Summer Picnic – Episode 4
Theme: Baby finds daddy a soulmate
Written by Pinky Preshy Chioma
Mr Alex’s Pov:
My eyes widened in shock.
I gasped and I quickly got down from the car.
A young lady was with the young lady I knocked down.
“Are you OK? What is…?” I knelt close to her.
She was lying on the ground.
Before I could utter another word, she quickly got up from the ground.
I was surprised.
I thought she was unconscious.
“Let’s go! We have to go” the other girl said as she got up.
“Don’t worry sir! Am doing just fine” She said immediately
“Are you sure? I could take you to the hospital you know” I said as but she shook her head in disagreement.
“No sir! Thank you so much” She forced a smile at me.
She’s so cute!
“Marga let’s go already” The other mean girl said.
The girl quickly picked up the basket of flowers that scattered on the ground.
She ran along with the mean girl.
I watched her until they disappeared from my sight.
I smiled to myself.
“MARGA…??” I said repeatedly as I got into the car with thoughts all over my mind.
I yawned tiredly as I opened my eyes.
I looked around in confusion.
I saw my siblings all fast asleep.
Are we already there?
I tapped them gently and they got up sleepily.
“Are we still in the car?” Nicholas rubbed his eyes.
“We’re here” Nicky jumped for joy.
We jumped up in delight as we rushed out of the room.
“This place is so big and beautiful” We said happily.
“Ohoohoo….” We coughed
So dusty but where the fvck is daddy?
The thought of the Bella girl.
I hate her so much.
My siblings were already walking about and looking around the house.
Cebu is such a quiet place unlike manila.
The exciting fact is that tomorrow is Christmas.
The very big day.
I was still lost in thought when Nicky picked up a picture.
“Sandy whose this?” Nicky asked childishly.
I took the picture from her and smiled.
“It’s mommy!” I said as my face frowned.
I missed her so much.
Nicholas blinked his eyes hard.
I know he used to be the mommy’s boy when mom was still with us.
“Ding dong ” The door bell rang aloud.
Nicholas walked towards the door and throw it open.
But he had a real tough time before opening the door
The hinges of the door has already rusted.
That was why Nicholas had a hard time in opening the door.
“Daddy!” We chorused and hugged him tightly.
“How do you like Cebu guys?” They asked happily
“The house is so nice but dusty” Nicholas added as he coughed again.
We all shared a laugh.
“But we can say for sure if we haven’t had a stroll” Nicky added
“Of course guys….Am sorry I couldn’t get someone to clean the house up” Dad said disappointedly
“What?” Our eyes widened in shock.
I carried the basket out of the house looking so dirty.
Well we had to clean the house.
It was really very hard but fun.
I was sweating profusely.
“My baby is now a lady” Dad teased as I walked tiredly upstairs.
“Yes dad… We’re only doing this because we can’t wait to stroll” Nicholas said
We burst into laughter.
I walked into the house with my face frowned as Sister Goldy walked in too.
I backed her as my heart skipped a beat.
I know I was going to be queried.
“Why were starring at that careless man like that earlier?” Sister Goldy asked anxiously.
She sounded really angry.
And I wondered why
“Uhmm… Sis you shouldn’t refer him as careless” I said softly
“Shut up you silly girl! Was he not careless?” Aunt Goldy asked.
She was fuming with anger.
Why the heck is she so annoyed?
I was the one almost knocked down and not her….
“It was an accident sister…. He didn’t do it intentionally” I said
“Whatever! Why the fvck were you starring at him? You should shout at him not smiling” She yelled
“He apologized sister!” I said
“Keep quiet! He apologized and so what? It better not be what am thinking” She fired
“Huh? I don’t even know that man” I said defensively
“You’re nothing but a loosed slut you were smiling so good at him… I must tell mother about this” She flared up.
Tears welled down my chubby cheeks.
“Am not a slut Goldy” I cried out
“You dare not talk back at me Marga” She said as she landed a resounding slap on my cheeks.
I held my chin and tears kept rushing down my face.
“Slut! You are such a gold digger just because you saw the guy was handsome and rich you started drooling over him.. Cheap thing!” Goldy said
I burst into fresh tears again.
I ran out of the house heartbroken.
Why does Goldy and mother treat me badly all the time?
They always make me feel bad for the slightest things.
Uhmm.. Am really sorry I didn’t tell you about myself
Am Marga Dantes.
Am 21 years old and I live here in Cebu with my father whose a gardener and my step mother.
And about Goldy, she’s my step mother’s daughter.
Goldy is 28 years old.
The daughter she had before getting married to my father…. a love child.
My mom died when I was 13 years old.
She was so sick.
According to the doctor, she was suffering from cancer…. Skin cancer precisely.
Father had no money for her treatment so she couldn’t survive it
That was the worst day of my life…
My step mother and her daughter hate me so much and I don’t know why.
Though whenever my dad was there, they act all nice.
“Marga! Marga…” that’s Goldy’s voice yelling my name.
My heart skipped….