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Flora – Episode 20

Flora

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Flora’s POV.

“Come here”Peter pulled me gently from the kitchen to his room.

“What? ” I asked when we got to the room.

“My exam is fast approaching”He said.

“Really? That’s a good news. Isn’t it? ” I asked.

“Err.. Yeah, it is… But have got some difficulties again..” He said.

“C’mon don’t joke now”

“I’m not. It’s a minor one this time” He said.

“Alright. We’ll deal with it later”I said.

He smiled and pinched me lightly on the cheek.

“You’re awesome” “Maybe that’s why I can’t let go off you”

“Hey, You’re naughty. Oh now, you remind me.. ” I paused and stared at him.

“Of what? ” He asked.

“I wanna go to my mom” I said.

“What? ”

“I won’t spend up to a week. Just for two days or probably three” I quickly said.

He drew me closer.

“Are–Are you trying to abscond?

You wanna run away..? ” He asked now with both hands on my shoulder.

“No.. Why would I? ” I kinda stammered.

“You wanna run away from Monica?

I promise, she won’t hurt you anymore.

I won’t let her come near you.. I.. ”

I interrupted him.

” I’ll return. I promise ” I muttered.

He began to weep..

Oh no.

I already promised I’m not running away.

“I’m just gonna miss you” He said and embraced me.

Awwn, it was a very tight but warm hug.

“I will, too” I muttered.

“So when are you leaving? ” He asked.

“Tomorrow”I replied.

“Tomorrow? ” He stopped hugging me immediately.

“Ye–ah”

“Flora, you should have told me before now” He said.

“I wanted to…. ”

“Go visit your mom some other time” He said.

I shooked my head.

“Please” He pleaded.

“I really wanna visit her tomorrow. I’ll return before your mom returns.. ” “I

promise”

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“Yay Mom! ” I yelled just about to enter the house since it wasn’t locked. “Flora”Mom hollered… “Tell me, Is today what you meant by soonest? ” Mom said.

“An apology will do” I said.

“Not so soon. You should learn how to fulfill promises and not how to keep them”

“Fine! I’m sorry” I said.

“Don’t even.. ”

I cut in ; “I’m sorry, sorry and sorry” “Maybe you should try harder” Mom teased.

“C’mon Mom, Didn’t you hear my stomach rumbling? ”

“I’ll ignore it”

I frowned.

“You came just in time”

“What? ”

“Paulina, is coming to take you ” Mom said.

“Where? ”

“To where she stays of course”

“No mom, you didn’t tell me about this” I argued.

“And that’s why I am telling you now” Mom said.

I guess she was expecting me to be excited.

“I mean, I don’t wanna go to Aunt Paulina’s place”

“Why?

You don’t wanna go to an higher institution? ”

“Aunt Paulina’s place is not an institution ” I said. I did not realize that I was shouting though.

“I’m sure you understand even better”

“No more registration” I said.

“You’ll take it next year. You know, you’ll live with her and… ”

“Hell no, No mom.., I still wanna earn much more”

“Paulina doesn’t want you to and she will be mad at me if I let you continue to work as a maid”

I bursted into tears.

“Please mom,Allow me to work there for a week, at least to complete a month, I will receive my final pay then I’ll think about staying with Aunt Paulina”

“She’s coming to take you today and I won’t let you return to the Bensons neither

will I let you out for a petty work”

“But mom”

“No buts. I thought you don’t wanna go to the Benson’s place from the onset. Why are you crying to return now? “Mom asked.

I quickly wiped my tears.

“I will go to Aunt Paulina’s place” I reluctantly agreed.

“Before you even say” Mom fired back.

Now, I’m regretting why I came.

Even if I didnt.. She will come for me.

But I already promised Peter

Bad thing, Aunt Paulina stays really far from The Bensons.

Perhaps, Mom was right.

My promises are too difficult to fulfill.

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Peters POV.

Just the second day Flora had left and I’m becoming almost lifeless.

I swear down, Three days is equal to a century.

Imagine.

I don’t know where she stays, i can’t even call her with a cell phone. My bad, i didn’t buy her one, i promise i will get her one of the latest cell phones in town when she returns.

Darn it, I shouldn’t have let her go.

I should have at least asked for her address or I should have just followed her to visit her Mom then we can both return after three days. .

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Jeeeeeez

What am I even saying?

#TBC

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