We arrived at Alex's sister's house which was located at Banana Island. A place which spoke of wealth and blood. As a reporter I had been there a couple of times.
My first time being there was when Nick Richardson, commissioner of Education was hosting a Charity Event. The Governor,his deputy, house of representatives members, senators and other well recognized men in the state, also attended the Charity Event.
There were scads of reporters who also attended. And among them, was me. As usual, clad in my ill fitting clothes, making people ponder if I was a reporter or not. When one of the security guard approached me while I was taking shots of the governor and senators, I slipped o
MiaAlex horned and it interrupted me from my mind traveling down that fucking memory lane. It seemed like I had zoned out throughout the drive on the streets, inside Banana island. Until we got to his sister's house.The gate was flung opened by a security guard. When I caught sight of him, I remembered the one Tunde Ibrahim's men killed at Alex's house.I took a hard dry gulp, feeling guilty. Because the man was killed because of me. I could never stop blaming myself over his death. Having been I wasn't at Alex's house, he would still be alive by now.He perhaps had a family somewhere.T he sting of sadness stung me deeply, because I felt like I was the one
CharlesRuby had another seizure. But it was bad. So bad because it happened at school, again. I was called by the school authorities that morning to come and take my child out of the school premises, that she was scaring away the children. It hurt when I heard that.Although she had missed a lot in school because she had ran away. But I knew she would meet up, and catch up with everything. She was really smart. Too smart for her own good. She had always been the top of the class, since she started school. Just like the way I was in high school.That morning, Ruby had seem perfectly fine when I had dropped her off at school. I gave her a tight hug and promised to take her outing after school hours. And barely thirty minutes when I arrived at the office, I was called on the phone, that she
BoluI was driving back to the hospital, when my mind started replaying everything that just happened at Charles's house.Ruby being epileptic.And then Charles, who had surprised me with his words. Today, he acted way different with me. I didn't know he had so much boldness in him.I couldn't help but feel bad when he told me he was inlove with me. He was handsome and responsible, but Alex handsomeness eclipsed his own, Alex was even taller and fleshier than him. Much more mature. Charles still had the looks of a teenager. And the main reason I was close with him, was because he was like the younger brother I never had. If felt awkward that he allowed himself catch feelings for me. Plus he thought I was everything good. Little did he know that the
AlexI did everything I was instructed to do at the police station, and was informed that I was free since I killed the guy out of self defense. Also would be alerted when they get hold of those assassin's sponsors.Although there was no need to since I knew their source, but I kept my mouth shut and returned to my house.Earlier that evening I had sent a huge check and my condolences to the dead security's family, told Greta she could return to my father's. Before I cleaned the house thoroughly, all by myself. Because it was my mess. There was no way I would send someone else to do it.Once more, the house was empty. No witty loud, sixteen looking girl (Mia) to go home to. Except my dogs.I went straight into my study, removed three specific books from the bookshelf.Then I stood backwards.The library moved aside and it reve
MiaKate and Steve were more than nice to me, they treated me like they'd known me for a long time. Steve treated me like I was Kate's younger sister. Always asking me if I was comfortable, if I needed anything. But I always told him I was fine. Them keeping me at their home was more than enough. Even little Johnson like me. He had barged into my room this morning to wake me up. He climbed on the bed to join me, then told me he wanted to stay with me a little before heading to school. I had smiled at this.And Kate who had been looking everywhere for Johnson, came into my room to check. Then let out a sigh of relief when she saw him cuddling me in bed.She smiled and pulled him by the arm, so she could go prepare him for school. But he was being persistent.
Mia"On two occasions. At school. The first one was my best friend. I thought I loved him, because he was so close to me. He had a girlfriend at that time, so I was jealous. Finally, one day, when we were studying in our lecture hall, I summoned up the courage and told him I loved him. He said he loved me too. And that was how we started having sex. The day he told me to go, he was like, I forced myself on him. And he loved me, just as a friend. But he loved his girlfriend very much.""Bull crap. When he was getting under your skirt, why didn't he tell you that? He's a moron." I wrinkled my nose in disappointment.And Kate chuckled, before releasing a big puff of breath. It seemed she still hurt a little when she thought about the past. "The second one, was in his final year. We met at a friend's party, and because acquainted with each
MiaI was nervous at first, it had been a long long time since I had my hair done, over two years. I didn't know how it felt like anymore.Two hours later, I stared back at the mirror infront of me to see if it was me or someone else. They had wiped all the pimples and dark spots on my face, making the skin on my face lighter. And the artificial hair I had on my head was quite bigger than my body, it was long, curly and full. And looked expensive. I stared at the price tag on the empty pack and gasped. It was thrice my monthly income.I quickly turned to Kate,she flashed me a sheepish grin when she saw the look on my face. "It's a good quality that's why it costs that much. You look beautiful by the way." She was sipping an orange juice and eating french fries. She winked at me and I smiled my gratitude towards her. I stared back
MiaNo wonder he was like that.He had been through so much.It wasn't easy to loose a loved one. A fiancee for that matter. When their wedding was just three weeks away.Finally I had known the reason behind his coldness.He still hadn't forgive himself for something he didn't do.Guilt ate me up from all the things I had said and done to him. Despite all the things he'd been through he still went out of his way to save me, to ensure I was safe. While on the inside, he was still hurting. Grieving his late fiancee.I was so wrong about him. Alex had a heart. He was a goodman. A goodman. And right now, I wanted nothing but to hug him. To wrap him in a