Just then someone came out of the main entrance of the house, It was my cousin Julia. She was the eldest of my uncle’s children. She looked really pretty in her yellow top and skinny navy blue jeans.
“Open the gate, I am about to leave the house” she barked at the security guard as she walked towards the parked black, Mercedes Benz which probably belonged to my late uncle, I had seen that car in the village a couple of times.
“Madam no vex, I dey come, this aunty here talk say she dey find madam” he said looking at me some type of way.
“Who is that?” Julia asked as she opened the passenger door and put her purse in it, she slammed the door shut and swung her hips and walked towards the gate.
“She talk say she be oga niece” he said.
“Open the gate” she said as I saw her walking closer.
He opened the gate and let me into the compound. It was a sight to behold; there were well trimmed shrubs, a well paved path that led to the house.
Julia recognized me and her face lit up.
“Grace, how are you?” she hugged me, I could smell her perfume. She smelt so good it made me feel like I stunk like locust beans.
“I am well” I replied.
“I hope he did not harass you” Julia said giving the guard a dirty look.
“I am not sure,” I responded. I was not trying to put him into trouble but I was also not pleased with his snobbery, it wasn’t as if he had anything worth envying even though he looked well dressed in his uniform.
“Come, let’s go inside” she said and dragged me, she had probably forgotten she had to go somewhere. I followed her as I walked through the beautiful compound, there were three other cars in the compound, one was a black Range Rover, the Mercedes Benz in which she had put her purse and a Honda Civic.
We walked up to the front door, she rang the doorbell and Priscilla opened the door.
“Grace” Priscilla screamed and hugged me. I was overwhelmed with the amount of joy in which Priscilla received me.
“How was the journey? Come and sit down” Priscilla said excitedly. I looked at the interior of the house, I was stunned, everything looked nice, as if no one did anything, it was a very big house, no wonder people in the village said my uncle’s money had no end. Even in death my uncle was still wealthy and that wealth extended to his children.
“The journey was okay” I replied not knowing what else to say.
“You must be hungry, I cooked small rice, please manage it” Priscilla said as she got up.
“How is everyone?” Julia asked.
“They are well, they asked me to greet everyone here,where is mommy?” I asked, her mom was nowhere in sight.
“She went out to do some things, I have to run along too, I will be back in a few hours” Julia said.
“Okay no problem” I replied. Priscilla came out of the kitchen.
“When will you come back, I need to use the car?” Priscilla said.
“I don’t know,” Julia replied
“What do you mean by you don’t know, there is no driver, he took mommy out and I need the car.” She said. I began to wonder why out of the other two cars outside Priscilla wanted to take the one Julia was using, who am I to talk, my parents don’t even have wheelbarrow not to talk of one tire.