A Story written by Austinblinks…
This is me. I’m here. I’m shifting the words that you’re reading, altering them from whatever this person wrote.
I’ve been here for awhile. For as long as you can remember, anyway.
Sometimes I say your name as you’re falling asleep, or whisper urgently in your ear. Do you remember the time that I screamed, throwing panic through you and setting your heart racing?
That was fun.
You’re wondering who I am. That’s only natural. Of course, you already know.
I’m you. I’m the real you. I’m the mind that existed here before you stole my body, before you forgot about being a parasite.
I’m the child who looked the wrong way, asked the wrong question, saw the wrong thing… but I’m not so little any more.
You may have forgotten me, but I’m still here. I’ve always been here.
I’m going to get out.
Lanre: Everybody wait! Wait a minute… Something is not right!
Classrep: Lanre! What is it again? Everyone is scared already, you don’t need to freak us out the more.
Emma: You said we all need to leave this place and then you’re saying we should wait now that the bus is here!
Temmy: Just shut up! Lanre what is it?
Lanre: I don’t know. Something is not right, i can feel it! …… Kamoru! Please step out of the bus…..
There was silence, the ones closer to the bus began to take a few steps back. Lanre called again.
Lanre: Kamoru, if that’s you, please step out of the bus!
Still no response, now they are panicking, not knowing whether to run or stay. The bus was their only way out of the camp, they are too far out into the bush to start walking.
But there they were, beside the bus, not sure who drove it and no one wants to find out.
Uche: Guys! I say we move closer to the bus and check who drove it
Halimat: Is like this Ibo boy has a death wish or something….Move closer now, were boy!
Daniel: We can’t just stand out here! What if Kamoru didn’t respond because the bastard is asleep
Timothy: Good point Daniel! Very good point. Why don’t you go in there and wake him up then…
Mary: Lanre! What do we do?
Lanre: emmm… who has a torch? We should see him from here.
Lanre was handed a torch, the class rep, Emma and Uche began to move closer to the bus. Moving real slow and quiet… the rest stood very closely together, clutching their hands and bitting their lips in fear. Lanre pointed the torch towards the driver seat and there was Kamoru, with his head on the steering, his position suggesting he was fast asleep.
Emma: Hehehehehe…. You see! The guy just dey sleep ni jor.
Emma entered the bus. As the rest began to move forward, he called out again.
Emma: (Shivering) O lord God that commanded the holy spirit to impregnate Mary!!
Emma: Blood guys! Blood! There’s blood everywhere.
Emma stood at the entrance, everyone too shocked to move, looking at him as he was trying to explain what he had seen. Their lamps and torchlights directed towards him, waiting for him to talk.
As he opened his mouth to speak, the hand grabbed him on the shoulder, they all saw it. Emma knowing only the corpse of Kamoru was with him in the bus let out a loud scream….
Everyone screamed too. They all spreaded out, running in different directions, most of them screaming as they ran deeper into the bush.
To Be Continued…