Believe Episode 11 & 12

[the girl he never noticed💦]
A man tearing my cloth is the most painful experience of my life,this man is old enough to be my father….
why treating me this way?.
My hand gr@bb£d a turning stick,I took it and hit it on his head,he left me and staggered backwards.He fell.
I think he lost consciousness. I tied my halfly torn wra-pper and hastily got to the door,I opened the door and ran out when I noticed the man opened his eyes.
I ran out without knowing where am heading to,
I cramped up on my way,something pierce into my feet and it started bleeding…. another hurtful experience.
I didn’t even know when I shouted mother😭😭.
I managed to get to the waterfall where I fell, the nail had really entered my foot skin.
I had better remain like this…..
God if I should get wealthy in the future,I will suffer onome the way she did to me..
I fell asleep there on the floor at the back of the waterfall.
I had a dream💌.
A woman appeared to me,she looks exactly like me same fair skin like me the only difference is that she is very very beautiful,she was standing on another land,a ditch was separating us…..
“my daughter,come to mummy this last moment” she said and stretch her hand to me,I also stretch my hands forward.Our hands were almost tou-ching,just inches ap@rt.
Onome appeared and pushed me into the ditch.
“mother help😭😭😭
I shouted and stretched my hands out so that she can draw me out, she didn’t even move from where she was…
“My daughter believe…!
“Ife believe…believe Ife!
“even if it is dark,light your way!
it seems you still haven’t learnt your lessons,am not also happy with what you’re going throu-gh….
“plea-se and plea-se do not end up like I did…Just believe! she said.
Someone held me up,I looked up as I was almost getting out.
it was olamma who was helping me.
“Thanks for helping me! I said.
“do you believe I will help you out? in your dreams” she laughed out wickedly and left my hand,I fell back into the ditch helplessly….
I sprang up breathing heavily.
What sort of dream is this and why is my leg hurting me badly?…
I opened my eyes well,it was morning alre-ady.
so,I actually sle-pt here last night.
I wanted to stand up but could not.
The nail was still buried in my foot…
“Prince Lotanna,you really want to see the waterfall alone” I heard voices.
I hastily open my eyes wi-dely.
my goodness, did I just hear well…
“Lotanna” coming to see the waterfall right now…..
hmmmmm,I shouldn’t be here!
“Okay my prince,we would wait here!
I heard again.I hastily covered my face.The prince approached.
I could get a clear sight of him from the back of the waterfall,the water made it look as if I was staring from mirror. It made Lotanna really look ethereal…..
Just perfectly handsome.
The royal stuff on his forehead suited him perfectly.I remembered how very ugly I am,I stood up and wanted to run..
“mother it hurts😭!
I screamed when the nail pene-trated more de-ep.
Lotanna looked around,trying to figure out who was shouting.
I covered my mouth and endured my pain alone.I walked,it pained the more….”help,am at the back of the waterfall😭😭😭”
I screamed,he appeared.
I looked at the other side so he won’t get a clear sight…
The pain wanted to make me fall,he held me back with just a hand on my w@!st….
he must be very fit for holding me like am a sac.
I still looked away,
“would you stay well or I should just leave” he said.His words pierced my heart so de-eply.
I covered my face as I stand well.
He pointed to a big stone more like a place to sit.i sat.
Next he squated.
wait….does he not un-derstand that he is a prince!!!!
Princes don’t help the poor mas-ses, they always get irritated my commoners. ..
Merciful and well mannered princes only appear in fairy tales.
“stay well! I heard him say as he lift my feet on his left palm,he t©uçhed my blood….
I chocked on my tears the moment he pu-ll-ed out the nail… I felt pain,the pain made me held his hand near his royal br@celets..
like in stories,it looks like heaven is opened to rain.
He dropped my leg and turn to leave.
***should I talk to him*****
will he even answer???
it frightens me to start what my heart can not harbor.
“My prince,thank you”
I said and bowed even when he was not looking at me.
“seems your soul is add!çted to trouble, this is the fourth time now ..
first you gave me a cut,secondly the mat stuff, thirdly the stream, and now the waterfall…. I hope after this,we won’t see and meet each other again” he said and left.
so he recognize me from the start.
all I caused him was trouble, yes he is right.We should not see each other again,this should be the last time..
why wasn’t I named trouble?.
I stood up and tried walking,it feels so better than yesterday night.
believe by adesola adeomowole.m.
I br@nched Ngozi’s house,I got lucky her step mother wasn’t around.I bath in her house and changed into the attire old Nana gave me.
finally,I feel better.
Ngozi plait my hair as I explained everything to Ngozi, even the nightmare..
