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Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 10:43am On Jul 29, 2016
Thanks for following the updates. I'm sorry I haven't updated for a while cos I've being busy with work. This is a true life story. Though I'm not the victim but she happens to be someone very close to me. I'll update in no time.

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Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 12:07pm On Jul 29, 2016
Mum: Now listen both of you,I'm glad you're through with registration. You'll both go to school from here. I want to keep my eyes on the both of you.

Nenye: But mum,all my friends live around the campus. What if we have morning classes? Mummy please let me stay off campus with my friends.

Mum: The driver will always take you to school. I want to keep my eyes on you two.

Nenye: Mum......

Mum: Don't argue now. Chimamanda,hope I'm clear?

Me: Yes mummy.

Mum: Good.


Its being four months since Emeka was buried. Everyone at the village had called it a taboo. They thought it was daddy's spirit who took Emeka. We didn't tell them that it was mum who killed her only son. We mourned Emeka like he was our god. After the mourning period was over,we went back to Enugu. Mum agreed that both Nenye and I attend Esut,because Nenye's friends were jambites there. I got my admission on merit and I'm sure Nenye got hers with connection. It doesn't matter to me one bit as long as I went to school. Every night while I slept alone at the BQ, I would keep seeing Emeka's face,the way he stared at me even at death. Memories of our last discussion would always fill my head,worst still,the accident had occurred in my room and there was no way it would leave my head.

After that discussion,sorry,what should I call it? After that "talking to" with mum,I left the main house and walked to the BQ. I had become the lonely girl who always hid behind closed doors. The only person who was my friend in that compound was Chekwube,our driver.

I walked into my room and sat down on the bed. We had earlier had lunch and I had just one hour to rest before going to make dinner. I suddenly felt a knot tighten in my stomach and I quickly rushed to my calendar. Jesus! My period. I checked my wardrobe and thankfully,I just had one sanitary pad which I would use at that moment. I made my way to the bathroom,took a warm bath and padded myself. I knew I was going to be in pain for the rest of the day and in order to prevent that on time,I made my way to the main house and into the sitting g room. Mum was still in the position where I left her but Nenye was nowhere to be found.

Me: Excuse me mum.

She looked at me and returned to her phone. I wouldn't dare say anything so I waited. Five minutes later,she looked up.

Mum: What is it?

Me: I'm sorry to disturb you mum but my period just started and I don't have any sanitary pad to use. I would like you to give me some money so I can rush down the street and get one.

She gave me this wicked stare and dropped her phone.

Mum: Is that how ungrateful you are?

Ungrateful? What have I done? I thought.

Mum: Some minutes ago,I just gave you the license to further your education and now you're coming to me for just sanitary pad. Must I see to all your necessary expenses? Be grateful for once Chimamanda. Don't you have savings at all?

Tears dropped from my eyes. Did I mention that mum always gave Nenye #5000 weekly but never gave me even a hundred naira? Where then was she expecting me to get my savings from?

Mum: I'm very well aware that you buy the foodstuffs for this house. I give you more than enough money to get them. At least,you should save from there. What am I even saying? Your miserable mother doesn't know how to manage so how will you learn that? If you don't have sanitary pad,tear your towel into shreds and use them. I've got better things to think of than a stupid teenager who wants to announce to the whole world that she's menstruating.

My tears ran down in full speed as I watched her climb the stairs without looking back. I sat down on the floor and cried bitterly. This was not life. If only my parents,daddy or Emeka were still alive. Why was life so cruel? The burning in my lower abdomen started adding with each second so I stood up and left for the kitchen. I quickly got hot water from the flask and started massaging my stomach with it. I also drank some before settling down to cook egusi soup and pounded yam. Everything I knew about reducing menstrual cramps were taught to me by daddy Alex and today,I missed him a lot.

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Re: Alone.. by bibijay123(f): 12:15pm On Jul 29, 2016
Weldone Pamelb kiss
Re: Alone.. by saxwizard(m): 2:09pm On Jul 29, 2016
weldone madam ......
Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 6:43am On Jul 31, 2016
True to her words,mum didn't give me money to buy sanitary pad. I took her advice and tore one of my towels into pieces,cutting it in a way that it would fit like pads. I had never felt so much discomfort in my life. Two days later,we had some guests. The Kalu's family came to see us. They've being family friends right from when we were still kids. They had a daughter and two boys. The girl,Kamsi was my friend. The two boys,Kenneth and Gospel were Emeka's friends. I also knew that Kenneth and Nenye were dating. Gospel was older than Kenneth and Gospel. There father was also late.

