REJOICE JEREMIAH. C????
@Author RiRi Library ????
EPISODE 15[Odeya’s request] .
Odeya and Amanda were ready to go home. Desmond had called, demanding where they went to.
Amanda had told him that she would explain when they are back.
It was 6pm. There had stayed in the hospital all day.
Jeremy had woken up, slept again and woke up again… He had been so excited to see Odeya and guess what? Odeya had been telling him the folktales that Amanda told her.
Even in such condition, Odeya was happy that her wish of being Jeremy’s friend had come true.
“We are going leaving now.” Amanda said to Jimi, his mom and Jeremy.
Odeya wished they won’t but she has to go home.
“Thank you so much for being here with us. Thank you Odeya and Amanda. God bless you.” Mrs Adebayo said.
“Bless you too ma.” Amanda said.
“Thank you for staying with Jeremy. You were a great company to us today.” Jimi said.
“Odeya.” Jeremy called.
“Yes Jeremy.” Odeya answered.
“Thank you.” he said.
Odeya smiled. “Don’t mention. I’ll be here tomorrow to see you. For now, I gotta go.”
‘What, here again tomorrow?’ Amanda breathed in.
“Bye Jeremy. Bye Jeremy’s brother and bye ma’am.” Odeya said, waving at them.
“Bye.” Amanda said and pulled Odeya along and they headed out.
Amanda had called Peter and he was on his way already.
“Are you okay?” Amanda asked Odeya as she notice her face grow pale.
“I’m fine.” Odeya said.
Peter pulled into the hospital five minutes later and soon they were heading back home.
Soon, they pulled into the house and Amanda saw the car Desmond left to work with parked at home.
‘But why is he back from work so early?’ she wondered and it frightened her.
How would she explain to him about Odeya leaving school to be with a classmate in a hospital.
“Why’s my dad back so early.?” Odeya asked.
“Let’s go.”She said and carried Odeya down.
I.K rushed towards and standing in front of Amanda and Odeya, he shook his head.
“Oga done come back o – Boss is back” he said and scratched his head.
Amanda didn’t answer him but headed towards the house with Odeya in her arm.
“Aren’t I heavy?” Odeya asked.
“No, you don’t seem to be today.” Amanda said.
“Ah maybe cos I spent my day in a hospital.” Odeya said and Amanda placed her index finger on Odeya’s lips.
“You can’t tell your dad or I might get fired.” she said and removed her finger.
“What? Don’t be scared. I have him to deal with.” Odeya said.
“Such confident. How can you deal with your dad.” Amanda asked.
“Just watch.” Odeya said.
Amanda opened the door and walked into the sitting room.
She got a bit relieved that Odeya’s dad wasn’t in the sitting room.
“He must be upstairs. Come on, take me to my room, quickly.” Odeya said.
“Are you scared Deya?” Amanda asked.
“I don’t think. It wasn’t my intention to be.” Odeya said.
For the first time, Amanda saw fear in Odeya’s eyes.
Maybe she is being scared to tell her dad that she missed school to stay with a male classmate in the hospital.
Amanda turned towards upstairs, they had taken only few steps when they heard someone come out from the kitchen to the dinning.
“My dad?” Odeya whispered.
“It should be. I’m sure he had seen us already.” Amanda said.
“I’m not sure. From the dinning, it’s hard to see who’s at the staircase” Odeya said.
“Honey, is that you??” A female voice said from the dinning and Amanda and Odeya’s eyes instantly met.
“Dinner is set.” the same voice said and Amanda had no idea what came over her, she saw herself rush down the staircase and soon, she was facing the fair looking lady in a yellow jumpsuit, fake long lashes and face beautified with makeup. Lips full of red lip gloss and annoying nose ring.
Odeya was still in her arm but she didn’t care how heavy she was but who the hell the lady standing in front of her wearing the kitchen apron over her yellow jumpsuit is.
“Oh… You are back. Welcome Odeya. you look so so beautiful. I made dinner. Do you wanna change first before eating or you don’t mind eating now?” She said, smiling.
“Who are you and what are you doing here?” Odeya asked. “Put me down nanny.”
