Quarantine Diary – Episode 13

It was time for Mad. Akorkor to obey the summons. She wasn’t told why she was summoned anyway, she was taken by surprise when the matter was raised at the palace.

She was asked to tell her own side of the story.

She narrated just as Mr. Kim had stated earlier. But she gave a little explanation to why she refused giving the child to Mr. Kim the second time he came.

She said, Mr. Kim during his active service days never bothered to check up on them. She toiled to cater for her son and if Mr. Kim couldn’t pay the amount he was charged to pay when the boy was young, what shows he could pay a bigger sum when the boy was fully grown?

That’s why she decided not to give the child to Mr. Kim.

After deliberations, the house decided to fine Mr. Kim for not taking responsibility during his active service days. And also fine Mad. Akorkor for not regarding the chieftaincy to report such an issue but take a sole decision of refusing the father to meet his child.

In the sense that, it was the same palace that made him take responsibility before he left for service, so she should have equally informed them rather than taking that sole decision.

Mr.  Kim then brought the current problem at hand to be discussed.

He said, I have accepted my faults and I’ll pay the fine,  but due to what Mad. Akorkor did,  I never knew my son, to even talk of introducing him to his siblings, as I speak my son has had an affair with my daughter unknowingly.

Is that one too my making?

The house was silent for a moment.

The senior elder said, then the usual ritual must be performed with immediate effect before 6 weeks.

Mr. Kim then said, that’s all he knows so far about their relationship, he is yet to meet both parties and ask them how they met and how long they have been together.

The house then ordered Mad. Akorkor to quickly tell the story to her son and introduce the son to his father. Then both parties should meet the children and interrogate them to know more about their relationship.

Mad. Akorkor was shocked to hear what her son had done. She argued strongly that it is not his son they were talking about, because his son is a responsible married man.

But she had to verify.

Two days later, Mad. Akorkor  called her son to come home as soon as possible.

Louis obliged and went to see his mum as instructed.

Mad. Akorkor: Louis, I want you to tell me everything you know about what I’m about to ask you. I’m your mother and you have not hidden anything from me before so do not put me to shame.

Louis: Mum, what is it?

Mad. Akorkor: What is happening in your home?

Louis: Nothing mum,  we are fine. Do you want to pay us a visit?

Mad. Akorkor: Louis, I’m begging you in the name of GOD, tell me what is happening in your matrimonial home.

Louis: Mum, everything in my home is fine, have you had one of your scary dreams again?

Mad. Akorkor : Louis I’m asking you for the last time before I loose my temper, what is happening between you and your wife? What have you done to her? (she screamed)

Louis : Mum, did she call you?

Mad. Akorkor: Louis….!!!

Louis: Okay okay mum,  I can  explain.

Mad. Akorkor: I’m all ears.

Louis: I met her in the University, we were both athletes. We became close when we once went for a games session at Cape Coast. We later started dating before I had the scholarship to study abroad. She was pregnant before I left, but I wasn’t in the known. She actually worked the scholarship for me. But due to my studies extension we lost contact so we barely heard from each other for the past 2 years. I saw her wedding pictures one day on a friend’s instagram page. The one who posted the pictures was their event decorator, so I enquired from her and she was able to get me her number. That was how we became close again. By then she was married and I was equally preparing to marry Mina.

The first day we met was at a beach where we reminded ourselves of the past.

We met again at a birthday party she invited me to, that night we both got tipsy and the unexpected happened.

I felt guilty the following day and told her we shouldn’t do that again. She then threatened to tell Mina I have a child outside the marriage which I denied severally before marriage. That was how come I couldn’t refuse her sexual requests. I later became addicted and one day her husband tracked us together with Mina to the hotel where we logded and they caught us kissing. And that’s how this whole mess started.

I’m sorry mum. How did you know?

Mad. Akorkor: (In tears) Louis you have killed me, you have finished me. My enemies will finally rejoice. Aaaah (she screamed with her hands on her head)

Louis: Mum I’m sorry, I’m sorry.

Mad. Akorkor: Are u saying sorry, do you know what you have caused to yourself? Do you know what you have caused me? Do you know the mess you have caused?

Louis: Mum, she has been calm for a while now, just help me tell her I have a child outside the marriage. Let’s find a way to make her understand please.

Mad. Akorkor: ”Akodaa na wode3, wohu k)t) eni a, wose abaa” an Akan adage that literally means a kid sees the crab’s eyes & call them canes.

Louis: Mum, is there anything you are not telling me? You are over reacting.

Mad. Akorkor:  Louis you have committed a taboo and it’s an abominable act in our family. You have been having an affair with your own sister all this years Louis!!!

Louis : What are you talking about?  You have a daughter I did not know about?

Mad. Akorkor: (In tears) No my son, that’s your father’s daughter ooo. I’m sorry I didn’t show you your real father all this while.

I was summoned to the palace and it was said there by your father.

Louis: Who is my father? Who is my sister? Mum what are you talking about? I thought you said my Dad is a soldier who never returned from peace keeping, how come I have a father today whose daughter I have had an affair with?

You mean Bella is my sister? Oh my God, I’m doomed.

Louis walks out and drives off.

