By Elton Nana Amoah
Mrs Amposah stood up and before she could open her mouth to talk, a team of policemen led by Riri invaded the meeting.
Upon seeing the policemen together with Riri, Mrs Amposah knew they were there for her.
“Riri, what is the meaning of this?” The chairman asked
“Good day woman, are you Mrs Amposah? Turning to Mrs Amposah, a Policeman asked.
“Yes I am, how may I help you?” She answered
“You are under arrest” the policeman said getting ready to handcuff her.
” Hold on officers. I can’t allow this to happen. What has she done? The chairman asked trying to stand up for Mrs Amposah.
Before the policeman could answer or make a move, Mrs Amposah pushed him away and used the emergency exit which was right behind her.
The policemen quickly ran after her. Mrs Amposah knew her way around the church very well so she outsmarted the policemen.
She was able to get out of the church premises and ran into the street just adjacent the church where she was unfortunately knocked down by a taxi on top speed.
She got knocked down which made her unconscious. The police rushed in on her and immediately rushed her to the nearest hospital.
Kuu took Mansa home after rescuing her from the hands of Asabea and her accomplices. On the other hand, Asabea and her accomplices were also arrested.
As soon as they got home, Kuu gave Mansa an aspirin to ease the headache she had as a result of the torture she went through in the hands of Asabea.
Kuu took her to her room and sat beside her as she laid in bed.
“Mansa, how are you feeling now? Kuu asked.
“I’m okay, Kuu. Thank you for saving my life” Mansa said.
“Mansa, don’t worry I owe you more than this” Kuu said.
” I don’t understand you, how do you owe me?” Mansa asked.
” Mansa, there is something you need to know, I have to tell you this Mansa” Kuu said.
“I also need to tell you something but I’m really feeling sleepy now, lets do this when I wake up. ” Mansa said.
Kuu understood her. Before he knew it, Mansa was far asleep. He wanted to leave her to sleep but his thought made him forget that decision.
As he watched her sleep, he began thinking.
” So after all Mansa is not my sister. I am not related to her in anyway. It still doesn’t justify my actions. I raped her and I have to ask for her forgiveness. I will leave town with my biological mother as soon as I’m done, Only God knows if she will forgive me. Please touch her heart. ” Kuu thought.
Mansa on the other hand was fast asleep. She had a dream. This time around, she found herself at the church, kneeling in front of the altar praying.
She suddenly felt that she wasn’t alone. She turned to her left side and to her surprise, she saw Mr. Amposah also kneeling and praying with her. He looked cheerful.
“Mansa my daughter, I told you never to seize praying. Now God has answered your prayers through his servant. I can rest in peace. ” Mr Amposah said this and went behind the altar.
Mansa didn’t see him any more. She started calling his name out hoping that he will come back only to hear Obed’s voice from the exact place she first met him when she came to pray at church.
“Mansa, I’m done here. I have to go back” Obed said.
“Go back where? where have you been all this while? All along you knew my mum, Obed. Who are you? Mansa asked heading towards Obed.
“Mansa, God answers prayers in so many diverse ways and in His own time. Everything has a reason. Now to answer your question of who I am, is it not clear enough for you to know? Anyway, I will meet you at the hospital today” Obed said and within a blink of an eye Mansa didn’t see him anymore.
“What hospital is he talking about?” She asked but was awoken by Kuu.
“Mansa, are you okay? You were talking in your sleep” Kuu said.
” Its Obed, I saw him and he said I will meet him at the hospital today” Mansa said.
” Seriously, Obed is freaking me out lately, we don’t even know his whereabouts and now he is appearing in dreams” Kuu said.
“He has been really helpful. It’s a mystery I don’t know who he really is. Kuu, you wanted to tell me something? Mansa asked.
Kuu’s face changed suddenly. He stood up from the bed and knelt down.
“Kuu what are you doing, what is this? Mansa said trying to get him up but Kuu kept kneeling down.
“Mansa, I’m the one who raped you” Kuu said.
“What!!!! Mansa exclaimed.
“I got carried away, it wasn’t meant to be so, I didn’t know the handkerchief would weaken you. My lust took over the love I have for you. I did that to you Mansa and I ask that you forgive me. ” Kuu said.
Tears began running down Mansa’s cheek. Mansa out of pain and anger slapped Kuu.
“Am sorry Mansa, forgive me, I don’t care if you tell the authorities to arrest me, all I want is for you to forgive me. I love you Mansa, and that was not the right way to express it. Mansa am sorry” Kuu said crying.
Mansa was speechless. The truth was hard for her to take. She kept silent but her silence was killing Kuu. The silence of a woman speaks louder than a political campaign. Her silence made Kuu feel guilty more than ever. All he needed was Mansa to forgive him.
Mansa went towards him and knelt right infront of him. They were both kneeling and facing each other. Kuu couldn’t stop himself from saying sorry. Before he knew it, Mansa landed a kiss on his lips.
It was passionate and sensational. To Kuu, it was like a dream. He wanted it to last forever. He didn’t believe it.
Mansa stopped kissing him and said, ” You took away my pride as a woman. You hurt me so much but I can see in your eyes that you’re sincere about the love you have for me. Kuu, I know my mother and Mr Amposah is my biological father. Obed was behind all this revelation . ” Mansa said.
“What! Are you sure of what you’re telling me?” Kuu asked.
