[The beginning of misery]
Immediately chorus turned to Mr Friday’s direction, Henry
came down from the stairs.
Henry sighted chorus first. He wanted to hide from him
but he changed his mind. He went straight to meet chorus
whom was startled to see him.
Mr Friday became suspicious when he saw this.
‘Henry did you know this young man?’ he asked facing
‘yes sir he is my friend and he is a writer, he is even
among one of the qualifiers in The making of authors’
Chorus noticed something when their conversation were
going on. Mr Friday stressed the word “writer” in an
unusual way. Though chorus was not suspicious because
Henry was there. But he was equally surprised at what
Henry could be doing here at the Friday’s mansion.
‘ok then Elizabeth escort this young gentlemen cause i am
busy’ Mr Friday commanded as chorus could be seeing
The trio’s went out, chorus bid Elizabeth a farewell as he
proceeded to the gate. The gates were opened for them
as chorus and Henry went out together.
Without hesitation, chorus popped out with the question
that had been disturbing his mind.
‘Henry what were you doing at the Friday’s mansion
‘Oh he is my uncles friend, the last time i saw him, he
gave me his complimentary card so because i was not
busy today i decided to pay him a visit. Or is there any
problem with that?’
‘no, not at all , its just that i was wondering what you were
doing there. Anyways i even forgot to ask you self.how far
have you gone in the duplication of the list.’
‘i am almost done the list should be out next tomorrow,
something delayed me. But what where you also doing there at
the Friday’ s mansion.’
‘His daughter called me there. She is my good friend so
she just invited me over to teach her somethings. As you
saw earlier, i was standing with her when you came
down.’ chorus replied as the approached the T junction
that they would board a cab.
‘yea i saw it, but you never told me. Anyways aren’t you
supposed to be at work by now. Or don’t you guys have
meeting today.’ Henry asked.
‘we were on break when i rushed here just now. What
even the time self?’ chorus asked as he brought out his
phone and on it.
‘The time is 4:30, so you mean your breaks is not over
yet. You guys are supposed to be rounding up your
activities right now self, you better start going’ Henry
instructed as chorus quickly stopped a cab and entered it
leaving Henry to continue the walk.
Immediately the cab was out of sight a range rover
stopped at the front of Henry. It was Mr Friday’s men.
Henry knew they were following him all this while. That
was why he made chorus to depart.
They opened the car for Henry and he went inside.
Chorus got down from the cab and payed the driver. He
rushed towards their centre but he met it already locked.
It seemed they have closed already. Chorus checked his
phone and met 98missed calls. 40were from Ruth
goodness,20from ozila,and 28 from ownet.
Chorus started by calling his brother first.
The phone rang but the call was not answered. Chorus
concluded that he might be busy so he cut the call and
call Ruth goodness. Her phone was switched off.
Chorus initiated another call again to ozila. The network
provider told chorus that he was not reachable.
Chorus cursed under his breath as he waited for a motor
cycle that will convey him home.
Chorus kept having mixed thought on his way. He
instructed the motor cyclist to drive him to Henry’s house
Henry had already reached his house but Mr Friday’s men
were still with him. It seemed they are not planning to
leave his side for the day. Henry couldn’t complain as it
will make them suspicious. He got down first and
proceeded to open his door.
Just when his door opened, his head began to ache. He
couldn’t bear the pain as he fainted immediately.
Mr Friday’s men smiled as they carried him from the
ground and took him inside. They locked the door from
inside as they began searching for the list.