MOST WANTED MAID
Angela wiped the sweats off her face as she moped
the floor of the kitchen. It was
saturday, so she has decided to keep everywhere
She did the cleaning in a hurry and started preparing dinner. She
didn’t go to her boutique that
very day. She just felt like resting at home.
David, her dear husband would soon be
returning from work.She wanted him to eat as soon as he returns and
take some rest.
She heaved as she ran about the kitchen.
“I am tired. I’m just stressed up. I think i need a
sighed, nodding to her thoughts.
Angela was in her late
twenties. She got married to
David three years ago, but they
are yet to have an issue.
Angela and david had been friends right from their
university days. They fell in love
with each other and were always found together.
David’s graduation, securing a job became a
problem. Angela also tried all she could to help David get a job.She
lied to her
father on several ocassions
inorder to estort money from
him to help David’s job seeking
process. However,David later got a job
in a very rich company.
It happened that when Angela
eventually graduated from the
university,she found it very
hard to get a job.Despite everything her father did.David
was not left out in helping her
seek for job but all to no
David,later convinced her
to worry about nothing since
he had the money to cater for them.
After their wedding,David
opened a cosmetic shop for
her,according to her
David became more and
more successful as if their marriage
enjoyed a sweet and romantic
union without troubles,but the
only worry that was lurking in
the corner was their inability to
have a child yet. They had gone to different
hospitals to find out the cause
of the problem.However,all the
doctors kept saying the same
thing.That there’s nothing
wrong with any of them,While urging them to wait for God’s
time.This didn’t bother David at
all.He believed God’s time is the
best.He remembered a couple
who spent up to 10yrs
together before the wife concieved.Hence,the situation
at hand didn’t affect his
undying love for her
Angela heard a car hunk within
the compound.she knew it was no other person than her
“Helo honey.i’m hooooome”he
soon emerged from the
door.Angela came out from the
room and kissed him welcome.
“How was work today?”She
asked as she collected the
briefcase from him.
“Good,my dear.Just that i am
tired,weak and hungry”He
“Then,its not a problem.I will
take care of that”Angela said as
she took him by the hand and led
It was actually late in the night
when Angela brought up the topic of bringing in a
maid.David objected to this
idea.He wondered why she
would want to bring in a
maid.Angela never did any
laundry.The washing was always done by the dry
cleaner.They were only living in
a flat and not two storey.What
could make her want to bring
in a maid?
He totally rejected the idea.Angela only cooked in the
evenings when she gets back
from her cosmetics shop.They
normally take beverages with
bread in the morning,though
Angela sometimes prepare something different.
Angela became sad and moody
at her husbands disaproval.
But little did she know she was
asking for her downfall.
“Honey, do you think this idea of
bringing in a maid is
right?” David asked Angela who
“Yes,i don’t see anything wrong with that. let’s just bring
“What do we need a maid for?” David asked. He too
was not happy.
“So i can fully concentrate on
my business. The new maid will be doing the cooking and keeping the home clean. please
my dear” Angela
pleaded. BecauseDavid never wanted to see her sad,
her the go ahead.
Angela became happy again but she never knew she was
calling for trouble.
“Angela my daughter. You are
looking so beautiful” It was Mrs. Uwa, her mother.
Angela smiled as she sat on the sofa. “Mum, everyone knows to well that i am not more
than you are. I am only but your photocopy and
copy. So the both of you are the
real beauty” She gesticulated. Her mother need no
soothsayer to tell her that her
beloved daughter was living in harmony with david,
Angela had actually visited her parents inorder to tell them about her plan of getting
maid, so her mother could help
her look for one.
“My daughter.i don’t support this” her mother cuts in.
“Why mum?”Angela just couldnt see any reason why her mother should stand
“David your husband,i believe
loves you so much and will do
almost anything for you.If you
are finding the house chores hard,discuss it with him and
see if he will profer a better
solution.The greatest mistake
you will make in your marriage
is giving another women the
opportunity to take care of your husband for you…..”
“Mum but i am not bringing in
a maid to take care of my
husband for me”Angela
interrupted her mother.
“Your mother is right Angela.Bringingin a maid in
your matrimonial home to do
the cookings and wash your
husbands clothes almost
means the same thing as
leaving your husband under her care”Her father spoke this
Angela became confused.There
may be sense in what her
parents were saying but her
instints told her that her husband can never prefer a
maid over her.Not when the“How many people fell from the building?”Her mother asked again
Sonia was not surprised at her mother.It was no new kind of question to her.Her mother had always remained a mystery to her.
