Lulu’s middle name should be trouble, it suits her very well, Lulu walked in all covered up in blood, she was panting. I asked her what happened and why her clothes were blood stained. Instead of answering my question, she walked passed me and went to the bathroom. She took forever to come out and when she did. She went to the kitchen and got a container containing kerosene,she then went behind the house and burnt the clothes that had blood stains on them. I tried initiating a conversation but she wasn’t responding. When she was done burning the clothes, she dug a hole and buried the ashes. She walked back to our room and I followed her. I shouted at her to tell me what the fuck was going on but nothing, I threatened to call Francis and leave if she continues with her awkward and spooky behavior. I got tired of begging for Lulu, I was really hurt by her attitude towards me. I thought me and her were close and that she would tell me anything and now this whole treatment I was receiving was hurting.
I decided to leave Lulu and her mood, I went back to bed. In the morning, Naomi woke up earlier and prepared us breakfast. I woke up later and Lulu was no where to be found, I asked Nana about lulu but she had not seen her. I hate this cat and mouse game Lulu is playing, if anything happens to her am the one who is going suffer the consequences. I called Lulu but her phone was off. I had my breakfast and went for class, I didnt concentrate during lessons because I kept on thinking of Lulu, last nights behavior was worrying, I hope she opens up and tells me whats going on. The sooner she does that,the better.
Left class early and went home, Naomi wasn’t home, I am sure she went back to her place. There was no trace of Lulu anywhere. I tried calling her phone but nothing, I called one of her classmates Syvia but she hadn’t seen her, she further added that Lulu hasn’t been to class for the past three days.
Francis called to check up on me,he apologized for hurting me and asked me to forgive him. I told him I was over it. I have not received a call or text message from Charles today I wonder what’s up with him I hope all is well. I missed my parents too much, I called them and felt good talking to them. As usual they gave me a lecture on bad company and peers. I assured them that I was fine and that they shouldn’t worry coz they raised a princess, they promised to send some money and asked me to continue being a good girl. After the call with my folks I kind of felt better.
Lulu walked in the room, she got her phone and put it on charge, thereafter she sat on her bed biting her finger nails. I asked her to tell me what was wrong with her. Her response was “you cannot understand a thing this is between me and those people that put me in this situation”. .
Quit talking in parables Lulu do you know how your behavior has hurt me. You know what you are selfish, I’m not pleased with this your behavior and if this goes on then I’m out of here. What is it that is so big such that you can’t share with me..
Do you really want to see why am like this!!!!! Do you want to know what has made me to be like this? Screamed Lulu. . .
I want to know whatever it is that is bringing about this change, I am tired of your coldness towards me, I just want my best friend back . . I replied.
Lulu; Prepare yourself in the evening we are going somewhere.
Me; where are we going?
Lulu; I thought you want to find out the reason behind my odd behavior as you have put it.
Me; can’t you just tell me rather than wasting our time to go wherever you want us to go.
Lulu; do you want to know or not?
Me; I want to know.
Lulu; then do as I say and dont ask questions I have no answers to.
Me; ok I will do as you have said.
Charles called my heart skipped a rope when I saw his call, he apologized for not calling and texting, he said he had lots of pressures from work. Apparently one of their company supplier supplied them with some low quality materials and this angered their contractors so he had to move up and down to sort out the issue because those involved were his big contractors, he told me not to worry, he managed to get them the high quality materials that were needed and it was all up to him to sort out his supplier, he promised to check up on me the following day. I felt bad for Charles, I can imagine what pressure he went through. Am glad he managed to sort out everything.
At 17 Lulu reminded me on our GP.. I had my evening bath, Lulu advised me to wear a skinny Jean and boots I did as she instructed. Some grey Mark X came to pick us. We drove to Chedleigh extension, we went to some big unfinished house, Lulu gave me a black mask to wear and cover my face, it had some openings on the eyes.
