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|Re: The Hole In The Wall by EkopSparoAyara(m): 10:10pm On May 03|
Sorry dearie, Souloho19 is one writer who doesn't leave his story incomplete, I think he's going through a hard time.. He'll bounce back..
You can read his other completed stories..
Delayed Diagnosis, it's a prequel to The Hole In The Wall..
Also, read up The Devil Wears Okrika, it's a great story.. Trust me you won't regret it..
Check out stories from the likes of Larrysun, Centino, Damselposh, EvaJael, Ironkurtain, Divepen and Kayo80.
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by EvaJael(f): 8:25am On May 04|
EkopSparoAyara:Thanks for the recommendation dear
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by EkopSparoAyara(m): 11:15pm On May 04|
Yeah, good works are supposed to be recommended..
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by divinelypruned(f): 7:15am On May 05|
This thread should be closed abeg.
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 11:02pm On May 05|
So sorry I couldn’t come through bro. Happy birthday in arrears.
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 12:04am On May 06|
I’m sorry the story has dragged on this long and also my long stretch of absence, some unforeseen circumstances has mostly kept me off NL and this thread in particular but I think it’s time for closure. Let’s end this once and for all.
I also got all your mentions and complaints and I happened to log in this evening and the comments I saw had me reaching for the pen but then I couldn’t even start typing or think of dropping an update because everything is disjointed at this point. You guys probably don’t even remember who the main characters are or why they’re running helter-skelter. So I took my time to write a recap to refresh the events leading up to Rex’s apparent death.
The Story So Far
It’s 2 years After the events of delayed diagnosis, Rex is happily married to his sweetheart Olivia. They have a little daughter Emma who is a year plus.
Rex receives threatening emails from a strange address signed as @therealshadow. The last man standing and CSO of the sunset shadows; Mr Kehinde.
In a fit of panic, he arranges for Olivia and Emma to go spend the weekend in Benue with his parents. He doesn’t tell his wife about the threat but arranges two agents (Buzz and Clyde)to shadow them at all times and protect them.
Meanwhile, in a popular hotel in Lagos, a dead body is discovered. The man seems to have been assassinated through a hole in the wall. On his back the 4 sacred words and creed of the shadows is tattooed; The Shadow Is Tallest...
It appears to be Mr Kehinde, murdered. But by who?
Then Emma gets kidnapped in Benue and Olivia is shot in her knees, painfully confining her to a wheelchair once again. The kidnapper has inside help (Buzz)
A distraught Rex frantically tries to find his daughter. Bami and Andy run correspondence with Dagnet, a sharp head detective in charge of the murder case. As they try to solve the case of the hotel murder, it becomes clear that the same person who killed the shadow, kidnapped Emma. And the name that turns up is impossible, for Fome is dead...blown to bits or is she?
One thing is clear; the kidnapper hates Rex and has a personal vendetta against him.
A series of clues and a suspicious DNA test leads Rex back to the past. To the night of the explosion, the night Fome lost her life and everything changed.
Searching for answers, Rex visits his old nemesis, the chief who has taken up real estate in kirikiri maximum prison and is living quite luxuriously. Rex demands answers and goes on a mad rampage. The answers come in bits and pieces and pose more questions. What is the Red letters? What does it contain? Who are the powerful members of the Hole? So powerful that the chief was a fall boy?
The kidnapper then issues her ransom; Rex has 48 hours to get the red letters or lose his daughter.
Rex finds out the Chief is in-charge of safekeeping the letters, and his son Emenike now runs what is left of the once powerful Amunike empire.
New friends are made and new allegiances are formed. Ryan an ex army ranger and Thomas Bigelow, Bami’s former partner in the DSS joins the team, so does the detective Dagnet, (who realises she’s just a pawn in the corrupt police force and seeks true justice) , the mysterious Sparrow Ayara, a middle aged skilled sensei from Asia with Nigerian heritage also joins. He is loyal to the late Mr X, Fome’s father whose sole purpose had been to destroy the Hole and the Chief before his daughters death drove him to suicide. Sparrow also has extra motivation as his father had been a member of the Hole and had been killed when he tried to get out.
A murderous trail begins to form and when the real shadow appears yet again, they realise he was able to evade capture for so long because there are two shadows. Twins! Taiye and Kehinde.
