October 7, 2020 at 2:58 pm #1413169ValentineAdmin
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“WEB OF CONFUSION”
“My Prince, don’t you think we should get going?”Olaedo said. And only then did the Prince realize he has been staring at Ebere for long.
“Uhmm…..what’s your name again?”He asked Olaedo who was by now really furious. How could the Prince forget her name so soon? However, she kept her cool.
“It’s Olaedo”She said
“Okay, Olaedo can u go back to whatever you were doing?? We’ll talk some other time”He said discharging her with a wave of hand.
Words couldn’t describe how Olaedo felt at that moment. She stared daggers at Ulumma who was still smiling devilishly.. She knew Ulumma was behind the Prince losing his attention to Ebere.
She looked at Ulumma from head to toe before walking away from the Stream in severe anger.
Afam focused his attention on Ebere.
“Am sorry for the delay… Please can we talk for a while?”
Ebere who was oblivious of everything that was happening nodded and handed her water pot to her sister who urged her to go with smiles.
Olaedo paced to and fro her compound in deep thoughts.. One could see that she was fuming in deep anger…
“How could Nwaala do this to me? How dare her?? Has she forgotten who I am? Ajonwa, daughter of the forest.. The only evil on earth..How can she keep disrupting all my plans?? How?!” She screamed in anger..
“Oh Nwaala! I will deal with you.. I will spend deal with you.. I will pinch you were it hurts the most.. I can see you now have the mind of mortals..Nwaala, I will deal with you!!”She laughed wickedly.. Turned left and right, stamped her left foot thrice on the ground and disappeared.
She reappeared inside Asa’s room who was sleeping peacefully with her baby beside her..
Olaedo tiptoed and carried the baby, smiled and disappeared.
Ulumma was fetching water while waiting for her sister to be done talking with the Prince.. She suddenly started feeling uneasy. Her heart was beating so fast she had to hold her chest for support.
“What could be the problem?”She asked herself.
She slowly filled her water pot and that of her sister.. By then, Ebere arrived having finished talking to the Prince.
“Ebere pls we have to rush home fast.. I’m not feeling very fine”
Ebere looked at her “But you were okay when we arrived here”
“Plz let’s just go home”Ulumma started walking away.. Her heartbeat was too fast now and she prayed silently as she almost ran home..
“Mother, I think I’ve found someone I want to marry”Afam told his mother as soon as he arrived the Palace and went straight to her chamber..
This news brightened Lolo Akunna’s mood.
“Who’s she?? Who are her parents? Is she from this village?”She was inquisitive
Afam laughed “Calm down Nne, one question at a time.. OK, her name is Ebere, daughter of Okoro and Asa and yes she is from this villlage”
“Oh! Okoro the one who just had a new child”
“Yes, she made mention of that”
Akunna smiled “I don’t know much about them though but I think they’re a reputable family although I’ll still conduct more investigations on them”
“Nne, she’s so beautiful”Afam said
“MY son, you shouldn’t always go after beauty.. The heart of a woman matters more. You should chase the heart and not the face because beauty fades but character is like a solid rock, it never breaks..A good woman would stand by you but a bad one will lead you to ruins..and you too, marry a woman whom you know has only good intentions for you, not only to take on your name and bear you kids.. You must marry a woman you can confide in and take her advice to heart.. Because only a good woman can sustain your marriage”
Afam listened attentively to the words of his mother
“Thank you so much for this piece of advice Nne. I won’t take it for granted”
Tears welled up Akunna’s eyes..
“If only your Father had listened to me..”
“Nne, you kept repeating this statement since Father’s death.. What exactly is the problem?”
Akunna shook her head from left to right.
“The time hasn’t come yet.. When the time comes, the truth will reveal itself.. But I see the clouds have gathered, a mighty storm is about to hit Umuozara… Get ur umbrella ready! Afamefuna nwam, get your umbrella ready..”
Afam looked at his mother in confusion..
“Truth? Clouds? Storm?? Umbrella?? Mother am confused.. What is all these? What umbrellas are u talking about?”
Akunna looked at him and smiled hard..
TO BE CONTINUED….1+October 7, 2020 at 4:45 pm #1413191HenrymaryMember
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“WEB OF CONFUSION”
Ulumma hurried home and her heart dropped when she saw her mother wailing on the ground. Her Father was talking to some young men who gathered there.
Ulumma hastenly dropped her water pot and ran to her mother.
“Nne, what is the matter ehh?”
“They’ve taken my son away.. They’ve kidnapped Lotanna”She cried
“What?!”Ebere who just came in screamed..
“Taken him? Who did?”She asked in shock
“I just woke up and found out he was gone. I lay him down right beside me”Asa kept crying..
Ebere started crying while Ulumma went over to her Father. By now, the young men had left and women tropped into the compound to console Asa.
“I sent them out to search for your brother”Okoro said to Ulumma.
“My enemies are at work.. They have seen that the gods has blessed me with my heart desire and they decided to take him away”Okoro lamented..
Ulumma shook her head.. “Nnam, calm down.. It’s okay”
She started walking out of the compound..
“Where to?”Okoro asked
“nna’abia(am coming)”She said not turning back..
Ulumma arrived Olaedo’s compound soon..
“Ajonwa!! Ajonwa come out here!” Ulumma screamed
Olaedo came out with her hands across her chest.
“I knew you’d come”She laughed
“Where is Lotanna?”Ulumma asked moving closer to her now facing her squarely.