I woke up that morning,did my morning ritual of praying,washing up and sweeping before I went into the kitchen to prepare different varieties of food as the Kalus' would come for lunch and leave after dinner. I made a simple breakfast of bread,egg and tea and served mum and Nenye before going to the kitchen to have mine. Mum was never stingy with food. I always ate to my satisfaction and shed wouldn't scream or beat me. I was almost through with my breakfast when she came into the kitchen.

Mum: Bia,you've not finished?

I shook my head and she hissed.

Mum: Vegetable soup with eba for lunch,it'll go with goat meat pepper soup,then fried rice and chicken for dinner,it'll go with salad. I'll come and inspect you to make sure the meats are cooked and fried properly. Be careful while you make them because I won't forgive any mistake from your path.

Me: Yes mummy.

She left the kitchen and I hurriedly finished my breakfast before swinging into action. Mum had turned cooking into my hobby and I was always happy anytime I was cooking.


I was putting down the peppersoup from the cooker when I heard a honk at the gate. I smiled as I was pretty sure it was the Kalu family. I didn't bother coming out,instead,i turned the peppersoup into a cooler and started parboiling the rice. I looked at the table clock in the kitchen,it read 12:05pm. They were early and I was glad that I was at least through with lunch and everything that will go with it. I had put the coolers containing the food away when I heard chattering in the sitting room so I guessed they were already in. I heard Nenye laugh so hard and I smiled. Our house has never seen laughter since Emeka left. I sat down on the kitchen stool and waited for Kamsi to come and join me. I was still trying to remember the last time they visited when I heard her voice coming towards the kitchen.

Kamsi: Where is she? My nostrils surelg ain't lying to me.

I smiled and stood up. She appeared at the door and we enveloped ourselves into a tight hug.

Kamsi: Look at you. You sure look like a chef,with your apron and.....

Me: You're looking very gorgeous.

Kamsi was a very beautiful girl. She had always being. She was the one of my friends who I trusted with my life. She wasn't there when Emeka was buried but she had always called me. Today,with her pink top that stopped just on top of her belly button,her rugged jean and pink snicker with little make up,Kamsi looked just like barbie.

Kamsi: I know. So what are you cooking?

Me: Rice. Its for dinner.

Kamsi: Oh! Come and greet mummy and the boys then we'll come back here and finish the cooking.

I nodded and followed her into the sitting room. Mrs. Kalu was looking as beautiful as I had always known her to be,Gospel and Kenneth looked bigger than I had seen them and they were very handsome as well. Nenye was already sitting beside Kenneth and her face was glowing.

Me: Good morning ma.

Mrs. Kalu: Goof morning my dear. How're you?

Me: I'm fine ma. How's business?

She laughed. She was a very easy woman.

Mrs. K: Business is fine my dear. Hope you're fine?

Me: Yes ma.
I looked at Gospel and Kenneth and waved my hands. They smiled.

Me: I'll get you all something to drink.

Mrs. K: That'll be nice. Juice please.

I smiled and left while Kamsi followed. She had never being in good terms with Nenye. She always called Nenye a flirt and I was sure they hadn't spoken to each other. She helped me serve juice to everyone including Nenye. I turned and Gospel was looking at me with a smile on his face. I returned the smile and we went back to the kitchen.

Kamsi: I think you should take down that rice. Its burning.

I quickly checked it and put it down,pouring water inside so I can wash it.

Kamsi: But why is she not here to help you out.

Me: Who?

Kamsi: Your sister of course.

I smiled,praying that she drops the topic,at least for now.

Kamsi: You people are spoiling that girl. Look how she's sitting down there,enjoying senior jokes.

Me: Kamsi,help me transfer those basins to the counter.

She stood up and started doing as I said,chewing the carrots I had earlier sliced.

Gospel: I'm trying to believe you won't finish the carrots before they're put into use.

