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‘Eh?’ was all Maria could say ‘i dont understand’
‘i killed your mother and i will kill you too!!’
‘Jesus christ!’ Maria exclaimed.
Nneka chuckled ‘Jesus christ? So you even know that name?’
‘grandma, how co….me?’
‘dont ask her that dear,’ Naomi muttered softly ‘there’s no point. The reason she’s confessing to you is because she is going to kill you after this,’ Naomi said and Nneka laughed ‘please my daughter, read your bible and pray everyday so that all evil things like your grandmother can stay away from you. Believe in Jesus and…..’
‘preacher!’ Nneka cut in ‘its this your preaching that sent you to your early grave, and now, you want to lure your so called beloved daughter to hers.(to Maria)See my dear, you have a choice, i will not kill you but on one condition, you must join Kuvudu’ Nneka said.
‘what?’ Nneka exclaimed.
‘Maria, dont do it, dont forget to pray, dont yield to your grandmother’s devilish request, she is evil!’
Nneka laughed ‘evil indeed. Maria, make your decision because when the breeze will start blowing, your ghost of a mother wont be here to save you’
‘i wont be here to save you my dear but God will. Dont mind her, she is Lucifer herself’ Naomi said.
‘Lucifer abi? Okay, let me show you the work of the real lucifer’ Nneka said and stretched both palms towards Naomi, spat out a ball of fire. The ball of fire became wider and wider until it completely covered up Naomi. She was caged in the ball.
‘hahaha, you shall never be able to come out again. Maria, say goodbye to your mother’s spirit because you might never see her again or feel her again’ Nneka said heartlessly and Maria’s heart skipped a bit.
‘there’s still an option my beloved grand daughter’
‘what is the option?’
‘then i will just kill your dad!’ Nneka said and spat out an even larger ball of fire.
‘no!! Please stop’ Maria screamed.
Meanwhile, everyone apart from Maria and Nneka were still. Rhoda just sat close to the bed staring at nowhere in particular. Tony was just standing, not moving, not blinking, Maria wasnt even sure he was breathing.
Nneka caught the ball of fire ‘are you ready to join kuvudu?’
‘should i release this ball of fire to consume your dad?’
‘no grandma, please dont, he’s all i have’
‘then make the sacrifice’
‘accept kuvudu and save your dad. Reject kuvudu and your dad dies, he’s all you’ve got’
‘but…my mother said…i shouldnt…listen to you’
‘oh my dear, you mustnt listen to me. Just let your dad meet your mum over there, so they can be together again. Wouldnt that be a happy ending for both of them?’
Nneka released the ball of fire.
‘dont grandma. I will join kuvudu’ Maria said and the ball of fire melted
‘grandma, is she dead?’ Maria asked pointing to Alice ‘and Rhoda, whats wrong with her? She was behaving wierd like she was mad’
Nneka laughed ‘Rhoda wanted to see what she should not see’
‘so you made her mad?’
Nneka laughed and Maria took that as an affirmation to her question. She looked at her grandma, God! Who could have thought such a beautiful aged woman would be a witch capable of killing or turning someone mad. No wonder her spirit never matched with that of her grandma’s. But they were once very close but not anymore.
‘my dad?’ Maria asked.
‘he would be fine’
‘but why is he standing there like a statue?’
‘so he wont see or hear anything, even Rhoda’
‘is Alice dead?’
‘perhaps, but we have to call the queen of almighty kuvudu, Queen Lateefa to come and take her spirit and blood’
‘who is Queen Lateefa?’
With a speed of lightening, Queen Lateefa appeared and the whole room shook. Maria screamed in fright but when Nneka bowed before her, she kept quiet. Never had she seen someone this horrible looking all her life. This must be lucifer himself, she thought.
‘impressive Nneka, i loved that! You just proved to me how dedicated you are to Kuvudu. You are even bringing a fresh blood in, your grand daughter’ Queen Lateefa said.
Maria swore the room began to swirl around gently. Queen Lateefa stretched her hands towards Alice’s body and it disappeared. Maria drew back in shock. Nneka bowed and Queen Lateefa disappeared to.
‘grandma, where is…..she taki…ng her…her body to?’
‘to the kingdom. We are going to eat her flesh and drink her blood tonight’
‘yes, you are coming with us’
‘because today will be your initiation and then you will become part of us’
Nneka stretched her hands towards Tony and Rhoda. ‘they wont remember a thing’ she said.
Tony coughed and Rhoda stood up. Tony looked around surprised ‘why is this room a mess? Who scattered it?’ he asked no one in particular.
‘Rhoda,’ Nneka called ‘clean up this mess’
‘yes ma’ Rhoda replied.
Maria ran out of the room
At night, Maria couldnt sleep, the events of the day kept coming into her head. She felt guilty and partly responsible for all that happened. She couldnt help but wonder what was happening to Alice at the moment. Maybe, they are already cooking her flesh for dinner, she thought.
She hated Alice yes, but she couldnt just sit and fold her arms when her life was in danger. She knew if Alice dies, her dad would remain single but she couldnt just let Alice die, no! She could stop the both of them from marrying but she must save her life. Nneka had warned her that at 12midnight, their spirit would leave for Kuvudu kingdom. She checked the time and saw it was past ten.
Not knowing what to do, she opened her wardrobe and collected her bible, then knelt by her bedside to pray……
To Be Continued