My name is Purity, while growing up came
to find out I was not staying with my
My step mother didn't waste time to spill that
out to me, but the annoying part was I was
not allowed to see my mother.
Anytime I ask why, they kept saying it was for
my good, but deep inside of mel was hungry
to know how my mother looks like.
I wasn't comfortable living with my step
mom, and the way she treated me gave me
more reasons to leave but my dad was
adamant to my request.
"Purity where do you think you want to go to
apart from here! He shouted at me when I
brought this topic up again,
'Tainy inom of course, why don't you wanil
mc to see her? Why are you keeping mc oway
from her. I shouted back.
let her go to her Mad mother, like mother
like daughter My step mom dropped and i
looked at he
"Mad mother? Is it my mother you're calling
mad? It is all your children that is mad
including the one you're carrying! I shouted
and she bounced on me while my dad tried to
"You are very stupid to say that to mc, is it
because I tried to rescue you from your
insane mother, probably by now she would
have stranglerl you, she shouted
'Will you toth just shut up! And Purity is it My
children you call mad? My dad asked.
"Like I'm not your child toc huh? Just take me
to my mother, is that too much to ask?|
'You want to see your mother right? He
'I want to see her replied.
And know this, if your legs step out of this
house because of your mother, you won't
come back here again, my step mom said.
'Enough of this. If she want to see her
mother that's fine, she's old enough to do
that, my dad said
"Same way she is old enough to take care of
herself too because she is not coming back
here and that's final! She shouted and I
"Like I care, said with a frown and she bit her
lips and left the sitting room while my dad
carefully looked aline.
"Purity do you know what you are going to
see? He asked.
"Da: I'm going to see a monster? I don't get
it its my men we are talking about her
right? I asked back.
'So if she is, have you ever asked yourself
why she haven't come to visit you? He asked
and the question touched me but I didn't
want a defeat
"Well I don't know, who knows if you and your
wife blocked her from sccing me same way
you blocked me from seeing her, i replied and
he shook his head.
"Get ready tomorrow youll go see your mam!
My dad dropped and left for his room
Immediately, while it wos like someone
poured a chill water on me.
I went back to my room and began to picture
how and what my mother will look like
because I had no photograph of her.
The thought of me seeing my mom for the
first time made me so anxious as my father
question kept ringing in my ear.
'Did my mom reject me or something? What
exactly happened or how was she angry with
my dari that made her abandon me? Will she
be happy to see me or even accept to make
me live with her? Of course I know my step
mom words was not a threat, saw she
mcant what she scid though I know my dad
won't agree to it.
I wasn't done with my worries when my step
sister bashed into my room with an angry
look. I just hissed and left for my wardrobe to
check out what I will wear for tomorrow,
something nice my mom will love at least.
"Purity who did you call mad? She asked and I
burst out laughing.
"If your rtiother called you mad is it my fault?
After all you just acted like a med person
here so I'm not surprised, I said and she
clapped her hands
"Look at the daughter of a mad woman
calling a sane person mad, like are you not
ashamed of yourself knowing it runs in your
blood? Daughter of a mad bitch! She said
and I pretended like I wanted getting
something from the table, then I grabbed her
hair and held her for a fight.
Her screarns drew her parents lorny room as
my dad raised me from her and landed me a
slap as my step mon this other way was
raining abuses on me.
"How dare you Purity whats wrong with you!
My dad shouted on me as I held my cheek
where he slapped me.
Are you asking me that? She came to my
room and.... "Do you want to kill my
daughter same way your mom tried to killed
me then? Hey blood is thicker than water!
Iloney you seriously need to return her back
to her mother, she is fit to be with her just
lock al her aclioni, my slep mcn cul ini.
'I can't believe you Purity,I thought you being
around sane people will help you at least but
I'm so disappointed, you don't even look like
my blood and I'm beginning to doubt it, my
dad dropped and tears streamed down my
'You're right and I'm beginning to doubt it too,
same way I doubted your wife Wasn't my
mother and it turned out to be so, so I wont
be surprised if you're not my father. Take me
to my mother and safe me the strength from
seeing you all, I said and left my room for
them ignoring my dad shouting on me to
I left to my friend place crying on her, I
couldn't believe my dad said that to me,
though I have always been seeing the
favouritism going on but nothing hurts like
what my dad did today.
My friend begged me to return home when it
was getting dark but I refused, I was
determined to spend the night with her.
"Wait are you sending me out of your place or
something? I asked when she kept insisting.
"No why should you say something like that?
'I don't know, maybe you have someone that
is visiting you later that's making you send
me out, just tell me and I'll leave, I said and
she heaved and sat up looking at me.
