Written by Hossana Ojoniko Isaac
I went downstairs feeling great and free
For the past one week, the only reason I went downstairs was for Cindy and I to stroll out.
All my meals were upstairs
The reason was because I didn’t want to see Blue.
Seeing her made me feel uncomfortable
I’m gonna make up for those wasted time I would have spent with her.
I met Derek turning on the television.
He looked back and saw me
Derek : I really need a drink
Me: there’s orange juice
I sat on the sofa beside him
Derek: come on, not orange juice. I mean wine
I looked at him
Me: you need help
I stood up and went to the fridge in the dinning room. I opened it and brought out some orange juice then poured it into two glass cups.
I returned it and took the glasses to the living room.
I handed the glass to him and he collected it.
I sat down and sipped the juice.
He gulped down half of the juice immediately
Derek: I’m hungry
Me: eat me up then
Derek: my teeth will have to go to the gym for complete one month before it will be able to penetrate your skin.
Well before I traveled, Derek and I were looking the same.
We had the same strength and ability
We always wanted to beat each other when fighting.
So I decided that if I travel, I’ll train extra.
I knew he wouldn’t train, he’d just be with a girl or girls.
I raised my glass to my lips when the girls walked in with trays
Audrey : hey princes and subjects
She bowed to Derek and I
Derek : wait what are you saying, that I’m his subject
He pointed to me with his thumb and we laughed
Cindy : we brought doughnuts
Blue : creamy doughnuts with jelly
Me : jelly doughnuts?
Cindy : you could call it that
They dropped the trays on the table revealing sweet smelling round cakes
Derek: mehn, I’m gonna love this
Me: who among you baked it. If it’s not Blue, then I’m not eating
Derek: Blue didn’t bake it
Me: how did you know?
Audrey : he doesn’t want you to eat it that’s why
We laughed again
Cindy : I’ll go get some water or milk
Blue : both
Then Cindy went to get them
Derek already took one and was munching on it
Derek: this is good
Blue was arranging the plates and cups while Cindy came back with the water and milk.
I looked at Blue
She looks tired already
She stood up with one doughnut and went to the dinning table.
I took a cup of milk and drank then took a bite.
Blue began to go upstairs
Derek and Audrey were fighting over a particular doughnut
I smiled and stood up.
Went upstairs and headed to Blue’s room.
I opened the door without knocking and she was removing her hair band in front of the mirror
She looked back then turned back to the mirror
Blue : hey
Me: I missed you
I moved closer to her and hugged her
Me: you didn’t miss me too
Blue : I missed you more
I laughed and cuddled her
Me: I’m leaving tomorrow
She frowned and turned to face me
Blue : what? So soon….. But I’m….
I placed my index finger on her lips them muttered slowly
Me: sshh…. You’re going with me
Blue : why do you have to leave
I wasn’t concentrating on her words at all but on the medium they passed out from
Blue : answer me
I held her face and bent my head.
She looked me in the eye and closed it
I smiled and kissed her
Me: that’s a royal kiss baby
She laughed and hugged me
Me: we have to go to Edinburgh tomorrow. My family wants to see me
Blue : and we are going together?
We were still in a hug
Me: yes. We also have some statements and all those police stuff to attend to
Blue : what about Gladys?
I didn’t know what to say about her but I didn’t want Blue to feel insecure with me
Me: she’s under control
I looked down at her face and she was smiling
I carried her up and sat on the bed
She sat on my thighs still hugging me
Me : were you going to shower
Blue : yes
Me : mind if I join you
Blue : I’ll pull out your eyes
Me : hahahaha
Blue : I miss Rainbow
Me : Rainbow? You missed the rainbow that came up yesterday. I actually looked at it through the window
She raised her head and looked at me
Blue : I didn’t miss the rainbow yesterday. I actually sat outside watching it. I’m talking about a different one here
Me: I don’t understand
Blue : do you know why we came here? I mean my mother and I
I shook my head
Me: no, tell me
Blue : we were banished from the city and thrown into the wild side of the ocean. I was accused of killing my friend Rainbow, and my mother was accused of theft.
We were thrown out to die Adrian, but my mother had this two bracelets that could transform us into humans. That’s why we sneaked out of the ocean and came up here
I looked down at the bracelet
Me: wow, and they are original pearls
Blue : yeah, and that day that I was in your house back there in Aberdeen, I forgot it. And mother ordered it back
My eyes popped open, so that was what actually happened.
