THE UNION OF DECEIT (a true-life story)- Episode 4
(At John and Grace’s bedroom, the couple was sleeping on the bed. Grace sleeps putting her legs on the wall beside the bed. A strange sound and voice of women rent the air. It is like some people are holding a night meeting. OLORI’S VOICE (the head of the group heard).
Olori’s Voice: I greet you greet members of this cult. You are all welcome
Voice of members: (Chorusely) Ye-e—-es. Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!
(Suddenly, an ANGEL came in, he wakes John. John sees the angel. He wants to scream. The Angel covers his mouth. The angel used his hand to instruct him to face his wife and listen. John looks towards his wife, He hears a voice. It is the voice of Olori).
Olori’s voice: Hun-un! ‘Burning Pepper’, how far have you gone on your assignment on John your short-time husband?
Sis. Grace: (Speaks out with eyes closed) Ha! Ha!! Ha!!! I greet you Olori and my colleagues in the cult. As you know, I and the meat which my trap has gotten, that is John have gone to the altar. We got wedded some months ago. As promised, I will use him as a stepping stone to the downfall of his church. I will render him impotent. I will honour him with sickness. I will turn his business into ashes. Olori and my dear colleagus, it will interest you to know that I have collected the power of prayer from him. In fact, I allow him to go to church occasionally. Presently, I have perfected plans to poison his brain. I am also planning to destroy his properties and then crown it all with AIDS that will send him to the world beyond in our kingdom. I mean, hell!!! Yes! At least he was the one that said it was the Holy Spirit that showed me to him. Liar! He did not confess that it was my captivating voice and beauty that enticed him. I will render him useless before I kill him.
(John was no longer comfortable with what he was hearing from John. He wants to shout. He moves towards Grace. But the Angel drew him back and gave a sign to him not to talk. Fear and sorrow were already written on John’s face. He was sweating profusely. The voice of Olori is heard)
Olori: Well done ‘Burning Pepper’. Be fast with the work because you will soon be sent to another family.
(John still wants to cry out, but the angel stopped him. The angel takes him back to the bed and signals to him to sleep. John slept reluctantly. The angel disappears. Later, Grace turned and put her legs on the bed. She opens her eyes, looked round the bedroom, looked at John, who pretended he was sleeping. She adjusted herself and slept. As she sleeps, John speaks out).
John: ( Beats Grace on the shoulder) Sister Grace!!! Ha! So your name is ‘Burning Pepper? So you are not a normal human being? Ha! It never occurred to me that I married a witch. You are planning to kill me. Ha! God has exposed your evil plans. You will not succeed in these devilish plans on me in Jesus’ name.
Grace: (Face John. Her eyeballs change) Hen-hen! So you have heard all that we discussed at the meeting? If that is the case, every intending utterance of the pig stays within the pig. It must not say it out. Therefore, you must not tell anybody what you saw or heard. If you dare tell it to anybody, you will be pronounced dead.
I don’t know why you are now shouting. Were you not the one that received me from God?
You said it was during seven days marathon fast on the mountain that the Holy Spirit told you I am your wife. Shameless liar! You know it was not God, but lust that took over your senses. You know it was sight deceit. Hen! Continue to enjoy all that is attached to sight deceit. Ha! Ha!! Ha!!! O ya, sleep. You must not forget to keep our secret, secret. Anything that eyes see, mouth must not utter it, or else…!
John: (Stands up and laughs scornfully. He looks at Grace with disdain).
You are not serious. Who will keep your secret, secret? No secret. Listen and listen well, I will tell the whole world that you are a witch. Every member of the church will be informed that you are a devil’s agent. Ha! Your secret is exposed. Witch! Witch!! Witch!!! (He claps on her head mockingly)
Grace: Hen-hen! So, you have decided to be broadcasting it abi? Hen! Sebi it is because you can talk. By the time you become dumb, you will know that I am not an easy being.
(Grace looks towards heaven, her eyeballs change. She looks towards John with the rolling eyeballs. She moves near him and talks). The barking of a dog cannot be interpreted in words (She touches John’s mouth) let your voice cease. Any utterance of yours will be like a barking dog.
(John tries to talk, but instead of utterances, he starts to bark).
John: (Barking like a dog) Gbo! Gbo!! Gbo!!! Hu! Hu!! Hu!!!
Grace: (Laughs scornfully) That is good. See, I have just started with you. I did not plan to make you dumb, you caused it. O ya sleep. Good night.
(John sleeps reluctantly. Grace is ruminating on the happenings in her hear).
But how did this foolish man know the happenings in the cult? It is not possible for any living creature to hear or see what goes on in our meetings or even wake-up during the hours of our meeting. I am surprised. But it served him right. I will show him that I am ‘Burning Pepper’
(John too is ruminating on the happenings in his heart)
John: (Ruminating inwardly) I am finished! I am in soup. Ha! Who am I going to cry to? God, save me! Ha! I am in trouble.
To be continued….
Watch out for the next episode.
Read Episode 3