💞💞(Twist of fate)💞💞
By. Humble Smith & Clara William
My eyes got wet and I blinked it rapidly to push the tears back,
I was really drained as I watched the poor girl staring at nothing..
“She is your daughter you were talking about right?” I asked in a whisper with my gaze still fixed on the girl..
The more our eyes kept locking together, the more I feels like shedding tears, the more my heart bleeds..
She was looking at me but I was sure she isn’t seeing me because her eyeball were stable..
“The person that came to see me..is it a boy or girl?..” She asked and I felt my heart becoming more heavy,
she was really blind..
I took a deep breath and walked closer to her squatting in front of her..
I held her palm and squeezed it softly making her grimaced..
“I’m a man, my name is Victor..so sorry for your plights, I’m so pained to see a beautiful lady in this condition..” I breathed feeling so disturbed wishing she would just tell me that she can see me..
“Thank you for your concern but..I’m surprised hearing you say I’m beautiful, is that some word of hope?..you are just trying to make me feel less
“I have always told her she is really beautiful but she wouldn’t want to believe that, just wish she would one day get to see her reflection..” I heard her mother say..
I inhaled and exhaled heavily glancing at both mother and daughter..
The room was snug and had nothing in it, only a small sized bed and their bags..
“You must be hungry…I have some snacks, you would take it for now, I would still go and get something more edible for you” I cooed and she smiled..
She looked more beautiful with that smile…
“Did I just smiled??’ She asked expressing shock with the smile vanishing again..
” yes..what about it?” I asked..
“It has been very long she smiled..” Her mother chipped in..
“Really??” I said and she shrugged
“Why should I even smile when I’m useless..your name is Victor right?” She queried
“Yes dear..” I replied looking at her eyes which were on me.
“Try closing your eyes for one hour and tell me how it is..tell me how it was having darkness all around you for many years..” she sobbed making me moved with pity..
“I’m so sorry…” I said not knowing what to say to this pained girl..
There was no doubt she had no hope for the future….
“Please help me to see, even if it is for a minute please..” She cried and my heart was pierced…
Tears fell from my eyes.. I felt really moved that I nearly cried out loudly..
“You have to eat something..what is your name?”
Oh yeah, I’m an emotional type of person, I find it hard controlling my emotions…
“Don’t you think it is useless feeding me?” She said and took a deep breath..
“Well…you have to stay alive..who knows one day, you would see..” I said breathing heavily..
“Okay..bring the snacks..” She said and I jumped to my feet, with the speed of lightening, I ran to my car and took all the crunches there…
Her mother was just watching me with a confused look..
I guess she is finding it hard to understand why I was this concerned..
I don’t really know why..but I think it is pity..
Yes..I am just feeling pity for her..
I brought the snacks and sat down on the bes beside her
“Let me feed her..you are doing way too much..” Her mum said but I just smiled..
“Allow me do it myself please…” I said not knowing the reason why I even wants to feed her…not like I had known her before..
“Are you the one feeding me?” She asked and I smiled..
“Open your mouth..” I said and she arched her brow before opening it reluctantly..
I put it in and she smiled…
“You are acting like a boyfriend” she said amidst smile..
“I don’t mind…your condition is really hurting me..” I said and she giggled..
“You are making me happy..I don’t know why, the way you are sitting closely with me is really funny, don’t you think you are doing a mistake??” She said and I shrugged..
“Stop talking and open your mouth..” I coaxed and she breathed..
I put another piece and made to bring out another one when my phone rang..
I checked it and flinched seeing it was my girlfriend…
“Ohh, I need to go now..” I said with a smile..
“Thanks you so much!!” they both said in unison..
“It is a pleasure…as for you..keep smiling…it makes you look more stunning..” I said to the blind girl…
“I can only smile if you are around” she said and I felt myself being happy for what she said…
“What is your name?” I asked..
“Presh…” She replied..
“Okay…I’ll come over some other time..take this and manage till i come again” I said giving her mother a bundle of money before dashing out..
It has been long my girlfriend was calling..up to 3 missed call now..
“Hello?” I said as I accepted the call…
“Where are you????…don’t miss road or enter into the hand of hoodlums..let me come and pick you” she said
“Okay come to….” I looked around..
I don’t even know where I am..
“I’ll call you back, let me ask of my current location..” I said and hung the call
I made to rush back to the blind girl, at least to ask her mum of the very name of where I am but I later shook my head in disapproval,
I won’t be able to leave there If I should dare to go back and see her..
I looked around and saw a little boy who had only a short on..
“Hey, where is this place called?” I asked and he stared at me with a surprised look..
“You don’t look like someone who lived in this place, it seem like you are a foreigner..” He said and I smiled.
“My name is pri… Victor…”
Oh gosh ..
