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●BURRIED DEEP WITHIN ●

TOM

I wish there was a way I could save my wife but there was no hope.The fact that she ran away after hitting the boy made matters worse for her.They refused her bail and it wasn't sitting well with me..I was so drained.Dont get me wrong though Julia is still my wife and it's normal to care and be worried.

I got to the house and took a shower then decided to pass by the office to see if my team are doing great.I own a company with alot of branches..I have to manage them all but of ofcause with the help of my employees..


FENTSE 

When I got home my so step mother was fuming outside as if she was about to kill someone.

Liyema: Hey you child!

Yeah I was passing her without greeting her...I turned and looked at her 

Liyema: When you roam around who do you expect to cook in this house? 

Me: I was..

Liyema: Nyawas nyawas my foot.Get in that kitchen right now and cook this minute.

I only went to cook because I don't want my dad to be hungry when he comes back from work.

This is gonna be a story of my life.

As I was busy cooking singing a song..I felt a hot slap on my check.

Me: Ahhhhhhhhh 

I swear I felt like my ear was blocked and my eye was blind because the slap came from the back and extended to my eye.

Liyema: Next time you leave this house without cooking or doing the house chores you will get more than that you tart.

She walked out

I sank down on the floor.

Me: Mama Why? Mama is this what you left me for? It hasn't even been a week and already I'm going through abuse.Come back..Come take me with you..

After my break down I continued with cooking..When I was done I dished up for my father and went to give him the food.He was with his so called woman.

Dad: Baby where are your mom's food?

Me: I will bring them.

She looked at me with her deadliest look..

I wasn't even gonna dish for her if dad didn't ask.I dished up for her and went to give her.Then I dished for myself and went to eat in my room...

It's times like this when I miss mom.We used to sit down and dine as a family cracking jokes here and there.Now loneliness is eating me alive..Its as if I also lost my dad when my mom died.Im even afraid to tell him how that woman is treating me when he is not around because he might not believe me..


JULIA 

I swear I feel like I'm gonna be stuck in here for years.What I have done was inhuman..There is no justification for my actions.Even if I was scared I didn't have to run away.This must be the start of my prison life.

Tom: pleading guilty will make you have a lighter sentence.provided that you were stressed and in panic that's why you ran away

Me: you really want me gone don't you?

Tom: babe that's not true.its what the lawyer adviced..

Me: make this go away..you have money and connections

Tom: you know i don't do well with fraud..

He stood up and walked away.


11months later


FENTSE

It's almost a year since i lost my mom and my life has been a living hell..My step mother hates me to a point where I had to drop out of school because they don't have money to send me there...House chores have become my daily job and washing everyone's clothes is also a burden..Aunt Liyema brought her 12years old daughter to live with us.She atleast goes to school.

I have been thinking of running away but where will I go? If only I knew where my sister is.i don't even remember how she looks like.

My phone rang while in my thoughts.

Me: Hello

Tom: Hey you..it's been a while hey..how have you been.

I sniffed.

Me: I have been good

Tom: You don't sound happy..what is wrong?

Me: I need a job

Tom: Stop joking..are you not supposed to be at school?

Me:Had to drop out due to finances.

Tom: Lala be serious.Where is your dad?

I started crying hysterically..

●BURRIED DEEP WITHIN ●

TOM

I wish there was a way I could save my wife but there was no hope.The fact that she ran away after hitting the boy made matters worse for her.They refused her bail and it wasn't sitting well with me..I was so drained.Dont get me wrong though Julia is still my wife and it's normal to care and be worried.

I got to the house and took a shower then decided to pass by the office to see if my team are doing great.I own a company with alot of branches..I have to manage them all but of ofcause with the help of my employees..


FENTSE 

When I got home my so step mother was fuming outside as if she was about to kill someone.

Liyema: Hey you child!

Yeah I was passing her without greeting her...I turned and looked at her 

Liyema: When you roam around who do you expect to cook in this house? 

Me: I was..

Liyema: Nyawas nyawas my foot.Get in that kitchen right now and cook this minute.

I only went to cook because I don't want my dad to be hungry when he comes back from work.

This is gonna be a story of my life.

As I was busy cooking singing a song..I felt a hot slap on my check.

Me: Ahhhhhhhhh 

I swear I felt like my ear was blocked and my eye was blind because the slap came from the back and extended to my eye.

Liyema: Next time you leave this house without cooking or doing the house chores you will get more than that you tart.

She walked out

I sank down on the floor.

Me: Mama Why? Mama is this what you left me for? It hasn't even been a week and already I'm going through abuse.Come back..Come take me with you..

After my break down I continued with cooking..When I was done I dished up for my father and went to give him the food.He was with his so called woman.

Dad: Baby where are your mom's food?

Me: I will bring them.

She looked at me with her deadliest look..

I wasn't even gonna dish for her if dad didn't ask.I dished up for her and went to give her.Then I dished for myself and went to eat in my room...

It's times like this when I miss mom.We used to sit down and dine as a family cracking jokes here and there.Now loneliness is eating me alive..Its as if I also lost my dad when my mom died.Im even afraid to tell him how that woman is treating me when he is not around because he might not believe me..


JULIA 

I swear I feel like I'm gonna be stuck in here for years.What I have done was inhuman..There is no justification for my actions.Even if I was scared I didn't have to run away.This must be the start of my prison life.

Tom: pleading guilty will make you have a lighter sentence.provided that you were stressed and in panic that's why you ran away

Me: you really want me gone don't you?

Tom: babe that's not true.its what the lawyer adviced..

Me: make this go away..you have money and connections

Tom: you know i don't do well with fraud..

He stood up and walked away.


11months later


FENTSE

It's almost a year since i lost my mom and my life has been a living hell..My step mother hates me to a point where I had to drop out of school because they don't have money to send me there...House chores have become my daily job and washing everyone's clothes is also a burden..Aunt Liyema brought her 12years old daughter to live with us.She atleast goes to school.

I have been thinking of running away but where will I go? If only I knew where my sister is.i don't even remember how she looks like.

My phone rang while in my thoughts.

Me: Hello

Tom: Hey you..it's been a while hey..how have you been.

I sniffed.

Me: I have been good

Tom: You don't sound happy..what is wrong?

Me: I need a job

Tom: Stop joking..are you not supposed to be at school?

Me:Had to drop out due to finances.

Tom: Lala be serious.Where is your dad?

I started crying hysterically..

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