REJOICE JEREMIAH. C📝
Day broke unexpectedly early and Amanda got up and rushed downstairs to go the kitchen. She prepared Odeya’s breakfast and lunch. Then headed back upstairs to wake Odeya up.
Getting to the corridor, she saw Gold come out from Desmond’s room.
Amanda inhaled. “Good morning.” she greeted and walked pass.
“Hey” Gold’s voice halted her.
“Excuse me and turn around.” Gold said and Amanda rolled her eyes and did.
“Yes?” Amanda answered.
Gold checked her from head to toe.
“Next time when you wanna greet me, don’t forget to add ‘ma’am’ understood?” Gold said.
“What?” Amanda said with raised brows.
“I’m sure you heard me clearly cos I don’t think you got deaf ears.” Gold said, eyed Amanda and with that she entered back into Desmond’s room.
Amanda could hardly believe her ears. “What did I just heard? I don’t think I heard clearly.. Call her ma’am.. Such a joke!” she scoffed and entered Odeya’s room.
Odeya was still asleep. Amanda woke her up and carried her to the bathroom to take her bathe and prepare for you.
“Nanny,” odeya called as she was having her bathe.
“Can we go to see Jeremy today?” Odeya asked.
Actually Odeya was asking and not ordering.
That surprised Amanda.
“Deya.. You have to be in class today..” she said.
“Not this morning. Im saying after school today.” Odeya said.
“Ahh okay. We will.” Amanda said.
“You gonna drop me off, right?” Gold asked Desmond as she was fixing his tie.
“I’m sorry baby, but today is Friday and I usually drop Odeya to school. I will tell Peter to drive you home.” Desmond said.
Gold rolled her eyes. “But I want you to.”
Desmond exhaled and cupped Gold’s cheeks. “Babe, this is like a debt I own to my daughter. I always take her to school on Fridays as far as I’m home.”
“You can drop the both of us then.” Gold said.
“I’d be late for work. Remember your house is quite far.” Desmond said.
Gold did a frowny face trying to change Desmond’s mind but that wasn’t working.
“I’m sorry baby, I promise to give you a call. And oh.. The money. Let me write you a check.” Desmond said and went for his check books.
“Here it is..” He finished and handed it to her. Gold was shocked at the amount he wrote.
Desmond grabbed his briefcase. “Let’s go babe.”
Gold hugged and kissed him. “Thank you honey. I love youuu.” she said.
“I love you too baby.” Desmond reciprocated the kiss. “Let’s go..”
Gold was like ‘wowwwww.’ What a good catch!
They headed downstairs and met Odeya eating. She was having bread and mayonnaise and Amanda was packing her lunch box inside her lunch box bag.
When Amanda saw them, she closed up the bag quickly.
“Good morning sir. I will get you your breakfast.” she greeted without looking at his face then turned and headed to the kitchen.
“Darling, how was your night?” Desmond asked Odeya who focused on the bread she was eating, ignoring her dad to the extent of not even looking at him.
“Deya.. answer me.” Desmond said.
Deya said nothing.
Gold rolled her eyes. ‘Such a runt.’
Gold placed her hand on his leg.. “Baby, I guess she is in a bad mood. little kids behave this way most times. Maybe she doesn’t like her breakfast.” she said and turned to Odeya with a smirk smile. “Beautiful Deya, What else could make you moody apart from your breakfast, you don’t want it? You shouldn’t blame your dad but the nanny.”
Odeya dropped the bread angrily. “Your presence disgusts me and this whole house. Get lost!”
Gold’s mouth dropped open. “What!..did you just say that to me?”
“I’m gonna say more if you don’t get your ugly looking self outta this house and outta my dad’s life.” Odeya said.
Gold was stunned. She was too shocked and raged to speak to the little girl.
“Odeya!! Be quiet this minute!” Desmond ordered.
“Dad!” Odeya yelled.
“Shut up and don’t talk to her like that, ever again.” Desmond said.
