my temperature increased,
my eyes too was teary as a result of coldness.
“am sorry my love”the queen said.
is this really happening,how did she know I came here.
my eyes caught a pot and I quickly got it.She came here to do the same prayer ritual for lotanna.
but that emike she called me,the thought of it made me sweet.
“thank you mother”I smiled quietly.
a maid brought a warm thick royal apparel, the queen took it and tied it around me like a baby.
never knew she is this sweet.
she took my hand to where her car was packed,a guard rushed to open the door,
she helped me in and entered.
the drive started.
“how do you feel? fever cold?”she asked.
I nodded in a smile.
now my life is getting better.
“come on my laps so you will get warm”she said.
hunn.am I hearing well.
I smiled and rested my head on her laps..
next she picked up her phone and made a call.
“this woman won’t pick when she knew her daughter is a professional liar”I heard her.
soon we arrived in the palace.
the day isn’t really cleared but the maids were seen working already.
“ifeee”dumebi whispered lowly immediately the queen helped me out of the car.
chioma rolled her eyeballs in a sigh.
“you go and call the physician”
she said to chioma,
chioma bowed and left.
we went into the palace,
surprisingly she took me to her suite.
the maids that saw her holding hand with me turned in full surprise.
nkem walked out too and coughed.
“Ife is that you?”he whispered.
finally we left for the queens empire, she took me in and closed the door.
“use the shower…warm water okay” she said and left to another section in her suite.
her suite was beautiful beyond description…
is this her suite..gosh,so modernized
what amaze me most is the phosphorescent lights..
I entered her washroom and tied a new towel,I already saw a female bathroom footwear.
soon I was done, I couldn’t be more than happy.
I dropped the watering can and went into the maid quarter after which I had called the physician..
ohh god is Ife pregnant already?.
is she?? its only pregnancy that can make the queen care for her like that and besides she will do it all for her grandson.
everyone knows how she detests Ife.
other maids walked in abd surround me like they would eat me up.
“didn’t you tell us Ife sneaked out of the palace to see her numerous boyfriends”Rhoda said.
“isn’t it obvious…or has the money she always gives to you block your thinking cap”I said.
Vicky shakes her head.”I can’t believe your desperability”.
“shut up,what do you even know. All the animals in the bush are coming out,snail like you wants to come out” I said to Vicky.
Mrs okafor came in and we stopped talking.
“go back to work”she said in a strict voice, we dispersed..
I went back to the garden
why has prince jedinna not spoken to me since yesterday?.
nkem approached and I quickly comport myself and pretend as if I was doing my work..
“hope what you’re thinking is not evil?”i heard him say.
I shakes my head.
“I will be watching you” he said and left.”finally”I breathed out and continued my work.
I still have 13days left,
13more days to find ife’s mom,in the end of the 13days I will be crowned kings and she will be the queen and she said she wants her mother.
Its not even right if i don’t get her mother,tradition demands her mother before she can be my queen totally.
now,how do I go about that?
not like I even know the roads here.
📲when will you be back from Australia”I texts Tracy.
📲soon,I don’t want to see Desmond for now…the worst thing is that am pregnant for him”she reply.
📲 for now do not tell mother anything….I will just make sure am fine” she texts.
📲Lotanna understand my decision, I will be there to witness your coronation but no one must know am preggies”she sent.
📲does the idiot knows,he needs to be taught a lesson”I sent.
📲Just let him be…am a lawyer I know how to handle men like him” she sent.
📲we will talk midnight”I sent.
“your highness,she is the queens room”a guard reported.
I almost choked on my wine.
did I hear well? Ife is in my mom suites.
“back to the reality,where did you see Ife is?”I asked.
“the queen is taking care of her” he replied with a bow.
“are you serious”i smiled out dimples and dropped my gold paid phone on the couch,I took off my red eye contacts lens..and left to see for myself.
soon I arrived.
the guards opened the door.
no one was in the living room,I saw Ife’s purse on the white couch meaning she’s truly here.
I headed upstairs immediately.
did she–+ gosh,I seriously have a lot of questions.
I got to the door,I almost opened the door but I stopped when I heard voices from the inside.
“is that all I need to know about you?”.
“yes ma’am. Onome always find reasons to maltreat me,she’s part of the reasons my dad disowned me when I was barely 8…
so I always wish i have a mother too”
“it’s okay emike!.
“so is it true you have numerous boyfriends”
“umm no,I have not even known any man…if anyone comes to ask my hand in marriage,onome always lie to them that my dead mother cursed me that whosoever marries me will die untimely”.
anyway I don’t want to go back to the pasts,am sorry okay”.
