-Daniel picked his phone later in the day, to speak with Darasimi on phone. He then knew she had given her mother the phone. He had been thinking of buying his sister and mother phones too. He thought in him that the three of them need phone presently, and he was going to buy for them.….AKINPELUMI, Darasimi’s father. He had three wives, of which Olufunke was the first wife, he married Shade their after, since Funke couldn’t provide him with a male son. Shade also gave birth to triplet, Taiwo, Kenny and Aarin. He went ahead to marry Layo as his third wife, she gave birth to two male children.Akinpelumi was just a drunkard, known all over the village. He works asa hunter, and brings a lot of meat home. He sleeps with only Layo, and feed them, has never thought of he having other wives that needs a lot of care and children. He was a useless father. Throughout Darasimi’s days in school, he didn’t give a dime, for the books, textbooks, school fees and project fee.Layo had been a bone in the throat of the Funke in that house. She and Shade had been troubling her life, whenever they sight Darasimi, they question her for what she hasn’t done.It was of a great surprise that Darasimicould pass her final SSCE examination, they disturbed her throughout the examination period because they wanted failure for her.Darasimi and Daniel read under their normal meeting tree throughout the examination. Darasimi wasn’t sure of her place of study now, her father won’t assist her at all for her to further her studies, her mother just sells yam at the market.**********Daniel was in his room, also studying for the examination coming by, not quite long, Ruth knocked on his door. Daniel walked down there and was surprised seeing her.‘My princess, here?’ He asked with surprise.‘Yeah, why are you surprised?’ She smiled.‘I should be, wasn’t expecting you.’ He replied.‘I’ve brought some word problems to you, for you to solve for me.’ She said. WORD PROBLEMS…
Daniel ushered Ruth to the balcony. They both sat together, he taught her all what she requested for. This time, the queen had been searching for Ruth.“Ruth.” She heard from some distance.‘That’s mum calling you my princess. You have to hurry.’ Daniel uttered.‘Yeah, I can hear also.’ She stood up and left the balcony immediately.Daniel had a soft breath and rested hisback.….“Where have you been? I’ve been searching for you.” Queen uttered.‘I’ve been upstairs with Dan. She uttered.‘DANIEL? Both of you all alone?’ She wondered.‘You are surprised? Yes we’ve been together. He has been teaching me Math.’ She smiled.‘Alright, just checked your room and didn’t see you, the driver also said you’ve been at home, that’s why I’ve been searching for you.’ She smiled back.‘Alright mum.’ She replied.‘And call me Daniel, the king wants to see him.’ The queen added.‘Oooh! See him? What for? We are busy now!’ She complained.‘He needs mouth organ. He said he is bored.’ The queen smiled.‘Alright, but its not fair mum.’ She said as she was going.….She entered into the balcony back, shemet Daniel playing a football game on his phone. She smiled and had her sit beside him back. Daniel continued playing the game without raising his head to know who entered.‘Doesn’t he know that I’m here?’ Ruth thought in herself.‘I’m here!’ She exclaimed.Daniel raised his head and paused the game. He looked at her and smiled. “I’ve forgotten someone entered.” He continued smiling.Ruth’s phone started ringing, she stood up and stepped to a corner to pick up the call. It was her guy that was calling her.‘Then why are you calling me!’ She shouted on phone.Daniel that had continued playing his game paused the game and raised his head up on hearing the noise.‘Are you sick, you know I have my standards! I’ve told you I don’t like it when you call me by that name.’ She uttered angrily.‘What sorry are you saying! You must be really crazy!’ She said and hanged the call. She was already looking angry.“I’m sorry, I don’t think I will be able to continue with the mathematics. This fool has spoilt my mood.’ She said andwalked out of the balcony.