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💞🍎 Episode 17 💞🍎

I saw her standing smiling at me, I tried to reach for her calling her name but the more I try to get to her the more far away she seems, slowly she began to fade away, I continue calling her name as I jerk up from sleep, I looked around and saw that I was in my room in the palace, so that was a dream, but just then everything that had happened came flashing back to me.
AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi.
My heart, my love, the only woman that has made me feel complete, the only woman I see in my dream, my heart couldn’t believe she was really dead, I gave out a scream in anguish as I broke down in tear, my heart has been ripped out of it spot.
AFAMEFUNA: Amarachi, am sorry, am sorry.
Yes it was my fault, I couldn’t have left, I could have stayed, just maybe this won’t have happened, I could imagine how she felt helpless on that day, i could have been there to protect her, that was what i promised her but i had let her down, had betrayed her all over again, can she ever forgive me, what am I to do, I couldn’t take the pain anymore, it was eating me up and that I lost her because of what, all this, I looked around my room and my hurt turned to anger and hate, I got up and started destroying everything in my room. One of the guards ran inside.
GUARD: my prince are you okey.
AFAMEFUNA: get out, get out
I shouted at him and he immediately ran for his life seeing I have lost all my senses, and I continued from where I stopped destroying the plasma TV on the wall, the door swing open and my mother face came in view, as I saw her looking so worried my hatred for her increased.
AFAMEFUNA: what do you want.
I shouted at her sending her a dagger look.
LOLO AGBONMA: my son, you have to calm down, you didn’t know what happened, that girl is evil and you are too blind to see this.
AFAMEFUNA: no you all are the ones that are too blind to see how wonderful she was and I know it because I have interest in her that’s why you people decided to kill her.
LOLO AGBONMA: Afamefuna, why will you say something like that, you know I and your father are not like that.
AFAMEFUNA: believe me, I don’t think I know you guys, what am I even saying, of course I don’t know you guys, I don’t, but let me tell you this, you all will regret what you did to her, all of you, now leave my room, leave.
LOLO AGBONMA: Afamefuna please.
AFAMEFUNA: leave now, leave, I don’t want to see your face leave.
My anger was taking control and her presence just made it worse, she ran out of my room in fear, I fall down on the floor as I broke down in tear, the pain was too much for me to bare, I have heard to fall in love was a wonderful thing but never knew it was also the most painful thing you can ever imagine.
I heard the door opened, I thought I told them I didn’t want to see any of their faces, I turned round to face Nnamdi.
NNAMDI: my prince.
AFAMEFUNA: what are you doing here.
NNAMDI: my prince, you have to calm down.
AFAMEFUNA: are you out of your mind, I thought I made it clear that I don’t want to see anyone, now get out.
NNAMDI: my prince.
AFAMEFUNA: don’t you prince me, where you not there when they had her killed, you joined them right after all you never liked her, now she is dead, you all are happy now.
NNAMDI: my prince, Amarachi is not dead.
I looked at him, was he trying to make me free better or what.
AFAMEFUNA: look am not in for your games.
NNAMDI: I am not playing any games or am I joking with you, as I speak to you now Amarachi is in lagos.
I got up immediately eager to know what he was talking about.
AFAMEFUNA: you are getting me confuse.
NNAMDI : I know you are but I don’t have all day to explain to you, but all I want to tell you is that I gave her the address you gave to me, I think she might be there now because she left same yesterday, I even sent you a massage to your email, that’s why I was surprise to see you today.
AFAMEFUNA: massage, I didn’t see any massage.
NNAMDI: God, I think she might be there now.
I don’t know if I should be dancing or shouting but I was really happy to hear that Amarachi was alive and she is already on her way to meet me, I started looking for my phone so I can call Victor to give him the information.
NNAMDI: what are you looking for.
AFAMEFUNA: my phone, I need to call Victor so he will be aware just incase she comes.
Nnamdi joined me in searching for my phone, in no time we found it and I quickly dialed Victor’s number but was disappointed as it was switch off.
AFAMEFUNA: his phone is off.
NNAMDI: then you should be on your way to lagos.
AFAMEFUNA: call that your driver, am going by road.
NNAMDI: ok and please no one should hear about this for now.
