Monday, 17 September 2018

MY VILLAGE PRINCE AND I Sequence 10

AFAMEFUNA POV


Ada has left after about two hours of talking with me, I must confess she is fun to be with and won't mind keeping are close as a friend, I later woke up after  having a nap, Ada has joined me in eating breakfast in the morning before she left so I rested my head a little, I decided to go to the place I met Amarachi hoping I could meet her there, I called Nnamdi  who came rushing into my room.

NNAMDI: yes my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: get ready we are going out.

I said getting up from my bed.

NNAMDI: let me call the men servants.

AFAMEFUNA: no, am going on a simple wear today and you too.

He seems surprised but I had no time to explain myself, I got  ready putting on a blue jeans with a white t-shirt, a white Gucci sneakers, and a leather wristwatch, I wanted to look simple, didn't want to draw attention to me since I didn't have the mind of using the car or the guards, I came out of my room to see Nnamdi dressed in a black trouser, a blue t-shirt and a black sneakers.

AFAMEFUNA: not looking bad.

He cross check himself and  a smile appeared on his face.

AFAMEFUNA : now listen, we are not taking the car okey.

I said in more as a whispered.

AFAMEFUNA: we are going on foot.

NNAMDI: but where are we going to.

AFAMEFUNA: that left for you to find out.

We walked out of the building heading to the gate, it wasn't easy to convince the security to let us pass but not wanting to lose their job for disobeying the crown Prince, they allowed us pass.

 The walk from the palace to the place I met Amarachi was more like a forty minutes walk, and believe me I enjoyed it, Nnamdi didn't bother to ask me any more question and I appreciated it.

NNAMDI : I knew you were coming here.

He voiced out as soon as we got there.

AFAMEFUNA: Good, now since you knew, you will just follow me without another word and one more thing, my name is Nnamdi not my prince.

I saw his jaw drop.

NNAMDI: but that is my name.

AFAMEFUNA: and now it's my own name, so you better start looking for another.

NNAMDI: what are you up to my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: Nnamdi is my name, okey at least it's not that hard for you to pronounce your own name.

I said going into the bush, he kept quiet and followed me, I just needed to arranged things just in case I meet her there and as I had thought I did, my joy knew no bounce when I saw her sleeping so calmly in same spot, Nnamdi gave me a questioning look which I ignored, I signed for him to keep shut won't want to wake her up in a wrong manner, I slowly walked up to her without making any noise, I bent down stared at her beautiful face, if only she knew what she was doing to me, I touched her cheek and with this she slowly woke up.

AFAMEFUNA: hello sunshine.

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AMARACHI POV

I was shocked and same time happy to see him but I wasn't going to let him know that, he was all smiling like a child who just found his lost teddy bear, I got on my feet dusting away the dirt on my  blouse and skirt, he too stood up as I did.

AFAMEFUNA: sorry for disturbing your beautiful sleep.

Why does he like apologizing this much over nothing.

AMARACHI: what are you doing here.

AFAMEFUNA: well I came to see you.

I was surprised at his responses

AMARACHI : you came to see me, does here look like my home.

AFAMEFUNA: well since I don't know where you stay I came to the only place I knew I might find you and guess what, I was right.

AMARACHI : you are something else.

AFAMEFUNA: so are you going to offer me a sit or you prefer to keep me standing.

He was very funny and free will no doubt, and his words brought smile to my face, I looked around and saw a branch connected from a tree.

AMARACHI: we can sat down there.

I said pointing at the branch, we both walk there and sat down that was when i saw that he wasn't alone.

AMARACHI : won't your friend join us.

He turned at the side his friend was standing and gesture him to come which he did.

AFAMEFUNA: Emeka is his name, and he is my very good friend in the palace, Emeka meet Amarachi.

I saw the shock in his eyes but quickly dismissed it, saying a hi to me, I knew he wasn't pleased with my presence and this brought sadness to me.

NNAMDI : my... I mean Nnamdi, I will be waiting for you there.

He said this and left.

AFAMEFUNA: what is it.

I quickly force out a warm smile.

AMARACHI: nothing, am fine.

AFAMEFUNA: no you are not, so tell me or is it because of my friend.

AMARACHI: no am fine.

AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, I know you are hiding something and you don't want to tell me, I know I am a stranger to you but I want to be a friend.

AMARACHI: you can't be my friend, you won't want to be my friend if you know my story.

I said bowing my head I just couldn't look at him in the eyes, I was trying hard to fight the tear from coming out.

AFAMEFUNA: then tell me, I want to know.

There were a lot of things going through my head, didn't know if I was ready to loose a friend I just made.

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AFAMEFUNA POV

I looked at her expecting her to say something, her head was still bow down refusing to look at me, I needed to know why are name was rejected in the lips of many if not everyone, what crime has a beautiful damsel done that has made everyone hates even her name.

AMARACHI: I am not really from this village.

She started her story.

AFAMEFUNA: go on, am listening.

I said encouraging her to continue.

AMARACHI:  my mother was banished from her village because she was accused of killing my father, she had no where to go so she wandered the forest but fell into Labour on the firth day, an hunter that was passing by heard her scream so he helped her put to birth right there in the forest, the hunter and his wife were the ones that took me in.

I knew she was crying, I wanted to console her but kicked against it, it is good to cry once in a while to ease your pain, but I was confused, what was the crime in her story.

AFAMEFUNA: then why are people afraid of you.

AMARACHI: because they said I was given birth to in the forest and it has never happened before, so they said I am an abomination.

With this her crying increased i immediately took her into my arm and let her  soaked my shoulder with her tear.

AFAMEFUNA: it's okey, it's alright, all will be fine.

She stopped crying few minutes later, she sat up while I took her hands.

AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, look at me.

She didn't lift up her head.

AFAMEFUNA: look at me.

I said more calmly, and she did.

AFAMEFUNA: you are nothing like a curse, a curse is an ugly creation with big horns and sharp teeth, but you are nothing like that, you are a beautiful creation that I have ever came across in my entire life, you have the heart of gold, and a brave one, so even the people that has condemned you are so blind, there is nothing wrong with you, do you hear me, and I am glad to meet someone so special, you came into this world for a reason and a time will come those who mocked you will bow at your feet and this I promise you.

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I later went home after having the best evening with Amarachi, she lightened up after listening to everything I told her, she doubted me at first but when she saw the sincerity in me she gave in, I told her about myself but leaving the part that I was the prince, I needed to keep that away from her for now, didn't know why but I want to.

 I entered the palace with Nnamdi  and headed to my room but was met with one of my father personal men servants at my door, he looks like he has been waiting for me for a long time, he bow to acknowledge my presence.

MEN SERVANT: The king request your presence at the throne room.

AFAMEFUNA: I will be right there.

He left after delivering the message.

AFAMEFUNA: call the  men servants I need to change.

I said entering my room, the men servants came almost immediately and in not time I was prepared, I sent Nnamdi away so he too can go change to his attire and I headed to the throne room.

The guard as usual opened the door granting me passage to the throne room, I entered and saw five chiefs sited, I greeted my father then the chiefs which they reciprocated.

EZE NWANYI: son, where have you been, I sent for you but was told you went out.

AFAMEFUNA: so sorry father, I needed to see the four corners of the community, sorry I didn't inform you about it.

EZE NWANYI: no problem, I sent for you because the chiefs had something important to discuss with you,  they have told me but it will be better if you heard from them personally.

AFAMEFUNA: my elders I am so sorry you keeping you all waiting.

They all accepted my apologize.

AFAMEFUNA: my elders you have something important to tell me, it must be so important if not you wouldn't have left your comfortable homes to the palace to see me, hope its nothing serious.

 MAZI AMADI : our people say if you see  a rat running in the afternoon you will know either it's chasing something or something is chasing it, but in this case something is chasing it, is it not so.


MAZI OKAFOR: you are right.

The rest of the chiefs agreed with him, I knew that intact there was something wrong and I was eager to know the reason for their visit.

 MAZI AMADI: we came here to see you today because of a very important issue, you see we the elders were very happy the day you came back without bringing any white woman with you, and we have asked the king and his answer was something we can hope for, at least you are not like some princes that goes to another man's land and marry their daughters but instead you came back so you can choose a wife from your father's land.

They all started talking at the same time acknowledging my wish decision, but honestly I didn't came back to Nigeria to settle down, I looked at my dad and he just smile at me, what has this old man been telling them.

AFAMEFUNA: my elders indeed you have said the right thing and I appreciate that you all sees the good part in me and my good interest in the culture of the great kingdom of Amucha.

MAZI ENYINNAYA : and that is why you are the true son of your father, a lion cannot begot a sheep.

They all agreed again to his words, I already knew the purpose of their coming, so I have to choose my word wisely.

MAZI AZUBUIKE : your father the king told us that you have been going round the village in search of a bride, you know if you are having difficulties in selecting we could help you with that.

They all burst into laughter. Are they for real, was this the reason why my father asked me to come back home.

AFAMEFUNA: I appreciate your concern but I am still looking but I will need more time to do that.

MAZI OKAFOR: you have the time to search for your bride but remember you have to produce a heir before your father the king joins his ancestors.

What is this one saying, those my father look like someone that will die soon, I didn't want to say much I assured them  that good news was on the way, they later left giving my father and I the privacy I have been waiting for.

AFAMEFUNA: father, I need some explanation.

EZE NWANYI: what explanation.

AFAMEFUNA: father don't play dumb with me, what is all this about me getting married, have you forgotten that I still have my PhD to do, did both of us even discuss anything about marriage.

