THE HOUSEMAID DISASTER
*Sonia’s mother’s place*
Ebere’s voice was calm as she tried to get the old woman to see reasons to agree to her opinions. She knew Sonia could be serious with her words but she was so bent on getting her revenge against Angela whom she believed was the reason why Mike her rich fiancee broke up with her few days to their wedding. That incident surely left her with de-ep inner pains which time can never heal.
It left her a shattered woman with all the memories that refused to let her be. How she loved him with all her heart. How she surrendered her all to him. How she gave all of herself to him. It was really heartbreaking. She found it ha-rd to console herself and move on with life whenever that instincts of hers tell her it was Angela’s handwork. On the other hand, she vowed to destroy her happy marriage to make her feel the pain too.
Ebere un-derstood perfectly that ma-king Sonia go to jail would be of no benefit to her but she was re-ady to do it if the poor girl refused to [email protected] and to teach her that she does anything she said she would do.
“I’m suprised at Sonia your daughter. How could she have gotten this kind of opportunity of becoming rich overnight and she’s trying to throw it away?” She feigned with a little anger and a coloured face.
“What do you mean? Isn’t she doing what you said?” The confused woman asked.
“Isn’t now the best time for her to stand strong and be happy?
She is pregnant and she is threatening to call it quits with everything. Could you imagine she plainly told me she would terminate the pregnancy? ” She asked.
A kind of smile pla-yed on the poor woman.She seemed lost.
“You mean…..she told you she’s pregnant? Why haven’t she told me? What is even wrong with that girl?” She rained endless questions on Ebere who was yet to disclose her main mission for coming over.
1:35pm that same day
Sonia heard David’s car hunk in the compound. She was taking some rest after washing the clothes she was supposed to wash the day before. They really gave her a tough time especially David’s ha-rd jeans trou-sers which her soft hands always found so ha-rd to deal with. She peeped out throu-gh the window and watched him alight from the car.
It was unusual seeing him at home by that time of the day. Sonia wondered what could be wrong.
“Did he forget anything?”She asked her troubled self.
David’s knock [email protected]£ on the door impatiently. Sonia did not hesitate in opening the door for him. David quic-kly entered and closed the door behind him immediately, drew Sonia close and wra-pped hisl-ips over hers interrupting her greeting.
Sonia’s heart throbbe-d mightily as he k!$$£d and su-cked herl-ips hungrily as if his life depended on it. She was to weak to st©p him or even say anything as he fired on eagerly, exploring almost every reachable [email protected] of her with his demanding care-sses. She knew without being told that it was the charm at work.
With great effort, she pu-ll-ed him back holding his palms ti-ghtly restraining them from ma-king those dangerous moves.
“plea-se sir just st©p plea-se, this is dangerous. Lets just st©p all these” Sonia pleaded in despair knowing she was only wasting her saliva. He was yearning for her like someone being intoxicated with wine. Of course he was intoxicated. The charms really got him of his wits that he no longer cared if Angela caught them together.
“Sonia, i love you, i nee-d you, i just dont think i can survive without you” He said and overpowered her again with his strenght, this time, taking Sonia off the ground in his arms like a baby into the be-droom.
Sonia knew she had to do something fast to end all these as soon as possible. Her greatest fear and only prayer at that moment was that Angela should not by any means show up. If it happens, only heaven knows what the outcome would be.
She had thought of running away to another country to start her life anew without the police having to find her for killing someb©dy but there was no money. Besides, she never had the heart to leave her harsh and ungrateful mother alone. They would hold her if she dissappears.
**Sonia’s mother’s place**
“I have a plan. A perfect plan which will see your daughter take over as David’s new wife” Ebere whispered to Sonia’s mother.
She nodded, drawing close. That was all she wanted to see. To see sonia take over that rich man so that she would be s£nding her money on regular basis.
“But what about the man’s wife. What do we do about her?”She asked.
“I [email protected]£ prepared. I have here with me some of her pictures, old identity card before she got married and some other things that belonged to her. There is one powerful baba who will help us get rid of her once we show him these things, whatever he tells us to do, we would do it. All we want is to see that Angela leaves that house and never return for good. The baba will also make Sonia [email protected] with ease” Ebere was convincing with her words.
She got the greedy woman this time whose face lit up. She has seen the perfect opportunity to make Sonia supply her money all the time as if she was her employee.
“We are going immediately” She as-sured Sonia and requested to see the pictures of this lady. Angela had come to see her with Sonia only once but she wasn’t able to get a better view of her because it was getting dark when they visited.
She kept staring at Angela’s smiling face.
Ebere handed her the identity card and some other laminated papers that contained vital informations about her.
