By: Pinky Preshy Chioma🖊
“Nicky! Nicky!! Come help me with my as-signments” Daniella screamed my name.
I quic-kly dropped the tablets on the sink.
I almost threw the pills into my mouth before Daniella called.
She must’nt see me crying or taking the ab-ortion pill.
“Where are you Nicky?” I heard her voice very close.
She actually enters my room.
I know how crazy my sister can be, she might just open the door.
I quic-kly threw the pills… All of them into the water system and flu-shed it off.
I quic-kly walked out of the restroom.
“What is it?” I asked pretending to be very much OK.
She handed the books to me before rushing out again.
I breathed heavily as I sat on the be-d.
Tears welled down my eyes.
I kept walking up and down restlessly in my room.
I don’t know what exactly to do anymore.
Something in me kept telling me not to ab-ort the baby.
I think the best thing is to let the baby see the father.
I ru-bbe-d my tummy and smiled.
First thing tomorrow morning, I’ll be going straight to their mansion.
I gently l@yon the be-d.
I kept on thinking how the day will go for me and so on.
I continued thinking until I drifted off to be-d.
I stared at the mirror in my long go-wn.
I stared at the wall clock….
It was alre-ady past 10
I applied some powder on my oily face before walking out.
I left the house praying within myself.
I just hope this goes on well.
I pressed the door bell and the security officer let me in.
He knows me alre-ady.
I knocked on the mansion’s door.
My heart skipped as I prayed silently within.
Suddenly, the door was thrown open
The door throw open…
“How may I help you?” a man asked.
Strange actually cos I don’t really know who he is.
I cleared my throat…
“Good day Sir! plea-se am here to see Mr Eric” I said calmly.
“Mr Eric? Do you have any appointments with him?” He asked.
I shook my head in disagreement.
“No but I really nee-d to see him, it’s urgent” I said
“What’s your name?” He asked
“Nicky Sir” I said
“Am sorry miss but he has gone for a p@rty with his friends and I don’t actually know the time he will be coming home” He said
I sighed disappointedly.
“This is really important Mr” I said in tears.
“I know it must really be! But you can wait for him or come back another time” He said
“Oh no! No! No… I’ll wait for him to come home very soon” I said as he nodded.
He led me into the mansion and sat on the soft couch.
I looked around and smiled.
In just one month, everything have changed…
All the furnitures are new and sparkling.
I know he’s wealthy so am not surprised.
I kept on waiting.
TWO HOURS LATER
He was not yet back.
I was alre-ady feeling uncomfortable….
I’ve taken two cans of orange jui-ce yet he’s not back.
I have to tell him this…
I can’t leave without telling him about the child.
I have to tell him before its too late.
I continued waiting until I fell asleep on the couch.
We staggered into the mansion dead drun!k.
We reeked of alcohol.
I believe that once in a while we should try to forget your problems.
We stormed into the house singing so loud on t©p of our voices.
“Hey! Eric is this one of your slut?” Davis one of my friends asked.
We bur-st into laughter.
The girl slee-ping on the couch quic-kly got up.
I didn’t see her face clearly cos I was drun!k.
She looked confused.
“Eric I have something important to talk to you about” She said.
We roared in laughter.
“Talk to me about? Who the hell are you? I knew it! So you are Christine the girl that had a one night stand with me… Do you think I want to have anything to do with you?” I laughed
“Come on girl! We do nothing but use and dump girls… We don’t have anything serious to do with them” Davis added as laughed
The girl bur-st into tears…
“Am pregnant for you.. You bastard!” She screamed
“Scram! Get out of here Benita… We only did it a day ago…” I yelled at her.
“Benita? Another girl ap@rt from the Christine you were talking about?” She cried
I laughed loudly.
“Get out of here right now…” We yelled at her.
She quic-kly ran out of the house in tears.
Tears kept running down her cheeks.
We roared in laughter as we sat on the ba-re ground.
THE NEXT MORNING
I broke my savings box and counted the money….
I have to leave.
I started packing my bags….
I kept pushing my heap of clothes into the box.
I did all that in tears.
He’s nothing but an animal….
I can’t do this anymore….
Am travelling to Quezon City.
I will start a new life there with my child.
I ru-bbe-d my tummy.
“Am sorry child! But your dad is such a s¢v-mbag” I cried as I quic-kly carried my luggage and made for the door but I bu-mped into my mom.
I yawned hungrily as I opened my weak eyes.
I was lying on the ba-re ground with my friend Davis.
It was a golden br@celet.
“Who owns this?” I asked myself.
“I don’t know man!” Davis said
“Steve! Steve!!” I called my cook aloud.
He quic-kly rushed out of the kitchen
“Who owns this br@celet?” I asked anxiously
“Oh sir! I think it must be the lady that c@m£ yesterday” He said
I stared at him puzzled.
“Which lady?” I asked
“She said her name is Nicky” He said
“Nicky?” I asked in shock.
My jaw dropped in shock….
Am in tears 😭😭
Why nah? 😪😪
He really have to look for her oo 😢😢