Celine and the Hoffman’s.
Chidinma Jerry. m.
celines house ????
Celine sat in the living room with her mother, she already counted and arranged the oranges she was to sell.
Just then her father came back..he wore a very long and pitiful face.
His wife stood up to him..
” why the long face , what happened. His wife asked.
” well he finally succeeded in locking down my shop.
Celine stood up on hearing this.
” ordinary 15,000.. infact lemme catch that man.
She tried rushing out but her mother dragged her back.
” it’s ok my daughter , I don’t blame him I blame poverty.
Her dad walked inside while her mum sat back on the chair.
” Celine please get me water outside.
” what about chimezie?.
” he went to school .
” hmmm I have pass this level oh.
” If I catch ….. ” her mum tried standing up but she grabbed the bucket and rushed out , as she was about stepping out she barged into Dana .
” you are just in time, come and escort me.
” how are you”.
” fine” .
“why are u not wearing your glass? “.
“after how much you
spent ,I will wear it on important occasions”.
“don’t fall inside gutter oh”.
“I have mastered this area like the back of my hands”.
They both laugh as they walked down the street
(They got to the tap)
“we are here, lemme drop this bucket first”.
“ok am behind that car “.
Celine walked to the tap and dropped her bucket then She tapped a boy in the corner.
” hey am behind that car when my turn reach call me. ”
Celine followed her friend and they watched the video of Danny and the waiter on danas phone
“wow this guy is realy proud oo”.
“yea am reducing my like for him”.
” he has luck, if it was me. heeeeey!! “.
” are u telling me, I know you nah”.
They both laugh as dana came across a particular headline she jumped up
” Danny is coming here”.
” which Danny”.
“Danny hoffman ,He is shooting a movie here “.
“wow that’s huge”.
” but they didn’t write when, omg i can’t wait”.
“see this girl acting as though the guy knows you”.
They both laugh
Just then Celine remembers her water
She rushed back to the tap and found her bucket on the floor
” excuse me where is my water”
“it was your turn u didn’t come so she removed your bucket and put her own”.
” rita, just fetch your water and leave that girl ever since her father was recognized I don’t know what she is feeling like”.
” ok no problem”.
she carried her bucket and turned to dana
“Dana bye bye Lemme go home”.
“are u sure”.
” watch me nah am going home, I have changed oh am very cool now”.
Celine walked slowly as dana watched her she walked towards her house instantly as dana looked away she ran into rita compound
” this girl will never Change” dana said and chased after her
Celine got into the well furnished compound she sighted rita as she poured her bucket of water into a half filled drum as Rita turned she saw Celine
“where is my water”
” I don’t know, are you asking me”.
“ok no problem you won’t know what happened to your own water too”.
Celine rushed over to the big drum which was almost filled up and tried pushing it down but it was too heavy for her just then dana ran into the scene
” dana warn Celine ooo if she pour my water”.
“celine!! do u need help”.
Dana rushed towards Celine and both of them pushed the drum down successfully and the whole compound was litered
” Celine i Will tell my dad.
” your dad has done his worse , what more can he do , didn’t he lock down my father’s store ?.
” I will surely tell dad.
” well you are free.
Celine and dana both ran out.
Hoffman’s house ⛲????????
Gretel was dressing in her room when she recieved an alert that her credit card was blocked.
She came down stairs from her room after changing she sat down close to her father
” yes dear”.
“who amongs you both blocked my credit card”.
“we both did, what did you use 18 million for Gretel you are just 17”.
“am fucking 18″.
“i bought shoes”.
“you bought shoes i thought i warned you gretel to spend reasonably”.
“am sorry mum, dad pls unblock my card I won’t spend unreasonably anymore i promise”.
(She fakes a teary face)
“honey lets unblock her card I think she has taken corrections”. Mrs hoffman said .
“no never Gretel will retrieve her rights to that card when I say so”.
“Mr Hoffman you are realy getting on my nerves”, Gretel said
“Mrs Gretel I won’t release your card untill I see signs that you are mature “.
“you know what dad am done with this I am going to the US am tired of staying in this hell hole anyways “.
She barges out of the parlour and almost ran into Danny while he walked in
“hey honey welcome, am going to my room I disowned mom and dad today”.
she runs out
Danny smiles sheepishly as he wakked towards his parents
“gudevening dad, mom”.
” am realy sorry dad ave been busy”.
“no problem I saw your interview I hope you are ready to get involved in the family business like u Said earlier or were you just bluffing “.
“honey he just came back come on welcome him”.
” didn’t I say welcome”.
“mum, dad I will be going upstairs first”.
