Leticia came running out barefooted when she
heard Rose’s screams. Leticia knew too well what
was happening to her sister. When she got
outside, she screamed at Frank “What have you
done to my sister?”. “Don’t you know she is not
well?”, she continued. “Just give her to me”.
Frank, who was still in a state of shock as if he
had been hit by lightening recovered from what
had just ensued and asked, “What are you
shouting at me for?”, “And how on earth was I
supposed to know she had epilepsy?” “What
happened?”, Leticia asked. Frank fumbled as he
tried to explain, “When you went inside, she was
just playing and she asked that we played a
game”. “She asked me to toss her into the air
and catch her. Then, after a few tosses, this
happened”, he added as he pointed to Rose.
Leticia then took Rose from him and put her flat
on the ground. Rose’s scream was so loud that
the occupants of the house who knew her
condition quickly rushed out. The “prayer warrior’,
who was part of the people who rushed out
quickly stretched out his hand over Rose who
was still convulsing and started praying, “Hey,
demon, after the knockout punch I dealt you the
last time, you are back again?” “Leave now,
before you force me to put on my Holy ghost
filled spiritual boxing gloves”. “Demon, leave
now!”, he screamed and started praying loudly.
Meanwhile, the ‘consultant’ and Leticia had
bound Rose’s feet and hands and Frank was
ordered to hold her head still to prevent her from
causing any injury to it due to the rate of the
convulsion. Soon, Rose gained consciousness and
she was carried by Leticia into their room. Leticia
realized that she flared up and took her anger out
on Frank who had no idea about Rose’s condition
so when she returned, she apologised for yelling
at him. “Frankie, I am sorry for shouting earlier,
it’s not been easy for us since my mother left”.
“We watch out for each other and ensure that we
are all safe because my family is all I’ve got and
they are my priceless treasure”. “I don’t know
what I will do if anything bad happens to any of
them”, she added. “I totally understand that”,
Frank cut in. “So, is she undergoing any form of
treatment?, Frank asked. “Yes”, Leticia replied.
“We have taken her to several places where we
are told that her condition is rare and that a cure
is not yet in sight so the best we can do is to
manage the situation by giving her drugs to
suppress the attacks from occurring occasionally
and we also ensure she doesn’t engage in an
activity that can trigger an attack”. Frank stayed
at Leticia’s for a while and decided to take his
leave when it started getting dark. On his drive
back home, he wondered the kind of family he
had gotten himself involved with. He became
worried and wondered, “what kind of family is
this?”. “I have only met two of them and they
have candidiasis and epilepsy”. “I can’t wait to
meet the rest”, he added. “Are these telltale signs
of disaster?” Then again, he remembered the love
he had developed for Leticia and said to himself.
“I believe that love conquers all and so far as we
love each other, that is all that matters to me”.
He continued his journey back home with that
thought in his head. When school reopened,
Leticia and Frank left for school together. That
semester, Leticia had the best of everything.
Frank had doubled his provisions intake and
shared them with Leticia. He also helped her to
treat her candidiasis. Soon Leticia was looking
more well-kept and healthier than the previous
semester. Frank constantly showered her with
love, affection and attention. Frank was a Medical
student. He was in his third year at the university.
He was very intelligent and it was evident in his
exam scores and how many times other students
came to him for clarification on topics and
subjects that they could not understand when
Leticia visited him on campus in his hostel.
Leticia’s roommates had become aware of
Leticia’s current glow. She attributed it to Frank
and how they loved each other. Her roommates
always wanted to meet Frank because Leticia had
ascribed him with an almost immortal status.
Frank wanted to pay Leticia a surprise visit one
Saturday morning so he set off to her hostel. He
knocked at her door wearing a big smile on his
face. He wondered, “Leticia is going to get the
shock of her life when she opens the door”. The
hostel door creaked open and to Frank’s
disappointment, it was Leticia’s roommate who
opened the door and stood at the other side of
the door. Quickly, his broad smile wore off and he
said, “Hi, please is Leticia here?”. The lady who
answered the door just stood there and stared at
him. “Miss, please can you hear me?”. “I am sorry
and yes, I can hear you”, she said. “Leticia has
stepped out to get some stuff”, she added. “You
must be Frank” she queried. “Yes I am”, Frank
replied. “I now see why she cannot shut up about
you”. Frank felt a bit embarrassed with that
comment but managed to hide it. “You can wait
for her, I am sure she must be on her way back
by now”. “Oh and I am Rejoice, please,do come
in”. Frank went inside to wait for Leticia. Rejoice
served him with some water and went about
tidying up the place. She was wearing a tight
yellow mini skirt and the outline of her underpants
were visible through the skirt. Frank looked at it
the first time and like most boys, his mind was
programmed to take constant other looks. Rejoice
had noticed his glances so she wanted to make it
a little harder for him so she started to tease him.
She constantly bent over to pick her books up
from the floor. This action almost revealed her
underpants and Frank became more curious to
know and see what was beyond the flesh he was
seeing. He tried to quietly adjust himself in the
seat but when he tried, Rejoice would stand
straight and he had to look elsewhere. She teased
him for a while and before long, the door flung
open and Leticia walked in. She couldn’t control
her joy when she saw Frank. She run to him and
hugged him tightly. They kissed and then Leticia
formally introduced him to Rejoice. “Rejoice, this
is Frank”. “I know you have already met him and
thanks for keeping him company”. “I hope she did
not try to seduce you with the clothes she has
on”, Leticia said looking at Frank. “If only you
knew”,Frank wondered and said “On the contrary,
Rejoice here has been an amazing host”. Rejoice
shook hands with Frank and the only thought
that came to her mind was, “you were saved by
the bell but next time, I am going to make you
rejoice and again I say, rejoice”……the drama is
about to unfold……

Inspy’s World