A woman woke her up gently. When she woke up and saw the woman, she was startled and tried to shout but the woman silenced her by clamping her mouth.
“Shhh. Please remain silent. I want to help you.”
Nifemi didn’t know if she could trust her but she desperately wanted to escape. They left the room, entered another room and escaped through the window of that room. Nifemi sprained herself while jumping down but she didn’t mind. She remained silent until they left the compound. Somehow she expected bami to be waiting for her at some point.
“Where is bami?”
“Yemi? I can only help you. He is being guarded and I can’t fight.”
“How will I escape and survive without bami?”
The woman bent and looked at Nifemi.
“Abike, I know you are inside this body. I also know what I have done is not enough but please help your daughter survive.” She stood up “Your mother will help you. I must go before my absence is noticed.”