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The Detective Novel [The Brand Of Cain] Has Finally Been Published Online / [story] The Brand Of Cain...part 1 (1) (2) (3) (4)

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 4:41am On Sep 05
Thank you all so much - I'm sorry for the late updates. I hope I solve this issue asap with the grace of God. Well unto the next thing * and here it comes. Two updates in a row! Just read it okay. I know we have lost the zeal but for the sake of Ben... His fate depends on it.

And for the sake of length , I divided an update into two.
Thanks.
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 4:54am On Sep 05
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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Lawlahdey(f): 8:46am On Sep 05
First to comment tongue

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 10:50am On Sep 05
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Continued....




Benedict travelled back to Benin. Ray and Benedicta met him at Bypass. Benny remembered her first encounter with Benedict. He had met her at a party, she was a freshman while he was in his third year at the time. How time flies.

Ray had warned her before the honda in which Ben came with arrived.

' Don't even try anything funny. Remember our agreement. If you want him to still be out free and not behind bars for murder, or even happy, you will do exactly as I say'

' Understood?

Benny hesitated.

' Are we clear? Ray came again.

When she gave a nod. He said.

' Now smile and get out of the car. They are here'


Ray thanked the driver and took Ben in his car while Benny left with the driver. He asked Benedict how his vacation had panned out. They were heading towards a thick jungle in the outskirts.

'Boring . Old folks talks' Ben replied.


' There are people I'd like you to meet.'


Ben asked about the B4.

Raymond told him that they would talk about it later. When they arrived the jungle. Ray gave him his gun and told him he trusted him with his life.

As they strolled into what looked like a field with scanty trees, and vast mass of grass, a group of armed men came out of nowhere. They surrounded them and then paved way for the man that came forth . He had a long frown but then he smiled and embraced Ray.

' Welcome home brother.

'Its good to see you too . Fero'

'Come. this way" the man replied.


***
Benedict followed confused and his gun and Ray's which he gave up earlier had been returned to him. He was surprised to see that the terrorists had built almost twenty thousand tents camouflaged with grass and had a huge supply of food and weaponry.

He followed. But Ray told him to stay put as he walked into a tent.
***

Ray had a meeting with five other men. They argued a little on something , then one of the men told Ray that his boys had betrayed the course. That he could not handle them. Ray admitted guiltily that Phil had led the revolt but he had taken care of it.

' Your breakout was rather too early. We should never have trusted you with such duty.'
A man with white beards and red chieftancy cap said.

The man who had welcomed Ray earlier, defended him. They however discussed the task at hand. The Apocalypse.

' It has begun' one man said as he switched on a tv set. There was an ongoing riot at the heart of Abuja. People protesting against the cruel governance and hardship, they had with them banners and flyers. Then suddenly an earthquake as a building exploded.

Ray glanced at his friend.

' Yes these are ours. They have a task to paint the government black in the eyes of the masses and the second phase has to do with your chosen man.' Fero acknowledged.

' What's his task?

' He will cut off the head of the snake'

Ray's eyes lit up. ' That's suicide. You don't expect me to allow him do it? So I risked my life protecting him for that. Someone else should do it.'


' We do things that normal people won't think of. Its his destiny' the man with white beards cemented.


****
Outside, Ben already felt like evryone was up to something. Like they wanted to lynch him into an abyss or something.
Those eyes. Hmmm. Why
Stare at me like that man?
This one keeps cocking his
AR 15 and wants to eat me
raw. Hmm. Easy man.
When Ray came out, he asked him what had happened back there.


Ray told him to keep quiet and follow his lead. They walked out, while the soldiers escorted them. Ben asked about the people he was to meet. Ray tells him that there was a change of plan. He had with him a camera. And Ben didn't bother to ask what Ray needed a paparazzi camera for.

Ray took him to a new apartment. Told him to stay put that he would be back in the evening. Ben tried to adjust in the new environment. There were no neighbours. It felt like a graveyard. The crickets and bush animals were his only companion. At least there was a generator that supplied power.


In the evening, Ray returned. He had someone or something with him.

What's in the boot. ? Am I in danger? Why do you want me to stay here?


Ray said there was something he would like to ask of him. But first he would give him a chance to seek revenge because after the night, his life would change forever.

