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Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 9:15am On Nov 10, 2021
This story is about a deadly disease that was created by a very intelligent scientist (Mr Glass)

Mr Glass is a scientist with great intellectual prowess

He created the disease to start a revolution but things didn't go as planned as the disease quickly turned into a pandemic





Authors note:: This is my first story on Nairaland

Please don't be angry if there is any grammatical errors

I am just a student writer... embarassed
Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by thaoriginator: 9:15am On Nov 10, 2021
preshman22:
This story is about a deadly disease that was created by a very intelligent scientist (Mr Glass)

Mr Glass is a scientist with great intellectual prowess

He created the disease to start a revolution but things didn't go as planned as the disease quickly turned into a pandemic





Authors note:: This is my first story on Nairaland

Please don't be angry if there is any grammatical errors

I am just a student writer... embarassed

Ok
Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 9:20am On Nov 10, 2021
_________________CHAPTER ONE_________________


Folabi stood stylishly with his travelling bag beside him at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Nigeria. He was the guy who always got to wherever on time.



He was waiting for His colleagues.



They were all on their way to a 5 day all expense paid holiday to a private island abroad. The Company he was working for had hit her target three times over and the boss being a generous giver decided to give the key staff members a treat. Everyone was given the Liberty to take one loved one along if they wanted to…



Folabi didn’t take anyone along… He didn’t want any girl feeling more special than his several girlfriends, besides he wanted to look like a good boy in front of his crush ; Emmanuella..



Emmanuella was his married colleague. Folabi could not get over her, she was his ideal woman. They had been working together at the company for over 4 years and Emmanuella was his everyday crush. His respect for her, made him keep a reasonable distance between them… They were just colleagues and the few times they ever spoke, it was always official and very short…





Folabi hoped he would get the opportunity to speak with Ella and her husband on the trip and that would hopefully help him overcome the crush..



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Emmanuella alighted from the Vehicle with her daughter… Her Husband Stone, drove the vehicle to the car park and joined them much later…



Stone had sacrificed his spot for his daughter. He and Emmanuella had spoken about it. The trip to the island with Emmanuella would be an eye opener and educative one for their daughter…



Emmanuella spotted Folabi where he stood stylishly as always…



“ Darling that’s one of my colleague!” Emmanuella said “ Ok, Let’s reach Him!”



“ Hey, Folabi…!” Ella said



“ Emmanuella! Good evening!” Folabi replied…



“Sir, Good Evening sir!” Folabi quickly stretched forth his hand towards Stone for a handshake but Stone looked at him Strangely…



Folabi quickly recovered from whatever it was that happened to him in that brief moment…



“ Islingbee virus!” Folabi said laughing… “ I can confirm to you I am negative!”



“Of course, you don’t look like you have the Virus, besides Our country has been declared free of the Virus, I am just been careful and I have told Emmanuella and Rejoice to be careful on this trip…”



“ Rejoice?” Folabi asked very surprised



“ Yes, I am not going on this trip, Let the girls go have fun while we boys stay back!”





Folabi felt joy rising up within him. He couldn’t understand why but he was very happy Emmanuella’s Husband wasn’t going on that trip with them…



“ Hey Folabi!” Sharon called out to Folabi…



Folabi wished the boss had removed Sharon from the list of those going for the trip. She was a pest in his life. It was obvious she was attracted to him but Sharon was not his kind of Girl.



“ Hi Sharon!” Folabi managed to reply



“ Hi, Ella…” Sharon said to Emmanuella…



Ella noticed Sharon wanted Folabi to herself, and on that note she held her husband’s hand and moved away… Rejoice followed her parents…



*************



Smart and his wife walked into the Airport arguing. If Smart had his way, he would not follow his wife for this trip, but there was no way he could avoid it. Seun, his wife had called His boss to give him a 5 day leave so he could follow her for the holiday… Seun was a good daughter to his boss; they had attended the same Secondary school and was the school daughter of his boss. Seun was the one who got him the job, so she had her way of making Smart’s boss give him free days off work….



“ That’s Folabi over there, let’s go over to him and please no arguments, let’s pretend we didn’t have that argument we just had.” Seun said to Smart…



Smart was about to give Seun the reply she wouldn’t recover from but he had a change of mind…



************



He wanted to get out of the country fast, he knew the fact that the virus had reached Nigeria, it would spread like wild fire, Priye’s knowledge of Science made him know that it was better he left the country fast….





“ Where to?” A little girl said to him as he stood waiting for flight…



“ Bribia Island”



“ Oh! I thought it was IsreAl!”



“ No…Why would you think that?”



“ You look like someone looking for answers and I think the God of the Israelites have the answer to most difficult questions… My grandma tells me that!”



Priye took a moment to look at the little girl…. She was too deep for a child.



“ Taberah Fire! Wherever you are please find your way to the information center, your parents are here …” Taberah and Priye heard the announcement over the Public Address System.



“ That’s me!” Taberah Said…



“ Ok, you should run along!” Priye said



“ Thanks… hope to meet you someday Mr. Priye!” Taberah said and Priye was surprised Taberah knew his name.



Taberah on seeing the puzzled look on his face helped him out…



“ Your wrist band!” Taberah said, and Priye looked at the customized Wristband his late wife had given him.



“ Oh I see, Taberah you should run along! Don’t keep your parents waiting and scared…” Priye said



“ Jesus also kept his parents waiting for a good reason.. I believe talking with you is good reason! Later Mr Priye!” Taberah fled off…



************





“ Seat belts please!”



Everyone from the company had boarded the plane. 6 staff members from the company with 3 of them coming with their loved ones. The C.E.O, Chief Larry had treated every one to First Class seats in the plane.



And they all had a nice trip to the Bribia Islands including Priye who was not part of the team. He was going to hide from the Islingbee Virus.



Little did they know what was waiting for them!



To be continued







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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 9:21am On Nov 10, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 10:15am On Nov 10, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 10:22am On Nov 10, 2021
,___________CHAPTER TWO______________ cool



Xavier could feel a tight grip around his lungs. His breathing was hard. Whenever he forced himself to breathe, it sounded like he was whistling. As he stood inside the train on his way to the hospital for his check up, his mind was really troubled as to whether he had the Islingbee Virus or not.



His phone rang… It was Julie calling…



“ Hello, Xavier… Where are you?” Julie asked



“ Still at work!” He lied. He didn’t want Julie worrying about his health. One thing was sure if the result of the test came out positive, he wouldn’t return home. He couldn’t afford to lose his daughter and wife…





“ Mister! Mister” Someone tapped him on the shoulder. He was standing in the way of the person, but instead of gently moving away from the way, his frustration got a hold on him…



“ Why the touch! Why would you touch me, Don’t infect me with the Virus!”



Xavier said frustratedly



“ Don’t insult me, I carry no Virus, I could sue you for that!” The man replied



“Go ahead and sue me, stupid man… it’s dirty beings like you that must have infected me with the Virus…”Xavier said absentmindedly in Anger…



Eyes turned towards him and everyone moved away from him…



“ Stop the train! Stop the train! There is someone who is infected on the train… “



“ Stop the train! “



“ Stop the train!”



There was an unforeseen pandemonium on the train, people trying to move 20 meters away from Xavier…



“ I have not tested positive, I just have the symptoms “ Xavier said out loud in other to save the day and stop the pandemonium…



Right in front of Xavier, people started jumping off the train in a bid to be far away from Xavier.



Unfortunately, out of fear a lot of people jumped into death.



The train stopped when information reach the train driver that people were falling off the train. Xavier knew what was next was death, should the people spot him out to the police officers….



Xavier hideously got off the train and ran off…



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Emmanuella and Rejoice had been checked into the one room en suite apartment on the island. The Island was bliss. It was beautiful. It was home away from home, but a beautiful home, peaceful and restful home far from home. She looked out the window and was very happy Stone didn’t come on this trip with her. Stone wouldn’t let her have fun and have a private time to reflect on her life. He would be in her business every minute.More interesting stories available on Topster Stories App



“ Mum, what are you thinking about? I know you are not missing Dad, I know this is your best time!” Rejoice said laughing



“ Why would you say a thing like That?” Emmanuella said laughing trying to hide the fact her daughter was correct…



“ At least there is no “ Ella this! Ella that! Ella my food! Ella the kids, Ella my shoe!” Rejoice said to the utmost surprise of Ella. She never knew her daughter had a problem with her father’s ways.



“ Well, That is what it means to be a married woman, someday, your husband will call.. Rejoice this!, Rejoice that!” Ella said laughing trying to make sure her daughter didn’t see her father as a terrorist that he was.



“ No, not all marriages are like that, Sunmbo’s Dad doesn’t do that to her Mum, he is always helping around the house,” Rejoice said about their neighbor…



“ Well, God made us differently !”



“ I wish we never have to go back home again so you and I can stay together and Dad and the boys stay together!”



Ella turned back looking at her daughter stunned!



************



“Xavier! What do you mean you are returning to Bribia?” Julie said over the phone





“ I think I have the virus and I don’t want to infect you and my daughter with it! Besides, a lot of people died because of me just now. I can’t explain in details. Stay safe, if I survive this I will come back home… I love you! Always know that….”

Xavier said ending the call….



Xavier went to the bus park. He was going to take a bus to the small town



“Lakeshore” before taking a boat Ride to Bribia, his hometown….



He wasn’t going to disclose his Status, he proposed he wasn’t going to let anyone know he had Islingbee Virus.



To be continued

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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 3:43pm On Nov 10, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 3:47pm On Nov 10, 2021
Chapter 3

Anthony was weeping like a Baby, his only daughter was dying from the Islingbee Virus. A virus he birthed!



21 DAYS EARLIER…..



“ I need more antivirus…” Anthony screamed over the phone… “The Virus you created is doing more than I asked! I am losing my very own as well”



Confusion was the new name of Professor Glass as he kept pacing around his



transparent laboratory….



134 DAYS EARLIER…





Senator Anthony had commissioned Professor Glass into creating a killer virus that could be transferred through a handshake. The Virus was to kill the carrier in less than 24 hours. Glass was meant to make the antivirus for Anthony so he could neutralize the virus after he transfers it to the victims….The plan was to attend a



party to be attended by most political giants in the country and in less than 24 hours wipe them out so a revolution could begin.



52 DAYS EARLIER….



Senator Anthony had attended the party.



He shook hands with almost every one in the hall except a few friends of his. He



rushed into the rest room, and drank the anti virus syrup….



24 hours passed and none of the men was declared dead. Anthony had gone to Professor Glass’ multimillion laboratory he had built for him.



“ You didn’t fulfill your end of the deal…” Anthony said furiously.



“ I did, but I don’t know what happened. I tried the virus on rats and they died in



24 hours. I even tried it on my neighbor’s cat and it died in 24 hours. Like I told you, I used the venom of bees in very high quantity and you know how deadly that can be. I added other poisonous components, so I don’t know why it’s not working…..”



“Are you sure, you used the right proportion, you know humans are bigger than rats…” Anthony asked Glass



“ I think the question should be directed to you Sir, Are you sure you used the



Virus properly…?”



“ Yes I did!” Senator Anthony said as he tried to cast his mind back to the party. In that same instance, Anthony’s phone rang. It was Lucy calling; his wife.



“ Hello Lucy Honey!” Anthony said putting his phone on hands free mode.





“ Anthony! I am not feeling ok, I am having Difficulty in breathing since you left home Yesterday. Just this morning, my throat and tongue is swollen and I feel my pulse is very fast, I am feeling



Nauseous and ….”



As Professor Glass listened, he knew what was responsible… Islingbee Virus!



Anthony must have been careless with the virus. His wife must have stumbled on it… Anthony could read the expression on Glass’s face… He tried to recount what happened that day…



He had a habit of wiping his hand clean with his outfit. He remembered wiping his hand on his suit after applying the virus.



