REJOICE JEREMIAH. C????
@Author RiRi Library ????
EPISODE 13 (unedited✖)[Smart Odeya] .
It was getting to twelve pm and Odeya was in Amanda’s arms, sleeping and Amanda patting her gently on the back.
“Finally she is asleep.” Amanda breathed out.
She stood up with Odeya still in her arms and Carried her to the bed. Dropping her, she covered her with the duvet.
“Sleep sound Deya.” Amanda said before turning on the bedside lamp, then turned off the electric lights and walked out, closing the door.
Sighing, she headed downstairs to switch off the lights.
“I hope he’s fine.. If he was not going to come home he should have called. He didn’t even pick up his calls. That’s really unfair.” she soliloquize as she walked down the staircase and turned towards the kitchen.
“I pray he’s fine at least. I would be happy if Odeya deal with him tomorrow. So annoying and unfair. I had to carry Odeya for so long and sang lullaby’s before she fell asleep. She was really angry.”
She opened the fridge, poured herself a glass of water and gulped down.
‘Could it be work? Where could he be and what is he doing…’
She touched her forehead. “Ahh why I’m I thinking so much. I should go to bed.” She said and kept back the cup, closed the fridge, turned off the lights and headed out. Coming out to the sitting room, she turned off lights, leaving just one light on then headed upstairs.
She opened Odeya’s room door and took a look at her before closing back the door and turned to her room which was opposite Odeya’s.
She dropped on her bed and sighed.
“I’m so exhausted for no reason and I’m not even feeling sleepy.”
She pulled the duvet over body and tried closing her eyes for sleep but no sleep was coming.
She decided to listen to music but an hour later, she pulled off the earphones and sat up from the bed.
She felt reckless and uncomfortable. She seem to be having body bites and she was becoming thirsty and hungry as well.
“What’s wrong with me tonight?” she asked herself.
“Songs had always been my pill to sleep, but I’ve been listening to it for upto an hour now but no sleep was coming. I’m I really OK?”
She shook her head. “No I don’t think I am.”
She got out of the bed, pulled into her slippers and walked out of her room.
She headed downstairs and walked into the kitchen. Turning on the lights, she opened the refrigerator and took out two packs of chocolate biscuits and a juice. Closing the refrigerator, she turned off the lights and went back to the sitting room.
“I will watch movies then.” She said as she sat on a couch. She took the remote control and turned on the TV.
A nollywood movie played on the TV screen.
Amanda opened the biscuit and juice. She ate as she watched the movie on the TV.
She kept glancing at the time, wishing she would hear a car horn at the gate and Desmond car being driven in and him opening the door and saying to her, ‘I’m sorry dear, I’m late today’
Amanda slapped her forehead. “What’s wrong with me. Stop dreaming Amanda, stop dreaming. He’s your boss! If you think about him one more time, you are dead.” she threatened herself and cut hard on the biscuit.
Gold was cuddled in Desmond’s arms as they lay on the comfy bed.
“I love you so much sweetie.” Gold said with a satisfied smile.
Desmond kissed her. “I love you more baby.” he said.
“I’m thirsty. I would go get water.” Gold said and got out from the bed.
She entered the kitchen and smiled triumphantly.
“Just a little sprinkle on the food, I got him to be mine. No time for dulling.. You are mine now Desmond.” she said.
««You must sprinkle this too on a red coloured bowl, add water and use it to wash your face each time you are seeing him and wash your private part with it each time you know you both are going to have sex. Dont forget that no eyes must see this substance except yours once it has gotten into your hand. You must be very careful.
What will happen if another’s eyes see it Baba?’
The charm’s power will become neutralised immediately and his eyes would be cleared
I will be very careful Baba. Thank you.»»
Gold recalled her conversation with the spiritualist.
“I will be very careful.” she assured herself and moved over to the fridge.
As Desmond waa waiting for Gold’s return.. he suddenly remembered his phone and grabbed his trouser which hung on the sofa. He searched the pockets and found it.
He saw his daughter’s missed calls and sighed.
“She shouldn’t be calling. She has her nanny to stay with her. I’m sorry baby, I’m with the love of my life. I will be back soon.” he said.
“Who are you talking to?” Gold asked, emerging in with two glasses of water.
