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Re: Purple Roses by Ann2012(f): 2:35pm On Jul 25
Gift messed up, she shouldn't have done that

Thanks for the update
Re: Purple Roses by Purplephoenix(m): 4:41pm On Jul 25
Gift don break my heart oooo cry cry cry
Re: Purple Roses by lekzy555(m): 6:39pm On Jul 25
I hate this gift of a girl already
Re: Purple Roses by PrudySara(f): 10:01pm On Jul 25
Yes, we are
YoungBruzzy:
PrudySara And Ann2012
I'm 100% Sure That You Guys Are Using MTN Line Cos I See You Everywhere I Go grin

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Re: Purple Roses by PrudySara(f): 11:24pm On Jul 25
Gift indeed made a huge mistake, I never expected that from her... I really don't blame Rose for acting the way she did. One, she's very possessive, plus her friends have filled her head with lots of things...
Thanks for the update dear
Re: Purple Roses by stblessing(f): 8:13am On Jul 26
The next morning seemed glum. It didn't have the excitement that would usually follow after a huge party was carried out the previous day. George called an early morning family meeting in the living room, that included Ini and Ngozi. They were now all seated in the sitting room, waiting for the final person to arrive, Rose. Eventually, she stepped down. Her eyes were very swollen, probably from all the crying and lack of sleep from last night. She also had a severe headache.

She arrived at a seat near her dad, and suddenly began to sniff the air, with a disgusted face.
''What's that smell? The smell of a traitor, or the smell of a cheap slut?"
"Rose, mind your words, please George cut in.
" Sorry dad" She sat down and crossed her legs"
"I just want to start by stating that I'm very disappointed at both of you for acting the way you did yesterday. It was a public gathering, I expected both of you to have acted maturely as sort. Now this Is all over the net”
Rose just rolled her eyes.
"Now Rose, what happened yesterday?"
"I saw her making out with my boyfriend" she explained matter of factly.
"OK, Now Gift, what really happened?"
"Sir, I swear it was all an accident. I was emotionally unstable that day, and I didn't realize when I did it, please forgive me"
"Can you hear yourself now Gift? 'I did it by accident?' what sorta defence is that? You kissed my boyfriend, something you might have been doing for long, and you call that an accident? YOU DISGUSTING WITCH!!!" Rose barked.
"Enough of that Rose! so, what do you want me to do now?" he asked, carefully calculating his words.
"Isn't it obvious? I want you to get this thing out of this house!!"
"I'm afraid that can't happen" George intervened.
Gift widened her eyes in shock, Rose and Susan looked at each other with dropped jaws.
"What do you mean by that George?"
"Susan, this is a girl who's family is experiencing a whole lot of problems. Her mother is ill and she needs care. Also, we are the ones supporting her academically. If we decide to send her away now, what would she do?"
"How is that our problem? This is a girl who shamelessly back stabbed and stole your own daughters boyfriend, and you are worried about her?"
"Not my problem. When I warned her about that worthless boyfriend of hers, did she heed me? Now that he has done the damage, she wants to take it out on a poor girl"
"Over my dead body this girl stays in this house, she needs to go!" Susan declared
"I am the man of this house, and I can choose to chase anyone I want out, and there's nothing you can do about it, okay?"
Susan looked at Rose who had become dumbfounded.
"You will regret doing this George" Susan sneered. She gestured at Rose who stood up, eyed her father and stormed out with her mum. Iniobong stood, nodded at him and walked out as well.

Gift just sat there, sobbing bitterly. George turned to her.
"Are you okay Gift?"
"I'm fine sir. You have no idea how grateful I am for this thing you have done for me. May God bless and reward you Sir"
"Its alright. But I'm not happy with what you did Gift, no matter how depressed you said you where, you shouldn't have made such â mistake"
"I know sir, and I'm very sorry. But I won't give up. I will try everything I can to make sure I reconcile with Rose. Thanks for helping me sir"
"You're welcome Gift. I hope you and Rose can reconcile and rekindle your differences. I really wish for that special friendship to get back"
Gift nodded her head, stood up and walked out.

