“Marietta! Marietta!! Marietta!!!”
“What? Who are you? Who is Marietta?”
“Am Nwala your great grandmother”
“What do you want from me? I have no business with you”
“Hmm” the woman thundered “you have a lot of business with me child, come with me”
“No” she snapped
“Marietta delay maybe dangerous”
“Who is Marietta? Am Anabelle,stop calling me that” she shouted agitatedly
“Listen child” the woman thundered “it’s time”
“Time?” She asked bewildered
Next she started having strange voices telling her ‘its time’
She screamed frantically and woke up,her noise attracted her family.
“Mom, she started crying, Patricia rushed towards her daughter
“What’s wrong my child?”she asked
“Mum it the nightmare, who is Marietta?” She asked confused
“Marietta?” Bella asked with Blank face. “Mum, dad am confused why is she having this nightmares constantly”
“Huh”she groaned, her head ache
“What’s wrong dear?” Her mom asked
“My head ache” she replied tiredly
“Hmm, honey you have to rest”.
“Mum am scared, I can’t close my eyes a bit without having this confusing dreams,am tired” she raised her tears filled eyes to her dad. “Dad. Am fed up,am losing my mind already sometimes i seat on a strange place with strange people sometimes I will be in strange clothes, sometimes I will be hearing strange names ‘Marietta, Adaobi, what does those names mean,who goes by that name,am fed up already” she was crying already
“Am sorry baby” her dad replied “come here” she moves closer to her dad who engulfed her in a hug while stroking her back gently before she slept off.
Bella offered to sleep beside her and their parent went to their room.
“Richard am tired, it’s so confusing” Patricia complained to her husband
“Patricia am also fed up”
“What are we going to do, it’s getting better part of her”.
“Maybe we should tell mama” her husband suggested
“What has mama got to do with it did (mama) even know her?she only know Isabella” Patricia replied
“It’s true,she only know Isabella but don’t forget it been a long time since she see us, so it won’t be a problem convincing her”
“It a good idea,we will visit her this weekend with the children”
“No I think we should only got and explain things to her before taking them along with us, besides they barely know Lagos not to talk of taking them to Anambra”.
“They have to get used to this country first”
“Ok no problem”
“Ann how are you feeling now?” Bella asked
“Sis” she smiled “am ok now”
“Hmm” Bella smiled
“What?” Ann smiled back
“Before you kill me for what am about to say, am so sorry” she said looking sorry
“What happened?” Ann frowned
“Your boss called earlier this morning to ask after you and I picked the call I told him you are kind of indisposed.,…..”
“What?”she asked frowning deeply
“Ann that’s not the problem now”she replied stressing the words “What is it?” Ann snapped
“He’s actually in the livingroom waiting for you”she replied picking her words carefully
“What?” She yelled
Bella quickly move to cover her mouth “stop Ann, stop shouting”.
“Gosh Bella, how could you invite him”she yelled
“No no no sis I didn’t invite him he came at his own free will” Bella replied.
“What am I going to do now?” She asked biting her lips nervously.