The Child of Thunder Chapter 7
Ifeoma Isabella Okeke
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Okoro cleared his throat as his three beautiful daughters stare up at him. They had just finished having their evening meal together and the girls had nagged and begged their father, Okoro, to tell them one of his beautiful stories.
“Once upon a time there lived a hunter called Ajakasi. Many hunters lived in his village. Some hunters used guns, some used bows and arrows, others used sticks and cutlasses to do their hunting.
Ajakasi went on a hunting expedition early one morning. He went deep into the bush. He wondered around all day long, but the bush seemed deserted, and by late afternoon he had not even seen a bird. He was terribly tired and hungry. He decided to go back home. Just as he was about to turn back, he heard an unusual sound coming from somewhere in the distance. He listened carefully, thinking he finally got lucky; he hard peeap peeap peeap uuwuurgh oowuurgh uuuwuurgh.
He said to himself, goodness, that sounds like a big animal, maybe even a lion, I’ll sneak up carefully and see if I can find it. He headed in the direction from which the sound was coming, and soon he came upon a clearing in the forest, and right there in the middle of the clearing was a big hole. He approached gingerly, and craned his neck so as to be able to see inside the pit, and what did he see?
He saw a lion.
Instinctively he jumped back, then after collecting his nerves, he approached the hole again, and craned his neck so as to be able to see inside the pit; then he saw a snake in the same pit! And he saw a man, crouching in one of the corners. Ajakasi couldn’t help but wonder what was happening down there, why was the lion not eating the man?
Then he also saw a rat! He couldn’t believe is eyes, so there was a lion down there, and a huge snake, and a man and a rat!
The lion was he first to spot Ajakasi. Please Mr Hunter, get me out of this pit! I‘m terribly hungry! Ajakasi shook his head, and with a trembling voice, said: I’m really sorry Mr Lion, but I can’t do that! A hungry lion? How can I pull you out? As soon as I get you up here you’re going to have me for your lunch!
The lion growled in response. Don’t you think I could have eaten this man here, he asked. Or the snake, or the rat? We all agreed not to eat each other but to stick together, so that we might all get out of here. I guarantee that if you help us you will be safe
The man in the pit joined in: Please Mr Hunter, believe us, the lion is telling the truth, please get us out of here, please help us. The snake joined in, hissing, and the rat was squeaking. The hunter was touched.
All right, he said, all right, I’ll help you. Just hold on while I find something. He went into the trees, and found the longest possible rope, he tied one end to the nearest tall tree, and pulled it hard to test it. When he was satisfied that it would be strong enough to pull all those creatures out of the pit. He threw the loose end into the hole. And who was the first to come out? Of course, the lion, the snake came out next, and then the rat and finally the man crawled to the surface. The lion gave Ajakasi a heavy handshake. Ouch, screamed Ajakasi, you’ve hurt me! That was painful! Is that how you’re going to thank me?
No, no, no, no, said the lion, Thank you very much indeed, Mr Hunter, I will see you again. With that the lion disappeared into the jungle. The snake thanked him too, and slithered away. The man thanked him, and ran off.
The rat was the last to thank him; I won’t forget your kindness, he said before scurrying off in the undergrowth.
Ajakasi was left all by himself; it was getting dark and he remembered how hungry he was, so he too set off back to his hut in the village.
Several days later, very early in the morning, even before the sun had crawled over the horizon, he heard somebody knocking loudly on his door.
Bhoumm Bhoumm Bhoumm! Who is there, asked Ajakasi. But there was no reply. He opened the door, and there stood the lion. Ajakasi was scared to the marrow, and almost threw the door shut again, but the lion raised a paw in greeting. Mr Lion, sighed Ajakasi, you really scared me there! I’m sorry about that, said the lion, I suppose that can’t be helped. I can’t very well turn up here in broad daylight, can I now? Ajakasi had to agree. Well then, said the lion, you did something wonderful for me the other day, you were very brave to help the four of us get out of that pit. So I have come to thank you, just come over here. The lion stood back and Ajakasi stepped outside. There, in front of his house he found a huge pile of wild meat. All for you, said the lion, and wandered off.
Ajakasi was very excited. He sat to work immediately cleaning the meat and cutting it up. He kept some in his hut and took the rest to the city to sell. He got a lot of money for it! A few more days went by, when Ajakasi was woken again by the same noise coming from his door. He opened the door carefully, and found the lion there again. The lion directed him to the usual spot, and there was an even bigger pile of meat! Again, Ajakasi cleaned the meat, cut it up and took it to the market to sell. He got even more money. The remarkable thing was that the lion kept coming back every three or four days to bring more meat. Ajakasi became a very rich man. He could pay his debt, he built a new hut, he bought new wrappers for himself and all his family members He was turning into a very happy man.
Then one day, he noticed a hole in the roof of his new house. Oooh, what is this? He went to inspect and to his surprise he saw a rat peeping through the hole. Aaaii, said Ajakasi, who are you, and what are you doing to my roof, making holes in it? The rat said: Don’t you remember me? I’m the rat you rescued from the pit in the jungle, some time ago now. If it hadn’t been for you coming along I would surely have ended up as supper for the lion or the snake! I’ve come to bring you something to thank you, just wait there a minute.
Ajakasi was left speechless, he watched as the rat disappeared, but came back presently, lugging an enormous sack, which he dropped through the hole at Ajakasi’s feet. Take these things, the rat said, as a token of my appreciation , and then he disappeared as quickly as he had come. Ajakasi, tugged at the sack, and opened it.
When he saw what was inside he almost fainted. The sack was filled with gold, diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones and minerals
Now Ajakasi was almost the wealthiest man in the whole village. Only the chief was richer. It so happened that a few months later thieves broke into the chief’s compound while he was away on a trip. They took everything that had any value. When he returned the chief was soooo sad, he wept for days on end. People came from all over the district to bring him presents and to console him. Ajakasi also went to see him and took some pieces of gold. One day the man who was rescued from the pit by Ajakasi passed through the village and called at the chief’s compound. He asked to see the chief, saying that he had some information about the theft. The chief had him ushered into his private quarters immediately, he was still very sad and tearful, and asked his visitor to tell him everything he knew without stalling. Don’t cry again, nana, the man started, I know who it was who stole all your jewels and your rich kente cloths. Who is that man? The chief shouted. Where is he?
