” The End”
Recap: Nyibu Gagam proclaims Takar as the Dead man, Ming-keng the leader went curious about Takar’s unknown events that had happened with him, While questioning Takar about his whereabouts a voice comes out from the dark dense bushes “I know “ everyone was shocked and silent “
Nyibu Gagam asked loudly “who is there behind the bushes, if you are man enough show yourself “ with a cringed smile, Wornout dress ,shabby hair and dirty teeth came out Yakor Paleng the mad man. He looked at everyone standing there curiously with huge smile on his face, his dark dirty teeths were so smelly that Takar said “Aargggggg this same old smelly brat is here again” Takong the relatives of Takar and Talar asked Yakor Paleng ” how do you know about what happened with Takar ” before Yakor Paleng could say any further Nyibu Gagam called Takar And Yakor paleng the mad man inside the house.
1. Inside the house
Nyibu Gagam sat down beside the miiram (a place where fire is burned) and said directly to Takar ” you can hide things From your brother and sisters and the villagers but not with me. Takar sighed a bit and looked at Yakor paleng the mad man, Yakor paleng narrated Takar that he saw this thing in his vision, Takar asked “what do you mean by this thing“? Nyibu Gagam interrupted and said you don’t have to worry about him, he just can see visions and he is the one who told me about you, how you would rise from dead. Takar still didn’t utter a single word, he then went outside the house. Meanwhile Yakor Paleng said to the nyibu (shaman) it’s time you should summon your uyu Gomte Ato, Yakor paleng closed his eyes and started narrating the vision. However Uyu Gomte Ato was one of the most powerful spirit that was held by Nyibu Gagam for a very long time, The uyu was honest with shaman Gagam ,He was summoned for a decisive work ,he had to go with the villagers to the southern Province of Gong village, crossing the Yarlung tsangpo.
2.Outside the Shaman’s house
Everyone gathered anxiously to listened to what the Nyibu Gagam had to say and get his blessing before leaving the village. Nyibu and Yakor Paleng came outside and gathered all the villagers waiting outside. Nyibu Gagam asked Ming Keng the leader to take Takong and the rest of the villagers with him to bring back yami who was all alone in the Gong village. Talar and Takar was forbidden to go back to the south. Talar asked “why not us? We have more experienced of the route to the southern province ,please let us go” Uyu Gomte Ato growls and asked them to listen to what the shaman Gagam had just said. Takar didn’t look bothered, but Talar was restless as he wanted to accompany Ming Keng the leader & Takong his cousin. Takong was accompanied by his three brothers ‘Tator ,Tamo and Tayap” Takar and Talar went back to the village where their mother Ane Yater was waiting.
After walking for 2 months and half the group led by Ming Keng the leader reached the Gong village, where they found Yami sitting alone and helpless. “yami!!!! Shouted Ming Keng the Leader , listening to that Yami was so happy, she never expected that she would see Ming Keng the leader again in her life. Yami came running towards Ming Keng , and came to know all about her brother Takar and Talar, “they are safe in the village with Ane yater” said Tayap the last brother of Takong Tapen” hearing that Yami began crying out of happiness, she always had blamed herself for the unfortunate incident , it was such a comfort knowing that her brother Takar is Alive and safe in the village, and now she was about to leave her house . The cock whom she had freed sometime ago crowed with happiness and satisfaction, he said ‘I am happy for you Ane Yami” the cock asked permission if he was allowed to go with her ,Yami agreed to take both the cock and the hen to Damyo village . Tamo and Tayap the last two brothers of Takong tapen found the Gong village so beautiful that they decided to roam around, “we must stick together ” Tator and Takong shouted ”
Note:Usually in New places childrens below 19 should never roam around freely, the uyu (spirits) dwelling in that area might get disturbed.
4. yami encounters uyu Gomte Ato
While Tamo and Tayap were shouting and running around the village, Ming Keng the leader asked Yami to request both the brothers to get ready to leave the village ,so Yami managed to ask them to stop running around and get ready, in the meanwhile Uyu Gomte Ato appeared , seeing him Yami fell straight to the ground. Everyone started calling out her name as she became unconscious, Tamo brought some water to splash in her face so that she could wake up. After few minutes she woke up and told everyone” it was this uyu that took away Takar and killed my husband great shaman from South ” yami cried and cried , she started asking Ming Keng the Leader and Takong her cousin, “why did this Uyu (spirit) appeared a while ago? My husband use to say one has to offer sacrificial gift to let the Uyu appear, but he just appeared right here without any rituals, how?
