THE SPIRIT WITHIN US
Ajanaku 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, you know what I as the master demand from you" A bald headed man, said, he had a pot belly, that made him look more of a gambler than a high paid killer.
Ajanaku said nothing, but down within, his blood was already boiling with rage.
"I receive 80 percent of your daily income" He said wickedly.
Ajanaku came out of the room where the leader had called him in, cleaning the blood stain on his sword, he looked blankly at the others that worked under the leader.
"I am taking over, anybody that opposes should step forward"
Without anyone moving an inch. He signalled to them to go in
"Dump his body in the river and I will only be collecting 5 percent of your weekly income" He said.
They cheered happily, clanging their swords against their shield, as two walked in to find a way to dispose the body of their former leader.
Into Ayenireti came a cart, the decoration on the body told whoever was in it was from a wealthy family, it headed straight to the palace, two palace guards intersected it before it got nearer to the palace.
"Whose escort are you" a guard asked holding firm to his sword.
"Tell your King, Ajagunmasa, returns" one of the three escorts that followed the cart said.
The guards signalled to themselves, and the one who questioned ran into the palace.
"My Lord, someone request your presence" He said kneeling down.
"Who? " the King asked irritated, someone would ruin the blissful union he was having with his family.
The King suddenly froze where he sat, his body became pale, at the hearing of that name.
Everyone noticed the King reaction. He quickly got up and made his way, adjusting the crown on his head, and the rest followed.
He arrived outside, Emi stood guard, drawing Adeshewa closer to him. For a moment everyone was still. The cart door opened and a young man alighted, he dressed in a very matching attire, he probably was very wealthy, only very few could afford a cart, and guards to follow, his face was radiant as he smiled at the King moving closer.
"Iretiola" The king said feeling stunned.
Iretiola walked gracefully and hugged him tightly.
"Traitor" He said to the King whispering to his ears, but the radiance on the face were opposite of their words.
"What are you doing here? "The King asked and smiled.
"Your daughter is beautiful and even with a baby" Iretiola said and released his tight hug on the King smiling happily.
"Let's go in, it being very long, I am happy to see you, you've grown oo" The king said and lead the way.
Emi exchanged a quick glance at Adeshewa, his spirit was really against this strange visitor.
They all settle down to dine, as food kept coming, the servants didn't fail in their duty of supplying before they ran out.
"Hmmmmmm, uncle I really missed eating with you" Iretiola said
The King only grinned and stared cold at Iretiola.
"Adeshewa, you might not remember Iretiola his father really sacrificed a lot for our town" the King said slowly.
Iretiola stared into Adeshewa's eyes, and smiled lovely at her.
"It's really being a long time, even I could hardly recognise her"
"And here is Emi, the Human God" The king continued his introduction, patting Emi lightly on the shoulder.
"Ahhhhhhhh, I have heard a lot about him, you really place an impression on people"
"He is also Adeshewa's husband" The King said.
"Hmm, I feel the love, beware of traitors"
Emi excused himself followed by Adeshewa, the heat of the conversation was becoming unbearable for them.
"This throne does not belong to you" Iretiola said, sitting opposite the King, so both could clearly stare deadly at each other.
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". Ba...dta " IRETI spoke with all keen eyes on her."She spoke her first words" Emi said and threw her in the sky, as his wife giggled, softly not to disturb sleeping Eri.Latest Chapter
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Ba...dta " IRETI spoke with all keen eyes on her."She spoke her first words" Emi said and threw her in the sky, as his wife giggled, softly not to disturb sleeping Eri.Latest Chapter