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[story] meant to be episode 20

E20

Richard woke up the next morning feeling sick, .

…. He dragged himself out of bed and had a

warm shower, Desmond left late at night ….. He

thought of how to inform Angela’s mother about

her daughter’s disappearance and the outcome of

the news,……. He wore a blue jeans and a

polo,..he called Desmond and told him of his

plans of going to Angela’s village to inform her

mother,…. He promised to accompany him,…….

Immediately he dropped the call,…. He heard a

knock on the door,…. He hurriedly rushed down

thinking it was Angela,….. He opened the door

without asking who it was,……… The taxi driver

stood before him with bandage on his head,…..

That was when the reality of what happened to

Angela dawned on Richie,…..

“Where’s Angela?, “he asked the driver with fear

written all over him.

”Oga,…….. Some boys attacked us,…. They hit me

on the head and drove off with her”.

“What?!!!!, you were attacked?,….. “Why didn’t

you call me,…. “Where did they take my Angel

to?” Richard asked anxiously.

“Oga, i dont know,….. I pity that poor girl,.. they

took our phones from us”.

Richard walked back into the house and sat

down,…… He remembered his step mother’s

threats,…… He never took her serious,…. It was

all his fault, he couldn’t protect his girlfriend even

after eavesdropping on his step mother’s phone

call,…… He couldn’t stop blaming himself,….

The taxi driver stood watching Richard,… He

knows how much he loves Angela,…. He has

been the one picking her from her house to

Richard’s house anytime she’s visiting,……. The

door opened and Desmond walked in with Nancy,

….

He looked from the taxi driver to Richard, who

was looking lost,……

“Richard,…… “ he called out his name.

Richard looked up and saw his friend,….

”Guy, i’m in deep s–t,….. I don’t even know what

happened to me,…. I should’ve acted fast, after

listening to that witch’s threats,. But i did nothing

to protect my girlfriend,…. I was too carefree,….

Look at what has happened,…… “he lamented to

his friend,…..

.” Why are you speaking as if Angela is dead,

……… “Richard pointed to the driver who was still

standing.

” the driver told me she was kidnapped,…… ”

” Jesus!!! ”

” Tell me, what will i tell her mother, a woman

who is still mourning her husband, Do you think

she’s going to believe me?,…you know Angela

has been the breadwinner of her family,…. How

do you expect them to believe my story,… And i

lied to her last night that Angela was bathing,….

I’ve complicated things,…… I just dont know

where to start from,…….. And you know what?,…

After i left that witch’s house, i had plans of

rushing to Angela’s village to keep her safe here

with me,… But i forgot all that,… I just forgot,…….

I knew quite well my girlfriend was in danger,…

And i allowed her to leave the village alone,……. I

believe that woman did something to me,…… God

please come to my rescue,….. I dont know how

to tackle this matter especially with Angela’s

family,……. ”

Desmond was short of words, he knows this type

of problem is not easy to tackle,…… Especially

Angela’s family believing them,…. He must stand

by his friend no matter what,…… Nancy sat down

shedding tears,….

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They all drove out later,…… Richard drove to his

father’s house first,…… He rushed inside and met

his step mother all dressed up to leave,….. He

came in clapping for her,…..

She was startled.

“Thanks for a job well done,….. So you’ve finally

carried out your threats,… You have done what

pleased you, right?,” he asked her walking around

her.

“If you dont have anything reasonable to say, pls

as you can see, i’m on my way out,….. Excuse

me,…..” she said carrying her bag to leave.

Richard dragged her back and pushed her onto a

seat,…

“have you come to my house to beat me up

again?, you should be worried about your

girlfriend’s where about than coming here to fight

me,… “she threw at him.

“Oooooh,…… How come you knew she was

kidnapped,..You must release her to me today or

else, they will bury either you or me today,… ”

“I’m not yet ready to die,… If you are ready to

die, there are many ways to commit suicide

without feeling the pains,… And dont you ever lay

your hands on me,……” she warned him pointing

her fingers at him angrily.

“You’re a joker,….. You think i’m not serious,…

“he slapped her hard on the face,…. And was

about hitting her when Pedro rushed in with a

gun in his hands,…..

