MY MISSING RIB
A STORY WRITTEN BY BRIGHT DANIEL
There was no trace of smile on Faith’s face but she suddenly giggled looking at Justice. “You are joking right?” she said.
“I’m not joking” Justice replied and took a step forward. “Though it might have sounded stupid to you but is real. Please, make me the happiest man on earth”
“Do you realise that I’m Celestina’s sister?” Faith asked.
“It doesn’t matter”
“It matters!” Faith’s voice became high. “Don’t you know that she will see me as a boyfriend snatcher? I’m sorry, Justice, I’m concern about my sister’s feelings” she turned to leave but Justice grabbed her hand.
“Please, don’t misunderstand me” Justice said in a low voice. “I understand all you’ve just said but your sister isn’t ready to accept me for who i am”
“Is that why you now turned to me?” Faith asked as she gradually disengaged her hand from his.
“No” Justice replied.
“Because i have beginning to have feelings for you” Justice replied then both remained quiet looking at each other. Without saying a word, Faith went back into the house, straight to her room.
Three hours later, Lawrence had confessed to Steve, Thelma and the chief of the police that a man called Randy, also Thelma’s uncle in South Africa is the one that kidnapped Zeno and his family and transferred them to her for easy cover. Then the officer promise to pass information to South Africa for the arrest of Randy.
Furthermore, within the three hours, Steve, Thelma and the officer went to the mortuary and Thelma discovered her father’s dead body which Steve promised to give a proper burial. Now, both were on their way back home, Steve never said a word or looked at Thelma. Obviously he was burning with anger. Thelma could see him rubbing his head occasionally and looking frustrated. “Steve?” she called but didn’t get a reply. “Is anything the problem?” she asked, yet Steve didn’t say a word. Just then, Steve called Judeson on the phone.
“Hello, Mr. J”
“Hey!! Who am i hearing his voice?!” Judeson shouted on the phone. “Mehn when did you come back from the unknown?”
“Few hours a ago, sorry i didn’t call on time but i need you at home immediately”
“I’ll be there in one minute, let me climb down from a mountain” Judeson replied then Steve cut the call smiling. But he suddenly frowned his face again as Thelma stared at him. “I never knew u are a freaky liar!” he said looking at Thelma too.
“What do u mean?” Thelma asked.
“You lied to me u are Stella, and i hate you for that!”
Just then Thelma realised how she revealed her true identity..
Mr and Mrs Stanley, even Celestina and Adam were in the sittingroom when Steve rushed inside angrily followed by Thelma who was shouting his name continuously. Celestina stood up to welcome him but Steve passed her running up the staircase.
“Steve! Steve!” Thelma shouted standing behind Celestina.
Steve suddenly stopped and called the maid with a harsh voice who presented herself immediately. “Show that girl her room” he commanded pointing at Thelma.
“Son, what’s the problem?” Mr Stanley asked.
“I need to be alone, dad” Steve rushed into his room then everybody in the parlour became quiet looking at Thelma.
“Please, ma’am, follow me” the maid referred to Thelma.
“No, don’t worry, I’ll show her the room” Celestina interrupted with a disdain then told Thelma to follow her.
“Master, i suspect a malodorous situation at hand which could cause a great mutilation” Adam whispered.
“And what do you mean by that?” Mr Stanley asked.
“Master, fire is about to render the mountain useless”
“Is still don’t understand”
“Master, there is no more rapturous rapprochement between your son and Celestina, and the last time i checked, the situation has been transferred to the visitor Steve came back with” Adam concluded then Mr Randy remained quiet thinking critically.
As Steve stood close to a window spacing out and thinking about Stella, so as Stella stood close to a local window made of wood thinking about him too. She wore a cloth given to her by Rose, the girl that’s sheltering her. Just as she held the window frame, Rose came out from the bathroom.
“Stella” she called.
“Yes?” Stella turned. She was exact duplicate of her twin sister, Thelma.
“You look so carried away” Rose sat down.
“I just remembered Steve and my sister. I hope they are fine wherever they are”
“From how bravery you told me Steve is, i believe your sister is in safe hands”
Stella sat down too. “But i really miss them and i want to see them”
“You will see them, go eat your food first” Rose concluded.
As Justice summoned Bernard on the phone, so as Judeson arrived at Mr Stanley’s resident. He greeted them and rushed into Steve’s room. At the same time, Celestina had showed Thelma her room then closed the door with both inside. She stood behind the door while Thelma walked towards the window.
“Who are you?” Celestina broke the silence.
Thelma turned. “I don’t get you” she replied. Then Celestina walked closer to her disdainfully..
To Be Continued…………
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