Don’t worry, said the visitor, he is here in the village, it is the hunter Ajakasi.
The chief fell down on his chair. Ajakasi? I don’t believe it, he is such a good man!
The man raised his hand up. Don’t you remember, Oh great chief, Ajakasi was just a poor wretched hunter, but look at him now, he has built a new house, almost as big as your own, he has bought new clothes for himself and all his family, and he never goes out hunting any more, yet he always has plenty of meat on his table. How is he able to do all that…? He is surely the one who stole all your things.
The chief was now very angry. He called some of his soldiers and commanded them to arrest Ajakasi and bring the thief before him immediately. This was done. The soldiers went to Ajakasi’s house, tied him up and brought him before the chief. He was mercilessly beaten. He tried to explain how it was that he had come by his riches, but when he mentioned the lion bringing him meat, the soldiers just beat him more, and when he mentioned the rat bringing him gold and precious metals in a sack, the chief shouted: Enough! Tie him to the stocks, and tomorrow morning we will execute him!
So, Ajakasi was put in the stocks and condemned to death as punishment for a crime he didn’t commit. He realized he would be executed the next morning and there was nothing he could do about it. After darkness had fallen and the last of the village people had gone home, he felt a strange sensation around his ankles. What is this, he wondered, what is going on now? He heard the hissing of a snake, and when he looked down he saw a large snake slithering on the ground in front of him.
I would normally be afraid of you, said Ajakasi, but as I’m going to die anyway tomorrow, I’m not really worried. Well, said the snake, you’re right not to be worried. You probably don’t remember me, but I am the snake you rescued from that pit in the jungle all those weeks ago now. I have come to thank you for what you did.
Oh. It was nothing really, said Ajakasi, but I’m afraid it’s a little bit late. I’m about to be executed! I have been accused of a crime I never committed.
We’ll see about that, said the snake. I have a plan. I have some medicine here, which I’ll hide under your belt. I understand the king has a very beautiful daughter. That’s right, confirmed Ajakasi, she is his only child. Even better, said the snake. I am going to give her a little bite, and poison her. She will surely die, but the medicine in the bottle is an antidote, the only thing that will cure my bite. When you save the life of the king’s only child, he will be forever in your debt, and he surely will not want to kill you any more! With that the snake slithered towards the chief’ living quarters.
Be careful, don’t get caught! whispered the hunter.
As the sun sent its first rays over the eastern wall of the compound, Ajakasi heard some screams coming from the chief’s living quarters. Women were wailing. Ouwooaagh! The king’s only daughter! Owowowow! A snake has bitten her! Owowowow! The snake has run away! Owowowowo! Why is this happening?! Owowowow!
People were running towards the house.
Ajakasi shouted at them: I can bring this girl back to life! A soldier came up to Ajakasi, and shouted at him: Shut up, you’re only a common thief!
Ajakasi pleaded with him: I am sincere, I can really bring the girl back to life, go and tell the chief! The soldier spat at him, and told him again to keep quiet. But as he was running to the chief’s house, the soldier thought to himself: what if the condemned man was telling the truth? The chief would be grateful to him and he would surely be rewarded. He had nothing to loose by telling the chief.
At first, when the chief was told that Ajakasi could bring his daughter back to life, he didn’t want to know. That man is only trying to postpone his execution, he thought. But when he looked at the body of his dead daughter, and saw his distraught wife, he changed his mind. After all, there was nothing to be lost, and everything to be gained. You never know what secrets these hunters learn in the jungle. So he ordered his soldiers to cut Ajakasi loose and bring the man to him.
When Ajakasi got to the dead girl’s bedside, he asked for a bowl and some water. He poured in the medicine that the snake had given him, and stirred it with his fingers until it was well mixed into a smooth sauce.
This he mopped up with a piece of plain cotton cloth, and he squeezed the liquid into the dead girl’s nostrils. The chief and his wife and all the soldiers were watching his every move. Ajakasi knew very well that if the girl didn’t revive he would be dead on the spot.
But the girl twitched her nose. Itchee! Itchee!
She sneezed! The chief shouted: She sneezed! Slowly the girl opened her eyes, and the chief jumped up and down for joy. The girl’s mother rushed to her side and the soldiers started to dance. The girl spoke to her mother: mommy, where am I? I’m hungry, can you get me some fufu?
Ah, the chief and his wife were so excited! A servant brought in some fufu with a wonderful soup, and the girl ate everything.
Ajakasi was carried shoulder high all around the village. When things quietened down a little the chief sent for him.
Ajakasi, the chief addressed him, you have done me a great service, the greatest possible service, so I am going to save your life. But you must tell me, honestly and without lying, why did you have to steal all my property.
Ajakasi replied: O my great chief, I really didn’t steal your property, as I’ve been trying to tell everyone. He then told the chief his remarkable story, what had happened in the jungle, how he found the lion, the snake, the rat and the man in the pit and how he got them out. How the lion thanked him by bringing him meat, which he sold at a great profit; how the rat brought him gold and diamonds and other precious minerals, some of which he sold and got even more money for.
But his fellow human being thanked him by getting him into trouble. If it had not been for the snake coming to his rescue at the last minute, he would not be standing here to tell his tale.
The king was astonished by the tale. He apologized to Ajakasi for not believing him and he ordered all his possessions to be restored to him. To show the chief he did not harbour any grudges, Ajakasi organized a big feast, which went on long into the night”. Okoro finished at last.
“You are the best storyteller papa. The gods really gave you the wisdom in storytelling”, Ogbanje said cheerfully as her sisters nodded their heads in unison.
“So what do You learnt in the story?” Asked Okoro to his daughters.
