Today was Friday which meant: less work, more fun!“Miss Ola, congratulations on the award you and your mom received yesterday I knew you both could do it!” Michael, one of my colleagues said immediately I stepped into the company.
I passed by Michael with him hotly on my trail, “It's our award, we all worked for it and got it but you know you guys had to cover for us and attend those meetings that's why we couldn't bring you guys along” I say and he shrugged, uncaringly.
“Don't stress yourself honey, as long as I keep getting my bonuses I'm good” he said and I laughed. I totally understood his point though.
“I'll see you later” I said after getting some warm water.
Micheal seemed confused, “Wait where are you going?" He asked and I gave him a look.
“My office, to work, as usual” I uttered dryly.
“Did your mom not tell you?” He asked, somewhat amazed.
I glanced at him over my shoulders and shook my head.
“We're having a party tonight!” He exclaimed and I nodded.
“I know that and doesn't stop me from doing my work so-”
“-It kinda does because I've done all of today's work for you, the only thing needed to be documented is your signature, your mom's and Harry Dickson” he cut me off and I couldn't help but run into Micheal and hug him tightly. He was such a darling for helping. That means.. I could see Jadesola today and even invite her to the party!
Jadesola was the only person I considered a friend. We met at college and since then we became pretty close until we because busy with our lives. I tried to engage Jade more but ever since she got into an accident that affected her hearing she became closed off to the whole world.
Well, there were ways Jade could regain her hearing but she was too scared because it would require surgery and she had never done a surgery in her life. So she just lived, alone, sad and sturbbonly depressed.
I pulled away from the hug and told Michael I would see him later. I got into my car and drove straight to Jade's house. I pulled into the driveway and texted Jade.
'Are you at home Jade? I want to talk to you'Almost immediately I got a response.
'I know you're here, come on in. The door isn't locked'
I smiled at that and got off my car before jogging to her house. I opened the door to her apartment and got in before slamming the door shut.I immediately noticed some changes in Jade's house. She changed her furnitures and moved a few things like the vase, her portrait-
My phone unexpectedly rang, interupting me from staring around Jade's apartment. I looked at the screen and answered it when I saw the phone call was from mom.
lue or green?" She asked and I was instantly confused.
"-Just answer!" She cut me off.
Immediately I said that she cut the call. Well that was weird.
I move further into the house searching for Jade. Then I perceived the delicious aroma of buns and coffee coming from the kitchen.Immediately I went there I was greeted by a cute looking Jade putting buns on a plate.
"Jade!" I squealed hugging her from behind but she wasn't even startled. She pushed me away from her and turned around to face me then hugged me properly.
I laughed at her reaction before we pulled away shortly.
She looked at me funny before asking with her hands.
'Why are you here?'
Then she points at her wrist.
Oh! Why am I here so early in the morning?
I wasn't really good at sign language so I quickly went to message on my phone and typed.
'I didn't have much to do at the office today so I decided to pay you a visit and also invite you to a party to celebrate the success of my company'
She nods in excitement.
"I-i s-sa-ww on tv" she tried talking but stopped because she couldn't hear what she was saying and wasn't sure if she said the right thing.
I nod and quickly showed her photos of me and Mom receiving the award.
She looks at me sadly and points to her chest then the photo.
She wish she was there.
I invited her to come with me but she chickened out. I wasn't mad at her for that, it was a good thing because I was kind of busy that day I wouldn't want her to feel left out.
I hug her, telling her it's okay.
Then I went to the message app and wrote:
'As long as you attend this party'
She nods vigorously at that.
But points at her chest, dress and shakes her head no.
She doesn't have anything to wear.
"I'll get you a dress!" I say typing that before showing her. She smiles gleefully.
Then she hand me a plate of buns and and cup of coffee before shooing me to the living room.
I sat on one of the comfortable couches and turned on the TV.Jade soon joined me and I ate my buns. It was good! Another reason why I like Jade? She's a good cook!