“ Lucy!” Anthony screamed… “ Did you touch my French Jacket I wore to the political dinner party?”



“ Yes! I Drycleaned it myself.” Lucy said



To be continued









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This is the last chapter for today stay tuned for tomorrow's update

Now the real story begins
Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 3:48pm On Nov 10, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by MummyIMadeIt: 10:53pm On Nov 10, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 8:24am On Nov 11, 2021
Good morning famz


Chapter 4...


Anthony ended the call in shock…



“ Lucy has the Virus! “ Anthony screamed at Glass…”Tell me how that happened?”





Glass looked on like a slowpoke. He knew he was in soup. Senator Anthony loved his wife dearly and could kill anyone who messed up with her…



“ I have some Antivirus left, I hope it still works on her…” Glass said shakingly “ You better not hope, pray it works on her…!” Anthony said as he ran off…



Glass knew he had to run for his dear life. He had no wife nor kids, and that made relocating always easy…



**********



Lucy felt her lungs was collapsing….She dialed the medical emergency number of



her country and in five minutes, the ambulance was at their residence…



**************



“No! Don’t go with them, I know what is wrong with you and I have the solution to it!” Anthony said over the phone as he raced on top speed back home. The journey back home was a 12 hour drive. He had deliberately built the Laboratory under a rock in one of the unpopular states in the country.



“ I caaa…nn….t” Lucy managed to say as the shortage of air was overwhelming.



“ Madam! How do you feel!” Anthony heard one of the paramedics say to his wife…



“ Can we have your phone madam?” Anthony heard another person say



“ Hello, Hello!” Anthony said but the Paramedics didn’t pay attention to the call….



“ She has passed out!” Said one of the paramedics….



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Anthony got to the city in 8 hours. He drove on very high speed on his way back. He went straight to the reception. The moment he was told Lucy’s room, He jetted off but on seeing her, he regretted his actions. Lucy was white and dry. The Virus was deadlier than he thought. He hurriedly gave Lucy some of the Syrup.





He paced around in Fear, he didn’t know what to expect, silently he called on the



God he had not called on in years….



“ God please, I am sorry, please save Lucy!”



Just like a deflated balloon, everything that was going wrong with her



normalized… The swollen throat went down….



“ It worked! “ Anthony said pacing around…



“ What Worked?” He heard a voice from behind. He turned and saw a male doctor.



Anthony quickly trashed the syrup bottle hideously…



“ Prayer!” Anthony covered up…



“Oh!, I thought I saw you giving her something to drink. We saw you through the CCTV.”



“ Oh that! That’s just prayer water…”



“ Oh! Alright… Wow! The Swelling Of the throat has gone down!” The male doctor exclaimed… “Amazing,!”



The doctors didn’t permit Anthony to take his wife home. They said they needed to get back the test results.



Anthony knew if the results came out, he would have a lot of explaining to do…



Since his wife was fine, he made up his mind to run away…



In three hours, Lucy was fine, but Exactly what Anthony wanted, started manifesting. All the politicians he shook hands with were dropping dead one after the other, while some were rushed to the different hospital.



There was breaking news about a top politician of Anthony’s country falling down



in a business meeting in another country….



Anthony disclosed the truth to his wife and explained he had to run off….





“To where?” Lucy asked






In three days , more victims were coming out… A lot of people were dying . The doctors treating the patients also got the virus. Scientists came up to determine what the virus was, but as they were checking the dead victims, the scientists also dropped dead.



Anthony didn’t expect the Virus to have effect on third parties. But it felt like everyone the politicians had met including family members had the Virus.



************



Lucy heard the doorbell…. Anthony had told her not to answer strangers. He had



told her once their kids were on vacation, she should come along with them to Bribia Island…



Lucy checked the Screen of the CCTV. Some men in dark suits had pulled up in front of her house… They looked like evil minded bureaucrats . She ran to her phone to call Anthony…



“ Madam, we know you are in there… And we know your children are in the boarding school 4 hours from here, so it would do you good to open the door and give us few minutes of your time. We just have questions about your supernatural healing!”



Anthony was far from his phone, he had gone out for some fresh air….Moreover,



he had switched off his phone to avoid anyone tracking him. He only turned on his phone to speak with Lucy.



Lucy refused opening, and that didn’t give the men any other option…



They broke the door down…



To be continued






Chapter 5

Lucy, We are not here to kill you …unless you force us to…” Said the main woman,who was the only one seated. She was of the African descent. There were two Other ladies and four fierce looking men. The Seven of them were from the seven continents of the world. The fierce looking men stood hovering over Lucy, who was seated on the floor. The two ladies stayed on each side of the boss lady. The lady to the right of the boss lady was Chinese, while the Other was Australian.



“Please … What do you want from me? There is nothing special about my healing, My Husband only prayed for me…” Lucy said in a rush…



“ I haven’t asked you any question and you are supplying answers….” The Boss Lady said laughing “ Isn’t that the first sign of guilt?”



“ I am not….” Lucy said before the Woman cut in…



“ Sh…sh….” The woman whispered and though it was a whisper it carried enough authority to silence Lucy…



“ Lucy, you see… I will tell you who we are and why we need your help. Are you ready to Listen…?” She asked and Lucy had no other option as she saw a revolver tucked in the woman’s suit jacket.





“ Good…. As you know the world is a rowdy marketplace at the moment and for that reason the world’s resources can not cater for everyone. That is why we have so much inequality in the world. Due to few resources available, the world can’t help but have this unfair class system, that is; the poor, the middle class and the rich. The Creator of the Universe ought to stop procreation and let those alive wither away before another generation comes up… “ The woman said and Lucy couldn’t help but look amazed.



Lucy could tell these people were definitely demonic and belonged to a secret cult. As the woman spoke on, Lucy looked at each of them to Find a witchcraft or occult sign. Unfortunately she didn’t see any, except a bulgy part of their left hand close to the thumb. It was the same on everyone’s hand…



The bulgy part was where the chip implant of the cult members had been put…



“…. We therefore want to help the creator trim down the population to match up



with the earth’s available resources… and we have been looking for the best way possible to do the trimming down without holding any human responsible… !” She said…



“ Ok?” Lucy asked



“ And Good for us, we just found the right trimming tool. Your husband’s Virus Which Only You has survived from! …..With your husband’s Virus, we can reduce the earth’s population unnoticed.. It would just be a pandemic…”



“My husband does not have a virus or antivirus… What he gave me was Spring water that was prayed on…”



The Boss lady took out the Antivirus syrup bottle Anthony discarded at the hospital…



“ Our scientist tested the liquid from this bottle and nothing in it looked like water…” The Boss lady said affirmatively



“ Well, Jesus turned Water to Wine…” Lucy said quickly…”Maybe the anointed water has become a syrup science can not define!”





The whole room was silent. Lucy hoped her lie had been bought but instead the boss lady stood up and said…



“ Grab her!” She said to the men “ What have I done?”



“ Since you are the only person who has been able to fight the Virus, then your blood has immunity against the virus. Hence, you will be the sacrificial lamb… We need your bone marrow that will be used for the few humans we want on earth.”

The boss lady said…



Lucy knew she had no way out of this. These people were here for serious business… They wanted the Virus to spread and Kill as many people as possible, but get the antivirus for the selected few….



“ We are building a new Earth named the Alpha Center… Your family can be included. It would be paradise. Everyone will have everything they need.



Everything will be Technologically driven…. It’s a smart new world. It’s a new life and not everyone can go into that new life. So Lucy, can you see why your husband’s Virus and Antivirus is what we need. Only 1000 families can go into the



Alpha Center…If you cooperate with us, Your family will be part of those families…” The Boss lady said and after a long pause she said on a final note…



“ So for the Last time, tell us what you know about the Virus and the Antivirus…”



To be continued







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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by MummyIMadeIt: 9:13pm On Nov 11, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 9:37am On Nov 14, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 11:14am On Nov 15, 2021
____________________CHAPTER 6____________________


Alpha Center!” Anthony raised his voice over the phone very surprisingly at Lucy.



“ Yes… and I gave them Professor Glass’ name” Lucy said “ You did what?” Anthony asked



“ I didn’t want to give them your number, so you could be safe. Those people are terrible…”



“ You know they are terrible and yet you gave them the link to practice their wickedness..”



“ Anthony! They were going to kill me and the kids.”



Anthony kept quiet…



“ Anthony I have a deal with them, we will be part of the 1000 families that will be saved. Your blood and my blood has immunity against the virus…”



“ What about our kids?, what if they get the virus and these people refuse to give us the antivirus, what will happen to our kids…”Anthony asked



“ In our conversation, they mentioned something about Bone marrow. It seems we can do a bone marrow transplant for our kids so they can have our blood cells…



You know the bone marrow is like a blood cell factory, once the kids have the bone marrow transplant, their blood will have the antivirus.”



“What about our cousins, extended family members…?” Anthony asked



“ Everyman for himself!” Lucy replied before hanging up….



*****************



“ I have no family, so this sounds good for me.!” Professor Glass Said.



He had been summoned to the Pyramid House. A House in a thick forest. He had been told there was a deal for him. They sent a Private Jet to pick him up from where he was without him giving them his address.



“ So what do you want from me?” Professor Glass asked



“Make more Viruses for the general public and Few Antivirus in form of tablets for the 1000 families that will make it to the Alpha center!”



“ Apart from making it to the Alpha Center, what else do I stand to gain?”



“ Posterity… Your name will have an indelible generational presence in the history of the new World. Your Statue will be at the center of the new Earth as the man who made the new earth happen.” Boss Lady said



“Money?” Professor Glass asked



“ You will have lots of it…” Boss Lady said “ How much?”



“ As much as you need, note that, we will be using a new currency, a new global currency, so I can’t give you a figure “ Boss Lady said



“ Aiit, I am in” Glass Said



“ What would you need from us?”



*****************



21 DAYS AFTER GLASS RESUMED WORK





Lucy had dropped a message for Anthony that she had received an urgent call from their kids’ school. Their kids woke up with the Virus. Glass had gone public pretentiously as one of the Scientists researching the virus and possible antivirus. He had announced the name publicly as Islingbee Virus; the Original name.



The Pyramid Cult had made him go public as a scientist who had found the source of the Virus through research, and that he was tirelessly looking for the antivirus. The aim was to make Glass the authority everyone would listen to.



Anthony had been calling Glass tirelessly pleading for some Antivirus for his children.



“ I need more antivirus…” Anthony screamed over the phone… “The Virus you created is doing more than I asked! I am losing my very own as well”



Confusion was the new name of Professor Glass as he kept pacing around his



transparent laboratory….



“ I am sorry, I cannot give you, I now work for some people and everything belongs to them. You need to speak to them…”



“Glass, you shouldn’t do what you are doing. I only wanted a few people to die for the good of the country, but you want to wipe the whole earth clean and still make the corrupt people live.”



“ No evil is better than the other…” Glass Said and hung up….



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PRESENT DAY



Anthony was leaving Bribia Island when he saw a group of people coming in. Folabi, Emmanuella, Rejoice, Sharon, Chief Larry and His Wife, Smart and Seun. Anthony noticed they were Nigerian. They were so loud and happy in their discussion. As he looked towards Rejoice, his heart tightened at the thought of losing his own daughter. He was checking out of the Bribia Island, while they were checking in.





As he sat waiting for the boat that would take him to the shore, he overheard their conversations about the Islingbee Virus.



“ I hope the Island is free of the Virus?” Said Priye as he walked in later. He didn’t appear to be part of the group, but Anthony could tell he also was a Nigerian.



“ No case has been recorded here Sir!” Said the staff…



“ And it will not be recorded here in Jesus name!” Said Emmanuella.



