I woke up very early that morning and decided to pray on my own before the general morning devotion commence, I spoke to God and handed everything about me to him, before i set out for the day,
Joe was a nice person, I could say he was God sent to me to help me, he was humble and very understanding…he has being with this household for years that big mummy got him a fine car, but that was before i started working for them, I don’t know names of cars but Joe’s car is small, very comfortable and fine too, he deserves it because he has being a diligent worker, he was always extra nice to me, yesterday while we were gisting as usual he told me how much he likes and respects my person, he wanted to say something else but stop in the middle, I just hugged him and told him how much of a great guy he was,
I felt he was having feeling but can’t say it out, but the feeling he has is not mutual because the only person i have feelings for is Victor, but i know God will send a nice lady to him because he deserves it.
Well, I left and went to wait for bus at the bustop, while waiting a car stopped in front of me it was Kala, he parked well and came down, he walked up to me and asked me where i was going to he wants to give me an innocent ride, I wasn’t scared and didn’t reply him as he kept on talking
“I’m sorry Uju for everything, i was very angry after you left, I know what i demanded of you was uncalled for, I wasn’t suppose to ask such because i help and accommodated you, and I’m really sorry of what happened at the house…you know i have always liked you right from when you were working at the club, and it was because of that i accept to house you, but you leaving like that without even a note or call was bad…
“Kala, I’m grateful to you for housing me but i would have showed more appreciation if you have not demanded for sex as payment, still coming to threaten me again, if i haven’t said my thanks before I’m saying it now…thank you. I really appreciate. And thank you for trying to give me a lift but i can’t get into your car, ones beaten twice shy, I’m fine Kala..
“no, thanks ..I’m not going, stop insisting because is of no use, but I’m cool I don’t have anything against you but i will rather trek than to be in your car, no bad feeling though, I’m going with the public transport…thank you…
“then i will drag you into my car and there’s nothing you will do, you are helpless here, no Victor, no securities no CCTV, just me and you, passerby won’t really pay attention to you because they will think you are a stubborn girlfriend, so which way do you want it, gently walk into the car or i drag you…your choice
“you see…you haven’t change one bit and i was even thinking that you were really sorry and remorseful…you are a snake…but i will smash your head before you have another chance to hurt me, non of the above…I’m not going anywhere close to that car Kala…
“oh hahaha, you fell for that, is because I’m a good actor…i can use a Merry word and make any lady succumb to me if i want but in your Case, hmm… you like being force and i will do just that to you…
He was still talking when i heard a loud horn, we both turned and it was Victor, my heart exploded with joy, he came down and before he can walked up to us I ran to him, he asked what was going on, even Kala came to meet him, Kala stretched hand to shake him but Victor ignored his hand and face me, he asked me if i was alright,
before i could answer Kala started vomiting all the whole lies he has cooked up to him, how I was a club girl and prostituting myself to any available men how i called him to come and pick me, how he slept with me, somebody that hasn’t even seeing the colour of my pants, he kept talking Victor have to hush him to stop, victor defended me and asked him if that was all my sin or is there still more ..Kala was speechless as Victor gave him a strict warning never to come close to me again or he will have him to contend with, victor’s warning sounded like thunder in his ears and i was surprise that he wasn’t even move by everything Kala said about me but defended me instead, Kala was still standing there as Victor led me to his car and zoomed off, I wish i can stick out my tongue to Kala as he stood by the bustop like somebody that was under shock,
God is always looking out for me.
Victor asked why i left the house without even telling him, that it was when he asked Joe, Joe told him i was just stepping out, he drove after me and parked at a little distance when he saw Kala and he has being watching me and Kala argue over something,
he said he will assign a driver to be taking me anywhere i want to go, he didn’t want to know my past sins or whatever Kala Said, all he wanted is to be there for me always, he said should always tell him anytime I’m going out so that people like Kala who are roaming everywhere won’t hurt me, he wants me to be safe all the time.
I felt so special as he drove me down to another private school instead of the normal ones i was planing to go, the vice chancellor in that school use to be his dad’s friend, victor introduced me to him as his friend and after all the introduction, forms where filled and paper signed, I was giving an admission all tuition fee paid off by Victor. I shed tears of joy, it was a total miracle, just like that God showed up for me, he said he will get somebody who will put me through with computer i don’t need to go to computer school since I can equally learn at home, he will get me a laptop i can be using to practice on my own,
I couldn’t thank him enough, i was so happy that i hugged him immediately we got into the car, he held me in his arms for what seems like eternity, it was getting dark the road is far, it will be a long drive, but he wasn’t in a hurry and i wasn’t too,
“I’m in love with you Uju, so much that i can’t think straight again, I love you Uju, i don’t know how it started but it just happened, I’m sorry if I’m embarrassing you, I just can’t hold it in anymore, you make my world complete, I was so much into you that i couldn’t hold it back again, so i told mum, because i don’t want to do anything stupid, anything that mum will not be proud of…i don’t want to be found close to that thing…… I was raised better than that, i call mum and told her, I told mum last week and she was laughing at me because i poured out all the whole feeling to her, I looked like a child when i was saying it, I told her everything I felt for you, mum asked if i have told You about my feelings, when i told her no she asked me to tell you first and know if you feel the same way too, she encouraged me go and talk to you since last week…. so Uju, do you love me, don’t look at the riches or fame i mean my person, do you love me as person.. Because i love you so much and nothing else matters to me except my mum, my sister and you…” and even if you don’t…it will really hurt but i won’t force my love on you, I will accept whatever you say to me and will still be there for you no matter what……”
I was almost crying as few tears dropped, I couldn’t speak out i just nodded my head in affirmation, he wipe my tears with his hand and we locked lips, he kissed me as if he has being holding it for so long, releasing all the hidden emotion that has built up, when he finally loosed up we were both breathing like people running marathons,
he tried to apologize but i told him not to because deep down i have always wanted it, it was a good kiss, passionate one at that, for the first time in my life I felt so connected with a man,
he apologized anyway and said it will happen again but he will try to keep his emotions in check,
deep down i wanted it to happen again and again, my own emotions were on fire for him, but i still have to also keep my own emotions in check ,
we drove down silently for sometime before he broke the silent with a joke that made me laugh so hard, we talked and laughed and the journey back home was smooth,
We stopped at a fast food to eat before we continued our journey.
