Suzie’s mouth dropped open, she stared at me in silence, I could tell that she didn’t know what to say.
“Are you for real?” She asked when the words could finally leave her mouth.
All the pain I’d experienced that terrible day came rushing back, I nodded and looked away.
“What…I mean…how did that happen?”
“Do you want me to get into the details?” I snapped.
“Oh no…not at all…I’m just wondering why your dad could do what he did. Was this…was that the first time he was ever…?” She asked me.
I nodded and looked away.
“Oh my God, I feel so sad for you…it must have been so painful.” She said to me.
I didn’t speak, I didn’t want her to see how weak I was.
“Did you tell your mother?” She asked me.
“That’s a story for another day, that woman is nothing but a hypocrite. I’m not even bothered that she fell ill because I left the house. If she really cares about me, she should ask her husband questions?”
“Are you trying to say she knew about it?” Suzie asked with eyes wide.
I had done enough storytelling for one day, if only Suzie knew how betrayed I felt by all those I felt that loved me.
“I’m hungry…” I said instead. “Let’s go grab a bite.”
Suzie looked at me and nodded.
“Let’s change the topic please…and let’s never talk about it again.” I said. “I want to live my life the way I want to. For years, I was their perfect daughter and now that I realized that it all had been a waste of my time, then…”
We heard a sharp knock at the door.
“Who could that be?” Suzie asked. “It could be your brother.”
“I’ll hide in the toilet, please tell him that I’ve relocated.” I said as I quickly made my way into the bathroom.
I had just shut the door when I heard the entrance door open. I closed my eyes tight, hoping that Suzie would be able to convince Kenneth that I’d relocated, instead, I heard a different voice.
“What are you doing here?” I heard Suzie’s voice.
“Oh…I…I…” A man’s voice floated through.
“You have a lot of explaining to do mister, what are you doing at Cleopatra’s door and with a bottle of Champagne in your hand.” Suzie asked loudly.
I pushed open the bathroom door and stepped out.
Enitan was standing at my door.
To be continued…
I wish I could make this episode longer because I skipped it last week but I’m ill and all I want to do is lie down and do nothing. I promise to make next week’s episode longer.
Thank you for understanding.