EZE NWANYI: son, you know the costume and traditions of our land, before a prince is crown as the next king he must produce an heir to the throne and that heir must be bless by the former king, your son must be bless by me before you can be the next king, do you know that.

AFAMEFUNA: I do, but why now, even at that, must I marry now, father do you know how old am I.

EZE NWANYI: you are old enough to pregnant a woman.

AFAMEFUNA: oh God, is this the reason why you asked me to come home, it wasn't because you missed me.

EZE NWANYI : Afamefuna, I am dying.

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AMARACHI POV

It has been three weeks now and things has been going well between I am Nnamdi, the other day he has given me hope with his words, I thought he could run away from me after hearing my story but instead he embraced my past and my future, and since that time I have vow not to do anything that will make me loss his friendship.

 I  told chiamaka about Nnamdi and she was so eager to meet him, and Emeka too has come to accept me too all thanks to Nnamdi but still I have this fear in me that this friendship will not last.

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AFAMEFUNA POV

It has been three weeks since I and Amarachi has been friends, for her I am just her friend but for me she was more than that, I didn't know what was happening to me, the thought of her brings smile to my face and joy to my heart.

To be continued..

MY VILLAGE PRINCE AND I Sequence 9

AFAMEFUNA POV


Ada has left after about two hours of talking with me, I must confess she is fun to be with and won't mind keeping are close as a friend, I later woke up after  having a nap, Ada has joined me in eating breakfast in the morning before she left so I rested my head a little, I decided to go to the place I met Amarachi hoping I could meet her there, I called Nnamdi  who came rushing into my room.

NNAMDI: yes my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: get ready we are going out.

I said getting up from my bed.

NNAMDI: let me call the men servants.

AFAMEFUNA: no, am going on a simple wear today and you too.

He seems surprised but I had no time to explain myself, I got  ready putting on a blue jeans with a white t-shirt, a white Gucci sneakers, and a leather wristwatch, I wanted to look simple, didn't want to draw attention to me since I didn't have the mind of using the car or the guards, I came out of my room to see Nnamdi dressed in a black trouser, a blue t-shirt and a black sneakers.

AFAMEFUNA: not looking bad.

He cross check himself and  a smile appeared on his face.

AFAMEFUNA : now listen, we are not taking the car okey.

I said in more as a whispered.

AFAMEFUNA: we are going on foot.

NNAMDI: but where are we going to.

AFAMEFUNA: that left for you to find out.

We walked out of the building heading to the gate, it wasn't easy to convince the security to let us pass but not wanting to lose their job for disobeying the crown Prince, they allowed us pass.

 The walk from the palace to the place I met Amarachi was more like a forty minutes walk, and believe me I enjoyed it, Nnamdi didn't bother to ask me any more question and I appreciated it.

NNAMDI : I knew you were coming here.

He voiced out as soon as we got there.

AFAMEFUNA: Good, now since you knew, you will just follow me without another word and one more thing, my name is Nnamdi not my prince.

I saw his jaw drop.

NNAMDI: but that is my name.

AFAMEFUNA: and now it's my own name, so you better start looking for another.

NNAMDI: what are you up to my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: Nnamdi is my name, okey at least it's not that hard for you to pronounce your own name.

I said going into the bush, he kept quiet and followed me, I just needed to arranged things just in case I meet her there and as I had thought I did, my joy knew no bounce when I saw her sleeping so calmly in same spot, Nnamdi gave me a questioning look which I ignored, I signed for him to keep shut won't want to wake her up in a wrong manner, I slowly walked up to her without making any noise, I bent down stared at her beautiful face, if only she knew what she was doing to me, I touched her cheek and with this she slowly woke up.

AFAMEFUNA: hello sunshine.

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AMARACHI POV

I was shocked and same time happy to see him but I wasn't going to let him know that, he was all smiling like a child who just found his lost teddy bear, I got on my feet dusting away the dirt on my  blouse and skirt, he too stood up as I did.

AFAMEFUNA: sorry for disturbing your beautiful sleep.

Why does he like apologizing this much over nothing.

AMARACHI: what are you doing here.

AFAMEFUNA: well I came to see you.

I was surprised at his responses

AMARACHI : you came to see me, does here look like my home.

AFAMEFUNA: well since I don't know where you stay I came to the only place I knew I might find you and guess what, I was right.

AMARACHI : you are something else.

AFAMEFUNA: so are you going to offer me a sit or you prefer to keep me standing.

He was very funny and free will no doubt, and his words brought smile to my face, I looked around and saw a branch connected from a tree.

AMARACHI: we can sat down there.

I said pointing at the branch, we both walk there and sat down that was when i saw that he wasn't alone.

AMARACHI : won't your friend join us.

He turned at the side his friend was standing and gesture him to come which he did.

AFAMEFUNA: Emeka is his name, and he is my very good friend in the palace, Emeka meet Amarachi.

I saw the shock in his eyes but quickly dismissed it, saying a hi to me, I knew he wasn't pleased with my presence and this brought sadness to me.

NNAMDI : my... I mean Nnamdi, I will be waiting for you there.

He said this and left.

AFAMEFUNA: what is it.

I quickly force out a warm smile.

AMARACHI: nothing, am fine.

AFAMEFUNA: no you are not, so tell me or is it because of my friend.

AMARACHI: no am fine.

AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, I know you are hiding something and you don't want to tell me, I know I am a stranger to you but I want to be a friend.

AMARACHI: you can't be my friend, you won't want to be my friend if you know my story.

I said bowing my head I just couldn't look at him in the eyes, I was trying hard to fight the tear from coming out.

AFAMEFUNA: then tell me, I want to know.

There were a lot of things going through my head, didn't know if I was ready to loose a friend I just made.

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AFAMEFUNA POV

I looked at her expecting her to say something, her head was still bow down refusing to look at me, I needed to know why are name was rejected in the lips of many if not everyone, what crime has a beautiful damsel done that has made everyone hates even her name.

AMARACHI: I am not really from this village.

She started her story.

AFAMEFUNA: go on, am listening.

I said encouraging her to continue.

AMARACHI:  my mother was banished from her village because she was accused of killing my father, she had no where to go so she wandered the forest but fell into Labour on the firth day, an hunter that was passing by heard her scream so he helped her put to birth right there in the forest, the hunter and his wife were the ones that took me in.

I knew she was crying, I wanted to console her but kicked against it, it is good to cry once in a while to ease your pain, but I was confused, what was the crime in her story.

AFAMEFUNA: then why are people afraid of you.

AMARACHI: because they said I was given birth to in the forest and it has never happened before, so they said I am an abomination.

With this her crying increased i immediately took her into my arm and let her  soaked my shoulder with her tear.

AFAMEFUNA: it's okey, it's alright, all will be fine.

She stopped crying few minutes later, she sat up while I took her hands.

AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, look at me.

She didn't lift up her head.

AFAMEFUNA: look at me.

I said more calmly, and she did.

AFAMEFUNA: you are nothing like a curse, a curse is an ugly creation with big horns and sharp teeth, but you are nothing like that, you are a beautiful creation that I have ever came across in my entire life, you have the heart of gold, and a brave one, so even the people that has condemned you are so blind, there is nothing wrong with you, do you hear me, and I am glad to meet someone so special, you came into this world for a reason and a time will come those who mocked you will bow at your feet and this I promise you.

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I later went home after having the best evening with Amarachi, she lightened up after listening to everything I told her, she doubted me at first but when she saw the sincerity in me she gave in, I told her about myself but leaving the part that I was the prince, I needed to keep that away from her for now, didn't know why but I want to.

 I entered the palace with Nnamdi  and headed to my room but was met with one of my father personal men servants at my door, he looks like he has been waiting for me for a long time, he bow to acknowledge my presence.

MEN SERVANT: The king request your presence at the throne room.

AFAMEFUNA: I will be right there.

He left after delivering the message.

AFAMEFUNA: call the  men servants I need to change.

I said entering my room, the men servants came almost immediately and in not time I was prepared, I sent Nnamdi away so he too can go change to his attire and I headed to the throne room.

The guard as usual opened the door granting me passage to the throne room, I entered and saw five chiefs sited, I greeted my father then the chiefs which they reciprocated.

EZE NWANYI: son, where have you been, I sent for you but was told you went out.

AFAMEFUNA: so sorry father, I needed to see the four corners of the community, sorry I didn't inform you about it.

EZE NWANYI: no problem, I sent for you because the chiefs had something important to discuss with you,  they have told me but it will be better if you heard from them personally.

AFAMEFUNA: my elders I am so sorry you keeping you all waiting.

They all accepted my apologize.

AFAMEFUNA: my elders you have something important to tell me, it must be so important if not you wouldn't have left your comfortable homes to the palace to see me, hope its nothing serious.

 MAZI AMADI : our people say if you see  a rat running in the afternoon you will know either it's chasing something or something is chasing it, but in this case something is chasing it, is it not so.


MAZI OKAFOR: you are right.

The rest of the chiefs agreed with him, I knew that intact there was something wrong and I was eager to know the reason for their visit.

 MAZI AMADI: we came here to see you today because of a very important issue, you see we the elders were very happy the day you came back without bringing any white woman with you, and we have asked the king and his answer was something we can hope for, at least you are not like some princes that goes to another man's land and marry their daughters but instead you came back so you can choose a wife from your father's land.

They all started talking at the same time acknowledging my wish decision, but honestly I didn't came back to Nigeria to settle down, I looked at my dad and he just smile at me, what has this old man been telling them.

