NEW STORY : Adventures of a Street Girl – Season 1 Episode 24

Ada

One minute I was running, the next I was
tackled by a mountain man named “Gibson”
into Mr. Smiths amazing huge pool. I mean
how in the world did that happen? He has
never tackled me before, why now? And now
I’m soaking wet, I’m so going to kill him.

First he acts all macho stopping Fola and I
from going upstairs to stop the men from
doing whatever they were doing to Brenda,
then he says he can tell me what to do. Me!
Ada, tell me what to do, what an arrogant
egotistical human being.

And now?, Now I’m in the pool with him! He
is so dead.

Michael is right there on his knees, staring at
me with fear in his eyes, wondering what my
answer is going to be. I’m sitting thinking I
have to give him an answer.

“Fola yes or no”, asked Michael beseechingly.

I looked at him, my lips moving but no words
coming out.

“ Fola, sugar plum, you need to give him an
answer, we’re all dying to hear what you have
to say”.

My head turned to look at Becky yeah she’s
right I need to give him an answer. So taking
a deep breath, I gave him my answer with
just a nod. At my answer, Michael just stayed
there on his knees with his eyes wide and
mouth open staring at me. I hope this is the
right answer.
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Bello

I walked over to the stairs ignoring Gibson

 

and Ada, they always argue but everyone
knows they are crazy about each other.
I shook my head smiling at the image of Ada
running away from Gibson. That girl sure
knows how to run. She runs like a
professional and she only does that with
Gibson.

Ever since they got together, Ada has been a
different person- a better person. Apart from
the fact that she argues with Gibson almost
all the time, she seems to be happy. I’m glad
she is.

As I walked down the stairs, I noticed the
living room was silent; I got down carefully
thinking maybe something was amiss. As I
got to last step, I looked over to the living
room and what I saw almost made me trip on
my own two feet.

Michael on his knees facing Fola with a ring
in his hand. He’s proposing, he’s actually
proposing. But why does he look like he’s
whole world has crumbled? I hope she didn’t
say no.

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Stephen.

I stood by the door waiting for bello to get
back. As I stood there, my mind kept thinking
of all the horrible things we said to Brenda
and also what we did to her, causing her pain
in an annoying way. I thought about what she
said and how true she was. She might be evil
but she knows the truth.

I have decided not to be like her, because us
tormenting her isn’t the Christian way.
Jesus won’t do this so why should I? I looked into the room observing Brenda, her head was
down eyes closed probably asleep. Her hands
were still tied to her back. She was immobile.
Standing at the door of Ada’s bedroom I
decided that my way of life from now will be
different.
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Gibson

I am so dead. She is so going to kill me. Ada
and I are currently in the pool and the look
she’s giving me is a look that says if I don’t
do something right now I might not live to
see tomorrow. What the hell was I thinking? I
looked at her, deciding to save my life. So
talking soothingly tried to calm her down,
“Ada my love I know you want to probably kill
me right now, but before you do that please
just listen to me okay?”

We were a bit far from each other in the pool
the water moving around us but that didn’t
stop her from responding.

“You just tackled me into the pool” she said
angrily, using her hand to clean water from
her eyes.

I tried to form words but she spoke above me
“my love, please listen to me” —
“You tackled me into the pool”
 she said

“My love”—
“Why did you do that!?”
 she yelled, “I’m all wet, look at my hair”. She pointed at her hair
with her index finger, eyes blazing with anger.

I looked at hair and to be honest it wasn’t
bad at all. But I didn’t say that. Instead I
said,

“My love, just calm down for a minute and let
me talk, please”

“No I won’t calm down, I’m tired of you bossy
me, chasing me, controlling me, I’m just tired.
This means I’m done, ‘cos seeing as I’m tired
it means I don’t want you chasing me,
bossing me or controlling me. So Gibson we
are over. Let me live my life and you live
yours, go find some other girl that’ll be
willing to let you control, boss and chase
her”,

After that life altering statement she swam
out of the pool, her clothes glued to her skin,
water dripping down. I turned around in the
pool watching her as she got out, then
walked away, never looking back. My God did
I just loose her?
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Nancy

Oh my God! Did she just say what she just
said? I mean is this really happening? I
looked at Michael; he’s eyes were wide,
mouth open, he also couldn’t believe Fola
had just given him that answer.

