Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 29
THE ULTIMATE PRICE
Tuesday @ 10.00 P.m●
[Fafa's Narration ]
Night was falling. The moon was slowly announcing its presence. Most of the village’s natural beauty was lost, hidden under the thick canvas of darkness. The nocturnal creatures were becoming active. More darkness emanated from the evening sky.
The dorminance of the darkness reigned supreme.The master of the celestial bodies decided to salvage the situation. He lighted the moon to glimmer the blue planet. The giant blanket of darkness that blocked out the sky completely was broken. Moonlit trickled in in enough quantity to temporarily convert the night into day but
more darkness emanated from the evening sky as if it was a battle.
I waited for Ayaba for a very long time but she didn’t turn up.It was getting late for her coming.
Tomorrow, Abena would be sacrificed. I couldn’t watch these barbarians spill Abena’s blood. First things first, I will see Ayaba first and then decide how to save Abena.
I stood up, wore my shirt and groped through the darkness for the right path to Mr.Agymah’s house. I knew Ayaba and Kakra stayed in the same room while their parents stayed in another room. When I reached Mr.Agymah’s compound, I knocked on Ayaba’s door.
It was opened and I entered the room. Ayaba beamed with smiles when she saw me. I looked around for Kakra but she was not in the room.
“Where’s your sister?” I asked.
“She’s got her own room now,” Ayaba responded.
“Okay, I thought you promised to come and see me tonight,” I said.
“Yes, I do but my father was very suspicious. He was watching me keenly so I couldn’t slipped past him.”
“I’m happy you took the initiative to come and see me,” said Ayaba.
Suddenly Ayaba hugged me.
I could feel the softness of her breast on my chest. She planted a kiss on my lips. Waves of ecstasy swept across my body and I got “hard” down there. She saw the bulge and smiled.
She suddenly lifted her skirt and removed her undie.She then turned round and bent with her voluptuous back towards me.
The core of her “engine ” was throbbing invitedly ,waiting for me to access it, into her chamber of sweetness.
I was about to make that entry when we heard footsteps approach
ing her room.
We were frightened. “C’mon, Fafa , Jump through the window and run away, it’s my father,” said Ayaba. It sounded as if Mr.Agymah was trying to c--k his gun. I jumped out through the window and ran as fast as I could into the bush.
“Who’s there!!!?” Mr.Agymah shouted.
I ran and ran under the cover of darkness without responding to his question.
Then I heard the sound of gunshots. The bullets whizzed past me. I knew the time had come for me to ran away from the village of Awisam. A thought occurred to me. I changed direction and moved towards where Abena was held prisoner, awaiting her sacrifice tomorrow. Surely, I couldn’t abandon her to her fate despite her shortcomings.
The days seemed to fly away quickly. Tomorrow I will be sacri
ficed to the gods. The whole world seemed to abandon me. Any creature looking at me at that very moment would know that I was an unhappy soul.
The only companions I had at that time were the mosquitoes that flew over and whispered annoyingly into my ears and the noises made by the bird of evil. Those insects and birds seemed to be sharing in in my sorrows. At least they have been supportive of me even though humans had abandoned me to my fate, even Fafa the L_____”
Then I heard the door creaked.
My heart skipped a hundred times. Is not yet time..or ?
The door was opened and …am I dreaming? FAFA!!!! I knew it. You will never abandon me. I knew you won’t.
Fafa hugged me tightly for a few seconds and said, “hurry up!!, let’s
Start running! The guards will soon be here!!!
As if liberated from the prison of misery and hell, Fafa took my hand and we rushed out of the room. We moved towards the forest but saw some guards around the forest. We diverted towards another path but saw guards coming from that route too. We have only one option now. The river; Pra Nsim.
We ran and ran as if a dragon or those prehistoric animals
(Mammuthus primigenius/Woolly Mammoth) were chasing us.
“The prisoners are escaping!!! Hey , you!!!, STOP RIGHT THERE” We heard some guards saying. Then we heard heavy footsteps behind us,followed by the sound of gunshots and whizzing of arrows.
The guards were determined to stop us from escaping by every means- fair or foul.
We got closer to the river and I held Fafa by his hands tightly.
I said, “Fafa, let’s dive now.
” I don’t think we should take this dive. It could be our DEATH TRAP.” Said Fafa.
“Fafa, if we don’t take this dive now, tomorrow , I will be slaughtered like a chicken in the full glare of the whole village.Please Don’t abandoned me,Ppppplease!!!!”
We saw the guards speeding towards us with sheer tenacity to capture us by hook or crook.
We dived into the river just in time before the the guards arrived downstream. We swam as if we are competing in the Olympics.
After swimming for about 50 metres, we remembered that day was Tuesday. I remembered Mr. Agymah’s warning that It is forbidden to swim in the river Pra Nsim on Tuesday!!!
“Let’s go back !!” Fafa told me, today is a forbidden day .”
“No, Fafa, We will be sacrificed sacrificed if we return ” I said.
We swam and swam with the aim of reaching the other bank of the river. It was left with about 50 metres to the other bank when I realized Fafa was not following me. Fafa!!, Fafa!!!, Fafa!!!. I turned around to search for Fafa.
Then something pulled me downward. I struggled to remain on top of the river as well as swam towards the other bank but the more I struggled to remain afloat, the more I sank deeper and deeper into the river.
