Suddenly, the veil was torn from his eyes…his wife may be speaking the truth …Ntiense was a witch and she had to be punished.
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Ntiense hurried to the house as she fell to the floor. Thankfully no guard had followed her…
She couldn’t deny what she’d felt when he caressed her hands with his fingers… she felt alive with him…she felt love for him….
She rubbed her chest and closed her eyes…she couldn’t believe this foolishness. She was married for god’s sake.
‘He loves me’ she whispered and smiled.
But the wailing in the main ikure, brought her to her feet and she raced inside… what had gone wrong?
‘Abasi!’ she gasped as she fell on her buttocks….the sight was gruesome. Why had so much terrible things happened today?
‘What happened’? she asked as tears clouded her vision on the sudden realization that her husbands heir was gone. As much as Uyai despised her, she had never wished her evil.
‘you happened…you evil witch ifot mkpo! Get out of my hut’ Uyai dragged her outside….
‘am not a witch…am sorry for your loss’ Ntiense begged…she was surprised Abasikott hadn’t come to her rescue…
He looked different…deadly really. What went through his mind?
‘Abasikott say something to redeem my name…you know am no witch’.
He cleared his throat and wiped his face after careful consideration of the matter.
‘you are a witch…I married you and you ate all our children….you couldn’t conceive for ten years and now I finally had a son….you end his life…’ he dragged her out of the compound towards her hut.
Her cries met deaf ears….
‘Leave my house, and don’t ever come back’
‘My husband…she should be reported to the priest so she could be banished or killed’ Uyai eyed her angrily.
‘No…this is enough…she will die off on her own’.
‘Please don’t do this to me. I love you so much’ she cried as she pressed her bleeding heel which he had bruised while dragging her.
‘Please’ she cried but he turned his back on her.
Where was she to go? She folded her clothes and her calabash… where would she take refuge? She was an orphan…she had no one…
‘Abasi nyanga mien! Save me from destruction’ she wept as she approached the woods.
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She had come prepared, she was going to charm him that night and it would be a long time before he could forget her.
‘sit’ he invited her over to his bed….
She looked around excitedly….the gods had been too kind. One of these days she would live in a palace as this….which so much power to control but it wasn’t power alone that she needed, she needed something else. Something of greater value….a treasure, something greater than power itself. He had stolen her heart with his charisma….she yearned for the heart of Prince Edem, owning his heart right in her palms would give her so much power. A king’s heart was like a sword, any woman who wielded it had power.
‘Bring her some food and isip isong nuts’ he commanded his servants.
‘I can’t thank you enough for your hospitality’ she began chewing the fresh tiger nuts…it was not easily afforded by commoners except those that grew wildly on farms. The nuts were fresh and were sweeter than new honey.
‘You may rise fair maiden’ Prince Edem commanded….she was indeed beautiful …
‘May the gods forever favor you my prince’ Asari rose as a seductive smile played on her lips.
‘You are welcome’… he returned her smile…. His heart strayed again like a lamb that had lost its mother.
He couldn’t wait to see her again…the way she’d looked at him when he held her hands….no feeling could replace that.
She was to begin her punishment in the morning….he was going to see her again but he needed distraction in the meantime.
‘You are very beautiful…. Tell me your name’ he whispered as he shifted closer to her.
Asari knew it was time….she smiled and bowed her head shyly. “Asari of Iket clan but I grew up here with my family”
‘You have very beautiful skin….your eyes are the only fire in this darkness and I love your lips’
He bent and devoured the softness of her neck…he planted kisses from her shoulder blade to her face…
She writhed against him engrossed in this inferno…. Then his hands found the knot of her wrapper….
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Ikot okpo, yes, the woods was name after the numerous rubber trees that grew there…
She sighed as she stretched her hands….age was telling on her…maybe it was time to return to her roots but he was still alive.
The man that had banished her from her land…who had taken everything from her just because she threatened to expose his devious acts to the edidem of Afik and the seven clans.
Twenty years was a long time….she had been secluded and discriminated on her stay in Ekono…she couldn’t blame them much.
She had lost an eye during the banishment rituals…. Many thought her an ifot, a witch…she still didn’t blame them…
They couldn’t understand that she was a gift to the seven clans from the gods but they had rejected her and branded her a witch.
She saw visions, beings and heard voices no sane person could. Just as she stretched to pluck more afang leaves, she had a vision….
A young woman walking into the woods with her luggage and in tears…who was she? Was she also an outcast like herself?
Inieyo stopped and let the visions take over…the power of the gods within her, she couldn’t resist.
Another vision came, the young woman was heavy with child, but it was confusing as she was dragged to the evil forest.
She wiped her face as the visions faded….she didn’t understand a vision for the first time in twenty years.
Just as she was about to return to her hut, she felt a presence…she wasn’t alone.
‘Anwan (my wife)’ the spirit called to her… She braced herself and knelt before it…
…. To Be Continued.