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Re: Purple Roses by greatme2good(f): 8:38am On Jul 26
Staying in that house will cause her much pain cos both women hates her.
Re: Purple Roses by Pinkberry5(f): 5:55pm On Jul 26
Stblessing by all standards, causing Edwin to kiss Gift was pure wickedness.

The tori don sour for my eye. I dey fear to read am again make I nor burst cry. I'm really unhappy. That girl has gone through enough pain already, why cause more for her? And Susan is over-maltreating her own lost twin daughter emotionally, even Nollywood won't do this.
Las las, na physical pain Nollywood dey use.
Emotional stress is too painful.

I nor happy with you at all oh, make I nor lie.

Anyway, I admire your writing prowess. God bless you and thanks for the updates.

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Re: Purple Roses by greatme2good(f): 9:09pm On Jul 26
Pinkberry5:
Stblessing by all standards, causing Edwin to kiss Gift was pure wickedness.

The tori don sour for my eye. I dey fear to read am again make I nor burst cry. I'm really unhappy. That girl has gone through enough pain already, why cause more for her? And Susan is over-maltreating her own lost twin daughter emotionally, even Nollywood won't do this.
Las las, na physical pain Nollywood dey use.
Emotional stress is too painful.

I nor happy with you at all oh, make I nor lie.

Anyway, I admire your writing prowess. God bless you and thanks for the updates.
The bolded part cracked me up.. grin grin
The story is telling you how reality is. Life is not a bed of roses. Apart from her heartbreak from Uchenna, I don't think she had any other issue all these years. Na her lack of self control cause this trouble now.
Las las she go dey all right

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Re: Purple Roses by Pinkberry5(f): 9:34pm On Jul 26
greatme2good:

The bolded part cracked me up.. grin grin
The story is telling you how reality is. Life is not a bed of roses. Apart from her heartbreak from Uchenna, I don't think she had any other issue all these years. Na her lack of self control cause this trouble now.
Las las she go dey all right

grin grin grin
Hold on first, she lost her virginity in a cruel manner. Her foster mum is battling cancer plus the love of her life is gone and now she's about to lose her closest friend/family. The suffer never reach?
Even Devil sef dey feel her pain na.
Re: Purple Roses by greatme2good(f): 11:48pm On Jul 26
Pinkberry5:


grin grin grin
Hold on first, she lost her virginity in a cruel manner. Her foster mum is battling cancer plus the love of her life is gone and now she's about to lose her closest friend/family. The suffer never reach?
Even Devil sef dey feel her pain na.

They all happened before she found peace and love at the Okoye's. All these while she has been with them, she has been happy and at least half of the family accepted and loved her wholeheartedly. Meanwhile the way you call her mother "foster mother" is quite hilarious.... I'm not saying I don't feel so too but mehn stblessing can decide to change it for us grin grin I bet you never expected the twist in her kissing Edwin cheesy I did'nt either.

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Re: Purple Roses by stblessing(f): 9:02am On Jul 27
It was after a quiet and moody lunch that afternoon. By then, Susan and George had long gone to work. Gift was packing up the few plates that lay on the table for washing. She didn't notice that Rose had been watching her, with so much disdain and disgust in her face. She was all dressed up, and about to go out. Gift turned and saw her leaned on the wall. She froze and her heart skipped a beat. Rose stood straight and began walking over to her. Gift almost died at the way Rose looked at her with venomous eyes. She looked at her for sometime and then spoke.

"I don't know the charm you used on my father, but I can assure you that you are not staying in this house. At first, I thought of leaving after my fathers betrayal, but then I thought. If I leave, you will think that you have pulled another one over me and that you control me. So I won't go. Instead, I will stay but bear this in mind. I will make your life sooo miserable. I will make sure you have a taste of hell. I will cause you sooo much suffering until you come crawling to me, begging for mercy, and then you decide to leave this house, you got it?"

