By Virginia Asenath
Just then an idea struck me.
‘Where are you going?’ My aunt asked.
‘To get answers,’ I replied.
I hope I will get the answers I need.
‘Don’t worry aunt, I will be back,’
‘Take care,’ I heard her shouting but right now I have one mission, to get answers.
I got into home and the house is open. I went to my room and what I saw shocked me.
‘Karen,’ I called angrily as she jacked from the bed.
‘Am not Karen,’ she answered back.
‘What do you take me for, huh? A fool?,’ I asked in anger.
I dragged her by the hair and pushed her to the wall. I don’t hit ladies but she crossed the line.
‘Leave me alone, you are hurting me,’ she yelled.
‘Hurt, am hurting you, right? Hurt yet Cindy is in hospital fighting for her life,’ I yelled at her.
‘What happened to her?’ She said faking tears.
I couldn’t hold it anymore as I landed a slap on her. I could see shock in her eyes.
‘How did you fool me?’
I waiting for her answer but just stared at me so I slapped her again which led her to fall on the ground. I wanted to hit her again when my phone rang.
‘She is awake,’ aunt said over the phone.
I felt some hope rising in me. I kicked her before leaving. I wonder why people can be so wicked.
‘You will pay for this Cindy,’ I yelled at the empty room.
Because of her, he hit me. I took my phone only to realise it broke when I threw it away.
I took the small phone I always walk with and called mum.
‘He hit me mum,’ I said in tears immediately she picked as I rubbed my cheeks.
‘He found out,’
‘Hope you didn’t tell him the truth?’
‘Good, I will find what to do, for now am busy. He will come begging you,’ she said and it made me smile.
‘Okay,’ I said and hanged up.
I looked at myself in the mirror and I looked horrible.
By Virginia Asenath
My eyelids were still heavy but I managed to open my eyes.
‘Where the hell am I?’ I asked shocked.
‘You are in the hospital,’ the strange woman answered.
I recollected everything and I remembered my mom.
‘They will kill her,’ I said and tried to sit up, but the pain in my head couldn’t allow me.
‘I want to see my mom,’ I yelled at her and the door opened. At the door stood a very handsome man.
‘Please get me out of here,’ I pleaded with him.
‘It won’t be good for your health, Cindy,’ he said.
‘Am not Cindy, am Joy and I want to get out of this place. They will kill her,’ I yelled at him. Why on earth will he baptise me a name without my concert.
I know its my fault she is this way. We tried to calm her down but she couldn’t so we called the doctor who injected her.
‘She lost her memory and she will experience panic attacks but she will get well after some time,’ the doctor said.
I looked at her and she slept peacefully. She looked beautiful even in her sleep. The doctor left after a while.
‘You need to get rest,’ I said to my aunt who seemed exhausted.
‘I will stay with her,’
‘No need I will, go to the hotel at the junction and get rest,’ I said.
After so much persuasions she agreed. It was already 12:00am. I rested my head beside her. It was supposed to be the best day, but it turned sour.