“let’s go to my place”David said casually as
we drove from the hospital.
This guy is d--n crazy! He thinks I’m that
“No, take me and my daughter back to my
He didn’t miss the heat in my voice, he
shook his head gently.
“No harm intended, it’s just that I feel its
more safe to be at my place, since Akpan
and the rest are not yet tried in court.”he
tried to explain. He’s trying his best to
sound so nice.
“No!”was my firm reply.
“Your place? You mean your house?”Eniola
chirped. He nodded.
“Ehn now! Let us go na! Then I’l know my
daddy’s house, then I’ll be coming to visit
you abi?”she saidflipp@ntly.
“Eniola shut up!”I glared at her
“How many times I have warned you not dip
your tongue into Adult issues?”I was
actually venting my annoyance at her.
“Don’t talk to my daughter that way!”David
told me in a harsh voice still looking at the
I turned to look at his face, he wore a
frown. See father! I thought to myself.
Wonders shall never end! I started to laugh.
David and Eniola turned to look at me, like-
am I alright.
“okay, you’ll take your Daughter with you,
drop me at my place first, but please bring
her back in the evening.”I said, my voice
“No, I can’t Eniola without you.”he placed
his right hand on my lap, but I pushed it
“There’s something I’d want to show
you…errrm…Iwant you to meet some people
there…”he turned to look at me.
“Some people? Who are they?”
“Wait till you see them.”he smiled.
“Am I safe?”I creased my eyebrows
“Yea, very safe.”he said brushing his hand
against my laps, feigning an attempt to
change the gear.
I glared at him.
In less than twenty minutes, we were in
front a large gate. The gate man opened
the gate, murmured some greetings.
I got out, and observed the house.
Truly the house was big, more of a
mansion. The interlocked compound
gracefully designed with flowers. Well I
didn’t expect less, David’s got a taste for
big things. I was jolted from my thoughts
by Eniola’s giggle.
“Is this your house? You live her
daddy?”Eniola asked looking around.
“Yea baby,”David replied sweeping her off
“Hmm, no wonder my mummy said I’m a
princess, so my father has a beautiful
palace:”she said meditatively.
“Lets go in.”david laughed.
“Your wife and your children? They are in?”I
asked on impulse.
For the first time it struck me that
the”Some people”David was talking about
could be his wife and children.
He turned to look at me, in some kind of
“Lets get in first.”he led the way.
I followed at a slow pace, I’m not ready for
any drama o. What if his wife poured hot
water on me? Or she trys to fight me?
“Here we are!”David placed an excited
Eniola on a sofa.
I stood by the door, waiting for what will
“Anybody home?”David called out.
“David ekabo! Welcome.”I heard a female
voice coming from the kitchen direction.
I turned swiftly, to see who she is.
She was standing there staring at me, my
jaw dropped as I couldn’t decide what to do
or say next.