LETTER TO MY GIRLFRIEND
(Clash of love)
A Story Written By Bright Daniel
Joyce woke up still seeing the light in the room on. She looked around the room remembering where she was. She could hear sound of plates in the kitchen but didn’t care. She glanced at the wall clock: 7:45am. Feeling a bit headache, she sluggishly walked out to the sittingroom only to see the television broadcasting NTA news without somebody watching it, so she covered her body properly watching the news.
“Good morning” Jeff startled her from behind-but from a distant. He carried a plate of fried egg to the dining table as Joyce stared at him.
“Good morning” Joyce replied then averted her eyes from him to the television again.
“I’ve made breakfast” Jeff began to open a loaf of sliced bread.
“No, thank you”
“You’ve come again” he left the bread to Joyce.
“I want to go home”
“Now?” Jeff stood before her thereby obstructing her view.
“It’s morning, you promised to take me home, didn’t you?”
Jeff became quiet staring at her. He could clearly see her pants and her breast which she tried to cover.
“Why are you looking at me like that?” Joyce covered herself the most.
“I’m sorry i don’t have female clothings but if only you’ll exercise patience I’ll go and get you some from the nearest boutique”
“No, thank you”
“I said i want to go home!”
“Fine, can i at least have breakfast A-L-O-N-E” Jeff stressed the last word and headed to the dining table while Joyce sat on the cushion. Within a twinkle of an eye, Jeff came back with the breakfast, he kept it on a stool before a cushion and began to eat silently, so Joyce wondered why.
“My mum once said a rejected food is sweeter” Jeff broke the silence without looking at Joyce who turned immediately looking at him.
“And what do you mean by that?”
“I mean what i just said”
“And who rejected your food?”
“Joyce rejected Jeff’s food and it’s sweeter even though is salty” Jeff replied then Joyce gave a weak smiled and concentrated. “Are you mocking me coz i don’t know how to fry egg?”
“No, i never said so” Joyce replied.
“Then prove it”
“By tasting my horrible food”
Joyce smiled broadly. She was beginning to forget her pains. Before she knew it, Jeff adjusted closer to her with the stool of breakfast. He brought out two slices of bread and made a sandwich with egg then stretched it to her.
“You don’t seem to give up easily” Joyce said.
“If i had given up easily i wouldn’t have been in such a comfortable home”
Joyce smiled again, she gently took the bread and began to eat. Immediately, Jeff rush out to get more tea. He came back to see her still smiling.
“No, is not, you are a good cook”
“Flattering me, right?”
Jeff began to eat with her, he made her smile occasionally but suddenly stared at her and asked, “Why were you kidnapped?”
Joyce’s face changed remembering her parents, Mr Josh, Nath and pregnancy, so she stood up instantly. “I want to go now”
“Hey, i didn’t mean to change your mood” Jeff also stood up. “Okay, let me get dressed” he went into his room. When he came out in a black suit lik a banker, he saw Joyce still standing at the same spot but the plates and half loaf of bread were on the dining table well kept and dressed, he became surprise but didn’t say anything.
Kenzy carried his luggage wearing a jean trouser with white canvas. He met his uncle in the sittingroom and said, “Uncle, i have to see my parents”
“Uhm.. just want to see them”
“With your bags?”
“Is okay, u can go”
Immediately Kenzy left, KC and TJ arrived looking scared.
“What are both of you doing here?! Didn’t i tell you to torture that girl and never to leave her sight?!” Mr Josh shouted.
“Oga there is problem oh” TJ spoke up then Mr Josh stood up angrily and curiously. “Oga, KC here with his stupidity made that girl to escape oh”
“What?!” Mr Josh approached forward to slap him but the presence of Nath and the policemen interrupted him.
“Your hands up!” a policeman shouted at KC and TJ.
“Where is Joyce?” Nath asked but nobody gave him a reply “Officer, arrest them” he commanded.
“Sir, you are under arrest for the murder of Mr Williams and kidnapping” another officer said to Mr Josh who stood still with his big stomach.
“Let me call my lawyer” he said.
“Officer take him away!” Nath shouted.
Mrs Williams was crowded with some fellow women outside the compound moaning his husband. Even Cynthia and Miracle were there. When Nath drove in Miracle rushed him and said, “How did it go?”
“He has been arrested” Nath replied.
“What of Joyce?”
“According to them, they have no idea but the police are torturing them to speak”
Just as they were saying, the gate opened and a car drove in. Nath turned immediately looking at it likewise everybody. Joyce came out, she passed Nath and ran to her mother who stood up instantly and hugged her. “Oh my daughter!”
Jeff slowly came out. His eyes caught with that of Nath who was also in a black suit..
To Be Continued ……………
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