BY BLESSING SILVER
I felt something wonderful run through my depth of my Belly and igniting a wonderful sensation at the spot.. I gulped at nothing.
“It doesn’t hurt, does it?” Jonas asked and I shook my head negatively and slowly.
“It doesn’t” I said subconsciously and he nodded with a brief smile.
“I told you,” he gave a satisfied smile “hold on, I’ll get the first aid kits. Let it rest here” he gently left my hand on the chairs handrest before leaving.
I drew in a huge breath and placed a hand on my chest, sighing in amusement at what I felt.
Jonas returned with the box, crouch before me and gently took my hand; he brought out the kits and began dressing the wound, being as gentle as he could and I couldn’t help but stare at him.
Later that night after I retired to bed, I couldn’t help but think about Anthony and his words. If not for anything but for my parent, I have to give in to whatever he wants me to do. I wonder how long it’ll last, it had just been to heavy on me back then, hearing him tell me the whole thing from the scratch..
If this whole thing is going to work, then I need to push the faults aside and focus on getting Justice for my parent, whether I want to or not, it’s necessary that I see him again..I tossed to the other side of my bed, pushing my thoughts elsewhere; Jonas?
Could any of this have been possible without him? How can anyone be so kind and generous at the same time.. Without demanding a thing like some other guys, he accepted me in even though I was unfriendly to him, unlike him, when we first met? He accepted me in and without receiving a dime, cared for me like a friend? Can anyone be such a person?
A half smile tug at my lip as I pictured his face when he blew raspberry on my wound. Undoubtedly, he’s a good looking guy.
The next morning, after a quick morning routine, I packed my hair in a rough messy bun, dressed up in a pair of baggy short and tank top and head out to the living room, the strong smell of raw black coffee hit me and I traced it to the kitchen where Jonas was at, preparing breakfast and backing me. He was still on his nightwear but his hair stood out w€t, he must’ve had a quick wash before coming out
“Good morning” I said, walking closer to him.
He stopped what he was doing and turned to me.
“Good morning. Wasn’t expecting you this early” he said, giving me a smile.
I’m getting used to waking up early around here, back then at my parents house, I usually was a very heavy sleeper and most of my first meals were brunches, I hardly have breakfasts.
“Well, Unlike you I’m not always a light sleeper” I said, walking to meet him.
He laughed briefly. “I’m used to it. How was your night?”
“Fine, thank you. What’s for breakfast?” I asked. ”
“Pancakes, Bacon and eggs” he said, breaking the eggs into the pan that contained a bit of oil.
“I’m almost done with it” he said and I nodded.
“I’ll set the table then,” I said and turned to head out of the kitchen but stopped and turned back to him.
“Um Jonas?” I called and he tilt his head to look at me. “I was thinking if we could go see Anthony later today” I said, he wore an unreadable express for a brief moment.
“You’re positive, you want to do that now?” He asked.
“I am. I spent most of the night thinking about it, it’s something I must do so I have to” I said.
“Okay. We’ll have an early lunch and go there” he said.
“Okay. I’ll go set the table now” I said and he nodded, I walked out to the living room.
True to his words, after a quick lunch, we both set out to Anthony’s hideout. The drive was long and calm, save for when we got to the lane that had his block; it was bumpy. We arrived and Jonas made sure to park in a secure place before we got down. I stepped down and made it to the door, I typed in the passcode and the door made a clink sound, opening. Jonas pushed the knob and opened the door fully before walking in, I followed from behind. Anthony was already in the vacant living room, staring towards the door and at us. He probably saw us coming.
“I’m glad you came back, Allison” he said, relief evident in his eyes. His gaze went to Jonas and I read skepticism.
“Your parent’s death was neither mine nor Harley’s intention, Harley only gave him that card cos your father was the only person he could trust with his life. This might not be enough, but on both our behalves, I’m sorry and I assure you that we’ll definitely catch those criminals. I’m so glad you came back” he said, emotions clouding his eyes.
“I had to. I want those murderers brought to book more than anyone else” I said.
“Of course, come on” he said and led us to the room, he sat on the chair very close to the devices, I took the next seat closer to him.
