“RECKLESS REKKY” (OPEYEMI AKINTUNDE EPISODE 9-12)
” RECKLESS REKKY”
Mayor walked like he was walking on hot coals as he walked closer to the accident scene.
Mayor couldn’t hold back the tears. He saw the cloth Mirabel wore earlier.He saw the blood dripping….
” No!!!” Mayor rushed towards the men dragging Mirabel out of the car…
” Mirabel…” He screamed
” Please…help me, she is my wife …please help me…My son is in the vehicle …please …” Mayor cried out…
” The mother is dead! but the child is still breathing!” A man said
” Please…let’s take them to the hospital. Please where is the nearest hospital!” Mayor said screaming
” It’s true…Let’s take them to the clinic ” A weeping woman said
With the help of the crowd, Mayor got Mirabel and Austin to the nearest clinic.
” They are both on Life support…I thought I had lost Mirabel, but I am so grateful she is fine now!” Mayor said to Joan over the phone
” What about your son?” Joan asked
” He is also stable, but still in the ICU.”
“But what were they doing there?” Joan asked
” Beats me as well, my wife isn’t someone who monitors me.” Mayor said
” So what about him?” Joan asked
” Who? Austin ? I told you he is in the ICU.” Mayor said
” No, I mean the boyfriend.” Joan said ” Do you know where he is!”
” Joan, are you seriously asking me that? Joan do you have an iota of human feelings. I told you the two most importantly people in my life are in between life and death and you asking me about some guy?” Mayor said angrily
” Mayor, use your brain…if you do not find that guy in few hours… Moko will kill your son!” Joan said frankly.
” Mayor, I am on your side…I don’t want you losing your son.I have my family too… Please find the guy. Leave that hospital and find that guy.”
” How? He is gone!” Mayor said as he broke down in tears.
” I will try to help you find where he is. Give me five minutes.” Joan said
” Ok!” Mayor said ” Joan!”
” Thank you…but please don’t let me lose my son…”
” I will do my best!”
Rekky laid there listening to the conversation from the end of the woman speaking. She could understand that Osmond must have escaped and something had gone wrong with the family of the man who kidnapped her.
Rekky could perceive someone walking close to her.
” Who are you? You have a strong will to live and also some forces are preventing you from dying and these forces do not mind who dies to keep you alive.” Joan said to Rekky
Rekky couldn’t answer but her answer definitely had to be…
” MY Father!”
Rekky knew she was a beneficiary of her father’s good life.
” Don’t bring your bad luck near my family. I must see to your end.” Joan said
With that Joan walked to her consulting chamber. She needed to track down that boyfriend.
Tams couldn’t believe Martins could not be tracked as well. His two mobile numbers were unreachable. She could hear one of the Police officers speaking to someone called ” Madam Chioma”. She wondered who that was.
By this time, Rekky’s phone too was unreachable.
” Sir, is it possible to track their phone numbers?” Tams asked
” We can’t do that until after 24 hours!”
” We don’t have 24 hours…My friend has been kidnapped. I heard the conversation between her and the kidnapper before she suddenly went mute.”
” Madam, please …Let us do our job.”
Osmond kept looking out through the window. He couldn’t wait for the dark when he could go meet the herbalist for the final stage of the ritual. He kept wondering why that man was looking for him. The picture of Rekky on the floor didn’t make sense.
” Was she in an accident?” Osmond asked…
” Or did her husband find out? And he killed her? Is that why they are looking for me as her boyfriend?” Osmond thought as he swallowed hard
” I have found him! He is at an hotel. From what I saw on the pillow he laid his head on, the name of the hotel is Hotel 23…I googled Hotel 23, and I found it. It is at Bismark court.”
” His room number?” Mayor asked
” Mayor, how am I suppose to know his room number?” Joan asked with irritation in her voice.
” I am sorry…thanks anyway. I will work on what I have..” Mayor said. He couldn’t wait to kill the bastard.