“as from today I don’t want to see you with Akuna and her likes… did you hear me oma(beautiful)”.
I blushed silently from where I was eavesdropping.
“good but for now I would love you to give me a grandson” I heard.
can someone explain to me why she suddenly like Ife?.
the door opened,it was mother.
“since when have you been here?”she asked..
“no need i was looking for network” I took my lips in.I got a call that momment,she also got a call so she walked away.
I headed inside the spacious royal bedroom where I met Ife,three maids were helping her lose her hair.
they bowed and left immediately,
I locked the door.
Ife was already standing,
she had on a white cardigan which is as low as her hips.
“honey”I said and pecked her forehead, then I pecked her lips.
it turned into a kiss.
“you fell hot,why?”I asked and kissed her again then sent my hand to her back then into her loose hair.
“is that why you loosed your hair?” I asked.
our tongues met,
our kiss got intense filled with uncontrollable desires..
she sent her hand to my back up to my shoulders from behind.
she reciprocated softly,and moaned happily as I kissed her neck down into her cleavages.
“I want to go and make my hair” she whispered.
“the stylist will come here right”I asked.
“hmm yes but I want to go to the saloon instead,it’s been long i walk around”she said.
“I will follow you,baby”I said.
“don’t say that, did you forget what you are” she covered my face cutely.
I removed it and kissed it.
I pray there won’t be meetings with governors tonight,not even ball parties again..
I want to spend romantic nights with Ife…
“okay,I love you… take guards along” I said..and kissed those yummy lips again.
“did you see the money I kept for you?”I asked.
“yes but I haven’t touched it..I haven’t used the last one”she replied.
the door opened,
I turned it was a maid.
“I’m sorry your highness…I don’t mean to intrude—
“it’s okay”I said and left Ife’s waist slowly, I peck her forehead again and left for the prince empire to see my twinnie.
I entered without knocking and left for his inner room where I started hearing voices.
“oh my god!!!!!!!!!!
“hit it harder!!!!!
I left his inner room door and stayed in the living room where I took many business calls… My manager had called me to minimize my endorsement deals. He said the money am making in a week is much.Not to even talk of what my companies pull in.
so I don’t even understand where my wealth is growing too..
I heard voices and turned.
it turn out to be two young maidens, one was dark the other is fair but not too light.
they look sweaty..
I guess Jedinna just used them.
“do you come here everyday?”I asked
*umm no,your highness please forgive—
Jedinna approached downstairs.
“why are you stopping my harlots! he asked..
the maidens ran out.
I rolled my eyeballs.
“actually I came here to tell you about some endorsements deals you might love to work on them”I said.
“I don’t need you to show me the paths to make money”he replied harshly.
“Just say you won’t be chanced”I replied.
“you don’t need to tell the deaf that war has begun”he said.
I looked at him in full surprise.
“hope you’re not referring to your brother with that proverb?”I asked.
he walked out…
I left angrily.
I branched ngozi’s house first.
her happiness knew no bounds when she saw me..
I spend more time in her place and told the guards to stay outside.
we were done talking,
she followed me to the saloon,we still chit chat on our way.
And when I told her the queen now likes me,her happiness went wild.
we approached my father’s house.
we always have to pass there before getting to the big saloon.
onome was seen outside talking to a woman..
*queen Adeife,hi* the woman said.
“good evening ma’am”I greeted humbly. I can’t recollect where I knew her from.
onome stared at me with that devilish eyes.
“good evening mama”I greeted so it won’t look like I snubbed her.
*who are you greeting?”olamma came out of the blues.
“do I look like your worthless mother, am not your mother I can never be..
next time you call me mama,I will make sure I slap all your teeth out of your mouth” my step mother rants.
“I’m sorry Onome”I replied.
“what did you just call me?”my step mother asked in amusement as her mouth hung open.
Ngozi cleared her throat.”you said she should not call you mama so she called you by your name… why are you suddenly shouting or do you want her to call you by your last name” ngozi responded in a smile.
onome got angry.
just then a car packed in front of the gate….
I recognized it immediately, it was my father.
I quickly look away then I took ngozi’s hand..
my father stepped out,
indeed he is a wealthy man,
he was on a call.Olamma rushed to collect the percel he was holding.
he didn’t even look in my direction, he walked into the compound.
Ngozi and I started leaving.
until olamma turned and shouted.
“Adeife am not scared and even if you are crowned the queen which i know you won’t find your mother,
you’re not even better than me……..
and my father turned back—
“who is Adeife and where is she?—-
“Adeife is your daughter”ngozi said.
when did I ..
