​”My Woman, My Everything”

Episode 6
Just as at when they entered the room, Mrs. Edwards also arrived at the hotel with the cab.
Fii on the other hand, just stayed putt as He waited for a signal from Adobea.

Back in the Hotel room, Mr. Edward was seated on the bed with his hand around Adobea.

Adobea : “Sir am not comfortable with this”

Mr.Edward: “Have told you not call me sir and don’t give me that excuse, you were comfortable kissing that boy in that manner right. Like i said earlier today you better comply or i will make sure you and that guy are expelled from the school.”

Having said this, He stood up and started undressing himself. Adobea quickly prompted Fii via text message without Mr. Edward noticing.

He undressed himself living his “boxer shots” and singlet.

He noticed that Adobea hadn’t made any move to undress herself. He got impatient and said

“i believe you are not going to do this in those jeans”

Adobea: “Sir, i can’t do this please”

Mr. Edward got furious, He hated the fact that Adobea was being stubborn and difficult. He couldn’t control himself any longer that he forcefully went on Adobea, tore her top and began to undress her. She kept pleading and weeping, begging him to stop.

Meanwhile Fii was finding it difficult to locate the room even though he knew the room number, however he eventually was successful amidst the delay.

He open the unlocked door gently only to find Mr. Edward forcing himself on Adobea and trying to undress her.

They both didn’t notice when Fii entered. Upon seeing this Fii wanted to just push away Mr Edward and rescue Adobea immediately, he needed to go by the plan. He took out a digital camera which he had in his pocket and took some shots of the incident.

Adobea saw him and quickly kicked Mr. Edward at his groin to rescue herself. She ran and stood by Fii who had already finished taking the pictures.

While Mr. Edward was still in pain he noticed that Adobea and Fii had outsmarted him.

Mr. Edward : “you will live to regret this, both of you”

Fii: ” Don’t even think about that Mr. I already have evidence, its your words against ours”

As soon as he saw the pictures his face dropped suddenly and began to beg.

Fii realized that Adobea was still in tears and was not comfortable around the scene. He took her by the hand and left Mr Edward who was still begging in the room.

Shortly after they left they met Mrs Edwards on their way.

Mrs Edward had no idea of who they were but was concern because she saw Adobea in tears and in tattered top.

Mrs. Edwards: “Young Man, whats wrong with her”

She asked Fii. He didn’t know the answer to give her, immediately Adobea intervene

Adobea: “Am having a stomach ache and we are on our way to the hospital” She lied.

Mrs. Edward: ” Sorry my dear, but can you please help me locate room 202?

Adobea and Fii got surprise as the room in question here was the same room Mr. Edward booked to carry out his unscrupulous actions.

Fii : ” Room 202?

Mrs. Edwards: ” yes, room 202, am meeting my husband here”

Fii: Husband? Mr …….
To be continued

​“My Woman, My Everything” 

Episode 5
where are you going at this time of the night?

“I will reply when all this is over” She said.

Fii didn’t expect to get that answer from her especially with all the things that happened

Later that night, As Mr. Edward was well dressed waiting for Adobea’s call. His wife knew that her husband was up to something as his behavior was suspicious.

Already, Mr. Edwards wife had heard rumors about him being involved with campus girls. There have been misunderstanding between them for this same reason, but since Mrs. Edwards had no proof of her allegation, her husband always got the upper hand.

She was just looking for the opportunity to unmask her husband. Suddenly, her husbands phone rang, it was an unknown number. When Mr. Edward answered the call, he left the presence of his wife to talk to the caller.

It was Adobea. It was obvious that it was a lady who called. Mrs. Edwards tried listening to the conversation but was to no avail.

On the other hand Mr. Edward gave Adobea location and time to meet him up. They were to meet at a hotel a bit isolated from the city were no one could see them.

Having secured the arrangement, Adobea quickly called Fii to meet her up at the same Hotel before her appointment with Mr. Edwards. The plan was to rescue her if Mr. Edwards tries to have intercourse with her.

When Adobea and Fii got to the venue, Adobea sat at the reception while Fii sat at the Hotel restaurant which was away from sight.

Meanwhile, Mr. Edward was yet to set off from his house.

Mrs Edwards :where are you going at this time of the night?

Mr. Edward: i have a meeting with my colleagues, it might take a while so don’t expect me home anytime soon.

Mrs. Edward: At this time of the night?

Mr. Edward: Yes!

The Hard look on his face prevented Mrs. Edwards from asking any further questions, but she knew what to do, she intended to secretly follow her husband to wherever he was going.

As soon as Mr. Edward drove off, she also board a cab and followed him.

