(Episode 4) Chronicle of a Royal Prince and the Devil Incarnate

Nora took me in her SUV, we drove in silence for a while, with me wondering if she was really taking me to the police station, so I could see my father. Then she spoke to me, in words that were shocking to my ears.

Nora: “Adeleke, I know you think I am harsh, or I don’t like you. I understand you are going through a lot of changes since your mother died, but you have to trust that I and your dad are here for you” she said, her eyes on the road. I was looking at her the whole time, trying to see if she meant what she said. But Nora had this kind of face that you could never use to tell what she was ruminating, in the recesses of her mind.

Leke: “But you lied against me” I said, trying to figure her out.

Nora: “A harmless lie my dear. I did not want to worry your dad, he just lost his wife” It sounded reasonable to me, so that when she offered me Ribenna juice, I did not hesitate, I drank all of it, and I smiled at her.

When we got to the police station, my father and his lawyer were already at the counter, I rushed and held him, I had missed him, and after the talk with Nora, I attributed all his new characters to losing Mother.

Bamidele: “My son, I am so sorry for what you are going through” he said and kissed my head, my heart burst with love for him. Then my world shattered…

Nora: “You have to let Bamidele go, Adeleke confessed to attacking his nanny, Mary” she threw the bomb and kept her usual passive face, like she was not about to destroy my life forever. I looked at father, who was staring at Nora, I wondered if he also knew about this.

Leke: “Father, is that why you wanted me here?” I asked

Policeman: “What kind of mock story is this? That this little boy mangled those legs I saw?”

Nora: “I did not believe him, until I remembered that his dad had told him he is schizophrenic” she said. I looked to my father, but he was not even looking at me, he would not save me, nobody would save me. My mother was dead, Mary was decapacitated, and my father had just turned against me. My life had just taken a turn for the worst. The police immediately seized me, they took me into their interrogation room, where they kept asking me all sorts. While I was in their custody, my room at home had been searched, coincidentally they had found a thick iron rod, and also gone through my books. It seemed the fact that I read books written by atheists made me an evil person, capable of attacking his nanny. From the police station, I was taken to the hospital where my blood and other body fluids were tested. Traces of Zolpidem were found in my blood, and it was concluded that I was mentally unstable. So instead of being taken to prison, I was a child, the court sent me to a mental institution.

The day I was led into the mental institution, Father was beside me, but I made sure no part of my body touched him. I already hated him.

Bamidele: “It is all for the best son” he said, as the door closed, locking me in for ten long years.

In those years, photos of my mother and the books I usually read were my succor. I went into the mental institution with a plan, I was going to be the easiest patient they had, pretend to take all my medications; of course I would not really take the medications because they made you crazy if you are not. So I would always stay up in my room reading and talking to my mother’s pictures. I am sure wherever she was; she would be moaning the fate that had befallen her beloved son.

One day, Nora came to visit; this was on my seventh birthday. She brought cake which she shared with the other children loonies.

Nora: “How are you?” she said as we settled into a couch in the visitors lounge.

Leke: “I know what you did. That juice you gave me in the car, which was why that drug was found in my blood. I have never been medicated before. You lied against me again, are you going to tell me now that you were doing it for my good?” I asked her in a very cold voice.

Nora: “I have been selfish, your father is innocent of the crime he was accused of, and he has a governorship ambition in the coming election, I could not let him go down for that. Would you have preferred your dad to be destroyed?” she asked. All the while, my face had been turned away, but when I turned to look at her, the light fell on an object, a big diamond rock sat on her finger.

Leke: “You are getting married to my father?” I asked incredulously. It was just months after my mother’s death.

Nora: “You will probably spend your entire life here, but you will be well taken care of, I will take care of your father and all he has” she said and walked away swiftly. I got up to leave for my room, when I heard my mother’s name mentioned on television.

News Anchor: “Disturbing news about the death of FolakeAboderin has emerged just days after BamideleAboderin’s engagement to society lady, Nora. A reliable source tells us that her neck was slit right inside the Aboderins mansion. The question on everyone’s lips is, did she slit her own throat, could she have been suffering from mental sickness, seeing as her only son has been committed to a mental home” I stood transfixed as I gazed at the television screen.