We turned and looked at Gospel. He was smiling so wide

Kamsi: What brings you to the kitchen?

Gospel: Exactly what brings you.

Kamsi: I see,but you won't enter the kitchen at home.

Gospel: Why should I? When there is no Amanda in that kitchen.

We all laughed. I wished it would remain like that forever. Wish I had company in this house.

Me: Gospel!

Gospel: Yes dear. How are you?

I shrugged my shoulders and showed him my palms.

Me: God has being faithful.

He looked at Kamsi and shook his head.

Gospel: Let me not waste your time. We will talk later.

I nodded and he left while I continued with what I was doing.

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Re: Alone.. by prisomic(f): 8:58am On Jul 31, 2016
Nice story dearie...keep it coming cuz am glued to d end!!!!

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Re: Alone.. by bibijay123(f): 1:49pm On Jul 31, 2016
Good job babe. Please keep it coming
Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 9:23am On Aug 01, 2016
I served lunch and returned to the kitchen to put some finishing touches to my food. Mrs Kalu called me so I went back to the dinning to answer her.

Mrs k: Why are you not here?
I looked down immediately to avoid cold stares from mum and Nenye.

Me: sorry ma. I'll eat later.

Mrs k: I won't take that. You should come and join us. You did the cooking right?

Me: Yes ma.

Mrs k: Its delicious. Come and sit.

Me: I still have something on fire. I'll eat later ma.

Kamsi: Look,everyone is here. Don't be a spoiler.

Nenye: She's still busy okay. Besides,you don't expect her to leave what she's doing in the kitchen.

Kamsi: If she leaves it,you'll finish it nau.

Nenye: Imagine. In my house?.

I quickly walked away but there word exchanged increased. I knew I was in hot soup. Mum would finish me for whatever is happening there. I started scooping the rice into another cooler,praying silently that today should just start all over. I carried the cooler to a corner and started packing up the utensils I used when I heard Kamsi's voice approaching.

Kamsi: Spoilt brat. You should be thankful I don't live here if not,you'll cry everyday of your life till you change. Shameless flirt.

Her words stung into my heart and I thought about how Nenye will feel. If only I could be that tough. But Emeka's words came coming to my head,"never you fight them'. Kamsi came into the kitchen and sat down.

Kamsi: Is that what you see in this house.

Me: Kamsi calm down. You're.....

Kamsi: That girl is so mean and arrogant. I'll start visiting frequently to teach her some manners.

Me: But you know things are not done that way. Things will change with time. We don't have to fight cause of the things that happen in our lives. Nenye is who she is and its better for her to be like that than to carry a fake personality. Trust me Kamsi,she'll change.

Kamsi: You and this your preaching.

I laughed. But my laughter was cut short when I heard footsteps approaching. I turned to look at the door and I saw Mrs Kalu.

Mrs k: Kammy what was that for? Do you know you're a guest in this house?

Kamsi: Mummy I'm sorry.

Mrs k: Don't apologise to me. Go to your aunt. You shouldn't have spoken at the first place let alone exchanging words with that girl. That's not how I raised you.

Kamsi: I'm sorry mum. Let me go to mummy Joy now.

Kamsi stepped out of the kitchen and I turned to continue with doing the dishes.

Mrs k: Amanda
I turned to her immediately.

Me: Yes aunt.

Mrs k: Ain't you done?

Me; I'm done. Just need to wash this things immediately.

Mrs k: Then hurry up with that so you can go shower and we'll all sit down and talk. That is,after you must have eaten.

Me: Okay ma.

She gave me a smile and walked out and I started wishing that she was my mum.
Kamsi didn't return till I finished the dishes and sat down to eat.
She kept me company while I ate. When I was done,she asked to follow me upstairs to my room but when I told her that I no longer stay upstairs but at the BQ,she wanted to make an issue out of it. I had to beg her to calm down at least till we get to the BQ.

We walked into the sitting room on our way out. Mum,Gospel and Mrs Kalu were engrossed in a conversation. When we made to walk past them,Gospel stopped us.

Gospel: So where are you two going?
I bent my head immediately. I was so not used to looking up whenever a topic that concerns my mummy was raised up in her presence.

Kamsi: We're going to her room. She needs to shower and change into another clothe so she can join us

Mrs k: Beautiful. But how come you both are headed out?