“What is the meaning of all this?” Daniel thought and continued with his game.….The noise of someone falling from the staircase was heard by Daniel immediately Ruth left the balcony. Shealready had her asthmatic attack on her way to her room, she slipped on the stair case and fell.Daniel rushed out and hurried to meet her on seeing her. He rushed to her room to get the inhaler, it didn’t look as if she was with it. This time, the maidens were already around, they’ve surrounded her, one of them was running to Ruth’s room when she ran into Daniel and both fell.Daniel stood immediately and hurried to where she was, he pushed all the maidens around and shivered to the princess to apply the inhaler on her.The King was already coming this time, he rushed there and started shouting at the maidens for not guarding his daughter properly. He was totally angry, he watched Daniel as he was trying to help her out of the problem.Sooner, he carried her to her room andwas beside her.……To be continued
Daniel and Darasimi talked for long time, Daniel gave her all she brought for her. Both were happy and departed.The car headed back to the palace. Daniel got into the palace, the car was parked by the driver he came down of the car, turning his head to the right side. He saw Ruth and her friends sitting there, they were all gisting with textbooks with each of them. They were all preparing for the post UME examination.Daniel smiled a little, he trudged to theswimming pool, just to greet them before entering into the palace. He gotthere and continued smiling.Rachael sighted his presence first. She smiled back at him.‘Hi.’ She waved.The other friends also looked at the back at the same interval. They were all smiling at Daniel. Daniel bowed for them all and walked closer.‘Hello friends.’ He smiled.Ruth was facing the textbook she heldsquarely, as if she was that serious with it. She was only shy to greet him and couldn’t look at him.‘Hello.’ Beatrice also waved smiling.‘Yeah, hello’ Stella also greeted.‘I’m Dan, may I know you all, apart from My Princess.’ He replied still smiling.‘I feel flattered.’ The princess thought in her, nevertheless, she didn’t behave as if she saw all what was on.‘I’m Rachael.’ She introduced, standing up and smiling. She stretched her hand forward to shake him.‘Oooh! Good name.’ They both shook.Stella also stood up and stretched her hand forward. ‘I’m stella.’ She used herhand to pull up her gown at the chest, as if she was in a fashion parade.‘What’s all wrong with this one, is it thematter of her blue gown or what? As if her name is even fine.’ Daniel thought within him.‘Aah! You girls have good names, Stella! Wao!’ He smiled, although not that impressed.Beatrice also stood up and smiled, stretching forward her hand also. ‘I’m Beatrice.’ She also introduced.‘Beatrice?’ Daniel was surprised.‘Sure, you don’t like the name?’ Beatrice asked smiling.‘I do, even like mad. That’s the name ofmy sister, that’s why I’m a little bit surprised.‘That sounds cool.’ Beatrice laughed.Daniel walked back to the princess and bowed. ‘My princess, I greet thee.’ He uttered bowing.Ruth just faced her back and saw him bowing. They all laughed out at him.‘You don’t need all this Daniel.’ She smiled.Daniel raised his head and also smiledto her. “I do ma, you are the princess of this Kingdom. I do need it.’ He uttered.‘That! I won’t receive from you, don’t use “ma” for me again.’ She smiled and wondered.‘I must, its your deserved right, I must always place it on you.’ He uttered.Beatrice laughed out from within. The other girls came together and started talking silently. They all liked Daniel.‘I insist! No!’ The princess said.‘Alright ma.’ He uttered.‘You’ve just said ma again!’ She exclaimed.‘I’ll just start getting used to it ma.’ He replied.‘Okay, make that fast.’ She smiled also.‘What have you guys been reading?’ He asked and smiled.‘Working some difficult-without-answer mathematics questions. So tough.’ Princess uttered.‘Sure. We’ve not gotten any, since.’ Rachel uttered.Daniel moved towards their textbooks and taught them all.….
