🍎🌹 MY VILLAGE PRINCE AND I 🍎🌹
Naijalanded writer ✍️✍️
🌹🍎 Episode 13 🍎🍎
I was in the room laying on my bed, I have tried to sleep but yet sleep has been an enemy to me for the pass two days, the event that happened this afternoon brought tear again to my eyes as I remembered the insults and all the harsh words that Ada and her friends told me, no one wants to hear the side of my story, I held my pillow closer to me as I cried, I heard a soft knock on my door, I knew it was my mother.
NNEKA: Amarachi, please come out, someone wants to see you.
NNEKA: it a message from the Prince.
I was shocked, a message from the Prince, so the only thing he would do after two days of silence was to send a massager, well since he sent a message I too have a message that should be delivered to him, I got up angrily and headed to the sitting room only to be met with no other person than the Prince himself.
Night fall came and as Nnamdi has promised, he came to my room to call me, he was putting on a simple wear of jeans and a t-shirt I too was putting on same, he took me quietly to a little corridor I never knew existed in the palace, not long we came out of a small door, he opened it and we were at the back of the palace, we met a guard there, he quickly opened the gate, I passed out and Nnamdi said something to him before coming out too, the gate was closed, we were at the back of the palace, the street was dark and lonely that I wonder how are we going to walk through in the night, he told me to follow him which I did, we walk for about five minutes without saying a word, just when I was feeling tired I saw a light ahead of us, I later found out it was a car light, we entered and the driver drove off, I was surprised with how Nnamdi arranged everything, really they controls the palace, I keep on wondering how Amarachi will react if she sees me, I just pray she gives me a listening ear.
We got to a place and he told us to get down, and ordered the driver to wait, I followed him and in no time we got to a house I couldn’t tell how it looks like because it was dark.
NNAMDI: this is where Amarachi lives.
I could hear my heart beating fast as I knocked at the door, Nnamdi was watching out for me, I knocked some countless times before an elderly voice answered from inside.
VOICE: who is that.
AFAMEFUNA: my name is Afamefuna, I want to see Amarachi, please, tell her Nnamdi from the palace wants to talk to her.
The door cracked open and I came face to face with an elderly woman, I think she is her mother, I eyes grew wide in shock when she saw me, guess she knows me.
NNEKA: my prince what are you doing here.
AFAMEFUNA: please can I come in.
She opened the door wide for me to enter, the sitting room was small but nice.
AFAMEFUNA: please,am very sorry to disturb your sleep but I really had to see Amarachi.
NNEKA: it not a problem but it’s was risky you know.
AFAMEFUNA: I know but I didn’t come alone.
NNEKA: no problem, but I don’t think she will like to see you.
AFAMEFUNA: just help me tell her that a messenger from the palace is here to see her.
She nodded and went inside, I waited patiently for her, she came back few minutes later, not long Amarachi came out, I could see the shock in her eyes which seem she has been crying, we both stared at each other without saying a word.
NNEKA: I will leave you two to talk.
She walked out leaving both of us.
AMARACHI: what are you doing here.
Her voice was harsh but I can’t blame her.
AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, please am sorry.
AMARACHI: did you come all the way from your palace to tell me that now after two days.
AFAMEFUNA : you won’t understand, I really wanted to come see you but my father won’t let me out, it was with the help of Nnamdi that I was able to sneak out this night.
AMARACHI: so Nnamdi was never your name.
AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, no, no
AMARACHI: why did you have to lie.
AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, from the first day I saw you I was so attracted to me, and when you didn’t recognize me as the Prince I just thought I could make a friend without any formality you know. I never meant any harm.
AMARACHI: you never did but yet harmful things has happened this pass days.
AFAMEFUNA: am sorry, you have no idea how I have been this pass days I have been going crazy, a life without you is like nothing at all, I missed you Amarachi.
I could see her calming down, I move closer to her taking her hands.
AFAMEFUNA: I don’t know but with you I find rest, you are the only thing that matters to me, I will do anything to be with you, you don’t know how much you meant to me, I don’t care what people say about you, I don’t want to know, the most important thing is being with you.
We were both crying now.
AMARACHI: Nnamdi, my prince, its not easy as you say.
AFAMEFUNA: then we will make it easy, lets try.
She removed her hands from mind.
AMARACHI: we can’t please.
