“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.
“DINNER WITH THE WOLVES (Season Two)”
The news was weakening my limbs, so I went to sit behind a kiosk and buried my teary face in my palms. God, let this be a mere rumour. I prayed in tears. Kukua is that you? What are you doing here? It was my uncle Boakye. Nothing uncle, I am only taking a rest. I lied in a trembling voice. Resting behind a kiosk with tears running down your face?
Kukua, have you seen the pain you’ve caused yourself? He asked. What are you talking about uncle? What pain? I pretended. Cut the pretence and face reality for once. You and I know that Agyei’s marriage to your bosom friend is what is tearing you apart. Kukua, how could you abandon your home for a foreign land all in the name of a man? When I tried advising you, you disrespected me. Now look at you, look at how miserable you look. He added unhappily.
Uncle, did you say my friend? Did you say Agyei is getting married to my friend? Which friend? I asked in pain. Kukua so you don’t know? You don’t know that Agyei is getting married to your friend Sarah? Uncle Boakye asked. Instantly I burst into a loud cry
Yyyyyyyeeeeeeeyyyyyy uncle help me. Please help meeeeeeeeeee! I am tearing apart! Somebody help meeeeee! God where are you? Why have you forsaken me? My mother where are you? Tell my father to come to my rescue!
My life has ended ooooo my life has ended! Oooooohhhh Kukua! Where did I go wrong? What did I do? I wailed. Kukua please calm down! This is not the end of your life. There are better men out there who are willing to have you. My uncle consoled. No uncle, you don’t understand. Agyei has taken my happiness away.
He has taken my trust away! He has taken my strength away. Uncle, please help me plead with him. He should have mercy on me. I responded in tears. Kukua please get up and let’s go home. He said. Uncle, do you please know where Agyei is? I have few questions to ask him. I asked in tears still. Agyei has been posted to Sunkwa, but I don’t think it is necessary to go there now. He and Sarah might be busy preparing for the pending ceremony. Uncle advised. I hurriedly stood up in tears and took to my heels to board a car to Sunkwa. I must talk to Agyei. I thought. Kukua come back! Please come back!
My uncle called but I refused to listen to him. In an hour, I was at Sunkwa. I went to the hospital to ask of Agyei and a good Samaritan showed me to his house. I knocked at his door several minutes until someone responded.
The person opened the door, and it was Sarah. Kukua, what do you want here? She asked in fear of confidence. Sarah, why the fear in your eyes? I am only a visitor so why should my presence scare you this much. I asked in sorrow.
Kukua, evil people like you should be feared. Besides, you are not invited here so I don’t see why you should be here. She responded. Sarah, is this Agyei’s room or yours? I am looking for Agyei. I inquired.
Well, Agyei is my husband to be, so the room belongs to us both. She responded. My limbs refused to support my weight. I instantly sat on the floor in pain. What are you doing Kukua? I hope you are not here to enchant us with your witchcraft. She shouted in fear.
Sarah, I wish I had the strength to stand on my feet like you are doing. I wish I could contain all the pain you are spewing. Unfortunately, I can’t. I am weak! I am dying! Somebody help meeeeeee! Somebody help meeeeee! I screamed with pain. Quickly, Agyei came out from the room.
What is happening here? He screamed in fear as he stepped out. Agyei please it’s me. It is me Kukua! The orphan you once cared so much for. Agyei, it is Kukua whose only happiness is you.
The Kukua you promised loving for the rest of your life. I responded in tears. Kukua, spare me these useless attributes and tell me what you want here. He yelled. And why are you sitting on the floor? Are you here to curse me? He asked.. Agyei, my limbs are weak. Please tell me what I’ve been hearing is not true. I responded in tears and misery.
Everything is true Kukua! I am getting married to Sarah next week. Sarah is the woman after my heart. She is within my class, and she will never cheat on me like you did. He responded.
I laid on the floor and began weeping uncontrollably. Agyei! You have killed me! Where did I go wrong? How did I offend you? Oh Agyei! My only hope! My only love! Please don’t do this to me.
Kukua, you cheated on me and I have paid you back. You made me sell charcoal under your spell and I am paying you back for it. When I came back into your life, what were you thinking? To love you again? Never! I only came to revenge. He angrily spoke. Oh Agyei! Agyei please! Please have mercy on me.
Even if you don’t love me again, take me as your maid and let me worship you to compensate you for the pain I have caused you. I pleaded in tears. Out of anger, Agyei and Sarah dragged me on the floor out from their compound and locked the gate behind them.
I wish I could get up to pick a car back to Praso, but the weakness outweighed my strength. I wept till later in the evening when somebody came to my rescue. She helped me unto my feet and took me to her house.
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI
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