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Re: A Call From the Grave by sachisco: 12:34pm On Dec 09, 2017
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Re: A Call From the Grave by ghostwritter(m): 1:45pm On Dec 10, 2017
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Thirty-five years we’ve been brothers and all through those years, Felix had got my back in many occasions and so was I, Felix had a way of talking his way into people’s heart, he seem to always have the right words for everything at every circumstance and that had made the man for the ladies. Unlike Felix, I had been the reserved one, the shy type, sought of an introvert who would keep to himself but I had one thing Felix never had, I had Luck.

While Felix and I were kids, about five years, we were shared amongst our divorced parents. I was taking by my dad to Lagos while mum had the other stayed with her in Asaba. My horrific experience started immediately I stepped into father’s home in Lagos where he secretly had another family, a wife named Wumi and their daughter Ajumoke. Wumi never loved me and she never pretended to. She had hot argument with father that night but somehow he was able to calm her down but not for long. I was surprise father married a lady from another tribe and even went as far to give his daughter a strange name. I was a year older than my step-sister Ajumoke who had a very pretty face like her mother and had my father’s height and heart as she grew. Despite her mother’s hatred to me, I never for ones took it out or showed it to Ajumoke who was smart enough to had read between the lines.

I remembered few years later, I was done with college and hoping for admission into University of Lagos while Ajumoke was in final lap of the college and was outstanding in her academic performance, she had always wanted to be a medical doctor and I could see she had all it takes to be a very good one. It was around that time that Felix really came into my life, he had walked into our house all alone on a raining night. He looked all damped and rebellious like an outcast as he stood by the doorway with his wet bag while I had ran to go open the door for who had knocked. At first, I was shocked to see someone look closer to my image, he was just a bit taller and fairer and bolder and I will admit more handsome. He suddenly hugged me tight as we stood by the door way, he cried while I stood still wondering who he was. He had found his way all alone from Asaba with the help of a wet poo of inscribed paper tucked to his hand.

Shortly that same night as father returned from work, he appeared raged as he threatened to push young Felix out to the midnight cold to go back to Asaba to go meet his mother who was responsible for his care but Felix bluntly refused by saying it was father’s duty to take care of him and that ever since mother had remarried with many other step-children to care for, she no longer cared for him anymore and had refused to pay for his schooling. That night, I was shocked to see a boy like me speak to his own father so rudely and same time see a father slap his other son so hard. Surprisingly for me, Ajumoke and her mother persuaded father in letting Felix pass the night even if he was to return to Asaba the next morning, father reluctantly agreed.

The next morning, father as usual called everyone together for the morning devotion and then after he announced to his small congregation that his other son would be staying behind, he said that was God’s command to him in his dream. I was so happy knowing I would have a brother around me, someone to play soccer with and to whom I share my wild fantasies. Ajumoke somehow looked happier but her mother turned indifferent. I guess Wumi was just too tired or humble to fight her husband over the issue or perhaps she liked Felix presence.
With only his primary school education in Asaba, Felix had to begin in junior class one of college school, at first he refused to attend the school due to shame but succumbed after father threatened to have him returned to his mother. A year later, at twenty-one years of age, I was about going to 200level in Business Administration while Ajumoke was in her first year as a medical student and Felix repeating same class due to poor academic performance, he was devastated but I kept on encouraging him and so was Ajumoke.

One evening, while I was taking Felix through his assignment in our room, the door suddenly bashed open. Felix and I jumped to our foot in fright as soon as we saw Wumi forged in looking furious with Ajumoke sobbing behind her.

“You this stupid girl, come here!” Wumi roughly dragged her crying daughter to her front to make her stand facing Felix and I. “Now look them in the face and tell me who amongst the two is responsible for your pregnancy otherwise I will kill them both”. Wumi thundered.
wink
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Re: A Call From the Grave by Gucciqueen38(f): 1:59pm On Dec 10, 2017
wink well done cheesy
Re: A Call From the Grave by ftosino(m): 5:30pm On Dec 10, 2017
what the Bleep?!!
Re: A Call From the Grave by Ikdbabie(f): 6:00pm On Dec 10, 2017
Huhshocked! Preg gi ni
Re: A Call From the Grave by chiexcel: 6:44pm On Dec 10, 2017
Oh my God!
Re: A Call From the Grave by egorov(m): 7:33pm On Dec 10, 2017
[quote author=Lotiababe post=63068762][/quote]
Thanks for mentioning me

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Re: A Call From the Grave by heryoub22(m): 9:19pm On Dec 10, 2017
Ghen Ghen Ghen. C yawa. Felix don enter d place.
Re: A Call From the Grave by Lotiababe(f): 9:29pm On Dec 10, 2017
ayoxelee:



Thanks for the invitation.... hope u av catch front sit for me
I still dey look for space,but if I get,we go manage
Re: A Call From the Grave by Lotiababe(f): 9:32pm On Dec 10, 2017
SouLPoison:
hmm
hope am save with this hmm sha?
Re: A Call From the Grave by Lotiababe(f): 9:38pm On Dec 10, 2017
Felix, the sharp guy...
Re: A Call From the Grave by SouLPoison(m): 11:17pm On Dec 10, 2017
Lotiababe:
hope am save with this hmm sha?
ya not, it will fall on u
Re: A Call From the Grave by seun9303: 11:34pm On Dec 10, 2017
Felix don give her scotch egg chop

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Re: A Call From the Grave by ruggedadventure(m): 11:49pm On Dec 10, 2017
Felix! Bad sharp guy grin
Re: A Call From the Grave by ayoxelee(m): 3:43pm On Dec 11, 2017
Lotiababe:
I still dey look for space,but if I get,we go manage
Oh!! thanks sweetheart, that's why u are a darling
Re: A Call From the Grave by Lotiababe(f): 3:49pm On Dec 11, 2017
SouLPoison:
ya not, it will fall on u
let money fall as well o
Re: A Call From the Grave by Lotiababe(f): 3:50pm On Dec 11, 2017
ayoxelee:

Oh!! thanks sweetheart, that's why u are a darling
anything for you. please come with popcorn
Re: A Call From the Grave by ayoxelee(m): 4:02pm On Dec 11, 2017
Lotiababe:
anything for you. please come with popcorn
K will not only come with popcorn but also ice cream to step it down, or what will u prefer
Re: A Call From the Grave by ladyverere(f): 4:45pm On Dec 11, 2017
kiss cool Ghostwriter you have done it again! I just had the chance to go through my mentions. This is a blockbuster on the making. I believe Kenneth spirit went into that dog after his murder by his treacherous wife and brother! Imagine such betrayal.
Re: A Call From the Grave by SouLPoison(m): 5:23pm On Dec 11, 2017
Lotiababe:
let money fall as well o

Your wish is granted

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Re: A Call From the Grave by Lotiababe(f): 8:12pm On Dec 11, 2017
ayoxelee:

K will not only come with popcorn but also ice cream to step it down, or what will u prefer
anything my heart bring to the table is enough
Re: A Call From the Grave by ayoxelee(m): 9:33am On Dec 12, 2017
Lotiababe:
anything my heart bring to the table is enough


awww!!!! what a lucky guy I am
Re: A Call From the Grave by Lotiababe(f): 7:02pm On Dec 12, 2017
ayoxelee:


awww!!!! what a lucky guy I am
of course dear
Re: A Call From the Grave by LalasticSeun(f): 8:03pm On Dec 12, 2017
Nice Story Mr. Ghost
Following!
Re: A Call From the Grave by itsandi(m): 8:04pm On Dec 12, 2017
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Re: A Call From the Grave by ghostwritter(m): 9:54am On Dec 13, 2017
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I was shocked and it felt my heart would burst out off my chest. Ajumoke eyes kept rolling from me to Felix indecisively. She stammered in her words as much as she trembled in body.

Wumi’s hand heavily landed on Ajumoke’s fragile neck, “Can’t you hear me? Which one of them is responsible for your pregnancy…Ta lo fun e loyun?” I heard Wumi yelled so loud like a mad woman ready to strike.

“Mummy it is him” Ajumoke’s slowly rose her hand and pointed forward at us. Felix and I wasn’t sure who exactly she had her fingers pointing to but it was too late to ask as Wumi rushed at Felix with a heavy slap all around his head so aggressively like she had long been waiting for such opportunity.

“Ahh! Is not me o” Felix was quick to deny as he pushed back covering his head from the sporadic slaps that were landing on him. Wumi was so furious like I had never seen her, she kept yelling for the neighbor’s attention while she roughly tied her head scarf around her waist. Felix turned to me looking helpless trying to profess his innocence “I swear it is not me, Kenneth you have to believe me, Adejumoke is lying, and I did not__” Before Felix could finish his last statement, I saw Wumi rammed into him with a force of a raged Bull. I pulled back in fear as I saw Wumi slapping, biting, blowing Felix all at a time, she had him pinned to the bed underneath her heavy weight while she screamed in distress, an act to attract neighbors. I feared she would kill Felix whose body absorbed the assault.

