Deep Affection – episode 47

Written by Humble Smith
“David go back and bring that bag in the sitting room” Clara ordered as they reached the porch, David’s face squeezed immediately,
“why me naa, eh” he grumbled as he head in,side, he carried the bag up to his back with all his might before heading out with heavy step,
“we are going to Lagos by air, but before that, does any of you know of anyone one trustworthy that we can stay in his or her house down there in Lagos?” Clara asked as they entered in,side the car,
“yeah..I think we should go to Chief Gabriel my father’s house” Richærd said
“your father?, does your father lives in Lagos?” Claea asked in surprise
“yeah, it was something I found out not long ago, and Incase you don’t know..Joy here is my sister” Richærd blurted with a smile
“Wow..that’s amazing, so we are heading to Daniel’s house, there we would set the final strategy” Clara said and ignited the car, she swerved the car towards the open gate and sped off…
Chief Gabriel and Dr Mike came in,side the room where Sandra and Cole were lying motionless, Dr Mike was holding a briefcase which he quickly dropped on the table, he unlocked it and brought our a syringe and an ampoule which has an unknown content in it, he emptied the content into the syringe and walked over to Sandra, he took her left arm and injected half of the content into her vein, he did the same to Cole before retiring to the table, he packed everything and turned to Chief Gabriel,
“it is done..those chemical I injected into their body would give them strength for 24 hours, they would wake up feeling better and well for the 24 hour, if the hours elapse they would become terribly weak and would die” Dr Mike said removing the hand glove he had wore on his palm,
“yeah, so when is her mother coming?” Chief Gabriel inquired
“before this day runs out, she would be here, she is living in Kaduna so it would take her almost a day to reach here, when she comes, we would do everything quickly and hand her children to her, I know she would rush them to the hospital for checkup but before she would reach, the time would have elapse and you know what next, they would both die, then we would send our men to assassinate her in her car.. that’s all, as simple as ABC” Dr Mike explained with a lopsided grin
“I love that..i can’t wait to own that mineral land, it would make me a billionaire in a blink of an eye” Chief Gabriel said feeling so much elated
“we are always the winner” Dr Mike said and turned to Sandra and Cole who just made a movement,
Chief Gabriel and Mike stared at them as they slowly regain strength and sat up, Sandra and Cole gaze was fixed at them with their mind wandering in thought of how they suddenly got so much strength after the severe humiliation,
“Hi kids” Dr Mike said waving his arm in front of their face with a smirk on his face,
“What happened” Cole asked in a horsey voice
“Uhm, they are really getting strength like you said” Chief Gabriel said nodding his head with a broad smile on his face
“There is a good news for you both..ugh, your mother is coming to get you” Dr Mike uttered making Sandra and Cole cringe,
“My mother??” they both asked in unison, their face contort with an inexplicable expression,
“You have to be both happy and sad…” Dr Mike smirked then continued
“You should be happy that after many years, you both would get the chance to see your mother who you have thought is dead long here is where your sadness lies, you both would die few hours after seeing your lovely mother, a chemical which I just injected into your body will kill you In the next 24 hour, so be ready..few minutes after you die, your mother would follow, we gonna kill her, I’m telling you all this so you will prepare you minds souls and body..” Dr Mike said and laughed out hysterically with Chief Gabriel joining in the laughter..
Sandra and Cole couldn’t believe their ear, what they just heard left them astound and stunned, they would be dead in 24 hours that alone left their wh0le body shooking in great fright and horror.. their thought wandered away to their loved ones..