Daniel trudged back to his room after teaching Princess Ruth and her friends the mathematics. He was respected for his intelligence and brilliance. It was of a great surprise to the princess and her friends that the questions they didn’t find an answer to was gotten by Daniel.The king had some visitors, so Daniel couldn’t stay with him. During their tripto abroad, the king bought it a powerful golden mouth organ, although he demanded for it. As from then, the king has begged him that he would be playing it for him in the palace, when he needs it. It did bring comfort to the king, whenever he listens to his musics played on mouth organ.Daniel has composed a lot of songs, this made the King like him so much, he was creative, obedient, intelligent, brilliant, a normal stature and handsome. The Princess also loved him for all this features, but the Queendidn’t that love him. She would think it in him as the saviour of the King, that made her spend a short time on the throne.The king bought a lot of inhalers while coming back from abroad, the princess was an asthmatic patient who did experience it frequently. She was also a very beautiful and attractive lady, she wasn’t that brilliantbut of a little intelligence. She was of the same height with Daniel and blessed with a sparkling with teeth. She hated lies and hated it when all what she wanted wasn’t gotten for her. A friend to all the chieves’ daughters, the Princess without rival, the princess of the Kingdom.Darasimi, also one of the most beautiful girls in that Kingdom, also with her white teeth and a space at thetwo front teeth, upper jaw (incisors). That made her more beautiful whenever she laughs and don’t. Also intelligent and brilliant, always giving off a sweet scent, had the best hairdo when she was in the college. It was only her that her mother gave birth to. She made all her papers out of the college but no money to further the education. She wasn’t among those that were awarded scholarship. The college normally select five best students for the scholarship, she wasn’t good to the extent of scholarship.Rachael, the princess’ friend. She was the one the princess liked most amongst her friends. She was taller than the princess, loved waring trousers and tight t-shirts and tops. She wasn’t that brilliant, didn’t worth the that student should attend the university she intended in herself. She loved guys generally, she had more than three guys she was dating that time. Her father was Chief Tunde, a great chief in the palace.Beatrice, the princess’ friend also, she was also like the same height with the princess, not that tall. She hated guys generally from her view, when she had been dumped by two guys in her high school. She had promised herself never to date any guy again, not to talkof marrying. she was the daughter of chief Kolade, another respected chief in the palace. She was the most brilliant among the princess’ friends, although not as brilliant as Darasimi.Stella, she was the daughter of Chief Collins, she did visit the palace frequently. She was the only one out of her friends who hasn’t dated any guy as at that moment. She was faithful at going to church and readingher bible. She also liked Daniel when she sighted him.*****Darasimi got into her mother’s apartment, each mother had an apartment. She took in all what Daniel brought for her. She found a phone and a sim pack, she had always dreamt of the day she would use a good and camera phone, so she wouldoppress her friends with it. She was sohappy and inserted the sim into the phone. There was electricity, luckily. She charged the phone and waited for her mother to arrive.Not quite long, her mother Olufunke arrived home. She was sweating as if she went in search of a job. She brought in the foodstuffs as usual, although, all what she bought was justlike five hundred naira, but can last she and her daughter for at least a week. They eat twice daily, the mother had no phone since her phone spoiled.Darasimi rushed to collect the black polybag from her mum and took it to the kitchen. Funke was resting her back on one of the plastic chairs in there living room. The had no sofa, couch, no curtain at home. The floor wasn’t rugged, no carpet, it was even tiled. Although the house was always neat, but not attractive at all.‘Mum, Daniel was here.’ She uttered asshe pulled out from kitchen.‘See, I’m tired for now, don’t have time to start discussing.‘No mum, just listen to me this once.’ She uttered.‘You this girl, will you spare me at all.’ She frowned at her, looking so tired.‘Until I finish telling you this.’ She replied, she carried another plastic chair and sat by her side.‘Won’t you start preparing food for us?’She questioned and stared at Darasimi angrily.‘I will, at least just want to tell you what happened today.’ She replied smiling.‘What else would have happened, either the woman at the other street came to ask for her money or the butcher came for his money.’ She replied.‘No, far from it. I said Daniel came here.’ She replied.‘Daniel? The one that donated for the king?’ She wondered.‘Yes, so you didn’t hear I said it before.’ She smiled out.Funke, still wondering.’Why was he here?’ She asked.‘He came to greet me. He brought the phone there for me and a box is insidethe room presently, clothes, jewelries are inside it. He also gave me money, that I should give you. So we can pay for our debts now.’ She smiled.‘He did all this?’ Funke wondered.‘Sure, he’s now living with the King.’ She added and smiled.‘Wao! The boy is lucky o, so where is the money.’ She smiled at Darasimi.‘When I told you I wanted to discuss with you, you said NO, now you want money.’ She laughed and stood up.‘Does it matter? Just bring the money and I’m going to collect that phone, I’ll be using it. He can buy you another.’ Funke uttered.‘What!’ Darasimi exclaimed.‘And wait, why did he bring all this, or are you….’ She winkedBoth laughed.….To be continued
