Saturday, February 16, 2019

trouble and fight part 1

Inside Victor’s room his mother rested her body on the wall looking at her sleeping son, she look at the clock then walk over to the bed to wake up her son “wake up, you wan go school late?”she said tapping his body repeatedly “mama, I no dey go school again”he said with sleepy voice and rested his head on his pillow “chi mooo”his mother start crying sorely “ah!ah!mama, I go go na, go do breakfast my go baf”he said to calm his mother down which it works his mother left his room he rush to the door and lock it “person nofit get peace”he slum on the bed. The village of Oshigba have only one source of water which is the river many have tried to bring another source of water but met death end a typical example is the late Chief Oduma, 5pm the village town crier voice is heard in the dark night challenging the quiet Village of Oshigba from a distance of a man standing with his white horse wearing a native attire with redcap which classify him as a noble birth and a title holder “anybody that sees somebody going to the stream in the night should report to the youths of the village”the town crier voice.
the same title man is seen walking on the main road that connect with the roads to the stream and primary school of Oshigba village while Victor walk pass him without honoring his presence “bia!you cannot greet your elder anymore, useless boy”the elder said to Victor who acted like someone who is deaf “so the remuor that late Oduma’s son is useless is true”he thought for a while then walk away.
“I will teach that useless boy a lesson!”he exclaimed then climb his white horse and paddle away, a compound with 4 leg stick roof with zinc kitchen a woman is seen cooking “mama Ogechi!”a man’s voice called her “my husband, you are welcome”she greeted but her husband is in a hurry he demande for Ogechi which her wife called her out of the small block house “what is the name of late Oduma’s son”Chief Ade ask his daughter which his daughter told him his name is Victor, he climb his white horse direct it to the exit of the compound “papa Ogechi, are you not going to eat?”his wife called out “let me see Chief Marshal”his husband replied her.
inside the compound of Victor’s as early as 6am in the morning 15youths are seen singing the popular war song “iwuliwo iwo x4”jumping and charging towards the house with sticks and matchets in the compound.
Victor’s mother emerge from the house standing in the main entrance surprise by the choatic visit “youth of Oshigba, on what ground a widow like me owe this visit?”she said, the messenger of the Ancient tree step forward from the midst of the youths with venom look red clothings tied round his fore head and wrist “woman!where is your son?”he said with authoritative voice suddenly Victor emerge from the room with just a short mindless of the people around him, he did his morning ritual by stretching his bones and yawn “catch him”the messenger ordered three of the youths charge towards him before he could realize himself he try to run but stop by grab at the wrist and waist then his two legs left the surface of Earth “mama!”he called out to his mother screaming loud his mother run to save her son but is prevented by two youths while the others drag Victor out of the compound her struggle to get pass them was futile she fall to the ground crying “my husband where are you?the good Lord I serve where are you?”she lamented.
Under the Ancient tree four men are seen under the tree the Chief priest at the middle while chief Marshal and Ade at his right hand facing directly to Chief Emeka voices of the youth is heard from the distance approaching the Ancient tree, they appear at the premises forcing Victor to move “taaarh!how dare you bring that cursed child under the foot stool of the Ancient Tree”the Chief Priest rebuke them not to move any step further or they will taste the leaf of curse, he walk through the middle of the Chiefs not without giving Chief Ade a warning look then walk away, Victor was freed he look back to see Chief Ade bitting his finger he nodded and left, “Chief Ade!do you see him walking to the stream?”Chief Emeka ask looking directly at him “no, but I saw him in biamula road”Chief Ade answered which made Chief Marshal and Emeka shake their heads and walk away leaving Chief Ade behind, 8pm in Chief Ade’s compound in the veradah Ogechi hold a bible putting on her sandals “mama, am going to the church ooh”she called out to her mother who is watching television inside the sitting room “is late ooh,”she complained that she have already promise her friend that she wont miss it “return early ooh”her mother adviced she agreed and left the compound, inside Victor’s room he has been sleeping suddenly wake up and put on his trouser and white t shirt in a hurry like someone who has an appointment to catch.

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