The shadow is also out for blood, destined and desperate to protect the Hole at all cost, he kills Thomas Bigelow and Ryan swears to avenge his brothers death.
Rex gets the safety deposit key he needs from Emenike and finds the letters. He clashes with the shadow but the shadow beats him and takes the letters, setting him on fire but luckily for him, Bami and Andy arrive at the scene and save him.
Outside, Ryan Bigelow who is waiting by the car sees the shadow take off in a power bike, he chases him and kills him, fulfilling his promise to his dying brother then he brings the corpse back to Brota headquarters.
The red letters finally demystify the Hole as the oldest brotherhood in Nigeria, which has been at the very heart of power since before the 2nd republic. It also contains a list of all the members and their posts except for two; The high father Lord Holly and his right hand man, The first minister.
Mysteriously, Sparrow is able to solve the kidnapping case and recover Emma from the kidnapper who turns out to be Fome’s secret lover, Beatrice. She blames Rex for Fome’a death and couldn’t stand to see him living a happy life with his family, so she schemes and starts the fire burning; at first she tracks, seduces and drugs Mr Kehinde and kills him through a hole in the wall, this was the body that was discovered in the beginning. Then she kidnaps Emma, with the plan to use Rex as a pawn to fight the angered hole. Hoping that he either takes down the Hole or dies in the process. Or preferably dies while taking down the Hole.
The picture is getting clearer, but the story is not over, because the Hole could never let anyone see the red letters and go Scott free.
A quick meeting is held and BROTA decides the media is the best weapon of attack. It has worked in the past against the Chief, surely it would work again cause information is power. Andy makes contact with a journalist called Helen, a beautiful young woman and as they begin to work together they start developing feelings. As a matter of fact, Andy easily falls head over heels with her. For the first time since Mona’s death, he begins to hope.
Rex journeys to Benue to reunite Olivia with Emma but has no idea a terrible danger is looming, for Under the direct instructions of Sir Holly, the first minister gives the order and launches operation; The Purge.
The purge is a systematic series of strikes meant to wipe out everyone at Brota, their families and everyone else rumoured to have come across the letters.
The next day the purge swings into full operation. A bomb goes off from under the journalist’s car, killing her immediately and injuring Andy critically.
A hit team is sent to Brota’s hacker and Rex’s long time friend; Short SAM’s house. Bami and Sparrow intercept and rescues his family. They all head to headquarters to bunker down, until the heat clears but unknown to them a super assault team is enroute to wipe out everyone at Brota.
Another strike team is sent to kill Emenike for his betrayal, but Emenike has since fled the premises. Instead his sister Ada, who visits his house,planning to introduce him to her boyfriend whom she is planning to elope with, unwittingly walks into an ambush. Her fiancé Bridge is killed before her very eyes and she is kidnapped, meant to be used as a bargaining tool to get Emenike.
Chief Amunike is executed in prison. For failing in his duty to keep the red letters safe. He is visited by sir Holly who asks him about his son’s whereabout and promises to let his daughter go free. Amunike claims not to know where he is, because he knows the Hole takes no prisoner and his girl is as good as dead. Sir Holly kisses his forehead and leaves him, a sign that his death has just been sanctioned.
Few moments later a man clad in all black enters the cell. The executioner grants him the chance to make a call first. The chief places a call to Rex and begs him to save his daughter. That is the last hope he has. He takes a pill and shuts his eyes, and the executioner, a ruthless killer called Mynet places a pillow over his head and pulls the trigger.
Meanwhile In Benue, the Obasi family is thankful and celebrating the safe return of Emma. Rex and Tonye is approached by Kirsten, Tonye’s assistant and she has a shocking news to drop on them. She has figured out the identity of the first minister.
An old picture gotten off Instagram by a facial recognition app has the shadow sitting at a restaurant with two men, one of the men is extremely old, his back is to the camera and his face is hidden. This is clearly sir Holly. the second man on the table has 3 quarter of his face in the shot and the identity is unmistakable. He is Cynthia’s husband. Rex’s brother in law and ironically a ‘Minister‘ of the country.
When the minister leaves the house very early the next morning with a phony excuse, and on hearing about the bomb last that claimed the reporter’s life, Rex traces his driver and finds out the minister is indeed heading to Lagos not Abuja, he gets the details of the minister’s hotel reservation and Tonye leaves immediately, heading to the airport.
