Diamond in the Forest Episode 27 & 28

Episode 27.
“You sent for me my prince…
I’m sorry I was out on palace
patrol…I just returned…
“You are talking with the
maiden I sent out on
suspension, I was told so…
what business do you have
with her..
“Nothing my prince…she told
me that she was suspended
and i wanted to know why…
that was all…
“Leja…I trust you and I hate to
have doubt in anyone I trust
totally…you are close to me
and it was because of your
hard work and sincerity that
made you to become the chief
guard and the Oba has
rewarded you greatly for all
your labour and when you
saved me from drowning at
the river. you have serve well
and you know almost
everything that goes in and
out of this palace…why I’m
saying this is because I have
few question for you and I
need a truthful answer, you
have never lied to me so don’t
start now….Nike came to me
with the news of being
pregnant and the funny part is
that she said I’m responsible.
the night I woke up and saw
her naked in my chamber and
all my cloths were off…that
was the night she said it
happened….now tell me is this
true, did I send for Nike
because I don’t see any reason
why I will do that…I have no
interest in her at all and I won’t
even in my dream…why will I
specifically send for Nike and
then lay with her…because I
remember all that happened
that night, you kept on filling
my cup until I passed out and
the next thing is a naked
maiden in my chamber…and
she is claiming that I laid with
her…and I’m certain…so certain
that I did not do such…so tell
me the truth…what happened
that night…
Leja breathed in, he wish he
can say everything without
covering anything up, but if he
has to that then the real truth
about Remi’s pregnancy and so
many other things will be
revealed and the prince will
never forgive him, he may end
up being punished or banished,
“may the gods forbids, being
banished and die in the evil
forest is not my portion and
the gods will not allow such
thing to befall me”, Leja prayed
in his mind.
Leja bent his head not knowing
how to start but he has to end
this evil seed that Nike has
started planting before
something else goes wrong, he
will leave Remi’s part out of it,
she is dead and long gone, so
she has become a history but
Nike was running with speed
with this her evil plans and he
can’t bear it any more, he has
to tell the prince everything
that happened that night
“Leja…soro…kilo sele( Leja Talk what happened)…I asked a
question and I need a sincere
answer…why are you quiet…all
I want is the truth, if you have
lied before to me then say the
truth now before I start
digging, say the truth because
that is the only way to my
heart…you know that.
“my prince… i….i mean…I
uhmmm…imabinu( Dont be Angry)…you are
right my prince…you never
sent for Nike that night neither
did you lay with her, the child
that Nike is carrying is not
yours…I don’t know how she
sneak into your chamber that
night and I was surprise to find
out when you asked her to
fetch me that night…she was
obsess with you and wanted
you, most maidens admires
you greatly my prince but Nike
took it too far and all I did was
to cover her up and not for her
to get into trouble with you, I
never knew she will come up
with this pregnancy thing…she
took it too far and I am deeply
sorry for not saying the truth
when you asked me and I did
not bother to come all this
while to clear what happened
that night…I know you trusted
me, I betrayed that trust and I
felt bad after lying to you that
night please for give me my
prince…e joo( Please my prince)
Leja knelt down and the prince
asked him to stand up and he
quickly did.
“Is there any other thing you
aren’t telling me…Leja…I feel
there is more to this…tell me
more…. Everything I need to
“That is all my prince, if
anything needs to be told you
will be the first to know…this is
“Leja…Leja…why will you agree
to such…she pulled off my cloth
because I woke up without my
cloths on, what an insult to my
person, she was standing right
here naked…real naked, Leja…
and she did not make any
attempt to cover up until I
asked her to…why will I see
such thing, you strongly lied to
me and said I sent for her
when I know fully well I never
did, you made me look like a
fool and I did not know what
to say except to ask two of you
to leave my chamber that
night…why will you agree to
such, your duty is to the palace
not to a maiden, why will you
even defend her unruly act…
who is responsible for her
“..i…I don’t know my prince…
maybe is from outside the
palace…but…I uhmmm don’t
know…all I know is that she
was obsess with you and she
took it too far…i am so sorry…
deeply sorry, I plead for your
forgiveness my prince, please…
I’m pleading…such will never
happen again…I promise…I will
do my work as I’m trusted to
do…with all sincerity…I will…
“enough…when that maiden
returns from her suspension
she will be totally dismissed
from the palace, such people
should not be here…they have
no place in this palace…they
are desperate and dangerous
and before she will be finally
dismissed ask her to bring her
mother to the palace…in fact
go to their house tomorrow
and give her my message, tell
her while she is resuming back
from her suspension she
should bring her mother along,
I need to see the kind of
woman that gave birth to such
maiden, I will love to know if
the woman gives advice to her
daughter at all, that maiden is
wayward and unrestrained
that was why she has the gut
to do what she did, and as for
you Leja, my trust for you has
gone below my legs, I will
have to weigh everything you
tell me next time, until I’m
certain is the truth, it will be
hard for me to believe you…
you failed in your duty and you
deserve to be suspended too
but I will let you be for now,
leave my chamber at once..
