Dark Mysteries Episode 11 And 12
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Joyous shouts were heard as Daniel was awoken by a
splash of cold water to his face, courtesy of his excited
room mates, including Jake.
“ Una dey mad ni?” Daniel cried out in annoyance as he
wiped his face with his hands. “Abi una no wan succeed
“Oga, bone that one” Segun laughed as he returned the
now empty container. “ Na how things supposed dey for
the celebrant. You suppose dey happy sey na only we
for your room know about your birthday. Otherwise
them for don baff you outside”
Daniel sighed in annoyance as he examined his now wet
“See my bed now” he grumbled. “Even you, Jake. Don’t
worry, your own birthday is next two weeks na”
“You think say I go dey this room by that time” Jake
laughed. “ I go hide for one of my guy place”
“Na so” Daniel replied. “ All na talk, we go still corner
you when you come back”
“So Daniel” Tade, another of his roomates said. “ Hope
say the party still go hold for beach, I no want make
person prepare today come dey hear tales by the
“Don’t worry” Daniel laughed. “ It would hold. I don
“ Shey chow dey?” Segun asked
“So food na the only reason you dey go birthday party
abi?” Tade said, a disappointing look on his face.
“You think say I be like you” Segun retorted.
“Chow dey” Daniel answered Segun’s previous question
before they descended into one of their meaningless
“What about drinks?” Tade asked.
“Sorted” Daniel replied.
“Babes?” Tade pressed on.
“Guy!!” Segun cried out. “ Shey na only men go dey the
party before? Of course babes go dey, na. which kind
question you dey ask self. Na wa for you o”
Daniel laughed as they began they usual bickering. Truth
be told, Daniel wanted his birthday to be private, but
thanks to the ever running mouth of Jake, his
department as well as his room mates were aware and
he was forced to make it a big deal. He suggested
celebrating it around his faculty premises but his room
mates who would inevitably bring their friends along,
wanted to be part of it. It had been a long time he had
been to the beach so he didn’t mind going there again.
So he thought, why not bring the party along?
“ So according to the rumors going around the school”
The voice of the course rep was heard as he began an
announcement. “There are talks about the school going
There were low mumbles around the class as students
began to chatter among themselves. Daniel kept a
straight face as he listened to this new info. Annabelle
sat beside him for the first time at his right, her
chocolate eyes narrowing slightly as her face was deep
in thought. Sharon sat at his left, throwing slight
glances at his direction at intervals. Behind him, Jake
sat beside Tomiwa as he paid attention, at the same
time trying to fend off a flirting Angela which was
beginning to piss Tomiwa off, but she maintained her
cool so as not to cause a scene.
“Please, please. I need attention” The course rep
continued as he tried to silence the class. “ Like I said,
It’s a rumor. It is not official yet.”
“Any reason that the school might want to go on
strike?” A random student asked.
“Well, from what I know” The course rep replied “ It has
something to do with the recent disappearances of
students in this school. Student’s have left their hostels
and have been reported missing. Another issue is the
recent death of a student, whose body was found in the
bush near crystal hostel.”
The whole class gasped and Daniel glanced sideways at
Annabelle. She had a sad look on her face at the
reception of the info and she looked away. He reached
for her hand which was placed on the table and held it.
She tensed in surprise and she stared at him. He
squeezed her hand slightly and smiled at her for
reassurance. She managed a small smile in return and
nodded before he released her.
“There was a small protest last week” The class rep
continued. “Apparently majority of students have had
enough and they want the school to do something
about it. It’s still a rumor but I believe with the way
things are, it will become official soon. That’s that on
that. Now as we all know, Daniel Johnson’s birthday
party is holding at the beach this evening…”
He was interrupted as the class erupted in joy and some
students congratulated Daniel once again and others
tapped his back affectionately.
“ Please make sure you leave the place on time and
don’t wander about” The course rep continued. “ It’s
not safe. Once again, Happy Birthday Daniel.” He
concluded with a smile and left the class. Soon every
one began to get ready to leave as it was approaching
“ So birthday boy” Annabelle began as she pinched his
cheek. “ Any surprises I should expect at the party?”
“Hmmm” he put his finger at his chin and looked up in
thought. “ I don’t think so. Food, drinks, a good location
where you can see the view of the setting sun and feel
the smooth ocean breeze. That should be good
“No music?” she tilted her head sideways as she looked
at him confusedly.
“Oh right!!” he cried out as he slapped his palm against
his forehead, cursing at his forgetfulness. “ There is
music. Forgot to mention that” he grinned.
“Please tell me it’s not the slow type” she teased.
“Are you kidding me?” he snorted. “ of course not”
“That’s good” she smiled and leaned towards him until
their noses were almost touching, making him turn pink.
“ Because I hope you can handle me on the dance floor”
she whispered the last part and winked at him. Before
he could reply, she stood up and pinched his cheek
before smiling at him and she walked away, leaving
Daniel staring at her retreating form with his mouth
“Dan Dan Dan” Tomiwa teased as she wrapped her left
arm around his neck from behind and ruffled his hair
with her other hand. “ I never knew you had it in you”
“Hey!!” he cried out as he pushed her hands away and
arranged his curly hair. “ Easy with the hair.”
“Calm down, man” Jake laughed as he plopped down
beside his friend. “You’ll still freshen up when you reach
the hostel. Besides you think people care about this
your bushy hair.”
“Na you sabi” Daniel retorted. “ So you are speaking up
for your girlfriend now eh?” he added with a sly grin.
“Anyway” a blushing Tomiwa changed the subject. “
Just like Annabelle said, I hope you can dance. Don’t go
and dull her spirit o. It seems like she will have some
energy you can’t handle”
“Yeah I can dance” Daniel replied.
