The Legend Of Dayo…
THE LEGEND OF DAYO
SEASON 3: THE RIVALRY
There was a lot of tension in the Conference Room.
The ten Keepers were grouped around the huge table, and they had been in there for two hours already.
Most of the Keepers had varying expressions of anger on their faces, and it was evident that they were not ready to relinquish their stances.
There were low murmuring as they turned to each other and spoke animatedly, trying to press points across.
Ayaka Nsugbe looked at them for a while, and then he sighed heavily and shook a small bell in his hand. The sound of the tinkling bell effectively cut out all conversations, and absolute silence reigned as all eyes turned to him.
“My brothers and sisters,” he said sombrely. “Don’t let this issue drag us in directions of discord. We’re facing the same problem, and we need the same solution. Unity has always been our strength.”
“A unity that was broken by the arrival of Temidayo, the late king’s youngest son!” said an elderly Keeper, his expression grim. “We have wasted enough time! We all know in our hearts that Daniel Godwin is our leader, our liberator, and our future king! Let us rally behind him, and get this done!”
“You blaspheme, Olabode!” Persis Shemen said, her voice almost harsh. “Since when have we gone against the sayings of the Grand Oracle of Dayo? We all agreed to five months of training for Temi. It is the fourth month now. Another month more and we will know for sure who has been chosen to lead us!”[stextbox id=”alert” caption=”WARNING”]Exclusive Content to http://www.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]
“What would we know in a month that we don’t know now, Persis?” Tobi asked angrily, his fleshy face shaking. “That boy is only good with his third leg, so I hear, and that is no great achievement, except for the fact that it indeed shows us that he has the royal shaft of the kings, and he is the real son of King Demi! From what I hear of this Luciano Alexander, she will mount anything that is stiff and strong! Daniel Godwin has perfected mental healing, he is the best warrior we’ve ever had, stronger even than Commander Freeman, with all apologies! And he has a strong, stiff third leg! Clearly, he has towering advantages over this Temidayo, and I for one don’t see why we’re wasting so much time on this infant!”
“Godwin is not the Chosen One, according to the Grand Oracle,” Sage Agu Samuel chipped in gently. “As Persis said, the Oracle has never been proved wrong!”
“That was when he was standing on his own two feet!” Tobi cried angrily, pointing a finger at Agu. “Nowadays the Grand Oracle Jhon Moziz has just become air moving around in a damn black hoodie! He has lost form because he remains trapped in the Rock of Redemption! How are we to know that it is not Leke Olugbade Bally who has disguised himself as the Grand Oracle and deceiving us?”
“Enough, Olabode!” Prosper Freeman said, his voice harsh. “Don’t let your passion cloud your spiritual eyes! The eyes we use to survey a woman’s buttocks are not the same eyes we use to thread a needle! The Grand Oracle created this place for us, and brought us here, and hid us, whilst being trapped inside that rock! Do not blaspheme against him!”
“My brothers and sisters, decorum, yes, let our words be decorous and perfumed toward each other,” Ayaka Nsugbe said carefully as he held out his palms in a gesture to calm down the inflamed passions. “First and foremost, we’re all one with common enemies we must defy. Yes, indeed, outwardly, there seems to be insurmountable evidence pointing to the fact that Temidayo wasn’t born a warrior. But then again, we cannot go against the express commands of the Grand Oracle, even if such assertions are in direct contrast to what the Seer says. We have waited for four months! Let us continue with the same patience for another month, and then surely, there’ll be a clear sign for us all to know who our liberator is.”
There was an uneasy silence as the Keepers stared each other down, and then slowly they nodded in agreement.
“One month, and no more,” Emma Tobi stated blandly.
“It is agreed then,” Ayaka Nsugbe said gravely. “Fair is fair. Let the fifth month arrive, and let us know what the Creator says, and let the Creator, in His infinite wisdom and mercies, show us the real Chosen One.”
And that was how the meeting finally ended.
