A Story Written By MoneySoldier…
I vvoke up the ne><t da¥ and just as vve alvva¥s do, vve all sat outside gisting, rolling up and smoking, taking the usual morning dose, vve still kept tr¥ing his number but it kept telling us,
‘number svvitched off’
Then vve just finall¥ locked up,
”make una lock up for this matter make una no go get high b.p, Solo nah strong man, em go shovv, make una no even think am” Chuks said, and trul¥ he vvas,
So vve believed in good faith, but i vvas feeling ver¥ unsual, m¥ mind couldnt just be at rest, not till i savv him vvith m¥ e¥es, as in flesh and blood, then i ll be settled.
Smoking vvent on, i didnt vvant to take an¥ risk, so instead of going to school to get m¥ ovvn time-table, i didnt bother cos i had Raphael vvho’s hostel vvas opposite ours, so i just vvent to his place to vvrite mine. I chilled still vvaiting for Solo to come back, 10am, he still hadnt shovved up, i had eaten, vvas inside tr¥ing to rehearse m¥ staff, just kept on practicing.
As i vvas bus¥ slugging it out vvith m¥ ke¥board, vvith the material i collected from Raphael, cos i had a serious p vvith understanding staffs(musical s¥mbols or notes), i started hearing noise in the compound, this one vvas so loud that i just had to check it out, m¥ mind be sa¥ men de¥ shout for Solo for vvanting to kill us vvith heart-attack for having not shovved up since last night, instead vvhen i came out i didnt see an¥ sign of him, all man vvas in the compound ¥elling, as i savv the atmosphere, vvithout being told i knevv something vvas vvrong but m¥ reasoning didnt go that deep, but i knevv onl¥ bad nevvs could drive men this cra§¥, Fish vvas cr¥ing, as he savv me, like he couldnt bear it or vvait for me to ask, he just grabbed me b¥ m¥ singlet,
”D dem don fall Solo, dem don fall am” he said,
Firstl¥, i vvas blank, as in out, i couldnt sa¥ an¥thing, the message vvas still processing through m¥ brain, and vvhen i got hold of m¥self and looked for somevvhere to sitdovvn, tears had alread¥ filled m¥ face, and vvhen i couldnt bear the pains again i started cr¥ing out like a Bab¥, till cartarrh vvas coming out from m¥ nose and entering m¥ mouth, ever¥one vvas in pain, it vvas like someone stabbed me a knife that vvent straight to m¥ heart, infact i fell sick that da¥, not even knovving he’s been dead since the previous night, and his bod¥ vvas left at the side of the road, that morning some parties vvhich happened to be vvorking for the school had moved his bod¥ from the road to the morgue base on the info that reached us cos it vvas Chuks that got the call and dropped the message for ever¥one.
VVe prepared vvith sorrovvful hearts, to see his bod¥ ourselves cos it vvas too bad to be true, so vve prepared and matched there, and vvhen vve begged to see the bod¥, vve noticed there vvasnt a single mark on his entire bod¥ e><cept for his neck, vvhich looked dislocated or broken, something like that cos it fell to a side kind off, vvith lil marks on it, so vve didnt even knovv hovv he vvas killed, either his neck vvas broken, or a rope vvas tied to it and then hunged somevvhere, vve dont knovv, but nah the neck sha, as i savv his lifeless bod¥, another round of cr¥ing begun, that Heft¥ had to drag me out, he vvas m¥ closet man, opened m¥ e¥es, shovved me stuffs, thought me things, made me stronger and vviser, that vvas vvhen the beast in me surfaced, and as vve got back that da¥, i didnt care vvho vvas hearing me, i vvas shouting at the top of m¥ voice,
”i vvant that person head oo, i vvan snie that person m¥self, she¥ dem vvant vvar, i go give them vvar” i vvas ¥elling and cr¥ing,
For the first time, seeing an enemie die vvasnt enough, i vvanted to be the one taking their lives m¥self. I took ill later that da¥. That night, there vvas a gathering of the brothers on vvhat to do ne><t, and the svveetest part vvas that it vvas e><am period, so ever¥one ll come out from their hiding places cos all man gats vvrite e><am. The follovving night all the brothers came together to do a candle night for him. I packed m¥ stuffs and moved to Chuks’s room, just incase vvhen Solo peeps came.
As e><am started, Chuks reached out to as man¥ peeps he could reach, mostl¥ girls to get as much info vve could get. Like a vveek later, a girl brought an info vvith pics included, she said the gu¥ in the pics belonged to Sl¥’s frat, and that he vvas a top man too, dropped the da¥, time and venue he vvas going to be have a paper, so the onl¥ thing needed to be done vvas strike.
As soon as she left, vve started delibrating on vvho to do it, Chuks vvanted Perr¥ or Heft¥, but vvithin me i vvas boiling, filled vvith anger and vengeance, ¥earning for retaliation, it vvas killing me inside, but vvhen i vvasnt feeling the deliberation, i voiced out,
”make una leave am, i vvan ran am, i vvan dravv the first blood for Solo, and una go gats kill me to stop me” i said angril¥ as ever¥one kept mute looking at me in shock.
To Be Continued…