The Bodyguard – Episode 10
By Tisa Phiri
“Oh” i breathed out as I waited for the person to completely show himself. luckily the boy of about 10 years old walked with his hand rubbing his eyes, he didn’t see me. Quickly, I doged and stood at the back of the sitting room door. he slowly walked to what seemed like a convenient room. I sighed with relief as he closed the door behind him..
I waited for what seemed like forever for the boy to come out almost irritated the boy was wasting my time. I had to drag his father or whatever their relationship was before the entire house woke up..
My phone however gave me away, it’s loud tone filled the house at the moment the boy walked out. I struggled to turn it off and by the time i succeeded, the boy in the bathroom came out and scre-med on top of his voice..
” Thief thief ! ” He scre-med alarming the entire house. In seconds everyone was running out to the passage others in undies only.
The guy I followed came out holding a gun but I quickly pulled the boy and held a gun to his head .
“Drop it or i blow his head off.” I warned sternly the woman who seemed like his wife started shouting and crying as 5 other kids joined in the noise .
“Shut up! ” I shouted still holding the boy at gun point.
“you,” i said pointing at the guy.
“let’s go out ” I instructed letting him go ahead of me. I could see his facial expression that he was dying to fight back but the fear in the eyes of boy I was holding giving him no other choice. He slowly walked to the outside and I pushed back the boy, closed the door behind me with one hand pointing the gun at the guy I followed.
” to the car !” I shouted..
Instead, he charged at me. I was however faster than him so I hit him in his face with the gun, he fall back and realising I wasn’t going to kill him just yet. he came for me again, this time i shoot one bullet in the air and he froze.
I heard the kids scre-ming inside the house at the sound of the gun.
Mr Benson’s guys also ran to the house and they both grabbed the guy before me and dragged him to the car outside.After securing him with some ropes, we dumped him in the trunk and drove away.
I called Me Benson and instead of the lodge he directed me to one of his incomplete buildings.
” take him there and have the guys guard him. I want to be there as you talk to him tomorrow. You will go back to the lodge and rest..”
” Yes sir!” I answered sighing deeply.
Later after doing as told, I took the car keys from Simon and drove to the lodge leaving Simon and the guys to guard the thug. Instead of going direct to the room I sat at the small bar inside the lodge and ordered some beers. Since I was told I could order what ever I wanted, I didn’t have to worry about paying the bill.
I was there deep in thoughts as I drunk, that night’s activities just reminded me of how I had helped In the kidnapping and murder of some high government official who according to general Loko was getting in their way. For some reason, General Loko always used plural whenever he addressed us and sent us to do his dirty works he would always say ‘ we’..
Unfortunately I never got tbe chance to know the other people invoved in the deals he had.
I recalled how one day he made me and the other guys burn some thatched houses with people inside.
“Kill them all ! ” He ordered us
“or you die in their place, people in this area are dull and can’t use their brains to vote wisely, so I want you to kill them and burn their homes before voting time” he added holding a gun in our faces.
I remember reaching a certain house had saw a small boy hidden in the corner as th bodies of his dead parents lay in front of him. I looked around and when I saw no one was looking I went to the boy and lifted him to the bushes nearby. I quickly rushed to get his mother who i had noticed was still breathing. I tried saving her and when she was conscious, told her to hold her son and stay put until it was quite.
she murmured some blessings holding my hand and I quickly ran back to other soldiers.Thoughts like that always gave me sad feelings.
Looking at my phone i saw some missed calls from Paula, but i didnt call her back.
“she’s probably sleeping” i thougt to myself. It was past mid night. lifting the bottle, i poured half of it in my mouth, I looked at the TV mounted on the wall and I could barely make sense of the match being played, my mind was occupied.
I drunk some more and didn’t realise Shila was watching me from a distance. After an hour of drinking I slowly pushed the chair I sat on and staggered a little before I stood straight and headed to my room.
Going straight to the bed and as I unbuttoned my trousers I saw Shila standing in the corner with a short Skirt showing off her body contures.
“What are you doing here?” I askee almost in a whisper. I was drunk…
She just smilled and walked closer to me, pushed me down and sat on top of me without giving me a chance to say another word. she pulled out my t-shirt and started working her had hands on me. I tried to resist her but she made things difficult when she pulled down my jeans and squized my sacred man.
I lashed out and pushed her down going for her br-asts, she smiled naughtly enticing me to go on.
With the period I had stayed without a woman, well, it came like a bonus for me. I went into her with full force and she responded with some kaonde moves sending me to some places I had not visited in 5 years.
I don’t know whether it was the beer or that girl was really good in bed but I was fully satisfied after I had calm. I fall asleep instantly….
To be continued
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