Rex also learns about the imminent strike on his family when he receives a call from the Chief, begging him to save his daughter. Rex quickly calls Bami and relays the information to him. He also rushes home, having taken the driver to a different location to interrogate him.
Bami tracks Ada and finds out a paradigm shift has occurred in her very soul, for she is now a cold blooded remorseless killer. She has been pushed past the point of no return the night before when she watched her fiancé get shot in the face before her very eyes. Now she has killed her kidnappers in cold blood. She laughs maniacally, covered in blood with gleaming red eyes.
Bami finally subdues her and he drives her back to headquarters, half wary of her.
When they arrive, they find Brota in a state of carnage and chaos, a major attack has just ended, Sparrow is wounded and bleeding, Dagnet is dazed and Buzz and Bigelow are dead, the latter died a martyr death, pulling the pin of a grenade to prevent the assasins from getting past him to Sam’s family.
Bami is worried, he tries to reach Rex but to no avail, he calls his agent at the residence and tells him to be alert.
Getting wind of the threat, Ali no joy evacuates the family, just minutes before the dreaded Mynet arrives.
A mysterious Uber reappears again and Alli drives his own car, both vehicles are full with his wife, children and grand children, plus Kirsten and Clyde(who was in charge of watching over Olivia and Emma)
Rex arrives at the house to find it empty. At first he’s enraged and considers killing the driver but then he notices some things that suggest the house had been evacuated in a hurry. These are the final thoughts of Rex Obasi we are privy to, because in the next minute the killer, Mynet strikes.
Meanwhile Tonye has made progress in Lagos, she manages to get into the room next to the First minister and with a glass cup on the wall, eavesdrops on his conversations. She hears him receive a call confirming Rex is dead and she goes into grief. In a moment of insight driven by grief and anger, she suddenly knows what to do. She puts a plan in motion, intercepts a hooker bound to spend the night with the minister and takes her place. She seduces and handcuffs him to the bed and when the minister realises this is no normal bdsm routine it’s too late, he is incapacitated.
With the help of a makeshift acid in form of boiling hot cola and a hand power wall saw, she makes a hole in the wall and shoots him through the head, but it doesn’t make her feel better. Doesn't change the fact that Rex is dead.
In Benue, holed up in his best friend’s house and thinking his family is finally safe, Alli gets a call from a concerned neighbour, telling him his house is on fire. He heads over immediately with Kirsten and Clyde and meets fire service men putting out the last traces of a devastating fire that totally destroyed the house. As he stares in horror and wonders where his son is, since the car is parked outside, a body is discovered and the firemen bring out a stretcher and fetch the body.
The body is burnt beyond recognition but a phone is recovered. Even with the state of the phone, Alli recognises it as his son’s phone.
He breaks down in tears and Kirsten consoles him.
Unsure of what to do next, Clyde calls his boss, Bami - who is in Brota, trying to give a calming speech to the rattled survivors of the assault.
Bami since refused to believe Rex was dead when his wife Tonye told him earlier but hearing about the body from Clyde, he is immediately distraught and uneasy. He orders his agent to stand watch over the body after which he assures Sam that his family is safe in the panic room.
He then heads out yet again, planning to go get doctor Rasheed from LUTH
And we’re here.
Thanks for reading, hope this refreshes the story a bit. Stay safe out there my people.
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|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 12:05am On May 06|
Bless you bro
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by rinzylee(m): 12:36am On May 06|
Cheers Souloho..... Welcome back and thank you for the refresher course.
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by mikeybrainy: 1:12am On May 06|
Thanks bro souloho19
I knew you would come back to this story.
Continue the good work
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by doctorexcel(m): 11:22am On May 06|
souloho19:welcome back boss souloho. It is good to have you back. I really miss your update
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by EkopSparoAyara(m): 12:25pm On May 06|
This man.. Where have you been.. I was sincerely worried about you..
Am happy to hear from you..
Please drop your email address..
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by EkopSparoAyara(m): 12:47pm On May 06|
That recap was really necessary, it felt like reading the whole story all over again..
Welcome back Souloho19.
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by queenbetsy(f): 3:56pm On May 06|
Thanks for the recap Souloho19
It really brought back the story
Welcome back daddie!