I tried to move forward to her but she stepped back.
AMARACHI: my prince, we are from two different path, and nothing can bring us together.
AFAMEFUNA: can we just try.
AMARACHI: stop it, stop, go home and pretend you never met me.
My heart broke in thousand pieces when she said that.
AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi please.
AMARACHI: forget about me and move on, forget about what we thought we had, it’s not going to work, I don’t want to see you again.
She turned to leave.
AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi I love you.
AFAMEFUNA: can’t you see you are my life, i love you Amarachi with everything, please don’t do this to me, to us.
AMARACHI: there was nothing like us from the start.
She said this and ran inside I so wanted to go after her but my leg just couldn’t move.
AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, Amarachi, I love you, please, shitttttt.
Nneka came back in.
NNEKA: give her time, she is hurt now, but she will come around.
AFAMEFUNA: then I will wait ma’am, I will.
I thanked her and headed my way, the words of Amarachi was like a gunshot to my heart, the pain I felt just increased to thousands, but I vow to fight for this feeling I have for her even if it means giving out my crown.
Morning came, I didn’t even know I was able to sleep after the visit at Amarachi house, I remembered her word again and the hurt I thought had gone resurface again, I was so confused and angry at my parents for putting me through this pain, I needed to stay away for some time so I will be able to give Amarachi some space just as her mother had advised but where will I go because I don’t know anywhere around Nigeria, just then I remembered Victor, the one that picked me up from the airport when I arrived Nigeria, he had given me his number and I have totally forgotten about him, I opened the shaff that is at the right side of the bed and started going through my files, I checked for almost five minutes before I found it, I gave out a sign of relief dialing the number I stood up, on the fourth ring he picked.
VICTOR: Good morning, Victor on the line, who am I speaking with please.
AFAMEFUNA: Good morning, you are speaking with prince Afamefuna from Amucha kingdom.
VICTOR : Good morning my prince, wow, wasn’t expecting your call this morning.
AFAMEFUNA: sorry about that, hope I am not disturbing.
VICTOR: not at all, you called me, hope there is no problem.
AFAMEFUNA: no there is not, Victor.
VICTOR : yes my prince.
AFAMEFUNA: I need your help please.
Nnamdi has helped me to arrange some clothes in a small bag, I have told him all of my plans, he refused at first but later agreed to help after much begging, yes I had to beg him, Victor had agreed for me to come spend some time at his place, I told him everything and he too was disappointed in my parents, he had help me to buy my ticket online and my flight was set to live in two hours time, I wrote a letter and dropped it at my bed before heading out, as usual I took the back door, though it was already 11 am, the street was still quite, I entered the taxi that drove us to Amarachi’s house yesterday night and he drove away.
I look back at the palace and remembered what I have wrote to my parents.
DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER.
I HAVE THOUGHT COMING BACK HOME WILL BE A GOOD START TO BE CLOSE TO YOU BOTH BUT I WAS WRONG, NOW I WANT TO BE FAR AWAY FROM BOTH OF YOU AS YOU HAVE BOTH HURT ME IN MANY WAYS, SINCE WHEN I WAS A CHILD I HAVE AWAY DONE WHAT EVER YOU BOTH WANT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I HAVE CHOOSE MY LIFE BUT YET WAS DISAPPOINTED BY YOU TWO. I HAVE GONE FAR AWAY, NEEDED TO BE AWAY FROM PEOPLE THAT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT MY FEELINGS, DON’T BE SURPRISED HOW I LEFT OR TRY TO FIND OUT HOW BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER KNOW, AMARACHI WHO WAS THE ONLY REASON I WOULD WANT TO STAY HAVE TURNED HER BACK TOO BECAUSE YOU PEOPLE GAVE NO CHOICE, BUT I WILL BE BACK NOT FOR YOU BUT FOR HER, FATHER, MOTHER DON’T BOTHER TO LOOK FOR ME BECAUSE IF YOU DO I WILL BE FORCE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AND NEVER RETURN, IT IS BETTER THIS WAY BECAUSE I RATHER BE FAR FROM BOTH OF YOU THAN STAYING WITH BOTH OF YOU AND END UP HATING YOU TWO.
I look out of the car window, I was going to miss Amarachi but I knew I will be back to take her with me, I pray they don’t hold Nnamdi for my disappearance.
To Be Continued….