Cords of Love 1 (prose)

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This is a Sequel to ‘The Attraction’. Please read it if you haven’t. Some new characters will appear. Find out what happens. Enjoy.

CHAPTER 1.

Ekene was striding down the path to the lecture hall, humming a worship song. It was a cold harmattan morning and the hazy, dry air was enough to keep other students indoors. Not him, though. He liked to arrive early to pray and prepare before others arrived. When a fair number of students were seated, he would mount the podium in front and share the gospel with them. This was his practice 3 days of the week. On Mondays and Thursdays, he could not do same as he had very early lectures.

It was his 2nd year in medical school. Sherry, his class representative, had the duty of ‘flashing’, his phone if any lecturer showed up in his absence. There was an Anatomy test due in a week and he was spiritually prepared. Already, he had done 1 week dry fasting, prophesied over his bones, and anointed his Last’s Anatomy text book. Victory was sure . When he remembered that he had scored 26% in his Biochemistry test, he decided to add midnight dancing to the formula. No demon could surely withstand all these. Even if they tried to make him fail again, the measures he had put in place were fool-proof. Besides, God could not disappoint his son. He had to defend his prophet who was doing the work of an evangelist.

Soon, he arrived the lecture hall. A group of freshmen were due for a GST 101 lecture at 8.30am. It was 7.00am. He dropped his books and took his bible to the podium. Loudly, he began to sing a praise song and dance around the podium.

“Jehovah is your name,
Jehovah is your name,
Mighty warrior,
Great in battle,
Jehovah is your name!”

He was dancing, singing, gesticulating with his bible for some minutes before he broke into prayers in tongues. He had the venue to himself so he felt no compunction.After prayers, he sat at the back of the hall to study the bible. He had already prepared his message, and memorized it. The only reason he was studying, was for fresh insight. It often happened that he received a word of knowledge about a student who would be part of the audience.

Many times, people were healed when he called out their conditions. For this reason, most groups paid rapt attention while he preached. Others were heckled, stoned, or outrightly ignored. He had earned their respect.

At 8.00am, students began to trickle in, bundled up in cardigans, shawls, jackets and head warmers. Some had flasks of hot beverages in their hands, while others rubbed their hands together to create warmth.

“Good morning! Praise the Lord!”, he shouted from the back. “Can somebody shout Halleluyah!”

A few voices responded. He stood and began to stride to the front, singing a praise song. More students joined him. Soon, he was on the podium, expounding the word of God. The hall was calm as he spoke boldly on faith. Others joined them as he preached but, they did not disrupt the gathering. Just before the lecturer came in, he prayed for the sick and laid hands on 4 people who came forward. Then he stepped off the podium, picked up his books, and headed to the Department of Medicine.

At his college grounds, he stopped to chat with a first year student who he had prayed for recently. She had complained of a severe chest pain. “Eka, hi”, he greeted.

“Bro, Ekene! Good morning”, she extended her hand for a handshake.

“Morning, God bless you”, he placed his books on his knee while resting his foot on a tree log.

“Thank you for the prayers the other day. I feel much better”, she smiled.

“To God be the glory. How are lectures going?”

“It’s well. I have a Physics 102 test tomorrow”

“Have you read?”

“I’ve done my best”

“God will give you a retentive memory. The memory of the righteous is blessed”

“Amen”

“Do you know Henry?”

“Yes, we are classmates”

“We went to secondary school together”

“Yes, I know. He told me you were the best graduating student. That you had all As in your O’levels”, she replied shyly.

“To God be the glory”

“Bro. Ekene, I wish I was as intelligent as you are. I only managed to have 3 As”

He laughed. “Exams are not the true measure of intelligence”

“You are just saying that…”, she laughed.

They spent a few more minutes chatting before he noticed that his phone was vibrating

“Excuse me”, he fumbled in his pocket for his phone.

