Risen Devils, Fallen Angel
You will receive more if anything bad happens to my brother. Joojo yelled.
Theo sadly looked on without a word.
In about two hours, Doctor Ansu called them into his office.
Doc please how is he? Joojo desperately asked.
Joojo, what happened? Doc Ansu inquired.
Doctor please answer my question first. Joojo pleaded.
He is alive. We’ve managed to resuscitate him and he is conscious now. He responded.
Now tell me what happened? He asked.
Doc, my friend and I wanted a lasting solution to the problem so we planned of giving Selorm a tip of the iceberg to test his strength if he can stand the whole truth. Joojo confessed.
So what did the tip of that iceberg entail? Doc Ansu inquired.
We only told him his wife has a child outside wedlock. He responded.
Joojo, you are underestimating your brother’s condition, and if you don’t take care, you will loose him. Doc Ansu began.
What in God’s name is wrong with you? Did you have to risk his life that way? Considering how much he loves and trusts his wife?
Joojo listen to me, if anything happens to your brother and you are responsible, his lawyers will take you on. Be very careful on the things you tell him, because his life is in your hands. Doc Ansu angrily warned.
I’m sorry Doctor, it won’t happen again. Joojo apologized.
And to you young man, this problem is beyond your capabilities and I suggest you stay out of it before killing that hardworking young man. He turned to Theo and warned.
Theo quickly apologized and walked out of the office.
So tell me Joojo, what are you going to tell him now that he is awake? Doc Ansu asked.
I will deny ever saying anything as such. I will lie to him that he was only hallucinating. Joojo responded.
I think that is better. Now let’s go and see him. Doc Ansu stated and walked into the ward with Joojo behind him.
Joojo hugged Selorm so tight in tears.
I’m sorry for the stress bro, please forgive me. He whispered.
Joojo what happened? The only thing I remember was us talking happily, and the next minute, I woke up on a hospital bed. Selorm asked.
Thank goodness he doesn’t even remember what happened. Joojo thought.
Yes Selorm, we were talking and you felt dizzy, but hey, you are fine now. Joojo responded.
Anyway where is Theo? Why didn’t he come to see me? He asked.
He came bro, he just left here few minutes ago. He will be here to see you tomorrow. Joojo answered.
He stayed by Selorm till late in the night when Angela came to release him to go home.
When Joojo was about entering his car, Angela walked to him.
How may I help you risen devil! Joojo insulted.
Wow, I love this name. Anyway fallen angel, I hope you didn’t try anything silly by telling Selorm anything about me, because if you did, then he will continue fainting over and over again! She teased.
Angela, why at all are you doing this? Please let me pay you off so you divorce us. Joojo pleaded.
Do you think filling for a divorce will help? Or you have soon forgotten your brother has the weakest heart to contain any bad news? She quizzed.
Joojo, just shut up and enjoy the shit! Be married to me and perform your duties while your brother does his part as my second husband. Isn’t that lovely? She teased.
Risen devil remember? And the two fallen angels! She added and walked out on him happily.
Risen devil remember? And the two fallen angels. She added and walked out on him happily.
Joojo drove to the house in tears. When he finally got home, he remembered to call Theo.
Hello Theo, how are you? I called to apologize for misbehaving towards you. He apologized.
I hold nothing against you Joojo. I understand how it feels like to be distressed especially when a loved one is involved. I went through same emotions when my mum fell sick, but the difference between you and I is that, I know that, when angry, there isn’t the need for more words nor actions and when happy, there isn’t the need to make promises. Theo began.
Joojo, there is no way, I will ever lay a finger on you in spite of anything. If I do that, it means, I have never ever cherished you in anyway. He continued.
It is so ok, to choose your brother over me, but it is so very wrong, to see him as more human than I am. Joojo, remember I abandoned my very own mother just to attend to your needs, not because you are more human than she is, but because, you are e equally human and deserve my attention too. He added.
People see friendship as mere, but when we all make our minds to see it as rare, we will love and cherish one another like there is no tomorrow.
Anyway, it’s all good, I can’t force you to think the way I do, but I will plead with you not to treat anyone lesser. Due to this behavior of yours, look at how Angela is maltreating your innocent brother? You simply made her feel less and that was wrong.
Joojo, I hold nothing against you like I said, but the truth remains that, this situation is beyond me. I recommend God to you at this moment, he is the only one who can solve this complicated puzzle. Just try him, talk to him in prayers. Put your riches aside and go down on your knees. Let him know you need him, and surely, he will come to your rescue. I love you, and won’t forget to remember you in prayers. And just so you know, I have been called in few minutes ago, that, my mum has passed on. I will leave early dawn to South Africa to make arrangements for her body to be brought home for burial. Be safe. Theo sadly spoke.