I nearly told him my little secret,
I am the Prince here but I want it to be kept as a secret, I don’t just need everyone respecting me like I am god..
Let me make a little introduction about myself..
I’m Victor the only son of my father, I had lived almost all my life in the state, I just came here to stay for some period with my girlfriend before travelling back with her,
I don’t want people to even know I am the prince till I come to rule the land..
“Where are you going to?..I can direct you there” the little boy says but I shook my head
“Just tell me where this place is called” I said and he told me ..
I gave him a token of money before calling my girlfriend..
I told her the location and she flinched at it
“How could you be in such a place, that part of the village are for the misfortune and poverty stricken people…gosh! I hope none of them ever touched you?” she scoffed and I smiled remembering that I did not only touched someone here, I also fed her…
“Just come and pick me, I’m very tired” I said and she huffed..
“I had wanted to come and pick you, but I can’t go to that place, they all disgusts me..I will send the guard to come and pick you” she said and hung the call..
I took a deep breath and glanced at that old house once more, the house where presh lives, the house of the blind girl who had really affect me,
I felt like taking her home, I felt like being with her every second, I don’t want to leave, it seems like I wouldn’t get the chance to come back here again..
I sat on my bonnet with my gaze still on that building,
There is no doubt presh needs someone to love her, she needed someone to make her feel happy and that person is me but I can’t be with her now…
Not long after, the guard came and I was driven home..
The smile on my face vanished the moment he left, he was leaving and I felt my heart getting back to its former condition, the condition of pain and anguish, wishing to die..
“Why is your face growing pale?” My mum asked and I sighed and lay on the bed..
“Do you know who that man is?” I asked
“No, he is a stranger who took interest in my pathetic condition and decided to help the little way he can” she replied and I breathed..
“Would he come again?” I asked
“I don’t know, he said he would come but I don’t think so, he would later get to know about us and would definitely stay away from us like other people” she answered and sat on the bed
Her word made me drained..
I just wish he doesn’t leave us, I can’t wait to hear his voice, I want him to seat beside me like he just did today, I want him to feed me again,
I can’t tell why I want him, but I just feel good with him around me..
” start eating..” My mother said as she fed me with the snacks,
I just wished it was him feeding me again..
I can never forget that name, even if he doesn’t come again, the name would never leave my memory, even his voice would also be in my memory…
I had just finished meeting my parent and was going back to my own house with Anna my girlfriend who wouldn’t just stop talking, she is never tired of talking but less did she knew that my mind was very far away from anything she was saying,
I was thinking about the blind girl, it pains me that I couldn’t stay with her,
“You seem to be thinking about something else why I talk to myself” I heard Anna’s voice
“I wasn’t thinking about anything, keep talking” I said with a stupid smile making her gawp at me..
“Just make sure you aren’t thinking of another woman” she said and I laughed
She just said it right..
I’m thinking about another woman and the woman is presh the blind girl I just met…
“Do you know of any blind girl in this place?” I asked and she sneered at me..
“What do you have to do with the blind??”
“There is a girl named presh, I met her on my way here, she is a blind girl, I really felt pity for her..” I said not knowing I was making a great mistake, a mistake that would cost a lot..
She stared at me for some moment and suddenly went silent..
I shrugged and kept on riding..
We finally reached and she alighted..
‘You don’t seem okay?” I asked
“I need to use the restroom, I would be back..” She said and dashed in.
“He met her” I said to the person I just called on phone..
“He told me he met her while coming down here, what are we gonna do now?” I asked
“Leave it for me…the blind girl and her mother would experience the greatest pain from tomorrow and just make sure he doesn’t go near that slum..”
“Okay ma..he doesn’t even know the route, I would make sure he doesn’t find his way there” I said with a sigh..
“Okay, I will inform you on any new development”
“Thank you” I breathed and hung the call..
He must not meet that blind girl again…
I walked back to the sitting room only to meet victor lost in thought,
His face was into his palm and he was moving any part of his body, there was no doubt that he was really thinking of something he valued so much,
Just pray he isn’t thinking of Presh..
“Victor!!” I called out and he flinched and glanced at me before resting his back on the chair..
“What are you thinking of?” I asked with an arched brow..
“Nothing much, just trying to understand how painful it is to be blind” he said and I frowned..
“What does that mean?..are you trying to be blind someday?” I asked and he took a deep breath..
“What do you really know about that blind girl?” He asked..
Don’t tell me he had been thinking of that shit!!!
“Are you really disturbing yourself because of some wretched and misfortuned blind girl??” I seethed and his face contorted into anger..
“Can you stop those words you are hurling??.. I really feels pity for her, she is blind and is passing through a lot..I need to meet her again..” He muttered making me feel like breaking ghat coconut he called a head..
