Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!. It’s been a while, my book editing journey has not been fast as planned, but we are getting there slowly but surely. I decided to post a little more of Chloe’s adventures. This time at a wedding (you will be able to read the beginning of the story from the book once its out). I believe some of us can relate to this story! Happy Reading!!!
… After the wedding service, the crowd gathered outside the church to take pictures with the newly wedded couple. Chloe saw her father from afar mingling with his friends. Chloe called to him, Father! Father! running into his hands. Her father was too busy to respond her until one of his friends, Mr William, (a well-known womanizer according to Mama Joe’s description) reached out to her. Mr Williams responded saying “You have a fair one as girl, just wished she was grown”. At once, Papa Joe replied, “Are you ready to pay the price?” “I am and will be ready to pay triple for the pay of one” Mr Williams replied. They both laughed as Papa Joe finally wrapped his hands around Chloe.
Although Chloe did not understand what Mr Williams meant by his words and the way he fixed his eyes on her body, she kept it in heart. “Mother will surely know what it means, I’ll ask her once I get home”, Chloe thought to herself. Chloe was driven to the reception and later back to the groom’s house. Papa Joe once again was not around to take her back home. It was about 7.00 pm, “Has my daddy finally forgotten I exist” Chloe started getting worried.
Bimpe was taken home by her mother about 30 minutes ago. Chloe soon realised she was one of the youngest kids around. As the night party started, Chloe was taken to the canopies outside, where there was a live band playing quite loud music. Chloe sat in the front row to enjoy the music. Before she knew it, her legs were moving to the rhythm.
About an hour later, the bride and groom danced in with their golden glamorous native dresses. Chloe forgot about herself and began to dance with the crowd. After a while she noticed everyone around her had gone to the dancing floor. In front of the band, the crowd ‘sprayed’ money, and Chloe watched as the currency notes rained down on the couple. Others helped bag the money for the dancers on the floor.
First, it was the bride and the groom. Later the groom’s family joined. Chloe danced and danced to the music. Unknown to her, the crowd on the dance floor had started reducing, but she was enjoying herself so much that she forgot herself. It was like a ‘dance spirit’ enveloped her and swung her little body left and right to match the rhythm and melody of the traditional music. Chloe watched the crowd come up the stage, ‘spraying’ her with money. Everyone praised her dancing skills.
The new couple left for their honeymoon and the dancing floor was left open by mid-night. Once again, Chloe stirred her dancing feet to the music and danced away into the night. All she remembered was the money; she was not even aware of what happened to them. At about 4.00 am, the band started getting ready to leave as the night party crowd faded out. Chloe was exhausted. As she staggered into and fell on the sofa with the help on one of the adults and fell fast asleep.
Papa Joe arrived about 7.00 am in the morning to take Chloe home. She felt sorry for herself as her body responded to the pain that burnt all over her body. She was assisted to the room to collect her belonging, while her father chatted with Mr and Mrs Banks, who recalled how Chloe had taken over the dancing floor. Papa Joe was handed over two bags of money which was gathered for Chloe. She felt so embarrassed that she could not recollect how she made much a scene whilst heading home with so much money.
Chloe informed her mother all that had happened from the moment she was dropped till the moment her father came to pick her up. To Chloe, it was as if she was on a time travel adventure and was suddenly back to reality. Mama Joe did not say much to all she said especially regarding Mr Williams. After telling her about the money and how she danced throughout the night, her mother carried her on her laps and began praying for her.
Still exhausted, Chloe wondered why her mother did not say much. She became scared of what could happen to her in the future. For now, Chloe was glad she was safe in her mother’s hands. She laid her head on her chest and fell asleep …
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Would love you to share with us the adventures you got involved in as a kid, and what you think of the experiences as an adult… looking forward to your stories!