1 Who is she,where is she!

My name is Purity, while growing up came

to find out I was not staying with my

biological mother.

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

hold her.

"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?|

asked back

'You want to see your mother right? He

asked.

'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

scoffed.

"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

face.

'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

come back.

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?

She asked

'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

sighed,

'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

question

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

care.

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

compound

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

tattered

"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.

"I'm

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

already

"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

woman

in by a corner sitting on the floor

tattered.

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

move........