“ And even if it shows up here, we have what it takes in our body to knock it off”



Rejoice said laughing



Anthony had been told Nigerians were very religious people. He could see that was true.



“Sir, your boat has arrived!” The staff told Anthony…



“ Thank you!” As Anthony stood up to leave , he faced the staff and said…



“If truly this Virus hasn’t spread to the Island, I suggest you tell your management to stop receiving visitors for a while. The Virus is spreading really fast. You can never tell who has it. Let’s stay safe especially for the sake of the little ones”



As he was talking Xavier walked in feeling very weak.



To be continued







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___________________CHAPTER 7__________________




We have to Kill Lucy and Anthony. They carry the blood that is immune to the



Virus, hence if the International Health Organisation finds out about them, they might use them to stop the Pandemic.” Glass shared his concern with Boss Lady whose name he had discovered was Ruth…



Ruth, a wealthy tech geek. Married thrice with two kids. At that point, she was no longer married, and no more interested in Men. The Pyramid Cult gave her the liberty to be involved in women, majorly young girls. Her preys were usually college girls who didn’t have parents to care for them academically and materially. She had a tech company she opened to encourage new discoveries and part of the ongoing project were Artificial intelligence related projects to be used in the new earth. Her Tech Company staff members were only girls. They stay 100% Loyal to her because she practically sleeps with all the 54 of them. This she uses to form a soul tie covenant that forms a silence pact.



54 of them have been promised entrance into the new earth. Unknown to them however, only one of them will indeed go into the new World with Ruth as her partner… The new World was going to be the world that permitted all sorts of evil and absurdity.



“ Professor Glass, We have that covered already! Not only will we Kill Lucy and



Anthony, their kids will be wiped off. We must be the only ones in the world with access to the Antivirus. We don’t want a walking Antivirus!” Ruth said



Ruth’s phone rings…



“ Yes…Really? good…Perfect!” Ruth said before hanging up…



“ Is there something I should know?” Glass asked



“ Anthony is in town, on the way to pick two of his kids who have the virus”





Ruth took a seat in Glass’s laboratory sending chat messages to someone. Glass tried to find out what was about to be done to Anthony…



“ I don’t think you should kill the kids as well, the authorities will be suspicious and the police can trace the death to me, and should that happen, our cover will be blown.” Glass Said



Ruth gave a wicked laughter and said…



“Our cover is not made of cloth, our cover is made of heavy metal , it cannot be blown away… If only you knew the players of this game, you will understand this is not a joke. I am just on the third tier of this hierarchy. Wait till you meet the top 3 men at the top of the Pyramid, then you will realize how safe you are…The Pyramid’s eye is everywhere…” Ruth said ruthlessly and for the first time Glass felt afraid for what he had gotten himself into …



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Anthony was weeping like a Baby, his Only daughter was dying from the Islingbee Virus; A virus he birthed.



Anthony was in his daughter’s hospital ward, while Lucy was staying with their first son in another ward. Anthony had sent his Second Son to Bribia Island to go wait for them, since he showed no symptoms of the virus.



Their first son suddenly went flat… He was no longer breathing…Lucy rushed to



Anthony….



“ Mark is not breathing…” Lucy said hysterically. She had been broken, her Brain was working like a child. Anthony rushed off to call the doctors…



The doctors did all they could but Mark was declared dead 15 minutes later.More interesting stories available on Topster Stories App



*************





Anthony was hoping to hide the fact that his blood was immune to the virus in other not to explain why and how, but Lucy cared less… Two days after their First son died, Lucy suddenly spoke up…



“ One of us has to give Tricia our blood! The doctors here can’t do anything to help Tricia” Lucy said in tears “ I carried out the research on the blood transplant thing and i found out it would take few days. They could either use our blood or our bone marrows. I believe Tricia still has few days. My baby is strong… “



“ I agree, but how?, we are not doctors and do not know the process..”



“It ‘s just 4 simple steps…I was told a test will be carried out on us , then they will obtain the stem cells from either of us, then prepare Tricia’s body for the Transplant, thereafter the real transplant takes place…”



“ Ok, who will carry out this transplant? Glass is no more on our sides” Anthony said



“ We tell the doctors the truth” Lucy said



“ Really? and have those people trace us. The last doctor was the one who gave us up.”



“ So you don’t care If we lose our daughter?”



“ We are not going to lose her, but if we do, we still have Henry in Bribia and we can’t afford to leave him all alone…” Anthony said very frustrated. He walked towards the window to hide his tears from his wife. He saw a black limousine pull up, something on his inside told him they were here for him.



“Lucy! They are here… I told you!” Anthony said. Lucy walked close to the



window and on seeing the limousine, she knew they were the same people…



“ Lucy, we need to get out of here, Tricia can’t make it!” Anthony said



“ Not if we cooperate with them. Glass is working with them already, so there is a great chance, they have the Antivirus…”





“Lucy, things don’t work that way, as a business man and political person, I know what they will do with us. They wouldn’t want us to turn ourselves to Demigods or Living Antivirus..They would want to kill us and be the only ones who determines who lives or die…” Anthony said



“ I am not leaving… “ Lucy said “ Suit Yourself!”



Anthony ran out of the ward…



“ Anthony! Anthony!”



**************



“Where is your husband? The man asked Lucy the moment he walked into the



Ward….



To be continued







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___________________CHAPTER 8_________________


My husband is gone!” Lucy said “ To where?”



“ I have no idea…”



“ You know that’s a lie!”





“ No, he walked out on me because we had an argument over the welfare of my daughter… Sir, I really don’t want to talk about him, whatever you want from me, I am game…!” Lucy said



“ Really?” The man said…



“Yes, I know Professor Glass has the antivirus, I need some for my daughter.” Lucy said



“ Ok… Then you have to come with us..” The man said



“ But, there won’t be anyone to stay with my daughter.” Lucy said



“ She will be fine, one of the men can stay with her.” The man said…



Lucy nodded in agreement, all she wanted was for her daughter to be fine. She left with the people hoping to return soon.



*************



As Lucy got into the Limousine, and the door was shut, Lucy could tell she had made a terrible mistake. She knew within herself, this was the end of the road for her. She wanted to find the lock of the door, but one of the men showed her his gun…



“ The plan is not to help me right?” Lucy asked but got no response…



*************



“ We are sorry, we can’t let a child under 18 into the Island, you need either a signed note from your parents or we get a phone call from them.” The staff at the

Bribia reception said.



“ My parents will join me Soon. I was told to come ahead” Henry said. He was 15 years of age.



“ Then you need to wait for them here. We can’t give you a room even if you have 1 million.” The staff said bluntly…



************



Anthony had stayed blocks away from the hospital waiting to see what became of his wife. The moment he saw Lucy coming out without Tricia, he could tell, something terrible was going to happen… He stopped a cab and asked the driver to follow the limousine…



**********



“ He is behind us!” The driver of the Limousine said. Unknown to Anthony, the cab had been staged.



“ Perfect!” Said the head of the team



Lucy was about to plead, but the head of the team said…



“If you know what is good for you, keep quiet…”



Lucy felt an arm around her neck and suddenly a tissue was pressed against her nose.



Anthony saw the car pull up…



“ Stop!” He told the cab man who obediently did…



Anthony watched how Lucy was dumped on the floor and the limousine zoomed off. Anthony jumped down from his cab and simultaneously the cab sped off leaving him with Lucy… Anthony knew something instantly was off, he pulled his phone from his pocket and tried dialing the emergency number when he heard from behind…



“ Hello Sir, What have you done to her?” Anthony turned back and saw some policemen approaching him…



Anthony being a game player himself, knew what was instantly up… He had been setup. Everyone from the cab man to the Police Officers were definitely working for those people. They killed his wife and wanted him to be framed for it, that way nothing would be traced to them….





Anthony looked to his left and saw a group of people running towards him already… he knew they were all part of the game.



With the speed that could only have been triggered by the fear of death, Anthony



gave his life the best chance of survival by running off to his right….



**************



It was 2am in the morning and Rejoice sat up in the room. It felt like someone tapped her and switched on a T.V for her. However, the wall was the screen…and a hand wrote on the wall…



“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”



Rejoice saw tears drop from an unseen eyes, but on touching the ground, it turned to fire…



“ Fire, Fire!” Rejoice shouted



Emmanuella jumped from her sleep..



“ Rejoice!, Where is the Fire!” Emmanuella asked…



To be continued







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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 11:17am On Nov 15, 2021
Chapter 9

Almost everyone on the Island rushed towards Emmanuella’s hut. The en suite rooms in Bribia Island were built as individual huts . Rejoice’s scream of Fire





rung loud on the Island and had attracted almost everyone. The island had only 55 guests.



“ Rejoice, there is no fire, you were obviously having a nightmare…” Ella said trying to calm her down



“ No, I was wide awake, I saw someone crying and the tears turned to Fire..”



Rejoice said



“ That must be as a result of the cartoons you have been watching all day…”



Emmanuella said trying to cover up for the embarrassing situation. Everyone was up because of Rejoice…



“ I apologize for what…” Emmanuella was saying, when Rejoice cut in…



“ Mum, I saw a hand writing on the wall…” Rejoice was saying before Ella cut in…



“ I said it was just a nightmare…”



“ No, let her speak!” An elderly male guest said



“ The hand wrote…The Kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord….” Rejoice was saying, but the elderly man bowed himself on the ground….



“ All praise to the God of all the earth”



Everyone looked at the man expecting an explanation…



“ Today, the 3 Kings of the earth are holding a meeting against God and the humans… I saw it, He showed it to me, Yeshua Showed it to me…The end is here, and the end will give birth to the new beginning …” Massai said…



Wendy, Massai’s Wife pulled him away…



“ Not here… Stop the visions…” Wendy said as she pulled him away…



There was a brief moment of silence as everyone kept quiet…



“ I am sorry everyone… I am sorry for the false alarm” Ella said as she pushed



Rejoice back into the hut. She waved everyone goodnight” “ Mum, I am sure of what I saw!”



*****************



“I know what I saw” said Massai.



“ What did you see? Other than those riddles you call visions.”



“ I saw God taking me to the top of the hill and showing me things… I saw the Pyramid and I saw the 3 kings of the earth having a meeting” Massai said



Wendy was not in the mood for any of Massai’s dreams that were very hard to decode.



“This new deadly disease is not a mere disease from the forest, It was engineered by humans as a way of waging war against God and his creation. This thing is a big organized battle..”



Wendy rolled her eyeballs as her husband’s end of the world Conspiracy theory would definitely keep her awake all night.



“ I need to be alone, I need to hear what God is saying, that Little girl’s vision was just the confirmation I needed” Massai said



“ What?” Wendy said eyeing Massai, “Don’t tell me you are about to leave me to myself on this Island.? Massai, you promised we were going to have fun for this week.”



“ God wants me to come up to HIM, so HE can speak to me… I know the signs”



Massai said and Wendy knew the meaning of that. It meant Massai was going to spend a lot of time alone, he was going to start fasting as from the next day.



“ Fine, suit yourself” Wendy left Massai angrily.





*************



“ Ruth, we see that your plan is giving us the result we want…” The Head of the



Pyramid Cult said



“ How many humans are dead from the Virus?” The 2nd King of the Pyramid said



“ 11,678 so far and still counting.., but I spoke to Levato that he should make sure the media doesn’t report the actual figure.” Ruth said and immediately the 3 Kings and other cult members turned to Levato….



Levato was representing the Media in the Pyramid Cult as Ruth was in charge of Science and Technology. The Pyramid Cult had one or more world influencers in their cult, that way they set the agenda of how the world would be every year.



