Risen Devils, Fallen Angel
So be it Selorm! It’s your world, against mine! Joojo screamed back and walked away.
Selorm sat sadly on the bed with tears streaming down his face.
Joojo please understand me, you are too young for this. He thought.
Joojo left home and booked a hotel to stay for a while.
He stayed in there for two weeks without answering Selorm’s call nor calling him back.
He called Angela into the hotel for a discussion.
Joojo, I still don’t understand why you are here instead of being home. What is happening? She asked.
Angel, your fears have come to pass. My brother is against this marriage because you have a child. Joojo narrated.
I said it! Joojo I said it! You see the reason why I never liked your brother? From afar, I see him to be insensitive and selfish! Angela screamed almost in tears.
Angel please calm down. My father’s will says that, I can take portion of the property when I am done with my masters degree.
What I am going to do now is that, I will pressure Selorm to speed up with the arrangements of me traveling outside the country to go and do my maters and when I come back, I will come for my portion of the property and get married to you. Angel, I will choose you over Selorm any day, anytime. Joojo explained.
Joojo, are you sure about this? Angela questioned in tears.
More than sure my Angel. Now wipe your tears and smile for me. Joojo consoled.
Days later, he went back home and discussed with his brother about furthering his education.
When admission forms are out, I will get you one. Selorm coldly answered.
What about Theo? When are you employing him? Joojo questioned as if he was talking to his mate.
Until you come back from your studies, I can’t employ him. I don’t want to have another hell of problem over my head. You recommended him, so you should be around to monitor him. Selorm responded.
Whatever Selorm! After all when I come back, I will own my portion of the company and wouldn’t need your approval to drink common water. Joojo harshly spoke.
Joojo, I can’t believe you are talking to me this way because of a woman. I also can’t believe you don’t care about my health condition and how I will feel when you talk to me like this. Selorm began to talk.
Whatever Selorm! Spare me the pretentious words. Joojo angrily spoke.
Joojo, if there is somebody to call pretentious, that should be you. After sleeping with Mina behind my back, you still have the strength to insult me? Joojo, if you care to know, that pain is the reason for my current condition. You owe me an apology and not rudeness. Selorm sadly talked.
God, I can’t believe this. I can’t believe Joojo is insulting me because of a woman. Selorm sadly thought in tears.
Days passed and the two blood brothers refused to talk to each other. They acted so cold in the house.
In few months, Joojo gained admission into Oxford university to read his masters program.
Selorm gave him money and wished him well.
Safe journey Joojo, I wish you the very best. Please stay out of trouble, and remember, your brother loves you so much. He spoke.
Joojo stared at him from head to toe and carried his bags into his car without uttering a word to him.
Selorm looked on with teary eyes.
Under Joojo’s instructions, the driver drove him off to the airport.
Angela was already waiting for him at the airport when he got there.
They hugged so tight without wanting to let go.
Angel, my promises still holds, please be safe for me and remember I am doing all these for you. Joojo assured.
Just when he was carrying his bags to the checkpoint, he saw Abigail spying various faces as if she has lost a person.
Abigail, is this you? Joojo smiley asked.
Yes sir. I know I wasn’t fair to you, your brother and the company but please forgive me. She humbly apologized.
It’s alright Abigail, you have your right to make decisions. Joojo responded.
Anyway what are you doing here? You seem a bit worried. He inquired.
Anyway what are you doing here? You seem a bit worried. He inquired.
I think you have to wait a while. Joojo responded.
I have to get going, but before then, meet my fiancee, Angela. He quickly introduced.
Your woman is beautiful sir. Nice meeting you madam. Abigail stated and shook hands with her.
They parted ways and Joojo’s flight took off in few minutes while Abigail waited for her supposed CEO of a fiance.
She tried his lines several times, but was switched off.
What is happening? Where is CEO? She thought almost in tears.
She waited till late in the evening before going back home.
She entered the house in anger, and straight into the bedroom.
Pastor Asamoah humbly walked to her.
Abi, what is bothering you? You seem too sad. He inquired.
Asamoah, dare open your stinking mouth at me again, and you are doomed for life!
Look at you, so useless and incapable! You dare call yourself a husband? Stupid impotent man!
Asamoah, you have only two months to be rich, or else, this marriage is over! She screamed the entire mission house down.
I have heard you Abigail, but may I ask what exactly you need money for?
Abi, haven’t I been providing food in this house? Don’t I give you money to buy clothes and make your hair? Don’t the church pay me at the end of every month? So what is this poverty you are tagging me with?
I can see you expect me to be exceedingly rich like I used to, but know that, times are always not equal. If being famously rich is what will make you love me, then sorry, you might have to leave me. Asamoah continued.
What happened Abigail? What happened to the woman I married? So all that while, you were loving my money and not me huh?
Well, you’ve given me two months to get rich, and I am also giving you that same number of months to decide whether to leave or stay. Pastor Asamoah unhappily added.
And wait Abigail, did you call me impotent?
Have I ever complained to you about we not having a child apart from praying to our God to make a way?
Whiles praying day and night, you were in this room taking contraceptives. Yes, contraceptives. I found them in your bag. He added.
Abigail angrily stood up and slapped him so hard.
You useless man! Thief! You stole my happiness and still went into my bag to steal money? Well, you’ve given yourself up, and that is enough evidence to divorce you! She yelled.
Pastor Asamoah stared at her and shook his head.