Kamsi: Mummy cause that's the direction to where she now stays. The boys quarter.

Everywhere went still. I couldn't look at there faces to know there facial reaction but I knew they were staring at mummy and she in turn was conjuring ways to punish me in her mind.

Mrs k: Joyce,how come? What happened?

I knew she wasn't going to answer that so I just walked out before she would direct the question to me. I got to the BQ and cried bitterly. Don't know if its because of the punishment I was yet to receive or because everything reminded me of how inferior I was. I felt a hand hold my shoulders. It was masculine and yet very tender. It sent shivers down my spine and I jerked. I turned and it was Gospel. Behind him was Kamsi. He hugged me and I cried the more,holding him so tight,the way I would hold Emeka if he were here. Even in my tears,I could still perceive his perfume. It was so lovely and it filled my nostrils. I looked at Kamsi and she was crying too. I had to release myself from Gospel and led them inside the room where I told them everything excluding how Emeka died. Gospel looked so angry and Kamsi wouldn't stop crying.

Kamsi. This is wickedness.

Me: Its okay. Stop crying. At least,I'm glad that I've got where to lay my head,feeding and also going to school.

Gospel: Its not enough. Its not. You need more,you deserve more. I bet if Ken finds out what this people do to you,he won't be with that girl. She......

Me: No please. Don't talk like that.I'm okay. its just for a while and things will be fine. I'm very sure of that.

Gospel came close to me and hugged me. We wrapped our arms around each other and I felt safe.

Gospel: Don't worry. Just give me sometime and all this things will end.

Gospel was between 24-25. A graduate of John Hopkins university. He was now the one managing his late father's mass of wealth. He was just the perfect guy. He was handsome,intelligent and a humanitarian. I was lost in thoughts,thinking of what he meant by giving him sometime that I didn't notice when Kamsi left the room. Gospel pulled away from me and cupped my chin.

Gospel: You're a beautiful girl,do you know that?

I bent my head. I knew I was good looking but beautiful? I doubt that. With the oversized tops and jeans I always wear? With a body that had never seen any body cream or makeup? Tears welled up at the corners of my eyes.

Gospel: I suggested this visit because I wanted to see you. Kamsi knows how much I feel about you. I've lived with it for years,before I travelled out to school. I love you so very much Amanda and I promise to take you away from here.

I looked up at him and let the tears fall. What was he saying? How can he love me? Nobody loves me. Everyone who had always loved me ended up dying. My mum,daddy Alex and Emeka and no,I was not willing to have Gospel on the list. He's too good to end up dying for my sake,for loving me.

Gospel: Amanda.

Me: Gospel please don't say it anymore.

Gospel: Why? Are you also afraid to tell me you feel the same way about me? I saw it in your eyes back at the main house. Don't deny it. Please don't.

I stood up immediately. How do I tell him that I may be cursed? How?
He stood up and came to me. He held my hands and looked into my eyes.

Gospel: Let me love you. Don't push me away please.

He released one of my hand and pulled me into himself. Our faces were very close and his lips were slowly coming down to mine. I looked steadily at his eyes,loving this guy whose presence made me feel safe. His lips came crushing into mine and the journey into my first kiss began. He used his tongue to open my mouth and I repeated whatever it was he was doing to me and I loved it. I loved every bit of it..........then I heard a gasp coming from the door and I pulled away from Gospel and looked at the door.

Mummy Joy. With the meanest look ever. Gospel saw the fright on my face and turned to the door. He didn't look shaken.

Gospel: I'll be in the main house. Take your bath and come join us.

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Re: Alone.. by saxwizard(m): 10:56am On Aug 01, 2016
you are doing a very good job
Re: Alone.. by Feyikemi12(f): 12:53pm On Aug 01, 2016
saxwizard:
you are doing a very good job
honestly

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Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 1:18pm On Aug 01, 2016
saxwizard:
you are doing a very good job
thanks dear. I appreciate.

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Re: Alone.. by Missmossy(f): 8:11pm On Aug 01, 2016
Captivating piece,thumbs up.

