November 10, 2020 at 5:34 am #1418072
“WEB OF CONFUSION”
“I cannot be defeated… Neverrrr”Olaedo continued to brag and laugh.
The people cried in defeat and confusion.
Ebere was still breathless on the floor with Asa and Ulumma beside her..
Suddenly, Ebere opened her eyes with full force and rose up with strength.. Asa and Ulumma jumped up in fright…
She swiped her hand towards Olaedo and she fell down because she wasn’t expecting the sudden attack.
Ebere raised her hand up and Olaedo was raised up too… Ebere was controlling her with her hand..
She dropped her hand in force and Olaedo crashed to the ground in force too.
She did this three times and by now, Olaedo was already bleeding from the effects of the hits.
She was lying down on the floor and Ebere moved towards her..
“You have no right to hold this Village hostage irrespective of the crime committed by the Late King. They know nothing about it and cannot be punished for it.. You went too far this time trying to prove a stupid point. If you have evil powers and want to exercise them, you are free to but not at the detriment of my people and not in this village!!”Ebere said
Olaedo was swerving her hand trying to command her powers. Ebere noticed and bent down beside her.. On Olaedo’s waist, there were strings of jigida (waist beads).. Ebere quickly cut one particular gold shiny one and Olaedo screamed in pains and tears.. That contained her powers..
Turning to the happy crowd of people behind her, Ebere asked “What do we do to this tormentor of ours?”
“Bury her alive!!”
“Roast her to death!!”
Everyone began to shout their suggestions and the place became noisy.
“SILENCEEEEEE”A voice howled and everyone turned to see who it was.
Lo and behold, it was Nku, King of the dark forest.
“Great one!”Ulumma greeted bowing down
“I greet you great one”Ebere bowed too..
The rest of the villagers seeing this, bowed in reverence to Nku.
He hit his staff on the ground.
“You have done well Daughter of the gods”He said to Ebere who nodded
He turned to Olaedo who was lying on the floor in pains.
“You evil child.. Call on your mother to come and help you if she can. Tell Her Nku the king of the dark forest call on her to come.. We have unsettled scores”
Olaedo kept wringling in pains and started murmuring.. Suddenly, The ground shook and Nne Mmiri appeared in all her might.
The villagers ran back in fright.
“I’m here Nku, how dare you interfere in my affairs even after I warned you?”Nne mmiri said in anger
“And who are you to stop me? Nne mmiri, you have bitten more than you can chew and your time is up.. I’m here to end your evil regime! Now take this..”He stretched his staff forward and fire began to emit from it towards Nne mmiri.. She screamed in pains and the fire raved her whole body.. Soon, she turned into ashes!
Seeing this, Olaedo screamed loud in agony and vanished too.
“Hahahhhhaaaaaaaaaaa”Nku laughed in mockery, stepped forward, dipped his hand inside his raffia bag, brought out a small calabash, packed the ashes and put back inside his bag.
“The deal is done, the Land is free..but make sure the mistake of the late King isn’t repeated.. “He spoke to the people generally who bowed in thanks.
“Thank u Great one.”Ebere and Ulumma thanked him
“Nwaala, you did a great job here and I must commend you for that..”Nku said
“I did it for love, I love my earthly parents so much and I couldn’t embark on the evil journey Nne mmiri sent me”
“No.. It’s your destiny, and you are of this Land. You were just being used as a tool to destroy your own people”
“How??”Ulumma asked surprised
“Nne mmiri picked u up years ago at the bank of odu river and brought u up as her own.. When the king’s mistake came up, it was a good avenue for her revenge and she chose you knowing you will be destroying your own kingdom without knowing it..”
Everyone was shocked to hear all these..
Ulumma stared into space for a while
“Who are my parents then?”
“That you’ll soon find out. I leave you In peace”With this, he vanished.
The People began to rejoice and dance at the victory..
Suddenly, a young man from the crowd asked
“What did the late King do? So we won’t repeat such”
Ebere sighed and looked at Ulumma..
Ulumma turned to the crowd
“It all happened 25 years ago…”
What have you learnt from this story so far??
TO BE CONTINUED…0November 10, 2020 at 5:35 am #1418073
“WEB OF CONFUSION”
(25 years ago)
Eze Omekannaya had ascended the Throne for 2 years now and married to Akunna but she was yet to conceive..