"Rose please, it doesn't have to get to this extent. I'm sorry Rose, can't we just make things work? And even if you don't take me back as your friend....at least forgive me"

"And one more thing. From now henceforth, I want you to refer to me as madam, and not my name anymore. That period is long gone, and you don't deserve anything good. So you will refer to me as the superior I am, and the puny servant you are, you got me?"

She snatched a plate from Gifts hand and let it drop on the floor, causing it to smash to many pieces.

"Clean that up now"

She lifted her head up slightly and walked out like nothing happened. Gift turned and watched her with fear filled in her eyes.









She...was in so much trouble.

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Re: Purple Roses by stblessing(f): 9:05am On Jul 27
Pinkberry5:
Stblessing by all standards, causing Edwin to kiss Gift was pure wickedness.

The tori don sour for my eye. I dey fear to read am again make I nor burst cry. I'm really unhappy. That girl has gone through enough pain already, why cause more for her? And Susan is over-maltreating her own lost twin daughter emotionally, even Nollywood won't do this.
Las las, na physical pain Nollywood dey use.
Emotional stress is too painful.

I nor happy with you at all oh, make I nor lie.

Anyway, I admire your writing prowess. God bless you and thanks for the updates.
First of all, I'd like to thank you for reading. I really appreciate your point of view. If you ask me, I think Gift case just shows that human beings can be victims of circumstances, but can also cause their own woes as well. Some of the problems we face in this life are caused by us, that's why we must be careful and strong enough to resist temptation.

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Re: Purple Roses by Jane1234f(f): 10:11am On Jul 27
Good work St blessing,keep it up
Re: Purple Roses by Purplephoenix(m): 12:06pm On Jul 27
I agre e with blessing and great. We should always be careful to avoid mistakes like this in order not to ruin good friendships. Thanks op undecided
Re: Purple Roses by stblessing(f): 2:49pm On Jul 27
Jane1234f:
Good work St blessing,keep it up
thanks for reading.

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Re: Purple Roses by skubido(m): 11:10pm On Jul 27
Hmmmmmm
Re: Purple Roses by Ann2012(f): 11:06am On Jul 28
It's well
Re: Purple Roses by stblessing(f): 11:18am On Jul 29
Episode 8
Sometimes, Gift would just sit back and ponder whether this was what hell was like. She had always been told that it was a dark and terrible place, that was filled with eternal, burning fire and that anyone that was unfortunate enough to be thrown in would be burnt by it forever, as punishment for their sins. But sometimes, she wondered whether being burnt by hot, eternal flames was really suffering in hell, not with what she was seeing here.

Rose definitely carried out her threat, true to her words. She made sure that life was a living hell for her. She wondered whether she was involved in some drama, whether there were secret camera men around. She had always seen movies and heard stories from Amaka, back then in the village, how two women or sisters were at war, and how one would always make sure that life was miserable for the other. Never did it cross her mind that she would one day be a victim of such.

The first day she saw the devil in her ex-friend was on a Saturday afternoon. She was busy, doing the normal chores that came with the day. She had just finished cleaning the kitchen, and was coming out from the back, when she saw Rose coming with a very large bag, the one popularly known as 'ghana must go'. Gifts heart skipped a beat when she saw her and she swallowed hard. She's been avoiding Rose these days, and was always terrified when she saw her. Rose came in front of her and dropped the bag.

"Those are my clothes"she explained "I want them all washed sparkling clean before sunset, got that?"

Gift widened her eyes at the extra large bag, which probably contained her entire clothes. She shook her head and then spoke.

"Alright" she picked the bag and headed for the kitchen door, when Rose stopped her.

"Where do you think you're going? I don't want you to use the washing machine, I want hand washing"

"What?!" Gift was tempted to ask whether she was mad but she restrained herself "I can't do that, I'm very busy, I can't spend the whole day washing your clothes when I have other chores!"

"Pfft, not my problem. You better wash those clothes before sunset, or I'm gonna tell mum, and you know what she can do" she turned to leave but stopped and turned back
"And one more thing....you dare not ask Iniobong for help, cuz if I find out.... heaven help you..." She smirked and then walked out.