My legs became paralyzed by what i saw, there were about five guys tied to chains and at least 15 guys guarding them. One of them looked up to me begging for mercy, I wanted to talk but Lulu gave me a shiiiiiiiiii sign. I looked at the guy and his face brought fourth a memory but I couldn’t really recall where I saw him not until he spoke again, his accent sounded familiar I finally remembered him,he was among the two Nigerians that Lulu and Naomi left with that night they got stranded now. Why was Lulu torturing these guys. What wrong did they do to deserve this kind of torture from Lulu and where did Lulu get all these men plus who is the owner of this house. I had lots of questions running through my mind which didnt have any answers to. Lulu signalled for one of the guys to walk to us, she whispered something to him, he hit the guy who was begging for mercy, he got some burning charcoal and put it on his back. The guy cried out in his mother’s tongue. I wanted to scream for the guy to stop but Lulu held my mouth. She whispered to me and warned me to behave myself. I was scared and didnt know what to think of Lulu anymore, who is she and what does she do.
I exited the building for some fresh air, my legs were trumbling and shaking. Surely there was a darker side of Lulu that I never knew of. Lulu came out and they drove us back home, we drove in silence no one spoke to the other until we got home. When I got home, I hurried inside and packed a few clothes, grabbed my laptop, phones, charger and books. Lulu locked the door and hide the keys. I asked her to open the door but she refused saying she won’t let me leave until we talk.
Me; ohhhh now you want to ka? Wasn’t it I who was begging you to talk to me. Lulu if you dont open this door you will hate me for what I will do to you, you have been unpredictable of late now you are holding people against their own will, for your own information that’s kidnapping and if anything happens you are going to jail. I dont want to be part of this crime waufwa, if the police should come here, let them come for you alone. You heard what advice Charles gave to us…. Take those guys to the police, let the police do their work.
Lulu; like I said Mwila you can’t understand a thing.
Me; how will I understand if you dont tell me what’s going on? How will I know if you just kidnap and torture people like that? This one is a big case Lulu, you are in trouble, no one will help you trust me.
Lulu; Ibrahim is already helping me out and dont worry about a thing, we have got this under control and sorted out.
Me; I surely hope so I don’t want trouble, I came here to learn and not put myself in problems. Now open that fucking door Lulu before I kill you with my bear hands.
Lulu; those guys rapped me. . . .
She said that with tears dripping down her face. I was shocked and sad, how could she hide such a big thing from me. I thought we were friends.
Lulu; That night me and Naomi went to Hollywood city with those guys, we were joined by three other guys. Shortly just after you and I spoke. The guys said they wanted to take the party to their house,they said they will drive to Chalala but they drove to Kafue. They lied to us that they needed to do something, after driving for some time. They stopped and ordered us to come get out of the car, Nana was fast asleep, I begged them not to do anything to us but they refused. I pleaded with them not to hurt Naomi and do whatever it is they wanted with me and one by one they rapped me. Once they were done, they woke Nana and dropped her then sped off. That’s how we ended up being stranded in Kafue. You dont know how hard these past few days have been for me, I want them to pay even if it means paying with their lives.
I didnt know what to say to Lulu because I wasn’t in her shoes, I didnt understand a thing but I felt bad for her rape is the worst thing that can happen to anyone but Lulu didnt have to justify her actions because of that. She should have reported the matter to the police, hunt down those guys then hand them over to the police and ask Ibrahim to bribe the cops. I felt it was going to be sorted out better that way rather than taking the law in her own hands. I told her I was sorry for what she went through and that I will escort her to seek counselling. I advised her to tell Ibrahim to involve the police,since they captured them,they needed the police to finish them off.
Lulu called Ibrahim who said he was working on it, he wanted to make it look like they reported the matter the very day it happened and that the police were involved all along….
We heard a loud bang on the door, Lulu was still talking on the phone, she gave me the keys, I want to check who it was that was knocking on the door like a man mad