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Tales of the Dead - Season 1 - Episode 4
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The kitchen was totally modernized even the utensils in it.

Mrs Nancy Ethen, Kate’s mother, suddenly averted her eyes from her daughter but opened her ears very well to listen to what she had to say about her fiance, Alex.


“He heard a strange bell”
Kate began. “According to him, nobody heard it but him. And afterward, a dog led him to a forest where he saw a dead body, a skeleton hanging on a tree”

Hearing that, the mother suspended whatever thing she was doing and stared at Kate seriously which showed that it wasn’t a minor issue. Mrs Nancy never mentioned anything for a while thereby getting Kate worried.


“Mum, any problem?”
“Yes”
“What?”
“All that you said is a sign of
reincarnation. I guess the death soul of someone lives in the body of Alex, probably the one he saw on the tree”
“Reincarnation?”
Kate became confused. The last time she heard the word was in her high school days when their teacher said something about it. Though she never believed in it. Therefore, she said to her mother, “Mum, i don’t believe in reincarnation. If someone is dead, he is dead. No two ways about it”

Mrs Nancy smiled then resumed her work: cutting of carrot. “Some people reincarnate. No two ways about it too” she said.


“But why the reincarnation after death?”
Kate queried.

“For the purpose to achieve what they couldn’t achieve when they were alive. This often take place on people who die premature death or killed by someone”the mother concluded while Kate remained mute but suddenly left the kitchen.


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Back to Remedy Bank of Africa, Alex covered his ears to enabled him get rid of the sound of the bell but it didn’t help. He sat in the chair with his face downward until a hand touched his shoulder. Immediately, the bell stopped ringing and he looked up to see who touched him. It was Glory.

“The manager wants to see us”
“Pardon?”
“I said the manager wants to see us!” Glory shrieked.
“Alright” Alex followed her to the
manager’s office. On their way, he kept observing things and people who seemed as if he had seen them before in the past acting in a familiar way. He kept ignoring them until he found himself standing before the manager who rubbed the butt of a pen on a paper staring at the two staffs.
“You’ve started being careless, Alex. You’ve damaged a document that i suppose to submit to another branch. What has come over you?”
“I don’t know sir. I mean, I’m sorry sir”
“Can your apology revert the
document?”
“No, sir”
All became quiet. Glory kept glancing at Alex and looking at the manager with a pleading eyes because he knew he could fire both of them instantly without thinking twice. Yes, that was the kind of person Iyk, the manager, is. He doesn’t tolerate nonsense.
“Sir, please..” Glory wanted to say but Iyk rebuked her.

“Shut up! This shouldn’t have happened if you were also careful! Now what a hell do you wonna apologize for?”
Silence creep in again. Alex didn’t want to lose his job neither did Glory wanted to. So both waited for the last judgement from
the manager.
“Get out of here both of you” Iyk
ordered.

“Thank you sir” both said at the same time and left the office.
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Throughout the working period, Alex kept making unnecessary mistakes. He was happy that the work finally came to an end, so he stepped out of the bank and took the next available cab. After he entered, his cell phone rang.

“Hi” Kate said on the phone. “Can you please come over to the house?” she requested.

“Which of the houses?” Alex queried.
“My house”
“Why?”
“My mum said something”
“About what?”
“Please, come” Kate hung up the call while the cab-driver nearly hit a child thereby matching the break forcefully but released it again. “Idiot!” he cursed the child.

That incident also seemed to Alex as if it had happened somewhere in the past too.

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At the residence of Mrs Nancy, Alex
helplessly sat on one of the cushions with Kate sitting beside him too. His only father died after his youth service programme. He never relented but made sure he achieve his goal-working in a bank. Opposite the two spouse was Mrs Nancy sitting on a different cushion.

“Kate told me what happened to you in the morning. It’s normal but yours isn’t ordinary. It’s called reincarnation. Trust me, you are living the life of someone who died in the past”
“Wait wait wait” Alex began angrily. “I don’t get it. I do believe in reincarnation but why is mine different? Why is it not ordinary?”
“It’s because of the sound of the bell you hear” Mrs Nancy replied.

“What does the bell signify?”
“I have no idea”

The sittingroom remained calmed and quiet. Kate could feel Alex burning in anger. Therefore she tried to change the topic.
“Baby, how was work..”
“It was hectic!” Alex stood up. “I nearly got fired. I keep observing and doing things which are not suppose to be done!”

