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Diamond in the forest Episode 29 & 30

Episode 29.
More people began to fall sick
in the kingdom, the Queen was
not left out and no medicine
man have a cure for the
sickness outbreak, the Prince
took over in place of his sick
father, he invited different
healers from faraway kingdom
and they all [email protected]£ and yet none
could place a name for the
sickness or the cure to it.
The kingdom was torn [email protected] as
several people went into
panicking and fear, they prayed
to different gods to help them
out but nothing was done.
English doctors where invited,
after administering all the
drugs they could think off and
still no positive result they
packed and left.
Things were becoming more
complicating and the whole
kingdom was in disarray
Ope was with princess that h0t
afternoon as she tried to cheer
a saddened princess up
“Maybe we should go for a
walk…in that way you will feel
better…my princess…
“I don’t feel like going
anywhere, do you wonder if
this sickness that is taking over
the kingdom is in the air…
when we go out there and
breath in the wrong air then
we will also fall ill…just like
many out there….Father,
mother, the kings maker and
so many other people…
sometimes I’m afraid….i
wonder who will be the next
victim, maybe the gods are
punishing us for some
unknown sin we did in the
past…can you imagine that no
doctor…no medicine man has a
cure for this sudden sickness…
the English [email protected]£ and tried
their best, the native doctors
are doing all they could but yet
nothing….what could be our
sin, father has being ill for too
long…Tunde is a very patient
man, he is re-ady to wait until
everything is in order again, I
can’t marry him when my
father and mother are
dying….this is really strange…
my brother is now in charge of
everything in place of father…
he is worried sick and the last
time I saw him he is de-eply
troubled…mother who was
caring for father is seriously
down…who will save us [email protected]
from the gods…I pray for their
mercy everyday…and to purge
our land and restore the peace
of this great kingdom…
Ope thought of Remi’s
grandmother and all she has
told her about Remi being alive
and a diamond child she bore
which may be the answer to
the troubled kingdom, maybe
the gods saw her innocent and
the injustice being done to her
and decided to raise a trouble
dust in the kingdom, she and
her son maybe the cure to this
Ope decided to speak up
“I once visited Remi’s grandma
one day after meeting her
brother in the market…
“oh really, is really sad…how
are they doing…Remi’s death
must be a very sad one to
them…thinking of the way she
was banished and has to die in
the evil forest…with her
pregnancy…sometimes I do
think of her and it saddens me
anytime her thought crosses
my mind…she left with the
beauty of this kingdom and I
know she was innocent and
the baby she carried belong to
my brother who refuse to
admit to the truth. maybe…just
maybe her death was [email protected] of
the punishment of the
kingdom, I don’t have any right
to say that father did not judge
her well and the cabinet men
wors£n the issue, but I can’t
help but admit to the fact that
is just the bitter truth, Remi is
innocent, I was the one that
s£nt her that day to go and tell
the queen mother that I will be
leaving for the stream the
following morning, she was
with me the whole time before
I s£nt her to mother and the
next news was that a maiden
tried to poison the Oba, I saw
them hitting and even trying
to f0rç£ her to eat the
supposed poison, I saw her
fought for herself despite her
condition, no one judged in her
favor, no one stood in her
defense, everyone condemned
her, they all condemned her to
go and die in the evil forest….is
very sad, it was a cruel
s£ntence and her death…it
must have being painful, think
of the wild animals tearing her
[email protected] and digging there claws
into her…aaaahhhh…is terrible
Ope…just imagining that alone
makes me sick…is so terrifying

“Yeah…it is…don’t imagine such
my princess because it never
happened…Remi’s grandma
told me that Remi is alive and
she has a diamond child…she is
being taking care by total
strange whose feet is filled
with light….she said that…
“duro…duro…ki lo soro (wait,
what did you say)
“ Remi lives with her son
whom she bore in the
forest….and she is cared for by
a good stranger who will later
live and marry among us…that
was what iya agba told
me….and it sound too good to
be true…but with the way she
said it…I’m certain that Remi is
truly alive…
“is she a diviner…how did she
know…the gods must have
revealed that to her….yes…Oh
the gods be praise…I nee-d to
see my brother immediately
and tell him this good news…
and I also nee-d you to take me
to see her grandma….this is
indeed too good to be true…is
something good to hold onto…
maybe Remi’s grandma will
have more to say…
The princess rush out to see
her brother, the prince.