Leja bowed and left
immediately, he wish he has
not allowed his jealousy to get
the best of him, he wanted
Remi but when the Prince
started showing interest and
Remi never gave him a second
look, it prompted him to get
involve with Nike and the
result so far has being
disastrous, innocent lives has
being lost and now the prince
has doubt in him, he wish
there was a remedy to
everything he has done, he
wish he can totally confess
everything but that will be
dangerous, the prince is angry
with him for just this, that
means if he has told the prince
everything, the truth about
Remi and all that he has gotten
involve in, the prince will want
to have his head in a platter, he
will do worst things to him.
And Nike may want to get back
at him if she finds out that he
have spoilt the whole plan, she
and her mother will not take it
lightly with him, but she will
also be getting herself into a
bigger mess if she decided to
tell the prince what happened,
Leja knew Nike can not tell the
whole truth. But whatever that
may happens he silently
prayed it will not get worst
than it seems already.
Remi held Ademide as he feed
in her arm, she watch him with
a smile and suddenly hard
Sipah’s voice who was
watching her from the door,
she startled
“Sorry…I scared you….i just
wanted to know how he is
doing, I was out the whole day
and didn’t get a chance to play
with him…
“He is asleep now, he looks so
beautiful Pah, and just
watching him alone gladdens
my heart…
“Sure, he is, you are beautiful
Remi…so is only normal to
breed your kind…you have a
warm heart, when I say you
are beautiful I mean every
word of it…inside and out.
Remi looked up at him and
they locked eyes for sometime,
the native handmade lamp
burn at one corner, Mikai sleep
soundly, Ore was out, he
sometimes sleeps on the tree
or in the house that Sipah built
for him, Sipah also built a
house for Mikai’s birds, rabbits,
squirrels and other pet animals
that Sipah caught for Mikai
Sipah looked away, as he felt
the heat of his emotions
“I just wanted to check up…i
will wash up and go to bed,
good night Remi…good night
Emmanuel…I pray the almighty
God, keeps us all safe through
out the night as always and
may morning bring the
blessing of the new day to us…
“Amen…thank you…
Sipah turned to leave and Remi
spoke again making him to
“Pah, you are also handsome,
even your scar can not hide the
fine man that you are, you are
a good man with a large heart,
sometimes I mistake you for an
angel in human. Thank you
Pah….i love…I mean I love the
environment you created for us
Sipah smiled, he nodded before
walking away, he washed up
and return to his room, he lay
down in his bed and watch the
fire from the clay pot in his
room, burn quietly.
Remi has occupied his mind
and he forgot to pray, he sat
up from his bed and silently
started praying
“heavenly father, I thank you
for your numerous blessing
everyday, I can’t tell it all, even
if my body is filled with mouth
is never enough to say thank
you father, thank you for Remi
and Emmanuel, thank you for
Mikai, Ore our monkey friend,
the beauty and quietness of
this place, where people
dreaded most you created a
beautiful home out of it for us.
Night has come and I ask for
your protection over us, send
your angels to surround us, no
evil is allowed close here
because we are under your
wing of protection. Thank you
so much for your love and
kindness so far, I tell you
everything because you are a
good listener and a loving
father, today I decided to talk
to you about Remi, my
emotions and the way I feel for
her, I don’t know if this is right
or not but I don’t want to do
things you won’t approve off,
keep me in check and don’t let
me run wild with this, it may
seem normal to be together
but I am not counting on what
seem normal in my eyes but
what you think about it all.
