The Outcast – Episode 22

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The Outcast – Episode 22

Written by Amah

“I believe your trip was blessed…your father told me her name is Kumar, and she understands the good use of herbs and roots, I love your choice of wife, I was looking forward to meeting her, I wanted to bless her for her kindness, she was the same person that gave you the leaf that healed me, oh what a kind soul she is…may the gods bless her and her people..may she find favour before men and women of different race, may the sun shine upon her with kindness..she will bear male and female for you and non will be cast off..non of her urborn children will be an outcast…thank you too my son for bringing healing to me…if not for you I would have being languishing in pain and fear..the gods will bless you and bless your territory Mbazi.. I know you will someday make me and your Pah proud, he is counting so much on you..i totally understand the weight he is pulling on your shoulder, do not worry..the gods will see you through…you and your father’s name will be written in the sound of time…

“thank you mother…thank you…I bring to you a very pressing matter…a matter I can’t handle or even tell Pah, it has really weigh me down… if I go to Pah with it.. it will be disastrous…mother please I need your help.. and I plead with you to understand my trouble..

“what is it my son..free your mind and talk to your mother about it…what trouble are you into… Mbazi It will be my delight to help you…you are my first son…the right hand man to your Pah, I will be glad to help you with anything possible…you have being a good son..you have never giving us reason to worry…the gods will give me wisdom to help you this day..talk to me I will understand because I bore you…you are my son..

“okay…first of all…Zila is alive, she is well and happy and I know where she is…sh

“whaaat did you say…oh the gods be praise…you said you found Zila..Mbazi you have found your sister…so my dreams are actually true…I use to see Zila in my dream with so many things happening around her that I can’t reveal…ooh finally your sister has being found…. oh the gods be praise…

“ oh mother…mother calm down..don’t scream so that you won’t attract attention to us..i did not say I found Zila..i said I knew where she has been all this while… I knew her whereabouts but I can’t say..i couldn’t say it mother because…uhmmm…mother..Zila is with the outcast..that’s where she has been all this while…she now lives among them…

“oh no..ohhh..are you sure of what you are saying Mbazi…Zila can’t be with the forbidden..no she can’t live among them…why… do you know her reasons…oh wait..could it be what the gods revealed to me in the dream..i saw Zila…with a man who I couldn’t see his face..his face was hidden..and I saw her among the forbidden people..i quickly prayed to the gods to reject such dream, after then I had the same kind of dream again..this time it was you and Zila..with the same man that I couldn’t see his face..and I saw a girl crying in the evil wood where the twin girls were left to die before your father stopped it.. i saw this girl crying… I try to reach her..i try to scare the animal coming to devour her..i couldn’t help her Mbazi..and when I thought she was going to die you appeared from no where and carried her off..you saved that girl in that dream…I didn’t understand it..i thought it was Zila..but she wasn’t…I plead to the gods to reveal it to me.. who is the faceless man standing beside Zila and who was the little girl that the animals were trying to tear apart and you suddenly appeared and helped.. the last dream was you and Zila leading people, a great number of people… I thought is the people from our tribe…but they are unknown faces…people saddened with worries…I still can’t place all the number of dream I had so far about Zila..i couldn’t speak to your Pah about it…I couldn’t…he hates the outcast and forbids everybody from speaking about them…he will say is an evil dream if I tell him I saw the outcast in my dream…he doesn’t want us to go speaking about the forbidden people… I see and understand why I kept on having such dream even after I pray to the gods to reject and forbids it, it kept coming… Mbazi why is she there…why is Zila living among the forbidden people…why haven’t she come home all this why… did she knows that her disappearance almost killed me..did she not know she is our only daughter and we miss her so much…why will she leave her family and her betrothed groom to live among the outcast…did you tell her that I was very ill and almost died after she disappeared… did Zila also knows that your Pah has never stop worrying and praying to the gods to bring her home…why do she choose the company of such people instead of her own family who loved her dearly…what did we do to her that she hates us so much…Mbazi tell me because she choose you over everybody and you were both close when she was around…what is the problem…did we hurt her in any way…why and what is her reason for her sudden disappearance…who was that young man I keep seeing in my dream that is faceless and stands beside her.. do you have an idea..or it was just one of those confusing dream..

“aaah…mother I wish I can tell you everything but your eyes is soiled up with painful tears..I’m sorry mother..i’m really sorry for all the pain..all the trouble… Zila is in love with a man named Ladi..an outcast..she plan to marry him even without you and father’s blessing…because she knows that Pah will never approve of such an abominable union…there is too much hate..too much discrimination mother..they are not as harmful as we believed them to be…mother truth be told they are wonderful loving people…Zila is not less of an outcast than I am…because the woman I constant speak off the one I intend to marry is an out cast too….

“Mbazi.. you mean that Kumar is an outcast…oh no..what in gods name has gotten into you and your sister…are you saying the leaf that cured me of my illness is from the outcast…oh no…no..everything is beginning to add up..please your father must not hear of this…your Pah will skin you alive if he finds out what you did…

“that is why I came to you…I need your help mother..Pah always listen to you..if you talk to him he may have a change of mind…Pah should give us the opportunity to love and live with whoever our heart finds peace with..Pah should allow us to bring the people we love home…I didn’t choose to fall for an outcast..i was there to convince Zila to come home when I saw Kumar..she has scars and she is older than Zila…but has a similar story with Zila…she was a girl twin left in the wood to die but was saved before the animal could tear her apart just like what the gods revealed to you..but I wasn’t the one that saved her…probably I will be the one to save her from the outcast if it pleases the gods… mother if you really want to see Zila again you have to talk to Pah to speak with his follow leader and to help us, and do everything possible to grant freedom to the outcast.. if not more people Will walk down by their selves and become and outcast with no regret, Zila will nevber return home…and I’m sorry to say..i love Kumar and I can’t be living here pleasing Pah all the time while my heart is divided in sadness…I may also go to be with the woman I love… please mother we need your help…is not our wish to bring pain and disgrace to our parents…but everyone deserve to be happy..just as you are happy with Pah and he is with you..we also deserve such happiness…please

“is beyond what your Pah can handle…is beyond him Mbazi..he saved Zila once I don’t know if he can save her again…I remember that name Ladi..he was just a child when he was cast off..it was believed he was a cursed soul who killed his family..he was sent off to the outcast after he was almost killed..you were about his age then…your Pah was among the people who threw dice for him to be cast off instaed of being killed…your Pah will never approve of Zila’s union…is beyond him…oh Mbazi..this is really seirous..the gods has turn their back on us…my two children with the outcast..oh may it never be heard off and may a mother never cries over her children…

“Speak to him mother or I will disspaear like Zila and will never return to this land…you will not want to loose two of your children to the outcast..then talk to Pah..he needs to understand our pain…we didn’t choose this to happen…the gods chose us for a reason best known to them and even revealed it to you in dreams…mother..

we are counting on you please…

“I will speak to him..i know he will not want to hear of it…but I will try everything i can…I will speak to your Pah..i want you home and happy and I want to see my daughter again..i want to see Zila again…I promise to speak to him..i pray the gods will favour us all.

To be continued

 

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