The king would be arriving soon.’ The doctor proclaimed the arrival of the King to the queen. She was worried on hearing this, she wished her husband was dead, she hated Daniel for saving the King’s life from danger.….It was as everyone knew, it was as usual. David was beating his wife again, this time, there was nobody to save her away from him. David beat her till she fainted. He was drunk that afternoon. Bibi couldn’t help the situation, rather, she was also beaten. She had always pray for a safe trip for her brother so that he could be able to deal with her useless father.At last, the king and Daniel returned from overseas, the operation was successful and all turned out to be success. The king could walk on his feet again, the driver was already at the airport hours before the arrival of the king. People were happy seeing the king again, hale and hearty. He was taken to the palace and Daniel. The king was really happy with Daniel. He never expected him to do that for him.He called a meeting with the chieves, to greet them all, to know what had been going on since he left and to know what he can do to appreciate Daniel.‘The kingdom has been in a total confusion my king!’ Chief Tunde said.‘Confusion? What happened.’ He asked wondering.‘Yes my king, the queen has turned thekingdom into total confusion, she sat on the throne, commanded and killed many people my king.’ Chief collins uttered.‘What! Let’s leave her issue for now, let’s talk about Daniel. As you all know what he has done for me, what can I do to pay him.’ He asked.‘King, I guess you can send him to school, at least he’s not from a family that is that okay.’ Chief Tunde commented, smiling.‘You can also give his family a lot of money.’ Chief Kolade added.‘You can let him start living in this palace as a Royal Son.’ Chief Collins added.‘They will all be done as you’ve wished.’ He said.‘I’m so sorry for all that happened in my presence, I will correct them all my chieves.’ The king quickly added.**********The king became furious about what the queen did. He was infuriated and very annoyed. He spoke annoyingly to her and warned her never to do that again.The king called a meeting between hisfamily about the issue od Daniel that will start living with them. The queen was angry on hearing this, she became annoyed and left the meeting angrily. Ruth was so happy that Dan will start living with her family. All she had ever wanted!
DARASIMI, a young looking beautiful girl. She is a little bit tall, just of the same height with Daniel. She is from apolygamous home, her father with three wives. She is the first daughter of the family and the first born. Her mother, the first wife.She attended the dame secondary school with Daniel. She was always giving off sweet scent and was so beautiful. She had the best handwriting that set, the best hairdo and the likes. She was a very intimate friend with Daniel before they started “going out”. She was also a christian, she had no siblings.She had been expecting the arrival of Daniel for long. She was outside their compound with some of her friends that went to that same school, that fortunate day.The jeep pulled out from a corner, leading to Darasimi’s house. It was Daniel. He had sat very close to the door, eager to see if he would meet a padlock at their gate or meet her at home. To his great surprise, Darasimi was outside. He rushed down of the car immediately he ordered the driver to halt.‘Darasimi!’ He screamed.Darasimi viewed him and rushed to him also.‘Daniel!’ She exclaimed also.Daniel held her hands firmly and both walked up to Dara’s friends. He bowed and greeted them. They were happy seeing him, he was the head boy of the college before they graduated.‘How are you?’ The waved to him.Daniel just went there to excuse Darasimi from them, so they went out to catch fun together…To be continued
Gloria came out and met her son trying to volunteer himself as a donor, the queen also arrived at the scene and was surprised seeing Daniel, wanting to be a donor. She rushed to advice the doctor that she had found adonor for the king. The doctor rushed out on hearing this, he was annoyed but pretended to be happy seeing him.Preparations started for both of them to travel out. The king was in pain, andwas happy he found a donor. Gloria wasn’t happy hearing her son being a donor, same as his father, David. Princess Ruth was so happy that the guy would help her father, the Queen was also happy and promised to repaythem with goodness.…..The council of elders and the Queen were sitting at the palace for a meeting. They wanted to choose a representative in place of the king till he comes back. The Queen was just shouting on top of her voice, she insisted ruling her husband’s throne. Queen was a wicked and heartless woman, it wasn’t that she loved her husband that much, she was only pretending. She was happy she had no male child so that if the king should die, she would take over the throne.To the greatest surprise of the council,she stood up and put on the crown, she sat on the throne and said,’ as from today till my husband comes back, I will be controlling this kingdom.’ She said and laughed out.*******Ruth and her friends were in Ruth’s room, gisting about their admissions. They were all happy they made it, although they were all not brilliant but the fact about them being the childrenof chieves in that kingdom.‘That guy is great o, never knew he would do it.’ Princess said‘What are you saying? Rachel asked.‘Just remembering the issue of the guy who told me he would donate kidney for ma dad.’ She said.‘Hmmn! Don’t let me hear oo.’ Beatrice added.‘That what?’ They all laughed.….
