But Seyi didn’t move. He couldn’t. He sat staring into the waiting darkness of the gun muzzle pointed at him.
And in its midst he could see the dead body of his father, his mother, Sis and all the others. He could not hear what Jaiye was saying because he was lost in the images whirling before him. And threaded into the horror were the words running over and over in his mind, blocking out every other thing, running together till they jumbled up into one continuous stream, “I’m going to die. I’mgoing to die. I’mgoingto die. I’mgoingtodieimgoingtodie” “EAT” Jaiye roared.
But Seyi could not hear him.
Jaiye stared at him for another moment then shrugged and lowered the gun.
He sat down, picked up a napkin, spread it over his lap, took a fork and knife and started eating with neat precise movements, “Maybe you deserve to live after all”. Beside him, his wife jerked and pitched over backwards, gripping her stomach.
He ignored her. “I deserve to live too but I don’t want to. I’m tired of all the pressure. I’m tired of working and I’m tired of responsibilities.
Everyone thinks this promotion is so great but it is simply more pressure on me. When I got the promotion, something just caved in me. That was when I decided I couldn’t take it anymore. I have to quit the rat race but I cannot go it alone. I had to take all the . . . . . .” he made a gesture to indicate his family littered round the room, “I had to take them with me. I planned very well for this and I am so glad to see it succeed. I was a bit worried for a moment when the old man showed no effect at first. I’m not sure of the different poisons I used, I just added everything labeled dangerous to human and every do not consume I could find. I tell you, it worried me when nothing happened at first but then I thought, ‘I have the gun, don’t I? So I just decided to continue. And what do you know, old man goes belly up, hehehehehehe”
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW (Download the full story via the link in my bio)#lagoshousewife #download #familydrama #thriller #thelastsupper