THE HOUSEMAID DISASTER
**2.05pm that same day**
David was already dressed up, Sonia only watched him weakly. She couldn’t explain what she felt all over her body few minutes ago but she felt it. She felt the shock and the awe that invaded her.
“Are you going out?” She suddenly asked.
“Of course i am, I need to get back to the office” he replied as he hurried to the door. Sonia ran up and help him tight begging him to stay with her a little longer.
“I cant stay here all alone” She pleaded, caressing him as she embraced him tightly.
“Why not spend more time with me?” She muttered as she held him speechless with her kisses.
David responded to all her moves. She was the reason why he left his office when he couldn’t bear the longing desire for her any longer. But they already had a little good time, he thought,some more may not be bad.
He sucked hungrily at her lips,while his hands sought for her bossoms. Sonia just couldn’t understand what was happening. This was something she has sworn to put an end to but now and again, she couldn’t bear this man walking out without satisfying her sexual urge.
She worked on his shirt,carefully unbuttoning it.
The cab pulled up in front of the compound. Angela lazily staggered out.Right since she left home, she had not been herself. She had visited the public toilet more than ten times. She couldn’t remember eating anything that could be responsible for the inceasant purge which also came with headache and high body temperature. As a result,she deemed it best to go home.
“Madam, you no wan pay me my money. I be father christmas? I dey carry for free?” The angry driver addressed Angela who was bent on getting into the house. She turned back and gave him the amount they agreed on.
On getting to the compound, she saw her husbands car parked there, She wondered what he might be doing at home. He should be in the office. She gently opened the door and surveyed the parlour nobody was there but on the floor a cloth was lying them, She picked it up and examined it, It was the top Sonia was wearing in the morning.
She held her aching head.
“I hope its not what i’m thinking”She soliloquied as she made into the bedroom quietly.
On approaching there, she paused to examined what she was hearing. She could hear soft moans from the bedroom.
She barged into the room immediately,almost slumping at the sight she beheld. She felt her world crashing. Right before her was her dear husband on the bed with Sonia. They were not even aware of her presence.
“David!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Angel screamed, holding her cheeks with both palms. Hot tears spontaneously rolled down from her eyes. She ran out immediately. She just couldn’t stand the sight.
Sonia quickly jumped down from the bed. She felt something leave her body. She felt that force which invaded her disappear immediately. Her heart was beating fast. She was totally scared, not knowing what to do next.
David just took it as if nothing happened.
“What is it, come back to bed please” David said.
Sonia let out an inaudible hiss, her head spinning. Escape was the only thing on her mind and here’s this man telling him to come back to bed with him. Maybe something’s wrong with him, she thought as she ran her fingers across her hair in total disarray
“Do you want your wife to kill me? Didn’t you see her?” she asked reaching for her clothes. With a little less than the speed of light, she grabbed them and fled into her room, gathered few clothes into her bag with the little time she had left. She was ready to accept whatever she gets. Her world had always been an illusion. Life had never seen her as anything more than an outcast.
She reached for her phone, peered at the screen swiftly and glanced at it again.
Fourteen missed calls from her mum. She dialled her number straightaway. It was ringing but after each ringing, a female voice would tell her that the subscriber was not responding but she could send her a mini call for an amount which she didn’t care to hear. She hated hearing that. She hated it whenever somebody’s phone whom she called rings without the person answering it.
“Whatever it is mom, you will see me soon”She told herself, zipping the bag she had roughly packed few of her clothes into her bag. She knew she would soon be a wanted person by the police because she believed Ebere wouldn’t let her be after all the damage she has inflicted on people already.
Wanted by Angela, the lady who once told her she could kill anyone whom she catches with her dear husband.
“It would have been better if the law caught up with me earlier. I wouldn’t have gone through all these. Where do i run to? What do i do with myself?” Sonia felt her heart tearing and breaking apart under the pain she felt inside.
Angela must never meet her there, she had to move fast, to face her destiny.
Angela was sobbing and shedding tears in the parlour. She couldn’t believe her beloved husband could betray her. She wept bitterly. She wondered for how long they must have been doing this in her back.
Sonia? Whom she trusted so much and took like a sister?
Something told her she was the cause of it all, for bringing her in the first place. She waved it off.
Angela bursted into fresh tears. She lifted her head and saw David standing before her with hands in the pocket.
”Gosh, he still had no shame to show his disgusting face” She thought.
Out of anger and frustration, she grabbed the chair pillow and threw it at him.
“Get out! leave! I hate you!”she yelled. David left and came again back almost immediately. He stood there without uttering any word.
This got Angela more flabbergasted than anyone can imagine. He could have atleast said something meaningless crap because he was supposed to say something instead of standing there and moping at her.
She stood up moving towards him with an unnameable look in her eyes.
“You disgust me. I’m disappointed in you, how could you stoop so low. I trusted you so much. This proves that you have been running around other women, you haven’t been a faithful husband. You disgust me” she said and stormed out of the room, leaving David there like an undecided ghost.
She expected her parents to show up any moment from then. She had called them earlier telling them to come over. They inquired from her what the problem was but with her crying voice she told them to come over immediately.
With the anger boiling and swelling up in her, she searched for Sonia, not knowing what to actually do with her until she finds her.
Sonia clutched the hand of her bag, the same bag she had come with few months ago and made her way through the back door. She couldnt bear those eyes of Angela looking murderously at her, knowing she did something that deserved more than such a stare.
Coming out from the backyard, She saw her mother sauntering into the compound. She could see the ‘okada man’ reversing his motorcycle.
“Sonia, Sonia, We are leaving immediately. No questions. I will tell you why later” Her mother said, seeing the bag in her hand. She already packed.
‘Whats happening?’ she wondered.
“Why mom. why? Dont you want me to stay again, to bring you huge money? Aren’t you happy with that anymore?” She let down the heavy tears from her ears.
“I am sorry my daughter. I have truly hurt you in every way. I have really done you enough harm” There was sorrow in her voice. She drew Sonia close and embraced her. Something she couldn’t remember the last time she did.
This time all of a sudden, she could feel Sonia’s pain. She could feel her heartbeat thuddering beneath her chest. She needed no one to tell her she was the architect of the poor girl’s plight.
“Sonia!” Angela’s harsh and aggravated tone separated them.
“Oh i see, you both have succeeded” Angela increased her steps towards them,”how could you”She landed a hot resounding slap on Sonia. The kind of slap that comes with stars and dizziness. Angela lost control and pounced on her. She went wacko at that moment, tearing and pulling at the poor girl whose mother she pushed aside when she tried to stop her.
“You will kill her o and you will surely regret it if you do” Sonia’s mother said, trying to get up from where she fell. Her kneels ached as a result of the fall. She could feel the hurting pain of the arthritis and rheumatism which was part of what she had been suffering for years.
Angela landed several kicks on Sonia’s belly with her kneel. Sonia screamed painfully with all her might.
“Ahh my tommy. Jesus…my tom……”her voice trailed off.
Blood was seen trailing down her legs.
Angela got up from her to get a better view of what she was seeing, which was just playing like a movie before her
Sonia continued bleeding.
The pregnancy was gone!
Gone in the twinkle of an eye.