Nike waited for Leja outside
the palace and when Leja [email protected]£
walking down the road Nike
[email protected]£ out of her hiding and
started insulting Leja
“I have waited for you here all
day, because I was certain you
will pas-s here today, what did
you tell the Prince, I went to
resume back to work after one
week and the guards at the
gate refuse to let me in, I asked
to see you but they said you
are with the prince and you
can’t see me…I was dismissed
from the palace not because of
my pregnancy but because of
whatever you told the prince…
you are a foolish man…what
did you tell the prince…you
sold me off to him so that you
will remain a guard and
trustworthy servant right…
idiot…you lied to the prince
and spoil all the whole plan i
took time to construct…all my
ha-rd work on how to become
the next Queen you spoil
everything with that your wi-de
mouth like basin….
“why all this insult Nike, I
never told the prince anything,
you sold yourself out by going
to s£dûç£the prince and even
lied that the child you carry
belong to him, your head was
filled with rat [email protected] which
made you not to calculate well,
you spoilt your plan with your
own hands, if you are smart
enough you could have known
that the prince will find out the
truth one way or the other…he
is a prince, the next Oba of this
great kingdom…he is not a
fool…and for your information,
I’m not interested in that child
you carry, I have washed my
hands off it even before the
prince threw you out…I don’t
want to have anything to do
with you or the child, you
wanted to be pregnant…you
got exactly what you asked
for…so carry the burden but
never you include me in it
because I will deny that I ever
know you or have anything to
do with you…bear your child
and become a mother…but I’m
out of this…if I ever want to
have a wife or a child it will
never come from you…you and
your mother are a dangerous
venom… and non of my seed
must come from you…
“you are an unfortunate he
goat Leja, smelly he goat like
you…fool, since the prince
rejected me and this child there
is no hiding place for you…you
are the rightful owner of this
pregnancy and you must take
responsibility of your action…
you can not escape it…never…
and I will tell every one the
whole truth, I will let them
know all the evil that you did…
let’s bet…just bet with me and
you will see how I will mess
you up…
“I don’t bet with the devil…I
have no business with a witch
like you…get lost Nike, you are
not even capable of telling the
truth…the word “truth” has
being killed and buried in your
conscience…so go ahead and
tell everyone because in that
way you will be ex-posing
yourself…all your atrocities will
be expo-sed… go ahead…I dare
you to go and tell the prince or
anyone who cares to listen…I
am daring you Nike…if you
have such gut then go right
ahead…we will both suffer…
and thank the gods your
mother will be inclusive
because she was the one that
gave you the poison for the
Oba and she also killed Iya
Remi with same poison…and
am sure she also killed your
father because he favored Iya
Remi more than your mother…
evil run in your blood…
transferred from your mother
to you so I don’t want to have
anything to do with that child
you carry because you will
transfer same evil to him or
As Leja tried to leave Nike who
was so pained and was boiling
in anger raised a hand to [email protected]
him but Leja pushed her aside,
she staggered from Leja’s push
but hold onto a tree from
falling, Leja walk pas-s her.
Nike searched around for
something to stone Leja but
she miss her first throw and
Leja dodged the second stone
from her, Nike fired another
stone and it hit Leja on his
shoulder Leja started calling
Nike “omoobirin Iya
laje” (daughter of a witch)
while Nike kept on firing
stones at him.
The prince left with some
guard immediately to see
Remi’s grandmother, the
princess wanted to go with
him but he asked the princess
to stay behind and watch out
in his abs£nce.
After the princess told him that
Remi was alive and she have a
baby in the forest, she and the
baby are both alright, well
taken care by a stranger. It
sound unbelievable to the
prince so he decided to go and
see the fortune teller which is
Remi’s grandmother, she may
also have answer for the
troubled kingdom.
“Alafia, ni fun ile yin, lati odo
Oba….(peace be unto this
house hold, greetings from the
Dami who was in the kitchen,
fanning coal to boil water for
his grandma’s bath ran out as
he ha-rd the royal greeting. His
grandma was at the backyard
planting crops in the ridge he
dug up for her
Dami prostrated as he saw the
prince in their compound. The
prince asked him to get up and
he did
“ ikini irelemi (my kind
greetings) we are her to see
your grandmother…is she
“Bee ni Omooba…let me go
and call her
And just then grandma was
coming out from the backyard,
the prince greeted her in
Dami rushed and brou-ght seats
for everyone to sit down after
his grandma was well seated.