”If you lay your hands on her, i’ll shoot you,… “

he warned Richard.

Richard turned and saw Pedro pointing a gun at

him.

Mrs Johnson stood up instantly,…. She slapped

Richard hard on the chic,….

”How dare you!!!!, you dont have respect for me

anymore,….. Have you forgotten who i am in this

state,….You think you’re smart,… I knew you

would plan to take her away before i could get

her, i erased that from your thoughts fool,……… If

i wanted to kill you, i would’ve have done that

long time ago”

“I’m not surprised, i know you did something to

me,….but i promise you,… I’ll find Angela, and

your end is near,…. You’ll end up dying a

shameful and painful death just the way you killed

her father ,…. ”

” Hahahahahahhaa, empty threats,…. You’re too

young to involve yourself in this,…. But you’ll

regret ever challenging me,… “she said straight

to his face

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, ********Desmond and Nancy were now worried

about Richard,…. He has been inside the house

for more than forty minutes,… They locked the

car and went inside in search of him,….. They

met him almost on his way out,….

”Richard what happened to your lips,….. “ Nancy

asked him.

”Let’s get out of here!!!!!, “he ordered them.

Desmond didnt allow Richard drive the car, he

knows how emotionally down he is,….Richie

directed him to the station,……

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On getting to the station,…. He requested to meet

the DPO,.

He introduced himself to the DPO, the DPO

happens to be an old friend to the Johnsons,…..

Richard narrated his ordeal to him,….. He told

him that he wants his step mother arrested,….

“Sir, you wont believe she is not my biological

mother, please you need to arrest her and her

bodyguards,… She needs to tell us where she hid

my girlfriend,….”

After listening to his story, the DPO cleared his

throat and spoke to him.

“I’m sorry for what you’ve been passing through,

…. I knew she’s not your biological mother,….

Your father and mother were very kind to the

poor,…. Your mother’s death was a shock to

everyone,…. I’m here today is your father’s

making,… I know how i started,….. I dont forget

to pay homage to him,…. After your mother’s

death,…. He married her best friend within Six

months,…. You were just a baby then,….. She

stopped everyone from visiting your father,.. She

controlled him,…. All of a sudden,… We heard

Chief Johnson was sick,…. His sickness became

worse and his wife took over everything,…… She

controls all his businesses,…….. Till today, we’ve

not seen or heard anything about your dad,…… As

for arresting her,…. I’m afraid we can’t do that,….

Because you don’t have evidence, ….. I’m more

concerned about your visit to the girl’s village,…

It wouldn’t be safe if you go there without

security,… I’ll release some of my boys to you,

they will accompy you to her village,…. ”

” Thank you so much sir,. I do appreciate your

kind gesture,… “Richard thanked him

” It’s ok, i’ll do anything for my friend’s son, we

shall begin an underground investigation on your

stepmother,… We have information that she’s

dealing in illegal business,…. Dont worry, the Lord

is your strength,….. ”

” thank you sir”

They drove straight to Angela’s village with six

armed police men in their vehicle,..Richard

continued dialing Angela’s number but it wasn’t

going through,………..

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Mrs Johnson took a flight to Lagos,…. She was

shocked to hear that her boys have not arrived,

she became more scared after several attempts

of calling them failed,.. She dialed their number

two hours later and someone finally picked the

call,…

She heaved a sign of relieve,

“Hello, please give the phone to the owner “she

ordered the person speaking.

”This is a mortuary attendant,….. The person

you’re calling died along with three other

passengers in a car accident early this morning,

the only survivor is a lady and she has been

rushed to a hospital by a good Samaritan,… ”

She stood still, there was silence,…….

” Eem,…. Pls…. Dont be angry, do you know the

hospital she was taken to?, “, she asked.

”I dont know anything about a living body,… I

only have business with a dead body,…. Why

should i know where she was taken to,….. “he

answered rudely

”Hmmmmm,…. I’m sorry, i think i dialed a wrong

number, bye”.

She cut the phone immediately,…. She angrily

threw the phone away,….

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