THE HEART OF AN ASSASSIN
(Save My Past)
:Emmy – Okeke
….”Let’s all please close our eyes as we give a quiet moment in respect to the spirit of our Husband, Brother, Friend and Colleague” Rev. Fr. Ferdinand said dressed in white robe, holding a long chaplet and placing it on his head. He stood close to he head of Chief Mark. Around him were people in black, Chief Marks wife and daughter, extended families and Friends.. They were all moaning in tears, others shaking their head painfully in agony. The burial ground was tightly secured by police men.
Immediately the Rev. Fr finished his speech, Mrs. Mark knelt down and laid her head on the well decorated grave of her husband, her daughter held her shoulders in silent tears.
”I know how it feels to loose such a wonderful person, but remember, God gives and God takes. All Power is in his hands, the power of life and death. No man can question his decision” Rev. Ferdinard continued with his speech
”The Bible says, In all things gives thanks to God. Let’s close our eyes” Rev. Ferdinand said and few people closed their eyes while others kept their eyes open as tears couldn’t allow them to join in the prayer.
”Almighty Father…” Rev. Ferdinand began the prayer
”Mere human we are, Supernatural you are. You alone gives and takes. We thank you for you have called your Son back to……”Rev. Ferdinand couldn’t finish his prayer as a heavy gun shot was heard. Everybody frightfully began to run away, the chiefs around the area was led by their thugs into their cars and they speedily drove off.. The Rev. Fr was shocked and stood still praying his chaplet. The Police began to search everywhere to trace where the gun shot came from.
More tears and shout of agony overtook the area as Mrs. Mark was noticed dead laying on her husband’s grave. The bullet screwed directly through her mid-head. Kamsy, her daughter shook her
”Mom! Mom!” She screamd in tears still shaking her. Looking at the grave of her father she screamed ”Dad!! Dad!!”.
The Rev. Fr and the few people left there tried consoling and dragging her up to leave the arena before another gun shot will be heard. She insisted and kept crying.. They dragged her up but she slipped off her hand and fell on her Mother’s body with tears. She couldn’t bear the loss. With much struggle and pleading, they dragged her into the car and they drove off with the police entourage blowing their sirene..
”This is the news flash at 10:15am” Said the News caster on the television as Chief Williams watched the television relaxing on his couch
”There was a gun shot at the funeral of Chief Mark which caused the death of Mrs. Mark the wife. The gun shot made everyone to run away from the arena. Up till now, the police haven’t discovered where or who shot the bullet”The News Caster concluded and Chief Williams smiled broadly. He smiled for a while and began to laugh aloud
”He should come and contest with me. Idiot!” He said standing up and picking up the glass of wine on the table before him
”I warned him, but he never listened. A stubborn fly follows the dead into the grave” He said and laughed as he continued sipping the glass of wine. Just then, Professor Michael barged in in excitement
”Place on the television!!” He exclaimed looking at Chief Williams in smiles
”Hahahah.. I have already heard it” Chief Williams said
”His family have been crushed” Chief Williams added
”That serves him right” Prof. Michael said and laughed
”Please come and have a seat” Chief Williams offered him a seat
”We really have to celebrate this” Prof. Michael supported his sitting offer
”One Bullet!!!” Chief Williams called out to one of his thugs
”Get me a wine immediately” He ordered without waiting for his thug to reply his call.
”Hahahah..” He laughed again and sat down
”I told you he won’t fail” Prof. Michael said
”You said it.. You really said it” Chief Williams said and laughed
”I actually never believed you” He added
”This boy is a professional in this business. He never fails” Prof. Michael said
”I think he will do more business for me” Chief Williams said
”He’s all yours, but always remember my share as the contractor” Prof. Michael said
”Of course. I really owe you alot” Chief Williams said
”You are looking at the next President of this country” He added and both of them began to laugh aloud.. Few Seconds later, One Bullet dropped the wined and left immediately
”Let’s toast to Victory” Prof. Michael said and they lifted up their glass cups but was interrupted by the loud banging of the door
”Toasting of cups is meant for victors” The dangerous looking young man dressing in all black attire said standing at the door.
The wine cup of Chief Williams fell off and broke due to the door bang.
”How dare you bang my door like that! Are you mad??!!” Chief Williams yelled at him in anger but Prof. Michael tried calming him down….