 Sandra’s mind flashed back to the past days she had with Richærd, everything they had shared,
Her heart beat very fast as hot tears gush down her eyes, she felt totally down emotionally, the question that kept running through her mind was what would be the fate of Richærd if he hears of her death, she really felt pity for him, she knew that in two thing one must happen, it is either Richærd goes insane or he kills himself, Sandra placed all the blame on her head,
if she hasn’t left the house in anger, all these may not had happened,
if she hasn’t trusted Clara and believed all her lies, maybe all these may not have happened,
Endless tears kept rolling down her eyes with a heavy heart
Cole on the other hand was really sulking, his gaze downward staring at the floor, he couldn’t place his mind in one place, he was totally frustrated, why should it be now that he had thought of living a peaceful life, why now that he had found his true lover, someone he had planned to marry and make a blissful family, why now that he had thought his days of suffering are gone, is this how he is going to die? without fulfilling any of his dream, what is the essence of seeing your mother when you won’t get the chance to enjoy your days with her,
Cole and Sandra was in deep sorrow that they did not notice when Dr Mike and Chief Gabriel left,
“So this is how we would end” Sandra mussed bitterly
“I pray that God would just send an angel to save us, I can’t just die like this, not when I did not have the chance to enjoy life with my Joy.. No!!!” Cole lamented feeling dejected
“I don’t think we would just die like this, maybe something we don’t expected would just happen and like a dream we would be rescued, maybe” Sandra said in a low tone with sadness,
In the maximum time of 3 hours, clara and her colleague found themselves in Lagos State, they all alighted from the plane and drove to Chief Daniel’s apartment through the direction Joy led them,
Chief Daniel and Marie was just coming out of their house to spend their time in the beach having fun, just as they made to enter their car, they sighted their gateman having some sort of discussion with some people who was standing outside, chief Daniel walked forward to the gate,
“what is going on…” his voice hitched as he sighted Richærd among those outside, in much happiness he ran towards them, pushed off the gate man and hugged Richærd and Joy tightly with a smile,
“how are you all?” Chief Daniel asked in an elated voice staring at Richærd and Joy whose face was grimly and unhappy,
“let us in, we don’t have time to waste at all” Richærd urged still having his face covered with sorrowful expression
“you all don’t look happy, i hope all is well” Chief Daniel said in a caring tone as they made their way into the large beautiful and amazing mansion,
Marie ran into Joy with a tight hug, she turned to Richærd giving him a warm hug, she felt their body tensed up making her somehow perturbed
“what is the problem?” Marie asked in an expression filled with care and passion,
“We would explain later, but for now let us stay in your house and do what we can’t for, as you can see, there are two people with us, we are here for a serious business please give us space. I personally promise to explain everything to you later okay?” Richærd said with a forced smile placing his hand on Marie his mother’s shoulder, he really love and care for the woman who he had just found out to be his mother, seeing her perturbed really hurt him
“no problem, we will be right back In jiffy, feel at home, okay?” Marie said and pecked their cheeks, she entered the car with Chief Daniel and drove off,
“why didn’t you tell them what Is going on?” David asked
“I don’t want them to be worried” Richærd replied as they walked into the house,
Clara took out a mouth piece and fixed on her neck, she brought out a bag out of the big bag and took out two pistol and threw it at Richærd and Joy
“that’s for self defense.. she brought out three gun again which was silver in colour and shoved it to David,
“you will work as a guardian, your job is to ensure that Sandra and Cole successfully leave that building without harm, take this” Clara said and gave him a mouth and ear piece, we would be communicating with that, there is also one of my men who is monitoring the interior building through a survellian camera, he would be informing you on what you need to know, my job here would be clearing off the path for our departure and also helping in bringing down the men guarding the building..we have to go” Clara said and stood up, the carried the bag firmly and walked out without looking at anyone,
“we would make use of three cars here, one would be used to escape so it would be parked at the far away from the building” Clara said and opened the car door and slipped in, David joined her while Richærd and Joy entered two different cars,
They all drove off to the building with Clara’s car in the front followed by Joy then Richærd, their expressions shows that they were all heading to somewhere dangerous and life-threatening..
Richærd’s face was grim and solemn exuding total determination, there was no doubt he was fully ready to take the risk for Sandra, if Sandra gets to be killed, he was sure of taking his life, he took all the blame to himself,
if he hadn’t had that s€× with that lady all this would not have happened? he felt he was the cause of Sandra being in pain and that did well in making his determination to save her grow a thousands folds,
“Sandra, I’m so sorry for putting you in what you are passing through, I pray you forgives me after I succeed in rescuing you even if I dies” Richærd mussed with a drop of tears rolling down his cheek to his chest..