Episode 30.
“…so the kingdom has being
torn [email protected] and the gods are
silent in all of this…Oba is on
sick be-d and the Queen mother
joined in, the king makers are
not left out in this and so many
other people are equally
affected…no English or native
doctor have being able to give
a positive answer in all of this…
I’m place in between and I am
not handling it the way I
should because I am de-eply
troubled… when my sister, the
princess [email protected]£ to give me the
news of your granddaughter I
was shock…Iya. I un-derstand
the calamities that befallen you
and yours, most especially your
granddaughter being
banished,i am so sorry about
everything, it was not in my
power to save her but I could
have still do something, I was
confuse that period on what
exactly to do and when I later
went to speak to the Oba…it
was alre-ady too late…like you
know she was caught trying to
poison the Oba, that was her
sin, and a sin against the Oba is
a sin against the entire land…
and judgement was pas-sed on
her, I know she was pregnant,
she got entangled in a love
web with one of the guard,
Leja, who is the head of the
guard and my right hand man.
Leja told me they were lovers
and she later [email protected]£ pregnant
for him…he asked her to keep
the child but she had other
plans of her own which is to
get me into the scene, she
[email protected]£ to me claiming I la-id with
her and I couldn’t remember
such happening…well, it was
all expo-sed that Leja was
responsible…I can’t deny the
fact that I use to feel
something strong for her…yes,
I wanted her but I never knew
she belong to another man and
when I found out I washed my
hands off…she was banished
and i noticed that the palace
has not remain the same ever
since…everyone believe she
was long dead with her unborn
child not until few moment
ago when the princess [email protected]£
with the news of Remi being
alive and living in the forest…it
baffles me on how she survive
the forest…I thought you could
throw more light into this and
I will s£nd my men into the
forest at once to bring her
back…even if she is not the
answer to this kingdom…it
sound funny but I’m trying
everything and anything
possible on the restoration of
this great kingdom…so if Remi
got nothing to do with all this
trouble hovering around our
kingdom at least I will be glad
to have her safe here with us…I
will be happy to save her from
the forest suffering…
“shhhh…my grand daughter is
not suffering, you have said
enough alre-ady and you nee-d
not say more…but my grand
daughter is safe and well cared
for, her son…ohh her diamond
child, the seed of crown is
doing perfectly well…don’t act
like you are doing her a favor
by saving her…because you are
not…rather the gods has place
her to do so….now move closer
to me…yes Omooba…move
closer and close your eyes…
shut it…
The prince obeyed and moved
closer, he closed his eyes and
Remi’s grandma gently placed
her hands on his head, she held
his head on both side, she put
her f!nger to his ears and
stayed that way.
The prince memory went back
to the [email protected] day, when he
whispered something to Remi’s
ear and she blu-shed, he called
her to take him to his chamber
because he was drun!k, Remi
lead him to his chamber.
It was like his past sin staring
right at him. His eyes remain
shut as he saw himself with
Remi, everything he has told
her that night [email protected]£ rushing
back to his memory
“I told you earlier that I love
you, I whispered it into your
ears and you didn’t take me
serious because you thought I
was drun!k, am not drun!kor
maybe I am, the fact still
remain that I love you…yes…is
true…you got into me right
from that first day at the
festive dance…when I first set
my eyes on you…I have always
wanted to tell you this but I
don’t know how you will take
it…so today I decided to drink
so much…yes…I drank enough
to get high…so that I can find
my boldness and voice to
declare all my stored up feeling
for you.…I wanted to tell you
this when you [email protected]£ to clean
my chamber the other day…
that was more reason why I
told my sister to s£nd for you
but I still couldn’t find my gut…
but today I have a full gut to
tell you that I love you Remi…
and I will tell the Oba that I
want to marry…marry you…
you will be my queen…come…
come closer to me…are you
afraid of me…don’t be afraid of
me because my love for you is
real…it can cast fear out of
you…aaah…look at you…ni fe
mi…emi ni ore re (my love, I am
your friend) your real friend,
don’t see me as a prince, son of
the Oba of this great kingdom,
see me as your friend, if I have
a son with you I will call him
Ademi, my crown…because he
[email protected]£ from a beautiful maiden
who is after my heart. oruko
mi ni Aremo, yes that is my
name because am a heir to this
great Oba’s throne, and I nee-d
a queen like you to
compliment my kingsh!pwhen
the time comes…with you by
my side I will rule with honor…
you said you love your
grandmother because she was
also a good dancer when she
was young…right Arewa…
“Remi…my name is Remi, you
are drun!kmy prince you nee-d
to lie down, I will tell them to
bring cold water for you…st©p
talking…the drink is taking too
much effect on you…you don’t
even know what you are
saying again…
“shhh…I know what am
saying…I still nee-d more drink,
I was talking about your
grandmother…one day you will
take me to her…I will like to
meet her and I will also love to
meet your father and your
Remi’s grandma held him ti-ght
as he began to breathe ha-rd .