Mr. Edward arrived at the hotel and saw Adobea seated at the reception. She was simply dressed in a blue skinny jeans and a white top.

Her long pony tail projected her face, she was just gorgeous and pretty. She wore a slight lip gloss that made her lips very tempting.

Upon seeing all this, Mr. Edward was pleased and imagine how the night will be so long and enjoyable.

He quickly went to counter to book a room. He then asked Adobea to follow him.

Adobea took out her phone and updated Fii who was also watching from a distance. She even gave him the room number that Mr. Edward had secured.

Just as at when they entered the room, Mrs. Edwards also arrived at the hotel with the cab.
To be continued.

​“My Woman, My Everything” 

Episode 4
We will meet tonight and talk about it, Mr Edward said

“Sorry Sir, we were just……” Fii tried explaining.

“Would you shut up there, are you aware this is an institution, i will personally see to it that you suffer for your actions.”

“Sir please” Adobea pleaded “And as for you, you amaze me, both of you should follow me to my office now”  said Mr. Edwards.

Mr. Edward was actually angry over the fact that Adobea refused to call him the previous night as they agreed, and to see her kissing with some other guy got him more furious.

However he thought this could be the perfect opportunity to get what he want from Adobea. He had an interest in her even though he was a married man.

That was usual of him, He has a way of manipulating the students into his bed. This was the same intention he had for Adobea.

As they got to his office, he instructed Fii to wait outside living him and Adobea alone in his office.

“Adobea, you have really disappointed me, am a good person to refer this matter to the school authorities” Mr. Edward said.

“Sir please, it won’t happen again, i beg off you.” Adobea pleaded.

“Hmm, i am going to spare you, because i like you, but its going to be on a condition” Mr. Edward said.

“Condition? Asked Adobea

“Yea Condition, and its very simple” Mr.Edwards continued.

“Just give me a call tonight, we will meet somewhere and talk about it and if you don’t call, you have yourself to blame” He warned her.

Adobea at this point kept wondering what Mr Edward had in stock for her and felt unsafe. He then dismissed her.

She narrated what transpired at the office to Fii. He also didn’t feel comfortable upon hearing this.

“Fii, i need you to help me on this, just be there for me tonight. ” Adobea asked.

“Don’t worry dear, but how do i do that” asked Fii

“Just be available, i will call you to come over when i get to know where he wants us to meet” Adobea suggested

They exchange contact and went towards their lecture hall.

Before they entered the hall, Fill held Adobea by hand, looked into her eyes and said

“I love you”

Adobea smiled, her face brighten with her wide smile on her lips. She was happy to hear these words from Fii.

“I will reply when all this is over”

She said.

To be continued

​My Woman My Everything.

Episode 3
Adobea went home after she met his absence. Indeed the night was long, she stood up all night remembering her encounter with Fii.

She didn’t even know his name. She kept on remembering the whole scenario to the extent that she forgot to call the Lecturer Mr. Edwards.

She tossed and turn around on her bed as the face of Fii kept appearing in her mind.

“Am i in love?” She asked herself. “No, this can’t be me, i don’t love like that. Probably am just crushing on him. Yeah that’s the word – Crush, am crushing on him, lets see what tomorrow has in stoke” She asked herself.

It wasn’t different from Fii, He was also at home thinking of these mystery girl she met in class but was interrupted by a knock on the door.

Apparently, it was his ex girlfriend Nana Ama. Fii had been trying to get back to her for the past 6 months. Nana Ama was the busy type and amateur  actress. She was always on the move with Celebrities and other top movie directors in the country. She hardly had time for Fii and their relationship, and that caused the break up.

Fii was surprise to see her at his door step. “Wow what brings you here? Lets get in” Fii requested.

“Sorry i can’t am with someone, he is waiting for me across the street. I just came here for one thing” Said Nana Ama

“Hmm, what is it” Fii asked.

She opened her purse and took out a ring. It was a promise ring Fii gave her a year ago when they were dating.

“Take it back Fii, and stop calling me, am now engage and will be getting married soon, i don’t need any set backs.” Nana Ama said that and gave Fii the ring.

You can imagine the look on Fii’s face. He was just hurt at this moment that he couldn’t utter a word. Nana Ama having given him the ring went away that instant.

Even though he was hurt, he had a reason to be happy. The thought of Adobea was still running through his mind. He decided to go to campus early the next morning with the hope that he get to interact more with Adobea before the class begins.

The night passed by and Fii was already on the move early that morning. Lectures was at 9:30 am, yet by 7:15 he was just 5 minutes away from the school.

