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 deep 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 hard 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 understood perfectly that making Sonia go to jail would be of no benefit to her but she was ready to do it if the poor girl refused to play along 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 played 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 hard jeans trousers which her soft hands always found so hard to deal with. She peeped out through 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 came on the door impatiently. Sonia did not hesitate in opening the door for him. David quickly entered and closed the door behind him immediately, drew Sonia close and wrapped his lips over hers interrupting her greeting.
Sonia’s heart throbbed mightily as he kissed and sucked her lips hungrily as if his life depended on it. She was to weak to stop him or even say anything as he fired on eagerly, exploring almost every reachable part of her with his demanding caresses. She knew without being told that it was the charm at work.
With great effort, she pulled him back holding his palms tightly restraining them from making those dangerous moves.
“Please sir just stop please, this is dangerous. Lets just stop 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 need 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 bedroom.
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 somebody 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 sending her money on regular basis.
“But what about the man’s wife. What do we do about her?”She asked.
“I came 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 play along 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 assured 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 stopped 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 played 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 already 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 through 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 making her totally uncomfortable. On a normal ocassion, 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 ready 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 came to a halt, she paid the driver, looked at both side of the road as to make sure nobody saw her before diving into the bush. The ‘baba’s place was not hard to locate. Who knows how many times she had come to him for help.
She removed her footwears and stood before the great shrine. Nobody 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 playing and calling me mummy. Ever since then no man has ever said anything about marriage to me. Despite all i do for them” Ebere sobbed as she opened her handbag and brought out Angela’s pictures and documents.
“Hold your peace. The great one has read 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 making 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 bed 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 body 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 brought here today” He instructed.
I pray, any crystal balls 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