Water entered my mouth and nose. I gulped load of water immediately I opened my mouth. I tried to shout but my voice was chocked with water. More water entered my nose and throat. I sank so deep under the water that my feet even touched the river bed. I became very weak and lost the power to pull myself upward.
Darkness began to engulf me. I felt excruciating pains in my lungs and shimmers of light flashed around me. Then I saw something like an apparition. A thick blanket of darkness descended heavily on me.
Then the door blinds of eternity opened . Chains of darkness swallowed me and I began to sink deeper and deeper into a great abyss. I was completely engulfed in pitch darkness into eternity where there is nothingness. I knew no more pain and I couldn’t tell what happened to Fafa after I closed my eyes finally.?
The next day, the bodies of the two Lovers floated to the bank of the river. It was as if the river spat them out in disdain for violating its norm.
The sight of the two lovers was a sordid sight. Despite her death,the chief priest still used Abena’s blood to perform a cleansing and purification rite in the village of Awisam.
It was early in the evening. Dark
ness was spreading its thick blanket on the village. Arms of sadness wrapped its hands on Mr.Agymah’s household.
Mr.Agymah blamed himself for being magnanimous to Abena and Fafa who brought such great calamity unto the village-a taboo and sacrilege all of which resulted from Abena’s obsession to Fafa.
His position as a member of the council of Elders was also taken from him and he became a common man.
The bodies of Abena and Fafa were cast into the evil forest.
There was one person in particular that was badly hurt by Fafa’s death.
She was Ayaba. Ayaba cried until no drop of tear could come out of her eyes again.
A Search party was organized to look for the two lovers three months after their departure but they arrived late at Awisam village.
They were told what happened and they went back home, sad.
The story was relayed to the families back home. Maame Serwaa was heart-broken when she heard her daughter drowned in a river with her lover Fafa on a forbidden day.
They could not even bring the dead bodies home for burial because their bodies had become abominable things.
Ayaba attempted suicide but was saved by her father. Unknown to her, Fafa had left a piece of his life in her. One months after her attempted suicide, she sensed some changes in her body. she put on more weight. Her breast was becoming bigger. She vomited incessantly and she missed her period. She knew she was pregnant for Fafa.
Sad to say that child would never see his father.
Nine months later Ayaba gave birth
to TWINS- a boy and a girl.
Fafa and Abena’s reincarnation. The boy looked so much like Fafa and the girl looked like Abena.
She named the boy Fafavi and the girl Abenavi.
Ayaba was determined to nurture her twins to the best of her ability and advised them on the dangers of indulging in a FORBIDDEN LOVE.
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Our parents are the living gods in front of our eyes but this truth dawns on us only when we grow up and become parents. No matter the level of our education, success or status in life we need to acknowledge the relevance of our parents in our lives and beyond. Most often, they give us gems of advise that we can’t find on google or the internet. These nuggets of advise are priceless. If you want a blessed life, don’t break your parent’s hearts in their old age after they broke their backs carrying you in their young and tender age.
Make them proud. Treat your mother with respect and your children will do the same for you when you grow old.
Respect and love your parents as long as you have them. You may get everything in life but once they are gone you can’t have them back ever.
Most children would obey their parents except when it comes to one thing; LOVE.
In Song of Solomon 8:6, it was written; Place me like a seal over your heart, For love is as strong as death and its jealousy is as enduring as a grave.
Love is equally as strong as death because no one can stop the love between two passionate heart.
Love is beautiful but blind love is a blind path to the grave.
Blind love give birth to obssession.
When two people are blindly in love, they have inadvertently crossed the boundary of normalcy to a para
normal world where any logical inhibition will be perceived by the love birds as an obstacle to limitless ecstasy.
Blind love drive people so mad that any piece of advice from parents regarding romantic relationships are bitter pills in the throats of the lovers.
Love when not put in the correct place could degenerate into a deadly obsession. When two Lovers become obsessed with love, they become hardened to logic and common sense and strengthen their stand against well-seasoned and sound advices from parents creating enmity between parents and children. Pride then takes the place of humility until the determined characters fall miserably into the abyss of reality, pain, misery and death. Don’t underestimate the power of love.
Anyone who watch someone “in love” can attest to certain behaviors and mannerisms that are quite foolish and, under normal circumstances, would quite probably embarrass the individual.
Blind love is usually the human’s weak point. Even the most intelligent ones. They become easy to manipulate if someone affects what they love and “can’t live without”. They are unable to give up what they love, even for what is right. Infatuation, vengeance, denial, unhealthy attachment, uncontrollable emotions, cowardice, false sense of comfort, and unreasonable actions becomes part of the package.
Blind love have deadly consequen
ces. Life becomes one big sad story. If you toy with love, It can consume you in its fiery fire. Sometimes these love lead people into fairy tale marriages and sooner or later end up divorced and enemies, regretting the day they ever met.
Proverbs 14: 12 said “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”
Don’t make this story come true in your life but learn from this story and build a healthy with your partner. Don’t leave room for uncontrolled passion and lust.
Let the driving force of your love life be mutual respect,commitment,
reasonableness and God.
If you are already in a relationship like the one in this story, seek divine intervention and re-evaluate yourself.
Take Pragmatic steps to resolve things before they escalate. Remember, the church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.- Abigail Van Buren.
DEAR READER,?STAY BLESSED