“honey let’s go in,you just returned from traveling,you must be tired” onome cuts in.
my father got a call,
that was when onome move closer to kiss his sides of cheeks.
“okay okay”he said into his calls.
onome led him in and locked the gate
“what type of human is your step mother, she acts so diabolic”ngozi said.
“let’s go to the saloon already” I said.
the gate opened,it was olamma.
“happy queen in advance…you still have to beg my mother to act as your mother”she said.
“what exactly do you know about my mother….”I said.
“I don’t think I have time to banter words with you,hell is the only place you can meet your mother”olamma said.
ngozi opened her mouth in surprise.
“shey I lie”olamma said.
I opened my right hand and look into it properly.
“olamma,the moon and star is mine. no matter what…
but I hope this make you happy!
you were part of my story doesn’t mean you know my beginning and I won’t let you know my end!
I said and walk out on her.
ngozi followed me,
soon we got to the saloon.
The chubby woman who gave me a card the other day came to me.”hi, I hope you still remember me”.
“good evening ma’am”I replied
“and about the deal of using what you have to get what you want have you thought about it?? she asked.
you didn’t even call me to give a feedback or don’t you have a phone?”she asked.
by then,I already sat and the stylist was already making my hair.
soon i was done, the chubby woman still came to me and explained deeply to me on ads and brand promotions
Ngozi took me to a corner.”are you really interested,i don’t trust all these city people most of them always come to the village and take innocent girls to the city with a promise of them making it big but the reverse is the case as they always use them for prostitution,sex toys and escorts for wealthy politicians”.
am not even interested. Firstly lotanna doesn’t know about it, he said he doesn’t want me to work under someone, secondly have misplaced the card”I told her.
we turned to leave,
the woman came again with a smile.
“my dear you’re leaving already”she said,I nodded in a smile.
“about what I told you about,have you thought about it?”she asked.
“ummm I…”I scratched the back of my neck,my problem is that I don’t know how to say no to elders.
“my dear I mean no harm and you are the one that will gain more benefits,this thing is not even difficult it won’t even take 2hours. All you need to do is to get into the studio with me …
change into our brands,
there would be recording clips and even projectors,
if you’re good enough to attract clients which I know you will… then you’ve made it big already.
my boss won’t hesitate to fly you to Australia…my boss is someone who is after talents”she explained.
I stayed quiet as I didn’t say a word.
the woman faced ngozi.
“can you talk to your friend,it won’t take much time”she said.
ngozi shook her head.”she’s not interested and besides you are a stranger”.
the stylist who always make my hair came.”she’s not a stranger,she works with spavox and they created a branch here recently”she said.
ngozi and I exchange glances.
“come let me take you there! the woman took my hand before I could say a word.
ngozi and I followed her to her car.
soon we arrived.
my mind came to ease,we didn’t really go far.
we entered the industry,
the air condition inside was very strong and there were many glass doors there as well.
“this is lady Adeife…
she will be advertising for spavox if her first attempt is good enough” the woman introduced me to her workers
“waooow she’s pretty”
“exactly she befits our standard!
“but she looks like Mrs Adesola!
I kept checking time.
“she’s my sister can she follow me” I asked.
“sure,feel at ease”the woman said.
two ladies took me to the dressing room…
I got transformed within minutes.
hmmm it’s today I knew how endowered I am..
have never praised myself but I did today.I look smokingly hot in the city dress…
have not done something like this before,how am I sure.
thank goodness for my online classes.
Aunty Linda taught me what to say, my brain was active so i captured everything and even the walking steps.
we set out for the booths,
so many lights flashed…
after an hour,it was over.
I got back to the dressing room where I changed into my clothes.
then I went to meet ngozi who was waiting for me. in the section was w large portrait or a very beautiful woman…
even a dumb person will know we look alike.
“this woman looks like you*ngozi said…
I touched the portraits
“ohh that’s Mrs Adesola,she is the owner of Spavox in the whole wide world” she said.
“she’s pretty”I said.
“like you”she replied.
“common Ife we need to go”ngozi said…
“excuse me,what’s your mother name?”the woman called me back.
“her name is “Erinfolami”.
that’s the name my father told me.
ngozi and I chitchat as we headed back home.
on our way we heard rumors like.
“he will be crowned tomorrow”
“so much enjoyments and funs”
“am happy the dates changed”
“I mean who would wait for 13days”
mother when will you come
olamma hasn’t still told me what I need to know about Adeife’s background. I thought they said IFE’s mother is a slave and that her husband bought her out of slave because he fell in love with her.
