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May 11, 2021


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Diamond in the forest Episode 13 & 14

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Episode 13.

From the writer of my colourless rainbow



The following morning, Remi’s

mother woke Remi up and

started speaking to her.

“so Remi you are no more a

virgin… One of the proud

virgins of this kingdom…so you

are truly pregnant..aah…you

sold it in a platter of plessure

with the prince…I have being

breathing with ease with iya

Nike… especially when her

daughter came announcing

that the Queen came to her

and personally asked her to be

her honorable personal

maiden… she said the Queen

had taken a special interest in

her and that was why she gave

her the post…she did not even

ask to be appointed…the Queen

just did… almost everyone is

this kingdom hard of it…it was

a good thing and that is what

every mother expect from

there daughter.. good

news…not a news of you being

pregnant…is a shame Remi…

and why I can’t agree with iya

Nike in hurting that innocent

child in your womb is because I

know what it took me to have

you…me and your father had

difficulty in conceiving after

getting married for years and

that was why he had to marry

iya Nike, it was after then I

gave birth to you so I cherish

every child because some

women are still praying to the

gods to have one…Remi…

there’s no pride in getting

pregnant this way, no

particular man to call yours,

you said even the prince is not

aware, i know how shameful it

is but I will stand by

you Remi

and we will carry the shame

together, I will never ask you

to hurt that child… the mistake

has already being made…I

don’t care who is responsible…

the guard, the prince.. even if is

Oba himself…I do not care all

that matters is that you will

have that child and he or she

will become part of us…I don’t

understand why Iya Nike is

fighting us…we are not

dragging anything with her…I

seriously don’t understand her

problem but I know the gods

will save us from her claws…all

you need to do is to resign

from the palace before the

pregnancy becomes obvious…

“Ese maami…(thank you


Remi sensed something was

wrong that morning as she set

to leave for her grandmother’s

place, normally she will open

the door and step out without

any care but this time as she

opened the door she did not

go out immediately she was

careful with her every move

until she could see what the

problem was and when she

saw it she stood in shock.

Somebody poured a slippery

substance in form of powder

right in front of their door and

put sharp objects like a broken

bottles and nails all around, so

that who ever that will be

slipped down from the

substance will fall into the

pieces of broken bottles and

nails which may likely

penetrate into the victim’s


Remi stood looking at the set

traps and knew who was

behind it, she began to thank

the gods that she sense the

danger on time and was the

first to come, if her mother or

brother had opened the door

first they would have being

badly injured or even worst

Remi called her mother’s

attention to it and the woman

was in shock to see what iya

Nike did right in front of the


Dami, Remi’s

brother wanted

to pack sand from the backyard

to pour in the place before

sweeping it away.

But Remi asked him to leave it


She knew that iya Nike has just

stepped on her toe by setting a

deadly trap on their front yard

Iya Remi wanted to go and

meet iya Nike just to ask her

why she will be so heartless to

do such a thing but Remi

stopped her from going

because she knew her mother

is not strong enough to

withstand iya Nike,

So she decided to go instead,

they went back inside and

passed through the back yard.

Remi went to knock on iya

Nike’s door.

At the second knock Nike came


“What is it this early morning

witch… why are you Knocking

on our door or is the b—–d

pregnancy that you are

carrying affecting your brain…

“I’m not here to batter words

with you Nike… where’s your

mother and I really do want to

know who set such a

dangerous trap right in front of

our door…

“Do you see us setting any

trap… why are you asking

useless question and even if

we did and so what… what can

you do…it was meant to help

you abort that b——s and

disfigure that your face that

make you feel you are more

beautiful than me…if your

mother has gotten into the

trap then is also good…if she

dies then is a very good thing

because she is so useless to this

kingdom and also your


Remi gave Nike a double slap

on her cheek, Nike felt dizzy

and have to hold onto

something from falling down,

Iya Nike rushed out and saw

her daughter trying to catch

her breath, Remi’s finger print

was on her cheek

Iya Nike charger towards Remi

but Remi who was already

boiling in anger slapped the

woman and she also fell to the

ground, Iya Remi who was

watching from a distance.

she started calling her

daughter that it was enough

but Remi wasn’t done with

them yet

She dragged Nike and her

mother to the exact place

where they poured the slippery

substance with the sharp

objects, Remi ordered Nike and

her mother to start packing

and sweeping the whole place

and make sure that there was

no pin left, as they tried to

argue she gave both of them

another slap and they quickly

went to work

They felt dizzy from Remi’s

beaten but had to clean up the

place as she ordered them

They kept quiet, silently

whimpering and sniffing there

noses as they clean up Remi

their front door

Remi’s mother and brother

watch in shock, iya Remi has

always baffles at the great

strength her daughter posses,

she knew is not from her

because she doesn’t even have

a enough strength of her own

it must have been gifted to her

by her “iyaiya” or by the gods

She watch as iya Remi and her

daughter obediently staggered

and clean up the mess just as

Remi asked them to.

