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|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 8:06am On May 06, 2017|
We all retired to our rooms around 11pm. I'm not sure there was a soul in the house that didn't have a peaceful rest. Friday morning came faster than I wanted it to.
I sighed as I made my way out of the bed.
"Merciful heavens!" I exclaimed when I noticed the time was few minutes past 7am.
I quickly had my bath and headed downstairs. I heard the clanging of pots in the kitchen.
Jamille was in the dining room setting the table.
"Good morning aunt"
"Good morning baby. Thanks for saving my life. I had no idea I had slept that long."
She laughed and said "It's OK aunt. I would have still prepared breakfast even if you were up on time."
"Good morning ladies" Jason and Brian chorused from the stairs.
"Good morning gentlemen" Jamille and I chorused too. The whole room reverberated with laughter.
We soon settled down to eat. As usual, Jamille was the first to finish eating.
"I'll just go change and bring my bags down." She announced before leaving.
I turned to Jason "Jason?"
"I'll wash up aunt, I promise."
I smiled. "How do you know that's what I wanted to ask you to do?"
"Well,sorry to disappoint you but that's not it. I wanted to ask you to take good care of yourself and your old man. A maid will be coming today,so you need not worry about food,cleaning and the 'ladies stuff' as you call it."
"Really aunt? This is why I love you. You're always taking care of your small husband."
"Common leave this place,small husband ke"
He laughed. "I'm going up to see Jamille."
"Not so fast dear, you promised to wash up."
He froze on the stairs. If there was anything Jason hated,it was washing dishes. He turned to me with pleading eyes. "Alright, I'll do it. Run along"
He ran up the stairs very fast before I would have the chance to change my mind.
"Funny boy" I said to myself. Brian was still on the table,busy with his thoughts.
"A penny for your thoughts" I snapped my fingers right before his eyes.
"Liz,when will you change?"
"Let's see, never"
"Take good care of her. I'll drop you guys in your house before heading to work."
I did the dishes as quickly as I could before going upstairs to carry my bag and call Jamille.
"Mille,your father and I are waiting for you. We have to go now."
She came out first followed by Jason who was carrying her boxes.
Brian said a prayer before we left the house. Jason refused to come,saying he didn't want to cry. Jamille and Jason hugged like it was the end of the world before finally letting go.
"Aunt Liz,I'll divorce you if you don't take good care of my angel."
I laughed and entered the back of the car with Jamille. Jamille kept looking back as tears streamed down her face.
"Baby,why are you crying? Don't you want to stay with me again?"
"Oh I do aunt. It's just that I feel a chapter of my life closing. I feel like I'm no longer a part of that house."
"Hush dear,don't say that. We wouldn't want your dad to hear you. You'll always be part of that house. I'll let you go back there permanently someday soon when I'm sure you're ready."
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by MhizDherbee(f): 8:57am On May 06, 2017|
Dumbfounded! Awestruck!! Astonished!!! Beautiful!!!! #keepitupdear
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by mhizgap(f): 9:02am On May 06, 2017|
Am so emotional now(had such feelings once)
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Lilyjoe567(f): 9:05am On May 06, 2017|
Is it bad that I want more?
Jk, lovely btw
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 9:07am On May 06, 2017|
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 9:07am On May 06, 2017|
mhizgap:Awwww....sowi about that. It makes u connect with Jamille abi
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 9:10am On May 06, 2017|
Lilyjoe567:Iyammi...dis babe wan finish me for my mother o. Make I run abeg
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Lilyjoe567(f): 9:13am On May 06, 2017|
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by mhizgap(f): 9:23am On May 06, 2017|
EvaJael:You could say that again
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Oly23(f): 9:55am On May 06, 2017|
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 10:08am On May 06, 2017|
I turned my face to the window. The drive to aunt's house was a long one. She had moved to her new house in Shelter Afrique three months ago. This is the first time I would be going there since she moved.
When we arrived, I was awed. The house would give our own house a run for its money.
It was a beautiful one-storey building painted sky-blue.
Just like our house,flowers were planted all around the house.
"This is beautiful aunt."
"Thanks dear,that's what you get when your husband is an architect."
"I'd love to come in but I'm late already for work."
I was used to hearing that. Dad's job as a neurosurgeon never allowed him to have time. He was on leave since mum's burial. He only resumed today.
He removed my bags from the boot of the car,pecked my forehead before entering the car and zooming off.
"Welcome home baby"
We moved the bags inside. My room was upstairs again.