Two women ran inside the palace, they were in wrappers and fighting over a new born baby. The guards at the front of the door tried to stop them from entering but they pushed him to a side and rushed in. The queen was on the throne, relaxing with two guards at her back holding a fan. The queen was surprised seeing them rush into the palace, they both knelt before the throne with one weeping and the other with a baby boy sweating profusely.‘What is the meaning of this rubbish?’ She shouted. The two women were shivering with fear, the one with the child expressed. “We both gave birth to a child yesterday night, this foolish woman also gave birth to a boy, she slept on her child and he died. She has now been claiming that she’s the owner of the child.” She said.‘What!’ She shouted. “Is it now because of this foolish issue you’ve barged into my palace? You have no courtesy, I’m the king presently and order for you both to be beheaded tomorrow and the baby becomes the royal baby.’ She uttered sharply.****The two women were beheaded the following day, everyone, including the chiefs feared her and all prayed for quick recovery of the King. The King is not as wicked as this when he was there. She received a phone call that day from the Doctor, who informed her that the operation was successful and they would be coming in some days time. She was upset by this call, she threw away the phone and thought in her “this man is coming again to rule.’ She thought. A maid just came out of the kitchen with a glass cup and a juice. She knelt before her to serve her the juice. She looked at her angrily as she was pouring the juice into the glass cup. She shouted at her suddenly and the juice fell, she ordered for her to be locked up in the cell. The guards themselves were worried, they didn’t know what to do to satisfy her. She was wicked.…To be continued
The news of Daniel’s scholarship soon spread through the kingdom. He was so happy that at last he made it, although his parents weren’t that rich to cater from him that much. The family members will also come for assistance from his father. He loved his mother and his sister dearly, he hated his father when he turned his mother to a punching bag. The father didn’t remain the same again after the pestle had been hit on his head. After David, Daniel’s father became conscious that day, he complained about severe headache, Daniel didn’t do as if he heard all his shouts from inside. When it became too much, Gloria begged Daniel to please drop his father off the hospital, at least David had a car that he did push around. Daniel got up reluctantly and drove him there. He was surprised seeing the guards at the front of the reception door He and his mother helped his father down the car and the nurses came out as usual to help them. He was taken in and admitted, Daniel was sitting at the reception when he saw princess Ruth pondering about. He looked at her with a pitiful face. ‘What could be happening?’ He asked in him.’The queen rushed out with Ruth running after her, they headed to the palace. Although many in that palace hated the Queen because of her wickedness. She got into the palace and urged the guards and maidens to get someone that can donate the king his or her kidney. They all refused doing this, they remembered one of them that tried it for the king and died the next day. They all thought they would die after donating the kidney.‘It will be done abroad this time around not in this kingdom.’ She said. The guards and maidens continued murmuring and still refusing on donating a kidney.‘What next?’ She thought in herself…
The Queen and the princess rushed back to the hospital to check on the king and tell the Doctor that nobody was found. The driver drove as fast as he could, the queen rushed down and straight to the Doctor’s office to tall him about it.‘Your Royal Highness, you have to get,its dangerous.’ The doctor worried.‘But no one is trying to volunteer, nobody. I wish I can.’ She said sadly.‘But I can help you ma.’ The doctor said.‘Yes, any amount, I will pay.’ She said fastly with loud voice.‘I can get someone that will donate but its costly.’ He said.‘Just tell me the amount of money, I will pay.’ She said with panic.‘A million naira?’ He asked.‘Is that all?’ She paused. ‘I will pay!’ She exclaimed.‘Okay, just take It easy, please ma!’ He said with concern.‘I want to see him.’ She said quickly ‘You can go ma.’ He said. The doctor smiled when he left. ‘I’m gonna get manie!’ He said and laughed. Daniel was looking at the princess where he was, he stood up and moved near her. ‘What’s happening here please.’ He inquired softly. The princess looked at him, she thought if she should d–n him or at least answer him. ‘The King is ill.’ She said and faced front.‘Ill?’ He said and wondered.‘Yes!’ Princess shouted. He was scared at her shout and went back to sit down quietly. Ruth thought in her that it was wrong of her to do that, she went near he was sitted and sat with him.‘I’m sorry please, its not my fault, we need a donor critically.’ She said soberly.‘Donor? Kidney?’ He asked.‘Yes.’ She replied.‘I guess I can help.’ He said.‘What!’ She wondered.