Hey there… So some weeks back, I stumbled on a competition [ COMPETITION TWO ] hosted on The Naked Convos .
So I decided to give it a try considering I’ve not participated in any competition in a long time.
I hope you like it…
And I hope I win. 😀
Aigbe smiled callously as he watched Esosa tumble backwards onto the floor. He thought to himself that she quite looked like a fish out of water – flailing about, reaching for support that would not be forthcoming. His smile very quickly evolved into a cruel laugh as he watched the back of her head crash onto the cold, tiled floor with a sickening, wet sound. Leaping astride her semi-conscious body, he rained three solid blows onto her torso, working his way from her lower ribcage to her sternum. She yelped, shook and choked with each blow, unable to fight back.
“You are the one that will die, not me, Stupid Harlot!”
He spat into her face as the last blow landed and she choked violently, jerking with the impact of the blow and recoiling from the glob of projectile spittle that had hit her face.
“You! Are! A! Mad! Dirty! Prostitute!”
Each word was punctuated by a slap that sent waves of pain coursing through Esosa’s head. She could barely speak or shout or scream in protest, much less move. She felt herself start to slip into a numb blackness but she tried to hold on. Aigbe wrapped his hands around her neck and muttered.
“Witch! Harlot! Your plan has failed!”
Esosa closed her eyes and let the numbing darkness take her as her husband choked the remaining life from her, his wedding ring pressing against her carotid artery.
- 2 hours earlier
Esosa smiled to herself as she poured the brown powder into the bottle of Merlot. She re-corked it and shook it violently until the powder began to dissolve. She knew Aigbe was already on his way home…
And she was ready. She hoped it would work, It had to. She couldn’t imagine living with the animal again. He had done enough. She had suffered enough.
2 Days Earlier
She had accepted Funmi’s offer and they visited the herbalist the next day. The red drapes adorning the walls of the hut scared her at first and she tried to back out but was persuaded to continue by her friend. After the ordeal, the herbalist handed her a small paper with a brownish powder in it and spent the next half hour explaining how it should be used.
Before they left, she asked to make sure it would work. She couldn’t imagine it failing and Aigbe finding out what she had done. He would kill her. She squinched at the thought of him strangling her.
My juju no dey fail at all at all. Ask everywhere, baba obatala juju no dey fail.
Emi gan gan ni mo so be! As he beat his chest in unison with the statement.
Small wahala dey sha.
Shey you say he dey inside cult.
From our university days.. And she stops herself from reminiscing on the leadership post Aigbe held in their university’s most notorious cult. The reason she crushed on him in the first place.
Hmm… That one is hard small.. As he stared into the calabash holding water in front of him. She could swear she saw a reflection of Aigbe’s face in his eyes. He must not fail, she thought.
Aigbe must die!
If the cult wey he dey inside strong, he fit know say you wan kill am. He looked slightly worried now and she could sense that. Thoughts of Aigbe killing her start parading her mind but she tried her best to dispel them and watched on as the herbalist delved farther into the trance.
After what seemed like forever, he whistled and looked up.
Go, my daughter. O ti se.
Your husband go die. Just put small inside his food like we talk am.
They thank him and hurriedly exit the menace looking hut.
I pray it works. She thought as she drove home.
Miles away in his fifth floor office, Aigbe’s phone rings.
He picks up the call and mouths some incantations with the caller before he stops to listen;
THE ORACLE HAS SPOKEN.
SHE WANTS TO KILL YOU.
ITS THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
Yes, my Lord.
2 Weeks Earlier
She screamed in pain and placed her hand over her thigh as blood gushed out of it. She looked at her hand and let out a gasp at the sight of it. As she looked up to see her beater, he slapped her on the right cheek timing it perfectly with the rhythmic movement of her head, and then he let out a cynic laugh.
You think I don’t know about your escapades.
You and that harlot friend of yours.
At that, he narrated her amorous relationship with Funmi in excruciating details. Obviously bewildered, she looks in shock as her husband explains each meeting; what she couldn’t understand was how he knew so much.
He ended his story with a slap that jerked her back into reality.
Make sure my dinner is ready when I come back, bitch!
And he stormed out slamming the door behind him.
She made up her mind these time. No point staying and getting brutalized anymore. Her mum would have to forgive her, she couldn’t take it anymore. As she limped to the bathroom , she heard her phone ring.
It was Funmi who quickly detected she was crying;
Esosa.. What happened?
Did Aigbe beat you again?!
I warned you, but you wouldn’t listen, I told you we could just elope and live together but you wouldn’t listen, now see how the idiot is using you. We have to see that Baba tomorrow.
No, I can’t. Esosa replied amidst tears
I still love him. Her thoughts said otherwise.
2 Months Earlier
Mama No! Esosa bawled into the receiver
I can’t do this anymore.
My daughter, calm down, the voice at the other end replied.
I know its not easy, but be patient.
its just for the mean time.
What mean time? What stupid mean time?
Mama, I’m going to divorce him before he kills me. See all my clothes torn, she says as she gesticulates by raising her clothes to her unseen Mom.
Ha! Esosa no! You can’t divorce him o!
What would our people say?
What would the villagers say?
Well, that’s the business of the villagers. Let them come and marry him themselves.
Goodbye! And she banged the receiver into the phone.
Weary and worn out, she dragged herself into her bedroom, and took a shower; which took longer than usual as she gingerly tried to avoid the water worming into her wounds amidst the tears trickling down her face from her already swollen eyes.
Done with her bath, She wrapped a towel around herself and stepped into her bedroom to find funmi laying in a seductive pose on her marital bed. A glint lit up her eyes and a smirk appeared at the corner of her lips.
You like it? Funmi finally said after the short spark of chemistry between their bodies.
Hell yea, She replied as she dropped the towel leaving her body to glow under the red tint of light in her bedroom.
As they resorted to kissing and cuddling, funmi’s hand brushes the wound right below her ribs and she let out a whimpering sound.
What’s that? Funmi asked shocked
Never mind.. Just continue.she replied pronto, already engrossed in the aphrodisia.
Did that bastard beat you again?! She was raising her voice now.
You must follow me to one Baba I just met.
That fool must be dealt with. Is it until he ki……
Hush, Esosa whispered as she put a finger to her lover’s lips
We’ll deal with that later. For now... And she kissed her lover as their hands fondled their bodies and they set about to making passionate coitus.
2 Years Earlier
The bare chested young man brandishes his sword and screams commands. The sweat made his body glitter in the sunlight and the make up made him look menacing as well as attractive.
WHO ARE THE KINGS OF THIS CAMPUS?! He screamed for the umpteen time.
WE ARE! His similarly dressed followers reply in one voice.
Nearby, a girl is tugging at the shirt of her friend as she tries to drag her from the dangerous scene. After trying numerous times, she gives up and resorts to screaming.
Yes! Esosa replied uninterested, her gaze fixed on the stunning body of the obvious leader of the cult.
Can we go?!
This place is too dangerous.
Funmi, chill a little.
Is it only me that is breathless over Aigbe’s body? She says, looking around as if to get approval from fellow onlookers.
Funmi switched her gaze to the admired man and snorted. Her body was starting to fume with jealousy and she didn’t like it. Esosa was hers.. Nobody could take her from her, not even this guy with the wonderfully carved body.
And with that, she pulled her lover by the ear and dragged her to their dormitory.
She couldn’t quite do anything when Aigbe came looking for Esosa later that day or when they started going out few weeks later.
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