The House Help
*I was still looking at her, after packaging the iPhone inside the shopping bag, she kept quite. She expect me to say something to break the silence between us. I have to say something.
Me : Yvonne, please don’t think am rejecting something from you. I barely know you and you just came yesterday.. At least, I have to know you more. So am sorry.
Yvonne : No, Nick you don’t have to be sorry ok. I get it all, Am fine
(She stood up and left me at the sitting room)
Me : (I called her back) Yvonne… Yvonne… (She never answered me)
(Hmmm, what is even wrong with this one sef? I slept off in the sitting room,until it was 2 : 00pm when someone tapped me, I looked up, and it was sara.
Sara : Wake up jaaree, you can sleep ehhn
Me : (to my self*, me and you who sabi sleep) Oh you are back. Mehn don’t mind me o.. I was tired.
Sara : Whatever, where is yvonne..?
Me : She is inside the room.
(She went straight inside her room, she got there and i can hear whatever they say, they were both laughing loudly.. Sara was telling Yvonne about a guy she met in school.. And how the guy invited her for dinner today, she also ask yvonne to join her, Yvonne said nothing, but the way they were both laughing signify Yvonne accepted to go out with (her) Sara.
I just move straight to my room, I don’t want to listen to that kind of rubbish gist. Sara is known for going to parties especially now that her mum is out. Now she wants to initiate Yvonne #Rubbish. I slept off again, when i wake up again it was already 5pm.. *Chai, I screamed.. I was supposed to go and play street football.. I rushed to my bag drag out my jersey with full speed, take my football boot.. Walked straight outside my room and i saw Sara and Yvonne watching movie in the sitting room.
Me : Hi girls, am off to the pitch o
Sara : Ok.. But in case you did not meet us at home when you’re back, we’re going out to see a friend.
Me : *Friend indeed* No wohala, bye guys.
*Sara replied but Yvonne ignored,who cares?*
(I rushed out of the exit door, I got to the gate and saw tunde playing card with his friend but i was in a hurry.)
Tunde : Haaaa Nick, come join us make i finish unah
Me : (still running out) I no get your time o
(When i got there, I met my street friends, we formed our group, and we played till it was 7pm, I took bike home because am sure the two girl are out already.. I got home, i saw tunde fetching water.
Me : Haaaa, babatunde, how far nau?
Tunde : I dey o, but where your wives dem go this evening, if you see as dem dress eeh.. Where dem even talk say dem dey go?
Me : dem tell me say dem wan go see friends, but na lie o.. Na one guy wey Sara jam dem go see sha
Tunde : Hmmm.. Na there matter sha.
Me : Ok o.. Make i go freshen up
(I left tunde.. I walked inside to take my bath, and was expecting Sara and Yvonne should be back before 9pm. After bathing, I cooked rice and stew. Served tunde, then clean the kitchen and ate mine.. I was still thinking of what’s gotten over Yvonne, is it because i refused collecting her phone ehh? (Hissed)
It’s 10pm already, I waited for the two girls to come back but they never showed up, (this time, I got worried) where the hell did this girl went to all in the name of meeting a friend? I never got the answer to that. I watched movie till it was 11:30pm.
(now this girls are getting on my nerves) this time i was gonna shout on them if they are truly gonna come back this night, I stayed awake till i heard the sound of the gate,I think it should be them this time, they drove in and i checked the time and it was exactly 12am.
I was provoked, they parked the car and came out of it, I waited till they got inside the house.
Me : *Angry* where the hell are you girls coming from?
Sara : it’s that just a question?
Me : *still angry* Answer me or I’ll…..
Yvonne : *shut me up* Or what huh? Listen and listen good Nick, you have no right over us, where we go to or what we do ok. The next time you try asking us this kind of question you will be sorry for your self. Sara let’s go in.
(They both walked inside there room)
I stood there not uttering any words with my mouth wide open.. I keep on imagining, Yvonne for that matter. I was silent till i managed to lock the sitting room door and went to bed straight.
This time my day went bad.. Omg!! What is all this?
