✍️✍️✍️✍️ ❤️ Heart Doctor Episode 9, 10, 11 And 12 ✍️✍️✍️✍️

Written by, Rejoice Jeremiah. C
[Office Visit 2] Gold waited until Desmond seemed like he was done with what he was working on. She smiled, stood up and walked over to him.
“You are done now. I can see that.” she said, sitting back on the chair.
Desmond glanced at her and faced back the laptop he was now operating on, even though he was done with what he was doing.
“You aren’t good at pretending to still be busy.” Gold said, not taking off her smile.
Desmond closed the laptop and faced her. “Yes I’m not.” he said.
“So are you going to eat now? I can see you are quite hungry.” She said.
“You are as well. You’ve been sitting there for up to three hours.” Desmond said.
“I don’t mind. I wasn’t doing anything order than listening to songs. You were the one working so you should be the one to eat. ” Gold said and opened the flask. She pushed it to him with a spoon.
“Come on. Okay. I’m not gonna look.” she said, smiling.
Desmond chuckled. “Look? What do you mean?”
“Maybe you don’t want me to see you eat my food. I would just look away.” she said.
Desmond chuckled. “You can if you want.” he said and picked the spoon.
“Oh I will get you water.” she said, stood up and walked to the fridge.
‘I’m getting him. He’s not hard a bit.’ she smiled to herself and opened the fridge.
Desmond took a spoon of the food and ate. It was really tasty.
Gold came back and opened the bottle water, poured into the glass cup and intentionally leaned, displaying her cleavage as she dropped the glass on Desmond’s front.
Desmond looked away when he saw the cleavage displayed for him to see.
“How does it taste?” she asked, still leaning. Desmond eyes went there again and he faced the food.
“It’s nice. Let me compliment this.” Desmond said.
Gold smiled and then sat down.
“I’m elated to hear that.” she said.
Desmond went on eating the food. It was really tasty.
“My mom owned a restaurant before she passed away five years ago..” Gold said.
Desmond looked at her. “She passed away?”
“Yes she did. I got cooking skill from my mom. It’s sad that she had to leave me, but I still got my dad.” she smiled.
“I’m sorry about that.” Desmond said.
“It’s okay.” Gold smiled.
Time reached for Amanda to go get Odeya, she came out and met Peter and I.K talking and laughing.
She shook her head in smiles.
“It’s good thing that they are in good terms now.”
She got to the car, greeted them before going into the car.
“Oya we go talk when you come back.” I.k said.
“Okay na.” Peter said and entered the driver’s seat. He closed the door, wore his seatbelt and started the car. I.k opened the gate and he drove off.
“I can smell friendship.” Amanda said.
Peter laughed. “He has learnt his lesson.”
Soon they pulled to Valentina school and Amanda went to Odeya’s class to get her.
There, she met Odeya and Jeremy throwing words at each other again.
She chuckled and called to Odeya. “I’m here odeya, let’s go.” she said.
Odeya glared at her before grabbing her lunch box and walking towards. She passed Amanda and walked ahead. Amanda met her pace.
“You didn’t want to stop arguing with him?” Amanda asked.
“It’s none of your business.” Odeya snapped.
“I can help you, do you want me to tell you?” Amanda asked.
Odeya looked at her. “How do you want to help me?” she asked.
Amanda smiled. “Well it isn’t necessary since it’s not my business.”
Odeya rolled her eyes. “Whatever.”
Amanda smiled.
Desmond pulled the car to the front of Gold’s house.
“Thanks for the ride. It was fun staying in an office for hours. I learnt a lot.” Gold said.
Desmond chuckled. “What do you think you learnt? You are quite a funny lady.” he said.
“Well I’m not really good but I’m glad I’m a bit funny.” Gold said.
Desmond smiled.
“Goodnight.” he said.
She smiled. “Can I ask you for a favour?” she said.
“What’s that?” he asked.
“I can’t wait to see your daughter. She’d be such a sweet girl.” Gold said.
Desmond exhaled. “She is.”
Gold smiled. “Thanks Mr Desmond for letting me spend hours with you. It’s the best day of my life.” she said.
“Really?” Desmond asked.
“Yes.” she smiled then grabbed her bag. “Goodnight.” she said.
“Yeah goodnight.” Desmond said.
He wasn’t expecting what was coming next… Gold leaned and kissed him on the cheek and with a smiling face, she walled out of the car and closed the door.
Desmond stared at her as walked up to their gate and entered. She waved at him before closing the gate.
Desmond touched his cheek and exhaled.
She’s not bad at all..but I don’t want to have anything to do with any lady now. I just have to make it clear to her in the way she’d understand Desmond’ Desmond said within before driving away.
Amanda bathe Odeya and changed her clothes into her pajamas. Then carried her downstairs to have her dinner.
Amanda presented her dinner of custard to her and Odeya ate in silence.
She really had something to ask her nanny but she had no idea how to ask her but she really have to.
“Are you going to keep standing?” Odeya asked Amanda.
Amanda raised her brow. “Really are you bothered that I’m standing?”
“I’m not.. Why should I be.” Odeya snapped.
“Okay then.” Amanda said and sat far away from odeya.
She knew something was bothering the little girl. She could see it on her face.
Odeya was eating sluggishly.
“Come on deya. Eat up before it gets too cold. I’m sure you won’t like it if it gets cold.” Amanda said.
Odeya decided to do it.
“Nanny.” she called.
“Yes Odeya.” Amanda answered.
“Can you tell me about the help you talked about at the school hallway?” Odeya finally asked what has been moving to and fro in her mind.
