the birds chirruped in the trees. She struggled to her feet and staggered out
of the uncompleted building. She placed her hands on her abdomen, her stomach
growled in hunger but she wasn’t interested in food. All she wanted was to find
her way out of the abandoned building.
No sooner had she left the building and walked
out to the busy road than she seen taxi cabs, she halted one of them and
watched as they zoomed past her quickly, she knew she wasn’t in the best state
but she really needed to get out of this place. Her phones were in Chief’s
house and there was no way she was going back there, she resolved.
stopped and she ran towards it.,
need to get home…” Grace said quickly, opening the door of the cab and
back on the back rest of the car and watched the driver zoom off, while they
were on their way, she stared at the review mirror and almost screamed at the
appearance of the woman staring back at her. She looked hideous, her face had
cuts and bruises, her hair was in tangles, eyes were blood shot and the fake
eye lashes she had fixed were already half-way down her face, no wonder cabs drivers
were in no hurry to pick her up, she was a sight.
other things, like Isaac and how happy he would be when he sees her.
apartment again, he looked at her purse lying on the chair in a corner and taking
it, he zipped it open and placed her keys inside the purse. Quickly he took the
purse and left the house, heading for his normal morning jogging exercise
around the estate. He stopped at Grace’s compound and instead of heading to her
doorstep, he went to her neighbour’s.
opening the door of her house and stepping outside.
for her till she returns.” Isaac handed the purse over to the neighbour and
turned to walk away.
were a couple. I mean…I used to see the both of you around together. I even
spotted you at ‘Chefnas’ restaurant some nights ago while I was with my
husband. I hope there is no problem.”
the huge car that pulled into your house yesterday and through the open gate I
was able to see a elderly woman alight and a younger one…are they your
replace her with Grace.”
blame you for changing your mind about Grace. That lady has such questionable
movements you know…she stays indoors all day then she disappears at night.
Who does that? What kind of job is she into?”
deliver the purse to her when you see her.”
told us any of your plans for the estate? If Grace is not available as the
secretary for the estate, I can step in, I was the secretary for my girls group
in secondary school…” The neighbour called out to him but Isaac was already
on his way out.
cry, how could he let himself be used by her? She was a prostitute just as her
neighbour had guessed, he had even hired her services and didn’t suspect a
thing. He thought.
when he saw the taxi cab pulling away from his house. Curious to see who it
was, he pushed open the gate and entered.
too early.” Jemima said smiling.
take your bag upstairs.”
infringing on you and all but your mom can be very persuasive and she asked
that I move in with you.” Jemima said.
sort but she had good carriage, a good body and obviously brains as well. Her
perfume was so soft and teasing and he loved the smell of it.
means to me…thank you again.” Jemima said.
at the gate and soon after, a short knock.
lady stepped into the compound, her feet were bare of shoes and grass particles
hung onto her skin.
the gateman and walking towards Isaac.
didn’t see any, she fell to her knees in tears. Jemima stood there, confused of
what was happening, she kept staring at the very dirty-looking woman in torn
on me, could you help me pay him up?” Grace asked.
and pay the cab guy?” Isaac asked.
handed it to the gateman to give it to the taxi guy.
hell and I…” Grace started.
everything about you…don’t deny it…Femme Fatale!” Isaac spat.
her secret name and instinctively, she knew that he knew about her life, she
opened her mouth and closed it.
asked, waiting desperately for her to say something to change his thought of
neighbour…and please do not ever contact me again! You are history Grace!”
beside Isaac and asked.
believe her ears, Isaac had just proposed to her indirectly.
for you….I came back to be with you Isaac…I risked it all for us…for
our….” She was about to say, ‘baby’, but Isaac shouted an order to Abu.
her into this compound again or you’ll lose your job. Am I clear?”
towards the gate of the compound.
house, as soon as they had closed the door behind them, Isaac opened his mouth
with the intention of saying, ‘I didn’t mean to tell her that you are my fiancé,
I just wanted her out of my house’ but Jemima’s reaction shocked him. Jemima
rushed to hug him and whispered.
tell her the good news….” Jemima said quickly.
mouth as he watched an enthralled Jemima rush off with her phone and started
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