Abigail, may God forgive you for this day. For laying your hands on me. He stated and walked back to the sitting room.
Abigail laid in the room without cooking for her husband. She continuously tried calling CEO, but to no avail.
At exactly 7pm, there was a knock on their door.
Pastor Asamoah attended to it and it was his church elders, Mina and Chris.
Hello, welcome. Mina it’s been a while. I didn’t know you knew my elders. Pastor Asamoah smiley stated and offered them seats.
What is this unhappy looks on your faces? Is everything alright? He inquired.
Hmm Pastor, this lady here has something to tell us all. One of the elders spoke.
Mina? Mina please what is it? He asked.
Hmmm Pastor, I wish I came here without anybody’s company, but I didn’t know how things will go, so I decided to come with your church elders to console you. She responded.
Please what is it? You are getting me nervous. He asked.
Before I start, where is your wife? Mina asked.
You mean your friend? She is in the bedroom. He answered.
Well Pastor, sorry to say she is no longer my friend. I can’t befriend an adulterous woman. Mina spoke.
What are you saying Mina? Calling my wife names without any evidence? What is that supposed to mean? He questioned whiles Chris and the elders looked on.
Well Pastor, your wife is adulterous and I have enough evidence against her.
She’s been sleeping with a level 200 university student all because of money and I decided to get an evidence and show it to you. Mina spoke.
She quickly took the bag from Chris and began showing a video of the supposed CEO and Abigail making love in the Club’s washroom and the hotel.
Tears speedily run on Pastor’s Asamoah’s face as he watched the videos in turns.
Somebody help meeeeeeeeeee! God help meeeeeeeeeee! He screamed in pain.
Abigail run out from the bedroom to inquire what was going on whiles the elders held him in consolation.
Asamoah what is happening here? Why are you screaming this loud? Is someone dead? She fearfully asked.
Hello Abigail, I don’t think anyone is dead, it is your marriage rather that has committed suicide. Mina spoke.
Abigail quickly turned around and saw Mina and Chris seated comfortably.
She stared deep on their faces and the video showing on the camera.
Slowly, she sat down on the floor.
Slowly, she sat down on the floor.
As if she has buried her face in a pool of water, tears began running down.
Mina you’ve killed me! Yaaaaaayyyyy you’ve killed me! She wailed.
So all this while with the CEO was a set up? Oh Mina! Oh Chris! She lamented.
Abigail, calling it a set up is a big insult, kindly call it pay back. Chris began to speak.
What were you thinking? That you could get away with all the nonsense games? That you could still be married to a man of God after numerous times of sleeping with a man on his matrimonial bed while he’s gone to the mountains to pray? Abigail, your cup isn’t full, rather, overflowing! Chris added in an angry voice.
What? Abigail, you brought a man into this room? Oh God! God heeeellllllppp me! Pastor Asamoah screamed the more.
His church elders took him out of the house to go and stay with one of them till he was calm.
Mina stared happily at Abigail on the floor.
Abi my sister, now let’s see who has won.
You got me sacked from my job, I lost Selorm and Joojo at a go. You practically took away my happiness out of selfishness.
Now, our level 200 student CEO fvcked you on several occasions, paid you only Ghc200 with the assurance of waiting to clear his container from the port so he could give you more.
He then coerced you to resign from your job and disappeared into thin air. Mina spoke.
And the most interesting part was, he stood you up at the airport while he laid on his bed on campus. Wow, what an interesting revenge! She added.
What were you thinking? That you could go away with all these and still be married? Never! I’ve stripped you off your hope, and if your husband dare forgive you, I will leak this video on the Internet and your church WhatsApp platforms. She threatened.
Mina please! Please don’t do this to me! I am begging you in the name of God. Joojo forced me to do all these. Abigail pleaded.
Talk of the devil! Joojo? Don’t you worry, the least said about him, the better. Mina responded.
They both stood up to leave, but Abigail held Chris’ leg in apology.
Chris stared at her on the floor and spat on her. He then kicked her so hard against the center table and walked away.
Abigail wept uncontrollably throughout the night.
Early the next morning, she went to the deacon’s house to plead with her husband for forgiveness, but unfortunately, she wasn’t allowed inn.
Days later, Pastor Asamoah summoned her before his and her family members.
He officially divorced her as customs demanded.
Before I leave Abigail, I want you to know that, my debtor, Manu, has paid the money to me.
That was what I was about telling you that afternoon when I was screaming happily. Unfortunately, my presence was so much disgusting you so you couldn’t even wait a minute to complete my statement. Thanks be to God Almighty, I am the Asamoah I used to be, more rich and God fearing. Pastor Asamoah calmly informed.
Abigail broke into uncontrollable tears and began rolling on the floor while the family members looked on sadly.
My elders, please permit me to advise my ex wife. He began.
Abigail, I want you to know that, love should be unconditional. The next time you enter into a marriage, look into the future with prayers rather looking into the past and present with your strength. You will fail.
Again, whether or not a person is rich, he or she deserves respect and love.
Never look down on people because of what they are, respect them because you don’t know what they may be.
When angry, learn to control your hands and words.
Never raise your voice against your partner. Be humble.
And one last thing, a person who has money, is capable of making heaven, so does a person who do not. What is more important is your connection with God, and not your connection with big men.
Love is not love, when you so much consider appearance than character. Heed to these words, and let’s make it together to heaven someday. He concluded.
To be continued…