“calm down!” I said, moving towards the door.
She had already ripped open her top, revealing her massive boobs and folded fat tummy.
“I am not asking you to pay me back the money I gave you. All I’m saying is a little love from you. Is that too much to ask?” she said, slowly walking towards me.
“you are taking this too far. You don’t have to indulge in blackmail,” I said.
She came close to me and held my face gently. I felt trapped and so didn’t bother to resist.
“Mike, could you just hold me?” she said and planted a kiss on my lips.
I crossed my hands around her waist while she continued kissing.
A sound came from the gate like an argument. We broke the kiss abruptly and she went to see what it was from the window while I peeped from behind her. A tall dark man in his fifties putting on a black suit was arguing with the policemen who seemed not to allow him in.
“Mike, go and wait for me downstairs,” she said hastily and hurried to the wardrobe.
“I want to see my boy,” I said.
She gave me a stern look and said, “What is wrong with you? Are you going to start this now?”
“I came here to see him and that’s exactly what I am going to do.” I said with a smirk on my face.
She stood looking at me with her hands on her waist still topless.
“he’s in the Nanny’s room before the stairs. Just remain there until I ask you to come out,” she said and returned to the wardrobe forgetting all about me.
I gladly went out and located the room. The nanny was feeding the baby when I entered. She flinched as I walked in then gave me a questioning look and asked,
“what do you want?!”
“I am his father,” I said proudly with a grin.
She looked at me suspiciously and held the baby close to herself.
“it’s okay,” I said, walking cautiously towards her.
“my name is Mike, you can ask his mum, she asked me to wait for her here,” I added.
“I have seen your face before. I know who you are but Bruno’s dad is out of the country,” the nanny said, getting off the edge.
I felt a kind of anger in my stomach when I heard about some other guy claiming to be my son’s dad. But I was happy to know his name.
“Bruno? What kind of name is that?” I asked in disgust.
Then I went closer to the nanny and bent to pick up the child. She hesitated then handed him over to me with a fixed gaze.
I snuggled him as I walked round the room. He made a squealing sound and kicked.
“boo boo boo boo,” I said, lifting him up under his arms.
He chuckled excitedly and growled.
“you see? He likes me,” I said, smiling to the uncomfortable nanny.
The baby had grown front teeth. His nose, mouth and eyes were just like mine. Although he was light skinned and I’m dark, but the resemblance was striking.
I rocked him around the room with the Nanny’s eyes fixed on me.
“why did you ask those fools at the gate not to let me in?” A voice barked from downstairs.
“I did not tell them not to, I only asked them not to allow anyone in. The town isn’t safe anymore,” Amaka said.
The nanny immediately stood up and collected the baby from me.
“the baby’s father is here,” she said, expressionlessly.
I looked at her in shock. But said nothing.
The nanny was a chubby woman, slightly below average height, in her late forties with a very huge breast that shoots out from her long gray gown. She has thick eye brows, pointed nose and bold lips. Her hair was covered in a brown flowered scarf.
“who owns the car parked outside? Did you add another to your fleet?” the male voice asked.
“should you be concerned about a car parked outside or the reason you did not inform me before coming?” Amaka yelled.
There was a brief silence, then the man said, “I wanted to surprise you.”
I sat on the bed listening to their conversation. Obviously, the guy downstairs meant something to Amaka. I was surprised that I was angry because I was jealous. So, I turned to the nanny who had already finished changing the baby’s diaper and was wrapping up a new one.
“who’s the man talking downstairs?” I asked.
She took a glance at me, then focused back on what she was doing and said, “the baby’s father.”
“but I am the baby’s father,” I said confidently.
The nanny gave me a disapproving stare then finished up what she was doing and snuggle up the baby on a chair.
I wanted to go downstairs and confront the man but crushed the idea. I then sat on the bed, feeling terrible and totally vexed.
The nanny came and stood in front of me. I raised up my head and gave her a questioning look.
