MY MISSING RIB
A STORY WRITTEN BY BRIGHT DANIEL
Thelma neglected the question from her twin sister. She walked towards the wardrobe where she wanted to change but Stella became more inquisitive.
“I’m asking you; where are you coming from?”
“From my friends” Thelma replied without looking at her.
“But look at the time, it’s 10.00pm. What has come over you?” Stella moved forward. “You behave as if you haven’t seen money before. For the fact that our parents weren’t rich before they died doesn’t mean you should squander the little one you see now. Better be careful!” she concluded and went back to bed without Thelma saying anything or reacting.
2:30a.m. MR STANLEY’S BEDROOM.
Darkness covered the room and nothing could be heard but the sound of the air conditioner which reduced the temperature of the room. Mrs Stanley who was in a juxtaposition with her husband in bed stretched awake and put on the table lamp beside the bed. The room luminously changed. One could visibly see Mr Stanley lying in bed too. The wife sat up.
“My husband” she tapped him awake.
“Why are you disturbing my sleep?” the husband groaned half asleep.
“We need to talk”
“About our son and Celestina”
“I’m listening” the husband faced the wall.
“Please, let’s allow my son marry the woman of his choice. I don’t see anything wrong with that girl, Stella..”
“But is there anything wrong with Celestina?” the husband interrupted.
“No, but consider our son’s happiness”
“No, he must marry Celestina, period!”
The wife became surprise and looked at him. “You amaze me! Is that how you so much like that girl, Celestina than the happiness of your own son?! What is going on?”
“What do you mean?” the husband turned his head looking at her.
“You seem to be so heartless on this issue”
“Listen woman, don’t disturb me. Go to sleep” the husband faced the wall again and covered himself with a blanket.
As Celestina was dressing up in her room, so as Justice drove to their house with a different car of his boss-blue Range Rover. When Faith saw him coming down from the car through a window, she ran outside and hugged him. Justice wasn’t in a driver uniform but in a plain dress, while Faith in a bumshort and a top.
“You look great!” Justice said as they were going inside holding hands together.
“You look greater” Faith replied with a smiled causing more smiles on Justice’s face. Therefore, he shook his head.
“You’ll never seize to amaze me” he concluded. Immediately they entered, Celestina came out looking charming in her blue spaghetti and show-back gown. She stared at Justice and glanced at her sister.
“How are you, Celestina?” Justice broke the silence.
“I’m fine” she replied and hurried up to the door. She turned and said, “Faith, I’m heading to Steve’s”
“Okay” Faith replied.
When Celestina got outside, she saw the blue Range Rover car to have the same colour of her dress. So she looked at it and her dress for a while then hurried out.
At the gate of Mr Stanley’s resident was Rose moving and looking like an escaped goat. She wore a black short skirt which obviously shaped her butt round. One could see a white wetlips on her lips sparkling as a result of the morning radiation. She didn’t know how to get the message sent to her by Stella. As she wanted to knock at the gate to see if the gateman would come out, a black car drove over wanting to enter the house too. When Rose saw it, she dressed backward feeling her heartbeat. She couldn’t see the driver due to the glasses of the car were also black. As she anticipated to know who it was, the driver glass slowly rolled down-that was Judeson.
“Good morning sir” Rose prostrated.
“Your face looks familiar” Judeson said but Rose remained quiet. “Are you not the girl that sells airtight from the other town?”
“I am, sir”
“What are you doing here and who are you looking for?” Judeson asked but Rose said nothing. “Do you want to see Steve?”
“Yes, no..” Rose stammered.
“Are you okay?”
“No, sorry, i mean, yes”
“Alright, let’s go inside the house”
“Why?” Rose remained quiet. “Okay, come inside the car” Judeson persisted.
“For what?” Rose asked.
“I can see you are woozy right now. Come in, lets go where u can calm yourself down then talk to me”
“I’m sorry” Rose hurried out but Judeson came out of the car and shouted, “Rose!”. Rose stopped and turned staring at him. “Please” Judeson added with a low voice then she entered the car as an after thought. They drove out.
At the resident of Mrs Henry, Faith sat closely with Justice on the local cushion. She could see him looking around the house.
“What are you looking at?”
“Where is your mother?”
“Really? I would have loved to see her. Anyways, i came to pick u for an important discussion”
“Discussion? Must you pick me? Why can’t we discuss here?”
“Is it okay here?”
“Okay” both remained quiet.
“Well, let’s the discussion begins” Faith broke the silence smiling..
To Be Continued……………………
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