Amanda put her down and she walked closer to Gold.
‘Such gut’ Gold scoffed within.
“I’m Gold Benson. Your dad’s girlfriend. I wanted to see you so badly and that’s the reason why I’m here and again, I really wanna be here. You are so beautiful Odeya. I know we would be good friends.” Gold said with smiles.
‘What? Her dad’s girlfriend??’ Amanda felt her heart ache at that.
“My Dad’s girlfriend? Have you realized that you are in the wrong place?” Odeya said.
“Excuse?” Gold said, surprised.
“Get out of this house right now and never go close to my dad from now onwards. If you don’t wanna be in trouble.” Odeya warned.
Gold was shocked. Amanda was happy.
The room was tense.
“What’s happening?” That was Desmond’s voice as he climbed down the staircase.
Amanda’s heart skipped at his presence.
Gold rushed to him and took his hand. “Honey, your daughter. She’s being rude to me.” Gold said, pretending to be in tears.
Odeya scoffed and rushed to them and grabbed Gold’s arm… “Get your hand off my dad!”
“Odeya.. stop that.” Desmond said and removed odeya’s little hand from Gold’s arm.
“Come over here Deya.” he pulled her to his left.
“Don’t be rude to the lady that your dad’s love. You gotta love her too.”
“Dad you are joking…You and mom are gonna be together again, she can’t be here and I can never like her. Get out of this house lady! You look so annoying and irritating.”
“Odeya! Stop!!” Desmond half yelled.
She had no idea that he can yell at his daughter.
“Leave us Amanda.” he said to her. Amanda felt her heart being pierced in several places as she walked the staircase.
Why’s she feeling this way.
She don’t like it.
“Dad I hate her and I can’t stand seeing her.” Odeya said and with that, she ran upstairs.
Desmond took Gold’s hands.
“I’m sorry about that. You don’t need to worry.. She’s generally rude.. She’ll get to be relaxed with you in no time.” he said to Gold.
“Really?” Gold asked.
She won’t stand the chance to be insulted by that runt. She just have to bear it for today.
“Yes baby,” Desmond said.
Gold smiled. “Come on then, sit and have your dinner.” she said.
“I have to call Odeya. I’ll be back in a jiffy.” he said.
“I don’t think she would want to eat my good.” Gold said.
“It’s okay. I will be right back.” he said and with that, he went upstairs.
“Wonders shall never end. Look at that little thing. How dare she! Well shall see.”
Amanda was in Odeya’s room, dressing her bed when Odeya opened the door and entered.
“I’m so annoyed with that. I’m so disappointed as well.” Odeya said.
“I will help you take off your school wears. You’ve been wearing it all day.” she said and proceeded to do so.
The door opened and Desmond walked in.
“Deya..” he called.
“Don’t call my name if she’s still in this house.” Odeya said.
Amanda faced Odeya’s shoes that she was untying the lace.
She don’t want to look at him. She felt like her heart is going to split into thousands of pieces if she do.
This isn’t supposed to be happening to her. She isn’t supposed to like her boss.
She is stupid… She’s an idiot for falling in love with her boss without knowing why.
No.. It’s not love. She doesn’t want to believe that she is in love with her boss.
She just have to focus on being a nanny to Odeya, get paid for her job and leave soon enough.
“Deya, please listen to me. She isn’t bad. She was dying to meet you. You can’t treat her this way. She loves you so much.” Desmond said.
“What about mom!” Odeya half yelled.
That was when Amanda looked up at Desmond and she could see how his expression changed. She couldn’t understand the expression well enough but it looked like he wasn’t expecting that and again, he didn’t want to hear that name.
But she wasn’t expecting him to look at her. Their eyes met and she quickly looked away.
Why did he look at her?
She get it.. He don’t want her to be here while they talk about Odeya’s mom.
“I..I will be back to dress your room and arrange your school uniform for tomorrow’s school.” Amanda said to Odeya and with that, she walked out and closed the door but why couldn’t she leave the door.
“Odeya, can you stop talking about your mom? I’m here for you and there’s someone who wanna be here for you as well. Please.. Come on, let’s go downstairs, you must be hungry.”
