Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

At The Village.

Austin was seen answering call running out of the

Parlor.

“Hello, hello uncle ben. what? they are comin were?

this

way? armrobbers? ok ok alright” He dropped the call

by

then his parents has rushed out on hearing his voice.

“Papa, mama,

I must leave here now” Austin said.

“What? why?” Mr. Ikem asked.

“My neighbor just

called me now. that some men seen as the guns men

came

and took brother Williams. threatened to kill him if he

doesn’t

show them were I am. I just, I just have to leave now” Austin

explained

peeping at the roadside to see if they are coming.

“Ewo,

they have killed Williams Nwamo” Mrs. Ikem shouted.

just then,

the guns men where seen entering the compoud with

their Benz car.

“Run” Mr. Ikem shouted at Austin who jumped the

fence

and took to his heels.

“All of you lie down” The guns men shouted, running

into

their house. they searched every corner of the house,

both

inside and outside but couldn’t fine Austin.

“where is he?” they asked Mr. Ikem slapping his head.

“His

in Lagos” Mr. Ikem replied and they left him for their

car.

they beat mr. Williams and throw him out of their car

and zoomed off.

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The Next Day.

shantel was seen seating beside Austin at Austin’s

house.

“Is good we stay apart for a while. so that we will

have

some peace and plan ahead. let everything be as we

discuss” shantel

said and Austin nodded his head.

“I love you very much”

“I love you very much too. I will call you as soon as

I

get to Lagos” Austin replied.

“I know you will. I hope you have finished parking your

things?” shantel asked.

“Yes I’m set” Austin answered.

“I hope you’re not forgetting anything”

“No.

I’m not forgetting anything”

“My regards to your friend when you get to Lagos. I

will

miss you” Shantel said. Austin smiled sadly.

“I

will miss you too” He replied and they embrassed each

other.

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:

AT NIGHT.

(In Mr. Richards house)

Shantel was seen climbing down the stairs with a

frown

face, rushing to the sitting room. meanwhile, Mrs. Doris

was

reading a newspaper in the sitting room adjusting her

glasses Continuesly

wen shantel walked in.

“Mummy. have you by any chance seen my phone?

I

was charging it in my room but I can’t find it again” shantel asked

worriedly.

“Yes” Mrs. Doris replied adjusting her glasses.

“Were

is It. I want to make a call” Asked shantel.

“Your

father took it” Mrs. Doris said.

“Does he

want to make a call then?” Shantel asked.

“He seized it” Mrs. Doris replied.

“But

he said his going to return it after buying you a new

line” Mrs. Doris added.

“Why will he seized my phone and want to buy me

a

new line. I have all my contact in my Sim card” complained

shantel.

“Shantel please, wait for your father to come back. I am

not

in the mood to talk” Mrs. Doris replied. shantel stared

at her and left angrily.

:

:

Shantel visited Vicky at her office as one could see her

trying

to reach Austin with Vicky’s number.

“I

don’t understand what they are saying oh” shantel

said,

dropping the phone disappointedly.

“calm

down. what are they saying?” Vicky asked.

“That

the number I’m calling does not exist on the network” shantel said and Vicky

shouted.

“What!! are you sure is Austin’s number that you have

been trying?” Vicky asked.

“Hell oo oo!!!

even in my dreams, I know his number” shantel said.

“Maybe

is from the network or the line has been blocked” Vicky

said.

“Who will banned Austin’s number?” shantel asked not

buying what Vicky said.

“That’s the only reply you can get when a number

is

banned” Vicky said and shantel thought for a while.

“Vicky. is my father again”

“Your father?”

“What wrong did I do? is it a crime to be his daughter?

don’t

I have a say anymore. don’t I have a choice?” asked

shantel crying.

“calm down Is okay” Vicky replied consoling her.

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TBC….

 

 

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