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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Anabia(f): 9:54pm On Aug 07
Thanks for the mention,creeza.keep it up

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Lleigh(f): 11:04pm On Aug 07
Creeza:
So , I said I was working on something that I would drop early next Year. So far so good it has been progressing but staying away for sometime , stories have popped into my head and I can't help but share.

This story and a few more to come are mere hyping to my upcoming thriller ' A dance of Fury' ( note the name might change. And plagiarism is allowed grin your story and mine can never be same) . But please say no plagiarism.




thank you for reading that near-comedy-intro above. Sometimes , I laugh at my own stupidity but you can't blame me. The weather in August is very bright and sunny. tongue


Okay enough said . #leggo.

Warning: Parts of the story might be taken off the thread after weeks of updating.. That's to say ' removed' but you can still get it on okada books or directly to your email. But until I post the link to okadabooks, please do enjoy the ride. Thank you and God bless you , Richly.

Copyright 2017 @ Esele Benjamin. Aka C.reeza the Increeza


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Hi Creeza my brother I am here smiley

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Lleigh(f): 6:21am On Aug 08
I am liking Ben already.

No to plagiarism...it takes time for you to think and write.

August is always a nice month

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Peterjezy(f): 2:19pm On Aug 08
What!!!!!!!!!!!!! shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked don't give me that shitttt..... Charlie died?? ohhhh no!!!!!!! cry cry cry cry cry





Outside the building , Charlie tried to put up with the cold even inside his honda as he rubbed his fingers profusely.

He should have been at home, in his bed, beside his sweet Jasmine.

Too bad for him, he wanted to help a lad in trouble.

He stepped out of his car, he wondered why the young man took time to come out.

' The young man ' he smiled to himself . He didn't even get to know his name.

' Mysterious young man indeed' he whispered and breathed out cold air.

Charles was very unaware of the danger he had put himself. These areas where thieves, assassins and even human -hunters thrived, was the last place he should be as he glanced at his wrist_watch, then towards the apartment where the man had climbed up.

The lights were on. But he saw no one, then a light went off .

' Something must be wrong' he said and humbly reached for his door.

Too late, a sound clicked behind him.

It was a familiar tone, he knew it from movies but never behind him before, both in a dream and real life.

A sting in his gut made him realise too soon. He did not need a magician to tell him that a pistol was caressing the skin of his skull, from behind.

He raised his arms up, impulsively, he hoped to catch a glimpse of his tormentor before his brain splatters into shrapnel.


To be continued.



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Re: The brand Of 'X' by AyamBae(f): 2:24pm On Aug 08
Its a nyc story......welldone creeza....Update pls!....thank you!

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Nmaglit: 4:11pm On Aug 08
present

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:24pm On Aug 08
Lleigh:
I am liking Ben already.
No to plagiarism...it takes time for you to think and write.
August is always a nice month
thank u dear, i like him too smiley
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:25pm On Aug 08
Anabia:
Thanks for the mention,creeza.keep it up
u welcome dearest. Thanks for sticking with the thread
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:28pm On Aug 08
Deji124:
Though the update is small we no get no choice but to manage,
I was banned, Sorry for the late reply.

It just expired an hour ago. And for the short update, i will make it up to you in the next update. wink
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:32pm On Aug 08
Peterjezy:
What!!!!!!!!!!!!! shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked don't give me that shitttt..... Charlie died?? ohhhh no!!!!!!! cry cry cry cry cry





Outside the building , Charlie tried to put up with the cold even inside his honda as he rubbed his fingers profusely.

He should have been at home, in his bed, beside his sweet Jasmine.

Too bad for him, he wanted to help a lad in trouble.

He stepped out of his car, he wondered why the young man took time to come out.

' The young man ' he smiled to himself . He didn't even get to know his name.

' Mysterious young man indeed' he whispered and breathed out cold air.

Charles was very unaware of the danger he had put himself. These areas where thieves, assassins and even human -hunters thrived, was the last place he should be as he glanced at his wrist_watch, then towards the apartment where the man had climbed up.

The lights were on. But he saw no one, then a light went off .