THE HEART OF AN ASSASSIN
(Save My Past)
:Emmy – Okeke
**STILL IN CHIEF WILLIAMS HOUSE**
..”Please calm down” Prof. Michael said to Chief Williams as Spartacus stood still at the door saying nothing
”Don’t tell me to calm down! That I hired him doesn’t give him the audacity to break my door. Aren’t there other better Assassins?” Chief Williams asked rhetorically still in anger but Prof. Michael still pleaded with body movement not because Chief Williams can do anything but because of what Spartacus can do
”Nonsense!” Chief Williams exclaimed and sat down on the couch still a bit angry
”Bravo, Mr. Williams” Said Spartacus with a deep low bass voice as he gave few steps away from the door
”Interesting but not Impressive Mr” Spartacus said walking more closer
”What’s this idiot talking about” Chief Williams said looking at Spartacus and back at Prof. Michael
”Just calm down” Prof. Michael said to Chief Williams aloud
”That you hired me doesn’t give me the audacity to bang your door Sir, but that you hired me still doesn’t hold me back from putting a bullet through your skull if you insult me again” Spartacus said with a red eye pointing his Pistol at Chief Williams head and immediately Prof. Williams went on his kneel pleading with Spartacus
”How dare you point that towards my face?” Chief Williams still bragged in Pride but Spartacus said nothing
”Spark!! One Bullet!!” Chief Williams yelled a loud call to his thugs but no one answered
”If you don’t put that gun down, I will call my boys to bundle you out of here” Chief Williams still said looking directly at the eyes of Spartacus
”Chief, why not keep quiet and beg him” Prof. Michael said still on his kneels
”One Bullet.. Spar….” Chief Williams called severally but was interrupted by Spartacus
”Don’t waste your strenght old man, they won’t answer you” Spartacus said
”What?!” Chief Williams exclaimed in surprise
”They tried stopping me on my way in here and I put them to sleep, not to worry, they will wake up once I leave” Spartacus said and Chief Williams began to shiver in silence
”Now, seat down Sir” Spartacus said respectfully to Prof. Michael and he sat down then he placed back his gun and began to rub his his hands. Chief Williams kept on starring at Spartacus and Prof. Michael in shock but he tried enough and calmed down
”I am a busy person, please hurry up, I need to leave” Spartacus said not looking at any of them. Understanding his words, Chief Williams stood up with his walking stick and hurried inside.
Few seconds later, he came out with a brief case
”This is your pay as promised” Chief Williams said with a shaky hands
”You don’t have to fear old man” Spartacus said to Chief Williams gazing at him with his masky face. He took the brief case and walked towards the door
”Thank you for paying your tithe” Spartacus said and left. Immediately he left, One Bullet and Spark rushed in with their guns and eyes opened wide like people searching for something
”Where is he?” One Bullet asked holding his gun with two hands
”Chief, hope you are not hurt?” Spark asked Chief Williams who was looking at them with an agry disappointing eye
”Lay low Boss, he is hiding” Spark said
”I wi…” One bullet tried to say
”Shut up!!! You good for nothing idiots!” Chief Williams yelled at them
”You two couldn’t stop one man” He added
”Why then do I pay you?” Chief Williams asked
”Answer me!” He yelled at them again and they looked at him startled
”You better get out of my sight before I unleash my anger on you two” Chief Williams said
”Sorry Boss” They said and left
”Sorry for yourself.. Buffons!” Chief Williams said and went back to the couch
”That man could have killed you, you know” Prof. Michael said to Chief Williams not looking at him
”What sort of a devil is he?!” Chief Williams asked Prof. Michael still wondering
”You better mind the way you talk to him. He is respectful but he has do’s and don’ts” Prof. Michael said and sipped from his glass of wine as Chief Williams starred at him..
**THE NEXT MORNING**
”Darling, hurry Up let’s go” Chief Williams voice was heard aloud from the staircase as his wife, Mrs Williams was still having her Manicure and Pedicure in her room
”I’ll be right there in minutes honey” She relied
”We are already late!” Chief Williams said again with a sober face looking tired of waiting. In Few Seconds, Mrs. Williams came out and walked down the staircase
”You are always in a hurry, the future First lady is supposed to dress well” She said and walk past Chief Williams who was just looking at her
”Let’s go now.. You are now standing there” Mrs. Williams said to Chief Williams and he slowly walked down the staircase
”Natasha! Natasha!” Mrs. Williams called out on the house keeper
”Madam” She replied
”Take care of the house” Mrs. Williams said and they left..