Have your way in our lives and
perfect that which concerns
us….may we find our purpose
in life and live as you want us
to live…this and many more I
pray in Jesus name…. Amen.
Sipah returned to bed and slept
with peace in his heart
Remi lay with Ademide in her
own room, she wish she can
express how she feel about
Sipah, he looks at her the way
she love, she melt at his gaze
and love having him around,
he makes her have this warm
feeling that she can’t explain,
she wonder if Sipah feels the
same way too, she wish Sipah
could just tell her the way he
feels about her, she almost said
that she loves him earlier
which was what she had
wanted to say but caught
herself, Sipah maybe feeling
different from that.
Remi breathed deeply as she
tried to think of something
else, she thought of the prince
and frowned, she has had same
feeling for the prince, same
feeling that she was having for
Sipah, the Prince has joined
many other to hurt her, only
the princess and Ope stood by
her in the palace.
Remi wondered what life was
like for them, they all probably
thought she was dead.
Remi thought of her late
mother and wiped a tiny tear
off her eyes, she wondered
how her grandma and Dami
are doing.
Her grandma’s riddle has never
left her heart “two will want
you, only one will have you,
then disaster will struck and
the gods will take you far away
with the seed of crown…which
will become a Diamond in
forest…sorted after….
She understand her grandma’s
riddles but not fully, the only
part she is yet to understand
now is “diamond in the forest
that will be sorted after…by
who, Remi asked her self
silently, she looked down on
her son and covered him up
properly. “the only good thing
I got from the palace is
Ademide, the prince broke me
up even without knowing, and
when I thought the world has
come to an end for me I found
a new home here and another
beginning… I’m glad the gods
kept me safe until I brought
my Ade forth. This is my
present, Sipah, Mikai, Ore and
everything here is my present
and I find peace here, no
trouble, just us living in our
own world. All I wish is that
Sipah will open up to me on
how he feels or maybe I should
tell him…no I can’t, I will rather
remain quiet and allow
whatever will be to be…but I
feel something strong for him…
same as I have felt for the
Remi breathed again before
shutting her eyes, as she
allowed sleep to take over her.

Episode 28.
Ope walked round the market to make sure she has gotten everything the princess sent her to buy.
As she was about going she sighted a young boy, she recognized the boy very well, despite he has increased in height and body she still know who he was
He wanted to buy fufu from a older woman who seem to be smiling while talking with him
Ope quickly walked up to him and tapped him on the shoulder, he quickly turned and looked at Ope with a confused face before greeting her
"Eka sun (good afternoon)
"Ba wo ni (how are you)
"O wa pa (I'm fine)
"Do you know me...or let me say do you remember me...?
"Rara o (not at all)
"Are you through with what you came to buy or you still want to buy other things?
" I'm through...I just want to wrap up the fufu and I will be on my way...
Ope nooded as he collected the fufu and greeted the woman cheerfully and they both Left the market together.
"Oru ko mi ni Ope (my name is Ope) I work in the palace...and I was close tob your sister Remi before she was banished... I'm deeply sorry for your late sister and also your late mother, Remi was a nice maiden but she has so much enemies than friends and they plot together to destroy her...I am sorry... what is your name again..
"My name is Dami and I live with my grandma now, she sent me to buy somethings at the market, the woman you saw me talking with use to be Maami's friend, they usually sit together in this market and sell their fufu but ever since maami passed on she has never stopped giving me and my grandma free fufu, she refuse to collect money from me, she said maami was kind to everyone including her, maami will give her last meal to a total stranger and go hungry... Maami's death is still a shock to her and to those she was close to, it sound so unbelievable because she was looking healthy on the last day she came to market and the following day she was gone... followed by my pregnant elder sister being banished, I thought the world has come to an end but I'm glad to be among the living. well, I think remember you now. My sister do mention your name sometimes back then... how's the palace and the Oba...we hard that he is very ill, hope he is getting better?
"The palace is cold as usual...it was as if your sister took the color along when she left... the palace is never the same but we all go about our rightful duty as we called to and as for the Oba... we are still hoping on the gods for him to get better...I hard this morning that two of the cabinet men are also sick and the native doctors has gone to attend to them...no one knows what is happening... only the gods sees in secret...