Joojo burst into a loud cry.
Theo I am sorry, please forgive me for not making you see your mum’s face before kicking the bucket. Instead of being appreciative, look at how selfish and self absorbed I have been. Please forgive me. He apologize.
Wipe those tears and be strong for your brother. He needs you now. I will call you when I’m back. Have a good evening. He responded and hanged up.
Joojo wept his eyes out in pain and misery.
The next day, Selorm was discharged home.
Doctor Ansu called to issue words of caution to Joojo.
Joojo, he is back into your hands. Please know how to handle him.
And as for that Angela of a wife, I tried talking to her but she walked out on me. Please, know how to handle her so she doesn’t maltreat your brother to death. He advised.
I have heard you doctor, I will do as you say. Joojo responded.
In few days, Selorm got better and began work again. He made arrangements for the signing of the contract award in Benin with his brother and a few staff.
Soon, it was the following week and Joojo was busy with his brother in the office making preparations for their Wednesday journey. He soon had a call.
Hello Joojo, today is Monday, do you realise that? It was Angela.
And so what? He asked.
And so you must activate your brother’s happiness for the week. She spoke.
I am currently busy in the office and will do that tomorrow. He responded whiles Selorm busily gathered the docvments.
Well, get ready for a massive maltreatment of your brother tonight. Trust me, he won’t live to see Wednesday! Angela threatened and hanged up.
Joojo who was that? Selorm asked.
Eeerrmm a friend. He stammered.
Emefa? Selorm asked.
Quickly, the phone dropped from Joojo’s hand.
Quickly, the phone fell from Joojo’s hand.
Emefa? Your wife? Joojo asked in shock.
Emefa? Did I say Emefa? Selorm asked back.
Yes bro, that was what you said. Joojo answered.
Then forgive me. Emefa has occupied my mind so much that, when I’m calling other women, I call them with her name.
Anyway, I mean Angela, your fiancee. He quickly corrected.
Oh ok. Joojo responded in a relief.
Yes bro, it was Angela, she seriously needs my presence. Joojo lied.
That’s ok. You can leave the rest of the work for me and attend to her, but when you are back, remember to tell me the day you will bring her home for introduction. I have patiently been waiting for that, but no word from you. Selorm complained.
I will do that bro, see you soon. Joojo responded and drove out of the work premises.
He got home and Angela was nowhere to be found.
Quickly, he called her.
Angela, I’m home, where are you? He asked.
I am in my apartment. The apartment your brother bought for me to entertain my guests. She responded and gave Joojo the directions to come over.
Soon, he got there and was ushered in.
It was a big five bedroom apartment with every modern item of decoration.
Joojo looked around for seconds and walked to Angela in the couch.
Angela, we are traveling on Wednesday to Benin and we ought to work on important docvments. Can you please spare me today to do that? He calmly spoke.
No Joojo! Agreement is an agreement and I need you now! She objected.
Besides, I no longer want us to make love in that house, I’ve been having bad dreams lately. She added.
Well then, I promise to be here tomorrow to make love to you. Joojo stated.
We can’t make here tomorrow because I will be entertaining my guests from Dubai. They are on their way here. So you see, it is either today or never! She explained.
Angela please for old time sake, bear with me for today. Selorm needs me in the office. I promise to give you double of what you are requesting for tomorrow. He assured.
If double, then sure, I accept. She smiley responded and Joojo drove back to the office.
He helped Selorm throughout the day till late in the night when they got back home.
Angela as usual, pampered them with food and drinks.
Whiles Selrom was happy going through the pampering, Joojo was painfully feeling the heat of it.
Soon, it was the bedtime and Angela and Selorm entered the bedroom.
Baby, thanks for coming into my life, you’ve brought me so much joy. Selorm heartily spoke.
Anything for you Selrom, I am happy to be in your life too. Thanks for making me. a millionaire. She happily spoke.
Emefa, I am sorry if I have ever offended you. He sadly apologized.
Offended me? No Selorm, you haven’t offended me in anyway. She responded.
Emy, my spirit tells me you have something against me and that, I should apologize. You know, I am only human, I make mistakes, so if in any way I have stepped on your toes, please don’t use it against me. Selorm sadly spoke.
And again Emefa, my health status isn’t something to smile about, so I may be unable to wake up someday, and if I do, I want you to be strong for my junior brother. He added.
Selorm please stop, you are getting me sad. Nothing bad will happen to you. Angela cut in and cupped him in her arms to sleep.
They both slept sadly.
To be continued…