"You will not raise your voice at me in my office! "The woman screams at me and anger explodes like a bomb in me.
"Listen here old woman, my sister is currently going through so much pain and I will stop at nothing to help her.
So if you get in my way, I shock you in ways you could never ever imagine. Do you understand! "I scream at her and the look of shock gets plastered on her face.
"Derrick, "I hear my father call, but I ignore him.
"Don't talk to me like that! I am old enough to be your mother!
What sort of woman raised you? "She screams and for a split second, all I see is red."Don't you dare say another word against my mother with that black hole you call a mouth! "I bark at her and she jumps a bit.
"Excuse you ma'am, I will not have you talk about my late wife like that. "My father replies and I clench my fist. Why does he find it necessary to explain th
Tobi POV; Ike's burial has been fixed. I called Ayo, Derrick and Dayo to be sure they are on their way and Derrick and Dayo told me they are there while Ayo still needs a lift. My little sister just lost her job and she's finding it difficult to stay home alone. Hence she opted to follow me to the burial of someone she doesn't even know. I'm older than Rose by a year but we behave like there's no age gap between us and sometimes, people often even ask if we're a couple. It's silly, but Rose always replies with a yes. Talk about a one of a kind sister. I remember once when she said so at a party. To the hearing of a girl I was hoping to later ask out. Long story short, I lost the girl cause she thought my sister and I were a 'couple'. "Rose! Let's go! "I scream for the third time this morning at my sister who won't come out of her room. "I'm coming. Just one minute! "She calls back. "You said
Kunles POV; It's been weeks, sorry, months since I last set eyes on Esther. I miss her. Her sassing, beauty, tantrums, jokes, pranks. Everything. She used to go out of her way to please me. She has a very overprotective brother but always found a way to cut corners to be able to spend time with me. Esther is beautiful and simply unique. Truth be told, I always knew Esther was hiding something from me. She acts all badass around me but I know she's just a fragile little lily. I remember once when I took her to a pub and she requested a bottle of fanta. It took all the will power in me to avoid laughing at the expression on the bar tenders face. She quickly sensed something was wrong and requested something 'not too strong' she didn't even know what to ask for. And the other day, the other day I took her to a club, she was visibly shaking, but I acted unaware of this. I just love seeing how far she's willing to go for me.
"What? "Esther screams when Derrick informs her about what happened earlier at the hotel. "You see! You see what dad has done? "She screams and Derrick just stares as his sister is throwing a tantrum in Dayos dining room. "Look, I don't even see the point in all this. I mean, my life had officially stopped a months ago! This child in my womb put a full stop to alot of things in my life. Why can't I just live with this? Why don't we just let Kunle be? There's no point in all this madness. We'd only make the soil on my name thicker. I've had enough disgrace for a life time. Let's just give this up. "Esther begs as she breaks down in tears. "Esther, don't.. "Derrick makes to persuade but this causes her to snap. "Don't what? Don't cry? Don't accept the pure fact that my lie is totally ruined? Don't accept the fact that I'm done for? It's over for me, Derrick! "Esther screams rising to her feet's a
Narrators Narrative Derrick looks up too and his eyes widen when they fall on Rose. She is, or was the manager of the imperial hotel. The same one they couldn't find and the same one who got Derrick, Esther and Dayo, the video they lost. "You? "He screams in alarm and Tobi just stares. Dumbfounded and confused. "Can someone please explain what's going on here. "Tobi finally speaks. Snapping the other three out of their staring contest. "Wait, she's your sister? "Derrick questions Tobi and Tobi nods slowly. Unsure of what will happen next. "Oh, thank you Jesus! "Derrick screams falling to the ground and Dayo explodes in laughter. "I can't believe this. "Dayo manages to exhale amidst his laughter. "What is going on? "Tobi questions again. This time with impatience. "Tobi, this are the guys I told you about. The ones I lost my job for. "Rose replies and Tobis eyes widen.
Narrators Narrative ; "What? "Dayo screams in panic as he hears Esther screaming his name. She runs into his room dancing and shouting while Dayo is on his feets staring in confusion. Before he can comprehend what's going on, Esther throws herself at him and wraps her legs around his waist. Causing Dayo to have to hold her back to avoid her falling and him toppling over. Esther is too excited to notice she's in the air and that too in Dayo's arms. She soon realizes this and quickly releases her legs and comes down. "Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry. "She apologizes as she dusts his shirt. Unnecessarily attempting to smoothening out the wrinkles she caused it. Dayo gently moves her hands away and questions. "What happened? " "It's.... It's .. "Esther makes to speak but can't catch her breath so she points her phones screen at Dayos face. Dayo has no idea what to look for, or
Esthers POV; I walk into the open Space, continuously dragging my cross-shoulder bag over my stomach. It's been a week since kunle agreed to meet up with me. He's been playing on my intelligence for the past 7 days. Even Derrick and Dayo got frustrated. I have to admit, Kunle is a very wise guy. He's taking caution. Enough caution to make me fear the success of this plan. I am in a red three-quarter, pleated dress. I deliberately chose to wear something free in a bid to hide my belly. Looking at it, one would think I have eaten a bit too much and pregnancy will not be the first thought to cross their minds. However, I don't want to take any risks. *Where is he?* I hear my brother's voice question into the ear pods I'm wearing. I know we ought to have sort for something more discrete as a means of communication, but hey, this is Nigeria. The fancy devices we see in movies are not so rampant and easy to get here. They are so rear they almost
Narrators Narrative; "You're getting too relaxed. This was not the plan!" He screams and the lady on the sofa shuts her eyes In annoyance. "You think I don't know that? Getting married to him was never part of the plan either, yet you told me to go ahead with it. You better figure something out cause this sh*t isn't happening!" She screams at the man. Walking off the sofa and moving to his front. "Calm down. I'd figure something out." He persuades as he takes hold of her shoulders. "You'd better!" She scoffs. Freeing herself from his grip. What's going on? We'd find out soon enough. Dayos POV; "I can't believe we wasted our time!" Derrick finally breaks the silence in the room. I knew his big mouth would be the one to open first. "Are you sure you got the right address?" He questions Esther who raises a brow at him. "Of course I got the right address. Do you think it's