“I want my mom and I want you both back together.” Odeya said.
Amanda walked away from the door and went into her room.
“Was it really Divorce?” Amanda asked herself.
It’s so obvious that it is.
‘What do I do about this?’ Amanda wondered.
“Whatever dad! I don’t want her here.. She gotta leave.” Odeya said. “..and about dinner, my nanny would make it for me.” Deya said.
Desmond sighed and stood up.
“I will call your nanny then.” he said and with that, he walked out and got to Amanda’s room.
He knocked and Amanda who was sitting at the edge of her bed sprang up.
‘Who’s that?’ she wondered.
Is it Odeya?
Amanda walked to the door and opening it, her heart jumped at the sight of Desmond.
Their eyes met again.
“S..sir?” She stammered and faced down.
“Go to Odeya..” Desmond said.
He turned to leave but halted and turned back to Amanda who quickly faced down again.
“Are you okay?” he asked her.
“Huh.. Ye yes I am.” Amanda answered.
“I’d like to tell you something later.” he said.
‘Tell me something? What do he want to tell me?’ Amanda wondered.
“Ok okay sir.” she answered.
Desmond turned and left downstairs. Amanda came out and watched him until he disappeared out of the corridor.
She exhaled and hit her forehead.
“What is wrong with me… What what what… I have to end this.. He has a girlfriend. How can I even like him. He has a girlfriend while Odeya want her mom and him back together.. I don’t even have the slightest chance. He won’t even notice that I have some feeling for him. I’m such an idiot if I don’t end this feeling right away.” she said and walked into Odeya’s room to see her crying.
“What? Why are you crying?” Amanda said and rushed to Odeya.
“What’s wrong.. You don’t have to cry.” Amanda said, hugging Odeya.
“When I see other kids with their parents, both their mom and dad, I get envious and mad.” Odeya said amidst tears.
Amanda caressed her hair, not knowing what to say.
“Nanny, can you do something for me?” Odeya said.
“What’s that?” Amanda asked.
“Promise that you will do it.” Odeya said.
“What’s that.. Do I have to promise first?” Amanda said.
“Yes,” odeya said.
Amanda exhaled. “Okay then. I promise. What’s it?”
Odeya looked into her eyes. “Can you make my mom and dad get back together?”
Amanda got shocked.
“H..how I’m I supposed to do that?” she asked.
“Please do that for me.” Odeya said.
REJOICE JEREMIAH. C????
@Author RiRi Library ????
EPISODE 16 (unedited)[Amanda’s decision] .
“Odeya I don’t think I can do that…” Amanda said.
“Why? Because you like my daddy?” Odeya asked.
“No.. How can I do that when I have no idea what happened between your dad and your mom.” Amanda said.
“I was three years old when it happened I got no idea how it happened but my mom and dad got divorced. I don’t know why.” Odeya said.
“Divorced” Amanda said.
She was right all this time.
What could have caused their divorce?
It’s been two years now.
“Parents who got divorced could get back together right?” Odeya asked.
Amanda inhaled. “It’s rare to see that but it happens tho. Some get back together but it’s really rare.” she said.
Odeya sighed. “I wanna have a complete parents.. I don’t want just my dad nor just my mom. I want both of them seeing me grow up and taking Care of me. I don’t want another person replacing my mom. I don’t want another mom.”
Amanda from that moment wish her feelings for Odeya’s dad would vanish totally.
Odeya can’t accept another other woman for her dad except for her biological mom.
Amanda knew that Gold won’t stand Odeya. She would have to leave Desmond after being rejected by Odeya.
Amanda wondered how she would be able to end her feelings.
Maybe she should leave here. It feel like it’s the best thing for her to do.
Staying here would make her fall even more for him and how would she be able to fulfil odeya’s request.
It won’t be possible for her.
Odeya hugged her. “Please get my dad and mom back together. It feels like you are the only one I can tell this to.”
Amanda exhaled and placed her hand on Odeya’s curly hair. Caressing it, she thought of how to escape all these. After few minutes of thoughts, she stood up.
“Odeya, I have to go make you dinner. Do you wanna stay in your room?”
“I’ll stay here. I want noodles.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled. “I will make that for you..”
