I heard yelling at the door, Ada’s voice to be precise, and if Ada is yelling then it means she’s ok, oh thank God. I slumped back in the couch where I sat; relieved to know Ada is alright.
“She’s fine” said Nancy, relief and happiness in her voice, I looked at her and smiled.
“Yes sugar plum, she’s fine” as we smiled at each other we heard the door open, I looked towards the small hallway of the entrance door, anxiously waiting to see Ada.
She came in stomping her feet, hmm looks like things hasn’t changed between Ada and Gibson, they are still on each other’s throats.
Ada got in then stopped mid step when she saw us.
And the next thing that got out of her mouth was, “oh my God who died?”
Nancy giggled, then she jumped out of the couch sprinting to Ada, getting to her, she threw herself on her, giving her a big, tight, hug. I would have giggled too, but I was tired of sitting down staring at her, so I leaped up from the couch also and walked really fast towards Ada. Nancy had stepped away from Ada having being done with hugging Ada, she was smiling huge. Without closing the remaining distance between us, I jumped on her, hugging her tight.
She held me tight too, noticing the emotions pouring out of my body pores. I heard her whisper in my ears, “I’m fine Becky, I’m totally fine”
But I didn’t let go, I held on, my face was in her neck and I was breathing her in, assuring myself that she was alive and well.
“Ok Becky you’ve hugged her enough, let’s see Ada please, we’ve missed her too” that was said by Stephen. I really didn’t want to let her go, but since they were her family, I figured I should.
So I released my arms from around her and stepped back, I felt something wet on my cheeks, I touched it to feel tears. Oh my god, I’m crying?
My eyes were bulging out; Ada looked at my expression and immediately burst out laughing.
I turned my head slightly to the left to see Gibson standing behind Ada, he looked at me and immediately started to laugh.
This was beginning to piss me off so I said, “What, I’m a girl, girls cry when they find out their friend has been kidnapped and probably will never come back again, so stop with the laughing ok?”
The laughing stopped, but there were still smiles on everyone’s faces. I rolled my eyes, then I watched as everyone came closer to welcome Ada back home. She hugged everyone, telling them she was ok.
Thank God she is, and I hope Gibson has this under control, if not I’ll be the one to take control.
I looked at Gibson, he was watching Ada as everyone came around to hug and welcome her back. He felt me looking at him, so he’s eyes left Ada to focus on me. I walked to him, keeping my eyes on him, once I was close enough for him to hear me speak, I said.
“I hope you have this under control?, cos if you don’t, I’ll take over”
His face changed from being soft to being hard, if anyone was to see him now, they’ll probably piss in their pants, but I’m not anyone, I’ve been working with him and the other macho men for a long time now. So this look of his doesn’t scare me.
I stood and stared back at him, waiting for him to give me an answer. After waiting for a whole ten seconds, he spoke.
“No one will be taking over except me and my teams, so whatever plan you have in that head of yours, get it out”
“What plan” asked Ada from nowhere surprising me.
One minute she was hugging and talking to everyone and the next she’s right with us like she wasn’t with the others a minute ago. She’s not meant to know our discussion she might get ideas on how to handle the situation herself. Just like me
I stammered a bit as I tried to get my words together to say to her, “how did you get here, you were there before, asin there, right there….so how ..did ..you…get here?
Ada just shrugged, not bothered at all at my expression ‘cause I’m sure I look like a fool right now. Instead she reiterated “what plan”
“Nothing Ada, I’m just giving Becky a very strong warning, you guys had a little fun when Fola was kidnapped, you had some fun with her mother, almost killing her in the process”—– he didn’t finish his sentence when Ada interrupted saying,
“Well, she asked for it, she was the one that wanted to kill Fola in the first place”
“That doesn’t mean you should kill her” said Gibson
“Oh so we aren’t allowed to kill anybody, just you ba?” asked Ada snootily
“Well yes of course, we the men that love you women are allowed to kill for you, so if we get caught we will be the ones to go to jail and not you women, plus you won’t be having nightmares for months”
“That’s stupid Gibson, if you are allowed to kill for us; we should be allowed to do so too”
“No” replied Gibson
“Yes!” said Ada stubbornly
“stop!” …..I yelled, placing two fingers on both sides of my temple , rubbing in circles ‘cause I was beginning to have a headache from their yammering. At my outburst they swung their heads to look at me
“You guys are giving me a headache, ishh”….
Since I had their attention, I decided it was the best time for me to say what I wanted to say before they begin with their yammering again.
“Gibson, I’ll try my best not to do anything, but I’m not making any promises” Gibson looked at me straight into my eyes; after a few beats he shook his head, meaning no.
I sighed, loudly. Well I tried.
Then I faced Ada and said, “Leave the job to Gibson Ada. He knows what he’s doing ok, please”
Ada looked at me, pouting a little ‘cause she didn’t like that I was trying to make her do what Gibson wanted, but it’s actually for her own good.
Finally she nodded too, agreeing with me, I expelled a deep breath, happy that she had agreed and the yammering was over.
It was at this point I realized that everyone had departed, well not everyone. Stephen, Nancy and Bello were relaxed in the living room. The tv was on but their attention was on us. They didn’t even bother to look away once I caught them looking at us, they just kept on looking,like we were a show. well I don’t blame them, I would have done the same, but i couldn’t I needed to stop them cos I need to talk to Ada privately.
Gibson skimmed the room with his eyes, saw Stephen, nancy and bello and their looks and said, “I’ll be in Michaels office” then he marched straight there, Leaving me with Ada.
We both watched, once he disappeared from our line of sight, I looked at Ada and said, “You’ll be telling me everything that happened” and then I held her hand and pulled her along with me as I matched up the stairs.
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Becky held my hand and led me to my room, determined to get us alone.
We got to my room, and immediately she led me straight to my bed, held me by my shoulders and pushed me down to sit on the edge of my bed. I sat obediently as I watched her walk back to the door that was left ajar ‘cause we didn’t close it when we walked in. she closed it, then walked right back to me.
She then sat down beside me, crossed her legs and said.
“Now tell me what happened, everything, from the time you left the house, to the time you were found”
I looked straight into her eyes, and I knew there was no way in this world she was going to let this slide. So I deep breathed, calming myself. Then I opened my eyes. Hers were watching me intently, like with that look she could get all the details from me.
I turned a bit to the side to face her fully, then I launched in. telling her everything, ever…single…thing.
She wasn’t happy.