Osas hadn’t woken up yet and Isiuwa and Mense had been sent
home by Mr. And Mrs. Igbinovia last night. They woke up quite tired and
immediately got to work setting up the house for the party. The nanny had
helped them out but there were not enough decors as Isiuwa’s parents who were
supposed to buy the party decorations the day before had had to rush their son
to the hospital.
she fell on the sofa in a resigned sigh.
coming and they are expecting a bash!” Isiuwa said tiredly as she joined her on
street which says ‘Party is cancelled’ besides your brother is in a coma and
you can’t be throwing a bash while he’s on his sick bed.” Mense said.
condition. You heard when I told him yesterday that we should cancel the
party.” Isiuwa said.
here. I am so glad that none of my school mates are coming here because if they are, the whole school would hear about my boring party and that’s going to be
bad news!” Isiuwa said.
you dressed shall we?”
hospital and we can’t take his bow tie without his permission.” Mesne said.
the youth section of Isiuwa’s church had arrived at Isiuwa’s house. There was
small chops, cocktails and mocktails and the teens were having fun, not even
noticing the poorly decorated house. The nanny was responsible in making sure
that everyone had something to eat and as soon as Isiuwa’s cake arrived, it was
placed at the centre of the sitting room for everyone to see. Isiuwa hadn’t
made her debut yet as Mense was still readying her for the party.
was shocked to see Frieda and Morenike, he had thought that Isiuwa didn’t want
them at her party. The teens from Isiuwa’s church kept staring at Isiuwa’s
outfit and her confidence in it while Morenike folloed her closely behind like
have seen my sweet fifteen birthday which I celebrated last year. It was a
blast! My theme was from the classic ‘Swan Princess’ and I didn’t even use my
house as the venue. My venue was at one of the biggest fastfoods in the area,
it was swell. My uncle really knows how to surprise me with such amazing parties you know.” Frieda said.
about this year! No wonder you’re so daft!” Frieda said.
was trying her best to be the bestie of Isiuwa but it seemed as though there
was no pleasing her at all.
said in delight.
fitted Isiuwa very well and by the time they were through, Isiuwa didn’t
recognize herself. Mense had risked using make-up on Isiuwa because she knew
that her aunt and her husband weren’t at home and might not be around for the
better part of the day as they were still at the hospital with Osas.
stairs, as soon as Isiuwa stepped into the sitting room, she saw Frieda seated
on the sofa with Morenike and froze. She turned and stared at Sesan who was seated not too far from them, questioningly.
birthday song aloud. Mense quickly went to the sound system which was by the television to play some songs. Frieda laughed and clapped her hands in disgust.
the birthday party huh? Is this a church service or a birthday party?” Frieda
whose voices had risen higher than the song.
“Boooo Boooo Boooo….fake party!” Morenike followed suit.
already getting upset at Frieda.
in this house…I’ll have no choice but to ask you to leave. If you made proper
investigations, you would have found out that Isiuwa’s only brother is in a
coma at the hospital so, her family decided to skip music and make the party
low key.” Mense said, lying to cover up the no music aspect. “Who invited you
Isiuwa’s brother was in the hospital. Morenike spoke up,
school because she wrote a test for Frieda all because she wanted Frieda’s
friendship so bad!” Morenike said, trying so hard to please Frieda.
party!” Isiuwa cried.
and trashed them…I don’t know how they got hold of it.” Sesan said
looked dishevelled and in a mess.
and turning to Isiuwa, she screamed.
me…” Isiuwa said in a shaky voice.
Her mother screamed as she walked to her and using her hand she wiped off the
powder and lipstick from her face. “You love to disgrace me right?”
“No mom…I…” Isiuwa started.
screamed at her as she dragged her by the dress as though she wanted to rip it
upstairs and wear something you have now! I won’t have you wearing someone
else’s clothes!” Her mother screamed.
me, I am tired of the way you want me to be perfect. I am not perfect! I was
suspended in school and I was at home all through last week but I didn’t tell
you because I was scared. I am scared of you mom and that’s not right, you
should be my friend and my mother as well, but you are not…you hate me and I
hate you too!” Isiuwa screamed and ran out of the house leaving everyone
staring at her retreating back in silence.
didnt want to be in that house with her mother. She left the compound and headed down the street in her pretty gown and with a firm resolve never to