ANIKE Episide 10
by Toyin Taiwo
Admiral Gabriel Alawode transferred #400k into Happy’s account. She transferred 200k into my account. I started preparing for Friday, she took me to the spa, fixed my hair, bought make up although I’m not the heavy make up type, but she forced me to buy it. I also bought some clothes from her boutique which she picked for me herself. She even gave me discount.
As I was packing on Friday morning, I got a call from the president of my school fellowship, we talked for a while and he said we’ll see on Sunday to continue the discussion. I told him, I won’t be in church on Sunday, he asked why and I told him I have a function to attend, I lied. I ended the call.
It now dawn on me that I’m already backsliding gradually, Sin will always breeds more sin. You will always need a lie to cover up another lie. I know I’m about to embark on a journey that will ruin my relationship with God.
I wonder how I’ll tell a man I slept with over night that I’m going to church on Sunday, I’m sure he’ll laugh me to scorn.
I wore a Turquoise blue Bodycon midi gown and applied little make up. I picked up my already packed bag, wore a high heels sandal and left for the airport.
My plane landed at exactly 5:45pm on Friday. That was my first time in Abuja. Happy did not have Admiral Alawode’s personal number, so there was no one to call except her, I was still looking around, then my phone rang, it was Happy.
She told me to go to the parking lot, that the driver is waiting for me, she gave me the color of the car and plate number.
I located the car and tapped the window, the driver whined down the glass.
“Hi, I’m Anike, Admiral Alawode’s guest” He unlocked the back door and I entered.
I alighted and behold a mighty building, the exterior was beautiful and perfect and I wondered what the interior would look like. All the staffs in the house are all on navy uniform, the driver, gateman and the securities at each door post. I guess they are low rank officers.
I was ushered into the house by one of the officers who offered me a sit and told me to make myself comfortable.
I was told Admiral Alawode was not around. The sitting room was oozing wealth the chandelier hanging on the room is heavenly. The Plasma TV can serve in a cinema, I’ve never seen such large screen before. Every thing in that house smells money.
I was offered a drink which I declined. The chef also came out to ask what I’d like to eat, I told him I was ok. I was scared of been drugged. Too much of Nollywood film, I thought.
I diverted my attention to the TV, just to distract myself a little from my evil thoughts and nervousness.
Few minutes to 7pm I heard sirens, the owner of the house is back, my heart almost jumped out of my mouth. All the staffs inside were all on attention.
I was stunned when I saw him walked into the house in his all white Navy Uniform, I doubt if this man is 52 he was looking so young, then I remembered money does magic. He’s d–n handsome. He’s chocolate skin was so fresh and glowing. I doubt if he walks under the sun. I take a closer look at him, he could pass for one of our handsome veteran Nollywood actor. I wondered if they are in anyway related.
His voice brought me back to the presence world.
“Hello young Lady”
“Good evening sir”
“Anike right?” I guessed Happy gave him my name.
“Yes sir” I said not feeling too comfortable around him.
He looked at me for some seconds. From the look on his face I can’t judge whether he likes me on not.
“How was your trip?” he asked
“It was fine sir” I replied with a little bow.
“Nice to meet you, I’m Admiral Gabriel Alawode” He extended his hand for a handshake and I took it”
“The pleasure is mine sir”
“Do make your self comfortable, if you need anything just tell any of them” he said pointing to his men.
He called on one of his men. “Show her to the guest room” he said and left
with one of the officers, who held like four phones and a bag. I think that’s his PA or he’s right hand man.
I was taken to the guest room, it was tastefully furnished too, with sofa, plasma TV like 32”. It also has a beautiful paintings on the wall. The bed is large and the mattress is soft.
I settled down and kept my things in the wardrobe, I took my bath and changed into a green sleeveless gown a little below my knee.
An hour later, I was told dinner is ready, I was to join Admiral Alawode in the dinning. I was very nervous but I tried to mask my fears.
I met him already sitting at the dinning, I was nervous, I sat beside him quietly. There are different kinds of food on the dinning table, the dinning was the glass rotating type, you just spin it to the food you want and serve yourself. Local dishes, intercontinental dishes, different kinds of meet, everything was there. I spinned the glass center tray and picked a wrap of semi and I took vegetable soup that was garnished with pomo, stock fish, assorted meat, and crayfish. The meat was so big that I had to just pick one. He served himself too, I did not bother to check his food. I just ate quietly beside him, thinking of my family. I wondered if they’ve eating this evening.
I finished my food and He asked if I was OK and I said yes.
“Have a wonderful night rest, I’ll see you tomorrow” he said and stood up.
I was surprised, I thought we were supposed to sleep together.
“Good..good night sir” I replied.
I left the dinning too almost immediately.
I went to the guest room. I was happy nothing is happening that night at least even if my body will be defiled, its not tonight. Although I was still surprised at his actions, may be he did not like me. I concluded.
I took my phone and called Happy, I explain the situation of things to her.
“I don’t think he likes me” I said to her
“Anike calm down and have a good night rest, if he doesn’t like you, he’ll release you tomorrow morning. Although he called me some minutes ago and he didn’t mention anything like that”
“Did he say anything about me?”
“Yes, I’ll tell you when you are back”
“Tell me now, please…..
“Noooo later, good night Anike”
I called my mum also, I talked with her and my siblings. I’m very sure she will pray for me that night, she would tell God to protect me in my room not knowing I’m under a man’s roof in Abuja.
I wish she could change her prayer to father protect my daughter wherever she may be’
I lay on my bed to sleep, I was about to say my prayers as usual and guilt held me back. I forced myself to pray, I doubt if God is listening. I know the prayer of a sinner or about to be sinner is an abomination before God.
I slept for few hours before 2am I was up, I was just rolling in bed. I turned my phone on, on my data I replied some messages. I log into the site where I read stories. I have some stories I was following. I read all the recent updates. I dose off around 5am.
To be continued………………..