I LOVE YOU, BUT…. (Part 23&24) – OPEYEMI AKINTUNDE

Part 23
I LOVE YOU, BUT….
Opeyemi Akintunde

The next two weeks went by so fast, a lot happened.

Pamilerin moved in with Winter. She went with her children and Remi. Remi felt like she was walking on air. She couldn’t tell what was happening. The day , Pamilerin had told her they were moving to a new house, she had been surprised…

“ What is wrong with this house?” Remi had asked

“ Nothing… God has provided a bigger one. Daddy’s business partner has bought us a new one” Pamilerin replied

“ That woman?” Remi asked with a question Mark in her voice

“ Yes! That woman … Remi! I noticed you have been unhappy since this woman came into our home. Are you an enemy of progress? Don’t let me start suspecting anything evil about you!” Pamilerin said insinuating Remi was about to allow the devil use her against their family.

“ I am sorry ma’am!”

Remi was more confused when they started moving in to the house and she realized they would be living with the woman while Freeman would be staying at the old house.

She couldn’t ask questions so as not to be seen as the enemy of progress.

She had however overheard series of conversations that gave her a hint of what was happening…

One day, she overheard the couple arguing…

“ This is the problem I have with you, you start something big and run away.. We agreed to move in with the woman so we could build a good relationship and earn her trust… 70 million dollars is not a small amount to collect from her… Stop behaving like an ingrate” Pamilerin had said

“ Pamilerin, I am just trying to be careful, I don’t want all of us sailing in her ship, what if the ship capsizes, who will be on land to save our family… Let me stay on the outside, I will come over every weekend to stay with you guys.” Freeman said holding Pamilerin

“ Fine…I hope that is the main reason you are staying back.” Pamilerin said referring to Beauty..

Pamilerin had used the aphrodisiac portion as given to her by Winter but she had not seen the exceptional love Winter said she would see. Instead he was becoming withdrawn.

When she complained to Winter, Winter said maybe the side ch!c might have used something more powerful. Winter promised to get something more effective.

Winter on the other hand also had a lot on her plate. This was the first time she was trying to handle two men at the same time. She had the man in Abuja who had been calling non stop. He had been angry at her for withdrawing the money to buy the house in Banana Island. She had however cooked up a story…

“ Babe, it’s my friend’s house. You know the friend I came to stay with, her sickness is really going out of hand and she wanted to sell the house cheaply, so I decided to buy it for us. It is really a cheap buy”

“ But you should have told me … you should have informed me ahead. You know Joy also receives credit alerts on her phone for that account.” Her latest man had said.

Joy was the man’s second daughter who was the hard one of the family. She didn’t like Winter one bit, and she had told Winter to her face. However, Winter didn’t want to raise any dust, so she refused hurting her. She was going to deal with her after her father’s demise.

Joy had sent a message…

“ Hey Gold digger, you may think you have found a place to dig gold from, I have told you before and I will repeat it, my family is off limits. If you are in this marriage for love, enjoy it but if you are in it for the money, you are not going to get any of it. I have seen that you withdrew money from my father’s account, count that as the only money you are ever going to get out of us, the next huge money you try to withdraw will be used by your family for your burial. It’s not a threat. I am for real “

Winter had turned her neck to the left and to the right after reading the text, she usually did that whenever someone was becoming a pain in the neck.

“ Joy, I thought I should let you enjoy your father’s wealth a little, before I took everything over, but I guess the grave is inviting you earlier than your arrival time” Winter had said to herself in the mirror.

She thought of how to get rid of her, she knew diabolical would be fast and easy as Joy was not a spiritual person, but Winter was skeptical of Baba Shagba. He had not delivered on Pamilerin, so he might fail with Joy.

“ An Assassin will do it fast and well” Winter concluded as she took another shot of her hot Alcoholic drink.

As she laid on her bed that night, She reflected on how the last two weeks had played out. It played out the way she wanted it to be with Pamilerin but Freeman had altered her plans a bit, but nevertheless she had modified her own plans too.

She had told Baba Shagba to make two portions. One was a love portion for Freeman to fall in love with her, while the other was a hatred portion which was to work against Pamilerin. However, Pamilerin had told her she was only able to use one of the portions, she said the second portion mistakenly poured on the floor as Remi walked in on her.

Winter could not order a replacement from Baba Shagba as she didn’t know which one Pamilerin gave Freeman. She didn’t want to give double of the love portion. She didn’t want him clinging to her. It would disrupt the plan, she wanted it to be subtle.

The last two weeks had been hectic for all the game players but if only they knew the game was about to get tough….

Part 24
I LOVE YOU, BUT….
Opeyemi Akintunde

Pamilerin was having a strange feeling. She was ashamed to think about it. Could it be right?

She had become so close to Winter, she wanted to be around her all the time. She was thinking less of Freeman. In fact, she wasn’t looking forward to seeing him during the weekend.

