My Personal Taste
Story by, Rejoice
*Rose’s point of view*
I woke up so early the next day. I don’t know the time exactly but i walked to the window and drew the curtains.
Its still a bit dark ouside.
I closed the curtains back.
I walked the bathroom and switched on the light. I washed my face in the sink and took my toothbrush to brush my teeth.
I watched myself on the mirror as i brushed my teeth.
Today im gonna go back to delta to face Lady B.
I wonder what she’s gonna do to me if i don’t get her money in two weeks time.
I know she would be trying to reach me so she could threaten me over and over again.
I wonder if Aunty Caro had tried calling my lines or she’s still annoyed.
All the same, I can’t wait to get to my house. My apartment, where i’do feel more comfortable.
Not here, A mansion but there’s no comfort.
Mom threatens son.
Where Kelly hurts me with his words after helping me.
Where someone goes out to eat only to get back, drunk.
I wonder if Kelly is still there in the sitting-room and still in that position.
I still don’t understand why he had to come back drunk.
I was done with brushing my teeth
I walked out of the bathroom, and out into the corridor. I got to Kelly’s door but i don’t want to check if he’s in.
Im sure he’s in and would get mad at me for whatever reason.
He’s always been saucy and crazy.
I walked downstairs to the sitting-room. He isn’t there.
I yawned as my stomache grumbled.
What do i do now.
There’s nothing in that kitchen.
I hissed and sat down on a couch..
But im so hungry and cant help it..So i walk up the stairs.
I walked to Kelly’s door, inhaled and knocked.
I don’t want to open it to avoid recieving his hurtful words again.
Its just too early for that.
I knocked again but no response.
I knocked again, harder this time,
But he didn’t respond.
And i still don’t wanna open the door.
He must be a deep sleeper.
He must have woken up late in the night and help himself up the stairs to his room.
I knocked again, no answer.
I’ll have to find anything..Anything to eat.
I turned,and walked to the kitchen.
I got in.
Seriously this kitchen needs cleaning.
Anyway, I walked to the counter, stretch my toes high as i searched through the kitchen shelf. But i found nothing edible. Nothing i can prepare.
I search the cupboard,
I bent, and opened every cabinet, still there’s nothing in there.
Hmm! I can’t believe this.
My hands akimbo.
I stood, searching where else to find.
The fridge is totally empty. I searched it yesterday.
Well, a miracle can happen.
I walked to it and pulled the door open.
Nothing is inside.
What sort of human-being is this guy?
What do i find what to eat now.
Im so hungry.
This butterflies in my stomache don’t want to respect their selves.
My stomache is making a hell of a noise.
I walk back to the cabinet to search again.
My hand touched something.
I took it out.
And i cant believe my eyes
A small white covered container with little cassava flour inside.
Garri? in this kitchen?
Woah!.. I can’t believe this.
I quickly got a plate and poured it all into the plate. It isn’t much but its better than nothing.
I got water.
Now, i’ll need sugar.
But there’s none.
This guy needs to be flogged, seriously!
I hissed and searched for any form of sugar but what i found is salt.
“I go use am like that nah.”
I took a spoon, poured little of the salt into the spoon and poured the one in the spoon into the garri.
Seconds later, i was sitting on the breakfast bar, consuming the soaked garri.
Okay, it taste bad tho, but i got no choice.
To fill up my stomache.
“How can i die of hunger in such a house as this?”
Soon, I was done drinking the garri, i drank water. Iam okay.
I took the plate to the sink. I thought of doing something.
Cleaning up the kitchen. Seriously?
At least that can make Kelly drive me to the airport with happiness.
So i proceeded to clean up.
I first started by rewashing some of the dishes and untensils. They ain’t dirty but i wanna wash them.
Then i walk to the fridge and pulled it open.
It look a bit dirty.
I went behind and switched off the plug.
I got out the contents inside the fridge and took them into to the sink.
I then cleaned the fridge. Both inside and outside.
Then i walked to the counter to wash the crisper and the rest of all i took out of the fridge.
Soon i was done. I dried them and place them back into the refridgerator.
I still haven’t heard any sound of Kelly.
And went for a mob and soaped water.
I got them and i began mopping the floor.
I know it’s more than an hour since i began cleaning up this kitchen.
Kelly isn’t up yet?
Just then, i heard his voice. Right behind me, at the door.
“You’re good at this.” He said.
Good at what.
“What do you mean?” I asked without looking behind.
