“What is going on here I ask again..?” Mr Law said añgrily.

Tobe quickly try to wrap up himself with the duvet on the bed.


I was panting so hard, struggling to relax so that I will be able to speak.

My cheek bone hûrt, one side of my face was so swollen due to the double blow I got from Tobe after throwing the first punch to his face.
Mr Law turned to me.

“Sir, is Tobe..he was trying to pin me down on the bed and forcefully have his way, I refused and had to fought hard to be able escape…”

Mr Law raised his eyebrows, I’m not sure he believes but why won’t he, he saw Tobe’s pants were off when he came in before Tobe rushed to cover up.

“You’re trying to take advantage of my staff Tobe? You want to räpë her..?

“Is that what it looks like to you Law? Oh, well..I don’t blame you for thinking such after seeing my nåkëd ås$. If I wanted to do that, I would’ve done so right from the hotel were I met this prøstîtüté..”

“What! Do not dare call her unprinted names in my presence, Tobe..” Mr Law warns añgrily.

“It is what it is man. maybe you don’t do background check on your workers before employing them..”

“What are you talking about..” Mr Law asked confused.

“This b!t¢h is a s€x worker, Incase you’re not aware. I know we only met about four months ago through my company manager who told you about my good credentials and we’ve been cool ever since, you know how I run my parole and live my life. I don’t have anything to hide here. For pleasure sake, I usually go for private høokup instead of street girls and one of those nights, she was one of the girls that gave me an all night service and we picked up things from there..”

“Who exactly are you talking about..? Mr Law asked, more confused.

“This girl here, Aka. she looks so innocent and all but the actual facts remains that she’s into høokup. Ask her if I’m lying..” Tobe curved a wining smile as Mr Law looked from Tobe to me.

It’s seems unbelievable.
But instead of asking me the questions, he focused his eyes back on Tobe.

“Alright… but You haven’t explained to me why your pants were off and you were flashing your nåkêd bütt on my staff, you also mishandled my worker..?

“What do you mean by mishandled? I did nothing with her…”

“Really, but her Face is swollen and this is my house Tobe, you’ve no right whatsoever to lay a hand on my domestic staff. If she misbehaves around you, all you needed to do was to come to me. You føôlishly punched her face Tobe.. how dâre you..?

“Waa.. wha.. what are you talking about Law? Are you taking her side after everything I just told you? I paid her for a s€x service which she refused to render. Aka and I, both had a thing together and you can confirm all of this from her, she’s right here. That will atleast prove to you that I’m not actually the d€vil here. She’s a liâr and a pretender, dëcéiving you while acting like a good girl, she’s into men, she’s a night prøstîtüté. You don’t know that she sneaks out at night to go meet men? you are actually accommodating a real street girl and I know you’re not very familiar with the way things are done here..”

“… permit me to tell you that she’s only a wølf in sheep clothing. You may not have anyone to teach you the way things are done here, you said you only got your Dad back in this country but he may know nothing. That’s why I gat you my man and this girl is not what she seems, believe me..”

Mr Law was quiet and I thought he was actually listening and was already convinced but he came again at Tobe.

“When you’re done ranting like a mad wølf, you tell me why you will lay a hand on my domestic staff..”

“Who cares if she’s beaten or striped, she’s only a maid..”

“That’s where you got it wrong Tobe, I care. She’s under my roof and under my protections too. If you have unresolved differences, you should have come to me instead of béating her up. Wørst could’ve happened if I haven’t showed up. Are you crâzy? Can you see how you almost disfigured her face? Her face is all swollen Tobe, how dâre you do this, I trusted you and that was why I invited you to my home. Pick your things and get out of my house immediately”

“Woah, this is outrageous. Very funny.. really Law? You’re really defending this girl? Did you know she hit me first? Aka, actually threw several punch to my face and I only slåpped her a little. She did worst to me than what I did to her..”

“…oh! let me guess, you’re also scrëwing her too right? That’s the only explanation to your ánger. You’re getting down in her panties and don’t want another man there..”

“Wait.. whaaat? What did you just say? Mr Law retorted. The accusations must have hürt him deeply.
He moved close to Tobe with a tightened fist.

