Summer Picnic – Episode 8
Theme: Baby finds daddy a soulmate
Written by Pinky Preshy Chioma
The strange lady winked at daddy as she blew her gum noisily.
So she’s the bad lady that wants daddy to hate us.
I stared at her with so much hatred.
“Sandy who is she?” Nicky whispered
“She’s a bad lady” I said as Miss Marga hushed me.
“Keep your voice down” Miss Marga said as I rolled my eyes.
The lady walked past daddy with her luggage.
“Hi kids…” She forced a smile at us.
“I don’t like you!” Nicky said as she furrowed her brows.
Dad tried to stop Nicky but I shouted out again.
“Bella you are not allowed here…” I said as I folded my arms.
She was surprised and gobsmacked.
“Just go away from here… You’re ruining in our vacation” Nicholas sneered.
“Your children needs to be taught some manners Alex!” She mocked
I hate that lady!
“No Bella! You should be taught some manners rather because your attitude sucks” I said as she groaned angrily.
“I’ll slap that big mouth of yours” She raised her hand to slap me but Marga held her.
We were all surprised.
Marga defended me.
For the first time, someone showed me motherly love.
I love Miss Marga
“Don’t you try that… Please” Miss Marga defended.
“And who are you?” Bella asked anxiously
“Bella what the fvck are you doing here?” Dad asked angrily.
“Really Alex? Isn’t it obvious? Am here for the picnic” She said as I gulped hard.
I wish I could give her a dirty slap.
Dad dragged her by the wrist out of the room.
I pushed aside the plate of food and fumed in anger.
“That crazy lady…” I groaned
“Do you know her from somewhere?” Nicholas asked
“I saw a message she sent to daddy some time ago.. She said daddy should stay away from us” I said as Nicky gnash her teeth in annoyance.
“She’s bad…” They screamed
“Uhmm… Kids don’t you think you guys are being rude to her?” Miss Marga asked
“Oh come on Miss Marga she’s a bad lady that’s why we don’t like her” I said as Nicholas nodded.
“So what now?” Nicky asked
“We’re going to make life hell for her here in this house until she packs her bag and leave” I smirked.
“Nice plans..” Nicholas said as we high five.
“Wait a second kids where’s baby?” Miss Marga asked anxiously.
We gasped as we looked around quickly.
“BABY?” I shouted as I saw baby sitting on the ground and smiling broadly
She had a mayonnaise cup in her hands and….
Oh my gosh! The mayonnaise was rubbed all over her face.
She was messed up and she smiled and clapped.
She licked the mayonnaise and chuckled.
We stared at each other and burst into laughter
Alex dragged me far away from the dinning room.
“Let me go! You’re hurting me! Let go of me” I yelled as he left my wrist forcefully.
I rolled my eyes at him.
“For goodness sake Bella why are you here?” He half yelled at me.
“I’ve been calling you Alex but you chose to ignore me so I came to see you” I said as I blew my gum right in his face.
“What the…. Bella you have to leave right now” He said as I scoffed.
“Leave? You are not serious here Alex! Can you see that luggage?” I pointed at my luggage.
“And so?” He asked confused
“So I am prepared for this vacation! I am going no freaking where” I said
“Bella this is just not right!” He said not knowing what else to say.
“I don’t care if it’s right or wrong Alex! If it’s not right then let’s make it right” I said
“Bella just go back to Manila and…” He said as I sighed loudly.
“You know what Alex? I took a flight down to this place and I’ve got jet lag so i need to rest” I said as I dragged my luggage upstairs.
I am here to stay and no damn person will stop me.
As for those saucy kids…..
Tch…. am going to teach them a lesson of their lives.
But who is that pretty girl I saw?
I just hope that gold digger is not also eyeing Alex cos hmm…
I won’t hesitate to send her to her smelling ancestors…
I walked into one of the rooms.
The one with “Guest house” label on the door.
But I don’t mind… I’ll clean it up.
I shut the door and sat heavily on the bed.
I walked slowly to the dinning room.
The kids starred at me with their hands folded.
I gulped nervously.
“Is she outta here already?” Nicky asked
“Yes daddy…. Have you shown her to the gate?” Nicholas added
My legs became jelly and stucked to the ground.
“Uhmm… Nicky! Nicholas stop it! Stop being rude to daddy’s guest!” Sandy said as my eyes widened in shock.
“You accept her presence?” I asked in shock.
“Of course daddy… I just realized that we shouldn’t be rude to your guest right?” Sandy said as my face brightened up.
Yeah!” my lips curved to a smile.
“Uhmm…. Sir I think it’s time I leave” Marga’s voice echoed.
“Already?” The kids cried as they hugged her.
She only smiled and pecked them.
“I’ll visit you guys later OK! But right now I have to go OK” She said
“Please Marga don’t leave” Nicky wailed.
Marga patted her hair.
For the very first time, my kids are so in love with another lady apart from their late mommy.
“I’ll drop you off” I said as Marga got up.
Baby burst into tears.
These kids are so unbelievable.
So much love for someone they barely know
Sandy’s eyes was already filled with tears as she cuddled baby.
They waved goodbye to her with sadness.
We walked away.
She too felt bad!
She’s also fond of them…
I feed baby with a bottle of milk.
As I carried her into the cot cos she was feeling sleepy.
I lay heavily on the bed.
“Sandy do you like Bella?” Nicky asked anxiously
“Yes Sandy! Why did you defend her?” Nicholas confronted
I smiled broadly.
“We agreed on making life unbearable for her right? so I want us to make her leave” I said as we smiled.
Nicky peeped through the key hole.
“Hey! Come on guys… She’s by the wardrobe side” Nicky whispered.
“Alright… Good! Nicky you have to get in and take this” I said as I handed a nylon to her.
“What’s that?” Nicholas asked
“It’s chili… I mean dried pepper” I said as he covered his mouth with his palms.
“Take this add it into her bathing water in the bucket inside that bathroom” I said as Nicky nodded.
We gradually opened the door to make sure it made no noise.
Nicky sneaked into the bathroom and quickly added the chilli inside her bathing water and sneaked out.
We chuckled in excitement.
And waited patiently.
Some minutes later.
“OH MY GOODNESS…. HELP! MY EYES IS ON FIRE” We heard a scream from the room…