“DINNER WITH THE WOLVES (Season Two)”
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Weeks later, Agyei replied my numerous letters through our landlord’s postal address. “Kukua, I’ve received all your letters, and each one of them speaks not to my ears but heart. I have never loved anyone like you in my entire life, hence my pain.
I remember all the good things we had together, all the struggles we endured together. How could I have forgotten so easily. Kukua, I am so sorry for the insults and name calling, I should have trusted you a little bit more.
Please, find a place in your heart to forgive me, and let’s continue from where we stopped. My love, don’t waste money responding to this chat, because, vacation is in two weeks, and I will personally be at your place to see you. I love you angel.
Stay blessed and happy.” No! This is too good to be true. This is too good. I screamed happily and began jumping about in the room. Sister Kukua, what is the reason behind the happiness coming out from your room? Have you won a lottery? My cotenant Afia asked.
Afia, I have more than won a lottery! My lost treasure is found! Happiness has located me once again. I responded happily. Days quickly passed into two weeks, and truly, Agyei visited. I hugged him so tight for several minutes, not wanting to let go off him. He hugged me back happily. I finally broke the silence.
Agyei, I know I have…. Ssssshhhhhh Kukua, what happened is in the past, I don’t want us to revisit it. He cut in quickly. We began conversing happily. Agyei, tell me, how did you go about your union with your parents? I inquired. Kukua, it was tougher than you can imagine. My father was so mad at me. It took my pastor’s help to apologize to him. Agyei narrated. Awwww thank God.
Agyei, I am happy for you and your parents, but at the same time sad for our future. Will your parents ever accept me? I asked. Kukua, I have so many plans in the pipeline. Fortunately, I am left with just a year to complete my training, and I want to enroll you into a better tertiary education institution considering how good your results is. Afterwards, I will present you to them for marriage, and they can never turn you down. He explained.
Agyei, that is going to take almost five years. Can you wait that long? I asked. Kukua, I should rather be asking you that question, because you are the woman. Women are always worried about age.
He responded. Agyei, you know I will definitely wait for you. It is you or no one else. I responded happily. So let’s do it this way Kukua, I am going to open an account for you in the bank, where you will save a little out of the business proceedings. By next year, you would have gotten a reasonable amount to start schooling. Agyei stated.
Early the following morning, we went to the bank to open the account. I knew nothing about banking, but Agyei took his time to do everything for me. I began saving as advised. A week later, Agyei asked permission to go to his parents at Buohia to avoid their anger.
Agyei, there is one thing worrying me. I said. What is it my love? Please talk to me. He worriedly asked. Agyei, since you came back from school, you never made love to me like you used to. I complained. Kukua, you should be very happy about that. You should thank my pastor for all goodness he preached into my heart.
He responded. Kukua, those sinful days are past and I must even apologize to you for dragging you into sin. The Bible speaks against premarital sex, and we must do our best to stay away from it.
One more thing Kukua, ever since I met you, I have never seen nor heard you going to church, and that is very bad. He added. I am sorry my love, I should have reasoned beyond the demand of the flesh. Henceforth, I will be going to church. I responded happily.
Just when Agyei picked his bags and was about to step out of the room, we heard a knock on the door. Who at all is this? I thought. Kukua, are you expecting someone? He asked. No my love. Let me please check on it. I responded. Wait Kukua, let me attend to it rather. Agyei stated and walked towards the door.
“DINNER WITH THE WOLVES (Season Two)”
Wait Kukua, let me attend to it rather. Agyei said and walked towards the door. Good morning, how may I help you. Agyei asked. I am looking for Kukua. The person responded. Who are you and what do you want from her? Agyei asked.
She is my friend, and I decided to check up on her since its been a long time I saw her. Please is she inn? The person asked. Quickly, I walked to the door to see who it was and It was Caleb What do you want here? I harshly asked immediately I got to the door. Kukua do you know him? Agyei asked.
No Agyei! I don’t know him anywhere. I have never seen his face before. I lied to avoid Agyei’s anger. My brother, Kukua is my fiancee, and I have the right to accept those who come closer to her. Henceforth, never come here again! Agyei angrily warned. There is a mix up somewhere my brother, She is even not the Kukua I am looking for.
I was directed into this house when I asked few of the people in this neighborhood about my old time friend Kukua. Upon seeing your fiancee, I’ve realized I was directed to the wrong person. Sorry for invading into your privacy. Caleb smartly explained and walked away.
Why would Caleb make that smart turn? What was his reason? I thought. Kukua, I am happy it is a wrong identification, I wouldn’t have taken it lightly at all. Agyei stated with all seriousness.
Agyei, I have promised, and will continue to promise that, my heart is yours and yours alone. I responded. I escorted Agyei to the lorry park and came back home happily. Sister Kukua, I so much admire you and your fiance. How long have you known yourselves? My cotenant asked.
The duration doesn’t matter, what matters is that, you should continue admiring us to make your relationship better, I don’t owe you details of my relationship. I answered unhappily. That is too harsh Sister Kukua, anyway sorry for asking. She responded unhappily too. Harshness is a sin, and I’m sorry for causing it, but the truth still remains that, I don’t owe you details of my relationship. I stated and walked pass her into my room.