Gift sighed, bent over, opened the bag and turned it causing the barrage of clothes to pour out. It was like a mountain. She inspected some of the clothes, and discovered that they were perfectly clean! Rose just wanted to deal with her. She picked the clothes and headed for a better place to wash, when a pink undie fell down.


She sighed again.

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Re: Purple Roses by PrudySara(f): 12:37pm On Jul 29
Gift is actually in hell.... I feel for her though

Thanks for the update

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Re: Purple Roses by gennysq(f): 10:26pm On Jul 29
Good job @stblessing cheesy
Re: Purple Roses by stblessing(f): 11:13am On Jul 30
By the time Gift had finished washing the barrage of clothes, that seemed it wouldn't finish, she was more than exhausted. Her sides were aching, and she felt like an old woman that was nearing death. It was almost sunset, because the clothes swallowed up her whole day, and she was really in pain.

When she was almost done hanging the clothes, Rose came flying in. Gift didn't notice her there until she spoke.

"Are you done washing?"

Her heart sunk and she turned "Yes, miss"

Rose ignored her and went closer to the wire where the clothes were hanged. She began supervising, and soon, she crumpled her face in disgust.

"You call this washing Gift, just look how dirty it is!!" She grabbed one of the clothes and threw them to the floor, matching it as well. Gift covered her mouth in horror.

"And look at all these dresses! They are so filthy, gosh!!" She grabbed a hand full of clothes and threw them all to the floor, also matching them all as well.

"Madam, please!!" Gift cried, almost about to burst into tears.

"And this white dress" she paused, glancing at the angelic white dress that almost ate up all of Gifts time "It is the epitome of dirtiness, can't you see?!!" She dragged the dress that and walked on it like a mad lunatic.
"Can't you do anything?!"she bellowed.

She dragged almost all of the clothes down, doing the same thing, matching all of them, causing some of the wires to cut and fall down, until Gift couldn't take it.

"Rose!!!"

Rose turned sharply with fury in her eyes and landed her a very hot slap, which caused Gift to stumble and kick the bucket down.

"And I've warned you to stop calling me by my name, haven't I?!! You have no right!! You better re-wash all these clothes before dinner time or you'll regret! Idiot!!" Rose hissed and stormed out.

Gift just wiped the tear drop off her cheek and picked up the bucket from the floor. She couldn't do anything to oppose. This was the price she had to pay for her mistake. She placed the bucket under the rushing tap, and began gathering all the clothes in preparation for another round of washing. She began washing all the clothes again, until it was nightfall. At a point, she began feeling drowsy.

Iniobong noticed that Gift was still washing and went to meet her. She woke her up.

"Gift, what are you still doing here, it's almost dinner time!"

"I'm washing as you can see" she responded coldly.

"I thought you had finished earlier?"

Gift ignored her for a while, until she suddenly burst into tears.

"I had, but Rose ruined it all, she asked me to wash them all again. She's bent on dealing with me, Ini" she continued to cry.

Ini shook her head and held her.

"That's enough, I want you to stop washing this instant, you're not a machine"

"But whose gonna wash all these?"

"Leave that to me"

"But Rose might....."

"Stop disobeying me and do as I say, I know what I'm doing, okay?"

Gift nodded her head and stood up, limping towards the house. Ini watched her and shook her head again.

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Re: Purple Roses by skubido(m): 12:25pm On Jul 30
Tank's for the update
Re: Purple Roses by stblessing(f): 12:34pm On Jul 30
skubido:
Tank's for the update
Skubi, where have you been? I haven't seen you in a while.
Re: Purple Roses by greatme2good(f): 12:47pm On Jul 30
Nice on stblessing but you are giving us half bread o.
Re: Purple Roses by Purplephoenix(m): 1:55pm On Jul 30
Aunty blessing, comman continue ooooo
Re: Purple Roses by Purplephoenix(m): 1:55pm On Jul 30
Aunty blessing comman continue ooooo
Re: Purple Roses by bossy512(f): 3:46pm On Jul 30
Rose e never do you, no kill Gift o, thanks for the update, more plsssss
Re: Purple Roses by skubido(m): 8:39am On Jul 31
stblessing:

Skubi, where have you been? I haven't seen you in a while.

