Who cut these salads? Shouted Magdalena the oldest maid of the Johnson family.
Its not me.. It's not me either. The other two maids denied right away.
It must be that Rim then. I wonder how many times did l have to repeat myself teaching her how to do things right what kind of a girl is she. How can one fail to cut tomatoes well.See how all salaads look like they are being cut for animals. Oh God give me patience. Give me patience to deal with this girl.
How are children of these days are raised. Magdalena went on to scold Rim who is the newest maid that just joined them.
She doesn't know how to clean, cooking and even wash clothes yet she is the old woman's favorite. I think this unfair. Interjected Harriet another maid around in the kitchen.
Yes l also think the same. We have been here for almost three years but the old woman doesn't even eat what we cook or arrow us in her bedroom. But the person who just arrived recently without any experience in working, reach everywhere in the house. Rosalinda also showed her dissatisfaction about the the old lady.
And you u better finish up all the work in time before the visitors arrive. It's not time to gossip here. If you have any complains, the madam is present this all month go and talk to her. Magdalena snapped at them.
The maids kept quiet and resume working.
Rim was on the entrance of the kitchen and heard everything her fellow maids said about her. She went in her room and sobbed. She knows well that these maids are jealousy of the number one fact that she sleeps in the main house.
Two she is more beautiful than them. Every time they find away to isolate her because of her beauty and the love the old lady of the house showers her with.
She holds her family photo and cried silently. Mom, dad and brothers l miss you so much. If you were all still alive, l wouldn't end up here working like am a machine. She sobbed even more as thoughts came into her mind.
Five months ago
Rim was on her way from the university when her mom called her.
"Rim my dear go pick up Tamim from school his teacher called that he has a fever." Sure mom l will.Rim replied. Okay darling thank you and be home in time your father and brothers will be available tonite for dinner. That's great mom let me hurry up then. Rim told back.
They bide each other good bye and Rim went to Tamim's school. Tamim's is their youngest brother aged seven years.
Rim reached her young brother's school and after exchanging few words with his teacher, they headed home.
On the way their mother called again ;Rim something bad happened please get somewhere to hide and Tamim don't come home please do you here me? She was crying too much.
Mom what happened are you all okay. Rim was in panic and asked her mother.
Your father and brothers have just been murd..... Ahhh the scream of her mother came up and the phone fall down. It was still connected. Rim had something like bullets being shot. She immediately covered Tamim's ears. Tears started to come out of her eyes. She knows and still remember how her father told them during dinner l three days ago that he had escaped death five times in one month. That he didn't know if he will be there at Rim's graduation.
She argued the driver to speed up. Even though her mom had requested her not to come home, but Rim was curious to know what exactly was going on. Before she reached at M. town where they were staying, she remembered that her mom told her to hide with Tamim. So she called Hashim her friend and gave Tamim to him. She went home. A lot of people were at the entrance of her house. She got out of the car and found her way into the house.
Her father and brothers were lying in a pool of blood without breathing. But she couldnt see her mother. She was crying and wanted to go into different rooms to find her mother but the police was already on the scene and couldn't allow anyone to cross the exist.
Later the bodies of her family members were taken by the police. That was the last time she saw them. She then entered the house looking for her mother but she wasn't in the house. That night their other relatives called for a family meeting to talk about what happened. As Rim was crying and didn't know whether to go or not, her cousin Saleh told her to run away from here. He told her that her life was also in danger. That the killer was after the all family.
I believe that the killer won't rest until he also kills you. It's better if you hide for sometime. But remember you should avenge your family when the time comes. Saleh continued.
Rim took his words seriously because she knows very well that her father had a lot of enemies with in the family. So that night with the help of Saleh, She went to her room and got her important things and some few clothes for Tamim. And they left M. town.