Amanda picked the Children’s Story Book on the table and gave to her. “Read this. I will be back soon.”
She left and didn’t notice Odeya watch her until she did.
Odeya breathed out. “I should be nice to her from onwards. That way, she would do what I requested for.” she said.
Amanda headed downstairs and her heart sank when she heard the laughter of Desmond and Gold.
She saw them sitting on a couch, watching a movie and laughing out. They both held a glass of wine and a pack of snacks was on the table.
Amanda inhaled, trying to control her anger at the both of them…
How could he laugh like that when his daughter is in her room, crying!
And why is she still doing here. Isn’t it time for her to leave to her house!!
Amanda felt like rushing to them and dealing with her but she couldn’t.
She finally got down the staircase and was passing to the dinning when Desmond suddenly spoke and Amanda halted.
They couldn’t see her cos she was behind them.
“Baby, I should take you home now, it’s getting to nine.” Desmond said.
Gold placed her finger to his lips and winked at him.
Amanda didn’t see the wink but she saw the index finger placed on Desmond’s lips.
“There’s no leaving tonight honey. Let’s share this night together. I promise you a great night together.” Gold said, her voice seductive and tempting.
Amanda tightened her fists and gritted her teeth in rage.
Desmond smiled and touched her cheek. “Come on babe, i’d want that but my daughter’s gonna be mad if she finds out you spend the night here.” Desmond said.
Gold rolled her eyes. “Come on honey.. Odeya is just a little girl. Don’t tell me you are being scared of your five years old daughter.”
“I’m not Baby…but my Odeya is a very sensitive girl.” Desmond said.
Gold placed her hand on his chest and gave him a seductive smile. “Look into my eyes honey.” she said.
Desmond looked into her eyes for a moment and the next thing, Gold kissed him then pulled away a bit. “I would climb the highest mountain and sail through the widest ocean just to be with you honey. Don’t worry about Odeya, I would make her like me.” she said and crushed her lips on his again and they began kissing.
Amanda couldn’t stand there anymore, the anger boiling inside her could cook a pot of meal. She left to the kitchen.
Gold pulled away their kissing and smiled at Desmond. “I think I’m bored of watching this movie, why don’t we go upstairs and see a better movie honey.” she said.
Desmond had no say anymore since he’s been controlled.
He smiled at her. “Of course baby.”
They stood up and Gold was wise enough to carry her bag. They headed upstairs.
When Amanda got to the kitchen, she saw the whole sink and counter messed up.
“Wait, she didn’t even clean up the things she used in cooking whatever meal she cooked? Huh! I can’t stand her..” Amanda said angrily.
Amanda slammed the cupboard angrily, she shut the fridge and shouted at the water in the pot for taking time to boil.
She transferred the aggression to the things in the kitchen including the noodles and eggs.
She finally got herself when the noodle was almost buring. She turned off the cooker and exhaled.
“Is it right for me to be upset! What right do I have to be upset about this.. Get yourself Chimamanda. Get yourself.” she told herself.
She served Odeya’s meal and hers too and placed both of them in a tray. She added a bottle water and cups and came out from the kitchen.
She didn’t meet the duo anymore. They left the TV on. The wines were still remaining in the glasses and the snacks too.
Amanda exhaled and headed upstairs.
While passing Desmond’s room door, she tried hard not to let any dirty thought into her mind. She hurried pass the door and entered Odeya’s room.
Odeya was still reading the book.
“Deya dear, I’m back. Did I take long?” Amanda asked.
“Uhm maybe a little.” Deya said.
“I’m sorry. Here’s your meal. Eat up so you can take your bathe and go to bed.” Amanda said.
Odeya dropped the book.
“Are you eating noodles too?” Deya asked.
“Yes.. I am. If you don’t mind, let me eat here with you.” Amanda said.
“Uh really? But I want you to feed me.” Odeya lied.
“Really? You told me you don’t like it.” Amanda said.
“I suddenly like it. I’m still a kid.” Odeya said.
“Oh I thought you weren’t anymore. But anyways, I would feed you” Amanda said and took Odeya’s fork.