To be continued
” RECKLESS REKKY”
It was getting dark. Osmond looked out through the window, he didn’t see any thing strange. He got dressed and placed a final call to the herbalist.
“ Hello Sir!” Osmond said
“ Yes my Son!”
“ How far?”
“ Almost done, just waiting for you to come bath with the water!” The herbalist replied
Osmond smiled! He had outsmarted whatever force didn’t want him rich.
After reaching the hotel earlier, he reasoned that if the man looking for him was a police officer, he needed to discard the panties because it would have Rekky’s DNA. He called the herbalist to find out if he could send it through a Despatch rider. The man agreed. He had tucked the panties in his suit and packaged the suit. The Despatch rider thought he was delivering a suit.
The herbalist had received it in about an hour. The panties were soaked in water and some diabolic herbs. The herbalist had told Osmond that the herbs will drain all the virtues of the owner of the panties into the water. Thereafter, as the final ritual, he would drink a small portion and bath with the rest.
Osmond couldn’t wait to do the final ritual, though drinking the panties water was not a part he was looking forward to, but he knew he would do it nevertheless.
Mayor sat at the reception waiting for Osmond. He had been there for hours. He saw Osmond when he came down to give a Despatch rider his suit. Mayor had dodged his face. That gave him the assurance that Later that evening he was going to kill him…
“ Sir, I hope you are fine. We noticed you haven’t gone to your room since you got here.?” A man said to Mayor
“ Nothing! I like to stay at the reception before going to the room to sleep.” Mayor said casually.
Mayor’s phone rang. It was the number of the doctor from the hospital.
“ Hello Sir!” Mayor said. His heart was racing. He had a feeling something wasn’t right.
“ Yes sir, please sir, where are you? We need you here!” The doctor replied
“ Sir, I am faraway. Please do whatever you can do to save them. Is the 1 million Naira I sent to you not enough, I can double it, triple it for you!” Mayor said with desperation
“ Sir, it’s not about the money…” The doctor said.
Mayor sensed something wasn’t right…
“ Doctor… Tell me …!”
“ We have lost your wife. ..we did all we could but we lost her.” The doctor said
Mayor crashed into his chair, he wanted to crush the phone in his hand. Hot tears rolled down his face. He rushed out of the reception into his car…
“ Hello !Hello!” The doctor was saying but Mayor wasn’t listening. His heart was broken. Mirabel was his life, his joy and the hope for a pure future. He had planned how he was going to leave the job soon and relocate to Canada with his family but all that was gone now.
“ What about my son?” Mayor said with a shaky and broken voice
“ He is still steady. We are watching him closely, but he has better chances than his mother had!”
“ Ok, please keep him alive..” Mayor said
Mayor ended the call. He broke down in tears like a baby as he mourned his wife.
“ Mirabel, I am sooooorrrrry.” He cried
Tams made sure the Police got in contact with the Telecommunications company in other to track Rekky’s phone.
They had tracked Rekky’s phone to Hotel 23.
Tams was following closely behind the Police van that was going to Hotel 23.
“ I hope Rekky is not on one of her sex tour as she calls it. “Tams thought.
Rekky had what she termed “ Sex tour”. She would go round the city sleeping with different men at different locations.
Tams was tempted to stop the officers from searching when they were told the phone had been tracked to a hotel, but what restrained her was the fact that the phone was switched off. It was unlike Rekky. She was Rekky’s gist partner everyday. Sometimes, she would even call her to listen in on her sex screams. Therefore, it was unusual for Rekky to go off her phone for over 6 hours.
“ God, I hope Rekky had not Wrecked her life. I hope she is not dead.” Tams thought silently as they drove closer to Hotel 23.
Osmond walked out of the hotel. He stood in front of the entrance waiting for the cab he ordered.
Mayor spotted him with his bags.
As soon as Osmond’s cab drove out, Mayor followed him.
His phone rang….It was Joan calling.
