So I wondered where the other smell came from. I turned my head around and I was determined to know the source of the evil smell…… (Excerpt from Episode 5)
That moment I realized that the food on fire was half burnt, but before I could go I had to read the letter.
So I opened the envelope and her letter read thus:
It gives me joy and happiness immeasurable to always remember that I’m in love with you. Blessed be the day we met and the atmosphere that prompted our meeting.
I’m writing to you, the lover of my heart, that you should be rest assured that if the earth never ceases to exist so is my love for you… You’re simply the best…!
I was actually the happiest on the planet earth after reading the letter. By then, all evil thoughts had vamoosed and healthy feelings overwhelmed the whole of me. I recalled she once told me that she was not very good at writing romantic letters or lovely poems, but that very day I felt she had written me the best of romance I ever saw. It made me believe that “we love whatever we love for what they are, there is no explanation for it.” Once we have created a place in our heart to love someone or something, no matter how ridiculous or annoying they are, we see them as simply the best. Oh, she was the best!
Nothing actually came to my mind but I wrote something. So I picked up my pen and wrote a brief reply in form of a quatrain:
Your love I seized
Is like the fall of rain
On a thirsty dry land
Nothing but you are my pride!
We enjoyed every moment we spent together as we lived in our own world, a world covered by FLESH. We did things together and we were solely not affected by whatever happened in other people’s world. It appeared as if we lived in a separate planet where our own way of doing things was unique and uniform.
So whatever happened to our world which was covered by FLESH affected both of us equally: We felt the weather the same way; we felt hunger the same way; we fell asleep the same time; we woke up at the same time and indeed, we ate at the same rate…..
As our lives continued joyfully in the FLESH (the WORLD of our own) we kept on enjoying every moment we spent together and ours was a definition of perfection….
One fateful night when birds had gone to their nest, bats hanged to trees upsidedown, moon smiling dearly to the earth, the sun far from its arrival and the stars fully resumed their duty, I was deep asleep when I had a lovely ominous dream. I saw myself in a midst of people, old and young. The purpose of their gathering was unknown to me but I was sure they were planning to separate my lover and me. What we did I did not know!
It did not catch me unawares since I had once had a premonition that people in the other planet called EARTH were not approved of our love affairs. They were pained, dissatisfied and they envied us very bitterly.
My lover and I were all alone in a house covered with FLESH and it appeared people waited outside for something to happen. One man clad in white dress like a labcoat said in silence, though I heard him “our wish is to have them separated”. I listened more quietly perhaps he would give a reason.”But I wish he come out first and his second follows…” He said. I was shocked the more. I knew that by ‘he’ and ‘his second’ he was referring to me and my lover respectively.
I was more scared when another person, a woman who had a wig on her head said:
“I expect them to cooperate with the way we have been monitoring them since…”
“So we have long been under a surveillance!” I thought aloud and it was exactly that moment that I realized I was not dreaming. I looked around and I was still alone but I could hear the unfathomable noise from outside. Someone touched me and it was my lover. She was shivering and tears were dropping from her eyes, much enough to fill up a well. Crying! I was wondering why she could be crying: because of the mysterious noise out there or something?
“What is it bae?” I asked but she said no word, only her sobing increased. Females can be so funny and cowardly, I thought within me, but I did not let her know my thought so she would not say she was leaving me. I checked the diary, it was the NINTH MONTH of our love and it was JULY!
I began to feel it when the building was shaking. It was like the FLESH would collapse. As a man who should not be showing fear in the presence of his lover, I moved closer, drew her close to me and kissed her, but it seemed my kiss had lost its magic. She felt it not…
Then the same woman said, “oh he is coming.” I was praying it was not me but behold I could see a distance between my lover and me. I was not moving my legs yet my body had gone far. The shaking of the building reached its peak now and I unconsciously stepped out. I was welcomed by different faces- some ugly, some smiling, some thankful, frowning. I did not mind them as I was disturbed by the departure from my lover. “He is not CRYING”, one of the faces said very seriously. Then I wondered why they wanted me to cry, so I was determined I would not cry no matter what.
The same woman slapped my buttock with her left palm, yet I did not cry. She repeated thousands of times but I did not cry and now she used her two ungodly palms. I did not want to cry, but I did so just to honour my lover who was absent…
There was now a half smile on everybody’s face except the collapsing building that vomited me. In no time my lover came out without being forced. It was then I knew she really loved me- for better for worse! The people, unable to cope with her wifely consortium to me, decided to separate us.
She was tired, weak and helpless, I could not help either. But before she left she gave me the permission to transfer the love I had for her to someone else. She said, “Dear, transfer the love to any of these names and consider these five qualities in them before you give one of them the LOVE…” She continued, half dead half alive, “The names and the qualities you should consider are…”
And so on the TENTH of JULY I was born and the good LOVERS were DEPARTED.
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