May 28, 2018 at 10:09 pm #1220776ChiChiParticipant
Judgement In The House Of God
Written by Chichi Joyce
Location:The Ajah’s Residence.
The door of the house flew opened and Mr. Ajah emerged from inside holding two big boxes in his hands.
From his facial expression and body movement, one could tell that he is filled with rage and can kill anything that comes his way at that moment.
He kept murmuring some inaudible words to himself as he threw the boxes across the floor not minding where it landed or what happened to it.
He angrily dashed into the house and within some seconds,he stormed out dragging a black short and chubby woman forcefully by her arm.
The crying woman,who could be in her mid forties and whose face was red and swollen as a result of heavy tears as well as physical assaults from her husband, struggled to be freed from his grip yet he paid no attention to her.He held her tightly by her arms continuously dragging her out like a puppy on a chain held by its owner refusing to go.
The poor woman shouted in anguish, pleading not be to disgraced by him but her voice fell on deaf ear.Her wrapper loosen falling from her waist dropping to the floor, revealing her black inner wear and a part of her thighs which are supposed to be covered from the eyes of the public yet he doesn’t allow her to pick it up.
Mr.Ajah shouted in annoyance “You must leave this house today,as far as I am concerned,this godforsaken Marriage is over.”
With an unimaginable force, he pushed her to the floor outside the house.
She landed straight on the hard dusted ground hitting her bumbum on it but she refused to let go.
She struggled to get up n rushed back at him who stood at the door to prevent her from entering into the house and he pushed her again making her to hit her face against the wall.She felt a sharp pains traveling across her head but careless about that.
Mrs Ajah raised her voice in tears pleading with her husband “please don’t do this to me I beg you.Am ur wife,I have no where to go,”
“You are very stupid,you this useless woman.”
He cursed her in annoyance
“This Marriage is over. As in O-V-E -R.”
He screamed at her.
“Since I married you what have you given me except badluck? Look at me,I lost my job,I became a wretched beggar.I became a laughing stock. I can’t boast of one Kobo
What can of a heartless witch are you?”
“Honey please don’t do this to me”
She cried kneeling on the floor
“I am innocent of all this accusations.I have shown you nothing but love.I have been submitted as a wife to you.Despite all the illmannered treatments you gave me, I still love and adore you.I gave you two wonderful kids.
When you lost your job,I stand by you.I sold all my fine clothes and gave you the money.I have been responsible for the children’s school fees
Please don’t do this to me”
“You are a shameless useless witch.You think I don’t know that you agreed with your marine spirit not to allow me to progress in life?”
Mrs Ajah opened her mouth in shock and screamed “Jesus Christ!!,How can you say that?”
“Shut up your mouth!!” He commanded her
“You think you can deceive me with this your holier than thou attitude.You are a witch and that’s the undeniable fact and you know it. How can I lost everything immediately you entered my life?You are simply a badluck.I regret ever meeting you.And talking about selling your things,you think I don’t know how useless of a wife you are.You think I don’t know how you opened your legs to our neighbors for money?”
“God knows that I have never cheated on you before and I will never.” She replied as the tears kept pouring out mixing with the slippery mucus from her nose.
“I have been a faithful wife to you.You know is not true.Why are you doing this to me?”
“I have been a faithful wife to you.” He replied mimicking her voice
“Faithful indeed!! Faithful my ass!!!
Why am I even wasting my time talking to you?
This Marriage is over.Witch go ooo”
Mrs. Ajah got up and moved to him
“Pls don’t do this to me”
“I swear I will kill you if you come anywhere closer to this door.Witch like you.”
He was about locking the door when she rushed to him but he pushed her again fortunately she didn’t fall again as she struggled to maintain balance.
He hissed and went inside locking his door.
She kept banging at the door crying on top of her voice.Many neighbors knew that she and her husband was at it again but feared to interfere because of the many abuses he has given to them.
“Ok, please allow me to see my children I beg you” She pleaded with him
“They don’t want to see a witch like you,go ooo” he responded from inside the house.
Refusing to give up,she kept banging at the door that her furious husband came out holding a Cutlass.Upon seeing him,she ran out of the compound fearing for her life leaving her luggages behind.
Mr. Ajah angrily carried the boxes and dumped them by the road side going back into the house locking his door.
Mrs. Ajah stood at the other side of the road watching him.
Many people that were passing watched her as she stood weeping her anguish soul out.
Some mistook her for a mad woman seeing her only in her inner wear and a torn blouse with an unkempt hair.
