Chapter 3 & 4
Dream? Dream? Dream? I mean this must be a dream. Steven is one of the most holy guy in church, I mean he is always active in the things of God.
“Steven!” I yelled.
“Joanne” Steven replied with fear in his voice as he quic-kly stood up and Jessica hissed, wore her clothes and went upstairs. I’m used to walking in on her having S-x but what the hell! Steven of all people.
“I’m disappointed” I managed to say before going to my room.
My mom returned home later in the day but my dad didn’t, he had some issues to sort out.
“Good evening mom” I greeted as she sat down on the couch looking so exhausted.
“My darling, how are you?” She asked.
“I’m fine mom, what did you buy for me?”
“Joanne, must I always buy you something, you are no longer a baby ooo” she replied jokingly opening her bag as she brou-ght out a gold chain with a lovely heart shaped pendant.
“Thanks mom” I jumped up for joy and took the chain from her wearing it on my n£¢k.
“Where is Jess? I got her something too”
“She is upstairs” I replied.
A call interrupted our conversation, it was from Steven, he has been b!owing up my phone since the incidence earlier but I declined the call and continued chatting with mom before Jessica joined us.
“Jess darling, can you plea-se get me a glas-s of water?” mom calmly asked.
“No I can’t!” Jessica replied.
“Why not?” My mom asked with anger.
“I’m not Kira the house help and Kira would never be me so if you would plea-se excuse me I’ve better things to do” she said and attem-pted to leave when my mom landed a h0t sl@p on her face.
“How dare you” Jessica shouted.
“Joanne can you see what’s happening?” My mom questioned dumbfounded. I remained silent, personally I supported the fact that she declined bringing the water. I mean what was Kira there for but she would have said it politely, but she kind of did anyways never mind my opinion but she deserved that sl@p she had been a pin in my as-s for a while now. Mom grounded Jessica and took away her gadgets and would return them in a month time. I was happy with mom’s decision not because she disobeyed just because Jess and I have an unfinished business. When dad got home that day hell broke lose, he punished Jessica to the extent that she wished she was never born.
Weeks went by and I was to resume second semester next week Monday and today was Thursday. I was alre-ady packing my things because I plan to leave tomorrow. Jaden went to school yesterday so I was on my own because mom and dad went on a trip as usual and Jessica went to see her b©yfri£nd. I called Debbie to come help me out.
“What are you packing that I have to help you out?” She asked over the phone.
“plea-se na, st©p behaving like I’m the crazy one” I replied.
“Fine, I’d be there shortly”
“Thank you bestie” I replied tossing my phone on the be-d. When I’m in school I make sure I avoid Debbie so she wouldn’t spoil my vibes with her Christian attitude, we are only besties when I’m at home or in church or at school on seldom occasions.
She got here and we started talking, I haven’t told Debbie about Ken and I being in a relationsh!pbut I plan on telling her soon but not today, I don’t know why I feel uncomfortable telling her because she and ken were never in a relationsh!por were attra-cted to themselves so i didn’t break the girl code but I was still feeling uneasy about telling her.
“So any gist?” I asked so as to make the room lively.
“The JHD are organising a crusade next month and I was asked to preach” she said really feeling proud of herself.
“Must you always spoil the mood with your Jesus stuff and by the way when did you become a pastor?” I asked folding my clothes into a box.
“It is a student fellowsh!pand the Holy Spirit ministered to Brother Joseph to make me the officiating minister for the day. My sister you nee-d to see how scared I was when Joseph told me about it but after praying The Lord gave me strength to face the situation and take advantage of it” she replied with a smile.
“And why are you telling me about it?” I asked with disgust.
“I want you to come and join the JHD and also attend the crusade. The Lord is going to…”
“St©p there Deb, plea-se I’m not in the mood for this, I can’t go one conversation with you without you talking about Christian stuff. What the f*@k is wrong with you? I’m tired abeg start going home” I pushed her out of my room, I could hear her say ‘The Lord would t©uçh your heart someday’ Her words infuriated me who does she think she is? Jesus? I doubt that, I’m tired of all this her holy holy.
I continued packing and put a call throu-gh to Gina who just landed in the country.
“Pastor daughter!” She tea-sed
“Babe abeg, you know I don’t like that title.” I replied.
“Sorry ooo child of the World, anyways I’m having a p@rty tomorrow I alre-ady told Tessa about it, she would be back from New York tomorrow.” She added.
“What about Becky?” I asked.
“Becky c@m£ back from Dubai yesterday” she added but the background was so noisy I ba-rely could hear her.
“I’ll call you later it seems you are busy, Australian baby” I said
“Later ooo Pastor child” she ended the call before I could say a word.
