In His Shadows (2)

In His Shadows (2)

INT. EVENING. BEDROOM
(Deola’s mother and father are arguing.. father prepares to leave the house)

ALICE
Why will you ignore my calls throughout the day? I called your office and your cell phone, but you didn’t respond.You didn’t even try to call back.Chris for Christ sake, you are my husband! Behave like it!

CHRIS
(continues searching for clothes to wear in the wardrobe..)
Alice,you are my wife, behave like it! Shebi it is your bible that tells you to honour your husband…
ALICE
So you can quote bible? Well the same bible tells husbands to cherish their wives.
CHRIS
If you respect me, I would have returned the favour…but where is the respect in this marriage that I will return> ehen? (Turns to her.. drops the cloth he has with him on the bed)
ALICE
Even if you ignore me, don’t ignore your daughter. She needs you now more than ever…She needs a father.

CHRIS
(pauses)… Don’t I pay her school fees and give you people money for your upkeep? Is that not enough?
ALICE
Chris, what has come over you? This is definitely not the man I married.What is wrong with us? (Chris dresses up and heads towards the door) I am talking to you, don’t you dare turn your back on me.(Door slams, Alice begins to weep.Deola walks in)

DEOLA
I heard your voices from my room muumy, what is wrong? (sits by her mother, puts her arms round her) Don’t be too hard on your self and on daddy.
ALICE
He is not making it easy..
DEOLA
I was invited by Simon to a fellowship today and the pastor said so many things that we are going through as a family.Mummy, there is nothing God cannot do.(Alice looks at her daughter in awe) Yes there is nothing He cannot do.
ALICE
I know Deola, but..
DEOLA
I know your faith is shaking now, but you are the one that have always taught me the need to hold on to God. You better hold on to Him now. I may not be displaying all the Christian traits,but I hear everything you say to me. Infact we were taught today that we should continue with practicing the word of God, that gradually, we will be changed.One day, you will be proud of me
ALICE
Thank you daughter. You are my shining star.

DEOLA
Don’t worry mama, just ensure that you forgive daddy for whatever he might have done to you so that you will not be sick.
MOTHER
Ahan, Deola, ta lo sun fun e be?
DEOLA
But mummy, it is true… at the meeting, the pastor said God will always forgive us for our sins, but he is not responsible for anything that happens to us, if we walk in satan’s territory which is unforgiveness.
ALICE
How?

DEOLA
The pastor said, if we walk in unforgiveness, strife and malice and other works of the flesh, we have left the light and stumbled into darkness ant that is not God’s fault. That is why some Christians develop hypertension, stroke and even cancer.That is because they left the light and walked in darkness.And you know that the devil does not play it smooth.
ALICE
That is interesting,I have never heard it like this before
DEOLA
But mama, it the truth. Anybody who walks in love hardly get sick. So start praying for daddy. I will join you too.we must conquer in love.Shouting cannot help the situation. You must win on your kneels.
ALICE
I have always prayed for you because I cannot always monitor your movements.But prayers cover up for my inadequacies as well as your father’s. Come let’s go and prepare dinner.



6 thoughts on “In His Shadows (2)” by sambright (@sambrightomo)

  1. Awwwww sad sad but good daughter………what a , is the place his running to more important than his home?……….+.loved the dialogues so realistic.

    Nice!

    1. thank you for reading @ufuomaotebele what apt review of the work.Thanks…

  2. interesting!!!!!!!!!!

    1. It is sure is excellent @innoalifa.thanks for reading.

  3. Many families will relate to this. Nice one @ sambright

    1. @uzwhyte they sure will be able to relate with this, because it is the reality of the times.Thanks for reading…God bless you.

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