Amanda smiled. “Really, you want my help?”
“I will need it if it sounds good..” Odeya said.
“So how about what you said at the hallway to me?” Amanda asked.
“What did I say to you?” Odeya asked.
“It’s none of your business.” Amanda mimicked Odeya.
Odeya rolled her eyes. “So what do you want me to do about what I said earlier.”
“Apologize for doing that and I will tell you about the help.” Amanda said.
Odeya angrily dropped the spoon she held. “What! Apologize? I can never apologize to you. You are just a nanny.” Odeya said.
“Very well then. I keep my help, you keep your apology.” Amanda said.
“Yeah, better!” Odeya said then got down from the chair and walked to the sitting room.
She grabbed the remote, sat down on a couch and turned on the TV to Nickelodeon.
Amanda chuckled and carried the plate of custard.
She picked the spoon and began drinking it.
Just then she heard the zooming in of her boss car into the compound.
She quickly stood up and hurried to the kitchen.. She dropped the plate of custard and came out.
Odeya rolled her eyes as Amanda did all that.
The door was soon opened and Desmond walked with his briefcase..
“Welcome sir.” Amanda greeted.
“Thanks.” Desmond said to her as he walked to Odeya and carried her.
“How was your day baby?” He asked.
“It was okay dad and yours?” Odeya asked.
“It was all about work but all the same, it was fine.” He said
Odeya noticed something on her dad’s right cheek so she looked closely at it.
“Dad, what’s this red thing on your cheek?” she asked, touching the place.
Desmond raised his brows. “What? Red thing?”
Amanda wished to see it too but she was far away. She wondered what it is.
Odeya never cease to amaze her.
“Yes dad.. It’s red and uhmm it look like-” Desmond cut her short before she can complete it. “I remember now. It’s the paint from the office. My office is being repainted so I think a little dropped on my cheek.” Desmond lied.
He could remember the time Gold kissed him on the cheek.
She had red lipgloss on her lips.
“But dad, this doesn’t look like a paint.” Deya said, trying to wipe it off wig her thumb.
“Come on baby, sit back and watch your cartoon, I’m going upstairs. I will be down soon. Remember you are going to bed in the next thirty minutes.” Desmond said as he sat her back on the couch.
“Okay dad. I know that.” she said.
Desmond headed upstairs and once he got into his bedroom, he walked to the mirror and checked his right cheek. He saw the red mark.
“such a little detective.” he said.
In the kitchen, as Amanda began setting her boss dinner, she wondered if father lied to her daughter.
‘But what could the red mark be?’ she wondered.
Whatever. It isn’t her business.
She shrugged and went on with what she was doing.
Minutes later, she set his dinner on the dinning table and walked to the sitting room and sat down.
The channel was showing spongebob.
Amanda sat down on a different couch and watched with Amanda.
Desmond walked down about twenty minutes later when Odeya was about to bed.
He walked to her and kissed her on the cheek. “Goodnight baby.” he said
“Goodnight dad ” Odeya said.
Amanda turned off the TV and carried Ode ya upstairs to her bedroom.
She dropped her on the bed and pulled the duvet over her body.
“Goodnight.” Amanda said and turned on the bedside lamp and was heading to switch off the lights.
“Won’t you tell me another folktale tonight?” Odeya asked.
Amanda turned to look at her.
“I thought you said the folktale i told yesterday wasn’t interesting?” Amanda asked.
“Yes it wasn’t but I want another one tonight.” Odeya said
Amanda chuckled and walked back to her. “I will tell you another folktale about the wise tortoise.”
Amanda saw a smile quickly come on her face and disappear immediately.
Amanda smiled, pulled the chair over and sat down.
“The title of tonight’s story is. The tortoise and the King daughters.
Once upon a time, long long ago, a great king had five beautiful daughters who’s names he kept a secret from all the people in his kingdom…..”
Desmond had finished his dinner and headed back upstairs..
Reaching Odeya’s door, he could hear Amanda telling Odeya a story.
The way she was telling it made him wonder if she was actually the one who owned the story.
Today, he noticed few changes about Odeya.
He turned back to his bedroom door and walked in. He closed the door, walked to his bed and sat down. Just then, his phone began ringing.
He checked it and it’s Gold calling.
He exhaled and picked it up.
“Hello Mr Desmond.” Her voice rang in. She tried her best to sound really sexy.
“Hi.. Gold.” Desmond said.
“I’m sorry if im disturbing. Im about going to bed so… I thought it’s okay if I call to say goodnight.” Gold said.
“Alright. Goodnight Gold.” he said.
“wait… I wanna ask if we could see a movie tomorrow. There’s this new movie that I really wanna watch. I wanna get two tickets.” she said.
Desmond exhaled. “I won’t have the chance for that Gold and I wanna tell you this…Don’t come to my office again. Don’t look for me. Don’t call me either. I can’t accept you. Find another man who would love you because I can’t. Take my words.” he said.
“What are you talking about? I don’t care if you would love me or not. I wanna be your woman and I wanna be close to your daughter. I wanna become a part of you. Please I can’t help the love that I feel for you.” she said.
“Just do what I said Gold. Goodnight and bye.” he said and dropped the call.
“….and tortoise succeeded in marrying all the five beautiful daughters of the King. The End.” Amanda finished her story.
“What do you have to say about the story Deya?” She asked.
“The king is to be blamed. Now his five daughters had to be married to the tortoise. Making a rule that only the man who says the right name of his daughter would get married to her.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled.
“But he had no idea how wise tortoise was…” Amanda said then she exhaled and stood up. “You gotta sleep now Deya. Goodnight.” she said and covered the duvet well on her body then walked to the switch, switched the light off thus making the bedside lamp the only light in the room.
