In the village, Belinda remained a forgoten figure in the minds of those who knew her.
Her family rarely talked about her. They all feared she was dead, little known to them she was still alive.
Her mum was slowly ageing. A good samaritan came to the rescue of her siblings and made sure they all went to school. Her young sister was now in Nairobi University studying Resource management.
Several days after Fred left Kisumu. He went to Nairobi University to meet a friend. As he came through the main gate. He heard sameone call him. Though he couldnt recognize the persom rightly there, he stood and gave a keen look.
“Hi Fred? Its been long…..” Sylivia, Belinda’s younger sister voiced as she stretched her hand to greet Fred.
“Am fine. Am sorry i cant recognize you very well….” Fred stated as he keenly gazed into her face.
“Yea, its been long.. the last time i saw you was during my…my sister’s wedding” Sylivia voiced in a fainting voice.
“Oooh My God! you are a big girl now! How have you been? What brings you in town?” Fred exclaimed as he smiled uncontrollably.
“Thank you….aah am studying Resource management here at the University” Sylivia said with excitement.
“Wow! Look at you….wonderful…” Fred praised.
“Aah…Fred,do you know the whereabouts of my Sister?” Sylivia asked curiosly.
For a moment, there was silence. Fred swallowed bitterly.Looked in the air and voiced…
“Aah….yeah… i know”
“Fred are you kiddding me! Huh!?” Sylivia bursted as she drew close to Fred.
“Belinda is in Kisumu……but…but…”
“But what! Is she okey?” Sylivia interrupted.
“Can we talk some other times please? here is my number” Fred excuzed as he gave Sylivia his business card.
“Please dont call your mum and tell her about this….okey?” Fred warned.
“Just like that…..” he added as he started to walk away.
Sylivia’s eyes lit with passion and joy. Her long lost sister was still alive.
“Ooh My God…thank God…..atleast she has to tell me why she ran away on her wedding day……..hehe….she will be like….No! No! No! Little siz dont ask me anything…..” Sylivia talked to herself. Imittating her sister talk.
She had missed her so much.
But why did Fred ask her not to tell her mum about Belinda?
That was all that ran through Sylivia’s head. But she kept her cool after all her sister was alive.
Days rushed and it was a month to Cyrus’ wedding and so Fred had to travel to Kisumu for the final arrangement but this time in the company of Belinda’s sister,Sylivia.