Stella rushed to the vehicle to meet Nick as
soon as she left the company. “Please, let’s
hurry.” She told him.
Nick was filled with fear as he glanced at
her. He kicked the engine and marched on
the throttle instantly. “Are they after us?”
He quickly asked.
“Who knows? I have done all I’m meant to, I
don’t know if the man will know.” She told
Nick was confused. He just kept speeding
up till he was sure all was actually well.
“Seriously, how did you go about it? Did you
Stella rolled her eyes. “One question at a
time, young man.” She smiled.
“As your lordship pleases.” He teased her,
“It wasn’t funny, Nick. How on earth have
you been risking all these? I almost got
“Wow! I’m so sorry. Anyways, hope the man
“Don’t mind me. It’s not that I almost got
caught too, but it was risky. I just let the
man follow me outside till we reached his
secretaries’ side, then I told him I left my
phone in his office, or else!” She stopped
abruptly and clapped her hands together.
“Thank God. Anyways, let’s just assume that
one is gone. Get my I-pad in the safe of the
car and switch it on. Everything will be in
place already.” He instructed her.
** ** **
“Are you not the Queen?” Larry looked at
the back of the car and stared at the Queen
again. “You definitely are!” He nodded.
Margaret just bowed head a little and kept
worrying. She didn’t even know what to say
exactly. “Should I say I was the Queen or
how should I put it?” She raised her head a
“Was?” Louisa and Larry echoed.
“I just got banished for a crime I didn’t
commit. Someone had set me up and put
the whole Kingdom into turmoil.” She
“That is indeed serious! In the same palace?
Did you let the King know you aren’t the
“He knows. I couldn’t have taken the staff
of authority that belongs to the King. That’s
like taking eyes away from someone!”
“Staff?” They were shocked.
She gazed at them. “Have you been out of
the Kingdom for long? That actually
“We have been out for a while. We never
knew. What will happen now? Can we just
take you off to our place?” Larry enquired.
“Please, I’ll be grateful. I don’t have
anywhere to go to.”
“This is serious! Let’s just go.” Larry kicked
the engine and drove off.
** ** **
Osmond and Prince Edward had been
working tirelessly to get The Unknown. They
have set some guys around the hospital
vicinity to be watching out for any guy who
comes around frequently. The Prince had
promised himself that he would definitely
puff life out of whosoever he caught as The
He had also been visiting the hospital with
Osmond frequently to watch out. He had
been serious with the mindset of ending
‘Nicholas’’ life soon. He had gotten some
ammunitions so the job could be easier for
the guys. He just got to the hospital again
with Osmond, and parked his vehicle some
distance away. “Prince, this method is really
tasking. What if they aren’t even
connected?” Osmond had asked.
“There’s no way they won’t be connected. I
was the one who saw what happened back
there, not you, Osmond. I have told you I
won’t take a break until he’s caught. He’s
just disturbing my life.”
Osmond chuckled. “ I pray it’d be easy this
way, or is everyone that comes to the
hospital the guys will be trailing now?”
“Sure, let them trail anyone. I don’t care. He
has gotten to my nerves well enough.”
** ** **
Louisa and Larry ushered the Queen into the
house. “Please, sit.” Larry stretched forth
“Thank you.” She sat down and removed the
scarf on her head, looking round the house.
“Just feel free, Ma. I’ll go to the Kitchen to
prepare food now.”
“I’m alright. I really don’t wish to eat
anything.” She tried to stop her.
“No. You cannot stay here without eating
now. You just have to eat. It is when you
eat that you’ll have the strength.” Larry
“I’m just alright.” She replied him.
“No.” Louisa disagreed too and headed to
the Kitchen to prepare the food.
** ** **
“Your highness, you cannot just sit down
here without getting out of these thoughts.
Life must go on.” One of the Chiefs told
“I should stop? Why should I stop? Why? At
least you are now happy that the Queen’s
“No one is happy concerning that, your
majesty. But, it just have to happen so that
the Kingdom would be at peace.” Another
The King had looked at him with bad eyes
before he hissed aloud. “Wasn’t she set up?
She was implicated!”
“That has been written already and cannot
be changed. We should be looking forward
things to come so that things that we
cannot change won’t be a source of
hindrance. Your Majesty, it is not a right
thing for the seat of the Queen beside you
to be empty for long.”
The King flashed his anger toward the Chief
that just spoke. He arose from the throne
and looked at them all, walking away in
anger. “You all must be crazy!”
** ** **
Nicholas and Stella sat close to each other
at Stella’s place. Nick had set up the
devices needed for them to listen to
whatever was going on around Mr. James
now. The two had headphones around their
heads as they listened together to some
conversations between him and his guards.
“I had no problem since you left, I told you
The Unknown won’t dare come over to this
place! He knows his limit!” He laughed.
Nicholas chuckled. “Foolish man.”
“A lady came here and I’m looking forward
to seeing her again. The painful aspect is
that she never dropped her mobile number
for me to call.”
“Didn’t you ask her?” One of them asked
“Sure, I did. Why won’t I? Unfortunately, she
couldn’t drop it because of a mix-up.” He
“So, no other person came around, is that?”
“Sure. So, there’s no problem.”
Then, the silence continued. Nicholas
removed the headphone and looked at
Stella. “That was a really cool job, Madam.”
“I’m blushing.” She waved her hand and
Nick shrugged. “You need it. Who knows if I
would have been caught if I were to be the
one who went there to do the job? I really
appreciate you and Doris, Stella.”
“You don’t need this, Nick. We are friends,
He brushed to his feet and pulled his trouser
a bit. “I should be on my way now.”
“Why?” Stella looked surprised.
“Doris would soon be home and I can’t tell if
Craig will follow her. You know I have been
“Alright. Just keep me updated.”
“I’ll call you, dear.” He picked up his I pad
and hurried out.
As he entered into his car, he looked
sideways before speeding off. Straight to
** ** **
Nick parked his vehicle. He was short what
to do when Henry wasn’t beside him at that
moment. If I enter into the hospital now,
what will I gain? Nothing! I should have
branched at home to pick Henry and come
He looked at the parked cars and
swallowed. “Man, I just have to check the
Doctor and ask him how she’s fairing.” He
muttered and came down from the car.
As he came down and looked forward, he
saw the Prince’s car also parked. “D–n!
What’s this guy looking for! What!” He stood
still and continued watching.
Suddenly, he saw a guy with Anthony
outside as the two were walking hand-in-
hand to the Prince’s car. To his surprise,
the door was jammed and Anthony was
taken away while the guy stood back and
entered into one of the vehicles parked.
“What is happening?” He rushed back into
his car and another adventure began.