' Something must be wrong' he said and humbly reached for his door.

Too late, a sound clicked behind him.

It was a familiar tone, he knew it from movies but never behind him before, both in a dream and real life.

A sting in his gut made him realise too soon. He did not need a magician to tell him that a pistol was caressing the skin of his skull, from behind.

He raised his arms up, impulsively, he hoped to catch a glimpse of his tormentor before his brain splatters into shrapnel.


To be continued.



thank you for stopping by to drop a comment, and i appreciate, but if charlie dies or not, it only does one thing : forward the plot.

We will have to find out in the next post. Thank u dear
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:38pm On Aug 08
AyamBae:
Its a nyc story......welldone creeza....Update pls!....thank you!
i will update, I was banned. Sorry 4 the delay.. And you are welcome dear. Thank u for commenting
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:41pm On Aug 08
Nmaglit:
present
welcome nmaglit, its been a while. I am glad to have u here. HONESTLY. smiley
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Nmaglit: 10:23am On Aug 09
Creeza:
welcome nmaglit, its been a while. I am glad to have u here. HONESTLY. smiley

Thanks

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by bimberry1307(f): 11:15am On Aug 09
Nice one creeza, you're doing great.
I hope Charlie won't get himself into trouble.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Allylic(f): 1:22pm On Aug 09
Thanks for d mention...following back to back

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by jagugu88li(f): 1:39pm On Aug 09
See why I dont eat porridge....you see. Bad luck catches up with you just when you are about to call it a day.
Putting it mildly, Charles will die because Ben was banging, after they manuvoured safely out of pommas.

I had hoped Ben & co. will recruite Charles as a private driver or delivering man.

Adesina12 .....oya, quench my thirst
Hadampson bring the entire crew in. Make them say "Present Sir" as they enter.
Girlhaley my personal person
queenitee mama d' mama
Lawlahdey grin....the prison wardesstress grin
Kimkardashian queen of our land
Kimberlywest.....make I pray for you first. Katarabadhabatotototot ronokorodoshashasha booooom booooom boooooom make thunder no strike say boooooom rabatatatakarobi. Orororroortosahaba raaaaaa!!!!
Now , make sure you sort out the K.C matter
Bummybummy thriller mama

ROYH, report for duty. Mission "The brand of X" has landed. We need our front guys to hunt down the culprit. Oya, get out of Sambisa and report for duty. Bring your best men and women in 3...........................2...

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Hadampson(m): 3:11pm On Aug 09
Thanks jagugu88li... as you all know i can't read any story without people. princ007, herosakin777, hormobolanle, dannybomb, damibiz, akinwale14, adontcare, kikiwendy, yungtemy, marianneada, and jane1234f

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by adontcare(f): 4:12pm On Aug 09
Hadampson:
Thanks jagugu88li... as you all know i can't read any story without people. princ007, herosakin777, hormobolanle, dannybomb, damibiz, akinwale14, adontcare, kikiwendy, yungtemy, marianneada, and jane1234f
running with usain bolt's leg. Thnks

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 4:25pm On Aug 09
Adesina12 bimberry1307 olufemiwhit anabia deji124 olubee22 jagugu88li queenitee stephengee25 missmossy nmaglit gtin ozila divepen1 audreytims tiffanyJ maneski queensiju oyinella miriam1868 rachealfst samyfreshsmooth yorhmienerd tunjilomo sharpwriter princ007, herosakin777, hormobolanle, dannybomb, damibiz, akinwale14, adontcare, kikiwendy, yungtemy, marianneada, and jane1234f hadampson jagugu88li peterjezy ayambae allylic lleigh

Please the next update comes in a while.. Thank you all and God bless you. smiley

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 4:25pm On Aug 09
This update is quite lengthy , making up for the past two days I've not posted. Please enjoy..


Continued ... The Brand of X

...6

Benedict wanted it more than ever. To be in her arms and forget all his problems. To feel loved, cared for and a sense of belonging.

To him it was like being his mom's arm when he was younger, without fear, without trying to forget , but forgetting that trouble was in the corner.

