INT. MR ODEYEMI’S SITTING ROOM- DAY
He comes back into the sitting room and alas, no one is there. The door opens and his wife enters, wearing aniro and buba, in a very sober mood.
MR ODEYEMI
(Bemused) Dear, welcome.
MRS ODEYEMI
(Softly) Thank you. (Sits down gently and sighs heavily.)
MR ODEYEMI
Em…I thought I…em…did you meet anybody on your way home?
MRS ODEYEMI
Not at all. What is it? (Notices the dish) And who brought you meat?
MR ODEYEMI
Em…my visitor…Iya Bayo…
MRS ODEYEMI
Oh, so you’ve heard what happened to her…
MR ODEYEMI
What are you talking about?
MRS ODEYEMI
Why did you then mention her name? She was hit by a red car this afternoon and died on the way to the hospital.
MR ODEYEMI
What?!
MRS ODEYEMI
(In a cracking voice) She is dead oh. Chief Okoro too was found dead in his red car some hours ago with foam coming out of his mouth. I believe he was poisoned…
MR ODEYEMI
What?! Em…em
MRS ODEYEMI
Why shouting? Do you just know all these?
MR ODEYEMI
(Thoughts going through his mind) I’ve…I’ve been at home since morning and so…I didn’t hear anything.
MRS ODEYEMI
I just pity Baba Bayo oh…ah! He lost such a wonderful woman.
MR ODEYEMI
(Grabs his stomach) Yeh! Yeh!!
MRS ODEYEMI
Ki lo seyin? [What is wrong with you?]
(He falls down amidst groans)
MRS ODEYEMI
(Anxiously) What is wrong with you? What did you eat? (He starts foaming and struggles to point to the dish.)
MRS ODEYEMI
Baba Segun, talk now! Who poisoned your food?! Who brought you food? Yeh!Mo gbe oo!Let me call for help.E gbami oo![Help me!]
(She rushes outside the house to call on neighbours.)
1.EXT. MR ODEYEMI’SHOUSE- DAY
Mrs Odeyemi rushes out to call on neighbours while Bayo and his mother are standing under a tree that is a bit afar, watching with smiles on their faces.
Their countenance suddenly changes to that of a straight face. Mr Odeyemi walks out gently from his house, looking at his wife running helter-skelter. He looks forward and sights Iya Bayo and her son from afar.
Iya Bayo holds her son’s hand and they both leave for the unknown.
THE END
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EYE FOR EYE
BY
OLUSOLA OLADESU

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