“ Hello Joan! I have found him and I am following him closely. When we get to a lonely path, I will get him!” Mayor said
“ That would be best for you, or else you will have two deaths in one night!” Moko said instead of Joan
“ Yes! The one and only. The only lion in the jungle. I see that your wife is dead, although that is a waste, because her death has no value for me. Make sure you stop that idiot from carrying out the ritual or else your son dies tonight. Tony is at the hospital to evacuate your son at my order. He has gone there to represent you as your brother.”
“ Moko, please… Moko please, don’t kill my son… Please, even if I fail tonight, I will work “back to back” to get you better lives!”
“ Some lives are not as important as these ones. The woman and your son are billions to me. I have informed all our top clients about the auction and Senator Burancha already has put up 2 million dollars as the first bidder.” Moko said proudly
“ Moko pleaseeeee!” Mayor said in tears as he raced hotly behind Osmond’s cab.
Moko hung up. Mayor dialed the Doctor’s number. It wasn’t reachable. He knew they must have blocked his line. He dialed Tony’s number instead…
“ Hello Tony… please listen to me. Please for the sake of the friendship we share, please don’t take my son to Moko… please!” Mayor said sobbing like a baby
“ My brother! You are talking to the wrong person. My son’s life is on the line as well. Moko said if I don’t bring your son, he will kill mine. Mayor, what’s your advise for me?” Tony said
Mayor realized there was no way out…
“ Mayor, kill the son of another man to keep yours safe. Kill the guy you are chasing so that you don’t lose your son, because if you fail, I will have to kill your son so I don’t lose mine.” Tony said frankly.
Mayor ended the call with the resolve to save his son.
“ The carrier of the phone is moving!” The Police officer said to Tams. “ I believed Someone must have tipped him/ her off.”
“ We follow the carrier to find out answers!” The Police officer said.
Tams nodded as the Police officer left her car and got into the van.
Osmond noticed the car had been following him for about 15 minutes.
“Hey… have you noticed that the car behind has been following us for a while!” Osmond asked the cab driver
“ Not sure!”
“ Can you take a detour to be sure!”
The driver changed his course and Mayor followed him.
“ I told you, he is following us. Park the vehicle!” Osmond said
As the driver parked, Mayor did same!
To be continued…
” RECKLESS REKKY”
Opeyemi O. Akintunde
Osmond held his breath, it was obvious the driver of the car was after him.
“ Sir, I believe the central lock is active?” Osmond asked the cab driver
“ Yes sir! but I think we should leave, since it is obvious the person is after us.” The cab driver said
“ No! We stay! He will be confused. He won’t know what we are upto. He will realize we know he is after us!”
“ Ok sir! I have a gun ” the cab driver said
“ You have a gun?” Osmond asked
“ Yes… as a cab driver. There are lots of terrible people who use cab drivers for rituals these days so I got a gun to protect myself. It is licensed.” The Cab driver said
“ Great! Can you fire a shot in the air to scare the man.!” Osmond said
“ Sure!” The cab man replied
The Cab driver brought out his gun from underneath his seat. He fired a shot in the air…
Mayor sat watching the car. He could tell Osmond was aware he was pursuing him. Mayor knew he was very obvious but he didn’t care. His aim was
Sure… He had to kill Osmond to save his son.
He heard the sudden gunshot…
“ What the f…k?” Mayor cursed
Mayor knew at that moment, this was no child’s play. He brought out his gun from underneath his seat as well. He wore his protective bead as well.
He fired a reply shot in the air…
“ Your Father!” Mayor cursed
“ He has a gun too!” Osmond said
“ And that sounds harder than ours! Boss I am sorry, you need to get down from my car!” The cab driver said
“ What do you mean?” Osmond said
“ I believe the man is after you not me!”
“ How do you know that?”
“ I don’t have enemies!”
“ Who says I have?”
“ So why is he following us?”