Leke: “My mother’s throat had been slit?” I whispered in disbelief. I knew for a fact that she had not done that to herself, she loved life too much to kill herself. She was looking forward to Christmas, she was looking forward to seeing me grow, and she could not have slit her own throat. I went back to my room to ponder the things I had heard. I was sure that the same person, who killed my mother, also attacked Mary. What did the person gain from harming these women? If I found the gain, I could find the killer.

Ten Years Later

On my sixteenth birthday, I was certified normal and released from the mental home, straight into the streets. Many years had passed, but the pain in my heart over my mother’s murder had not been eroded. It was as fresh as it was, years ago. My first port of call was my mother’s fashion house, I was sure no one would recognize me because, staying put in one place for years had taken a toll on my weight. Where I was a skinny child, I was now a burly teenager, I had height too. I walked into the shiny building, with polished floors that reflected your image as you walked, and big chandeliers hanging from the high ceilings. I was a bit lost, till I sighted the receptionist. She was a pretty lady with over toned skin and the longest Brazilian weave I ever saw. I was at her desk asking after a job opening, when Nora walked in elegantly with her aides running after her. She looked the same as she did the first time I saw her, ten years ago. She was still elegant in face and physique, and yet still not beautiful in my eyes.

Leke: “Who is that woman?” I asked, being careful not to sound interested.

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Receptionist: “She is the owner of this place; she is a powerful woman oh.” The receptionist replied with delight, she was ready to divulge all the juicy details I was sure. I had found my first informant.

Leke: “What of her husband?”

Receptionist: “Ha he is late oh. Before he died eh, he was just like a vegetable, paralyzed from up to down. Madam tried during that period oh. But she is bouncing back sha” she replied, licking her mouth like the gossip was sweet. I was stunned at first; my father was dead, now I was truly an orphan. I did not mourn my father because I was not sure of his role in my mother’s death.

So I started as a cleaner in my mother’s company, giving them false names, I kept my life as AdelekeAboderin in a box and resumed life as Mikhail Samoa, a Ghanaian boy, it was a low level job and there were no security checks. I also began to go for GCE and JAMB classes in the evening, I had my plans, and they would not work without a sound formal education. While I worked, I found out things about Nora, how she lived her life these past years. One day, I had gone to check my GCE results and found out I aced my papers, it was not a surprise though. In the mental home, I had a gateman smuggle in books for me to read, so I was almost genius, studying was a lifeline to me. So while, I was celebrating with a few workers in the lobby, Nora walked in with her aides.

Nora: “What is going on here?” she barked.

Receptionist: “Sorry ma’am, Mikhail just aced his GCE and JAMB” she said. She turned to me and said,

Nora: “You!” My heart skipped a beat.

Question: Does Nora recognize Adeleke, is this the end of his plans?

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195 Comments

  1. wow….I love d plan Leke did by disguising himself, No! I don’t think Nora will recognize Leke,pls next episode tonight ALF

  2. Am sure she doesn’t recognize him joor…. She’s just surprised a cleaner could pass an exam…. I won’t be surprised if she won’t to start a relationship with him

  3. I don’t think nora recognized leke. Even if she is thinking he know his face somewhere,leke will try to confuse him by pretending he is a stranger. Thats not d end of his plan,even thou his plan will b discoverd,it will still b long not dis early hour. Goodnyt all.

  4. Lovely evening Night ALC&Fs,

    Nope the past years has modified alot of physical features and it will take some time and effort for Nora to recognize Adeleke. Meanwhile Adeleke’s plans still look good and secure while he is still lurking in the shadows.

    Sweet Dreams,

    Up&Forward

  5. Nora won’t recognise Adeleke because its been 10 long years. I felt bad that Bamidele died but that man is chicken hearted sha. How can he allow himself to be manipulated that way by Nora

  6. Nora didn’t recognise Leke.she’s just surprised that a cleaner like him would make his papers with having time to read

  7. I don’t think Nora would recognize him so much time have passed. And dis is certainly not d end of his plans. Next pls.

  8. Na wa o so dis is how wicked one can be. Marveling in a wealth she never wrkd fr well i believe bamidele deserved d suffering he go to av been silent and watch an obvious golddigger manipulate him. I home he suffered wella. I wount be supprised if he is aware of d wife’s murderer

  9. She might recognize him though, bt dats not d end 4 him. like I said earlier, God will see him thru, regardless of her predicaments.