Woe to you , Ben! Your girlfriend might be your mom's namesake but not her. You must be crazy. Not even her copy. He thought to himself.

He moved back a little but Benedicta was not letting go.
Her palms found their way to the light switch and darkness followed but the moonlight sipped through the windows into the bathroom.


This time , her head was even closer than before. She was going to kiss him, he knew it.

He had flashes and in a blink, his eyes shut briskly.

poo! Why was a part of him having second thoughts about this? Why was his ego dictating otherwise?

He couldn't help it. The darkness in the bathroom made it difficult. Do it already. Just a kiss. Ben said to himself as he finally gave in to her.


' Hmm... You stink, real bad' she said and she retreated.

" Wash up and come to me ' she said and turned to leave.

He dragged her back, he held her arm. He was Half frustrated and half battered. You have to be kidding me.

He sucked the lights out her lips and she winced under his grasp.

He could feel her breathe escape her lungs, she ran her fingers on his back, she scratched furiously and then her arms went downwards.

' No! Benedict said and hit her palm off ' no time for that.

He had a different reason. He wasn't sure if she had contrasted the virus already. He probably got it from a love peddler. They had a fight in the past and she left him briefly. He had to quench his burning urge, countless times. He believed he had not given it to her.

Maybe he had done so. He was not sure.


He pushed her back and said ' dress up. We have to leave, I will be out soon'

Ben could tell from her face that she was upset.
Recently, he always backed off when the main event kicked in. She would never understand as he had not told her yet.

' What's going on' Benedicta asked as she waved her hair and arm in surprise.


' Nothing' Ben tried to be civil.

He felt his erection loose its rock-hard state.

' We haven't had sex in four months' she yelled out ' four months, Ben..'

Benedict moved towards her, still unclad. He tried to touch her and he was greeted by a distance.

She moved away in anger.

'I have been treating you fine' Ben said ' what more do you want?


To hell with his gifts, Benedicta probably thought as it dawned on him that she would explode. Her expressions showed it all.

She nearly did when she said ' Ben , become a man. Be a man. I should never have returned to you' she paused and disgust showed on her face.' What am I still doing with a man who can't make use of a worthless long....'

He had heard enough.

He left his palm on her cheek, and switched off the lights in her cavity.

He reached for the bulb switch, and when the light came on he saw her on the wet floor, rubbing her cheek.

'I'm sorry'

She sprang up and slammed the door when she walked out.

He rammed his fist into the wall and went under the shower.

'Damn it. Damn you Ben' he cursed himself for being a jerk.


When he came out, he put on a boxer and slide into a pair of trousers. He flung his jackets unto his shoulders, he had wore a shirt underneath it and had painfully tied up his arm.

' You 're not dressed up yet'. He asked a cream bunny eyes that stared at him in surprise.

Her arms were behind her back and he wondered why.

He walked out to the living room and she followed closely.

' So you will just come back at the dead of the night and say _ its not safe here, we need to leave... ' She paused 'No calls for the past five days, nothing...'

Benedicta stamped her point with a firm voice.

Ben turned and briefly glanced at her, it was obvious he was tired of arguing.

' I lost my phone'

She continued '. You lost your phone, so your memory lost my number too? Huh! I'm not stepping a foot out of here until you tell me what's going on'

She pulled him back as he walked away. An object reflected a stainless sheen and she held it firmly.

' Stab me if you can' Ben said ' I'm dead already. We stay here, we die. If we leave, I don't know , but I came back for you. So stop this madness and ....' He sighed ' please. For christ's sake'

' What??' Benny uttered and her face lit up with surprise.

She probably could not understand his sudden behaviour. He had a temper and he knew it, but being harsh was to make her realise there was much more at stake.

He moved to a corner and brought out a safe. He took every cash inside and also his credit card. But something was amiss.

He dropped the box and pushed a small covering on the surface of his centre table.
It paved way and he pulled out the pocket of wood from underneath the table.

His eyes lit up as he was greeted with a box full of sim cards. He had kept his gun there too, but it was gone.


' What are you looking for? Benny asked as she watched him. Confusion masked her bunny eyes.