Jade hand me a book and pen before grabbing my phone from me and plugging it in. Thanks Jade!
'I miss my boyfriend!' Jade wrote in her own book and showed me.
'Well you blocked him on your social media accounts, you blocked all of his phone numbers, you even told the estate security not to let him that he's a thief. You almost ruined his reputation and now you're telling me you miss him!'I wrote and she looked at me sadly before scribbling something down. This girl is insane!
'Well he did stole my heart'
I laughed at the clichèness of what she wrote.
'You're losing him Jade, he's now hanging out with a cool chicka' I wrote and she gasped in horror before scribbling something down in anger.
'Someone taller, prettier, less boring and rich'
She looked heartbroken for real. She got up and started pacing up and down in anger. I ignored her and ate the remains of my buns and hers. I drank both my coffee and hers before removing my shoes and relaxing on the couch.
I finally got tired of her pacing about so I grabbed her book and wrote.
'JUST GO TALK TO HIM!'
Then I grabbed both her shoulders to stop her from pacing about and showed her what I wrote.
She took the book from me and wrote.
'I can't. It's been six months, he's moved on and doesn't want me anymore. To top it all I am deaf! I can't hear a thing, not even my own snore!!!'
I groaned in annoyance and wrote.
'You wouldn't know unless you talk to him! And yes you're deaf because you don't want to be operated on'
'The doctor said it's a 50% chance I'll be able to hear again, I don't want them to put those needles in my beautiful ears and make the situation worse' she wrote looking at me in dismay.
'At least try!' I wrote but she shook her head.
'The doctor said if you don't do it soon you'll have no chance of regaining your hearing again!'
'I'll think about it then' she finally gives in.
'Good I'll tell your parents this is where you've been hiding for the past six months, you need all the support you can get before, during and after the surgery'
'At least give me a week' she wrote.
'Three days' I wrote giving her a serious look and she slowly nods.
'Can I see the girl James is hanging out with now?'
'No you'll only end up crying' I said seriously before writing it on a fresh page.
My phone started ringing so I drop the book on Jade's lap and unplugged my phone from where Jade was charging it. Mom was the one calling.
"I got you a green dress for the party tonight, it's at home. I'll meet you at the party I have to meet someone" she said.
Ohh so that's why she asked, blue or green?Mom should know by now that I only like White. Dang it!
"Mom.. could you get Jadesola a dress as well? She's coming to the party!" I asked. Mom likes Jade because she's fashionable and can cook.
"Sure! At least she's getting out of her shell now. Ask her if she wants Gold or Silver?"
"-Don't be jealous now and ask!" She cut me off.
I sighed and wrote that before showing Jade and she points at Gold, still confused.
"Gold" I say lazily.
"So I have three options for her, I'll send the pictures to you right away so you can show her" she cuts the call afterwards.
Mom didn't even give me any options for the green dress.
My phone vibrates thrice signaling I had three messages.
I gasp when I saw the gold dresses. They were all beautiful and obviously expensive, they even came with a black and gold purse. Wow..
I hand Jade the phone and she jumped up in excitement and points to herself.
Meaning, For me?
'Choose one' I scribbled already tired of writing. My hands hurt already.
Jade choose the shortest but prettiest which had a lace around the neck.
I told Mom about it while Jade texted mom with her phone thanking her for the dress and purse.I then remembered my plan with Daniel's mom. I had to break Daniel's relationship. But first I had to find a way to enter his life.
I remember Sade Johnson text message to me yesterday.
'Daniel likes going to 'The pineapple beach' right after Suzy's pizza place. No. 24, Villa's street. He's attracted to vulnerable girls'
But what time does he usually go there?
I quickly scribbled 'I have to go somewhere now, I'll come back with the dress and purse and you better fix your hair and makeup before I get back' I showed her and she quickly wrote.
'You don't have anything important to do at the office so where are you going?'
"Bye bye" I mouthed slipping on my flats, grabbing my purse, giving her a pat on the shoulder before rushing out.