Ming Keng the leader slowly understood the game of Nyibu Gagam, It was him who had been playing such distasteful Game with all of them. He abruptly gathered everyone and set off for Damyo .
5.The story unfold
While reaching the village Takong and his brother went to their family, but Ming Keng and Yami didn’t enter the village, Ming Keng had a plan, He asked Yami to go and meet Nyibu Gagam and tell a lie that her husband is not dead, and she must go back to Gong village, but before that she will meet Her Family , while she meet and stay busy with the Nyibu Gagam, Ming Keng the leader would tell the truth to brothers and all the villagers.
As per the plan, Yami reaches Nyibu Gagam‘s home and said “OH great shaman thank you for your constant prayer and support, I have reached safely”. Nyibu Gagam came out and greeted Yami, ‘good to see you yami but sorry for your lost” Yami replied Oh great Nyibu Gagam I haven’t lost anything, I have to go back to my husband at Gong ,he is waiting for my return, but before leaving I will meet my family”. Listening to this Nyibu Gagam grew frustrated, yami asked what happened to him, the shaman didn’t answer much but ask her to go to the village and told her he will be busy .
While Yami left for her home to eagerly meet her family members, Nyibu Gagam summoned his uyu Gomte Ato, Nyibu shouted him, “I gave you enough blood sacrifice and you betrayed me!!! Uyu replied “No” why should I? Nyibu Gagam shouted you didn’t kill her husband right? I also gave you Yami’s brother Takar as a blood sacrifice and you freed him? While both were arguing about the past events, All villagers gathered outside Nyibu Gagam’s house, Village headman stood at the front, Tabi the hunter was ready with his weapon, Ming Keng the leader led the villagers to the front and rear, Yami stood with her brothers .
All were listening to the argues of shaman and the Uyu Gomte Ato, uyu grew furious and rose up and yelled “you asked me to kill the great Shaman of south and bring Yami to you, you wanted to have Yami, it was your plan, Takar was a good man, even after i captured him ,he helped me by telling the secrets of his grandma, Yai Tato the fearless the great lady shaman in the Nyingchi province, Yai Tato the fearless helped me to be free from the bondage of the 300 year old cursed that was inflicted upon me, now I could meet my family too but since you had sacrificed a lot for me I was bound by your spell and summons, so I had to kill The great shaman of Gong village but not Takar, I turned Him into a wolf and told him about his friends and his brother that they were going to meet the lady shaman but the path they took was dangerous so I asked Takar to take care of them and he did it,and now Yami is here too! You can have Yami I have fulfilled your demands,now you can’t order me, I am a free spirit now”.
Ming Keng the leader shouted “burned down the house of Nyibu Gagam! His heart is not pure, he lies to us,he bring sorrows To us” as soon as Nyibu Gagam heard the shout, he came outside running and was shocked to see the truth unfolded so wide and openly.
The village headman uttered “ A nyibu must be a respectful person, he should be free of lies and deceit” we can’t have him in our village nor kill him’, so I have decided in front of Ane donyi & Abo polo that nyibu Gagam be banished from Damyo village for ever & never return again” Yai Tato the fearless the great lady shaman appeared from the crowd and said “Uyu Gomte Ato you are a free spirit now, I forgive you for your actions ” the uyu thanked the lady shaman and as a gift of freedom he received, he brought peace and prosperity to the Damyo village once again. Yami Takar Talar lived happily with their family, Mingkeng the leader migrated to Tibet and got settled there, Tabi the hunter got married at Damyo with yapi the last cousin sister of Shinglong family.
Yami got married to a handsome, understanding ,Hardworking, powerful pure and clean husband Who was non other than the great shaman of the south, indeed it was her own husband who rose from the dead. The vision of Yakor Paleng the mad man got finally fulfilled, it was not Takar, but it was always Yami’s husband whom the mad man show in his vision.
Thank you for reading and being a part of my fiction “the Shaman woman and the cock”