The House Help
Over that week, it was something else… Yvonne and Sara was always together, they barely talk to me, they made it hell for me, is either they go out and come back home late, it was their daily routine.
I have to stay cool and behave myself, this time it was always me and tunde, we were always together than before. I completely forgot about Sara and Yvonne, the worst of it, Sara would bring a guy home, sometimes they sleep over the night, until one day i decided to leave the house for good.
I have my dreams with me, one morning i intend to let tunde know what i was planning, I met tunde outside doing exercise.
Me : Tunde, how far nau?
Tunde : I dey o, w€tin dey happen?
Me : Babatunde, I wan comot for this house o.
Tunde : *Stopped what he was doing* w€tin you just talk?
Me :I talk say i wan leave this house.
Tunde : you no serious sha… Abi u wan develop madness gan?
Me : I dey tell you the real thing my guy, with this rubbish wey dey go on ehn, I no fit stay here, and you know say if i stay here, I no go succeed for life.
Tunde : Ehn, na true u talk so o, but where u wan stay survive, abi u get money with you?
Me : I don save up to 80k sha… I go use am rent even if na one room apartment.
Tunde : *mouth opened* OLUWA… O’boy u be king o.. Your head dey there my brother, but if you comot so ehn. I no go fit stay o.
Me : why?? Stay make you manage this girls nau.
Tunde : thunder fire you there, abi i tell you say i need girls.
Me : Hmmm… When you dey eye Yvonne nko?
Tunde : that was then nau
Me : w€tin be your own plan?
Tunde : (cleared throat) I get plan sha, make we put money together rent house nau… I also get one guy wey wan do him bus hire purchase.. The guy say make i bring peson wey sabi drive. Say the peson go dey balance am 30k in a week. If the 30k don complete 700k, the peson go carry the bus.
Me : bros tunde… I gree make we rent house together, but this bus own no go work o
Tunde : money dey am o, we go fit save from there o, but if u no gree.. No wohala.
Me : *i think of it for a while* tunde u dey sure say this thing go work, because i no wan go enter gbese o.
Tunde : e go make sense, make we just try am first.
Me : Ok o, but how much we wan take rent the house?
Tunde : we go rent a room self contain for iyana – ipaja side for 200k or 250k
Me : *looking at tunde* Where you wan get that kind money from?
Tunde : No worry your spirit my guy, I go surprise you
Me : Alright, if you say so.
(Tunde and I both agreed to rent the house)
The next day, tunde left the house, he went to the bank to get the money he promised. While i watched over the gate, within one hour he was back, he showed me 150k, I counted it and it was a wow to me.
Tunde and I was smiling at each other, he told me he borrowed 50k from his brother, but the 100k was for him, I went to get mine… I gave him 85k, I handed all the money over to him, I told him to look for the house in one week, which he promised me to do so.. tunde left in search of the house, but through out that week tunde never returned.
Hope it’s not what am thinking?? I waited till the upper day he never showed up it was now a week and I was asking my self questions.
* Is tunde ok?
*have he been attacked by arm robbers
*or maybe he’s run away with my money
*i trusted tunde o
* Why will he choose to treat me like this?
Oh God help me
The week was hell to me, Sara and Yvonne choose to do anything they like and treat me as if am nothing, tunde on the other hand have runaway with my money…
I don’t even know if he is alive.
One morning i woke up very weak and sick, I can hear someone shouting in the sitting room, but I don’t know who it was… Until the voice was coming closer… It was Yvonne, she was shouting approaching towards my room With Sara. She pushed my door.
Yvonne : *with anger* Nick where is my money?
Me : *surprised* what money?
Yvonne : the one i kept under the rug in the sitting room, because you always clean the sitting room
Me : (stood up from my bed) I’m not with your money, go and look for it or have you ask the guys that slept over here yesterday?
As i was about stepping one foot out, Yvonne dragged my hand to my greatest surprise she slapped me and told me “WE SHALL SEE”
I couldn’t say anything that moment, it was only tears i noticed rolling down my eyes.
Oh Lord why is my life like this, I cried it out and then decide to leave the house with immediate effect, I don’t know where i was gonna go but i believe something great out there is waiting for me.
To be continued…..