Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 10
VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!
[Abena’s Point of view]
I later opened my eyes to see myself on my bed. I didn’t know how I got there. Then I turned round and saw my mother. I affectionately called her Maamè Serwaa. In a corner nearby was my father. The look on my parent’s faces made me remembered what had happened. The first words that came out of my mouth were, “Fafa! Fafa!! Fafa!!!
“Where are you?” Oh Fafa, My Love!, Please come back to me!!
My father stared at me wordlessly. My heart was filled with anger when I saw him because he had taken my lifeline, my soul mate – my heart, My love away from me.
He tried to make amends by saying,
“Abena, Please, I am very sorry for what happened.I only wanted to protect you. Fafa was not a bad guy but you CAN’T marry him. Now let me tell you why you can’t marry Fafa.”
He told me his bitter love story with Sitsofe and why he hated Ewe men. He also said Sitsofe told him something about Fafa but he wasn’t really sure of it and needed to investigate it properly. He however advised me in the strongest of terms that Fafa could not be my future husband. “I’m sorry Abena, but I need you to understand you can’t marry Fafa for those two reasons I told you about.”
All that he said did nothing to lessen my bitter hatred for him.
I blurted out my anger on him, “How could you be so heartless? Why? Daddy, why? You have successfully taken my happiness, my heart, soul and my love from me.
“I’m sorry Fafa is dead” he said.
“Your apologies will not bring back my boyfriend” I said.
I knew if my father was arrested, he will later be released on bail. I knew how the Ghanaian justice system works. My father just need a good lawyer and being an ex- soldier gave him an additional advantage.
The more I saw my father, the more my bitterness for him grew to the point that I stopped seeing him as my father. To me, my father was my arc enemy. My hot anger soon transformed into vengeance. My love for Fafa was stronger than the biological bond I shared with my Father.
6 hours later
I knew the genesis of all these problems began when Afua chose to betray me by leaking my secret relationship with Fafa.
That night, I went to Afua’s house and knocked on her door. She was happily watching Telly. I could hear hear laughing meekly in her room. She was there with a man. That realisation fuelled my anger. After betraying me, she had gotten a lover for herself. She came out and saw me.
When she saw me, her counte
nance changed. “What do you want here , Abena?”
“I want you!”
“Because you betrayed our friend
“I’m Sorry, Abena” Afua apologized.
“Your apology will not bring back my lover?” I said.
“I don’t know your father will be very temperamental when I told him about Fafa and you,” she said.
“Are friends not supposed to keep each other’s secret, why do you leak my secret to my father in the first place? ” I asked.
“Look, Abena, it’s …”
“Shut up, Afua.” I shouted.” Traitors like you don’t deserve to be alive. Today is your judgement day. I hereby declare you guilty by my own law.”
You are not____”
I removed my knife and stabbed Afua on through her chest. She fell to the ground, twitched, and began convulsing.
“It serves you right, you brought this upon yourself the day you chose to break our friendship code,” I said.
“Afua,Afua!!, Afuaaaa, Are you Alright?” Her boyfriend called her from inside the room. I left quickly before he came out and started screaming like a mad dog.
I went home that night just in time to see my father beating my mother. He beat her to such an
extent that she couldn’t cry anymore. Intuitively, I knew the root cause of their problem had to do with my boyfriend-Fafa. Without uttering any word, I entered my room and locked the door.
That fateful night, I slowly crept into my father’s room. He was sleeping soundly as if everything was all right. Afraid that I would change my mind, I looked at my father’s sleeping body. This man was my father but he had become my enemy the very day he eliminated my source of joy just because of his egoistic and stereotypic tendencies. I won’t allow him to hide under the cover of the law and go scot-free. I repeated the “mantraic” words I said before stabbing Afua with a knife,” Today is your Judgement day, Father, I hereby declare you guilty by my own law.”
Quickly, I plunged the sharpened knife I took from my mother’s kitchen into his stomach with all my strength. He opened his eyes, shocked to see me. He looked from the knife to me and back again.He let out a violent choking sound. The struck area was wounded and oozing with dark red blood.
He tried to stand up but his body swayed and he hit the ground gasping for air. My father’s blood dripped from the edges of the sharpened knife I plunged into his stomach.
He muffled out the words “Ab…Abe..Abena…”
He pulled out the knife but his pull was weak and he found himself swiming in a sea of blood. His lips moved weakly and his eyes blink erratically in pain. To Abena’s amazement, he struggled and took his gun from under the bed where he had fallen. Abena dived and yanked the gun from his weak hand. He gasped in exasperation and said, “Y-YOU..WILL…H-HAVE…A BIT….BII..BITTER LOVE,”
he cursed me.
I was annoyed at his intransigence.
I pointed the gun at him and shot him. He shrieked loudly and writhed
in his death throes. I stood by his lifeless body saying, “in your next life, let go of your prejudice against Ewe men and lies about being related to Fafa. Let this serve as a lesson to you. I’m sorry it has come to this level but you wounded my heart”
“I can’t live without you Fafa, “I said.”
I would rather join you in death than live without you, for life without you is meaningless….”
“Abena, Where are you”, I heard my mother’s voice in the shadows.
I said, “Lord, Forgive me for my iniquities,” and plunged the sharpened knife into my own stomach. ”This world didn’t deserve me”, I said to myself, “Fafa’s world does”. Darkness began to engulf me. I felt excruciating pains in my abdomen from the knife I plunged into my own stomach. I saw my mother faintly. My vision blurred as I saw her in shimmers of light crying, “Abena, why??”
Then I saw something like an apparition. A thick blanket of darkness descended heavily on me.
Suddenly, the divine door blinds of eternity were opened unto me and there he was – Someone in the form of Fafa emerged from the thick canvas of darkness in white clothes. He embraced warmly with a smile, saying,”Welcome, I have been expecting you.” The darkness kept swallowing me and I began to sink deeper and deeper into a great abyss, with Fafa’s smiling and holding me firm until we were completely engulfed in the pitch darkness into eternity where there is nothingness. I knew no more pain and I couldn’t tell what happened after I closed my eyes finally.