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by queenbetsy(f): 4:00pm On May 06|
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by BentleyJnr: 10:18am On May 07|
Souloho19, please are you gonna' continue it, 'cos this your story sweet, gan
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by Princesstee(f): 12:29am On May 08|
WELCOME BACK @SOULOHO
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by Ann2012(f): 7:15am On May 08|
Welcome back Bossman
And thanks for the summary, we sure needed it
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|Re: The Hole In The Wall by Kawo9ze(m): 11:13am On May 11|
Welcome back from self exile!
Damn, hope this is intermission already!
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by EkopSparoAyara(m): 1:39pm On May 11|
Souloho19.. Where art thou, bro..
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by Kaycee9242(m): 10:25pm On May 11|
Souloho19 thanks so much for d recap i honestly appreciate but don't let the motive behind it to be defeated by taking so much time to update.
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by EkopSparoAyara(m): 11:45pm On May 11|
You hit the nail on the head..
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 7:11am On May 12|
Bro thanks for looking out, I saw all the numerous mentions. Jah bless bro
You can reach me; email@example.com
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 7:13am On May 12|
Uwc bro and thanks for sticking out....don’t worry I’m just brushing up on the update which is 90% ready. I see the story coming to an end in at most 5 updates
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 7:14am On May 12|
Gracias!! Glad to see you’re no longer angry with me concerning Rex’s death
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by Nickshrapnel(m): 7:18am On May 12|
souloho19:Rex is not dead
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by queenbetsy(f): 10:56am On May 12|
souloho19:Mister man! Rex is not dead!
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 3:35pm On May 12|
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 3:36pm On May 12|
|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 3:37pm On May 12|
There is a particular state of mind where someone has been fatigued for so long without rest or reprieve finds himself still having to function. It’s like the brain turns on its reserve energy or power bank and juices up the senses and for a few hours your perception becomes heightened, and for the short period your sensory mechanisms functions at its possible highest.
This was the state Bami was in, if not there was no way he could have noticed the car and the odd looking giant of a man in it.
There was something just odd about the car parked in the shadows, the entrance to the Apapa hospital was alive with chaos; cars were driving out, people were running helter skelter in fear. Sick patients, rocked out of their sleep by the loud explosion from upstairs suddenly decided they were well enough to leave the hospital. There were whispers about another bomb threat among some of the hospital staff who wisely joined their wards to flee the hospital.
And yet in all the chaos, the Volvo car remained a little way in the shadows, watching everything like it was parked at a drive show cinema.
The hairs on the back of Bami’s neck stood as he drove into the hospital, especially when his flashlight illuminated the car and he locked eyes with the giant behind the wheel. The man didn’t even flinch from the glare of the headlights. Stared dead at Bami for the full two seconds before he turned into the hospital drive way.
“Oga where you dey go?” A young man in a halogen uniform half blocked the path. He had a baton and was trying fruitlessly to control the flight and fright of the people....he looked like he was out of his depth.
“I’m a police man, what happened here” although he knew already. Could perceive it, could smell it.
“There was an explosion sir....” the young man was really happy to see a law figure but Bami was gone. Screeching to a stop in front of the hospital with one thought on his mind...Andy!
A part of his brain alerted him to the strange figure he had seen in the car and he tried to make a connection.
Big foot waited for the go ahead from Flacko and gritted his teeth in annoyance. He hated this corporate chain of command bull shit. They were the foot soldiers yet every little action and detail had to be ironed out and permission given....like they were running some kind of messed up diplomacy or hierarchy bullshit!
He was one pissed off foot soldier...he was the one in the streets, and there were times when a soldier made a split decision and made a call, but no, the Hole didn’t afford them that opportunity. There were grave consequences for anyone who acted without verifiable permission or orders.
For a man like Big foot to thrive in such a setup, all he had was his name and fear and both was built by reputation. This was essentially why he was still sitting outside the hospital, sulking by 2:44am. He couldn't believe his clean record had been soiled not once, but twice....in the space of 48 hours. The first time wasn’t that bad, he hadn’t been the main target, but to survive Big foot twice.....! And he knew deep down that Andy was still alive. He had survived the car bomb and now the paper bomb....Big Foot could feel it. He had a sixth sense about these things. Bombs were his babies, he knew when he hit a mark and right now he didn’t feel that sensation in his gut. The little prick was still alive.
No way. He was going to confirm and kill Andy himself. He wouldn’t wait for the go ahead. He would get this done. It was personal. Andy had to die tonight. Then he could touch the journalist’s house if they gave him the go ahead. The apartment would have been swept clean by now and any incriminating article they had been working on would have been destroyed. He would just add an explosive touch. He loved to hear things blow, watch things burn....