“I want to go downstairs. Can you please leave the room and go to the other sitting room?” she asked.
“your madam…asked me to wait here…and I’m waiting here.” I answered her in an arrogant tone.
She said nothing else, just eyed me and walked away.
“where is my baby boy? I have missed him,” the male voice asked.
“he’s upstairs…Oh! Here he comes with his nanny,” Amaka said.
I was so angry this time that I made up my mind to show myself to the man and spoil things for Amaka. I was about stepping out when my phone rang. It was Sandra. I immediately answered it in a low tone.
“hello, mum told me about the baby. How’s he doing?” she asked.
“he’s fine now,” I said.
“is everything okay? Why are you sounding like that?” Sandra’s voice hinted she was worried.
“I’m okay, will be home soon,” I said.
“okay sweetie. Love you,” she said and hung up.
The male voice came loudly from downstairs.
“he is growing very fast. Bruno my boy!”
I tried very hard to ignore them and started playing candy crush game on my phone until I heard the male voice say, “I already made passports for Bruno and yourself. Finally we shall all be together.”
I stood up instantly; Is Amaka traveling abroad with my child?
“I have not finalized my arrangements. No reliable hand to care for my business here,” Amaka said.
“you make me laugh. How much is your business giving you? I told you to look for someone to handle it. My company can pay you as much as you are getting here. So don’t worry,” the man’s voice said.
“Alright! I’m going to think about it,” came Amaka’s voice.
The nanny returned to the room with Bruno.
“I’m going to to wash off. Ask the maid to bring my things in,” the man’s voice said.
His footsteps came up the stairs and passed the Nanny’s room. Then a door opened and closed. I waited for Amaka to come and meet me in the Nanny’s room. I didn’t want to leave without settling what I overheard them discussing. A call came through on my phone. It was Amaka’s.
“Mike, you can now leave!” her voice sounded hostile.
“I need to talk with you right now!” I said.
“let’s talk some other time. You can leave now,” she insisted.
“I’m not going anywhere until I see you,” I affirmed.
The nanny looked at me then continued arranging the baby’s clothes.
“okay, wait for me downstairs,” she said and hung up.
I took a last look at my boy and kissed his cheek. Then brought out my phone to take a picture of him.
“no no no. You can’t do that, save the mother allows you,” the nanny said.
I ignored her and took three snappy shots before she could pick up the baby from the bed.
“sir please, delete that picture,” she said, looking at my phone.
“if you make further noise, you’ll put your madam in trouble. And you know what that means, right?” I said and started walking away.
I was just stepping out of the Nanny’s room to the corridor when I bumped into the man who was also coming out of Amaka’s room.
“who are you?” he yelled.
He wore a black boxers and a singlet.
I was about answering with no swift lie when Amaka stepped out from the sitting room adjacent her room.
“who’s this man?” the man enquired from Amaka.
“he is the mechanic,” she said comfortably.
Then she turned to me, “go and wait for me downstairs.”
I nodded and started walking away. I hadn’t moved few steps when the man asked, “what is he doing in the Nanny’s room?”
“the Nanny’s an adult. Let them be,” Amaka said and followed me from behind.
As she came down to the sitting room downstairs, I pulled her by the arm towards the wine bar stand.
“what’s was that?” I asked.
“will you let go of me?” she said in a low yell and pulled her arm from my grip.
“answer me!” I barked.
She quickly closed my mouth with her hands and looked upstairs to see if anyone heard my voice. She then held my hand and pulled me outside.
“Mike. Did you hear the part I said I’m looking for who to handle my business?” she said abruptly.
“yes I did. What about it?” I asked.
“I’m considering you for the position,” she said.
I looked stunned at her. She smiled and peeped into the house. I scratched my head and tried to digest the news, and weighing it to know if it’s good or bad news.
“Mike, go home and think about it,” she said and gently pushed me away. Then she returned into the house.
To be continued…