“Hello”, he said when he pressed the receive button. “What! I’m on my way”

Turning to Eka, he apologized and started down the path to his classroom. Sherry had called to inform him that Dr. Ikponwusa was in their class and was threatening to give a quiz. He began to pray as he walked.

“I cancel every thought of giving a quiz from his mind! Lord, you know I have not opened my Biochemistry textbook for 2 weeks. Please help me”

When he got to the classroom, he saw that it was filled and Dr. IKponwusa was writing questions on the board. He adjusted his white shirt and green tie and walked in.

“Good morning, sir”, he greeted politely.

“Where are you coming from, young man?”, the lecturer turned to face him”

“I’m sorry I’m late sir. It won’t happen again”, he apologized.

“Get out of my class!”, he barked.

Ekene tried to mutter a plea.

“I said, get out!”, he repeated and turned to continue writing.

Ekene stood there for a while. When his smile failed to make the lecturer have a rethink, he turned on his heel and walked out. Pulling his phone out of his pocket, he saw that Sherry had sent him several messages before probably sneaking out to call him. The man must have entered the class at 9.15. He was usually late for his class by 1 hour and Ekene had expected him at 10am. Sadly, he had missed a quiz, which he needed to pass badly. More so, because he had failed the previous test.

“Satan, you can’t, steal my joy! No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper! This quiz must surely be canceled!”, he stood outside the room muttering.

To be continued.

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26 thoughts on “Cords of Love 1 (prose)

    imperfectlyperfect92 said:
    April 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    dr n. dr n..i hailoh..
    now sitting back, relaxed for this new series..

    uche said:
    April 21, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Happy Easter dear and enjoy all the benefits of Christ’s ressurection today and for ever more. Enjoy the celebration. Tell Ekene that he will fail very well

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Happy Easter dear. Lol @ Ekene

    Fola Daniel Adelesi said:
    April 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    You just saved your blog from being hacked by starting the sequel! Thank God I haven’t contracted the hackers! 🙂

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      What would hacking have achieved? #confused. Lol. Happy Easter

        Fola Daniel Adelesi said:
        April 21, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        Aah! Hmmmm! You will just see a message saying ‘Dear Dr. N, we have taken over your website.’ Instead of all the posts you have there or a blank webpage. It can also say this webpage is another available or has been moved! Imam sure you know I will not do this. Just in case any of it happens! 🙂 Happy Easter to you, too.

        drnsmusings responded:
        April 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm

        Hahaha! Holy Ghost fire!

    Anonymous Chick said:
    April 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Ekene dear; better revert to doing what made you achieve all A’s in your A-levels. There’s everything right with praying, fasting and evangelizing and there’s everything wrong with not studying.

    Nice one Dr. N. Is Ekene the offspring of Uche and Dan?

    Claire said:
    April 22, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    nice one nne, I am laughing so hard here

    Claire said:
    April 22, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I guess i will have to read the stories before this in order to catch up, But still a lovely piece

    Charles Williams said:
    April 22, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    This is the real deal now…reminds me a lot about my campus life. Well, I was not in the grade of Bro Ekene. I wait to see how this goes…

    ememesiette said:
    April 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    prepared spiritually for an Anatomy test? Is the test a spiritual test? Mr Ekene should go and read his Head and Neck o. This his formula is not going to produce too many good results.

    niki said:
    April 23, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Oh my, i really need to get with it and catch up on the previous story. U should actually write a book since u have a passion for writing and a good writing style.
    P.s. i miss ur non prose posts. Not beefing in anyway. lol

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks, love. Book on d way. My non-fiction will be posted inbetween the fiction

    sophiebowns said:
    April 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Ah; I really enjoyed reading this. I like your writing style! 🙂

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Thank u dear. Thanks, really

    Feyi's Dairy said:
    April 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Lol Pastor Ekene!! Off to read the next post

    BSC said:
    June 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I actually laughed out loud when i was finally able to wrap my head around being ‘spiritually prepared’!! my goodness!!!

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