The Keepers left in singles and in twos, hurrying to their homes before the darkness descended on the town and before the White Kombas arrived.
Emma Tobi, whose house was a little bit far, had brought his coach. The driver was waiting apprehensively in the seat, obviously concerned about how long the meeting had dragged, making the evening approach faster.
Nowadays the White Kombas were getting braver, coming out even when it was not totally dark, and this was a source of worry for every human, especially the driver who had a horrible fear of the murderous monsters.
“Rabiu, fast, let’s get out of here,” Tobi said as he opened the flap of the coach and got in.
Rabiu needed no second order.
He raised his whip and expertly cracked it above the heads of the horses, and the coach took off briskly in the darkening dusk. Soon, they left the cluster of buildings behind and travelled on a more lonely stretch of the road, bordered by tall trees and green vegetation.
Tobi was looking out of the window, his swarthy face dark with suppressed anger, and he breathed with a little sigh of relief when he saw a huge dark figure stepping out from the trees in a curve of the path.
Rabiu drew on the reins, slowing down the horses to a slow canter, and then to a brief stop. The huge figure quickly opened the flap of the coach and got in. Rabiu cracked the whip again, sending the horses galloping.
Daniel Godwin lowered his huge bulk into the seat opposite Tobi and crossed his massive arms across his chest.
“So, how did it go?” he asked in his rumbling voice.
“Didn’t go well, son,” Tobi said darkly. “We wait the full five months, after which a sign will come to us, so they say.”
Daniel scowled darkly and nodded.
“A bunch of ungrateful bastards and bitches!” he said with uncontrollable fury. “So this is how they betray me!”
“Not all of them,” Emma Tobi said quickly. “But for a fact, Ayaka Nsugbe, Agu Samuel, Shemen Persis, and Prosper Freeman obviously support that fool of a boy!”
“Ayaka is a surprise,” Daniel said in a tight voice. “Agu and Freeman, on the other hand, owed allegiance to my father, and I know for a fact that they’ll love a son born to the real queen, so there’s no surprise there.”
“And Persis?” Emma Tobi asked quietly. “What has she got against you? She was a surprise to me because before that fool Temi showed up, it struck me as Persis did like you a whole lot.”
“She did,” Daniel said bleakly. “Until she parted her thighs for my brother.”
Tobi gasped and sat forward with a harsh groan.
“Goodness me!” he said with horror. “Shemen slept with Temidayo? Don’t blaspheme, Daniel!”
“She did,” Daniel Godwin said. “They didn’t know Shola owes allegiance to me. She was the one chosen to help Temi with his seduction prowess. She waited when she was dismissed, and she heard them making love inside the room thinking that she had left.”
“If it is true, and I have no doubt it is, then Shemen Persis must be reported!” Tobi said with a cruel twist to his lips. “Sleeping with the prince is a taboo for a Keeper! We should reveal it and shame her, and get her kicked out of the Circle!”
“No,” Daniel said gently. “That will only foster division and rancour, and I don’t need that. Thank you for being my friend, Tobi. When I become king, you will have the best Clan to rule over, and you will always be a part of my Class Elders.”
Emma Tobi smiled for the first time, and his crafty eyes gleamed rather evilly.
“But, we don’t know if you’ll become king now, my son,” he said craftily. “It is now subject to an ‘if’ clause, because a brother of yours has surfaced, and seems to be in strong favour among some of the top Keepers.”
Daniel Godwin smiled in the darkness, and it wasn’t a very nice smile.
“Don’t worry about my little brother,” he said softly. “He will cease to be a problem. You will reign with me, have no doubts about that.”
“I’ve never doubted you, King Godwin, Your Majesty,” Emma Tobi said with a flourish, and saw how Daniel’s face lit up with a delight he could not hold in check.
He saw also the wickedness in the eyes of the mini giant, and Tobi shuddered.
He knew that something really bad was going to happen to Temidayo.
Daniel Godwin would see to that.[stextbox id=”info” caption=”JOIN US ON WHATSAPP“]
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