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Just a little sin episode (17&18)


Episode 17

Konji told me that the previous church program he wanted us to go together was already over since a week ago but there's another one we can still attend.

I agree to go with him and he sent the details of the program to me which will take place in four days.

Konji also mentioned that this new church that we will be going to is more like the new generational church and the pastor is not local like the first church we wanted to go to.

Our holy drama should not be too intense but organized so that we don't end up scaring the members.

And although he prefers the first church because he can fall and scatter chairs, fall on the body of the members and they will understand what's going on and attend to him kindly but this other new church has bouncers as ushers who will come over once they noticed any sign and hold the person tight, limiting movement and freedom to scatter things.

The two are different but so is the money too. The new church will give more money, more connection more than the first church.

And I have to act moderately and listen to every instructions, our holy acting start immediately the pastor announced is time for prayer.

Konji said that whenever he winks at me, pinch me or whispers to my ear then I should know is time to start the act.

I agreed and we left, when we arrived at the church gate I noticed it was indeed a big Church.

Konji pointed at the parking space, showing me different types of big cars and the calibre of people walking into the church.

Wow, is a beautiful site and I was already loving it

I remembered back in my village, we have about three churches, one was close to the market square while the other one was built separately in the outskirts of the village.

The third church was not yet completed, the building was close to the village primary school and few members goes there to worship.

Despite all this three churches, some people still prefers worshipping in the traditional ways.

Mother goes to church but she isn't very serious in her worship or services, she attends any of the churches she feels like going.

But she prefers the one built separately in the village.

 Although is far off the outskirts of the village but she still choose that particular one and she does not go all the time.

Sometimes she stays home most Sundays and went only when she feels like attending.

I don't usually go with her but my two sisters does and she used to take Oni along back then.

 I'm never a church boy and don't believe whatever they're preaching or selling, maybe because I haven't really paid attention to them.

I never believed it back then neither do I now.

Mother also believe in humanity more than the occasional church she attends.

 Yoara's mother is a serious believer and she even holds some post in church.

I have heard her praying severally anytime I pass by their house and I sometimes wonder what she was casting and binding

It could be because I haven't paid real attention to all this church thing, and I don't know if I will ever be ready for that.

We entered inside and it was a big auditorium, the chairs is more like a parlour chair, it looks very comfortable and the air conditioner was chilling entire place

Beautiful ladies and well dressed guys were at the door, welcoming everyone that's walking into the church

Their smile were contagious and Konji asked me to check out the beautiful ladies, he asked which of them do I prefer.

"None, They're beautiful and all but I will rather focus on the reason while we aren't here.." I replied

"While focusing on the assignment, I will still try to shoot my shot. You might get lucky and one of them will decide to be mine..."Konji said

I didn't reply to that.

"..look..Tom, one of them is staring at you..."

I turned to look and marvel at the resemblance, I almost mistake her to be Oni if not that Oni was buried right in my presence.

she looks so much like Oni except that she was more chubby but Oni is skinny and tall. The usher had same height with Oni, she had a beautiful smile just like Oni, although Oni hardly smile.

Same height, same physical appearance, same eyes except body size and shape.

Is this a coincidence or this is Oni in a beautiful different body shape.

And the disturbing part is that she was staring at me, she kept staring at me with a beautiful smile

".. look at you, you and that pretty usher are doing staring competition now. I thought you said you were not interested? Imagine the way you kept staring at her, your eyes is almost falling off. it seems you haven't had encounter with a pretty lady before, The bush you came from must have affected alot of things in your head. Let's go, we will sit in the same place so that you don't miss out on my signals and also on the direction.."

I looked back one more time and she was greeting a man with his family.

I followed Konji and as we were about to sit, a male hefty usher came and kindly asked us to follow him.

He showed me a place to sit, which was between an elderly man and a young woman.

Konji was trying to let her know that we were together and need to sit in the same place but he explained that they are instructed to make sure all empty chairs are filled up in front.

The usher kept apologising for the separation but Konji was not interested in his apologise.

Konji was trying to argue but I told him that is okay, I will sit wherever they offer me.

Konji wasn't happy about it, he expected me to start arguing too until they put us in same place but I don't have the strength for that.

I'm not a problematic person and I appreciate any seat they gives to me.

Before Konji was taking to a different seat row on my left side, he asked me not to forget what we discussed and I should keep my phone close by.