AFAMEFUNA: my elders indeed you have said the right thing and I appreciate that you all sees the good part in me and my good interest in the culture of the great kingdom of Amucha.

MAZI ENYINNAYA : and that is why you are the true son of your father, a lion cannot begot a sheep.

They all agreed again to his words, I already knew the purpose of their coming, so I have to choose my word wisely.

MAZI AZUBUIKE : your father the king told us that you have been going round the village in search of a bride, you know if you are having difficulties in selecting we could help you with that.

They all burst into laughter. Are they for real, was this the reason why my father asked me to come back home.

AFAMEFUNA: I appreciate your concern but I am still looking but I will need more time to do that.

MAZI OKAFOR: you have the time to search for your bride but remember you have to produce a heir before your father the king joins his ancestors.

What is this one saying, those my father look like someone that will die soon, I didn't want to say much I assured them  that good news was on the way, they later left giving my father and I the privacy I have been waiting for.

AFAMEFUNA: father, I need some explanation.

EZE NWANYI: what explanation.

AFAMEFUNA: father don't play dumb with me, what is all this about me getting married, have you forgotten that I still have my PhD to do, did both of us even discuss anything about marriage.

EZE NWANYI: son, you know the costume and traditions of our land, before a prince is crown as the next king he must produce an heir to the throne and that heir must be bless by the former king, your son must be bless by me before you can be the next king, do you know that.

AFAMEFUNA: I do, but why now, even at that, must I marry now, father do you know how old am I.

EZE NWANYI: you are old enough to pregnant a woman.

AFAMEFUNA: oh God, is this the reason why you asked me to come home, it wasn't because you missed me.

EZE NWANYI : Afamefuna, I am dying.

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AMARACHI POV

It has been three weeks now and things has been going well between I am Nnamdi, the other day he has given me hope with his words, I thought he could run away from me after hearing my story but instead he embraced my past and my future, and since that time I have vow not to do anything that will make me loss his friendship.

 I  told chiamaka about Nnamdi and she was so eager to meet him, and Emeka too has come to accept me too all thanks to Nnamdi but still I have this fear in me that this friendship will not last.

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AFAMEFUNA POV

It has been three weeks since I and Amarachi has been friends, for her I am just her friend but for me she was more than that, I didn't know what was happening to me, the thought of her brings smile to my face and joy to my heart.

To be continued..

Curse Of Cain Sequence 11-15

Got Got

“She bit you?” Calvin demanded, starring in horror at Ruzo’s arm as he could see marks of teeth there…
“Yea, that evil bitch bit me!”
Calvin groaned. He has had enough of this savage of a prisoner, it was just some days after bringing her inside and she was behaving like a total maniac, biting his boys and sometimes kicking them if they tried to get so close. He had told them to demand answers from her on why she had gone up the stairs at the club and what she possibly she saw . Each time she had always found a way to do something stupid, now she just bite Ruzo on the arm.
“Sorry, don’t worry we will get rid of her soon.
Stay clear of her, no food for her today and tomorrow until I know what to do with her. Tell the cook.”
It was his mistake, he had thought she would be gentle and she would comply. Everyday she would stare at the CCTV camera in her room and start raining all sort of curses on them…sometimes he was amused, sometimes he would just think of sedating her…this was not Trista, Trista had more dignity than this and it wasn’t her fault either. Sody and those bloody triads had told him not to put a single scratch on her, if not, he would have dealt with her a long time ago.
A little torture would put her back to her senses.
But he couldn’t do that and he had always watched her behind the TV, for one thing, her confidence and boldness amused him….
However, it wouldn’t be long, she had just spent a week and few days, he was expecting a message from Sody today on what to do about her.
He adjusted his seat and snapped his fingers…the TV came on again. He sighed as he watched the girl on the TV.
She looked tired where she lay on the bed. The sling on her shoulder had already been removed and her whole body was pinned to the bed with several ropes.
She was starring at the chandelier above her and breathing heavily as if she had exhausted all her strength.
Calvin knew she had probably been trying to loosen the ropes again. She just wouldn’t give up. He glanced at his desk behind the bottle of whisky on his table, behind it was her ring, which had grazed the bullet.
He looked away and back at the lady on the bed and this time she was looking at the camera directly at him.
He swallowed. He felt like she was looking at him directly and not even the camera, and for some reason, her eyes sent some chills down his spine….she wasn’t smiling or blinking, she was just staring at him and he was looking at her.
He could feel the hatred burning inside of him on why Trista had to pick his brother over him….he had done everything for her, he had loved her so much but she..betrayed him and the betrayal so intense that he had to kill his brother but he hadn’t meant to kill Trista…the grief had killed her and it even worsened his case…and now, looking at this lady was like seeing Trista again, they look so different and yet so similar, the hair color was different, the skin too, but those eyes, they haunted him…this was exactly the way she was looking when she had said-
‘I’m sorry, but I love your brother….more.”
He hated her for looking so much like Trista and not being Trista, infact if she had been Trista probably he would have hated her more for haunting him ...
Unable to take anymore of the pain and torture, Calvin snapped his fingers and the TV went off….just then his tablet rang and he picked it.
“Sody, any news?”
“Yes my Lord.”
“Okay? Is it blood? Do I have to kill her, extract her blood or what?” At least, with her gone, he could finally end the torture and no more thoughts about Trista...
Sody frowned, “no, none of the above my lord.”
“So what exactly am I keeping her here for, is it not kill her and if she dies I get my mortality?”
“No my Lord,”
“So what is it then cos I cannot keep her here futher again, she has done enough in this house.”
“I’m afraid my love you don’t have a choice.”
Calvin sat upright, starring at his tablet.
“What do you mean?”
“You have to keep her with you and woo her.’’
Calvin knew he had possibly heard wrongly.
“Come again, I didn’t get that.”
Sody sighed . “My Lord, you have to make her fall inlove with you, that is the only way.”
“I have to do WHAT?”


Calvin tossed and tossed in his bed until he finally pushed all the pillows off the bed unto the marble floor.
This is insane! Completely insane!
How did they expect him to make that….that…..(he couldn’t find the right word for her)to fall inlove with him, how could they even ask him to do such nonsense. For many centuries now he had forgotten and abandoned love . Every since Trister, he hadn’t even considered loving anyone or trying to please anyone and now when he was so close to having this bloody curse removed, he was asked to woo! This was just preposterous!
He had confirmed again from Sody why the triad would ask him to do such a thing.
“My Lord, love led you to do something evil and you have to make it right with love as well.”
Again that day, he had slammed his tablet against the wall and broken the screen.
He had thought he was going to kill her and now he had to woo her! of all things! He cursed the triads for the hundredth time.
“Bunch of losers, the lots of them”
Just then his door bell rang.
“Yea, come in.” He growled.
Five of his men, accompanied by Ruzo, his right hand man, walked in and they all assembled themselves in front of him, arms behind their back.
“Yes boss, here we are.” Ruzo said.
Calvin sighed and signaled to one of them to pick the pillows up .
“Okay gentlemen…” He began, sitting upright. “How many of you have a girlfriend?”
The men looked at one another with a s surprised expression on their faces and no one came forward.
Calvin could read that they were probably thinking they were in some kind of trouble.
“Chill, guys! Don’t worry, I’m not killing anyone okay!” He said, bringing out his gun from somewhere behind him and empting its chambers but this further scared the guys.
“Look, I need help okay! I want to know how you were able to woo your girlfriends or your wives as the case may be.”
No response.
Calvin was getting impatient
“Ruzo! Talk to these guys or I will lose my patience!”
Ruzo quickly confronted the men and spoke to them in an African language, surprisingly, two of them raised up their hands.
“So cat got their ears before?” Calvin hissed. “The rest can go, Ruzo, you stay.”
Some of the men dispersed while two men stayed behind. They looked older than the rest and less fearful.
“Alright gentlemen, so, how did you woo your girlfriends, tell me everything, maybe I can give you off days to even spend time with them this week.”
The two men exchanged glances and smiled excitedly.
“Our wives, boss, how did we woo our wives.”
Calvin raised a brow. “Wow! You are married. Fantastic, okay, tell me everything, especially if she’s someone you actually hated from the beginning.”
“Okay boss, I will go first.” The shorter of the two began….
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Sonia sighed and sighed until she could sigh no more. She couldn’t understand what was happening and why she kept seeing all these men and not seeing him-the main devil-her terror. She was sure it was his idea to have her imprisoned. She had done all kind of crazy things to get his attention, to make him come for her, bitten his men and even kicked them, yet he wasn’t showing up.
Why wouldn’t he come and confront her?
She was sick and tired of trying to escape, there was no escaping this place at all. She thought if she could reach some kind of agreement with this devil of whoever he was, he could let her go but first, what did he even want from her?
The elevator in her room chimed and the maid came in, bringing her lunch.
She was an older woman, plumb like most African women, dark skin with few wrinkles on her face. She looked like in her fifties. She said nothing as always. She just came in and went to the window, drawing the curtain.
“Exuse me Ma” Sonia started, determined to make her talk this time.
To her surprised, the woman turned to look at her for the first time.
Sonia stood up from her seat as she wasn’t tied up any longer but the woman shifted back.
“Look, do not kick me, bite me or do anything stupid.”
Sonia flushed in embarrassment. “ I am sorry, I would never do that to you…just that those men scare me and they hurt me, I am sorry.”
The woman eyed her and continued with her work.
“I am Sonia.” She continued but the woman only nodded.
‘Please, where is this place, where am I?”
The woman said nothing but instead walked to the other window, yet Sonia followed.
“I was abducted on the night of my bridal shower. Are you married? Do you have any idea how much my parents and hubby will be? Please help me, I just need to know where I am?”
The woman said nothing but kept on doing what she was doing. Sonia sighed and shook her head.
“Thanks for your help.” She said, before returning to the bed. While she lay on the bed, she saw the woman’s finger going about on the window blind as if trying to write something.
Intrigued, Sonia stood up and paid attention. The woman signaled to the roof, and then drew some letters in the air…
Sonia smiled, she was trying to warn her that they were being watched and that she couldn’t talk, and finally, what she drew were two letters,SA-
She gasped as she realized she had flown all the way from Nigeria to South Africa. She placed a hand on her forehead, trying to get over the shock.
“By the way, Miss, someone will come in to get you prepared.” The woman finally said.
“Prepared, prepared for what?”
“To get you dressed to eat with the boss.”


