out quickly with Jibo. Now as she walked in through the door, he was curious to know where she went and what happened there.
to the cinema.”
to the movies on Saturday. I’m really bored.”
and I need rest.” Abigail said storming out of the sitting room and heading to
and quickly left the sitting room as well, heading to his own room.
crouched to the floor in tears.
you and no one else?” Abigail cried.
cupboard beside her bed, taking the keys from her waist pouch, she opened the
cupboard and retrieved some cards, a rose, some pictures and a diary. These
were her most cherished items. The cards were ‘well wishing’ cards from Jibo
during her sick days at the hospital, as well as birthday cards from him. The
rose was something she had bought for him, this past Valentine’s Day but he
wasn’t at home then. The pictures were those of him that she had swiped from
his photo album at home plus she had written ‘I love my Jibo’ at the back of
the cards and had also drawn a trail of small hearts. She picked up her pen and
opening her diary, she begun to write.
called Shedrach! She is so ugly and I hate her…’
her ordeal. Josh’s parents were wonderful people, they had been initially
surprised that she wanted to leave the island without her company and had made
sure to ask Uncle Fry and his wife if they were comfortable that she went back
with them. Of course Uncle Fry gave consent, he knew he was at danger of being
exposed if he didn’t let her go, atleast the glares Josh gave him frightened
him a bit and Isiuwa was so grateful for Josh’s help. By the time they reached Walter Carrington, Josh’s family driver had come to pick them and his family had been sweet to
drop her off at her house and made sure Josh accompanied her inside the house. Isiuwa
learnt during the boat ride that Josh’s mother had divorced his father while he
was still little. Josh’s father is British while his birth mother was Kenyan and his step-mom was Nigerian,
she was the mother of his twin siblings who were seven years old. Isiuwa loved
Josh’s family, they were so together and no one would believe that Josh’s
step-mom wasn’t his birth mom. On their ride home, Isiuwa noticed a lot of
things from Josh, she saw that he was well-behaved, he was very respectful to
his parents and that he cared so much about his parents’ opinion about everything.
Obviously they were very well-to-do and provided him with enough, even the name
of his school sent shudders through her spine, he was attending one of the most
expensive schools in Nigeria and even at that, he was so humble. Frieda whose
uncle gave her the luxuries of life kept boasting and acting like she was
better than everyone whereas Josh who had everything, was so humble. Isiuwa
made up her mind to be content with whatever her parents gave her from now on.
She’ll be turning fifteen on Monday and she really needed to get a fresher
perspective of life, she had no time for rubbish anymore.
order and their children acting so well-mannered and courteous. Osas did
everything in his power to please his father, he washed the cars, polished his
father’s shoes, ironed his clothing, watered the garden, fed the dog and ran
errands on his father’s behalf. Isiuwa was exceptional, she cleaned the house, helped out in the kitchen and dusted
out the carpets. Their parents were so impressed by their children’s exemplary
manners, they patted themselves at the back for training their good upbringing.
Little did they know what ordeals their children had gone through while they
were gone, Osas was having nightmares over his supposed father-to be status and
he needed his father on his side, just in case anything out of the ordinary
should happen. Isiuwa had been through hell and out as she was almost raped by
a man thrice her age, all in the name of a weekend vacation.
watching television together, Isiuwa’s dad asked her what she wanted for a
am right now…and I’m thankful to God for keeping me alive. I’m satisfied.”
get better grades.” Isiuwa said smiling.
say this Saturday…” Her father said.
truth, she wasn’t really interested in a birthday bash because, she had just
lost her best friend’s friendship. If Frieda didn’t come for her birthday bash,
who would? She thought.
rap at the door.
asked in alarm.
looking like a scared rabbit. Following him closely were Miyebi and her father.
daughter pregnant and I am here to dump her for your family. Goodnight!” Miyebi’s
father said, turning on his heels and storming out, leaving a very
shaken-looking Miyebi and a confused audience.
the unthinkable.” Osas’s father said in grave silence.
tomorrow, unless of course, you too have a surprise to spring up on your mother
and I.” Her father said.
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