She walked out and closed the door.
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[Don’t mess with Odeya, Don’t Mess with Amanda too] The next day, Amanda woke up and prepared breakfast. Then went over to Odeya’s room to wake her up.
She was still sleeping.. She did her normal style of rolling off her blanket and tapping her on the arm.
Odeya opened her eyes and Amanda smiled.
“Wake up and come take your bathe.” she said.
Odeya covered herself back with the duvet but Amanda removed it.
“Come on.” she said and carried Amanda up from the bed to the bathroom.
“Let me go. I don’t feel like going to school today.” Deya said.
“Why? Don’t you want to see a cute boy named Jeremy?” Amanda asked with a smile.
“Stop it. You are so annoying.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled.
At the dinning, Odeya again, ate her breakfast without complaints.
Desmond was surprised today again. He knew that no matter how good a cook her nannies were, she will always complain of the food. She did that on Monday but yesterday and today had been a total different.
What’s wrong with his daughter all of a sudden?
How did Amanda manage to do that?
Amanda soon came out of the kitchen with deya’s lunch box.
Desmond stared at her, wondering the change in his daughter for only three days that she had been here.
Amanda noticed her boss staring at her and she suddenly felt uneasy.
It felt as if her cheek were suddenly going red but why?
Why would she react to just a look from her boss when she don’t even know what’s in his mind.
Why’s she feeling this way.
‘Snap ou of it Amanda. You are the nanny, he’s your boss. Nothing can ever happen between you two. What ever feeling you are suddenly growing towards your boss should be formatted immediately’ She said to herself then smiled at Odeya.
“Deya. Are you okay with the food? Are you filled up?”
“I’m not. Can’t you see that?” Odeya said.
“Alright. I will go and change my clothes. I will be back in a jiffy.” she said and hurried upstairs.
Once she was gone upstairs, Desmond turned to his daughter.
“I’m loving the new Odeya.” he said with a smile.
Odeya smiled back “You have to after getting lipgloss on your cheek last night.”
Desmond had no idea how to react to what Odeya just said. He just sat, staring at her. He decided to leave at that moment. He checked his time and it was 6:50am.
He drank the rest of his tea and stood up. “Baby, I have to go to work now. Gotta beat traffic and arrive at 8am even though it’s only a fifteen minutes drive.” he said as he walked over to her and pecked her cheek. “Have a nice day in school dear. Dad loves you.”
“Bye dad.” she said. Desmond picked his briefcase and suit and headed out.
As Amanda pulled on a black skirt, her phone began ringing, she went over and seeing the caller, she hissed, left the phone and walked out.
Ekene!! Why won’t that guy just let her have some peace.
She went downstairs and saw that it was only Odeya sitting alone on the dinning.
She felt sad at that moment.
She had wanted to say ‘goodbye boss, have a nice day’ but it seem she came out a little late.
She breathed out and walked over to Odeya.
“I will take away the plates then we go to school.” she said as she carried the plates and cups and headed to the kitchen. After dropping them in the sink, she came back.
“Let’s go to school.” she said and carried Odeya
Today, Odeya didn’t hurl of walking on her own to avoid being delayed outside the car.
Amanda carried her lunch box and they walked out towards the car.
Today again, Peter and I.k were having gists and laughing out loud.
Amanda was happy about that.
It was Odeya’s sack threat that turned them into friends. Amanda was sure that if Odeya hadn’t brought up the firing, then the duo would have still been in bad terms and throwing abuses at each other.
Her sassy manner, turned two enemies into friends.
Peter opened the back door and Amanda dropped Odeya inside.
“Beautiful Amanda.. You look beautiful this morning o.” That was I.k
“Is it a bad thing that she looks beautiful this morning?” Peter asked.
“No oo, na good thing nah. Na you be the most beautiful girl on earth. Sef heaven too.” I.k said.
“Stop talking nonsense and open gate.” Peter said.
“Take am easy jare. Na where I dey before if no be gate?” I.k said.
Amanda was already in the car. Peter entered the driver seat, closed the door, wore his seatbelt and started the car.
I.K opened the gate.
“We will talk when I’m back oh.” Peter said.
“Eh no wahala. I dey – no problem. I’m around.”
Peter drove out and turned into the road, heading to Odeya’s school.
Odeya opened her bag and took out her phone.
“Do you know how to operate this phone well enough?” Amanda asked her.
It was an iPhone 6s
“Are you downgrading me? I’m five, I’m not two. You should be the one asking yourself that.” Odeya said.
Amanda sighed. “It was just a question. And don’t your school restrict young pupils from bringing phones to school?”
“They can’t do that. My school is totally different from the one you went to. Besides, I take my phone to school for a reason.” she said.
“What reason, can you tell me?” Amanda asked.
Odeya rolled her eyes. “What? Do we look like friends now?”
Peter chuckled from the driver’s seat.
Amanda exhaled.
“Fine then. I don’t want to hear anyway.” she said.
Odeya placed her index finger on the fingerprint of the phone and the phone screen woke up.
She scrolled to the her gallery and clicked on it, Jeremy’s pictures appeared.
She smiled at both blur and nice shots of him.
All of them were in the class..
Majority were his back since he’s sitting in front of her. Some were part of his face. Some his full pictures which no one saw her take and no one can unlock her phone since she locked it with her finger print.
Amanda saw the smile on Odeya’s face and wondered what she was looking at.
Then a thought popped into her head.
‘What if she takes pictures of Jeremy in school? She said she takes phones to school for a reason. What reason can make a little girl like her take her phone to school?