Instead, as she stayed at home with the kids, she was always anxious to receive Winter whenever she went out.

Remi noticed it too, she noticed her boss was treating the strange woman like a lover. She was eager to cook for her, wash her clothes and the intimacy between them was second to none. Remi watched on several occasions her boss putting her head on the Laps of Mrs Winter and Mrs Winter would be stroking her hair and rubbing her bare arm…

Venita also noticed the change in their lifestyle which her young mind was finding it hard to understand. She was beginning to stay more in her new room. Though the house had more fun things than the former house. Venita was not happy staying there.

For her sisters, the feeling was not the same. They were excited about the new house because that had a play area.

Their Mum had told them, they would be attending a new and more expensive school. She told them the new woman wanted them in a better school. Venita had been silent as she was the type who took her time to analyze situations before protesting against it…

She however was getting to that point soon.

Since their arrival, a week ago, her mother had told them their father was going to be there for the weekend, but it was Saturday evening already and her father was no where in sight.

She heard a car driving into the compound, without checking to see if it was her father’s car, she dashed out of the room towards the living room downstairs.

On getting downstairs , she saw her mother retouching her hair. Venita smiled at that. Marriage was beautiful, she appreciated the fact that after all these years, her mum always wanted to look good for her Dad.

” Hey! Welcome Sis…” Venita heard when her mother said those words with excitement as soon as their host stepped in…

Venita didn’t speak a word of greeting to her, instead she ran out to check if her Dad was out there..She ran back inside

” Mummy, can I have a word with you?” Venita said

Winter and Pamilerin were surprised at the tone of Venita words. Winter noticed out of the three girls, she had not warmed up to her.

” Venita, is everything alright? Were you expecting someone else? Oh! Your Dad? He is on his way, he should be here soon, he had some unplanned meetings to attend to.” Winter the game player quickly said… She also had been trying to get a hold on him all week but he was always at one meeting or the other. Winter kept wondering if this was how busy his life or if he was seeing another woman. At that point, she wished she knew which portion Pamilerin had given him…

Back to the Present, Venita nodded her head in acknowledgement of Winter’s explanation but she still needed to speak to her mother pr!vately.

Pamilerin pulled her daughter out of the house far away from the main building…

” Venita what is it?” Pamilerin asked with a serious look and tone..

” Mummy, what are we doing here? As much as this place feels like paradise, I don’t feel comfortable here. I love our house, at least we own it. It is not rented… ” Venita said

” We can’t live there anymore.God has upgraded us…”

” Mummy, I don’t like it here, Mummy when last did we have our morning or night devotion? Now you and that Woman gist or watch movies till 3am…I miss how we were living before” Venita said with teary eyes…

” Hey, Baby…We are not where we used to be…Darling there is the time to pray or work hard and there is the time to eat the fruit of our labour…Venita you can agree that there is no day we didn’t pray about God sending us help, darling God has answered… ” Pamilerin said. Pamilerin looked sideways to ensure no one was coming their way, she continued but in a very low tone.

” Venita, this woman, Mrs Winter is so rich she can buy our entire family but thankfully she is the one at our Mercy. She wants to invest in your Daddy’s business so she can make more money. Baby, we are going to billionaires soon. We will have our own pr!vate jet and anytime we go for the yearly party at Grandma’s house, you will flaunt your parents’ wealth in their faces. You will let them know that Jesus has blessed your parents too” Pamilerin said referring to Dearest Mom’s grandchildren…

” But Mummy, that is not right, you taught us not to be boastful …” Venita said

” That’s not boasting …it’s showing that God is also good to us” Pamilerin quickly defended herself

” Mummy, have you been jealous of my aunties all this while because they are richer than us…” Venita asked

” Nooo…Why would you say that?”

” You are sounding like that!…Besides mum, I hope you are not putting your trust in man. You taught us that woe to anyone who puts his or her trust in man. You are worshipping this Aunty. Yesterday I saw you washing her panties.”

” I…I….was just trying to be humble and appreciative of how she is willing to help our family”

” I thought you said she is the one at our Mercy… Mummy you are confusing me.. Mummy, do you want to know how I really feel?” Venita said as Pamilerin nodded in the positive

” Mummy, I don’t like her… she makes me scared…she gives me chills, Mummy, I have this feeling she is evil and her mission is to destroy our family…”

” Shut up!” Pamilerin accompanied that order with a slap…

” Who has been feeding you with the trash you just vomited out of your mouth, clearly not from me… Oh! Let me guess …Remi?”

Pamilerin pushed Venita aside and went hunting for Remi…

******

Winter waited for Pamilerin and Venita to be out of her view. As they stepped out, Winter picked up her phone. She dialed Freeman’s number…

” Your daughter wants to see you. You promised to be see then by weekends, she has been waiting … or are you not interested in our my investment again?”

*****

Timothy heard a word …

” Arise!”

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