“freshen up son i will call one of the maids to get you a glass of milk”.
Danny walked out.
“I don’t like the way you are being on Gretel you are too harsh you know Gretel is always alone and bored that’s why she likes shoping please unblock her card”, Mrs hoffman said
Mr Hoffman : ok fine you won I would unblock her card are you happy now
Mrs Hoffman : yes I am
Danny dropped his bag as he said to himself no place like home
After taking a bath someone knocked
“Who is it”.
” I brought cold milk sir”.
” yeah I need that”.
He opened the door
The dark skinned unkept looking maid presented the drink which she placed In a glass tray
Danny moved his hair in frustration .
” good evening sir”.
” what are you”.
” a maid”.
“what poor luck I have, out of all the maids in this house you brought me milk? “.
“what’s wrong with me sir”.
” everything is wrong with you, why is your hair so unkept “.
” am sorry sir forgot to wear my cap”.
“why didn’t you wear any gloves on your hands ?”.
” because I placed it carefully on this tray sir”.
“then why are you still touching the cup with your bare hands”.
“am sorry sir”.
” get out “.
” you are fired “.
He locked the door and sat on his bed.
Just then his phone rang Danny picked up it was his manager Mr king.
” tell me”.
” I hope you are getting ready for your travel Tommorow “.
” yes sure “.
” ok just wanted to clear that”.
Danny dropped the phone and slept off
prestigious high school. ????
Gretel just arrived at school she barged into the class room and almost ran into simeon who was walking out
” hey watch it, why are you so clumsy “.
“seriously, are you that rude”.
“rude, you ran into me dumb head”.
” I’m not having a great day so just stay out of my way”.
“jeez I can’t believe this is the girl ave been trying to get close to, who do you think you are Gretel just because you have everything you want you think you can step on everyone, if this is your personality then am realy disappointed in you “.
He walked away and Gretel walked to her best friend keila
Before Gretel could sit down she
received a text message saying that her credit card was unblocked
“what’s up Gret what was that all about”.
“I was just having a bad day daddy blocked my card but he just unblocked it”.
“you need to control your mouth Gret you where too rude to simeon you need to apologize”.
” I never apologize to people and you know that anyways I called Katie we are going to the mall after class right “.
“no I can’t I have ballet what about SATURADAY “.
” ok cool”.
Keila looked out the window where Gretels car parked
“nice ride but I liked the pink one better”.
” I use this car only when am in a bad mood “.
“how about now how is your mood”.
They both laugh
Just then Gretels phone rang it was her driver
“what’s up “.
“my son got into an accident I have to go so just call me when you are done with classes”.
“seriously how bad is it”.
” am trying to confirm”.
“all right no problem I hope he’s ok”.
She droped the call and KeilA tapped her
” hey look that’s simeon”.
“why are you telling me that”.
“because you are going to apologize to him”.
” no you are not serious “.
“come on you can’t start on a bad foot with a guy you like”.
“whoever said I like him”.
” come on gret”.
” ok ok fine”.
Gretel walked over to where simeon sat
Simeon pretends not to notice her
“I have math in 5 so just say what you want to say.
“well the thing is .
“the thing is, well”.
“I came to apologize because of the way I sounded I was just having a bad day and that’s it
She turned back and rushed over her seat”.
Simeon chuckled softly.
Wow she can’t even apologize properly this girl was realy spoilt, he thought.
******* ???? 4pm.
Danny just arrived celines village for his shoot .he had left very early with his assistant.he called Jennifer before leaving.
Him and Sandra lodged in a couple suite.
the suite was rented for him in a five star hotel.
the suite was realy big it was more like a couple suite.
it was comfortable with a nicely situated pool with two rooms.
“wow its not bad”.
” its totally your style sir “.
” have you seen the setting of the movie”.
“yes the building is nice Mr king sent me the picture “.
school was over and keila had already gone for ballet practice
Gretel stood in front of the school gate as she kept calling her driver who couldn’t pick up because he left his phone in the car while he rushed into the hospital
Gretel stood there for a few minutes she didn’t want to call home because she knew Mr John would loose his job.
she tried dialing the number again it started raining heavily the rain was so heavy Gretel tried running into the school but the school gate was already closed
As Gretel tried moving away a big white jeep stopped in front of her the Door swung open and simeon sat down comfortably inside
” come on in “.
“must you be stubborn about every thing “.
“no don’t worry my driver is coming
“Gretel Hoffman you are going to catch a cold
” ok fine
She sat in the car and simeon took his jacket from the car and covered her
“apology accepted “.
“( smiles ) took you this long “.
They drove away
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