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Re: Alone.. by remiseyi(m): 10:44pm On Aug 01, 2016
Hmmmm....
Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 5:59pm On Aug 02, 2016
Missmossy:
Captivating piece,thumbs up.
tanx dear. Next update comes tonight.
Re: Alone.. by Feyikemi12(f): 10:55pm On Aug 02, 2016
PamelB:
tanx dear. Next update comes tonight.
this is tonight o ma'am

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Re: Alone.. by jomagibs: 12:05am On Aug 03, 2016
You are the bomb
All update form your collection it a Hit
Back to Back

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Re: Alone.. by Shakyroh320(f): 8:16am On Aug 03, 2016
Just came across dis story,gud write-up,kit it cumin ma.
Re: Alone.. by tijehi(f): 8:45am On Aug 03, 2016
Nice story pamela. Your stories are really refreshing. Your other story 'Valley of the shadow of love' in Romance section is equally cool

Please update soon.
Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 9:10am On Aug 03, 2016
Good morning all. I'm sorry for breaking my promise yesterday. I'm not like that. I promise to make it up to you guys. Thanks for appreciating my story as well.


I bent my head as I couldn't stand mummy's gaze. I knew I was in soup.

Mum: Is this the height of your shamelessness? You fake innocence just to get pity from them,then you lure him to your room to seduce him?

I shot my head up immediately. I opened my mouth to speak but no words came out.

Mum: You have done enough today,hiding behind your innocent face. I've had it up to the neck and I'll have to speak to Mrs Kalu about this so she'll see that I've got reasons why I'm not so good to you. You're just like your mother and......

Kamsi chose this time to push the door open. She was smiling but immediately she saw mummy,her face turned into a frown.

Kamsi: I'm sorry ma if I interrupted something. Didn't know you were in here.

Mummy sized her up and left the room immediately.

Kamsi: What's the problem? You look so bitter.
She came closer to me and held my shoulder.

Kamsi: Tell me. Or don't you share your problems anymore?

The tears started falling and I sat down on my bed.

Me: I want to leave here. I want to go somewhere else. Even an orphanage will be more fair to me than here.

Kamsi: You still haven't said why you're in this mood.

Me: I'm so ashamed to say it. Coupled with the fact that mummy saw......

Kamsi: You and Gospel kissing?

I was surprised.

Kamsi; I know. I was coming here to tell you that Gospel just spoke to mum about you two. Mum is okay with whatever you both share together.

No! This is not true. It can't be happening.

Kamsi: What are you thinking of now? Come on,I know Gospel loves you very much. He hides nothing from me. I also know that you may not love him yet but you feel something strong for him. So cheer up,go and take your bath.

I nodded and undressed in front of her. She saw the blood stain in my pants and couldn't keep her mouth shut.

Kamsi: So you're menstruating and I've being begging you to go and take your bath eh?

Me: Its not like I've not showered today.

I brought out a piece of my towel and folded it,took my pant and towel and made for the bathroom.

Kamsi: You're forgetting your pad.

Me: Help me look around,if you find one,bring it into the bathroom for me.

I didn't let her to speak further before entering the bathroom. While I showered,I spent some extra time,thinking of Gospel and why his sudden interest in me. I recalled that before he travelled,we were so close that people called him my god father. Will the forces that always destroy my happiness allow this one to grow? Or will they take him as well? I left the bathroom after a thorough bath,making sure I washed off the other pieces I used earlier. I came out to see Kamsi wearing a frown.

Kamsi: Don't tell me you used that thing I saw.

I don't know if it was a question or a statement so I just kept quiet.

Kamsi: You don't want to answer me bah?

Me: What should I tell you? I don't have money to buy pads.

Kamsi: And you didn't tell your mother about it?

Me: Who says I didn't? I did. She advised that I use one of my towels.

Kamsi: Gosh! This woman is so wicked. I need to speak to her right now

Me: No wait. You can't. I'll pay the price when you leave. Today is the third day and it'll be over by tomorrow or next. Just let it go. I even feel more comfortable with this pieces of towels.

Kamsi: Amanda you're something else. Dress up so we can go to the main house.

I wore my baggy jean short with a polo.

Me: I'm done

Kamsi: You and this your baggy wears. I'll talk to Gospel to do something about your outfits.

