To love a thief
It was a long journey from Ajaokuta to Lagos state. I was already exhausted, it seems the driver was just rolling the vehicle. I Wish he could speed up all better still, disappear cos I can’t really wait to get back to school. The holiday was a very boring one, cos I really missed my friends at school.
Pardon my manners, let me introduce myself. My name is Noge, I have a twin brother named Nobel, we are the only kids of Mr and Mrs Williams Onuh, we hail from the igala speaking part of kogi state. My brother and I school in Viv-University, which is in Lagos.
Back to present, when we were miles away from Lagos, the driver started struggling with the steering wheel of the bus, jolting me from the world of trance. I could hear other passengers screaming,and some were even praying. At first, I didn’t understand what was going on until sounds of gun shots were heard, that was when it dawned on me that we are about to be robbed. “jeez, I screamed, but it was already too late cos the driver stopped the vehicle, making all of us to jump down. The robbers started beating people up, forcefully extracting stuffs from them. The place was noisy,screams and cries were heard all over. The only thing I was thinking was how to escape, I didn’t even bother to look for my brother. I crept to the back of the bus, luckily for me, the robbers weren’t there, and the boot was open. Thank God I didn’t travel with a big bag, it was just a small kit, so I dragged it out of the boot cos other bigger bags were on it, I heaved a sigh of relief, thinking it’s settled, I never knew the worse awaits me. Someone touched my shoulder, when I turned, behold it was one of the robbers. “good night, he stuttered, before hitting my nose with the down of his gun. “jeez, I yelled as I fell crashing to the ground, I could see him grinning wickedly before I passed out.
After the robbers finished robbing, sirens were heard, indicating that the police was coming, the robbers started running, they took all they stole, both jewelries, phones, money and lots more. “move it guys, move it, sharks the gang leader yelled, making them run hastily but zipper was reluctant to move, he kept looking back at the body behind the bus.”get your f—–g a-s here man, Sharks yelled at Zipper but he rather did the opposite, he ran back to the body lying on the ground and lifted her to his shoulder, this time, the police was closer, he managed to hide inside the bush, cos his gang left him.
To Love a thief episode 2
He managed to hide inside the bush, cos his gang left him. The police men opened fire, they started chasing the robbers vehicle, the robbers kept exchanging bullets with the police, they continued that way until the police got tired and went back to the passengers who were robbed. Zipper escaped with me on his shoulder. He took me to his house, I really don’t know how we got there cos I kept blacking out at intervals. I woke up to the rays of the morning sun, flashing my eyes through the window. I stretched lazily on the bed, then suddenly a knock came on the door. I started wondering, why is he knocking in his own house. The knock came again, jolting me from my thoughts. “please come in, I managed to say. Zipper came in with a tray on his hand, it actually smells good. My eyes widened as I gazed at him without saying a word. “good morning miss, he stuttered, making me to remember I was supposed to greet him first. “good morning sir, I replied. He got startled at the sir, he paused for a while, before shoving the look of surprise from his face. “am Reuben, but I prefer being called Zipper, he stuttered. What da hell, I wanted to say but I kicked against it instead. “why Zipper? I asked, making him smirk.
“never mind, just call me Zipper, don’t add sir, he said before keeping the tray beside me. He prepared fried plantain and egg sauce. “please, manage this for breakfast, I’d get you something better, later on, he said with a smile,, oh my gosh, did I mention his cute? Yeah his d–n cute with pretty smile, I wonder what he was doing with those thieves.”that’s, this is much more than a breakfast, I replied before eating my meal. I could see him stealing some glances at me but he isn’t saying a word. “uhm, Reuben.. I tried to say but he corrected me. ” Zipper you mean? He said, making my lips hang open, I swallowed the lump in my throat before nodding at him, he smirked and brought out something from his pocket, it looks like cigarette but it’s not, seems it’s Marijuana. “gosh, you smoke too? I asked, he looked at me like someone who’s gone naught, he ignored my question and started puffing out the smoke. “sorry, but it smells terrible, I murmured, covering my nose. ” watch your mouth young lady, I don’t take such for a joke, he half yelled, his eyes turned red immediately. Jeez, you need to see how fear grip me, I stopped eating and watched him smoke, making me cough each time I inhale the smoke. ” I want to go home, I said softly.