“mum,i was the only woman there.You know its not for women but i had to do it.I had to do it mum;to raise some money inorder to get you more drugs.i just dont know why you are always hostile to me mom”There were tears in her voice this time as she went for a seat,holding her aching leg,sobbing and moaning in pain.
“you are too lazy”
That was all she heard the woman she called her mother say;with a disdainful hiss.
“mom, you know what? Overtime i have always wondered if i actually came out from your womb”Sonia said and stormed out of the house with the pains she felt all over her body,to get some pain killers.
__Being a pretty young girl,she was so much admired by young men and even the married ones alike but she never paid them any attention.Paul,one of the young men in her neighbourhood vowed to have his way with her by all means.He had tried everything under his power to earn her friendship but she abruptly turned him down.
“baby i don’t mean any harm.i just want to be a friend.i wish you can just come over to my house one of these days to see where i live”Paul had one day told her.
When Sonia finally visited him,after agreeing to be just a friend,Paul offered her a drink and she took it.
The next thing she discovered was that she opened her eyes and found herself on the bed,stack naked.Not even a bra was on her.Blood was all over the bedspread.
“noooo.Jesus nooo”she covered her face with her palms and cried out in pains.
She opened her eyes again and found Paul at one corner of the room,staring at her.She quickly grabbed the bed spread and covered her unclothedness.
With eyes full of tears she focused her gaze on him
“Paul.paul why.whyyy paul.You betrayed my trust paul.I told you i am a virgin.Do you have to do this?”She couldn’t control the tears anymore as they flowed freely from her eyes.ir
love for each other is still there.
Angela was a lady that gets
almost whatever she wanted
without heeding to advice.Despite her parents
advice to shun the idead of
bringing in a maid,she paid
“We are not trying to force you
my dear.If you feel like getting a maid,if your husband
approves of it,then go
ahead.We only want what is
best for you.You are our
daughter.But my advice to you
when you finally bring this maid is to watch her
closely”Her father concluded.
“shine bright like a diamond”
“shine bright like a diamond”
That’s Angela’s mobile phone ringing.She looked at the
screen.It was Ebere,her
“Helo b.b”She answered the
“Angel,are you at home? I got the maid and she is right here
with me”Ebere spoke from the
“Really? I just got back now.i’m
home”Angela was excited.
“We are coming over.Keep something for me o”Ebere
cooed and hung up.
Angela nodded.She was
happy.Now,she can fully
concentrate on her business
like other women. The knock on the door an hour
later,made Angela come out
from the kitchen leaving the
rice she was preparing.She
knew it was Ebere and the
most anticipated maid.When she opened the door,Ebere
entered,leaving a beautiful young girl carrying a bag by
the door for Angela to have a
better view before
she came in.
“Good Evening ma”She greeted. Angela beheld her.She was
indeed beautiful with her open
teeth.Fair in complexion.
Angela let her in with her bag.
“What is your name?”She
asked. “My name is sonia ma”She
“How old are you?”
“I am 22 years ma”She replied
again with a smile.
Angela introduced herself and showed her a room to move in.
The arrival of Sonia gladdened
Angela heart. She was
delighted. Sonia on her own part played not only the
a maid. She felt much
comfortable around her madam; she just took Angela as
her elder sister.
Sonia took charge of the household chores. She took
charge of preparing the
meals. She even offered to
wash the clothes instead of taking them to the dry cleaner.
She was in desperate need for money to support
mother’s failing health. She was able to finish her
school but couldn’t go further to higher institutions because
of lack of finance. So, since then, she has been
money through any possible
means inorder to keep living and support her mother
who was always sick.
David bumped into Sonia as he
hurried out of his room with
his briefcase. He was getting
late for work.She fell down as
his body brushed her. “Oh.i am sorry. get up, give me
your hand” David reached for
her hand to help get her up
from the ground.
“Good morning sir.I was
actually coming to tell you that your breakfast is ready” She
announced as she got up from the ground.
“I don’t think i can still have
breakfast. I have to attend an
important meeting this
morning and i am running out of time. Where is your
madam?” David was in a hurry.
“She is still sleeping” Sonia replied. She had a way of
talking that made her
outstanding. Talking slowly
and pronouncing every word to the end. David made to Angela’s room to notice her of his
leaving because of an
As David drove,he thought
within himself how Sonia handles the house duties as if
she was actually a member of
the family. She was in good
terms with both husband and
wife. Angela had been right
about bringing her in,he thought.