THE HEART OF AN ASSASSIN
(Save My Past)
:Emmy – Okeke
*AT THE FEDERAL CONFERENCE HALL, ABUJA*
Chiefs, Professors, men and women of great and honourable Calibre was seen sitted round a long table, at the head of the table was President Donatus, two heavy bodied men was standing behind him. The table was decorated with wine and drinks. They were all mumbling with each other as if they were hiding something from a third person.
”Good Morning Everybody” President Donatus said hitting his hands a bit on the table and everywhere was quiet
”As we all know, we have lost a great personnel from this table” President Donatus said pointing at the empty sit where Chief Mark normally sits
”Quite alright, we have mourned him, we have cried enough and have consoled the daughter who is the remaining of his family” President Donatus said and kept quiet for a moment. He took a bottled water, one of his body guards opened it for him and he drank a bit from it
”We will have to replace his position as we all know he was the leading participant in the Presidential Members selection in this house” President Donatus continued and a little noise aroused in the house
”Keep Quiet!” President Donatus shouted and everywhere became quiet again
”Chief Muhammed Ali had a follow up score after Chief Mark, so I guess he will be the…” President Donatus tried saying but Chief Williams interrupted
”That is a lie!” He yelled as he entered immediately despising the fact that he came late
”That can never happen as long as I’m here!” Chief Williams added and the house was divided into two. One part supporting Chief Williams and the other fighting against Chief Williams
”Order!” A Police man shouted and they became a bit quiet again.
”Chief Williams” President Donatus called
”Your Excellency” Chief Williams answered
”Despite the fact that you came late, you didn’t keep calm and sit down but you caused an unwanted scene her” President Donatus queried Chief Williams
”I’m sorry your Excellency” He apologised
”Good, now sit down” President Donatus said and he sat down along side his wife
”Now everyone listen” President Donatus began
”Chief Muhammed Ali has a follow up count with Chief Mark and so that awards him the right to step up to that position” President Donatus said and Chief Muhammed Ali stood up happily and saluted everybody trying to walk up to the seat
”With all due respect Your Excellency” Chief Williams said standing up
”My Follow up count is higher than that of Chief Muhammed Ali” Chief Williams said
”That’s a big lie” Chief Muhhamed Ali said ointing at the face of Chief Williams
”How dare you point that filthy finger at me” Chief Williams said angrily to Chief Muhammed
”And what will you do?” Chief Muhammed asked
”Quiet!!” President Donatus oredered but Chief Williams still stood while others sat down
”Chief Williams” President called him
”Your Excellency” He answered
”Chief Muhammed Ali placed a better Manifestoe, and made a more better candidate elect. He tops you with 2 elects” President Donatus said
”That is not true your Excellency. There was a Favouritism from the Judges table. Not to forget, his Chief Adviser and his Wife are among the Judging table” Chief Williams defended his speech
”And so what??!!” Chief Muhammed and his supporters barked at Chief Williams
”You Cheated!” Chief Williams barked back
”If so, why don’t you put your wife on the Judgung seat too” Mrs. Ali said to Chief Williams
”I will shut that your mouth if you dare talk to me in such manner again” Mrs. Williams said to Mrs. Ali
”And what will you and your stupid husband do if she does?” Chief Ali asked
”Don’t dare me Chief Ali” Chief Williams said and the house was divided again
”Quiet! I say Quiet!!” President Donatus tried calming them down, even the Poilice men tried but the riot was so much. President Donatus, not knowing what to do, picked up his files and left through th back door with his entourage..
”You must be stupid Williams!! What do you have?” Chief Ali bragged
”The Antelope the picks up the Lion for a Chase should be ready to be devoured” Chief Williams said back at him
”I am the Lion Williams! You can’t do anything to me.. Accept defeat and step down” Chief Ali yelled at Chief Williams who starred at him for some minutes
”We shall see who is the Lion and Who is the Antelope” Chief Williams said
”Honey, let’s go” Chief Williams said and left with his wife
”Useless old man.. Don’t go an rest. Come and take the seat of honour” Mrs. Ali said aloud and hissed
”I’m waiting for you Williams” Chief Ali said and sat down. Those supporting Chief Williams followed him and left while those supporting Chief Ali sat back with him and encouraged him, giving him more strenght…
Quietly, Chief Williams walked to his Car, Spark immediately opened it up and they drove out.