SONIA
Throughout the food, we were both quiet, the only thing making sounds were the noise of our cutlery.
The table was long and made of the finest structure I have ever seen, and while I sat at the bottom of the table, he was at the top.
I didn’t actually know what I was eating but since there were rice and lettuce, sauce and chicken, these three were my good for me but even though it was quite delicious, I lacked the appetite for it. There was no way I could have an appetite when the devil was sitting just some inches away from me…
I wasn’t at ease and it seemed as if he wasn’t too because he kept shifting uncontrollably.
I just wished he could say something , I had so many things to ask him, why he had kept me alive, why he had brought me here? I had thrown all those tantrums to get his attention and now that we were together finally, I couldn’t muster the courage to even say a word…
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CAIN
Exactly what was I supposed to say to a lady who I kept as a prisoner after ordering her death, kept her alive and now expected to woo . Seriously, how do you start such a conversation? Definitely not a ‘hello pretty, sorry I killed you, guess what, you are alive, let’s do high 5”
I shook my head, that was not an option.
I took a quick glance at her while she fidgeted with the food in her plate…her hair was pinned to the top of her head in a big bun and she was dressed in a long blue armless flowing gown..
She looked pretty but quite nervous and much of her food hadn’t been eaten.
It was hard to tell that this lady sitting and looking so innocent as messed with my boys….she just didn’t look it at all.
Then I caught sight of her left fourth finger which still had the imprint of a ring…
How do you develop a conversation with someone you abducted and who was actually getting ready for her wedding? This was more difficult than I thought.
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SONIA
I knew he was looking at me, I could feel his intense glare….it was affecting my digestion and I could hardly swallow the food in my mouth.
Why was he looking at me like that and why wasn’t he talking?
My heart was beating against my chest softly and I felt as nervous as ever…I thought I saw a fly or something and I had to look up—
It was one of the guards who came around to whisper something into his ears-so he had to look away while I used the opportunity to study him.
This was the first time I was seeing him, I had seen him several times in my nightmares but this was actually the first time I took a good look at him…
His sharp features looked like they were made from granite, his lips contrasted with his fair complexion. His top lip was firm while the lower was full and sexy. There was this sinister dangerous air that loomed around him which sent my inner alarm ringing and buzzing with fear and excitement.
His eyes were mesmerizing icy green, they seemed as if they had seen lots of years with brows darker than his dirty-blonde hair…he was gorgeous …and dangerous….almost evil…that was when it occurred to me that it was just the two of us and here I was looking right at him…
Our eyes met and locked from across the room. at me but he was the first to break the spell between us as he looked away while I flushed in embarrassment; I had exposed myself too much….


Talk about disaster, the lunch was a total disaster. Sonia kept reliving that part where he had stood up first, muttered something to himself and then dispersed quietly into the elevator. So what was the main purpose of eating together then?
She was angry and disappointed in herself, she had one chance of seeing this man who had captured her and she couldn’t even say a single word to him . Now she was being shown parts of the mansion’s east wing and for what it’s worth, she was actually blown away by the splendor of the house. Madam Kofi was the one showing her around,the woman who had told her she was in SA, she later learned her name during their conversation and according to her, it was the master’s order to show her around for reasons she couldn’t quite ask.
The mansion seemed to be a multi-storey with lovely gables at the top. There were several pillars holding the mansion together, adding to its beauty.
Each floor of the east wing had a wide open balcony which was adorned with gorgeous plants, on the left side of the east wing was a metal spiral staircase which Madam Kofi said led to the  west wing which was master’s wing..
She was also shown the rectangular swimming pool which was infront of the pillarsFor what it was worth, she actually liked it even though it was her prison.
. There was also a couple of stairs that led to the courtyard and now we were on the ground floor-in the attic.
Everywhere was dark.
“Don’t mind the dirt miss, no one stays here, stuffs that are here are just things we packed from the mansion after it was bought.” Madame Koffi said, going into the dark room while I stayed outside, I didn’t want to bump into anything.
Some seconds later, the light came on to reveal a dusty room with stuffs jam-packed here and there. Old cloths, old furniture….etc.
As she walked her, her eyes captured the Piano stand that was close to an old dusty table.
“Wow! How long has this been here?” She asked as she blew the dust off the keyboard…
“Well, as old as the house I guess.”Madame Kofi replied.
“It’s beautiful, it Castio Wells, from the 80’s.” She said, admiring the old dusty piano. “I learned music in school and playing has actually been a passion for me, I train students.”
“Oh, I see, would you mind if I clean so you can play so I can see you badly want to.”
Sonia smiled, atleast, something that caught her interest…
“Yes please, I would love it so much.”
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An ominous boom startled Calvin out of haunting nightmares of his past…his arm burned and his entire body was soaked in a cold sweat. The bed sheets were twisted around his limbs, he knew he had thrashed around in his sleep again…things were out of place and he had even knocked the stool over…
His heart pounded against his chest as the remnants of his nightmare clung to his mind.
His eyes scanned the scar on his bare arm….it was giving off that formidable red light again…he knew his rage was building up again….every night, it had always been like this.
His rage was building like a deep water current, with his head, pounding as if trying to crash out of his skull, he shut his eyes as he held both hands to his head…
His scar burned like fire lacing his veins and creeping up his spine…it was almost time for his scream….as the intensity of the pain increased….and all of a sudden, a soft music floated in the atmosphere, it was like a cold water was poured in his bucket of hell….
All the pain …all the fire….the hotness seemed to float away with the soft tune….he opened his eyes, surprised and confused. This has never happened to him before.
he quickly checked his arm, its scar was giving off a little red glow now, dying down slowly as the music kept playing on slowly, effortlessly, like the waves filling hole in the beach sand…
Like a magnet, it captured him, drawing him closer and he saw himself responding to his spell....he needed to find out who was playing that music.
SONIA
Sonia soon lost herself in the music. There were something about the keys beneath her finger tips that felt so heavenly; they were like liquid energy seeping right through her skin. She had played piano all her life; it was the best way to express her emotions and this time, she had so much to express, closing her eyes, she got caught up in the magical flight of the heavenly melody, unaware of the audience that stood behind her watching with utmost interest…
Calvin watched as she played on and on, it seemed like a sad music but it gave him so much peace….
When she finally ended, he couldn’t help but clapped, startling the poor girl who stood up immediately, moving away from the keyboard and looking as if caught doing what she shouldn’t be doing.
“Please, please, I am sorry, I din’t mean to startle you.” Calvin apologised, walking into the attic.
“How did you learn to play so beautifully?” He asked, looking around for the maid but she was out of sight.
“I..I..am a teacher.” Sonia replied.
“That was so beautiful, the most beautiful therapist I have ever had ….” He said, taking a seat, on the small bench infront of the keyboad
“Is it a story?”
The lady nodded, looking down, still standing.
“Tell me about it please and please, sit , I didn’t mean to startle you.”
Sonia contemplated, avoiding his eyes as much as he could, before sitting down beside him. Then she started playing again…
For a while, she just kept on playing without any of them saying anything. Later she said quietly-
“It’s about a man, who was banished, because of love and who was curse to roam the earth forever to seek redemption….”
The reply she got was the smooth breathing of a sound, peaceful sleep….and worse, his head was resting on her shoulder.