' My wrist watch' he replied

Benedicta was shocked by the item on the table.

She said
' So why did you get me a cake. You even remembered that its my birthday'.


' I did not' he said and turned to face her.
He walked backwards and looked at his front door. He glanced at his wall clock.

' I don't understand... ' Benny came again ' who got the cake then? Because it was not there when I came in'


Benedict was silent. He noticed the clock was five hours behind time. Or there about. It was fixed at 9pm and didn't move clockwise or the opposite.

He scanned the room. He grabbed the door's handle, it followed as he twisted effortlessly, to open the door. It was the last thing he wanted.


He asked her how she got in.

' The door' she replied. ' You came in the same way right?

He jammed the door and locked it. The knob had been tampered with, so it was fruitless. He fixed in the bolt. He groaned as he pushed a chair behind the door.

He walked to the centre table and observed the cake. Something was not right, he could tell.

' Benedict.. I don't understand anymore. Why are you acting strange and..'

' Will you shut up for once' He cut in.

Her frantic mood was getting the best of him. He did not need that at the moment.

' Give me the knife'

She refused and dodged it. His eyeballs locked in with her's and they communicated. He didn't have time for child's play.

' The knife . Benedicta .' He nearly screamed out.

She released it and he snapped it away quickly.

He tapped the surface of the cake. His fingers glazed something strong. Metal or plastic, he thought in suspense.
His heart beat increased. It became hard for him to breathe as his palms started to sweat.

Focus Ben, Focus. He admonished himself.

' Step back' he said to his girlfriend who peered above his shoulders.

He sliced off the icing and brushed off some flour from the top.

With an open mouth and confused eyes, he wondered how such item got fixed into a cake. He realised a round hole had been carved into the cake from underneath.

' Oh God! He said as he dropped the knife on the floor.


' Wait! ' Benedicta said in a hurried state' is that what I'm thinking it to... No, it can't be , right?

' Tell me am dreaming' she continued' Ben tell me... Oh God I'm going to die. I hate you Ben, I hate you ' she said as she hit his chest.

He held her.

' Look at me' he said ' You. Will. Not. Die. Okay'

' What are you saying? Benedicta replied admist tears' there is bomb in here and you are saying rubbish'


' Hey!! Hey!! ' He held her, ' calm down. The timer is still set to go off in five minutes..'

He barely finished the sentence when they heard footsteps. They were obviously three in number; six footsteps.

Then came bangs at the door.

They are here. Ben thought, whoever it was that wanted him dead.

' Go' he said to his girlfriend ' the window. Now!!'

'Why. What's happening?

' No time for that' he pushed her on ' trust me baby. They are the bad guys. They planted that bomb. Go, there is a guy. He is dark skinned... Inshort.. Just ...' He was breathless.

Benny couldn't understand, she frowned for a second, then said ' Why would they come here after planting a bomb?

Benedict pulled down the window pane as he helped her get down the rails. He locked the protector and tossed the keys into a dark corner. He frantically paced the room.


' I don't know' he replied to her question , this time talking to himself.

The bolt was giving way, the door was becoming weak.

He grabbed the C4 and raced to the kitchen. poo! 1 min 25 seconds left.
In a swipe he created space and fused it into his fridge.

He climbed the window.

The front door broke down. The gunmen gave a pursuit.

' Get that man down' came one voice.

' Shoot the mumu' ordered another .

' No allow am jump. E go disappear' followed the first voice.

A silent 'ppipp sound' came. A bottle shattered. Another bullet engaged.

Ben felt a sharp pain. It was not a bullet as he first thought, but a sting in his gut.

The whisky he kept on the fridge had saved his life.

He didn't see their faces. They were masked.

He painfully held onto the rails as he jumped.

'Arrgh! His right arm shot pain into his brain.

A 'kinnk' sound came. The pistol clicked. It hit the rails. Few inches from him.

He was half way down and adrenaline pumped into his blood.

Before he caught his breathe, a loud bang erupted , then an earth rumble in milliseconds as his apartment blasted into oblivion. A rectangle object catapulted into the skies. The waves created a mushroom effect that was visible, even from a mile away.

