and hurriedly brushed her teeth and was set to go. She had written a check of
two million naira (part of Nduka’s money which he’d paid into her account days
ago) and was armed with the cheque as well as a bottle of eye-drops which she
intended to pour into her eyes as soon as she got to Jelia’s place.
already practiced her cries and wails and in her mind’s eye she could see Jelia
collecting the cheque from her hands and wiping the tears from her eyes while
promising to reverse the spell. Nduka was still asleep, he had slept late last
night because he’d been dusting and cleaning up the house, now, as she turned
to give his form on the bed a final look before stepping out of the house she
thought ‘I thought I could never do without your love but now I know, that
there’s someone out there in world for me besides you.’ She left the house
hastily and jumped into her car and zoomed off.
quite far from the building and walked into the compound. The compound was the
same as she had remembered it, quiet, eerie and somewhat stagnant. She
approached Jelia’s door and before she could knock, the door creaked open.
house, the room smelt of decay and dust.
silently that she had used the eye-drops because her eyes were already wet as
though she’d shed tears.
all of a sudden want to give back? It’s not possible.”
crying “No Jelia! Please no! Take it back! I’m tired of him, I’ve found a new
man…please Jelia help me…I beg of you.”
all…please…” Ngozi cried loudly.
life have to do with the love spell? Just say your incarnations and it will all
be over. I have a cheque of two million naira and I can give you much
more…please Jelia…my life is at stake here.”
spell on your man right? Or didn’t you know that his life is also at stake? He
has pledged his life to you and I mean his whole life! You can’t just undo what
you did in the first place…it’s not that easy.”
a…a…person that I do not know anything about?”
death of a mad person for? Is he/she the one who put you in this predicament?”
love spell to be broken?”
for even in death, a love spell has a stronger hold. His spirit will not rest
till you are with him.”
kill?” Ngozi asked with anger in her eyes.
love or fancy suddenly dies. In that way, he is free and you are free of his
love as well.”
of me…” Ngozi said.
burden or leave and have fire blazing after you. Nduka has been bound to you,
body and soul and you can never ever rid yourself of him. It was your wish at
the beginning and it can never be revoked.”
other way? Please I beg of you…I love Ken too much…I love a new man and he’s
the one for me…please.” Ngozi begged.
is, to take a drastic decision that will change your life for worse and the
second is to take a drastic decision to change your life for better. You chose
the first and you will live with it till your dying day, you never gave
yourself a chance even after Nduka said he never wanted you. You wanted to have
him by all means even at the risk of your life…now you have him…he is all
lunged at Jelia in anger, aiming for her neck, Ngozi held her firmly at the
throat and squeezed hard. Jelia struggled painfully, but she was no match for
Ngozi who is younger than she is, all Ngozi knew was that Jelia had to change
her mind about revoking the spell and she wasn’t ready to release her grip on
her till she did. It was when Jelia stopped struggling that Ngozi stopped and
stared at the woman before her. Jelia’s mouth hung ajar and her eyes were open,
she was dead.
was a delight to be with and he never stopped cracking jokes. They had gone for
lunch at a small restaurant somewhere around her house and they had talked
about practically every topic except one;
returned from the UK not too long ago? Is there a boyfriend or fiancé?” Tony
been here for almost two years already and I’ve coped really well.” Ade
answered skipping the last part.
caller ID, it was Emeka. She was so angry that she cut the call and continued
again. “Please could you do me a favor? This is really not to spite you but
could you answer this call on my behalf?”
but I really need him to get my message. I have moved on!”
had rehearsed the lines he was to render to Emeka.
be wise if you desist calling her again because from now on, she’s a free woman
and she’s open to date anyone she wants. I am on the waiting list and
hopefully, soon, we will become a couple.” Tony said, while holding Ade’s gaze.
a domestic accident, I need to speak with her please.” Emeka said.
out.” Tony said to Ade.
you. I have realized my mistake, I know that I can’t expect you to forgive me
completely because I have wronged you. Nkechi beat me up so …so…badly and I feel
so ashamed of myself for letting that happen. I feel so sad that I just
realized that she’s been my undoing all along and that I should have held on to
you. I desperately need your forgiveness Ade, and I hope you forgive me because
my life is so broken right now that I fear that suicide might be my only way
out since I cannot live without you and you have decided not to come back to
me.” Emeka’s raspy voice floated down the receiver.
be.” Ade said and hung up.
declined and excused herself as she hurried into toilet to cry.
love to work there but I’m yet to see the lady I’m supposed to work with. I’m
supposed to be her P.A and she’s on a contract job in another firm in Lekki so,
they said they’ll notify me when she comes in.”
the normal way. Why did you have to be the boyfriend snatcher?”
even after the numerous men, you still come back to me. Why are you torturing
yourself? Remember, the clock is ticking and once I get a steady job, I’m
settling down and if you’re not game, I’ll get myself a beautiful lady and I’m
not going to cheat on her so, don’t expect to see me in your bed after I sign
the dotted lines.”
leaving Emeka for anything in the world. We are stuck together, till death do
us part.” Nkechi said and walked out of the sitting room.