Everyone pressurized him to get a second wife who would bear him children but he refused.
They actually thought it was the fault of the Lolo but No! Eze Omekannaya was Impotent!! He couldn’t make love to any woman let alone get her pregnant.
Akunna wasn’t aware of this until the night of her marriage to Omekannaya.. She had sobbed and sobbed in pains when he’s manhood couldn’t rise to perform.
“Why didn’t you tell me about this? Why??”She sobbed
Omekannaya moved to console her
“I’m sorry my love.. I knew you’d have left me if I told you the truth before now. I love you so much ND I can’t bear losing you”Tears dropped from his eyes
“Who says I cant still leave you now?”She asked in tears
He quickly knelt down before her
“I’m sorry my love, please don’t do this to me. Why would people say? Oh please..”he cried
“how did this happen? And is there any solution?”She asked.
“I’ve been taking herbs from herbal doctors from faraway villagers. And I don’t know what happened but I just woke up one morning to find out I’m dead down there”he sobbed
After deep thoughts, Akunna said
“If you had just woken up to find out you can’t make love to a woman anymore, it means it is not ordinary. We have to seek for consultations first and know the problem before a solution can be given”
Omekannaya agreed with her and the next day, they went over to Onu-agbala’s shrine.
“Omekannaya, you are carrying a deadly curse on your head..”Onu-agbala said after consulting the gods.
“How do u mean?”he asked
“Remember the girl you raped when you were still a teenager? She placed a curse on you before she died. You denied the pregnancy and threatened her with it.. She actually died 7 days after childbirth”
Akunna was shocked. She couldn’t believe Omekannaya was a rapist
“Oh my God! Rapist? So u are a rapist!! You are terrible!”She screamed
“I’m sorry. It was just teenage lust. I’m a changed person now.”he sobbed
“There is actually a solution to it”Onu agbala said and their faces lit up with hope.
“what do you mean by public confession?”Omekannaya asked
“Gather your people, confess to them.. Then go to her family, seek for forgiveness too, then come back here with two goats to atone for your sins, after that you’ll be set free”
“I should gather my people? Like the whole village?”
“is there no other option?”Omekannaya asked
Omekannaya heaved a sigh, thanked Onu-agbala and left with his wife.
Getting home, he sat down in deep thought..
“What are you thinking about? Won’t you immediately do as Onu-agbala told u?”Akunna asked
“How can I gather the whole villagers and confess to them of being a rapist? How do u think they’ll look at me thereafter? There won’t be respect for me anymore, nobody will fear me..I’ll lose my authority as the Eze”
“No! They’ll rather love you for being a humble king, for you to lower yourself and confess publicly.. They’ll love you more”Akunna protested
“But you know that is a lie.. I can go and apologize to her family but not to the whole village”
“Omekannaya, why are you making things difficult for the both of us? What have I done to deserve this humiliation? Why can’t you just do this and let us enjoy the joy of marriage? Whyyyyy??”She started crying
Omekannaya consoled her “Don’t worry, I’ll look for a solution to all these”
And so, 2 years on.. King Omekannaya still refused to do as he was instructed by Onu-agbala.
He went to other villages to seek solution and was given all sort of remedies but none worked for him. All these was hidden from his Ichies and the villagers as a whole. It was only one of his trusted servants “Kalu” who accompanied him wherever he went to that knew about this with Akunna.
One day, Kanu spoke to the King when they were alone in the Throne room.
“My king, permit me to talk to you freely”
“Sure, go on”He urged
“I’ve watched you over the years as you struggle to overcome this ailment of yours. You’ve been a good king to me and that is why I want to tell you this..”
“What is it? Go on..”
“I know of a place where you can be healed permanently”
“Where else can I be healed? Ive gone far and wide but all to no avail so why would this particular place be different?”
“I’m sure of that.. I have a friend who travels far and wide and I’ve heard him speak so much of this place”
“So, where is this place?”
“It’s a far journey though.. It is called “Ndi mmiri” headed by a powerful Queen who never ages”
“Uhmm.. Interesting.. So how do we get there?”
“If you permit me, I’ll invite my friend here.. He’ll explain better”
And so, the next day, Kalu invited his friend over who explained everything to the King and a date was fixed for them to make the journey.