“Don’t come any further Law, keep off, I will leave your house peacefully. I’m a mechanic, I work on cars, engines and tyres, i have an iron fist which I won’t fail to use if you attack me. I only gave Aka a little and her face is all swollen, I will give you much more if you dâre try to…

He was still talking when Mr Law blow his mouth, knocking him out of the bed unexpectedly.
The duvet he used to wrap himself fell off.
Before Tobe could get back his balance, Mr Law gave him another right on the cheek.
He fell back back to the ground

“You’re so disgusting man, get your fïlthy things out of my house, I’m calling the cops right away. I’m a software engineer and a UK trained karate fighter. I will béât you blue and black if I return here in the next minute and you’re still in this room..”

He dragged me roughly out of the room.

He walked away, leaving me by the corridor.
He never said a word to me.

Other workers who heard the Loud noise and exchange of words were standing around but ran off to their different positions immediately they saw Mr Law.

I saw Nneka, she was just coming back with the driver

She saw my swollen face and Mr Law’s who añgrily dashed passed her.

“What happened.. what’s going on..?
She asked in a whisper.

I informed her that is Tobe again.

“Jesus! He did this to you or was it Mr Law..?

“Tobe did..”

“What! He was so lucky that I wasn’t around. I would have used a mortar péstle to bréak that his coconut round head. Hope he didn’t force himself on you..”

“He tried to but Mr Law came to my rescue and he béat up Tobe..”

“Hey! I missed a lot. I shouldn’t have gone to the market today. I miss a whole lot of drama. Tobe must have told him about the hoøkup thing right?..”

“He did but Mr Law surprisingly didn’t react instead he was more after why Tobe will raise a hand on me and try to hûrt me in his house. Mr Law shocked me but I don’t know what awaits me, I don’t know my fate right now and that scares me even more…”

“Relax, don’t be scâréd. Mr Law won’t sack you if that’s what you’re afraid off. He obviously likes you and won’t dismiss you but he may be angry with you for whatever Tobe reviewed to him and I really can’t predict his actions towards that but don’t be afraid, I will try and speak to him.. Okay?

I nodded quietly with a heavy sigh.

I was greatly disturbed.

I heard the police siren, in no time Tobe who was already well clothed was escorted out of the house by two police in uniform.

He has a swollen lips and that must be where Mr Law púnched him.

He was seen signing some papers outside before driving out of the compound with the police.

Nneka and Sylvester helped me with my face massage.

I didn’t see Mr Law all through that day.

I was afráid and kept praying.

Night came, I sat in the kitchen waiting for judgement or whatever he has in store for me
He asked Nneka to fix a strong cup of coffee and bring it to his study, the library.

She did, when she returned I asked her if she was able to speak to him and she said she tried talking to him but he send her away.
My heart skipped.

I couldn’t sleep that night as I kept thinking of the fate awaiting me.

(Do NOT take credit or plagiarize AMAH’S HEART STORIES)

Episode 31

Nneka informed me that Mr Law wanted me to stay in my room for some days.

I asked her why he will say that, she said that she doesn’t know his reasons yet.

Now, I was getting really afraid because he was obviously done with my service and to confirm it all, on the third day after the incident, Nneka brought a young pretty girl to my room early morning that day.

She was with her bag, and was introduced to me as Venus.
Venus will be taking over my job.

My jaw dropped, my heart was racing, I couldn’t utter reasonable word.

I called Nneka aside and asked her what’s goin on but she had no reasonable answer to my question.

it was very obvious that this Venus girl has come to replace me

Is this how I’m going to be jobless again and at the mercies of crüel men like Tobe that’s out there.

Is my father’s cúrse already taking effect in my life.
“This is not happening, oh Lord…”

I cried out that evening while I was alone in the room.
Venus has resume duty and only brace in and out of the room during the day.

She retires late at night and I wonder what she’s doing outside, probably she’s already gotten acquainted with Nneka and Sylvester

She took over my job, took over my room and now she has taken over my friends

I have nothing and soon enough Mr Law will take notice of her because she’s pretty and tall.

My heart skipped severally as I thought of it

None of that should really bother me but I felt emotionally beaten.
my work is the reason why I was in the house.
Now that is gone, what am I supposed to do.

My only concern should be my job and how possible to get it back

Nneka told me that Mr Law was out that afternoon, is already one week and he has probably forgotten that I was still in that house because I hardly come out.

Nneka had told me that Mr Law wanted me to remain in my room until he returns.

He went to visit his father and won’t be back until the following day.

I used that opportunity to step out to the main building.
I wanted to see if I can do some work, I was already feeling useless staying idle.

I saw Venus cleaning and I decided to go clean another parts that she was yet to touch.