“I learnt that we should not be greedy”, Uzochi responded immediately. Okeke nodded his head
“I also learnt that we should never be jealous of one another”. Okoro nodded his head again.
“And what of you Ada?”
“I learnt we should be helpful to one another”, Ogbanje said
“And most importantly we should learn how to Love one another”. Okoro said pleased with his daughters answers and finally bid them a good night rest.
“The greatest wrestler of our time, the one whose blow would kill a living Lion with a single punch. What brings the greatest of greatest to my humble home today”, said Okoro as he shower praises on Omekannaya. His son Obinwanne was nodding his head in pride. Four of their guards were behind Obinwanne also their head were swollen with pride like a peacock. Different assorted layers of clothes, tubers of yams, palm wine were kept in front of Okoro.
Omekannaya cleared his voice and said with a rich voice “Okoro, you know if a toad is seen running during daylight, then either something is chasing the toad or the toad is chasing something”, Omekannaya said.
“Well said Omekannaya but that hasn’t answer my question and you know it”. Okoro said with a smile on his face.
“True. Anyway, my son here, Obinwanne, told me that he saw a beautiful flower planted here that he would love to settle down with”. Omekannaya said happily to Okoro.
“I still don’t understand you my friend, please elaborate more on that”.
“…”, Omekannaya was interrupted by his son.
“What my father is trying to tell you is that your daughter has found favour in my eyes”, Obinwanne said this time.
“That is very good. Well, It is every parents dream and joy to be alive and see their children get married. But you know I have only three beautiful daughters, so I don’t know the one Obinwanne is speaking off”. Said Okoro.
“It is no other person than your first daughter, Ada”. Omekannaya told Okeke.
“Well”, clears his throat, “That’s good also, but I can not make nor can I decide for my daughter, Ada. You will have to ask her yourself, if she agrees or not, it depends on her”. Okoro said in wisdom.
“You said well Okoro”. Said Omekannaya.
“Let me call her out so you can tell her yourselves. Ada! Ada ooo!!”.
Ogbanje’s voice filled the air “Yes papa”.
“Please come out quickly”, Okoro said as Ogbanje stopped whatever she was doing inside and rushed out to meet her father.
“Father, you called me”. Said Ogbanje as she greeted the people with her father.
“Yes my daughter. Ehmm Ada, my friend here Omekannaya said his son, Obinwanne, wants to get married to you. So I called you here so that you can give an answer to his proposal”.
Turns to look at Obinwanne in abysmal “Do I know you? How can you just come and ask me to marry you when we don’t even know each other?. What am I even saying self, I do not even know you and I won’t marry you so don’t come here and start telling my father rubbish. This is aberrant and I do not like it”. Ogbanje hissed at them angrily.
Omekannaya seemed surprise at the out burst of Ogbanje. “Ada, we are not quarreling neither are we fighting eh. I only came here to seek your hand in marriage for my son Obinwanne”.
Ogbanje grow annoyed by the second, her nose flared in anger.
Meanwhile, Obinwanne was busy smiling at Ogbanje, the more she grew angry the more he fall deeply in love with her.
He clears his throat prompting Ogbanje to stop and look at his direction.
“My jewel, ola mu, achalugo, it hasn’t gotten to that extend for you to raise your voice at my father, your future father-in-law and for the records, you will soon become my wife”.
“I see you are so full of yourself, nonsense”, said Ogbanje as she turned to her father, “Papa, I was doing something inside the kitchen so since I have made myself clear, I will head back to the kitchen now”. Ogbanje said as she left their presence.
Okoro turned to face his visitors. “You have heard from the horses mouth itself”. Okoro told his guests.
“That little girl has the guts to talk back at me and reject my proposal”. Obinwanne told himself that night as he strode the frontage of his hut in thought. “She must be mine at all cost, that maiden must be mine. I will do everything to get married to her”.
“I am going down to earth to dwell among the mortals soon and get married to the beautiful maiden that my heart beat for”. Ikenga told Aku and the rest of the little gods that serve him. “But I will need a plan, a plan that will make Ogbanje like me. A plan that will make her mine”. Said Ikenga.
He has to be prepared, for he know what Amadioha can do. He only hope he doesn’t involve Njoku ji into this.
“Njoku ji, I need your help”, Amadioha said to his brother in his aboard as Njoku ji turns to look at his brother whom he hasn’t seen for a long period of time.
“What is it again Amadioha my beloved brother. You know I am a peaceful god who doesn’t stir up a fight without knowing the cause of it”.
“It’s about Ikenga, he has bitten more than he chew and this time around, I will pour out my venom on him”. Amadioha said finally.
To Be Continued
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Flower Boy Episode 55
Flower Boy Episode 55 ( finally together )
By Oyebamiji Samue
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I blinked my eyes and cursed my mind. What sort of a horrible imagination is that. why in the world will I shoot my Nancy
I bowed my head when I couldn’t stand the terrible sight again, he’s my father and he had done something terrible in the past
If this is a way of him learning his lesson, it’s alright by me. I just can’t keep watching . He and Romeo killed innocent men . I think it’s good they go through pains
I keep breathing painfully as the screams of my father keep penetrating heavily into my ears
“I’ll confess , please” I heard my father say
“Good” Brandon said and Nancy left them
I raised my head and watched my dad and Romeo worn out as a result of the pains they had gone through at the hands of Nancy
They killed Nancy’s parent, she has all the right to punish them too
Brandon placed his hand on record and signaled with his head for Romeo to start
“Evil is bad. I’d lived all my life believing evil is good, I have no conscience I must say. I sent Noel to kill Donna’s family two years ago. He planted the plane crash that happened and caused the death of the family I had issues with which is Steeves Scot, the owner of the second largest record label then and other innocent men” Romeo confessed and swallowed
Brandon signaled for my dad to speak
“I’m ready to go through the consequences of what I’d done in the past. I was sent by Romeo to kill Steve Scot and I orchestrated the plane crash too ” My dad said and Brandon stopped the record
He did some stuffs to the record and after few minutes , the cops entered and without uttering a word , they handcuffed my dad and Romeo and led them out
I thought I’ll cry but tears isn’t coming from my eyes
Nancy walked sullenly towards the exit of the room
“Donna” I called and she paused
I stood and walked closed to her and hugged her from behind
“I do not deserve to be your girlfriend again, I slapped your father and punished him right before you” She said feeling unworthy
“You a strong lady, I like your tenacity and sagacity . I ain’t moved. I love you” I said and turned her romantically to me
“You forgive me?” She asked shyly
“Yes I do. I’m happy you took proper revenge for your family, the government are gonna judge them rightly and accordingly” I said
“I’m the loser here , I loosed Nancy for real, even though I loved her , I give it up from today ” Brain said with tears pouring from his face and walked out with Scot
Williams walked closer to us and smiled at us
“Nancy, I’m glad you are strong enough to fight for your parents, enjoy your new relationship with your lost love. Romeo is down, Brian has given up , no more enemies, have all the fun” Williams said and walked out with Brandon
I raised my head and stared at Anthony
“Flower boy, you hated ladies cus of me , you stood and keep loving me even when it is obvious that I’m dead . A man like you is scarce . I love you so much Anthony” she said
” I Love you too” I replied and placed my lips on hers
💙 Epilogue 💜
( Let’s have fun )
“Dear, don’t you think it’s high time we find where our son is” my wife said
Tears poured from my eyes
“Stop crying Ed” My wife said and I cleaned it with my palm.
