“Pemisire.” Richard called her name softly.
“Yes.” Pemisire replied. “I’ll soon be living.” She said.
Richard cleared his throat. “I really appreciate you for all you help so far. May God bless you for me.” He said.
Pemisire laughed. “For you? God will bless me myself. And, wait oh, did you just mention God?” She grinned.
“Don’t mind me and that man, your story has made me cool down.”
She chuckled. “You haven’t heard of anything! I don’t know how soon I’m going to die too..”
Richard’s eyes widened. “What? What are you saying to yourself?”
Pemisire laughed. “I am serious about this, that man that killed my parents can come for me.” She replied.
Richard exhaled. “He must be dealt with! What has your family done for him?” He asked.
Richard, you won’t understand.” She waved her hand.
“No! Tell me the reality. I need to know what the problem actually is, what have you guys done to that fool?” He was becoming more serious.
Pemisire sighed. “Richard, who else is at home?” She enquired, her eyes darting round the living room.
“My friends and I live here, just you and I are in the house.” He replied.
“I wish to tell you this because I might die soon too.”She replied, making everything more serious.
“I told you not to say that!” He hit his thigh softly.
“He wants… how can I trust you?” She asked, gazing at him.
Richard chuckled. “Believe me, even my sister’s picture that is in my room won’t hear this.” He replied, smiling.
Pemisire laughed. She started explaining her story to Richard as she stood up, walking round the living room. Richard had fixed his eyes on her too, like a goat expecting an owner to leave his things for it. It was quite heartrending to him too. He never knew he had been with someone with a greater problem but had no problem because she ad forsaken them to God. He kept on sighing until he spoke again.
“Now, do you still wish to sleep in that house tonight?” Richard asked her.
“Yeah, I have no choice, no other place to go.” He replied.
“As you’ve said, I promise no one will hear this, not even my best friends. But, if I get you somewhere to stay for a while, will you stay there?” Richard asked her.
Pemisire smiled. “Sure.” She replied.
“Jay’s sisters have their own apartment, you can go and stay there for a while. Maybe you will move there on Friday because i have to tell my friends about it but not about the secret. I am sure they’ll let you.” He told her.
“That is also good, I can.” She replied.
“Yeah. He is the only son, with three sisters as his siblings. So, the three ladies have a house where they all live in, it was bought by their parents. They have reasonable and good parents, unlike me.”
“Don’t say that. It is either that they are not your parents or… I don’t know but you still have to be patient and have a forgiving spirit.”
“But, can you trust me up to a level? Can you bring the documents for me to keep in my wardrobe here, locked up and safe from anyone. A rented apartment is even bad to keep such a thing, anyone can barge in at anytime and take anything away. Even if robbers rob us here, they can’t take it because they will think it contains just ordinary documents.” Richard said.
Pemisire sighed and scratched her head. She began to think, wasn’t he right that it might be stolen in that house, even before the appearance of Lawrence? Vital documents shouldn’t be taken out just anyhow. She believed Richard was the best to be trusted at that time.
“Expect me, tonight.” She said and hurried out. It began to look like a reality, what if they steal the attache case before getting home?
PEMISIRE GREETED HELEN AS SHE CAME INTO THE HOUSE, she checked where they kept the attache case and brought it out.
“Girl, I smell danger!” She said, ready to leave the house.
“Wait, where do you now want to keep it?” Helen asked her.
“With Richard.” She replied.
“Girl, don’t put your trust in just anyone, it is very risky.” Helen stood up.
Pemisire shook her head. “With the little time I have spent with that guy, I am sure he is not a fake. I am sure he will keep it as a secret and can’t betray me.” She replied.
Helen frowned. “See, I still don’t want you to trust him that much. You just met like a week or so, why would you trust him to the extent of these documents?”
Pemisire smiled. “I called that guy today and it didn’t look like Michael’s voice at all!”
“His voice might have changed, we can’t tell.” She replied her.
“We will discuss better, I have to leave before the arrival for his friends.” She said and rushed out.
[i]I pray this girl won’t run into trouble, why would she trust someone this much! Though, I haven’t met the guy but I am sure the guy must be making her go crazy. But, wasn’t that Michael? It’s been a while we saw each other
, his voice might have changed. If we call her now, her useless phone will just be wasting my airtime, picking up itself even before the owner of the ears the ringing tone.[/i] She hissed as she lamented.
“Boss, are we striking early or late?” One of the guys asked Lawrence.
Lawrence tweaked his nose and swooshed out a long breath. “I think morning should be the best because they might leave the house after.” He said, still thinking. “Are you guys sure you asked well and you were told their room is the third one to the left?” He asked them.
“Yes boss.” they echoed.
“So, we should be there very early to check if the attache case is in that room, if not, we will carry the two ladies to the uncompleted building found near the bush there to beat until they tell us where the attache case is.” He said, looking down.
“So, be preparing. Tomorrow is the D-day.” He swooshed out a long breath again.
“Pemisire.” Richard called her name softly.