“Can he?” Tomiwa turned to Jake
“Sadly, yes he can” Jake grinned shaking his head in
Daniel laughed and pushed his friend’s head away. His
laugh was soon interrupted as they spotted Angela
making her way over to them.
“Ohhhh” Daniel and Jake groaned in annoyance
simultaneously. An deadly scowl made it’s way to
Tomiwa’s face and she clenched her fists.
“Hey guys” Angela chirped when she reached them,
ignoring the presence of the girls. “ How’s it going?”
“It’s going great” Daniel mumbled.
“Yeah” Jake muttered.
“Dan” She turned to Daniel with a sweet smile “ I hope
your party will be a blast. Because I plan to have the
best time of my life tonight.”
‘The best time being a hoe’ Tomiwa thought angrily.
“It will be great, don’t worry about that” Daniel replied
“ Alright, see you there” She patted his cheek much to
Sharon’s disgust and his horror. She glanced towards
Jake and gave him a seductive smile before turning to
leave. Jake shivered in terror and turned to see
Tomiwa’s fists still clenched. She was glaring a hole at
the back of the retreating Angela’s head. He reached
out and grasped her left fist. She turned towards him
and he smiled at her, shaking his head in a
disapproving fashion. She sighed and relaxed before
uncurling her fists.
‘ My patience is wearing thin’ she thought angrily
“ Hello baby” Esther smiled warmly as she embraced
her son. She had come to visit him in the school and
give him some extra things.
“Hi mum” Daniel replied as he hugged her back. She
released him and she looked him over.
“Wow” She said in mock surprise. “ You are looking
bigger and more defined”
Truth be told, Daniel’s training had paid off and helped
in developing his muscles. His biceps had enlarged and
his chest became wider and solid and if he had raised
his shirt, she would have seen his formed abs.
“Lots of exercise” He grinned.
“So how are you doing?” she leaned into the car with
her arms crossed.
“I’m doing fine” he muttered. “ I’m great”
“Dan” a look of concern came to her face. “are you
Daniel sighed. So far no one knew about his current
predicament with vampires and he wasn’t ready to be
taken into any psychiatric hospital if he tried spreading
news about their existence. He glanced at his mom’s
direction and studied her face. The expression on her
face was pleading. As if begging him to spill his mind to
her. He didn’t want to put so much on this woman who
cared about his safety as her only son. What was he to
“Yes mom” he smiled. “I am fine. I’m great”
The look on her face revealed that she didn’t believe
him but she chose not to press further. She believed
sooner or later something would come out of it.
“Remember” she said, taking his hands in hers and
squeezing them slightly. “ we’ve discussed this before.
If you ever have anything bothering you, I’m always
there for you. okay?”
He smiled and nodded.
“So” she smiled, releasing his hands. “ How are you
“Well” he replied, glad for a change in subject. “It’s
actually at the beach.”
“A beach party?” she squealed. “That’s wonderful.
Opportunity to mingle right?” she winked at him.
“I don’t know what you are talking about” he smiled
shyly, avoiding her eyes.
“How would you know?” she laughed. “ So who did you
“ Well, Jake, my room mates and the whole of my
department” he replied.
“That much!!” she cried out “ That’s a number of
people. Which reminds me, do you still have some
money left? Because a party for that lot would require a
“ Yeah mum” he replied. “ I’ve planned it right and I still
have some cash left”
“Doesn’t matter” she was adamant. She reached into
the car and pulled out her purse. She counted some
cash and handed it to him.
“ Mom” he began to protest.
“No” she wagged her finger at him. “ I am not hearing
it. Think of this as my birthday present.”
He sighed and collected the money. “ Thank you, mum”
“Oh, that’s not all” she smiled at him and he raised his
eyebrow in confusion. “ I have another present for you”
She reached into the car again and brought out a small
black nylon, then handed it to him.
“ Happy birthday, Baby” she said.
He collected the nylon and peered into it. His eyes went
wide at what he saw. It was a pack which contained a
brand new SONY headset. He cried out in glee and
hugged his mum, squeezing her tightly.
“Oh, thank you, mom. Thank you, thank you, thank you,”
he cried out. “ You’re the best!”
“ I know ,right?” she giggled as she rubbed his back
They disentangled and she held his face in her hands,
caressing his cheeks softly. He smiled, grasped her
hands and rubbed his thumbs over them as they shared
the silent moment.
“Go on” she whispered with a soft smile and released
her grasp on his face. “Go and have fun. Today is your
“ Love you, mom” He said.
“ Love you too, Baby” she replied and then shooed him
away, laughing. “Now get out of here and go enjoy
He waved at her and departed in the direction of his
“My baby” She sighed happily as she watched his
retreating figure. “All grown up.” Looking away into the
bright moon, she added in a whisper. “ You need to see
him now, Joe. He is looking a lot more like you every
passing day” she concluded sadly.
A sly grin came to her face as she entered the car and
drove off. “ I wonder if the girls cluster around him. My
poor baby won’t be able to handle them” she giggled.
Luke grinned as he watched her car drive away. Beside
him stood a young man in his late teens. He wore a
dark trench coat and tight leather pants with a black
Tee inside. His hair was permed like Luke’s
and he had a wicked smile on his face.
“Well, it has begun” Luke chuckled and turned to the
young man. “ Chris?”
The man looked at him expectantly.
Luke nodded his head towards Esther’s car which was a
far distance ahead but could still in their view.
“Fetch” he snarled viciously.
“With pleasure” The man replied, cracking his knuckles
as his evil grin became wider.
To Be Continued