A Second Chance Season 2 – Episode 8
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Gilbert knew he had no reason for raping Alice’s mum. He just wanted to do it, and he did it. He smiled when he recalled how the old woman cried and begged not to be raped.
It wasn’t pleasurable though, so he just moved on to the heavily endowed, both front and back househelp.
Collins…… he frowned. The idiot was just standing there, pleading on the behalf of the old woman. That made him sick. If he had known, he wouldn’t have taken him along. He wanted his friend to enjoy too, enjoy the old woman but he was a coward! He turned to look at him sitting at the back seat.
‘you really f—-d up Collins, if you weren’t my friend, i really should have killed you there’ Gibert fumed.
‘and if you weren’t my friend, i would have called the police immediately, when you were still in the act!’
Gilbert laughed ‘fool! You are really senseless Collins, I really don’t know why i have a friend like you’
‘senseless indeed! Senseless and i was able to save your silly a-s from being caught by the police!’
‘don’t you start reminding me of all the things you’ve done for me Collins’ Gilbert said, trying hard to focus on the road ‘dont make me kill you here right now’
‘what you did was wrong. Wait a minute, i thought you did all you’ve been doing since because you loved Alice and because you wanted her to see no one else but you!’
Gilbert laughed again ‘i don’t love Alice anymore’
‘you heard me. I don’t feel anything for that b—h any longer’
‘i really don’t understand’
‘thats your biz, not mine’
‘if you don’t love her, then why are you doing all of these things?’
‘reasons best known to me’
Collins regarded the monster he called his friend for a while, then he cleared his throat ‘you shot Maria yesterday right?’
‘yes i did’ Gilbert replied nonchalantly.
‘do you know she’s in coma?’
Gilbert nearly lost control of the steering, then he parked by the roadside, sweating profusely.
‘she’s alive?’ he asked.
‘of course, she is. She’s just in coma’
‘no. That can’t be possible. She can’t possibly be alive. Its going to spell doom for me. Collins, you’ve got to help me. Even if it’s the last time’ Gilbert said.
‘no more dirty jobs Gilbert. I’m not helping you any longer. Not when its a criminal act’
‘please Collins, i beg you in the name of God, i…….’
‘God? You know God Gilbert? So after all the atrocities you’ve committed, you know who God is?’
Alice opened the door and got the shock of life. Angela was stark naked crying, trying to wake her mother who was also stark naked lying on the floor, looking lifeless.
‘Angela! What happened what happened to my mother?’
‘i dont know,’ Angela cried ‘i dont know if she’s still alive Alice i dont know’
‘what happened?’ Alice asked assisting Angela in raising Kofo up ‘lets take her to the hospital. Get dressed and……why are the both of you stark naked?’ Suspicion glowed in her eyes and one look at her, Angela knew what she was thinking.
‘no, no Alice! Its not what you think,’ she said reaching for her gown which was flung far away by that demon of a man ‘we were raped!’
Alice drew back in shock ‘you say wetin?’
‘we were raped. I was in the kitchen cooking when the door bell rang. I ran out to open the door thinking it was you and…..’ she sobbed ‘two guys. I couldnt recognise the face of the guy who raped me and your mother but i recognise the other guy’s face. Though he didnt do anything, he tried stopping the other guy from raping us but the guy refused! He raped i and your mother and your mother passed out. I tried waking her up but all my efforts were futile’
Alice couldnt believe her ears ‘who on earth would want to rape an old unattractive woman. It sounds ridiculous to my hearing’
‘its the truth Alice, i swear’
‘get me water, let me sprinkle it on her. If she doesnt wake up, then you have to give that explanation again. But not to me and not here. But to the judge in the court of law!’
‘shi.t!’ Gilbert cursed and tried starting the car again. It still didnt respond.
The angry looking guys were nearer now. He didnt know what to do. Didnt know why this stupid toyota camry decided to get faulty at this time. There was no way escaping these guys. Oh! He wished he had the power to disappear or something. He made a promise to himself that if he survives this, he was going to pay a visit to the most powerful witch doctor in his village. So he could easily kill and destroy without stress. And he might just get a love charm for Alice.
‘my God, please save me, dont let me die oh God’ Gilbert said as he tried turning on the ignition again, e no gree work…..god! He felt like dying now. Was this how he was going to die? What of Abby? Who would take care of her now?