I smiled. She doesn't know that each clothes that were bought for me in the past,mummy would always take them and give it to Nenye. We walked outside and I was surprised to see Nenye and Kenneth at the terrace. Kamsi hissed and muttered something while we entered the house. Mummy was no longer in the sitting room. It was just Mrs Kalu and Gospel.

Me: Do I bring you something?

Mrs k: No my child. Come and sit.

She tapped the sofa beside her and I lowered myself to it,feeling Gospel's eyes on me.

Mrs k; Why do you always look down? You're not a slave. Now,look at me.

I slowly looked up and met her gaze. I looked away immediately and she smiled.

Mrs k: Kamsi,you'll have to do a good job in teaching her a lot. Is this how she'll walk around in school?

Kamsi; Don't worry mum. Just get me the supplementary form for ESUT and I'll teach her all she needs to know.

Mrs Kalu smiled and I bent my head again. I've never witnessed people talk about me with so much love in my presence.

Mrs k: We'll be leaving now. But I'll like to talk to you first.

Me: You're leaving? Without dinner? I made dinner as well and it won't be fair to leave without eating.

Mrs k: Your meals are always wonderful and I'll give anything to always eat them but my dear,I think we've overstayed our welcome here so it'll be in our best interest to leave.

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Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 10:07am On Aug 03, 2016
I understood what she was saying but before I could speak further,Gospel spoke up.

Gospel: Amanda,why not pack up some food for us. We'll eat it at home.

Kamsi: Perfect.

I smiled and stood up while Kamsi followed suit. I quickly found a warmer and dished out a good quantity of the food,with some chicken as well. Kamsi was happy and wouldn't stop talking. I carried the warmer to the sitting room and Gospel took it from me and left.

Mrs k: Amanda please come.

I went back to her and sat down in my former position.

Mrs k: My child,I fear this will be the last time that I'll be here.

Me: But why?

Mrs k: I don't want to get angry and speak some words that will ruin our family's friendship. I want you to know something,every great man or woman has a bitter story. Whatever you're going through now,take it as a big challenge and tackle whatever problem that comes your way. You won't be alone for long. My daughter will get the supplementary form for your school and enrol as well. She'll guide you in whatever difficulty you encounter.

She paused and looked at me.

Mrs k: Secondly,you need to stop this shyness of yours. Be bold. Be strong, communicate with people because it'll help you out a lot. Being distant from yourself and people will only add to your emotional torture. Learn to speak up, it's the key to a perfect life. Finally,Gospel told me something which i loved. Do you want to know?

I nodded.

Mrs k: He loves you and needs my blessings. Now tell me if you feel same way for my son.

I became tongue tied. What if mummy was somewhere listening to us? Like Kamsi had said,I felt something strong for Gospel but won't it be just one of my usual fantasies because I was sure mummy won't let it happen.

Mrs k:My child?

Her voice brought me back to reality and I stared at her.

Mrs k: You'll be fine. Trust me, you'll be fine. Heard you'll be resuming school tomorrow.

I nodded and she frowned.

Me: I'm sorry. Yes ma.

Mrs k: That's better. We'll leave now and try to be a good girl.

Kamsi; Of course she is a good girl.

I smiled and Mrs Kalu stood up.

Mrs k: Kammy go and call your brother while Amanda walk me to the car.

Kamsi headed upstairs while I followed Mrs Kalu. Immediately we walked out of the door,she put something into my pocket and shook her head. I thanked her and we went outside to the car pack where Gospel was leaning on their car and taking a call. Immediately he saw us,he dismissed the caller and ended the call.

Gospel; Amanda thanks for today. I had fun with your meal and please,forgive me if I did something to upset you.

Me: No please. Don't apologise because you did nothing wrong.

Gospel: You'll go to school tomorrow right?

I nodded before I could get myself.

Gospel: Eh?

Me: Yes,I'll go.

Gospel: I'll come and pick you up for lunch. Hope you don't mind?

Me: Not at all.

He gave me his phone and I dialled my number.

Gospel: Thanks. See you tomorrow okay.

Me: Thank you.

He opened the back door for his mum who has being smiling and she got in. He came back to where I was standing and looked at me for some seconds.

Gospel: About that kiss,if she lays a hand on you,don't hesitate to give me a call.