To be continued.

It was time for Mad. Akorkor to obey the summons. She wasn’t told why she was summoned anyway, she was taken by surprise when the matter was raised at the palace.

She was asked to tell her own side of the story.

She narrated just as Mr. Kim had stated earlier. But she gave a little explanation to why she refused giving the child to Mr. Kim the second time he came.

She said, Mr. Kim during his active service days never bothered to check up on them. She toiled to cater for her son and if Mr. Kim couldn’t pay the amount he was charged to pay when the boy was young, what shows he could pay a bigger sum when the boy was fully grown?

That’s why she decided not to give the child to Mr. Kim.

After deliberations, the house decided to fine Mr. Kim for not taking responsibility during his active service days. And also fine Mad. Akorkor for not regarding the chieftaincy to report such an issue but take a sole decision of refusing the father to meet his child.

In the sense that, it was the same palace that made him take responsibility before he left for service, so she should have equally informed them rather than taking that sole decision.

Mr.  Kim then brought the current problem at hand to be discussed.

He said, I have accepted my faults and I’ll pay the fine,  but due to what Mad. Akorkor did,  I never knew my son, to even talk of introducing him to his siblings, as I speak my son has had an affair with my daughter unknowingly.

Is that one too my making?

The house was silent for a moment.

The senior elder said, then the usual ritual must be performed with immediate effect before 6 weeks.

Mr. Kim then said, that’s all he knows so far about their relationship, he is yet to meet both parties and ask them how they met and how long they have been together.

The house then ordered Mad. Akorkor to quickly tell the story to her son and introduce the son to his father. Then both parties should meet the children and interrogate them to know more about their relationship.

Mad. Akorkor was shocked to hear what her son had done. She argued strongly that it is not his son they were talking about, because his son is a responsible married man.

But she had to verify.

Two days later, Mad. Akorkor  called her son to come home as soon as possible.

Louis obliged and went to see his mum as instructed.

Mad. Akorkor: Louis, I want you to tell me everything you know about what I’m about to ask you. I’m your mother and you have not hidden anything from me before so do not put me to shame.

Louis: Mum, what is it?

Mad. Akorkor: What is happening in your home?

Louis: Nothing mum,  we are fine. Do you want to pay us a visit?

Mad. Akorkor: Louis, I’m begging you in the name of GOD, tell me what is happening in your matrimonial home.

Louis: Mum, everything in my home is fine, have you had one of your scary dreams again?

Mad. Akorkor : Louis I’m asking you for the last time before I loose my temper, what is happening between you and your wife? What have you done to her? (she screamed)

Louis : Mum, did she call you?

Mad. Akorkor: Louis….!!!

Louis: Okay okay mum,  I can  explain.

Mad. Akorkor: I’m all ears.

Louis: I met her in the University, we were both athletes. We became close when we once went for a games session at Cape Coast. We later started dating before I had the scholarship to study abroad. She was pregnant before I left, but I wasn’t in the known. She actually worked the scholarship for me. But due to my studies extension we lost contact so we barely heard from each other for the past 2 years. I saw her wedding pictures one day on a friend’s instagram page. The one who posted the pictures was their event decorator, so I enquired from her and she was able to get me her number. That was how we became close again. By then she was married and I was equally preparing to marry Mina.

The first day we met was at a beach where we reminded ourselves of the past.

We met again at a birthday party she invited me to, that night we both got tipsy and the unexpected happened.

I felt guilty the following day and told her we shouldn’t do that again. She then threatened to tell Mina I have a child outside the marriage which I denied severally before marriage. That was how come I couldn’t refuse her sexual requests. I later became addicted and one day her husband tracked us together with Mina to the hotel where we logded and they caught us kissing. And that’s how this whole mess started.

I’m sorry mum. How did you know?

Mad. Akorkor: (In tears) Louis you have killed me, you have finished me. My enemies will finally rejoice. Aaaah (she screamed with her hands on her head)

Louis: Mum I’m sorry, I’m sorry.

Mad. Akorkor: Are u saying sorry, do you know what you have caused to yourself? Do you know what you have caused me? Do you know the mess you have caused?

Louis: Mum, she has been calm for a while now, just help me tell her I have a child outside the marriage. Let’s find a way to make her understand please.

Mad. Akorkor: ”Akodaa na wode3, wohu k)t) eni a, wose abaa” an Akan adage that literally means a kid sees the crab’s eyes & call them canes.

Louis: Mum, is there anything you are not telling me? You are over reacting.

Mad. Akorkor:  Louis you have committed a taboo and it’s an abominable act in our family. You have been having an affair with your own sister all this years Louis!!!

Louis : What are you talking about?  You have a daughter I did not know about?

Mad. Akorkor: (In tears) No my son, that’s your father’s daughter ooo. I’m sorry I didn’t show you your real father all this while.

I was summoned to the palace and it was said there by your father.

Louis: Who is my father? Who is my sister? Mum what are you talking about? I thought you said my Dad is a soldier who never returned from peace keeping, how come I have a father today whose daughter I have had an affair with?

You mean Bella is my sister? Oh my God, I’m doomed.

Louis walks out and drives off.

To be continued.

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