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A CUP OF PASSION. Episode 12



Jake rolled on his bed and sat up.He had

informed his mother about all that

transpired.His mother had told him to come

home to explain to his Father what had

happened.His heart raced faster as he

bathed.He knew he’s going to have another

heated and violent argument with his father.He

prepared for the task ahead.At least he was no

kid,Twenty-three years of age and in 300

level.His mother knows about Jemimah which

he was dating but was confused when she

heard Angela.Children of nowadays,she thought

and shrugged her shoulders.

Jake heaved as he stepped on the house’s

staircase.He entered the sitting room and met

his father seated.He looked angry as he read

the newspaper.

“Daddy…Good morning”He greeted but got no


“Daddy”He called once again.His

sister,Margaret rushed out of her room

shouting”Jakeee!!!!”.She was happy to see her

elder brother.”Maggie

…You’ve turned to a big girl”He replied smiling.

“Hmm..What about you?”She said timidly.

“Don’t talk to me like that,i’m three years older

than you”Jake teased and laughed.

“Hmmm…and so?”The girl said laughed.

“Anyway how’s JABU?(Joseph Ayo Babalola

university)”He asked.

“JABU’S fine”She said.

“You two must be very stupid”Their father


Jake lifted up his face looking at him.

“Daddy now”Margaret said sadly.

“If you call me again..You won’t make it in

life”Their father cursed her.Jake smiled.

“And you..I knew you have been cursed..Right

from your birth you have been the worst”Their

father continued in his loud thundering voice.

“Spare me that!!!..What have we done to

deserve curses?…”Jake roared back at him.

“Are you talking to me?…How dare

you?!!!”Their father said getting up.

“How dare me?…How dare you too curse us

for no reason?!!”Jake fired back.

“Egbon mi…Please calm down”Margaret pleaded

to jake.

“Paaaaa!!!”A hot slap landed on Jake’s face

from his father.Jake went berserk and

headbutted his father.They started wrestling

with each other.Margaret screamed and ran out

to call their mother who was at her friends

place in the third house to theirs.They rushed

back to the house.Their mother entered

screaming Jake’s name.Jake and his Father

locked each others clothes red faced with


“What’s all these?…Do you want to kill

me?”their mother said tearfully.Margaret was

crying all through.Jake left his father’s shirt and

walked away.”I don’t want to see you here

again..You this cursed child and your mother

too”Jake’s father roared.

“I flippin won’t come here again..Have my

word”Jake said,turned away and left.

“Ohh so you can marry the b—h you’re

sleeping with at the palm wine joint”Jake’s

mother replied.

“She’s better than you anyway”Jake’s father


“Hehehe(laughs)….Jake should have beaten you

bend”Jake’s mother replied and walked towards

her room.

“Come back here,woman”He called after her.


David got down from the Bus.In order not to

attract attention,he didn’t take any of his

vehicles to school.He carried his cross bag

which contained a pistol.Unknown to him as he

alighted,he had been spotted by a member of

the ĀYE cult.The member called the others and

informed them about his presence.The three

members who had laid in wait sprung into

action.They came out from three different

angles with axes in hand to kill him.David

picked up a race as they chased him.He

opened his bag, brought out his pistol and shot

one of them on the forehead.He dropped on

the ground.The people around took to their

heels as they the cultists are about to start their

killing sprees.David continued to run,hoping to

get to the school main gate which he was

already seeing from far off.Out of nowhere,a

cultist slid into his legs tripping him to fall down

heavily.The ĂYE cultists of about 8 in number

and circulated him.They lifted their axes and

started cutting him but to their astonishment

the blades weren’t cutting into his flesh.They

looked at him loss at what to do.One of them

got down on his knees,he took david’s neck and

started squeezing hard.David wheezed loudly

with water running out of his eyes.He couldn’t

break the choke and soon the guy twisted his

neck breaking the bone.David died

immediately.They then cut him into pieces with

their axe.They packed his cut up body and

threw it at the front of the school gate.

The students were moving around peacefully in

the school’s enclosure.Although they have been

informed of the cultists fighting they knew not

that it was the SUG president that was being

fought.The Security guards at the gate broke

the news that a dead body was thrown at the

main gate which had been locked to prevent

chaos from entering the school.They musterd

up courage,opened the gate and went to

inspect the corpse.To their surprise,it was

David Ridd,the loved by all SUG president!.


Jemimah was watching the Television in her

intensive care ward.It was a Nigerian channel

showing an Igbo movie.She loved it and smiled

at intervals.Soon,the movie was carried away

and a breaking news showed.She looked at the

screen more.Yes!,that’s it the familiar

compound of her University in



Written by:Desmond & Senator Adetope






Lectures were over for the day but some of

the Physics student remained in the

department.Some were charging their

phones,gisting or eating.