My mood changed immediately as I remembered I was yet to be punished for kissing him. It occurred to me immediately that my phone may be seized as well.

Me: Please can you give me your card? I fear that my phone may be seized.

I saw a frown appear on his face and he looked around. He opened the car and got a card out before slipping it into the same pocket his mum had earlier slipped something into.

Gospel: Just let me know if something comes up.

Me: Thank you.

I heard footsteps approaching and I turned around. It was Kamsi and Kenneth.

Ken: Amanda you didn't notice my presence in your house abi.

Me; You were busy nau. I didn't want to disturb you.

He enveloped me in his arms immediately.

Ken; You know you can never be a disturbance,not when you're going to be my sister in law soon.

They all laughed while I smiled.

Gospel: Don't embarrass the girl Ken. You know she's shy.

Kamsi: Don't worry Gospel,she'll snap out of it once I'm closer to her.

Gospel: We'll leave now. Take care okay.

They all hugged me before getting into the car. As I watched them drive away,I prayed silently that my punishment will be little.
I rushed to the boys quarter and emptied my pocket,there was #5000 together with Gospels' card. I quickly wrote down his number in my diary,returned the card in my pocket and hid the money behind the wall clock in my room before going to ease myself. I was in the toilet when I heard my door open and I knew the worst has visited me. I finished and left the bathroom to meet my mum with a cane while Nenye was grinning behind her.

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Re: Alone.. by jomagibs: 10:18am On Aug 03, 2016
PamelB:
Good morning all. I'm sorry for breaking my promise yesterday. I'm not like that. I promise to make it up to you guys. Thanks for appreciating my story as well.
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DEAR IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A FAN BASE OF BECOME A BRAND NAME IN LITERATURE SECTION DON'T BREAK PROMISE AND DON'T LIVE YOUR WORK FOR TOO LONG. WHAT A MASTER PIECE YOU'VE GOT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 11:43am On Aug 03, 2016
jomagibs:

DEAR IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A FAN BASE OF BECOME A BRAND NAME IN LITERATURE SECTION DON'T BREAK PROMISE AND DON'T LIVE YOUR WORK FOR TOO LONG. WHAT A MASTER PIECE YOU'VE GOT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
tanx dear
Re: Alone.. by Missmossy(f): 1:59pm On Aug 03, 2016
It is getting heated, Amanda has really suffered. Thumbs up dear. Kindly vote Fynestboi for Mr Nairaland, here is the link to vote:
http://www.nairaland.com/3265483/mr-nairaland-contest-2016-semi-final


To vote simply type i vote:
Fynestboi Cc:NLJega.

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Re: Alone.. by Missmossy(f): 2:00pm On Aug 03, 2016
It is getting heated, Amanda has really suffered. Thumbs up dear. Kindly vote Fynestboi for Mr Nairaland, here is the link to vote:
http://www.nairaland.com/3265483/mr-nairaland-contest-2016-semi-final


To vote simply type i vote:
Fynestboi Cc:NLJega.

Thanks.

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Re: Alone.. by MrJah(m): 6:09pm On Aug 03, 2016
Wow. Nice one. What a good story line? Am so impressed.. you used Enugu(my state) then ESUT...where I graduated. Love your story!!! Ride on.
Re: Alone.. by MrJah(m): 6:09pm On Aug 03, 2016
Wow. Nice one. What a good story line? Am so impressed.. you used Enugu(my state) then ESUT...where I graduated. Love your story!!! Ride on!
Re: Alone.. by Shakyroh320(f): 9:33pm On Aug 03, 2016
Its heatin.plz dnt let it get cold b4 u serve anoda ond ma.
Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 10:24pm On Aug 03, 2016
MrJah:
Wow. Nice one. What a good story line? Am so impressed.. you used Enugu(my state) then ESUT...where I graduated. Love your story!!! Ride on!
tanx my dear
Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 10:25pm On Aug 03, 2016
Shakyroh320:
Its heatin.plz dnt let it get cold b4 u serve anoda ond ma.
I won't sweetheart. Next update comes tomorrow morning
Re: Alone.. by Shakyroh320(f): 6:27am On Aug 04, 2016
Good am ma,hw ur nyt.our breakfast o.may His grace be suficient 4 u
Re: Alone.. by Feyikemi12(f): 9:54am On Aug 04, 2016
PamelB! I love you! (no homo)
Re: Alone.. by PamelB(f): 10:53am On Aug 04, 2016
Mum: You want to be great by using every opportunity to prove that my daughter and myself are bad people right? You want to smear my name in the mud trying to act all innocent eh?