After they were done they

wanted to go but Remi ask

them to wait for one last

warning and despite iya Nike

was rolling her eyes up and

down at Remi and hissing

uncontrollably she still stood

with her daughter and wait

“Leave my family alone… leave

us alone for the gods sake iya

Nike, warn your daughter and

harken to the same warning,

we have tolerated too much

from you and your daughter…

this is little compare to what i

will do to anybody that will

hurt maami and my brother…

both of them and my grandma

are all I have on this earth…if

you hurt them in anyway you

will be receive double for their

trouble…I promise you… stay

very far away from us and let

us be in peace…

Iya Nike gave a loud hiss

before taking her daughter

inside, she was mumbling

something but Remi ignored

her and left for her

grandmother’s house

She Saw her grandmother

cooking something in her


“Iya…iya… ekaro…I’m happy to

see you… what are you

cooking…it smells nice…

“I’m preparing chicken pepper

soup…I killed one of those fowl

scattering my ridge and eating

up my crops… and I’m making

a strong soup which will be

good for your condition…

“,My condition… what condition

is that iya…do you know


“Remilekun… what an elder see

sitting down the young can’t

see even while standing up…

the seed of crown has being

planted my child… disaster will

soon struck… before the gods

will take you away… how I

wish they won’t take you far

but I can see that your journey

will be a long one…my

confidence is that you are

strong enough to withstand it

all… the gods chose right when

they chose you… they chose


“Iya, I was even wondering

how to tell you that I was

pregnant…I feel so ashamed to

break such news to you and i

don’t know how you will feel

about it…I thought you will be

disappointed but here you are

making me feel at ease… you

are even making a chicken

soup for me..aah Iya…I know

you speak in riddles and I

haven’t understand a single

thing but I’m not worried like I

was before…

Remi’s grandmother put

enough soup into a plate

before bringing it to Remi who

was sitting outside the kitchen

“Becarefull with it…is hot but is

better eaten hot than cold…

drink the soup and eat all the

meat…is very good for you and

the child…

“Ese iya… you kept on saying

disaster will struck is it the

disaster that iya Nike almost

caused this morning… she set

traps right in front of our door

and if maami have being the

first to stepped outside this

morning… I just can’t imagine

what will happen… they set a

deadly trap but I made sure

that they cleaned it all up…I

guess is time to give them a

seat that they both

deserve…alot has being

happening iya…I can’t even tell

you half of it…

“Igbagbo re ti poju…(you trust

too much) I told you there are

enemies in a friendly

clothing…I told you anger

labels you a fool…I gave you an

illustration of it…my saliva in

your palm…rubbed together

with earth dust before I asked

you to wash it…

“I know iya…I remember but

hmmm…I can’t withstand them

attacking us everytime, is too

much to bear Iya…

“I know…I know my child…the

strength you posses is

uncommon and the gods

blessed you with that because

of the journey you will embark

on.. they didn’t give you so

much strength to go fighting

physical battle… listen, your

every part of life has being

preordained but if you keep

trying to fight physical battle

or telling the wrong people

what they don’t deserve to

know…it will make your

journey more difficult and spoil

a whole lot of things…

“I understand iya but Nike and

her mother needs to be dealt

with, do you know I thought

Nike has truly changed…I

thought she was for real with

all the show she displayed back

at the palace…I was happy to

call her my sister..I never knew

it was just as usual..

“Unfriendly people care only

about themselves, they lash

out at common sense, fools has

no interest in understanding,

they only want to air their

opinion… we may throw the

dice but the gods determines

how it falls…so gbo mi

Remilekun (are you listening to

me) a hot tempered person

start fights a cool tempered

person stops them….only a fool

despise a parent’s discipline…

whoever learns from correction

is wise… Gbo kan le Olorun maa

gbo kan le eniyan (trust no one

except the gods) do you

understand all that I have


” Not everything but in general

you want me to be wise and

control my anger because it

only makes me a fool…I should

becareful in trusting humans…

they are proverbs iya and

sounds so deep…my worries

now is what will happen to

me… what is next step for me…

you make me feel there is

danger ahead…what should i

do iya?