“I don’t agree with this whole arrangement.. For goodness sakes, my mind is not at peace with it. Take the simple route, swallow your pride and apologize to the people so all these would end! I’m sick and tired already.. Omekannaya I am tired!!”Akunna screamed.
Omekannaya had told her all about his intended journey to Ndi mmiri land.
“I assure you that this would be the last journey I’ll make concerning this issue.. Everything would soon be resolved, I’m sure”
“Hehehe.. Omekannaya, if this journey doesn’t yield the required result I’ll leave you for good..”Akunna said but Omekannaya assured her once more.
Eze Omekannaya, Lolo Akunna, Kalu and Ibeh(Kalu’s friend) journeyed to Ndi mmiri land for 6 nights before they finally arrived.
They were wowed by the beauty and magnificence of the place.
However, they were welcomed warmly and given a guy to dwell for the night in preparation to meet with the Queen the next morning.
Omekannaya and Akunna were ushered into the Queen’s presence the following morning and her beauty would be explained another day.
“You’re welcome Mortals..I know why you are here by the way”She said smiling
Omekannaya and Akunna exchanged puzzled glances.
“You..”Nne mmiri pointed at Omekannya
“Sinned against the earth goddess by raping a maiden of the Land, she placed a curse on you and so you’re impotent right now and needs remedy”She smiled
They were surprised
“yes yes.. You are right..”
“Good. You have come to the final place, your problems would be solved permanently”Nne mmiri said
“Thank u so much”they chorused
“But there is something you have to do”
Nne mmiri told them that omekannaya would make love to her first before making love to his own wife thereafter and they would conceive but however, the first child they’d have should be returned to her after 2 full moons (2months) as that was her price but they (Omekannaya and Akunna) would still have other children as much as they wanted but that first child must be returned to her.
When Omeka told her his manhood doesn’t even rise,
Akunna and Omeka went out to discuss the issue.
“It is ridiculous! I can’t accept it, I should let you make love to another woman? and also give out my first womb opener to someone else?”Akunna asked
“Please.. Let’s just do this.. Let our coming here not be in vain”
“Isn’t Onu-agbala condition better than this?”
Omekannaya went ahead to convince his wife to see reasons with him and at the end, she agreed.
Long story cut short, Prince Afamefuna was born and the king vehemently refused to keep to his own part of the deal despite pleas from Akunna and warnings from Nne mmiri.
BACK TO PRESENT
everyone was speechless after Ulumma concluded the story. The king has indeed committed a great sin against the earth..
“Now, it’s going to be about finding our way back to the gods..” Ebere declared
Give this story your own title
TO BE CONTINUED…0November 10, 2020 at 5:36 am #1418074
“WEB OF CONFUSION”
A 7-days thorough cleansing of the Land was conducted by Onu-agbala in which every household must produce a he-goat and 5 tubers of yam.
At the end of the 7th day, a huge celebration was thrown as the stream which had dried up mysteriously suddenly began to glow again. The everyday deaths stopped abruptly too.
There was massive jubilation in the Land as those who ran away during the calamities started coming back.
“Agbomma, I’ve really missed you my love.. You look so ravishing now. Your mother’s place is really good o”Ikenna said admiring his lover who had left the land with my mother during the calamities.
“Yes dear.. And I’ve really missed you too. Hope you haven’t been floricking with all these other maidens while I was away?”
“No. How would I? How can I eat frog when I have chicken?”
Agbomma laughed and they continued their gist..
The wives had come back from their various parents houses.
That evening, they sat at the Obi eating yam and palm oil together.
“Adaugo,, easy with the way you’re packing the onions! Ahahn!! You’re eating like a hungry goat”Omasili screamed
“It is you that eats like a hungry goat! I wonder how your wretched parents were able to feed you and your children throughout that period of pandemic”Adaugo fired back
“You are stupid for involving my parents..useless thing..”