"My grandma said so... she said many will become sick and the kingdom will be torn apart... the seed of crown which happens to be the diamond in the forest will be sorted after... she said the oba Will not die.. he will live to see the seed of crown...
"What seed of crown and diamond are you talking about...I don't seem to get what you are saying Dami.. what are you really talking about...
"I can't even explain myself I'm just quoting my grandma...but she say certain things that ends up being true. She makes me to believe that Remi is alive and well... she has a son and they live in the forest with with a stranger...I believe her because she has the ear of the gods...
"Can you take me to her, I mean iya agba... your grandma ...
Let me greet her before going back to the palace
Dami took her to the house, the grandma was making ewedu soup with a short bunch of broom. She has prepared Amala already as Dami went to assist her after introducing Ope to her.
Ope knelt down and greeted her before Iya asked her to stand up
"Remi was my good friend back in the palace before the disaster struck... she was a kind person, I just wanted to greet you Iya and to also sympathize with you...it must be very hard loosing both daughter, grand daughter and even a great grand child if Remi's had given birth...but the gods knows the best...Remi was selfless when she was alive...
"Yes, and she is remain selfless because she is alive. she trusted too much but that was because of the kind of person she is, enemies in a friendly clothing were surrounding her... it wasn't because she was cold or foolish that sent her to the forest... my grand daughter was wise and bold yet too soft...
"You mean she survived the forest and bore her child right in the wild...
"Yes, a son, diamond in the forest...he is the seed of crown... a remedy for the kingdom...
"Oh... the gods be praise...so Remi will eventually return back to the kingdom alive with a son... wow...it sound too good to be true...I can't wait Iya... I can't wait for her return... how long will it take for It to happen...
"The gods did not reveal the time or hour, I use to guess maybe it will be upto five years before all this will take place but I feel the time is close... she is not coming alone... she will be coming with total strangers... they have shining light around their feets, they came before and built The first school here for us but the Oba chased them away because he felt they brought new strange teaching that may corrupt the people's minds but this time the stranger coming with my grand daughter will come to stay, he will pitch his tent here and many will come to believe in his teaching...he is a good man with a pure heart and so is the little girl with him... they will marry our own and multiply... the troubled kingdom will be peaceful again because the wicked will not stand the heat... they will be exposed soon...
"Amin... Iya, even though I don't understand everything but it all sound too good...I am so happy to know that Remi is alive and I will keep pleading to the gods to keep her and her son safe until there return...iya I have to run back to the palace now...I met Dami in the market and decided to stop by and greet you..
"Please wait and eat something my child, the soup is almost ready... you can't come over without eating or drinking from me... the princess is not in need of you right now so eat before running back...you are a good child and the gods are smiling towards you... your fight for justice will be greatly rewarded...but in all your doing be wise because the enemies plan is only to kill and destroy anyone standing on their way...
Ope nooded and waited as grandma served her Amala and Ewedu soup with dry fish.
As Ope silently ate, Dami sat beside her eating his own Ewedu with fufu, grandma kept on talking to her about things that are yet to be
Ope did not understand every thing but she nodded anyway
The food was so delicious that she ate up the plate of Amala before thanking grandma
Before she Left she promise to always stop by any day she was sent to the market just to check up and to know if iya agba cooked Amala and Ewedu
They all laugh before Ope Left.
Nike's mother became sick, Leja came to give the prince message to them but found out that Nike's mother was critically ill, he passed the message anyway and left without wasting time, he tries to avoid any suspense or questioning that will come from Nike.
Leja reported back to the prince
Nike couldn't return to the palace after the prince warning, she doesn't know what Leja said to the prince which made him to dismiss her from the palace maiden, she was angry at Leja and planned to find out what he told the prince ones her mother's health improves.
She wanted to be in the palace where she will get to see the prince daily but she can't leave her mother in her condition
She planned to deal with both Leja and Ope if she is allowed back to the palace.
Nike wondered why people were falling ill in the kingdom, first it was the Oba, then two cabinet men now her mother who knows who will follow next.
But she wasn't afraid, she must try to achieve her aim by becoming the next Queen of the kingdom, and Leja has to help her achieve that other wise he will expose him.
Remi worked with Mikai in Sipah's farm, as they harvest the corn.
