Is It A Sin? EPISODE 4
(MRS. CHIOMA RESIDENT)
(CONTINUES FROM THE LAST EPISODE)
“Mother!” Obinna called in a very low tone why does she deserves all this tortures and maltreatment from you, she is trying hard to be loyal and faithful to you but you repay her kind gestures with your evil and wicked doers. Do you want to kill her? Mother! I regret having you as a mother.” Obinna said weeping as he reluctantly barged out from the house.
Mrs. Chioma was shocked and dumbfounded, she didn’t expect his own son to talk to her in that matter, she try to came back from the dreamland but it was all a reality. Nnena beauty has been blemished by beatings and wounds from the hot iron. Mrs. Chioma and Chiamaka hatred for Nnena double-fold, Mrs. Chioma wish she could just kill her and opt her out from this innocent world but she remember the pastors’ warnings.
Mrs. Chioma and Chiamaka never stops amercing, pillory, penalized and punishing Nnena in many vigorous ways, Obinna and the gateman can’t help her situation, she planned of running away but she was brothel to Mrs. Chioma. “She is a slave and she must remain a slave.” According to Mrs. Chioma’s statement and her statement is a nothing but dam truth. Her beauty has been spoiled, blemished and damaged by wounds from hot irons, hot water and cane. She was totally sick of living in the world, she has severally planned to poisoning herself or even commit suicides but her mother keep on appearing to her in her dreams telling her not to give up that she is always by her side. She would wept bitterly in dream and wake up with tears in her eyes, she wish she could have her mother embrace again and forever but her mother must remain a ghost.
Days turn to weeks; weeks swiftly eclipsed to months; months also do same to turn to years.
(THREE YEARS LATER)
Chief Nnamdi (Mrs. Chioma husband) and Chinnedu (Mrs. Chioma first child) all came back from their business trip and education trip respectively, they were warmly welcomed by Mrs. Chioma, Obinna, Nnena and the gateman, the immigrants were very happy to be back into their family, they have missed each other a lot, the gateman and Nnena imports the immigrants luggage’s into in house.
“Nnena!” Mrs. Chioma screamed my name from the sitting room.
“Ma!” I answered her calling. I rush to the sitting room as fast as lightening with a soapy hand, Mrs. Chioma has instructed me that whenever she called me and I can’t meet up with her call within five seconds, she promise she will make-up for me in a very remarkable ways.
“Nnena. This is my husband (pointing to Chief Nnamdi) and this is my son (pointing to Chinnedu), go and fetch them something to drink, they must be thirsty.” Mrs. Chioma said in a very cool voice.
Nnena rushed to the kitchen, she quickly washed her hand and head for the freezer, she rush to the sitting room with a tray of drink and two glass cup, she quickly serve Chinnedu who was busy chatting with his mother, Chinnedu doesn’t have time to look into the eyes of Nnena, he was totally carried away by the conversation he was having with his mother. Chinnedu was a young guy in his early 20s, he just completed his education in the United State of America as a Civil Engineer, and he took after Chief Nnamdi in appearance but vice-versa in behaviors.
Nnena walks to a stool behind the sofa, she serve Chief Nnamdi the drink, Chief Nnamdi raise her head to thank Nnena but he was shocked to see the appearance of that innocent girl, the cup he was holding fall from his hand as the drinks from the cup pour on the tiles.
“Who did this to you?” Chief Nnamdi screamed in anger and choler, his eyes were fury and rage with anger.
Mrs. Chioma look into my eyes, I could see the expression from her face that I must not told the chief that she does. Chiamaka on the other hand look away, she fear I may say that they are responsible for my blemished looks. I thought for a while, I knew if I say that Mrs. Chioma and Chiamaka does, I may not live to see the next day beside Chief Nnamdi was a very busy businessman, he do travel often, work is his first priority then other things follows, Chief Nnamdi is a no-nonsense man, he hate every forms of wicked acts.
“It was a wound from hot water that mistakenly pours on my body sir.” I replied with a shaky voice.
Mrs. Chioma and Chiamaka was a bit relieved every members of Chief Nnamdi family hate to face the wrath of Chief Nnamdi.
“Oh! Sorry dear, hope you have been treated by the doctor?” Chief Nnamdi asked pitifully.
“Yes sir, Madam (Mrs. Chioma) has called the family doctor to treat me and he has came to treat me some days ago.” Nnena riposted shivering.
“Ok sorry my dear.” Chief Nnamdi pitied her condition as he draws her near him, he cuddle her like a new born baby, Nnena wept silently, Mrs. Chioma and Chiamaka was so irritated, peeved, miffed, annoyed, stung and pissed off by the shocking reaction of the Chief to Nnena’s case. “My father never cuddles me like this?” Chiamaka said in a very low voice, her hatred for Nnena grow like stubborn grass, she hate ever seeing Nnena. Chinnedu was confused, he could see that his mother eyes were fury with anger; he was just keep mute; he was not expose to anything that is happening in the house. Obinna was happy for Nnena “at least she was liked by his father.” Obinna thoughts smiling.
(LATER THOSE NIGHT)
“Ah! Thank God the Chief likes me. “What a relieved!” she exclaimed, my grieves will suppress a little.” Nnena thoughts, joy mingle with sadness when she recalls her beloved parent. “Focus on today, use today well, don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow is not guarantee.” She recalls her grandmother favorite quote.