I got into my car and drove to the address but it seems the road was too narrow for cars to go through so I pulled over in Suzy's pizza place and slip my phone in my pocket. I had to be careful so as not to attract paparazzi.I walk through the almost quiet place. The beach should be up ahead.
I ran my hand through my hair and smiled. I can do this.I walked up straight ahead I was awed. This was a private property. I could get arrested for intruding.
'Relaxyou'reOlaSmithyoucanpullthisoff' my subconscious reminded me.Sometimes I forget who I am exactly, like now.I couldn't do this to Lola just because of what our Dad did, and most importantly I'm not someone who would want to break a guy's heart for fun because my boyfriend- I mean Phillip broke my heart.
I suddenly remembered how my dad cheated mom and I, and how Phillip cheated on me with those sluts and instantly I forgot about being nice.
They'll get what they deserve.
Suddenly I was no longer walking on granite but on sand. Beach sand. I noticed a small building by the other side. It looked artistic. I loved it!I should get a property just like this one! A beautiful beach just like this one which a house where I can chill during the holidays.
I kicked off my shoes and moved closer to the waters. It was beautiful. I had to take a picture.
I take my phone out of my pocket and take a picture of the waves.
Then some pictures of me.
By then I snapped back into reality, the plan is to get Daniel not have fun. He's supposed to be here.
I hear my phone buzz signaling I had a text. I already knew who it was. Jade.
'Hey I'm at your house because I couldn't wait to see the golden dress. Come quickly so you can see how good I look'
Wow. She's at my house! She hasn't been since she got deaf. She's definitely back!
I have to get acquainted with Daniel but he's not here.
I quickly dialed Sade Johnson's phone number but the line was busy. Dang it!I tried again but it wasn't reachable.
I guess I would just go home then, I had a party to prepare for anyways. It was almost 4pm already.
I turned to leave but suddenly I tripped and fell on a pebble hurting my toes in the process. I could've sworn it wasn't there before. Suddenly two legs blinded my vision. I quickly got off the ground and dusted off my butt.
It was the guy I was waiting for.
“Hi I'm Ola, Ola Smith” I introduced myself while stretching out my hand for him to shake.
“I know. You're pretty popular around here” he said with irritation in his tone before continuing “What bothers me is why you're on my property” he said going straight to the point.
I pulled my hands back and sighed.
Oh he was not an easy one. I chuckled internally at the realization and lifted my chin up.
“I know. You're pretty popular around here” he said with slight hint of irritation in his tone before continuing, “What bothers me is why you're on my property” he said going straight to the point.I pulled my hands back and sighed.Oh he was not an easy one. I chuckled internally at the realization and lifted my chin up.“I was just passing by-” i wanted to move my hand around the man's chest seductively but with his mood and temperament, he would definitely embarass me so i gave up and walked confidently to my car.Then i banged my head on the wheel calmly. That was definitely not what i expected, Sade didn't tell me Daniel owned that place either.I sighed deeply to calm my nerve. What i needed right now was a drink.Immediately i drove home, i grabbed a green bottle from the cabinet and started gulping it, only noticing a
Sade Johnson called me three times and I let it ring. I'd given her too many freedom to access me that was why she was taking advantage of my leniency calling me whenever she deemed fit.I received another phone call, this time it was from Jade's boyfriend. Damnit! The picture I posted with Jade yesterday must have made him call me.I decided to pick up to hear what he had to say."Ola Hi! This is James, Jade's boyfriend- well, ex-boyfriend" he stuttered. I rolled my eyes at his response.“Yeah I know, what do you want?” I asked cutting to the chase."W-wait you have my phone number?!" He said, a little taken aback.He cleared his throat and said, "I-i mean yeah, I need to talk to Jade” he stuttered.“Then call her” I say nonchalantly.“You know she blocked me everywhere and I can't even go to her house” He yelled, almost desperately.<
When I woke up, I checked my phone and saw that I had a magazine photoshoot tommorow 12 noon. I would have to take a break from work then.And also four text messages from Jade.'Heyy James and I made up, thanks for making me agree to see him again''I hope you find love too someday''Heyyy James has been the greatest boyfriend so far. I can't believe I stayed this long without him''We're going on a date later today!'Well I was happy for her and I decided it was time for me to tell her parents where she lived. Her boyfriend wasn't enough for her.I called her Jade's mom, she picked up almost immediately.“Hello?”“Hello Ma'am this is Ola Smith, Jade's friend” I said while heading to my bathroom.