The Pyramid Cult had top influencers in the major pillars of the society…



For the Church/Religion Pillar; they had a Religious Leader named Poserous Agnos. A global religious leader, One everyone held in high esteem. He was not a true religious person, he had been wooed into the Pyramid Cult. He had been given the agenda to make Sure the people accept a new kind of religion that will negate all the commandments, laws given in most religions and foster a one World religion. The World religion will be dedicated to the “Evil good man”.



The Government Pillar; they had the Vice President of the No 1 nation in the world as their member. He was to influence the President into wrong decisions, which other nations would copy and see as the standard…



The Business and Economy Pillar; the Pyramid had Amid Marshall in the business World representing them. He was the second Richest Man in the World. He could buy a Whole third World nation and still have enough money to Keep. Whatever, he predicted about the economy would always come true, which unknown to them was the agenda set in place.



The Media Pillar had Levato representing them.More interesting stories available on Topster Stories App



The Science and Technology Pillar was represented by Ruth.





The Entertainment, Sports, & Arts was represented by MIrara.



All these pillars of the society were represented in the Pyramid…



Levato owned the most popular news Agency in the World. Part of his agenda before the Islingbee Virus was to always report bad, unsettling news that would always cause panic, anxiety, unrest in the society. He was popularly known for his slogan “ Bad news is good news”



“ Ruth has made it clear that not disclosing the real figure of those dying would make people not take the virus seriously…” Levato said



“ That way we would have wiped quite a number of people off the earth before people begin to see it as a big deal. By that time , fear would have crippled people from proferring solutions. The fear of dying would kill a lot of people, paranoia would kill others, Anxiety of not catching the virus would kill some…and the list goes on and on…” Ruth said defending Islingbee Virus.



“ Ok, so when do you think we will achieve the expected human reduction ?” The



2nd King asked



“ If this Virus keeps going this way, in 3 years, the earth number would have reduced drastically…”



“ 3 years! that’s a lot… you think people would have their hands crossed and watch a virus wipe the whole earth… Scientists will begin to look for solutions, believers will begin to pray and you know Alpha could inspire one of his creations to know the solution to the pandemic!” The 1st king said…



Everyone went silent…



“ You never thought about this?” He asked angrily “ We did and we actually have a master plan”



“ We?” He asked





“ The Pillars… We are working hand in hand!” “ Let us in…” The 3rd King said



To be continued







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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 11:20am On Nov 15, 2021
CHAPTER 10



“With the Mass release of the Virus, it will cause Worldwide Unrest. The media will promote rapid increase in death cases creating fear in people.



While Fred will instigate Brian( the president of the first country in the world) to shut down their nation. Automatically, other nations will follow suit. “ Ruth said



“ Shut down their nations? How will that curtail the Spread of the Virus? How does that help in depopulating the world’s Number…” the first king asked



“It is a thread of events; it’s from one point to the other…By shutting people in their homes,We keep people from gathering with Loved ones, which can cause depression, which in turn leads to suicide, also we keep people from their Religious centers…” Ruth said before Agnos the Religion representative spoke up…



“ When people don’t worship the Supreme being, which mostly happens in religious centers, evil beings get the opportunity to gain entrance into the lives of people. We should also note that churches and other religious centers serve as a place for religious leaders to encourage and enlighten their members. They input faith into them, that can keep them alive, should they even have the Virus.



Therefore, As we disconnect people from their Spiritual centers, we reduce their



Spiritual Energy and make them go spiritually shallow at home. Like we know



Spirituality gives Life, so as they are drained Spiritually, they lose life.



I will encourage personal worship during this period which unfortunately most people do not have the discipline to do… When a man or a woman does not have where he or she gets Spiritual Strength from, and stays at home alone, in no time, he or she will lose it…” Agnos said



“ Ok, you are trying to Isolate people from other people?” Said the second king…



“ And make the media their source of entertainment & information. Which will



Help us infused our agendas into their Souls.” The media representative said



“ When people stay at home, the economy cripples gradually. Hunger and



Starvation begins to kill more people than the Virus… That way, the earth’s population will reduce…” The Economy representative said



“ In Essense, if we understand you correctly… the Virus is the trigger, but other factors like Fear, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Lack of Spiritual Fire, Hunger, Depression, Media brainwashing will all together reduce the earth’s population…?”

The 2nd King of the Pyramid asked



“ Yes…!”



“ Fine… Looks like a good plan.” The 3rd King said….



“ But What about the people who know the history behind the Virus, have they been initiated into the Pyramid to Keep them quiet.?” The First king asked







“ We have no plans of keeping them alive, the couple and their children are dead. I have sent the hitmen against them and the report I was given was that they have all been wiped out. We only have the Professor alive and that is only for a short time, Once we get enough Antivirus from him, we are through with him. He will be exposed as the one who started the Virus. We will set him up and get him terminated ?” Ruth replied





“ What If he exposes you?…”



“ He won’t be given be the opportunity, we will get someone to assassinate him under the guise that the person was overtaken by rage for his wickedness…. The



Professor has no Family, so no one will probe his death…” Ruth said brilliantly as always…



“ Start the execution!” “ Thank you Sir!”



****************



Massai jumped up from under the tree where he laid that sunny afternoon on Bribia Island. It was the fourth day after he started his fast. He woke up from seeing all about the Pyramid’s plan.



“ I knew it…. I knew this was a conspiracy against God….Wendy will not believe me if I tell her…” Massai said to himself…



“ But I need to let people know, this Virus is not the main thing… I need to let them know, the other forces are what they should be more afraid of…”



Massai always had his small notepad with him, he typed all that he saw and was about to hit the send button, but he heard a loud inner Voice stop him… Massai heard the Voice say to him…



“ There is still more…..”



******************



Xavier was standing by the shore, he saw how happy people were, he missed his family members… He was so angry other people were happy while he wasn’t…. He



was angry he was a Victim of the Islingbee Virus.



He made up his mind to do evil…. He jogged for 15 minutes, and the moment he



knew he was all sweaty, He walked towards the pool side and jumped into it.



He wanted his sweat in the water….





On getting out of the water, he spotted Sharon, the Nigerian girl who came with a group . For the three days he had been on the Island he had noticed she was friendly with a lot of people. His plan was to infect her with the Islingbee Virus and in turn she would infect others….She interacted well with almost everyone on the Island.



Xavier didn’t want to die alone…. He was angry at Life and wanted everyone’s life



to be taken from everyone like he felt his Life was going to be taken…



To be continued







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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 11:22am On Nov 15, 2021
Chapter 11


“The Virus Which is gradually becoming the cause of a global pandemic has to be curtailed. Therefore, since we are yet to find the cure for the Virus, after much consultation with experts in medicine & science especially from Miss Ruth Waziri, We have been advised to Shut down the nation to reduce less traffic and congestion of people in public places. Hence, all citizens are to stay indoors from Monday, the 22nd of June, which is in two days time. All public offices and privately owned businesses that do not offer essential services should please shut down so as to help curtail the spread of the Virus.



Tourists who can return to their countries within the next 48 hours should Please do, and those who can not should stay in their hotels for the period of time it will take the government to get a lasting solution to this pandemic. My hope is that other nations will follow this Shut down measure advised by the International Health Organisation. We all thought this was just an epidemic, but now we can see it has crossed nations becoming a pandemic and therefore responsible nations need to work together as one to fight….” President Brian said on National TV.



***************



Chief Larry had watched the news from his room. He knew what that meant. He and his staff had to return back to Nigeria. The holiday was over. He placed a call to the airline asking for seats to return the next day, but unfortunately all the seats had been taken.



**********



“ Wendy, I told you, some wicked people are up to something. I told you they will keep people indoors..” Massai said to Wendy



“ Massai, This has nothing to do with your fake theories. This Virus will fade away some day, we should be responsible enough to stay indoors. What we should bother our heads about is this emergency packing of our stuffs and returning home.



You know how much I hate packing…” Wendy was saying and before she could wrap up her statement, Massai was gone ….



“ Where has he gone to now?” Wendy said very frustrated



***********



Stone was speaking with Emmanuella over the phone.



“ What do you mean you don’t know when you will be returning, ELLA… get on the next available flight. You know I never liked the idea of travelling during the Virus Outbreak, but you insisted on going…. that was why I told you to take your daughter with you….So, tell your boss to get you down here before Monday.”



“ But there are no more flights…” Ella said calmly “ I don’t care…” Stone Said



“ You don’t care?… Stone why are you always thinking about yourself, you just want me home so I can wash, cook and be opened any time you like…”



“ You want me to get a replacement..?” Stone retorted “ If you think that is what is next!” Ella said madly



“ Fine…” Stone replied before hanging up…



Silence enveloped the room like a huge presence, Rejoice could tell her father must have shouted on her mother as usual.



“ Does Daddy think we don’t want to come home?” Rejoice thought silently…



************



Folabi was happy at the news that they had been shut down in Bribia Island, he wanted more time with Emmanuella.



************



Sharon was so happy they had to remain in Bribia, She could see Folabi was proving hard to get, but she knew he needed more time.



*********



Henry had been squatting with Xavier. Xavier had heard he was stranded, and was waiting for his father.



*************



Smart couldn’t believe that he was going to be shut down with his wife much longer than the days he had been bearing. He had been surviving the past few days, he couldn’t wait to return to his country and meet his side-chic. He and Seun had not touched each since they got to Bribia Island. They were good at pretending…



***************



4 days later



Rejoice started throwing up…. Her Fever was high… Emmanuella wished she could



swap places with her daughter.



“God, I hope my daughter doesn’t have the Virus…!”



To be continued









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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 11:26am On Nov 15, 2021
Please guys manage these updates I know I promised to deliver 3 updates daily
But I was banned from posting on this websites but the ban has just been lifted

Thanks for your patience

Yours truly
Preshman22
Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 11:34am On Nov 15, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by MummyIMadeIt: 11:03pm On Nov 15, 2021
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 8:20am On Nov 16, 2021
_________________CHAPTER 12_______________


Ma’am, Your daughter will be fine in few days time. I believe this is her first time in a cold region?” The Bribia Island doctor said to Ella.



Ella heaved a sigh of relief.



“ Your daughter doesn’t have the Virus, she will be fine in no time…!”



Normalcy returned to the Island as everyone’s blood pressure had risen up, the moment they heard Rejoice was sick and throwing up, an alarm rang in everyone’s head.



Everyone thought Rejoice had the Virus, but on hearing the news that she was fine, the fun atmosphere of the Island returned.



Xavier was disappointed Rejoice didn’t catch the Virus, but in between, he began to have that tiny hope that he might be negative…



Unfortunately that was not the case…



**********



48 hours after Rejoice’s episode, Ella developed symptoms of having the Islingbee Virus. She tried to curtail and hide it. She used all her First Aid pills she brought along, but her Fever was getting worse…





“ God, I am your child, the Plague of the Egyptians should not come near me…The Children of Isreal experienced Goshen in Egypt!”Ella cried unto the Lord from her heart as she threw up for the sixth time.



“ There was a major sacrifice before Goshen… Are you ready to make the Sacrifice?” Ella heard the reply, but she couldn’t decode what it meant…



*************



Chief Larry was begining to feel overwhelmed, he was spending more than what he budgeted for the trip. He decided to call a meeting where he told everyone they had to be careful with their expenses despite being an all expense paid trip, they had exceeded the days planned…



All of a sudden Ella threw up in the meeting on Sharon… Sharon went into a fit but what was surprising to her and everyone was the way Folabi rushed towards Ella. Ella’s vomiting was continuous. Rejoice began crying as she saw the way her mother was throwing up uncontrollably.



“ We need to take her to the hospital” Folabi said “ Sure!” Said Chief Larry.