“I have no idea”Olaedo said nonchalantly
“Don’t u dare play dumb with me Ajonwa! Where is my brother? Where is Lotanna? And why would u abduct an innocent child? I and you have scores to settles so why involve him?”Ulumma was angry now
“Hey Hey! U are within my domain now so you don’t have any right to shout at me.. And well, you guessed right.. I took the boy.. Nwaala, you were getting in my way, why don’t you do your thing and let me do mine? Why interfere in my issues??”Olaedo fired
“You don’t expect me to sit down and watch you destroy the whole kingdom because of the sin of one man!”
“How is it your business? Is this your Land?? Focus on your business and let me be.. Is it too hard?”Olaedo screamed boiling in anger..
“Ajonwa, give the boy back to me let’s sort this out..”
Olaedo laughed wickedly
“Why are u shivering? Why are u so scared now huh?”
Ulumma only smiled
“You should know am not scared of you and I can never ever be.. I could send you back to your cage now but mother has warned me to let you be and am respecting her orders if not.. You know me”
“Then leave this minute!”Olaedo shouted
“Ajonwa give me the boy now!! I don’t want to go violent with you.. Give me the boy immediately!!”Ulumma said moving violently towards Olaedo.
She made to enter Olaedo’s Hut but Olaedo blocked her way.
Ulumma became furious and stretched her left hand angrily towards Olaedo.. thick white smoke began to emit from her hand as she stretched it, Olaedo started coughing uncontrollably as she fell on the ground.
“Where is he?”ulumma asked with her smoke-emitting hand still stretched towards Olaedo..
“He..is..in..in..side”Olaedo said coughing.
Ulumma brought her hand down and the smoke stopped.
She walked inside and came out carrying Little Lotanna who was still fast asleep.
“I warned you..”Ulumma said walking out while Olaedo was still on the floor coughing..
As she was leaving, She came face to face with Dimma, one of Olaedo’s friends..
The girl looked at Ulumma who was carrying a child and Olaedo who was on the floor coughing.
Ulumma didn’t even stop to look at her as she walked away.
Dimma ran towards Olaedo.. “Ola what was Ulumma doing here?”
“talk to me.. why are you on the floor coughing? What did she do to u?”
No answer (still coughing)
“I came here to tell u about Ulumma’s little brother’s kidnap”
Olaedo still didn’t reply.
Reality struck Dimma and she stood up.
“Chim oo.. Was that not Lotanna that Ulumma was leaving here with? Wait.. Olaedo, don’t tell me you had a hand in the little boy’s disappearance! Chai!! I know you hate Ulumma but how could u? This is wickedness”Dimma screamed..
Olaedo was irritated. She looked at Dimma in anger.
“You talk too much!”She hit her hand 3 times on the ground and stretched towards Dimma and immediately, the girl became Dumb! She couldn’t speak again!!
“Now turn back and leave here.. You won’t be able to say anything to anyone forever..”
Holding her throat, Dimma went away in tears.
Eze Omekannaya was buried successfully and normal activities resumed in the village. The Ichies were looking forward to crowning a new King as soon as Prince Afam made his choice of a wife.
Prince Afamefuna on the other hand haven’t made his intentions known to Ebere yet but was planning to.
He therefore invited her over to the Palace so his mother would access her.
Ebere arrived the Palace that evening dressed in her best.
She was ushered into the Palace court while Prince Afam was informed of her presence.
Almost immediately, he arrived..
“wow! You look as ravishing as ever”
“Thank you my Prince”
He sat beside her.. “Ebere, I want to introduce you to my mother, the Queen Mother”
Ebere looked up
“The Queen Mother? But why?”
“isn’t it obvious? I love you and I want you to be my wife”
Ebere looked down smiling
“Is that a Yes?”Afam said excited
“Who would say No to the Prince of Umuozara?”
“Thank u so much Nwunyem(my wife)”
Ebere laughed “Am not yet Nwunye gi o.. come and pay bride price”
“Let’s go to your People right away”Afam said with a serious look
Ebere laughed again “Funny! Not now jor.. Let’s go and see the Queen Mother”
Afam smiled and lead the way to the Queen’s chamber..
Lolo Akunna immediately liked Ebere as they talked and laughed like they’ve known before.
“I approve of her!”Alumna told her son later that night
“She has all the qualities of a Queen, the way she carries herself and the way she speaks says it all..”
“So would she make a good umbrella?”
Akunna laughed hard and long “Afam pleasee”
“You know mother, you’ve not told me what u really meant by all those your speeches the last time”
“Soon my son.. Soon..”
Ebere headed home happily.. She was almost home when she felt someone following her.. She stopped and turned back and saw Olaedo.
“What is it?”She asked
“Am here to warn you.. Stay clear off the Prince if u don’t want to die the death of someone else..”
Ebere was shocked
“Is that a threat? And what do u mean??”
“Don’t say I didn’t warn you”Olaedo said and walked away.
Ebere stood there in confusion..
QUICK QUESTIONS👉 who is your favorite character so far?
Who do u think Ulumma really is??
TO BE CONTINUED…1+October 16, 2020 at 7:32 pm #1414502queenprecious1Member
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Wow interesting. This Olaedo is very wicked.Thank God there’s another power greater than hers0October 17, 2020 at 5:01 am #1414562timsonMember
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Next please0October 17, 2020 at 7:23 am #1414575RoyalGoldMember
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Still trying to unravel the abomination the late Eze committed0
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