For Brian to leave King’s empire, I sacrificed my eye. My eyes was removed and I’d become blind since then. Even if we find Brian, I’m not gonna be able to see how his face looks like
“Where do we get started ?” I asked my wife
“Visit Nicholas of course ” my wife said
“In the prison?” I asked
“Sure, we will request to see him and I’m sure they’ll grant us our request. We gonna thank him for taking care of our son all this while and ask about the whereabout of Brian” my wife said and I nodded
“I really feel pathetic for Nicholas , just when his musical school is hitting the whole of America, his wrongs in the past caught up on him and now he and Romeo will be spending the rest of there days at the cell ” I lamented
“We do not know our fate too neither do we know King’s fate ” my wife said and I nodded
He held me by my left hand while I held my rod walking with my legs and my sense
King had given us freedom since we are now his retired assassin
My wife drove us in a car out of King’s empire and after what looks like one hour, we arrived at a building I have no idea how it looks like cus I can’t see
My wife spoke with some personals and after series of processes, we were led to a place
My wife made me sit and I sat
“Dear, this is Nicholas ” My wife said and I arched my brow
“My good friend, I’m so sorry for your predicament ” I said
“Oh! I’d accepted my fate already. How come you are blind?” Nicholas asked
“You know none of us or our children are to leave King’s empire ? I pleased with King for Brian to leave the empire , he agreed on one condition which is to donate my eyes. And I obliged ” I said
“Aw! So sorry! ” Nicholas said
“Thanks so much dear , Thanks for taking care of our son all this while , We really appreciate ” My wife thanked Nicholas
” You welcome” Nicholas replied
“Where is Brian presently ?” My wife asked
“He should be at the house I built for the flower boys ” Nicholas said and I nodded
Nicholas described the house for us and we mourned his predicament a little and left the place to the flower boy’s place
“We there ” My wife said as he brought the car to an halt outside the house
We both stepped down
Edward’s wife POV
I saw two boys entered flower boys house , I held my husband and we both walked closer to them
“Hey” I called and they turned
“What! Mum! ” Brian shouted happily in amazement and hugged me tightly
I received the hug and tears poured from my eyes
My heart pricks and guilt overwhelmed me when I realized that I snatched him from his real mother
“Mum” He called again and cried
Tears poured from my face not just because I’d missed him so much but because I stole him and told lie for my husband that he’s our son
A car drove towards us and paused and three people came out
Two males and a female
“Mum, meet Scot, my friend” Brian introduced me to the boy standing beside him and I took my gaze off those that just arrived to the boy I saw with Brian whose name is Scot
“Hi Scot” I greeted him and he smiled
“Thanks for coming for Brian” Scot said and I nodded and took my face back to the new set of people that had just arrived
They walked closer to us while the lady just keep smiling, I wonder why
“Brian, I still love you despite all you’ve done for me, we in the same record label and we have a lot of songs to sing together in the future ” The guy said
“Anthony, I’m so sorry for all I’d done too, enjoy your relationship with Nancy” Brian said and I noticed that the guy called Anthony is the perfect definition of handsomeness
“Meet my mum” Brian said and Anthony greeted me while I retorted his greeting
“Meet my girlfriend, Donna” Anthony introduced the beautiful lady beside her
We exchanged pleasantries and something caught my attention in her eyes
There is a thin white line at her eye ball , I keep staring into her face even after we had exchanged pleasantries
My heart keep beating in fear, I quickly turned at Brian and looked into his eyes, he had the same tiny white line at his eyeball
“Are you confused ?” A guy asked
“Excuse me?” I asked the guy
“I’m Brandon, I’m a robot. I knew what you saw so I asked if u are confused, let me help you solve your confusion ” Brandon said and brought out some picture
“Check this pic out” He said and handed over some pics to me
They were the pic of the woman I stole Brian from
“Have this too” Brandon said and brought out some documents from his briefcase and handed it over to me
I read through it and noticed it was DNA text result confirming that Donna and Brian are brothers and sisters
“Brian, Nancy , who is now Donna is your sister ” Brandon said and I arched my brow
” I carried out a DNA text on everyone when I was just reasoning if anyone is connected in any way, I was stunned when I found out that they are from the same mother and father. I have no idea how they got separate that they didn’t even know themselves again” Brandon said
“I do. It’s all my fault” I said and sniffed
“I stole Brian from his real mother and made him our child” I said
“I thought as much ” Edward said and cursed under his breath
“Edward I’m sorry” I turned at him and pleaded
He bowed his head painfully not saying anything
“It was all because I was barren then and Nicholas needs a child seriously , that was why I stole Brian on the very day her mother birthed her ” I said and everyone expressed their amazement
“You mean to say I loose my eye cus of another person’s son” Edward said
“I’m sorry” I pleaded with tears pouring from my face
“Dad, don’t talk like that, I know you loved me and I really love you too dad, I will never forget you” Brian said
“The sacrifice I made for you to be free then was that I donated my eyes , king removed it” Edward said and cried loudly
“Dad, I’m so sorry about that ” Brian said and walked closer to Edward and hugged me tight while Edward keep crying like a baby
” Brian disengaged from his dad and turned at Donna. Mum, you stole me from birth from my real mother? And I happen to be the real brother of Donna . What! You my sister for real ?” Brian asked Nancy while Nancy keep staring at him without expressing any emotions
