The Lost Diary – episode 4

 THE LOST DIARY
(HE DECEIVED ME)
WRITTEN BY CHIBUIKE SMART
 EPISODE 4
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Stanley flagged down a taxi and entered it.
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“High land avenue. Don’t bother stopping for other customers, I would pay for the empty seats, just be going and please be fast.”
He said to the taxi man.
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The taxi man nodded and off he went, while Stanley rested his head on the taxi frame, as he remembered the dream he had the previous night.
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Just about the same lady.
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” I’m I really running mad? This is getting me crazy.”
He said without knowing that he said it out.
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“Any problem sir?”
The driver asked.
“None of your business, just mind your f*cking wheel.”
He yelled as if the driver was the cause of his problems.
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The driver shrugged, praying that he hadn’t carried a mentally deranged dude on his vehicle.
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“We are there sir.”
The driver said looking at the back, as he saw the lost in thought Stanley.
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“Ohhh! Really?”
He said coming out.
“How much is your T fare?”
“Five thousand naira sir. Both for the unoccupied sits.”
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“OK here have it. You can keep the rest.”
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Stanley said pulling out money from his pocket without bothering to count it.
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“Thank you so much sir.”
The taxi man said happily, buy Stanley just ignored him.
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Stanley was about crossing the road to their boss house, when two messages popped in to his phone in a succession.
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In the first message he read, it was from one of his girls called Gloria.
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📲 Can we see at the party this night? I got something serious for us to discuss.”
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He typed back to her that he can’t make it that night.
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He opened the next message and it was Lola.
Stating all that she had done for him and that he had the temerity to be avoiding her, there by breaking her heart. That she would teach him a lesson, that he won’t forget in a hurry.
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After reading it, he smiled and deleted it and equally blacklisted her.
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As he never took what she said to heart.
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“Once a player, always a player. Cheap whores.”
He muttered and knocked on the gigantic gate of the house.
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The gate man checked through the small opening and after confirming it was Stanley, he opened the small gate for him to come in.
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After exchanging some jovial pleasantries and giving the gateman two thousand naira note, when the man asked him for it, to help keep food on his family’s table for the day.
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He walked in into the interior part of the house, into the sitting room.
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Two of his partner in crime were already there, in wait.
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“Hi guys.”
He greeted them immediately he walked in, greeting them in turns as they shook hands.
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“wotsup with you man, you are so scarce this days.”
His closest friend Steve asked him.
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“I’m doing just great.”
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He said, sitting on the leather sofa and joined in their drinking spree.
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“I know you are out there with those ladies. Because na you be baba for the girls na.”
Frank the other guy said and they burst into laughter.
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“Not really man, but you know once a playboy, always a…………”
He paused and they all completed the word in unison.
“Playboy.”
They echoed.
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“Lets toast to the playboy amongst us.”
Steve said and the three all had a toast as their glass kicked.
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“So what’s the news? While the summon?”
He said sitting up and clasping his hands together.
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“We don’t know yet, we are still waiting for him to say what to do.”
Frank said.
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“That’s OK.”
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Just then a man in a black suit, and a huge cross chain necklace, with a cross emblem on his neck and a cowboy hat.
He had a black cat squatting on his shoulder, which probably should be his pet.
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With a tobacco pipe, which was at his lips, as smoke filled the atmosphere.
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He could be passed for a handsome man, but for his greenish eyes that looked like that of a snake.
Even a hardened criminal would have a hard time looking into those eyes of his, as it looked demonic and scary.
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“Welcome boys.”
He said sitting down on one of the sofas and crossed his legs.
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“Welcome boss.”
They echoed.
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“Not to waste much of your time. Here.”
He said fetching out a picture from his suitcase.
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The picture was the picture of a very popular man, who is very rich and well known.
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“Without being told, I know that all of you know this man.”
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They all nodded and he continued.
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“There is a file, of a very huge contract in his possession. And from one of my confidants, it is being said that he kept the file at his house. So I want you guys to stump his house and get me that file.
He said and puffed out the smoke from his pipe.
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“OK boss, so what is the pay?”. Stanley asked and he smiled fixing his eyes on Stanley, who immediately looked away.
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“The pay is five hundred thousand naira each, the advance would be payed into your account and the other half completed, when the job is done.”
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“OK boss”
They chorused.
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“And remember do a clean job. Remember no killing. Just get the stuff here, that’s all. And one more time No mistakes.u said what?”
“No mistake”
They chorused.
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“Again?”
“No mistake.”
They chorused.
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“You can go now.”
He said and they all left in preparation, for their assignment that night.
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Tbc.

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