OGUNNIYI ABAYOMI - DEATH AT SUNSET
Ogunniyi Abayomi was born July 11, 1991 in the city of Lagos, where he resides. His love for writing is very strong whereby he considers it a page of his life. Ogunniyi Abayomi works have featured on various journals both locally and internationally. A lover of art and mostly inspired by literary works that bring him to life.
DEATH AT SUNSET
The day drown in its realm of unknown circumstances across the midst of breathing breeds of Lagos, struggling to keep their feet for the next chapter of adventure towards survival.
The hauling crow in the early hours of the morning arouse Ade attention to the blistering pain of Jaiye groaning and screaming when her womb suddenly kicked for its due period of delivery.
The tales of moonlight by the edge of the sun were hours born to restore Ade pride of fatherhood on the test of fate. Beating the death of time at the writhes of Jaiye discomfort, she was admitted to the hospital for her delivery,erupting an atmosphere of tension and anxiety at the twist and turns of the stretcher to commence labour at the theatre room of the teaching hospital.
Mr Ade Williams, a regional manager of a textile company in Lagos, spurned his calls and appointments for the day to ensure that he is aware of every information towards the critical condition of his wife. The rage of perplexity split his mind in halves towards her condition, observing the cackling feet of medical staff at the reception of the hospital, his thought roused queasy feelings on Jaiye chances of giving birth to a child successfully,brooding in pyjamas and sandals over the condition of his spouse.
Screaming at the skin of his ears, the refrained voice of the doctor seeking his attention for an appointment in his office towards the conditions of his wife. His mind were beclouded by the raging perplexity of his thought,raising negative expectation while he approach the doctor office to know his fate concerning Jaiye pregnancy.
Mr Williams please have your seat comfortably the doctor said to ease his tension and negative thought, sacrificing his attention to the doctor observation towards Jaiye condition. At a stern and strict approach the doctor stated clearly her condition and the limited chances of survival if necessary actions are not considered quickly.
Sir , your wife condition is totally critical in the breathe of my profession as a doctor,
Doctor, Ade muttered, you are saying that my wife womb is ruptured! Does it mean her womb would dance to your knife and click s of scissors because I want to be a father? I would advise we consider another option while time drown away in tick of seconds.
The doctor replied thus saying; Mr Williams, your wife condition pulled her to the pole,her struggle to gain her feet of survival is limited except we perform this operation on her womb. Her chances of survival are very slim if necessary action are not considered fast. All you need do for us is to append your signature to the document to commence her operation immediately.
Doctor this is rather confusing than I imagine Williams uttered back in despair. I cannot believe this and my hope on her surviving the operation is out of line. Please, my heart is dark concerning her situation,are there other solution that would restore the light of seeing her once more.
This line,you sign on those lines below to commence our job immediately. Sir,you are also standing in respect of your identity as her husband and guarantor to commence the operation.
Doctor, Williams muttered in despair of his condition requesting in a desolated state of agony and anguish. Do we have to go this length to ensure a safe delivery, are there no better option to avert this casualty Mr Williams required from the doctor.
Mr Williams, crying is not the best option right now sir, but your anticipation to get her out of this situation is what you should seek for. You should speak to the realm of heaven and seek their assistance or continue to wail in the agony of self pity sir. You sign now or stand the risk of loosing her to the quick brisk of death, Its your choice sir.
He fulfilled the medical obligation appending his signature to the documents to commence the operation immediately. A sad moment, a different tale as he walks out of the hospital pondering on the circumstances and challenges his fate encounter towards being a father. Wandering across the tars and screeches in the suburb of Lagos,the prey and stings that would bite his soul towards the demise of his wife.
Pondering on the situation Ade was engaged with his phone beeped silently in his pocket while he was bemused over the terrible condition of his wife.
Mr Ade where are you? Your presence in this office is highly demanded by the managing director in respect to the query of missing funds in the companies account, the respondent muttered, affirming to come over to the office to answer his query at his office.
Porous, unstable, bizarre and dispossessed neither was Ade organised while he moved to the office to answer the case placed before him. Dwindling over each question and unstable composure, the possibility of loosing his job were ragging after much stress and anxiety encountered at the hospital.
The panel and the presence of the board of director at the meeting of overwhelmed importance to sustainability of Ade job was clear to his mind, the trouble that await him which envisage the danger of loosing his job if he is guilty.