Joy fluttered her eyes trying to push back the tears forcing itself out of her eyes, she remembered the word cole had told her one time, he had made it known to her that he has one kidney and can’t bear pain and torture, he had told this to her one time when they were on the bed late at night, Joy had been sleepless so she forced Cole up and complained to him of being sleepless, she told him to tell her a story so as to make her sleep, cole who had no story to tell had decided to tell her his life story and that was where he told her of his kidney issue, now Joy was full of anxiety as she thought of how cole would be coping with the torture he is passing through, the thought of him being dead flashed through her mind and she quickly shrug it off shooking her head, she was really finding it hærd to concentrate on the car she was riding and nearly collide with a vehicle,
After a very long ride, they got to an area which looked lonely, the both sides of the road were covered with big trees and shrubs, there was no building or sign of any vehicle, clara drove a little bit further before halting, Joy also halted her car followed by Richærd,
Clara alighted from the car swiftly with the black bag, the other also came down and gazed at her without saying any word,
Clara zipped off the bag and brought out a small pistol and tucked it into her trouser, she took out a small bag which has different size of knives. she took out the knives and fixed it in a belt like structure which she tied around her wa-ist, she tied her hair in a bun with a ribbon which has a sharp metal like object at the end, then she zipped up the bag after bringing our a skin mask which she wore immediately,
Richærd and the others were just moping at her in awe as she got herself ready, the mask on her face made her unknown,
“Now you all should study my new face, I have to wear this so my boss wouldn’t have any chance to know it is me” Clara said staring at them for a while..
“We are about to enter into the forest, let the gun fight begin” Clara said into the mouthpiece around her neck,
“okay, no problem” a voice sounded,
“is the police near to the building?” Clara asked
“yes they are”
“inform Max to start up the system and proceed in checking that building from the cameras immediately,
“okay, consider it done” the voice sounded,
“let’s go” Clara beckoned while they all stood at a s₱0t staring at her,
“what Is it?” she asked with an arched brow
“where are we going to? there is no road here?” David inquired
“there isn’t any road because this is not the passway to the building, you don’t expect us to follow the path that would endanger our lives, we are following this place so as to be able to sneak in without being noticed..get in the car, leave one behind” she instructed,
They all entered the car leaving one there in the road,
Clara was driving one of the car while David was driving the other, they all swerved into the forest which was a little bit dark, David found it a somehow hærd dodging the trees as he followed Clara closely making him and Richærd who was with him bump into some trees,
They all struggled their way deep into the forest until they started hearing the sound of bullets faintly, clara halted and came down from the car with Joy, David also halted and came out with Richærd,
“We are near and there is no doubt that we would reach there in no distant time, all I need is for everyone to be very alert because we can come across any attack from now on” Clara said with grim
They all started prowling forward with their gun tightly held and raised upward.
Richærd and Joy’s heart was pounding so much fast, anxiety filled their wh0le body that they found it hærd to walk steadily
The forest was partly dark with only the sunshine radiating through slight opening in the trees as its only source, it was really spooky as everywhere was dead silent with only the faint sound of bullets as the only sound,
“I have a feeling that someone is tracing us, let’s spread out and hide” Clara said and immediately everyone jumped into the shrub and covered themselves,
Clara’s eyes was moving randomly at every corners of the forest meticulously to check out any movement but found none, she made to come out from where she laid after she couldn’t see any one but just then she sighted a shrub shaking slowly, she walked further then stretched her gun and shoot a bullet which went straight to the belly of a man in a soldier uniform who was hiding carefully under a shrub,
“oh shit!!” Clara cursed under her breath as she discovered she had just used the gun with fixing a silencer into it,
On hearing the sound of bullets five hefty men armed with guns leaped out of their hiding place and pointed their guns on Clara….

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