After sitting down, i looked back again if I will see Oni's look alike usher but she was at a far end with other ushers and I can't see her clearly from where I sat

The service started with singing and almost everyone chorused the songs.

I love the harmony nature of the church, is warm and very friendly.

After singing, they read the Bible, more worship song followed before preaching time and then prayer began.

I looked at the area Konji was sitting he was giving me sign to check my phone.

I brought out my small phone and there was a text message sign in the screen and two missed calls.

Just then another call from Konji came in and as I was about picking the elderly man hush me.

"You're in church young man, all mobile phone should be turned off. In the presence of God there is no distraction.."

I was still holding my phone when it began to ring again, Konji was calling back.

Just then the elderly man waved at an usher and it happens to be same lady, Oni's look alike

"Hello sir.. I'm sorry but the prayer is ongoing and no one should be disturbed at this point. Kindly switch off your phone or put it on silent for now until the prayer is over, if it's much of emergency then you wait until the prayer is over before going outside to call the person back. You can't be walking around or taking calls while prayer is going on.."

There's similarities even in the sound of her voice but this lady's own was well coordinated, smooth and sweet.

I stared at her as alot of things kept flying through my mind.

"Attend to your phone and stop with the stare.." the other lady sitting beside me said annoyingly.

I turned from the usher and looked at her, she sighed and went back praying.

I switched off my phone.

With all that's going on I'm not sure I can do any of those stunt or acting that Konji wanted us to do.

I wasn't sure initially if I'm capable, now I'm very certain that I'm not capable, especially not with Oni look alike in the same church

I turned and looked towards her and she was praying with her eyes open while standing at a close pew.

I heaved a sigh and try to focus, I was begining to feel uncomfortable. I can see Konji has started his own acting, he was deliberately shaking little by little as men ushers stand were already on standby.

He appeared childish with his behavior and I was getting annoyed with the whole sight and decided to excuse myself and go outside.

As I was walking out of the church, I looked back and saw Oni's lookalike usher following me.


Episode 18

Just then there was a loud scream, it was coming from Konji. I walked back, passing the usher lady that suddenly stood when she saw me coming back. I stood where I can see Konji well.

He was literally the only person creating a scene in the church.

He lifted one leg up and began dancing around with the other leg and will change the leg to the other one from time to time.

The men ushers circled him as they try to hold him but Konji wasn't ready for that.

I moved closer because it was begining to look more real than acting.

Is it possible for Konji to really be under the influence of the holy Spirit because the drama appear so real.

Three men of God came to gather around him and began to pray.

The ushers holding him left as the ministers began to do a special prayer for him

"I thought you were going before, I'm glad you have reason to come back..."

The voice spoke quietly beside me, startling me.

I turned and it was the usher lady, she flashed a smile at me.

I didn't reply as I returned my attention to Konji.

"..your friend or brother will be delivered tonight by the power in the name of Jesus, you don't have to worry.."

I quickly turned to her and asked

"Delivered? Is he possessed by some evil spirit that will warrant deliverance? It looks like he's under the influence of the holy spirit.. right?

I know to deliver somebody means the person is either possessed or always acting under the influence of some evil being misleading him, that's also being possessed too

"No, the ministers surrounding him are deliverance ministers, if it was the holy spirit the pastor himself will be the one attending to him. 

I looked at Konji again, I'm not sure prayers like this works on him if not he would not still be going from church to church doing his fake act and getting paid in kind.

I moved closer but the ushers stopped me half way, from where I stood I can see Konji clearly.

Prayers was still ongoing and people were concentrating on the prayers while worship songs went on without interruption and that made people to pray even more.

At that time, it appears like I just saw Konji turned and wink at me.

I can't make out exactly what I saw but I saw that within few seconds of doing that Konji was shaking uncontrollable on the floor like he was electrified.

More like he had no control over the serious body movement, more like electric shock

He kept shaking as the three men intensified their prayers.

He roll from end to end, I watched as alot of things went through my mind.

Is this all acting or for real?

To me it was beyond acting, if this was acting then Konji is a pro in this business of his.

"Don't worry, he will be alright. He's only going through spiritual purging. God will deliver him tonight through this men of God.."

The lady usher said again quietly beside me.

She asked me to go and sit down but I didn't want to at first, I wanted to know if Konji was acting or it was for real.

I walked back to my seat and remained standing so that I will still be able to see Konji.

