BY NISSI ADEOLA
He looked round the small room and just when he felt everything was intact, he looked at d place d girl was lying, saw nothing and his eyes widened. He went to spanner who was still snoring and kicked him so hard that he woke
up in an instant.
“Wetin be your problem now?”
“Where is the girl?”
“Which kind foolish question be dat? Wey the girl wey we bring come here?”
Spanner looked round and
“chai, our own don finish. I no no where she dey o”.
Without saying anything, they both set out to look for Belina.
As tony and Prisca made for Belina’s place, they noticed that d road was empty and so they
made were not scared of encountering any traffic. Prisca was worried that something was wrong so tony held her hand using one hand to control the steering.
“Don’t worry honey; I am sure she is ok. Uhhh, why don’t you
call her, she might have switched on the phone” tony said.
Prisca nodded and took her phone only to find it off. “oh, the battery is flat, give me your” she
said. Tony gave her his phone and she dialed Belina’s number which she knew off head and it rang. She almost danced for joy when it rang and she heard,
Mr Badmus was trying hard to find sleep but he could not. He was just too happy to sleep. He stood up again to check if he had
packed all he needed for d journey and discovered that he had packed everything.
He had resigned from his job as a cashier during d day even
though he had been on leave and was not due to return until d following week. He went back to bed and sighed happily.
His plan had worked and he just could not contain his happiness.
He thought about Belina and smiled devlishly. That stubborn bastard thought that she would
not be useful for anything, well I have proved to her that I always have my way whenever I want to; he thought.
He rolled on the bed and started thinking about life in London. It had been a while he travelled out and he wanted to ensure that he did not come back an average man. ‘I would be stinkingly rich again’, he said audibly before dozing off
I walked down the lane crying.
My life just seemed to be going bad by the day. I felt like dying and all of a sudden, my phone
went alive and I picked up almost immediately.
“Hello Prisca, oh Prisca… thank God you called” I said still crying.
“What is the matter Belina? I had been calling like forever, are you
ok?” she asked.
“No, you only need to see me but I need your help now, I would tell you everything later”
“I knew u were not ok, we are already on our way to your house now, tony and I”
“No, no, don’t go there o, I am not there. I am at boruwa lane. I don’t know and area but that is
where I am, on and road”
“What are you doing there and where the hell is that?” she asked then paused to ask Tony
before she said,
“Tony knows the place, stay where you are baby, we are coming”
The breeze turned cold and I looked at the sky and I noticed that it was about to rain. My tears
started coming more frequently and I tried to subside it. I noticed
that the bushes were moving and I thought it was due to d breeze. I moved slowly so that I
would be easy to locate. I heard
something that resembles footsteps and I stood completely
still but I almost passed out when I heard two people’s
voices coming closer.
I scanned the area quickly and saw a place where d bush was thicker and ran there silently. I entered the bush without thinking about the snakes and
scorpions I might find there. I saw two guys and I identified them to be d guys who abducted me; they were obviously searching for me.
I stood completely still even my breath seemed to cease.
They started scanning thr area and when one of them looked in my direction, I expected him to see me instantly and just pick me out of the bush but instead, he looked away. I breathed out but stood still for fear of giving myself away.
“Ei, I don die”, one of them said, placing his hands on his head.
“Ahhh, see gbege. Which kind sleep we sleep so, ehn? Wetin we go tell oga Tolu now?” the other said
I scanned my head to see if I knew any Tolu but I didn’t.
“Oga Tolu palava no worse reach Oga Tunji own, him go kill us”, the first said. “na you cause am o spanner, why you sleep after I tell you say make you watch the girl”.
The other whose name I now knew was spanner said, “you no
well. Make I dey watch person when you dey sleep abi? Na me no sabi sleep?”
Spanner saw something and stopped.
“Sparrow….” He called and
pointed a place to him. They both looked there and I found myself
looking in that direction too. I saw a light that looked very much like a headlight. My immediate thought went to Tony
and Prisca and I started thinking of how I would get out my phone without catching the
attention of the two guys. I looked at the two guys and noticed that they were moving
backwards trying to hide themselves.
I brought out my phone and dialed Prisca. She picked almost immediately and I spoke quietly.
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