Odeya rolled her eyes and collected her fork back.. “That’s okay. I was just joking.”
“Had she left?” Odeya asked.
Amanda raised her brows at her. “Huh who?”
Odeya stared at her…giving her a look of -acting-like-you-don’t-know-who-I’m-talking-about-
Amanda cleared her throat. “Oh.. She..she..”
“Never mind. She haven’t, I know. I’m gonna make sure she breaks up with my dad.”
“How can you do that? You…you are just a little girl.” Amanda said.
Odeya hit her fork on the tray. “Don’t say that.. I know what I’m gonna do.”
“Can you tell me?” Amanda asked. She was curious and it felt like there’s some hope.
“I will tell you since I need your help.” Odeya said. “I will threaten him of going back to my mom if he doesn’t break up with her.”
“Just that?” Amanda asked.
“I don’t know.. I wasn’t expecting this. I’m so mad right now. I gotta do something.” Odeya said.
Amanda felt like there’s nothing Odeya can do. At the sitting room, she saw how crazy Desmond is about the lady. She doesn’t think anything can stop them, including Odeya.
She just have to find her way out of her crazy feeling for him and find the words to tell Odeya to accept her dad’s girlfriend then leave after.
She have to think about it.
“I know you like my dad. Do you still like him?” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled. “Not anymore. Let’s eat before it gets cold.”
Odeya stared at her, trying to find if she’s saying the truth or not.. but she couldn’t find any.
‘It would be good if she doesn’t. That way she can help me get my dad and mom together. I miss my mom.’ She said within.
After their meal, Amanda bathe Odeya and she went to bed.
“Goodnight Deya. See you tomorrow.” Amanda said.
“Are you going to leave without telling me a folktale tonight?” Odeya asked.
Oh Amanda had forgotten her every night routine of telling Odeya folktales.
“Uhmm okay. I think I have one.” Amanda said and settled back on the chair.
She could see Odeya’s face lighten up.
Desmond and Gold cuddled each other after their love making.
Gold had something to tell Desmond… It had been on her mind even before coming.
She was going to ask Desmond for money and she was sure he wouldn’t hesitate to give it to her since she has him under her control.
Gold owns a big ladies underwears and face care boutique with lots of employees working for her.
Gold can be said to be an independent lady, comfortable although not from a wealthy family but her parents are middle class.
Gold is comfortably rich but knowing that Desmond had become her scape goat, she would request and she’s certain he wouldn’t hesitate.
“Honey” she called.
“Yes baby.” Desmond answered.
“I got something to tell you.” she said.
Desmond faced her and they stared into each other’s eyes.
“What’s it?” Desmond asked.
“I need some money for my business..” she said and watched his eyes.
She saw that he didn’t get irritated by that.
“How much will that be?” he asked.
She smiled. “Uhmm 1.6million naira.”
Desmond caressed her hair. “It’s okay. I’m gonna write you a check.” he said.
She kissed him. “Thank you baby.”
‘Wow I truly own him.. Ha ha. Baba was right. Even if I request of 10million naira, I’m sure he wouldn’t oppose. My Gold you are so very smart. Ha ha ha.’ she laughed within.
“Anything for you sugar.” he said and reciprocated the kiss.
Amanda finally left Odeya’s room after telling her the folktale..
As she carried the tray of empty plate and cups and got to Desmond’s room door, she had wanted to hurry away but she saw herself halting and she felt like breaking through the door and throwing that girl out of this house and far away where she wouldn’t be able to see Desmond again nor will Desmond see her.
But there was nothing she could do, but just stand there staring at the door.
She got herself, shook her head and continued her walk downstairs.
‘I promised myself to drop this feeling.. Ignore whatever is happening between them. It’s not your business, Amanda it’s not your business’ Amanda told herself.
‘You’ve already decided to tell Odeya to accept her as her dad’s girlfriend, format every feeling you have for him from your heart then leave this house after your are paid You can’t change your mind’
Yes I can’t change my mind. I can’t help Odeya with her request neither can I let this feeling go on, I’m ending it and it starts now. Be strong Amanda. You should know you cant fall for your boss. Do what is right by doing just what you came here to do.”