It could be to play games during break times or take pictures.
Amanda wished she could just get a glimpse but as she stretched her neck to try her luck, Odeya threw the phone back into her bag and zipped the bag up then shot Amanda a glare.
“What’s that?” she asked Amanda.
“Nothing.” Amanda said.
The rest of the drive to Odeya’s school was in silence.
They soon pulled into the beautiful school. Amanda carried Ode ya down and they headed to her class.
“You are too young to be in basic one.” Amanda said.
“I’d be on my sixth year as a doctor at your age.” Odeya said.
That pierced through Amanda like a sword but she is going to give her her own piece.
“You want to be a doctor? I’m certain no patient would want to be treated by you for fear of dying even before the operation or treatment begins.” Amanda said.
Odeya halted. “What??”
Amanda smiled. “Nothing. Let’s go.”
They soon got to Odeya’s class. Amanda handed her lunch box to and Odeya.
“Bye Odeya..” she said.
Odeya gave her no answer and headed to her seat. Jeremy was there already, going through a textbook.
Odeya’s form teacher sat quietly on her desk. When Amanda’s eyes went down to her legs, she saw that the lady was wearing flat shoes.
Amanda headed back to the car and couldn’t stop herself from chuckling.
Later that day, Amanda tidied up the sitting room, dinning and kitchen. She washed her clothes and Odeya’s using the washing machine.
Then tidied up Odeya’s room.
She wondered why Desmond had told her not to tidy his room and also not to wash his clothes.
He said she’s only here for Odeya. At first she was happy about that, knowing she don’t have to worry about tidying his room and washing his clothes.
But it haven’t even been up to a week and she’s wishing she is doing them.
She can’t relate what is happening to her.
At the kitchen as she prepared lunch, she got a bit upset remembering that he doesn’t even eat the main foods that she cooks.
“Ahh what’s wrong with me…. I bet my mom caused this! She shouldn’t have brought up the issue of marriage and all she said two days ago!” Amanda said.
“Marriage, who wan marry?” Amanda was startled by I.k’s sudden appearance in the kitchen.
“I.k! What are you doing in here!” she asked.
“I just dey outside. I come tire so I say make I come talk with you small.” he said.
I sighed.
“…Mr Funmi, you leave for Abuja tomorrow. Next meeting would be when Mr Funmi returns from Abuja.” Desmond said to the board of workers.
“Any body have something to say?” he asked.
No one answered.
“Okay then. I presume this brief meeting is over.” he said, got up and left to his office with his secretary following behind him, soon he met Desmond’s pace.
“Any problem?” Desmond asked Henry.
“Uhmm nothing but someone is in your office.” he said.
Desmond halted. “Who?”
Henry couldn’t respond.
“I ask who?” Desmond demanded.
“Gold.” Henry said.
Desmond raised his brows. “Gold?”
He hurried to his office, opened the door and saw Gold sitting down with crossed legs, smiling.
“Hello Mr Desmond. I brought you something.”
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EPISODE 11 (unedited )
[The Meal] .

“Gold you shouldn’t be here. I thought I told you that.” Desmond said.
Gold smiled and stood up. She gave a sign to Henry to leave.
“Ehm Director, I would take my leave.” Henry said.
“Take her with you while you are doing that.” Desmond said.
“You heard me. I don’t like her disturbance.” Desmond said.
Gold scoffed. “Really? I’m I being a disturbance?”
She sat back and faked tears.. “I’m being a disturbance because I can’t help my feelings for you. Can’t you understand that? I always apologize. I will apologize if I’m being a disturbance but I can’t go away from you Desmond. I love you.”
She started crying.
Henry’s mouth dropped in shock. ‘What is she doing?’
Desmond wasn’t shocked but her tears and cries softened his anger.
He turned to Henry. “Leave.”
Henry left and closed the door.
Gold was still crying with tears rolling down her eyes.
Desmond exhaled and walked over to her, standing in front of her.
“Im sorry if I was a little harsh.” he said.
Gold looked up at him. She had deliberately messed her mascara up.
“If you had ever fallen in love then you would understand how I feel for you Desmond. I can’t leave unless you accept me. I will keep coming to you Desmond.” she said.
Desmond grabbed a tissue and handed it to her. “Clean up your tears. Your mascara is messed up with it. There’s the restroom.” he said.
Gold collected the tissue. “Would you go out with me tonight for the movie?” she asked.
Desmond walked to his seat and sat down.
Gold stared at him without bothering to clean the mascara and tears off.
“Come on wipe that off your face.” Desmond said, amused by the way she looked at that moment.
“I see you trying to smile.. Is that a yes?” she asked.
“What? I’m only amused at how you look now.” Desmond said.
“Say yes and I will go clean it up.” she said.
“And what if I say no?”
“Then I will leave your office looking like this.”
“Fine then. Do I have to care about that?” Desmond said.
Gold smiled and stood up. “I will go clean it up and there’s no need answering. It’s only a movie. Nothing more. I just need someone to watch it with. Thanks for saying ‘yes'”
“What.. I didn’t say yes yet.” Desmond said.
Gold headed to the door he had pointed is the restroom. She opened it and walked in.
Shutting the door, she walked to the sink and smiled at her reflection on the mirror.
“If only he would get to eat that meal. He thought he’s smart but I’m much more smarter. If I could get him to eat that meal then he’s mine and only mine!”
Gold cleaned her messed up face and soon, she returned back to Desmond.
“You have to leave now. I will call you after work. When will the movie start?” he asked.
“8:30pm.” she said.