The enacting scene of misery and pressure was unpertubed while he holds the anxious feeling of fear over the wild stage of controversy that befall his fate. Mr Ade Ojo under your control, the company lost 15 million to the hands of fraudulent customers, you carelessly approved the project which has regressively obstruct the progress of the company as articulated in the company's report.
He was aggrieved to the letter of accusation pronounced to his ear, he was shocked neither were his mind straight over the tragic event sinking his mind to the deep strain of depression. I am not aware of this allegation placed upon my shoulder as the director of this department therefore i attest that i am guilty and ignorant as a leader and i am ready to face the penalty engrossed upon me by the company, Ade responded confidently without remorse towards the accusation charged against him.
Before the panel and board of director, Ade stood, undeterred of the consequences of the accusation, he knew the verdict before it was pronounced, the state of living would change drastically and the misery would not change its tune in his mind and ear.
Mr Ade, considering the investigation and proof of evidence before this panel, you are guilty of this accusation therefore you are hereby dismiss from this company in accordance with the company act and you are obliged to return the companies property in your possession including the car you drove to the premises.
Ade walk alone in agony, no car, no property nothing to show. His phone beeped once more, it was the voice of his sister watching over his wife at the Hospital to ensure maximum comfort and attention when her husband is unavailable.
In a declarative statement enacted with a deprieved tone of sadness; We lost aunty Jaiye to the cold hand of death this morning during labor at the teaching Hospital and her body has been transferred to the mortuary immediately she was pronounced dead, Bimpe muttered sadly to her elder brother while he is away wandering across the suburb of Lagos empty and drained.
Ade devastation had just hit its climax, enraged and the page of his life had just been battered. He never returned to his family or his ward, he was absent at his wife funeral and he abadoned the child to the care of his mother and sister.
He is roaming, seeking for a new adventure in an unknown town outside Lagos. Farmished and rejected were ascribed to his appearance choosing to reside in an uncomplete building across the obscured village of Ogun state.
He spent the last money on transportation, living in an obscured land as a stranger. He lost all he laboured to acquire.
Day and night were open pages in his life, the instance of knowing less about his next move looking for a delicate means to survive was difficult to absorb.
Ade is alone in a bewildered environment, bemused over the death of his spouse sleeping and pondering his thought in an uncompleted building with an accompany of thugs who treat him indecently over the refusal to be involved in their daily activity to inflict pain on the phebians across the society, extorting the little penny acquired at the market and point of transaction within the communal axis of the village.
Elusive was a life he did not crave for under the nose of seeking for survival, Ade is a reminiscent of life in shadows, seeking to see the light at the end of the tunnel was unavoidable neither decipher how to overcome the situation that crossed his path, beyond his understanding he had no identity of who he was, his past life of success was a blockade to the memory of how comfortable against the detached he chose to embrace after the demise of his wife.
Bimpe and her mother decided to take responsibility of the child welfare while their sojourn to know the location of Ade was unpertubed after series of investigation and findings from the Police. Bimpe, a university lecturer had decided to take responsibility towards David education, Ade absence endeared this decision overtime likewise it was a turbulent time they resisted to ponder upon within the circle of crisis that befell their family in a deterred mindset wailing across memories of how they lost Jaiye to cold hand of death.
Mr wanderer what are your feet seeking for in this village? Osai, a notorious street kid queried Ade while observing his movement overtime. Please leave me alone, dont even bother because you will never understand my story and the condition that crossed my path to this town, Ade replied angrily and impulsively to Osai.
Osai choked Ade on the throat, retaliating over his angry response to his question. You are crazy young man, you think i am here to measure the width of the cloud Osai responded in a violent and ragging tone against the grunting and wailing of Ade.
The rage steam between Ade and Osai gang who altered and disrupt his movement until dawn. Ade was beaten, stripped and chased out of the uncompleted elongating the miserable journey of no abode.
He is devastated likewise worried of his destination and the offer life would provide across his path.
Ade in his hapless destination, never cease to be away from frivolty that create a clumsy and cynical atmosphere of live away from his family after the demise of his wife.
Few day later, the mother died in the absence of Ade via the exile after the demise of his wife.
Ade sojourn never seem unending to the misery that was clustered with daily pain and agony. Between those period he never became a father who died miserably on the street yet a young man.
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