Risen Devils, Fallen Angel
God what is happening? Why is Emefa behaving like a mad person? He thought as he scrubbed.
Selorm be fast about it and come and mop this room. Emefa yelled.
Selorm worked throughout the night under Emefa’s angry supervision.
He was allowed to sleep at 6am after he could breath less.
It was 8am and he was still sleeping.
Emefa angrily woke her up.
Lazy man wake up and go and prepare breakfast! She yelled and slapped him on the back.
Selorm quickly jumped out of the bed.
Emefa, look at the time, it is 8am and I expect you to wake me up to go to work because I am running late, rather, you are telling me to go and prepare breakfast. Selorm complained.
Selorm, are you challenging me? She angrily questioned.
Emy, I don’t understand you anymore! What has come over you? Why do you seem to be exploding? Is there something you expect me to do that I am not? Selorm sadly questioned.
Selorm, you can ask all the nonsense questions you want, but I give you 20mimutes to prepare breakfast, or else, I will scream this house down. I will disgrace you before your domestic workers and your brother. She threatened.
Please don’t, I promise to prepare the food. Selorm pleaded.
And note Selorm, the cook must not in any way give you a helping hand. You must prepare it alone! She instructed.
Selorm sadly walked out to the kitchen.
The cook was already there so he had no option than to walk her out.
Sir please is everything alright? She asked.
Everything is alright Afia. I only want you to take a rest. Selorm covered up and began cooking.
In few minutes, Joojo walked inn.
Selorm good morning. What is happening here? He greeted and asked.
Nothing Joojo, I only want to prepare breakfast for my wife. He responded.
Since when Selorm? Do you even know how to boil water talk of cooking? Are you sure you are doing this at your own will? Joojo unhappily questioned.
Selorm please look at me. Joojo softly spoke.
Slowly and sadly, Selorm turned in his brother’s direction.
Selorm, you look stressed and worried, please tell me what is happening to you. Joojo pleaded.
Alright then, but ain’t you going to work today? Remember today is Tuesday. Joojo quizzed.
I will, but that will be after breakfast. He answered.
Alright then, let me fry the eggs for you. Joojo offered and took away from his brother whiles Selorm busily fixed the tea.
A minute sooner, Emefa walked in.
Selorm what’s going on here? Are you the one cooking or your brother? She questioned.
Selorm began to fake smiles to cover up the shame.
Eermm baby, Joojo is only helping me out. He responded in a shaky voice.
Sure it is dear. Thanks for the help Joojo, but I think you should leave, my wife isn’t happy with your presence. She only wants my food and no one’s else. Selorm calmly spoke.
Joojo stared deeply and angrily at Angela’s face and walked pass her.
Selorm, this should be the last time you defile my orders, do you understand? Emefa warned.
Yes Emy. He fearfully answered.
Soon, he was done and sent the food to Emefa in the bedroom whiles he entered the bathroom to bath for work.
Selorm come out here! Emefa angrily screamed.
Emy please I’m bathing! I have the soapy lather on my face and all over my body. He responded.
Emefa angrily walked to him with the cup of tea in her hand.
When Selorm was almost done and decided to wash off the lather from his face, Emefa angrily threw the tea in his eyes.
Help! Help! Help! He screamed in pain.
Joojo overheard him and run to intervene but he was stopped at the entrance of the door.
Joojo is there any problem? Emefa asked as though, everything was fine.
I overheard my brother screaming. He angrily answered.
Well, we were making love and out of ecstasy, he began to scream to everyone’s hearing. Emefa teased.
I don’t trust you madam! Please allow me inside! Joojo yelled.
And I don’t trust you either Joojo! What makes you think you can interfere in my marital affairs? Who the fvck are you? She yelled back.
Selorm managed to rinse the pain off his eyes and joined them at the door.
Selorm managed to wash the pain off his eyes and joined them at the door.
Joojo what is it? Why are you yelling at my wife? Selorm asked.
Bro I overheard you screaming. Joojo worriedly responded.
Fine bro! I thought I was being caring. He answered.
