???????? A Maid For Him ????????
(Mum brought her)
By Simrah Saeed
????️ Nora ????️
” D… Dad?” I stammered in fear shifting away.
He ought to be dead right? This is his spirit.
The hall became extremely quiet as they watch the scene.
Okay! I believe this is a dream, I have been thinking about mum and dad lately maybe that’s why.
” Princess ” he called smiling at me and coming towards me.
No! I ran away and hid at Evan’s back. This can’t be my father right? He’s dead.
” C’mon cupcake, are you afraid? This is your Dad okay? He’s not dead believe me”
Evan said. Huh? He’s not dead? But how?
He survived the accident? I learnt their car was burnt down so how?
” It’s me princess, you have every right to be mad at me for showing up just today in ten years but I have a reasonable explanation to give, I was never dead but your mum was ”
I quickly released myself from Evan as I stared at the man before me. My father!
The one I thought he died ten years ago. He must really have a reason for leaving me all alone in this cruel word to survive on my own.
” Come give Dad a hug and happy birthday and engagement princess ” he said spreading his arms widely.
My eyes met with Adam’s and he nodded signaling me to go then Evan who practically pushed me there.
I engulfed him in a tight embrace as tears flows down freely. That of joy, surprise and shock.
” Shhhh princess, I am here now, you don’t have to cry anymore ” he held me firmly patting my hair.
How much I miss this warm embrace.
The crowd cheered up clapping loudly as I released from the hug.
” I miss you princess ” he said pulling me into a hug again smiling.
” Well that’s enough of the father – daughter huggies , happy birthday hunny” mum said while the rest laugh.
Everything is still a surprise to me, the party, being engaged to Evan and Dad showing up.
It’s a lot for me to take in!
I just couldn’t stop stealing glances at Dad, that’s a big surprise Evan has ever given me.
It’s more than anything to have a father in my life again.
” Here is your gift princess ” dad said handing me a package.
I collected it from him telling him a thank you. I will have to open it when I get home. I am certain some of my favourites will be there.
” And here is your gift from me cupcake ” huh? Another gift? Evan won’t kill me ! Hasn’t he done
Wow! A freaking car key! Oh my goodness! I am going to pass out already.
” I can’t be left out you know, so this is my gift t you pretty ” Adam handed me a box which I discovered it’s a new phone. Gosh!
” And mine ” Mum gave me a portrait of me. Saviours!
Did they have to shower me with love this much? How did I become this lucky?
” I…I..I.. don’t even know what to say, thank you so much ” I said in tears out of word.
I don’t know I will be shown love like this in my life.
” Now, we will love the birthday girl to give us a little speech before the refreshment and closure of the party”
Adam gave me the mic and I nervously turned to the thousands of crowd.
Can I do this? What if I pass out?
As if reading my thoughts, Evan gave me a reassuring look before both him and Dad dashed out of the stage.
” I.. can’t really express how overwhelmed I am right now, planning this surprise party for me means a lot to me and it made me feel so special knowing that I have people who takes my interest at heart and love me unconditionally”
” I am so grateful and I show my appreciation to my fiance, Evan who thought about all this and giving me my Dad as a surprise ”
” I don’t know what to say, I am so speechless from the love I received from my family and friends. I am very grateful to you all and thank you for gracing my occasion ”
” Wow!” I blurted immediately I came out of the car.
My Dad owns this house? How? He wasn’t that rich then so what changed?
” You like our mansion?” He asked . Like? I freaking love it. It’s very beautiful and spacious like that of Evan’s.
Remembering Evan,a smile crept up on my face.
He bluntly refused to release me to my father saying he can’t stay without me for 24hours.
It was after much persuasion from everyone that he let me come here with Dad but with a condition that he do come the next day if he doesn’t see me.
You know Dad and I have a lot of catch up to do, it been ten years and everything that happened is still a mistery to me.
” I love it Dad ” I replied simply. He nodded walking in front of me into the house.
Okay! Is Dad now a Mafia king? Why did he have all this men with different types of weapon in his house?
It’s creepy and scary!
He turned to me and smiled seeing the confusion on my face.
” I know that look princess ” he paused chuckling
” Like I said, I have lots of explanations to do okay, so come in ” he said paving way for me to enter.
My jaw dropped on seeing the sitting room. W..what?
Is this heaven on Earth? This is confusing me the more. How did this all happen?
Evan’s sitting room is a child’s play compared to this I am seeing .
Everywhere is well tinted and all white. Gosh! This very house belongs to my Dad? I can’t believe this.
Then why did he leave me for years suffering when he got this kinda money huh?
He instructed me to sit and I did. I sat on the soft sofa.
If care is not taken I will just start sleeping here right now.
” Welcome ma’am, what can we offer you?” I raised my head to see three ladies standing in my front.
In some seconds, it seems I don’t understand what they say.
Everything is very new to me , being treated like a princess since the past few weeks still doesn’t get me used to it.
” This is your home princess, feel free to order for anything and do anything you wish to, you can even seen this mansion if you want ” Dad said making me chuckle.
” Okay, just juice will do ” I said. They nodded and left. Why wasn’t just one person that came?
” Welcome to our home princess, I know you are surprised about my sudden affluence ” he said pausing a bit taking that time to clear his throat.
” Your mum and I were never involved in an accident ”
” She was killed, they tried taking all our lives including yours princess ”
This is becoming more complicated than I thought.
” They thought you died with your Mum and they can after me, I was shot but never died and I knew you were alive but if I come any closer to you, they could have killed you ”
W… what? Who are the they? Why did they want us dead?