THE INNOCENT WITCH
That night i couldn’t sleep. I just kept
thinking about kelvin. I
kept thinking about his kiss. I also
wondered if he hated me for running away after our kiss. He told my
self he didn’t deserve to like
Kissing kelvin made me realise my
feelings for him. It also made me
want to fix my life. Before now, i had no dream. I just went through
life like a routine, waiting for disaster to
strike or for karma to
catch up with me for everything i did. But
now i wanted to dream. I
wanted to have a life. That night, i thought about what i would
love to do in the future. I
had wanted to be an accountant before
my life changed. I was an art
student and i was good at math so i
made up my mind to pursue a career in accounting. This got me excited.
I also decided to forget about my past. I
was now in Christ so i am a
new creature. The next day which was a
Sunday, i woke up with purpose.
Then i went to the kitchen to help my sister prepare the meal. My
sister was already washing the
ingredients to prepare fried rice and
that was when i knew that Sunday was
special, coupled with the smile
on my sister’s face. At the dining room after prayers, my sis
said she had goodnews to
share. Mr James seemed who looked
excited ask her what the goodnews
was. Turned out the couple were
expecting a baby. She was already two months gone. My sis had been sick for a
while so she had gone for
check up the previous day while i went to
We ate our food with joy in our hearts
and Mr James said we would Celebrate the goodnews after church.
The couple had been married for
almost two years so the news was
making everybody excited.
After church, Mr James took us to AJ to
celebrate. We ate a lot of food and had ice-cream for desert.
My sis was glowing and Mr James was
beaming. It was a memorable day.
I went for lessons the next day nervous
and excited to see kelvin. I
don’t know if things between us would change after our kiss. To my
disappointment, kelvin didn’t attend the
lesson that day. I thought he
was just trying to avoid me so i didn’t
worry too much.
Ada asked me about his absence and i told her about our kiss. She was
so excited for me and assured me, it was
going to be okay. She also
thanked me for attending her birthday
Four days later and kelvin was still a no show. I never took his
number so i couldn’t call him so i
collected his address info from his
The next day, i went in search of the
house. I boarded to taxi to get me there. The house was like my sister’s.
I knocked, and a uniformed
gateman came out.
“who i dey look for, for hia?” he asked in
“uhm… I am looking for kelvin. I am his friend. We attend the same lesson”
“okay, wait hia make i call am for you” he
said as he closed the gate.
Feeling awkward standing outside the
gate alone i contemplated going
home but then the gate opened again and kelvin came out. He looked
“what are you doing here, Racheal” he
asked me as soon as he saw me.
“i was just worried about you. You missed
a full week of lesson. Now that i know you are fine, i can just go
home since you don’t seem to
want me here” i answered then turned
around to leave when he grabbed
my hand to stop me.
“i am sorry if i seem hostile, Racheal. I am just stressed out. This
week has been hell for my father and i.
My grandfather came to visit
us and my dad doesn’t seem happy about
it. He is just an old man so i
wonder why my dad doesn’t want him near us” kelvin rambled.
“my dad doesn’t want me to leave the
house, he keeps telling me to
watch the house” he continued
“okay, i thought maybe something
happened to you or if maybe kissing me scared you away from the lesson”
“ofcourse not. I loved kissing you, i would
love a repeat though”he
said pulling me to him.
An old man pokes his head out of the
gate and when i saw his face my blood goes cold as i go pale.
TO BE CONTINUED