So Becky is back and she couldn’t even tell me, how cruel of her, I tossed and turned on my be-d I wanted to call her but a p@rt of me said I shouldn’t so I just l@yon my be-d waiting for my dad to return so he could give me some money, I was lost in my thoughts when I heard noise downstairs, I knew it was my dad and mom so I rushed downstairs to welcome them.
“Mom, dad welcome back” I greeted as I hvgged my mom who looked so happy for a reason unknown.
“How are you my dear? Hope you’ve eaten?” She asked still smiling.
“Yes mom, why are you so happy?” I couldn’t hide my curiosity anymore.
“Darling, I’m travelling to the UK next month for the world women conference and I’m officiating on one of the days and I get to be with other great women of God, I’m more than happy, I’m grateful to God” she smiled brightly.
“Ha! I’m happy for you mom, so happy for you” I hvgged her ti-ght. All this while my dad alre-ady went upstairs so I didn’t see him to ask him for the money I nee-ded.
“I know, go and ask him, don’t forget to knock before entering” she added before heading to the kitchen with Kira.
I knocked on the door gently but no response, I did it again for the second time before my dad answered from inside.
“Come in!” I heard his masculine voice.
On getting in I saw bundles of money arranged on his table, to my estimations it was up to 500 thousand or maybe more.
“Hey dad, I’d be going to school tomorrow” I said calmly. My dad and I have a very rocky relationsh!p, since I could remember I have always disappointed my dad and I was fine with it, since his problems don’t affect my lifestyle and he sought out my bills, most at least.
“And?” He asked.
“I nee-d some money to survive” I replied.
“Joanne! How much do you nee-d? I said nee-d not WANT ooo” he la-id emphasis on the nee-d.
I chucked before replying him, I think that’s the first time in forever since my dad made me laugh.
“400 thousand” I replied.
“For what?” He barked.
“Ah ah daddy, that money would not even be enough, I just had to cut it down so it wouldn’t be much” I pouted and did a little baby cry.
“Get out! You spoilt br@t” he yelled.
“Dad…” I tried saying but I was interrupted by a very h0t sl@p.
“Why are you treating me like this, you say you are a pastor and you are behaving like this? I wanted to spend the holiday abroad like my friends, you disagreed, I wear this you hate it, I do well in school, you say I should beat the highest person, you are not satisfied. You treat me like trash. That’s why I hate you holy freaks, you are the worst. I HATE YOU!” I yelled before storming out if the room and went to mine.
My mom tried consoling me but to no avail she even ended up giving me the money before I finally left for school, I was about entering the ap@rtment when I got a call from my dad.
“Hello” I said.
“How dare you? Now return my 500 thousand you stole before I find you and deal with you seriously.”
“But I didn’t…”
“You bloody liar” he added. I cut off the line and gave a wicked smile.
“Now he’s going to know the real Joanne” I smiled and opened the door.
“Hey girls!” I shouted.
“Hey girls!” I shouted.
I walked into the room dragging my bag along as I saw Gina, Becky and Tessa sitting down unpacking their bags, on sighting me Tessa stood up and ran to hvg me.
“Babes” she hvgged me ti-ghter.
“TT my baby, you are shinning, New York must have been awesome” I pu-ll-ed from the hvg observing her from head to toe.
“You ain’t know fu-cksh*t” she said in a New York accent while turning around. Tessa Brooks is the daughter of a well known politician in the country, her father is the minister of works and he has other business he runs, Tessa is an engineering major, she studies Petroleum engineering. Gina Hawt is a Medicine and surgery major just like me, her father is also a politician. Becky Donalds is a Nursing major, her father is a business man who is fvc*king rich. Despite our busy schedule, we still got br@ins and excel in our various majors, we have been friends since secondary school and we are closer and stronger than ever.
“Becky, you didn’t even tell me you were back. It’s not fair oo” I urged as a phone call c@m£ throu-gh, it was my mom. I picked up and heard her voice from the other side of the phone.
“Hello Joanne” she said.
“Mom, how are you?” I replied wi-nking at my friends.
“My daughter, you know stealing is not p@rt of the virtue of a child of God, you are supposed to be holy and make sure nothing defile you…” She was still talking when I interrupted.
“The kingdom of God suffers violence and the only the violent taketh it by f0rç£. So don’t say those [email protected]*king s*@t to me mom” I ended the call and tossed my phone on the be-d.
“That’s my pastor’s daughter” Gina praised me as she laughed at my answer to my mother.
“So what exactly was the problem this time around?” Becky questioned.
“Don’t mind that crazy man they call my father, I asked him for ordinary 400 thousand and he sl@pped me then I took the 500K I saw on the table” I replied as a rolled my eyes and cli-ck my ton-gue.
“That’s my baby girl!” Tessa ch!pped in.