THE HEART OF AN ASSASSIN
(Save My Past)
:Emmy – Okeke
…..”What an insult!” Exclaimed Mrs. Williams as she angrily walked out of the Car and barged into her house. Chief Williams, still quiet walked passed her and sat down on the couch
”Why are you sitting down there saying nothing eeh!! After the hell of insults you and I received today.” Mrs. Williams yelled at her husband. On hearing the noise, Natasha rushed out
”Madam, is there any problem?” She politely and caringly asked
”Get out of my sight you slot!” Mrs. Williams barked at her and she bent down a bit and left but often looking back
”Chief, do something!” Mrs. Williams said to her husband
”You told me you are the one to be chosen but see what just happened back there.. Nonsense. Sit there and keep on drinking while others take over your post. Weakling!” She concluded and walked up the stair case in anger
”Natasha!!” She called as she walked up
”Get me a glass of red wine” She ordered not allowing Natasha to reply. Chief Williams was left alone in the parlour as he swinged his walking stick up and down, severally hitting it on the floor.
”Chief Ali!! Chief Ali!!” He called with a low voice on a smiling face
”You have touched the tiger by the tail” He concluded and picked up his phone to make a call.
”Don’t bother calling, I’m already here” The Voice of Spartacus startled Chief Williams
”What the hell…” Chief Williams exclaimed in shock
”You Devil.. How did you know I am about calling you” Chief Williams asked
”A man whose house is on fire only seek ways to quench it and not play cards” Spartacus spoke in parables
”And what does that mean?” Chief Williams asked Spartacus
”I don’t have much time to waste here Chief” Spartacus said folding his hands in front
”Now this time, what did you do to my boys?” Chief Williams asked
”Nothing at all.. No one saw me come in here” Spartacus said and Chief was more shocked
”Even my gate man?” He asked
”I see you wanted me here for an interview.. Good day Chief” Spartacus said and tried leaving
”No.. No.. No.. Please hold on” Chief said drawing back the attention of Spartacus
”Someone is interferring in my game. He wants to throw the Kings card. He wants to wine and dine in the den of Lions” Chief Williams said
”I need you to delete him” Chief Williams continued looking directly at the face of Spartacus
”1 Million dollars” Spartacus said standing still
”What?? I Million what?!” Chief Williams exclaimed at the payment Spartacus said
”Please, it’s too much, I will give you 500,000 dollars” Chief Williams contemplated with the payment
”Then go and do it yourself” Spartacus said and left
”Go to hell you buffon! Gosh, 1 Million dollars, for what?” Chief Williams asked himself and sat back on the couch. Immediately, he called Prof. Michael..
”Ahmed.. Ahmed..” Cynthia’s voice called out as she walked towards the gate
”Yes Madam” Ahmed answered and ran out to meet her
”Please, can you help me get something outside, I can’t walk out in this sun” She said
”Na em you dey beg Madam, I go do am madam” Ahmed said and Cynthia smiled
”Here..” She said handing over some money to him
”A bottle of water, the one’s inside are finished.. Please hurry” She said
”Yes Madam” Ahmed said bowing down and rushed out.
Few seconds after Ahmed left, Bella, Cynthia’s friend walked in
”Hey Babe.. How far nah” Bella shouted with a smiling face as she ran to hug Cynthia..
”Girl, I dey ooh” Cynthia replied
”You are really enjoying” Bella said looking around
”All these things just for you alone to enjoy” Bella added
”Stop that jhoor.. It’s God my dear” Cynthia said
”What about your parents?” Bella asked
”They travelled and won’t be coming back soon” Cynthia said and Bella smiled broadly
”This house won’t contain me ooh” Bella said happily and ran in. Cynthia followed her, laughing at her funny behaviour and movement..
”Professor, I don’t think you are understanding what I am saying” Chief Williams who sat opposite Prof. Michael said as Prof. Michael starred at him
”I said I need another Assassin” Chief Williams said
”Why?” Prof. Michael asked
”He charges a lot.. Not that I can’t afford it but he is too greedy. 1 Million dollars for just one person” Chief Williams said and hissed
”You better pay that money and save yourself the stress. Mind you, Chief Ali might also be planning against your life, so he is doing two jobs. These weaklings you call thugs can’t protect you” Prof. Michael said and Chief Williams saw sense in what he was saying and they both starred at each other..
”You better start calling him, the earlier the better” Prof. Michael said
”Only Fools risks their lives quest of protecting their money” The Voice of Spartacus sounded again from the door and Chief Williams dropped the phone he already placed on his ears. Prof. Michael smiled at him..
