Omolara’s faith Episode 27

omolara’s faith Episode 27
The night was dark as the moon went to ‘sleep’,
the crickets were busy screeching away, there
were occas-sional cooes from some forest birds.
Each time a hooting sound was made, it
reminded Lara that Deji and her fetish oldman
would be there any moment.
Slowly she walked to the window, peeped
outside- there was light enough for her sharp
eyes to see clearly. After several attempts, she
jumped out throu-gh the window- escape on her
She ti-p toed gingerly away from the main
“Not so fast”
she felt a gun noozle on n£¢k.
She froze for a moment, different plans flooding
her mind.
“so you want to escape? Ehn?” a masculine man
asked, his gun still on her n£¢k.
“No” she whispered turning to face him.
“I actually c@m£ to see you…” she said quitely.
“See me?” he chuckled.
“yea, I..erm..erm… talk…to …”
she stammered.
“hmn.” he gr-unted
“you are not smart, get back inside!” he ordered.
“plea-se…” she edged closer to him, ma-king the
gun sl!poff her n£¢k.
“I..errm…you know…I might be killed tonight…”
she said slowly placing a hand on his shoulder.
He pushed her hand away, but she brou-ght it
back to its place.
“I just want one thing from you.” she said
“I’m sorry…I don’t do pregnant women.” he
protested trying to push her away.
“Don’t mind my bulging tummy,
just…let’s..just…savour…some…you know….”
she let her f!ngersrun on his broad che-st.
Lara smiled to herself as his breathe bec@m£
fas-ter, she edged closer to him, her protruding
belly pushing against him.
He held her close,their face tou-ching.
Lara held him with one hand while the other
hand worked out her plans.
Cunningly, she let him drop his gun, she kicked it
far away from them with her legs.
Just before he recover from his gust, she gave
him a sharp jab between his legs, her knee cap
devoured the ‘position’. He coll@psed with a yelp.
Lara turned swiftly, and ran as fast as her
pregnancy would allow her.
She ran blindly into the forest, she knew one
way or the other she would escape.
She heard several gun sh0ts, they were coming
after her, she increa-sed her pace.
The gun sh0ts c@m£ closer, she knew they would
overtake her, so she decided to hide.
She looked around her, no where to hide.
She scrambled up a tree not minding the sharp
pains on her w@!st.
Just as she relaxed on the tree, she saw them,
many of them.
“That daughter of a b-itch!” one of them cursed.
“I’ll kill her with my ba-rehands.!”
Lara held her breathe, she put her hand around
her mouth. Her Baby was fluttering violently, it
kicked ha-rd against her that she felt like
A sharp pain below her abd0m£n almost gave
her away.
“Ouch!” she said.
“Did you hear that?” the kidnappers asked
“She’s around here, disperse and look for her, I’ll
wait here” one of them suggested.
They all dispersed in different directions, except
for the one standing beside the tree.
Lara’s eyes wi-de-ned with terror as she felt
something crawl on her legs. She sat still and bit
her ton-gue. Snake! She almost fainted.
“Haaaaa!” she screamed as she fell off the tree.
She landed on the man un-der the tree, he served
as a cushion.
“Snake o! Snake!” the man screamed in terror a
the snake wra-pped round him.
That gave Lara the oppurtunity to crawl away
un-der some bushes to hide. She was in de-ep
pains, she wondered if she would die.
The pains around her w@!st increa-sed in
“we-tin happen?”
the group asked rushing back.
“e be like say that girl don turn snake o” the man
exclaimed in terror.
The whole group stared at the dead snake in
“Make we go call Baba” they said before running
Lara hid herself properly un-der the bush, her face
washed with tears.
“God plea-se help me.” she wept silently.
Thun-der rumbled loudly with lightening
flashing.Lara looked at the sky with fear, it was
dark and pregnant with rain.
“Yekpa! Rain? Not yet plea-se.” she muttered.
The rain poured heavily, Lara thought she would
die. She wept and prayed as long as she can.
“God plea-se, not for my sake…but for this
baby…plea-se.” she shivered un-der the rain.
It seemed God answered her, the rain st©ped.
Lara began to crawl farther into the forest in
pains, she could no longer stand up.
She wondered what p@rt of the world she was.
“help will come” she muttered to herself. She
had faith in God.
Somehow, she suddenly felt; she won’t die in the