Part 11 - My Father's Farmland



“MY FATHER’S FARMLAND”
©️Opeyemi Ojerinde Akintunde
Sukki found himself in front of a church, the disappearing charm landed him in front of a church. As he raised his head, the first thing he saw was a banner...
“ Theme: No Condemnation in CHRIST JESUS!”
He looked around in fear to be sure no one had seen him appear there suddenly, but what met his eyes was another banner at the entrance of the church...
“ JESUS IS THE ONLY SAFE WAY, ANY OTHER WAY LEADS TO DEATH”
Those words struck Sukki, it meant something very deep to him...
Ope and Oba were happy when they saw Ola seated on her bed...
“ Thank God, You are fine...” Ope said with a sigh of relief the moment she saw Ola...
“ Ope, you can see she is fine...” Oba said and all Ola could do was respond with a smile...
“ Any food in this house?” Oba said going into the kitchen. Ope sat beside Ola, but she suddenly felt something was amiss when Ola didn’t say anything...
“ What is wrong?” Ope asked Ola
Ola wanted to say “ Nothing” but no sound came out of her mouth. Ope jumped back and beckoned on Oba...
“ Oba, something is wrong with Ola?” Ope said
“ What?”
“ Ola say something...” Ope said frantically but as Ola tried harder, no sound came out of her mouth..
Tears flowed out of her eyes as she knew she would have to do the explanation she didn’t intend to do...
Ope begins to scream and cry...
“I knew something had gone wrong with Ola , I knew it... Ola What happened?”
Ola gave then a sign to please give her a pen and paper, so she wrote with the little strength she could gather...
“ I was attacked by armed robbers last night, I was hit by a charm and raped...”
Ope collapsed....
Now, the attention shifted and Ope was the one who needed help.. Ola and Oba tried splashing water on her face, but she wasn’t responding.
Ola took the paper and wrote “Hospital”. Oba nodded and they both dashed out of the room, with Oba carrying Ope. As they stepped out, Ola remembered the money and Oba remembered the money Micheal had given Ola through Ope. It was in Ope’s handbag . They both dashed back into the room and picked the different pack of money...
It was around 7pm and Ope wasn’t yet awake, although she was breathing as she laid on the hospital bed...Oba had been looking at Ola hideously as he was silently blaming himself for his Sister’s defilement, but like Ola knew what was going on in his mind, she took Oba’s phone from him and typed ...
“ I know what’s going on in your mind, you think it would have been better if you were the one who was in that room and I was in the hostel... No don’t think that way, because if it had been you, the armed robbers may have killed you.”
Oba read the message and could not help but shed tears. If Ola was not ever going to talk, he wasn’t going to talk either...He typed on his phone
“ You are right... but what are we going to do about your voice?” Oba handed the phone back to Ola and interestingly Ola smiled as the texting thing seemed like fun...
“ We can speak to the doctor about it and besides I enjoy this texting thing... Let me enjoy it while it lasts..,”. Ola handed the phone back to Oba who could not help but smile at the last part of the text.
“Ola! What a beautiful and strong soul, she is strong as our father”Oba reasoned quietly... Oba took his sister by the hand and walked to the doctor’s office. Oba explained the situation to the doctor, who told them she might need to see a speech therapist. The doctor also advised Ola should take time to rest because of the rape. He gave Ola a pill that would protect her from unwanted pregnancy.
Ola complained of soreness in her private part. The doctor told her it was normal and that she should try to get some ice packs to relief her of the soreness...
Meanwhile, Sukki was seated at the corner of the church. They were having Evening service. Although Sukki Felt out of place, but it felt like something was pinning him down...He was looking for where to stay. He entered the church with the intention to lie that he was disowned by his father who is a herbalist, because he just gave his life to a Christ, but the words of the pastor was piercing him more..
“ It doesn’t matter where you are coming from, it doesn’t Matter what you have done, God is opening His arms wide to Receive you... it has to be today. A time is coming where you won’t have your father or your mother and the only person who will be able to save you is Jesus... Now is the time to give your life over to Christ.” The pastor was saying
Sukki knew it was time to give His life to Christ. He just knew this was it for him. He had been escaping this, but he knew if he missed this, he could be dead soon...
Sukki walked to the front and knelt before the Lord....
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“ God will punish him wherever he is, He will never know peace in Jesus name. Joy will be far from him all the days of his life” Ope was saying after she woke up from her unconscious state...
Ola had written the whole incident down and explained in details all that happened...
“ You can’t go back to that house!” Oba said
“ And lose a year rent?” The business minded Ola texted to Oba.
She continued “ I will be fine!”
Ola gave a stern look and Oba knew that whenever Ola gave that look, it was final.
Ola returned back to her house and on Oba’s insistence, she bought a strong iron door to replace the wooden door.
Oba and Ope made sure they visited every other day to ensure she was fine, but Ola didn’t like the arrangement as she knew it would affect their academics....
She visited a speech therapist and the bill she was given scared her. She felt if she paid that huge amount of money, she won’t have enough money for her business....
Her being temporarily dumb was not going to kill her dreams. She had to push forward.
Ola wrote to the Landlady About relocating... and would appreciate if she could have a refund of her rent. Ola explained she had been having nightmares as result of what happened to her in that room. The landlady was very receptive and in fact told Ola she would help her get a better apartment ...
The landlady made some calls and surprisingly one of her friends who was a dealer of Eggs wanted to rent a room out. The landlady took Ola there to see if she would like it...
Fortunately for Ola, the house was behind the University where Ope and Oba were. The house also had good security. Ola nodded in excitement and she was all smiles...
The landlady paid her friend and Ola went back with her to pack her things...The plan was for her to move in the next day, but Ola had a strange dream on her last night in that room....
To be continued
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