He finally opened his eyes, trying to make sense of why he was in the attic and why he was sitting that way and….everything came back to him suddenly and he quickly lifted his head off her shoulders.
“Forgive me, I do not know what came over me all of a sudden…I am so sorry, I don’t usually go about falling asleep on people’s shoulders….” He said apologetically, standing up.
Sonia stood up immediately too, trying to avoid his eyes as possible…
“It’s ok. You looked like you really needed that sleep.” She said awkwardly…how would she be conversing with her captor?
 “Actually…it’s been years that I had such a sound sleep.” Calvin said truthfully, actually it’s been more than a century.
Sonia didn’t know what to say so she just nodded slightly.
“I will appreciate it if you can keep playing anytime you feel like, I will make arrangement to have the keyboard shifted to a place where you can easily reach it, if that’s okay.”
Sonia nodded again . “No problem.”
Awkward silence………
“Whatever you need, you can tell the woman, she will help you. Okay, good talk.” He said, nodded slightly and was about to leave…
“Excuse me ….”
He stopped as he heard her voice and then turned around.
“What is it?”
“Is there any chance that I am leaving this place soon?” Sonia finally asked.
Calvin turned around again towards the entrance.
“You should be grateful that you are even alive, don’t ask me that again miss….whats your name again?”
“I didn’t give it.” Sonia said sternly.
“Very well, have a great evening.” He said before heading out.
Sonia bit her lips to keep herself from crying.
So this mansion of the devil was going to be the rest of her life? She buried her hand in her face as she let out a painful cry.
“Do not beat yourself too hard dear.”
Sonia raised her head up immediately as she heard Madam Kofi’s voice.
“I thought you were gone.” She said but the woman only smiled.
“No, I was just deep inside the attic, I heard all your conversations.”
Sonia was confused, the woman was talking to her, “What about the hidden cameras?”
“There is no hidden camera here in the attic, it is the lowest room in the mansion and no one uses it.” The woman said, sitting beside her.
This way, Sonia could see her clearly.
“I don’t know what to do, I am supposed to be planning for my wedding, all my friends will be so worried they will never forgive themselves for letting take that stupid bet. Ben will be so worried. Oh God! Is this going to be my life forever?”
The woman smiled.
 I understand your worries but boss was right. I have been working for him for many years now, from Nigeria and then here in SA.  Believe me, he has never brought in any prisoner, he has always killed anyone he saw as a threat.”
“So why didn’t he kill me? Atleast he would be free of me.”
The woman thought for a while. “Well, our boss is actually a very mysterious man. He must have a reason for keeping you, and from what I saw tonight, he has a soft spot for you.”
“Soft spot?”
“Yes, I think he needs you or maybe he likes you , whatever reason it is, you must be quite special for being alive. If I were you, I will use this to my advantage.”
Sonia didn’t understand. “I don’t quite follow.”
“Look, ever since I have been working with him, he has never showed any interest in a lady the way he has showed interest in you, there must be something to it and you have to find out, that is the only way you can escape.”
“So, what do you suggest I do.”
“Tap into this weak spot of his, use it to your advantage.”
“But how?”
“Get close to him. That way, you can be sure he will do your bidding. A day might even come that he will let down his guards and you might use it to escape, make him trust you, make him like you than any one he’s ever liked.”
Sonia was looking at the woman as if she was crazy. ‘Madam Kofi, are you by any chance saying I should make that cold-hearted daredevil of a killer-man fall in-love with me?”
The older woman smiled. “Yes. That is exactly what I'm saying.”
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To be continued..

MY FIRST LOVE 2 Sequence 5

LUHAN POV
" I don't know why I hard this strange feeling anytime bonnie kissed me like there is no connection between us. she was even making some attempt for me to have sex with her like dancing nude in front of me but I don't know why I don't get aroused despite all the real stripping video she did.
" I tried to talk to my mum but she was so angry at me for hurting that lady. I don't know why anytime I see her I just get angry easily and some memory flash back but they are in pieces and I can't make anything out of it.
" Bonnie left the room last night angrily because I didn't have sex with her. I apologised to her that am sorry that I didn't know why I don't get aroused maybe because am just recovering from the accident but all my pleads fell on her dead ears.
" I woke up the next morning feeling refreshed , I went to check on bonnie in the guest room but she was nowhere to be found.
" I called her number but it was not available , I was about to go out of the room when I saw a note on the bed side the pillow.
" I picked it up and open it " am so sorry for yelling at you last night I went out to meet a friend I will be back before evening from your love bonnie.
" I dropped the paper on the floor and head downstairs to get a glass of water in the kitchen. I was about entering the kitchen when I heard two ladies gisting and laughing in the kitchen.
"I stood at the entrance of the kitchen and saw the girl earlier with someone I guess was her friend washing the dishes .
"She looks beautiful when smiling I said to myself and I can see how happy she was talking with her friend.
"I don't want to ruin their happy mood so I decided to go back but stop on my track when I heard my name.
LOVET: How I wish Luhan is here, he will be so happy to know you are carrying his baby.
TEMI: I regret ever keeping that secret from him because this won't have happened .
TEMI: If you see the way he hurt me yesterday because of that Bitch you won't believe it, I felt like telling the ground to swallow me.
LOVET: I will advise you to keep your distance from him till he get used to you because I can't bear to see you and my baby in pain she said and touched Temi stomach.
TEMI: Thank you so much , I want us to be very quick because they will soon come downstairs holding each other hands and I can't bear seeing them together she said and rinse the plate.
" How I wish I can just strangle the bitch to death she said and turned but was shocked to See Me at the entrance.
"She dropped the plate she is holding on floor in fear and it scattered into pieces.
LOVET: What's wrong Temi she said and looked at what make her friend dropped the plate in fear.
" She hissed and said let's get out of here and escort her friend out of the kitchen.
" Why is it that anytime they mentioned her name I always felt like I know her before.
" I have to talk to my mum about this because I don't understand why everybody is just saying am the father of her baby I said and went back upstairs .
TEMI POV
" I was so scared of coming out of the room since Lovet left. I keep pacing up and down the room thinking of what to say if he confront me .
" I am craving for potato and chips and I need to cook it, I summon all the courage in me and opened the door but was surprised to see Luhan in front of me.
"I tried to close the door back but he hold the door very firmly.
" Please don't be scared of me, I just need to talk to you he said and plead with his hand.
" I was silent for some minutes before I talked, I need to cook my food first because am starving I said and come out of my room.
" I head to the kitchen and he follow me, he sat on the chair in the kitchen while I was busying peeling the potato chips.
"I just want to ask you a few questions and I will be glad if you give me an honest answer.
" Why don't you ask your friend instead of me I said and lit the gas.
" I turned to take the pot but was surprised to see him so close in front of me with the pot in his hand.
" I looked into his eyes and I must admit he still make my hear pound I tried to talk but it was like something was stuck in lung because of his closeness.
" C... an y..o..u please keep a distance I said and collect the pot from him and put it on the gas.
" He smiled and said so it was true that you love me but you are my mum's maid how did you expect me to love you back.
"Excuse me! who told you that I face him and said angrily.
" Bonnie of course, she said you love me and you can go extra miles to get me that's why you lied am the father of your unborn baby.
" Will you please get out of the kitchen I half yell because I was losing my patience. How will that Bitch called me a maid.
" Am not going to leave unless you answer my question he said.
"Fine! You can sit all alone I said and was about to walked out on him when he hold my hand.
" He draw me closer to him and hold me by my waist and we both looked into each other eyes, he bend over slightly and I thought he want to kiss me.
" I closed my eyes and pout out my lips to him when he said how did you get my chain? I opened my eyes and said you gave it to me.
" When? Because I can't remember giving this to you he said and looked into my eyes, I was about to tell him when bonnie suddenly came in.
TBC.........................

MY FIRST LOVE 2 Sequence 4

LUHAN'S MUM POV
" Luhan was discharged from the hospital the next day and I told Temi to come and live with us so she can help my son regained his memory and I can watch after her and my grandchild too.
" Bonnie used the opportunity of Luhan's memory loss and get close to my son since he can't remember how devilish she is.
" Luhan didn't allow Temi sit beside him, he insist he want Bonnie by his side and I can see tears swollen in Temi eyes.
" Am so sorry dear, you just have to be strong for your baby I said and opened the front seat for her.
" Bonnie I hope you know this is just a matter of time and he will surely hate you for this I said and walked to the driver seat while the Bitch entered the car.
" Mum why are you behaving like this to Bonnie said Luhan on our way home.
" Nothing love I said and fake a smile.
" Temi was silent during our drive home and I can see how she tried to hide her tears, I hold her hand and reassure her everything is going to be okay. She smiled at me and nod her head and I felt so much pity for her.
TEMI POV
"My Mum and Dad didn't agree at first when Luhan mum told me to live with them but after many plead from Luhan's mum they agreed .
" Temi if you are not happy there please don't hesitate to call said my mum with tears in her eyes before they went home.
" I couldn't bear seeing Luhan and bonnie playing with each other during our drive home .
" I can't just control the tears streaming down my eyes, I peek at them and I saw the Bitch kiss Luhan lightly on his lips.
" I touched the chain Luhan gave me on my neck and say to myself if this is a punishment for keeping a secret from you am willing to accept it I said and wiped my tears with my palm.
" We arrived home and we all came down from the car and went inside. I was about going into Luhan's room when bonnie blocked my way.
" Hello she said with smile written all over her face.
" What is all this I half yell.
" I just want to tell you the room is no longer available for you again but for me she said .
" You Bitch! I said angrily and raise my hand to slap her when someone hold my hand, I looked at the person and it was Luhan.
"How dare you raise your hand to slap my friend he said yelled at me and squeeze my hand roughly while I scream in pain.
"You are hurting me Lulu I said with tears in my eyes but he didn't care.
"Abayomi did you want to hurt her said his mum angrily and he let go of my hand and pushed me aside lightly and I hold my hand with tears streaming down my eyes.
" She is your future wife and the mother of your unborn baby.........
"Mum stop it! He half yell, I don't know her talk less of her carrying my baby . I don't want to ever set my eyes on her in this house he said angrily and drag bonnie into his room.
" I sat down on the floor and cry while his mum keep petting me. Mum I don't think I can do this , he can't recognize me and he hates me I said .
" TEMI you can't give up now, is too early for that you have to fight for your love. I know is hard to see him behaving like that to you but you have to be strong and fight for your ba said his mom.
" Come stand up and let's go to my room she said and lift me up and we both went into her room.
LUHAN'S POV
"I just don't why mum keeps telling me that girl is my wife I said and sat on my bed angrily.
"Lulu you don't have to worry am beside you said Bonnie.
"But who is that girl? Because I don't think I know her.
"She is a gold digger and she is the cause of your accident said Bonnie.
"How? I said and stand up, Bonnie please stop speaking in parables and explained everything to me , I moved closer to her and holds her hands.
" Lulu I know you can't remember some things but I will explain everything to you. You confessed your feelings to me when I came to greet you in Nigeria and that girl was your mum's maid.
" She poisoned your mom mind toward me and try to snatch you from me and just because you didn't love her the way you love me she said shedding some crocodile tears.
"Your mum send me out of the house because of her and insist you must marry her and just because you refused that bitch smashed a bottle on your head and they both lied to you that you have an accident.
"What !I can't believe my mum conspire with that old rag I said and angrily and was about to go and confront my mum when bonnie dragged me back.
"You don't have to do this Lulu, I have a plan and I will like you to support me in whatever I did said Bonnie.
TEMI POV
" I called Lovet on phone and explained everything to her with tears in my eyes.
" Girlfriend I will advise you to take it easy and beware of that witch said Lovet.
" I will come and check on you tomorrow and we will both figure out what we can do to make Luhan regained his memory.
BONNIE POV
" Luhan was sleeping peacefully on the bed, I looked at him and touched his face with my hand. I can't believe am with him. I will make sure am carrying his baby too.
" Please don't call me devil because you don't know how much I love Luhan. I will make sure he send her out of the house and make him marry me and his mum will have no choice than to accept me but don't you guys think there is a reason I come all the way from American to meet Luhan am gonna take advantage of his memory loss and accomplished my mission I said to myself and smiled before going into the bathroom.
TBC......................