Rim actually didn't know where to go. Hashim wanted to give her a place to stay but she refused him. She couldn't trust anyone at that time.Aimlessly she went to a taxi park with Tamim and they boarded a taxi to k city which is the capital of U country.They reached k city and checked in a small guest house where she paid to stay for a week. During that week she stayed at the guest house, she treated her young brother and the fever he had gone. She was thankful for that.She realized that she is responsible for taking care of her young brother. Checking her bank account balance that her parents used to deposit every month, Rim decided not to use the money for her own benefit but keep it for Tamim.When that week gone, Rim decided to send Tamim to a school that wasn't know to her family relatives. A school that is on the outskirts of the city. She made sure to research for the school's academic records and they weren't that bad. She put Tamim in a boarding se
Rim stopped crying and decided to be the person she is right now. A maid. Even though she feels like she is dreaming, she forced her mind to accept the fact. She had to get it that however much she misses and cry for her father and brothers,they will not come back.And for her mother, Rim just prayed that there will be a miracle and she came to see her alive one day. After all till now her dead body a word that sounds too harsh to her ears wasn't found.She doesn't no cooking, cleaning and other related house chores. She got her phone and opened YouTube.She is greatful that there is wifi in the villa that you can use however much you want.Since the old lady was kind to her, Rim wanted to please her and also make her fellow servants who look down on her more jealousy.She downloaded few cooking videos from YouTube to her phone. She thought to start with cooking. Every maid in the villa has a day to cook. But because the old lady
Grandma don't be fooled by this kind of a woman. Doesn't she have eyes to see where she is going.l don't even believe that she came to work as a maid in the first place. What kind of a maid look like this. Malik replied after the oldlady accused him of shouting at a woman.He just checked the young girl in front of him and couldn't find anything bad on her. What game did she think she is playing. This the Johnson family incase she doesn't remember. Play tricks won't help her. It will instead lead her into trouble.May be she was sent by our enemies. He continued to think in his mind. His eyes not leaving her entire body.Rim rose her head from the ground on the broken pieces of glass she been looking at for a while and stared directly in Malik's eyes.What do you mean what kind of a maid look like this? Rim asked Malik. He was settled. No maid has dared to look him in the eyes and give him a question.Not even dare stand near him for a minute.<
It was dark when Rim woke up. Realizing that she didn't have evening work today, she decided to learn more of her cooking by the help of YouTube.Tomorrow is her day to cook she must practice what she has learnt.As the old lady didn't see Rim when she by passed the kitchen, she told one one of the maids Rosalinda to go and call her. Hearing the knock on her room door, Rim logged out of YouTube and opened the door. Grandma want to see you. Rosalinda said un willingly and disappeared from Rim's sight like she was being chased by a ghost.Rim got used to their behaviors so she wasn't affected but only wondered what the old lady could be wanting her for.She put her phone into her suit case, locked it and strolled out of the room. She looked for the old lady and she wasn't in the living room or dinning table Rim went straight to the kitchen.Reaching there, Rim saw the old lady happily chatting with Magdalena. She waited for them to stop and then appr
Rim didn't want to take the money. After all she is paid her salary.And thinking that there is no difference from her and other maids, she was really reluctant. But the old lady pretended to be hurt.She had no choice but to take it. Am so happy my child that you did something like that.I knew it that you will make me proud one day. But l didnt expect it to be too soon. The old lady resumed her smile and said to Rim.Hmm training her into someone good won't be that diffucult. The old lady cheered with in.Hmm thank you grandma and don't worry l will do my best to learn everything slowly. Like a child that has been praised of doing something, Rim told with a beaming smile.Hmm okay dear did you finish preparing yourself if not go and do it quickly because the moment Malik comes down, we will be leaving. The old lady informed. Magdalena please go check on others if they are done. By the way did you all finished having breakfast? The old lady continued.No
Rim dressed in her clothes she prepared last night. She was looking too good in them. Malik found staring at her more than necessary. So maids dress like this. Hmm slowly by slowly her true aim will be out soon. Can a maid dress like this. Actually Malik loved her way of dressing but he was finding it difficult to accept it.So sorry grandma to make you wait but l couldn't find my hair pins in time so l delaid. Rim apologized. The moment she sat in the car. It's okay dear we didn't wait that long. What's important is that you are here now. The old lady replied. And ordered the driver to start the car.Rim sat in front with the driver, the old lady and Malik behind. If not the ring of his phone, Rim wouldn't have realized that Malik was also inside the car.She didn't see him when she entered.The drive to Sand beach was in silent most of the time, only the old lady and Malik could exchange few words. took them only 45 minutes. It is Sunday making the road free of
Rim this my daughter in law also Malik's mother. Next to her is lsaac Johnson Malik's father also my son. This Tariq Johnson Malik's youngest brother. Same age as you. Next to him is Malik you know him. And Tanasha here also. Plus Kim Malik's best friend..The old lady finished her introduction. Helo Rim Tariq was the first one to great her and others went on. Helo she replied. Come sit next to me here who knows we will become friends. Tariq continued.Seeing Tariq's carefree ways, Rim was again reminded of her brothers. She slowly went and sat down. From now on wards am your elder brother. Okay! Tariq suggested. No am the oldest why do l have to call your big brother. Rim said rolling her eyes to him.How old are you? Tariq asked. Am 19 and you Rim replied. I just turned 20 yesterday. See am the oldest Tariq said proudly. OK fine big brother. Rim called him and Tariq beamed with a smile.Rim am 27 will you date me. Kim on the other hand asked. No uncle.. Rim
Rim got out of Sarah's embrace. She was about to ask her some questions but then she caught a glimpse of Tanasha staring at them as she came nearer. So Rim hesitated.Mother in law here you are! I was looking for you everywhere. Tanasha choroused not sparing Rim an eye like she is invisible.Ahh Tanasha l have been here all along what is it you want to tell me. You can go a head. Sarah replied.When Rim heard that Tanasha wanted to have a word with her mother in law, she said;Mom l will leave the two of you talk. Am going in the water now.Okay dear but be careful. Don't drown yourself okay? Sarah replied to her. Okay l will was Rim's reply before she disappeared out of their sight.She went straight into the bathroom and changed her red bikini to pink one. After she was done, she tired her hair into two big pigtails. She also applied pink lipstick to her lips before she went down near the lake. She started taking selfies.Every thing she c