Part 35
Opeyemi Akintunde

“Ewo! Abomination! Who dares take a prey from the mouth of the Lion?” The herbalist said angrily.

He opened his viewing mirror and saw Joan struggling with him.

“The dog that enters the den of a lion will be destroyed!” The herbalist said as he released the arrow of blindness to Joan.


“My eyes!” Joan screamed.

Moko went close to Joan and pushed her aside. He began to chant more retaliation chants. Moko raised his cloth and his undergarment of charm was revealed.

Meanwhile, Mayowa sat down defeated. He knew what was coming. Unknowing to him, things were not going to end as he knew.

Mayowa crept out of the deposition unit to find his wife and son. Moko saw his movement but he wanted to finish this rival of his.


The herbalist knew his power was reducing. He decided to throw his fire missile at Moko.

Osmond was outside in another shrine where the herbalist had kept him. He didn’t know what was going on.

After battling intensely with Moko for over 15 minutes, with the last strength the herbalist could gather he fired at Moko – his fire Missile. Moko staggered and fell.

At that same time, Rekky woke up from her hypnotism.

“Jesus!” was the first word that popped out of her mouth.


Mayowa had taken Mirabel and Austin, but there was a problem. Austin was still looking like a moron. He needed Joan to tap his head again. He needed to go to the deposition unit.

Cautiously, he took Austin towards the Deposition unit. As he peeped, he saw Moko on the fall. He was relieved thinking he was dead.

He ran towards Joan who was chanting different incantations to restore her eyesight.

“Joan please help me with my son!”

“Mayor…let me restore my sight first!”

Mayor stood watching, Mirabel was in tears as she was shaking visibly. Rekky managed to get up and as she turned to look towards the people talking.

“You!” She said to Mayowa.

“So you are the ritualists! You came and lied to me that I was going to be kidnapped when you are actually the kidnapper!”

“You are alive!” Mayowa screamed.

Mayowa’s voice woke Moko from his temporal coma, but he didn’t move his body.

He had to settle this score! Mayor was really a snitch! He had one thing to do! Kill Mayor!


“Everyone ….don’t move!” A loud voice commanded from outside.

“This place has been surrounded by the Anti-terrorism squad, if anyone moves, they are dead!”

Moko could no longer stay down. He couldn’t believe Mayor even exposed him to the police.

Unknowing to Moko, the police had tracked Doctor Mike’s phone to Tony’s Car in the Ritualist’s village.

With rage, Moko rose with the baby strength in him, and with one of his poisoned knives, he st@bbed Mayor in his belly.

“Mokooooo!” Mayowa screamed.

“Mayorrrrr!” Mirabel’s scream echoed.

The scream alerted the police and they rushed into the deposition unit.

Moko tapped his belly thrice in order to disappear, but the fire missile the herbalist had fired at him, neutralized his teleporting powers.

“You are under arrest!”


The herbalist called on his son!


“Baba mii”

“We have taken the wrong job! Send that bad luck man away from here,” he struggled to say.

Ifatoyinbo went out and in anger chased Osmond out of the shrine. Osmond had only a white wrapper on.

“What’s happening? Where is my money?”

“Which money? You bad luck person! Carry your bad luck and leave here!”

“You say? I didn’t hear you? Oh! you people are exactly what that prophet told me. He said you will give my wealth to someone else. Never! Me! Osmond I will kill you before your father does that to me!” Osmond started struggling with Ifatoyinbo. Osmond was good in Karate. He b€at Ifatoyinbo till he had no strength anymore.

“Baba mii, Ba…ba..mi” Ifatoyinbo screamed for his father’s help.

“What is happening?” the herbalist managed to ask.

“He is …b€at…ing me oo.”

“I command you Osmond, lose your senses and never remember the road to this place again!” The herbalist commanded with his charm coated tongue.

Immediately, Osmond ran out of the premises shouting,

“Where is my Money?”