AFAMEFUNA: am not stupid.
Nnamdi left my room to do what I asked him to do, I didn’t know what I felt that moment, I was glad and at the same time worried, I just pray she is alright, Nnamdi came later to inform me that the driver was waiting for me, now the problem was how was I going to leave the palace since it was still in the afternoon which Is very risky to use the back door.
It has been four days that I have been in Lagos and I have misplaced the address of the prince given to me by Nnamdi, this four days has not been easy for me as I didn’t know where to go or know anyone here, the money that was given to me by Nnamdi was what had been sustaining me and I know in no time I will have no money left, at night I will find an empty store to sleep then woke up early in the morning before the owner comes, I must say lagos is always busy both at day and at night.
I was walking round the market as usual when I sighted a sign board where Sale girl was wanted, it was a local restaurant, I knew I didn’t have any experience in this kind of work but I have now choice, I needed to look for something I can be doing so I can be able to feed myself, I walk inside the restaurant not sure of myself, what if they chase me away or even worse, I just pray I get the job.
it has been four days now since I came back to lagos to look for Amarachi, and this is getting me so worried, what if something bad has happened to her, lagos is a big and busy place also dangerous where it is very difficult to find someone that is missing.
I remembered how I left the palace after hearing from Nnamdi that she was heading to Lagos, I thought about using the back door but later kicked against it as it was already noon, without no other way I made up my mind to use the front gate knowing fully well that my parents might try to stop me, just as I thought my mother got up as soon as I entered the sitting room.
LOLO AGBONMA : Afamefuna
I watched both of them for some time, I really wanted to say something to them but just couldn’t fine my voice, I head to the door only to be stopped by the guards.
AFAMEFUNA: if you two don’t get out of my face this minutes, both of you will regret it.
LOLO AGBONMA: Afamefuna, where are you going.
AFAMEFUNA: that’s none of your business, I leaving this place since you both don’t want my happiness, I am going to look for one.
I turned facing the people I called parents, just looking at them brought hatred to my heart.
EZE NWANYI: what has come over you Afamefuna.
AFAMEFUNA: you have come over me, all my life I always wish I could see my father because I so much thought he was a man of dignity and integrity but right now all I see is nothing.
LOLO AGBONMA: Afamefuna, do you realize you are talking to your father.
AFAMEFUNA: and do I look as if I care, he seize to be my father the day he sworn to destroy my joy.
LOLO AGBONMA: Afamefuna.
AFAMEFUNA: mark this day father because it will be the last time you will set eyes on me.
I turned to the guards.
AFAMEFUNA: now will you let me pass or you want to carry my corpse.
They stood not moving, I face my parents again.
EZE NWANYI: you are not leaving this palace ever again.
He said this getting up, and yes he was angry which I care less.
LOLO AGBONMA: Please my son, don’t do this, I know you are angry but if you just rest a little you will be fine.
AFAMEFUNA: now tell me which do you prefer, you let me walk out of this palace or I go upstairs to my room and harm myself, after all I have nothing that am living for.
EZE NWANYI: you will do no such thing.
AFAMEFUNA: try me, I will do lot more, you will lose, because with me dead, this kingship will be taken from this family and I will not even be alive to regret it.
My mother broke down in tear, in as much that I want to console her I held myself back, why should I care, my father and I stared at each other eye to eye, I knew he was trying to read me so I had to make a serious eye contact, I will lying anyway about killing myself, why will I when Amarachi is out there but I can’t let them see that can I.
EZE NWANYI: let him pass
LOLO AGBONMA: my king.
EZE NWANYI: quiet woman, what good will he be for me if he is dead.
AFAMEFUNA: I knew you were clever.
I walked pass the guards and headed to the main gate, which was also opened for me, I sighted the driver that Nnamdi called waiting a little far from the palace gate, I got there and entered the car.
AFAMEFUNA: am going to Lagos, hope you know the way.
DRIVER: yes, Nnamdi already told me.
AFAMEFUNA: good now drive.
He brought the engine to life and drove off, my mind was set in Amarachi, I just hope she is okay, I redial Victor’s number but it was still switch off, I wondered where he will be, just hope he has seen Amarachi.
To Be Continued….

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