REJOICE JEREMIAH. C📝
@Author RiRi Library 📚
EPISODE 16 (unedited)
“Odeya I don’t think I can do that…” Amanda said.
“Why? Because you like my daddy?” Odeya asked.
“No.. How can I do that when I have no idea what happened between your dad and your mom.” Amanda said.
“I was three years old when it happened I got no idea how it happened but my mom and dad got divorced. I don’t know why.” Odeya said.
“Divorced” Amanda said.
She was right all this time.
What could have caused their divorce?
It’s been two years now.
“Parents who got divorced could get back together right?” Odeya asked.
Amanda inhaled. “It’s rare to see that but it happens tho. Some get back together but it’s really rare.” she said.
Odeya sighed. “I wanna have a complete parents.. I don’t want just my dad nor just my mom. I want both of them seeing me grow up and taking Care of me. I don’t want another person replacing my mom. I don’t want another mom.”
Amanda from that moment wish her feelings for Odeya’s dad would vanish totally.
Odeya can’t accept another other woman for her dad except for her biological mom.
Amanda knew that Gold won’t stand Odeya. She would have to leave Desmond after being rejected by Odeya.
Amanda wondered how she would be able to end her feelings.
Maybe she should leave here. It feel like it’s the best thing for her to do.
Staying here would make her fall even more for him and how would she be able to fulfil odeya’s request.
It won’t be possible for her.
Odeya hugged her. “Please get my dad and mom back together. It feels like you are the only one I can tell this to.”
Amanda exhaled and placed her hand on Odeya’s curly hair. Caressing it, she thought of how to escape all these. After few minutes of thoughts, she stood up.
“Odeya, I have to go make you dinner. Do you wanna stay in your room?”
“I’ll stay here. I want noodles.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled. “I will make that for you..”
Amanda picked the Children’s Story Book on the table and gave to her. “Read this. I will be back soon.”
She left and didn’t notice Odeya watch her until she did.
Odeya breathed out. “I should be nice to her from onwards. That way, she would do what I requested for.” she said.
Amanda headed downstairs and her heart sank when she heard the laughter of Desmond and Gold.
She saw them sitting on a couch, watching a movie and laughing out. They both held a glass of wine and a pack of snacks was on the table.
Amanda inhaled, trying to control her anger at the both of them…
How could he laugh like that when his daughter is in her room, crying!
And why is she still doing here. Isn’t it time for her to leave to her house!!
Amanda felt like rushing to them and dealing with her but she couldn’t.
She finally got down the staircase and was passing to the dinning when Desmond suddenly spoke and Amanda halted.
They couldn’t see her cos she was behind them.
“Baby, I should take you home now, it’s getting to nine.” Desmond said.
Gold placed her finger to his lips and winked at him.
Amanda didn’t see the wink but she saw the index finger placed on Desmond’s lips.
“There’s no leaving tonight honey. Let’s share this night together. I promise you a great night together.” Gold said, her voice seductive and tempting.
Amanda tightened her fists and gritted her teeth in rage.
Desmond smiled and touched her cheek. “Come on babe, i’d want that but my daughter’s gonna be mad if she finds out you spend the night here.” Desmond said.
Gold rolled her eyes. “Come on honey.. Odeya is just a little girl. Don’t tell me you are being scared of your five years old daughter.”
“I’m not Baby…but my Odeya is a very sensitive girl.” Desmond said.
Gold placed her hand on his chest and gave him a seductive smile. “Look into my eyes honey.” she said.
Desmond looked into her eyes for a moment and the next thing, Gold kissed him then pulled away a bit. “I would climb the highest mountain and sail through the widest ocean just to be with you honey. Don’t worry about Odeya, I would make her like me.” she said and crushed her lips on his again and they began kissing.
Amanda couldn’t stand there anymore, the anger boiling inside her could cook a pot of meal. She left to the kitchen.
Gold pulled away their kissing and smiled at Desmond. “I think I’m bored of watching this movie, why don’t we go upstairs and see a better movie honey.” she said.
Desmond had no say anymore since he’s been controlled.
He smiled at her. “Of course baby.”
They stood up and Gold was wise enough to carry her bag. They headed upstairs.
When Amanda got to the kitchen, she saw the whole sink and counter messed up.
“Wait, she didn’t even clean up the things she used in cooking whatever meal she cooked? Huh! I can’t stand her..” Amanda said angrily.
Amanda slammed the cupboard angrily, she shut the fridge and shouted at the water in the pot for taking time to boil.
She transferred the aggression to the things in the kitchen including the noodles and eggs.
She finally got herself when the noodle was almost buring. She turned off the cooker and exhaled.
“Is it right for me to be upset! What right do I have to be upset about this.. Get yourself Chimamanda. Get yourself.” she told herself.
She served Odeya’s meal and hers too and placed both of them in a tray. She added a bottle water and cups and came out from the kitchen.
She didn’t meet the duo anymore. They left the TV on. The wines were still remaining in the glasses and the snacks too.