Ben stood clueless and Ray opened the trunk. Inside it, a badly beaten and tied up to the mouth, Phil, ( B4) stared back at them.

Ben glanced at Ray.

Raymond said ' He is all yours. Help me bring him inside'




Tbc

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by ADECULATE(f): 11:41am On Sep 05
Kip it coming sharperly nd fasterly op. Weldone sir

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:15am On Sep 06
I don't know what really happened but since yesterday the update 15 had been banned and its not still showing. I've contacted the mods about it, but I think they are busy, divepen1 please do something abeg. Thank you.

So please read these updates with an open mind, pending when the episode 15 gets freed from antispam bot's prison.
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:17am On Sep 06
ADECULATE:
Kip it coming sharperly nd fasterly op. Weldone sir
thank you Ma

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:21am On Sep 06
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Continued


They tied Phillip to a chair and beat crap out of him to the extent that even his scarred face barely had room for more scars. Ben dashed him punches, rammed a plyer unto his cheeks, Ray pulled out a tooth, peeled off a few nails and then tied his mouth. Used electric shocker on his unclad ribs. Bathed him with icy water.

Phillip cried and groaned out in pain. Bled tears and red pigment. He was half way dead before the stroke ten in the night.


Ben began to have pity.

Ray's phone rang and he stepped out for a while. He was gone for some minutes when Ben sat down to catch his breath. The exercise rendered him a god_like nature- having power over life and death.

He unfolded the mouth-lock that was used on Phillip ( the B4)

' I'm taking off the mouth band . Don't scream. You hear? behave o'


When the folds came off, a cluster of spit and blood plastered Ben's face. Phil spat at him again , Ben reached for a rod on the table nearby- he left the mass on Phil's face-
And then he wiped off the yulky fluid off his own cheeks.


He dropped the metal.

' Brother no4! ' He mocked him' Oh how the mighty has fallen. You were after my life, hunting me down like a rabbit. Look now, the table has turned. I. Get. To. Decide. If. You. Live or. Die.'


In pain , The B4 groaned out a mimicked laughter.

' You think you are in control?.. He will use you and when he is done he will kill you. Haven't you heard? Nobody...'


' Gets out alive' Ben completed the sentence' Now shut up! I know what I am doing!!'


Phil told him that he knew nothing and will realise it a bit too late. He told Ben that he the Brother #4 , was not the enemy, just an ambitious individual who did what had to be done for survival.

' Ambitious individual ? Then you hunted me, bombed my apartment, killed all those people' Ben said and gave Phil a backlash' Tell me. Mr ambition. All that for your stupid ambition... You are a monster... That's what you are. An ugly monster without a heart'

Phil kept on laughing.. He laughed so loud that it pissed Benedict off. Ben raised a hand up to send a death blow, Ray beat him to it. A bullet silenced the demon called Phil for good and splattered blood unto Benedict's face.


Ben turned, breathing heavily. Blood stains all over his dress.
He felt like he had not received enough revenge and his legs were getting heavy. He could barely afford to stand with the injury underneath his leg.


' Are you okay? Ray asked

Ben gave a nod. He wished it was true. Obviously he was not.


' Okay. Clean up this mess. We will leave in an hour.'


Benedict asked where they would be going to in the middle of the night. He also asked about Benedicta and if she was safe.

Ray answered the second question positively before he managed to say something about the first.

' Tomorrow, you will play a big part in history. Tomorrow , Ben ' he paused to ascertain the surprise on his boy's face before he continued' You will assassinate the President of the Federal republic'


Ben's eyes shot up literally. He was lost in space. How will that happen?

Ray read his thoughts.
He said that the President visits Benin the next day. After that operation, nothing else will stand in their way. Nothing.




The streets came alive with colours. Party flags flying everywhere as people turned out en masse to welcome the president who was campaigning for a re-election. Behind a building, a minute away from the parade on the adjacent street leading to Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium , Ray gave Ben a camera and Ben would soon know that it was more than what he expected. He was given a vest also, of the Daily Watch newspaper.


' Where's the gun? Ben asked.

' And why do I have to wear a reporter's tag. And this funny name on it. I feel stupid'

A lie. He felt afraid. Afraid of Raymond. Ray smiled. He noticed anxiety in Benedict's voice.