“You must be stupid wanting me meet a blind girl, can we go to the room and make our day, I can’t believe this is what you are talking about at your first day here with me..” I snorted and grabbed his hand..
I sat glumly on my bed with my thought on only one person and that is the guy who fed me..
It still stuns me how someone in this world would still have the mind to feed a curse like me, this alone left me confused..
I had thought no one would ever like me other than my mother but I guess I was mistaken, someone had just showed me that he cares,
I can’t wait for his return which I really doubt if it would ever happen..
Victor is his name..
I can’t see him but I know his name and anytime I ever get to see, the first person I would look up to is him..
First time since I was born, someone had made me smile,
He had made my heart throb in happiness, how he fed me really left shivers running through my whole body..
It made me feel like I had a boyfriend,
I had wanted to hug him and whisper that words I love you in his ear but I don’t know how weird it would sound,
Who knows he may not have any feelings for me..
Is it even possible that he likes me..gosh!!!
Who would have feelings for a blind girl..not just a blind girl,a wretched one who is known as a curse..
I took a deep breath and lay on the bed which was the only place I can stay..
I can’t move to anywhere, it really pains me that I can’t see, it hurts so badly to have many things you want to know how it looks like but can never, it leaves the heart bleeding..
Tears rolled down freely with my heart beating faster, it was a sign that pain was coming, it was a sign of bad omen..
Just then, I heard a scream, the voice was that of my mother, I could also hear the voice of my dad, they were both coming to where I was,my mom was crying and pleading..
I couldn’t understand what was really happening till they got in and something struck my head..
I let out a shrill and shut my already blind eyes to absorb the excruciating pain..
“How dare you meet the prince???” His voice echoed in my ear..
For some minute, I thought I wasn’t hearing clearly..
I hadn’t met any prince,
“How could you bring the prince here to this curse!!!!!!” My dad growled, this time I heard a slap which I guess was on my mom..
My heart grew heavy and I clenched my fist wishing I could at least see..
I wouldn’t hesitate to kill him with a knife..
“I never knew he was the prince, I thought he was a mere villager, he was even the one that requested I show him my daughter” my mother tried explaining but he wasn’t even listening..
I could hear more sound of beating…
“You couldn’t know because you have a curse beside you everyday…that man you brought to her is the Prince of this land..how could you bring him here??” I heard my dad voice..
“We are sorry,he never told us he is the prince..” My mom tried explaining but his anger was so much making me wonder why he is that way..
He stomped away and I sighed in relief thinking it was over, who would have known that more pains and anguish are on their way…
“I’m sorry mom..” I shuffled
“Daughter we are doomed!!” She mumbled
I cringed at those words as I sat on the bed..
“What does that means?” I muttered
“Someday after now, you would not see me again, I would be gone leaving you all alone” I heads her voice say out weakly..
At first I thought I had an ear problem but when she repeated her words then it dawned on me that she was saying the truth..
“Please explain to me..” I pleaded as tears rolled down freely..
“Let me go get something for you to eat dear, I’ll explain all when I comes back..” She said and before I could even say anything, she dashed out..
I sat there on my bed for many hours but couldn’t hear the voice of my mom,
I waited and waited but heard none…
I heard lightening and thunder, it was about to rain…
Just then, the door sprang open and someone stomped in..
“Mom is that you??..where had you been?” I asked in tears..
A resounding slap landed on my cheek so hard that I found myself sprawling on the floor..
“Where Is my wife!!!” The voice of my dad echoed round the whole building..
Shudders ran through my spine as I heard that question,
Please don’t tell me my mom is gone so soon…
“Where is my wife you cursed blind girl!!!” His voice went higher with a blow on my belly..
I shrilled in pain with my arm widely..
I couldn’t see and I don’t know how I can protect myself..
“Please stop..please..” I pleaded but I wasn’t talking to a human..
He dragged me up and gave me a headbutt..
I fell on the ground with excruciating pain feeling my whole body..
My mom has disappeared without telling me, now I suffering because she is gone..
How would I had known that even my mother would one day hate me and leave me to suffer..
“Dad please get a knife and kill me please..” I begged with tears all over my eyes,
“Kill you??..I would have done that long ago if I had not been told not to..” He seethed and kiss me hardly…
I heard rain pour down on the earth..
He grabbed me roughly and brought me outside..
With full force, he pushed me out in the rain…
“Go get my wife because coming back….wasted being..” He growled..
I found myself landing in the middle of no where,
I am blind so I don’t know where I am…
My leg hit on a rock as I fell flatly on the floor under the rain…
Everywhere was silent and I guess it was night..
Pain was all I feel both in my heart and in my body..
My mother is gone…
Who will save me???
To be continued
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