Me: No mother. If I did something wrong,forgive me please.
I knelt down immediately, rubbing my palms together to show my sincerity.

Mum: Your good acts won't save you today. You've done more than enough.

She attacked me with the cane,flogging me everywhere she thought would hurt me; my head,my breasts,my face,my back,she didn't spare any part of my body. I cried nonstop but she wouldn't stop either. It was at this point that I knew how much she hated me. Suddenly,she stopped.

Mum: Now look at me

Her voice was loud enough to wake a deaf man. I shot my head up and I felt something drop on my hand. I looked down and shivered. It was blood,my blood.

Mum: You had the guts to be kissing that boy in my house. You're just like your mother. So shameless. Not only that,you had the effrontery to hug Kenneth,my daughter's boyfriend,I'll deal with you today.

She resumed her flogging again,but this time,I didn't cry,not because it didn't hurt,but because I couldn't cry anymore. She flogged my head especially,I don't know if she had plans to kill me or something. I just remained on the floor,protecting my face from her assault.

Mum: Get me the grinded pepper right away.

I raised my head and watched Nenye leave the room. They had it all planned out already.

Mum; UnCloth.

Goodness knew how I felt that moment. I wouldn't stay here and let them add pepper to my wounds. No I won't.
She kicked my stomach and repeated her order.
I gently stood up,struggling with myself not to fall back on the floor.
When I was standing erect enough,she flogged my ribs repeatedly while I screamed in pain.

Mum: I said,UnCloth. All down to your pant.

I shook my head as no words could exit my mouth at that moment. Nenye came into the room,carrying a plate.

Nenye: I know you're not deaf. So just do as mummy said.

I kept on standing,holding my ribs which felt like it was going to break that moment.

Mum: You're tasting my patience right? You think I can't tear your clothes to shreds?

I coughed and felt blood leave my throat and into my mouth. I opened my mouth and they dropped.

Nenye: Mum,just do it let's get out of here.

I could detect the fear in her voice. Mummy herself had wrinkles in her forehead and I was sure it was from fear and worry.

Me: You.......you can do what you wa....want to do mummy. I won't hold it against you.

Mum: Who cares if you hold it against me or not? Who are you? What do you have? Disgusting. You want me to fall for your acts and pity you? Never. Never. You did me wrong by coming into this world and letting your mother will everything to the child she had not even born. Not only that,I had to nurse you when my children were just two months old. I heard people gush about your beauty and brains whereas my daughter was called the black sheep of the house. Your entire life did me wrong. I'll never feel pity for you. Never.

And like a flash,I felt it on my face. I heard a scream which I was sure came from my mouth. I closed my eyes immediately as the pain started. She had poured the pepper on my face. What wrong have I done?

I writhed in pain and tried using my hand to locate the door to my bathroom. I found the door quite alright but the flogging started again. This time,she rained curses on me while I cried in pain as I felt my face burning from the pepper. Even in the darkness I felt,I knew I had to struggle to survive. I stood up and located the bathroom even with the lashing I was getting. I always leave water in the bucket and I'm grateful I did. I quickly located the bucket and started pouring water on my face. I knew the pain and hotness won't stop but I needed to wash off the pepper to stop it from causing more damage. While I was washing off,she stopped flogging me and I heard footsteps and a door close,which means she had left the room. Out of instincts, I buried my face in the bucket full of water and prayed nothing will happen to my face. I needed to be in school tomorrow and I don't want anything to spoil my education. When I eased up a little,I stood up with my eyes still closed. I walked to the bathroom door and picked my towel,dabbing my face gently. I slowly opened my eyes and I was glad my eyes weren't affected. My face still hurt and I knew a lot of damages would be done to it. I stepped out of the bathroom and got the weirdest shock of my life. They were in my room,with smiles on there faces,but..........



I appreciate you all for being here. God bless. I've got to get back to work and will update once I get the necessary reaction. Lots of love.

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