Finally, after what seem like an hour of torture on Felix, Wumi lifted her body off him, she kept yelling at him “You, you have the guts to rape my own daughter under her father’s roof. Listen to me you this bastard, I will destroy your life if your plan is to come into my peaceful home and have everything turned upside-down. I will let the world know what you are, I will go outside right now to call everybody in the neighborhood to come and have you beaten and burnt into ashes”. Wumi thundered and then rushed outside like a woman on fire. Suddenly, she locked the door from behind as we heard the locks turned, trying to keep us in there till she comes. Felix, Ajumoke and myself stared at ourselves like kids dropped in a slaughter house. One thing was for sure, Wumi love’s trouble and there comes one at a platter of gold, she would have Felix burnt for real. I saw Felix scramble off the bed looking like someone who had barely survived a car crash. He slowly turned his head at me, tears gathered around his eyes “Brother I swear to God, I did not do it, help me tell aunty Wumi that I did not do it, please” He broke into tears with his entire body shivering, that was the first time I saw him cry. I had goose-bumps crawl on my body. My heart wept for my brother whose cloth had been torn off him and a part of his eyes swollen.

“I’m sorry” Ajumoke’s voice came up in her soft genuine remorseful tone.

I turned to her swiftly with my eyes piercing into hers pleadingly. I saw she wouldn’t give up, I saw she wouldn’t hold it back, her eyes confirmed she was ready to give it up. My heart stopped as she stood there with her eyes gazing at mine like a naïve girl ready to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth without holding back.

AJUMOKE I BEG YOU, DON’T DO IT.

“Felix please forgive me” Ajumoke turned to Felix.

NO…NO…DON’T DO IT, AJUMOKE PLEASE DON’T

“What is it? Please tell me” Felix said anxiously.

My pleading eyes locked to Ajumoke’s own at the very last second, there and then she gave it out.

“Ken, I tried as much as possible to hide it as planned but she__” Ajumoke burst into tears, I watched her gasped in sporadic emotions “Mummy suspected I was pregnant last night, I tried to deny it but she insisted I follow her to the hospital this morning” I listen and watched in horror, she paused to catch her breath while fresh tears flowed down her eyes, she continued “Believe me Ken, I tried to hide it just like you had warned but I couldn’t, you have to believe me” she burst into another round of tears while she slowly slipped to the ground.

Felix voice came up all of a sudden “Kenneth please what is going on, I am very confuse” his eyes going from me to Ajumoke. I saw he was more shocked than confused as he claimed. As I tried to explain, I realized it was too late as I could hear many footsteps stamping towards the door from its other end.

“We need to leave immediately” I yelled to Felix in a tone of urgency as I saw an open window

“No, I am not leaving, the two of you will have to tell Aunty the truth” Felix yelled furiously at me and Ajumoke.

“Please listen to him” Ajumoke pleaded to Felix while she was standing up to go for the door.

Felix yelled back again, “No, I am not, I am not going back to Asaba because of your crimes, the two of you must tell her I am not the one responsible for your pregnancy, tell her I never raped you, please prove me innocent”.

The footsteps were getting louder as if the entire neighborhood were heading for us. Surprisingly, I saw Ajumoke scrambled to go press her body to the door so as to prevent the mobs easy access. She cried out “Please Felix forgive me, you have to go now, I can’t hold them for long, and my mummy will still kill you even if I tell the truth”.

An image of Felix running around the room with fire blazing all over him jumped into my head, I yelled at Felix, “Brother we need to go now, follow me”. There was the open window by the other side of the room, I rushed to jump outside through it and turned around to call upon Felix to follow but he was still standing in the room looking indecisive and confused.

There again, I heard Ajumoke’s voice pleading to Felix to follow while she struggled to withhold the push from the other side of the door. Suddenly, I saw Felix jumped out of the room through the window. We both scrambled out of the compound through the back gate like fugitives away from our father’s house.

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Re: A Call From the Grave by ftosino(m): 12:36pm On Dec 13, 2017
trouble looms...
Re: A Call From the Grave by Gucciqueen38(f): 1:30pm On Dec 13, 2017
Hmmm lipsrsealed
Re: A Call From the Grave by itsandi(m): 2:39pm On Dec 13, 2017
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Re: A Call From the Grave by Joislim(f): 12:53pm On Dec 14, 2017
still following with keen interest
Re: A Call From the Grave by akasueba(m): 5:50pm On Dec 14, 2017
uh uh uh, this is super story, tragedic story.
Re: A Call From the Grave by d1ckr0man(m): 7:03pm On Dec 26, 2017
so na u give her belle come and post more update jor for real i find ur story really interesting

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