Story by Michael Luxguy Augustine
Capon:loose the blind fold and let him see[someone helped me loose the blind fold]you are welcome to this fraternity tonight…i looked around and saw the place was filled up with men all on blacks with weapons of all kind.
Me:where are my?
Capon:in the intiation field.observer bring the calabash…observer brought in the calabash,to cut the long process short,they used a new blade to cut my thumb and my blood was added to a liquid content already in the calabash
Capon:drink from the calabash.
I took the calabash and drunk a little from it
Capon:finish it…i took it into my mouth and emptied the last content in it.its just tastless.
Capon:good.you have now taken the oath of the black men fraternity(oath!)and any day you disclose what just happened here to anyone,you would die.
Some other things were done,i was given mark close to my shoulder(intiation mark)
Capon:from today onwards,you are one of us,who touches you is inviting us.we are from today your shadow and your shadow can never leave you even in death.here are the rules of this brotherhood
1) you must not cast your self for casting is a sin to this brotherly fraternity
2)betryal of a brother is a sin
3)blood for blood etc…he mentioned so many rules of about 23.
Capon:from today your name is sky because the sky is clouded and is atimes unpredictable.congratulations sky…the members shook hands with me one after the other before they began to sing again.another song entirely **this is the way i wanted to be o
this is the way i wanted to be
oh i want to remain a black man (x3)
this is the way i wanted to be**
hey sang on and on for some time then ask me to join them.
i got to my lodge around to 4,i jumped in through the fence due to the gate was still locked.i opened my door,got inside and shut it,i laid down on my bed feeling great pains as a result of the kicking i received as part of the intiation.my legs where shaking.i did not know when i slept off.
when i wokeup i was so hungry.i prepared bread and tea for myself,ate before getting rice into fire to boil,made stew.after eating i just stayed inside.no church for today,i cant even walk.then a knock came on my door.i went to the door and opened without askin who it was and behold its matchety
Matchety: (handing me something in a black bag)take
Me: (collected)what’s this?
Matchety:just got you a phone because i observed u have none
Matchety:so how was yesterday?
Me:my legs are broken
Matchety:sorry,it a normal thing to make you strong.the pains would stop soon
Matchety:so sky hope we are friends
Me:why not.(i opened the bag,brought the phone out of its pack,it was a screen touch)am greatful
Matchety:later we go get sims for it
Me:yea thanks.never thought you were this nice
Matchety:bros english time don finish abeg give me food first,i dey H…we both laughed.myself and matchety became friends.we gisted and laughed along.he told me how he joined black men due to school intimidations and all that.he really gave me mind.we flowed well.later we both went to buy airtel sim and glo for my new phone.walked around ,as he kept showing me every bad guy we come acrose
I couldn’t attend lectures on monday and tuesday because of my legs but today wednesday i got to the lecture hall before mr mike,feeling different and new.when he came he lectured for sometime and then made the errors of his life.he did not know i had become a changed man,no longer scared nor ashamed.i bet he wont forget today in a hurry.