My eyes turned to look at Becky she looked
surprised too, where in the world was
everybody in this house? They are missing
what is happening right here.
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Stephen

I’ve been standing here for over ten minutes
and Bello isn’t back. I wonder why,
“Hello, is anyone out there?” called Brenda

I walked into the room to know why she
called, getting in I asked,
“Do you need anything?” she nodded her
head, saying yes. I stood staring at her,
waiting for her to tell me what she wanted.

But she just sat there and looked at me.
“Well… say it”
“Oh ok, I need a glass of water, I’m thirsty”. 

I stared at night; she needs water, like right
now? My eyebrows sq££zed, contemplating
whether to agree to give her the water or not.

I moved deeper into the room asking,
“Are you sure you’re thirsty? Or you just want me to leave so you can find a way to escape”.

She stammered a bit while trying to reply and
I knew that she was lying, “of, of, of course
not, me escape? Haba”. 
Then she looked
away, focusing on something else in the
room, she couldn’t even look at me anymore.
Yep, she’s lying.

I kept quiet for a few seconds, just staring at
her, and then I made my decision. I decided
to get the water for her, she could try to
escape but she won’t succeed. There are
about four to five of Michaels men out in the
compound and they are well trained. So good
luck to her if she decides to escape.

“Ok, I’ll get you a glass of water” I said,

“Oh thank you” she replied, not sounding grateful at all, but a bit surprised that I
agreed to help.

Turning around, I walked out of Ada’s room,
through the long hallway having about three
to four rooms,making my way to the stairs to
get her a glass of water from the kitchen,
unknown to me, Brenda had a plan up her
sleeves and it wasn’t a good one.
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Ada

I was walking through the hall way from the
pool muttering to myself about how stupid
and arrogant Gibson is. He pushed me into
the pool, that annoying human being. What is
wrong with him? How dare he push me into
the pool?

What am I saying sef, he didn’t push me? He
tackled me, with that enormous body of his.

I’m glad I’ve broken up with him; I can now
live in peace, no more of his freakish
controlling nature or bossiness no, no more
of that I’m totally free of that thank God.

As I walked through the hallway thinking and
wondering how I was going to get into my
room with Brenda still there, I saw Michael on
his knees in front of Fola having a look on
his face that I didn’t understand. He’s eyes
were wide and he looked totally surprised.

I walked closer remembering caching a
glimpse of him on his knees while I was
running down the stairs away from Gibson.
I didn’t have the time to figure out why he was
on his knees but now that I can think, I’m
thinking… I’m thinking ……maybe……. I was a
few feet away from the couch in the living
room when it dawned on me.

Oh my god! He was proposing!

I quickened my steps rushing to them, the
whole of them, Becky, Nancy, Fola and
Michael. As I got there I grabbed Becky by
the hand ‘cos she was closer and she was
standing, pulling her to me, as I did she spun
around looking at me ‘cos I surprised her.

Then her eyes got wide and she exclaimed,
“What in the freaking hell happened to
you!?”oh, my dress, my hair, water on me. In
the past so I shrugged saying, Gibson tackled
me into the pool
If it was impossible for her eyes to get wider I
was wrong, ‘cos it did. Her eyes scanned the
whole of me, starting from my hair to my feet,
then back up. She then looked at me with
mirth in her eyes,

“Oh sugar plums, you look awful”
I rolled my eyes then said, “Tell me about it, I
feel awful too”.

Her hands then flew to her mouth to cover up
the laughter that was about to come out.

This time I didn’t roll my eyes, no…I glared at
her. She thinks this is funny, ‘cos she wasn’t
the one being tackled into the pool.

Deciding to ignore her I asked, “Is Michael
proposing to Fola, has she said yes?”

Becky looked at me with a smug look, turned
her head to look at Michael and Fola, then
focused back at me. Then she told me Fola’s
answer and my eyes were the ones to get
huge as saucers, oh my god! She said that!?.
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Gibson

I swam the remaining distance in the pool to
the end of it, coming out then taking out my
suit jacket ‘cos it was really heavy due to the
water. I draped it on my arm and walked
forward thinking about Ada, she broke up with
me. I looked up to the sky imagining God
looking down at me, and said
“You sent Ada to me for a reason, I love her
with the whole of my heart, but it seems she
has given up on us. I haven’t so I’m asking if
it’s your will that we should be together then
bring her back to me”
 I brought my head
back down then walked into the house living
my relationship with Ada in God’s hands.
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Stephen

As I left the room thinking about my decision
of bringing a glass of water for Brenda, I
wondered where everyone was again, I mean
it’s like three minutes and I haven’t seen
anyone, not even bello.