“Can you two just shut up!? It’s barely 24hours since you arrived and you’ve not seen each other for months yet no change? Mind you, we are in a new phase of life now so if you do anyhow and Nnanyi catches you, your punishment would be severe”Ekemma cautioned
“Then tell her to stop poking her nose into my affairs. Can’t she just mind her business?”Adaugo yelled
“I just asked you to stop eating like a frustrated goat.. What’s bad there?”Omasili asked
“That’s why I was not in support of eating together with you when Mama nnukwu brought the idea. Youre nothing but a kill joy!”Adaugo said angrily
“And you are nothing but a wretched cow!”Omasili yelled standing up and moving towards Adaugo who also stood up advancing for a fight
“Well, when both of you are done fighting, get ready to answer to Nnanyi because I will personally tell him”Ekemma said walking away..
At the mention of telling their Husband, Adaugo and Omasili started following Ekemma and begging her..
THE PALACE (the Prince’s Hut)
Ebere and Afamefuna sat down on the raffia mat talking.
“I am so ashamed of myself. I can’t believe I let myself to be used like that.. I vividly can’t recall my mother’s death but I’m sure that witch has a hand in it.. I was supposed to protect my people b
ut instead I allowed myself to be used to destroy them..”Afam cried in regret
“Calm down.. All these isn’t your fault. We were all victims of circumstances. It was bound to happen, moreover you don’t know anything about this and you don’t have a hand in it.. Just thank the gods that everything is now over”Ebere consoled..
Prince Afamefuna, Ebere, Ulumma and 4 guards went to Onu-agbala’s shrine to consult him on what next to do concerning the coronation of a new King.
“Greetings mouth piece of the gods”Afam greeted
“Welcome Prince.. You all are welcome”Onu-agbala said
“We’ve come to hear from the gods if we can go ahead with my coronation or there’s something else we need to do.”
“You are not like your father. You put the gods first and I must commend you for that,..”
“To your question, yes you can go on with the coronation because everything is stable now.. Rule your people with levity and kindness. Seek advice from wise ones and I assure you that your regime will be successful”
“Thank you very much, we really appreciate”Ulumma said
Onu-agbala stared at her intensely.
“You..Who are you?”
Ulumma became confused
“Uhm.. I don’t know, I don’t understand”
“Who are your parents?”He asked
“I don’t know, my identity is confusing”Ulumma said slowly
“You smell of royalty.. There’s a web of royalty surrounding you.. Hold on”He said and went into the inner shrine to make consultations.
The rest stared at each other in silence.
After over 15minutes, Onu-agbala came out
“This is our lost Princess..!!”he pointed at Ulumma
Afam and Ebere looked at Ulumma surprised
“Yes.. She is the child of the late Eze.. The woman he raped years back gave birth to her and dumped her at the bank of odoh river 3 days later.. She died 7days later.. Nne mmiri was on a tour to odoh river on that particular day and saw the baby whom she carried back to her Land and trained as her own..”
After the revelation, All three became speechless.
“So you’re my sister?”Afam said
At this point, she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as Afam embraced her..
Ulumma joined in the embrace…
Joy and productivity returned to Umuozara as Prince Afamefuna was crowned King alongside Ebere who was now Lolo Ebere.
The people danced in Joy..
Someone was at the far end of the Village square where the celebration was taking place..
“Umuozara, I am not done with you yet.. Ulumma, Afamefuna and Ebere.. Wait for me.. My come-back would be massive.. I’ll avenge the death of my mother.. You all should wait for me.. I’ll be right back!!”
It is OLAEDO(AJONWA)!!!!!!!!!
Another battle, Another calamity, Another saviour!
Olaedo is coming in full force.. who will save Umuozara now?
All will be answered in “WEB OF CONFUSION SEASON 2”
Who has been your favorite character so far?
Say a word of prayer for the Authoress(I don tire🤣)
THE END…1+November 10, 2020 at 6:09 pm #1418186GraceMember
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This story is superb ❤️
More grace to the Author and congratulations on the arrival of your pink jet…
Anticipating the return of Olaedo in season 20November 11, 2020 at 9:19 pm #1418341Esther AdeyemiMember
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Thank u author more ink to ur pen and more grace and wisdom to u…. We are xpeting season 2 soon0November 15, 2020 at 9:47 am #1418835sheegokeysMember
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Princess Ulumma did well, my fav character0November 24, 2020 at 2:16 pm #1420136LadyGMember
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Ajonwa you are a toothless bulldog.
Ulumma nd Ebere, Bravo .
Nice story .0
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