Daddy's Girl - Episode 15

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*** THE CROSBY'S RESTAURANT..

Arnold parked his car at the parking lot and alighted. She followed.

"What are we doing here?"

She questioned.

She waited for an answer but he wasn't answering so she turned and saw him take off his coat, threw it into his car and carefully rolled the sleeves of his white shirt to his elbows.

She smiled unknowingly while she watched him.

He looked sexy and hot.

She had always found it hot and sexy when men rolled their sleeves up to their elbow....

"I wanted to get you something to eat. You look weak and your eyes are swollen from so much crying I guess"

he finally spoke and turned to face her just in time to catch her smiling at him.

She quickly frowned.

"I don't want to be here Arnold . It's not like you care for gold diggers like me"

"Please. It's my special treat"

he said giving her his hand. She sighed and proceeded to walked into the restaurant, ignoring the hand he held out for her.

Disappointed, Arnold blew out a puff of breath,letting his hand fall to his sides as he followed silently.

Helena could feel eyes on them as they entered and took a seat in the left corner.

"Why is everyone staring?"

she questioned uncomfortably.

"I'm well known around here Helena."

He answered. "Good evening

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. What will you like to have please?"

A waitress approached them handing over a menu to them each.

"Chocolate icecream with cherries"

she said "just that?"

"Yes"

"Okay. Make it two".

"Sure sir"

the waitress replied flashing him a smile and winked.

He ignored her and faced his companion...... There was silence until the waitress brought their orders, smiling and making sure she brushed her body on Arnold's arm.

She was shamelessly flirting and Helena watched in disgust.

She rolled her eyes

"She's shamelessly flirting"

"Does it bother you?"

He teased.

She scoffed and fixed her gaze on her ice cream, taking a spoonful into the mouth.

"I'm really sorry about your mother's death"

he said

"It's okay. She was already at the last stage of cancer. Hopefully she's resting now wherever she is"

she smiled sadly.

"Helena I really didn't mean to.... Umm.. I'm extremely sorry for what I did"

he paused, reaching to touch her hands.

"Don't!"

Helena was fast to snatch her hand away before he could touch her.

Hurt flashed in Arnold's eyes as he took his hand back.

An uncomfortable silence filled the air.

"This place is really nice"

she added changing the topic as she looked around the sophisticated restaurant.

It was certainly no place for people like her.

"Yes. Amanda used to beg me to bring her here"

"Is that her name? Amanda?" She asked curiously.

"Yes"

"Can I see her?"

"Sure"

he brought out his cell phone, scanned through it and then tapped on a picture.

"Here"

She took it and smiled

"She was very beautiful"

"Yes. As beautiful as you"

What the hell Arnold!! He slapped himself mentally realising what he had just said. Why was he even saying that? Helena blushed, tucking few strands of hair behind her ear..

"Let it be"

"What?"

She raised a brow.

"Your hair. I love to see the air blow it over your face"

She blushed again.

He wanted to shut his mouth but he just couldn't help it.

He hadn't given her time to dress before going out with him.

She was wearing a black long sleeved straight dress.

Her hair was let loose, dangling over her shoulders and he loved to watch the air blow her hair..... Most importantly he loved to watch her blush like a shy school girl... Just then his phone rang...

*****

"Hello"

"He..he..hello sir. I went to... to the kitchen for food because Grace hadn't given me my dinner yet. And...and.. I..."

"Stop stammering Musa and tell me what it is"

"They... They killed her sir.. Blood.. Everywhere..."

Musa stammered

"They killed who?"

He shot up from his seat alarmed. Helena's head shot up

"Grace sir. Grace..."

"Where's Fiona? Where's she?"

"I don't know sir"

"Call the police Musa. Call Alex and Mark. Tell them to meet me at home. I'm on my way"

Arnold hung up, shoving the phone into his pocket, placed a wad of notes on the table and run out.

Helena didn't need an invitation to follow..... As he drove out, she could see him sweating, hitting his steering wheel in frustration.

"What is it Arnold?"

"My house help has been murdered Helena and my daughter is no where to be found".

"What? But how?"

"I don't know. I just don't know. And Fiona? Oh God!!! Arghhh!!! F*ck!"

He growled, stepping harshky on the accerator increasing his speed...

******

Upon reaching his house, his gate was already wide open so he drove onto the compound,alighted and run into the house.

He was met with traces of blood from the living room to the kitchen.

He took a few steps and then froze.

Sprawled at the entrance of the kitchen was his house help and daughter's nanny,lying in a pool of her blood.

Blood sprouting from her stomach, chest and mouth with her eyes widely opened.