Aishat entered the class with a bottle of Zobo

and Eggbuns.She hid it beside her as she

doesn’t want those troublesome guys to taste

out of it but she was detected.She sat at the

front of the class eating quietly.

“Alhaja!”Emmanuel called from the back.Aishat

smiled and looked at the back.

“Ah..My mouth must taste that”Seun got up

running to the front.

“Can’t you guys leave her alone?”Jake said

without gazing at them.He was busy with his


“Leave them..Especially that seun..Na kari’ka

chop”Felicity said haughtily.

The students bursts into laughter.

The door opened again,Deji and Taiwo entered

sweating profusely.”Ah!Ah!..Did you guys have

a f–k?”Kaffy teased.

“Yeah..We f—-d you..Two in one”Taiwo


“God forbid!”Kaffy snapped back.

“Jake..We didn’t get that thing at secretariat.We

just had to go into Dusting Market”Deji said as

he sat down rummaging through his bag.

“I saw your wife”Taiwo said.Jake turned to

him”Where?”he asked.

“She was parking her car at the UCH”Taiwo


“Ohh..Okay”Jake said turning back.

His phone buzzed.It was Angela calling.He

stood up and went outside to receive it.

“Hello baby”He said.

“Hi dear”Angela replied.

“What’s wrong?..You sound dull”He said.

“Jake”Angela called.

“Yes?”He replied.

“I’m pregnant”Angela said.

“Oh..y..y..ou are pregnant”Jake stuttered.

“Yes..i’m..I have told my parents and they want

to see you”Angela affirmed.

“Okay..Let’s talk later”Jake said.

“Alright..coming to your place this

evening’Angela said.

“Bye baby”Jake said and disengaged the call.

His heart raced faster,he was scared.What

would he tell his parents?,Especially his stern

Father.He doesn’t wish to argue with his Father

as they had done in the past.His father was a-

no nonsense man and he a very tough

human.They had fights that ended up in

physical combat and all thanks to Grandma who

settled it.He looked away.

Jemimah sat on the bed pondering if she came

to the world to suffer.David was still the

same,Ever tormenting and Brutal as usual.If

Nude,her body might be mistaken for a Zebra’s

with the lots of whippings from her

husband.She knew no one to confide in.David

allowed her not to work or go out again.He

employed waiters and waitresses to give her

whatever she needs.Her Marriage could have

been a happy one if her husband was not

animalistic in nature.She thought for a while

and picked her phone.She logged into her

facebook messenger and checked if Eniola was

online.She was.Jemimah called her through


a wasted no time in picking up her friends call.

“Ore mi..ore mi”Eniola said.

“Baby mi..How are you?”Jemimah said.

“We are where you left us o..Gbogbo

switzerland nko?”Eniola said sarcastically which

made Jemimah laugh.

“Switzerland fine o..Only we are


ah said.

“Suffering..How?”Enny asked.

“Ore..I have gotten married to a

beast”Jemimah said.

“How?”Enny inquired.

“Wait..i’m coming”Jemimah said.She opened

her nightie and took a snapshot of her

chest,laps and her face sent it to Eniola.

“Jesuss!!!”Eniola exclaimed.

“He beats me during sex and after it..He has

never for once made me happy that i married

him”Jemimah said in a tearful voice.

“Jemmy..Abeg..Dey come back to Naija

oo”Enny said.

“I would have but he has hidden my

passport”Jemimah said.

“See drug him..Find your way ni tie”Eniola


The door opened and David rushed in.He had

heard the conversation.Unknown to

Jemimah,David had all his rooms

communication connected together so he could

listen to everything that’s being said.His

previous workers knew this and so never

ventured to speak about him,when he wasn’t


David started punching Jemimah hard.Eniola

heard the noises and struggles on the

phone.She was scared and called christianah

immediately.David continued to beat Jemimah

till she miscarriaged.David stopped.He didn’t

know his wife was a month and 5 days

pregnant.Jemimah wept hard over the loss of

the baby,then she fainted.”Shammah!!!!”David

shouted,calling the driver”Sir!!”The man said

rushing in.”Carry her and drive to

stellenbaussus hospital..I’ll be there shortly”.The

man carried Jemimah and drove fast out the


David knew he was done for as jemimah would

tell what happened at the hospital.He would be

arrested and imprisoned as the swiss law

punishes offenders who harrases women

verbally and sexually.He took his briefcase

which contains his passport,driver’s license

etc.He left the house after giving the two

waiters and waitresses orders.He flagged down

a taxi to the airport.He bought the ticket for

the soonest flight coming to Nigeria.His mind

was at rest only when the airplane took to the









To be continued…ria.Killings?!!,Who?,She thought.There it

was,the student was identified as David

Ridd.Her husband!.Jemimah screamed and


Posted by on February 14, 2019.

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