Konji kept screaming but as time goes on his scream became more like a cry.

He later went still in the ground, he wasn't moving anymore.

He lay dead.

Oh God, hope he's not dead. I said to myself

If this was all a stunt from Konji then he's a very good actor. His acting is so convincing that he can deceive anyone.

He try to stand later but fell back again, he was staggering like a drunk person as he lurches backward and front before falling back again

The men helped him to a seat and he sat with his head bent.

People sitting with him before had dispersed to different place when he initially started shaking like he was shocked by naked electric wire, leaving only him and his drama.

what next now? I wondered. 

I guess he had to receive the best rewards for putting up a perfect show.

The prayers were later over as they began praise and offering.

the ushers move from seat to seat with offering bags.

If they see that you don't have any money to drop in the offering bags, they move to the next person as quick as possible.

After the whole program, I saw that a bag was given to Konji after the minister spoke with him and then one of them prayed for him again.

Konji's head remain bent, he appeared to be uncomfortable.

I decided to wait outside for him, he has collected his bounty and it look huge.

Big reward for putting up a perfect show of the century.

I decided to wait outside for him. 

Konji is going to mock me for not following through with the agreement.

He will show me his many award winning prize for his perfect show and laugh at me for getting nothing.

He may even call me a coward and that will be the part I will break his jaw.

He should better enjoy his gift in peace and leave me alone.

Truthfully, what he did in there was quiet embarrassing, I'm not sure I will ever be ready for such expensive drama.

He needs to take body pain reliever due to the way he was falling back and forth and hitting himself on the hard tile floor.

"Hello, hope you enjoyed the service.."

I couldn't figure out the voice due to the whole noise but I assumed it was a female voice and no other than Lady usher.

She's asking if I enjoyed the service but if I have to really say the fact, I didn't.

The only person I was paying attention to all through the entire time was Konji.

I can't say any particular song that was sang or anything that was preached or said.

My church night Virgil today was Konji and his convincing show.

"It was good.." I replied her.

"I'm glad, will you be around next time for another night virgil program or for normal church service?

"I can't tell, infact I'm not sure.." I replied again. I don't want to start beating around or saying what I can't do because she looks like Oni or that she was a beautiful usher with a very nice body shape.

"Can I atleast know why you wouldn't like to return back and worship with us..?"

Anything I say now will either make her leave me alone or resume another sermon on my case.

She may start preaching heaven and hell to me and I can't stand that.

"Okay...I will try and come again. The service was nice too.." I finally said.

Maybe now she will leave me alone because I have replied with the exact thing she wish to hear

Her presence reminds me of Oni and it was because of the tormented memories of Oni I decided to leave the village for good.

I don't want to be reminded, I want the night mares to stop and really move on.

It appears she's following me both in spirit and physical. 

Everywhere I go she appears.

Oni need to realize that I have never stopped blaming myself for her death. If I have a second chance with her I will do all I can to save her life.

"My name is Omie, your face looks very familiar..".

Did she say Oni or Omie and that my face looks familiar? 

because I'm not sure I heard her clearly.

I looked at her signaling that I didn't hear her clearly.

Just then Konji finally came out, he was scanning everywhere in search of me.

I waved at him to announce my presence before walking over to him.

"Let's go.. quick.." he said in a hurry.

He was smelling of urine or maybe the urine smell was coming from somewhere close.

Konji was too much in a hurry while holding onto his gift prize bag.

We left and I didn't look back at the usher lady again.

I was happy for the opportunity that came to distract our little conversation and take me away from her.

"Guy, you're the real actor and should try and sign up to movies. I saw what you acted in there, I was almost convinced that it was all real if not that I know of our secret plan. And offcourse you got rewarded for the scary drama.. you..."

"It wasn't an act..is not a show.." Konji said as he interrupted me.

"..it started as a show initially but along the line I couldn't explain what happened. Tomasi, i...I peed on myself in the process. I urinated on my manly self Tom.. for the first time in history. This is too embarrassing, I need to get out of here and go home, I don't feel too good. This is far beyond what I bargained for, I need a serious bath... please let's hurry before they call me back again.."

I said it before that i strongly perceived a foul smell of urine.

Konji urinated on himself? Woah, that's too bad.

Konji does not look like he was joking, I could have excuse it for one of his jokes.

He was uncomfortable and very much in a hurry as we hurried out.

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