Sun. Feb 11th, 2024

Episode Five

 

Ten years later

 

 

Francis

 

 

I am finally back home after Five years, father told me he changed our house, now how do I get home. I don’t wanna tell him am back, I want it as a surprise.

 

I got down from the car and went to meet some people to ask,,

 

” hi, excuse me please, can you tell me where the Roberts stay? ” I asked

 

The woman fainted, I quickly rush to her, what is happening? Some women rush to us.

 

what happened to her ” they asked and I looked up so that I can explain, but they all fainted. I was shocked, is anything wrong with my face?, I had to check my body

 

 

I heard someone giggle behind me, I looked back and it’s a girl, even though she’s putting on some dirty dress, she’s pretty.

 

what’s wrong with them? ” I asked and fold my hand

 

they all fainted because your are handsome, they have never seen anyone as handsome as this in the village ” she said and I can’t help but to laugh.

 

This is insane, how can they faint just because am handsome. Finally they all woke up and they all tried to touch me, I was just smiling and looking at the girl with me.

 

what is your name? ” I asked while leaving the women

 

Marilia ” she said

 

wow, nice name ” I said

 

So, you are the only son of mr Robert? ” she asked

 

yeah, I came back from America few hours ago ” I said

 

oh,,,,, Let me take you there so I can come back home ” she said and we entered the car.

 

We got home and she left immediately, I wanted to thank her, but she’s gone.

 

I entered the house and the maids all bow gosh, I hate this, I waved at them and went to meet dad.

 

oh, my boy is here, you are welcome son ” he said and hugged me

 

I really miss you father ” I said and sat down

 

more than you do son,, how is everything ” He asked

 

Good ” I replied

 

Honey, are you busy? ” someone called as she came downstairs, I looked up and met the surprise of my life, it’s Angelica. Did she get married to my father? I can see that she’s also shock to see me.

 

dad, what is going on here ” I stood up

 

son, you should calm down ” He said

 

Angelica ran back upstairs, I faced my father immediately

 

can you explain what I don’t know? ” I said almost angrily

 

I got married to her two years ago ” he said and I immediately went crazy

 

what did you just said? ” I asked

 

son, am sorry, You should understand ” he said

 

understand what, how can you get married to my girlfriend and tell me to calm down ” I shouted

 

If you truly love me you should forget this ” he said

 

I ran upstairs, to be sincere, I love my father, but how can he do this to me,,,

 

 

Marilia

 

Grandma, I have to go now ” I said, am actually on my way to The Roberts house,there is a party going on, a welcoming party for his son.

 

I have to go there to find something for us to eat, Both grannies are old, they can’t work anymore, of course, it been ten years. Am now twenty years old, I can’t say am a pretty girl, I have only one dress and no slippers, but am not ashamed.

 

I always wonder why my grandma told me not to work, they are now my responsibility.

 

please, don’t be long, and don’t do anything silly when you get there ” grandma said,

 

Okay grandma ” I said

 

hey Buddy, let’s go ” I said to my dog, it’s a pretty dog, I really love it so much,

 

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I got to the party and went straight into the store room to get something to eat, I can’t ask because they will chase me out.

 

I have to make sure they don’t see me, I entered the store and found a lot of food, I quickly took the nylon with me and pack some food, I was still there when I heard someone.

 

 

who are you and what are you doing here ” the person shouted I looked up and I could not believe my eye,,,, Angelica,,, here???

 

I pout my lashes twice, what is she doing here? , I finally remember what she told me Ten years ago.

 

FLASHBACK

 

Do you know about the biggest house here? ” she asked

 

you mean, the Roberts ” I asked

 

yes, I will be living there from now ” she said

 

FLASHBACK ENDS

 

Marilia? ” she asked and check me out from head to toe, I dropped the food in my hand shamelessly,,

 

Angelica is totally different from me, she have nice dress on, her hair is neatly packed not like mine that is dirty, I don’t even have a comb to arrange my hair.

 

I can see you are still poor as usual, and you are here to steal ” she said and smirk wickedly

 

Guards ” she called and three men ran inside immediately

 

yes mam ” they said

 

arrest her, she tried to steal from the store ” she said

 

please am begging you, let me go, I just want to get something for my poor grannies to eat” I said weeping bitterly

 

They ignore me and grab me, I continue begging them until a voice came in.

 

what is going on here ” I looked up and saw Francis

 

she tried to steal ” Angelica said with an angry face

 

leave her alone ” Francis said and they left me immediately

 

Angelica left angrily

 

Francis gave me my food and wipe my tears

 

thank you ” I said

 

you are welcome,, you should go and give the food to your parents ” he said and I smiled

 

okay ” I said

 

can we meet tomorrow? I have something for you ” he said

 

yes, I will come, but not here please ” I pleaded

 

of course not, how about where I met you yesterday ” he said

 

that’s better ” I said and he touched my cheek

 

I ran home feeling sad and happy at the same time

 

 

TBC

 

MARILIA ⭐⭐

 

 

Story By Wuraola

 

 

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