“I’d done negative things to hurt you all this while, I’m happy I’d not kiss you nor do anything intimate with you. Could that be the reason why you only find comfort in me , you liked me and I know that. But you can’t love me cus we blood. I think the Love I have for you is either lust or infatuation, cus If I truly Love you, I shouldn’t be against whatever makes you happy. I’m so …so ..so..sorry Donna” Brian said and cried
Donna walked closer to Brian and hugged him
“Our parents got bombed in a plane crash, I never get to see them or know whom they are ” Brian Lamented and cried hardly as he huggs Donna tightly
The atmosphere became emotional as I turned my teary eyes at Scot and saw Scot cleaning tears off the corner of his face
Anthony watched the brother and sister hug and he maintained a pitiful and pathetic expression
” Guys, I think I’ll have to leave your life at this junction” Brandon said and Karen walked in sadly
“Karen ” Brian called as Karen walked closer to them
“Why you sad?” Brian asked
“My dad will be spending the rest of his life at the prison and I can’t have Anthony too . I’ve lost everything and I’m leaving this house ” Karen said as he walked inside the house
“Friends, before I leave , I will like you to know the real me ” Brandon said and pulled off the facial mask on his face.
What the hell!
Everyone exclaimed as I stared around wondering why they were all surprised
” Larry! ” Nancy called
“Yeah, I have to pretend like a robot to help ya’all. I’m done with my mission. I have no feelings for Patricia, I just don’t like the way flower boys treats ladies. Ladies are to be treated with respect not to be hated no matter what our past hold” Larry teaches as we all listened
Karen walked closer to us ready to walk away while another girl entered
She ran to Donna and tears poured from her eyes
Why is this girl crying ?
“My Love for Scot made me do what I did. I was the lady that pretended like Karen just to get Anthony confused. I know I betray you, I’m sorry. But Scot propelled me into doing it” The girl pleaded
“Patricia, forget it , we are not perfect, I forgive you. ” Nancy said and hugged Patricia
They disengaged and Patricia turned at Scot
Scot bowed his head feeling guilty while Karen walked closer to him and hugged me tight
“Don’t leverage on my love for you and propel me to do what is wrong again” Patricia said as she hugged Scot tight
“Thanks for…” scot said and cried as he hugged Patricia tight
“Thank for forgiving me, I’m sorry” Scot pleads while Patricia nodded
“I Love you” Scot confessed
“I Love you more” Patricia said as he kept crying loudly like her head was swelling as a result of Scot’s love confession
Karen took few steps outside with her luggage
“Karen” Brian called and she turned
Brian walked closer to her
“Mum , is she beautiful ?” Brian asked
“Very pretty” I replied
“Karen…can we start up something…lik
“I smell like a fish, I’m not your type ” Karen said and Brandon walked closer to them
“I made you start smelling like a fish cus you disliked Nancy, I mix the drink you ordered for at the school cafeteria with a chemical that will make you keep smelling like a fish as long as it dissolves with your blood. But don’t panic, I’ve gat the solution here with me” Brandon who is now Larry said and brought out a chemical from his briefcase
“Drink this” He said as he stretched the chemical in a sealed glass to Karen
Karen collected it pathetically and opened it and drank it
Brain moved closer to Karen and hugged her
“Am I still smelling like a fish? Karen asked pathetically
” love can’t make me perceive that. You smell nice ” Brian said
“It only take thirty seconds for you to stop smelling like a fish and the thirty seconds is gone now. have all the fun” Brandon said and took few steps out
“Hey Larry, everything seems to be calm and settled now , let’s have some fun before you leave ” Anthony said ordered for us all to follow him inside the room
He set the keyboard and sang while we all dance
Goodbye to you my trusted friend
We’ve known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we’ve climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and ABC’s
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees
Goodbye my friend it’s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I’ll be there
We had joy, we had fun
we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time
We had joy, we had fun
we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time
I ain’t proud oh!
I love ya’all
Can we start a new story now title Billionaire Boys ( BB )
A girl from a poor home who was privilege to attend school of nursing at North Carolina was given a six month project, she is sent to live with two cruel billionaire boys who are identical twin
This Billionaire boys has killed three of their previous girlfriends and even killed their own mother
The girl is sent to examine the cause of their cruel behaviour by going to stay and live with them for six months
What’s the girl’s fate ?
Who could the girl be to one them? 🌝
What if they both fall In Love with her🤣🤣
How in the world will she identify them cus they are absolutely identical? 😍
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 20
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 20
BY RUTHIE LEE
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Travis and I walked out of the room we had performed, feeling Happy that we’ve passed this round.
As we both walked through the hallway, my phone starts to ring and I was surprised to see an unknown number on my screen.
“is it Erick?” Travis asked with a teasing smile.
“no.. I don’t know” I said looking at the screen.
“well answer it” Travis said raising the phone to my ear and I quickly answered it.
“June.. Wow grandma… she answered” I heard Augie’s happy voice and Ella happy bark
“Augie?” I called happily.
“June! Grandma showed me how to make a phone call and we decided to call you” Augie yelled and I laughed.
“you don’t have to yell, I can hear you clearly” I giggle.
“it feels like you’re so faraway that’s why I’m yelling” he said still yelling and I laughed. I remembered putting a password on the tablet and immediately I said,
“I know I fixed a lock on that phone, how did you open it?” I asked.