Ma sister, am around ooo. Just that am kinda busy this days, due to work tinz sha.

How ya side
Re: Purple Roses by stblessing(f): 10:12am On Jul 31
A few days after that incident, Rose came up with another evil prank. This time, it was when it was almost dinner time. Gift had just finished preparing a delicious pot of Egusi soup for dinner. She tasted it a little, and when she thought it was okay, turned of the electric gas cooker, and left the kitchen for a while. Little did she know that Rose had been watching her and waiting for that moment.

When she was convinced that Gift was gone, she tip toed in and headed for the pot. She tasted the soup and then smirked. She then opened the shelf and scattered around quickly until she found what she saw.....salt.

She smiled again triumphantly and began pouring the salt in the pot carelessly, almost emptying the container in the process. She then stirred it and dashed out when she heard foot steps.

Gift came back , and began dishing out the food unsuspectingly. She put the plates on a tray and served it to the family who where already settled for dinner, except Rose of course. When she was done serving, she prostrated and headed out.

After George said the prayers, Susan opened the plates and washed her hands with George.

"Wheres Rose? Is she not coming down for dinner?" He asked grabbing a chunk of the well prepared Eba.

"Rose!! Rose come downstairs, it's dinner time!!" Susan called.


"Coming mum!!" Rose called.

George shrugged and dipped a ball of eba into the soup. He placed it in his mouth but almost spat it out immediately.

"Oh God"

"What's that George?" Susan asked wide eyed.

"Th...this soup"

She dipped her own ball of eba and put it in her mouth but spat it out as well.

"Jesus! Ini!! Iniobong!!!" She asked holding her stomach.

Ini rushed down and met them "Yes?"

"Ini, what's the meaning of this, eh? Did you serve salt and give it to us to eat?"

"What do you mean?"

"Okay, find out yourself" Susan responded and pushed the plates to her. Ini washed her right hand briefly and had a ball of eba. She tasted it, crumpled her face and spat it out.

"Abasi!!"

"See, what were you thinking? Can't you cook?"

"Actually, it was Gift who prepared it" Ini responded cleaning her lips.

"No wonder! Wheres that fool? Gift!! Gift!!!"

Gift dashed in.

"Yes ma"

"Idiot! So you want to finally finish my family, ehn?"

"What do you mean, madam?"

Just then, Rose walked in.

"What's going on, mum?"

"Can you imagine this girl, over salting the soup that she cooked for us, it's like she practically cooked salt for us, can you imagine?"

Gift tasted it and gave the same reaction.

"No, you should have swallowed it, fool. What's your problem this girl? Are you so daft as to not know the amount of salt to put in food?"

"Madam, I swear it wasn't like that when I finished cooking"

"So what then, it was a ghost who oversalted it?"

Just then, Gift caught Rose chuckling. She narrowed her eyes as it came to her.

"Do you have a hand in this, miss Rose?"

"What?! Are you okay? What sort of question is that? Why would I waste my time oversalting your sorry soup, abi don't I have better things to do again. See don't provoke me ooo"

"How dare you accuse my daughter of your carelessness? You should be ashamed of yourself, common take this nonsense away, rubbish" Susan barked.



Gift breathed in and began packing the food.
"And don't ever cook my food again!!"
She walked out with Ini.
"Inukwa, imagine this girl accusing my daughter of her misdeeds, can you believe that?" She asked George who had been quiet all this time. He sighed and shook his head.

"Maybe we should just eat out mum" Rose suggested.

"I agree, let me go and get dressed, you too"
Rose nodded her head and walked away triumphantly.

"Aren't you coming, George?"

"Don't worry, I've lost my appetite" he stood up and walked out.

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Re: Purple Roses by skubido(m): 10:31am On Jul 31
Tanks for the update
Re: Purple Roses by Shola2019(f): 12:42pm On Jul 31
nice work stblessing

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