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

MY VILLAGE PRINCE AND I Sequence 8

AMARACHI POV

  Ever since Chiamaka gave me that news my heart has been heavy, I found myself thinking about it too much, so today I decided to do something that will take my mind of it, I decided to go to bushes around the village to set traps, I had learnt from my father how to set traps, I just finished setting the last one when I decided to sit down to rest, that was when all the memories of my father came rushing down, I couldn't hold my tear as I allowed it flow, I began to sang a song that will  help my heavy heart.

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AFAMEFUNA POV

I followed the voice deep into the bush, just when I had given up hope of finding the singer that's when I saw her, she was sitting down on the ground, her skin shining like the morning sun, I couldn't see her face but I knew she must be a beauty, my curiosity took the better part of me and I moved closer so I could see her face, just like she knew I was there she got up immediately facing me with the those beautiful eyes, I was stun to say a word, I love it better just starring at her.

Reality drew on me that I have been starring for too long without saying a word, I wanted to opened my mouth but no words came out, there were tear in her eyes which meant only one thing and that minute I so wanted to take her into my arms and console her.

AFAMEFUNA: why are you crying.

She starred at me without saying anything, I tried to move closer to her but she moved backward, it was hard to tell if she was scared because her face was emotionless.

AFAMEFUNA: am a friend, you don't have to be afraid of me.

AMARACHI: what makes you think I am afraid of you.

Her outburst got me surprise, this sure is one hell of a brave girl and I like brave.

AFAMEFUNA: so why the silence.

AMARACHI: I am only wondering what a stranger will be doing inside the bush all alone.

AFAMEFUNA : why do you think I am a stranger.

AMARACHI: isn't it obvious, your skin seem soft  even from afar, your clothes looks expensive, and your ascent doesn't show you are from this village, are you a visitor here.

I was just starring at her because she will be the first person that didn't recognize who I am and I love it because I got to have a real conversation without any formality to it, I had to come out with a smooth lie.

AFAMEFUNA: yes, you are correct I am a visitor in Amucha village.

AMARACHI: and it's really rear to see a visitor in a royal attire.

I knew I was in for it but I wasn't ready to give up I needed to think first before she seen through my lies.

AMARACHI: or are you from the royal family.

AFAMEFUNA: yes, no, I mean not really.

I hate myself now, can't believe I am stammering.

AMARACHI: which please.

AFAMEFUNA: I am a servants to the royal family, am the personal servants to the prince.

I could see the surprise in her face and I knew she was buying my story.

AFAMEFUNA: about my ascent it because I was with him when he was in the US.

AMARACHI: I have to go now.

I was surprised, why will she want to leave, she meant to turn but I quickly stood in front of her blocking her path.

AFAMEFUNA: come on, I just told you who I am and you are leaving, did I say something wrong, am sorry if I did.

AMARACHI: why will you apologize to me when you have done nothing wrong.

AFAMEFUNA : I don't know.

All of a sudden she gave a light laugh, she looks more beautiful when she laughed, I smile at my thought.

AMARACHI: well you didn't offend me, I just needed to go that all.

AFAMEFUNA : okey can you at least tell me your name, my name is Nnamdi and you are.

I said stretching out my hand for an handshake, she looked confused for sometime then she took my hand for an handshake, the electricity I felt that moment was something I can't explain and I knew she felt same way, she quickly redraw her hand.

AMARACHI: I really need to get going.

She walked pass me.

AFAMEFUNA: can you at least tell me your name.

She stopped not looking at me.

AMARACHI : Amarachi, the unclean one.

Saying this she took to her  heels.

AFAMEFUNA: wait, what do you mean by that.

I was actually talking to myself because she was already gone.

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AMARACHI POV

I got home and slept off because I was very tired, when I woke up it was already evening so I got up to make dinner, mama was already in the kitchen as I joined her, she was preparing groundnut soup as I took the vegetable leaves and started to punk them one at a time.

  My mind went to the event that had happened some hours ago at the bush when I went to set my trap, I was crying thinking about my father when I felt the present of someone close to me, I quickly got up out of fear that died immediately I saw the stranger face, I don't know but I felt this peace of mind around him which was rear, his eyes were compared to nothing I have ever seen, even his voice, God the way he talk was something else, he told me his name was Nnamdi, I so wish I could see him again, I felt the warm hand of my mother on my hands, this brought me out of my thought, there was a smile on her face.

NNEKA : what is making you smile this way or should I say who.

AMARACHI: mama am not smiling, you are the one smiling not me.

NNEKA: I have been watching you for some minutes now and all you have been doing was looking into space and smiling, is there something you want to tell me.

I shyly looked down, I knew I can't lie to her and can't tell her the truth either.

NNEKA: tell me is he handsome.

AMARACHI: mama

She laughed so hard, I was surprised how she could tell .

NNEKA : this was just the way I felt the first day I met my husband your father, blushing.

AMARACHI: mama am not blushing.

I said with a frown

NNEKA: of course you are, look at your cheeks

I used my hands to cover my face as I felt  embarrass.

NNEKA: it alright to feel this way, you are no longer a kid, some day a man will come and take you away from this house but it should be a good man and that is my greatest prayer for you, I won't ask you anything for now but just know that when ever you are ready to talk am always here.

I nodded in agreement.

NNEKA: now finish that quickly the soup is almost done.

I immediately continue with what I was doing with the vegetable leaves.

To be continued..

MY VILLAGE PRINCE AND I Sequence 7

Continues from Afamefuna pov

I turned to see a light chocolate girl standing with a smiling face, she had a light makeup on, her gown resting a little above her knees, she had a good body structure I must confess.

GIRL : Good afternoon my prince.

AFAMEFUNA : Good afternoon to you too.

She was all smiling and starring at me, well I know that look, my good look always attract ladies to me and this one just seems to fall for my charms.

LOLO AGBONMA: Ada what are you doing in the palace today, did you come with your father.

ADA : No my queen, my mother sent me to you.

LOLO AGBONMA: hope all is well.

ADA : yes my queen, she asked me to bring this for you.

She brought a small black bag.


ADA : she said its the jewel she promised to buy for you.

LOLO AGBONMA: oh, that's very sweet of her, I really appreciate this.

My mother signal to one of her personal maid that came running, the maid took the bag from the girl and left, even as she was talking to my mother her eyes were still all over me.

LOLO AGBONMA: tell her that I will come visiting soon, I have something important to discuss with her.

ADA: okey my queen, I will deliver the message.

LOLO AGBONMA : thank you, and before I forget, Afam.

I raised up my head to look at my mother.

AFAMEFUNA: yes mum.

LOLO AGBONMA: this is Ada, the only daughter of Mazi Amadi, he is one of the chiefs and your father child hood friend, isn't she beautiful.

AFAMEFUNA: of course she is, nice meeting you.

She laughed shyly.

ADA: thank you my prince, I will take my leave now my queen.


LOLO AGBONMA: no problem you take care of yourself.

ADA: I will my queen.

She looked at me one more time and walked away, I bet she was trying to get my attention with the way she walks.

AFAMEFUNA : mother, why do I have this feeling that you are trying to hook me up with that girl.

LOLO AGBONMA: oh come off it, why will you say that, you are the future king of Amucha kingdom, you are free to choose any woman you want, so why will I hook you up with anyone. 

She said taking a zip from her drink. In as much as she was hiding her intention from me I knew it was a matter of time before she let it out, and I will laugh at her face when she finally does.

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AMARACHI POV

It was a hot afternoon, my mother was not at home because she had gone to the women's meeting, so I was home alone, I was sitting outside because inside was very hot so having fresh air outside wasn't a bad idea for me, I was reading my bible, just felt like to go into the word of God, I heard someone called my name from afar, I raised my head to see Chiamaka runing to me, I too got up in shock as she approached me.

AMARACHI: Chiamaka, who is  chasing you.

She was breathing heavily.

AMARACHI: you are getting me scared.

She caught her breath starring at me like I have lost my mind, she burst into an uncontrollable laughter, this got me annoyed.

AMARACHI: Chiamaka, what is all this, do you know you almost got me an heart attack.

