Dethroned episode 28 – 29

Episode 28

” Amarachi don’t tell me you have a hand in this too…? Why..? Well I’m no longer surprised at anything anymore!” I uttered as I stood up and gently wiped away the dust on my wrapper.

To be sincere, I am actually not surprised to see Amarachi here.
Infact I expected it sooner or later since I was already suspecting her to be amongst the eye witnesses.

And inasmuch as I try to be strong for what’s ahead of me, it still húrts to find out that all the people I had loved with the whole of my heart actually hāted me and also wanted my dethronement.

” Are you okay Priestess Rana…? Hope the fall wasn’t too fatal on you…?” Amarachi asked with her voice laced with utmost concern and worry.

Amarachi’s question disrupted my thoughts and honestly threw me off balance as it got me wondering if this was a trap too.

” You join my enëmíes to fight against me and then you are asking after my wellbeing…? What are you hoping to achieve by doing this…?” I asked firmly whilst looking at Amarachi in amusement and bewilderment.

” I’m not working with your enëmíes my Priestess. I have been sent by the gods to pass you a message following your earlier pleas for help” Amarachi said and I scoffed unmoved by her words.

It felt like she was only lying so as to pull at my heartstrings and then rùin me.

” Oh! quit with the lies Amarachi! So you know everything has been exposed already about Nene and Eze. I also know you are likely among them… infact I have a strong feeling in my heart that you were the eyewitness who reported Eze to the youths on the night he visited my room” I said unapologetically.

Honestly I no longer trust anyone. I mean if Eze and Nene could actually plot my downfall within close range then anything is surely possible.

” I’m like your guardian angel Priestess Rana… I am the spirit lady who is assigned by the gods to guide and protect you here on earth. So make it easier for me to carry out my assignment, I had to stay by your side as a servant maiden” Amarachi explained sincerely but I wasn’t convinced at all.

Everything that Amarachi is explaining seems genuine and surprising to me.
It still didn’t change the fact that I am in doubt and feeling suspicious of what her true motives are.
who in my shoes wouldn’t be..?

” I’m sorry but I find it so hard to actually believe you Amarachi… If all that you’ve said is actually true then why didn’t you tell me all this sooner…?”

Amarachi sighed heavily knowing that it is going to be hard to request trust from a wounded woman like me
Already she feels sad merely looking at me but sadly she couldn’t stop the inevitable from happening because it was i who had sadly, yet unknowingly chosen that path.

” The ways of the spirit are entirely different from the human way of thinking. Priestess Rana…you already know that it is forbidden for a messenger of the gods to reveal his or her assignment of purpose to earthlings.” Amarachi said as she paused to inhale and exhale deeply

Surprisingly, all this while we were conversing Nene was just standing and staring at us without uttering a word. Eze on the other hand, kept roaming about unable to see his way.

” Priestess Rana I love you beyond how a servant would love her mistress… that’s why if I was actually permitted to tell you about the future… then I would have surely revealed to you all of Eze’s evïl schemes as well as the path you had blindly chosen to trail.

Hearing that, I was so puzzled!

” Are you telling me that you knew about all about Eze and Nene’s schemes against me and yet you stayed quiet…?” I asked quite shocked by the revelation

” Yes Priestess Rana… I knew all about it but like I said earlier I am not permitted to tell or forewarn you about the future.. and for that I’m sincerely very sorry” Amarachi said inaudibly and I could vividly see the sincerity in her eyes.

” Then why were you standing with Jack on that fateful day…? Tell me the truth Amarachi because I never believed that story you told me about it been for directions sake” I asked with my eyes suspiciously fixed on Amarachi. I needed to be fully convinced.

” You’re right my Priestess… it wasn’t for directions sake. That day I had to bribe Jack over to my side so he could divulge all he knew about Nene and her plans” Amarachi said to me and before I could reply, Nene cut in fuming all over

” That backbiter of a man! Now I understand why he was behaving so strange after the night we both witnessed your verdict on my husband!” Nene blurted out before she could stop herself.

From what she uttered earlier, I now know the answer to one of my puzzling questions. Oh! so it was actually Jack and not Amarachi like I had assumed..?