“sorry! was all she said.
“sorry for all what you’re going throu-gh” she said.
“but why are you still going to onome’s place?” she asked.
“I wish I won’t too….but my father is a respectable man in this kingdom. People will talk that am slee-ping around.I dare not go against Onome, my father will kill me” I explained.
She was done with my hair,I helped her with her house chores. We cooked and ate,I left before I step mother will return.
I got home,Onome was surprised to see me but she didn’t show it.
“it’s unusual you c@m£ back early”
she said…politely.
I stared at her…even my creator is cursing her.
“go and inside” she said,humbly.
I think it is because of the money she gained because of me..
“okay mama” I entered.
I met olamma and papa in the sitting room…
“good morning papa” I greeted.
he nodded.I sat on the low stool beside him…
hmmmm is today also my lucky day.
“I bought you beads from the next three kingdoms” he said.
Olamma sprang up.
“it’s for you and Adeife” he said.
hmmmm am I hearing well..
Olamma hissed and shared the beads and dress wra-pper equally but the most beautiful ones goes for her.
Onome c@m£ in with foods,
my fear started cooking up…..
chai the last time was my voice,is it going to be my leg now.
She served papa,
Olamma’s one was in a separate plate,she brou-ght mine in last…….
“start eating” she said..
“Kelechi did you see this stupid girl now,if I don’t give her food,she will look like someone who is suffering..
now am giving her food,she won’t eat” Onome reported.
My father looked at me,he is a good person but onome turned our back against each other….
And besides,my father honours her so much.
My father looked at me,I looked down.I always get scared by my own father he is more deadly than onome but de-ep down,he is nice.
“Ife,start eating! he said.
Chai😳😳😳😳,am in for it.
[the girl he never noticed💦]
This food,I hope I won’t get killed by it.She is always acting nice each time she wants to do evil.I stared at her,no words.
she sh0t a glare only me un-derstand.
“this evil girl won’t still eat” she said. My father sh0t me a glare,he so much honours onome.
“I will eat” I said,humbly and used my hand to pack a better quantity of Abacha(African salad). I poured it back and stood up.
“mama am coming,I want to urinate” I lied and ran out without permission. I washed my hands first and strolled out to heaven knows where.
I made sure I took much time before going back home,by then they would be done. I c@m£ back and met onome outside the compound discussing with her best friend.
“that food you better go and eat it”
Onome said.I nodded in agreement and went in.
I sat cross legged on the floor. If this is my destiny, am here to rewrite it.
I used the oil in the salad to ru-b myl-ips,next I pas-sed backyard to pour the food away.
I strolled inside to drink water,onome c@m£ in with some parcels.
“have you eaten it?”, she asked.
“yes mama” I replied and showed her the empty calabash.She stared at myl-ips and saw the oil.
“my sto-re is opened,join my servants in doing the works” she said.
“then after that,you have mats to sell, my sto-re nee-ds floors and walls washing….after that,move to mama mmesoma’s sto-re until she re-leases you…I heard her servants ran away”
onome said.
I took a de-ep breath as I listened to all what she’s saying.
“the floors,make sure they are neat and all the mats must be sold today” she said with so much superiority.
“mama,a these works for just one person… chimoo😱😱, don’t let me die before my time” I exclaimed.
She gr@bb£d a pestle,I ran back wards first then I ran out totally to the market.
hmmm,I forgot to pack what I will use for clean up.I ran home again, thank goodness onome alre-ady went out…
I entered inside and relax,after that I packed my share of cloths..
when will I even have rest of mind, all I know is Adeife work…work work.
who knows if am paying for the wind I committed in my previous life?
I sigh and arranged my things,I noticed a cute br£@st tube on olamma’s be-d,It has gold’s on each edges,I started imagining how it would look like on me,very pretty…
Those clas-sic girls alre-ady insult me that have never worn one before which is the truth.
Not even onome is still alive.
I will make sure I buy one for myself today,let me look S-xy for my creator even if it is for 3mins.
in my dreams!
I got to Onome’s sto-re and joined her servants.Though,I still did most of the works.The floor washing made me look sooo dirty.
I also moved to her friends sto-re and did everything.
There is no difference between them, both of them are birds of the same feathers.She was even ordering me around like she owns me.
She didn’t re-lease me until evening..
Nkem pas-sed by in the market with some royal guards, I saw him and hastily hide beside Old Nana’s sto-re because I look so dirty.
“my FRIEND! i heard his voice,I turned and he was behind me.
“I’m…I…I…” I stammered and covered my face. It’s ugly.
“st©p doing that,it doesn’t fit you” he said. I shifted back..