While others who had little knowledge of what is happening to her shook their heads in pity as they walked on.
She ignored all of the eyes starring at her as she crossed to the side where her boxes were lying on the ground.
She sat on the floor by them and raised her voice to the heaven and cried heavily.
The Church office
Pastor Eric,a young man who is in his late 30 sat behind the desk in his office.
The office is well designed,painted in a brown and cream color. A big brown desk divided the office into two halves and is occupied with a big bible, a bottle of anointing oil,a bottle of water and other things.
The office is very cold and smelled nice due to the work of the air conditioner and air freshener situated above in the upper end of the office.
The protrait images of Jesus is hung on the wall to give it a beautiful site.
Three chairs placed opposite the desk serving as seats to visitors and other people.
Pastor Eric heard a knock at the door as he got through with his prayers.
“Yes come in please.” He answered raising his head to see his guest.
The door opened and a beautiful fair Lady walked in. She is 26 years yet she looked so much younger than that,dressed in a long blue gown,on her head is a big black hat and she holds a Bible in her hands.Her face is makeup free except for a red lipstick on her lips and she looks adorable
“Good day Pastor” she greeted with a smile
“Good day sister Rose” he smiled back
“Please have a seat”
She thanked him as she rested her buttock on a seat opposite him.
“How are you doing?” He asked her
“Fine by grace and you sir?” She asked
“Oh, sister Rose, the Lord is good, please how can I help you?”
“Pastor,is about the revelation I discussed with you the last time, you told me that you will pray and get back to me and am yet to receive any positive response from you”
Pastor Eric sighed looking at her
“Sister Rose, it’s true I told you that I will inquire from the Lord which I did and am yet to receive any answers,I don’t think he has agreed to that”
“Are you trying to say I am lying?” She asked,her voice depicting a little anger.
“No sister Rose,I didn’t say that, please let’s wait on the Lord and allow his will to be done”
“Pastor Eric,I love you so much,I can’t go a day without thinking about you. I just want to be your wife. You are not married,why don’t you want to settle with me?” She asked him
“Please sister Rose,I appreciate your feelings but like I said,let God’s will be done”
“No problem,I will be on my way then,have a nice day pastor” she said getting up.
“May God be with you sister Rose”he prayed.
She murmured an “Amen” and he watched as she walked out of the office.
He sighed, picked his bible, opened and began to read but his mind was still in what sister Rose has said to him.
Location:A Famous Bar in the city.
Chief Benson,an old man in his late 64 sat on one of the chairs in the bar. The vicinity is less crowded and soft blue music were been played
A bottle of wine and a glass facing him on the table.
His phones and brief case lying right besides him.He kept peeping at his golden wristwatch every second while slipping from his drink.
Few minutes later,he picked his phone to call.
As he was about calling,a young lady arrived and stood near him.
She was clothed in a black skirt suit, holding a blue handbag which matched with her blue high heels shoes.
Her long natural hair fell on her back,she had no makeup yet she looked extremely beautiful and she is in her Early 30s.
“Am sorry for keeping you waiting,got stucked in the traffic”she apologized sitting besides him.
“No problem, what would you like to drink?” He asked her smiling
“I won’t take anything and I have to get going,I have a choir practice by 6pm and as you can see it is 5:44pm” she replied him looking at her time.
“But you just came here Angela, can’t I have a little moment with you?” He asked
“Am sorry senator, please we will have time some other day,I just had to come here so you won’t be angry,am a choir directress and I have to be there before other members”
“No problem, anyway,here is a cheque of 1 million naira” he said presenting it to her.
She gasped collecting it
“All this for me senator?”she asked
“More will come my dear, just stay and see,I am going to spoil you with money. Just agree to me and see” He boasted
“Thanks so much sir” she appreciated
“No need to thank me,I love you so much Angela and I will do anything for you”
“I have to get going now senator”she said standing up as she placed the cheque in her bag.
“No peck for me Angela?” he asked
“Some other time dear, this is public and you know,I will call you ok”
With that she hurriedly walked out.
Mr. Benson smiled as he continued drinking his wine.
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Judgement IN The House Of God
Written by Chichi Joyce
Location: somewhere Along the road
Brother James could be seen walking under the hot scorching sun. sweat dropped down his body and soaked his clothes as he walked on.He was dressed in a blue long sleeve tught in his long black trouser with a long black tie which was tied around his neck.
He held a big Brown folder in his hand as he walked sluggishly feeling very tired due to the endless search he has been on since morning.
