Ichabod - Episode 5

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What is it?” She asked, unsure of what was happening. Instead, he turned her around forcefully, his wild scent now filling her nose and she shut her eyes, still not sure of what was happening.   He wouldn’t hurt her...she thought. But then he reared back and she opened her eyes just in time to say his shimmering red eyes.....

She screamed and woke up!

He woke up where he was. His eyes hurt terribly and he snapped them shut.

 The older man was pulling down the curtains on the windows of his room, darkening the room.

“You awake?”

He groaned and opened his eyes..  “What time is it?”

“It’s 12pm.” His butler replied.

“Wow, the time is long gone.” He stated, now standing up and pulling the robe from the near-by chair, he put it on while waiting for his butler to pull down all the curtains in the big room.

“What time did you get in last night?” The butler asked.

He walked to the keyboard while wearing his robe before sitting down . “I can’t remember, was around some minutes past four I think. “ He replied, his mind was vague, it usually happened like that but everything would come back later.

“How are you?”

He sighed, Adams liked asking him so many questions

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. He didn’t blame him though, he was after all concerned.
“I will be fine. “ He replied, his eyes roamed around the bed and they fell on the ring that was just on the stool beside him. He picked it up and put it in his pocket.

“You don’t have to darken all the room, I need some fresh sunlight.” He said, standing up. “Since I have my ring with me, I will keep ‘him’ away.

“Well, okay.” Adams replied, pulling up one of the curtains.  

He could feel Adams watching him as he was walking out of the room. But then he stopped, not being in his ‘other’ form didn’t stop him from sensing that Adam had something to say to him.

“Are  you okay?” He asked turning around to look at the old man who shook his head.

“What is it?”

“When you woke up this morning, your eye were red all of a sudden before the pupils took over.”

He felt like someone had just slapped him and he could feel ‘odins’ joy and excitement deep down. His evil side was taking over...no, he couldn’t allow that.



He poured himself some drink from the bottle of wine at the bar before sitting down on the stool. Damn it! He was running out of time and ‘Odin’ was getting stronger deep down in the darkness of his heart. He couldn’t risk that and yet, he couldn’t meet her right now. He was too vulnerable and his human nature was getting weaker, the more time he spent apart from her, the more weaker he got, and the more impatient ‘Odin’ would become and that wasn’t a good thing.

This curse was becoming unbearable for him and he could hear the voice of his beastly side....in his head.

You know I’m still gonna win as I’ve always won

“Shut up odin! You are cursed. This is my time and you are not going to win this time.”

“How are you going to do that? Not with the way you are getting weaker and weaker every day. “

“No, I am stronger than you are, I am going to repel you, I am going to overcome. “

“Well, we shall see about that. You do know I’m inside you right? We are one. I am your other half and you are nothing without me, Ichab.”

“Shut up! Shut up!”

There was a sinister laughter from ‘Odin.’

“If you want to be angry with anyone be angry with yourself, if you had not been stupid as to piss off a powerful witch and kill her daughter with grief, maybe you wouldn’t have been cursed with me!”

“I didn’t kill her. Tanya loved me and I loved another, she died of heartbreak. I didn’t kill her...”

“Story story...we are running out of time, let’s do what we have to do on time, the salvation of one is the downfall of the other remember?”

Unable to take it any longer, he took the ring from his pocket.  He was sweating and his chest was rising and falling as he could still hear Odin’s laughter in his head. Shutting his eyes, he plunged the ring into his finger, silencing him and finally being able to breathe.

Son of a bitch.” He said aloud. He should have put on the ring in the first place but now, Odin was right. He needed to ask fast but, getting closer to this woman would also mean bringing Odin closer to her....Damn it! How would you save yourself from yourself....?

“Have you been fighting with yourself again?”

He turned around as he spotted Adams, coming in. He walked closer to pour himself a drink. Even though he had kidnapped the poor man on his arrival, they had become good friends.

“Odin is still disturbing you isn’t he?” Adams asked.

“Yea, that bastard is toying with my head.”

“Tell me about the story of when you got the curse...” Adams said, sipping from his cup.

“Well,,,,” He started, his mind drifting to the incident of a thousand years ago-

“It was supposed to be the happiest day of my life but somehow, it became the saddest day of my life.  I had just been married to Denis, the love my life. She was the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Perhaps, it was the beauty of her dark skin but there was just something about her that I know I would never find in any woman. She was the one for me and I was the one for her.  Her hair was full and black, I loved curling it around my finger.” He smiled sadly and continued.

