Jason went inside the house. He was really angry. Mille had
told me how defensive of her he could get but I had never
witnessed it first hand. Everyone went in one after the other.
I was left alone with Elliot.
“You’re welcome Elliot and thanks for ruining my night.”
“Wait Gee. I’m sorry,I really am.”
I just stared at him like he was a ghost.
“I got you a gift Gee.”
I missed that. Elliot loved calling me Gee.
“Let’s go to my room. I dropped it there.”
“Na wa o. He barely came back and he has mind to say ‘my
room’ ” I thought as I followed him upstairs. He brought out
a small box from his drawer and handed it to me.
“Thank you Elliot.”
“You’re more than welcome.” I turned to leave the room.
“Won’t you open it?”
“Not yet. I’ll…”
“Gloria!” Mum yelled.
“Yes mum” I left the room “Where are you mum?”
“My room.” She yelled back.
I went there and she was pacing.
“What is it mum?”
“Niel isn’t picking my calls Gloria. He took Mille with him.”
“Mum relax. I’m sure they’re fine.”
“Did you just say sure? Your brother can do silly things when
he’s angry and you know it.”
“They’ll be fine mum. Mille’s phone is in her purse and it’s in
my room. Maybe Niel left his phone at home too. Rest your
“Gloria if only you’re a mother you’ll understand what it
means.” The mood wasn’t just right for any stories so I left
her. I dropped the gift in my room and headed downstairs.
“We’ll be leaving Gloria. Tell your mum okay?” Uncle Liam
“Alright uncle. Thanks for coming. I’m sorry for the drama
you had to witness.
“It’s okay child. These things happen.” He replied.
“What about Mille and Niel?” Aunt Liz asked.
“Sincerely,I can’t guess where they are right now.” I
“Jamille’s at home mum. I can feel it.” Jason put in.
I almost laughed. How on earth could someone feel where
another person was.
As if reading my thoughts Jason said “Twins always have a
“He’s my twin brother and his name is Elliot like you heard.”
“Niel,I know that already.” She said.
“Since we were little,he had always been the troublesome
one. I was a lot more quiet and I can’t count the number of
times I got punished for him.”
“And you kept quiet?” She asked.
“You yourself has seen how alike we look.”
“Yeah. If you had left my side,I wouldn’t have known the
I laughed “Same applied to my dad. My mum knew the
difference between us from day one but she always chose to
defend Elliot all the time.”
“Do you have any idea why?” She asked.
“Elliot was never as strong as I was from birth so she felt
she had to protect him no matter how naughty he got.”
“Oh I see. So what made him leave?”
“He left after our father died. My dad willed the company to
me while all his other properties were willed to Gloria and
Elliot. Obviously,he wasn’t satisfied. He had access to
everything mum had. Somehow, he tricked her and emptied
“Yes Mille. He emptied her account and also took more than
half of her jewellery. Mother wept her heart out. She even
got sick thinking of him. I suffered for my mum. I went up
and down trying to help her get better. It took some months
but she finally got over it. I’ve been enjoying my life since
then and now,Elliot shows up to ruin everything. You see
why I got mad?”
“I understand Niel and I’m so sorry.”
“It’s okay. Any more questions my lady?”
She laughed and said “Yes.”
“And what would that be?”
We heard a car horn honk.
“I guess they’re back.” She announced. Their new gateman
opened the gate.
They drove in and we got up to welcome them.
“Well, it seems Jason was right after all. You guys ran here.”
Uncle Liam said.
“Yes Uncle. I’m sorry about what happened at the house.”
“It’s okay son.”
Jason and Mille were hugging like they hadn’t seen each
other in decades. I wondered when Elliot and I would
become as united as they were.
“Jason let Mille be. Let them finish their discussion.”
“No uncle. It’s late and I have to get home.”
“Bye son.” Uncle Liam and Aunt Liz chorused.
“Bye Jathniel. Mille escort him na.” Jason said and that
earned him a playful punch from Mille.
She escorted me.
“When will I see you again Niel?”
“Tomorrow my lady.”
“Alright. Have a great night.” She said.
I gave her hand a gentle squeeze.
“Have a night that’s better than great your highness.”
She laughed “Go jor. Remember we have one more question
to solve tomorrow.”