If this is the way love feels like then is so beautiful and i want to always be in the web with Victor.
Just within the week everyone already knows about my relationship with Victor, his mum called me one-day and said
Victor proposed during one of the morning devotions, in front of everyone and of course i said a thundered yes,
it was something to talk about as i was on the lips of everyone, “the ordinary cook and her boss… Outside the house people where saying i probably charmed him or put something inside his food which made him to fall in love…alot of things were being said, but non of that affected me because people are entitled to their opinion,
I still cook but not like before, a chef was employed, I only assist her, pending the time a kitchen assistance will be employed.
The plan to travel home to see my people began, we set a date for everything,
Joe was the first to come and congratulate me, he said he has always wanted to tell me how he feels about me, but he knew that the feeling wasn’t mutual because i took him as just a friend, he prayed that God will send somebody he will take as life partner…
we joked that evening and laughed like best friends that we have become,
One day i came into my room and met several miss calls on my phone from a strange number, I quickly called the number back and it was a female voice
“is me Uju…Bibi ..Abimbola…
“hey Bibi…oh mine…is being a while…how are you doing…
“I’m fine…i have being trying to reach you…guess you don’t have my number again…and I totally understand…
“no… I changed my phone..and most contact where saved on my other phone…so was up…how’s Ada…?
“I… Can’t believe you can still sound so well to me after what happened…or even asked of Ada after she threw you out… I really need to see you Ada is in trouble and there’s nobody to call now except you…please Uju…I don’t know if you can help her…
“whatever happened was in the past Bibi…what happened to Ada..
“she’s in police cell since two weeks now… Let me tell you how it happened… I’m not working at the club anymore…i became pregnant last year for my boyfriend….he asked me to stop working at the club of which i have always wanted to do…i moved in with him until i put to birth, after my baby was a year old I started looking for another job and found one in a Supermarket, that’s where i have being but Ada called me last week, that she was arrested for theft, a potential client came to the club and his wallet fell and Ada happened to picked it but even after the guy came back to checked for his wallet, everyone denied seeing it even Ada…so after another week passed the same client came back this time he put a tracker in his wallet and left the wallet with full cash….Ada without knowing there was a tracker picked up the wallet as usual and went home and the man came back after three days, the man came to the club, when the client asked for his wallet everyone denied, he asked one by one and still even Ada denied, he called some police men who came and shut down the club and tracked down the wallet, it was found in Ada’s House, both the old and the new one was found with Ada, but the money was almost gone…that was how she was arrested and she said she has spend some of the money and save the remaining, now the man want his full money or Ada will be locked up to God knows when…please…you are her last hope… Uju…
“my God…why will Ada get herself involve with such…please send me the police station address…
“Thank you Uju…and there’s something i would have love to tell you but i will leave it to later .. Let Ada comes out first because you may change your mind from helping her if you hear of it… One of this days i will love to see you ..i know we both offended you…i wish i can see you in person to show you how i have lived with regrets ever since… I just hope you will forgive me someday….
“Bibi…come on.. All that was in the past…throwing me out of the house was God’s way of turning things around for me…
We spoke and i later ended the call…i told Victor who called the dpo of the police station that Ada was…she was later released… And the money she stole was all paid off by Victor, went with my driver to the station to see her, she was shocked and couldn’t looked up at me no matter how i urged her…she was in a bad condition and i have to admit her into a hospital ..i was so angry with the police men for mishandling a lady the way they treated her like a worst criminal on earth
When she was better i took her home because she was ejected from her house,
I later introduce her to the whole house as my friend and she was given a job as the kitchen assistance…she was crying and couldn’t believe i could care for her despite everything she did
Today Bibi visited and we were all sitting outside as Ada served us, they both looked sober as they said they have something to confess to me, I told them not to bring in the past, throwing me out was in the past but they insisted and said is not just throwing me out that they want to say but something more
I couldn’t figure out what that could be…. I don’t know what exactly they want to confess that’s making them to look so sad…I’m not sure Is something that i will like but after i tried to cut them off from saying it and they still insisted, I decided to hear them out although I’m having mix feeling about what it could be.
To be continued
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