THE LIFE I DIDN’T WISH FOR EPISODE 27
AUTHOR/WRITER: TERIBANIMOTA. I
Kayode You weren’t gonna make love to me, you were going to use me for ritual, I heard it all and you said it yourself.
I broke into uncontrollable tears, as he pushed me out of his room.
He sat down on his bed after he pushed me out of his room, I stood by the door crying and terrified, the door was ajar and I could see him making a call but I didn’t know whether to run or stay. I stood asking myself will Kayode allow me go after I’ve known his secret? Will he harm me? I asked myself looking for answers but, I couldn’t get one. I summoned little courage to walk away. As I moved passed the stairs I could hear loud music from the living room downstairs, I wondered if they were rejoicing that I’ve been used for the ritual or what could these guys be celebrating at the hour of day? I decided to check if there’s another exit I could use, I sneaked passed the dining room to the kitchen unnoticed, hoping to use the kitchen exit. As I got in the kitchen, I was surprised when I met one of the guys there. He was on dread and looks very scary. He seems to be heating a substance in a spoon and using a syringe to apply it. I could tell that was heroin. I have read about it but haven’t seen it until now. The sight of the guy made me more terrified. I managed to just greet him and pretended as if I came to pick a knife. I gently asked him where the knife is, he just pointed to a corner, it’s obvious that he is intoxicated. I managed to get the knife and hid it in my bag.
I walked into the living room as if nothing had happened, I greeted them all in a very low voice, one of them managed to speak to me. He looks calm among the guys. He said did Kayode rough handled you? I just shook my head implying that he didn’t , one of the guy said in pidgin;
“Abeg leave dat chick jor K Don scatter her u no c as she dey look like otondo”.
I felt embarrassed with the statement. The calm guy told him to leave me alone. He asked politely that what was I doing downstairs without Kayode. I didn’t know what answer to give instantly but I just said “he sent me to get something for us”.
The calm guy said “it’s OK”.
He introduced himself as Johnson. I said thank you and I felt little peace within me because I know Kayode had not informed these guys about what transpired between us, else this guys wouldn’t have been too relaxed like this. I walked out of the living room now inside the compound looking at the gate to my exit. Adrenaline rushed down my spine. I became very tensed. I couldn’t feel my legs I was sweating in a cold weather. I walked to the gate, met the security guard. He asked where I was going and I told him oga sent me to get something. From his tone I could tell that the guard is from calabar. He smiled at me, I managed to return the smile but my face wasn’t that bright. He noticed I was not myself…. He said in his Calabar accent
“madam abi you dey fear for this big house“
I said “no”.
“Please can you open the gate for me?” He left his security post walking in front of me I followed him. As he got to the gate, opening the padlock, I was so eager to leave the house, I told him to be fast, he just smiled at me saying “madam you go give me something o”. Finally the padlock was opened. Here is my escape staring at me in the face. Something told me to bring out the knife I took from the kitchen out of the bag, I quickly obeyed the voice and I hid the knife at my back.
As I was walking towards the gate to make my exit out of the building, I heard a voice from the balcony of the building saying
“okon if that girl go, you will lose your life”.
I raised my hand up to see who it was, behold it was Kayode. Immediately, I attacked okon with the knife but somehow he managed to dodge the knife, but I cut his arm deep enough. I saw blood gushing out. I tried to escape out of the building but okon was very strong, he overpowered me with his power, not minding whatever injury I might cause him with the knife I was holding. I fought back kicking the air but I was no match for okon. He held me so tight that I was almost suffocating. Before I knew it, Kayode friends were all out laughing at me. I became exhausted and already praying to God that he should forgive my sins and Grant me heaven, because I knew there was no way I’d escape. I looked at the sky and had this thoughts in my mind….
Will this be the end of my life? Immediately, I got out of my thoughts and looked down, I saw Kayode standing right in front of me. He gave me a very hot slap that I almost fainted. Blood spilled out of my mouth. His friends started laughing. Kayode said “you think I will tell you my secret and allow you leave my house?”
His friends laughed to this saying “anyone that knows Kay must know death”. Kayode then told his friends; “tie this bitch of a girl, keep her in the guard room, no food till I say otherwise”.
The guys answered “yes sir”