Ademide was securely at her back with the stained wrapper which has become almost everything to her in taking care of her son
Sipah has gone into the forest to cut woods for his farm.
Ore was with Remi and Mikai as he follows them everywhere they go wanting to assist but don't seem to know how
When Ademide started whining and crying, Remi decided to drop him close by, she spread the corn ear first on the farm land before spreading the wrapper over it to make it soft.
She sat Ademide on the ground and asked Ore to play with him
Ore was happy to have baby Ademide to himself as he jump up and down making the little boy to giggle.
Ademide stopped crying and started laughing as Ore started entertaining him..
Mikai looked over to where the baby and monkey was playing and started laughing
"Ore will make a great baby sitter...he act like a human atimes...he likes playing with Ade... The baby is fond of him...
"Yea, Ore is an intelligent animal, the first day he showed me the spring I was shock... my throat was patched...I really needed water and Ore lead the way to the spring, it was from that day I gave him the name Ore...
"Someday I pray to also have a baby...I love babies...I grew up here with Pah, he told me the stories of my real parents burning in a house fire set up by wicked people, Pah saved me and he became a parent to me, he taught me to read and write and how to do so many things like my own weapon, he is my father and my only family I have on earth, I'm use to this environment and I'm not afraid... I'm use to pah and the animals untill you came here, pah has said if I come of age he will take me to a faraway village where I will be able to have a suitor... maybe marry and have children...he doesn't care much about himself, but I pray every night that God will protect him and send a woman who will become his wife... do you know that when you came it looks like you were an answer to my prayer... you and pah were getting close I was happy but recently i notice that pah seems to be distancing himself from you... do you know why?
"Well, not really... you know pah can be weird and he prays alot... maybe he likes having quiet time where he can communicate with God without any distraction...
"Maybe you are right... Pah prays too much, almost all the time. you said you also lost your father and mother, the only people alive is your grandma and your brother... you are still blessed to have a grandma and a brother...I wish I have a grandma and a sibling too...but is all good... the Lord's ways are far different from ours... he sees and knows all things. Pah thought me to be thankful in everything... forgive those who hurt us and pray for those who hates us...
"He is a good man...I mean Pah and he really brought you up in the right way but forgiveness doesn't come easily for people like me...I still hate those who hurt me and I wish them nothing but pain and suffering...
"When you forgive you do yourself a great favour because hate is a great burden and it can weigh you down...
"Your words are too matured... let's talk about something else. will you like to leave this forest someday...I mean with Pah...?
"Certainly, I will love to live among humans, I will love to visit the market and see lots of people, I will like to go to the stream and see people there... not just me and pah but living in the means of plenty people and blushing when a handsome man looks at me like you blush when ever pah looks at you...I have seen you blush before...
"Whaaaat...oh mine... do I really blush... was it that obvious...oh Mikai.. now you have caught me..
"Yes, you do blush and I wish I can get a fine, God fearing, hardworking, fearless man like pah who will also make me blush... hahahaha..oh my God...I sound like a broken record..
"Yes... you really do, but my younger brother can actually fit into your description...he can make you blush, he is handsome, strong, hardworking, God fearing too...
"I'm not sure your brother will like a girl from the forest but we are running ahead of ourselves...we are still in the forest... let's wait untill we out of here first...but this place is so cool unlike the noisy crowded world... Pah says that alot. The hunter he once saved brought different things to thank him, like the crops we plant, cloths and foot wears... many other things. Is being years now we never hard from him. Pah told him not to come to this part of the forest at night again because is dangerous for him and he is an elderly man, unlike pah filled with hot strong blood, he has being through alot but I'm glad God kept him... everything in this world may fail but God's word stand firm forever...look... look... Ore is trying to lift Ade from the ground...I think he has peeled on himself and Ore want to move him.... hahahaha... this is so funny...
Remi laughed at the scene before going to carry her son from the ground.
Sipah was carrying wet wood which he plan to use for his yam and other crops like vegetables, beans, groundnut and melon.
Ore saw him coming and ran to him
He was happy to see him as he jump up and down.
Remi and Mikai watched and laugh while Sipah kept on smiling with the heavy wood which he later dropped down, he breathed heavily.
He waved at Remi and Mikai before leaving again to cut down more wood.
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