By Amah’s Heart.
Aprin looks happy on her traditional wedding day. She laughed so hard and sang along the traditional song with Dembe who was by her side.
The guest were leaving one after the other as evening settles. Even the priestess left the occasion for the young once to merry.
Aprin was tasting and eating every dish that was presented. Dembe did not join in eating all the strange delicacies which includes gizzard eggs, fried premature octopus, a day old lamb and many other traditional food sucked in honey sauce.
Many strange food was all presented on the table and passed round to few people who came for the occasion. Aprin was really happy and couldn’t hold back her joy of getting married to the man she truly love.
Everyone can see that she was happy while Dembe on the other hand looks lost. He did must of what he was asked to do and ignored the less important ones.
Sheila saw Aprin free spirit as an opportunity to carry out her plans.
Bash was present at the wedding, it was becoming obvious that him and Sheila were an item after Aprin left him for Dembe.
Sheila gave Bash a signal as she walked out of the gathering and later returned back with a drink.
She concluded that she will make Aprin sleep for so long, she won’t wake up until the following noon.
Dembe saw Sheila coming with the drink, he noticed the exchange of eyes signal she did with Bash and began to suspect that they are probably up to something bad.
Sheila got closer to Aprin, she began to laugh, pretending to congratulate her sister. She gave Aprin the drink.
Aprin collected the drink and was about to drink but Dembe quickly took it from her.
“Why did you do that…? Sheila my sister just gave it to me. I had only taken little drink today and the drink she gave me is not intoxicating….give it to me…today is the final day of the wedding and I really want to celebrate till mid night after which we can retire to my chamber and I will give my virginity to you as it should be….
Dembe said in whisper to her Aprin.
“I don’t feel right about the drink. You can have anything you want my Lady. There is something about your sister’s sudden kindness and bringing you a cup drink when there are a lot of drinks around you…
Dembe stood and threw the drink away. Sheila was watching with Bash from one side of the big room, she became very upset at what Dembe did and came up with another plan.
Aprin also frowned at Dembe throwing off the drink her sister gave her but she quickly let go and continue with her normal spirit.
She stood, dance and clap her hands with few of her friends that was around.
Sheila came to join her sister in dancing, even though she was very angry with Dembe throwing off the drink and spoiling her initial plan she still manage to pretend all along.
After sometime she left and later came back with some pieces of fried octopus sucked in honey. She took one out of the plate and ate while she gave the remaining one to Aprin who quickly collected without thinking.
Aprin ate everything in the plate and continued her dance. Sheila looked at Dembe who was watching and smile mischievously before leaving with Bash.
Dembe saw Sheila taking out of the plate and eating, even though he was not convince with such action from Sheila, he remained seated to avoid causing further trouble.
After sometime, Aprin felt tired and dizzy and said she was going to rest. Dembe took her to their big chamber and she slept off immediately her back touched the bed.
Dembe covered her up. He was so exhausted from all the event and was glad that it was finally over. He sat on a chair beside the bed and was already sleeping off when he heard a knock on the door.
He awaken from his shallow sleep and went to the door. It was Phatsy that was at the door.
“The great mother asked to see you at the visitor’s lodge. She said you should wait for her right there and she will come and meet you.
Dembe wondered why the priestess will want to see him by that time. It was not a day for an evening sacrifice and he was no more in charge of doing that. It was late and darkness has settled in.
He walked out of the chamber leaving Aprin alone in the room. While he was away Sheila was able to sneak Bash into Aprin’s chamber.
Sheila has ordered Phatsy to lie to Dembe that the mother asked to see him so that they can carry out their plans.
Dembe waited and kept waiting for the priestess to come. Despite he was tired and needed to sleep for some time before day break. He kept waiting.
After an hour of waiting, Phatsy was sent to inform him that the priestess changed her mind about seeing him that night. Dembe decided to go back to Aprin’s chamber.
When he entered he was shock to see Sheila and Bash who was on top of a sleepy Aprin.
Bash has already accomplished the planed deal and was just waiting for Dembe to come and see them.
Dembe was shock at first and try to understand what was going on. Sheila started laughing. Dembe rushed to Bash and pushed him off Aprin.
He noticed that Aprin was still lying still without moving. There were stains on the bed too. Dembe got all hot with anger. He was determined to pounce on Bash but his main concern was why Aprin was still asleep with all that was happening.
“She was mine before you charmed her. Her v!rginity, her body and the priest title was all mine but you used whatever charm you have to deceive her and turn her face away from me. She decided to choose a common servant like you with no background. A total nobody. Well….i only took what belongs to me. If I can’t have her fully, at least I had the chance to take her virginity before you did and if anything should happen to her it will all be on you. everybody will hold you responsible. And don’t even think of telling the priestess because she won’t believe you. She is not even happy that Aprin chose a slave over a free and royal son of the soil. You are in for many trouble Dembe or whatever you call yourself and you will have a lot of it to chew….
Bash said with anger to Dembe while Sheila sat on a chair with her legs cross while she looks on with a smile plastered on her face.
When she stood up to leave she looks at Dembe and said.
“You are a slave and you will remain a slave. You might think Aprin saved you and gave you freedom through marriage to her but as far as you remain in this household you will be a slave. And the funny thing is that your first child will be sacrificed to the gods. Aprin has agreed to that already. You have the gut to throw away the drink I gave to Aprin….you thought you are wise. Listen to me, you have a lot of sad days Dembe. You don’t deserve anything good and Aprin’s v!rginity was too good for you to take and a free son of the soil took it. Don’t worry Aprin is not dead…she is only in a deep sleep and will be up by tomorrow. Don’t bother to stress yourself in telling her what happened or who deflowered her because she won’t believe you. That spell you cast on her won’t last for long. Dembe you will have a lot of sad days because your type does not belong to people like us….you are a slave in my house and you will remain one to me. slave boy….
Bash and Sheila walked out of the room leaving Dembe alone to clean up the mess they made.