' Relax. The tag is to avoid suspicion. And the gun is coupled into the Camera'

He opened the plastic- Ben saw the 9mm with its trigger hardwired unto the camera's shutter click- When he was done explaining , Ray coupled it back.



People jubilated and chanted in the afternoon light. A band of officers preceded the entourage. Secret service agents patrolled the arena, security was tight. The stadium was filled up to the brim.


' What's in the bag?

'Just my Camera and some paper.'

'Open it'
He did. The man foolishly scanned it visually.

'Search his vest.' Another officer said.

The metal detector did not pick any signal from his body.

' He is clean. You can go in now, Mr Jampoler Lod-gringo.. Hmm ' the man smiled ' nice name'

'Thanks'


' Remember! ' Ray's words flashed his brain when he got past security. He fixed Charlie's phone into his breast pocket' You will need to get in a close range, close but not too obvious.. And Ben' he smiled at a fellow reporter of the Daily papers when he got onto the turf' You have just two shots. Don't miss '

He found a good spot as the President, flanked by the state governor climbed the podium to address her crowd of supporters. Such a pretty woman. Too bad beauty doesn't dictate who lives or dies.

Those with the big guns do.

Ray's words cemented in his mind.' #12 . Five minutes. Goodluck!. And this time, don't let me down'


Ben put the Camera up and looked through the glass to lock unto the target: The president's chest.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:32am On Sep 06
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Continued...


' Fellow Nigerians. Times like these are golden. A time like this, we all are important because in our numbers out here we show strength and power. The unity that our founding fathers worked and sweated both blood and salt for, today, even in the face of insurgence, we all stand here with one goal, one desire, even if its painful to admit. But I assure you. We shall achieve Utopia, even for a day. We all deserve it. I thank you all for coming out en masse. Its a big encouragement to_--' she paused and a huge earthquake of oviation came from the crowd.


Ben quickly made an attempt.

Madam president curried down the noise with her hand gestures.

'Its an encouragement to me,' she spoke into the mic again' to the party and all of you that put me in this seat. My administration is for everybody and anybody , except the insurgents and come hell or high water, believe me, they will pay for every home they have destroyed, every dream, every hope that have been snuffed out of our lives. They will pay before this time, come the next general elections '

An uproar erupted again.
Indeed she was loved, by the rich, the poor, even the pretenders.

Ben mused ' yea yea. Story for the gods'

He was about to take the shot , then his phone rang.


He reached for it.




Anna was on the other end. She said the lab results were out. His blood had tested positive to high amounts of Endorphine and synthetic adrenaline boosters which was good to an extent.

'What's that noise in the background?

'Its a rally. The President is in Benin City'

' Okay. That's huge'

She continued by saying there was bad news.

' I didn't get that. Come again'

She repeated with a louder voice. She said it was important because she wanted him aware before it turned worse. She said he had a case and untreated might render him impotent, or worse'

' You could die as a result of the syphilis'

' Okay. Is that all?

'Yes. But are you not worried?

' I'm not' Ben shouted into the mouth piece because of the noise around' I'm busy. Okay . Talk later'

He believed nothing. He believed no one again. Only Ray had his best interest in mind, and as at now he did not want to upset Raymond. Five minutes was almost up.

He thought.

The air became red again. chants flew up and down for president Bukky Alakara- a great -grand daughter of M.K.O Abiola.

Ben got a clean shot. He sighed and glazed his fingers on the trigger mechanism. through the magnifying glass he could see her smiling. It reminded him of his late mother. Then Benny, and then Jasmine- poor Charlie's widow.

His phone vibrated again.

'Yes'

' What are you waiting for? Take it'

Ben turned round. He could not see Ray. Something was wrong. He did not feel like himself, another being was in control.

* when you realise so, it will be to late'

*hey man, our journey here was too easy, I don't know why but becareful*

Ray's voice brought him back. ' Dammit bastard. Take the shot'

'Do it! Kill her or I'll kill you instead'

' Take it!!!



Ben paused.. He wanted a sign from God, anywhere, even the devil. Someone touched him from behind. The person snatched the camera from him and told him to get lost.

' You're a disgrace' Ray said' I knew you are weak. Leave now'

Ben pushed through the crowd, bit himself for being a fool and not living up to Ray's expectations.