“grandma unlocked it for me” he said.. “Ella stop.. Grandma please get her away from me” I heard Augie’s voice said.
“what is Ella doing?” I asked sternly.
“nothing.” Augie quickly replied.
“Augie…!!” I called
“she’s just licking the tablet screen and my ear, grandma said she wants to talk to you” Augie said and I rolled my eyes.
“I think it’s time Erick takes back Ella”
“no.. Please, Ella’s my best friend, I don’t want her to go, Erick’s gone already, you go out everyday and come back late and grandma is always alone in her room, so I have no one but Ella” Augie said lowly and I sighed.
“you.. You know what! Give grandma the phone” I said and waited for a second before I heard my grandma’s low voice say, “hello?”.
“hey grandma, how are you?” I asked.
“never been better” she replied and I smiled.
“good to hear.”
“how is the competition, hope you’re making us proud” my grandma asked in her most soothing voice.
“yes I am, I made it through this round and the next competition is next week Sunday,” I ended my explanation with a tired sigh.
“well honey, I give you my blessing, you’ll be successful with whatever you do” she said and I smiled. “thanks grandma.”
“oh where’s Erick? Is he there?” my grandma asked.
“no, Erick’s at home… He’s busy” I said hesitantly not knowing why.
“oh, I really wanted to talk to him, I missed that kid” my grandma poured and I could feel her smile from my phone. I looked up and saw Travis looking at me. I almost forgot he’s here.
“well grandma, no need to say it all on the phone cause we’re done here and I’m going to be home any minute” I said.
“are you sure?” she asked.
“pretty sure” I tell her.
“okay honey, but don’t worry you can take your time” she said and I smiled. “okay bye.”
I hanged up and sighed happily.
“lemme guess, family?” Travis asked as we started walking again, and I nod.
“your family knows Erick?” he asked again.
“yeah,” I smiled.
“he was everyone’s favorite when he lived with us” I said recalling the days he lived with us.
“he once lived with your family, why? Were you guys betrothed or what?”
“betrothed? What? No way!” I said and he laughed.
“I was just joking” he mused.
We both got to the elevator and we got in with two other girls and I recognized one of them, the girl who screamed when we were told that we’re going to dance. We all remained quiet in the elevator waiting for it to the reach the first floor and after waiting for what seems like eternity, the elevator stopped and opened.
And immediately someone screamed Daniel’s name making the two girls fly over Travis and I and running in the direction Daniel’s name was called.
“some girls.” Travis scoffed which made me laugh.
We both walked outside DH, saying our goodbyes I asked.
“what instrument will you be playing on Sunday?”.
“oh, I can only play the piano a little.. so yeah I’m playing the piano, I don’t have one but, my cousin has one and I’m gonna practice a little with him and decide on the song that’ll be easy for me to play” Travis explained and I nod.
Good for him he has a tutor, I don’t have any instrument neither can I play one. And worst of all I don’t have someone who’ll lend me or teach me. Dang it.
“well good luck, and good bye” I said and giving him a faux smile, cause I was too jealous. He’s got a piano and a tutor.
“goodbye” Travis said and we both went our separate ways.
I took the bus home and I got home by six pm. Augie welcomed me with a hug whi’ve Ella licked my leg. Eww.
I met my grandma preparing dinner and I took over telling her rest.
During dinner I didn’t know I had a worried look on my face until my grandma told me, and I had to tell her I was actually worried and it’s about the stupid instrument stuff.
“isn’t Erick a singer, doesn’t he have a guitar or a piano, you can learn from him.” my grandma said.
“Erick?” I pondered.
Yeah Erick, why didn’t I think of him, he’s a pro when it comes to music, I should totally ask him to help me out, I just hope he’ll be less busy before Sunday.
“you’re right grandma, Erick is perfect.” I breathed a sigh of relief.
“and you need to focus and practice hard, you have only two days to learn whatever you’ll be playing” my grandma advised and I smiled. “I know gran, have you forgotten how sharp my brain is, I learn things within a blink of an eye” I bragged and my grandma laughed hysterically.
During nighttime, I laid on my bed looking at pictures of Maria Li on my phone. It’s been ages since I’ve admired her from my phone like this, I smiled when I remembered I’ve seen her in real life. She’s so pretty.
I was surprised to come across Daniel’s pictures on my phone, I smiled softly when I remembered when Annie took my phone from me and put all Daniel song and pictures.
Annie. Missed her.
That night I slept soundly hoping tomorrow would be great.
The next morning I woke up and to my surprise the sun shone very brightly into my room, and the sun doesn’t shine into my room until it’s one in the afternoon. I quickly grabbed my phone and gasped loudly when I saw the time “12:49”.
I overslept like so much, what am I even dreaming about. How could this be. I paused and stopped panicking when I realised that it actually doesn’t matter if I wake up late or early cause I have nothing to do.
I breathed out and laid back on my bed, but quickly got up again when I remembered I have to think of a I need to play, and the instrument I need to play and learn. But this is torture, how can anyone learn to play any kind of instrument in two Days.
I slowly crawled out of my bed and slowly walked to my bathroom, I brushed my teeth took my bath and before I knew it I was eyeing the odd cloths in my closet.
Everything in my closet looks old and gloomy but who cares, I’m going over to Erick’s, I mean he’s seen me in my worst clothes.
Minutes later I was pulling a pair of denim shorts up my legs and I wore a yellow T-shirt. Like the only good shirt I have.
I let my hair fall over my shoulder and after dressing up, I ate breakfast, well brunch, alone and told my grandma I was off to Erick’s.
I grabbed my phone and took my heels to the bus stop.
I got to my stop and trekked to Erick’s house, good thing I remembered and sang his address in my head.
I got to the street and remembered the familiar houses and I breathed out a sigh of relief when I saw Erick’s house and it looked even more bigger than the last time I came here.
I walked to the front of the door and I could hear music playing from the inside.. Well actually it’s just some kind of a beat, cause it had no voice singing with it.
