SOME DAYS LATER
Sama was hardly interacting with Wisdom. She knew that anytime Wisdom would come around, he would point out her mistakes to her. But he never stopped cautioning Sama, although she would turn a deaf ear to everything he said.
He warned her about the fire in the fireplace going out, and how he had observed Kuuku use damp wood for the fireplace. He warned her to send Kuuku out and never to open her doors for him. But Sama would barely listen. Wisdom always felt grieved because of Sama’s actions.
On her bed in her chamber one evening, Sama felt someone knock on her glass window. It was Kuuku. She quickly cradled herself with her robe as she was in a night wear.
“What is it? Why have you come up behind the window?” she asked him as she opened the window just a little. But Kuuku forced himself in.
“It is late. You shouldn’t be here by this time. And you shouldn’t even be in my chambers by now.” She said feeling uncomfortable.
Unknown to Sama, Prince Jean had already returned from the King’s assignment and was in the royal palace.
As he intended surprising her, Prince Jean sent for Sama’s parents from their town to the palace. And the idea of surprising Sama was welcomed by all, as Sama didn’t know that the Prince had returned.
And that night, a royal entourage went with the prince, the queen, the princess and Sama’s parents to where Sama’s mansion was. Prince Jean was so full of joy as he was going to see Sama soon.
Wisdom stood by the fireplace in tears. Sama couldn’t not keep the fire. What remained was just the smoldering pieces of damp wood with no flame, and which rather produced smoke.
“I… I can’t sleep Sama. I just cannot. I have just been thinking about you.” Kuuku said as he drew closer to her.
“I am sorry for all the pain and the hurt I put you through some time back, Sama. Truly, I shouldn’t have abused you. I shouldn’t have treated you as worthless. I should have cared for you… With so much tender.” He said as he began to caress her arms.
“And now, I don’t want to lose you Sama. I miss all those times that I had you in my arms.”
“Kuuku… I am for Prince Jean now… I am betrothed to him.” She said as she went back.
“I have heard that before, Sama. You were Prince Jean’s betrothed, yet you eloped with me…” he drew closer to her then whispered those words into her ears.
“I had you even when you were not my woman or my bride… Forget about all those times that I abused you… And remember those times that I had you in my arms… And my touch…” he gripped her waist with one hand then caressed her arm with the other. “And I want you in that way now.”
Kuuku began to slip off her robe then played with her silky night gown.
“No… I cannot do this, Kuuku. I don’t want to be disloyal to the Prince. I don’t want to be unfaithful.” She said softly, but could barely hold herself back.
“You have always been unfaithful to him, Sama. Always been disloyal. You know that you flirt with me… ” He said to her seductively and tenderly.
“It is okay to be bad sometimes. And what is even the guarantee that the Prince is being loyal to you wherever he is? What is the assurance that he is going to come back for you?”
And so the royal entourage reached the place where Sama’s mansion was. The guards at the gate wanted to scream out in excitement that the Prince had arrived. But Prince Jean gestured them not to, since it was a surprise. Sama’s mother and father were delighted that Prince Jean was finally going to make their daughter his bride.
“I know you’ve waited for me, Sama… I am here now!” He said to himself with a smile.
But a scene Princess Jeanette saw caused her to be alarmed.
“Brother… What is that?”
Turning to the direction the Princess pointed, they saw what seemed to be like the shadow of a man and a woman behind the curtained window.
Prince Jean knew that be Sama’s window. He felt a sharp pain in his chest when he saw that.
Sama’s parents hoped that it was not what they were thinking as the Princess, the Queen and Prince Jean went into the mansion. It felt disgusting as from where they stood on the compound, they saw the two images draw closer to each other.
“Let me have you Sama. Let us have a passionate night. I know you’ve not had anyone this close in a long while…” He whispered again as he began to slip the straps of her night gown off her shoulders after her robe fell off.
Getting inside with his sister and his mother, and to the hall which had the fireplace, the Prince was saddened by what he saw! The fire in the fireplace was out, with the woods just smoldering! A spider had already begun to build its web at a corner of the fireplace. And the ashes filled the floor. He felt let down. Seeing Wisdom stand there with the tears in his eyes, Prince Jean knew that all wasn’t well.
Pushing on the door to Sama’s chamber, Prince Jean was horrified to see his betrothed, Sama, half naked, with her robe in the floor and her night wear lowered to the level of her waist, in the arms of another man who was kissing her passionately. Prince Jean recognized the man to be Kuuku!
“What the heck is this? ” Princess Jeanette exclaimed, and that was when Sama and Kuuku even realized that they had come to the chamber. The Queen was repulsed by what she saw that she quickly left the scene with the Princess. And Kuuku fled through the window, leaving Sama and Prince Jean alone in the room.
Sama was filled with shame and horror and she quickly took her robe on the floor to cover her nakedness. She began to shed tears and went down on her knees.
“Don’t come any close. Just don’t.” Prince Jean said to her. “I risked my life just to save you. I loved you regardless of all your past. I had come to take you with me to make you my bride. And the best reward I get for all my sacrifice is for you to be unfaithful and disloyal to me with the very man who treated you as worthless? You could not wait for me, Sama! You could not keep our fire of love! You have betrayed my love! You have betrayed my sacrifice! Sama!”
“Prince Jean… I am sorry!” she said in tears.
“You are not sorry, Sama. You are not!”
And with that, the Prince just left with a broken heart.
“For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay.” Hebrews 10: 37 AMPC
Will Jesus find me waiting for Him in faithfulness at his coming? Or He will rather find me flirting with the world, in the grip of sin, and in the embrace of the devil?