Everyone was in that shock state, because they were all thinking the same thing …



“ Ella must be infected and If she is, I must be, because I ate from her bowl of ice-cream yesterday “ Seun thought Silently



“ Ella has the Virus, I must have it as well…This morning I gave her a peck” Chief Larry’s Multibillionaire Wife reasoned quietly…



Lara Cole -Larry was the daughter of one of the richest Oil Barons in Africa; Deji Cole. It wasn’t a secret, she made her husband. Her father bequeathed Oil Wells to her as his only child.



Fear had hit Lara when she saw her husband’s Female staff throwing up. She had hugged her earlier that day and gave her a peck on the cheek.



“ God, I hope I don’t have this Virus!”….



************



THE COVEN



“ Why the sudden call?” Naito said “ I was in the middle of having a good time with my husband “



“ Exactly… Ruby… Why the unscheduled call….” said another witch…



“ An idea dropped and I didn’t want to be selfish with my idea… I could use it for my country alone, but I thought otherwise.” Ruby said



“ I hope it is worth it..” said Naito; the head of all Witches on earth.



“ Islingbee Virus has been killing a lot of people in my country. This is the best time to feast on enough flesh and blood. We can hide under the guise of the Virus. The moment people get symptoms similar to the Islingbee Virus symptoms, they tend to be half dead already. Fear gets them defeated even before they are tested. I see this as a good opportunity to attack people by projecting illnesses into them. We kill them speedily and it will be assumed Islingbee Virus is the culprit…



“ Hmmm…. Sounds good!”



“ Very good, because the preys won’t pray against us, they just assume whatever they are going through is just the Virus.”



“ Let’s execute this plan and see how it works…”Naito said as she was in a hurry to return back to her body. She had passed out on her husband while they were making love….



************



“Naito! Naito! Wake up!” Angie said tapping Naito…



Naito woke up all of a sudden





“ What! Angie! What happened to me?” Naito said confused. She had no idea what had happened to her…



“ You passed out!” Angie said



“ Ok… another sleeping episode!” Naito said lightly…



“ Naito, What is happening, in Just three months of our marriage you have had 14 “sleeping episodes” as you call it.”



“ I don’t know, but that is what my doctor called it. I was told it’s a brain disorder, the brain shuts down for few minutes. I am fine… “ Naito said



“ You have told me this before, but I feel there is more to this.”



“ So where were we?” Naito said trying to take the situation very lightly…



“ You expect us to continue love making after one of your sleeping episodes… No! Forget it…” Angie walked out



Naito hoped she wasn’t going to lose Angie like she had lost other men… Her sleeping episode was getting worse by the day.



She didn’t understand why as she was a senior blind Witch….



To be continued
Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by preshman22: 8:24am On Nov 16, 2021
CHAPTER 13
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The police officers had been blaring the siren all day… The country had become very dangerous… Hoodlums killing one another over government food… Stone looked out the window and he regretted not following his wife to Bribia Island. The Shut down was affecting His country.



He picked up his phone to give Ella a call…More than ever, he felt he needed his wife around him. He knew he was always shouting at her but he couldn’t hide the Calm and loving Presence she carried…



The Gunshots rent the air…



Armed robbery, unwarranted deaths had become the order of the day. Husbands beating their wives to death. Couples who by virtue of work had never spent two weeks straight together, were forced to stay together. Husbands were beginning to realize their wives had boyfriends and Wives began to see that their husbands had “side chics”.



Stone had been hearing the screams of his neighbors. Street Urchins going from house to house begging for money. The Shut down was literally killing people more than the Islingbee Virus itself in his home country.



“ Hello! Ella… “ Stone said over the phone…



“ Hello Daddy…” Rejoice said in tears. They had been at the hospital for hours.



Her mother had been rushed to the Bribia Island clinic.



Stone didn’t like the fact that Rejoice picked up his call!



“ Why would Rejoice Pick my call?” He reasoned quietly “ Where is your mother?” He said authoritatively as usual.



“ She is sick and she is in the hospital… I hear she has the Islingbee Virus…”



Rejoice said crying…



Stone felt his world was crashing when he heard Ella had caught the Virus.



Immediately the fear of Ella dying consumed him…



“ Can I speak with her?” Stone said

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“She can’t speak …” Rejoice said amidst tears…



Stone knew he was in trouble, No other woman could be as good, calm , and forgiving as Ella.



“ Is there an adult I can speak with?”



Folabi had refused going back to the hotel with everyone. They were in the hospital on the Island. The doctor had broken the news to everyone that Ella had the Islingbee Virus.



Everyone withdrew, but Folabi couldn’t leave Ella alone…



“ Uncle Folabi, my Dad wants to have a word with you!” Rejoice said stretching the phone to him



“ Hello Sir, good evening sir…”



“ Good Evening Mr Folabi, how is my wife, what is her condition?” Stone asked



“ She has been taken to the ICU, I believe everything will be fine…!” Folabi said respectfully



“ I told her not to go to this Island, if she dies it’s all her fault…!” Stone said bitterly…



“ Sorry… Sir, Why would you wish your wife dead or Blame her for what is happening to her… You shouldn’t speak about her that way, what your wife needs at the moment is positive energy… and since you both are Christians, a prayer will





be better at this time that this blame game…” Folabi said angrily. He ended the call before giving Rejoice the phone…



“ He is angry as always… I wish my mother wasn’t married to him.” Rejoice said Folabi was shocked at Ella’s daughter’s statement…



“ Your father hurts your mother…” Folabi asked



“ A lot… she takes a lot of mess from him, I guess the only reason she is still married to him is because of her faith as a Christian. Mum says God hates

Divorce.” Rejoice said



“ I don’t believe that school of thought, When you are not happy in a marriage you leave….” Folabi replied



“ Are you married?”s Rejoice asked all of a sudden “ No, Not yet?”



“ Why?”



“ I haven’t seen the kind of woman I like, the only one that matches my preference is married…”



“ My mother?” Rejoice asked



Folabi was shocked the little girl knew more than she should, he turned to her with a questioned look as a way of avoiding the question…



“ I see the way you look at her, you look at her the way men look at women they love in movies”



“ Your Father!”



“ ….is not a good man, he doesn’t look at my mother the way you do… he behaves like he is only managing her…”





“ Well, if wishes were horses I would have loved to marry your mother, but she is taken, we should concentrate on her getting better…” Folabi said hoping to end the conversation…



“ You can fight for her…” Rejoice said



“ I am not a doctor…” Folabi defender himself



“ Mummy once told me Sicknesses can either be physical or Spiritual. Let the doctors do their best, why we fight for her Spiritually…”



“ Well, Islingbee Virus is just a virus possibly from the forest, intact I heard it is from bees… there is nothing Spiritual about that!” Folabi said



“ Do you love my mother?”



Folabi went mute, because he kept staring at the little girl who was interrogating Him. He knew he was a very sly person, he knew how to dribble ladies, he never let any girl force him into professing his love for her, but here was a girl barely 12 speaking to him in a way that he felt he couldn’t lie to her…



“ Yes, I kind of like of your mother in a special way but… I know she is married with 3 kids so I am not looking into destroying her…” Folabi was saying…



“ I know but you are saying a lot when all I asked is a simple question, or better still let me ask the question in a simpler way…Mr Folabi, do you love my mother enough to fight for her?”



Folabi nodded his head in the positive, although he didn’t know how he was going to fight Spiritually to save his female crush. He didn’t know much about Spirituality.



“ Thank you… I know this Virus is not ordinary especially with what I saw on my wall that night…” Rejoice said





Folabi remembered there was a night Rejoice had woken almost everyone up over a handwriting on the wall…



“ Tell me about that…”



As Rejoice was about to relay the scenario, they heard the loud voice of the doctor…



“ Oxygen!”



*****************



“ We need to leave this Island…” Lola kept pacing the room. She couldn’t afford to die. She began to wonder what would happen to all the money she had in the world. She was worth 1.3 billion dollars. Her children were well settled in Life, so they never really bothered her for money. Fear gripped her heart as the reality of dying hit her.



“ So, if I truly have Islingbee Virus, that means I will die soon and leave all this money behind… “ LARA thought as she took a seat in the room



“Really, What is money? “ lara said loudly



Her husband Larry looked away from the news he was watching on T.V and faced his wife. The question his wife just asked herself was strange… His wife was a serious industrialist and oil mogul who never joked with Money…



“ Honey, are you okay?” Larry asked Lara



“ I am fine but Larry What if we have the Virus and die, what happens to all the money we have made?”



“ Hmm… “



To be continued
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Chapter 14

Professor Glass, a Professor Of Microbiology has been found responsible for the Islingbee Virus. Report has it that he was hired by Businessman and Politician; Senator Anthony Brixton to infect a group of politicians during a dinner party.
 
Unfortunately, things went haywire as the Virus became a third party transferable Virus. All thanks to Miss Ruth Waziri and her team of Tech ladies who were able to trace the Professor through a new form of technology, She calls “ Virus genetic search”. The Virus was therefore traced to Professor Glass. More reports from Vivian cross.” Said the newscaster.
 
Professor Glass was handcuffed and his head bowed in Shame.
 
He had been played , he woke up to the banging of the anti terrorism squad at his door. On opening his door, he saw different guns pointed at him and over 50 military men staring harshly at him.
 
From across the street he saw Ruth Waziri smile wickedly at him before driving off.
 
A DAY EARLIER
 
Professor Glass sat across Ruth smiling, he was fulfilled. He had just completed the 1000 bottles of Antivirus syrup.
 
“ Professor, this is really impressive… I believe your bottle is not included in this…” Ruth said smiling
 
Professor was taken aback by the question.
 
“ What do you mean?” Professor Glass asked
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“ You obviously should have taken the antivirus already since you are the brain behind it. So I believe we should dispose one of the 1000 , because there are only
 
1000 Artificial intelligence houses in the new world…”
 
Professor Glass suspected foul play, so he decided to play along.
 
“ No, I have not taken the syrup, mine is part of the 1000” he lied.
 
Professor Glass had taken enough Syrup that had given him immunity against the virus…
 
“ Ok, so would you like to take yours now, or when we are about to enter into the safety Airship…” Ruth asked
 
“ Ok… I am lost… I thought we all will just take the syrup now and continue our regular life?”
 
“ There has been a change of plan… we want to beat the medical system. We won’t want the case of doctors discovering any of the 1000 immune persons, who they can get bone marrows from and in the long run transplant into other people. It will defeat our plan. Hence, once the 1000 people have been contacted, they will be notified of a secret place of departure…” Ruth said but Glass cut in
 
“Departure? Where are we going?”
 
“We will be in an Airship for six months as a way of protecting ourselves while the Virus kills everyone on earth…”
 
“ Oh! I get it, so when will the evacuation take place…?” Glass asked “ 6 weeks from now!” Ruth called
 
“Ok… I hope I make it as well, because there is something I will like to give you before we get into the Airship.” Glass Said
 
 
“ What?” Ruth asked seductively. She had noticed how Glass had been looking at her recently.
 
Ruth believed Glass wanted to date her, so she played along…
 
“ Do answer that ! I will wait till the departure day to receive whatever you want to give me…”
 
Glass nodded, he had something else everyone of those 1000 people would need.
 
“ ….. go home” Ruth was saying but Professor Glass only heard the last two words. “ Pardon! I didn’t get that!” Professor Glass Said
 
“ I said, you should go home, rest and wait for further directives” “ Oh, I have no home…”
 
“ You will have one soon … with me” Ruth flirted
 
Professor Glass blushed at that…
 
“ You can stay in one of my houses at the countryside. It is a quiet place you can hide for the time being and another advantage is that I can pay you a visit there anytime because there won’t be hungry and desperate paparazzis from one of those tabloids hiding to take a picture of me…”
 
“ That’s really kind of you… I don’t mind staying in a place that will feel like home.”
 