“ Maybe he is a car hijacker!” Osmond said
“ Car Hijacker! Have you seen the car he is driving, it can buy two of my cars!” The cab driver said
“ Hey Brother! We are in this together! Start the vehicle and let’s escape. If you can’t drive fast, I can!” Osmond said
“I can’t drive fast… When I am tensed!” The cab driver said as he was obviously shivering .
“ Move!” Osmond said to the driver. Nothing was going to stop him from finishing his ritual that night!
The cab driver moved to the passenger seat while Osmond took the driver’s seat.
Osmond engaged the drive gear and with top speed he sped off…
Mayor saw the move and followed him…
Mayor started firing shots at the car tyres…
The Cab driver responded by firing directly at Mayor. He kept shooting at the windscreen.
The Cab driver noticed the gun was hitting Mayor but it had not effect…
“ The gun is not having effect on the driver…” The Cab driver said
“ You are not aiming well! Stop acting like A woman or a chicken!” Osmond screamed as he drove recklessly to save his life.
“ What do you mean? Don’t insult me! I am aiming at his face. It seems the guy is diabolical!” The Cab driver screamed
Mayor didn’t want to fire back at the cab driver. He didn’t want another blood on his hand. Mayor wanted to tell the cab driver to stop wasting his bullets. He had been fortified by Moko, no gunshots could penetrate in to his body once he had the protective bead on…
Mayor drove to the side of the car…
“ Stop wasting your bullets! I am not after you! Tell him to pull over. Don’t let me be forced to kill you! I have no business with you!” Mayor screamed at the cab driver.
Osmond saw the look on the driver’s face, he could tell the man was going to give him up. Osmond drove the car suddenly to the side hitting Mayor’s car and throwing the cab driver off balance. Simultaneously, he grabbed the gun from his hand….
“ What are you doing?” The Cab driver said as he saw Osmond pointing the gun at him…
“ I am sorry brother, Life is not fair! If I don’t kill you, you will get me killed!” Osmond said as he shot the Cab driver.
The Cab driver died instantly….
Mayor saw what Osmond did and that got him mad.
Mayor drove harder hitting Osmond’s car. Osmond tried shooting at Mayor but it was all in vain…
They both heard the approaching Police Siren at the same time.
Mayor had two thoughts….
Mayor knew Osmond had incriminated himself by killing the Cab driver in his car. That way the approaching Police van would have him arrested and that way, he won’t be able to go the herbalist’s place.
He just had to stop the chase and take another route.
The second option was not to take chances, but to kill him right away and escape.
As Mayor was thinking through his decision, he saw Osmond opening the passenger seat door and pushing the cab driver out of the car even while on top speed.
“ He has discarded the evidence… F…k this guy… I didn’t want to have another blood on my hands but I guess that’s your destiny.” Mayor said
With all the strength Mayor had, he pursued hotly after Osmond till he was side by side with him. Mayor was a good shooter. He shot at Osmond at close range and hit the center of his head the moment Osmond looked sideways.
Osmond lost the control of the steering as he died instantly.Mayor watched as he swerved off into a parked Fuel truck. The moment Osmond hit the truck, there was an explosion. The car caught fire and like a scene from a movie, about five other cars close by caught fire…
The Fire explosion made every one driving from behind including the police van halt thereby making Mayor go scotfree.
The herbalist saw the sign. He rose up and rushed to his Enquiry mirror. He said some incantations and immediately the mirror opened to reveal Osmond burning.
“ Aiye oooo, and the witches of this boy’s family eventually did not make him see the riches he had worked hard for.” The herbalist said…
“ Well, if it doesn’t go bad for one person, it can never be good for another! ….Ifatoyinbo! Come here!” The herbalist said
“ My father!” Ifatoyinbo answered
“ You are about to reap the hard work and labour of another person.!” The herbalist said
“ How My father?” Ifatoyinbo answered
“ You know the boy we have been preparing all these for!”
“ Yes, oga Osmond!”
“ He has died! The forces that do not want him rich has ended his life!”
“ Ha! “
“ So, you will use the concoction and reap the reward of his labour!”
