The thoughts of adebimpe and her family woke me up from my bed on Saturday morning, I sat up on the bed and several thoughts began to run through my mind.
“I will be going to lekki again”
“I will be seeing that witch called adebimpe again”
“Hope there won’t be any trouble waiting for me?”
” I hope I won’t be running into any set up?”.
I called betty to inform her about my outing, I later had my bath, put on my cloths and gave adebimpe a call informing her about my coming, i left home with the car and drove away. I stopped at an eatery along fadeyi to buy ice cream for daniella, I also stopped at a chocolate spot to purchase a chocolate and I drove to lekki straightaway from there.
I arrived at henry’s street at around 12pm and I was allowed to enter by the security man at the gate. I parked at one side of the house, picked up the nylon containing daniella’s presents and I went inside the house “Ko ko ko” I knocked at the door and it was opened for me by the new maid and I entered into the house. Daniella was sitting on the sofa watching TV when I entered; she saw me and ran towards me. “Where is your madam?” I asked the maid and she told me that adebimpe was inside her room, I sat down on the chair with daniella, I gave her the ice cream and chocolates and we began to play and have fun in the living room. From the look on the maid’s face, I guess she was surprised and would be wondering who I was that made daniella to be so free with me. The maid left us and went upstairs to call her madam.
While she left, I sat down on the chair and I placed daniella on my laps, we were watching a music channel on the TV and she was singing alongside. Adebimpe came down from the stairs with her maid, she was looking so weak and feverish, her eyes appeared swollen and her face was so dull. She managed to move closer to us and she sat down on a seat closer to us.
DANIELLA: **ran to adebimpe** mummy, uncle onihaxy brought ice cream and chocolate for me.
ADEBIMPE: ***pulled her closer*** that is nice. I hopped you thanked him?
DANIELLA: yes mummy.
ADEBIMPE: ***turned to me*** thanks so much for the gift. It seems you will take her away to your place to be living with you, she is just too playful. ****smiled****
ME: haba, don’t mention now, you know she is more like a daughter to me. Don’t worry, I will take her away.
ADEBIMPE: hmmmmmmm, let her father catch you ehn!!!
MAID: Ma!!! can I leave now?
ADEBIMPE: wait, have you offered my guest anything?.
MAID: no ma, I came upstairs to call you immediately he arrived here ma.
ADEBIMPE: ok, get him a drink first, then warm the rice and stew in the kitchen, he is going to eat. ***** Her voice changed as if she stored saliva in her mouth***
MAID: ok ma, *****left the place and returned with a bottle of wine and glass cup.
ADEBIMPE: excuse me onihaxy, I’m coming. ***she left and went to visitor’s toilet.
ME: ***turned to the maid*** what is wrong with your madam?
MAID: she went to spit.
ME: spit?, since when did she started doing that?
MAID: it’s been over two weeks now.
ME: hmmmmmm, ok you can go.
MAID: ok sir. ****left****
My leg was frozen to the ground on hearing that, I looked at daniella in the eyes and sighed “chaiii, onihaxy, finally, you are in serious shit”.
Adebimpe returned back to the living room, still looking very dull and sick, she sat down on the chair and turned to me.
ADEBIMPE: Mr onihaxy, I’m sorry jaree
ME: what happened to you?, what is wrong with you?, I have been noticing you since you came down from the stairs. You aren’t looking bright and active at all.
ADEBIMPE: *** looked at me in an awkward manner*** “Ajala Tan na?” ***meaning: who caused it?*****.
ME: ***pretended as if I didn’t understand**** eeyah. Sorry, it must be fever, hope you have taken some drugs?.
ADEBIMPE: **looked at me in an awkward manner again****, ok mr onihaxy, I’m not sick, I was just feeling weak and I went to spit just now because I’m pregnant.
ME: **** felt cold instantly**** hmmmm, congratulations ma.
ADEBIMPE: you are welcome sir.
Adebimpe sat down and was still eyeing me awkwardly while I was forcing myself to crack dry jokes with daniella with my heart beating heavily and I was sweating. The maid came to meet us six minutes later to inform adebimpe that food was ready and she was asking if she should serve it. Adebimpe looked at her and said “don’t worry, I will serve it myself, you can take daniella to play outside with her toys”. The maid replied saying “ok ma”. She took daniella away with her ice cream and chocolates and I was looking at them as they walked out of the house. I turned my head back to look at adebimpe and behold, she frowned her face and she was looking at me as if she should remove my head.
“Chaiiiiiii, I’m finally in for serious wahala”.