” Look who is calling another person a backbiter. Nene is it not the same you who had the audacity to report your own husband..? you exposed the verdict I placed upon him despite knowing how that would endanger him” I said aloud whilst rolling my eyes in annoyance

Nene smirked before she scornfully begun divulging more shocking revelations probably to get back at me

” Well it was actually a set up which as a weakling you woefully fell for! With the way you were so in love with my husband I know you would do anything to set him free from dying…” Nene uttered smirking and I nodded in agreement because she is right indeed!

” You’re right Nene and that is one of my greatest mistake and regrets… it was trusting too easily and loving blindly… No wonder sëx was the driving force of my relationship with Eze” I said with an emotional tone.

” Of course it’s simply because my husband loves making love to me and me alone. And you know what Rana…? from the very start, we had presumed that your virginity was the source of your powers and I had to plead with Eze to lure you into having sex with him… I was so disappointed when it afterwards turned out to be untrue…” Nene told me

“…we also thought it could be the dreadlocks on your head but after Eze cut off some part while you were resting in his arms after a long sëx night, it happens that your power didn’t actually lie on your hair..” Nene added.

As Nene said all of this, I turned to look at Eze roaming about.
I feel pãinéd as I remembered how he sexually brutalized me those nights.

Nene continued regardless of my obviously sour mood

” …anyways that’s now past tense Rana.. I’m glad that I still got to know the source of your powers and I have even disposed of it… and as for that Jack I will so deal with him after I’m out of here”

As Nene said all of this, renewed anger overwhelmed me again.
I begun feeling so foolish for being so blinded by my love for Eze.

I feel so pained for allowing my emotions deprive me of so many things; my heart, my virginity, my powers, my child and soon it will be my crown alongside the liberty to live in the village I’ve grown up in for all my life on earth.

As I thought of all my lost glory, I was unconsciously raging hot in ánger and my eyes flashed terribly reddish which signifies intense dānger.

” You need to calm down Priestess Rana. The message I was sent to deliver to you is that you are not permitted to harm them just yet… that’s why I had to stop you earlier from making a big mistake” Amarachi said in an attempt to calm me down but I was already out of control

” Why! hasn’t the gods seen all they made me go through..? I refuse to listen to them this time… after all they watched me lose my child amidst all my pleas to the…!” I thundered but Amarachi’s next words interrupted my words midway

” Well you can go ahead and do what your mind tells you but bear in mind Priestess Rana that every disobedience comes with a price!” Amarachi concluded and then she disappeared.

Only the gods knows what the price would likely be..? but what more do I even have to lose again when I have practically lost everything already…?

I am now left in a crossroad of succumbing to my justifiable anger or letting it all go.

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Episode 29

” For the sacrilege and rules you broke… Rana Uka you’re therefore dethroned and from now henceforth you cease to be the Priestess of the Yada, Gada and Zada communities. You are bânished and not permitted to step foot into this Land ever again… I have spoken!” The eldest kinsmen of the community made the pronouncement which broke my heart into a thousand pieces.

I pleaded for a second chance from them but they were against having a powerless woman as their Priestess.
It simply means my people had no iota of love for me as a person, but they only loved my powers and the protection I guaranteed them.

This realization only added to my sådness and made me feel really hürt because I know that I had loved them unconditionally without reasons since that is what loving people truly entails.

I had listened to Amarachi’s caution and allowed Eze and Nene go Scot free. After I stopped, Nene and Eze took to their heels to where I do not know.

The later outcome wasn’t funny as I permanently lost my powers after an hour was up.
And almost immediately, villagers begun trooping in from their individual hideouts and they firmly grabbed me.

Obviously they had been eavesdropping on us and secretly looking at all what was happening between me, Nene, Eze and Amarachi at the village square.

There was no escaping for me as I was disgraced by being dragged all round the village square with my sins exposed in the open for all and sundry.

Afterwards, a rítual was collectively carried out which led to an abrupt dethronement; my dethronement as a Priestess after a year and few months!

Other Priestess stayed until their last day on earth but because of my disobedience to warnings, I am dethroned in a really shāmeful manner!

It’s hard to believe that from now henceforth I will simply be referred to as a ‘disgraced and dethroned Rana’ instead of a reputable Priestess Rana as I was previously known to be.

Oh, it húrts so bâd but it doesn’t change the truth that I messed up really bâd and have to face the consequences.

Honestly, I still wished it was all a bâd dream but sadly it isn’t. And here I am standing at the Throne room after being passed the verdict of dethronement and banishment from the Land of my birth!

My sad thoughts were soon disrupted by continuous rants from villagers which slowly begun filling the air.