At a point,he stopped to buy sachet of cold water,drank and asked for a chair to rest his tired legs.
Another day of disappointment.
He has left his house as early as five am in search of a job yet his journey was unsuccessful as the previous day.
Everywhere he went,there was no vacancy or he wasn’t qualified for the job.
He bend his head resting on his legs as the tears dropped from his eyes.
What exactly has he done to deserve this?
How can he be unemployed for five good years now in spite of his devoted worship to God?
He has been told countless times from scriptures and pastors that God doesn’t abadoned his people,why is his own case different? How will he survived without a job?
He poured the remaining water on his head and wiped with his handkerchief.His strength failed in aiding him to continue his journey since he hasn’t eaten anything since morning.He dipped his hands into his pocket, brought out a squeeze fifty naira note,which he bought some doughnuts and ate.
Tired of crying,Mrs. Ajah picked up her boxes and rolled them as she walked along the road. She had no destination of wheresover she was heading to. Her parents had disowned her because of her decision to get married to a man outside of their tribe.
They had wanted her to get married to one rich chief who was already married to five women already, making her the sixth wife.
She refused and secretly eloped with her husband,who at that time was her boyfriend, thereafter,they got married in his church without paying her brideprice.
Her husband has been a wonderful and caring soul till he lost his job and everything changed.
He got annoyed at the simplest things.
He suddenly developed hatred for her and hated seeing her even the ground she walked on.Her body became his punching bag.
He abused, molested and humiliated her at every given opportunity. He accused her of being responsible for his problems in life.
He even had the effontery to bring in different ladies into their house.
She bore everything with the assumption that he was only affected by his job and was going to change in time.
She took it as her responsibility to buy food and take care of the children from the small tomatoes she sold in the market.
She has never asked him for money for anything, rather she has been the one giving him.She recalled selling her expensive wrappers and given him the money to start a business, but what did he do? He used the entire money to play gamble and lost everything.
When she complained,he beat her till she couldn’t recognized her face anymore.
Her mind ran on her children,those two beautiful gifts.
Who is going to take care of them?
The elder one is six and the younger five.
“Oh God!!! ,Why me!” She lamented as she moved on.
“Hello young lady, excuse me” Mr. Raymond Said tapping her on her shoulder.
Mrs. Ajah jerked returning back to reality.
She had been so engrossed in her thought that she didn’t notice him calling her since.
She stood still looking at him,sure that she hasn’t met him somewhere before.
Taking a minute to look at him,one could tell that he is an elderly man probably around his fifties.
He has a short stature with a pot belly but he looked very rich from the way he was dressed
“Am sorry,I didn’t hear you call” she apologized
“Is ok,I was in my car making a call when you passed by with your luggages,I have been calling you since but is like your mind is somewhere else,Are you ok?” He asked her as he watched.
“I am fine thanks” she replied him.
This was a stranger and she couldn’t just opened up to explain her predicament to him in a jiffy.
“Where are you going?”” He asked her.
Mrs. Ajah paused looking at him.
She couldn’t lie because she has no where to go and it was almost getting late.
The tears poured down as she remembered what her husband has done to her.
Mr. Raymond felt a little pity for her.
He couldn’t tell what was wrong but he was sure that it was something bad due to how she cried.
“Is ok please come with me,let me take you to my car so we can talk”
“No please,I am perfectly fine” she responded wiping her tears.
“No please, you don’t look ok, you are badly injured and you need to get treatment,I won’t do anything to you I promise”
Resigning to fate,she nodded her head as she watched him collected her two boxes from her and showed her the way to his car.
She has no idea what is going to happen but she gave it all to God after all there’s no bitter treatment than what she has endured in her husband’s house.
After choir rehearsal, sister Angela was about leaving when she sighted pastor Eric at the other side of the church premises talking to a member.
She waited till the member left and she moved closer to him.
“God bless you sir” she greeted
Pastor Eric who was about heading back to his office turned and smiled when he saw her.
“God bless you too sister Angela, how are you doing?” He asked her.
“Am fine sir thanks” she replied with a wide smile.
“Are you guys done for the day?” He asked her
“Yes sir and we can’t wait for Sunday”
“Oh, that’s so good,God has promised that Sunday service is going to be an awesome time in his presence”
“Amen sir, please I have to be on my way now”
“Ok sister, please remember to pray always. May God be with you”
“Amen and you too sir”
He watched as she walked away.
He smiled and continued his journey back to his office.
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