Desmond raised his phone. “My daughter was calling. I missed her calls. She must have been worried. But it’s fine.. Her nanny would stay with her. I will apologize to her when I get back.” he said.
“Oh it’s really my fault. I’m sorry. Can I see her today? I really wanna meet her.” she asked.
Desmond dropped his phone on the couch and sat back on the bed.
“No problem but isn’t that too soon. My daughter is pretty hard.” he said.
Gold smiled. “I don’t care. I wanna meet her.”
Desmond shrugged. “Fine.. If you want.”
“Here, have some water and get a rest. You are going to work to in the morning.” Gold said.
“Thanks baby” he said as he collected the glass of water, drank and Gold took the empty glass and dropped it on the table with hers.
She joined him on the bed and they cuddled each other.
Gold was in all smiles.
Desmond had no idea what he was doing…
Amanda opened her eyes and when her eyes landed on the clock, she flinched in fright.
“6:40am!” she gasped and jumped up from the couch where she slept on.
She had fallen asleep in the sitting room and the TV was still on.
She quickly grabbed the remote and turned it off. She picked the empty biscuits packs and empty juice pack and rushed to the kitchen.
“I woke up so late…. I hope I finish on time.. God, why did I had to watch that movie.. What’s wrong with me.. Odeya mustn’t go late to school or I’m dead” She nagged at herself.
Then she tilted her head. ‘Was I really watching the movies or I was thinking too much?’
“Ahh snap it off Amanda and hurry up.” she told herself.
She was supposed to cook macaroni but she can’t since it’s late.
“Tea and bread is the fastest. I will make that.” She said and grabbed the kettle.
‘Shouldn’t I make tea for Odeya’s dad? What if he doesn’t come back now.’ she thought.
Just then, she heard the zooming in of his car.
Her heart skipped immediately.
One, the excitement that he’s back and two, the fear that she havent prepared odeya for school yet.
“What I’m I going to do?” she asked herself.
“Ahh Oga. Welcome oh.. Shey you sleep for office? I wait wait for gate i tire but you no come back.” I.K said.
Desmond ignored him and walked to the door porch, he opened the door and entered.
No one was in the sitting room.
“Odeya should be out now, dressed for school..” he said.
He headed upstairs and opening his daughter’s door, he met her still sleeping.
“Still sleeping? Where’s her nanny?”
“How do I explain that I woke up late? How do I? What do I do?” Amanda pondered.
“Why I’m I so scared to see him. Why are my hands shaking and why I’m I feeling butterflies in my stomach.”
Desmond walked in and went to his daughter. He rolled off the duvet and caressed her hair.
“I’m sorry darling that I didn’t come home last night. I’m here now. Wake up.” he said.
“Wake up Dearie.”
Odeya gently opened her eyes and saw her dad staring at her.
“Dad… I was worried.” she said.
Desmond took her hand and kissed it. “I’m sorry dearie. Work was much so I slept off at the office.” he lied.
“And what about my calls?” she asked.
“I’m sorry dearie that I missed your calls. I wasn’t with my phone at that moment.” he lied.
Amanda got to Odeya’s door and leaned her ear to it.
“Dad I know I’m five but I know when someone is lying. You just lied dad. It’s written on your face. So better tell me the truth.” Odeya said.
Desmond breathed out. “I’m sorry daughter. Actually I slept-”
The door opened and Amanda walked in, interrupting the cat about to be let out of the bag.
“Good morning sir. I’m sorry that I woke up late today to prepare Odeya for school.” she said and walked to Odeya. “Deya, come and take your bathe.”
“I’m not until he tells me where he was last night. He is lying.” Odeya said then narrowed her eyes at Amanda. “And I recall saying I ain’t going to that school anymore.”
“You are not what?” Desmond asked.
Odeya glared at him.
“Come on Deya… I will be right there with you. I promise to shut anyone who tries to make jest of you.” Amanda said
“Really?” Odeya asked.
Amanda nodded with an assuring smile.
“Fine then.” Deya said and spread her hands. “Carry me.”
Amanda smiled and carried her. While she was doing so, her arm brushed with Desmond’s… She felt a sensation run through her which almost made her drop Odeya.
“Are you OK nanny?” Odeya asked.
“Yes I am.” Amanda said and hurried into Odeya’s bathroom.