Days later, I began attending church. I must do anything Agyei wishes for. I thought. On my second visit to the church, I saw Caleb and his fiancee comfortably seated on the front seat. I kept stealing glances at the dress his lady was wearing. It was so beautiful and classy.
One day, this will be Agyei and I, after we’ve gotten a job that earns us reasonable amount of money. I thought. After church service, I walked to the roadside to pick a taxi home. Before I knew it, Caleb had stopped his car to give me a lift.
Hello Kukua, since you don’t know me, I will like to introduce myself to you. My name is Caleb. Can my fiancee and I offer you a lift? He sarcastically talked. I stood so confused without knowing what to think. Young lady, it is a ride and nothing else.
Please get into the car and avoid the sun. His fiancee spoke. Eeeeiii! Has this lady forgotten whom I am or what? The last time, she was rude, but today, she is nice. What’s the secret? Is it because I am well dressed today? Or is because she just came out from church. I thought quickly and entered the car. Caleb drove me to my house.
Kukua, sorry for the last time, I now have a slight idea about your problems. He said. Don’t worry Caleb, I should rather apologize for denying ever knowing you. I responded shamefully. I had to lie to save you from more troubles. It is called, “dance to the tune”. He teased. On a more serious note Kukua, I have no evil intentions for you.
Afrakoma here, is my fiancee and I don’t intend cheating on her. We will even be getting married very soon. The fact is, I don’t have a sister, and I get sad anytime I see a woman sad. He explained. I am sorry Caleb, please forgive me. I pleaded and got down from the car. I thanked them, and they drove away.
“DINNER WITH THE WOLVES (Season Two)”
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I thanked them, and they drove away. Immediately I entered my room, I called Agyei. Hello my love, I just closed from church, what about you? I happily asked. Kukua, how many times should I warn you not to call me until I do? Do you want my parents to disown me again? He unhappily asked.
I’m sorry Agyei, I didn’t mean to cause you problems. I responded sadly. Wait a minute Kukua, whose phone are you using? Did you still keep the quiz award phone? He asked. No Agyei, I gave that phone to the organizers of the quiz before I left campus. I borrowed this one from one of the tenants.
I responded. Kukua, you see how cheap you can be? You stooped as low as borrowing a phone to call your fiance? What do you want them to think about me? He angrily asked. I’m sorry Agyei, I didn’t mean to embarrass you. I will buy one for myself tomorrow after market. I responded.
Kukua, don’t you dare use the money for your education on phone, don’t try that. He yelled on top of his voice and hanged up on me. God, why did you create me this lonely? Why does everything seem to be wrong in my life? Agyei is my everything, but he seem to be gradually choosing his family over me. He keeps yelling at me for no serious offence. What a sad and boring life? I thought sadly.
The next day was a working day and I began my charcoal business as usual. I made lots of sales and saved the money in my bank account.
Agyei on the other hand was busy with his education. Soon, it was a year and Agyei finally completed school. I waited for him to visit me but he didn’t. I began getting worried until he called me one afternoon on my cotenant’s phone. Hello Kukua, I’m sorry for not visiting, I’ve been very busy working on my posting since results came out. The good news is that, I have passed.
Kukua, it is your turn to go to school, please, sell all the charcoal and put the money into your account. I mean, add your capital as well, I want to start processing your admission. He explained. Thanks so much Agyei.
Thanks for having my welfare at heart. I will do as you’ve just said. I responded in relief. I did exactly as Agyei said. I gathered all the money, amounting to 2500 cedis, and deposited it into the account. I waited so many months to hear from Agyei, but to no avail. Since all the money on me was deposited into the account, I began to starve.
I tried reaching him on phone, but his lines were off. I then decided to go to Buohia to ask of his whereabouts. I went straight into his house, since that was the only option. Kukua, what are you doing in my house? Mrs Agyei yelled immediately I entered the house.
I’m sorry mummy, I came to see Agyei. I responded. Are you still following my son with your evil spirit? Kukua or whatever you call yourself, don’t come and spoil my son’s marriage for me! Take your bad luck away! She screamed on top of her voice. Marriage? Is Agyei married? I asked.
Before I landed with my question, she called the dogs on me and they began giving me a hot chase.
I run faster than a jet, out of the house. God, what is going on? Is Agyei married? I thought. No, Agyei won’t do that to me. Probably, his mother is arranging a marriage for him which I know he won’t agree to. I consoled myself. While crossing the road, I heard someone calling me from behind. It was Edem.
How may I help you? I angrily asked. Kukua, since Agyei is marrying next week, I think you should consider my proposal. He said. Instantly, I felt dizzy. What? Agyei is marrying next week? I asked. So you are not aware?
Well, I’m glad to be the first person to break the news to you. You have no option than to accept my proposal. He bragged. Edem, you think I don’t have any option? Do you think you are the only man in this world? If even you are the only man, I still have an option of remaining single than to marry a desperate weak minded person like you who uses pain to define his love. Now if you don’t mind, I must get going. I insulted and walked out on him. The news was weakening my limbs, so I went to sit behind a kiosk and buried my teary face in my palms.
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI
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