I walked to the stairs, and then began to head
down. As I got to the bottom of the stairs I
saw Ada, she had a surprised look on her face
and she was switching her eyes from Michael
and Fola to Becky. I looked at Michael, he
was on his knees in front of Fola, and he too
had a surprising look on his face.

I walked closer to them, that’s when Fola
spoke,

“Did I say something wrong? Was that the
wrong answer?”
 she looked confused like she might have committed a felony. Her eyes
moved from Michael to everyone in the living
room except me.

Becky turned to look at her and answered “no
dear, you said the perfect answer”.

What answer? What’s the question sef?
What’s happening?

I walked around the couch to Becky, standing
beside Ada, she still looked surprised but now
she had tears in her eyes. Was she about to
cry? What in the world is happening?

I tapped Becky on her shoulder, she turned to
look at me, and then I asked,

“Can you tell me what’s going on?
She smiled at me and replied, “Sure sugar
plum, your brother Michael just asked Fola to
marry him”

My eyes bugged out, my mouth dropped
open, then my head whipped to look at
Michael and Fola, he was still on his knees,
how long has he been there.

I looked back at Becky and asked, “Has she
answered?”

She nodded her head

“Well….what did she say?” I was impatient and excited I came a bit closer to Becky
trying to will her to give me an answer.

With the smug look on her face, she gave me
Fola’s answer, and I swear my world stopped.
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Meanwhile in Ada’s room Brenda is dying of
thirst, wondering where Stephen is.
“Where is this boy, doesn’t he know I’m
thirsty?”
 I looked around the room and then
suddenly it came to me, this will be the
perfect time to escape. I began to struggle
with the ropes that were used to tie my hands
behind the chair I was sitting on. But it kept
getting tighter.

So I got up with the chair, (even though it
was a bit difficult, I succeeded in getting up)
and walked over to the mirror table at the
right side of Ada’s bed by the wall.

I examined myself in the mirror checking
myself out, I looked like hell, my eyes were
swollen from crying and my hair was in
disarray. My neck still hurt but that can be
taken care of later once I’ve escaped.

With that by the way, I examined the mirror
table to see if I’ll find something that will be
of use to cut the ropes, I dint know how I’ll do
it but I’ll find a way.
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Gibson

As I walked through the hall I felt something
had changed in the air, I just didn’t know
what. It couldn’t be about Brenda attacking
Fola, that’s already taken care of. So what
could it be?

I walked further down the hallway, and got to
the living room. Stephen was standing beside
Ada both having funny confusing looks on
their faces.

Then there was Becky, back facing Ada and
Stephen. I couldn’t see her face very well
from where I was, but from what I could see
her hands were folded on her chest and she
was standing with her hip jutting out. All
relaxed and calm, Bello was also there, just
taking everything in. observing them.

Nancy was sitting on the couch a bit close to
where Ada, Stephen and Becky were standing,
they were opposite each other. She looked like
she was about to leap out of her skin, from
fear, excitement? I don’t know.

I got closer to them as I took them in
wondering what in the hell was going on.

That’s when we heard the loud knock on the
door. All eyes turned as one towards the
door. Stephen got out of his funny confused
look and said,

“I’ll get it” then he walked over to the door
going to open it, Michael got up from his
knees, I can’t believe his been on his knees
for over five minutes. Couldn’t he at least sit
down?

Fola placed her hand on his shoulder trying
to talk to him, but his head was down, he
wasn’t saying anything. I hope he’s ok.

We heard Stephen’s footsteps coming back
into the living room with two police men
behind him and the inspector. They all walked
in looking ready to work, hope they are
anyway.