Mirabel was crying over Mayowa who laid on the ground. The police team did not come with any paramedics. Mayowa was left dying.

“I am so…rry!” He said to Mirabel before kicking the bucket!

Part 36
Opeyemi Akintunde

“You messed up the second chance given to you!” The One who had given him the second chance said when Mayowa walked into the White lounge…

“You gave me the second chance but you didn’t help me use it well!”

“You never asked for my help… Ask and you shall receive help!”

“Am I supposed to ask for help when you were the one who gave me the second chance!”

“When you buy a product, you don’t assume you know how to use it, you must follow the manufacturer’s manual because even if you have used the product before, the manufacturer may have changed some settings “

“And you are the manufacturer’s manual…!”

“Hun Hun…!”

“So what happens next!”

“Eternity!, unless you want another chance to make things right again!”

“I get another second chance?”

“I am a God of Many second chances!”

“Wow! But how is this going to be different from the last two times.”

“You should have learnt from your previous mistakes! Mistakes helps you to know the ways not to approach things next time.!”

“Well, my approach was the best I could think of. Immediately I got back into the world, I swung back into action trying to contact Rekky and her husband…!”

“Exactly your mistake! You don’t because a food is burning, use your bare hands to lift the pot from the fire. You protect yourself first before getting the pot off the fire.”

“I don’t understand!”

“Before I go on about how you should have lived that second chance, are you taking the offer? Do you want another second chance?”

“Yes I do…at least I will get to save Doctor Mike. At least that’s the only person who died apart from myself!”

“No, he wasn’t…a young boy lost his life when Tony fired his shot in the air, Ifatoyinbo, the son of the herbalist also died. Osmond killed him! Also Moko will be dead in few minutes, Tony will rot in Jail, Your son will never be able to talk again. Mirabel will hand him over to a special needs home while she marries someone else. Osmond will walk around Mad for the rest of his life.

Can you see, how your way of handling things turned out. The only person saved in this second chance of yours was Rekky and that’s not because of you, that’s because her husband did the right thing. The very thing you failed to do.”


“He went to the right source.!”

“The right source?” Mayowa asked

The HOLY ONE opened his palm to Mayowa and he saw how Martins, Tams and Tams’ mother went to see a Pastor.

“I was suppose to see a Pastor!”

“Most likely… Mayowa, you had just come out of an encounter with God and you were given an assignment, running off without proper training, mentorship, guidance was wrong!”


“Despite David had been anointed king by Samuel while Saul was on the throne, David did not rush off to kill Saul and seize the throne! No, he stayed close to Samuel. Son, the first thing you should have done was to take a moment to find out how to go about the assignment I had given you ….” And the Holy One spoke at length to him…

“But, Why did you let Doctor Mike die?”

“His second Many chances had been exhausted… The major problem he had was not Obeying me in full. This is not the first time. I had forgiven him a lot of times.”

“ Can one exhaust one’s chances with God?” Mayowa asked.

“ 1 Kings 11:9-10…

Now the LORD grew angry with Solomon, because his

heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had

appeared to him TWICE.

Although He had warned Solomon explicitly not to

follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD’s command….” The Holy one said.

“So God warned Solomon twice, before he got angry at him?” Mayowa confirmed.

“Yes, before tearing his kingdom into pieces”.

“How many second chances do I get?”

“I can’t tell you, but I will tell you this…live the life you have as your last because that might actually be your last second chance.”

“Ok, give me this second chance or third chance and I promise to use it well…” Mayowa said

“By what power?” The Holy one reminded him

“By the Grace of God!” Mayowa said.

“Good, but despite having many second chances, the value of the second chance you get reduces!”

“What do you mean?

“Instead of 48 hours, you only get 38 hours before. Can I trust you to use it well, because it might be the last second chance you get!”

“With your help, I will use it well!”


“Mayor! Snap out of it… Mayor!” Mirabel’s voice was calling


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