The devil - S01 E40

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Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 40

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PAM’ s story

I could hear my father and Afine at it again. I covered my ears with both of my hands trying to block out Afine’ s cries. How my father could lay his hands on a pregnant woman baffles me. Afine and i had grown close in the space of five years that my brother Kojo has left. I go to the motor park every evening, hoping that my brother would be among the passengers in the returning vehicles. Afine had been so good to me but i couldn’t help longing for my brother.

I got up from my bamboo bed and marched outside in anger. The compound was lit up by the bright moon in the sky. I threw open the door to my father’ s room, Afine was packing her meager possessions while crying.

She told me she was going to her parents house. I begged her to wait till the next morning but she insisted on leaving that night. I couldn’t let her go alone in the middle of the night so I took hold of the bag and we walked out of the room.

Father never called after us or tried to stop us. We walked the lonely dark paths leading to the motor park.Afine cried all the way, lamenting her bad luck in marrying my father. Unfortunately for us, there was no cab at the motor park. I begged my step mother that we should go back home but she insisted on walking to her folks’ s place. We had barely reached the outskirt of Town when she started hemorrhaging.

She couldn’t no longer walk, i asked her to sit under a tree while i run back home for help. I hadn’t gone far when i heard a low hissing sound, the snake struck my leg before i even saw the tiny green slithering demon. That was the last thing i remembered and the last time i saw Afine or my father.

I woke up a week later in a hunter’ s hut. He was coming back from his nightly hunting when he came across my unconscious form on the road path. He nursed me back to health, unknown to me, his daughter was the legal wife of the President. She had died birthing Daniel who later became my husband. Daniel Amuzu came to visit his maternal granpa and fell in love with me. On my part, i was grateful to be given a better life and being loved by a man who was every girl’ s dream husband. Daniel took me back with him to the capital city where i had professional doctors taking care of me.

Although i was only fourteen years old while he was twenty _ five years old but a girl’ s age means nothing to the Northerners. Daniel Amuzu later flew me overseas where i had quality education. He proposed when i turned twenty one. I didn’t conceive for five good years but he never stopped loving me and being a good husband to me. I never thought i would see my brother again but the God i serve is a faithful God, i kept praying for Ama and Kojo where ever they may be. Although the president is a man who loves destruction, he holds his’ own’ dear, he doted on me and my daughter Olivia. Daniel is nothing like his father, he never supports his father’ s wicked acts and is always kicking against his immoral behaviors. I have come far in life, from being a penniless Togolese girl to being the wife of a prominent man in my nation and the mother of a beautiful girl.

I bless the good lord every day for bringing me this far.

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