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A Story written by Purityval
(0703440 1770, emmanuelchekwube887@yahoo.com.)

Since Bob drove her home the previous night, she had not said a word to anybody,keeping mute wouldn’t be possible anymore which she already knows because Lizzy would rather beat it out from her than plead again.

“Now I think we’ve had enough of this drama, can you now tell me what happened last night?” Lizzy said dragging a seat close to the bed.

Letting out a sigh, she looked at Lizzy apologetically. She knew what she must have put her through since the night. A lot had happened and she could see emotional stress written all over her.

“I was nearly shot.” She started quietly.

“By who, the guy?” she asked impatiently urging her on.

“I don’t know, by another guy on hood.”

“Another guy on hood? What does that mean?” she asked.

“I had gotten to the Garden and waited for him. He called immediately I walked in and started asking if I told anybody about the meeting and other things. I thought he must have noticed or seen something but, I denied telling anybody. After a little over fifteen minutes, he came around to the table and repeated the same question to which I nodded in affirmation. He had started to talk when suddenly he stopped and sprang to his feet pulling a gun and running around the table.” She stopped and let out another sigh. “Everything had happened so fast but, when I turned, I saw a guy on hood with his gun pointing at me. I heard shots as soon as I turned but the other guy was fast enough as he had me covered already taking the bullets.”

“Wait! Wait! Let me get this. This guy on hood is he not the same guy that had been dropping you warning notes.”

“I don’t know, I don’t think so. I think he is an impersonator. Whoever pulled that must know something about me and the other guy.”

“What about your uncle and the SCD?”

“I don’t know. There was no SCD around when it all happened. Bob came in few minutes after it all happened. Bob came in few minutes after it all happened and we left before the SCD patrol team arrived.”

“Why, thought they were supposed to be there before you even got there?” Lizzy asked surprised.

“I didn’t see anybody, I was left alone to myself if it hadn’t been for him maybe I would be dead by now.” She said as her eyes gloomed.

“Did you get a look at the shooter?”

“No, I just saw him running off with the crowd after the shots.” She said looking lost.

“Did your uncle give you any reason as to what happened to the plan you had with him before going for the meeting?” Lizzy asked.

“I didn’t ask and he didn’t say also.”

Silence hovered around as they both went into their thoughts.

“He was badly wounded and lost a lot of blood.” She said jolting Lizzy out from her thought

“I think you should talk to your uncle and the SCD, maybe they can contacts hospitals for any presence of someone with a gunshot wound.” Lizzy suggested.

“I will do no such thing. I want to meet with him first. I’m going to search through all the hospitals around till I locate him.” Claire said determined.

“You nearly got shot and you want to meet again? I can’t believe you.” Lizzy said surprised.

“I think he knows something. I would rather find out what he knows before talking to anybody.” She concluded with a note of finality.

To Be Continued…

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