Then a strange thing happened. He got a message from Flacko, interrupting his thoughts.
“First minister denies the requests. No more fireworks, there’s been too much bombs already, forget the reporters house too”
“But the boy still dies right? He may have survived!”He typed furiously
“That’s the strange thing, he aborted it totally”
“Who knows? It’s from higher authority”
"Hey just get out of there!"
Big foot clenched his jaw. "Fucking pricks"
As he sat contemplating his next move, he saw the car pull up and a man looking at him as he drove through the gates.
Big foot felt such an intense anger suddenly. He stared coldly without flinching, even when the driver didn’t have the courtesy or common sense to dim the lights.
He knew who it was. One of the bastards of Brota.
He got down from his truck.
He didn’t carry a gun. He was all about explosives but he was a hulk of a man. He was going to crush Andy's head like an orange.
And he wished the man who just drove in would try to stop him. Oh he really wished.
He slammed his door.
"Time to edit my record" he started for the hospital.
In the backseat of the Uber, Tonye was immediately arrested with a barrage of messages. The first thing she did was to reply one F. Flacko’s hour long message, saying Big foot was set to ‘light up the house’ and also requesting permission to plant another bomb at the hospital.
“What!” She was shocked to her bone, thinking of Andy immediately. She called it off and to be safe typed an explicit order; to terminate the whole goddamn purge operation.
Olivia felt a kind of calming effect as she cradled her daughter, hugging her closely. She had Emma in her arms, but it was the little girl who held her, cause the fear that had been building in her concerning Rex’s whereabouts immediately faded. Here was their daughter, so beautiful. They were a family. Rex would be back soon.
“He’ll probably walk through those doors any moment now...” Utebo said softly and Olivia glanced at her. She was sitting on the arm of the sofa, her arm around her mother, but her eyes were on Olivia.
Olivia gave a knowing smile and mouthed, “thank you”
She glanced towards the door and that minute she really expected to see her husband.
The curtain remained unmoving, the door behind it bolted shot.
Cynthia was the one to speak up. “I think we should call dad”
“Yes call your father” Martha agreed immediately.
Her friend, who had not left her side gave her a side hug then called out, “dear! I think you should call Alli now, it’s been almost thirty minutes already.
De Omirida hurried into the parlour, he seemed to have been hovering in the corridor and he had his phone in hand.
He looked a bit worried as he brought the phone to his ear and faked a call. He stared intensely at the ceiling for a couple of seconds then sighed, “he’s not picking,” then he repeated the gesture again, as if he was redialling.
All the while he was thinking of what to do...what to say...
For he just got off the phone with his friend a minute ago.
Alli broke down the situation to him frankly, with a hard edge in his voice; The house was gone, Rex was missing and there was a dead body.
A dead body?
Yes a dead body.
Alli went on to give him instructions. “Don’t tell my family about this....as long as they’re concerned the house is still standing...just some rooms are burnt...I’ll tell them myself....” there was a long silence, “whoever did this would pay. I’ll see you soon I have to take care of the body.”
And where is your son?
The questions had Mr Omirida pacing worriedly along the corridor till he heard Martha say, “call your father”
And his wife called out for him.
So there he stood, gazing at the ceiling with a slight frown on his face, finally he gave a start, “Ehen...Alli are you there yet...? What happen....oh...how is it?....okay see you soon.”
He brought the phone down quickly before it rings and make a fool of him and he stared at a bunch of eyes all staring at him expectantly. He stammered...."errrm that was Alli....he’ll be here soon...the fire wasn’t really serious, just a couple of rooms”
“Whew...but how did it start?” Cynthia asked
“Errrm well...it started...you know what? He didn’t really say but it’s under control” he felt so terrible lying straight to their faces but there was no way he was delivering such terrible news to women in such emotional state. Especially when Martha asked, “what of Rex, are they together?”
no they’re not...he says Rex is missing.... he almost said, but then his eyes caught the lady in the wheelchair, stroking the little girl and he found himself saying, "yes yes, both of them would come home together....now you all should get some rest, it’s really late."
A wave of relief swept through the parlour after he made the announcement and for a moment he hated himself, for he had just given them hope...well Alli had said Rex was missing. He would be found soon, for sure. Mr Omirida comforted himself with the thought.