“I’m very busy right now and I wouldn’t want to someone else in here.” he said.
“I will leave after you eat. Im sure you would be so busy to do that if I go without you eating lunch.” Gold said.
“Gold, your meal is nice but… Im not hungry now. You know what, leave it. I’m going to eat it later on.” he said.
“How I’m I going to be sure you will? My mom taught me not to waste foods. Did your mom teach you that too?” she asked.
Desmond chuckled. “I’m not going to trash it. I ate yesterday’s. So why won’t I eat today’s own.” he said.
Gold smile. “Thank you a lot. I really cried last night when you told me never to see you again. My eyes are all baggy from crying.”
“Really but I can’t see it.” Desmond said.
“You can’t. Look closely and you will see it.” she said
Desmond chuckled. “Go now. I’m having a big client in two hours.”
“Oh really. I would leave then but don’t forget to eat so you’d have the strength to talk with your client without getting tired.” Gold said.
“I won’t forget.” Desmond said.
Gold stood up. “So how do we meet later?” she asked.
“Uhmm.. I think picking you up from your house would sound better. I give you a call OK.” Desmond said.
“Ah that’s better. Bye.” Gold said and headed to the door.
Desmond watched her as she walked to the door, opened it and left. Then he exhaled. “What do I do with this girl?”
He glanced at the bag with a food flask inside on the table before getting on with his works.
Amanda walked through the hallway towards Odeya’s class. She got to the class and the scene she met made her mouth drop.
The students in the class were running around Odeya and Jeremy while Mrs Tonia Solade was trying to call them in order.
They were all singing.
Odeya like Jeremy
Odeya like Jeremy
Odeya like Jeremy
On the whiteboard and mark boards where written words.
Miss Sassy likes Jeremy
Odeya has Jeremy’s pictures
Amanda rushed in and dragged Odeya out.
“Odeya how did it happen?” Amanda asked.
Odeya flung Amanda’s hand away.
“Telling you what happened won’t change anything. They all found out.” Odeya said and walked away.
Amanda ran after her and met her pace and tried taking her hand but she flung away.
“Don’t hold me.” she said.
Amanda exhaled. “I’m still gonna carry you when we get to the car, remember?”
Odeya said nothing.
“You don’t have to worry about what happened. It’s not a big scandal.”
She stopped and turned to me.
“It is.. Now, everyone is gonna think low of me. They will make jest of me all the time in class and my pride is gone from onwards. I told Jeremy a thousand times that I hate him. I told him yesterday as well.” she said.
Amanda grabbed her little hand. “Come on, let’s go home.”
Odeya didn’t take her hand off this time. She let Amanda hold her as they walked to the car.
Amanda opened the door and carried Odeya in then got in. She closed the door and Peter drove off.
There was no conversation in the car until they pulled into the house. Amanda carried Odeya and they entered the house.
“Put me down.” Odeya said and Amanda did.
Odeya headed upstairs and when she entered her room, she fell on the bed and covered herself with the duvet.
Amanda followed her and opening Odeya’s door, she saw her wrapped in her bed duvet.
“Deya, I’m going to make you pancake. Do you want pancake or noodles?” Amanda asked.
Deya gave no answer.
“After that. I will take you around and buy you alot of ice cream.”
No answer.
“If you don’t want to go out. I will tell you five folktales. Five.”
No answer.
Amanda exhaled, “I will be back.” she said, walked out and closed the door.
“What do I do? I’m her nanny. I should find a way to cheer her up.”
Desmond opened the food and the aroma filled his nostril.
It was white rice and stew.
He exhaled and picked the spoon.
“She’s just stressing herself. I can not accept her. She don’t wanna listen. I don’t wanna think about a woman now or love that would end up killing you. All I wanna think now is my daughter and how to build her future. Gold I can feel how nice you are but I can’t love you.” He said.
He stared at the food for awhile before taking a spoon and ate.
‘She’s a good cook.’
He took another spoon then another…
Gold walked to and fro in her room, highly disturbed.
“I hope he eats that meal. I hope he eats it. Maybe I should call him again. Baba said if Im not with him that I shouldn’t keep calling to know if he has eaten the meal or else he might get suspicious but I can’t help it.. This is the second time I’m going to call him. Baba said he will sleep for a little while after eating the food and when he wakes up, I’ll be the only person in his mind.”
Gold picked her phone and scrolled to his number. She made a call to him.
The phone rang and rang and when it seem like the call was about to end, he picked up.
“Gold… Where are you?” he asked.
Gold clutched her hand on her mouth.
‘He must have eaten it.’
“Desmond, are you okay?” she asked.
“I want to see your beautiful face Gold. You are the only one I wanna be with right now.”
Gold smiled triumphantly.
‘Yes he ate it!! You are finally mine Desmond. I was very smart’
“I know that honey. Actually you are to come my house by 7pm tonight. We are going to see a movie and after that, we spend the night together.” Gold said.
“Alright dear. I Can’t wait to see you.” he said.
“I can’t wait to see you too. I love you.”
“I love you too.”
Gold ended the call and jumped up.
Chioma walked in that moment.
“Babe wetin happen?” she asked.
Gold smiled. “Desmond couldn’t resist me. We are going out tonight. Why are you here?”
“Huh? Can’t I come to my friend’s place anymore.” Chioma asked.
“Oh.. Pardon me.. I’m only too excited.” Gold said.
Chioma sat on her bed. “But B, wait o. How did you do it? In just two days? Abeg.. Gist me.”
Gold smiled. “Power of a woman. E too strong.”
Chioma laughed and raised her hand. “Abeg give me high five. You too much.”