The prince saw everything
being pla-yed right to his face
again and when he vomited
and mess up his chamber,
when he [email protected]£d Remi and
made her to sit on his [email protected]
before pu-lling out her b—-t
cloth, when he gently [email protected]
on the be-d right on t©p of his
favorite wra-ppers given to him
by his mother. he carefully la-id
her on the be-d and he push
himself into her, he saw the
blood after the hy-men of her
vir-ginity was broken but was
too weak and sle-pt off.
The prince started screaming
and Remi’s grandma re-leased
him and he fell back, he
opened his eyes while still
breathing ha-rd , the prince tried
to un-derstand exactly where
he was.
One of the guards [email protected]£ to help
him to sit properly, he was
shaking all over
“She was right…I did it, the
blood stain on my trou-ser, my
missing wra-pper which I never
took notice off. The child was
mine, yes Remi was carrying
my child…I la-id with her and
broke her up…oh the gods I
have being a terrible person,
the child was mine…I… I saw
everything…all the things I
can’t remember I remembered
them now…Remi…oh Remi…I
knew something happened…I
felt strange when I woke up
that morning and the blood
stain on my trou-ser confirmed
it…I called and asked her but
she denied it….she told me
nothing of such happened…oh
the gods…I should have
known…I should have known…
I truly loved her Iya, I wanted
her not to just warn my be-d
but my heart truly beat for her
until Leja [email protected]£ with…wait
Leja…that means Leja was
lying…could that be possible…
did Leja and Remi’s step sister
feigned her up…Iya…
“when you return to the palace
you ask Leja…this time maybe
he will tell you the real truth…
hold onto what you just saw
and ask…It will surprise you to
discover more hidden secret…
which will lead you to my
grand daughter’s innocence,
and you have to hurry because
the kingdom are counting on
you to rectify what has being
The prince left quic-kly as the
older woman instruct, with a
heavy heart rush back to the
palace and asked the guard to
fetch Leja and Nike quic-kly.
After the guards brou-ght them
and stationed them before the
prince. The prince looked at
Leja for a long time before
“…one more word of lie from
you I will have them chop off
your arms and your legs, I will
make you cripple so that you
will suffer…where you truly in
a relationsh!pwith Remi and
who has the child she carry…
With fear and trembling, Leja’s
heart began to beat like a
drum. Over five guards where
stationed around him and Nike
as if they were criminal.
Nike was shaking in fear as she
bent her head in shame
“…guards strike him ha-rd for
delaying with his answers…
One of the guard double strike
Leja across the face, the
princess ha-rd the scream and
ran out with Ope and the other
maiden [email protected]£ to watch the
scene. Ope saw Nike kneeling
along side Leja and she silently
began to thank the gods.
“Nemesis has finally caught up
with her” Ope said while
“If I ask a question, I expect the
answer immediately, any delay
from you will be tasting my
patients…i remembered that
night..Leja, the night with her
in my chamber and everything
you have ever told me was all
a lie…I feel terrible right now
and do not wors£n my mood
or I will unleash terror on both
of you…speak up quic-kly…
“I have nothing with her…I
wanted her my prince…but she
did not want me…I did
everything possible but yet she
refused me…I got jealous when
you started showing interest in
her…and the worst is that she
was also interested in you…I
know the night you took her
vir-ginity…I knew it happened
and I was very angry when I
discovered she was carrying
your child…after she kept on
denying it…I hated her and I
hated you too…I was willing to
do anything so that you won’t
end with her and that was why
The prince screamed in terror
and asked the guards to hit
him severally and they did
until Leja tasted blood in his
mouth, he fell and they pu-ll-ed
him up…Nike craw away from
where the guards where
beating Leja she doesn’t know
what to do or what to say, she
has never expected things will
turn sour.