Back in Brota, the fatigue finally got to S.s and his wife, they had been gazing at a monitor screen watching sparrow and Dagnet perform the strangely comforting ritual with the birds. when they finally got tired, they settled on the camp beds in the corner. His wife joined their little boy, holding him protectively. It would take a while before she can fall asleep.
S.s on the other hand, confirmed the door panel was activated and the bunker locked. He was soon snoring softly in the corner. Every now and then he twitched and groaned, muttered something incoherent and his face contorted into a grimace.
Beatrice lived in a secluded 2bedroom on the ground floor of a 3 storey apartment building.
She parked the car along the street and led Ada into the house. They had to jump a couple of open sewage and gutter drains and the latter scanned the environment without any flicker of emotion.
Still it was Beatrice who said, "I moved here six months ago...me and my cousin stay here....rent is really cheap, I had to sell my uncle’s house, the house I grew up in....to settle hospital bills. Mr X would have come through for us but then he died, because he couldn’t bare the loss of Fome and Mona...his daughters" she said in explanation
“I knew them. I was there that night”
“The night they died?”
"The night Rex blew her up?"
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|Re: The Hole In The Wall by souloho19(m): 3:37pm On May 12|
Bami was half worried about the giant in the car who seemed vaguely familiar but he soon forgot about him as he fought against the swarming bodies into the hospital and ran up the stairs to the ward Andy had been admitted.
He rushed into the room and saw Andy from the corner of his eye, thank God he was okay,..but then he noticed the 2 doctors in the middle of the room trying to lift what was no doubt a body under a tarp on a stretcher" One of them looked extremely ashen, Bami noticed as he worriedly looked around for Jimoh. He hurried to Andy’s side. “Andy are you alright? Can you hear me?”
“Bami...My ears hurt so bad”
“I’m so sorry bro...I’m going to get you out of here...”
“Jimoh is gone....his face blew up...oh my God..." he began to sob and Bami felt his heart break.
"It’s alright...it’s going to be alright” Bami sat on the edge of the bed and tried to comfort his friend.
“It’s alright.....whoever did this is going to pay...I promise”
"Where’s Rex" Andy asked struggling to sit up. Bami swallowed, but apart from that he didn’t miss a beat. “Rex is in Benue. Can you move? let me get the wheelchair closer...we need to get out of here”
“It hurts but I can take it”
One of the doctors turned back to look at them. “Hey hey...where do you think you’re going? I've not cleared you”
"We’ll take our chances" Bami replied curtly, he remembered the man from the stationary car and he suddenly wanted to get out of the hospital...fast.
He didn’t see the man enter, he was so invested in getting Andy into the wheelchair as quickly and less painful as possible, it wasn’t until he heard the same doctor say, "Hey you shouldn't be here.." he glanced up and saw the same man he had seen earlier.
Up close he was like a Bull. Slim, almost tiny legs that somehow managed to balance a heavy torso and muscular frame.
He had broad shoulders so rocky, his shoulders were level with his ears and hard biceps that didn't need him to make a fist to become visible.
To cap it off, as if he wasn’t intimidating enough, he was freakishly tall. Had to be 6,4 at least.
“This dude would easily weigh times 3 of me and he’s not fat...he’s not fat....” Bami's mind was already going in alert mode with the realisation.
Andy on the other hand must have been feeling some lingering anaesthetics effect because he apparently wasn’t intimidated enough and said, “This guy looks..upside down...”
he squirmed a bit uneasily as dark cold eyes narrowed menacingly on him.
The little drama happened in no more than 5 seconds and the doctor who had spoken up before was still waiting for a reply, or to be acknowledged in the very least.
They finally got the body on the stretcher and he immediately rushed to stand before the intruder
"Hello...did you hear me? This area is sealed off...the police is coming, there’s a dead body here you need to-"
It happened so fast, Bami almost didn’t see his hand move. For such a heavy looking log of firewood disguised an arm, he sure moved it quickly.
He grabbed the doctor by the coat, seizing the syllable in his throat. "You get out of here if you don’t want to die"
"Wait...what?" Andy gasped
Both doctors ran out of the room with such speed..abandoning the body on the stretcher. The beast of a man glanced at the body under the tarp and smirked. “At least I got one...” Then he kicked the stretcher so hard, it rolled across the room and bounced off the wall, the body fell to the floor and rolled from under the tarp.
