Hidden Part 1
"Rolake! Rolake!! Rolake!!!, only God knows where this girl is, she hasn't done any of the house chores I assigned her to do before I left home this morning, could she have gone to her friend's place? I wonder where this girl is, I just hope she doesn't frustrate me to death, arghhh!", Mrs Adenuga throws herself on the sofa, tired and exhausted, she sighed deeply and dozed off.
The persistent drip - drop - drip sound of the leaking tap from the kitchen woke Mrs Adenuga from her deep slumber, with a lazy but quick glance at the wall clock, she wouldn't believe what her eyes read as the time until she confirmed from her phone screen. It's 7pm already, had she slept for that long, she wondered. The leaking tap sound from the kitchen won't stop and it was adding to her distress, she already called the repairer to come for it, why has he not come to do the repair? She matched her way into the kitchen angrily to see the extent to which water gurgled down the drain pipe, she found herself trying to find a temporary solution to the leaking tap when she screamed fearfully almost in tears at the realisation of the absence of her daughter in the house, " Oh Jesus! Is Rolake still not back yet? She didn't tell me she will be going out, Oh God! Where is my daughter? I hope she is safe, God please protect my daughter ", like a prey at the sight of a predator she ran out of the kitchen back into the sitting room, picked her phone and dialed her daughter's number scolding herself for acting so stupidly till the moment she picked the phone to make the call, "thank God for phones", she said as she hopefully awaits response from the other side of the phone. " The number you are trying to call is currently switched off...", this came as a replacement of the response she expected from her daughter. Hitting herself on the ground and cursing herself, she began to sob loudly for the fear of what might have happened to her daughter, she dialed the number some couple of times more and got the same response at the different times. She picked up her phone again, this time around to call Mrs Oyenuga. Mrs Oyenuga with her family attends the same church as Mrs Adenuga, she is a friend of the family. Rolake and Mrs Oyenuga's daughter, Damilola are friends and attend the same school. " Hello! Mrs Oyenuga, it's me, Rolake's mum"
"Oh! Good evening ma'am"
Please ma, is Rolake at your place?
No ma, she..."
Mrs Adenuga hung up the call before Mrs Oyenuga could complete her statement. She cried a little more, as if convinced by "God knows what", she stood to her feet, wiped her eyes of the tears, took her phone, went outside of the house and decided to go in search of her daughter, at this time it was already half past 8 in the night. With the windy breeze, the night chill seep through her clothes and one could tell that the rain would mightily pour...