|This is the End
Author: New Solo Singer PM
The Samburu Tribe wanted their land back from the british. How will this affect Abuya, a little Samburu girl?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Tragedy/Humor - Words: 659 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 01-24-13 - Status: Complete - id: 3095025
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This is the End
It's kind of rushed. Well, I was doing my Socail Studies project late at night, so I WAS IN a rush. Hope you enjoy it!
It was the year of 1896, and an eight year old girl named Abuya milked a cow for the first time. Her name meant "born when the garden was". Her mother's name was Arogo, which means "Mother nagged a lot", and her father's name was Adamu, which means "Adam".
The British had recently taken over Kenya, and her tribe was not happy, but for now, all is in peace. Abuya's mother and father were teaching her how to harvest corn and milk cows.
"Work you stupid cow!" Abuya screamed, frustrated.
"Come on! It's not that hard," Kyesi, her best friend, said.
"I'm trying! It's really hard for me!" Abuya was trying but failing epically to milk a cow.
"Squeeze the base of the teat," Kyesi advised.
"I know! I di- oh." Abuya squeezed the base, and milk came out. "Yes! I did it! Did you see that? Did you see that? Yes! Bam! I'm better than you! Yeah!"
"I learned how to milk a cow first, remember?"
Abuya finished milking the cow, and she was done with her chores for the rest of the day.
"Look! Simai is making and announcement!" Kyesi whispered urgently.
Simai was the leader of the Samburu tribe. The announcement that he is about to make will change the lives of both girls.
"—British has attacked and taken Samburu land for over a year now, and they have not helped us in anyway. They will not listen to reason, so we must fight and take our land back, forcefully!"
The people cheered. The rest of the day was spent on making armor and weapons.
"I don't like the idea of war. Can't we just talk and reason with them?" complained Abuya.
"Weren't you listening? They won't listen!" answered Kyesi.
"Yes, but won't war cause death?"
"Sacrifice," Kyesi simply said.
"Come in now," Abuya's mother said. "It's getting dark. N'gai will be angry."
"Coming mother!" Abuya replied. She walked to her hut, crawled inside, and went to sleep.
********************************9 Years Later********************************
The Great War was over, and the Samburu tribe suffered great losses. Abuya's father died in the first battle, and her mother died from tuberculosis. Abuya has no family left.
Kyesi was no better. Her father died in the second battle, which was around the time Kyesi's mother had her second child. After the birth, her mother went into a trance. She wouldn't talk, feed herself, or take care of the new born baby. She later died of starvation.
The year was 1905, and this was the last year of Abuya's life.
"Hi Kyesi! Are you okay?" Abuya can see that Kyesi was tired, which was very normal. She had the responsibility of taking care of her younger sister AND her mother. However, this time, she had a look in her eyes. She had a look that Abuya has never seen before. She had a look of insanity.
"I'm sorry Abuya, but life is just not worth living anymore," Kyesi whispered.
"What do you mean? You have a younger sister to take care of!" Abuya said desperately.
"No." Kyesi ran to the edge of the cliff. "No." She jumped.
"No! What the heck Kyesi!" Abuya screamed. She ran to the cliff edge in hopes of saving her, but she slipped. The rocks beneath her were loose, and she fell. The fall was quick, and when the floor came, Abuya had one last thought before her body shattered on impact. My family is gone, my tribe is nearly wiped out, my best friend is dead, and I'm about to die too. This is the end. She landed right next to Kyesi's dead and broken body.
In 1905, 17 year old Abuya died trying to save her best friend. Her body was never found.