While sitting outside by the tap where she regularly washed clothes, Bukola Disu suddenly remembered that it had been six months she moved from her small town Share. Share was just about forty-five minutes from her current home in Gaa-Akanbi, Ilorin within Kwara State. She was not sure at that moment if she really missed home; she was brought to the family of the Adelekes to serve as a help.
Six months ago, when she was taken away from the home she had known all her life, she was filled with so much fear. She had never left her home town, Share and she could not imagine what living in a big city of Ilorin would be like especially without her family. The journey to her new home felt endless especially with the constant view of vast lands without houses. She wondered for a really long time if her home town was not better than this so called big city she was been relocated to. The woman that came to get her from Share kept saying she should not worry that she would enjoy the big city. She even promised that the family she was taking her to was really nice. Bukola hoped that what the woman meant as ‘nice’ was that they would treat her like her family always treated her and not as an external person.
While still pondering on how the new family would treat her, they arrived at the house where the Adelekes resided.
To be continued…