It was hideous. Bami retched and almost threw up in his mouth, looking away hurriedly. He caught the man smirking at him and cracking his knuckles, ready to beat them to death.
Bami had been kicking himself for leaving his gun in the gloved compartment of the car. The thought of going one on one against this man wasn’t pleasant in the very least. It seemed even impossible to contemplate but was there any other choice? He had to protect Andy...and protect himself too.
"Who are you? What do you want?”
"You break my heart! You mean my reputation doesn't precede me?" He placed his hand on his chest. “Well let me reintroduce myself before I cave your skull in. I’m the one man army the press nicknamed the unsleeping cell...aka Big foot!"
Bami snapped! ”Of course I knew it...I’ve seen your file...one time number 2 most wanted man in Nigeria, and wanted by Interpol till date...”
“Oh so my reputation does precede me...” he walked to the door and closed it shut.
Bami used the chance to move Andy as far away as possible to the other side of the bed. "Just stay here but be watchful, any chance you get you have to make a move for the door...can you do it?"
"No I can't Bami...it hurts to move myself...do you plan to fight him...he’s very huge.."
That wasn’t the morale boost Bami needed at that moment so he turned away, "just watch and make a move the first chance don’t worry about me.”
Big foot seemed to be down for the ceremony of it all, he didn’t rush Bami immediately but obliged him as both men circled each other slowly, sizing each other up. The sparkle in his eye said he humoured him. A tiger shark having a little fun with Dinner.
“Look at your bleeped up eyes...” he sneered at Bami, enjoying playing the part of antagonist.
Bami was privy to his thoughts and determined to prove him wrong. Still he didn’t make a move or lunge, he just remained out of reach from a first strike. The beast would have to step in for a second punch and hopefully he could counter.
Bami’s fighting style was a mixture of techniques built mainly on a defensive fighting style that employed quick and strong arm movement to perform blocks and counter strikes as well as strong flexible legs for close up kicks. The blueprint, based on an ancient kung fu style called wing Chun (also practiced by the infamous ip man)requires the elbows close to the body and arms positioned across the vitals, and 100 percent alertness and reflexes at all times
Bami readily employed his stance, both arms crisscrossed across his stomach, chest and face because he knew he had to protect his vitals as much as he could, if he were to survive the bout...not to talk of win it.
Big foot gave a yell and lunched his attack,
3 quick fire punches. Bami backed away the first, backed away the second, but Big foot was well in range for the third and Bami was lucky to have it miss his head with inches, he heard the fist cut through air with a slice.
He returned a quick upper cut to the beast’s side, aiming for a kidney shot and brought up his elbows just in time to block a head shot...The punch bounced off his arm and the pain shot through his whole hand immediately....he staggered.
Just one blow and he felt his arm would break already....and yet he didn’t have enough time to catch a breath, Big foot was coming after him throwing another punch which he had no option but to block yet again and take the pain. He saw from the corner of his eye that Andy had moved round the bed and was slowly and painfully making his way to the door. It gave him hope and he used his right hand to land a clean right cross across big foot’s face.
It made the beast stagger a little bit and he glanced at Andy trying to painfully move himself across the room.
“Haha I know you’re thinking you can keep me engaged and have your friend escape...let me show you just how futile that is....let me end all hope"
He charged at Bami with a barrage of punches but Bami was ready. He made a clean leap and used both feet to plant a deadly kick to Big foot’s chest.
All that stress and trouble and big foot only staggered a little, he didn’t even clutch his chest, but instead charged at Bami again.
Bami scrambled to his feet and put his arms up, but big foot punched his hands down. And when the first fist connected with his jaw, he fell backwards....fighting to remain on his feet and desperately trying not to lose consciousness.
Big foot followed him up, giving him a nice shove with his feet to help him get down easier. Then he sat across him and grabbed him by his throat.
"I’m gonna make your eyes pop out of your skull...I’m gonna squeeze until your face goes purple and your brain pops out of your ears...you interfering little prick!.....I’m gonna squash your head like a big tomato...your brain is gonna make a paste on this floor...just like your buddy on the floor here....and I’m gonna.....” he stopped immediately and whirled around...his ears picked up a sound, Andy had opened the door.
