Story: FOREST OF DOOM Episode 4
FOREST OF DOOM
Ajoa : I don’t know my son, but your mother also told me that the elders of our land are planning to go and see a priestess in six market days because of the next king they want to make, they want him to be alive in the throne that was why they want to see the priestess, that’s how your mother told me, you know am not always around to hear what is happening in this village
Nnadi: (laughing) hmmm….. Mama again, but how did Mama know all this, because the way I see all this thing you told me now, it seems like a secret discussion between the elders, but how did Mama get to know all this?
Ajoa : my son, that’s your mother for you, although she said that it was elder Nwakor’s wife that told her, you know the both of them are very good friends, and apart from that, right from time your mother has a running mouth, she is onu nnunu (bird mouth) anyway let’s continue working there’s no time, bia mbaka, haven’t you finish resting
Mbaka : No papa, I just started resting now (he said and nnadi laughed)
Ajoa : which one is you started resting now, please stand up there and come and join us, there is a lot of work here
Mbaka : ok papa….
Three maidens could be seen going to the stream to fetch water with their pot, and at the same time they were talking on their way going, one of them whose name is ngozi was crying
Oge : Ngozi stop crying nah, after all Ike said that he will marry you, I don’t see any reason why you should cry
Ngozi : (crying) when? Is it when my pregnancy become noticeable that he will come and marry me, and you know is against our custom to be pregnant before marriage, don’t you know that if the villagers found out that am pregnant when am not married they will stone me to death, me I don’t want to die ooo, please you people should tell me what to do
Uju : hmmm….. what do you want us to tell you, are you not the one that told us that Ike will come and marry you next month?
Ngozi : yes he said that he will come and see my people next month, but am afraid that my pregnancy will be noticeable before the…….. (She haven’t finish her statement when they saw uremma passing their direction)
Oge : mama we greet you
Uremma :(smiling) greetings too my children, so where are you maidens going?
Oge : we are going to the stream mama
Uremma :Awww, that is so nice of you, and I know your parents will be proud for having a good children like you, Anyway I was going home before I saw you maide…. Ah…. Ngozi! This one you are crying, what is the matter?