The computer before him displayed the exterior of a company and Anthony worked on the keyboard, making the picture bigger
“Here,” he adjusted his chair to give us a clearer view. “This was originally Harley’s company, one of the reason Gavin had him murdered too so he could have it. It belongs to his wife now who I presume is Gavin’s lover because she made him CEO as soon as she was signed in” he explained.
“Ow! This is totally unfair on Harley’s part, if he were alive, he’d feel really sad about this,,” I said. “Right Jonas?” I asked.
“Um..yeah. definitely” Jonas said.
“Okay, I have to ask, does he always have to follow you here?” Anthony asked. “Do you both stay together or what?”
“We do. And you don’t have to worry, Mr Anthony, you can trust Jonas. He saved my life” I said. He gave Jonas an unreadable look and looked back at the computer.
“About that,” I referred to the company on the computer’s screen. “What do you plan to do here?”
“There’s a safe right inside Gavin’s office, hidden under a potrait hung on the wall, I have the lock to the safe and there’s some very confidential secret in there, it is a very solid evidence to bring Gavin down. Harley hid it there in case we somehow, couldn’t get hold of any other evidence, and to bring Gavin down, we need more evidence.. and it’s in that safe” he said.
“Oh..so how do we get it?” I asked.
“That’s the case, Gavin office has a very tight security. The only way I figured that we could get through is through his office keeper, Roseanne” he said, working on his computer and revealing a young petite lady, having almost the same stature as me.
“She’s on our side?”
“No. Look,” he showed me the screen that had some written words on a white background. “I got her all her schedules for the week. Her work time, break time and her off days. What we need is someone to act like her, go into Gavin’s office and get the files” he said
“I see,” I mumbled. “Do you have anyone in mind?” I asked and he gave me a suspicious look before we heard the door opening.. I looked at Anthony, alerted and he signalled for me to be calm. Suddenly, the curtain to our room flung aside and a middle aged man stepped in, holding a lunch box and a polythene bag on both hand.
“Sorry, I’m late Anto, the designer had to make it to it’s perfect shape” he said.
“You’re actually just in time!” Anthony said, taking the bags from him. “Allison, this is Joe, my brother. Joe, Allison. The girl I told you about” he introduced and we passed hi’s.
“You should be getting ready for surgery and not doing this now, Anthony” I heard the Joe guy whisper to Anthony.
“This has to be done first, Joe” Anthony gruffly replied back, standing up and stepping away from him. He took the polythene bag and brought out a piece of clothing from it, unrolling it, I realized it was a dress.. more like a customised worker’s dress and I noticed the Roseanne lady had it on her too.
“So, Allison, this should be just about your size, right?” Anthony asked, referring to the dress. I took it from him and checked.
“Yeah, I guess so” I asked, studying the gown before giving him a questioning look.
“And Why are you giving her that?” Jonas asked, giving Anthony a look.
“Well, Allison. If you check clearly, Roseanne and you have just about the same height and stature and I couldn’t think of anyone else but you, you’re the only one I can trust and I’m confident about, to do this” Anthony said.
“Do what?” I asked.
“Well,” Anthony shut his eyes for a brief moment. “Act as Roseanne and get the file from Gavin’s office” he said.
“What?” Jonas said. “You’re crazy man, do you realise what you’re asking her to do?” Jonas flared up.
“Yeah, I know but with you dressed as Roseanne no one will have a single idea that you aren’t her. And Roseanne only cleans Gavin’s office when he’s away and that time is right here, in her schedule” Anthony said, his eyes pleading.
“Looks like you’re forgetting the part where you said the security is pretty tight in there.. goddammit! are you trying to get her killed?” Jonas asked In annoyance.
“What? No. And you stay out of this, Allison has a say of her own!” Anthony flared back subconsciously and Joe quickly moved towards him to calm him down.
“Geez.. looks like you need a punch to reset your brain cos I don’t think it’s still functioning” Jonas replied, moving to him and I quickly stopped him.
“I’ll do it, Anthony” I said, fear and doubts bouncing on my insides.. Jonas quickly gave me a shocked look. “I’ll get the file?” I repeated, waving off the doubts and unassurrance.
BY BLESSING SILVER