“ Alright, will you be ready by 6pm?, I will have my driver pick you up. It’s always best to relocate at night.” Ruth said
 
Glass had relocated that night and had a good night rest without knowing what the next day had in store for him…
 
PRESENT DAY
 
 
Glass saw Ruth drive off after smiling at him…
 
Glass nodded knowing he had been set up and was going to die soon, but if only
 
Ruth knew….
 
“ Get into the car…” Said one of the officers…
 
*************
 
“ The culprit has been found!” Said one of the nurses at the hospital where Ella was being treated…
 
Folabi sat at the reception with Rejoice, Ella had been on admission for two days
 
and was not improving….
 
“ That should be good news” Folabi said in excitement “ How?” Rejoice asked
 
“ He is the brain behind the Virus , he will have the antivirus. Since he has been caught, the authorities will order him to create the antivirus.”
 
“BANG”….
 
Right before everyone watching the Live show, one of the officers shot Glass….
 
“ My mother is dead because of him, because of the stupid virus he created!”
 
Screamed the officer after Glass fell to the ground….
 
The whole earth went silent for few seconds…
 
“ What just happened?” Folabi said
 
To be continued
 
 
 
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Chapter 15

Juliana walked into a large space. She was familiar with the large Space, she always had to fast and pray to get into that space. Ever since the Islingbee Virus had invaded the world, she had been trying to hear from her God, but she never heard anything. It felt like thick darkness had covered the whole atmosphere. The deaths in the world was getting too much for her and she knew it was time to attend the Council Meeting in Heaven…
 
***************
 
DIVINE COUNCIL MEETING
 
The council members came in with their horses. They walked into the extra ordinary large room. There were several thrones in that room. Each member of the host took their customized thrones.
 
This was the council meeting where matters about the nations were being discussed. The look on the faces of the council members wasn’t looking good. There was something obviously dusturbing them…
 
Suddenly, a sound like that of many waters, like a loud rushing fountain passed in between the hosts. A flowing cloud form moved towards a high throne that had the Label “ GOD MOST HIGH”. The form was majestic, beautiful and full of power.
 
The form sat on the throne and His form took shape.
 
 
As He sat there, He looked like jasper and carnelian, and a rainbow that gleamed like an emerald encircled the throne.
 
He who sat there kept mute…
 
“ Glory to God in the Highest,
 
And on Earth Peace, goodwill towards Men” Chorused the council members…
 
*************
 
As Juliana got into the space, she saw a lot of people ahead of her, from different countries and tribes. She recognized some of the men and women ahead of her…
 
“ First, she saw Katherine Numato, a popular tele- evangelist in a hurry towards the Council meeting…
 
Juliana saw her Spiritual mentor , Pastor Adetosimile in a hurry as well towards the council meeting. She saw the popular 14 year old evangelist Sabrina knowles also on the move towards the entrance of the council meeting…
 
Juliana walked towards the entrance. She needed to hear what God had to say at the council meeting about the present pandemic. It had just been announced that the man who originated the virus had been shot dead, therefore the hope of the human race had been put down. Juliana wanted to know what was happening…More interesting stories available on Topster Stories App
 
At the entrance as usual, two giant angels stood there with their swords crossed . Whenever a person got to the entrance, they would step on an elevated footprint scanner.
 
“ Access denied “ said the Baritone Robotic Angelic voice…
 
Juliana was taken aback like every other person…
 
“ Access denied” “ Access denied” “ Access denied”
 
 
“ Access denied “
 
Over 15 popular Christians who normally went into the Council Meeting Of Heaven had been denied access. Juliana wondered what was happening…
 
Apostle Mark appeared suddenly in the Space. He always used His Fast track. Juliana saw him walk past her and others towards the entrance of the meeting hall…
 
“ Someday, I hope I will grow Spiritually to the Level of having the fast track privilege.” Juliana thought silently. She knew Apostle Mark must have paid his price, she knew he must have fasted and prayed for over 30 years in ministry…
 
“ I would like to gain access into the Council meeting so I can find out from Father, the reason for this pandemic” Apostle Mark said as he stepped on the footprint scanner.
 
“ Access Denied” Said the Baritone Robotic Angelic Voice.
 
“Apostle Mark was denied Access also…!” Juliana thought silently as she couldn’t believe it…
 
Juliana felt discouraged.
 
Apostle Mark was one of the most detailed prophet the world knew. His prophecies were always precise and that was thanks to His First class entrance into the Council meeting.
 
Juliana for years had always met him at the Council meeting, but here he was, being denied access into the Council meeting…
 
“ I really don’t have to be in the meeting to know what is happening… this is God showing the World that He is angry.” Apostle Mark said in Anger as he turned away from the entrance proudly.
 
 
“Was Apostle going to go back to earth and tell people what he didn’t hear from God at the council meeting?” Juliana thought
 
Juliana wanted to Stop Him, to tell Him not to conclude for God but she knew it was impossible in that Space, you could not speak to another human…
 
Another 45 people were denied access. There were about 15 people ahead of Juliana.
 
All the 15 were denied access, but instead of feeling bad about it, they all were coming up with different reasons why the world was going through what it was going through..
 
Juliana got to the entrance. Like others and as always she stepped on the footprint
 
scanner….
 
“ Access Denied!”
 
Juliana felt disappointed…
 
“ Why was God shutting out people and not speaking to the world about the cause of this pandemic.?” Juliana questioned silently.
 
She looked within herself, trying to question if she had fallen out of line with God, but she couldn’t find any form of unrighteousness. The angels at the entrance told Juliana to step aside so another person could step onto the scanner…
 
Juliana did as she was told but instead of running off from that space like the others or assuming the cause of what was happening, she sat close to the entrance.
 
“ God please grant me access into the Council meeting by your Mercy in Jesus name…”
 
****************
 
THE ONE who sat on the throne sat quietly not saying a word, His expression could not be read but it was obvious He had a lot to say.
 
“ Glory to God in the highest,
 
And on Earth, Peace and Goodwill unto men…. but MOST HIGH … the earth you
 
created is not at peace as you desire, Please what is happening?” Said one of the members of the council.
 
Meanwhile, the Angel of Mercy had heard Juliana’s Prayer.
 
“God please grant me access into the Council meeting by your Mercy in Jesus name…” Juliana had prayed
 
The Angel of Mercy saw her seated outside the hall. The council members could see the humans from inside, but the humans could not see what was going on, on the inside of the hall. It had a translucent effect.
 
The Angel was moved by compassion as that was His nature.
 
“ OH MOST HIGH,Please permit me to bring Juliana into the Council meeting.”
 
MOST HIGH looked towards him and….
 
To be continued
 
 
 
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Chapter 16


The Angel of Mercy got the approval he asked For. He walked towards the entrance and beckoned on Juliana.
 
Juliana was shocked at the sight of the Angel beckoning on her.
 
 
He smiled at her and that gave her assurance. She stood up from where she sat and walked towards the entrance. She didn’t have to step on the scanner. The Angel granted her direct access into the council meeting.
 
On entering the council meeting, Juliana searched for her seat. Humans who had access into the Council meeting had individual seats with their names crested on the seats.
 
***************
 
BRIBIA ISLAND HOSPITAL
 
One would assume that Folabi would lose interest in “depreciating” Ella, but no! He became enraged at the thought that Ella would die because of someone’s greed.
 
After the death of Professor Glass, Anthony Brixton had been called out, as no one knew where he was. Some reports believed he must have committed suicide, as the state found his wife’s corpse. The hospital also declared his kids dead. Other reports claimed he was hiding and there was the fear he could be preparing something worse against the world.
 
Ruth was worried when the press began to ask about Anthony. She dialed the hitman’s number to find out where he was. She needed to see him face to face. No one could look her in the eye and lie to her….
 
************
 
“Did you really kill Anthony?” Ruth asked with the tone that spelt out she wouldn’t take a lie for an answer.
 
The hitman knew his family would go down for this if he confessed Anthony ran off.
 
“ Yes, I threw his body into the Ocean” “ Really?”
 
“ Yes ma’am. I didn’t want them tracing the death to you!”
 
“ Alright I believe you, but if I ever find out you just told me a lie, I will wipe out everything you ever hold dear.” Ruth said and walked out. As she got out, she hid behind the pillar close to the door…
 
“ Hello Kay, I am in deep problem. I will send you a picture right away, do a face recognition scan and wherever this guy is on earth, find him out, kill him and throw him into the ocean…” Freedom, the hitman said
 
Ruth raised her left brow in anger. She walked away from behind the pillar…She dialed the number of her reserved hitman whose bill was very expensive. She only used his services, when others had failed him…
 
“ Hello, The coast has to be clear” Ruth said as that was the opening slang when speaking to Blade
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“ Troubled waters?” He replied
 
“ Double Trouble waters that needs to be cleared ASAP.” Ruth replied “ Shoot!” Blade said
 
“ I employed one of these little hit guys to kill Anthony Brixton, but Anthony played a fast one on him, so…” Ruth was saying but Blade cut in
 
“ So Anthony has gone MIA and your little hitboy told you he has done the job.. So your double trouble waters are the hitboy and the Senator!” Blade concluded
 
“Yes” Ruth confirmed
 
“ 15 million..” Blade said
 
“ No problem, please finish this in 24 hours.” Ruth said before hanging up
 
“ Freedom, So I get to pay another 15 million for your mess… I wish you a terror filled journey to the world beyond.” Ruth said to herself….
 
 
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DIVINE COUNCIL MEETING
 
“I have no hand in what is happening on earth, Like you can see, it’s the beginning of the end. More interesting stories from generalloaded.com (Topster Stories) Get more interesting stories from generalloaded.com THE end we have warned humans about, the time of the fight of nations against nations, brothers against brothers, fathers against son, Mothers against daughter as prophesied by The SON” said the MOST HIGH.
 
Juliana sat transfixed before her screen in the Council meeting room. If the MOST HIGH wanted humans to see what He was speaking about, the humans in the Council meeting would see the video illustration on their individual screens. Juliana looked around the large room with Millions of seats unoccupied, and she wished the world could see what she and the privilege few in the hall were privy to see…
 
“I AM NOT THE ONE HURTING MANKIND AT THIS TIME. THIS IS THE REAL PICTURE…” Said the MOST HIGH.
 
*****************
 
Juliana looked into the screen…
 
A group of soldiers with sophisticated technology started invading people’s houses. They were entering houses that were OPENED and Killing them.
 
“ I HAVE NO HAND IN THE PANDEMIC, HUMANS ARE TRYING OUT DISCOVERIES AND TECHNOLOGY ON ONE OTHER. BUT AS A FATHER
IT HURTS ME TO SEE THEM DESTROYING THEMSELVES”
 
Juliana couldn’t believe what she just discovered….
 