“ My father! Thank you! Thank you!” Ifatoyinbo said. His dream of traveling to the United States to study Medicine was about to be achieved.
To be continued….
” RECKLESS REKKY”
Mayor drove into the Ritualist Village. He was exhausted. He came in to fill his report so Moko would release his son. He knew Tony was not going to leave the hospital till Moko gave the order.
Joan was tensed as hell. Moko had paraded the deposition unit over 10 times in two hours.
Joan heaved a sigh of relief the moment Mayor walked it.
“ He is dead… more like burnt to Ashes!” Mayor said
Moko walked in…
“ Is that the Accident in the breaking news?” Moko asked
“ It should be!”
“ Congratulations… I will Call Tony right away.”
“ Thank you!”
“ Sorry about your wife’s death. That’s why I have always encouraged you guys to let your wife in on what you do. That way she won’t be snooping around for answers.”
Mayor didn’t reply. He was too weak to explain again why he didn’t want his wife knowing what he was into.
Rekky laid on the makeshift bed they had put her. She was very conscious of what was happening around but her entire body was paralyzed.
“ God, please forgive me! Please save me this one time and I will serve you!” Rekky prayed within.
Almost immediately, Rekky started gasping for breath.
“ What’s happening to her?” Moko said
Joan knew what was happening. The woman was about to die.
“ Mayor, are you sure you killed the right man.!”
“ What do you mean? You were the one who gave me information about him!”
“ Are you sure he is the one that was killed? They are continuing the ritual and they are about to kill her…” Joan shouted
“ Who?” Mayor asked very confused
“I don’t know!”Joan screamed
Joan began to chant incantations to stabilize Rekky…
The herbalist realized there was a force resisting him. He looked into his Spiritual mirror and saw Joan. He chanted an incantation and that sent blindness to Joan…
“ My eyes…My eyes!!” Joan screamed
Moko also took charge trying to fight back but instead he received an arrow on his right arm. Moko fought back valiantly but his spiritual strength was nothing compared to that of the herbalist…
Rekky breath her last ….
The Herbalist won.
Mayor’s world crashed.
Moko sat on the floor, with one of his hands paralyzed.Moko’s eyes were on fire.
He brought out his phone with his left hand.
Mayor suspected what was about to happen…
He guessed right!
“ Hello Tony! Bring the boy here!” Moko said.
Mayor ran towards Moko and laid on the floor…
“ Moko, please what will be my gain after serving you all these years! Don’t let me lose my son!”
“ From this auction, I will give you 100 million and you will be free. You won’t have to serve me anymore. Let go of the boy!”
“ No Moko … take the 100 million and let me have my son! I will keep working with you… but please don’t kill my son!”
“ Think about it! “ Moko rose up and exited the deposition unit.
Joan was busy with getting back her sight but Mayor knew she was in no way the person he should speak to.
Mayor walked up to Rekky…
“Please wake up… Please wake up and let them use you for the ritual. “ Mayor said passionately…
There was no life whatsoever in Rekky.
Mayor sat on the floor wondering how he could save his son or should he just accept this as fate, collect the 100mlion, relocate to Canada and start a new life.
“ But that would mean I will be using my son for rituals if I let him die and I collect the 100 million.” Mayor reasoned.
“ No, Austin can’t die, I am the culprit not him. Maybe Moko should kill me instead.”
No one approaches Moko’s tent unless the person is sent for, so Mayor walking into Moko’s Tent drew the attention of others.
Mayor stepped in to meet Moko applying some herbs on his twisted arm…
“ I guess it is not only your son that will die today. You also…” Moko said
“ I am sorry for coming in without being called, but I just wanted to let you know that a life for a life. Take my life but leave my son please. I will ask my sister from the village to come pick him up. She will raise him up.”
“ Are you sure? This boy is just 2 years old. If you let him go, in another 3 years you will have a boy like him again.”
“ I am sure… take my life!”
“ Ok… “
Mayor heard no words from Moko again.
To be continued…
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