THE HOUSEMAID DISASTER
**2.05pm that same day**
David was already dressed up, Sonia only watched him weakly. She couldn’t explain what she felt all over her body few minutes ago but she felt it. She felt the shock and the awe that invaded her.
“Are you going out?” She suddenly asked.
“Of course i am, I need to get back to the office” he replied as he hurried to the door. Sonia ran up and help him tight begging him to stay with her a little longer.
“I cant stay here all alone” She pleaded, caressing him as she embraced him tightly.
“Why not spend more time with me?” She muttered as she held him speechless with her kisses.
David responded to all her moves. She was the reason why he left his office when he couldn’t bear the longing desire for her any longer. But they already had a little good time, he thought,some more may not be bad.
He sucked hungrily at her lips,while his hands sought for her bossoms. Sonia just couldn’t understand what was happening. This was something she has sworn to put an end to but now and again, she couldn’t bear this man walking out without satisfying her sexual urge.
She worked on his shirt,carefully unbuttoning it.
The cab pulled up in front of the compound. Angela lazily staggered out.Right since she left home, she had not been herself. She had visited the public toilet more than ten times. She couldn’t remember eating anything that could be responsible for the inceasant purge which also came with headache and high body temperature. As a result,she deemed it best to go home.
“Madam, you no wan pay me my money. I be father christmas? I dey carry for free?” The angry driver addressed Angela who was bent on getting into the house. She turned back and gave him the amount they agreed on.
On getting to the compound, she saw her husbands car parked there, She wondered what he might be doing at home. He should be in the office. She gently opened the door and surveyed the parlour nobody was there but on the floor a cloth was lying them, She picked it up and examined it, It was the top Sonia was wearing in the morning.
She held her aching head.
“I hope its not what i’m thinking”She soliloquied as she made into the bedroom quietly.
On approaching there, she paused to examined what she was hearing. She could hear soft moans from the bedroom.
She barged into the room immediately,almost slumping at the sight she beheld. She felt her world crashing. Right before her was her dear husband on the bed with Sonia. They were not even aware of her presence.
“David!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Angel screamed, holding her cheeks with both palms. Hot tears spontaneously rolled down from her eyes. She ran out immediately. She just couldn’t stand the sight.
Sonia quickly jumped down from the bed. She felt something leave her body. She felt that force which invaded her disappear immediately. Her heart was beating fast. She was totally scared, not knowing what to do next.
David just took it as if nothing happened.
“What is it, come back to bed please” David said.
Sonia let out an inaudible hiss, her head spinning. Escape was the only thing on her mind and here’s this man telling him to come back to bed with him. Maybe something’s wrong with him, she thought as she ran her fingers across her hair in total disarray
“Do you want your wife to kill me? Didn’t you see her?” she asked reaching for her clothes. With a little less than the speed of light, she grabbed them and fled into her room, gathered few clothes into her bag with the little time she had left. She was ready to accept whatever she gets. Her world had always been an illusion. Life had never seen her as anything more than an outcast.
She reached for her phone, peered at the screen swiftly and glanced at it again.
Fourteen missed calls from her mum. She dialled her number straightaway. It was ringing but after each ringing, a female voice would tell her that the subscriber was not responding but she could send her a mini call for an amount which she didn’t care to hear. She hated hearing that. She hated it whenever somebody’s phone whom she called rings without the person answering it.
“Whatever it is mom, you will see me soon”She told herself, zipping the bag she had roughly packed few of her clothes into her bag. She knew she would soon be a wanted person by the police because she believed Ebere wouldn’t let her be after all the damage she has inflicted on people already.
Wanted by Angela, the lady who once told her she could kill anyone whom she catches with her dear husband.
“It would have been better if the law caught up with me earlier. I wouldn’t have gone through all these. Where do i run to? What do i do with myself?” Sonia felt her heart tearing and breaking apart under the pain she felt inside.
Angela must never meet her there, she had to move fast, to face her destiny.
Angela was sobbing and shedding tears in the parlour. She couldn’t believe her beloved husband could betray her. She wept bitterly. She wondered for how long they must have been doing this in her back.
Sonia? Whom she trusted so much and took like a sister?
Something told her she was the cause of it all, for bringing her in the first place. She waved it off.
Angela bursted into fresh tears. She lifted her head and saw David standing before her with hands in the pocket.
”Gosh, he still had no shame to show his disgusting face” She thought.
Out of anger and frustration, she grabbed the chair pillow and threw it at him.
“Get out! leave! I hate you!”she yelled. David left and came again back almost immediately. He stood there without uttering any word.
This got Angela more flabbergasted than anyone can imagine. He could have atleast said something meaningless crap because he was supposed to say something instead of standing there and moping at her.
She stood up moving towards him with an unnameable look in her eyes.
“You disgust me. I’m disappointed in you, how could you stoop so low. I trusted you so much. This proves that you have been running around other women, you haven’t been a faithful husband. You disgust me” she said and stormed out of the room, leaving David there like an undecided ghost.
She expected her parents to show up any moment from then. She had called them earlier telling them to come over. They inquired from her what the problem was but with her crying voice she told them to come over immediately.
With the anger boiling and swelling up in her, she searched for Sonia, not knowing what to actually do with her until she finds her.
Sonia clutched the hand of her bag, the same bag she had come with few months ago and made her way through the back door. She couldnt bear those eyes of Angela looking murderously at her, knowing she did something that deserved more than such a stare.