“ ALL I DO IS WATCH!” Said the MOST HIGH
 
 
“ OH MOST HIGH, You can’t watch Because the Elect will be destroyed in the midst of this.” Said the SON
 
“ THE WORLD IS GOING TO COME TO AN END SOON BUT NOT IN A
 
VERY CLOSE TIME… MORE TERRIBLE THINGS I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT, WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE OF THE WICKEDNESS, GREED & POWER TUSSLE OF MANKIND, BUT IF THE ELECT DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO, THEY WILL BE PRESERVED. I HAVE NO HAND IN THE EVIL HAPPENING ON EARTH. THIS IS THE HAND OF MEN AT WORK..
MEN HURTING ONE ANOTHER… “
 
There was silence in the council meeting Hall…
 
“THEY HAVE TOLD ME TO GET MY HANDS OFF THEIR LIVES, HUMANS HAVE TOLD ME TO MIND MY BUSINESS. HUMANS HAVE TOLD ME I AM NOT A GOOD CREATOR. THEY HAVE TOLD ME I SHOULD HAVE MADE MEN MARRY MEN, THEY HAVE TOLD ME I SHOULD HAVE MADE WOMEN MARRY WOMEN. THEY HAVE TOLD ME I MADE A MISTAKE IN CREATING SOME AS BOYS AND SOME AS GIRLS, THEY TELL ME TO STEP OUT OF SURGERY ROOMS AND RIGHT THERE THEY CHANGE THE GENDERS OF HUMANS I CREATED. HUMANS HAVE TOLD THEIR CHILDREN THEY DON’T NEED TO BELIEVE IN ME, THEY HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES. COUPLES PUSH ME OUT OF THEIR MARRIAGES AND THINK LOVE WILL SUSTAIN THEM…. COUNCIL MEMBERS, I CREATED HUMANS BUT THEY DO NOT
 
WANT ME IN THEIR BUSINESS. THEREFORE, I DECIDED TO STEP BACK AND LET THEM HAVE THEIR WAY!” MOST HIGH Said and yet there was total silence in the hall as everyone in the room could feel his emotions…
 
God was heartbroken, the Human race had pushed him out of their Lives and the result is that everyone of them was at the Mercy of another person. Humans had no Supreme Father to fear, therefore hurting others was no big deal…
 
Juliana understood God had no hand in the Islingbee Virus, it was just one of the
 
evil weapons some wicked humans were using against the human race….
 
“ But why?” Juliana reasoned quietly
 
 
MOST HIGH cut in…..
 
“ BUT, IF ANYONE CAN TELL THE HUMAN RACE, THAT ALL THE
 
WHILE I STAYED AWAY FROM THEM EXCEPT FOR THE FEW ELECTS WHO CALL ON ME INTO THEIR LIVES…. I WILL SOON SPIT OUT MY FIRE ON THE WORLD. THE STENCH OF THEIR SINS HAS BEEN GETTING TO ME AND IF I DECIDE TO SPIT MY FIRE ON EARTH, THE EFFECT IT WILL HAVE ON THEM WILL BE WORSE THAN ISLINGBEE VIRUS OR
 
ANY OTHER PLAGUE THEY HAVE SEEN OR HEARD ABOUT….” Said the
 
MOST HIGH in a very loud voice that made Juliana tremble…
 
To be continued
 
 
 
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op you got a wonderful storyline here kudos to you I can't wait for the next episode
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Chapter 14

Professor Glass, a Professor Of Microbiology has been found responsible for the Islingbee Virus. Report has it that he was hired by Businessman and Politician; Senator Anthony Brixton to infect a group of politicians during a dinner party.
 
Unfortunately, things went haywire as the Virus became a third party transferable Virus. All thanks to Miss Ruth Waziri and her team of Tech ladies who were able to trace the Professor through a new form of technology, She calls “ Virus genetic search”. The Virus was therefore traced to Professor Glass. More reports from Vivian cross.” Said the newscaster.
 
Professor Glass was handcuffed and his head bowed in Shame.
 
He had been played , he woke up to the banging of the anti terrorism squad at his door. On opening his door, he saw different guns pointed at him and over 50 military men staring harshly at him.
 
From across the street he saw Ruth Waziri smile wickedly at him before driving off.
 
A DAY EARLIER
 
Professor Glass sat across Ruth smiling, he was fulfilled. He had just completed the 1000 bottles of Antivirus syrup.
 
“ Professor, this is really impressive… I believe your bottle is not included in this…” Ruth said smiling
 
Professor was taken aback by the question.
 
“ What do you mean?” Professor Glass asked
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“ You obviously should have taken the antivirus already since you are the brain behind it. So I believe we should dispose one of the 1000 , because there are only
 
1000 Artificial intelligence houses in the new world…”
 
Professor Glass suspected foul play, so he decided to play along.
 
“ No, I have not taken the syrup, mine is part of the 1000” he lied.
 
Professor Glass had taken enough Syrup that had given him immunity against the virus…
 
“ Ok, so would you like to take yours now, or when we are about to enter into the safety Airship…” Ruth asked
 
“ Ok… I am lost… I thought we all will just take the syrup now and continue our regular life?”
 
“ There has been a change of plan… we want to beat the medical system. We won’t want the case of doctors discovering any of the 1000 immune persons, who they can get bone marrows from and in the long run transplant into other people. It will defeat our plan. Hence, once the 1000 people have been contacted, they will be notified of a secret place of departure…” Ruth said but Glass cut in
 
“Departure? Where are we going?”
 
“We will be in an Airship for six months as a way of protecting ourselves while the Virus kills everyone on earth…”
 
“ Oh! I get it, so when will the evacuation take place…?” Glass asked “ 6 weeks from now!” Ruth called
 
“Ok… I hope I make it as well, because there is something I will like to give you before we get into the Airship.” Glass Said
 
 
“ What?” Ruth asked seductively. She had noticed how Glass had been looking at her recently.
 
Ruth believed Glass wanted to date her, so she played along…
 
“ Do answer that ! I will wait till the departure day to receive whatever you want to give me…”
 
Glass nodded, he had something else everyone of those 1000 people would need.
 
“ ….. go home” Ruth was saying but Professor Glass only heard the last two words. “ Pardon! I didn’t get that!” Professor Glass Said
 
“ I said, you should go home, rest and wait for further directives” “ Oh, I have no home…”
 
“ You will have one soon … with me” Ruth flirted
 
Professor Glass blushed at that…
 
“ You can stay in one of my houses at the countryside. It is a quiet place you can hide for the time being and another advantage is that I can pay you a visit there anytime because there won’t be hungry and desperate paparazzis from one of those tabloids hiding to take a picture of me…”
 
“ That’s really kind of you… I don’t mind staying in a place that will feel like home.”
 
“ Alright, will you be ready by 6pm?, I will have my driver pick you up. It’s always best to relocate at night.” Ruth said
 
Glass had relocated that night and had a good night rest without knowing what the next day had in store for him…
 
PRESENT DAY
 
 
Glass saw Ruth drive off after smiling at him…
 
Glass nodded knowing he had been set up and was going to die soon, but if only
 
Ruth knew….
 
“ Get into the car…” Said one of the officers…
 
*************
 
“ The culprit has been found!” Said one of the nurses at the hospital where Ella was being treated…
 
Folabi sat at the reception with Rejoice, Ella had been on admission for two days
 
and was not improving….
 
“ That should be good news” Folabi said in excitement “ How?” Rejoice asked
 
“ He is the brain behind the Virus , he will have the antivirus. Since he has been caught, the authorities will order him to create the antivirus.”
 
“BANG”….
 
Right before everyone watching the Live show, one of the officers shot Glass….
 
“ My mother is dead because of him, because of the stupid virus he created!”
 
Screamed the officer after Glass fell to the ground….
 
The whole earth went silent for few seconds…
 
“ What just happened?” Folabi said
 
To be continued
 
 
 
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Chapter 15

Juliana walked into a large space. She was familiar with the large Space, she always had to fast and pray to get into that space. Ever since the Islingbee Virus had invaded the world, she had been trying to hear from her God, but she never heard anything. It felt like thick darkness had covered the whole atmosphere. The deaths in the world was getting too much for her and she knew it was time to attend the Council Meeting in Heaven…
 
***************
 
DIVINE COUNCIL MEETING
 
The council members came in with their horses. They walked into the extra ordinary large room. There were several thrones in that room. Each member of the host took their customized thrones.
 
This was the council meeting where matters about the nations were being discussed. The look on the faces of the council members wasn’t looking good. There was something obviously dusturbing them…
 
Suddenly, a sound like that of many waters, like a loud rushing fountain passed in between the hosts. A flowing cloud form moved towards a high throne that had the Label “ GOD MOST HIGH”. The form was majestic, beautiful and full of power.
 
The form sat on the throne and His form took shape.
 
 
As He sat there, He looked like jasper and carnelian, and a rainbow that gleamed like an emerald encircled the throne.
 
He who sat there kept mute…
 
“ Glory to God in the Highest,
 
And on Earth Peace, goodwill towards Men” Chorused the council members…
 
*************
 
As Juliana got into the space, she saw a lot of people ahead of her, from different countries and tribes. She recognized some of the men and women ahead of her…
 
“ First, she saw Katherine Numato, a popular tele- evangelist in a hurry towards the Council meeting…
 
Juliana saw her Spiritual mentor , Pastor Adetosimile in a hurry as well towards the council meeting. She saw the popular 14 year old evangelist Sabrina knowles also on the move towards the entrance of the council meeting…
 
Juliana walked towards the entrance. She needed to hear what God had to say at the council meeting about the present pandemic. It had just been announced that the man who originated the virus had been shot dead, therefore the hope of the human race had been put down. Juliana wanted to know what was happening…More interesting stories available on Topster Stories App
 
At the entrance as usual, two giant angels stood there with their swords crossed . Whenever a person got to the entrance, they would step on an elevated footprint scanner.
 
“ Access denied “ said the Baritone Robotic Angelic voice…
 
Juliana was taken aback like every other person…
 
“ Access denied” “ Access denied” “ Access denied”
 
 
“ Access denied “
 
Over 15 popular Christians who normally went into the Council Meeting Of Heaven had been denied access. Juliana wondered what was happening…
 
Apostle Mark appeared suddenly in the Space. He always used His Fast track. Juliana saw him walk past her and others towards the entrance of the meeting hall…
 
“ Someday, I hope I will grow Spiritually to the Level of having the fast track privilege.” Juliana thought silently. She knew Apostle Mark must have paid his price, she knew he must have fasted and prayed for over 30 years in ministry…
 
“ I would like to gain access into the Council meeting so I can find out from Father, the reason for this pandemic” Apostle Mark said as he stepped on the footprint scanner.
 
“ Access Denied” Said the Baritone Robotic Angelic Voice.
 
“Apostle Mark was denied Access also…!” Juliana thought silently as she couldn’t believe it…
 
Juliana felt discouraged.
 
Apostle Mark was one of the most detailed prophet the world knew. His prophecies were always precise and that was thanks to His First class entrance into the Council meeting.
 
Juliana for years had always met him at the Council meeting, but here he was, being denied access into the Council meeting…
 
“ I really don’t have to be in the meeting to know what is happening… this is God showing the World that He is angry.” Apostle Mark said in Anger as he turned away from the entrance proudly.
 
 
“Was Apostle going to go back to earth and tell people what he didn’t hear from God at the council meeting?” Juliana thought
 
Juliana wanted to Stop Him, to tell Him not to conclude for God but she knew it was impossible in that Space, you could not speak to another human…
 
Another 45 people were denied access. There were about 15 people ahead of Juliana.
 
All the 15 were denied access, but instead of feeling bad about it, they all were coming up with different reasons why the world was going through what it was going through..
 
Juliana got to the entrance. Like others and as always she stepped on the footprint
 
scanner….
 
“ Access Denied!”
 
Juliana felt disappointed…
 
“ Why was God shutting out people and not speaking to the world about the cause of this pandemic.?” Juliana questioned silently.
 
She looked within herself, trying to question if she had fallen out of line with God, but she couldn’t find any form of unrighteousness. The angels at the entrance told Juliana to step aside so another person could step onto the scanner…
 
Juliana did as she was told but instead of running off from that space like the others or assuming the cause of what was happening, she sat close to the entrance.
 
“ God please grant me access into the Council meeting by your Mercy in Jesus name…”
 
****************
 
THE ONE who sat on the throne sat quietly not saying a word, His expression could not be read but it was obvious He had a lot to say.
 
“ Glory to God in the highest,
 
And on Earth, Peace and Goodwill unto men…. but MOST HIGH … the earth you
 
created is not at peace as you desire, Please what is happening?” Said one of the members of the council.
 