I mean I have so many questions.
but she said I should meet with her so that she can explain.
I adjusted my dress and took my purse,the door to my room opened.
I turned it was my mother.
“eeeh eeeeeh eeehhh
you’re goning again,can’t you stay one place and think of a better future, all these people will use you…..
“mom,can you stop disturbing my life am tired of my life being imagined by you,I hate to be controlled” I said and walked out on her.
I got outside,I got a call from Mrs Adesola,I picked it immediately…
“Okay madam am almost there”
i said and took a cab.
soon I got to the place,
where I met a blue flashy car, the woman step out and I can’t believe the securities that covered her.
it even makes me hate Ife the more..
mrs Adesola I swear i want to show your daughter but no,Ife must not see you…
“am about going to deerah kingdom” she said.
conniption gripped me,she will surely see Ife there.
“no,you can’t go there now..
they are doing 14days sacrifice, anyone that moves in will be used as a sacrificial lamb.
the sacrifice is ending next week” I lied.
“okay,guess I would just logde in an hotel” she said,
I felt relieved.
I would be crowned king tomorrow as a result of change in date.
ife’s mom where are you?
is there still hope or are you dead as said by onome
and when I asked my guards to summon onome to the palace,I asked her about IFE’s mother she said she has been the one taking care of Ife ever since the death of her mother.
she took us to a grave but I doubt it if Ife’s mom is actually dead.
I don’t even know who to believe.
Even her father self,gosh everything is annoying.
what do I do now??
God I need a miracle.
Jedinna came into my suite shortly afterwards..
“how on earth do you think you can have two precious things to yourself? A beautiful girl and a throne” he said.
“are you with brains at all?”I said to him… he has recently turn to something else.
“I would persume you don’t wanna say a thing to hurt your blood” I said,
he walked out.
nkem walked in.
Jedinna walked out.
the worst part is that I can’t move out
are the council of ministers actually doing this purposely..
“how far?”nkem asked.
“I have a suggestion,why not let’s use IFE’s step sister as a bait” I said.
“perfect..I will try.
while I do that,go and calm Ife down” he said.
I left my suite for the place she is.
The door opened automatically,
I didn’t see her in the living room,i only saw like six maids attending to different accessories..
“long life your Highness” they bowed..
I nodded and headed upstairs for the bedroom where I met her laying on the bed.
is she crying???
“where’s my mom…onome is lying.If my mother is really dead then why does she always insult me with her” she said.
“I said….we will find her”I said.
“when…tomorrow is the day”she said, she already stood up..
“tomorrow hasn’t come! I said.
“it’s not your fault” I said.
🎶 there’s a girl right here with me..
🎶 her name is Ife…
🎶 Ife who doesn’t BELIEVE her mother would come”
I sang in a low voice.
🎶 even her mother said my baby I will come…
🎶 if time separate us,my baby believe and I will come.
🎶 if darkness come between us, believe I can always light it..
she chuckled in a smile.
“I love you”she smiled and hugged me…
“pay me with a kiss” I said.
hunnn…she kissed my cheeks.
“that’s not a kiss”I said.
she left me and want to the run away, Ife wait!!!
she dodge and ran round the spacious bedroom.
again,she dodge and climb on the bed where I caught her.
we both fell on the bed staring sweetly into each other’s face…
I feel like…
ohh my eyes..you know grabbing those yansh.
what a temptation,
I love the fact she’s wildly set.
And this white robe,I love it.
I could see her cleavages,the robe was loose as a result of the running.
I moved close to her on the bed,
she turned her face away.
“seriously”I said and tickled her till she rolled to me.
you should hear her laugh wildly.
now,I can see clearly.
gosh my eyes won’t give up.
I was staring until she covered it with her hands,I kissed it until she removed it..
she hugged me on bed.
“this your singlet, I love it” I said.
she giggled as I tried putting my hand in.
“leave my breasts alone for me!
“I love your pant too”I whispered.
“whaaaat,can you see it? but you said you can’t see at night”she said.
“well,I can’t see at night but I always imagine it”I said.
I laughed inwardly.
“I love your singlet”I said.
“you love my singlet or you love my breasts or you want to rest your head there…stay one place”she said.
I smiled she caught me already.
“you’re so spoilt”I said.
“you spoilt me”she replied in a smile.
“soo tomorrow we will do it right?” I asked….
she didn’t talk,she used a pillow to cover her face.
“fine I want to rest my head there”
“hunn! she removed the pillow..
I rest my head on her breasts and ate into her nipples softly from the singlet.
“tomorrow” I said.
we both laughed into nothing.