I pushed the doorbill and sighed,
How is anyone going to hear me even that kind of music is playing so loudly.
I kept pushing and pushing and ousting the doorbell but no one answered so I angrily, made a turn and head to the living room first window,
I touched the glass window and smiled when I saw it wasn’t sealed to the building, with all my girly strength, I pushed the window up creating an open space for me to pass to get into the house, I must find every possible way to learn how to play that guitar.
I squeezed my self into the space and before I knew it, I landed into the living room.
The music became loud and I turned and shut the window. I endured the loud music bursting the whole house as I look around, I slowly climbed the stairs following the path where the music was coming from. And it let me to a room at the end of the hallway.
The music became loud as I got in front of the door, I knocked heavily on the door but no one answered, I sighed and banged the door heavily and the music stopped. I heard the door clicked and the door opened revealing Erick who was sweating profusely.
“June?..” he called surprisingly but in a happy tone.
“how did you get in here?” he asked.
“through your window, I’ve been ringing the door bell for hours” I said and he smiled, “sorry?”
“Frederick, who is that? You can’t have any distractions you’re doing a great job, come back here and let’s continue” I heard a man’s voice say from inside and Erick turned and moved inside while I trailed behind him seeing the man who seemed strange with his little feminine body and heavy beard.
“too bad Vishnu, we’re done for today, don’t you see I have a guest” Erick said to the guy and I looked away when he glowered at me.
“fine. I’ll leave I’ll make sure to tell your father about this” the man Viju or whatever his strange name was, said and grabbed his bag before walking out of the room.
“let me guess you’ve been dancing?” I asked as we both walk out of his dancing room.
“yeah, and I’m getting better, I think” he said and I laughed.
“you think?” I repeat his words.
“well let’s just forget about that and talk about you! What are you doing here, cause it’s shocking, like mind blowing” he asked as he grabbed a bottle of water from his drawer when we entered his room.
“I need your help” I tell him sitting on his Comfortable bed.
“with what?” his brows arched.
“our next competition we’re going to use an i–
“instrument?” he interrupted.
“h–how di-d you know?”
“June, DH will be now few years from now, how can I not know what’s going on in my future industry” .
“it’s still under your father’s name and you’re still a trainee, so put down your ego” I said and he laughed.
“so.. What song will you be singing?” Erick asked.
“I have no idea, I came here to learn how to play a guitar since you’re good with it, but now that I’m here I don’t think that’s possible cause how can I learn it in two days”. I said and let out an angry groan.
“don’t worry, learing from me, you can be a pro in two minutes” Erick said and I smiled rolling my eyes.
“I’m serious, think of a song you want to sing”.
“uhhh.. Second chance?” I said.
“a lot of people are going to be singing second chance you have to choose another song”. Erick tells me.
“you know what, I have to shower, think of a song first and then I’ll teach you how to play the tone and note” Erick said, Smiled at me and Walked out.
‘what a life saver’ I breathed out lying on the bed.
I stared at the ceiling thinking of a song, I think of all the Maria Li’s song i have on my phone but I shook my head passed them.
After thinking for some time I got up from the bed and smiled, deciding to sing Erick’s song. And immediately Erick walked in, wearing a sweatpants and a black shirt, his hair was wet and some were glued to his forehead while some were falling down releasing droplet of water that stained his black shirt with darker dots.
“so have you think of a song yet?” he asked and I smiled.
“you.” I said.
“what happened to me”. He asked pointing to himself.
“i–i mean I’m going to sing your song” I said.
T. B. C
By RUTHIE LEE
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 19
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 19
BY RUTHIE LEE
IF YOU MISS ANY EPISODE CLICK HERE
are you crazy. What are you doing?” I said moving away and looking straight ahead to see Travis singing and staring at us.
“look singing Travis is even feeling embarrassed for you standing up there cause of your juvenile atitude” I said and he rolled his eyes before looking at Travis who’s tone suddenly became High when he got to the chorus, he sang there beautifully and I couldn’t help but smile as I watch his nose get red from singing to high.
“June!” Erick said and snapped his fingers in front of my face making me flinch.
“what?” i asked.
“so I’ve been talking to myself for ages now?” Erick asked.
“you know I was paying attention to him and yet you were still talking to me.” I said and his jaw dropped.
Erick said nothing as he faced Travis and fold his arm angrily. Travis was pretty good I’d say, and finally he ended the song and gave a small bow before dropping the microphone and walking down the stage.
As the judges scribbled something down on their papers, Travis walked up to us and stood in front of Erick.
“uhm.. This is my sea–
“your what?.. I’m sorry but this seat is already taken” Erick said and Travis glanced at me before backing away and sitting on the empty chair beside Erick making Erick sit inbetween us.
“how did I do?” Travis asked leaning out from his seat so he could clearly See Me.
“you sang like you had a glue stuck to your throat” Erick said before I could reply and I shook my head at him,
“Erick.” I called and he turned to me. “what?.. I’m saying the truth” he smiled, while Travis sighed and turned to his front without saying anything.
To break the awkward tension I leaned out and smiled at Travis “you did great Trav” I said and he smiled while Erick turned to me.
“you’re impossible” he repeated my word and I almost laughed “see who’s talking.”. I smiled and he nods and looked away.
The Next contestant was called and a girl walked to the stage confidently.
Erick didn’t talk to me after that, he was just busy with his phone, his head down and his phone on his thigh, his cap covered most of his face, but not from my angle of view, cause from this angle I could see as his black hair fell to his neck and some strand of hair on his ear, his eyebrows were worried and so as his breath, his lovely eyes stared at his phone with anticipation and he just shut his eyes every now and then, making his eyelashes fall on his bottom eye lid like strained rain, his lips weren’t happy and his ne— I paused when I caught Travis staring at me from his seat and I quickly looked away shyly, cause he caught me looking at Erick and I cannot believe I’ve been studying Erick.. Gosh I am unbelievably stupid.
I turned to glance at Travis to see if he was still looking at me but he wasn’t and I breathed a sigh of relief.
