Chapter Twenty:The Fifth And The Last Child {Cont’d}

semester was over; some people went home, while some stayed because of the
short break. Since the break was too short, Nina decided not to travel so she
stayed at her uncle
s house in Owerri (which is
the capital of their state; Imo). Sometimes her elderly cousin; jack comes to visit;
they call him Uncle because he is son of their dad
s eldest and first child
from their grandfather, more like their first cousin.
When Ninas Dad was younger, Jacks mom would take care of
him and his siblings, she was the eldest, she got married and had Jack and he
s siblings. Ninas dad joined the force and
started doing well for himself, got married and heard his own children. After
some years, his eldest sister’s husband wasn
t doing so well, so she would send her children to stay with Nina and
her siblings. The eldest son stayed with them for a long time while Jack comes
and goes. Jack was like the fun uncle, he told them stories, movies he
d watch and even do magic
for them until the girls in the house started growing and he started acting
weird to Nina.
Nina lost
respect for him and she didn
t like being around him
because she was afraid he would rape her so even if she has to be around him
there must be at least two or more people in the room. The only person that
knew what he does was Sarah and her eldest sister, although he didn
t try to molest Sarah,
Sarah caught him. They are thinking maybe the family is cursed somehow because
all of them sort of have some problems or one thing they are addicted to except
their second and only sister that finally got married at a very mature age to a
man based in the United States of America after series of prayers.
her uncle
s wife is a born again. When we call; someone a
born again in Nigeria, it means no trousers, make up and jewelries. Her aunt is
a strict born again, in their home they pray together when they wake up and go
to bed, she always preaches about women wearing men garment meanwhile her
daughter,Zinny wears trousers. The obedient one was Tessy, she does everything
her parent says she should do but when she goes to school, she puts on
trousers. Nina couldn
t fall for that but Sarah
did, at least for the main time
Nina: Ainny, whats going on with school?
Zinny: Still expecting.
Nina: dont worry, it will come.
Worse come to worse, you take pre-science.
Zinny: yeah, can you follow
me somewhere?
Nina: where?
Zinny: some guys want to
take me out.
Nina: okay, at least I wont be bored.
Zinny: okay, dress up lets
Nina: alright but where
exactly are they taking us?
Zinny: I have no idea,
until we meet them (phone ringing). Oh uncle jack, hi!
Nina: (expression changes)
Zinny: whats happening?
Jack: not much, are you at
Zinny: yes, but Im going out. Ill be back in the evening; Nina
Is here by the way.
Nina: no-no!
Jack: really! Okay, Ill come see you guys later.
Zinny :(questioning stare) Okay,
buy something for us.
Jack: okay, greet Nina for
me, later!
Zinny: bye! (Hangs up) Nina,
s up?
Nina: with what?
Zinny: why didnt you want me to tell Uncle
Jack you are around?
Nina: wanted to surprise
him {she didn’t want to tell Zinny about how their Uncle molested her}
Zinny: sure?
Nina: yeah.
Zinny: okay, lets go.
Nina: alright!
They met
with the guys, entered their car and drove off to the place. Nina don
t really know around her
state much, so she was getting kind of scared because they took them to a far
place where guys drink and eat goat head and cow leg. It wasn
t a fast food, a restaurant,
joint or a bar, it was just a joint. Nina have not been to that kind of place
before, besides the men were really matured, they looked like they were married
although there wasn
t any ring on their finger
Nina 🙁 whispering) zinny,
do you know this place?
Zinny; not really but I
think the road leads to our village.
Zinnys friend: what are you guys
talking about?
Zinny: the area.
Zinnys friend: oh okay, I heard
you are from mbaise.
Nina: yeah.
Chapter Twenty:The Fifth And The Last Child {Cont'd}
Zinnys friend: we can go to your
village from here if you like, it’s not far.
Nina: yeah, zinny told me.
Ninas date: so, you are in
school right?
Nina: yes I am.
Ninas date: can I talk to you
Nina: uh, I dont know.
Ninas date: Im not going to kill you.
Nina: yeah, I know. Its just… I dont know where we are
supposed to go.
Ninas date: dont worry, just at the back.
Nina 🙁 looks at zinny) dont worry Im good here.
Ninas date: you are funny; okay
let me tell you in your ear (coming closer).
Nina: (trying to move her
ear away) uh?
Ninas date: relax; what Im I going to do now? Chop
off your ears?
Nina: no, its okay.
Ninas date 🙁 whispering in her
ears) there
s a chalet at the back, if you come with us, well give you some cool cash
for school.
Nina 🙁 pissed) is that so?
Nina didnt want to show how annoyed
and disappointed, her disappointment wasn
t a surprise considering the place they took them in the first place and
she doesn
t know the kind of people
they are, whether they are psychos or even human. So she tried to be as matured
as she can be meanwhile Zinny was just eating and drinking, who can blame her
considering the way they feed at home: no breakfast nor lunch except
dinner,Nina calls it 001.
Ninas date: what do you say?
Nina 🙁 faking a smile}
maybe some other time…
Ninas date: not today?
Nina: uh, no besides its getting late, right
Zinny: uh, yeah?
Nina: can I talk to you now
(dragging her)?
Zinny: okay?
Nina: zinny, its 7pm.
Zinny: you want us to
Nina: yes, your friends guy is getting on my last
nerve besides its late, before we get home could be 8pm.
Zinny: this isnt Lagos; we dont have much traffic here.
Nina: it doesnt matter, are you not worried
about your dad or mum?
Zinny: okay, let’s go!
Zinnys friend: baby girl, whats up?
Zinny: we have to go.
Zinnys friend: why? We have
somewhere else to go.
Nina 🙁 mocking) yeah, okay!
Zinny: my dad just called
asking where we are, we have to go now.
Zinnys friend: okay, you guys act
like kids.
Ninas date: arent you big girls? You guys
should stay a while.
Nina: we cant.
Zinnys friend: dont worry youll go home now. Lets go!
they entered the car to their house, Nina was happy that the guys didn
t cut off their heads or
something considering…
Nina: oh thank God!
Zinny: whats my own; at least theyve spent some money. Thats how I treat these guys.
Nina: you just have to be
careful because you don
t know how these people can be.
Zinny: no time!
Nina 🙁 laughing) imagine
what that one was telling me.
Zinny: dont mind him, besides uncle
Jack is supposed to be here. (Phone ringing) oh that
s him!
Nina: okay.
Zinny 🙁 after the call) Uncle
Jack said he
ll be coming tomorrow. I guess you will see him because Ill be at work.
Nina: its cool.
called Dennis that night to know how he is doing, she really misses him but she
t know about him because
they haven
t had sex yet. She really
liked him and wants to do anything he says but she
s scared of having sex at
eighteen and even if she wants to she
ll want to do it when she knows shes really in love.

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