DEAD END 3
Mark paced the General Outpatient Department (GOPD) thoughtfully.
They had arrived RTW hospital about an hour ago and the doctors were still battling to save Lucy’s life.
He didn’t know what would be his fate if anything happened to Lucy. Everyone knew they stayed
together so her noticed absence could raise an alarm in few days.
He had no one to call.
He dared not inform her parents.
“Brrrr!” Something vibrated against his body suddenly causing him to flinch.
He brought out his phone quickly and noticed it wasn’t his that vibrated.
He thrust his right hand inside Lucy’s bag quickly to bring out her phone.
Mark stared at the phone.
Iya ni wura!
Her mother was the one calling her.
He waited till the phone rang through and hurriedly placed the phone on airplane mode.
“Mr Mark!” Dr Akin called as he and his friend walked towards Mark with a serious look.
“How is she doing?” He asked as soon as he stood to meet them.
“Well, the bleeding has been controlled but she has lost a lot of blood so blood is been transfused to her
presently. However, we have to pray she comes around quickly.” Dr Dayo explained.
“Thank you.” Mark said quickly as he heaved a sigh of relief.
“Hmm! Mark, honestly sometimes some people don’t come around again. Like some just pass on to the
other side like that. We hope that doesn’t be like that.”
“Ha! I know she will wake up.” Mark said hopefully.
“She will. She will!” Dr Akin said.
“We’ll see you later. And please do well to settle all bills too.” Dr Dayo said as he turned to go.
“Alright Sir. I will. Thank you.”
Mark sighed as he walked towards the nursing station to ask on how to go about the bills.
The ground had become muddy,
A certain Footstep laid clear and distinct on the floor.
Mrs Beatrice Aderounmu followed the footsteps silently.
She walked for some minutes as it led her to an open arena.
She wondered where she was and what she was doing there when her eyes caught a tiny image not too
far from her.
“She must be the one I’m looking for.” She said happily as she ran towards the image.
As she moved closer, the image became clearer and clearer and the person’s back view looked like a
female’s to her.
She paused! The back view looked familiar to her.
She walked on, slowly this time.
The lady bent down to do something.
Whatever she was doing she did so desperately.
Mrs Aderounmu squinted her eyes and saw what the lady was doing.
She was digging a hole.
“This Child should be careful. Why dig a hole on a land like this?” She thought as she moved towards the
The Lady stopped working as she must have heard her footsteps.
She turned slowly.
The elderly woman Froze as she stared at the face in front of her.
She recognized the face but it now looked battered and wounded.
“What are you doing?” Mrs Aderounmu asked as she moved closer to the young lady.
The young lady hissed in return as she turned swiftly.
She leapt into the Hole.
“Lucy!” The woman cried out as she ran towards the hole.
She gazed inside and realized the hole was very big and dark.
She narrowed her gaze to see her clearly.
Then she saw her at what looked like the bottom of the pit.
She looked carefully to see that the Lady stood on an old net that looked very weak and like it would
tear open anytime.
“That means the pit is very deep.” She said to none in particular as she looked around for anything to
help the lady out.
“Help me. I’m dying.” Lucy shouted out suddenly…
“Jesus!” Mrs Aderounmu shouted out as soon as she woke up.
She rose up from her bed speedily and jumped on her feet.
Her daughter was in trouble she needed no seer to tell her that again. But what trouble it was she didn’t
She had been having the urge for days to speak to Lucy but the young lady was not picking up her calls.
The number was even not reachable thereafter.
She picked up her phone to check if Lucy had called back but there was nothing as such.
“Adura ya!” (Time to Pray!) She said to herself as she hurried to the Sitting Room.
“It is written in Ecclesiastes chapter 10:8 that ‘He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh
an hedge a serpent shall bite him.’ Anybody that has dig a pit for Lucy to fall into, they themselves
should begin to fall into it in Jesus name.”
“It is written that every gathering that is not of God shall be scattered. Any gathering of the host of hell
as regards my Daughter Lucy to destroy her life let them begin to scatter in Jesus name.”
“No enemy of her soul will be able to terminate her life in Jesus name.”
“Beatrice, Listen to me.”
She heard the still small voice speak to her.
“Thank you Holy Spirit. I’m listening.”
“If I may ask, what are you praying about?”
“I’m praying for Lucy. I’m praying against the enemy of her soul.”
“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss. That is in James 4:3.”
“I don’t understand Lord.”
“You are praying the wrong prayer.”