No baby husband, you were rather being nosy and I suggest you stay off our marriage! Emefa teasingly cautioned and locked the door behind them.
Emy why did you do that? Why did you pour the hot tea in my eyes? Selorm asked.
You are lucky Selorm! The next time you make that sugary tea for me again, I will blind you with it. She threatened and walked out on him to bed.
Selorm sadly dressed up and left for work while Emefa wore her s£xy morning dress and laid in bed with her laptop playing some cool music into her ears.
She called her shop from time to time to give them orders.
In two hours, Joojo angrily walked to her.
Hello baby husband, I’ve been waiting for you for too long. What brings you here? She seductively spoke.
Angela, what in God’s name are you doing to my brother? And may I know your mission in this house? Because I still don’t get it! Joojo questioned in anger.
What don’t you get Joojo? The fact that I am married to you or your brother? She asked.
Both Angela! Why did you change your name? And why did you tell my brother you are from the Volta region when in reality, you are an Ashanti? Joojo confusedly questioned.
Joojo, where I come from shouldn’t stop my destiny from shining. What matters is we are all here together happily. She answered.
Happily? Angela did you say happily? Have you for once bothered to look into Selorm’s eyes? The pain and the unanswered question? The fear and the weakness? Have you bothered to check them out? Joojo questioned.
Why will I bother Joojo? Why do you think of your brother more than anyone else? She asked.
Have you also for once, bothered to think of how I feel without you by my side? Have you bothered to think of how horny I am right now? She seductively added and began undressing.
Joojo angrily stared at her as she stood up from the bed and walked to him on the wall.
He quickly grabbed her by the neck and began strangulating her.
Angela struggled to scream and breathe.
After seconds, Joojo threw her on the bed.
Angela, the next time you try this nonsense with me, you will wake up in hell! Joojo threatened.
Joojo! Because of your brother, you want to kill me? She struggled to talk.
You don’t deserve to live, you devil! Get this straight, when my brother is involved, anything doesn’t matter to me! If I must kill you to make him happy, sure I will! He threatened.
No Joojo! I won’t watch you kill me! If this is what you intend doing, then be ready to burry your brother! She threatened back.
Joojo angrily walked out of the room!
What the hell am I doing right now? Whom should I talk to? He soliloquised.
Selorm is out of the question, I must talk to Theo. He thought.
Quickly, he called Theo on phone.
Hey Joojo, are you back from the States? Theo happily asked.
Yes Theo, can we meet over lunch to discuss something important? He asked.
No Joo, my mum is sick and I have transported her to South Africa for medical attention. He responded.
South Africa? Theo who is going to foot the bill? Joojo asked.
A non governmental organization volunteered to see us through. Joojo, her condition is serious. Anyway I got to go, will talk to you when I’m back. Theo explained and hanged up.
This is not happening! Somebody come to my rescue. He thought with tears filled eyes.
Days later, with the brouhaha still in his home, he had a call from Doctor Ansu.
Joojo, please see me in my office now. It is so urgent. He instructed and hanged up.
Joojo drove in haste to Doc Ansu’s office.
I’m here Doc, you sounded very urgent. He spoke.
Have a seat Joojo. He unhappily offered.
Joojo desperately sat down.
What is it Doc.? He asked.
Joojo, your brother is almost loosing life. What exactly is happening in your home? Doctor Ansu inquired.
I’m lost Doc, what do you mean by he is loosing life? Joojo fearfully asked back.
Joojo, Selorm’s condition has reached a terrible stage, and I think something is triggering it. There must definitely be a predisposing factor. He bluntly informed.
Joojo bowed his head down in tears.
Joo please talk to me. Whatever it is, we can solve it together. We can’t watch such an Angel fall. He deserve some good. Doc Ansu convinced.
But Doctor, have you asked him? Joojo asked.
Yes I did but he refused telling me anything, yet, I could feel everything wasn’t alright. He responded.
Doc, I think the problem is coming from his wife. Joojo stated.
Before he could proceed, Angela walked into the office.