Everyone gasped and I suddenly looked up to see what happened and I saw the girl on stage coughing. What in the world happened to her.? I asked no one but myself.
A woman walked up to the stage and helped the girl down before handing her a bottled water and she was in tears cause she knows she’ll not make it to the next round.
The judges with their mean faces called the next person and a boy stood up and I watched him walk to the stage, I thought Travis was the only boy cause this place is filled with so many girls.
After waiting and listening to different kinds of voices, they finally got to two hundred and one.
“it’s your turn” Erick tells me.
“I know” I said as my breathing hitched.
“it’s okay, just breathe calmly and you’ll be fine” he said holding my hand and giving it a light squeeze.
“just imagine you’re singing to just me”.. Erick said calmly
“yeah sure thanks..” I said and quickly got up from my chair and Erick slowly let of my hand..
Every eyes followed me as I walked to the stage, and as I climbed the stage I took the microphone and stood in front of the stage.
Here I go.
The guitar starts to play.. And I breathed, when the piano starts to play I placed the microphone under my mouth and glance at Erick who gave me a teasing smile that warmed my heart.
And then I start to sing .
🎤 .slowly getting there
It’s just how we’ll get up
It means we’re already near…
Waking up and suddenly loosing the motivation to keep going..
The train of life was struggling forward cause the track of dreams have been broken.
My once useful youthful heart have been stained.
I need to ignore the thorns beneath my feet and throw away the chains of restrains..
We all need to.
Chorus: Wake up!!!…
My voice rose High as I got to the chorus and I tried hard not to close my eyes as the the first judges told me in the first round, but I couldn’t help but shut my eyes when I got to a higher part and my eyes opened when the song ended, I breathed out softly and dropped the microphone.
I walked down from the stage and moved some stand of my hair back, I hope I did great.
I got to my seat and I couldn’t help but smile when Erick and Travis welcomed me with a smile.
“you did great.” Erick said to me as I sat down.
“you think.?” I said with a shrug
“oh you certainly did” Erick smiled and I breathed out a sigh of relief, Erick glance at his phone .
“anyway I have to go home I have practice, I just came here to see you sing, I know you’ll make it to the next round, even the final round.” Erick said and I smiled.
“thanks Erick” I beamed.
“no need to thank me”. He said shoving his phone inside his pocket and I know he’s about to leave.
“Reach for the stars June” Erick breathed and gave me a surprising kiss on the cheek before standing up, adjusting his cap and walking away before I could utter any word.
I just froze and watch him leave with my mouth opened, until Travis tapped my shoulder.
“you’re drooling” he said taking over Erick’s seat, well which was once his seat.
“w-what?” I said touching my lips but he laughed. “I was joking”.
I rolled my eyes at him and looked away. .
The three judges started to pass papers and talk amongst themselves and everyone starts to murmur.
Travis and I stayed quiet, we just watch the judge do their stuff and before we know it Cassie stood up from her seat and walked up to us, she sat beside Travis and breathed a sigh of relief.
“what are you doing here?” Travis asked her.
“truthfully, I don’t know I’m just as nervous as everyone” she said and Travis rolled his eyes. “so you’re nervous and the only way you’ll be calm is by sitting with us?”
“shut up Travis!” Cassie snarled.
Travis ignored her and turned to his front, and slowly the judges got up from their seats and walked to the stage. Immediately one of them grab the microphone, every where became silent.
“I just want to say, good performance everyone,” the lady judge started and her voice kind of shook the whole room cause it was thick and scary.
“you all gave a wonderful job but not everyone will make it to the next round” the woman said and I breathed in and out heavily, I hate that sentence.
“calm down June, your boyfriend even told you that you’d make it to the final round.” Travis said with a smile.
“boyfriend?.” Cassie laughed, “someone like her having a boyfriend? I bet he’s just toying with her”.
I ignored Cassie’s word and Turned to Travis. “he’s not my boyfri– you know what just forget about it and let’s hope for the best, it’s what we always do, hoping for the best” I said and he smiled.
“apparently, it’s supposed to be twenty participant passing this round, but unfortunately we got sixteen passing this round” the lady judge said and everyone gasped.
“this is ugly to hear” Cassie said biting her lip.
The other woman took over the microphone holding a paper in her hand and with her loud voice she begin.
“the contestants making it pass the rounds are number, 12.. 27..
Travis and I turned to each other happily as his number happened to be the first one to was called.
“36.. 47.. 57..58 ..”
“ahhhh… ” Cassie screamed excitedly as she heard her number and giving Travis a hug.
“get away from me.” Travis said angrily removing her hand from his body. She rolled her eyes at him and gave me a “i-passed-and-y
“and lastly number 200 and 201…” the woman said and I smiled happily.
“I made it” I tell Travis.
“I know I heard, congratulations
“everyone move forward” the woman on stage beckoned and every one did, leaving their seats and standing opposite of the stage.
“you all made it pass this round, congratulations
“dancing!!!!?” a girl screamed as the woman explained .
“if you have any problem with that, the door is that way” the woman replied rudely.
“but my body’ has stiffened already” the girl said and I smiled cause her word reminded me of Erick.
“I don’t care miss” the woman said and continued with what she was saying before.
“We must see how good your body is towards dancing, we’ve heard your voice enough, and now we need to see how good your voice is while dancing.. And the first next round is this Sunday and this is what you’re going to do”. The woman explained and a piece of paper was placed in her hand by her paper. And she stared at it before reading.
“you’re all to sing any song of your choice, using your own instrument, and you cannot sing without an instrument, and that instrument must be played by you. Once again congratulations
“finally.” I breathed out.
“yeah finally, this is way harder than I thought it would be” Travis said and I nod agreeing with him.
“so.. Do you dance?” Travis asked.
“well… I don’t– I pause as I recall my self dancing Maria Li’s dance steps perfectly on my bed
“I think I can manage.. How about you?” I asked.
“you didn’t need to ask, cause I was born to dance” Travis said and did a break dance with his hand which made me laugh.
“lucky you” I beamed.
T. B. C
By RUTHIE LEE