CHIAMAKA: sorry but you needed to see your face.

She continue laughing, I sat down ignoring her.

CHIAMAKA: sorry ooo, didn't mean to scare you.

She said taking another chair and sat down.

AMARACHI: I wonder what made you ran into my house like that.

I was still angry with her and she knows this.

CHIAMAKA: am sorry na, haven't I apologize I promise not to do it again, so am I forgiven.

AMARACHI: fine, I have heard you.

CHIAMAKA: mama must have gone to the women's meeting abi.

AMARACHI: yes

CHIAMAKA: even my mother, so ask me why I was running.

AMARACHI: okay, why were you running.

CHIAMAKA: you are not even interested in the gist I brought to you.

AMARACHI: Chiamaka, I am interested please tell me na.

CHIAMAKA: I was coming from my house and I came across Chi Chi.

AMARACHI:  Chi Chi, the village gossiper.

CHIAMAKA: yes she was talking with so group of girls so I decided to join their discussion at least to hear the latest news, guess what I heard.

AMARACHI: what.

CHIAMAKA : I heard that Ada is going to be the future queen of this land.

AMARACHI: Chiamaka, chiamaka, and you believed such lies

CHIAMAKA: this is no lie ooo, you know that it very difficult for ChiChi  information to turn into lie or just gossip.

I was downcast, Chiamaka is right about that, ChiChi is known for breaking the latest news in Amucha village, what will i do if that comes to pass, what will become of me, i jerk out of my thought at the touch of Chiamaka.

CHIAMAKA: are you okay.

AMARACHI: you know am not, what if its true.

CHIAMAKA: it might not be, I mean who will want to marry such an arrogant brat.

I know she was trying to cheer me up seeing that I was scared, but it wasn't working. She held my hands looking into my eyes.

CHIAMAKA: don't worry we will undertake three days fasting and prayers okey.

She said with a smile which I returned, I pray in my mind this news is false and all this was just some gossip talk.

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AFAMEFUNA POV

it has been five days that I have been in Amucha village and I haven't done anything fun and this was becoming boring to me, I was in my room playing games as usual but I wasn't enjoying it, I needed something more fun to do, what if I take a stroll round the village that won't be bad, I called Nnamdi who I know will be at my door and just as I expected he immediately came inside my room.

NNAMDI: my prince you called me.

AFAMEFUNA: yes I did.

NNAMDI: what do you need my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: I feel bore, I have been in this palace for like five days without doing nothing, I need something entertaining, do you have somewhere you can take me to.

NNAMDI: my prince there are lots of entertaining places but not befitting for you my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: oh, is that also another tradition, okey what about strolling.

NNAMDI: that will be better my prince.

AFAMEFUNA : then strolling it is.

I said getting up.

NNAMDI: let me call the men servants to come dress you up.

AFAMEFUNA:  oh ok.

He called the men servants, they came in after a few minutes with another set of clothes and they did their job, I wasn't allowed to go without the guards and some men servants, I gave up after trying to convince my dad to see reasons with me.

 The Village wasn't that bad, each place we pass Nnamdi was there to explain some things consigning it, Nnamdi was sitting at the front passenger seat and Ofcourse the driver, there was another car at our back which the guards were, I was enjoying myself at least it better then staying in the palace, all of a sudden I feel pressed, I tried to hold it but it won't just agree to my terms.

AFAMEFUNA: Nnamdi.

NNAMDI: yes my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: I need to use the bathroom.

I could see the confusion in his face.

NNAMDI: but my prince we are in the middle of the road and there is no bathroom here.

He was right, we were still driving but I just can't hold it any longer, I looked at my side and saw that we were in a  bushy area that will do.

AFAMEFUNA: stop the car.

NNAMDI: my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: I said stop the car, I want to use the bush or is it also forbidden.

NNAMDI: no my prince, but...

AFAMEFUNA: just stop the goddamn car.

I was becoming inpatient, the driver stopped the car and I came down not minding Nnamdi, I walk towards the bush and Nnamdi followed me.

AFAMEFUNA: what are you doing, don't tell me you are coming with me, do I look like I need a babysitter.

NNAMDI: but my prince this is a lonely place, it might be dangerous for you.

AFAMEFUNA: were you with me back in the US.

NNAMDI: no butt..

AFAMEFUNA: then not a word from you, wait me here.

I said and walked inside the bush so I could look for a suitable place to do my business, I was done playing nice, that Nnamdi won't just let me, he will be following around as if our lives are bond together, I saw a suitable place away from people eyes and I did my business there, I just finished with what ever I came to do, as I turn to leave I heard a beautiful voice singing an Igbo song, the voice got my attention that as I listen to it my heart found peace, I might not know the full meaning of the song but I could tell it was a sorrowful song, I must know who have this melody that is able to calm the trouble heart, just then I began to trace where the song was coming from.

To be continued..

MY VILLAGE PRINCE AND I Sequence 6

AFAMEFUNA POV

I was woken up by the sound of a male voice singing praises to me,  I cursed under my breath, who was this moron that is disturbing my sleep, I opened my eyes slowly to see a male figure standing close to me bed, he was putting on the guards attire but the wrapper was white.

AFAMEFUNA: who the hell are you.

GUARD: Good morning my prince, I hope you slept well being last night was the first night you have spent in the palace.

AFAMEFUNA: are you   deaf, I asked you a simple question, who the hell are you.

GUARD: forgive me my prince, I am Nnamdi, your personal men servant, your father assign me to you even before your arrival.

AFAMEFUNA: okey, so what are you doing here.

NNAMDI : I came to wake you up my prince so you can dress on time to meet up with the royal breakfast.

(Pause)
Is this guy being serious, he disturbed my sleep because of some stupid breakfast, I just stared at him not knowing what to say to him, I was really upset that if I had my way I would have slapped the foolishness out of him, wait, let me rephrase that statement of course I have my way but hey am not a rude prince, hahahahahahah, where were we, oh okey
(Start)

AFAMEFUNA : I am going to tell you my rules if you are going to be on the same page with me as my personal servant, rules number one, never ever ever in your life wake me up when ever am sleeping, do we have an agreement.

I could see the confusion in his eyes, and I know he was trying to sink in what I just told him.

NNAMDI : I will try my prince.

AFAMEFUNA: Good, now you can now go while I continue with my sleep.

I turned to the other side of the bed backing him, I was hoping to hear his footsteps fading away but I waited but still didn't hear anything, I turned back and to my surprise i behold him still standing there unmoved.

AFAMEFUNA : didn't you hear my last statement.

NNAMDI : Am sorry my prince but it is a tradition that all royal families are to meet at the royal dinner table for their breakfast.

AFAMEFUNA : Really.

NNAMDI: yes my prince.

Wow, I was so surprise in hearing this, well in as much as I love my sleep I won't want to start breaking rules on my first morning in the palace.

AFAMEFUNA: okey, lets do it this way, I am going to sleep for let me say thirty minutes and then you can come back to wake me up.

NNAMDI: my prince, you should be ready by forty five minutes, if you use thirty minutes to sleep can you use fifteen minutes to get ready.

It was more like a question. Well he was right anyway there was no way I can get ready in fifteen minutes.

AFAMEFUNA: fine, you win.

I sluggishly got up from the bed, he clapped his hands twice and the door was open and three men servant dress same way as Nnamdi the only difference is that Nnamdi black cap has a white cloth round it, they were all holding different things in their hand, clothes, beads, shoes and some I couldn't see clearly.

NNAMDI : those are your clothes, my prince, when you are done with your bath they will help you with dress up.

I nodded in agreement and headed to the bathroom.

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AMARACHI POV

I and chiamaka went to fetch water as usual, there were alot of people there because most of them didn't come yesterday because of the arrival of the prince, I did fetch a lot of water yesterday but I only came to replaced the ones I used in washing my clothes, we waited for almost an hour before it got to our turn, I thanked my God when we succeeded in fetching our water and headed on our way, Ada and her serpents didn't come today well my luck, wasn't ready to see her again not after the promise I made to my mum.


CHIAMAKA : you really missed a lot yesterday at the palace.

Chiamaka brought me out of my thought, she sounded happy saying it.

AMARACHI: Really, what did I miss, is it the ugly faces of my enemies.

CHIAMAKA: ah ah, no na, thank God you said their ugly faces at least you know they are not beautiful so why will you even look at them.

We both burst into laughter, truly that was funny.

CHIAMAKA : well that isn't the fun part, there were lot of food to eat and drinks to drink, music, in short it was a great day to remember.

AMARACHI: yeah I know, I saw what my mother came home with yesterday.

CHIAMAKA: and the fun part of it was the prince, you needed to see him, God that guy is handsome.

I was surprised seeing my friend talk about a guy so excitedly, I wasn't interested in the discussion but I had to pretend I was interested not to hurt her feeling.

AMARACHI: is that so.

CHIAMAKA: God, and his smile makes me want to fly.

AMARACHI:  aaaah, Chiamaka.

CHIAMAKA: what

AMARACHI : don't tell me you are falling for the prince.

CHIAMAKA : nke a (see this one) she said I am falling, I have already fell.

AMARACHI: please don't go and put your hope up ooo, but anyway sha, God knows it all, just remember me when you become the queen.

I watched as her expression changed to a sad one.

CHIAMAKA: biko (please) let's leave that one, what will a prince finds in me anyway, when there are princesses lining up for him, I know by now the king must have even found a beautiful princess for him.

AMARACHI: oh you know, and you are here day dreaming.

