What A Life

What A Life – episode 22

What A Life

£PISODE 22 (16+)

Eno: You said I should unclad myself, I have. Now you say you wanna shave my hair both up and down? What has that got to do with my being here?”
Spiritualist: “When the gods give you a pair of shoes as a gift, they will take back your legs as payment. If you had asked me about the conditions attached before going ahead to do what you did to your friend, I would have told you”.
Eno: “This is unfair. I didn’t bargain for all these”.
Spiritualist: “Nothing is fair with my master the devil. Are you ready to allow me do what I need to do or would you rather face the wrath of the gods?”
This boxed Eno into a corner and she obliged him for fear of what may befall her if she disobeyed.
As an expert in that art, it took the spiritualist only few minutes to completely shave off her hair both up and down and she tied back the white wrapper and carrying the calabash containing her shaven hair, she matched to the river with him leading the way. When they got to the river, she was afraid to step in for it was dark but he dragged her in against her wish. With a local sponge and homemade black soap, he began to bathe her from her head to her toes. She noticed that when he got to her chest, he paused and peered into her eyes. Then he began to fondle her br-ast. She felt awful and almost pushed him into the stream to drown. Her br-ast was soft and in the cold of that night, her n-pples hærdened and she noticed the bulge forming in between his knees under the loose wrapper the spiritualist had over his body. Having fondled her to his satisfaction, he brought his black l-ips to her n-pples and began to s-ck. “What are you doing old man? Get your old l-ips off my n-pples!”
Spiritualist: “Shhh…I am only a messenger of the gods, I do what they tell me to do”.
He continued to s-ck hærd at her n-pples and she began to shed tears. Few minutes later, he continued with the ritual bath and when he got to the region beneath her belly button, he paused and peered into her eyes like he did earlier. Next, she felt his finger brushing around her c——s, before she could protest, she felt three of his fingers in,side her taking turns to scan her interior. She winced and tried to push his hand away for she was disgusted but he held on and went on his knees and to her utmost surprise, gave her his head.
That night was the worst night of her life as the spiritualist kept on making love to her irrespective of how crude and dirty he made her feel. She almost threw off when he brought his l-ips to hers and she had to restrain herself from smashing the calabash behind them on his head. They made love right there on the floor of the shrine and she imagined that she saw one of the idols winking at her while the spiritualist rammed his crude manh-od in and out of her.
She woke up the next morning to discover that he was already awake and dressed up in his regalia. She ignored him, got dressed and picked her handbag to find her way home when his croaked voice stopped her.
Spiritualist: “The gods have accepted your thanksgiving but there is another condition. You must remember that you must never come face to face with your friend again. The day you behold her face physically in this world, that is the day her ailment will be transferred to you”,
Eno: What? That’s difficult and ridiculous. You mean after sleeping with me all night there are still conditions attached? Baba, the condition is hærd”. Eno reluctantly left the shrine.
Spiritualist: “Oh, the gods say I should tell you that they enjoyed your sumptuous body last night. Hahahaha”, she heard him say after her.
Mama Samantha, Samantha and their neighbour set out early morning to visit the man whom their neighbour had alleged had the solution to all of their problems. They drove for more than an hour and Samantha who couldn’t see wondered if they were travelling out of Abuja.
Samantha: “Mum, are we travelling out of Abuja in search of solution?”
Mama Samantha: “No my dear, we are still in the outskirts of Abuja. Don’t worry, our neighbour here has assured me that you will regain your sight after we meet this man”.
They got to somewhere in a forest and their neighbour instructed their driver to stop.
Mama Samantha: “Why did we stop here?” she asked suspiciously.
Neighbour: “Because we have gotten to the place. The baba’s shrine is in that cave, the car can’t go through. We have to walk there”.
Mama Samantha: “A cave? What sort of a solution center is this right in the middle of a forest?”
Neighbour: “Oh well, the man is a powerful native doctor”.
Mama Samantha: “Native doctor! You want me to go in search of solution from the devil. There is no way that is gonna be possible. My religion is against it”.
Neighbour: “Does it matter if you go to a native doctor or the Devil himself in search of solutions? You should rather preoccupy yourself with how to help your daughter regain her sight”.
Mama Samantha: “No, I am not that desperate. I would rather go to the most high God in prayers than patronize any dibia”.
Neighbour: “Let us just go in and see him, this man is very good and his powers precedes him everywhere he goes”.
Samantha: “Mum, what is going on here? Where are we?”
Mama Samantha: “We are in the middle of the forest and our neighbour says we are here to see a native doctor”.
Samantha: “If the man has what it will take to make me see again, why not? Do you know what it means to be blind? I will give anything to see again”.
Mama Samantha: “But God can make you see again. Let us go to him in prayers”.
Samantha: “Why did God allow me to go blind in the first place? What did I do to him to deserve this?”
Mama Samantha: “There is a reason for everything that God permits to happen. Just hold on to him and all will be well at the end of the day”.
Samantha insisted that they go into the shrine and her mother not wanting to upset her daughter agreed. When they got in, the spiritualist made some incantations and threw his cowries on the floor. “Mbanu!” he said and shook his head. He threw the cowries on the ground the second time and discovered that Samantha was the same girl Eno had afflicted with the mysterious eye ailment. “Aru! This is serious, hmmn”.
Mama Samantha: “What is it? What did you see?”
Spiritualist: “Hmmn….I…”
Mama Samantha: “You what? Baba, what did you see that made you scre-m?”
Spiritualist: “Woman, the person who afflicted your daughter with this ailment went to a strong medicine man and she has completed all the process of causing your daughter grief all her life time. In fact, she completed the last process only yesterday. If only you had come yesterday, we would have done  something about it”.


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