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THE LEGEND OF DAYO
SEASON 2: THE ATROCITY
The Grand Prince Of Dayo
The darkness receded quickly, and Temi found himself looking into a most horrible place!
It appeared to be a sort of underground, with pools of stagnant water at various places. Rodents, insects and reptiles scurried, flew and slithered around in a rather appalling way.
“What’s this horrible place?” he asked fearfully.
“These are the dungeons under the old palace!” the voice of Jhon Moziz said sadly. “It had only one entrance at the top, and the dungeons are ninety-three steps from the top! Now watch!”
Temi watched, sickened and horrified, as a weeping Kelly Philip, sitting in a huge basket, was lowered through a hole into the dark dungeons!
“Oh no, oh no!” Temi whispered in deep anguish. “What are they doing to my mother?”
“Yes, my Lord,” the spirit of Jhon Moziz said sadly. “Your mother was lowered into the dungeons! That was what Juliet Udeh Onyinye wanted as punishment for your father rejecting her and marrying Kelly Philip! They imprisoned her in the horrible dungeons! Every day she was fed once! Leke Olugbade Bally also wanted her alive so that if your sister, Princess Uvbi Akenzua, refused to marry Temitayo Anubi when she was twenty-four years old, they would threaten her with the death of her mother.”[stextbox id=”alert” caption=”WARNING”]Exlusive Content to aaron-ansah-agyeman.com Do not copy or share on any other site. Do not share on any WhatsApp, Facebook or Social Media page. ONLY SHARE THE LINKS TO THE STORY[/stextbox]
Temi saw the life of Kelly Philip in the horrible dungeons!
The poor woman slept on pieces of cloth, her only companions being deadly rodents, insects and reptiles!
“No one knew she was pregnant, my Lord!” the spirit of Jhon Moziz said sadly. “That was good! If they had known, they would have killed her! But I knew she was carrying you, and so I helped her, even though I was trapped inside the Rock of Redemption. I cried out to the Creator, and I was given enough strength to reach out to the minds of the dogs! See!”
Temi watched as, deep in the night, a group of huge black dogs passed through the woods and slipped through a hole in the wall of the old palace that took them deep into the dungeons!
A weeping Kelly Philip saw them and screamed, but when she saw that the ferocious dogs were dragging bags along, she stopped screaming and watched in wonder as, one by one, they deposited the bags at her feet!
The bags contained food, water, sheets and even lanterns!
The woman began to weep silently with relief.
“I commanded the deadly snakes, rats and insects, and they left her alone,” Jhon Moziz said. “None of them ventured near the section she was occupying, and I kept her area dry and warm, and free of the horrid surroundings.”
There was a flash of darkness, a bout of dizziness, and the scene changed.
Temi knew that the spirit of Jhon Moziz had quickly forwarded the history, to allow him to see what happened in the future of Dayo.
Temi suddenly saw a weak Kelly Philip with her stomach bulging with pregnancy!
A moment later there was a flash of darkness, a bout of dizziness, and then the light returned, and Temi saw her on the floor, trying not to scream as she laboured to give birth.
“By this time I had managed to speak to her mind,” the voice of Jhon Moziz continued. “She knew that the Creator was keeping her pregnancy and birth a secret from Leke Bally and Temitayo. She knew that her son would be taken away as soon as he was born, to save his life and hers! And she knew that, at the right time, her son would come back to her!”
A flash of darkness followed, and then Temi saw that Kelly Philip had given birth, and then she was weeping silently as she wrapped her baby with warm sheets.
She wept bitterly as she kissed her son, and then slipped the chain her husband had given her around the neck of her son.
“My Lord, look at the right shoulder of the baby, please!” Jhon Moziz said urgently.
Temi looked, and saw that on the baby’s right shoulder was a dark birthmark that looked like a roaring lion!
“It is a birthmark that looks like a wild lion,” Temi said. “What does it mean?”
“You’ll see soon enough, my Lord!” Jhon Moziz said.
Temidayo watched as Kelly Philip then tied a knot on the bundle of cloths her son was wrapped it, and then she put it around the neck of a huge dog as the other dogs stood watching.
The dog turned away, and Kelly Philip wept, heartbroken, as her dearest son was borne away by the pack of ferocious dogs!
The dogs carried the little prince into the darkness of the forest where Prosper Freeman and two other old warriors were waiting!
“Temitayo Anubi wanted to kill Prosper Freeman and the few warriors loyal to King Demi,” the spirit of Jhon Moziz said. “So, although trapped in the rock, I created a safe place for the people loyal to your father, and they fled from Dayo and stayed there, waiting for the right time to come back to the Empire!”
There was a flash of light, and Prosper Freeman slipped through a strange doorway, and a moment later Temi saw the warrior placing the baby in front of a strange building.
The baby was in a basket, and the other basket near it was filled with money.
“Leke Olugbade Bally could have seen you if we hadn’t taken precautions,” the spirit of Jhon Moziz said. “I covered you with a cutaneous crust that made you blind, deaf and mute, at the same time rendering you a hunchback. The Creator gave me strength to open a portal, and we brought you down to Earth, to a country called Nigeria, and hid you in various towns.
