THE INNOCENT WITCH
I woke up the next day with a feeling of
unease. I felt, something was going to happen that day. I knelt
beside my bed and prayed,
thanking God for a peaceful night and i also reminded him of hisp
promise to visit.
After my prayers, i walked to the living room where my mother was.
“good morning mama”
” Racheal, now that you have woken up,
we have to talk about the real
reason why you came back. And no lies.”
immediately, i start crying “i am so sorry mom,i have wanted to tell
you for so long. I have been
possessed by Mr ogoh, after he gave me food years ago. Do you remember
“Mr ogoh?!. We trusted him!… And he touched my little girl. Racheal
you should have told us”
“how could i? He threatened to kill anybody i told”
“my baby, i am so sorry for not noticing on
time. When i noticed something was wrong with you, was
when maro died. I didn’t know what
was really going on but i knew i had to l”lget you out of here. Am so
sorry my little girl” she said sobbing as
she hugged me to her. “am sorry mom,”. We cry together but
then we hear a knock on our door.
My mom walked to her room while I
wiped my tears, then walked to the
door and opened it.
“hi”kelvin said “kelvin!… What are you doing here, how
did you find me?”i asked him
“i saw your letter.”
“what?…so you know i killed my sister’s
unborn child?”i wailed as i
walked away from the door. “racheal, listen to me, your sister’s baby is
fine and so is she.
There is nothing wrong with you” he said
walking to me
“they are fine?”
“yes, so you can come back with me” ” no, kelvin you don’t understand, am a
walking death machine, anybody
i love, dies so stay away from me. Please
go back home”
“no racheal, you are not a witch. My
grandfather was just manipulating you but i am here to help you and
remember, no matter what happens to
me today, know that i love you so much”
he said as he hugged my crying
body and kissed my fore head.
“what are you going to do?”i asked him. He just smiled a sad smile as
he moved away from me and headed
outside. I followed him and saw that
he was heading towards Mr ogoh’s
house. I tried to stop him but then
Mr ogoh came out of his house. He was clothed in black.
“hahaha” he laughed evilly.”this must be
my lucky day, the two people
i want to destroy.”
“the only person getting destroyed today
is you, grandpa. You have done enough. No more death”kelvin
replied and Mr ogoh’s face distorted
in anger. He brought a single elephant
grass, put it in his mouth as
he started chanting incantations. And a
sudden sharp pain started in my abdomen. I shouted and cried in
agony. Kelvin was beside me
writhing in pain too. I started praying and shouting JESUS…then i felt the pain disappear.
Suddenly, kelvin who was writhing in pain was up and then i saw him
retrieve a knife from his pocket. But
instead of using the knife on Mr
ogoh, he stabbed himself.
“no!” i shouted and heard Mr ogoh
shouting too as he slumped on the ground at the same time as kelvin.
By this time, people were already
gathered and then they surrounded
Mr ogoh who was on the ground
confessing everything he did. He
confessed about the people he killed, the wombs he shut, the destinies
of youths in the village he took and so on.
I could hear people
screaming and swearing at Mr ogoh but
the only person on my mind was
kelvin. I walked to him and held his hand while
he tried to talk.
“R r r racheal, i had to do this, to save you
and every one else. My
father should have done this years ago
and you shouldn’t have suffered. And many people would be
“you have to promise me, that from now
on, you would live life fully
without fear and sorrow.” “kelvin, stop talking. Preserve your
strength. Some one already called
an ambulance. It would be here soon.”
“just promise me racheal”he said
coughing out blood.
“ok, i promise, so please stop talking” “thank you, i l l l love you”he said and
suddenly a mysterious thunder
strikes and hit Mr ogoh and then kelvin’s
“kelvin!, some one call an ambulance.
Kelvin!” i shouted as i shook him. I kept crying and shaking him till my
mother came to me. She
dragged me away from kelvin’s body then
she hugged me and tried to
That day, the heavens opened and a heavy rain fell. It was as if the
heavens was crying for kelvin too.
TO BE CONTINUED