“sir,st©p talking to me…people will be talking.St©p calling me friend, you’re high am low,we can’t be” I says.
Nkem smiled….
“soo because am p@rt of the royal family now means I shouldn’t talk to people I like” he said….
“sir,you can’t…..”
I didn’t finish my statement, he threw a tiny bag that contain silver coins at me,I catch it with a wi-de-ned eyes.
“Get yourself good cloths” he said and walked away with his guards.
“hi….Nkem…thank you….my creator will provide for you” I said and wanted to cry, it was as if he knew I lack cloths….
and it’s not as if I don’t have the money, I have save enough money to start a business… Just that Onome is the Lucifer in my life.
“till then…you will have to tell me more stories” he said and left.
I smiled to myself and kept the money….
Adanna was coming,I turned to another direction and ran back to work,I still have to make ngozi’s hair.
I was just so tired,
finally,it was evening.I kept Onome’s money in her sto-re and moved to old Nana’s sto-re with the money Nkem gave me,hoping to get something S-xy for myself……heaven knows I have good shape but Onome always make me wear oversize.
I just pray she won’t tear this one.
Old Nana ushered me in and brou-ght out the best,best S-xy wra-ppers.
I pointed to a simple yellow one that would suite my skin type.
“it’s expensive,would you afford it?”, old Nana asked with a smile.
“yes ma’am” I said and brou-ght out the money Nkem gave was Even much to buy five more.
My eyes caught many fansy br£@st tubes, have dreamed of wearing all these things….I bought one,just a simple white colored one.
I still have lots of change..I dare not take it home instead I saved it at old Nana’s place.
“won’t you buy w@!st bead?”, she asked….
“nooo I don’t want to…..he who buys me a w@!st bead first will be my future husband” I said shyly.
Old Nana laughed.
“you still believe in that myth” she said…. I left for the stream where I would stay till night.
if I should go home now,Onome will use me and my destiny.
Night was approaching and I decided to take a bath when I was sure no one was coming.
I kept the new neat cloths on a stone and took off the dirty one that I am wearing.
I started bathing,I heard voices.
🎶it’s shining to remind you
🎶that I love you
🎶as each new day begins,
🎶i love you,believe and just letme in
Waooow.I g@sped.
That voice,is Lotanna around here…
I looked around,the first thing I did was to cover my brea-st.
🎶Be with me,do not go….
🎶Believe and let me love you,
I heard again….I hasten my bath and gr@bb£d the new cloths,I wore the white tube,it fitted perfectly but the water dropping down from my b©dy made it we-t,it looks so se-duc-tive.
I wore my un-dergarments and gr@bb£d the yellow wra-pper,I was tieing it while looking around…
I felt no one was coming…
should I sing with him?????
🎶 I will stay with you.
🎶 today, tomorrow,forever
🎶just believe am pretty,I will let u in.
I added my p@rt,
there was a pause from him,no song, no words….why???
did I cause trouble by interfering in his song???…..
😳 You said you hope we won’t see and meet each other again after the last stress i caused you😳.
😳 I really want to be your friend and see your pretty face but i guess it is not my destiny…firstly my ugliness, secondly am always causing you trouble….are you really a friend to soneone at all😳
😳 my dear prince,I guess it is a goodbye now,till then😳
Ugly Adeife ✍
I moved away from the stream as my eyes search around…
I saw him,he was far from the stream.
what’s he doing here all alone?.
a prince!!!!!!
He turned to my direction, I instantly turned back,he didn’t see my ugly face…Just my backside..
He’s lucky I dressed S-xily today.
I remembered I haven’t made Ngozi’s hair, I ran and left that moment.
Lotanna’s p.o.v………
Is it that same person that sang with me at the palace? Akuna right!
why must she appear!!
gosh, I kinda felt frustrated.My eyes alre-ady turned red,even purple..
“your highness” ikechukwu rushed to me when I almost turned to see the maiden….
“I’m not a king,so st©p calling me highness” I replied and still wanted to turn,I got a call from Maynard…
I picked the call but the network here is terrible,so I texted him instead.
💌 new stocks are arriving….
The gems rating are at higher stake, am thinking we keep sapphire out of stock for now…..
💌 remember you have a lot of client waiting for you in Vietnam”
he texts…
💌 Hope you haven’t forgotten about your oil and g@s company? the one at Lekki,I don’t trust that your manager, not even now that your company has more investments? another text from Quann.
💌 we would talk midnight” I text and turned maybe the person would still be there…..I wanted to clear my doubt if it is Akuna or not.
I turned,it was no one…..
Just no one.