“Cleaning up.” He said.
“A dirty place has to be cleaned up.” I said.
“Including me right?” He asked.
I want to laugh, but i held myself.
“You ain’t seruous Kelly.” I said.
“How the hell do you even know my name when i don’t know yours?” He asked.
I went on with what i am doing.
“Well you should know my name. Everyone does.” He said.
I glanced at him and turned back to what im doing.
“Well, what do you have to say about last night?” He asked.
I rolled my eyes.
“Say. How?” I asked.
“This.” He said and i turned to see him pointing at the red shirt on him. I wore that on him last night.
“I only helped. You were drunk and you threw up, messing yourself with it.” I said.
“I never asked for your help.” He said.
“Really?” I asked, and turned to face him.
“Ya” He said, making a funny face.
I shrugged. “Fine then!” I said and turned back to continue with the mopping.
“Eaten?” He asked.
I don’t want to answer.
I pretended not to have heard.
“Have you eaten?” He asked.
I inhaled, annoyed.
“Yes, i mean no!” I don’t know which one to say.
“I wanna make an order. What do you want to eat?”
Always making an order!
“I said i’ve eaten.” I said.
“You said Yes,then you said No. So i take No, cos there’s nothing in here to eat.” He said.
“I’ve eaten.” I said.
“And you ate?”
“I took garri.”
“Yes garri. I drank garri. I found some inside the cabinet.” I said.
“How does that taste?” He asked.
I turned to him.
“You’ve never had it before?” I asked. Im not that suprised.
“Yeah.” He said.
“It taste good but i had to drink mine with salt because there’s no sugar.” I said and he made another funny face.
“It tasted horrible then.” He said.
I nodded my head.
He rested his back on the wall and flip through his phone.
I turned and went on with what i am doing.
I don’t know if i should ask him the reason why he was drunk last night.
No! He’s surely going to yell life outta me.
“D–n!.” He said few minutes later.
I ignored him.
“I wasn’t able to make an order.” He said.
“Why?” I asked.
“Something like they’re on close today.” He said.
Bad for him then.
“Then you can go to an eatery.” I said.
Last night he went only to be back,drunk!
“No.” He said.
“Why?” I asked.
I know it has to do with last night’s drama.
“I don’t want to.” He said.
I shrugged, “Okay.”
“Great. I have a option!” He said.
I ignored him.
You’re a woman, and you..you.. i know you can cook. So why don’t we go to the market, buy stuffs and you cook for us to eat?” He said.
“Really?” I asked.
“Okay. But please promise that you’re gonna take me to the airport right after it.” I said.
“Ofcos i must.” He said.
“Okay.” I said and he turned to leave.
“Lemme know when you’re ready.”
He said and walked out.
Twenty minutes later, i was done with tidying up the kitchen.
I walked to my room to shower. I got in to the bathroom.
I pulled off the pyjama.
I turned on the shower and i had my bath.
I walked out to the room, nak*d and without any towel on cos i had used the towel to clean up the mess Kelly made last night.
Im not scared cos i know he can’t walk in but i’ll be quick with my dressing..
I went to the wardrobe and pulled the door open. I got out my blue jean and sweater.
That is the only clothe i had. And i washed them that same friday night, after Kelly gave me this room to stay for the night.
I got out my pa*tie and pulled it.
Have i said that i’ve not been putting on that in here since the friday night?
I had just one and i was keeping it, so i can wear it the day im going back.
Including my b*a.
Then i took the jean and was about to pull it on, when i thought i heard some noise.
I looked at the door, cos my back was on it all this while.
I saw nothing. It’s closed.
I shrugged. And pulled the jean on, followed by my b*a and the sweater.
*Kelly’s point of view*
I was done and ready, but she’s taking too much time., It’s more than an hour now…
I need to go tell her to hurry up.
I walked out of my room, up to her door.
I wanted to knock but i don’t know what happened, the door suddenly opened a little. And..and i saw her nak*d and about putting on a pa*tie. Her back is on the door so i saw her a-s.
Okay, i tried not to look but i cant help not to.
She bent down to put on the pa*tie and my jaw dropped.
I blinked my eyes.
Just then i mistakenly hit my arm on the door.
I close the door and I ran out, into my room, and shut the door fast but quietly. and fell back on the door.
Oh my goodness..
How do i feel right now?
I have no idea.
I just hope she didn’t see me..
And i just pray,..I just pray ,I don’t try to do anything stupid.