” Dethronement and banishment is too small for what Rana has done to her crown. Lets kīll her … she deserves to be put to dëäth for this great sacrilege and abømination upon our community.” A man whom I presume should be in his late thirties blurted out ângrily

What! I uttered in utmost shock at everything I was hearing right now. I strained my ears wondering if I was truly hearing things correctly.

Kill me..? for what sacrilege exactly…? Haven’t I suffered enough…? I believe I’ve paid the prices for all I’ve done already, so what is happening…?

” My fellow kinsmen… the young man is right… I suggest that we stone Rana to dëäth for desecrating the land of our ancestors!” A kinsmen by the name Mazi Ekemba uttered looking at me scornfully.

I remember this same Mazi Ekemba had once asked me for intimacy when I was an ordinary maiden girl.
Well I couldn’t do such a disgusting thing backed up the fact that he is a married man, so I had turned down his request and from his utterances I guess he still felt pãinéd about that incidence.

” Yes! Lets kíll her for giving our enëmíes access into our abode!” this came from a young maiden I remember mentoring on the traditional rites when she direly needed it for her marriage.

What she is saying isn’t even true, I wasn’t the person who had given the enëmíes access into our village.
I mean whether or not I fell prey to Eze’s love scheme, it could not have stopped the enëmíes from intruding the Land as Nene had it all planned out long time ago.

” I agree with him… Rana deserves to dïe for rendering us without a Priestess yet again!” this is fearlessly said by a woman whose daughter I practically fed everyday and even adopted as mine.

” Kíll her!… Priestess Rana committed a sacrilege and deserves to dïe! Let her dïe!” the teenagers whom I thought had sincerely loved me and would always support me was chanting repeatedly in their little voices.

” Okay then… since that is what everyone wants then I proclaim that Rana Uka is not only dethroned but she shall be stoned to dëäth by dusk today… It shall be done as I have spoken!” The eldest kinsmen yet again declared without compassion or batting an eye.

I was devastated by such the proclamation!
This is so insensitive and self-centered of them. I mean I’m the one who is at the receiving end of all the consequences, so what are these people ângry about…?

Yes! I might have lost all of my powers due to a wrong life choice but does that automatically mean as a human being I don’t deserve to stay alive..?????

” Please you people should let me go… I’ve lost everything already… It’s okay if you’ve dethroned me but please at least let me have my life.. I’m begging you people spare me please… I really don’t want to dïe at this young age!” I said already tired of life and its travails.

Ignoring my pleas, four young men came towards where I stood at the middle of the Throne room.
They dragged me by the arms towards the door probably to take me to the village prison and lock me there until dusk when I’ll be stoned to dëäth.

” Please let me go! Please! Please! Please!” I pleaded whilst trying to freed myself from their grip but they held onto me tighter and totally ignored me.

I eventually went quiet after shouting for a long time without success since from all indications, they clearly were not ready to show me mercy.

From today, I have given up on love and people. I inwardly concluded within me

By now we were already at the príson where I was carelessly thrown in without care if I will get bruised or not!

In the príson, I sat on the bare ground with my back against the wall completely lost in thoughts.

Two hours passed yet I still found it very hard to believe all that has befallen me in the past months.
There’s no denying that I am feeling so depressed and unfortunate.

First, I lost a love that was never true, then my child, my powers, my crown and now my people håtes me so much to the point of even wanting me déâd!

I sighed deeply gradually giving up. My head was filled with persistent bad thoughts that maybe I am not capable of being genuinely loved by people.

Infact I’m actually getting tired of staying alive already!
So it’s perfectly okay if kílling me would truly make this ungrateful people happy. If they want to kíll me.. then so be it!

Do I really want to dïe..? My subconscious cut into my thoughts and I sighed as I inwardly replied in sådness;

‘ What is there to live for when I’m alone in this evīl world full of betråyal..?’ I lamented with my eyes focused on looking outside as my mind tried to imagine what life after dëäth is like.

Does it hurt…? is it pain-free..? and if I am to be sincere to myself, do I truly want to dïe right now…?

Dusk is gradually drawing near and with every seconds that passes, my fear multiples as the courage to face the dëäth sentence keeps dwindling.

I had to admit that I really didn’t want to dïe at this young age,
but then is there something I can do to avert the dëäth from happening…?
There was nothing because I felt really hopeless.


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