Gold jammed hands with Chioma.
Amanda opened Odeya’s door and carried the pancake on a tray in. She pulled a stool close and dropped the tray on it.
Odeya was still covered in the duvet.
Amanda uncovered it and smiled at Odeya.
“Come on get up and eat something. You don’t want the butterflies in your stomach to be hungry right?” Amanda said.
Odeya turned to the other side. “Just take it away. I got no appetite.”
“Really? Fine, just take only one spoon of it. Please.” Amanda begged.
“Throw it away if you can’t eat it.” Odeya said.
“I don’t want to eat it neither I’m I going to trash it. It’s bad to throw food away, I’m sure you know that..” Amanda said.
“I didn’t. My mom threw foods all the time. She breaks expensive drinks when she’s angered and replace them the next hour.” Odeya said.
Amanda sighed. “Do you like that she does that?”
“I like all she does because she’s my mom.” Odeya said.
Amanda exhaled. “That’s okay. About what happened in school. You don’t need to get too sad about it. I’m sure it would lead to something good and not something bad. Don’t you think that now that he knows that you want to be his friend, your wish would come true but if you kept hiding it, it wouldn’t?”
“You are lame. Keeping it a secret forever would have been better than it turning this way. I can’t stand it. I’m not going to that school anymore.”
“Then you won’t get to be seeing him again.. Do you want that?” Amanda asked.
Odeya have no answer.
“Deya look at me. Look at me Deya.” Amanda said.
“I don’t want to.” Odeya said.
“Just look at me, I want to tell you something.” Amanda said.
Odeya hesitated before turning to Amanda.
Her eyes red with tears.
“You can do it.. For this few days, I’ve known you as a strong woman who has her pride and that pride has never left. Don’t let anyone use that against you in school. Protect your pride and never give up because of a mistake.” Amanda said.
“Can I really still be the girl everyone feared? Can I still be the one everyone won’t try laughing at and make jest of?” she asked.
“Yes you can.” Amanda said.
Amanda smiled. “Eat ten spoons of this pancake and I will tell you what to do.”
Odeya sat up. “I told you that I have no appetite.”
“Try to.. Don’t forget I’m going to tell you five folktales tonight.” Amanda said.
“Really?” Odeya asked.
“Yes. I promise.” Amanda said.
“Fine then. I will eat ten spoons of this.” Odeya said as she picked the fork, cut from the pancake and ate.
“How does this one taste?” Amanda asked.
“Not bad.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled.
@Author RiRi Library
EPISODE 12 (unedited )
[Enchanted] .
Odeya ate the tenth spoon and dropped the fork.
“Now tell me.” she said.
Amanda picked the fork, cut from the remaining pancake and ate.
“You know what you are going to do?”
Odeya stared at her.
“..Make friends with your class mates. Share things to them and apologize to your teacher for being pretty rude to her. When you do that, you will get more respect than you had before.” Amanda said.
Odeya narrowed her eyes. “How can that gain me more respect. I can’t stoop so low to do that, it will hurt and bring down my pride.” she said.
Amanda smiled.
“It’s nice to have pride but showing it off isn’t a nice way to get respects from people. A sweet Odeya is supposed to be loved by so many and be respected in the most lovable way and not being feared or hated. If you make friends with your classmates, then your wish to become friends with Jeremy would come true. Do you want to do that tomorrow?”
“I don’t like your idea.. I can’t make friends with those scumbags. I only want to be friends with Jeremy but that can’t even be possible. I’m not going to that school anymore. Once dad comes back, I’m gonna tell him.”
“Really? I just told you that becoming friends with your classmates would gain you Jeremy’s friendship. And you can’t leave Valentina now, cos your exams are only two weeks away.” Amanda said.
“I don’t care. I can’t stoop low to apologize to anyone. My mom never did.” she said.
‘Her mom again. She’s always doing what her mom does.’
Amanda adjusted on her seat. “Listen up Odeya. I understand how much you love your mom and want to be like her but no matter what, you are not your mom and you can’t be your mom Odeya. God loves children who are respectful and jovial.”
“Stop!! My mom taught me every right thing to do and they are all I’m doing. Just go away. I font need your help anymore. I want to sleep.” Odeya said and lay back down.
“If you sleep now, you might find it hard sleeping at night. You know you are going to school tomorrow.” Amanda said.
“I said that I’m not going back to that school!” Odeya said.
“Fine… Do you really want to sleep or should we go on a little walk? Do you want ice cream. I will buy you alot of it.” Amanda said.
Odeya rolled the duvet over her head in presence. “I’d rather sleep.” she said.
Amanda chuckled. “Come on, I know you are pretending. Don’t worry, I will go drop this things and come back for you. It’s just six. We can take an hour walk. I’m coming… Don’t sleep ok” she said and with that, she carried the tray of empty dish and walked out of Odeya’s room.
Odeya rolled off the duvet and scoffed. “Take a walk. I haven’t done that since I came here.”

Amanda dropped the dishes in the sink, turned and leaned on the counter.
“Her mom taught her the worse manners on earth. She needs to know that and she needs to change from them and I’m going to make sure that I do that. She’s too young and beautiful to be like this.” Amanda said.
Henry stared at his boss in shock as he talked on.
“..I can’t help but fall in love with her. She’s beautiful, sexy and lovely and to crown it all, she’s a perfect cook. What else I’m I looking for in a woman when Gold has it all?”
Henry couldn’t believe his ears. It seem he was in a serious dream that would never come close to becoming a reality.
“Sir, are you really serious on what you are saying?” Henry asked.
Desmond laughed. “Come on Henry, we are on the friend mode.. Why the sir?”