Coming out from the backyard, She saw her mother sauntering into the compound. She could see the ‘okada man’ reversing his motorcycle.
“Sonia, Sonia, We are leaving immediately. No questions. I will tell you why later” Her mother said, seeing the bag in her hand. She already packed.
‘Whats happening?’ she wondered.
“Why mom. why? Dont you want me to stay again, to bring you huge money? Aren’t you happy with that anymore?” She let down the heavy tears from her ears.
“I am sorry my daughter. I have truly hurt you in every way. I have really done you enough harm” There was sorrow in her voice. She drew Sonia close and embraced her. Something she couldn’t remember the last time she did.
This time all of a sudden, she could feel Sonia’s pain. She could feel her heartbeat thuddering beneath her chest. She needed no one to tell her she was the architect of the poor girl’s plight.
“Sonia!” Angela’s harsh and aggravated tone separated them.
“Oh i see, you both have succeeded” Angela increased her steps towards them,”how could you”She landed a hot resounding slap on Sonia. The kind of slap that comes with stars and dizziness. Angela lost control and pounced on her. She went wacko at that moment, tearing and pulling at the poor girl whose mother she pushed aside when she tried to stop her.
“You will kill her o and you will surely regret it if you do” Sonia’s mother said, trying to get up from where she fell. Her kneels ached as a result of the fall. She could feel the hurting pain of the arthritis and rheumatism which was part of what she had been suffering for years.
Angela landed several kicks on Sonia’s belly with her kneel. Sonia screamed painfully with all her might.
“Ahh my tommy. Jesus…my tom……”her voice trailed off.
Blood was seen trailing down her legs.
Angela got up from her to get a better view of what she was seeing, which was just playing like a movie before her
Sonia continued bleeding.
The pregnancy was gone!
Gone in the twinkle of an eye.
Angela took some steps backwards with her eyes focused on the red liquid dripping from Sonia. She knew what it signified. She needed no one to tell her that what it meant.
With a quick reflex, she turned and saw David standing some distance away. She stared at her, hatred and anger filled her eyes with questions flashing through her mind. How dare him? How dare him do this to her? How could he impregnate their maid? Could it be because she has not been able to conceive and give him a child?
Tears gathered in those eyes of hers, red with anger but she fought hard to send the tears back to where they came from.
“Are you people going to leave her here? Do you people want her to die?” Sonia’s mother spoke out. Ebere was right. Sonia was pregnant.
Angela was sure she didn’t quite hear her right but she heard her say something. Her head was spinning. She was beginning to feel dizzy. It was then it dawned on her that she actually brought another wife for her husband in the name of a maid. She felt everything turning around and before she knew it, she slumped to the ground.
David rushed over to her at once while Sonia’s mother was supporting her daughter to her feet. They must get to the nearest hospital as soon as possible.
David never knew she was pregnant. She never told him about it.
A car pulled into the compound. Mr and mrs Uwa; Angela’s parents got down impatiently, seeing their daughter on the ground and a woman they never wished they would see again; Sonia’s mother;Ngozi’s half sister who was always at logger heads with her(Angela’s mother)
“How can father give you most of all he has and left me with little? Am i not his daughter too? You poisoned his mind against me. We shall see” Those were the words Mrs.Ngozi uwa got from her when their father’s will was read out, and ever since then, different kinds of problems unleashed themselves on herself and her husband until they seemed to have ceased.
Armed robbers visited them regularly confiscating almost everything they had.
Mrs Ngozi uwa was nearly forced to concluded that her half sister, Adaora, whose husband died in a motor accident with their two kids was behind the disappearance of her child.
Could she be the mother of Sonia? How come? Confusion and curiousity manifested themselves on her, but who was she going to ask those questions.
Her half sister had gave a wicked prolonged hiss on seeing her. It was her husband who signaled to her not to make any move or say anything to her.
“What is happening here” Mr uwa asked,rushing to feel her daughter.
“David what happened?” Mrs uwa asked with her heart beating fast. She feared something bad might have happened to her daughter.
“She fainted!”David reported.
“Isnt that Sonia your maid? What happened to her?” She asked again pointing at them moving out of the compound. Adaora was seriously making sure they left quicky.
“What is wrong with you young man? Can’t you talk again? We can take them both to the hospital” Mr uwa rushed and reversed his car. David played down his question. They got Angela into the car and in no time, they were out of the compound. Adaora and Sonia were nowhere to be found.
**3.15PM THAT SAME DAY*
Angela woke up to see her mother by her side. She glanced around. She was at home.
The doctor said she only fainted and nothing more.
Mr.uwa had tried hearing from David what actually happened but he never answered his questions the way he wanted him to, so he waited on Angela.
Angela’s mother too was not left out it thoughts. What could have happened to her precious daughter?
“Are you feeling better now?”She asked, watching her daughter closely. She looked weak.
Angela nodded and said she wanted to ease herself.
“Where is she?”David who came in few minutes later asked.
“She went to ease herself” Mrs uwa replied eyeing him suspiciously. David left.
“I cant find her,” David reported, emerging from the door that led to the backyard,” I have searched every nook and cranny of this house”
“Is she up already?”Mr uwa asked as he entered the room. Seeing the troubled look on the two faces there, the look on his face changed too.
“Angela is missing” David announced,reached for his car keys and hurried out, leaving his inlaws there like undecided ghosts.
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