After dropping the bags,we went on a tour round the house.
It was simply astonishing.
"Aunt,the house is so confusing. I hope I don't get lost anytime soon."
"Aww honey. It's because this is your first time here. You'll get the hang of it, I promise."
"If you say so"
We settled down in the parlour. There was light and aunt turned on the television.
"The girls will be back with your uncle this evening. They decided to fly to Lagos to welcome him home."
"Ok, where is their school?"
"It's in Calabar. They go to University of Calabar"
"Oh! I see. I miss uncle a lot."
"You'll see him in a matter of hours."
We talked for a while before she told me she was going to the salon to have her hair plaited.
"Do you want to come with me?"
"No, I'll still keep packing my hair for now. I'll make it next weekend."
"Alright,stay safe. Don't just sit there,this is your house. Feel free."
She left the house few minutes later. I tried to remember what my aunt's adopted girls looked like. I remembered their names, Rachel and Kara. I wasn't sure which was older but I knew one was a year older than the other. The younger one was surely about two years older than Jason and I.
I prayed I wouldn't have any problems with them. We never grew up together. They lived in Akwa Ibom longer than us.
We moved in from Abuja back to Akwa Ibom when Jason and I were three. Dad and Mum wanted to come back to their hometown.
As young kids taken away from the home they once knew,we never socialised with the other kids throughout our primary education. Mum succeeded in forcing us to accept our new home in our J.S.1.
By this time, Rachel and Kara began boarding,only coming home during the holidays. Each time they came back,they travelled with Aunt Liz and her husband.
This arrangement never let us know them well. We only knew they were the adopted children of aunt Liz.
"I just hope we'll be good friends when they arrive" I said to myself as I returned my attention to the soap opera on the television.
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by nastynic(m): 10:30am On May 06, 2017|
Hadampson:Hard Luck Bruh...
May Her Lovely Gentle Nd Amazing Soul Rest In Peace....
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Hadampson(m): 10:32am On May 06, 2017|
nastynic:Amen bruh, tanx ah preci8
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by nastynic(m): 10:33am On May 06, 2017|
May Recession Never Have A Glimpse Of Ya Life For This Lovely Update.... Tbh Where Is lankyannie, Jagugu8li, Tundhay nd Creeza
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 10:39am On May 06, 2017|
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by oluwatymylehyn(m): 10:49am On May 06, 2017|
It's getting more and more interesting as the updates are rolling in. Can't wait for more. Kudos to the writer.
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Creeza(m): 12:14pm On May 06, 2017|
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 1:34pm On May 06, 2017|
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 3:30pm On May 06, 2017|
Let's all do something. So far,tell us your favorite character and why he or she is your fav character
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Ifecoded(m): 3:56pm On May 06, 2017|
EvaJael:**Clears my throat**
Vacate my seat b4 I get to the front seat o..
No time to check time o
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Ifecoded(m): 4:00pm On May 06, 2017|
Hadampson:Gee, You are appreciated.
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 4:00pm On May 06, 2017|
Ifecoded:I've missed u o
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Ifecoded(m): 4:07pm On May 06, 2017|
**you got me blushing**...lol
Glo scammed me, so I decided to tidy their fu*ck-up.
Had to get another sim(Airtel) so I can browse, I promised them(glo customer service) I will never credit my account again, so am tryna fulfill my promise.
I don't like breaking promises, it's not my thing.
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by EvaJael(f): 4:14pm On May 06, 2017|
Ifecoded:Eya sowi...I'm glad you're here now
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Ifecoded(m): 4:17pm On May 06, 2017|
EvaJael:Thanks dear, It's always a pleasure being here,am sure I must av missed a lot, lemme rush back to the matter.
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Nobody: 6:19pm On May 06, 2017|
Lemme Keep Watching Wat Faith Has In Store For This Twins Oh,
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by mhizgap(f): 7:14pm On May 06, 2017|
Jason, and don't ask me why
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by queenitee(f): 7:37pm On May 06, 2017|
EvaJael:Jamille and seriously, I dunno why.
I just hope Aunt Liz's kids won't misbehave
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Jane1234f(f): 7:57pm On May 06, 2017|
EvaJael:Jamille is my favorite, because she's so calm and soft,that's my type of person
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Nobody: 8:36pm On May 06, 2017|
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by Lilyjoe567(f): 8:42pm On May 06, 2017|
It'd be Jamille for me
|Re: Hidden Diamonds by KwinToye: 9:24pm On May 06, 2017|
Jason bcoz he z calm
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