THREE WEEKS LATER.
Maria was discharged from the hospital
when she was in a stable condition. She
recovered quickly. The day she went home,
she saw one white woman sitting in the
sitting room with her legs crossed as if she
owned the house. She couldnt believe it,
could her dad have replaced Alice so
She didnt want any woman and she swore
she was going to kill her if really she was
her father’s new girlfriend.
By the time she was to be discharged, her
dad had been in Abuja for a conference
meeting so her new driver and one of the
new maids had escorted her home.
‘hi,’ the white woman said smiling ‘you
must be Maria, i’ve heard alot about you’
‘and you are?’ Maria asked as the new
maid went to drop her belongings in her
‘i’m Ximena Valdez, i’m a Mexican, its nice
to meet you’ Ximena said stretching her
hands forward for a handshake.
Maria eyed her ‘keep your hand, i dont
Ximena shrugged and brought her hand
‘now who you are miss Mexican?’ Maria
‘i’m your father’s friend. To be honest, we
dated in secondary school’ Ximena replied
with a cool smile.
‘then what are you doing here? Or has my
dad started harbouring ex girlfriends in this
Ximena frowned a little before smiling
again, she didnt like this girl one bit.
‘no. I’m here because i came to visit him’
‘for what?’ Maria threw back ‘why? For
what reason, do you have a child for him?’
‘no, why are you talking to me like that?’
‘i want to understand the reason for your
visit miss Mexican, tell me why you came
to my father’s house and relaxing as if you
own the house, like you built and furnished
‘your dad asked me to stay here’
‘why? Is he sleeping with you or what?’
Ximena stopped smiling, she didnt
understand something about this girl.
‘i’m staying here because he asked me to’
‘and i asked you why? Is he sleeping with
‘no, i’m not that cheap’
Maria studied her for few seconds, then
grinned ‘you are beautiful sha but i dont
allow girls come an inch close to my dad.
You know why? Because he’s married, and
married men arent supposed to touch other
‘your dad didnt marry Alice, did he?’
‘you knew Alice?’
‘yes, that murderer. I know her’
Maria kept quiet for some seconds ‘you
know what miss Mexican, i want you to
leave this place, leave this house
immediately if you dont want trouble’
‘is that supposed to be a threat or what?’
‘its a threat’
‘well, sorry to say, you cant threaten me. I
can see you are a little spoilt brat!’
‘and i can see you are a cheap s.lut!’
Ximena lost it and slapped her.
Maria was stunned for a few seconds, then
she went to the bar, picked up a bottle,
broke it on the wall and…….
To be continued