“She was the daughter of a nobody but she was a courageous woman. I found her in the woods while coming back from a war.

Read " Bleeding Petals " by the same author ( Tobi Loba )

. She was raped in the woods, I later found the men and killed them so I brought her home. She was so beautiful and strong. She made everyone laugh, she was so kind and she advised me so many times. We became friends, it was easy for me to fall in love with her. I never knew my father had promised another girl to me in marriage before he died. Her name was Tanya, she was the daughter of a powerful witch in our kingdom. She wasn’t really my type, she was too proud and condescending.  Her mother did my father a favor before he got the throne, so to repay the favour, she asked that her daughter be wedded to me. I got to know of this shortly after I fell in love with Denis.  I had to tell her the truth, that I didn’t love her.  I asked her to just be friends. It was on my wedding day that the witch came to destroy everything, she killed every of my guest and then cursed me...with two personalities-a human by day and a vampire by night.” He stopped as Adams poured him more drink....

“What happened to Denis?”

He sighed heavily. “I killed her....I killed her with my two hands....I didn’t know what I was doing...the curse was so strong....”


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  • Mhearty picture
    awwww..here is the handkerchief tobi dear..nice write up...Pls don't keep us in suspense for long oo
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    Tobi Loba
    lols, no problem Mhearty,
  • Pristin picture
    ?????the thought of being killed by the one and only love of ur life is really painful...poor Denis... so this means that witch was really powerful hey? I feel sorry for you Mr Vampire
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    Esther Mutunga
    No handkerchief for naughtie girls Tobi........unless if course you upload another episode then we can discuss hi hi hi
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    Tobi Loba
    hahaha, not fair o...see blackmail of the highets order lol@Esther
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    Tobi Loba
    @Pristin, yea, its really sad, witches are usually more powerful
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    SkyBae CeeJay
    This is so scary Tobi, I remember telling myself that I won't read this story at this time but fact that ur good at what ur doing, here um. But ur the best, this story is on ? ? ?, next episode plz
  • Pristin picture
    I can't wait to know what's gonna enfold in this story... but from what I just read... feel like its gonna be a mixture of nice moments and pain moments...lemme buckle my seatbelt and enjoy the journey...ride on Tee... I love this already
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    Tobi Loba
    hahah lol@Skybae, yea I remembered you saying that
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    Tobi Loba
    Pristin, good girl, you have more muscle than skybae lol
  • Pristin picture
    @Tobi ..ahahaha she's a chicken so yeah chickens don't have strong muscles
  • daragoldy16@gmail.com picture
    Fantastic. Nice one
  • Adeoti Akindele picture
    Adeoti Akindele
    Killing someone u love is a torment on its own coupled with curse, I sense this story is going to be dope, I trust Tobi! Scary and amazing, bravo
  • Peesam picture
    This is so touching. Well done Tobi. More ink to your pen
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    Tobi Loba
    Thanks daragold,
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    Tobi Loba
    hmm, lets pray so@Adeoti. Lol thanks
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    Tobi Loba
    @Peesam, welcome on board sis, wanted to come looking for you earlier when i didnt see you here lol
  • Ola Hormolar picture
    Ola Hormolar
    Oh,now i understand, i felt for you ichab,its painful.... Ride on dear
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    Medina Lawal
    Seriously i feel like crying with him right now, Tobi u too much every time u get hotter
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    Faith Omonkhodion
    This is so touching... Ride on girl
  • Peesam picture
    Don't mind me sis. I've bn on the road expressly for a week from the east to southsouth to Southwest... Now I'm home. Just started reading yesterday
  • Peesam picture
    This story is a bomb... It's intriguing even from the beginning. More unction sis. Pls keep it coming before our blood start boiling
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    Irene Uwumagbe
    Wow,tanx so much Tobi, interesting story
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    thanks Ola
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    Tobi Loba
    lol@Medina.keep bursting ma head
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    Tobi Loba
    thanks Faith
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    Tobi Loba
    lol@Peesam no problem ma
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    Tobi Loba
    oh wow@Irene.. happy new year sis
  • Confy-Dencie picture
    Sobs!! what a pity! It's so sad being d killer of d one u love. I hope the curse will break soon. Next episode pls
  • Confy-Dencie picture
    but ,na by force to love?
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    Tobi Loba
    lmao@ Confy... you don't vex hahah hah
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    Ronke Adetula
    We are waiting for the next episode
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    Pamela cube
    I blame ichab's father,if he didn't make the deal with that wicked witch this wouldn't have happened
  • topmaike007 picture
    Chai this one is strong oo
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