“Yeah, I will explain everything to you when my mum gets here. I will be calling her soon. Kuu, what was Riri doing in your room if you claim you love me?” Mansa asked.
“Mansa, she came on to me but I didn’t allow her, she was even the one I met today. She made a confession to me. Riri is in jail now as am talking to you” Kuu said
“What! for what?” Mansa asked but they were interrupted when the house boy came knocking at Mansa’s door.
Mansa opened the door and asked,”what is it?
“I just got a call from the police hospital that Mommy has been rushed there. She was knocked down by a car” the house boy said.
“0h my God” Mansa said. Kuu also heard what the houseboy had said and without wasting time, they both left the house and went to the hospital.
On thier way, Mansa called her biological mother to meet her at the hospital where she was going.
They got to the hospital and immediately, they were directed to her ward. They got surprised when they saw two policemen righ at the entrance of the ward. They ignored them and went straight into the ward.
Kuu and Mansa saw Obed at the ward. He was there together with a doctor and one nurse.
Mrs Amposah was in a critical condition. She was saying weird things and was just laughing for no reason in particular.
“Doctor, whats wrong with her? Kuu asked.
“Her condition is critical, apparently she was running from the police and eventually got hit by a vehicle. The impact of the fall may have affected her skull. But for her talking and laughing, I can’t really tell until a psychologist attends to her. I will leave you with her. ” The Doctor said and left.
“Mansa” Obed called.
Mansa came in and hugged him ” Obed, where have you been, whats going on here?”
“Mansa, her cup is full, listen to her” Obed said.
“Hahaha, ” Mrs Amposah kept laughing
“I can see my dear husband, hahaha, why didn’t you allow me to get rid of Mansa? I can’t let her get all the properties.” She said. It looks as if she was crazy and was seeing things that actually was not visible to anyone.
“Hahaha, my dear husband, it’s all your fault, Chris and I deserve more than this. I want it all for myself hahaha. If only that Riri good for nothing girl didn’t betray me. After all the monies I paid to her from the Church’s coffers” Mrs Amposah was on top of her voice now. She was going crazy.
“So it’s true” Kuu said ” Riri told me all this”
” Yes, take everything, are you happy now hahaha. Noo my dear husband don’t take me yet, don’t take me hahhaa” Mrs Amposah said.
They all stood there and kept watching her as she talked. All of a sudden, she started shaking very hard like the reaction you get when you are electrocuted.
Mansa out of pity couldn’t see her suffer, she called the doctor immediately to come to Mrs Amposah’s aid.
The Doctor came to see her still shaking with a white foamy substance coming out of her mouth, just like what happened to Mansa.
The Doctor instructed that they all wait outside the ward. They went out and coincidentally they saw Mrs Lokko coming towards the OPD.
Mansa rushed towards her and hugged her in tears.
“what is it my daughter? She asked.
“It’s Mrs Amposah, she is dying mum” Mansa said.
“Don’t worry my daughter, it’s going to be alright” Mrs Lokko said.
“Obed, where have you been?” Mrs Lokko said.
“I have been with you, my sister” Obed strangely said.
Mrs Lokko was surprised that Obed called her his sister as young as he looked.
“Kuu, come closer” Obed called Kuu.
“Kuu this is Mansa’s mother” Obed told Kuu.
“And Mansa, I thought you had a question to ask? Obed said and took her hand.
“Follow me” he said and walked with Mansa towards the exit of the hospital
“Mansa, I wonder why you’re still asking who I am. Have you forgotten the forth person that stood among Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fury fire? God answers prayers in different ways. Your duty is to keep doing good to your neighbour and never seize praying. You don’t know who you may be helping. Go back inside there, I believe you have something to tell Kuu” Obed said.
Mansa got goose bumps all over her. Before she could turn and go back to the OPD, Obed was no where to be found.
Somehow she wasn’t frightened. She smiled and said to herself “Thank you God”
She went in to join Kuu and Mrs Lokko her biological mother. To Kuu’s surprise, Mansa took his hand and told her Mum that…
“Mum, this is Kuu, my husband to be” Mansa said.
“Wow, you have my blessings ” Mrs Lokko said.
Kuu was so surprised of what he just heard.
” I know how you may be feeling now, but I realized I love you ever since I saw Riri come out of your room that night. Kuu I love you”. Mansa said and they hugged each other.
It was at this moment that the Doctor came out looking dull.
“Doctor, how is she? Mansa asked.
“Its unfortunate, we did our best but she didn’t make it. She has passed on” The Doctor said.
Even upon all what Mansa had gone through, in her hands, she still loved her like a mother. She cried bitterly.
“I suppose you’re Mansa? Before she passed on, she told me to ask for your forgiveness on her behalf. That was her last words. ” The Doc said.
“Doc, I’ve already forgiven her” She said while still in tears.
Kuu comforted her and together with Mrs Lokko they left to the house.
On the other hand, Chris had been processed for court and eventually was found guilty.
He was then subsequently jailed for 15 years with hard labour.
Few weeks after the death of Mrs Amposah. Mrs Lokko took it upon herself to look after Kuu’s Mother. She gave her the house that Obed and Mansa once lived in. With Kuu’s educational background and Mansa’s rich Mother, they both studied each other and grew into loving each other until they were finally convinced to get married.
MUCH APPRECIATION GOES TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD AND TO ALL READERS AND FANS OF MANSA