“No.. no. Don’t worry, I will definitely attend to that area…” She told me immediately she saw me cleaning.

“This is equally my job and I want to do my work..”

“I wasn’t informed that I will be sharing this job with another person. I think you’ve been relived of your duty, I guess the next step is to go home.. to your house or don’t you have a house, then go live in the street but you no longer have a job here..”

“I don’t know who told you such but I’m yet to be informed by Mr Law..”

“,Do you need a suit Sayer or you want God to come down and tell you that you no longer have a job here? Why do you think I was employed by the boss? I didn’t come here to play, rather to work and if you don’t mind, I will like to do my job without further interruption..”

“…I noticed you’re giving me this cold vibes because you felt I took over, well, I didn’t get myself here and don’t fvckking care over what you or anyone feels or think..”

I walked away to the kitchen, dejected and speechless.

“What’s with the long face? Sylvester asked

“Is the new girl, Venus. She’s too rude..”

Nneka walked into the kitchen as I was talking.

“Don’t pay her any heed, she’s arrogant and I do not like her..” Nneka said taking a seat beside me.

“But she’s very pretty or you two haven’t noticed? That maybe one of the reasons Mr Law employed her..”Sylvester said while washing off some dírty utensils and arranging them.

“Who cares if she’s pretty, is she finer than Aka? Aka is also beautiful but she’s not arrogant or rude..”

That was really sweet, they think I’m beautiful and that really made me felt good but whenever I think about my job, I want to weep bitterly.

“Well, that still doesn’t change the fact that the new girl is really pretty..” Sylvester said to Nneka in defense

“You better don’t fall for her chårms, they’re the type of girls that targets the fat pockets, believe me. she will stain your white, so watchout if you’re already eyeing her….
“…Venus or Pluto, whatever her name maybe, she is only fair, she’s a yellow pawpaw that can easily spoil, while Aka is black, bold and beautiful…”

I know Nneka was only trying to make me feel good, although she was doing a great job on that but I can’t help but think about my Life.
What will become of me outside this house.

“Aka is beautiful in her own way and very hard-working and Venus is equally beautiful and I appreciate beauty when I see one. Since the new girl did no wrong to me, I’m not håting. She’s obviously older than Aka and maybe has more experience in the job too. I don’t see anything wrong with that..”. Sylvester said to Nneka

“Is alright Sylvester, I’m okay with her too but she’s always displaying ill attitude and she’s rude. She’s acting like she owns the room we share and the job is all hers. I know I no longer have a place here and just thinking about it all truly hurt. I never thought that I will be going home soon. That Tobe just came to ruin my life, now I’m jobless and waiting maybe for a pay off from Mr Law. I don’t really know where to start from or what to do, I’m helpless and angry this days. I’m feeling more useless the more I remain here, Life is so unfair and I’m such an unlucky girl…so unlucky, maybe God hates me..”

“Don’t say that Aka, everything happens for a reason and you can’t conclude your fate yet…” Sylvester said

“I understand what you might be going through and I wish I can predict Mr Law, he’s so unpredictable and anytime he asks me to keep off, I don’t trespass and that’s why I lasted long in this house. I try speaking to him and he scølded me to keep shüt and stick to the job he pays me to do..”

We talked a little more, they tried to cheer me up before I finally returned to the room
I was feeling embarrassed, angry and ashamed watching Venus go about her day dedicatively and with pride as if she was trying to make me feel bâd.

I wasn’t supposed to feel because it was Mr Law that employed her but I was not only feeling bād, I felt jealous of her.

I wish I still have my job but it’s already taken from me and there was nothing I can do.
Venus is right, us time to pack and leave.

If I leave now, where exactly am I going to go?
I can’t go back to Uche, that’s absolutely not a good idea.

Maybe I will look for low budget guest house around in the street and stay while I horridly get an accomodation.

Even if I don’t furnish the room with bed and all, atleast I still have mama Zaram wrapper.
I will check out used, second hand cooking things, something that will be very cheap and every other necessary thing.

My cheek used to pain me anytime I’m chewing food, the spot that Tobe hít me that was initially swollen has gone down, I’m relieved and fine.

Life won’t stop for me here, I will try everything I can to get another Job once I’m out of here.
for myself, for Mama Zaram and to make sure Papa’s curse doesn’t work out in my life because all they’re looking out for is to hear bad news but they will wait in vain.

My name is Aka, I’m unrelenting and no matter what I face I will fíght hard to secure a good future for myself.

“So help me God!

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