“Ole se nkan Kan (you can not

do anything) fire of strife has

being set which will not only

affect you but will consume

those you holds dearly… is a

blazing fire…I cry now so that I

can be strong when it comes…

There is nothing you will be

able to do about it.. Olorun yoo

mu e lo si ibi ri o dara….awon

ota re o ni Simi digba to wo ba

baeje (your enemies will not

rest until you are destroyed)

maa beru (do not be afraid)

Olorun a maa so e (the gods

will protect you)

And with that Remi drank the

remaining soup in the plate

before going to wash and

return it back to her

grandmother’s kitchen.

She felt satisfied with what she

did to iya Nike and her

daughter even though her

grandmother did not totally

agree with her actions she was

happy that iya Nike will leave

her mother alone maybe for

the main time.


Episode 14.


Remi set to leave for the palace

that morning, her mother

walked her down, until she

was close to the palace

“Maybe you should tell the

Prince…he deserve to know


“Maami, he can’t even

remember that he laid with me

and took my virginity that

night…he was drunk and I fell

for him while trying to clean

up his chamber…he asked if

anything of such happened

after seeing a blood stain but I

denied it and that was the end,

I did not even know that I have

conceived for him except later

when I miss my monthly flow…

“Still… try to convince him…you

are not asking him to marry

you but for him to know he

got you with a child, I don’t

even want anything from the

palace I love my quiet life

except if the gods’ thinks

otherwise but all I want is for

you to be happy and not go

through the burden of carrying

a child alone…but is entirely

my opinion, if you don’t want

to then is fine by me too…but I

promise to be here for you…as

far as the gods keeps me alive I

will support you with

everything possible…and you

won’t feel the gap or

emptiness of a single mother.