“Ha! Lord… Teach me to pray. I know not how to pray Lord. It is written in Romans 8:26 that ‘likewise
the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the
Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.’ Lord help me to pray
“Daughter, you need to know that your daughter is the one that digged a pit for herself with her own
hands. She knew that the steps she was about to take could have repercussions but she didn’t care.”
“Beatrice, Plead for Mercy!”
“Daughter, Ask for Mercy.”
“Thank you Holy Spirit.” Mrs Aderounmu said as she repositioned herself.
“Lord You said that you will have mercy upon whom you will have mercy. Father, Have Mercy upon Lucy.
Let Mercy speak over Judgment for her.”
“It is written that ‘shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives of the just be delivered?
For thus says the Lord: Even the Captives of the mighty will be taken away and the prey of the terrible
will be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will give safety to your
children and ease them.’ Father, deliver Lucy from the Pit wherein she has put herself.”
She pleaded… wept and fought in the place of Prayer.
Lucy stared at the net underneath her feet.
It could give way anytime she could tell.
She wondered how she had gotten herself into such a big and terrifying pit.
She looked at the net again.
She knew if the net should tear she was done for.
She lifted her eyes to the top of the pit. “Somebody help!” She screamed at the top of her voice.
“Please, don’t let me die in here.”
She hoped someone will hear.
“Mercy Lord! Mercy Lord!” She heard as a voice cried around her.
She looked around her as she confirmed that she was alone in the pit yet she knew that voice.
“Mum! Help!” She shouted hoping her mother would help bring her out rather than just crying for
“Only Mercy can help! Have Mercy Lord!” Her mother’s voice boomed round her again.
Lucy waited in the pit for the next 20 minutes awaiting her fate.
She looked at the net.
It had become so weak that there was a large hole in it already.
“Ha! Mercy Lord!” She didn’t know when she voiced out..
If that was what would save her she would cry as much as possible.
The net tore suddenly as Lucy screamed. The net gave way as she fell off the net.
She noticed a small part was still attached to the wall of the pit so she quickly held unto the remnant as
the small net became weaker and weaker.
She stared below her into the pit.
It was so dark.
The moment the net cut loose totally she would be spinning down the pit.
“Lord, have Mercy!” She screamed with the last ounce of strength in her.
“Grab unto the Rope!” A man’s voice shouted to her from the top.
“What? Rope!” She saw as she saw a rope dangling in front of her.
She caught it and held unto it quickly.
“Release that net you are holding.” The voice said as she carefully let go.
“Climb up swiftly.” He commanded as she began her journey up the pit.
“Who are you?” She asked from below the pit as she climbed.
“I am Mercy, a servant of the Most High God. He chose to send me to you. Judgment was also waiting to
see if he would be ordered to work but he chose to send me.”
“Thanks for coming.” She said as she continued climbing.
She wondered why she wasn’t out of the pit already.
She had no idea the pit was that deep.
“You can show you are really thankful by surrendering your life to your maker because Mercy prevailed
against judgment for you today. You might not be so favored another time.” He said.
“I understand. Thank you.” She said as she climbed faster.
As she moved towards the top, a very bright light shone into her eyes causing her to use one hand to
shield her eyes quickly.
At RTW Hospital….
A nurse walked round the hospital doing her rounds when she passed a bed thoughtfully.
She ignored the bed at first but took a detour to take a second look at the body sprawled on the bed.
“Oh my God!” She screamed causing a pair of eye to blink at her in surprise.
She ran towards Dr Dayo’s office and opened his door without knocking.
“No Courtesy again, Nurse Sewa?” Dr Dayo asked surprisingly.
“Sorry Sir, It’s…. The lady is awake.”
A curtain separating the doctor’s office and an examination room was pulled back from within.
She turned back startled as a ruffled Mark stared at her.
“What did you say?” He asked before the Doctor could say anything.
“She is awake. Our eyes met.” The nurse said smiling.
“Wonderful!” said the Doctor as Mark jumped down from the examination bed he was sleeping on and
ran out of the office.
The Doctor and Nurse trod after him happily.
Mark stared at Lucy as she stared at her surroundings.
“This is a miracle!” The Doctor asked as he pointed a flashlight at her eyes to examine her eyes.
“She’s okay. Congratulations Mark. Let’s just monitor her till tomorrow then she can be discharged.”
“Alright. Thank you very much. I’m so grateful.” He replied as the doctor walked away all smiles.
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*_To be Continue…_*