A story written by BukkyDan ([email protected])…
After much shedding of tears, tight hugs and patting of backs, Williams spoke up.
“The girl is not strong enough to carry all of your weights o, you people should leave my daughter for me.”
“Abi o…all of them are just releasing their 100kg weight on her.” Tunji added.
“the both of you should not start o, you’ve been with her since o!” Jide frowned.
“Don’t mind them jare. Sasha Temi, oya give me another hug jor.” Ashley hugged her as tight as she could.
“What do you mean by ‘Temi’? Sasha is not your own o, she belongs to me jor!” Cassandra pulled Sasha away.
“Errm..” Kenny cleared his throat.
“stop talking gibberish jor! When the original owner of Sasha is here…”
Sasha couldn’t help but laugh, this was truly the home she belongs.
“Okay…” she put her hands up.
“I belong to everybody, we’re one family right? So can I run a bath now…I feel so weak after the flight”
“You see what I’m saying…come jare before they drain all your energy for me.” Barbra led her upstairs.
“You should dress up o, the guests would be here soon.” she called over her head.
“Guests?” Sasha whispered.
“Yea…your siblings organised a small party for you, and a small surprise package.” Barbra winked.
“Hmm” Sasha was trying all she could not to look nervous.
“i’m in the wrong room.” she muttered as her mother led her into the room.
“No baby, this is you room, just a little change.” Barbra searched her eyes.
“Hmm” she looked around her, feeling the sheets and curtains.
“You like them?” her mother asked.
“yes…thank you.” Sasha whispered.
“The colours…” she paused as she saw her mother’s pained expression
“I meant to say they are beautiful,” she quickly concluded.
Actually the colours made her feel sick, what’s with the pinkish stuff.
“That large teddy is for me too?” she asked walking up the bed.
She was trying hard to suppress the laughter coming up her throat. A pink teddy? For whom? Pink of all colours? What ever happened to brown or even green.
“You like it?”
“Yea…yes…its beautiful…and thanks.” Sasha beamed as she hugged the teddy. From the corner of her eyes she saw her mother smile, it made her happy.
“Lemme clean up right away.” She tossed the teddy.
“okay…I’d be out here should incase you’d need me to scrub your back.” Barbra called after her as she ran to the bath room.
The girl chuckled softly.
Barbra pulled out two dresses from the wardrobe. One was pink with white flowers, the other was green with silvery designs.
She had chosen pink while Cassie chose green, after much arguement they decided to take both and let the girl make her chioce.
She brought out a silvery six-inch peep-toes with its purse to match, then a silvery ballet shoes which was Cassie’s choice.
“Wow…that dress belong to whom?” Sasha asked excited from behind her.
“Which of them?” Barbra probed.
“That green…” Sasha picked it from the bed.
“Oh my…its so beautiful”
“All yours…What about the pink?”
when I’m not a doll- Sasha almost laughed.
“Its beautiful too”
“But I’ll put on the green.” Sasha quickly added.
“Thanks to Cassie.” Barbra smiled.
“Good Lord! Who’s to put on these heels?” Sasha’s eyes popped out.
“Try them on.” her mother urged.
Sash pulled them on, not minding her towel loosening.
“I look like an Iroko tree” she laughed. She tried a catwalk but came crumbling down on her mother.
The both burst into fits of laughter.
“While guests are waiting, mother and daughter are here having a lovey-dovey session.” Cassandra walked into the room, smacking her lips to even her lipstick.
“Can you imagine?” Kenny walked in adjusting his tie.
“You guys are looking good.” Sasha slipped into her dress.
“I knew she’d take the green!” Cassandra said excitedly giving Kenny a high five.
“Mummy…Kenny and Cassie refuse to help me knot my tie…they said I should go and wear bowtie.” Kola complained holding his tie.
“Come lemme tie it for your.” Sasha offered.
“Sassy help me put this pin in my hair.” Cassie went on
“Sassy help me button my jacket…” Kenny added.
Barbra watched with admiration as Sasha fixed them up.
“The guests are here already o…” Ashley came to drag her sister out.
Sasha felt nervous as she walked in company of her siblings to the living room, her shoes were worsening the situation. She was welcomed by different types of voices singing melodiously.
“Happy birthday to you…happy recovery to you…welcome back Sasha…”
“What todays date?” Sasha whispered.
“Its your B-day sweerie..” Kenny chuckled
“Surprise number one, wait till you see your cake.” Cassandra gave her a peck before walking to the dance floor.
Sasha stood surprised, so she was eighteen? Wonderful.
“Wanna dance with me?” she felt an arm around her.
“Micheal?” she gasped.
To Be Continued….