  10. I don’t think she recognized her…………. Nora: “You have to let Bamidele go, Adeleke confessed to
    attacking his nanny, Mary” she threw the bomb and kept her
    usual passive face, like she was not about to destroy my life
    forever. I looked at father, who was staring at Nora, I
    wondered if he also knew about this.

  11. Hhhhmmm,dis Nora na devil o,so Bamidele is dead too,she did nt recognize Leke,am so sure Leke wil fish out d killer of his mother one day,no mata how long

  12. Nora didn’t recognize Leke. And it will not be the end of his plans. God is his strength and protector. Even if she recognizes him, he will still make his plans work because he is smart and God is with him. Kudos Adelove

  13. No , and even if she did m sure leke will try to deny it so that he will be able to carry out his plan, cos for Nora, revenge is inevitable.

  14. Nora was just surprise dat how can dis teenage boy made Aces in his GCE and JAMB? Dru dat she will like him and will want to move closer to him. Dats nt d end for Adeleke

  15. Na wah,Nora na real devil incarnate, anyway she can’t recognise Lake cos is been a long time but Lake’s plan still on.

  16. No Nora can’t recognise him now, maybe in future. But this woman is indeed a she-devil. Leke will surely get everything back from her insha Allah.

  17. Nora didn’t recognize leke but she’s just surprise dat a common cleaner pass such exams…and leke plan cannot come to an end yet

  18. Na wah,Nora na real devil incarnate, anyway she can’t recognise Leke cos is been a long time but Leke’s plan still on.

  19. How can a father be this wicked to allow his only son to be arrested for a crime he didn’t commit… ND I am sure Nora does nt recognize leke

  20. I don’t think Nora recognized leke, so sorry dat Bamidele’s life has to end like dat, dis story is someone complicated

  21. Recognise Leke? If I hear. In her wildest dream or where? She will rely on him and that will be route to expose her and all her evil deeds and associates.

    And to think Bamidele was so gullible and heartless to buy Noras’ gimmicks and allow his own son to be wrongly committed to 10years in psychiatric facility? He covered up murder and other offences Nora committed to shield her from justice because he probably was privy to them. It is sad though how he ended up making his Leke an orphan.

    And no, it is not the end for his mission. It must be accomplished with Nora being executed or jailed for life for all her crimes.

  22. Uhmmmm…… am scared Nora is likely to recognized Leke. But only next episode shall tell. And this I think will no deter Leke from continue with his plans. I wept for this innocent boy……

  23. ThThe plan will unfold when he has gotten wat he wants. I don’t think Nora recognized him. She’s just been angry n acting like the boss that she his.

  24. Nora is a very heartless woman, trying to reap from where she did not show but I know adeleke will pull through and nemesis will catch up with her

  25. so this woman finally succeeded in killing bamidele, i dont pity the fool though, cos he knows one thing or the other about d death of his late wife, am sure leke is on a revenge mode!!!!

  26. This story is a bombshell.i have been reading adelove stories but not as captivating as this.it is as if am watching an American movies.Nora aka she devil tagged by me will not recognise him,even if he might seem familiar to her at first.Gud story.i can’t wait to see how the story unfold

  27. Nora won’t recognise Leke. She was ist stunned that a mere cleaner whom she considered so lowly aced his papers. Leke will eventually succeed in avenging his mother’s death. it’ll be late before Nora realises what hit her…… sweet revenge.

  28. She doesn’t recognize him,but I think if he proves to be an intelligent guy,she might make him her personal assistant and then leke bobo will get to find out the truth. Gnyt ALF

  29. Nah, Nora won’t recognise him. She will only tell him to take his celebration somewhere else and never to repeat that or else he will be fired.

  30. Nora didn’t recognise him.she is just surprised that someone like him could make his papers. It’s not the end of Leke’s plan. His plans must be executed & Nora will pay for all her deeds.
    Thumbs up Adelove crew.

  31. i don’t think that Nora will be able to identify d disguised Leke bobo.
    adelove crew can’t wait to finish dis story.
    thumbs up

  32. No, Nora can never recognize Leke, and Leke will succeed in His plans, Nora should be prepared bcos her death will be worst than any death she has ever witnessed….

  33. Nora cannot recognize Leke,so Nora has finally killed Bamidele what a world full of deceit and evil,well I pray God help Leke out.

  34. no…..I don’t tink Nora recognized him….maybe she was just like u…a cleaner..aced all ur papers…dats incredible….I tink dats wat is on her mind

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