♦️ Richard’s POV
My eyes got wet and I blinked it rapidly to push the tears back.
I was really drained as I watched the poor girl staring at nothing.
” She is your daughter you were talking about right? ” I asked in a whisper with my gaze still fixed on the girl.
The more our eyes kept locking together, the more I feels like shedding tears, the more my heart bleeds.
She was looking at me but I was sure she isn’t seeing me because her eyeball were stable, not moving.
” The person that come to see me.. Is it a boy or girl ? ” She asked and I felt my heart becoming more heavy.
She was really blind.
I took a deep breath and walked closer to her squatting in front of her.
I held her palm and squeezed it softly making her grimaced.
” I’m a man, my name is Richard..so sorry for your plights, I’m so pained to see a beautiful lady in this condition ” I breathed feeling so disturbed wishing she would just tell me that she can see me.
“Thank you for your concern but..I’m surprised hearing you say I’m beautiful, is that some word of hope?..you are just trying to make me feel less pained right? ” She sighed and I shook my head.
” I have always told her she is really beautiful but she wouldn’t want to believe that, just wish she would one day get to see her reflection ” I heard her mother say.
I inhaled and exhaled heavily glancing at both mother and daughter.
The room was snug and had nothing in it, only a small sized bed and their bags.
” You must be hungry… I have some snacks, you would take it for now, I would still go and get something more edible for you” I cooed and she smiled.
She looked more beautiful with that smile on her face.
” Did I just smiled ? ” She asked expressing shock with the smile vanishing again.
” Yes..what about it? ” I asked..
” It has been very long she smiled.” Her mother chipped in.
“Really? ” I said and she shrugged
” Why should I even smile when I’m useless..your name is Richard right? ” She queried
” Yes dear ” I replied looking at her eyes which were on me.
” Try closing your eyes for one hour and tell me how it is..tell me how it was having darkness all around you for many years ” She sobbed making me moved with pity.
” I’m so sorry ” I said not knowing what to say to this pained girl.
There was no doubt she had no hope for the future.
” Please help me to see, even if it is for a minute please ” She cried and my heart was pierced.
Tears fell from my eyes. I felt really moved that I nearly cried out loudly.
” You have to eat something..What is your name? ” I asked with my lips quivering..
Oh yeah, I’m an emotional type of person, I find it hard controlling my emotions…
” Don’t you think it is useless feeding me?” She said and took a deep breath.
” Well, you have to stay alive… Who knows one day, you would see ” I said breathing heavily.
” Okay, bring the snacks ” She said and I jumped to my feet, with the speed of lightening, I ran to my car and took all the crunches there.
Her mother was just watching me with a confused look..
I guess she is finding it hard to understand why I was this concerned..
I don’t really know why..but I think it is pity.
Yes, I am just feeling pity for her.
I brought the snacks and sat down on the bench beside her.
” Let me feed her..you are doing way too much ” Her mum said but I just smiled.
” Allow me do it myself please ” I said not knowing the reason why I even wants to feed her, not like I had known her before.
” Are you the one feeding me? ” She asked and I smiled.
” Open your mouth ” I said and she arched her brow before opening it reluctantly.
I put it in and she smiled.
” You are acting like a boyfriend” she said amidst smiles.
” I don’t mind, your condition is really hurting me ” I said and she giggled.
” You are making me happy, I don’t know why, the way you are sitting closely with me is really funny, don’t you think you are doing a mistake??” She said and I shrugged.
” Stop talking and open your mouth ” I coaxed and she breathed.
I put another piece and made to bring out another one when my phone rang.
I checked it and flinched seeing it was my girlfriend.
” Ohh, I need to go now ” I said with a smile.
” Thanks you so much ” they both said in unison.
” It is a pleasure,, as for you keep smiling…it makes you look more stunning ” I said to the blind girl.
” I can only smile if you are around ” she said and I felt myself being happy for what she said.
” What is your name? ” I asked.
” Sophia ” She replied..
” Okay… I’ll come over some other time, take this and manage till I come again ” I said giving her mother a bundle of money before dashing out.
It has been long my girlfriend was calling up to three missed call now.
📱 Hello ” I said as I accepted the call.
📱Where are you?, don’t miss road or enter into the hand of hoodlums, let me come and pick you” she said
📱 Okay come to ” I looked around.
I don’t even know where I am exactly.
📱I’ll call you back, let me ask of my current location ” I said and hung the call
I made to rush back to the blind girl, at least to ask her mum of the very name of where I am but I later shook my head in disapproval.
I won’t be able to leave there If I should dare to go back and see her.
I looked around and saw a little boy who had only a short on.
” Hey, where is this place called? ” I asked and he stared at me with a surprised look.
” You don’t look like someone who lived in this place, it seem like you are a foreigner ” He said and I smiled.
“My name is pri… Richard ”
I nearly told him my little secret.
I am the Prince here but I want it to be kept as a secret, I don’t just need everyone respecting me like I am god.
Let me make a little introduction about myself..
I’m Richardthe only son of my father, I had lived almost all my life in the state, I just came here to stay for some period with my girlfriend before travelling back with her.
I don’t want people to even know I am the prince till I come to rule the land..
” Where are you going to? I can direct you there ” the little boy says but I shook my head
“Just tell me where this place is called ” I said and he told me .
I gave him a token of money before calling my girlfriend.
I told her the location and she flinched at it.
📱 How could you be in such a place, that part of the village are for the misfortune and poverty stricken people. Gosh! I hope none of them ever touched you? ” she scoffed and I smiled remembering that I did not only touched someone here, I also fed her.
📱 Just come and pick me, I’m very tired ” I said and she huffed..
” I had wanted to come and pick you, but I can’t go to that place, they all disgusts me. I will send the guard to come and pick you ” she said and hung the call..
I took a deep breath and glanced at that old house once more, the house where Sophia lives, the house of the blind girl who had really affect me.