He got to campus and head straight to the lecturer hall.

To his amazement Adobea was already in class waiting for him.

Their eyes met, and for a while they kept staring at each other. Adobea stood up and went towards him. She then stood right in front of him, looked straight into his eyes and asked

“What’s your name”

“Fii” He answered

“Adobea” she continued without waiting for him to even asked.

They stood there still staring at each other. The words were few. Their eyes did all the talking and before you knew it, they were kissing.

The kiss was so real that they felt each other’s breath while kissing, they were wrestling against each other. Before the kiss got intense they were interrupted.

“What do you think you are doing”

They quickly stopped to see who it was.

It was Mr. Edwards the lecturer.

To be continued.

​My Woman My Everything.

Episode 2
“Do you two know each other already” asked the lecturer

Adobea was silent, she didn’t know the answer to give the lecturer.

“Lady, i asked you a question” said the lecturer

It was obvious that Fii had to come out with something

“Yes sir, she is a good friend of mine way back in High school” Fii intervene.

One lie lead to the other, the lecturer ignored them and continued with the class.

It was amazing how Adobea and Fii for the first time clicked. The chemistry between them was just above the limit. You could tell from the look on their faces that they wanted the class to end so they can talk to each other.

Adobea couldn’t hold herself, she took a sheet of paper and wrote”Thank you”, she then passed it to Fii who quickly replied.

For close to 20 minutes, Adobea and Fii were just exchanging notes of messages. They were getting along pretty well. The smiles on their faces was a sign that they were enjoying every bit of the conversation.

On the first day, they just didn’t pay attention to the lecturer, their attention was on each other. Unfortunately the class had to come to an end and the lecturer dismissed the class.

Before Fii could ask of Adobea’s name on his final note, the Lecturer asked Adobea to see him.

She walked out of the class to see the lecturer who had already sat in his vehicle.

He made Adobea sit in the car and drove her away from the presence of the Students.

Adobea curiously asked the lecturer “Sir, where are we going, i have to go home”

“Don’t worry am just driving you away from these students, they talk too much, and by the way you can call me Mr. Edward, am not comfortable with you calling me sir” The lecturer answered.

“Ok Sir, sorry Mr. Edward, may i know what i have done wrong? Adobea asked

” why do you think you have done something wrong? I called you here to meet your acquaintance, as a lecturer, one of my roles is to seek the welfare of my students. I won’t waste your time, take my card and call me tonight”

Adobea took the card and got down from his car. She actually wanted to see Fii before going home, she rushed back to the lecture hall to meet the absence of Fii.

Fii had waited for all this while and had already left cause he thought Adobea had gone home.

To be continued.

​My Woman My Everything.

Episode 1
An Educative story u cnt miss.
Wealth, Class, Beauty, Fame, name it, Adobea has it all.

She was from a wealthy and a highly respected family. Her father happens to be one of the most Successful Entrepreneur in the Country.

Adobea never lacked anything except friends.

All the people around her where either opportunist and the few she could actually rely on were not comfortable around her.

This made her unhappy. She needed friends she can confined in. But her money can’t buy that.

The only way she thought she can get what she want is to go back to Tertiary school in disguise.

She had already finished with her first degree in UK yet she was willing to embark on this mission.

She applied and eventually gain admission. From her personal savings she can pay all her fees for the whole duration of her program, However Adobea kept this as a secret from her father.

She was completely on her own. She had  to go to school using the public transport “Trotro” leaving behind her luxurious cars that she owned.

She rented a room close to her new school, bought some dress to look like a regular lady. It was the first time for lectures and all the fresh students gathered at the lecture hall waiting for class to begin.

The atmosphere was filled with tension as they were all new to the Tertiary system. They hardly knew themselves either.

Adobea had not arrived yet, she was running late on her first day on campus, she did that on purpose cause she wanted to be noticed ones she entered the class. Soon a lecturer arrived and shortly after, the class began.

Adobea arrived in class while lectures was on going. Indeed she was noticed by all the students as she looked very charming even in her simple and regular dress.

She quickly spotted an empty chair and sat on it. Adobea was not the only one late tho, Fiifi arrived shortly in a rush right after Adobea got seated.

Fii was sweaty all over, however he went straight ahead and sat right beside Adobea. He didn’t realize the beauty he was sitting beside until Adobea gave him a handkerchief to wipe off the sweat.

The lecturer noticed what Adobea did and he said

“Shame, how can a handsome guy like you go around with no handkerchief”

Fii got embarrassed with the lecturer’s comment as the whole class got something to laugh about. Adobea felt bad for him and told the lecturer that

“Sir, the handkerchief belong to him, he actually leaned it to me on our way here”

“Do you two know each other already” asked the lecturer

To be continued.