Me: what, so that’s why it disappeared. But I told you and you said I was hallucinating
She laughed and fell on the bed
Me: so how does the transformation happen
Blue : oh if we want to have legs we say
Fins to feet
And tail to thighs
Later I’ll swim
But now I’ll walk
Me: and if you wanna have a tail?
Blue : it’s..
Feet to fins
And thighs to tail
Later I’ll walk
But now I’ll swim
Me: nice…… Whoaahh
Her bracelet glowed brightly
Blue : gosh, I forgot the rhyme will make me transform
She hit her hand on her head
Slowly but visibly, I washed her body changing.
Her legs compacted
And her shirt pulled off
I looked at her in amazement
I don’t know how sea shells came and became her bra
I laughed happily
I looked at her tail
Bright blue with sparkling scales
She’s so beautiful
My mouth was opened
I couldn’t close it
Blue : how do I look?
I didn’t even know where that one came out from
I was just staring at her upper body which was bare
I touched her flat smooth tummy
Blue : haha, that tickles
I bent down and kissed her belly button then rubbed her tail below her waist with my fingers
Me: baby I love you this way
Blue : thank God you’re not scared
I laughed and stood up
Blue : help me up. I can’t stand
I chuckled and pulled her up into a hug
Her tail fin was layered on the floor before my legs
I began to kiss her
Blue : wait… Make sure I don’t fall because I can’t hold myself up. I can only swim right now
I laughed and held her tighter.
I wanted to kiss her again when someone knocked
Blue : someone’s at the door. I have to transform
I left her and she squealed as she was falling
I quickly held her
Blue : I told you to hold me
I gently laid her on the bed
The person was still knocking
Derek: buddy, you’re in there?
Then he knocked again
Me: I’m coming Derek
I went to the door and opened it slightly then got out.
Derek: why do you look tensed? Did you kill someone?
I laughed and breathed in
Derek: Cindy insists that we leave you and Blue’s share for you. Since I know you’re not interested, I came to seek your permission to have yours
Me: what? No way
Derek : okay then I’ll just ask Blue
He moved his hand to the door knob but I blocked him immediately
Me: no no no, you can have it. Including hers
Derek: great, she’s naked right? That’s why you don’t want me to open the door and that’s why you opened it slightly then closed it when you came out so I’ll not get to see her. And that’s why you also look tensed up
Derek: I always do that when someone’s with me in the house and Belinda or a maid knocks on the door. That’s why, thanks for the doughnuts
He waved and left
Jeez what a friend
I opened the door, entered and closed it almost immediately.
Blue screamed and I screamed too and looked away
She was naked
I think she was trying to wear something before I came in
I closed my eyes as I was looking away
Me: are you done?
Blue : almost, please don’t turn
Me: okay I won’t
Two minutes passed
Blue : okay you can turn now
I sighed and turned. She was already in her clothes
Me: jeez, that was close
Blue : sorry, it was the transformation that…
Me: yeah, don’t worry I know
I moved closer to her
Me: sorry our doughnuts are gone
Blue : I know. I’ll take a shower and you go and take a shower too. Then we’ll go down and make something for ourselves together
Me: it’s gonna be romantic
She chuckled and I kissed her
I lost the baby
That useless baby almost ruined everything for me
And now Oliver has Adrian.
He threatened to deal with me for ditching him
He’s a psychopath
An insane being
I always knew his home was a psychiatric hospital
I really have to get hold of Oliver to release Adrian
I moved to my room and showered.
I was still Adrian’s betrothed
His father still won’t be able to cut the deal off.
I sat facing my dressing mirror and was putting on my earrings when someone with dark sunglasses walked in elegantly.
I would have thought it to be a Maid but she didn’t look like one
I turned immediately
Me: who are you?
Lady: someone who’s willing to work with you
Me: work with me in what?
Lady: getting Blue to stay away from Adrian cause they are presently together
My eyes widened and I stood up
Me: what? How?
Lady: she saved him and they have been together in her house for a week now
I sighed angrily
So Adrian went back to that damn witch
I yelled and stumped my feet on the floor
The lady smiled
Lady: I can help you and you can help me
Me: keep talking
She smirked evilly
Lady : I’ll go straight to the point. You want Adrian and I want Blue. We can’t achieve this except if we separate them
Me: why would you want Blue? Are you a lesbian?
Lady : I want Blue for my brother. She’s better off with him
I crossed my arms and looked at her sternly
Me: and who’s your brother?
She removed her sunglasses
Lady : Derek…..