By Virginia Asenath
So where is this idiot?
I have gone through the whole house but she is not here. Even the maids haven’t seen her. If I lay my hands on her, she will regret being born.
My time with Cindy was the best and after talking to her I felt so light. It was like a heavy burden lifted down.
‘You can’t go home, I guess you wouldn’t have peace,’ Cindy said.
‘I was thinking I go back with her. This country isn’t safe for her again,’ Myve said.
‘When are you travelling?’ Cindy asked.
‘Are you okay, you go with her?’ Cindy asked facing me.
‘It’s okay with me,’ I said.
We drove to Cindy’s home, to get some clothes. As we got down the car in her house I saw Alex. He gave me an angry stare as he walked towards us.
‘What is she doing here?’ He asked angrily.
I understand him; after all I did to him I don’t, depriving him of his happiness, I don’t deserve his forgiveness.
‘Relax baby boy, she’s my sister,’ Cindy said with a smile.
‘I don’t care what you lied to her, but it won’t work with me,’ he said and left.
‘Don’t mind him. He is just overprotective,’ Cindy said.
I nodded and we walked inside.
As the aeroplane was taking of, I closed my eyes and thanked God. I saw a glimpse of light in my dark life. After all the pain and frustrations I had gone through, I was leaving everything behind. After a long trip we got to New York.
‘Good bye to all my problems and welcome to another world, a chance to start over again,’ I thought to myself. A car was already waiting for us. We got in as the driver handled the bags. I looked through the window and admired the beautiful town. It has been long I felt some peace, to admire the good things around me.
By Virginia Asenath
Karen’s POV cont.
She had a big and beautiful mansion. The compound was well decorated with flowers and a fountain in the middle. I got in and a ‘wow’ escaped my mouth. She looked at me and smiled.
‘You have a beautiful house,’ I said.
‘Thank you, let me show you to your room,’
I followed her and she opened the first door on the right. It was beautifully decorated with a comfy bed in the middle.
‘Freshen up and dinner will be served,’ she said and left. I went to the bathroom and relaxed in the warm water. After a long time I was through and I wore a simple pink dress. Cindy packed almost half of her clothes for me. I must say she has a good taste in choosing.
We sat on the table for dinner and talked about random stuffs. I also found out she has a company.
‘When you feel ready, I will give you a job,’ she said and I couldn’t thank her enough. I don’t even know how to repay her.
‘It’s okay, Cindy said I make sure you are comfortable,’ she said with a smile.
I couldn’t help the cry. What could I have done without her? I feel guilty for making her loose the baby, I pray she gets another one soon.
I had a really peaceful sleep and when I woke up I felt revived. I felt a new strength in me. I went downstairs but was informed that Myve went to work. After breakfast I went back to my room to check it out carefully. I opened the first drawer and got a new phone with a note on top.
‘Use this. Cindy’s number is already in.’
I looked at the phone and smiled. I placed it on the bed and opened the next drawer to see a new laptop. I was still checking when I heard car horns from outside. I ran downstairs, I thought she was the one but it was a man. From the look he maybe in his late twenties or early thirties. I swear if my mom sees him, she will find a way to get money from him. My mom is cursed with money and is lazy to work and get.
‘Hi,’ he said with a smile.
‘Hi, have a seat,’
‘Thank you, you must be Karen?’ He asked and I nodded.
‘Myve sent me to pick you up,’ he said.
‘Give me a moment let me take my purse,’ I said and rushed upstairs.
I came back and we drove to the company. It was a big building and beautiful.
If she could own such a thing then I will also own mine.
We went to her office but she was not in so he opened another door and she was seated with a drink while someone was setting the table.
‘I wanted you to see the outside, that’s why I sent for you. We can have lunch together,’ she said.
‘Thank you,’ I said with a smile.