Leja tried to hit one of the
guard but two other pounce on
him, blood poured from Leja’s
mouth as he looked up at the
prince and said angrily…
“I saw her first…she was
suppose to be mine not yours…
I saw her first before you, even
before she [email protected]£ to serve in
this palace, I have alre-ady
made my intentions known to
her…I wanted her and you
took her away from me…how
do you expect me to feel, you
la-id with her and got her in
with a child…I couldn’t take it
anymore…you are a royalty,
you are omooba…you could
have all the royal maiden and
any kind of woman you
de-sire…why must it be the only
one I wanted you decided to
pick interest in and you want
me to fold my hands and
watch…I fight for what I want
because I am a man like you…
“I hands off from her when you
told me she was yours, you lied
to me about everything Leja,
no…Leja I trusted you…and
that was why I believed you
over her…what exactly was my
sin for you to have gang up
against the innocent maiden,
so you could have killed me if
you have the gut to do so…and
her step sister supported you…
you planned with her…she is
your alibi…and I guess you also
have a hand in the poison…Leja
you planted that poison in the
Oba’s eating room and make
Remi the escape goat…oh the
“I have nothing to do with the
poison… but this small witch
called Nike has… She wanted to
kill the Oba so that you will
marry her and make her your
Queen, she master minded
with her mother and when she
told me of the plan the gods
bear me witness I refuse to join
in such evil but she went ahead
anyway and while she was
trying to do that Remi caught
her and she turned it against
The whole people screamed in
shock as Leja kept talking, the
princess held onto Ope from
falling from the shock, some
guards and maiden placed
their hands on their head while
others opened their eyes in
shock. Everyone was shock to
know that Remi was innocent
all this while, a great wrongs
was done against the innocent
girl, the prince ti-ght£ñ his first
in anger as he kept breathing
ha-rd . Leja’s confession was like
a bomb to him. He looked at
Nike and she was crawled up
like a cat. Leja kept talking
“…this Nike you see here is so
evil…she talked me into
ma-king out with her, I have to
[email protected] her severally until she
[email protected]£ pregnant so that she
can say the pregnancy is for
the prince which will make the
prince not to have a choice
than to settle with her but her
plans failed and she wanted
me to make it right…Nike and
her mother are the master
mind behind the evil done to
Remi, her mother has more to
do with Iya Remi’s death. They
wanted to destroy the whole
family out of jealousy…my sin
was that I knew this evil but I
couldn’t talk because I was also
involve…and I was angry with
the prince for taking Remi from
me so I said if I can not have
her then nob©dy will…
Nike manage to speak up
“is a lie…he is lying, I don’t
know what he is talking
about…he told me he hates the
prince and would have left him
in the river to drown. He said
he wish nothing but death for
the prince…Leja is an evil soul…
and he is lying against me and
my mother…I am innocent…
Ope rushed angrily and [email protected]
her right on eyes, then another
heavy [email protected] to her ear, Nike
screamed and held her ears in
“I have being wanting to beat
you up like this for long, I have
waited for this opportunity to
come and is finally here. …
because you wanted to be
Queen by all means you
decided to poison a whole Oba
of this great kingdom Nike, you
have no fear to do such evil,
aaah… you made them to
banish Remi who was
innocent…if the land did not
kill you Nike and the gods
[email protected] striking you dead…I
will personally do that myself…
you and your mother are
doomed…your end has come…
what goes around comes
around…the gods has fought
for Remi…she has being
vindicated…curse is yours… you
are even pregnant…very
good…your suffering is yet to
The prince asked the guard to
lock Leja and Nike up. He
stationed ten hefty men to go
into the forest in search of
Remi and his son, Leja and Nike
will remain there until Remi is
found and returned back to the
kingdom safe with the son that
she bore for him.

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