David came out from his room and headed to the dinning to have breakfast. As he sat down, he glanced at his wristwatch and muttered something. He shook his head and stood up. Sonia saw this and edged closer.
Sonia: “Sir,you are leaving. you didnt touch your food”
Sonia said gently.
David: “i’m running out of time. I need to be at the meeting this morning in the next fifteen minutes”
Sonia: “But, sir, missing breakfast is not actually good. It is always advisable to eat breakfast in the morning, no matter what. Please sir ,eat your breakfast”
Sonia sounded like a newly married wife. Just then, Angela emerged and went up to her husband.
Angela: “Darling. She is right. please come and eat your food. The office and meeting can wait. your health is more important to me”
Angela said as she took him by the hand like a baby and led him back to the dinning table. Sonia watched carefully as he chew and swallowed the food. She smiled and left. David ate in a hurry and left for the meeting.
Ronke: “Sonia.i hope you are doing what the baba told you to do?”
Ronke asked her daughter on the phone. Sonia had gone to a phonebooth to speak to her mother.
Sonia: “yes mum. for these past two days, i made sure i put the liquid into his food and i always ensured he ate them”
Sonia replied in a low voice, to prevent people from hearing her.
Ronke: “good. don’t make any mistake o. be careful o. remember the baba said it will back-fire if you don’t do it well as he said”
Sonia: “i know mum. that is why i called. today is the third day. Remind me the things he said i must do today. i dont want to make any mistake o. it’s like i forgot some of the things he said i should do”
Ronke: “haa omo mi o. listen very well. make sure you put it in his breakfast and dinner. and then pour a little of it into his bathing water. Rub the liquid on the clothes he will wear when he gets back and finally, apply it on your palm and rub his head with the palm. that is all. please be careful o”
Sonia: “alright mum. i will try my best”
Sonia finally said and dropped the call. She had succeed only in putting it into his breakfast this morning. She wondered how she can rub his head with her palm and most especially, how can she figure out the clothes he will put on when he gets back today. The bathing water case can never be a problem. She prayed to get lucky. But she was scared. The thought of the everything back-firing was even scarier but she was determined to play this game to the end.
Sonia: “opportunity comes but once. and this is my opportunity. i must grab it”
Sonia said to herself.
David: “Honey i’m hoooome”
David returned that evening from work. Sonia’s heartbeat increased as she was set to carry out her final operations. She successfully applied it into his food and bath water. She had seen the clothes David brought out and she knew they were the clothes he was going to wear immediately after bath. and so she did what she was supposed to do.
Now,the only thing left is to rub his head with her palms. She applied the liquid on her palm and stayed in a place where she knew David would pass through after bathing. As David approached, she composed herself and started looking at the paper in her hand as if she was reading it. As he came closer, she look at his head and said.
Sonia: “oh sir, there is a little soap on your head”
She came closer and David stopped, bending his head for her to clean out the soap as she volunteered to. She smiled within herself as she rubbed the palm with the liquid on his head. she rubbed it all over with pleasure.
Sonia: “its okay now”
Sonia said while David left. She jumped up in excitement.
Sonia: “yes!, i have fulfilled my part. I will now watch and see what happens”
…. Stay tuned to Episode 7