“She’s just like her mom. Too smart and sensitive. I’m sorry Odeya. I’m gonna get you another mom. I hope you like her when you see her.” With that, he stood up and walked out.
Amanda doesn’t want to believe it but she was so sure that his sleeping outside had to do with a lady.
Odeya was right, he lied to her.
Was he going to tell a five years old girl that he slept with a woman or how is he even going to tell it to her?
Her heart ache and she was filled with jealousy.
It’s obvious that she likes her boss.
She finished bathing Odeya and dressed her up.
“Why did you wake up late?” Odeya asked her as she was putting on her socks and shoes.
“I was wondering why you haven’t asked. I couldn’t get a sleep so I stayed in the sitting room watching movies until I slept off.” Amanda said.
“Why couldn’t you get a sleep?” Odeya asked.
“Huh… I think because the weather was hot.” Amanda lied.
How can she tell her that it’s because she was worried about her dad. And she was worried because she likes him. No way.
“Tch.. Now you lie to me too. There was light, and there was AC. Why’s everyone lying today. I wonder how many lies would be told in school today. Just thinking about it makes me sick to the bone.” Odeya said.
Amanda sighed and stood up since she was done putting on her shoes.
“Let’s go downstairs. Your breakfast was supposed to be macaroni but since I woke up really late, I had to make tea. I’m sorry about that” Amanda said.
“Ugh… Don’t stay up late worrying about my dad again.” Odeya said.
Amanda’s jaw dropped. “Wh what are you t..talking about?”
Odeya chuckled. “I’m smart.”
“No I wasn’t thinking.. I mean, I wasn’t worried about your dad.” Amanda said.
“Well I’m telling you not to.. I’m gonna make my dad and my mom come back together. I won’t let him date anyone. My mom and dad are gonna be back together, again.” Odeya said.
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REJOICE JEREMIAH. C????
@Author RiRi Library ????
EPISODE 14[Sad Odeya] .
Ten minutes later, Odeya had finished her breakfast. Amanda carried her and they headed out to the car.
Desmond was preparing for work upstairs so he didn’t get to say ‘bye’ to Odeya.
Once Amanda and Odeya were in the car, Peter drove off.
“We don go late today o.” Peter said.
“Yes, it’s all my fault. I woke up late.” Amanda said.
Odeya glanced at her.
Amanda wondered why.
The drive to the school was in silence. Soon peter pulled into the school and looking at Odeya, she seem scared.
Amanda took her hand. “Don’t worry Deya. I’m here with you.” she said.
“You should be. You made me come to school today.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled. “It’s great that came. Let’s go.”
Amanda carried her and they came down from the car and headed to the school.
“Bring me down.” Deya said. Amanda brought her down.
“I don’t like being carried.” she said.
“As if you knew. I dont like carrying people.” Amanda teased.
Soon, they were standing in front of the entrance to Odeya’s class.
“Are you ready?” Amanda asked.
Odeya breathed in then out. “Yes I guess.”
Amanda took her hand and they walked in.
The class was in silence and Amanda noticed that every child had a weary face including their form teacher.
Odeya noticed this too but then she noticed that Jeremy was absent. He isn’t in class.
That’s unlike him. Jeremy always comes very early to school. Everyday before her. She always meet him in school.
She felt the urge to ask about him but she couldn’t.
“Go on to your seat Deya.” Amanda said after handing Odeya her lunch box.
Odeya hesitantly walked to her desk and sat down. With her eyes on Jeremy’s empty seat.
Amanda walked to the Mrs Tonia.
“Is everything okay? Here seems to be too tensed and quiet.” Amanda asked.
Mrs Tonia glanced at Odeya who had her eyes still at Jeremy’s seat. She turned back to Amanda and exhaled then bringing low her voice, she answered.
“He had an accident with his driver this morning while coming to school.”
Amanda’s jaw dropped in shock and at that moment, Odeya sprang up from her seat as well, in tears.
Her seatmate had just broke the news to her at the same time Mrs Tonia broke it to Amanda.
“How is he? and his driver?” Amanda asked.
“They are both at Lovecare Hospital. It’s close by. ” Mrs Tonia said.
Amanda rushed to Odeya. Odeya’s tears were pouring out uncontrollably. Amanda hugged her. “It’s okay. Don’t cry. He’s fine OK.” she said.