Mrs. Chioma and Chiamaka inside Chiamaka’s room; they were sitting at the edge of the bed, they were so grieved about what happen in the sitting room early that day.
“Mummy, can you see what happen this afternoon?” Chiamaka begin the conversation with a question.
“Am also surprised, I have never seen your father so caring like that before.” Mrs. Chioma replied shockingly.
“Mummy, I suggest we should just kill her or what else is she doing in this house, she has spent almost four good years in this house.” Chiamaka concludes.
“Don’t worry my dear; I have a better plan in substitute for killing her.” Mrs. Chioma responded with a wicked smile from her face.
“Who is that girl?” Chinendu asked as he barged into Obinna’s room.
“She is our maid.” Obinna replied as he focuses back on his book.
“She is not likeable, she is so irritating and she must be so careless to pour hot water on herself.” Chinendu said as he head for Obinna’s bed in substitute for chair.
“She is very likeable, she is loyal and humble and she is not careless someone does that to her intentionally.” Obinna retort.
“You are not serious, lies!” Chinendu uttered as he barged out from Obinna’s bedroom.
“Nnena! Nnena!! Nnena!!! Your next challenges may be severe more than the previous ones, be ready and win it all, am always with you in spirit. Nnena remember my warning if you got pregnant do not try to abort it, if you does I can’t say this will be the outcome. Nnena! Be warned.
“Mother!” Nnena screamed in a very alarming tone from her dream.
“So it is all a dream?” Nnena said in a very low tone.
(TWO WEEKS LATER)
The gateman, Chinendu and Nnena are the only one at home, Chief Nnamdi went to his office. Mrs. Chioma, Chiamaka and Obinna went out for shopping.
(MRS. CHIOMA RESISDENT)
Chinendu have been thinking of a way to rape Nnena from the first day he sight her. “This is my chance to ravish this girl.” He thought. Nnena was in her room, she was sleeping just then Chinendu barged into Nnena’s room. The gateman was in the main building, he wants to drink water and that is all his aim, just then he heard the voice of Nnena screaming for help, he reluctantly run upstairs to rescue the innocent girl, he barged at the door but he was surprised to see Nnena been raped by Chinnedu, Chinendu wasn’t aware that the gateman has made his way into the room, the gateman thought for a while then he arrives at an idea that force into his mind. He brought out his mobile phone, he quickly video little out of the scene between Nnena and Chinnedu, he save the recorded video then he keep his phone inside his pocket, he rush to the bed as he landed some blows on Chinendu’s cheeks, Chinendu groaned in pain, they were exchanging blows when they heard a horn from a car. The gateman rush outside to open the gate for the car. Behold it was Mrs. Chioma with her children who are just coming back from shopping.
“Why are you late to open the gate for me?” Mrs. Chioma asked as she landed a thunderous slap on the gateman cheeks.
“Ma…” the gateman try to defense.
“And beside why are you sweating like this?” Mrs. Chioma asked suspiciously.
“Mum. I want to go and see a friend of mine down the street; I will be back in a jiffy.” Obinna asked for permission as he run to the gate.
“Okay, don’t stay long.” Mrs. Chioma approved.
“Let go inside and you (pointing to the gateman) park those goods in the boot inside.” Mrs. Chioma commanded.
Mrs. Chioma enter the sitting room, she sight Nnena crying.
“What’s wrong with you?” Mrs. Chioma asked with an angry face.
“Brother Chinendu raped me.” She replied with a shaky voice.
“So what is the problem about that?” Mrs. Chioma asked surprisingly.
“Ma…?” Nnena was speechless.
“Now before I open my eyes, go and shower and change your cloth. Idiot.” Mrs. Chioma barked nosily.
Nnena quickly vanished from the sitting room and opt for the bathroom.
“Chinendu! Chinendu!!” Mrs. Chioma yelled.
“Mum, you are back.” Chinendu welcome his mother.
“Why did you rape that dirty girl?” Mrs. Chioma asked totally baffled.
“Mum, you mean Nnena. Am sorry for that, what really happen is that I took a herbs when I went to a friend house early this morning, but on getting home, I was totally aroused, I try to call my girlfriend but her number was not going through, so I just decided to test the work of the herb on Nnena, since she is no more a small girl.” Chinendu said inhumane.
“Well, you are not at fault, just go and shower we are going to a party in two hours time.” Mrs. Chioma concluded.
“Mum, I must punish that girl, can you believe she is still a virgin at seventeen years, she gave me a hard time before I was able to enter her, I promise she will pay for that.” Chinendu uttered angrily.
Just then the gateman enter the sitting room with some bags containing different items like wines, cloths, fruits and some beverages.
“Mum, can you believe this dirty looking idiot fight me because of Nnena.” Chinendu said irritated.
“You mean you two engage in a fight?” Mrs. Chioma asked in disbelieved.
“Yes ma, we engage in fight, he raped an innocent girl and that made me to…” The gateman uttered courageously.
Shut up, before I open my eye, go and park your belonging out of that cubicle and leave this house instantly. You are fired!” Mrs. Chioma counter-blasted angrily.
“I will go but I just want you to know that I have my evidence on this (pointing to his phone) that Chinendu raped Nnena, and I am going to Chief’s office straightaway.
Mrs. Chioma, Chiamaka and Chinendu were all shocked, they couldn’t believe their ear, they were all speechless.
“Wait, please don’t go, I will double your salary if you could bury this for me.” Mrs. Chioma said beseeching.
To be continued
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