CHIAMAKA: it's not bad to dream sometimes, do you know what it will means if one of us becomes the queen, Ada and her friends won't dare to try us again.

In as much as it hard to believe she is right, I have never thought of what it will means to me if I becomes the queen, I won't have to walk in the village with my head low anymore, or let me say if Chiamaka becomes the queen I know she will protect me, but who am I deceiving that kind of a prayers are not meant to be answered.

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AFAMEFUNA POV

The breakfast was delicious, as I ate as much as I could that morning, I came down at the dinner on time as the men servants helped me with my clothes, it was the same attire like the ones I wore on the day of my arrival, I think will be my dressing code in all of my stay here, my mother and my father were already at the dining when I got there, I must say my mother was truly a queen to behold with her queens attire, I would have married her if she wasn't my mother, my father too wasn't looking bad.

After having my breakfast I went back to my room to rest, I was still very tired after yesterday merriment, I woke up later in the afternoon, the room was becoming boring for me so I decided to go out, I saw Nnamdi standing at my door, don't this guys rest, I didn't have time to question him after all he is only doing his job, I asked after my mum and he took me to her, I used that opportunity to admire the palace, so all this will become mine someday, I saw my mother sitting down at the garden, six maids all dress in white gown was with her, some were massaging her shoulder while some her legs, and some fanning her, they were all singing a beautiful igbo song and I know it pleases my mother because she was enjoying it, I walk up to her smiling, immediately the maids saw me they stopped what they were doing and bow on their knees to greet me, I responded to their greeting.

LOLO AGBONMA: you finally came out of your room.

AFAMEFUNA : I was bored.

LOLO AGBONMA: I know, sit.

I sat just close to her, there was a jug and glass of juice on the stool in her left side.

LOLO AGBONMA: leave us.

And immediately they all left leaving just me and my mother.

AFAMEFUNA: mum I've been wondering, what is it with the different colors of attires with the servants, it's getting confusing, what's with the white, purple and yellow dresses.

LOLO AGBONMA : you are not the first person to be confused over this, but you see the different colors of attire are to differentiate the role they are playing in the palace.

AFAMEFUNA: I still don't get.

LOLO AGBONMA: now listen, the ones putting on yellow attires are the ones in charge of the outer palace, the surroundings, making sure everything is in place, and then the one wearing purple attires are the ones in charge of the inner palace, they also help the chef in preparing the meals, then the one on white attire, those are the personal servants, they takes care of the royal families needs, they alone have the right to serve the food like you saw earlier, they alone have access to the inner chambers.

I was really amazed with the way everything was organized in the palace.

AFAMEFUNA: wow.

LOLO AGBONMA: and the last one the ones on black attires.

I was surprised to hear this because I haven't seen any servant with black attire.

LOLO AGBONMA : don't tell me you haven't seen they.

AFAMEFUNA : no, I haven't.

LOLO AGBONMA: there were among those that came to pick you at the airport.

I tried to recall if I saw them then I remembered something.

AFAMEFUNA: I think I have, the guard that was sitting in front of the passers seat on my way to the palace, I didn't see clearly but I think he was putting on black.

LOLO AGBONMA: exactly.

AFAMEFUNA : ohhh, what are their duties.

LOLO AGBONMA: they are the securities, they are the only ones allowed to hold weapons in the palace, they safeguard the royal families, always remember to take two of them with you where ever you are going okey.

AFAMEFUNA: of course.

LOLO AGBONMA: Good, and each of this groups has a leader, Nnamdi is the leader of the personal men servants your father assigned to you.

AFAMEFUNA: oh I see, that's why his cap is different.


LOLO AGBONMA: yes

AFAMEFUNA: wow, interesting, I.......

I was yet to complete my sentence when I heard a female voice throwing greetings to my mother.

To be continued..

MY VILLAGE PRINCE AND I Sequence 5

Continues from Afamefuna pov

 I arrived at Sam Mbakwe Airport, I was welcome with the shock of my life as I came out of the front door, I stood at my track not knowing what was going on, there were up to four cars all parked waiting for me, four maids dressed in yellow long gown and three others in a purple long gown and their hair all wrap in a ponytail type, two of the guards wore a yellow wrapper round their waist and a black multi patterned on top and five more guards wore purple wrapper and same black multi patterned, all the guards were putting on black caps on their heads, there on the floor was a long red rug that leads right directly to a car that is already open for me, before I could say a word the two guards putting on yellow wrapper came and collected my bags from me, they both greeted me in reunion and left, almost immediately the maids putting on the yellow gown stood at  both sides of the rug, two at each side holding a little basket of roses, when I thought all was over the worst happened.

MAN: welcome home crown prince Afamefuna, heir to the throne of the great Amucha kingdom, son the the great Eze Nwanyi 1 of Amucha, the lion that is fearless......

Shouted the man wearing a white chief attire with red beads and a red cap, there were two of them, well I could tell they were chief because of the red cap on their heads, when the man was done they both walk to me bowing to greet me.

1 MAN: I am Mazi Okafor and this is Mazi Enyinnaya we are from the cabinet meeting, we are sent by the people of Amucha to welcome their prince home.

I was already feeling embarrassed as I was seeing people already taking photos or videoing, God I hate this.

AFAMEFUNA: thank you very much, so can we go now.

MAZI OKAFOR : of course after you my prince.

I quickly walked to the car while the four maiden were throwing flowers at my feet, the more I move fast the more the increase theirs.

If I said I wasn't amazed then I am lying, it was few hours ride from the airport to my village, sited at the back sit I gaze out of the car window admiring the beauty of Imo state, I was lost in my own thoughts, thinking about the whole drama that have taken place some hours ago at the airport, I thought that was only done in the movies but here I am experience it at first class, I knew it will be hard to believe if I told my friends back in the states because all seem like a fairy tale.

GUARD : my prince.

Coming out of my thought I looked at the guard that had just called me, he was sited at the front sit while the other drove.

AFAMEFUNA : yes

GUARD:  I want to inform you that we are about to enter Amucha kingdom.

Just as he said it, the guard driving turn the car to the another road following the car in front of us, there was a big pillar that the inscription WELCOME TO AMUCHA KINGDOM, THE HOME OF PEACE was boldly written on it. Just then I hear a sound like a trumpet, wondering where it was coming from, the guard told me it was to announce my arrival to the villagers, just as he finished his sentence I saw people going out of  stores, houses and others places, many started jubilating while others just watch, the children even made it more fun running along side the cars, young boy followed suit as we drove deeper into the kingdom, that minutes I felt at home, never would I have imagined that the people of Amucha will welcome me this way, even if they don't know me that didn't stop them not to acknowledge and welcome me, I roll down the car window so I could see more clearly.

  In no time we arrived at the palace, there were alot of people both outside and inside the palace, the car parked in front of the front door, there stood my father, my mother and some chiefs they were all putting on same attire that the two chiefs that came to pick me at the airport wore with red cap and  beads, the maids from the airport came down from their cars immediately it stopped and stood at mine, positioning the way they did before, the door was opened and I ran into the arms of my mother, she was more beautiful than her photos and the video call we always have, I was so lost in her tight embrace that I forgot we were outside, she disengage from the embrace bringing back to reality, I did same to my dad and greeted the elders, I was them lead inside, my mother ordered the maids to take me to my room so I could take my bath and dress into something else, I did as I was told, my room was wide and was divided in two parts, it has a little sitting area with leather sofa all neatly arranged, on the wall was a plasma tv and a DvD to go with it, then at the right side lays a king size bed, there is a balcony at the other side with sets of two chairs and a table, at the other end of the room is the bathroom that is wide enough to contain two king size beds, the wall was painted white so is the curtain that has blue flowers drawing on it, the room was  magnificent, but there was no wardrobe that I wondered when the clothes stays, on my bed lays an outfit, it was the same outfit as their but was more expensive, with my attire you don't need anyone to tell you who I am, even I couldn't recognize myself in the mirror, at first I had rejected the clothes but one of the men servants begged me to try it on and if I don't love it then I can take it off but to my greatest surprise I loved it, i was helped by two male servant that in no time I was outside with the rest of my family, it was a day of merriment that I was happy I came back home.

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AMARACHI POV.

I was washing my clothes at the backyard, my mother has left some hours ago to welcome the prince home, I couldn't go because I had a lot to do and I can't skip it for just any prince, chiamaka  came to call me earlier but I told her I was busy so she left without me, what will I be doing there anyway when almost all my enemies will be there, well  I managed to see the cars that drove him into the kingdom, was coming from the farm where I went to get firewood, I could see how people were very happy to see him,  that's for them, the voice of my mother brought me out of my thought.

AMARACHI: mama you are back welcome.

NNEKA: yes am back.

AMARACHI: how was it.

NNEKA: it was wonderful, everyone was there, there were lot of food to eat and drink.

I sighted the black bag in her hand.

AMARACHI: and I see you dealt with the food.

She followed my eyes that landed at the bag, this cause her to laugh.

NNEKA : I couldn't finish everything there, and besides they also gave us to take home, so I used that opportunity to also bring yours since you refused to come with me.

AMARACHI: ah mama if I had gone with you who would have done the cleaning, the fetching of firewood and who could have cooked now am washing the clothes.

NNEKA : I know it's okey, you have really tried today, don't worry finished with what you are doing so you can come and eat what I brought for you.

AMARACHI: okey mama I will soon be done.

With this my mother went inside, I quickly stood up to hang the clothes, anyway I was happy I didn't go because it gave me enough time for me to fetch water without any disturbance from Ada and gangs.

To be continued..