“I want to see him. Please take me to him.” Odeya cried as all her classmates stared at her and Amanda.
For the first time, Odeya said ‘please’ to Amanda. Why did it have to be in such a situation?
“I want to see him please.” she said.
Amanda inhaled. “It’s okay. Let’s go.”
With that Amanda grabbed her hand and they hurried out of the class, back into the car.
Peter was confused.
“What is it nah? Did they tell her to go home?” Peter asked.
“Drive us to LoveCare Hospital please. She said it’s close to the school.” Amanda said.
“Ehen, I know the hospital but why we dey go there? What is the problem?” Peter asked.
“Just take us there and quit asking questions!!” Odeya yelled.
Peter shrugged and started the car and soon, they were heading to Lovecare hospital.
Amanda cuddled Odeya.
“It’s okay. Don’t cry. I’m sure he’s alright OK.”
‘He? What is happening?’ Peter wondered.
Soon, peter drove into the big hospital and pulled to the parking lot.
“We’ve arrived. Come on.” Amanda said and opened the door, she helped Odeya out of the car and they hurried into the hospital.
“I’m here to see the little boy and his driver that got involved in an accident and were brought here this morning.” Amanda told the attendant nurses.
“Their names?” One of the nurse asked.
Their names… Amanda looked at Odeya.
“Jeremy Adebayo but I don’t know his driver’s name.” Odeya said.
“Oh give me a minute please.” The nurse said and checked through a book.
“Ward 72 for both patients.” she said.
Amanda grabbed Odeya’s hand. “Thank you.” then she turned to Peter who stood, staring at them. “Please wait here for us. We will be back.” With that, they hurried towards the ward.
In a minute, they were standing at the door of ward 72.
Amanda grabbed the doorknob and slowly, she opened it and her eyes fell on a familiar face immediately they walked in.
Odeya removed her hand and rushed to where Jeremy lay on the bed in bandages and his eyes closed and taking a blood drip.
“Jeremy… Jeremy…wake up.” she called but a man was quick enough to hold her.
“It’s okay child. Be quiet. He’ll be fine.” The man who looked like both Jeremy and the familiar face said to Odeya.
The familiar face. Isn’t he the bicycle guy they met yesterday?
Yes he is.
Amanda remembered him now.
‘So Jeremy was actually the brother he mentioned.’
At the other side was a more bandaged man taking the same drip as Jeremy.
He must be the driver.
A woman too was in the ward, sitting beside Jeremy and staring at him with tearful eyes. She must be his mother.
[At Desmond’s office]
“…The contract should be sighed immediately Mr Fumi is back from Abuja…. A meeting would be held..” Desmond was saying but suddenly touched the side of his head.
‘..Gold. Gold…can you stop coming to my mind for a moment. I want to concentrate on my work’ Desmond said within.
“Are you alright director?” Henry asked.
Desmond removed his hand from the side of his head. “Yes I am.”
Back at Lovecare hospital, two hours later, Amanda, Odeya and Jimi sat at the hospital lounge.
“…Thank God that it wasn’t worse than that. He will be fine as soon as possible.” Amanda said.
Jimi nodded. “I pray he will. And for Mr Lekan, he case seem worse. He will have to be in a wheel chair for many months or even a year. He was always careful when driving. This would be so hard for his family.”
Odeya was in between them. She patted his hand.
Jimi took her hand and turned to her. “What you did today shows that you really like my brother. You couldn’t stay in school and you rushed down here to see him. You want to know something? My brother like you too. He liked you from the first day you became his classmate. He came home talking about a pretty new girl in class named Odeya.”
Odeya brought down her face twisted in sadness. “I was always being sassy to him. He told me severally that he hate me.” she said.
Jimi smiled. “No, he didn’t. It didn’t stop his likeness for you. He was always hoping you stop being sassy to him. He was also angry that you two became competitors but it didnt stop him from liking you. I’m sure if he wakes up and heard you came, he would be very happy.”
“Then can I stay until he wakes up?”
Amanda took her hand. “Of course not Deya. We have to leave soon.”
“Why?” Odeya asked..
“You can’t stay until he wakes up. He might wake up in the evening or in the night or even tomorrow. You have to go home.” Jimi said.