“Miss Angela C.Uwa.
Hometown, Isseke in Ihiala local government area….Uwa Isseke…” She st©pped and scanned the pictures again.
“What is wrong?” Ebere who noticed something asked.
She shifted uncomfortably in her chair,stared at the name again, the pictures and her details again.
“Tell me all you know about this lady” She demanded in a low voice.
“We used to be good friends back in school but….”
“That is not what i mean. Tell me do you know her parents well?” She interrupted Ebere.
“Of course i do. Her father is the famous Chief livinus Uwa and her mother, emmm, i think, yes..Mrs Ngozi obidiya Uwa” Ebere who was beginning to feel uncomfortable with her questions replied.
“What? Are you serious?” She asked, fear gripping her.
Ebere kept quiet and observed her for sometime, wondering what was wrong with her, and as if she got the signal, she pla-yed down those looks from Ebere and told her a rooster and bull story to make any rising thought in her about the way she suddenly started asking questions to die down.
“I think tomorrow or next would be perfect for this journey” She added. Ebere stood up, gave her a detecting look and left without mincing any word.
The daughter of Livinus Uwa?
Soniaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!! “She wept.
*1:45pm,That Same Day*
Ebere headed straight to the ‘baba’s’ place as she left Sonia’s mother.
From what she observed,the old woman may not be willing to go with her the next day as she suggested, for it baffled her how she suddenly postponed it after alre-ady saying they must go immediately. Moreover, the way she reacted when she heard whom Angela’s parents were gave her great cause for concern.
Could there be something she knew which she concealed from her?
Many questions flashed throu-gh her mind as she sat at the back of the taxi, swaying to the tune of the gallop from the pot-holes on the bad road ma-king her totally uncomfortable. On a normal ocas-sion, she ought to have barked at the driver to slow down but instead, she jeered at the driver to add more speed to the tyres. She just wished she could fly to her destination immediately.
She was re-ady to finish what she started and to make sure Angela lose her marriage completely and if possible, her life. She blessed the day Angela whispered it into her ears that she wanted a maid.
When the taxi finally [email protected]£ to a halt, she paid the driver, looked at both side of the road as to make sure nob©dy saw her before di-ving into the bush. The ‘baba’s place was not ha-rd to locate. Who knows how many times she had come to him for help.
She re-moved her footwears and stood before the great shrine. Nob©dy was there but the eyes and the glory of the deity were believed to have watched and protected the place.
She looked around the shrine, bundles of money, pictures of people and other personal items belonging to people were all over the place.
The red clothes tied everywhere, the large mirror and the scary faces of the gods made the shrine a horrible sight to behold.
“The eyes of the gods. The great one. Your humble daughter is here” Ebere spoke out with her head bowed low. She remained calm and quiet for sometime.
Soon, the sound of the great ‘Dibia’ could be heard emerging from nowhere, breaking the silence
“What troubles you my daughter?”He asked as he went for a seat.
“Great one, my heart is heavy. Your daughter is getting older by the day. Had it been i got married to mike, by now i would be seeing my children pla-ying and calling me mummy. Ever since then no man has ever said anything about marriage to me. Despite all i do for them” Ebere sobbe-d as she opened her handbag and brou-ght out Angela’s pictures and do¢v-ments.
“Hold your peace. The great one has re-ad your mind. You want me to make her husband irresistible to her maid and at the same time wipe her out from the face of the earth” The old man, whose teeth has turned brown with chalk circled around his eyes said, looking into a little calabash murmuring some incantations.
“Yes yes great one. Yes”She responded nodding.
The old man smiled and pointed to a corner inside the shrine.
“Go there and drop something for the gods” he said as he stood up and went before the mirror. He stood before it and started ma-king some incantations.
“Look here young woman” he ordered Ebere, pointing at the mirror.
Ebere’s eyes went to the mirror. She almost fell down out of shock. She couldn’t believe monitoring someone with mirror can be possible but in that mirror was Sonia and David. Sonia was on be-d with David, while David was dressing up to hurry out.
She glanced at her wristwatch it was 2pm. David should be at work by this time. she smiled.
The ‘Dibia’ murmured something and sprinkled some water on the mirror. Ebere could see Sonia shiver as a result of that. Sonia felt something enter her b©dy as she screamed out David’s name.
The dibia waved his hand across the mirror and everything faded.
“That charm will desert her whenever they are caught together. As for the woman you want dead, organise boys to kidnap her right away. She must be brou-ght here today” He instructed.
I pray, any crystal ba-lls and mirrors being used by witchcraft to monitor your life, family and your destiny shall be broken into pieces in the name of Jesus……
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THE HOUSEMAID DISASTER