We were waiting for you to turn eighteen, my Lord, just as the prophecies and oracles about you said. And we didn’t keep you at one place for long. We kept shifting you from town to town to confuse Leke Bally, and we made sure everyone that looked after you prospered and became rich, so that they would treat you well. And that, my dear prince, is how you eventually ended up with the family of Neji Helen in the town of Asawka where you turned eighteen years, and I used the fire to break you out of the cutaneous crust.”
There was a flash of darkness, another bout of dizziness, and then Temi looked into the palace.
He saw Temitayo Anubi sitting on the throne.
The hall was filled with happy people dancing and drinking. Beside Temitayo was a smiling and happy Juliet Udeh Onyinye!
“Why is he acting as king?” Temi asked angrily, and his bitterness spilt into his voice.
“Because Leke Olugbade Bally turned the head of the poor people of Dayo!” said Jhon Moziz. “He made them hate King Demi, as if the king went mad and killed his own mother after consorting with dark spirits! They buried your father in an unmarked grave in the Forbidden Forest, a most shameful burial! This is why Dayo needs you!”
There was darkness, dizziness, and then a flash of light, and then Temi found himself looking at a strange tower!
It was very tall indeed, reaching high above the town of Dayo.
It had smooth walls and was guarded by an army of warriors.
Temi then found himself looking through a window of the tower where a beautiful young woman was sitting sadly on a bed, wiping tears from her eyes.
“Is that the princess?” Temi asked with horror. “Is that my older sister?”
“Princess Uvbi Akenzua, yes, your senior sister,” the spirit of Jhon Moziz said quietly. “She’s been kept inside that tower for eighteen years, and has never seen any other soul except Temitayo and the old women who attend to her! She will be twenty-four years shortly, and when Temitayo copulates with her, he would be able to take the Royal DayoSword!
The olive branch is also dying! So we live in two bad times, my Lord! If the olive dies out, Dayo would be destroyed, together with your mother and sister. But alas, if Temitayo marries your sister and is able to get the Royal DayoSword, and opens the portal for Leke Olugbade Bally to enter Earth, the rest of the world would come under the evil rule of Leke Olugbade Bally, and he will feed on the souls of the innocent Earthlings! So you see, we don’t have any time left! You must come back as the prince, and restore balance, or both Dayo and the world would be destroyed, along with your poor mother and sister!”
Prince Temitayo felt a rush of nausea, and then he screamed as he seemed to plummet to the ground, a splitting headache ravaging him!
However, he exhaled suddenly…and when he opened his eyes he found himself back in his body, inside the room he had been given in the house of his love, Neji Helen…and he was naked!
He was covered with sweat, and he retched hard, trying to hold back the vomit. He looked up dazedly with sweat on his face and saw the dark hooded figure of Jhon Moziz near the door.
The Grand Oracle waved his hand, and a shiny surface like a mirror appeared on the wall.
“Come here for a second, my Lord,” Jhon Moziz said.
Grunting, Temi got to his feet, feeling so weak and light-headed.
“What now?” he asked gravely.
Jhon Moziz indicated the mirror.
“Look at yourself,” he said.
Temi faced the mirror.
It was the first time he had seen a full-length mirror.
He stifled a scream and clamped a hand to his mouth when he saw his reflection.
He trembled, and then waved his hand fearfully, and the image in the mirror waved his hand too.
Temi grunted and took a step back with fear.
“Don’t be afraid, my Lord. That is a mirror, and it reflects you. That is your image,” Jhon Moziz said gently.
Temi gazed at himself with wide eyes, turning his head sideways, and raising his hands slowly.
Tears came to Temi eyes.
The image was a splitting resemblance of King Demi!
“If you doubt it, take a look at your right shoulder,” Jhon Moziz prompted.
Temi, weeping gently, turned his right shoulder to the mirror…and there it was, the birthmark of a roaring lion!
“I look just like him…like my father!” he whispered with sorrow as he recollected the painful sight of Temitayo Anubi running a knife into his father’s heart.
“Yes, and I believe this belongs to you!” Jhon Moziz said.
Temi turned, and saw the golden chain of his father hanging in the air, just in front of him.
“I kept it, for just a day as this,” Jhon Moziz continued.
Temi reached out and took the chain. He slipped it around his neck, and turned to survey himself in the mirror.
“My name is David Temidayo Dayo!” he said softly.
“No,” Jhon Moziz said gently. “You’re Grand Prince David Temidayo Dayo of Dayo, son of King Demi Dayo, of Dayo…and you’re the heir to the throne! My Prince, will you come to Dayo with me now?”
Tears fell down Temidayo’s face as he stood in front of the mirror looking at his reflection.
“I’ll clear my father’s name, and he will receive the burial of a true king” he said softly with sorrow. “My mother will come out of the dungeons, and my sister will come down from the tower! Temitayo will pay! Leke Olugbade Bally, in one way or the other, either in this world or the next, will pay for the death of my grandmother! You never told me the name of my grandmother!”
“Queen Fati Dayo,” Jhon Moziz said in an unsteady voice.
Temi nodded as he still continued to stare at his reflection.
“Yes, Jhon Moziz, you will come out of the Redemption Rock where you have been trapped! I am the son of King Demi and Kelly Philip, brother of Princess Uvbi Akenzua, grandson of Fati Dayo, and my name is David Temidayo Dayo of Dayo…and I’m going back home!”
Jhon Moziz couldn’t speak again, not at that moment…[stextbox id=”info” caption=”JOIN US ON WHATSAPP“]
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