“I’m not going to do anything at home. I’d rather stay here until sunset. I want him to see me when he wake up.” Odeya said.
“Your nanny is here too and she would wanna go home.” Jimi said.
“She’s my nanny and have to take care of me anywhere. She can’t leave. She would have to stay if I stay.” Odeya said.
“What about Peter?” Amanda asked her.
“He should leave and come back when we need him.” Odeya said.
Jimi and Amanda looked at themselves.
Amanda has no other choice than to stay.
“I would go tell him then. I would be back.” she said and headed out.
“Odeya… You surprise me alot. I’ve never seen a little girl like you.” Amanda chuckled.
She got to the car. Peter was sitting on the driver’s seat, listening to news.
She opened the passenger’s seat and went in.
“Ah ahn.. Where Odeya. I have been waiting for how many hours?” Peter said.
“She doesn’t want to leave yet. Her boyfriend got into an accident and she want to stay until he wakes up. We might call you in the evening.” Amanda said.
Peter laughed. “You say boyfriend? Odeya get boyfriend? Ha! Wonders shall never end. This small small children of this centuary.”
Amanda chuckled. “I will call you.” she said.
“Okay o.” Peter said.
Amanda got down from the car and Peter left immediately, besides he was so hungry. He will have to stop by at a restaurant and fill his stomach.
“About yesterday. It was nice that we met.” Jimi said to Odeya.
“Really? You almost hit me with your bicycle.” Odeya said.
“I did apologize over and over again.” Jimi said.
Odeya sniffed. ” Maybe it would have been better if it had hit me than Jeremy getting into a car accident. Maybe I should have let you hit me. I feel that if i had been hit by your bicycle, he wouldn’t have gotten into an accident.”
Jimi put his arm around her thus making her lay her head on his chest.
“Don’t say that again Deya. I don’t believe that. Jeremy got into an accident not because you didn’t get hit by my bicycle. Come on don’t think that.” he said.
Tears had gathered in her eyes and it didn’t take a minute for them to roll down her eyes.
“I want him to get up soon and come to school.” Deya said.
“He will.” Jimi said.
Amanda walked in and smiled when he saw the position Jimi and Deya were in.
She exhaled. “She is really sad.”
She walked to them and sat down beside Odeya.
Odeya sat up and turned to Amanda.
“I don’t wanna sit here, let’s go to Jeremy.” She said.
Amanda took her hand. “I would be sincere. I don’t want to be in there. I don’t like seeing sick people and I hate the smell of hospital.”
Odeya pulled her hand off. “Then I would be in there alone.” She said and got up. “His mom is still in there. So I won’t be alone.” she added.
‘He’s never seen a girl like Odeya who cares so much about someone that she likes.’
Amanda stood up. “Let’s go.” she said.
Jimi stood up and together, they headed to the ward.
Mr Adebayo had left an hour ago. Mrs Adebayo was still sitting beside her son, holding his hand tenderly.
The trio walked in and Odeya walked to her.
“I would sit beside you ma’am.” Odeya said.
Mrs Adebayo looked at her. “Why?”
“Because I want to stay with Jeremy. I want him to see me when he wake up.” Odeya said.
Mrs Adebayo couldn’t hold back the smile that appeared on her face.
Hours Later, Amanda was carrying Sleeping Odeya as they sat at the ward.
Jimi left minutes ago to the restroom and Mrs Adebayo was making a call outside.
Amanda suddenly saw Jeremy’s eyelids shake then his finger moved.
“Is he waking up?” she wondered.
She remembered what Odeya had told her.
«Nanny, i feel sleepy and might sleep off.. If you notice Jeremy waking up, wake me up.»
Jeremy’s index finger moved again.
Then his eyelid began opening.
Amanda touched Odeya’s cheek. “Odeya, you have to wake up now. Odeya.. odeya.”
Odeya opened her eyes.
When they turned to Jeremy, his eyes were open.
He looked completely confused.
“Mom..Dad..” Waere the first people he mentioned. Then his eyes landed on Odeya.
Deya felt happy, that he got to see her when he woke up.
“Hi Jeremy, how are you feeling?” Odeya asked.
“I will be back. ” Amanda said and hurried out.
“Odeya..” Jeremy called.
“Hi Jeremy. It’s a relief that you are awake now.” Odeya said with a smile.