Henry cleared his throat. “Okay Desmond but I’m shocked by your sudden confession. Like you were yelling at Gold few hours ago.”
Desmond raised his brows. “Was I? Hmm anyways, I’m going out with her tonight.”
That shocked Henry the most. “Really? Where?”
“A movie.” Desmond said.
“Movie? Why movie?” Henry asked.
“I can’t give you the answer.” Desmond said.
“What about your daughter?” Henry asked.
“Well.. She has her nanny with her. Why asking about my daughter?” Desmond said.
“Actually.. With how excited you are right now, you might not get home tonight.” Henry said.
Desmond threw him a pen. “Get out of my office you jerk.”
Henry smiled and picked up the pen. He dropped it back on the table, and stood up.
“I’m going to finish up for the day.” he said and walked out of Desmond’s office.
Desmond smiled. “I can’t wait to see her.”
Henry walked into the men’s restroom and took out his phone from his pocket and put a call to Gold.
Gold picked up after few ring.
“Hello what’s up Henry.” she said first. Henry could feel how excited she was.
“Gold, what happened? How manage?” Henry asked, making sure his voice was low enough.
“What are you talking about?” Gold asked.
“I’m talking about him, Desmond. Why is he suddenly mad about you.. He kept talking about you. I’m shocked.” Henry said.
She laughed. “what’s shocking about that? He’s realized he needs me and that’s it. Nothing to be surprised about.” she said.
“Desmond for three years have rejected so many women but how did he fall for you Gold. Come on… I still can’t believe it.” he said.
“Well, you have to believe Henry. I told you that he’s gonna fall for me. Now you see it happening. Well I have to prepare for our first date. Bye.” she said and ended the call.
Henry gasped. “Seriously?”
He shook his head. “This is unbelievable.”
The evening was cool and welcoming. The estate road were mainly passing cars and few people walking and among those people were Amanda and Odeya with Ice cream cups in their hand.
“..do you like the taste of the ice cream?” Amanda asked Odeya.
“Not bad.” Odeya said.
“That isn’t what you supposed to answer me.” Amanda said.
“I answered what I want to.” Odeya said.
“But you know it wasn’t the right answer.” Amanda said.
“I guess.. Do you really want the right answer?” She asked.
“Nope.” Amanda said.
“It taste nicer than the pancake I ate earlier.” Odeya smirked.
Amanda sneered at her. “If you say so.”
“I said so.” Odeya sneered back.
A bicycle suddenly came from nowhere towards them. Amanda noticed on time and in a swift, she grabbed Odeya and jumped off the way with her.
The bicyclist sped pass but stopped after and drove back to Amanda and Odeya.
Amanda carried Odeya out of the place they had jumped into.
“Are you hurt? Are you OK Deya?” Amanda asked.
“I am fine. I should be asking you that.” Odeya said.
“I’m fine.” Amanda said and they faced the bicyclist.
The guy put his hands together in plea. “I’m very sorry.”
“It’s okay. You should ride carefully.” Amanda said.
“What? You told him it’s okay? Seriously? No it’s not okay!” Odeya said and walked to the guy who stood, staring at her.
“Hey you. Do you know what you just did? You left the road you were supposed to ride on and came on the pedestrian. Do you realize that you can go to the police station for that huh?” Odeya hurled at the guy who raised his brows in astonishment.
Okay, he can see that she’s an half caste but isn’t she too little to talk this much?
“Stop staring at me and apologize better! I almost got hurt because of you and my nanny as well and you just put your hands together like you are praying to virgin Mary’s statue..” Odeya said.
Amanda sighed.
The guy was astonished. “So how do you want me to apologize?”
“Apologize better.” Odeya said.
“Odeya, he had apologized already. Let’s just head home, it’s getting dark.” Amanda said.
“I think I would have but my nice ice cream got messed up too, so what do he have to say about it?” Odeya said.
“Okay, I would apologize for riding on the walkway and almost hurting you and at the same time spilling your ice cream. I’m very sorry, pardon me.” He said.
Odeya rolled her eyes. “That’s better.”
“Thank you. Anyways, my name is Jimi and your name sound quite familiar. I can’t remember but I think I’ve heard it from my brother. Never mind tho. I came to this estate to see a friend. May I go now?” he said.
“Yeah yeah, please go on.” Amanda said.
He smiled, climbed back onto his bicycle and rode away.
“Let’s go Deya, it’s getting dark. Don’t worry, there’s an ice cream vendor over there. We will buy another one.” Amanda said.
“My leg hurts from walking.” Odeya said.
“Really?, I will carry you on my back then.” Amanda said and squatted in front of Deya. “Get on my back.” she said.
Odeya hesitated for a moment then climbed on.
Amanda stood up and with met hands behind her, holding Odeya, they headed home.
Odeya lay her head on Amanda’s back. ‘Her back feels comfortable tho.’ she thought.
As they were reaching the ice cream shop, Amanda asked Odeya, “do you still want an icecream?”
“Nope” deya answered.
They passed the shop and headed home.
It has gotten dark already and the stars were appearing eagerly in the sky.
“There are so many stars in the sky. Do you see them Deya?” Ananda said.
Odeya raised her head from Amanda’s back and looked up. “I don’t. They are quite far away.”
Amanda shook her body. “Stop lying…”
Odeya held tighter to Amanda. “Stop! I’m gonna fall.”
Amanda laughed. “Are you really scared?”
“I’m not. Just don’t do that again. Drop me if you are gonna do that again.” Odeya said.
Amanda laughed. “You are so scared right now.”