Big foot hurriedly got off Bami and lunged after him. “Oh no you don’t get to escape...you soiled my clean record you bastard”
Bami struggled to breathe. For a second he couldn’t feel any pain....his whole face was numb, he knew his throat was raw and on fire but he couldn’t feel the pain, only knew his throat was killing him. The only thing he was aware of at that point was that Bigelow was charging at Andy.
Bami struggled to his knees he glanced around in despair...searching for anything, a weapon...something! His eyes fell on Jimoh’s corpse. The assistant wasn’t a gun carrying type, even now, the faceless corpse was still smartly dressed in a sweatvest and slacks.
Jimoh didn’t carry guns, he carried pens...
Pens...strong fountain pens.
Bami scrambled to the corpse and dug into the pocket immediately. He found a glass point fountain pen clipped to his right pocket. Jimoh always carried two different Inks, blue and black...he knew this.....he knew this....yes! He found another one....a metal point pen clipped to his back pocket.
Rest in peace bro...his heart bled for Rex’s assistant and he perceived in that moment he was going to kill big foot with it.
He heard the door slam and grabbed both pens....his left hand was numb with pain and moved slow so he sensed it was basically useless. Luckily, right hand was still mostly unhurt.
“I’m going to make you wish you died with the reporter slut” Big foot shouted as he grabbed Andy back into the room roughly.
“Bleep you! You killed her...” Andy’s voice was hoarse and pained...he was devastated about the reporter’s death and enraged yet he couldn’t do anything. He had exerted all his strength and threshold for pain making his way across the room earlier.
Big foot cut him off with a slap. He wrapped his big hands round Bami’s face, blocking his mouth and clamping his nostrils with his thumb and forefinger.
“There’s something terribly intimate about snuffing the life out of someone...At that very moment I own the breath you need, if I don’t want you breathing, I seize your supply and you die...don’t you see now...I’m your god...It could be addicting doing this....but not as addictive as watching things burn...”
His eyes narrowed and he let Andy go immediately, spinning around on his heels and catching Bami’s hand just inches from his face where the sharp point of the glass ink had been heading for his eye.
“You’re terribly slow, I doubt this stuff would even pierce me with how slow you swing...what are you a cripple....oooh...I hurt your hand didn’t I?”
He twisted the pen out of Bami’s hand, snapping his wrist. “Let me really show you hurt...” He sneered sadistically and held him with both hands, intending to break Bami’s hand like a piece of wood or something more horrific. But he unwittingly provided Bami with the opening he had been going for. His throat was exposed from this angle, and he dug into his back pocket with his free hand....his right hand which still functioned very okay and moved with lightening speed.
He grabbed the fountain pen and with all his strength drove the pen into Big foot’s neck.
Somewhere in Benue...
Mynet went over the instructions again at the hospital. He had a flight booked to Abuja and from there, a long flight to the United States. Business class...nice.
He looked at the message details.
Received from one ‘Flacko’
For the first time ever he wondered about the chain of command. He just received instructions on a device and went running. How far up did the messages go.
He stroked his jaw and remembered the way the old man had looked at him earlier as he drove past.
Such intense scrutiny...a grieving father recognising his son’s killer perhaps?
He brought out his phone and made a call. He had his own plans. Bleep the hole.
Kirsten snooped round the house with her flashlight, it was still choky with thick black smoke and her eyes began to water immediately. Still she swung the beam, walking through the debris, careful not to touch anything and hoping her boots were thick enough to withstand the heat for long.
“I should probably get out...” she thought to herself, but she kept looking...driven by the urge to make a discovery. And she made it 2 minutes later. Another dead body. Stuffed into a cabinet in the kitchen...as if the killer hadn’t wanted the body to keep the body away from the fire as much as possible...strange.
Why start the fire on a body, burn one totally beyond recognition and hide another from the fire?
The smoke got too much and she hurried out...drawing long breaths of the clean fresh air once she was outside.
Alli and Clyde were talking. Clyde was telling him about the plan to keep the body and perform an autopsy.
Kirsten noticed Alli seemed to be in better control of his emotions now. He just looked angry and cold.
He looked at her as she approached.
He frowned, “who...”
“I’m not sure but I think it’s the driver....your in-laws driver.”
They all looked at the stretch parked in the corner. The car Rex had been driving that day.
The car was there, engine still on and running...and the two people who had been in it were now dead....and burnt....but Alli refused to believe his son was dead.
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