“Don’t mind those fathers of ours ooo, that’s how I asked my dad for 600K to shop and he only s£nt me 500K, I query him but he told me stories till my mom s£nt me the 100K and Josh s£nt me an additional 200K” Becky added.
Immediately she finished we all shouted and hailed her.
“fu*k parents joor! Let’s think about the p@rty tonight” I added.
“Yes baby, we gon p@rty all night” Tessa said.
“How’s Fred?” Gina asked me.
“You mean how’s Fred’s D*@k because you know that’s all Joanne cares about” Tessa said and we all laughed.
“He’s fine, but you know he still messing with Tori and I’m f*@king fine with it as long as he gives it to me” I added and we bur-st into another round of laughter.
“And that other guy, Ken?” Becky asked because I told them about Ken on our group chat.
“We still haven’t had S-x oo, the guy is somehow sha but he likes me and I like him” I added and we continued chatting.
Hours before the p@rty, I called Jaden on phone just to say hi.
“Sis what’s up?” He asked.
“I’m inviting you to a p@rty tonight, Gina is throwing a p@rty” I replied.
“Oh! I’m sorry, I’m not in school at the moment” he replied.
“Jaden, where the f*@k are you?” I asked wanting to hear his lies because I know Jaden would never tell me the truth about his location.
“You worry too much, talk to you later” he hanged up on me. A call c@m£ in my phone again, it was my dad, I picked up the phone.
“Joanne, what has come over you my daughter.” He said calmly.
“Old man! Don’t disturb me at all, I’m very tired and I have better things to worry about.” I hanged up and toss my phone aside, I was feeling hungry and decided to go buy eggs from the nearby shop to prepare noodles since we haven’t bought new crate for the semester. I told the girls about it and headed outside, on my way I saw Debbie.
(Like toriperi stories to re-ad ahead)
“Deb Deb” I hailed her as she smiled.
“I was even coming to your house” she replied.
“For what?” I asked rolling my eyes.
“To remind you about the JHD crusade, it’s next week” she replied.
“Would you just listen to yourself, day and night all you think about is God, I’m ashamed of you, very!” I told her.
“I have one as-signment for you, go and mediate on the book of Proverbs 23:26. And remember that the only reason you are alive today is God and His mercy upon you keeps you going. I’ll talk to you later” she said before leaving. I hissed and went ahead to buy the eggs.
?AT THE p@rtY?
Gina rented a club for her p@rty. The girls left for the p@rty with their b©yfri£nds but I stayed behind waiting for Ken to come pick me up, I made sure Fred wasn’t in the p@rty so as to avoid unnecessary scenes although Fred wouldn’t care if I was with another guy but it’s better to be safe than sorry. I waited a few minutes before Ken arrived. He looked so dashing, all I was thinking about was how good he’d be in be-d.
“Hey Baby, you look amazing” he commended. I was dressed in a pink r!pp£dt©p and a white bomb short and pink sneakers to match.
“Thanks, you ain’t looking bad as well” I replied smiling as he k!$$£d myl-ips and I hopped in his car.
We got to the p@rty few minutes later while Nicki Minaj’s song was blaring ha-rd , I was busy hvgging my friends and other p@rty freaks like me.
“Baby I’d be right back” Ken said before k!ss!ngmyl-ips.
“Sure!” I smiled as I saw him walk away, f*@k! He is so h0t. I wandered around the room because my girls were busy with their b©yfri£nds. Soon the dance floor was filled with people and they all were dancing as I joined shaking my as-s real good on Ken, I made sure I gave him a l@p dance and twer-ked on him. I drank to my satisfaction, Ken tried st©pping me but I didn’t st©p.
“Welcome to Gina’s welcome back p@rty” Gina screamed as everyone roared in praise.
“Incase you ain’t a student of Yogan, this is how we run sh^t here” Gina added. I sat down as I held a pipe smoking my lungs out.
“Go easy girl” ken whispered in my ears.
“I’d go easy on you” I nastily replied as Ken couldn’t control his laughter.
“There is a room behind, why don’t we…”
“You are drun!k, plea-se excuse me” he cut me short and left heading towards the bathroom.
“What the f*@k is wrong with him” I muttered. I was in the mood for having S-x and started wishing I c@m£ to the p@rty with Fred instead. I was about taking another taking the pipe in my mouth when I saw Fred heading towards me and I had told Ken that I broke up with Fred the day we started d@t!ng. Immediately I saw Fred I remember the saying ‘be careful what you wish for’. What the f*@k am I going to do now, how am I going to make sure Ken don’t see me and Fred together.
“Hi Fred” I said nervously.
He ignored my greeting and k!$$£d myl-ips and then whispered in my ears.
“I’m in the mood”
“Me too” I replied before leading him to a room at the back. We were about getting down on business when Ken walked in on us.