On monday morning, I headed to the company. I hurriedly did the work I could because I had a photoshoot at Adanna beach 12pm and I didn't want to be late so when it was 11:30am, I left.Thank God I already wore the bikini beneath my clothes. Otherwise I would have to strip completely there and it would get uncomfortable real quick.I got a text from the driver.'I'm here for you'It was part of the contract, for the driver to take me to the location for security purposes.I headed downstairs and spotted the limousine waiting for me. A security guard immediately opened the passenger's seat for me once he spotted me.I walked in majestically and thanked him as he closed the door carefully."Hi!" I say to the driver who only grunted as response.We arrived at the beach shortly after and I was immediately bombarded by m
It had been a week since Lola and I became closer. After that conversation.We went out together and rumours of us being friends were buzzing around the internet.It was such a shame that Lola would be heartbroken in a few months and I wouldn't even be able to console her.I didn't know she was this easy to manipulate. Why would she think I would want to be friends with her despite what her useless father did to my mom.I didn't tell mom about my plan because she wouldn't understand. I knew I wouldn't be able to hide it for long but I was ready to face the consequences later.Meanwhile, Jade reunited with her boyfriend and family and she decided to book an appointment to fix her ear next week Wednesday.I was really happy for her, her life was getting back on track.Whilst scrolling through my phone in my room, I heard glasses shatter everywhere. The noise seemed to be coming from mom's room.Inst
I sneaked into my house quickly and was about to get past the living room when the lights suddenly went on. Mom. I exhaled.“Where were you?” She asked seriously as she cut the apple into two with the knife in her hand.It hurt to admit but I was scared of the way she was holding the knife. What if she snaps again and..Flashback*I just got back from highschool and was really hungry. Thankfully, the nanny already prepared my favorite fried plantain and scrambled eggs. Then I remembered hearing sobs and glasses shattering in Mom's room."Mummy?!" I asked running straight to her room only to find her cutting her wrist with a knife."Mummy what are you doing stop! Why are you hurting yourself?" I asked tears in my eyes. But before I could blink she pushed me against the wall and pointed the knife aga
After Jadesola reunited with her family and boyfriend, she did her ear surgery and it was successful.That was the last time I heard of her.Pictures of her with old friends and her boyfriend were all over Instagram.I simply smiled, those people didn't even check on her when she was down and now she was okay again, they were all over her.I sighed and decided to do some shopping.Thank God mom wasn't home, I didn't want to deal with her after yesterday.I grabbed my car keys and headed out.Then all of a sudden I felt light-headed so I leaned against my car for support and when I felt well, I got in.I started my car and hit the road.I decided to go to the most expensive store not far from here. I passed by the Gallery.. I quickly remembered what happened with Romeo.Flashback*
‘Beautiful you remind me of the good memories when I could be myself without any fear of having flaws’I smile as the first few lines of the poem Esther brought for me. I was extremely grateful to it because somehow it reminded me of old times with my mom. When we weren't popular and could be ourselves anywhere.Somehow it reminded me of Romeo too, I was carefree with him maybe because of the wig on my head that made him not recognize me. I liked the fact that I didn't have to fake anything around him. He definitely brought out a better part of me.I grabbed my diary and decided to write my thoughts.I asked Esther to buy me a diary earlier today and she did without hesitation. She was a very kind hearted person and I was grateful to have met someone like her. I shouldn't have judged her wrongly when we first met at the beach. I was wrong to do that.‘Your smile