I looked at Michael thinking maybe he’ll be
the one to address them but he was wasn’t
even paying attention, his head was still
down. so I decided to handle it,
“Good evening inspector” the inspector looked
at me answering
“Good evening sir” then he asked “ where is
the girl?”
“Up the stairs in one of the rooms, I can take
you there, but first i need to know what’s
happening in this living room, so please give
me a minute to ask”
 the inspector looked
confused and asked,
“Happening?, what do you mean?” then his
eyes took in everyone in the living room,
“everyone seems fine to me, or did any other
thing happen apart from the incident with
Fola this afternoon?”
 he inquired
I shook my head saying “ no nothing, but I
just came in from the pool side as you can
see I’m wet, and this is what I came in to see,
the living room looking like someone has
died, and I want to know what’s making the
room feel that way”

When I mentioned coming from the pool and
being wet, the inspector looked at me like he
didn’t notice I was wet then he lifted his
eyebrows questioningly.

I replied his look saying, “Long story”
Then I heard Ada hiss and say, “ yeah right,
long story indeed”
 I ignored her walked over
to Stephen with my wet clothes and all, and
asked “ what’s happening?”
Stephen looked at me speechless. What the….

Then Nancy spoke, her voice sweet but
scratched, “Michael…a..ask..ed.. Fola… t..t..to
marry him”

What in the world, my eyes moved from
Nancy to the couple on the couch, Michaels
head was down, Fola’s hand on his shoulder.

I moved towards them asking,
“What was her answer” my eyes focused on Michael and Fola and continued “ ‘cos it
looks like it wasn’t a good one”

My chest was beating really fast, scared that
she might have rejected him. If she did it’ll
destroy Michael ‘cos he really loves her.

Becky spoke this time “well you see Fola’s
answer was…”

I looked at her getting impatient when she
said nothing after that, so I asked impatiently
“ her answer was what Becky?”

Then for no reason at all she said, “Wait a
minute I need to get my nail file, let me file
these nails of mine”

What? Is she ok at all, file her nails? How
long are they anyway?

“Becky” I growled her name out angrily”
Her head turned to look at me while bent
over, hand in her bag trying to get her nail
file,
“what, I’ll just be a minute hold on” then she
went back to searching through her bag for
her nail file, I rolled my eyes to the ceiling
then brought it back down, my eyes caught
Michael and he was smiling at Becky his lips
twitching, maybe her answer wasn’t that bad,
seeing as Michaels lips are twitching.

I looked up to the ceiling wondering again
why God had to put women like Becky in my
life.

“she said yes” my head came down ‘cos it
was Nancy that spoke not Becky, I looked at
her, face straight, did she just say Fola said
yes?

“She said yes?” I asked, she nodded her head
I focused back on Becky asking, “Is this true?”

Becky had gotten her nail out of her bag, and
she was now sitting on the couch, when I
asked she looked at me answering,

“Yep, she said a big Fat yes” I was shocked
but relieved that she did, then she continued
to give me the whole gist “Ada was surprised,
Stephen was dumbfounded, guess he couldn’t
believe his brother will be getting married
soon, Nancy was over the moon. So there
that’s what happened”
 then she went back to filling her nails.

Once she was done talking Ada ran over to
Fola, screaming excitedly. Then she pulled her
up by the arms and gave her a big wet hug.
“ oh my gosh! Ada! You’re wet!” exclaimed

Fola

Ada smiled at her not caring that she was.
Then she said, “you’re engaged” she then
hugged her once again jumping and
screaming—“your engaged, you’re engaged”

I moved over to Michael looking at him as I
did, when I got to him he stood up smiling at
me, I smiled back,
“ congrats bro, your totally taken now”
His smile got bigger, “yep I am, but before
she gave me an answer it felt like ages, I
thought she was going to say no at first.
My God girls are scary I swear”

This made me laugh out loud ‘cos he had no
idea, at least Fola is not like Ada, if I had
Fola I don’t think I’ll be in this situation,
always having to tell her what to do at all
times. But anyway I love Ada the way she is,
she is perfect.

The family’s happy bubble was suddenly
taken away when we heard noises from
upstairs every eye moved to the stairs no one
saying anything. Then Michael looked at
Gibson, Gibson looked at Bello, Bello looked
at Stephen. They seemed to be talking in a
telepathic way.

The noise came once again from upstairs, this
time they didn’t have to communicate
telepathically. As one the inspector, his men,
Michael, Stephen, Bello and Gibson all ran up
the stairs.

While us girls looked at each other wondering
what had happened to our happy bubble.

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