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I fidgeted when he looked back at me because it just felt awkward. He moved forward towards me and finally spoke up.
Stammering and squeezing his face in disgust he said, “They…they share th…that at my work pla…place so that we could give all these people who need it”
I said “okay” and swallowed the remaining saliva in my mouth until it was as dry as a dead dingo’s donger. Something about his statement didn’t sound okay, but I didn’t object. I immediately opened the last drawer and saw the blue paper he had asked me to grab. Standing up, I said “I found the paper” in order to break the silence even though he knew that already.
Uncle Sam’s POV
“How could I have been so stupid to send her to those drawers,” I said in my mind when Meso handed me the paper I had asked her to fetch for me. I was so sure Meso would look at me as a different person and always suspect. I was so angry and upset at my stupidity, but I made sure I maintained myself in order for Meso not to suspect anything. We later left the bedroom for the car. I was to take Meso home because it was already getting late. I didn’t want her parents to start calling and getting worried because we left since 12:00pm in the afternoon.
“Meso, I hope you had a nice time,” I said when we got into the car. She looked so beautiful and I couldn’t just resist staring at her. Puberty was really in her favour because everyday she kept looking more beautiful. I wanted to have her in my arms and my arms alone. My heart ached every time I realized she was just my niece. Am I wrong for thinking this way? I asked myself that question everyday.
“Yes!!! it was fun hanging out with you Sam. I really enjoyed myself.” Meso replied with enthusiasm bringing me back to life from my deep thoughts.
“I’m glad you did” I said smiling and winked at her. I drove her home and in less than an hour, we were at the house. I could hear Esther already jumping and screaming in happiness.
“Uncle Sam!!! Uncle Sam!!!” she yelled my name as she ran to hug me.
“My baby, how are you?” I said to her.
“I’m fine uncle Sam, I missed you guys. You left me all alone in the house.” she said.
I comforted her and gave her what Meso picked for her at the mall. She was excited when she saw her gift and that gave me peace of mind. At least, she wouldn’t have to whine again. I kissed their foreheads and bade them goodbye before leaving for my house.
I sighed as I jumped into the bath to take a shower. I had a lot of fun with uncle Sam. I couldn’t believe the day had finally come to an end. I closed my eyes and allowed myself feel the warmth of the shower drops that fell on my skin. I was really enjoying the shower until I remembered senior Daniel called earlier and told me to call back when I was free. In less than twenty minutes, I was out of the shower. I wore my nighties and cuddled up in bed. Picking up my phone, I realized I had a missed call and it was from senior Daniel. I didn’t know he called because I didn’t even hear it ring, but I decided to call back so I dialled his number and waited patiently for him to pick up. It was already past nine in the evening, I wasn’t sure if it was okay to call back at that time but I continued anyway since he called first. When he picked up the call, he asked how I was, sounding so excited. I told him I was fine and apologized for missing his call the first time he called. He said it was okay and we kept on talking on random things. We talked for about thirty minutes until senior Daniel asked If I had a boyfriend. I squeezed my face in confusion and tried to understand why everyone had to ask me if I have a boyfriend. I was about to reply when I heard my mum call my name.
“Please senior, can we talk tomorrow? My mum is calling me.” I said standing up from the bed.
He said,”okay” and I ended the call before going to answer my mum.
When I got to the sitting room where my mum sat, I walked up to her and greeted her before asking her why I was called. She said she just wanted to see me since I went for an outing. She asked me about my outing, if I had a good time or not. She was fond of doing that everytime we were taken out for an excursion by my school or outing by uncle Sam, so it was normal when she asked. I told her about everything we did, from the lunch we had in sweet sensation to the movie we watched at the theatre, but I didn’t mention what I had seen in uncle Sam’s second drawer. I wasn’t really close to my mum, but I shared a few things with her. After a few minutes, I hugged her goodnight and went to bed.
It was a very beautiful day when I woke up the next day, it was a Saturday. Although Saturday was one of my dreadful days because that day was a thorough cleaning day. It took all our might and strength to fully clean the house. My parents were always so particular about cleaning, we would be asked to clean from the corners of the walls in the house to the part that demarcates the house from the street. When I said my morning prayers, as usual, I went straight to my phone to see if I had any message. I didn’t get any so I dropped the phone on the table in my room. Esther was still sleeping beside my bed. We had two beds in the room so I arranged mine and left Esther still sleeping. My mum made me do more chores since I got to secondary school. She said I was growing up and I needed to learn how to do the chores even when Frank doesn’t do it so I swept the whole house both inside and outside the house. Frank’s job was to take the bins out, watch the gutters right outside the house and wash the cars. After a few hours of working and sweating, we rounded up and went to take a shower. Esther had already taken her bath so later on, I joined her on the dining table to have brunch because on Saturdays, none of us barely had breakfast due to the cleaning. Later that same day, I was struck with menstrual pain. I rolled and rolled on the bed with my sister petting me and saying sorry. I cried because I was in pain. My mum just gave me a cup of unsweetened tea and some drugs. I even got calls from senior Daniel, uncle Sam and Anabelle, one of my friends but I didn’t pick any of their calls because I was in so much pain. I couldn’t understand why girls/women had to go through such pain. I slept off after a few hours even with the excruciating pain. I made sure I forced myself to sleep because I just couldn’t take it anymore. I woke up after a while and felt much better so I was able to reply my missed calls and messages. While chatting with senior Daniel, he asked me to answer the question I had asked earlier and so I told him I didn’t have a boyfriend. He asked if he could call me but I told him I wasn’t in the mood to talk so he didn’t call. Instead, he said he would talk to me the next day and ended his message with, “Goodnight, my baby.”
To be continued…………
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