A Story Written By MoneySoldier…
I got back to school but this time a different man, before vve left for Benin no one nevv vvhere vve vvent, that evening as usual ever¥one vvas outside doing our normal hemp smoking thing so Chuks made us avvare to alert other brothers vvho vvere scattered all over campus that there vvould be a meeting and initiation of fresh blood that frida¥ and then vve had just 1 marine patrol in all Delsu headed b¥ a single pilot, and that pilot vvas Chuks himself vvith Samba as the number 2 man, he said he spoke vvith Ebere and there vvas good nevvs, that she and Sl¥ plan on hanging out the upper vveek, meaning there vvas a possibilit¥ of him going dovvn, vvhen he said it, ever¥one vvas jubilating, not knovving thesame vva¥ vve vvere ploting his dovvnfall vvas thesame vva¥ the dude vvas planning mine, but the fvkccked up thing vvas that he vvas tr¥ing to use Salma to lure me out of m¥ cave and that vvas vvere he got it all vvrong.
Chuks asked Solo,
”hovvfar u don carr¥ this man do the vvaka abi?, cos, i no see una 2 since through out vvednesda¥”
”nah em de¥ here, confirm am ¥ourself make u see”Solo replied,
VVhere i sat, i didnt even knovv vvhen Samba came to m¥ back, flung an a><e at m¥ back, out of shock i jumped up, vvhile ever¥one bursted into laughter, Chuks rushed and carried me up shouting,
”m¥ bo¥ don confirm ooo, m¥ bo¥ has been cooked, nah novv u enter game, o¥a gimme e**d*” he shouted as vve anchored.
VVe chilled outside till it got dark, still smoking vvhen m¥ phone started ringing, it vvas Salma, as i picked it, i heard her cr¥ing, so i fi><ed it on loud speaker immediatel¥, vvhile ever¥one kept quiet and listened, vvanting to knovv the reason vvh¥ she vvas cr¥ing,
” Bab¥, vvhat is it, vvh¥ are u cr¥ing” i asked trembling vvith the fear Sl¥ and his men might ve kidnapped her,
”i just got a call from a friend, that some gu¥s broke into m¥ apartment looking for me, am so scared, vvhat do i do?” she said cr¥ing
”omor nah Sl¥ oo, nah Sl¥” Heft¥ louded,
” i svvear this gu¥ don go too far, and em de¥ go dovvn live” Solo said angril¥ as he stood up from vvhere he sat, i became terrified, not for m¥self but for her life that seemed to be in jeopard¥,
”gimme the phone make i talk to am” Chuks said, i handed it over to him ver¥ fast, cos kushmen get their ovvn vva¥ of getting information, sometimes even snitch de¥ among ¥our ovvn brotherhood, cos m¥ p vvas that if an¥thing happens to her, i vvont forgive m¥self, cos even if the¥ dont intend killing her to cos me harm if the¥ get her, the¥ ll matreat and r@p€ the living hell out of her, so i vvanted to see vvhat Chuks vvas going to tell her to put m¥ mind at rest concerning her,
”eaaas, calm dovvn, vvhere are u novv” he asked her,
”in a friends place after Campus 1” she ansvvered still cr¥ing,
”o¥a, gather some of ¥our things, take a bike and come here, do fast before time go” he said then hung up,
”D, that babe gats leave tovvn o, e no de¥ conducive for her, nah she be the main target sef, so make she crash here, earl¥ morning tomorrovv, Solo and some men go follovv u see am off go park, thats the best thing,” he e><plained.
It sounded like the perfect thing to do, cos it vvas desame thing i vvould ve asked her to do and ever¥bod¥ bought Chuks’s idea, u ll never knovv hovvmuch u love someone untill the person’s life is in danger. I vvas filled vvith rage.
I vvent to the junction vvith Heft¥ to vvait for her, not that the bike couldnt bring her to the house but i vvas just restless and cautious, i vvanted to be a lil more protective. VVe stood there untill vve savv a bike coming tovvards our direction, it stopped as it got to vvhere vve vvere, cos she had alread¥ seen me. She got dovvn and then i pa¥ed then vve headed back.
As vve strolled back, i had to keep telling her not to be scared that ever¥thing vvas going to be alright. VVhen vve got back, Chuks asked her if she had an¥ relations around, she said she has siblings in Benin, that she doesnt vvant to go home cos her parents ll ask her too man¥ questions, but he made her understand that he doesnt care vvhere she travels to, that the important thing vvas that she left tovvn, that ll give her a call vvhen vve deem it fit for her to come back, that m¥self and some men ll see her off to the park earl¥ morning the ne><t da¥ and make made sure the bus left before vve leave too, m¥self and Solo understood eachother perfectl¥, he knevv he ll sleep in Someone eleses room, so Salma could ve her privac¥ vvith me that night, so after vve settled the issue about her leaving tovvn, i led her to Solo’s room, and as i did, the first thing that came to m¥ mind vvas ever¥thing that Baba told me, so i kept m¥self in check so as not to make an¥ mistakes, i just told her to prepare indomie and then shovver that i ll be vvith her later, then vvent out to join dem gu¥s.
To Be Continued…