This is the story of a modern Cinderella Zawadi. Zawadi is the daughter of a wealthy man, but she is the maid. Her stepmother takes advantage of the fact that her father is not in the country to mistreat her. Finally her luck is changing, she gets an invite to Rafik’s party. Rafik is the most famous musician in the land, a prince among men. They have a spark but Zawadi like the fairytale Cinderella has to leave the ball at midnight. Zawadi goes to design school and this is her graduation night. Her secret has been discovered that she is the mystery princess who was at Rafik’s party. Find out what happens next. If you have not read the rest of the story here is where the story begins.
Angelica called her boyfriend to the backstage. Zack came, hugged Zawadi and Susan congratulating them. Then he kissed Angelica and spun her around saying “you did it, baby!” Angelica explained the situation to him. They agreed to disguise Zawadi so that she would not be recognized. Zawadi changed into her jeans, t-shirt and some shades. Angelica gave her a sweater with a hoodie. Zawadi went out with Zack as Angelica and Susan caused a commotion with the reporters outside telling them Zawadi was going in for an interview with an international TV station so they would have to wait.
Angelica had told Zack to drive Zawadi to the house they would find them there. She needed to pick Zawadi’s stuff from the lockers and she needed to wait until the reporters left. She planned to take a cab.
Zack took Zawadi to a restaurant to have dinner. She had been too nervous to eat before the event and after she had been terrified to meeting reporters if she went to get something to eat. Zack texted Angelica to tell her where they were.
Zack and Zawadi made some small talk as they waited for their meal. Although Zack was rich he did not have the airs of a rich boy. He was very down to earth and he really loved angelica. It is just that he knew he could not marry a girl of Angelica’s class who had no papers or pedigree. That is why he had paid for her to go to design school. So that people wouldn’t say that she was going out with him for his money when she finished and became a successful designer. It didn’t stop people from saying it but it didn’t matter. He loved Angelica and would do anything to make her happy. Angelica also loved him back so that was a blessing.
The restaurant was showing some late-night art show. Soon it was time for the 11 pm news. The news headline was “mystery lady spotted at a catwalk in design school. After the headlines, the news anchor came back to the story.
“If you have been following the story of the mystery princess at Rafik’s party then we have good news. The mystery lady who our favourite musician Rafik has a crush on was sported at Elite Designs College in Lavington. Zawadi it seems is a fourth-year student of design at the college. Today during their finale design exam and graduation Zawadi emerged victorious as the winner of the class designer of the year. She also got a 200,000k cheque and a prestigious internship with well know Italian designer Ricardo.”To find out more about this story we go live to the venue where our reporter is waiting for Zawadi who we have been reliably informed is in an interview.”
The focus then switched to a reporter at Elite Designs College. The reporter on the other end talked about how she was waiting for Zawadi to come out soon so that they could interview her. She talked about the excitement that Zawadi who had talked about in so many conversations in recent days had been found.
“It seems that nobody really knows a lot about her. She came in 4 years ago and her fees are always paid on time. She does not seem to be from a rich or famous Kenyan family as none of the girls seems to know her from their circles. It seems we will have to wait for Zawadi to emerge so that she can tell us her secrets. Back to you at the studio” The TV station then showed Zawadi going down the catwalk in her different outfits.”
When the next story came on Zack asked her, “now that your secret is out what are you going to do?”
Zawadi said, “I don’t know. I hadn’t thought about what would happen when my secret came out. I was so focused on finishing my projects and staying out of madam Asila’s way while she was in a foul mood. She was hoping that one of her daughters would catch Rafik’s eye. She spent a lot of money on new clothes and jewellery so that her daughters could shine on that day. She was not happy that somebody else took the limelight. If she had known it was me I don’t know what she would have done to me. I guess I will just have to deal with the issue one day at a time.”
Zack said, “Consider Ricardo’s offer. I know it will hurt to leave your friends but maybe this is just what you need. A fresh start where nobody knows you and nobody judges you. I know Angelica wouldn’t want you to leave but maybe you need to start afresh. We will miss you though if you go!”
Zawadi said, “I will think about it. Thank you for always being there for me. I know it is because of Angelica but I appreciate it all the same.”
Zack said, “it is not because of Angelica. You are a good person Zawadi and it is not hard to be nice to a good person. If you need anything… help with anything let me know. I know a guy who can get you a passport in 2 days.”
Zawadi thanked him again. Just then Angelica and Susan came into the room. They were carrying Zawadi’s bags and things. Zack ordered for Angelica and Susan food which they carried as takeaway. Susan would also be staying at Angelica’s for a couple of days before travelling back to her rural home the next day. She had been living in school as one of the boarders.
The girls talked and giggled late into the early morning hours unable to sleep because of the excitement of finally finishing school. At around 3 am they left Zawadi in her new room. She stood at the window looking at the full moon that was shining brightly outside. Zawadi thought aloud, “I wonder what tomorrow will bring?”
Find out what happens next in Sexy Cinderella it’s almost midnight – part 12