He wished he had taken her to see his parents, her grandparents, at least he would die knowing that she would have someone to turn to.
But ever since he left the house with little Abby several years ago, he had cut off all connections with his parents since they had rejected the innocent soul simply because she was unwanted.
Now Abby didnt even know where her grandparents are, nor his sisters, her aunts. Gosh! He regretted cutting off all connections with his family now.
He lived for Abby alone, and maybe Alice who he wasnt sure of his feelings for anymore.
Abby was the only one he truly, really loved. She was his only family. His wife, his sister, his mother, his father, his niece, his aunt, his nephew, everything he could think of.
He didnt want to die now, because he knew that if he died, there would be no one to take care of her. He might be a demon, but he’s got a soft heart wherever it concerns Abby.
He must survive! No, this people wont catch him never
Tony drove home at a slow pace. He needed rest and sleep, he hadn’t been able to get any of them since Maria got admitted in the hospital. Even though it was just two days ago, he was emanciating and he knew it.
He was grateful to Alice for staying with him in the hospital all through the night. She was his source of comfort and encouragement. She was an angel. And he began to wonder if she was truly what he thought she was.
Maybe it was all a setup by Gilbert to destroy their relationship?
But then he shook away that thought, there was no way it had been Gilbert’s plan and she had clunged to him like butter clunged to bread, and kissed him so passionately, they could be mistaken for married couples.
But then, maybe….maybe something was wrong somewhere. He remembered she hadnt spoken anything when Gilbert spoke all the nonsense he had in his mouth that day.
And he also remembered the what-the-hell-are-you-saying kind of look she gave Gibert when he said that the baby was his.
Maybe, the guy was trying to set her up.
Then the thought vanished and was replaced by the thought of the guy trying to be honest and tired of the hide and seek game they were both playing with him and his money, and wanted to come out clean. To end everything and then Alice didnt want it. She wanted to play the game to the very end.
He nodded as he blasted his horn front of the gate. That thought seemed plausible to him. Because there was no way someone will lie against you in your presence without reacting or trying to defend yourself.
There was no other explanation to the story rather than that. No wonder Alice had told him that there was no truth to be told. Of course no truth to be told.
The gate opened and he drove in slowly.
But why did Alice come to the hospital when he and her were clearly not in good terms. She and Maria were not in good terms as well so……it just didnt add up. Why would she come?
Had she-in the course of her game- fallen for him? No! That wasnt possible. He told himself that because he loved her, he wanted her to love him back.
‘to love someone doesnt mean getting love in return’
He wondered who had said it, the saying sounded familiar. Who said it? Ah! Nneka his mother-in……no! She wasnt his mother in law anymore.
That witch! Who on earth could have thought that his wonderful, caring and understanding mother in law was a witch. A witch capable of killing her own daughter and attempted killing her own grandchild! Her only grandchild for that matter! Na wa oo. He had never heard of that before. Witches killed other people and protected their own but his mother in law’s case was…..was bizzare.
Oh Naomi! Heaven and hell knows that if not that Maria had held him firmly that night, he would have strangled Nneka to death when she confessed that she killed his beloved wife!
When Naomi had died at first, he thought he would never find love again. That he would never find any lady that will love him the way Naomi loved him. And alas, he was right.
Alice never loved him. He was the one doing all the loving, how bad could things get? With a sigh, he came down from the car and went inside.
Determination is the key for overcoming obstacles. He remembered these words said by his bible teacher way back in secondary school.
Somehow, those words had gone and planted itself somehow in his brain. And now, he was determined than ever to escape.
For Abby’s sake.
Or maybe he was just using her as an excuse. Even him didnt know the answer to that himself.
Then an idea came to him, he picked his gun, opened the door, though he didnt come out. And started shooting towards the people running towards his car.
They were very close now and he was sure they were seeing his face.
Everyone ran helter skelter, running back to where they were running from, especially when a bullet touched a pregnany woman who was just walking on her own, oblivious of what was happening around. When she realised, before she could turn back, a bullet touched her and she died on the spot.
By the time he exhausted his bullets, no one was in sight. He sighed in relief.
Then made the sign of a cross, then started the car again and it miraculously worked this time around.
‘what a testimony!’ he said with a short laughter as he drove with full speed raising dust behind him.
To Be Continued By 2pm (Nigerian Time Today)