Eeeeeeiii Meshac, will I ever get out of trouble? I thought sadly as I laid down on my bed.
Seconds later, I had a call from Esi.
Meshac, are you OK? Kukua said she saw some people forcing your naked self into a taxi few minutes back but the car sped off before she got there. She narrated.
Esi, how many times have I not warned you to greet before you start talking on phone? I asked dismissively.
Meshac cut the pretence and answer my question. She responded.
Esi, I don’t know why you would believe anything anybody tells you. I was sleeping when you called, I will call back when I wake up. I responded and hanged up.
I’ve had enough for today and I don’t need any nonsense talk from anybody. I thought angrily.
Days later, news circulated on campus and it’s environs how I was humiliated by the female lecturer.
The Christian fellowship rigged me off my position.
People began gossiping about me. I was so ashamed of even going out.
Almost every one was disappointed in me.
The lecturer indeed disgraced me.
I sat for my last papers for the semester and left the campus in shame.
The next day after I got home, Esi didn’t go to work.
Esi, I hope I am not the reason why you didn’t go to work. I asked.
No Meshac, I am waiting for daddy Joshua. She responded.
Daddy what? Esi, do you still sleep with this man? I asked unhappily.
But Meshac, I thought you said I should sleep with him for money. She responded.
The cheek of it Esi!
I only told you to sleep with him for my fees, and I have completed school, so why are you still sleeping with him? I yelled.
Meshac please tone down, I can hear his footsteps.
Esi, is that how you are? Was this the agreement? I whispered in displeasure.
Sssshhhh Meshac, just hide. We will talk later after he is gone.
If you don’t hide, he will eject all of us from this room, and we will have no option than to sleep on the streets. She whispered back.
I hurriedly hid behind the chair and she covered me with a bed sheet.
Immediately the man entered the room, he sat on the chair and lifted Esi onto his laps.
Baby, why have you starved me this much? The man asked.
Daddy, you are the one who starved me. You were actually the one who traveled. Esi responded.
Forgive me my little princess, I attended a church convention with my friend Pastor Otu, but I am fully back to continue from where we stopped.
Let’s make it snappy before my wife gets to the shop. The man responded hastily.
Alright daddy, but let’s go to the bed. Esi suggested.
No Esi, since it is a quick one, let’s do it right here. In fact, let’s change our style. The man insisted.
Daddy, this chair is weak and capable of breaking. You promised buying me a new one, but you haven’t. Let’s go to the bed, we will do it later when the new chair is ready. Esi insisted but the man resisted.
While the two of them were struggling, the chair got broken and they both fell heavily on me.
I screamed so loud in pain.
Ajeeeeeeiiiii! You’ve broken my back bone Esi.
The man stood up in fright.
Esi, who is that? Who? He asked.
Daddy please I’m sorry. He is my brother. Esi lied.
I stood up from my hideout in pain.
Esi, you are lying to me. Why would you make love with me in your brother’s presence? The man asked.
And wait a minute, is this not Pastor Otu’s boy? The one who nearly raped Pastor Otu’s newly married wife? Yes I remember, this is your so called boyfriend. The man added angrily.
Yes daddy, this is me! What can you do about that? The two of us who should be angry? You are rather sleeping with my fiancee, yet, you have the balls to get angry. I yelled on top of my voice.
Esi, is this how best you can pay me back for all the good things I have done for you?
You told me just last week that, you have broken up with this loose penis of a boy, not knowing you lied. The man spoke unhappily to Esi.
I’m sorry daddy, please forgive me. Esi pleaded on her knees.
I have nothing to tell you Esi, but from this minute, you and your siblings are fired from my shop. I don’t ever want to see you there again, if you do, I will call the police on you. He threatened.
One more thing, pack your belongings and move out of this room. I give you today and tomorrow. He added and walked out on us.
Meshac, you are indeed a bad luck! You see what you’ve caused? Esi insulted angrily.
To be continued…