she pampers him more than an egg,I still have hope he is going to listen to the queen for the sake of the company but in the other hand am scared.
He is wealth himself,
he might not be interested in the company,he doesn’t even wants to be a king…
he have nothing to lose cos he is fuckingly rich already, he has everything money is worth buying.
“how did it go?” princess shadia who had come to visit me along side with two other princess asked.
“he isn’t responding but all I know is that he is mine…he is too kind and responsible,he can never go against his mother” I said.
“had it been you listened to the advise i gave to you during Royal’s all these wouldn’t have happened, I told you to eliminate Ife before money will touch her,you didn’t listen.
You lose in two places already cos she is now pretty,secondly Tracy will take care of her” shadia said..
“Am done pitying Ife,have not even start troubling her.By the time am done, no one will tell her to commit suicide” I said.
“then what are you waiting for? gosh😱 do you know she is the reason prince Iyke broke up with me!
“I just want to be careful so that Lotanna won’t know it is coming from my side” I said.
“it’s discouraging nkem always stands for her… imagine all because of a commoner…
I will just deal with Ife then put Nkem in his place” I said,angrily…
they kept quiet knowing fully am in my mood swings..
my father’s kingdom is the second richest and civilized after Deerah kingdom,if I can’t get what I want I know I would be ridiculed..
Adeife’s😍 Adeife’s p.o.v🎤
I woke up as early as possible,I bath after aunty Tracy did and put on the cloth she bought for me.
A white long sleeve top and a jean trouser.
She was also done dressing, she sprayed that thing that smells nice on her cloth and painted her lips red.
She pack her bag and brought out an off white wig,she wore it although it was short.
I wish i was educated too.
I helped her carry her bag and followed her, we both sat on the dinning…
She served herself and me hot tea and bread with spread.
Her husband joined.
Our eyes locked,I bashed my lashes and look away.
“good morning sir”I said.
he didn’t answer,he faced Tracy instead.
“morning darling” he said to her and they both kissed.
we ate in silence,
I drank tea silently, I couldn’t eat the bread cos of what was sprayed on it.
I caught her husband eyes again.
“so babe,when will you return?” he asked.
“tomorrow morning”she replied.
“ohh and i will be back at night” he said.My fear already cooked up.
“Aunty Tracy, who did you say will come and pick me…I don’t think only me can stay at home till night” I said in a rush.
“I will call someone okay” she said.
I felt relieved.
only me can’t stay alone with mr sex freak,my life would spoil if I should.
no words* till we ate finish.
I pack the dishes to the kitchen and washed them.
by the time I returned to the living room,they had left.
I felt free…. again.
The television was on already, I sat in one of the heavenly couch and enjoyed myself till it was night..
where’s the person aunty Tracy said will come and pick me,it’s night already…uncle Desmond will soon be back?..
I sat back on the couch,
soon I heard a car horn,I sprang up.
must be uncle Desmond.
I went out immediately, my guess was right,it was him.
I moved out to totally.
“welcome sir” I greeted.
“hey, dear” he replied.
“I’m…I’m…fine” I said and maintained quiet a distance.
He walked in with his slivery briefcase.
I still remained outside.
“won’t you come in” he came out afterwards.
“I’m okay here” I replied.
“You have a call,it’s Tracy she wants to speak with you.Would you come in to receive her call” he said…
I stayed quiet.
The security approached.
did he want to catch me for him?.
“excuse me,are you Ife? he asked.
“yes” I said.
“someone is waiting for you outside” he said,uncle Desmond tucked his hands in his pocket and made a disappointed look..
must be the person that wants to pick me,the person had suppose to come since morning, why now?.
I followed the security out.
I widened my eyes,how many cars?.
he led me to the car in the middle, it was a red neat car..
it looks so new and different from all the cars I saw on the highway..
the security opened the door, I hastily got in..
He close the door gently..
the window whined up itself.
“sir,should I drive?” the person at the front seat asked.
“move on”he replied.
sounds like Lotanna, I turned sideways,his face was covered…
he was dressed in a red tracksuit and was busy scrolling on a gold lauded phone,
on his ear was a very tiny stoned earring..A gold chain was deeped in his tux,like wise an aklet on his feet.
His footwear was something else,
I couldn’t find the perfect words to describe it..
His left wrist had a black bracelet that signifies prince.
He turned sideways to look at me, I hastily look away and faced the window..
Is this Prince Lotanna?????
“manager Royce,am on my way already” I heard him say.
I turned again,he already removed what was covering his face.
it was him…
I was glad it was him,he came at the right time.
I felt his ringed fingers brushed into mine,I tried withdrawing he held me more tighter..
“Sir?????? I carefully slip my hand.
“what’s wrong?” he asked.
I remembered uncle Desmond again.
Lotanna still held me well.
“I’m fine” I replied.
“you promised never to lie to me, you remember that night” he said.
I stayed quiet.
“It was,he wanted to–
I paused my statement, I didn’t knew when i hugged him,my lips fell on the glittering skin of his neck where I mistakenly kiss.
Believe 2 episode 3 & 4