(👩💼🎀She’s the boss👩💼🎀, 👨💼🤫I’m the maid🤫👨💼)
❣️ Written by Haryormideh Ayeni ❣️
🌺🌺🧸 Episode nineteen🌺🌺🧸
“Hey Courtney, are you okay?” Donald asked from the kitchen entrance while I brewed coffee.
“Yes I am” I replied flatly.
“See Uncle is a very nice man” he entered fully into the kitchen and took a cup for himself.
“Yeah he’s very nice” I said in the same flat voice.
“Are you being sarcastic?” He raised an eyebrow
“Am I?” I countered back.
“No not yet” I answered and put sugar and milk in my coffee.
“Then who’s the owner of that?” He nodded to the big bowl of chips sitting on the kitchen counter.
“You’re going to eat?” He straightened up “that bowl of chips would last me a week”
I ignored him and put some chips in my mouth.
I couldn’t sleep last night which was why I’m drinking coffee at 7am in the morning.
I was on the bathtub through out the night, trying to scrub off his scent, touch and sweat away from my body with scalding hot water, a bar of soap and a new sponge.
He had always been prepared, he put me on birth control pills and wore condom when I was in the dark room.
Is it going to go on forever again? It’s never going to end? Who’ll save me?
Suicide crossed my mind twice yesterday but I
“What’s with you?” Donald asked
“With me?” I asked and carried the bowl of chips and my coffee to the living room
“Yeah, you were crying yesterday and you suddenly have a huge appetite which only happens when you’re angry or unhappy so which is it?”
“Neither, I just had the cravings”
He shook his head in response “I’m going out”
The hair on my body stood, will I be left with Simon again?
“And you’re following me” he added.
I breathed out in relief “why?” I asked
“It’s an order, not a request” he said firmly.
Did he think I wouldn’t jump at the opportunity? Even if he wants to sell me out, I’ll gladly follow him and even convince the buyers to buy me.
“Is it necessary for her to follow you? Isn’t she your maid? She didn’t to stay home besides who would keep me company?” Simon entered the living room.
I focused my gaze on the TV and continued eating.
“Morning Nora” he greeted “Sorry I meant Courtney” he corrected himself.
My heart was beating really fast, what if he tells Donald another story about both of us and Donald’s hates me?
“Nora?” Donald looked lost in thought “I’ve heard that name before”
I stiffened and risk a glance at Simon who also looked surprised.
“Really?” Simon asked.
“Yeah besides why did you call her Nora?”
“It was a slip of tongue. I was thinking about Nora, a girl I know”
“Okay so Uncle, I guess you’ll have
Seeing he couldn’t argue further else it would look suspicious, he gave in.
I owe Donald this.
I left the chips and hurried to my room to get dressed.
I wore a simple yellow gown, left my hair loose and wore a black shoes then head downstairs to meet waiting Donald.
I carried my chips with me to the car and he drove to very soon I’ll know where.
He stopped on the side of the road after a thirty minutes driving and came out.
“Let’s just explore the city, maybe that’ll help you” he opened the car door on my side and said.
I nodded in surprise and came out.
He took my hand in his while I hung on to the bowl of chips, carrying with like a valuable prize.
As we strolled, holding hands in public, my mind was free. I gradually loosened up and smiled to the jokes he made and the compliments he gave to people.
We passed by a flower shop, he stopped us there and bought a tiara made with Lily flowers.
“There” he placed it on my head “you look more beautiful now not like an angry bird” he grinned and pulled out his phone, taking a shot of us quickly before I could react.
I wasn’t even prepared, I frowned in the picture still clinging on to my bowl of chips.
The picture looked stupid in a beautiful way.
“Delete that picture” I pouted
“We still have many to take” he pocketed his phone and hooked his arm in mine, giving me the liberty to eat my chips.
I felt good and relaxed. I wish I could feel this way everytime.
“Could you try to be happy and not be sullen for once. Laugh every once in a while and smile every time” Donald said quietly and pulled me into a park.
There were a lot of kids there, having fun.
“Why are we here?” I asked
He ignored me and unhooked his srm from mine to meet a young man then he came back to me and pushed me towards a bouncy castle.
He jumped on it and bounced.
“Omg Donald, what are you doing?” I asked, unable to stop the laugh itching my throat.
“Bouncing” he shrugged, jumping.
I shook my head, laughing. People brought out their phones to video him. It’s not everyday you see a grown man in a bouncy castle.
“Come on, come try it. It’s good for the health”
“No I’ll pass, I like watching you better” I smiled
“Please” he gave me puppy eyes.
“Answer the poor guy, he’s going to keep bouncing till you say yes” an elderly woman said, using her walking stick to push me forward “And give me that bowl, a lady like you should always think about being fit. Work on your appetite.”
I handed over the chips to her and entered the bouncy castle grudgingly.
I had barely entered when Donald took my hands making me jump with him.
“This is fun” he said tiredly and laid on the bouncer.
“Yeah right” I landed, putting my head on his stomach gazing up at the sky.
“Where have you heard that name?” I asked.
“On the TV 15 years ago. A family was looking for a eight year old girl. She was missing. The search continued for four years I think. No one in state doesn’t know about the her.” He replied, he knew I was referring to Nora.
I can’t believe this, I have a family??
My heart skipped excitedly, maybe I could get them to help.
The happiness went down the drain when I remembered how callous Simon can be.
” Let’s go have ice cream” Donald stood up, pulling me with him.