THE HEART OF AN ASSASSIN
(Save My Past)
:Emmy – Okeke
….”Better tell me you brought me a wizard as an assassin” Chief Williams said looking at Prof. Michael who was still smiling
”I will pay you the money but you’ll also have to protect me from his own attacks” Chief Williams bargained with Spartacus
”Good deal” Spartacus said and folded his arms
”I will make out an accomodation fro you here, you will be following me about till the job is done” Chief Williams added
”I ain’t no cheap thug as you think old man. I don’t live in houses neither do I follow people about. All you need is Protection, I will give it to you” Spartacus said with a very slow deep voice
”How then can you protect me if you are not close to me” Chief Williams asked
”Trust him Chief, I don’t like the way you doubt the prowess of this young man” Prof. Michael said and Chief Williams looked at him but before he could turn to look at Spartacus, he has already left. Turning again to look at Prof. Michael, he saw Prof. Michael already sipping from the wine cup looking relaxed
”I don’t know why you feel so relaxed” Chief Williams said to Prof. Michael
”Why shouldn’t I.. You better do too” Prof. Michael said and stood up
”I need to be on my way now, I have some things to pile up at home” Prof. Michael added and left smiling at Chief Williams.
”I pray it works” Chief Williams said and exhaled
”Appearing and Disappearing all the time” He added and stood up to walk into his bed room..
*AT THE PRESIDENT’S RESIDENCE**
President Donatius was seen walking to and fro his sitting room with a wine cup dressed in an all white robe. Soon enough, he sat down and sipped from the cup.
”I have only gone through one tenure and wants to get down?” He asked himself
”I couldn’t even beat the 5th in follow up scores” He said to himself again
”I don’t want to leave her now.. I will have a second tenure” He added in his mind
”I am the leader. I am the President.. I can do anything I wish to secure my second tenure” He added
”I will dismiss all contests and base my fact on the crisis that transpired between Chief Ali and Chief Williams..” He continued
”I must have a second tenure!” He concluded in his heart and smiled a bit looking at the television..
**THE DISCO HALL**
Loud music was heard as the DJ covered everywhere with wonderful songs. Boys and Girls of age were seen at different corners talkin, chatting and laughing. Others were inside dancing. Bella and Cynthia sat on one of the tables sited behind the pool.
”I kinda love this place” Cynthia said
”I told you, you’ll like it” Bella replied with smiles
”But wait ooh, babe, how did you come about knowing this place?” Cynthia asked
”Ahhahh.. Campus babes no go relax mind” Bella replied with a question
”So this is what you do in school, eeh. Instead of you to study you will be peeping around night clubs” Cynthia joking said and they laughed
”Girl, look behind you” Bella said to Cynthia strategically pointing at a guy who has been starring at them since they came
”Ignore him dear..” Cynthia said and the boy stood up and walked up towards them
”He is coming this way” Bella lowly said
”Behave as if you haven’t seen him” Cynthia said and they concentrated on their food
”Hey girls, I can see you are having fun” The boy said holding a bottle of beer in his hand
”Yea.. As you can see” They both said raising up their heads
”Errhhmm.. Hope you don’t mind me joining you” He requested
”You can” Bella said already admiring the boy
”So, what are your names?” He asked
”Bella” Bella said but Cynthia kept quiet
”Yours dear” The boy said looking at Cynthia waiting for a reply
”I don’t talk to strangers” Cynthia replied and dropped her spoon
”Alright.. Sorry dear. But why not you allow me show you I’m not a stranger. Let me make your night glow” The boy said but Cynthia starred at him
”Thank you Very Much, but I’m not interested” Cynthia said
”Cynthia..” Bella called out
”What?” Cynthia asked
”Sorry Bros, she is just shy” Bella said to the boy but he stood up and left
”You see, you have chased him away” Bella said
”And so..;” Cynthia asked
”Babe, you need to have fun. Enjoy yourself now your parents are away” Bella said to Cynthia who mopped at her
”Stop this your attittude and enjoy” Bella said and just then a guy walked by and Bella followed him
”Are you leaving me here?” Cynthia asked
”Enjoy yourself dear. Don’t bother to wait for me. You can go home” Bella said as she walked up the small stairs with the guy
”Gosh!! What nonsense” Cynthia said confused on what to do or what to say. She confusingly picked up her car keys and left the arena..
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