RISE OF A GRAND GOD
After 9months living in NIRETI cave, they decided to go back to their land and begin a new life. But it was only calculated for Adeshewa to put to bed before noon the next day.
Emi made sure every concoction the Chief priest gave him was used the right way, so as to make her birth easy. The King made sure the mistake he did during his own time won't be repeated, taking and pointing Emi through safety measures and preventing him from panicking over little issues, like when Adeshewa would suddenly cry in pain, holding tight to her stomach.
"The water line is broken" Adeshewa said and clinched her hands on Emi's hand.
He wasted no time in lifting her on his hands and headed straight to where the mid wives were
"Leave her and go" They said pushing him out of the cave where they dwelled
"I thought it was supposed to be tomorrow evening" Emi said feeling worried.
The midwives said no further words as the expression on their faces told Emi, he bothered them with his questions.
Emi went out only to see, all the villagers already gathered around, mixed feelings on their faces, while some were praying the birth was successful, others were happy he would be becoming a father at a tender age of twenty three.
Emi rushed to meet a midwife that held a calabash to get water. She only ignored Emi's questions and continued with her task. Emi sighed heavily feeling depressed.
Minutes later the head of the midwives came out with a baby in her hand, curled up carefully and wrapped in a wrapper.
Emi ignored the tears that dropped from his eyes and walked nearer, the King followed suit. He held the baby in his hands feeling proud, and passed it on to the King.
"Adeshewa" Emi said looking at the midwife with mixed feeling.
"She needs rest" She said smiling and led Emi into the cave to meet Adeshewa. He was happy even much happier as the people danced happily.
Emi knelt beside Adeshewa, for a long while they both smiled at themselves, not finding the right word to say.
"It's a girl " Adeshewa said lowly
"Yes, and she looks like you" Emi replied smiling.
"Father" Adeshewa said smiling at her father who walked in on them
"Young couples" he said as people began coming in to congratulate them.
"We return to Ayenireti at dawn" The king said and gave the crying baby to her mother.
At dawn Emi prepared the horse carriage and carefully settled Adeshewa and the baby on the cart and went ahead, leading the way back to the village.
On getting to Ayenireti, the land was far destroyed but not beyond reconstruction.
THE SPIRIT WITHIN USAjanaku found it hard to summon his beast soul without having serious side effect of unbearable pains. After the heavy defeat, the evil gods have persuaded Esu against his will to ban Ajanaku from their midst.Ajanaku saw his destination ahead, a smaller village compared to Ayenireti, he rode his horse into the city, with the money he had with him, he purchased a hut to live in and begin a new life, although not a life free of evil.******Emi held Adeshewa by the arm, and carried his child with the other hand, and before the crowd, with the King standing near him.It was a tradition in Ayenireti to name a child on the 8th day after birth."She shall be called IRETI" Emi said joyfully. And went in leaving everyone to the main celebration, with enough food to go round.******Ajanaku finally found his place among top ranked assassins in his new settlement."You new comer,
40Years AgoThe mantle of kingship fell solely on the family of Ajagunmasa, history has it, they had taken the brave step of leading a revolt during their time in slavery, so as a reward for bravery, they became leaders, and started a new life. Down the line many generations came and went, now it was the era of Iretiade, the father of King Iretilana (Present King).Iretiade ruled the land with an iron fist, he made them work to the bone. The one that took after him was Iretiola (Son of Iretiade's brother) he always like the fierce way, trampled on the lower class, times were really hard for Ayenireti. Then something tragic happened. Iretilana put an end to his father's reign. He stabbed the King in his sleep, nobody knew how it happened. Only Iretiola was a living witness, but he said nothing, it was not his father, He thought the King in line was him, then the gods chooses a murderer, this event forced him to leave the town and swore to come back when he knows the cas
Iretiola blocked Emi before he could open the door that lead to his compound."What do you want?, the contest is tomorrow" Emi said, this man was really getting on his nerves, right at that moment, Emi wished he could punch him really hard with his beast soul."I told you, the King is a murderer, and you a warrior god still let him sit still on that throne""First" Emi walked head to head with Iretiola "I am no longer a warrior god, and second" he paused "I am a human god and third, we don't give a damn about other people's past, only the future we hope to be better"Iretiola was visibly shocked, it was time for his next line of action, he thought within himself"If you won't reason, others will"“Good for you”Little did he know that what he called a plan was no longer effective as he thought it would. But for someone who was so blood thirsty for power, he failed to see it.The day for the fight arrived quickly, ev
A soldier ran into Emi's compound, very early in the morning and banged loudly on the door. Emi was frustrated, at the first bang he refused to rise from bed, he only cuddled Adeshewa a little tighter."My Lord, your presence is needed" The soldier shouted and banged the door again."Duty calls, and I have to go see how father's health is improving" Adeshewa said and placed her palms on Emi's faceSince Emi has taken the position of king, he concluded it was a burden greater than being a warrior Lord. He sat down on a stool in the palace, and a guard stepped forward, handed over a letter to him."So other Kingdom now wishes to join alliance with us" Emi said after reading the letter. We will join alliances, if they are willing to work for us"This saying pleased the elders so well, they began seeing Emi as a better leader than Iretiade, their King.The King laid lifeless, on the bed he was laid, a boiling calabash place at a co
Emi angrily threw his sword on the ground, furious at what Ayo said. Pacing around his room, his mind was not thinking right. His attention was drawn to his daughter, that yawned, cooing and staring at him."Little one, I know you have lot to say, just wait for the right time" He smiled and lifted her in his hand.He went to the backyard, there he met Adeshewa, preparing firewood. He stood still admiring her, she never did the normal Princess routine, she never wanted to live in the palace, why does she prefer the regular life."Let me help you with that" Emi said walking closer."I heard what happened at the sparing ground " She said still paying attention to what she did"Hmm""I am not condemning you, I want you to realise, this goes a better way, you can get Ajanaku unaware. If he sees Ayo return, he will assume, you can't defend them, or you are still weak" She said and blew at the smoke that roses from the firewood.Emi stood su
***A royal feast followed the next day, everyone rejoicing, even the happiness within, made the King felt better, forgetting about his missing arm.Emi not in the same mood as others, drank himself to stupor, thinking about the good times he and Ajanaku had together. Gourd after gourd, palmwine after palmwine, he drowned himself."Here" Ayo said handing over another gourd of palmwine to Emi. "We shall keep to the end of our bargain, after the celebration, our workers will get the necessary and begin work on the wall"Emi only looked silly at him and only nodded in reply"And I will not forget about you breaking my arm" He said. "Ladies, over here, keep the Human god company make him feel good" He said and left Emi to the two girls that sat next to him."Go aw....w..ay" He said stammering,"My wife waits for me at home" He said, not in his right sense.******Emi manage to open his eyes, only to find himsel
"You are behaving in a manner I don't like, these days Emi" Adeshewa said while bathing Ireti."Nothing is wrong" Emi sighed, guilt hunted him knowing he laid with another woman.
The King paused for a while, smiled and continued."Let's dine, tonight".Latest Chapter