******
Raymond geared up and took his smile a few inches wider but his distance closer to the podium.

' And to that effect, before I hand over the mic to the governor I have to say God bless you all and God bless Nigeria'

Another great applause erupted from the stands, so did a fast finger. A shutter clicked. Flash. And then a bullet mercilessly pierced her chest. She fell into the governor's arm. Her security officer shielded them both.

Screams.!!!! Pandemonium!!!!! Camera shutter clicks and flashes!!!!!!

Stampede followed. Nobody knew where the bullet came from but they fled, falling and stamping over each other.

The gates of hell shattered. Ray seized the opportunity and knocked down a reporter in the rush , dusted his own prints off the camera. He kept it beside the unconscious man on the floor.

Secret service and military soldiers, including CID and paramilitary all were confused as they searched randomly. They found nothing and were overpowered by the crowd's rush. Ray left through the emergency exit like everyone else.



Back at the car. Ray opened the door and pulled Benedict out. He had opened the boot first. He opened a box and could not see his main 9mm gun. He took out a .22 calibre long range pistol and banged the boot close.

' Wait let me explain' Benedict said ' Please. Am I not still the chosen one? Please let me prove my worth '

Tear. Fear. Regret. Shiver.
Pain.

He moved backward and calculated the distance.

' You had your chance. More than once. You were a puppet. A stubborn one'

With a loud report, the bullet hit its target at point blank on the chest.


Ray watched as Ben slumped to the grass. . He left him there without second guesses, to the vultures. He hopped into his car and catapulted into thin air.





Tbc continued. Please enjoy.


*NEXT* the Episode 19 ( grand finale) wink

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Divepen1(m): 12:48pm On Sep 06
Creeza:
I don't know what really happened but since yesterday the update 15 had been banned and its not still showing. I've contacted the mods about it, but I think they are busy, divepen1 please do something abeg. Thank you.

So please read these updates with an open mind, pending when the episode 15 gets freed from antispam bot's prison.
I'm sorry. I must have assumed I've done it. Resolved.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 2:37pm On Sep 06
Divepen1:
I'm sorry. I must have assumed I've done it. Resolved.
okay sir. Thank you very much. I knew you were busy so no problem smiley
Re: The brand Of 'X' by ADECULATE(f): 2:38pm On Sep 06
Hmmmm i pray ben is nt dead ooo, pls creeza do d needful

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 2:56pm On Sep 06
ADECULATE:
Hmmmm i pray ben is nt dead ooo, pls creeza do d needful
I pray so too. But he has cheated death countless times, that should atleast make us hopeful.

But I have doubts how he will..

cry oh Ben

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by eROCK247(m): 3:40am On Sep 08
Creeza:
18

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Ray watched as Ben slumped to the grass. . He left him there without second guesses, to the vultures. He hopped into his car and catapulted into thin air.





Tbc continued. Please enjoy.


*NEXT* the Episode 19 ( grand finale) wink

Twist and turns, action and tension... SUSPENSE!
You've got all I love in a story.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 10:57am On Sep 08
eROCK247:

Twist and turns, action and tension... SUSPENSE! You've got all I love in a story.
thank You sir
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The Brand of X 19 (episode Finale)

Raymond fired his car down the highway and drove like a mad man. His heart pounded and anger boiled down his throat. He wished to chew off a human head, he wished he could. He had manoeuvred a police road block by taking a short- but isolated- cut, then burst out unto the highway that led to Ring road. The entire city was put on lock down, no one went in or out- a state of emergency indeed.


' Damn him. Stupid Bastard!! ' He cursed Benedict whom he had shot an hour ago. ' simple task, shoot her but he flaunted my orders.'

Ray regretted why he had revealed himself to Benedict. He should have stayed at a distance, his doctor, but Ben was so stubborn that his actions had pulled out the cat from the bag. Now, things went haywire and the young man ended as a log of flesh.


At the pharmacy, Ray dashed directly into his office. He poured himself a glass of whiskey. His nerves were on fire. He switched on the tv set. A news anchor had been reading out a headline_ The President was in critical condition and she battled for her life in surgery at the Central Hospital. 'It is unclear if she would survive. And a suspect has been apprehended, but the young man whose picture appears on the screen to my left claims he is innocent'

Ray saw on the screen , the man he had knocked out at the stadium. Poor thing, Ray snared. Someone had to be blamed and it turned out unfortunate for the young reporter.