He staggered back and looked around but there was no sign of Fiona.. His heart missed a beat! No no no. Not Fiona.

Not his daughter. The only reminder he had of Amanda.

"Sir please don't go further"

A police officer who had just made an entry stopped Arnold from going near the body....

"Grace! Who did this! Why?!... Oh God!!! Fiona!!"

He hissed as he run upstairs in search of his daughter.

He entered every room but there was no sight of her.

He descended the stairs and walked into the living room, sat down and buried his head in both arms, sobs escaping from his mouth.

He was terrified, nervous and helpless.

A murder had taken place in his house and his daughter...... She was nowhere to be found.

Recalling his cruel and unjustified behaviour towards her ever since her birth, he felt like the biggest fool and most cruel person alive.

How could he have blamed an innocent child for the death of her mother, a mother she never knew.

He had never given her the emotional support she needed and the only thing he had planted in her was fear, fear of him.

"Please Lord bring Fiona back to me. I promise to change. I promise.

Read " The Emerald Chase " by the same author ( eliza )

. Please!! Just bring her back to me"

He prayed silently with his head in between both hands...

"There's a little girl here!!"

One of the police officer who had arrived beckons to his two colleagus.

Arnold sprang up from his seat faster than lightening as he rushed into the kitchen from where he heard the voice, jumping over Grace's body..... He got to the kitchen just in time to see Fiona been carried out from under the table.

He rushed to her, tears escaping his eyes as he scooped her into his arms, hugging her, kissing her face continuously.....

"Fiona my dear, my princess, my girl are you hurt? Are you okay?"

He asked scanning her entire body for any bruises but there was none.

He kept talking to her but she wasn't moving, she wasn't reacting. She was staring into nothingness, her face pale and expressionless...

"Fiona??"

She remained stiff for a few seconds and then she turned pointing her fingers to where her nanny lay...

"Did you see anything?"

The police officer who found her asked..

"Knife...blood......nanny Grace.... I saw him......"

She whispered.

Her sentence was confusing but one thing was clear,she saw the killer....

"What did you see? Tell us?"

Fiona stared at the entrance and she could see the man choking Grace.

She could see her kick his balls trying to escape... She could see him dragging her and stabbing her.

She also threw the knife at his thigh then he came back running, slapped her and shoved the knife into her heart.

She convulsed for a few seconds and then she lay still,blood everywhere.

Fiona shuddered as she recalled the gory scene. She was trembling, her breathing unstable, sweat breaking across her forehead.....

"He..... He.... The knife.... My nanny Grace... He....."

She stammered incoherently trying to form a sentence. She closed her eyes, the face of the man and her nannys corpse flashing through her mind over and over again like her brain had been set to reverse.

Reversing the scene as continuously as it came.

She was trembling again, her vision blurring, her head spinning as the images flashed in her mind.

She let out a high pitched scream as she collapsed into her father's arms....

"Fiona!!!!!"

Arnold cried out, his hands trembling with fright he never thought he was ever capable of feeling..

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  • Ademola Monday picture
    Ademola Monday
    what an effect that will last for a long time
  • Benedicta Osei Arhin picture
    Benedicta Osei Arhin
    And I know his friend will also threaten the little girl when he finds out the girl saw him. Nice write up eliza
  • Olasumbo Ayodeji picture
    Olasumbo Ayodeji
    Pls keep Fiona safe oo
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    i hope not Ademola
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    thanks Bennie
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    that's my prayer too @ Ola
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    that's my prayer too @ Ola
  • Destiny Benson picture
    Destiny Benson
    Nice episode dear
  • Confy-Dencie picture
    Confy-Dencie
    hmmm,dis guy is a monster, he might even kill Fiona if he finds out she saw him...lemme go bodyguard Fiona oo
  • Chioma Ann picture
    Chioma Ann
    Pls I beg u don't let dat psychopath to harm my dear Fiona
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    thanks Destiny
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    lol Confy, let me carry my gun and help you bodyguard her
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    will do @ Chioma. thanks for commenting!
  • Maymunart Hoossaen picture
    Maymunart Hoossaen
    My darling Fion... Hope dat bastard will not harm her
  • Nafia Lawal picture
    Nafia Lawal
    am scared already, @Eliza hope dis stupid mark will not hot my baby
  • Okorie Glory picture
    Okorie Glory
    Oh Poor Baby Girl.Eliza Pls Don't Let Them hurt Her
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    I hope he doesn't Maymunart
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    the feeling is mutual @Nafia
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    the feeling is mutual @Nafia
  • eliza picture
    eliza
    sure thing Okorie. let's wait and see
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