‘mum, dad, guess what?’ Alice said
‘what is it my dear?’ Fred asked.
‘i just got a job!’ Alice announced.
‘wow! I am so happy for my daughter’
Fred said excitedly.
‘and which company accepted you?’
That was how she said her own things
and her family knew her.
‘The Brown’s enterprise’ Alice said.
‘The Brown’s enterprise? Isnt that a
multi billionaire company? How did that
happen?’ Kofo asked.
‘isnt that guy that came the other day
the owner of that…..’ Fred said.
‘yes father. He is. He gave me the job
and the pay is high’ Alice said.
‘how much?’ Kofo asked.
‘250,000’ Alice said.
‘wow! Thats such a large amount of
money’ Kofo said in excitement.
‘so when are you to resume work?’ Fred
‘tomorrow by God’s grace’ Alice said.
‘congrats dear’ Angela said.
‘thanks Angii’ Alice said.
Maria bumped into her father in the
‘good morning dad’ she greeted.
‘good morning Maria. Where are you
going to this early in the morning?
Thought your school is now on
holidays’ Tony said.
‘yes dad. I’m actually going to see my
friend. She says her uncle wants to see
me’ Maria said.
‘so, you just wake up in the morning,
bath, dress up and off to your friends
house you go. Without doing any chore
or anything at all’ Tony asked.
‘what chore is there to be done? Rhoda
is here, she can take care of everything’
‘because she is a non-human who
doesnt need help or rest abi? Before i
close my eyes and open it, go back to
your room, take off that cloth, go to the
kitchen and assist Rhoda in making
breakfast’ Tony said angrily.
‘i dont want to see you here in another
second Maria’ Tony said.
‘dad, what has come over you? Dont i
have my freedom anymore in this
house?’ Maria asked angrily.
‘not until you come back to your senses
Maria’ Tony said.
‘dad, just what have i done wrong? For
all the mistakes i made in the past. I
have apologised. What more do you
want?’ Maria said, her voice ladden with
‘Maria, stop all this bullshits, it wont
work! I did a bad job in raising you. I
spoilt you thinking that i was caring for
you since your mother was no more but
now i have realised that you have
become so disrespectful’ Tony said.
‘but i changed, didnt i?’ Maria asked.
‘and thats why i am being lenient. You
have been disrespecting all my female
guests, only you knows your selfish
reasons!’ Tony said.
‘dad, i am sorry’
‘and i just said you should go back
inside your room, change and join
Rhoda in making breakfast!’
Maria went inside in tears.
Tony sighed in satosfaction. The first
step of correcting his mistakes. He is
doing the right thing, what do you
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