“Dad! she doesn’t belong here!” Odeya said.
Amanda walked in with a tray of Desmond’s usual breakfast of tea and bread.
“You got no right to tell me who belongs here or not, understood.I’m trying my best to be the best dad to you and every single thing i do is to make you happy and be a good daughter so eat your food and go to school, that’s what you should be focused on right now.” Desmond told Odeya.. for the first time.
“Dad.. did you just say all that to me because of her?” Odeya asked.
Amanda decided to clear this scene because it get worse.
“Here’s your breakfast sir.. You should eat now or you might run late for work.” she said then turned to odeya. “Deya, you should eat too so you can go to school.”
Odeya stood up from the seat and.
“I’m filled up. I will go to school now.” she said and without waiting, she headed towards the exit door.
“Deya.. Deya wait..” Amanda called but she was out already.
Amanda grabbed Odeya’s school bag and lunch box and rushed out.
“Deyaaa..” she called as she saw Peter talking to her.
“Take me to school.” Odeya said.
Amanda sighed and opened the car door. She carried Odeya in and got in too.
Peter got onto the driver’s seat and soon they were heading to Odeya’s school.
They hadn’t driven far, when Amanda saw tears rolling down Odeya’s cheeks.
She took out wiper from Odeya’s bag and wiped her tears off.
“It’s okay Deya, don’t cry or you gonna have red big eyebags.” Amanda said then cuddled her in her arm.
“It’s okay. Everything’s going to be fine.” Amanda said.
After Odeya left, Desmond became uneasy and felt bad about yelling at his daughter.
“Are you okay honey?” Gold asked, caressing his hand.
“I shouldn’t have talked to her that way.” he said.
Gold smiled. “Don’t feel bad about it. Kids are to be scolded when they do wrong and you did the right thing by scolding her for talking more than she should.”
Desmond looked at her and she smiled more charming and touched his cheek.
“So don’t feel bad. You are only training her to be a good child. She insulted me. It’s been a while I got insulted and I couldn’t believe it could come from a five years old girl.” she said.
“Still I feel that I shouldn’t have said all that to her. She’s only a little girl.” Desmond said.
“Come on baby, it’s now you start.. Anyways, let’s get going. Now you gonna drive me homee.” Gold said and kissed him. “..and did I just remember something. That nanny didn’t get me my own food. I’m getting hungry. let’s go.”
Desmond sighed and stood up.
He took his briefcase and suit. Gold carried her bag and they left.
“You are going to be okay right?” Amanda asked Odeya as they got to her class.
“I will try.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled. “That’s a relief. I will see you in few hours and we gonna see him after school. Please be happy OK.” Amanda said.
Odeya nodded. “I will try.”
Amanda handed her lunchbox to her and she headed to her seat.
🚺Odeya… We heard you were with Jeremy all through yesterday. I never thought you could be this nice.🚺one of her class mate said.
The others joined in.
🚹Odeya can we be friends?🚺
🚺I want to be your friend Odeya.🚺
🚺Im sorry for calling you miss sassy🚺
🚺You are nice Odeya.🚺
Odeya was shocked.
Amanda was surprised. Such kids..
she smiled, waved Odeya goodbye and left.
One of her classmate by the name, Gift came with candies..”Hi Odeya. Have some and let’s be friends.” she said.
“Have some chocolate Odeya.” Another classmate said.
“Deya, do you want cookies. It’s very delicious.” Another classmate said.
‘What happened…’ Odeya wondered.
“Okay kids.. Go back to your seat. First class is about to begin.” Mrs Tonia, their form teacher walked into the class.
The kids dropped their gifts on Odeya’s table and went back to their seat.
Mrs Tonia walked to Odeya and smiled at Odeya for the first time.
“Jeremy talked very nicely about you. He said we should be your friend from onwards because you care about people you like.” Mrs Tonia said.
Odeya coughed…”ehm..Ms.. We should start first class now.” she said. Mrs Tonia smiled.