Meanwhile, the Angel of Mercy had heard Juliana’s Prayer.
 
“God please grant me access into the Council meeting by your Mercy in Jesus name…” Juliana had prayed
 
The Angel of Mercy saw her seated outside the hall. The council members could see the humans from inside, but the humans could not see what was going on, on the inside of the hall. It had a translucent effect.
 
The Angel was moved by compassion as that was His nature.
 
“ OH MOST HIGH,Please permit me to bring Juliana into the Council meeting.”
 
MOST HIGH looked towards him and….
 
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Chapter 16


The Angel of Mercy got the approval he asked For. He walked towards the entrance and beckoned on Juliana.
 
Juliana was shocked at the sight of the Angel beckoning on her.
 
 
He smiled at her and that gave her assurance. She stood up from where she sat and walked towards the entrance. She didn’t have to step on the scanner. The Angel granted her direct access into the council meeting.
 
On entering the council meeting, Juliana searched for her seat. Humans who had access into the Council meeting had individual seats with their names crested on the seats.
 
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BRIBIA ISLAND HOSPITAL
 
One would assume that Folabi would lose interest in “depreciating” Ella, but no! He became enraged at the thought that Ella would die because of someone’s greed.
 
After the death of Professor Glass, Anthony Brixton had been called out, as no one knew where he was. Some reports believed he must have committed suicide, as the state found his wife’s corpse. The hospital also declared his kids dead. Other reports claimed he was hiding and there was the fear he could be preparing something worse against the world.
 
Ruth was worried when the press began to ask about Anthony. She dialed the hitman’s number to find out where he was. She needed to see him face to face. No one could look her in the eye and lie to her….
 
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“Did you really kill Anthony?” Ruth asked with the tone that spelt out she wouldn’t take a lie for an answer.
 
The hitman knew his family would go down for this if he confessed Anthony ran off.
 
“ Yes, I threw his body into the Ocean” “ Really?”
 
“ Yes ma’am. I didn’t want them tracing the death to you!”
 
“ Alright I believe you, but if I ever find out you just told me a lie, I will wipe out everything you ever hold dear.” Ruth said and walked out. As she got out, she hid behind the pillar close to the door…
 
“ Hello Kay, I am in deep problem. I will send you a picture right away, do a face recognition scan and wherever this guy is on earth, find him out, kill him and throw him into the ocean…” Freedom, the hitman said
 
Ruth raised her left brow in anger. She walked away from behind the pillar…She dialed the number of her reserved hitman whose bill was very expensive. She only used his services, when others had failed him…
 
“ Hello, The coast has to be clear” Ruth said as that was the opening slang when speaking to Blade
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“ Troubled waters?” He replied
 
“ Double Trouble waters that needs to be cleared ASAP.” Ruth replied “ Shoot!” Blade said
 
“ I employed one of these little hit guys to kill Anthony Brixton, but Anthony played a fast one on him, so…” Ruth was saying but Blade cut in
 
“ So Anthony has gone MIA and your little hitboy told you he has done the job.. So your double trouble waters are the hitboy and the Senator!” Blade concluded
 
“Yes” Ruth confirmed
 
“ 15 million..” Blade said
 
“ No problem, please finish this in 24 hours.” Ruth said before hanging up
 
“ Freedom, So I get to pay another 15 million for your mess… I wish you a terror filled journey to the world beyond.” Ruth said to herself….
 
 
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DIVINE COUNCIL MEETING
 
“I have no hand in what is happening on earth, Like you can see, it’s the beginning of the end. More interesting stories from generalloaded.com (Topster Stories) Get more interesting stories from generalloaded.com THE end we have warned humans about, the time of the fight of nations against nations, brothers against brothers, fathers against son, Mothers against daughter as prophesied by The SON” said the MOST HIGH.
 
Juliana sat transfixed before her screen in the Council meeting room. If the MOST HIGH wanted humans to see what He was speaking about, the humans in the Council meeting would see the video illustration on their individual screens. Juliana looked around the large room with Millions of seats unoccupied, and she wished the world could see what she and the privilege few in the hall were privy to see…
 
“I AM NOT THE ONE HURTING MANKIND AT THIS TIME. THIS IS THE REAL PICTURE…” Said the MOST HIGH.
 
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Juliana looked into the screen…
 
A group of soldiers with sophisticated technology started invading people’s houses. They were entering houses that were OPENED and Killing them.
 
“ I HAVE NO HAND IN THE PANDEMIC, HUMANS ARE TRYING OUT DISCOVERIES AND TECHNOLOGY ON ONE OTHER. BUT AS A FATHER
IT HURTS ME TO SEE THEM DESTROYING THEMSELVES”
 
Juliana couldn’t believe what she just discovered….
 
“ ALL I DO IS WATCH!” Said the MOST HIGH
 
 
“ OH MOST HIGH, You can’t watch Because the Elect will be destroyed in the midst of this.” Said the SON
 
“ THE WORLD IS GOING TO COME TO AN END SOON BUT NOT IN A
 
VERY CLOSE TIME… MORE TERRIBLE THINGS I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT, WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE OF THE WICKEDNESS, GREED & POWER TUSSLE OF MANKIND, BUT IF THE ELECT DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO, THEY WILL BE PRESERVED. I HAVE NO HAND IN THE EVIL HAPPENING ON EARTH. THIS IS THE HAND OF MEN AT WORK..
MEN HURTING ONE ANOTHER… “
 
There was silence in the council meeting Hall…
 
“THEY HAVE TOLD ME TO GET MY HANDS OFF THEIR LIVES, HUMANS HAVE TOLD ME TO MIND MY BUSINESS. HUMANS HAVE TOLD ME I AM NOT A GOOD CREATOR. THEY HAVE TOLD ME I SHOULD HAVE MADE MEN MARRY MEN, THEY HAVE TOLD ME I SHOULD HAVE MADE WOMEN MARRY WOMEN. THEY HAVE TOLD ME I MADE A MISTAKE IN CREATING SOME AS BOYS AND SOME AS GIRLS, THEY TELL ME TO STEP OUT OF SURGERY ROOMS AND RIGHT THERE THEY CHANGE THE GENDERS OF HUMANS I CREATED. HUMANS HAVE TOLD THEIR CHILDREN THEY DON’T NEED TO BELIEVE IN ME, THEY HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES. COUPLES PUSH ME OUT OF THEIR MARRIAGES AND THINK LOVE WILL SUSTAIN THEM…. COUNCIL MEMBERS, I CREATED HUMANS BUT THEY DO NOT
 
WANT ME IN THEIR BUSINESS. THEREFORE, I DECIDED TO STEP BACK AND LET THEM HAVE THEIR WAY!” MOST HIGH Said and yet there was total silence in the hall as everyone in the room could feel his emotions…
 
God was heartbroken, the Human race had pushed him out of their Lives and the result is that everyone of them was at the Mercy of another person. Humans had no Supreme Father to fear, therefore hurting others was no big deal…
 
Juliana understood God had no hand in the Islingbee Virus, it was just one of the
 
evil weapons some wicked humans were using against the human race….
 
“ But why?” Juliana reasoned quietly
 
 
MOST HIGH cut in…..
 
“ BUT, IF ANYONE CAN TELL THE HUMAN RACE, THAT ALL THE
 
WHILE I STAYED AWAY FROM THEM EXCEPT FOR THE FEW ELECTS WHO CALL ON ME INTO THEIR LIVES…. I WILL SOON SPIT OUT MY FIRE ON THE WORLD. THE STENCH OF THEIR SINS HAS BEEN GETTING TO ME AND IF I DECIDE TO SPIT MY FIRE ON EARTH, THE EFFECT IT WILL HAVE ON THEM WILL BE WORSE THAN ISLINGBEE VIRUS OR
 
ANY OTHER PLAGUE THEY HAVE SEEN OR HEARD ABOUT….” Said the
 
MOST HIGH in a very loud voice that made Juliana tremble…
 
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 CHAPTER 17


 Please MOST HIGH, please Forgive us all…” Juliana said, crying from her sleep…
 
Her brother Angie heard her sob as he passed in front of her room. He stopped in his tracks, to eavesdrop on his sister. Naito had told him to get her a glass of water.
 
He opened the door carefully, and to his shock, Juliana was still asleep, crying and talking from her sleep. Angie felt he was going to run mad soon, his wife had
 
 
“Sleeping episodes” where she could just shut down in the middle of a conversation, now his only sister was talking from her sleep…
 
“ Julie, Juliana , Juliana…” Angie tapped her from sleep, but Juliana was far from waking up. Her face was filled with tears…
 
“ Juliana wake up… Juliana wake up…”
 
Angie was screaming
 
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Naito heard her husband screaming his sister’s name. When the government announced the official shut down of the country, Angie had sent for his sister as she was the only blood relative he had. They had been orphaned at a very early age. Angie wanted her close because of the Islingbee Virus. Naito loved Juliana as a sister but sometimes pure hatred filled her heart for her.
 
Naito didn’t know it was the witchcraft Spirit in her that couldn’t stand Juliana’s Spirit filled Presence.
 
Naito rushed off to Juliana’s room…
 
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“ Juliana please wake up… “ Angie was already sobbing. Naito stood by the door soberly as the sight was scary. Juliana was sobbing and talking about God having mercy but her eyes were firmly shut…
 
“ Is this how I look when I have my Sleeping episodes?” Naito asked Angie
 
“ You think she may be having Sleeping episodes like you? “ Angie asked very bewildered “ Is your Sleeping episodes a transferable disease or something?”
 
“ I don’t know! but I could call my doctor to ask him” Naito said as she ran off to pick up her phone.
 
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Anthony sat in the cave that had become home to him, after escaping from Ruth’s hitman. He had run into the forest and after walking for Five hours he saw a big
 
 
cave house. He knocked at the door but no one answered. He sat outside the cave house for days hoping the owners would return but no one showed up for days. After 4 days, he broke down the door and went in.
 
The Cave had everything indoor. It was beautiful furnished. There was a solar system in place, there was a T.V set. He saw a Fridge . He walked hurriedly towards it but unfortunately there was nothing in the Fridge… He turned on the tap to be sure, there was water running… Fortunately for him this time around, clear water gushed out of the tap.
 
It had been day’s without food, and Anthony watched himself on T.V being paraded as the enemy of Mankind…
 
“ Lord, I am sorry… Please help Mankind. I know I caused this mess and the evil people have taken it up beyond what I planned… Please if you have to kill me and shed my blood for people to be free, please do” Anthony didn’t see the need to be alive, his wife and children were dead. He didn’t know where Henry was. He didn’t know if he made it to Bribia Island…
 
“ God, please kill me for the salvation of the world…”
 
“ Your blood doesn’t have what it takes to save the world!” Anthony jumped back when he heard those words in the room.
 
“ Who is that?” Anthony looked around the room, the voice he heard was so audible…
 
Fear gripped Anthony’s heart…
 
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The doctor had told Naito , Juliana should be left alone till she woke up by herself.
 
The doctor told her she was probably have a terrible dream.
 
Angie and Naito sat watching her. Juliana didn’t wake up for another 15 minutes.
 
Suddenly, Juliana’s eyes opened…
 
 
“ Juliana … Oh thank God! She is awake!” Angie jumped up
 
“ Wow! My goodness” Naito said happily but deep within her without knowing why she felt deep hatred for her and felt the urge to kill her…
 
“ I need a pen and paper…” Juliana said on waking up and at that same moment Naito went into a sudden “sleeping episode”….
 
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Re: Forces Of Darkness (A Short Story) by johnnywayne(m): 1:56pm On Jan 05
Was hoping you would continue, am enjoying your stories .

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