' We should pray for her. For her vice who has assumed power as ag. President. For the country' the news anchor said with a sad voice.

Ray flickered his eyes in unison with the screen as he scanned every other channel. The same headlines everywhere. Even on international tv.

A thunder clapped in the distance, the weather was sorrowful and will soon weep.

Ray picked up his phone. He held it to his ear. He pulled a drawer and took out a silver 'desert Eagle ' 9mm - the symbol of his authority'. He spoke into the phone.

' Bring the girl over to the Pharmacy'

' Okay sir'
The voice replied.


At 7pm . Benedicta was escorted by a man into Ray's office. The man left, he stopped at the door. His eyes lingered with Benny's as he shut the door. Benny was terrified. She was expecting to see Ben but her surprise mounted when Ray poured her a glass of wine.

' I have bad news for you' Raymond began after she sipped.

Her heart skipped a beat. She adjusted her dress and sat up.

' Your boyfriend.'

'What about him? Benny asked in a frantic mood.

' No matter what I tell you, just know he was a good man who did what he had to for his country.'

Benny dropped the glass on the table. Her mind did what it could to absorb the shock. She knew what had happened, but she feared the worst of it. She had to be sure.

' What's the problem. What happened ?' She asked.

Ray took a seat. He had been standing. He said ' Benedict is dead. I wanted you to hear it from me before--'

' No. No. No, no. Please stop . He is not dead. How? What happened. He can't be dead. You promised that if I did whatever you asked off me. If I played along and keep my distance, he would be safe. You promised'

' I did say so'

Benedicta broke down in sobs. She could not believe her ears. Ray's words of comfort added salt to injury.

' Just don't let it get to you. I know you loved him but-'

Benedicta stood up and rushed to the door. Tears ran down her cheeks . She held the door, but a force dragged her back.

' Hold your self together' Ray said.

The tear drops of the skies outside at that moment were nothing compared to the raindrops on her cheeks. She fell to the floor and Ray consoled her. He held her to his bosom. A sword had pierced her heart. She wept terribly unto his chest.

Then came a loud gunshot from the corridor. Another followed. A man groaned out in death. Ray helped her away from the door.

They heard footsteps. Atleast seven different footsteps and voices. Then the door flung open and Benny's eyes lit up when she saw the figure leading the police officers.

She pulled away from Ray's arms. She did not want to give the wrong impression. She was rather confused than afraid, she could not understand. Speaking of the devil.

A thunder clapped again and the impact illuminated the room with a flash of light.

Ray was the first to break the silence.

' Benedict? How? I don't understand--'

' Hello Brother. ' Ben said ' Why? Are you afraid . You look like you've seen a ghost'

Ray asked how it was possible ? He was confused. He barely worried about the officers but Ben who stood in his office, alive and healthy.

'I guess am a lucky bastard' Ben said with impunity in his voice.' Remember, no one gets out alive. But I did'

He sounded like one who had seen it all: hell and high water.
******

8hours ago


Back at the location where Ray had shot Benedict. He had left him lifeless and zoomed off. A dog which had been scouring the environs in search of food had sniffed its way to the body. Its sniffed_sniffed_ slowwwly again and then againnnnn and again, but this time faster. It turned to leave but came back. Something was unusual, this creature on the grass was unconscious but hot rather than cold.
Obviously it was alive.

The dog licked Ben's forehead. Licked his cheeks, then pulled his collar with its teeth. In effect, the impact tightened his throat.
_____

' THhhUuuuuuuuhhhhhhh!!! Benedict inhaled suddenly. He coughed afterwards. His head was heavy. His heart ached. His eyes turned red.

The dog ran off in fear.

Ben felt something hot on his chest, it was a burning sensation in the vest pockets. He reached for it. He brought the item out and gazed into the skies. He bit his lips and tears ran down his cheeks immediately. Again, Charlie, even in death had saved him.

' Thanks man. Thank you Charlie' Ben said.