The story of Kweku Ananse and his songs

One day it happened that as Kweku Ananse was going for a stroll in his garden, he heard the mellifluous voice of somebody who seemed to be entertaining other people with songs. It was very early in the morning, at dawn, and it seemed unusual at such an unconscionable hour to hear somebody singing so beautifully. He was carried away by the beauty of the songs only to find that it was the Monkey that was singing them.

Kweku Ananse praised the Monkey for his songs and asked the Monkey to visit him so that he might learn the songs. The Monkey at first hesitated but later agreed to visit Kweku. When the Monkey arrived, Kweku started learning Monkey’s songs one after the other. But his efforts were futile because his voice was husky and, besides, he had no ability at all when it came to singing. Therefore, Kweku made a poor job of the exercise and finally abandoned the effort. However, he was determined not to let the Monkey go away until he had taken advantage of him to make a lot of money.

Kweku Ananse consequently approached the Chief of the town to inform him that he and the Monkey would like to sing in order to entertain the people in the village. In fact, both the Monkey and Kweku sang one song together to the delight of the Chief. What Kweku did was that although he did not know how to sing any of the songs in the Monkey’s large repertoire, he stood very close to the Monkey and kept opening and shutting his mouth to correspond with the Monkey’s as if he was also actually singing, except that no sound came out of his throat.

Kweku was so happy at his success that even before the Chief called an assembly of the people, he was going from house to house with the Monkey singing for money. Each day they collected a fantastic amount of money with the Monkey doing all the singing while Kweku continued mimicking the Monkey’s voice and gestures quite perfectly. But the strange thing was that Kweku, in his greed, never gave the Monkey even a pesewa of the money he collected. Then there was this big assembly of all the people of the village. Both the Monkey and Kweku Ananse sang like one man and very beautifully too. Kweku collected all the money without the slightest remuneration for the Monkey on whose shoulders lay the success or the failure of the Musical Show.

The Monkey was therefore so aggrieved that he decided to teach his friend a lesson since he had so avariciously enriched himself at his expense. The next show was coming up at the next weekend before a gathering of all the people in the district. Preparations were made, and elaborately too; a very spacious place was cleared and seating arrangements were satisfactorily made. On that day, the young and the old attended the function in their gorgeous clothes, and the crowd was as thick as smoke from a heated haystack.

All was set for the singing session. Most people had gone to the function to hear Kweku sing because he had made big headlines as a very accomplished singer. Soon the singing began and the first song was so beautiful that it won a prolonged applause from the audience. Then suddenly the Monkey stopped singing, leaving Kweku Ananse alone opening and shutting his mouth without any sound. People began to wonder what part Kweku was playing in the singing session.

When Kweku turned to his friend, he saw him standing quietly and whispered into his ears to sing on. The Monkey started singing and, as Kweku began his antics again, the Monkey suddenly stopped, leaving Kweku stranded. When the people started laughing, Kweku quickly saw what had happened and he did everything to persuade his friend not to disgrace him, but the Monkey would not sing. Then, all of a sudden, the Monkey announced to the audience that they had reached part of the programme where they would sing individually. So he would sing first and Kweku would also sing. The Monkey started and sang with such grace and elegance that the crowd surged forwards and backwards to obtain a full view of his face. He received a tremendous ovation and as the cheers died down, there was a general call for his friend Kweku Ananse to sing. Kweku stood motionless before the audience and as the crowd yelled for action he began perspiring copiously.

The truth was that Kweku had no voice and could not sing. At long last, he had been found out and he quickly contemplated seeking relief in flight. But before he could take flight the crowd surrounded him and prevented him from escaping.

Then the Monkey explained what Kweku had done to him. He made it known to the people that although it was he alone who sang the songs, Kweku collected all the money for himself and never gave him any remuneration for what he did. He did not even do enough to make him happy and comfortable.

Upon hearing these accusations against Kweku, the Chief ordered the money collected at that function to be seized from Kweku and given to the Monkey. They also branded Kweku a swindler who had cheated the Monkey out of his money. They took Kweku to his house and collected all the money he was supposed to have earned from his concerts and gave two-thirds of it to the Monkey and the remaining one-third was paid into the District Treasury as money for the State. Kweku was left in abject poverty and disgrace. From that time on, the friendship between the Monkey and Ananse withered away.

Ananse Stories Retold: Some Common Traditional Tales (Paperback)
Author: Luke Gyesi- Appiah
Illustrator: Vesta Wuddah- Marktey
Publisher: Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks