Tears dropped from her eyes. She hurt and pained
How could her flesh and blood dad not believe her? Why does he think so low of his own daughter? Is it fair? Why would Nicole come between her and her father? Why?
Leaving his office, she ran to her room in anger.
She ran without looking back. She didn’t care about them anymore. Let all of them go to hell.
If they do not want her around, then she can’t force herself on them.
She walked to her room. Closed the door behind her. Dropped down holding her knees, and broke down in tears . It’s not in her nature to break down when people are around, not even her dad. She always tried to keep it together and pretend to be strong though that it was never the case. She immediately stood up and opened her closet, and packed all her things in bags. She was so angry that time seemed to be slow. She didn’t even fold them. Throwing them randomly in her big suitcase, she packed all she could. She didn’t forget to get her mom’s picture
“ Mum. I tried everything to tolerate them. I can’t anymore.” She said looking at the picture for a while before placing it gently inside her suitcase
She took her phone and called her friend Amanda.
“Hey, Steph! Are you okay? You crying.”
“I fought with dad, and this time it’s awful. I told him I am moving out of the house.”
“What! Are you crazy? Where are you going to go, Steph?
“I don’t know Amanda. So long as I am out of this place will be good.” Steph said, “Can I crash at your place until I get an apartment for myself?”
“Sure. I have no problem. Just let me know when you are done packing.”
“Am already done. Am waiting for my sister to come back from school, then I’ll take a cab.”
“Okay. Let me know. I’ll wait for you. In fact, I am skipping that damn class today.”
“No, Amanda, you just go to class. I’ll get there. Remember, I have your spare keys. Don’t worry, we will talk when we meet in the evening.”
As Steph stepped out of her room with her luggage, she saw her sister mercy crying.
“ Please don’t go. I need you here.”
“ Don’t worry. I am not leaving town. I’ll be here whenever you need me. Besides, you can always come to visit me.”
“I won’t stop you since I know you have been patient with all of these people because of dad and me. Now that dad has been negatively influenced by that woman. You don’t have to stay. I’ll come live with you soon when you get your place.”
“It’s okay. We will talk over the phone.”
They hugged for a while before Mercy helped her take her things to the waiting cab. As they were going out to the gate, she looked up the study room and saw her father looking at her in what seemed like a hurtful gaze.
She was really hurt that her dad could not even oppose her going away; that really hurt and pained her more than anything she ever could imagine.
As the cab drove from the compound, she watched with tears running down her eyes, watching the house come out of view.
Mr. Jackson point of view (monologue thoughts)
It really hurts to argue with my daughter, but it’s all for her own good. If she keeps staying here, it won’t do her any good. It’s time for her to grow and be strong to overcome hardships. She has to be strong to tackle what is ahead of her. It’s not that I have not noticed my wife’s behavior with the kids lately, but I have to be careful. For the safety of the kids, I have to go with the flow.
Its not that I don’t know she has been planning to take over my wealth and get rid of my daughters. Of course, with the help of enemies. To make sure my kids are okay, I have to pretend to know nothing and plan ahead for them. It may be too late for me, but they have to live well. Though Stephanie may hate me, it’s better as long as she is safe.
I have found out things about her that are absurd and can’t even imagine…
(Knock on the door)
“Who is it,” Asked Mr. Jackson
“It’s me, honey,” answered Nicole
“How are you? I know it must be hard on you to kick her out, but she has to learn some things on her own.
Relax, she is a big girl now.” Nicole said to her husband gloating at the situation. Hugging her husband, she smiled ear to ear behind his back
“It’s not wrong to have a boyfriend. Besides, age is nothing but a number. It doesn’t matter how old her boyfriend is as long as she is happy and the guy loves her back.” Said Nicole gloating over Steph.
At that time, all she thought about was how she could get control over the house and her husband. As long as those kids were not around, she had everything. She may be happy for a moment, but she had a lot to learn from the expert (Mr. Jackson). He has been in a group of powerful men in the country and knows his way of life.
She didn’t know that all her plans and schemes have long been known by her husband.
Looking at the woman he had known for five years, Mr. Jackson could not believe how blind he had been all along. To think that he almost left everything on her name as the kid’s guardian.
Mr. Jackson sighed and looked outside the window. “ I know I have not been a good father since their mother died, but I cannot tolerate uncalled behaviors here. She will have to cope with it. From now, onwards no more talks of Steph.” Seeing the cab disappearing out of his sight, he said and turned to face his wife. He looked too serious that his wife felt she would be involved is she said anything inappropriate
“Hmmm. I know it’s my fault for telling you about her, but don’t you think you have been too harsh on her?”
“It doesn’t matter. She deserves it”
“Okay. You have to come down and relax. Remember the doctor said your heart is a bit weak, and you need to always relax and not be anxious.”
“I know. But something cannot be ignored just because I am sick. I am going to sleep, and I want to be alone for a while.”
’Come down, Steph,” Amanda said as she tried to soothe her friend. “They don’t deserve your tears.”’Why would my dad think nasty things about me when told by somebody else and not believe me? Seriously, I can’t even digest that. Imagine he believes his wife, my stepmother, over me. He has been raised for 24 years. For God’s sake, can’t he judge from good or bad? What has come over him:”Amanda tried to talk to her until late when she finally fell asleep on the couch. She made her tea, placed it in a thermos, and placed it at the table next to sleeping.Amanda has always been looking up to Steph since they were young. She remembered how she suffered when her boyfriend betrayed her with her sister and never grieved for it and kept the pain in her heart. She also knows of the new friendship with George, and she believes George is a good distraction for her.She took George’s phone and saved it to her own number, intending to call George when free to keep Steph Company. Maybe she may fee
Though her accounts had been frozen, she didn't care much. Her mum had left her some money in a secret account that even her father didn't know about. She had left a letter with their lawyer and told the lawyer to deliver in private to her, and she was not supposed to tell anyone except her sister, Mercy. She could not continue staying with Amanda for long since her sister would be moving in with her soon.In the few months that she had met George, they spent the most time together and learned a lot from him about life and his life.George was the only child to Mr. and Mrs. Kiiru and the first son of the county since his father was a governor. She would never have imagined he was the governor's son since he was so down to earth and respected others around him, not a spoilt brat as I would have thought.So many times, he has tried to ask her to be his girlfriend but still, she could not give him a chance. All those times when she turned him down, she could swear she saw the hurt in his
'Come on, George, we have been through this already. You know that I am not sure I'll be able to love you without having doubts. I was hurt and heartbroken to pieces by someone that I trusted than own self. Let alone you. We have only known each other for almost a year now. We are good friends, and I wish I could be more than that, but I am really not ready." Steph said, holding George's hands tightly. Though she tried to not show her feelings for George. She liked him but was scared he would leave her when he met someone from his own class."I understand what you went through, but I promise you that I will not hurt you at any point. All I want is to love you with all my heart and be there for you every step of the way in your life Steph. You make me feel like no other has done before. I dream of you each time you touch my hand or shoulders. I want more than just the touch. Am really crazy about you, Steph. Please give me a chance to be with you.""It's not like I don't want you; it i
Dating has never been as enjoyable as it was to Steph. It feels good to have a boyfriend who cares and takes care of you. The next few weeks has been amazing working in George’s company. Though they have known it each other over a year and few months the feeling George has towards her has always been pure and true. She has given her all to the relationship. They say good things don’t last long and that’s what caught up to them. One day while on a date with George, a pretty woman walks up to them and looks surprised to see them. “Hey George” The look on Georges face could earn you a million if you sold to the public. He was surprised and kind of shocked. “Hey Sharon” “How are you? I wasn’t sure if it was you or not. It has been like forever since I last saw you. Have just moved back into the country recently and was thinking of coming over to see you and your parents one of these days.” “Well it has been long. Anyway meet
A few days later, Steph received a call from her sister. Her father was sick and admitted to the hospital. Though she may not be talking to her dad, it shocked her, and she was scared of losing him. After all, he was the only parent she had after the demise of her mother. She called George and rushed to the hospital. She found her sister Mercy and the rest of the family in the waiting room. Her sister ran to her and started crying, but her step mum started criticizing her when she stepped in.“I thought you left the family, and we have nothing to do with you? Why are you here?” said her step mum“I have all right to see my dad when he is not feeling and when he is feeling well. Besides, what has it got to do with you? If you feel like not seeing me here, then go out and wait there. Otherwise, shut up and show some respect at the hospital,” Steph replied while sitting down. She could see doctors inside the room and didn’t need to ask the pe
Mr. Jackson was surprised to see George and from the way he looked at him one could see he knew him well.“Nice to meet you sir.”“Well it’s nice to meet you too. I hope you have been taking care of my daughter. She is a bit stubborn but nice girl hope you can handle her well.”“You don’t have to worry sir. I love your daughter and nothing is more important than her safety and wellbeing”“I love that. My girl has found a nice guy indeed. Am not worried about her anymore with you by her side”“Come on dad why do you say that. Am good and also you are not going anywhere. I will be staying with you from now on.”“I know dear but he is a good company and hope he is a keeper as you are” Steph felt embarrassed to be teased in front of her boyfriend but she was happy”“Dad I have called the guy you said and heel be here later tonight also George said he will help whenever you need his help.“It’s okay. I know he will help. Why don’t you bring me chicken soup from the hotel downstairs while I
From the other room George could hear footsteps. He has always been a light sleeper. He was ready to see what the intruder wanted to achieve first before making a move. When he heard the door being opened he moved swiftly towards the room and caught the hit from Mr. Jackson on the intruder’s headEven after so many years he was surprised by the vigor he still had on him. A mafia is always a mafia even when the environment changes.He jumped on the guy and hit him hard and made sure he was unconscious. He then made a call and few men come to take him away.Steph woke up from all the commotion in the room and was surprised to see her dada and George standing in the middle of the room. Though her dad was sick and weak he seemed different. Also there was a man lying on the floorShe didn’t need to ask too much and waited for them to fill her in. She knew her dad and man very well. When they want her to know they will tell her if not then she won’t force it.When two men took the man under
Steph looked at the way George was looking at her blankly and knew he was deep in thoughtsShe moved and held his hands in her’s. He was brought back to reality with the gestures. He held her hand tightly and kissed her lips passionately. Steph was caught off-guard but still she responded with the same passion. She was brought back to her senses when she remembered her father was in the next room. She cut the kiss and held his chin looking into his eyes.“Not here babe. Don’t forget dad is in the next room”“Now tell me what’s happening”“Well I promised to be honest with you but am not sure if you are ready for everything that is happening.”“Someone send over the assassin to get rid of your father. We suspect it’s one of your father’s enemy that has been working with your stepmother for a while.”“What? For how long has dad known that Nicole is a traitor?“He says its way before you moved out of the house. In fact he thought it was wise of you to move out and pretended not to care t