“thank you maami and please

be very careful with Iya Nike,

you, Dami and Iyaiya are all I

have…and I don’t want

anything to happen to you…I

have series of dream about you

and Dami and it do get me

scared…I pray to the gods to

keep you all safe…

“am not afraid of Iya Nike or

whatever she is capable of…I’m

more worried about you

Remi…all I want is for you to

be happy…and to know that no

matter what happens I will

always love and care for you…

Remi thanked her mother

before turning into the road

that will link her to the oba’s


As she got to the palace she

changed over to the palace

uniform and began work

The following day Remi and

the princess stayed back in the

chamber and talk

“his name is Tunde…so he

came visiting with his father

the other day…mother called

me and introduce us, he is fine

looking young man, his father

is a prominent man…he is a

large community leader in

another kingdom, they are


“Do you like him…for the first

time I’m hearing you gush over

a young man, many has being

coming but you never picked


“well because none of the

young men interest me…I think

I like him…he kind of occupy

my mind this days, he will be

coming again tomorrow and I

would have love to take him

round the kingdom… if father

permits me but I doubt he will,

so we will just walk round the

palace and talk…he likes me

too I can sense it and mother

said his father is a good man

and his mother is one of her

close friend…Tunde is their first

son and only son…

“I guess after several meetings

with the Oba then marriage

arrangement may kick off…

“well, even though I would

love it to start up immediately

I also want to follow all the

tradition of the land…I’m glad

because father gave me time

to chose who I love…I hate to

be betrothed to the wrong

person…what about you

Remi…do you love anybody

here or outside here…

“uuhmm…not really, my story

is complicated not like yours

that sound like a fairy tale…

“Just tell me…have you ever

love some one before…or don’t

you want to be married


“i…I do…but let the gods

decide…i really don’t want to

bury my head in love fantasy

because I hate to be

disappointed…i may end up

loving a wrong person…so i

don’t want to be a victim of

heart break…but I’m glad you

found a man that makes you

happy…you are the princess

and your feeling is very

important to me…that is why

I’m called to serve you…mine

can wait…it doesn’t really


“says who…you are equally

important…do you know I use

to think my brother…the prince

has interest in you…he showed

that in his action and the way

he looks at you before…I know

you are not royalty but you are

the kind of woman I will love

my brother to end up with…

you have served me with all

sincerity and love…and has

never given me any reason to

worry, I find no fault in you

except that you are not from

the royal side, but to me being

royal or not royal is not

important all that matters is

being with somebody that

makes you smile…I don’t know

what happened with him…the

prince seem to be engaging

himself more with father…he

goes out on a royal tour and

recline to his chamber…he

doesn’t have time for anything

or anyone except father…and

visit’s mother sometime in her

chamber…he only stop by in

mine once in a while unlike

before that he was always

coming around and I know is

mostly because of you…did

anything happen between two

of you…

“No…not at all…he is the prince

and I’m a maiden…whatever

that will happen will just be

rendering service when I’m

asked to, aside that…nothing

my princess…

“Do you notice that he likes

you… do you like him too or

you like another…maybe Leja…

don’t be shy to tell me

anything…it will just be

between us…

“Nothing to tell princess…the

prince, your brother is good

looking and a nice man, almost

all the maiden of the land will

love him…so if I say I’m among

those that adores your

brother…nothing special and

don’t have any special one…

“Will you love to have one, I

mean a special person in your


“Yes…but until then let me go

and do your laundry…

“hahahaha…I guess you are

trying to skip from the

question…we will continue

when you are done…

After two days Remi thought of

what her mother said about

meeting with the prince, she

couldn’t sleep that night, it was

not yet obvious to everyone

that she was pregnant, she

wish she can stop work before

it began to show.

Leja has being trying to talk to

her about something but she

did not want to give him any


She was mostly with the

princess who never stop

gushing over Tunde, her new

found Love, indeed the young

man came visiting and he was

just as the Princess described

him, he was not only jovial and

filled with smile it was also

obvious that he love the

Princess very much.

Nike has being acting all

suspicious, she was keeping

malice with Remi who doesn’t

give a care to whatever she

does, Nike stayed cleared off

Remi’s path, Remi was either

seen with Ope or with the


That morning as she woke up

she has made up her mind to

go and meet the prince later in

the day and to tell him the

whole truth.

When it was time for her to go

her heart started beating but

she pushed her self forward

towards the prince chamber

She met Leja on her way, after

greeting him she walked to the

prince chamber ignoring him

as he speaks to her, Leja

quietly followed her and watch

as Remi gently tapped on the

prince door.

she hard his voice asking her to

come in

She went in and gently closed

the door behind her, the prince

who was sitting, turned from

what he was doing to look up

at her

Since Leja told him that Remi

was his woman and she loves

him very much, the prince has

tried to stay far from Remi, he

has moved on even though he

sometime wish Remi was his

but he do quickly waves such

thoughts off his mind

He thanked the gods that

nothing intimate happened

between him and Remi before

Leja broke the news he would

have being so broken.

“Good day My Prince…

“You said you wanted to see

me…is everything alright…

what of my sister is she okay?

“Yes, everything is fine and the

princess is very okay my


“So to what do I owe this

visit…how may I help you…?

Remi wondered why the prince

was acting all serious with her,

something wasn’t right, he did

not look at her the way he use

to do that makes her have

butterflies, he acted so serious,

making her feel she was like

every other maiden which was

unlike him.

Remi had thought of her visit

before coming and her mind

was made up to tell him the

truth if not she would have

turned back and leave, Remi

sense Leja was at the door and

with somebody, probably Nike

so she decided to speak slowly

but the prince voice was high

as he ask her what she want.

“i have something to tell you…

i’m…uhmmm…do you

remember the night of…of…


“What is the problem…tell me,

I’m listening…what happen


That was the first time the

prince was calling her name in

a different way, so casual, no

sensation in his voice, she felt

like turning back but she stood

there, with her head bent,

stammering, Remi was confuse

on how to tell the prince that

she was carrying his child, but

she eventually did and it came

out like a bomb

“mo ti loyun…(I’m pregnant)

“kini… ki lo nso (what did you


“mo ti loyun…I’m pregnant …

“hmmm….ko ye mi…(I don’t

understand) I mean you are

pregnant…so…why are you

telling me…what is my

business with that…is Leja

aware…you should tell him…

you are telling the wrong

person Remi…I’m still

wondering why you walked

straight here to tell me that

you are pregnant…

Remi started shaking as the

prince speaks to her but she

stood her ground and released

the last bomb that got the

prince standing on his feet.

“You are responsible my

prince… is yours….

The prince stood in shock with

his eyes widely open as he

stare at Remi.

Remi looked up at him

wondering what will happen




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