Amanda exhaled and headed upstairs.
While passing Desmond’s room door, she tried hard not to let any dirty thought into her mind. She hurried pass the door and entered Odeya’s room.
Odeya was still reading the book.
“Deya dear, I’m back. Did I take long?” Amanda asked.
“Uhm maybe a little.” Deya said.
“I’m sorry. Here’s your meal. Eat up so you can take your bathe and go to bed.” Amanda said.
Odeya dropped the book.
“Are you eating noodles too?” Deya asked.
“Yes.. I am. If you don’t mind, let me eat here with you.” Amanda said.
“Uh really? But I want you to feed me.” Odeya lied.
“Really? You told me you don’t like it.” Amanda said.
“I suddenly like it. I’m still a kid.” Odeya said.
“Oh I thought you weren’t anymore. But anyways, I would feed you” Amanda said and took Odeya’s fork.
Odeya rolled her eyes and collected her fork back.. “That’s okay. I was just joking.”
“Had she left?” Odeya asked.
Amanda raised her brows at her. “Huh who?”
Odeya stared at her…giving her a look of -acting-like-you-don’t-know-who-I’m-talking-about-
Amanda cleared her throat. “Oh.. She..she..”
“Never mind. She haven’t, I know. I’m gonna make sure she breaks up with my dad.”
“How can you do that? You…you are just a little girl.” Amanda said.
Odeya hit her fork on the tray. “Don’t say that.. I know what I’m gonna do.”
“Can you tell me?” Amanda asked. She was curious and it felt like there’s some hope.
“I will tell you since I need your help.” Odeya said. “I will threaten him of going back to my mom if he doesn’t break up with her.”
“Just that?” Amanda asked.
“I don’t know.. I wasn’t expecting this. I’m so mad right now. I gotta do something.” Odeya said.
Amanda felt like there’s nothing Odeya can do. At the sitting room, she saw how crazy Desmond is about the lady. She doesn’t think anything can stop them, including Odeya.
She just have to find her way out of her crazy feeling for him and find the words to tell Odeya to accept her dad’s girlfriend then leave after.
She have to think about it.
“I know you like my dad. Do you still like him?” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled. “Not anymore. Let’s eat before it gets cold.”
Odeya stared at her, trying to find if she’s saying the truth or not.. but she couldn’t find any.
‘It would be good if she doesn’t. That way she can help me get my dad and mom together. I miss my mom.’ She said within.
After their meal, Amanda bathe Odeya and she went to bed.
“Goodnight Deya. See you tomorrow.” Amanda said.
“Are you going to leave without telling me a folktale tonight?” Odeya asked.
Oh Amanda had forgotten her every night routine of telling Odeya folktales.
“Uhmm okay. I think I have one.” Amanda said and settled back on the chair.
She could see Odeya’s face lighten up.
Desmond and Gold cuddled each other after their love making.
Gold had something to tell Desmond… It had been on her mind even before coming.
She was going to ask Desmond for money and she was sure he wouldn’t hesitate to give it to her since she has him under her control.
Gold owns a big ladies underwears and face care boutique with lots of employees working for her.
Gold can be said to be an independent lady, comfortable although not from a wealthy family but her parents are middle class.
Gold is comfortably rich but knowing that Desmond had become her scape goat, she would request and she’s certain he wouldn’t hesitate.
“Honey” she called.
“Yes baby.” Desmond answered.
“I got something to tell you.” she said.
Desmond faced her and they stared into each other’s eyes.
“What’s it?” Desmond asked.
“I need some money for my business..” she said and watched his eyes.
She saw that he didn’t get irritated by that.
“How much will that be?” he asked.
She smiled. “Uhmm 1.6million naira.”
Desmond caressed her hair. “It’s okay. I’m gonna write you a check.” he said.
She kissed him. “Thank you baby.”
‘Wow I truly own him.. Ha ha. Baba was right. Even if I request of 10million naira, I’m sure he wouldn’t oppose. My Gold you are so very smart. Ha ha ha.’ she laughed within.
“Anything for you sugar.” he said and reciprocated the kiss.
Amanda finally left Odeya’s room after telling her the folktale..
As she carried the tray of empty plate and cups and got to Desmond’s room door, she had wanted to hurry away but she saw herself halting and she felt like breaking through the door and throwing that girl out of this house and far away where she wouldn’t be able to see Desmond again nor will Desmond see her.
But there was nothing she could do, but just stand there staring at the door.
She got herself, shook her head and continued her walk downstairs.
‘I promised myself to drop this feeling.. Ignore whatever is happening between them. It’s not your business, Amanda it’s not your business’ Amanda told herself.
‘You’ve already decided to tell Odeya to accept her as her dad’s girlfriend, format every feeling you have for him from your heart then leave this house after your are paid You can’t change your mind’
Yes I can’t change my mind. I can’t help Odeya with her request neither can I let this feeling go on, I’m ending it and it starts now. Be strong Amanda. You should know you cant fall for your boss. Do what is right by doing just what you came here to do.”
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