“Why is everyone staring at me as if am in the wrong house?” He said and frown

“Who are you? And what are you doing in my house?” Mr. Brown asked with a cold voice

Seeing the size of the man in front of him River became scared instantly

“I…..I’m… I mean… I came no…I want to…no I mean I…” He stammered and turned to Olivia with a pleading face

That look that says help me

Mr. Brown followed his gaze and it landed on Olivia who was shaking

“Olivia, did you invite a boy into my house?” He asked coldly

There was no slightest smile on his face, he has that look no one has ever seen

“No daddy, I don’t know this guy,” She quickly said

River’s eyes nearly falls from their sockets when he heard that

“Did she just deny me?” he thought surprised

“Olivia!!” He called shocked

“Do I know you? By the way, how did you know my name?” She asked pretending to be surprised

River wanted to talk but words refuse to come out, he stared at Mr. Brown from head to toe

He looks like a bouncer, the only thing he was praying for was for him not to be thrown out from the window

“Olivia, I will not ask you again, who is this guy?” Mr. Brown asked

“Em.. daddy I asked him to come cos I wanted him to help me submit lyrics to my music band group,” Karan quickly said

“And what happens to the living room, what is he doing in here?” Mr. Brown asked almost yelling

“Maybe Eddy brought him here cos I ask him to help me get the book in my room,” Karan replied staring at Eddy with that look that says help

“Oh, yeah that’s true… I asked him to follow me upstairs before I heard voices and decide to check,” Eddy added

Mr. Brown looked at them and left without saying another word, Mrs. Brown went back to the chair and sat on it while the kids left

“I can’t believe you denied me, why didn’t you tell me that your dad was a bouncer? gosh, I was already praying for my little soul,” River said sadly

“I should be the one talking cos am about to be grounded, I told you don’t come to my house but you didn’t listen now see what you brought upon me, “Olivia replied and rolled her eyes

“Am outta here, your father looks like he eats humans as food, you’ll never see me in your house again,” River said going out

With the way he was rushing one would think he was running away from danger.




Mrs. Brown went into the senior lawyer’s office and dropped a paper on his desk

“Is that a new case?” He asked

“No, my resignation letter,” she replied and turn to leave

“Counselor Brown,” he called and she stopped

He stood from his chair and walked toward her

“You’re a good lawyer and it will be bad if we lose someone like you,” he said

“Well, sometimes things don’t go the way we want it,” she replied

“Sometimes it does, I will testify on your behest,” he said

She just flashes a smile and left without saying anything




Everyone was present including the senior lawyer who was ready

“Attorney, you are here today to testify on Alex’s d.eath, right?” The D.A asked

“Yes,” he replied

“I heard that you once hated Alex so is that why you want to testify?” The D.A asked again

“I hate Alex and am happy that he’s,” he replied

“You’re happy that a citizen was brvtally klled? where is the law that protects us?” The D.A asked

“She did what she has to do to protect the lives of two little girls,” he replied

“And that’s what all lawyers do? Go around klling people?” The man added

“He sh®t himself as she said, Alex is a criminal, A jailbreaker, a rappist who has rapped and tormented many women and children. He broke the law several times and no one is talking about that. All thanks to Counselor Brown, he’s where he should be,” He replied boldly

“So you’re happy now?” The D.A asked

“Am more than happy, cos now many kids will no longer be afraid of that d’vil, why are we even here talking about counselor Brown when we should be talking about Alex?

He made many lives miserable and destroyed many homes, we should make counselor Brown a hero cos she defeated him single-handedly which none of you sitting here can do,” he replied without any fear

Everyone was silent

“That’s all, the daughter will have to testify,” the D.A said

“She doesn’t have to testify anything,” he replied

“Excuse me,” the D.A said

“There is no law that says you can force a person to testify against their wish unless you want to be the second Alex?

Alex is d.ead accept it and move on, all thanks to Counselor Brown for her bravery, Alex is where he should be” He said angrily

The grand jury exchanged glances

“Has the jury reached a verdict?” the judge asked

“Yes your honor,” one of the grand jury said as others pass their vote to her

“On the first count of homicide in the second degree, I find the defendant not guilty,” she replied



Mrs. Brown saw the senior lawyer walk out of the courtroom and start walking towards him, She didn’t attend cos she didn’t want to be called out to testify

“Hey, I already heard what happened, thank you,” she said politely

“Care for a drink?” He asked

“No, thank you, I should be going now,” she replied and turn to leave but he followed her

They went back to the law firm*

“So what are you gonna do now?” He asked

“Start work tomorrow?” She replied looking for Alex’s files

“Turn around I have a surprise,” he said

“Sure but I need to find something first,” she replied still looking for the file

“Just turn around,” he said

She turned towards him to see her husband holding a wig and a face mask

“Oh my, don’t tell me you…..

” What did you think? I can’t let my wife go to jail? Never!” he asked with a smile

“How did you come up with this?” She asked still surprised

“Don’t ask questions cos I will do anything for you baby,” he replied and she covered her mouth

“I don’t know what to say again, come here,” she said and hugged him

“Thank you,” she added

“Care for a drink?” He asked again

“Sure, no liquor” she replied with a wide smile


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