Chioma walked into Gold’s room to see her dressing up for work.
Gold had called her immediately she got home and told her about the check and about sleeping over at Desmond’s house.
Chioma dropped her bag and stood in front of Gold..
“Hey girl.. What’s up?” Chioma asked.
Gold smiled. “You no trust me ni?”
“Wow… I can hardly believe this… Babe, what’s the secret?”
“You suppose know me nah.. I get whoever I wan get. I am Gold Benson.. You know me girl..”
“Woah… So gist me nah..” Chioma said and sat on the bed.
“What gist do you want?” Gold asked as she applied makeups on her face.
“Ah Ahn.. Gist me jor.” Chioma said.
Gold laughed. “Everything is amazing and sweet except one small witch.” Gold said.
“Small witch?” Chioma asked.
“If I tell you what that small brat said to me ehn. Babe, you no go believe am.” Gold said.
“Who is the small brat and what did the small brat say to you?” Chioma questioned curiously.
Gold dropped her makeup and turned to Chioma.
“Babe, that little runt that calls herself Desmond’s daughter is a spoilt little witch. This girl insulted me be yo mg measure. I can’t start telling you all she said but that girl totally insulted me.. telling me to get lost from her dad and so on.”
Chioma raised her brows “really? How old is she sef?”
“Do I even care? Is it not five abi six. You see that small rat ehn, I’m going to show her the other side of me. I must teach her a lesson.” Gold said.
“What do you mean Gold. Rember she’s Desmond’s daughter. You should try hurting her in any way.” Chioma said.
“Did you say hurt? Hurt her how? I’m only going to teach her what it means to insult her elders.” Golf said.
Gold smiled, “I have a plan.”
“What plan are you talking about?” Chioma asked.
“Uhm.. I’m going back to that house.” Gold said.
“Yes, Desmond would be home the weekend so I’m going on a weekend stay.. He’s picking me up tonight.” Gold said.
“Woah.. You for just stay there now. Why you come back na?” Chioma asked.
“I just made that decision now. I’m gonna call Desmond and tell him. I’m sure he’ll be excited. He can’t resist me one bit.” Gold said and laughed.
Chioma laughed along. “Girl, you amaze me oh.. See you better settle my brother o”
Gold eyed her. “What.. Go jor.”
“No give me that kind eyes o. I’m serious here.” Chioma said.
Amanda was mopping the sitting room when her phone rang. She took it out from the back of her trouser and it was her mom calling.
She smiled and picked up the call.
“mama, good morning” she greeted.
📲Chimamanda how are you doing?”
Amanda heaved a sigh”I’m fine and you?”
📲”You hesitated before answering, is everything okay? Are you fighting with your boss?”
“Ah mama. Why will I fight with my boss. I’m fine. I’m cleaning up right now. I’m the only one at home. I got a lot to do.” Amanda said.
📲”Then is it his daughter.. If it is, please you have to do everything you can to make her like you. It is very important. Those kind of Kids are very smart and sensitive… Don’t forget to cook very deliciously and clean very well. It is very very important. I know you are very smart and hardworking. Again don’t forget to dress nicely all the time. Don’t expose yourself too much and don’t cover too much either. Always smile whenever you are talking to him… Make sure you wash his clothes very neatly and iron them perfectly.. Don’t for…”
“MAMA!!! what is all these!”
📲”…ah ahn why are you shouting..I’m just telling you what you should do as a good nanny.”
“Yes mama nanny, I’m just Odeya’s nanny so stop talking about Mr Desmond!! Stop stop!”
📲”Ah here she comes again with the shout.. Ah bye bye..call me later..”
The call dropped and Amanda flung her phone to a couch.
“Arghh this woman! What’s she up to.. This is crazy..” she sighed and continued her mopping.
“I’m just going to tell her that he has a girlfriend so she should stop hoping on nonsense…nonsense.. Yes nonsense.”