'You know I will always tell you the truth,
Purity this will bring up more trouble, what if
your step mom tells your dad you slept in a
guy house? She asked.
"I don't care! I replied.
"Okay, you need to go home Purity, at least
for the sake of you seeing your mom
tomorrow, if your dad don't take you to her
how will you find her? She asked and I looked
at her seeing reasons with what she said.
That will be the only thing that will take me
back to that house and I had to do it solcan
see my Mom tomorrow.
I bid her good night and left her place for
mine but arrived late to meet everyone in the
sitting room after knocking for so long
outside but I was ignored.
'It won't be in my house Purity you will stay
late at night to entertain men, you have
clearly proved to me you're a big girl and you
need your freedom. Get your bag ready,
tomorrow you will be with your mom, my dad
said when I was about going to my room, but
I didn't say anything to him.
quickly arranged my things into my bag and
prayed for the dawn of a new day, only God
knows that my spirit, soul and body was
already with my mom and there's nothing
anyone will say to me that will get me upset.
The next day I wanted cooking but my step
mom shouted I shouldn't touch her pot sol
won't poison her.
I just laughed and prepared something for
myself to eat, took everything from the pot
and left for my room to download it all down.
When I was done I came out to return the
plate but met with my step sister and she
'Finally the house will be in peace when the
mar ones will be taken to the psychiatric, she
said and I laughed.
She's lucky she wasn't admitted in the
hospital yesterday, of course you know I can
use your mouth in washing this wall right
now and your stupid mother won't do
anything about it. Or should i show you what
a daughter to a mad mother can do? I asked
approaching her lifting my empty plate up as
she struggled to open her door in fear and
ran in while I hissed and left to the kitchen to
wash my plate.
"Purity is your bag ready? I heard my dad
voice and was surprised he will be taking mo
in the morning.
"Are we going now? I asked back but a loud
hiss from my step mother answered the
l quickly rushed into my room and took a
shower, put on my clothes and came outside
with just a travelling bag, of course I didn't
pick all my things with me.
"I hope you won't be coming back? Pick
everything that belongs to you, my step mom
said and I looked at her with a mockery look
and looked at my dad.
I'm done, I said to my Dad ignoring her.
'Thope you heard her? Since you ve proved to
be so stubborn and big and you feel you will
be better with your mother, you won't be
coming back here, my dad said and I smiled.
"Don't worry, the things left are not important
to me so you can give them to your daughter,
she's good at stealing my things anyway, I
said and her mother felt like dying as my Dad
slowly got up and took his briefcase while
took my bag smiling at my step mother but
she gave me this cursed look but i didnt
The drive was a long one to me as my dad
suddenly took a turn to a narrow looking road
and I began to wonder what my mom is doing
in a village
In my mind I was thinking my mom is in the
city living large, but I didn't want my
excitement to be quenched,
"Maybe she came for a visit, I said trying to
calm myself until my dad drove into a small
Only a hut was built there and when he killed
the engine and looked at me, he saw that
surprise look on my face,
"Is it here? I asked.
"Yes and your mother is inside, He replied
and still in the car I used my eyes round the
environment and began to wonder what will
my mom be doing in a dirty place with a hut
house that is looking so abandoned and
"But I am not going in with you, just take your
bag and go see what you were eager to see
then you'll know why I said it was for your
own good, he said.
"So you mean you're not going in with me?
Who does that? I mean why don't you want to
go in with me? I asked but he brought out
some money and gave it to me.
"Purity leave, you caused this to yourself. You
became so disrespectful to my wife like your
mother was in anyway better than her, please
go I have to run back to the office, he
seriously said and I slowly open the door still
not believing what was going on until
stepped down with my bag.
sure you will be fine, but if you can't cope
you can come back home but don't even
imagine that I'll come here again, he said and
like magic he drove off leaving me standing
with my bag.
I began to wonder if there's someone living
there, because I heard no voice neither did
anyone come out from the house.
I summoned every courage in me and slowly
walked up to the front of the hut, bent down
and knocked on the door but it was open
"Hello, is anybody home? I asked putting my
face in the dark room but saw no one.
| swallowed and brought out my phone
switching on the torchlight and pointed it into
the house but saw the house so dirty,
"Hello! I shouted and stepped in but saw a
in by a corner sitting on the floor
My voice flew into my stomach as my step
mother and step sister words rang in my ears
and tears swelled up in my eyes as I slowly
approached her careful not to startle her.
"Hello, my name is Purity and ermmm I'm
here to see my mother, I gently said and she
looked at me as my heart was beating so fast
ready to take off for my life if she makes a