In The Dark- A Story Of Love, Betrayal And Survival(SLBL)… Part 22
I knocked and pleaded with uncle mike and his wife, i cried,i screamed, i promised never to hangout again, i promised never to disobey them, i even coffessed to the sin i never committed, i told them i stole the money and i promised never to steal again But nobody listened to me. If only mom was here. When i had no strength to shout and cry anymore,i sat by the door step and “Goodbye’s the saddest word” by “celien Dion” came to my mind, i sang with my last strength. “Mama you gave life to me turned a baby into a lady mama all you had to offer was a promise of a life time of love. Now know theres no other love like a mother’s love for her child. And i know a love so complete somebody must leave must say goodbyes. Goodbye’s the saddest word i’ll ever hear. Goodbye’s the last time i will hold you near someday u’ll say that word and i will cry it’ll break my heart to hear you say GOODBYE” Tears filled my eyes as i was singing, mom said her Goodbyes in the middle of nowhere and that made my life a living hell. I was still singing when a heavy wind started, i was so scared because the wind was so heavy, i moved closer to the door and covered myself with my bare hands. Few minutes later i heard sound of argument within the house,i could hear aunty nike screaming “Dont open” ontop of the voice. The door was opened and somebody offered me a hand. I looked up and i saw lizzy, she was in tears. Her parent were shouting at her from inside, they were telling her to let me remain outside where i belong but lizzy did not listen to them, instead she pulled me up and led me inside. I stood by the door in fear while lizzy locked the door. When lizzy was done locking the door,she faced her parents and said ” even if she were to be a slave, you are not expected to treat her thia way talkless of you blood dad , am so disappointed in you. Mom you call yourself a mother but you have the heart of stone, where is the heart of a mother that you ought to posses? What are you people passing on to me?” Lizzy yelled at her parents and led me to my room. I knew uncle mike and his wife were angry with me for turning their daughter against them but i was equally surprised cos even though lizzy was nice to me, she do render assistance in the absence of her parent. She was the calm and gentle type that never goes against her parents. Lizzy made me lay on my bed and covered me up before leaving. I slept with many unanswered questions. Did the wind start to blow because of my song? What took the gentle lizzy away and made her bold enough to defend me? Probably did my mom heard me when i called on her? Do ghost really exist? Is mom still hanging around somewhere?. Those were the questions i could not answer. Lizzy woke me up the following morning and prepared a warm bath for me, she made me breakfast before leaving for school.When lizzy left i dressed up for school and went to greet my uncle and his wife. They did not respond to my greetings so i just left for for school with no hope of how i will get to school. I called kelvin and explained my predicament to him,he was so pained that i could feel it in his voice,he told me he was out of town and not been able to help me, made matter worse for him, i consoled him and ended the call. My last option was Jordan, i called him and he promised to come immediately. Jordan got to my gate 30minutes later and he drove me to school, he left with the promise to come for me 2:00pm. I had alittle fun with Nelly and after school, Jordan came. Nelly rushed to hug jordan and i wondered if they have met before i introduced them to eachother. They had alittle chat before Jordan decided it was time to go. I said my goodbye to nelly and left with Jordan. Jordan parked in front of our gate and i was about to highlight from his car when i saw aunty nike coming from God knows where in my mom’s car. She came down from the car and rushed at us,she knocked on the door and Jordan opened the door. Aunty nike started shouting in public “so you are the friend she always hangout with? You influenced her badly and taught her to disobey and steal. The next time i see you here, i wil get you arrested!” aunty nike shouted and left. I rushed out of the car and ran after her. Immediately she got inside she went to uncle mike and told him that a guy came to drop me off. She told my uncle that i do not even go to school anymore and all i do is hangout with men. My uncle stood up and made to hit me but he stopped half way and said “you will remain in this house and prepare for that Jamb, no more school for you till you gain admission into the university,ok!? I shook my head and ran to my room. That was the end of school for me. I had to coach myself for the my exam.