Tbc

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by adontcare(f): 4:54pm On Aug 09
Wow! Dis piece is da bomb. Good job. What a thrill dis is!

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 5:02pm On Aug 09
bimberry1307:
Nice one creeza, you're doing great.
I hope Charlie won't get himself into trouble.
I hope so too cry

Thanks for commenting dear, I really appreciate. And guess what, I just updated *winks*
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Akinwale14(m): 5:05pm On Aug 09
Creeza:
Adesina12 bimberry1307 olufemiwhit anabia deji124 olubee22 jagugu88li queenitee stephengee25 missmossy nmaglit gtin ozila divepen1 audreytims tiffanyJ maneski queensiju oyinella miriam1868 rachealfst samyfreshsmooth yorhmienerd tunjilomo sharpwriter princ007, herosakin777, hormobolanle, dannybomb, damibiz, akinwale14, adontcare, kikiwendy, yungtemy, marianneada, and jane1234f hadampson jagugu88li peterjezy ayambae allylic lleigh

Please the next update comes in a while.. Thank you all and God bless you. smiley
Thanks for the invitation

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 5:06pm On Aug 09
Allylic:
Thanks for d mention...following back to back
thank you dear, it means a lot to me that u were so kind to follow , I hope you enjoy the thrill.
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 5:13pm On Aug 09
jagugu88li:
See why I dont eat porridge....you see. Bad luck catches up with you just when you are about to call it a day.
Putting it mildly, Charles will die because Ben was banging, after they manuvoured safely out of pommas.

I had hoped Ben & co. will recruite Charles as a private driver or delivering man.

Adesi na12 .....oya, quench my thirst
Hada mpson bring the entire crew in. Make them say "Present Sir" as they enter.
Girlha ley my personal person
qu eenitee mama d' mama
Lawla hdey grin....the prison wardesstress grin
Ki mkardashian queen of our land
Ki mberlywest.....make I pray for you first. Katarabadhabatotototot ronokorodoshashasha booooom booooom boooooom make thunder no strike say boooooom rabatatatakarobi. Orororroortosahaba raaaaaa!!!!
Now , make sure you sort out the K.C matter
Bummybummy thriller mama

...
. Dearest, smiley my heart skips with joy to have u on the thread. To be very honest.

Welcome on board. Hope to see you at the end of the bumpy ride grin
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Akinwale14(m): 5:26pm On Aug 09
Hadampson:
Thanks jagugu88li... as you all know i can't read any story without people. princ007, herosakin777, hormobolanle, dannybomb, damibiz, akinwale14, adontcare, kikiwendy, yungtemy, marianneada, and jane1234f
Lol

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Jane1234f(f): 6:06pm On Aug 09
Hadampson:
Thanks jagugu88li... as you all know i can't read any story without people. princ007, herosakin777, hormobolanle, dannybomb, damibiz, akinwale14, adontcare, kikiwendy, yungtemy, marianneada, and jane1234f
I am here

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by girlhaley(f): 7:29pm On Aug 09
Phew.... Is this some action movie?

This is definitely gonna be a long ride... Well, I'll be here till the end...

Welldone Creeza


Jagugu88li... Mama, you too much

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 7:48pm On Aug 09
girlhaley:
Phew.... Is this some action movie?

This is definitely gonna be a long ride... Well, I'll be here till the end...

Welldone Creeza


Jagugu88li... Mama, you too much
Its an action story, smiley welcome on board.
Re: The brand Of 'X' by jagugu88li(f): 8:01pm On Aug 09
Creeza:
. Dearest, smiley my heart skips with joy to have u on the thread. To be very honest.

Welcome on board. Hope to see you at the end of the bumpy ride grin
Babaly
*********
It must be two gangs after him. Badoo can't be this empty headed.

Let me sit here and watch this.

This Adesina12 sef never reply....girls will kill you tongue... abstain.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Hadampson(m): 9:40pm On Aug 09
adontcare:
running with usain bolt's leg. Thnks
Lolcheesy
Why u knw use gatlin own

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