“Okay yes I am.. Just head home, I’m hungry.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled.
Desmond pulled to the gate of Gold’s house and just immediately, the black gigantic gate opened and Gold stepped out in a skimpy indigo gown with tiny sleeves matched with yellow heels and yellow bag. Her weavon perfectly straightened and her lips shinning in red lipgloss.
Desmond smiled when she walked towards the car. He got down, moved over and opened the car door for her.
“Awwwn you really shouldn’t do this. I can get the door myself.” Gold said.
“No, I can’t let my woman open the door herself.” he said, smiling.
Gold smiled. “Seriously.”
Gold leaned over and kissed him, on the lips. “You are such a sweet man. I’m so glad I got you.” she said.
Desmond touched her cheek. “I love you Gold.” he said.
“Awwwn, I love you too baby. Come on, let’s go before the movie starts.” she said.
“Yeah that’s right.” he said. She entered and he closed the door, then came over to the driver”s seat and soon they were heading to the cinema.
Gold couldn’t stop staring at the handsome rich guy who just became here.
It seem like a dream. She would ever be grateful to Baba.
“Dont you wanna know the title of the movie we are going to watch?” she asked.
“Sorry baby, Uhmm what’s the title?” Desmond asked.
Gold smiled. “Don’t worry. You gonna see that soon.”
Desmond glanced at her and smiled.
“Focus on the road, so we don’t run into another car.” Gold said.
Desmond smiled and faced the window screen.
“You look so beautiful.” he said.
Gold smiled. “Thanks a lot. You are so handsome, always.”
(An hour later )
Desmond and Gold were laughing as they watched the comedy, romance movie and shared popcorn from one pack.
“Oh my that’s really funny. This man won’t stop amazing me with his funny roles.” Desmond said.
“They are going to fall in love anyways, just like us.” Gold said and placed her hand on Desmond’s.
Desmond smiled and kissed her cheek.
Gold smiled triumphantly.
‘You are trapped in my web forever.’ she said within.
“The title of the first folktale tonight is ‘the reason why Cat and Rat are enemies.’ And here goes the story.
Once upon a time, there was a great famine in the land. The people were going hungry day by day including the animals. Cat and Rat where friends but Cat was considered living rich since his owners were rich and noble citizens in that country but Rat lived with no one and was poor.
As the famine went on, Cat and Rat agreed to bring things. Cat would steal meat and fish and ingredients from his master’s store while Rat would bring ingre and pot, water and fire for the cooking.
This plan went on successfully for days then one day, they came a meeting, the people were called including the animals to discuss on how the famine can be stopped.
Cat and Rat decided to prepare their meal and eat it when they get back from the meeting and they did.
At the meeting, Rat said to Cat. “Dear friend, I had forgotten my glasses at home and can barely see the people in this meeting. I would have to go back home and get my glasses.”
Cat told him to do so and off Rat went back home to get his glasses but immediately he stepped into the house, the aroma of their soup filled his nostril and he couldn’t hold himself from opening the pot. He picked one meat and ate, then another and another but at the fourth one, the pot shifted and covered him.
The meeting finished and Cat wondered why Rat haven’t came back. He headed home and when he got home, what he saw got out tears from his house. He saw the pot of soup upside down then he heard noises inside the pot and when he opened it, it was his friend, Rat. Rat took to his raced and entered into a small hole that Cat couldn’t get in. Cat was enraged and promised to kill Rat if he sets his eyes on him and from then on, Cat and Rat had become enemies and Cat had shown no mercy to any Rat that comes his way. The End.”
Odeya chuckled.
“I think the moral lesson there is being patience and endurance. If Rat had endured his hunger, he wouldn’t have become an enemy to Cat.” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled and clapped for her. “Wowww I can’t believe you said this Deya. Did you like it this much?”
“It was nice. Go on to the next story. You promised five.” Deya said.
Amanda said. “Yes.. I did. The second is title Tortoise and the hare. Here goes the story…”
The movie got over and the lights came on. Gold and Desmond held hands as they left the cinema.
They got into the car and Desmond drove off.
“Do you wanna head home now?” he asked.
“Yeah, I don’t know how I’m feeling… I’m feeling a bit dizzy.” Gold lied.
“Really. I will drive you home then.” Desmond said.
Gold smiled.
“This third folktale is so funny and really false. Monkey never got his human like face from rubbing an oil God dropped.” Odeya said.
“That’s why it’s called folktale. They are things that never happened and far from being reality but they are told in order to extract moral lessons.” Amanda said.
“Oh yeah, you said that the first time. Well go to the fourth.” Odeya said.
Desmond pulled to Gold’s house and unfastened his seatbelt.
“I’m so dizzy, can you help me please?” Gold said.
“Sure.” Desmond said. He got down and moved over to the passenger seat door. He opened it and helped Gold down.
Once they got in, Gold grabbed Desmond and pushed her lips to his. Nothing could hold Desmond back since all he could think about was Gold Gold GOLD…
“I love this fifth Folktale most. It’s the best you told tonight..” Odeya said.
Amanda smiled. “Now, I’m certain you would go to bed.”
“I can’t. My dad isn’t home yet.” Odeya said.
Amanda exhaled. ‘That’s true. Why isn’t he back. I missed his presence in this house.’ Amanda said within.
“I’m going to call him. Dad always made sure he returns before 10pm.. But it’s already ten pm.” Odeya said and took her phone out from the place she dropped it.
She never wanted to touch that phone again but she have to now because her dad isn’t home.
She put a call across to him…
The phone rang and rang and ended.
Odeya looked at Amanda with teary eyes. “He didn’t pick up.”