Stalked By A Mafia – Episode 14
A story by Tisa Phiri
Chile drove away to the main town. He had placed Zac in makululu shanty compound a place he knew Scar would never guess or dare to look for th boy.
He dilalled one of his boys as he held on to the steeering
” i want you to watch the boy closely the deal didnt go as planned, the idiot outsmart me. am now going for the big fish. Lets see if he wont bend for that b**** of his, let me just get Fred.” He added.
“okey boss” the guy on the other end of line responded. unbeknownst to Chile, Scar and Jo were listening in on his conversation. Jo had placed a tracker and recorder on his car before the firing started.
“That fool is going for Sila! ” Scar yelled.
“we have to get to her before he does, step on it now…!”
Jo accelerated as they went to Sila`s place, swaying around other cars on the road with great sped.
They were stopped by the police at the road block.
“I have no time for these cops Jo. lets go!” he shouted at Jo.
Screeching, as the car started, Jo sped off leaving the police with their jaws open.
“get the number plate for that car” one of them said,
“we must get that man.” He shouted to the friend. Scar and Jo were moving at a great speed then.
she was laying on her bed wearing her night gown.
“what are you doing here?” she sat up with a start.
“where is my son..?”
“we have to go now! Sila” he ordered
” i will explain later.”
“what?” she asked.
“am not going anywhere till you tell me whats going on here where is Isaac?” She asked panicking.
“please Sila i dont have enough time. we have to leave now Chile is coming for you. You have to trust me okey..? ” he rushed her and she could see he was serious .
Sila called Maria who was still watching TV and they went to Scar`s car trotting. she was still wearing her night gown as they drove away.
“How far is he from here?” Scar asked Jo..
“They will appear any second they just joined in this street on the other side.” Jo indicated.
“Step on it then!” Scar commanded.
Chiles vehicle entered Sila`s yard immediately they had left.
“Get her! ” he orderd his men.
the two guys went into the house searching, they found it empty. They ran back to the car..
” It’s empty Boss shes gone” they informed their boss.
“Dammit! that idiot got to her first lets go!” he shouted agitated.
Scar looked at Sila as they listened to the speakers.
“see i told you. luckily we got there on time.” He looked at Sila.
Sila stayed quite as they drove to Scar`s house. she prayed in her Heart.” God keep my son safe please and let this night mare end”
she didnt realise the house they drove in was the same one she was held the previous day until they were taken inside.
“Make sure you listen in and check where he is going and call the other guys. Plan B is in action.” Scar told Jo before leaving the car.
He told the worker to take maria to the room he had kept Sila the other day. He then led Sila to his own room.
Sila sat down on the couch besides the bed.
“Am scared , is my son okey?’ she cried.
“where is my son? is he even alive?” She asked
Scar knelt before her.
“dont cry” he whispered.
“i will do all i can to bring him back even if it costs my life and yes he’s alive i talked to him earlier. Chile is still keeping him alive for now”
He touched Sila`s cheek and wiped the tears.
“stay calm and trust me okey ?” he asked standing up and before walking away..
“! .” Sila called him before he opened the door.
“Yes?” he stopped..
“Thank you” she said.
“Thank you for saving my life and for trying to find my son.”
” sure” he nodded as he left the room.
Sila walked around the room and tried to open the laptop on the table. It requested a password so she closed it back. she stood by the window as she watched outside.
Scar`s room was direct to the gate. she saw Scar talk on his phone and later on indicated something to the guard before entering the car as it drove out.
“where is he now? ” Scar asked Jo as they moved
“hes headed to the shanty.” he informed him looking at the tracker.
“Okey lets get to him. And the boys ?” he asked.
“they are coming” Jo nodded..
Scar looked back and saw two vehicles behind them.
“good.” he said as he watched the tracker.
“step on it we cant loose him in the shanty. ”
They drove deep in the compound. It was passed 22 hours but the compound was noisy with loud music from the tarvens and shouting and singing by drunk guys walking around. others stood in groups smoking dagga.
They noticed Chile`s car stopping. After seeing the car few meters away from them he ordered Jo to stop.
Scar indicated to the other guys…
“we move on feet from here” he told them.
As they reached the where Chile had parked his car. He whispered something to one of the boys.
They walked in silence to the small house ahead of them. He and other guys went to the front.
Scar walked silently to the small window and peeped in. Chile was talking to 6 guys as they all sat.
He looked around the room and saw Zac crumbled in the corner on a small mattress. He was shivering Scar could see the boy was afraid.
Scar stepped back and told his guys ,
“There are six men armed. the boy is inside.” He indicated some men to surround the house and he went to the front with 3 others.
Chile`s men were startled as the door banged. One of Scar`s men had thrown a stone on the door.
They all rushed out firing their guns as Scar`s crew fired back.
he quickly ran inside holding out his gun and came face to face with Chile who was holding a gun pointed at Zac`s head.
“drop it or i will shoot him!” Chile scolded as Scar pointed a gun at him.
“let him go you coward! ” Scar shouted.
” you are not getting out of this you idiot just give me the boy and we call it a night.”
Chile let out a laugh.
“i should have killed you when i had a chance you stupid boy ” he shouted back
“Well too late for that Chile” Scar responded firmly holding the gun.
“I said drop the gun boy before i blow his head off!” Chile screamed as he fired a shoot in the roof.
Scar quickly threw the gun down and raised his hands. He knew Chile was cornered at he would not kill the boy as he was his cover yo walk out safely.
Someone from outside fired a shoot at the door and Chile turned to look in the direction. Quickly, Scar lashed at him and bamped away the gun away. The two men rolled down as they fought hand to hand.
Zac who was pushed to the wall sat down and shook even more in fear.
Scar hit Chile hard on his groins and as he bent down holding himself in pain, Scar grabbed the boy and ran out. He had to save the boy and take him away from harm’s way, he could not get himself to let the boy watch him kill a person.
The fight was tense outside as other boys from Chile`s group had emmerged outnumbering Scar`s men.
He dodged as his guys covered him with more gun shoots. He joined his his crew members still holding Zac.
” lets go now! ” he ordered as they ran back to their cars.
They all ran got in an instant speeding away.
“follow them! ” Chile shouted getting in his car too. As the car engine started and the driver pressed the accelerator, the tires screeched and then the car body landed back down, pushing them all backwards in their seats.
Chile and his men came out to check what happened. The back tires were pulled out behind, there was a chain tied to the car and the tree near by.
“dammit! that son of the devil!.” Chile screamed in rage.
“get me another car ! you morons!” he shouted spitting some blood from his mouth.
Scar and his men had gone kilometers away. He was still holding the shaky Zac.
” its gonna be okey boy you are safe now” he held him close.
” Is everyone okey ?” he asked the guys with him.
“we are all fine here we dont know about the other boys.” They responded.
“well stop i check on them” he told the driver.
“Chile wont catch up any time soon” He put down Zac and went out. As the other car stopped besides them.
“everyone ok ?” he shouted.
“Ken was hit on the shoulder” they told him.
“Put him in my car I will go with him and Jo, he must be checked at home, the rest go lodge at the warehouse. I need all of you safe tonight. Good work boys!” he shouted as he went back in the car.
“I will check on you tomorrow morning” he added as they started their car and drove past him.
To be continued
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