• The Girl Next Door
    (Episode 16)

“I’m Emefa, but I prefer you call me Fafa” She answered. Having said that, she left right afterwards. I wondered if I had any bond with ladies by name Emefa. It seemed anything good that comes into my life have something to do with someone called Emefa.

I went back to my cell where I waited for a breakthrough. Mary had gone all the way to look for a lawyer for me yet I didn’t even know her whereabouts. She on the other hand too never bothered to visit me.

I just wanted to see her so I could clear my doubts. I needed to find out how she got hold of Emefa’s diary. Now, I was stuck in a situation where I could hardly do anything. I began to even wonder the whereabout of my daughter.

I still regarded Eugene’s daughter as mine though I knew I was not the biological father. I named her, I watched her grow up and there was nowhere I would leave her in the arms of that witch, Ruth.

I should have told lawyer Emefa to check in on my daughter for me. If anything at all, I knew she wasn’t safe with her mother. It’d been three nights since Lawyer Emefa came to see me. I was beginning to wonder if there was no luck in fighting for me with a case like that.

At that time, though I didn’t have access to a clock, I could tell it was very late. We were about eight in the holding cell and all my cell mates were asleep. I could hardly sleep at all ever since I was arrested.

The cells was no place for me, and if luck, was not on my side, I was going to end up spending my life in Nsawam prisons which might even be worse than what I was going through.

There was total silence except for the annoying noise that was coming from my cell mates as a result of their snoring. I couldn’t sleep at all. Initially, I thought it was going to rain as all of a sudden a cold wind blew across the entire cell. Whiles others were sweating and couldn’t keep up with the heat in the cell, I was so cold.

Was I getting sick or something, I asked myself that question. I was sitting on the bare floor with my shots and just a singlet. That was the only attire we were allowed to wear in the cells.

Then suddenly I felt that there was someone watching me. I couldn’t see anyone but my instincts told me that I was been watched. I began to look around but couldn’t find anyone. This continued for about five minutes until suddenly I began to smell Emefa’s perfume again.

I was now getting used to it, any time I smelled that perfume, something strange was about to happen. Then the wind became chillier, I began to shiver. My whole body, especially my arms were covered in goose pimples.

Then I heard a voice, a very familiar tiny voice, there was no doubt, it was Emefa’s voice. She called my name, and before I knew it, Emefa was seated right beside me on the bare floor as well. I became so scared; I couldn’t even scream or even run away.

It was like; I wanted to do all this at a go but ended up doing none of them. All I did was to shiver. There was no doubt that this was real. I had seen her and she was sitting right beside me in tears. She was wearing the exact same dress I saw her in the last time I set my eyes on her.

“Don’t panic Selorm, I just want to talk to you” She said. I couldn’t talk back, all of a sudden, I was chocked on my own words. Nothing could come out of my mouth. “Selorm, I miss you” She continued. “I’m glad you know the truth now, but I didn’t know it will come to this. But Trust me, everything will be fine” She said.

I was just sitting there rigid, I didn’t want to turn and look at her because I was so afraid. She kept talking. “Emefa will help you out, She is my dad’s company’s lawyer.” She said. “Selorm, I came to say goodbye, the one who did this to me will not be happy.

All I wanted was for you to see who she really was, be safe, I love you” She said. That was the last thing she said, the cold breeze stopped suddenly and I instantly began to feel the heat. She was nowhere to be found now.

This was real and I wasn’t going mad after all. I began to cry, Emefa only told me how she felt only after her death and that hurt me so much. I sat down there awake till the following morning.

I had a second visit; I thought It was the Lawyer Emefa coming to give me an update. I was escorted out to the visitor’s area only to see Ruth and my daughter waiting for me.

TO BE CONTINUED watch out for episode 16, in case you missed 15 click here