He wrapped the roasted phone in a cloth torn from his vest. The battery had been damaged severely after catching the .22 calibre bullet. Ben remembered that the bullet had a round tip. A pointier tip would have been a death blow and his heart which had stopped momentarily would have been pierced indefinitely. He would remember this day for the rest of his life.

He stood to his feet like a mummy. Looked around the landscape, the buildings around. Everywhere was deserted. He looked at the skies, a storm was coming and he could breathe in the harsh wind.

At the corner of a building nearby, two tiny eyes stared at him. A confused dog which tilted his head in the same manner which Ben did. Ben smiled. The dog whimpered. Ben whistled out to the dog. It came, wiggling its tail.

' Benny would be so happy to meet you' Ben said with a smile. ' Come on'

As they took a step, a voice commanded them to stop. The police. They must have been combing the area. The dog fled in fear. Ben tried to run, but he was weak and he better not.

' Get down on your knees. Hands on your head. Now!!'

Benedict did not hesitate to do so. The men in Blue and black surrounded him and they all muttered words in shock. Only one was bold enough to speak.

'Benedict? IPO Mathew said.

Ben glanced at him, then at Aremu who was still in shock.
He put down his head afterwards.

Mr Matthew came again' Boy , is this my lucky day? You don't know how long I've been waiting to' CATCH ' you' he kicked Ben on the stomach' Thief. Criminal. Assassin. Terrorist. Idiot. Fool . Bastard. Deciever. ' He continued with slaps.


'Cuff him. Contact the CID team. Let them know we have a possible suspect of the shooting' Aremu spoke up to an officer.

' Wait!!!! Ben said in pains .

He begged that he was not the shooter. He told them he knew who it was. He told them that he had tried to stop the man but was knocked out.

' You. Tried to stop an armed man. Where? How?

They burst into laughter

' He shot me. See. I got lucky and that's why I wish to help you. Please'

Ben was afraid of Prison and not because he wanted to help. He could not imagine life with Biggy and John inside whitehouse Maximum security. He wished Matthew believed his story.

When Matthew saw the bullet hole and the ruined phone. His mood changed.

' I believe him' Matthew said' the boy is a victim here.' He turned to Ben' Still, you are coming to the station with us. You will tell me all you know about this kingpin'

Aremu protested ' He is a murderer. All our companions he killed, will you allow it to just pass by?

Matthew heaved out a sigh. He glanced at Benedict but said nothing.
*******


Now... 7.30pm


The sky and the darkness entwined in a blissful affair. A thunder clapped, zapping lightening across the face of the heavens. It looked like the end of the world, hopefully it was the beginning of the end.

Ray carefully held unto his gun.

Ben said . ' Its over Ray. There is no escape. This is where the road ends for you. You have to stop now. Are you not tired?


The officers and Benedict thought that Ray would use Benedicta as shield. He did not.

' Dr Raymond Omope' Matthew began ' Your days are numbered. Put down your weapon.'


Raymond Omope finally cocked his gun. He looked straight into Ben's eyes with gruesome hatred.

Then he said calmly ' I can't stop when I'm tired. I stop when I'm done.'


Ben watched as Raymond put his arms together, one crossed over the other. All the while his eyes never left Benedict. Ben knew something was about happen, and it would be bloody. Violence was inevitable.

Yet.

Even Yet. Ray had many items up his sleeves. And he, Benedict will make it out of here. Dead or Alive.

Raymond made a swift move.












C'est Fini....





Thank you for reading. Please be kind enough to write how you feel about the ride. Was it thrilling? Bumpy? Twisty and suspenseful? Or was it dry, un witty and predictable?

You can as well add your opinion. wink gracias!

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 6:21pm On Sep 08
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Re: The brand Of 'X' by stephenGee12(m): 7:08pm On Sep 08
Creeza don't tell me u are stopping. No my broda don't stop ooo. Or else we go do riot for here. After starting and putting me inside the trip u are abandoning the ship. Pilot come and continue

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 7:15pm On Sep 08
stephenGee12:
Creeza don't tell me u are stopping.
No my broda don't stop ooo.
Or else we go do riot for here.
After starting and putting me inside the trip u are abandoning the ship.
Pilot come and continue
I don't mean to be rude, but oga mi explain more please. Who is abandoning the ship ? No be me o. Abeg try read up to this point before you throw me O.V.B grin abeg I no be jewish isrealite .
Re: The brand Of 'X' by stephenGee12(m): 7:31pm On Sep 08
Creeza:
I don't mean to be rude, but oga mi explain more please. Who is abandoning the ship ? No be me o. Abeg try read up to this point before you throw me O.V.B grin abeg I no be jewish isrealite .