Hearing that, Mrs Nancy opened her eyes widely..☆☆☆☆☆

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Mrs Nancy opened her eyes widely listening to Alex who lamented on how hectic he day was. Alex appeared to be stressed, frustrated and exhausted as he glared at Kate pouring out his anger which Kate couldn’t take anymore. Therefore she began to
shed tears from the chair.


“Alex!”
Mrs. Nancy called thereby interrupting him from lamenting angrily. She didn’t like the manner in which he was talking and looking at her daughter which triggered tears from her eyes. So she stood up breathing hastily. Anger could be traced from her eyes too. “Stop raising your voice unnecessarily especially at my daughter. Is she the cause of your hectic day? Can’t you see she’s being hurt emotionally?” she said.


“I’m sorry, ma’am”
Alex apologized calmly.

“You should be, otherwise you’ll have nothing to do with her ever again! You should go find a solution to your own problem all by your…”

“Mum!”
Kate interrupted and stood up instantly. She walked pass Alex and stood before her mother in a way she was in between the two then continued with a lower voice. “Mum, stop sounding that way. It’s part of him, he gets angrily easily especially when it has to do with something that will sabotage his carrier”

“Then he should control it because i can’t tolerate that in my presence!”
the mother retorted then the room became quiet.

Alex glanced at the centre table where the key of his house was. He had left it for Kate before going to work that day, so he gently picked it. The jingling of the bunch of key brought Kate’s attention so she turned to see Alex ready to leave.


“Baby..”
she called in a broken voice.


“I’m sorry, i have to go, i need a rest”
Alex looked at Mrs. Nancy. “Once again, I’m sorry ma’am. I have to be on my way now” he began to walk towards the door.
“Baby.. Alex!” Kate tried to stop him but he had already used the exit then she turned to her mother in tears. “Mum, what’s going on?”
“I’m sorry my daughter but you need to stay away from Alex” the mother replied.
“Why?”
“His life is complicated now. From what i have seen and heard from him, he has a hazardous days ahead, so is better you let him be”
“You know i can’t do that, mum. I love him so much. We should look for a way to help him, not to abandon him” Kate objected and briskly walked into her room.

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At Alex’s residence, one could see him flinging his clothes out of his box. The day was gradually becoming dark but the availability of power subdued the darkness that should have overtaken the sanctum. As Alex was scattering his box, his phone rang but he ignored it knowing very well it was Kate. Just then, he brought out a large album containing different faces and their details- Those were people he graduated with which many of them are working successfully. He picked his phone, dialed one’s number from there. “Hello, Jim..” he said on the phone.
Jimmy, popularly known as Jim was Alax’s friend right from higher
institution who studied archaeology. He’s a gentle and quiet guy that doesn’t like to stress himself for anything.

“Who’s this?” Jimmy asked on the phone too.
“It’s Alex”
“Alex Frank?”
“Exactly”
“Guy..”
“Jim, listen to me” Alex interrupted seriously. “I’m in a serious mess. I need to see you immediately”
“What’s going on bro?” Jimmy queried voraciously.
“I want you to examine a dead body for me, tell me how long it has been there and other details about this particular body..” Alex explained everything to Jimmy.
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THE NEXT DAY


That was on Friday early morning. Jimmy arrived at Alex’s residence and all drove straight to the forest where the dead body was found.
“That’s it” Alex pointed upward looking at the skeleton.
“Alright, i can handle this” Jimmy replied as he began to wear a hand-glove. He glanced at Alex to see him looking restless and frustrated. “Calm down, bro. I do believe in reincarnation but i don’t think it’s what you are experiencing” he added.
“Then what am i experiencing?” Alex asked.
“Let’s see what we gonna find out from here while you go to work”
“Sure” Alex shook his hand and left to work instantly.
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6:54pm
Banking activities ended for the day without Alex experiencing any bad omen thinking he was a bit okay. He sat in his apartment with Kate beside him. Jimmy was also done with his research ready to announce the outcome thereby increasing their pertubation. Kate, who had been briefed on who Jimmy was also stared at him in anticipation.
“Jim, what did you find out?” Alex asked enthusiastically.
“How old are you now, Alex?” Jimmy queried as he took of his eyeglasses.
“I’m twenty five”
“I see.. Listen, Alex” Jimmy began. “After several research i carried out, i found out that the body has stayed there for twenty-five good years too”
Hearing that, Kate and Alex looked at each other surprisingly..
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