Lol...
I know u said u just wanted us to see and read only this part of the larger story.
But y stop now na.
Pls continue u don already give person appetizer already.
Make we chop main course
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 7:36pm On Sep 08
[quote author=stephenGee12 post=60264819]

Lol...
I know u said u just wanted us to see and read only this part of the larger
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 7:38pm On Sep 08
stephenGee12:


Lol...
I know u said u just wanted us to see and read only this part of the larger story.
But y stop now na.
Pls continue u don already give person appetizer already.
Make we chop main course
smiley oga mi o, u wann hear word for my mouth.
Re: The brand Of 'X' by donkelz(m): 7:43pm On Sep 08
Creeza:
I don't mean to be rude, but oga mi explain more please. Who is abandoning the ship ? No be me o. Abeg try read up to this point before you throw me O.V.B grin abeg I no be jewish isrealite .

Nobody dey throw you OVB, na you wan use style SUBMARINE. Come pilot this ship finish abeg.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 8:31pm On Sep 08
donkelz:


Nobody dey throw you OVB, na you wan use style SUBMARINE. Come pilot this ship finish abeg.
bros please I am sorry if you feel that way. But cut off the head of a snake Another will grow in its stead. The JUNGLE is a carnivorous place.

If you have read thus far from the start, you will understand why I added this

: The sky and the darkness entwined in a blissful
affair. A thunder clapped, zapping lightening
across the face of the heavens. It looked like
the end of the world, hopefully it was the
beginning of the end.


Thank you for adding your opinion. I appreciate .
Re: The brand Of 'X' by stephenGee12(m): 8:35pm On Sep 08
Creeza:
bros please I am sorry if you feel that way. But cut off the head of a snake Another will grow in its stead. The JUNGLE is a carnivorous place.

If you have read thus far from the start, you will understand why I added this

: The sky and the darkness entwined in a blissful
affair. A thunder clapped, zapping lightening
across the face of the heavens. It looked like
the end of the world, hopefully it was the
beginning of the end.


Thank you for adding your opinion. I appreciate .


Creeza baba I hail ooo.
Anyways I dey follow on a steady.

What of lleigh sef

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by donkelz(m): 9:20pm On Sep 08
Creeza:
bros please I am sorry if you feel that way. But cut off the head of a snake Another will grow in its stead. The JUNGLE is a carnivorous place.

If you have read thus far from the start, you will understand why I added this

: The sky and the darkness entwined in a blissful
affair. A thunder clapped, zapping lightening
across the face of the heavens. It looked like
the end of the world, hopefully it was the
beginning of the end.


Thank you for adding your opinion. I appreciate .

Creeza, you be problem I swear. I don hear. Abeg no worry duch12, I don't think he's plagiarising your story.

When is the next one starting?
No forget to mention me!
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 9:41pm On Sep 08
donkelz:


Creeza, you be problem I swear. I don hear. Abeg no worry duch12, I don't think he's plagiarising your story.

When is the next one starting?
No forget to mention me!
Lol grin I'm really sorry , but am I trouble? Is that how you see me?
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Matrycx(m): 9:57pm On Sep 08
boss creeza, tanks for d story, even if its a freestyle, i enjoyed it, expectin d next
Re: The brand Of 'X' by ADECULATE(f): 10:00pm On Sep 08
Yeeeeeeeeeepa creeza, y na? No do us like dis jhu
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 10:29pm On Sep 08
ADECULATE:
Yeeeeeeeeeepa creeza, y na? No do us like dis jhu
okay dear, please air out your views... I know the story has an open ' END ' .. There is a reason for it, but if you think it should have ended otherwise, please let me know what you expected.


Mean while, here is the phone that stopped the bullet.

Re: The brand Of 'X' by queenitee(f): 10:32pm On Sep 08
Thanks Creeza, lemme go and read. I need someone to sit with please

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